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Babcock Theater Brings Orwell’s “Animal Farm” to Life

October 6, 2015

Even in today's world, the word "communism" makes people nervous; this is especially true for those of our parents' generations and especially our grandparents'. The nervousness they show is a side effect of the fear that also inspired works of Cold War literature. One such work was George Orwell's novel,...

Free Faculty Concerts Demonstrate Talent of Music Professors

October 5, 2015

Wouldn't it be nice if professors had to take finals too, so they were reminded of the work it requires? For some professors at the U, this is almost a reality. Throughout the semester, College of Music professors showcase their talents at free concerts held on Sunday evenings, starting at 7 p.m. in...

Banned Book Reading Celebrates Attempts of Writers to Speak Out

September 30, 2015

The practice of banning books has a long history and continues to exist despite the efforts of many to eliminate it. Just last year multiple books were challenged for various reasons by people trying to get them off the shelves, including The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Khaled...

Comic Con Delights the Geek in All of Us

September 27, 2015

Comic Cons have fascinated me since Salt Lake City hosted its first two years ago. I was initially skeptical about the whole concept of such an event, but was fascinated nonetheless. My interest was piqued when I got hooked on the BBC TV show, "Doctor Who," at which point I gave my soul entirely to the...

UMFA Open Mic Night Allows Students to Engage in All Types of Art

September 24, 2015

Art, from the iambic pentameter of Shakespeare, to country music, to modern art, has a powerful ability to stimulate thought. Art can serve as a call to action or permission to contemplate. Art allows us to access parts of ourselves that may not normally see the light of day. Some people access it through...

Mestizo Coffeehouse: An Eclectic Oasis From Chaos of Student Life

September 24, 2015

Backed into a secluded cul-de-sac surrounded by Citifront Apartments, Mestizo Coffeehouse (off 600 W. and North Temple) is not an easy find. Despite its charming Christmas light-framed façade, it can take a while to track down. With its intimate and eclectic atmosphere, however, the search is well worth...

TEDx talks give Salt Lake City something to think about

September 21, 2015

As students are already overburdened with homework, classes and life in general, the very idea of voluntarily sacrificing an entire Saturday is nothing short of ridiculous. Given this, it is not so surprising that the student section of TEDx Salt Lake City at Kingsbury Hall this past Saturday Sept. 19...

ASUU’s Redfest showcases local talent on a low budget

September 20, 2015

What's not to love about local artists, Pie pizza, mouthwatering mini Art City donuts and free henna tattoos? The U's 2015 Redfest had all of that and more. There were only a few clusters of people wandering between tables sponsored by ASUU and other groups, buying food and looking through the jewelry...

Birds of Paradise Exhibit Brings Exotic Colors and Sounds to Utah

September 16, 2015

Usually when you hear the phrase "Natural History Museum" you think dry, old and dead. This is understandable, given that these museums typically house some of the driest, oldest and, well, most dead artifacts. Sometimes these dry, old and dead things are interesting; but sometimes they seem to be entirely...

Star Party shows students the Wonders of the Universe

September 14, 2015

The Hubble Telescope has provided us with high-definition photos since it was launched in 1990. Today anyone with a computer and wifi can access those pictures with ease. However, there is something special about looking through a telescope and seeing some of those sights in person. Every U student is invited to...

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