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Dare to Defy the Dreary Day-to-Day with Defendi’s “Death by Cliché”

Dare to Defy the Dreary Day-to-Day with Defendi’s “Death by Cliché”

By Jaycen Eggleston

January 16, 2018

Game worlds and possible murder may sound like the third “Spy Kids” movie, but Bob Defendi twists tales far beyond the scope of Disney in his “Death by Cliché” series — of which the newest is now on shelves at a bookstore near you. Why should you read Defendi’s books? “Well, Deat...

“The Canticle” Offers Students Opportunities

“The Canticle” Offers Students Opportunities

By Jaycen Eggleston

January 12, 2018

From performing to publishing, the University of Utah offers a treasure trove of artistic opportunities for students, though some of those opportunities aren’t as well known as others. “The Canticle” is one of those lesser known opportunities. “‘The Canticle’ was founded in 2015. Jai Bashir,...

Breaking the Poetry Barrier

Breaking the Poetry Barrier

By Jaycen Eggleston

January 11, 2018

English classes are home to some of the best of times or some of the worst of times and Dickens is usually just the beginning. After an introduction to the literary canon, a specific literary era or a genre through a really long PowerPoint presentation, students are either thrown into poetry or despise i...

Talking Traditions: The Books We Read Annually

Talking Traditions: The Books We Read Annually

By Jaycen Eggleston

December 8, 2017

The weather has gotten colder and snow has already started to fall. It’s officially winter and that means it’s time for all of those traditions that sit in the back of our minds all year. Now that the holiday season has come again, it’s time to pull out all of our favorite holiday books or get t...

Jayswal and Eggleston: Top 5 Books of 2017

Jayswal and Eggleston: Top 5 Books of 2017

By Jaycen Eggleston and Palak Jayswal

December 7, 2017

Arts desk writers Palak Jayswal and Jaycen Eggleston discuss their top 5 books of 2017. Palak Jayswal Reading has always been a hobby of mine. In fact, “hobby” seems like an unfair word to describe my love for books. I can give you a cliché line about how nice it is to immerse yourself in...

How to find the Best Study Abroad for U

How to find the Best Study Abroad for U

By Megan Hulse

August 10, 2017

Studying abroad can be a great way for undergraduate students to earn credit while on the adventure of a lifetime, but many students don’t know where to start, especially if they are in a tailored program like the arts. I teamed up with the faculty in the Learning Abroad office to get answers to questions...

Poetry Submission: Mountains for Thinkers by Michael Guynn

By Erin West

May 12, 2017

  MOUNTAINS FOR THINKERS Mountains for thinkers Appear as jagged teeth A wolf's salivating fangs But for you They are burial mounds Of murdered stone Trees for thinkers Take shape of green flames A bonfire of teeming life But for you They are solid husks Of molder...

Honoring the U’s libraries with #ThankALibrarian

Honoring the U’s libraries with #ThankALibrarian

By Casey Koldewyn

April 11, 2017

If you've been wondering about that table stretching from pillar to pillar on the second floor in University of Utah's Marriott Library; wonder no more. It's part of an effort to show appreciation for those often unseen but always present librarians, the figurative cogs behind Marriott Library's constantly...

Artist of the Week: Nic Contreras Writes Resistance

Artist of the Week: Nic Contreras Writes Resistance

February 23, 2017

"Our democracy is at risk. Growing public cynicism and an alarming disdain for truthfulness is eroding our most dearly held democratic ideals. As writers we have tremendous power to bypass empty political discourse and focus public attention on the ideals of a free, just and compassionate soci...

Things to Do: Marriott Library Exhibits

Things to Do: Marriott Library Exhibits

February 22, 2017

There's always something to learn around the University of Utah. To keep things fresh, the Marriott Library is always switching its displayed exhibits, to make learning easy as well as fun. These exhibits are featured on the library's many floors, sometimes with a few going on at once. Currently,...

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