Movies I can’t wait to see this year

February 22, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes 10. “Iron Man 2” I’ll be honest: I didn’t fall in love with the first movie, and I don’t know if the sequel will win me over. But superhero sequels have developed a pattern of completely outdoing their predecessors (see also: “Spider-Man 2,” see also: “The Dark Knight”) and the hype over this one has […]

Love U2

February 22, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes My poor roommate. One minute I’m saying how happy I am that today I finally put down my deposit for the English department’s summer study abroad: London! Last time I was out of the country, I was three. But then I get a text from a friend, and the next minute I’m throwing my cell […]

Tunnels of Orem High

February 1, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Utah County in danger of a nuclear strike? Not likely, even today. But in the late 50s, the arms race infused the entire country with a paranoia that no city ignored — not even the 2,000 citizens of Happy Valley Orem. Solution: bomb shelters. For the local civil defense council, the most ideal places for […]

Bramble’s Gamble

January 19, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Currently, online pharmacies are illegal in every state. But with his new bill, Provo State Senator Curt Bramble aims to make Utah the first exception. Companies have been negotiating for years with the state to legitimize prescribing medications online. Currently, is the only online pharmacy sanctioned by the U.S. government, and in 2002 KwikiMed […]

Sundays at the library

November 9, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the seventh day, God rested from his long week of nonstop work. But God wasn’t in college. For most students, a typical Sunday involves dressing up nice and spending time with the family and neighbors. But for some, squeezing in study time for the upcoming school week is just as important. Sunday hours at […]

Correctionary: Reverse discrimination

November 2, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes I keep hearing classmates claiming to being discriminated against. It’s usually a dramatic story involving a sort of pathetic solitude in the high school cafeteria or in a Carl’s Jr. and rarely getting more than a slanted look from the table of blacks on the other side of the room. Sometimes it’s a different setting, […]

Wild Rumpus

October 27, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes Perhaps, like some, you nearly cried in childish delight when you saw the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are earlier this year. Perhaps you’ve sat through the crooning and crowing all year about Wolverine this, Terminator Salvation that, while impatiently awaiting for a certain book adaptation to finally be released. You will not be […]

Dancers with no home

October 12, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Alfonso Nunez, a ballroom dance student, was told this last summer to either leave the McKay Events Center or have the campus police escort him off, his sensible response was, “But sir, we are practicing for class.” Nunez is one of several ballroom students who find it increasingly difficult to find places on campus […]

Putting the fun in the factorial function

October 6, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Picture this. You’re sitting in your math class while the professor is explaining order of operations  — and you actually GET it. Don’t think it’s possible? Would it help if your professor was wearing leopard skin boxers over his pants? Mathematics professor Ben Moulton thinks it might. Moulton believes that every student has a different […]

The reels of misfortune

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UVU Cinema Club will be showing Slumdog Millionaire this Thursday as part of its International Film series. In case you missed the hullabaloo, it won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and received mostly glowing reviews from almost everyone who saw it. Well — almost everyone. When I walked out of the theater with friends, […]