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Ritual of flowers for prom goes way back

Erynn Pontius
Mar 24 2014 - 9:51am

Prom has become a rite of passage in modern American culture. Glamorous tuxedos, poofy gowns, live DJs, fancy ballrooms and shiny limousines have all become a part of the dance's trademark.Yet there is another tradition that dates much farther back than even the origins of this high school celebration. Boys slide a corsage onto the girl's wrist...

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Think about swimming for a moment

Erynn Pontius
Feb 10 2014 - 11:00am

Americans have a long tradition of loving and idolizing athletics; the three most-watched events in our nation are football, baseball and basketball. More than 111.5 million people tuned in this year to watch the Super Bowl, but how many people recall watching a professional swim meet? Swim meets are rarely aired on mainstream sports media outlets...

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Lorde definitely worth a listen

Erynn Pontius
Jan 13 2014 - 11:12am

In the modern music industry, we see stars emerge from obscurity to flashy fame. The question once they've hit the public eye is, will they be a one-hit wonder or become a beloved icon?The fresh star on the scene is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor, more commonly known by her stage name, Lorde. Ella was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in November of...

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No two crowns are the same

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Erynn Pontius (right) competed in the Miss Utah Teen USA pageant on Oct. 24 at Ogden’s Weber State University.

Erynn Pontius
Nov 4 2013 - 10:31am

By the night of Oct. 24, I had been tanned, plucked, waxed, scrubbed, whitened, polished, painted, sized, fitted and rehearsed for the Miss Utah Teen USA 2014 pageant. In the next two nights, I would compete against 24 other teens in the Weber State University Browning Center in Ogden for the chance of scholarships and a sparkling crown placed on...

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Ritual of flowers for prom goes way back

Erynn Pontius
Mar 24 2014 - 9:51am

Prom has become a rite of passage in modern American culture. Glamorous tuxedos, poofy gowns, live DJs, fancy ballrooms and shiny limousines have all become a part of the dance's trademark.Yet there is another tradition that dates much farther back than even the origins of this high school celebration. Boys slide a corsage onto the girl's wrist...

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