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40th Annual Sundance Film Festival

40th Annual Sundance Film Festival

By Haley Oliphant

January 15, 2018

The Sundance Film Festival is back for its 40th year of bringing film arts and culture to Park City. The Sundance Film Festival (formerly known as Utah/U.S. Film Festival) was founded in August 1978 by Robert Redford, Sterling Van Wagenen, John Earle and Cirina Hampton Catania "in an effort to attract...

Oliphant: Top 5 Memes of 2017

Oliphant: Top 5 Memes of 2017

By Haley Oliphant

December 10, 2017

There is no doubt that 2017 was a rocky year. We lost a lot of our sanity, faith in humanity and worst of all, Vine (R.I.P. Jan. 17, 2017). One of the few goods things that came out of this year were the memes. We got sly duck, mocking Spongebob, distracted boyfriend, cash me ousside, how Italians...

Cats and Coffe: A Purrfect Combination

Cats and Coffe: A Purrfect Combination

By Haley Oliphant

November 30, 2017

Do you prefer a catpuccino to a cappuccino? Do you like your tea with milk and a furry friend to accompany it? Then Tinker’s Cat Café is the place for you. The newest edition to the United States phenomenon of cat cafés opened on Nov. 3. It’s located at 302 East, 900 South in Salt Lake City. This...

Vasic’s Vision and Love For Industry

Vasic’s Vision and Love For Industry

By Haley Oliphant

November 21, 2017

After being told “I’m going to give you the rope, you can either hang yourself with it or build a bridge to move your career forward,” by Conrad Rickett, one of the executive producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” University of Utah alumnus Milan Vasic took this advice to heart. He...

Events Calendar Oct. 30

Events Calendar Oct. 30

By Haley Oliphant

October 30, 2017

Nutrition Clinic: Body Image  One of the most toxic topics in the media today centers around body image. Women and men alike are affected by society’s standards of what is beautiful, and that can lead to eating and psychological disorders. One of the first steps in combating this negative thinkin...

Candy Countdown

Candy Countdown

By Haley Oliphant

October 27, 2017

One of the best parts of the Halloween season? The ooey-gooey treats we all love to endulge in. We took a minute to talk to people on campus about some of their favorite sugary snacks, and they had nothing but sweet things to say. From Milky Way to Mike and Ike, students sugar-rushed to answer our poll...

A Comedy of Tenors: Laughter is the Best Medicine

A Comedy of Tenors: Laughter is the Best Medicine

By Haley Oliphant

October 23, 2017

On Saturday Oct. 21, I entered Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre with a simple purpose: to be entertained. I had no idea of the treat that was in store. As I took my seat, I glanced through the program, and found myself reading the director's (Wes Grantom) note. I don't normally do this, but I was a half...

Artist of the Week: Smith Lives to Create

Artist of the Week: Smith Lives to Create

By Haley Oliphant

August 14, 2017

Actor Training Program Professor Robert Scott Smith is a prolific and innovative artist who lives simply to create. He has worked in almost every aspect of the theatre, and his acting experience spans film and stage from Salt Lake City to New York. He was most recently seen in “How Long Can You Stand...

Art Degrees Through the Eyes of a Realist

Art Degrees Through the Eyes of a Realist

By Haley Oliphant

August 9, 2017

It’s no secret that not all degrees are created equal. Some of us go to college with the hopes of becoming a doctor or an engineer, while others just want people to stop asking, “Is that really a degree?” We can’t all be rocket scientists, and some of us would rather be waiters — I mean art...

Salt Lake City No Longer a Beta City

Salt Lake City No Longer a Beta City

By Haley Oliphant

August 9, 2017

Who has two thumbs and contributes to an almost $100 billion industry? Gamers. Sixty-three percent of U.S. households are home to at least one gamer, logging in at least three or more hours of screen time a week, according to the Entertainment Software Association. While the average gamer might be pictured...

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