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Sign the Petition: Represent Women on BYU Campus

Sign the Petition: Represent Women on BYU Campus

Sign the petition. Join the cause. Represent Women on BYU Campus! To sign the petition, go to this link below: https://www.change.org/p/kevin-j-worthen-give-the-lsb-a-proper-name?recruiter=2505350&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition Why should you sign? This cause is the result of two intersecting realities. The time has come for a prominent campus building to be named […]

BYU/UVU Food Drive

BYU/UVU Food Drive

web-art-1By Rebecca Hamson

The holiday season revolves around food in our society, yet there are so many people who have hardly any, let alone the excess that the rest of us are blessed with. Brigham Young University has teamed up with Utah Valley University, Community Action Services, and Food Bank to collect food and monetary donations for those living in impoverished circumstances in the Utah Valley.

The goal is to raise 60,000 dollars and 300,000 pounds of food. To reach this goal, there are events going on for the rest of November. There are also bins for non-perishable food drop-offs located throughout BYU campus and throughout Provo. The bins will be out until November 30. Money can be donated at businesses throughout BYU campus and at local businesses. The cashiers will most likely ask if you want to add an extra dollar to your total cost to donate to this cause. Every dollar donated can be made into five meals or fifteen pounds of food thanks to Community Action Services and Food Bank and their resources and influence. So, donate to a good cause this holiday season to benefit those that are right here in our own community.

A Season for Courage

A Season for Courage

by Cody Phillips When the basketball court inside Brigham Young University’s Marriott Center morphs into an enormous stage—makeshift orchestra pit included—you know something memorable is about to happen. Production crews and performers alike spend countless hours each fall preparing for BYU Spectacular a colorful and […]

BYU Merit Badge PowWow

BYU Merit Badge PowWow

 By Rebecca Hamson Twice a year, Brigham Young University hosts a Boy Scouts Merit Badge PowWow which offers over 30 merit badge classes. Approximately 3,000 boys register for each session, and BYU students have the opportunity to volunteer as the merit badge counselors. This upcoming PowWow, […]

Top 5 Places to Eat in Provo/Orem . . . After Hours

Top 5 Places to Eat in Provo/Orem . . . After Hours

by Alissa Holm

Every college student has experienced that moment: You’re starving. It’s midnight. Everything seems to be closed. So what do you do? Eat another bowl of cereal? Run to McDonalds and get a McDouble? Beg your roommates to make you food? Well, you don’t have to do any of these.

There are so many more options in the student-filled Provo/Orem area that can cater to your late-night cravings. Here’s a list of the top 5 places to eat in Provo/Orem . . . after hours.

Photo Credit: kadluba via Compfight cc
Photo Credit: kadluba via Compfight cc

1.)  Guru’s Café Guru’s is a local and fun restaurant. They’re open until 10pm on weekends and are sure to provide a fun atmosphere for you while you eat.

My recommendation: The cilantro lime quesadilla with a side of sweet potato fries. You will not regret it.

2.)  The Awful Waffle Just because the restaurant’s name has the word “awful” in it doesn’t mean it actually is awful. The Awful Waffle makes gourmet Belgian waffles, crepes, pizzas, and paninis—all until midnight on the weekends and 11pm on weeknights.

My recommendation: The Brussles waffle with raspberries and Nutella sauce.

3.)  Sammy’s Café Sammy’s is a Provo favorite, notorious for its picture-filled walls, delicious pie shakes, and moustache obsession. And, they’re open until midnight every night.

My recommendation: The cheesecake pumpkin pie shake. The best combination of cheesecake and pumpkin that you’ll ever taste.

4.)  In-N-Out Burger I grew up in Idaho, so I hadn’t had an In-N-Out burger until my freshman year at BYU, and it immediately earned its place as my favorite burger. In-N-Out is open until 1am on weekdays and 1:30am on the weekends. While you’re at it, be sure to check out their secret menu, found here: http://www.in-n-out.com/menu/not-so-secret-menu.aspx.

My recommendation: A regular cheeseburger with a chocolate shake. Can’t go wrong.

5.)  Roll Up Crepes This restaurant produces both savory and sweet crepes—made to either fill you up for a meal or indulge your sweet tooth. The names of their crepes are sure to keep you entertained as well—they have everything from “Awkward First Date,” made with bananas and ice cream, to “Just Friends,” made with caramel apples, cinnamon, and granola, to “Honeymoon,” made with mixed berries, dark chocolate, and almonds.  Oh, and they have sandwiches and paninis as well. They are open until 1am every night.

My recommendation: The Bachelorette—which has raspberries and white chocolate.

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Learning from Jazz

Learning from Jazz

by Brittany Bruner Some people say that I’m stuck in old traditions because I love old things. I love elderly people; vintage clothing; classic movie stars like Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn; and old jazz music. I especially love old jazz music. It […]

My Brother’s Mission: What I Did Not Expect

My Brother’s Mission: What I Did Not Expect

by Arianne Glick Whatever I expected to happen when my brother left on his mission, I didn’t expect this. I expected it to be about the same as when I left home for college: an increase of distance and a decrease of contact. I expected […]

Infertility: Do You Have a Story?

Infertility: Do You Have a Story?

by Alissa Strong

 

Today by chance, I came across a blog. The author is a girl totally unknown to me, although we attend the same university. Her story piqued my interest specifically because it involves a topic that is almost the elephant-in-the-room in not just our university but in society.

 

This girl is twentysomething years old and suffers from infertility.

 

This topic has been on my mind lately, as over the past five months I have encountered a number of people who have experienced infertility in one form or another. It has been eye-opening to meet these people and hear their stories, because so often in the dating-, marriage-, and family-centric bubble of Utah Valley, surrounded by singles and couples in their late teens and early twenties, one rarely stops to consider these questions:

 

What would happen if I could not have children?

Would this impact my dating relationships?

What would my identity be if I couldn’t be a mother or a father?

Even if I can have children, what do I do or say around those who can’t?

 

Stance for the Family is a journal, magazine, and blog for all families—regardless of their makeup. Because of this, I want to hear from and write to this group of families and singles who may previously have felt a family-themed journal has no relevance to them.

 

If you or someone close to you has dealt with or is currently dealing with infertility, we want to hear from you. Single, married, religious, agnostic—we want to hear your stories. If you have a story to tell, please email Alissa at stanceblogeditor@gmail.com. We will not publish anything without first requesting your consent. But this is an issue that so many unknown faces of our community need to hear about—whether it affects them personally, or whether they simply need help knowing how to support someone else going through this trial. Your story, no matter how small, may be just what someone else needs to give them hope.

 

Adaptive Aquatics: A Fun Way to Serve

Adaptive Aquatics: A Fun Way to Serve

by Jaden Anderson  Looking for a new and unique way to serve right here on the BYU campus? How does splashing around in the pool and singing Disney music with goggle-eyed kids sound? Well, that’s what you’ll find every Thursday and Friday morning from 11am […]