Author: Leslie Smart

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Club of fall 2022 semester: ‘Birds Aren’t Real’

“Birds Aren’t Real” isn’t just a belief by conspiracy theorists, but the name of the club that was awarded best club at Utah Tech University for the fall 2022 semester. This club was first started at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year by Nick Fajardo, a junior history major from St. George, as a […]

Utah Tech women’s basketball team falls short during rivalry game

Utah Tech University women’s basketball at home winning streak came to an end Jan. 19 after a 51-62 loss against Southern Utah University. This rival game was much anticipated by the fans and players, but the Trailblazers were ill-prepared to face the top team in their conference. “We treated it the same as every game. […]

Utah Tech men’s basketball comes out on top against Chapman University

Utah Tech University men’s basketball had its highest scoring game this season with a 99-58 win against Chapman University because of its discipline on and off the court. This game was the Trailblazers’ first time playing the Panthers, so a lot of preparation was essential to come in with the right mindset and determination to […]

A holiday treat is just the thing you need to get in the festive mood

With the Thanksgiving turkey eaten, it is time to get out the ornaments, tinsel and a baking spoon to kick off celebrating the holidays. Even though it may be hard for college students to be away from their families for a short time at the start of the holiday season, there are ways the holiday […]

Utah Tech women’s has big win against Aggies during home-opener

Utah Tech University women’s basketball team set career highs in its 95-57 win against Utah State University. During its Nov. 15 game, No. 20 Breaunna Gillen, a senior exercise science major from West Jordan, and No. 2 Macie Warren, a sophomore general studies major from Lehi, were not only the highest-scoring players of the game […]

OPINION | True trailblazer is truly weird

After the homecoming football game and the “Dirty 30” dance, an event took place that is odd, to say the least, to outsiders unfamiliar with the tradition. An event titled “True Trailblazer” happened. “True Trailblazer” is a tradition at Utah Tech University where students kiss one or 45 people in the fountain on campus. To […]

Reality TV 101

Reality television shows continue to have a hold on a large percentage of the population. However, those unexperienced with the TV genre usually have a hard time understanding what the pull is to enjoy such shows. When starting to form your addiction to reality TV, there are three things to realize and consider. 1. Reality […]

OPINION | CHAOS 2022 did not disappoint

The Halloween season is one of my favorite times with so many fun opportunities to celebrate. I try to do as many activities to get in the holiday spirit, and this year CHAOS did not disappoint the Halloween lover and dancer in me. Utah Tech Student Association held its annual CHAOS dance Oct. 29. With […]

Annual drag show creates community despite controversy

Utah Tech University’s annual drag show brings a sense of community and belonging to students on campus despite surrounding controversy. On Oct. 19 one of the most anticipated events Utah Tech puts on happened – the drag show. The drag show tends to be one of the most attended Wednesday night activities with 750 people […]

OPINION | Swig might be the original soda shop, but is it the best?

Any direction you drive in Utah a soda shop can be found. For those with a soda addiction, like me, this state helps me live the dream. However, not every soda shop is created the same.  Those that do not have an experienced, diversified and elevated soda palette like me do not see the disparities […]