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Month: January 2017

BOOK REVIEW: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

BOOK REVIEW: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Rarely have I been privileged enough to take such a journey as this. This book has it all… literally. It would be nearly impossible to be disappointed by this book. I have so many thoughts I ought not attempt any further review. Let me simply […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

BOOK REVIEW: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

Part of the book gave me what I wanted, the rest however, was a giant disappointment and a paranoid waste of time. While the perceived horrors of this tale go almost saying, I was disappointed in the overall delivery. This book was pitched as the […]

Air Force ROTC prepared to move headquarters away from BYU: All signs point to UVU

Air Force ROTC prepared to move headquarters away from BYU: All signs point to UVU

According to Air Force Col. Timothy Hogan, current Commander of BYU’s Air Force ROTC, the secretary of defense is reviewing policy on universities that have preconditions for employment, such as BYU’s Honor Code. A high-level source within the department of defense confirmed the information. BYU [...]
Hub City Woodcraft: A Christmas Photo Series

Hub City Woodcraft: A Christmas Photo Series

Marcus Reid, of Hub City Woodcraft, shares his passion for woodturning with the people of Salt Lake City, UT, during the 2016 annual Christkindlmarkt.
How To Create A Connection After Deployment

How To Create A Connection After Deployment

CONNECTING CAN BE HARD BUT IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE. The airport was buzzing with activity as my wife and I made our way through security. Perhaps it was the considerable noise only possible with sixteen US Army soldiers in a small area. On the other hand, [...]
How to Make Writing Convenient

How to Make Writing Convenient

Writing is hard, but because I know how to make writing convenient, I have no excuse to avoid it. Being a writer is incredibly rewarding. The benefits of writing impact your mental, emotional and social lives immediately. Today I want to show you the tools I use to […]

Complacency kills: Active shooter training

Complacency kills: Active shooter training

Most UVU students are not prepared for an active shooter scenario. According to the UVU event calendar website, an active shooter training session was scheduled to happen Jan. 11 at the main lecture hall in the Fulton Library. What the event lacked were organizers, speakers […]

The Best Way to Send Your Kid to College

The Best Way to Send Your Kid to College

Send your kids to college for one semester. Following that, let your kids make their way. I remember wondering which university to attend. The problem was, at that moment, life began coming at me faster than I thought possible. College was just another piece of [...]