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 UVU Opera performs a classic Shakespeare love story

Shakespeare’s greatest love story, Roméo et Juliette, was brought to the stage by UVU Opera at the Loveland Performing Arts Center Jan. 22. The story is the familiar classic everyone loves, except set to music.  The story line is also different enough from Shakespeare’s original story that when Romeo and Juliet serenade each other, they sweep the audience into the love affair. “I found it so interesting that [the actors] tied everything in so well,” attendee Heather Pope said. “They [tied] in the language so well with the feeling of it and the story line, and they bring it...

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To change UVU, become a presidential intern

  In February 2018, UVU’s Student Association (UVUSA) will begin to make the push for student government elections. Candidates from all across campus will vie for the four electable positions and other offices. If one asks any of the candidates why they want to be in student government, they will probably say something about wanting to help affect change at UVU. But many students are not aware that being a member of the student government isn’t the only way to change things on campus. If one wants to make an impact on the lives of individual students, there are...

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A case for resolutions

  In an oft-referenced survey, researchers at the University of Scranton stated that just eight percent of adults in the United States keep their New Year’s resolutions. The survey was published in 2013 but still maintains prominence in articles written to discourage people from making resolutions. The articles, with headlines like “Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Bad For You”, “New Year’s Resolutions Are The Worst” and “Resolve To Make Zero New Year’s Resolutions This Year”, reference the eight percent — often as a deterrent — with a reminder that although one might make resolutions, “what’s the point if you...

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The Last Jedi: A Lesson in Leadership

  Editor’s note: This post contains spoilers. For many, The Last Jedi was not the Star Wars movie they were looking for. While critics have raved about it, audiences have reported feeling conflicted and disappointed. The chief focus of criticisms is Luke Skywalker. The Luke Skywalker people grew up watching was brave, a proper hero. Against all odds he fought against the Empire, destroyed the Death Star, led parts of the rebellion, became a Jedi Knight, and turned his father back to the light side. As kids, many grew up loving him and wanting to be like him. Thirty...

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OP-ED: UVU President Matthew Holland continues his battle against marriage equality

Photo by Nathan Gross When Matt Holland was chosen to be the new president of Utah Valley University in 2009, my partner and I sent him an e-mail at his BYU address. We welcomed him to UVU and said we looked forward to working with him. We were concerned, we wrote, that he was a member of the board of the National Organization for Marriage, an organization founded in 2007 “in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures” (NOM Website). Given his work with that organization, we wondered how he might...

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