Love, or something like it

October 6, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes I should have known when she walked into my aikido class that she would be the one to break my heart. Let me tell you about the woman who ruined my life and my summer. I was filling in as instructor one week in May, while Sensei Jeff was away auditioning for Deadliest Catch. Jeff […]

Stimulant abuse nationwide

October 6, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dr. Sean Esteban McCabe and colleagues at the University of Michigan and Harvard University analyzed the answers from the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, which in 2001 surveyed 10,904 randomly selected students enrolled at 119 colleges across the United States. Overall, four percent of the respondents reported having taken a stimulant medication […]

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 […]

30 days of ‘ween

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ello all, it’s that time again. Every year around this period, I start feeling it in my body. Cramps, irritability, anxiety, mood swings, angry outbursts and tender mamas are all signs that my favorite holiday – I like to call it ‘ween – is here. I hear some of you dissenters whispering that it’s too […]

CRITIQUE OF THE WEEK – Café Fresh

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week my assignment took me to Orem’s very own Café Fresh, located at 500 South State, in the same building as Good Earth, just up the road from last week’s critique of the week restaurant, Pho Plus Noodle House. Type of food – Boasting a wide variety of fresh, healthy food, Café Fresh is […]

“Chick flick” is Latin for unrealistic expectations

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s face it, any woman with an ounce of estrogen yearns for the attention and royal treatment like that of the ever-so-suave Leopold, from “Kate and Leopold,”  appropriately played by the sexiest Wolverine alive: Hugh Jackman. But how realistic is such yearning? Frankly (and quite unfortunately), we live in a world outside of the silver […]

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 […]

Editorial: Concealed weapons pose a threat to campus

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes The College Republicans are hosting fundraisers Oct. 7-8 in which club members and guests will pay to be guided through the process of gaining a concealed weapons permit. Trainers certified by the NRA will take those who sign up through the entire process, save only licking the stamp and mailing off the papers. The UVU […]

The reels of misfortune

October 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UVU Cinema Club will be showing Slumdog Millionaire this Thursday as part of its International Film series. In case you missed the hullabaloo, it won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and received mostly glowing reviews from almost everyone who saw it. Well — almost everyone. When I walked out of the theater with friends, […]

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 […]