Author: Vince Vides

Student research plays role in greenhouse operations

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Hidden on the top floor of the Science Building, one place stands like none other on campus: the UVU Greenhouse. Comprised of three rooms, each with its respective climate and purpose, this house of horticulture is home to various research projects and over 300 specimens of plants. Constructed in 2012, the 2,600 square feet facility was built to provide a platform for students to gain hands-on experience working with plants. Over the years, the greenhouse has been a frequent meeting place for both the Botany Club and Horticulture Club, as well as various UVU classes....

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Documentaries & Discussions event focuses on the valuable lessons from Watergate

Photo by Cody Glassett With more than 40 years having passed since the infamous Watergate scandal, one professor at UVU still believes that we have much to learn from the the event that forever changed American politics. Nearly 50 students attended the Documentaries & Discussions event in the Classroom Building March 28, where Ernest Istook, a former congressman and current UVU professor, spoke on Watergate and the importance of distinguishing true parallels from non-important parallels in politics today. With various interviews from actors, including Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, the first documentary “All the President’s Men: Revisited” analyzes the...

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UVU addresses mental health issues with group therapy

Student Health Services is continuously pursuing ways to assess and treat mental health issues on campus — one being affordable and accessible group therapy. Located on  the second floor of the Sorensen Center, Mental Health Services offers free group therapy sessions as a resource for students on campus struggling with issues ranging from depression to divorce. With almost daily sessions, the department hopes to use group therapy as a way of approaching the growing mental health concern. “I definitely think that it’s still an issue to this day,” said Molly Johnson, a Senior Public Relations Major. “I actually knew...

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MLK keynote encourages curiosity over judgement in approaching racism

When it comes to approaching racism, Brittany Packnett’s message is simple: We must all bend the moral arc toward justice. Students and faculty attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on campus Jan. 16, where Packnett, the keynote speaker of the two-day event, spoke on racism and ways to break false beliefs. Packnett, an activist, educator, and leader in social justice, is the vice president of National Community Alliances for Teach for America. She also is the co-founder of Campaign Zero, a comprehensive policy platform to end police violence. Packnett discussed a meeting she had with former President Barack...

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