The trick of the fix

October 6, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I’ll take a little anxiety and insomnia if it means getting a good grade point average,” Lisa comments matter-of-factly. Lisa, a current Utah Valley University student, sounds similar to the majority of her peers. Who in college hasn’t distressed over deadlines or pulled an all-nighter cramming for that Biology final? What’s different about Lisa’s situation is where her anxiety […]

Allyce Jones digs her way into record books

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes During Thanksgiving break 2006, Allyce Jones received a phone call that changed her volleyball career and brought her to UVU. “It was the best Thanksgiving ever,” said Jones who received the call from UVU women’s volleyball coach Sam Atoa. Prior to UVU, Jones played her freshman season at Snow College. Jones grew up in Pleasant […]

A little too basic

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes When asked to describe his political philosophy, mayoral candidate, Steve Clark keeps it pretty basic. “I’m a conservative Republican. I stand for strong family values, traditional values. I have a great desire to help Provo.” A little too basic. Asking a Republican candidate if he stands for traditional family values is like asking Dracula if […]

Recovering from the wounds of economic decline

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes Open your wallet and rifle through its contents. Your student I.D. card, a few receipts, a fully stamped card redeemable for frozen yogurt, a few family photos … is there anything missing? Your wallet is undoubtedly lighter because there was an increase in tuition this semester. During the 2008-2009 school year, full-time residents were paying […]

The anatomy of fear

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes Secrets of a haunted house revealed A good scare is an October tradition. For some, that might include rewatching Ghostbusters, but for those craving something more interactive, haunted houses are a Halloween-time must. But what makes a good scare? Sean Murray, one of the owners of Nightmare Mansion and a teacher of fear, explained just […]