Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Wolverines, It’s good to be back. After more than a year of learning remotely, posting in seemingly endless Canvas discussion groups, and trying to ignore the inevitable background noise coming from that classmate who always forgot to mute themselves, thousands of students returned to campus last week. While there are still many who feel […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the Daily Herald an average of 59,547 fans gathered to watch the Brigham Young University football team face off with a formidable foe in 2019. Despite being just four miles to the northwest, Utah Valley University’s difference in attendance is drastically lower. If you were to take away the attendance from football games, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear President Tuminez, I’m writing to you as both an LGBTQ UVU student and the mother of an LGBTQ UVU student. I appreciate the challenges you have overcome to gain your position of leadership. As a fellow lover of literature and learning, and as a member of this institution’s intersectional margins, I look to you […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As someone who loves food, transitioning to a plant-based diet came with a set of interesting challenges. Among the most frustrating was not knowing where to go out to eat. This Veg Review series explores the growing selection of vegetarian and vegan food available throughout Utah Valley. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just trying […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes There are a lot of things to love about “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The animation, as with any Disney movie, is stunning, their talent utilized this time to populate a world inspired by Eastern Asian culture. The score is composed by award-winning James Newton Howard. And it is a fun, action-packed adventure good for […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes By Arty Diaz When Dr. Wendy Watson-Nelson was announced to be the 2021 commencement speaker, my disappointment quickly turned to pain and frustration. This news came only after seeing my own endorsement of Utah Valley University as a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students appear in the 2021 State of the University […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Aside from regular interactions with family, friends and coworkers, the aspect of my “normal” life I have missed the most over the past few months has been sports. This may sound insane to the apathetic or those unsullied by sports fanaticism, but to say that sports is a central tenet of American life for so […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes If these last few months have taught us anything, it is that the world can change in the blink of an eye.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How loss and legacy affects us all The news broke on a Sunday morning: Kobe Bryant, 41 years old, along with his daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash. To many who follow the sports world, a legend had been lost. More importantly, there were people that day who lost a father, […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite usually being hesitant to jump to conclusions, I have to say: Utah Valley’s men’s basketball team is looking like they have the potential to be very special this season. I know that I am basing this claim off of a sample size of five games, but being able to compete with Kentucky, and almost win, at Rupp Arena isn’t something I think anyone expected when the season began. Although UVU lost 82-74, observers could see that UVU competed at a much higher level than expected and gave UK a pretty good scare.