As December looms closer, a question arises on many students’ minds: Will the world end on December 21? According to the theory that when the Mayan calendar ends, the world will come to an end suggests that it will.

The Mayan calendar comes from the pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá. This pyramid has four stairways, each with 91 steps and a platform on top adding to a total of 365 steps which equals the number of days in our modern calendar. The Mayan calendar is believed to have a close correlation with our modern-day calendar. The Mayan calendar is believed to end on the date that correlates with our December 21, 2012.

So the question is, do people really believe that world is going to end in December? According to many UVU students, the possibility appears to be slim.

“I don’t think the world is going to end,” said freshman Nicole Kettle. “They’ve predicted the world was going to end before and it never did.”

When asked if the recent unusual hurricane Sandy or the predicted earthquake that is projected to hit the Rocky Mountains any day now has influenced the students’ opinion of the supposed end of the world, sophomore Daylin Sperry said, “I think that the end of the world is getting closer but I don’t exactly think the storm has anything to do with it.”

Freshman Sam Driessen agreed with Sperry, saying, “I kind of want it to be the end of the world but I don’t think the storm will do it. I think if the world is going to end it will be because we as a society will cause it.”

By: Cheyenn Clayburn, [email protected]