Who’s getting handouts?

March 15, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the “Salt Lake Tribune”, Curtis Oda, the man behind HJR24, called affirmative action “a failure…You’re promoting discrimination to stop discrimination. You’re telling these people, ‘You’re not good enough to do it on your own. Let’s just hand it to you.’” Where is this really happening, at least at the level of public education? […]

HMS Pinafore

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nestled near the foothills of Lindon is a little gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of town. Jan. 22 — March 1 audiences had the opportunity to sail the open seas at the Valley Center Playhouse through their recent production “HMS Pinafore.” Featuring marvelous music, costumes and acting, the presentation was a delight […]

Reconstruction can help Haiti heal

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 9 a benefit concert will take place at the UVU Grand Ballroom in an effort to raise funds to support Haiti in the wake of disaster, which funds will be critical in its long road to recovery. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will […]

Side effects may include…

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes This campus seems to be one where giving to charity abounds. One can donate cans of food to pay off library fines and donate shoes and clothes at locations all around the school. We hold events to raise money for Haiti and other causes. We have even seen the organization of charitable fundraising for specific […]

Give me liberty or give me marriage!

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I’m not against gays. I like gay people. I’m just for traditional marriage!” I can do this trick too: I’m not against “Twilight”; my sister likes it. I’m just for my self-pretentious literacy! While I’m beginning to tire of hearing this “distinction,” what’s starting to bother me is the response I’m hearing from the LGBT […]

Revenge is sweet for Wolverines

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking to avenge an earlier loss to NJIT, the UVU men used an early second half run to notch a 65-57 victory over the Highlanders at the UVU Events Center. Jordan Swarbrick led the Wolverines (12-16, 5-7) with 13 points while Jheryl Wilson paced NJIT (9-18, 4-6) with a game-high 26 points. After falling behind […]

Enlarge your world view

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ladies, imagine having your father choose the person you marry without you having any say about it. Nahid Rachlin, author of the award-winning novel, “Persian Girls,” spoke about this issue, along with many other cross-cultural topics on Feb. 25 at UVU. Those unable to make it to the event can make up for about half […]

Team Elevate wins student elections

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute Student body officers for the 2010-2011 school year were announced March 3 after three days of hard campaigning. Team Elevate, consisting of Richard Portwood, Clint Pulver, Chris Loumeau and Sarah Standing won by nearly double the votes of team UVUnited. Members of team UVUnited included Michael Spurrier, Nathan Lambson, Daniel Diaz and Tess Seymour. Of […]

Let the international student voice be heard: Yu Higashiosaka

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan is a county known for its impressive technology and respected brand names like Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Kawasaki. Slightly less celebrated is its rich history and culture which Yu Higashiosaka, a senior in Hospitality Management, is  proud to share with us. Higashiosaka realized after six years in the United States that while  living in Yokohoma, Japan, she was not always very appreciative of her culture  and country. “Coming to the United States has made me appreciate my country more. I now notice the good in Japan and I want to maintain and […]

A Legend brought to life

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Owing to its considerable beauty and symbolic formations, Mount Timpanogos is surrounded by many legends. From the southwest, the Timpanogos peaks are said resemble the silhouette of a sleeping woman, and internally resides the Heart of Timpanogos, a magnificent stalactite which has the appearance of a human heart. A ballet adaptation, “Legend,” was created based […]