End of the world

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Nov. 12, 2012


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 stockend 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.