New Social Work degree to fill community needs

February 14, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the wake of BYU closing their undergraduate Social Work program and amidst legislative budget cuts to programs that hire social workers, it might seem an odd time for UVU to begin offering a bachelor’s degree in that area. Dr. Lars Eggertsen, however, believes that now is the opportune moment. “We wanted to be able […]

Aviation memorial service

December 6, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jamie Bennee and David Whitney remembered “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher […]

Fatal crash of UVU plane

November 22, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Although cause unclear, campus mourns loss A plane crash involving a university-owned Diamond Aircraft DA 20-C1 proved fatal in Payson on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1:08 p.m. Jamie Bennee, a 34-year-old flight instructor and 25-year-old David Whitney, an Aviation student, were conducting a routine training flight, although it is unclear who was piloting at the […]

Interviews with the Vampires Dracula v. Dracula

October 11, 2010

Reading Time: 7 minutes Utah’s theater community has had enough. In an attempt to outshine sparkly vampires, two stage productions of Bram Stoker’s Dracula are being performed this October. A third group is presenting a live version based on Orson Welles’ radio adaptation. To get some insight into these dark creatures of the night, The V spoke with two […]

October is for horror

October 11, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes 5 frightening films from the last 5 years Going through the month of October without seeing at least one horror flick is sacrilege. Variety has been a prolific spice during the last few years, so no matter one’s taste, there is bound to be something for everyone. With a cast ranging from snakes to serial […]

Where average means failure

October 4, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students respond to a potentially depressing culture A single 22-year-old college student with a C-average who attends church a few times a year might be perfectly content and normal elsewhere. In the unique cultural landscape of Utah, however, this person could understandably be in the midst of a major depressive episode. This issue of the […]

Oh, the humanity – or lack thereof

June 10, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the United States, long gone are the days of burning and beheading as forms of capital punishment. Lethal injection has become the preferred method, accounting for 98.9 percent of all executions in the U.S. between 2001 and 2005. It has been touted a humane, practical and painless form of execution, allowing the convicted offender […]

A theatrical glimpse into the origins of film: Solid acting, provocative questions and quirky production make for memorable performance

April 19, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Playwright and UVU professor Melissa Leilani Larson debuted her most recent work, “A Flickering” on April 8 at the Provo Theatre. Directed by Heidi Hathaway, the story concerns the early days of film. It is set in 1916 New York City, when Hollywood was only a risky idea in some investor’s mind. Themes of morality, […]

The allure of beauty: How to feel better about life

April 12, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes My mother’s friend always used to say, “It’s better to look good than to feel good.” Now, I’m not going to say that as a motto, it will lead to a fabulously glamorous life — last I checked, her Facebook page was mostly devoted to her dogs. I personally don’t subscribe to her philosophy, but […]