News briefs

October 2, 2009

Reading Time: 5 minutes Local news Health department urging Utahns to get vaccinated for two flu strains Salt Lake City The H1N1 flu strain reached pandemic proportions last spring, but health officials say the worst is yet to come. The Salt Lake Valley Health Department is urging people to prepare themselves. In fact, the organization said this flu season […]

Balance yourself with yoga

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re like most students, you’re probably starting to feel the weight of classes bear down on you. With UVU’s yoga club, you can start to strip away that stress. To those who’ve been living in a cave and are unfamiliar with yoga, it is a different sort of exercise that has its participants engage […]

The Lost Symbol: Fact and fiction?

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes Local Freemasons speak out on Dan Brown’s latest novel At midnight, Sept. 15, the much anticipated Dan Brown novel The Lost Symbol became available for readers to delve into and get lost in. Among the group of midnight purchasers was John Liley, Director of PR for the Grand Lodge,of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah. […]

The Sweet Tooth Fairy: a bite of sweet in a world of sour

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes The inside wall of The Sweet Tooth Fairy bakery in downtown Provo reads, “Our bake shop is a haven for people who share a common belief in the magic of sweets.” You walk in to the small, unassuming shop on University Avenue and the nostalgic aroma of vanilla cake fills your head. The music of […]

Staff infection: what is the best thing about going to UVU?

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute What is the best thing about going to UVU? The way the library always smells like breakfast. – Emma Hunt, copy chief Most of the buildings are connected together by hallways. So in the winter you don’t have to walk outside in the cold air. Genius. – Amie Wells, events editor I may be biased, […]

Go buy Scribblenauts right now

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seriously, before reading the article.  I’ll wait. The problem with Scribblenauts is that I can’t really review it objectively. After seeing several preview videos and reading interviews with the game’s creators, I made my mind up a long time ago that this Nintendo DS title was going to be awesome, wonderful and a spectacle heretofore […]

Adventures in guilty pleasures

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nirvana: a misnomer Admiration of the meritless is not the only kind of guilty pleasure that exists. Sometimes it takes the form of the refusal to worship things or people that are deified by others, especially by people who, ordinarily, possess impeccable taste. Things like Nirvana, people like Kurt Cobain. I try to keep my […]

Male grooming tips

September 28, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am not your mother reminding you to brush your teeth. I am not your sister making rude remarks about your greasy face. I am not your girlfriend telling you your body smells like five day-old sushi. I am not your love interest staring at your unibrow. I am not the cute girl who does […]