Articles by Risa Casperson

Hundreds gather for Festival

People of all ages congregated at an Indian Temple located in Spanish Fork, Utah to celebrate a festival called Holi on March 29-30. More commonly referred to as The Festival of Colors, Holi is a celebration in India to welcome the spring season and dismiss winter. According to www., the spraying of colored powders…

Ross Barron, Facutly, Religion

The journey from Judaism to Mormonism

Synagogues, Hebrew school, bar mitzvah and holy days were a part of Ross Baron’s everyday life.  He grew Jewish. Now, he’s a Mormon. Baron said when he was around eight or nine years old he began asking questions such as, “Why are we here, where are we going, what happens after we die?” Baron said…


I-Cover showcases talent

  Fourteen bands performed a variety of music including songs by Imagine Dragons and Goldfinger Ska in I-Cover on March 23. Allison Otting, a senior studying graphic design and the cellist in the winning act, said they picked the song called “Doorways” by Radical Face. Otting said they liked the dreamy feel of the song….


Gamers gather for event

A brawl broke out on Saturday March 16 in the MC Ballroom. Not the physical kind, but virtual. Students gathered to share their love for video games. Brackets were displayed on white boards. Any gamer could participate and enter the bracket tournament of Ser Smash Bros. Cesar Ibanez, a freshman studying biology and manager for…

A bad night’s sleep is one of the top two reasons that people get in a bad mood, according to Psychology Today.

Remedies available to help treat insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder, according to the National Institutes for Health. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both and as a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. Dr. Mark Mahowald, director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin County Medical Center,…

According to, the best time to do laundry at college is when everyone else sharing the washers and dryers are asleep; either late at night or early morning.

Adventures of laundry: loads of fun

Water bugs, someone else’s underpants and a future husband are just a few things that students reported finding while doing laundry. Eric Baird, a senior studying art education, said finding a waterbug in the washing machine was the craziest thing that he’s experienced while doing his laundry. “I’m just glad I saw [the waterbug] before…

According to, extreme cooning can help people save hundreds of dollars. In fact, cooning practices have increased 63 percent in 2011 and Americans saved approximately $3.7 billion, according to MSN Money.

Extreme cooning can save money

Forty rolls of toilet paper and 30 bottles of dish soap: $1.09. 100 king size candy bars: $0.00. Clipping coons to get $60 cash back at Walmart: priceless. Michelle Christensen, a freshman studying business, has been cooning for almost a year, and those were her favorite deals that she received last week by cooning. Christensen…


From “I do” to “Do it yourself”

Working with a newlywed budget can make it hard to furnish and decorate a new apartment or home. Pinterest offers a number of ways to “DIY,” which stands for “Do It Yourself.” According to a 2012 article from Search Engine Journal, “At 10.4 million users, it is the fastest growing social media site in history….


Last Poet Standing

“I’ll kiss his mustache if I can,” was the catch phrase of the night at last week’s show of Last Poet Standing. “‘90s Lovin’” was the winning poem on Feb 7. Jackie Argyle, a freshman studying creative writing, won the popular vote by reading her poem with phrases and words including Bop It, Pokémon, cut-off…

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