Community joins American Indian tribes in questioning legislature, UTA

April 4, 2011

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently, a public forum was held during which leaders from the Utah Native American Tribal Council, representatives of the Utah Transit Authority and government representatives discussed the impending fate of a land tract in Draper. The following is an opinioned play-by-play of said meeting.   There wasn’t just American Indian blood boiling over recent legislature, […]

Your friends and neighbors: Midwife Tara Workman Tulley

January 31, 2011

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who are the people in your neighborhood? You’d be very surprised. And in this new Q&A interview series, The V is bringing their thoughts and opinions directly to you in order to satiate curiosities you didn’t even know you had. Due to intrigued response to our issue on homeopathic medicine, Loraine Glueck-Gholdston brings us an […]

Belly dance: The girl power of Gypsy Tapestry

November 1, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s that time of year in Provo — the annual Gypsy Tapestry belly dance performance is about to grace the stage yet again. While Gypsy Tapestry holds performances at various locations throughout Utah and Salt Lake counties, the comfortable seating, ample stage room, and professional lighting and sound of the Covey Center for the Arts […]

Leaving Your Mark

September 20, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes No matter how far I wander on my personal excursions, no matter what I physically put myself through to hike, climb, and lose myself in the wilderness, I can’t escape it. It’s everywhere, as ubiquitous as product placement and apathy. From candy wrappers to destroyed refrigerators, the physical evidence of commercial enterprise and consumer ignorance […]


July 6, 2010

Reading Time: 4 minutes At Velour,  a venue in Provo, 20 bands gathered between June 14-19 for their chance to win a giant basket of cash, a session at a local recording studio and a heap of gift certificates. Who was going to decide their fate? Me. And a few other official judges. Oh, and a few hundred fans […]

Love your community: The benefits of shopping local

June 30, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes A warm spring day dawns over the city center with its old brick buildings and light posts, conjuring images of bygone days of horse-drawn carriages, dead birds hanging in shop windows and women wearing far too much uncomfortable clothing for the 80-degree weather. The “good old days,” when life was simple and everything was less […]

“The Kage” adds to the local music scene

June 10, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes The tumbleweed-strewn desert of music venues in Utah Valley has a new oasis on 800 S. in Orem with the opening of a new venue, The Kage. Owner Kage Ahanonu, a long-time rap and hip-hop artist out of Provo, has been dreaming of this opportunity for years. Finding adequate space for the right price and […]

Work study severely underfunded

February 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students who were able to obtain work study poitions relatively easily before now are finding themselves at a loss this year. And they’re in good company — the waiting list is just short of 300 people in line. As is the norm in financial quandaries, several variables have come together to make obtaining a work […]

Donated pot has ancient significance

January 19, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes An artifact recently donated to UVU will give students a chance to learn much about the ancient Moche society from which the artifact came. However, the pot offers more than mere insight into the technology and history of the Moches, it also tells us a story of their fascinating preoccupation with death and sacrifice rituals. […]

Extraordinary production makes its way to Provo

January 11, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Involving both innovative percussion and dancing, Provo will finally be able to experience the international phenomenon known as Stomp. For almost two decades, the group has thrilled and astounded its audiences with intensely creative, choreographed percussion utilizing everything from playing cards, to brooms, to that favorite urban childhood instrument, the trash can. It may sound […]