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New Year’s Around the World

New Year’s Around the World

By Stefanie Arevalo

January 14, 2015

  Counting down and watching the ball drop is one way to celebrate the beginning of a new year, but there are other traditions around the world that embrace the new year differently. Ann Webb, a senior in parks and recreation, celebrates the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. Also called Yom Ha-Zikk...

Resolve to Keep Your Academic Resolutions

Resolve to Keep Your Academic Resolutions

January 14, 2015

  People around the world make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves in one way or another. Gyms are often flooded with hopeful individuals wishing to lose those extra holiday pounds. Trips are booked by adventurous people aspiring to explore places they’ve never been before. At the U, many s...

U Students take on Resolutions

By Stefanie Arevalo

January 14, 2015

New Year’s is a time for people to set new goals, and U students are no exception. Jane Griffith, a sophomore, has resolved to declare her major. “I have just finished my last semester of generals, and I think I know what I’m going to study” Griffith said. “I realized how much I like art and...

Students Choose Health Over ‘Hot Bod’

Students Choose Health Over ‘Hot Bod’

January 14, 2015

  As the cheers rang out on Jan. 1, marking the beginning of a new year, an onslaught of goals also flooded in. The most common resolutions have to do with losing weight and getting fit. Michael Wolf, a business management major, said motivation is the secret trick to these health-conscious New Year’s go...

New Year, New ASUU

New Year, New ASUU

January 14, 2015

  Every semester each student pays $23.12 in fees to ASUU, but most don’t know where that money goes after tuition is paid. All of that added up to a budget of $1.7 million for student government in the 2014-2015 academic year. The budget is broken down into different components. The main considera...

New Student Life Center Offers More Than Just a Workout

New Student Life Center Offers More Than Just a Workout

By Carolyn Webber

January 13, 2015

  The George S. Eccles Student Life Center opened its doors yesterday for the first time and is already packed with students taking advantage of the new equipment. Luke Burgstahler, a senior in mathematics and a staff member at the new center, is excited about the exercise opportunities offered the...

Just Don’t Quit Foundation Encourages Unity in Sports Community

Just Don’t Quit Foundation Encourages Unity in Sports Community

By Spencer Eastwood

January 13, 2015

  Jeff Griffin is not a name even the most avid sports fan will recognize. But his accomplishments are nonetheless impressive. Griffin, a player for the Wheelchair NBA and the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz, competed on the United States paralympic basketball team in Greece during the 2004 summer games. ...

Changes to DARS Worries Some Humanities Students

Changes to DARS Worries Some Humanities Students

January 13, 2015

  Students in the U’s College of Humanities may have some deceptive information on their DARS reports. History students, particularly in their final undergraduate semester, may have noticed a new requirement added to their otherwise unmarred list of green checks. Nadja Durbach, a professo...

Move Over, Snuggie: Sakpants Are the New Coziest Things

Move Over, Snuggie: Sakpants Are the New Coziest Things

By Kylee Ehmann

January 13, 2015

  Are you looking for a cozy and fun way to stay warm this winter? A pair of U students have designed the perfect product for you. In late November, Garred Lentz and Brayden Iwasaki launched Sakpants, a cross between sweats and footie pajamas. Lentz, Sakpants co-founder and a graduate student, ...

U Student Shines in Social Setting

U Student Shines in Social Setting

January 11, 2015

  Isabella Bean, a sophomore in business, is just one of more than 30,000 students on campus, but the large numbers don’t intimidate her. She likes the big student body at the U, particularly because she enjoys meeting a variety of new people. “The U is populated by many diverse cultures. W...

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