Alise Allen and the little things

January 9, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes A chain link fence stands, checkering the land.  Gear teeth churn the machine heart to life.  A tree, a plant, a weed nestles the sidewalk in the middle of urbanization, its stems and fronds and leafs a blueprint of natural jigsaw.   Alise Allen is in her closing semester of finishing her Bachelor of Fine […]

Best Dance Crew final face off

November 21, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the most attended event during Homecoming week, the final competition for UVUSA’s Best Dance Crew took place Nov. 17, Thursday night at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom. The finalists included We are Martian, Double Vision, The Primas, Mafia by Design and Haeday.   The groups competed with their chosen songs and styles of hip […]

UVU Polar Plunge

November 21, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes A shiver as the hoodies come off, a gasp as the water wraps around the nearly naked bodies, then the sound of music and splashes accompany the race against time.   For the third year in a row UVU hosted the Polar Plunge competition, a test of endurance and keen eyesight.   Kim Reynolds, Outdoor […]

Visit “The Island of Dr. Moreau”

February 16, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the course of human history, scientists, theologians and philosophers have been led to evaluate and question the workings of the natural world around them. Questions denote a lack of understanding, and people tend to fear what they do not understand. Why do animals act the way they do? What of the variations we see […]

A modern master reveals his secrets

January 25, 2010

Reading Time: 1 minute Many novice writers study literary classics in hopes that some intellectual genius might rub off on their pliable young minds. However, any astute aspiring writer with intentions to succeed in any material sense of the word won’t neglect the work of contemporary authors who receive a lot of buzz. Stephen King is one such author, […]

Trading down

September 7, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former Lieutenant Governor Gary Herbert, now Governor Gary Herbert, (due to the resignation of former Governor, current Chinese Ambassador, and all-around awesome dude Jon Huntsman) was supposed to attend a panel discussion on our campus last Friday in lieu of Senator Orrin Hatch, who had been requested to deliver a eulogy for Ted Kennedy and […]

Plato’s Republic: Portents of morality

August 24, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes The western world owes its tradition of deductive logic not only to clever British detectives, but to the legendary philosophers of ancient Greece. Plato’s Republic is a testament to human beings’ ability to look at the world within abstract constructs of morality and corruption and to develop more just societies through them.

Velwythe: Bumpy start with promising future

August 3, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes With a background in classical philosophy and a love of video games, a new author brings an original idea to the overstocked book isles. Bonn Turkington, a recent UVU graduate, was always intrigued by the interactive environments of video games and RPG’s, but also enjoyed the intellectual feasts of Greek and Russian philosophies.

Book review: Tao Te Ching

July 20, 2009

Reading Time: 1 minute Ancient wisdom speaks to modern times through the dusty annals of long forgotten words of wisdom. Few, however, have been able to adequately bring back one of Asia’s timeless and most insightful classics: the Tao Te Ching (Dow Day Jay-ing, or Jing). A book wholly remarkable, since its first creation by Lao Tzu 2500 years ago, The Way And Its Virtue has been re-written perhaps more than any other book in history.