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High school relationships

For many people highschool is the place where they first learn how to be in relationship. They atleast gain experience on the basic parts of being in a relationship. Some people suck at relationships at first and some have a bit of talent in relationships. Well, to save some people stress here are some big basic dos and don’ts when it comes to relationships in high school.

Do give each other space. Familiarity breeds contempt. You might of heard this and think how does someone mess this up? Well, when you are in the moment you can tend to forget that the other person has other relationships too. Aside from that, you need to give each other space to keep the relationship fresh, if you are together the whole time the relationship can get stale and lead to a break up. Also, you know you like them but, you can get annoyed fast because with the amount of time you spend with the other person their shortcomings start to really standout. Because of that, after awhile, you may not like them that much any more. read more

Editorials Out of This World

The last man to walk on the moon

Astronaut Gene Cernan died at age 82 January,16, 2017 of an extended illness. He was a Navy pilot, the second American to walk into space, has walked on the moon twice as an astronaut, he was the last person to have walked on the moon. His last time being on Apollo 17.

NASA announced Cernan’s death on their webpage saying that he died with his family supporting him.

Cernan was born on march 14, 1934 went to Proviso High School and graduated. He then went to Purdue University in 1952 and after graduating in 1956 he obtained an electrical engineering degree. Afterwards, he went into the navy and eventually became a fighter pilot while still continuing his studies. read more

Editorials Politics and Polls

The two women who have a fighting chance of becoming president

Hillary Clinton proved with this election cycle that any woman can run for president of the United States and become heartbeats away from obtaining the presidency. Even though we didn’t elect the first woman president in this election, there’s no need to worry; there are two women who have a fighting chance of becoming president within the next eight years, should they choose to run.

The first woman who could win the presidency is the Republican South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. She was born to Sikh immigrants in 1972 on January 20th and was the youngest governor in the entire country for a time until this year when Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu both got sworn into office at the age of 42. She is the first Indian-American and the first woman to hold the title of governor in South Carolina. She is also the second Indian-American to become a governor in the US after Louisiana’s former governor Bobby Jindal. read more


Paying for high school classes

As the new term rolls around, we must pay our annual dues to the hierarchy that is UVU. Thanks to the wonderful symbiotic relationship UCAS has with them, we don’t have to carry the main weight– tuition itself. All we need to do is pay the (relatively) small fee for each one of our credit hours. But how do you know how much to pay?

It’s a simple question, with a pretty simple answer. Go to google (or Bing if you’re a masochist), and search for “My UVU”. Login, and you should see on the left side a “students” tab. Scroll down to “Paying for my education” and click on that. In the middle of the page you should see a link labeled “account summary by term”. Click on it, and look for the term “2017 Spring”. Now here, don’t panic if you see a lot of numbers, particularly ones with many 0’s after them. Just look for the item that is labeled “concurrent enrollment tuition”, and that is the amount you need to pay.   read more


The History of sideburns

Sideburns, the strip of facial hair that connects the hair at the top of your ears to the base of your jaw, is a unique form of facial hair that has a massive amount of history behind it. Also known as sideboards or even side whiskers, this form of facial hair has braved the world of facial hair styles for almost one hundred and forty years and many more to come.

It was the fateful year of 1861 when the United States split into two in what was to become a massive and bloody civil war. A simple Unioner from the state of Rhode Island, Ambrose Burnside, took the position of General inside of the Union Army and would leave his mark on the world in a rather strange matter. When the average man would look to Burnside, their eyes would be greeted by his unique facial hair style. His hair spread from the top of his ears, curving down his head while still hugging the sides of his face. The two sides came together above his mouth to finish this iconic style which was soon named after him as sideburns. read more

Editorials History

Evolution of torture

Punishment and interrogation has been a part of society since the first forms of civilization in Babylon dated back to 1754 BC. Babylon used a rule set called the Code of Hammurabi or better known as Hammurabi’s Code. This code brought into place the saying, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” This phrase explains the code perfectly as the rule revolved around taking something from another, and as punishment, having the same taken from you. This was tame compared to the horrors that would be produced in the future for punishments of varying crimes and the unwilling extraction of information. read more

Editorials Lifestyle

The Stress of School: Is it only the Beginning?

Over the course of the past five, the number of children that claim to have experienced great levels of stress at the beginning of the school year has just about doubled. Yet, here at UCAS, everybody appeared to enter through the front doors of UCAS with high hopes and contagious optimistic attitudes, leaving several of us scratching our heads. Are the students of UCAS also experiencing the same levels of stress as the students of other schools around the country? If so, will the stress levels increase as the school days go by? Do college courses and early testing days have anything to do with the pressure placed upon our parting porcelain patience? read more

Editorials Technology

Nuclear Energy, Yay or Nay?

There are many misconceptions about nuclear energy, and it’s understandable considering how the word “nuclear” is in the title, and many get spooked real quick. Even though anti-nuclear energy advocates, like Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein, say “nuclear energy is dirty, dangerous and expensive,” it’s proven to be the opposite. Unlike natural gas and coal, nuclear energy doesn’t give off any air pollution.

According to Jill Stein, “nuclear power would never survive on a free open market.” Really? Each nuclear energy plant creates more jobs than any other energy source individually: the Nuclear Energy Institute found that wind and gas create 50, coal creates 190, hydro creates anywhere from 100-450, solar creates 470, and nuclear energy creates 500. These numbers are approximate, but it shows that nuclear energy employs more people, making it better for the economy. Also, nuclear energy doesn’t give off any air pollution like natural gas or coal. Sorry, but that steam coming out of nuclear plants is just plain ol’ steam. Either way, I’m quite sure that Lindsey Graham lets off more steam than a nuclear energy plant. read more


Global warming, a problem or not?

Most of us hear about the affects of global warming over the radio, television, or news all the time. We all believe global warming is occurring, right? Well recent polls show a large amount of people, even at UCAS, either don’t believe global warming exists, or don’t see it as a problem. As per, only about 40% of Americans think that Global warming exists. Global warming is in fact real, and not a conspiracy by the Chinese (looking at you Trump). The Earth’s temperature has been steadily rising since the Industrial Age, and ever since we started burning fossil fuels, the rate of increase has sky rocketed, and we don’t have a plan to deal with it. read more

Editorials Featured World News

End of China’s One Child Policy

Li Mei, now forty-five years old, sells balloons on the street corner of China’s capital city, Beijing. Here she migrated from her small, rural town in Hunan — over a 10 hour bus ride. When told China’s one child policy has finally been lifted, a wide smile graces her face. She relates a story about how in her small of Hunan town, she paid hundreds of dollars in fines to have her three children, leaving her future and that of her children burdened with debt. She says, “Everyone wants to have a second child, but the fines are a burden on us. But that’s the policy, and we can’t fight it.” read more