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Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer

Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer

By Abigail Raasch

May 19, 2019

  Pleasant Salt Lake City weather is giving everybody the motivation needed to search for outdoor activities. It's lucky we have within our reach several moderate, yet fulfilling, hikes and walking trails. So on the few days that you have off of work and your dreaded summer semester classes, be sur...

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

By Palak Jayswal, Abigail Raasch, Hannah Keating, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 15, 2019

  Being a freshman is terrifying, to say the least. As you embark on your college journey, the writers of the Arts Desk want to pass along some words of wisdom — from reflections on our personal degrees to general advice, we wish you the best of luck. Palak Jayswal - Communication (B.A.) ...

‘Avengers: Endgame:’ The Franchise Ending Doesn’t Disappoint

‘Avengers: Endgame:’ The Franchise Ending Doesn’t Disappoint

By Abigail Raasch

May 10, 2019

  Warning: You might not want to read this article if you have not yet seen the film. It contains some spoilers. Summer is here at the University of Utah and "Avengers: Endgame" has been released at the perfect time. The finale to the fourth phase of Marvel's Avengers superhero series, this conclu...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 51: ‘The Act’

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 51: ‘The Act’

By Abigail Raasch

April 27, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “The Act.”   There are so many guilty pleasure shows out there. You know the ones — you don’t want to admit you enjoy the cheesiness or bad one-liners out of fear of being judged. On a slightly different note, Hulu's “The Act” i...

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  “About 30% of honors students complete the Honors Bachelor Degree, the highest degree an undergraduate can earn at the University of Utah,” said Dean of the Honors College, Sylvia Torti. “This year, 175 students are scheduled to complete the degree and they will represent about 45 di...

Putting Their Best Foot Forward: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Putting Their Best Foot Forward: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company “blends methods, styles and cultures from across the globe, and the result is a continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world —  and all its cultures — as an interrelated whole” according to Gibney Dance. UtahPresents, ...

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

By Abigail Raasch

April 14, 2019

  Through an interwoven evening of dancing, movement and pure theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company waltzed through the world premiere of “Silent Dancer,” a new work by Kathleen Cahill. It is the story of 18-year-old Rosie Quinn, played by University of Utah Musical Theatre Program graduate Mikki ...

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

By Madge Slack, Palak Jayswal, Josh Petersen, Marshall Falkner, Abigail Raasch, Alaikia Marielle, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 3, 2019

  It's a well-known fact that food is necessary for survival. However, until the age of nearly 18, and sometimes older, we don't control this all-important factor in our success as a species. Our food is cultured, prepared and served to us by various forms of authority: parents, cafeteria ladies,...

Smile, it’s Happy Hour: Our Favorite SLC Discount Dives

Smile, it’s Happy Hour: Our Favorite SLC Discount Dives

By Abigail Raasch

March 31, 2019

  As college students forging our own paths, one big step towards “adulting” is making our own food. I try my best to prep meals and then try cooking when I get home. But with a college class schedule and homework load, my food options usually land on coffee, chips and take-out or delivery....

Bringing West African Dance to a Western Culture

Bringing West African Dance to a Western Culture

By Abigail Raasch

March 21, 2019

  West African dance is becoming more common among dance studios, collegiate dance programs and social parties. Teaching methods vary, however. For example, you may be in Las Vegas and come across a group of people playing djembes and dancing in the center of an outdoor mall, or it may be sha...

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