Book lovers set hopes too high when stories turned into movies

You know that moment when the excitement of watching a book to movie adaptation is suddenly chopped in half and abruptly beaten to a pulp? Yeah, me too. There's plenty of times like this when books turned into movies go wrong. Take the Percy Jackson films, based on the books by Rick Riordan. Others...


When writing's on the wall, is it cursive — or print?

A few weeks ago in my psychology class we were studying how handwriting is supposedly linked to personality.  My teacher told the class to pull out a piece of paper and write the simple sentence, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” in cursive. Immediately, murmurs of...


Northern Utah high school students take a stand against electronic vaping

What started in one school has expanded over the Davis School District. Students are joining together to sign petitions to pass bills that make it more difficult to acquire e-cigarette products.


Ogden helicopter company faces $55,000 penalty in federal court

Whirlybird Helicopters did not answer the federal suit the government filed July 23, 2015 after a Federal Aviation Administration investigation alleged the company failed to do federally required pre-employment drug tests on eight employees and that three of those employees were not in...


Visit these 5 national parks in Utah for free during National Parks Week

Entrance to Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion’s National Parks is free for National Parks Week April 16 through 24. 


Bud's Diner event encourages compassion for the hungry in Northern Utah

The Community United Methodist Church in Washington Terrace hosted a hunger awareness and fundraising event for the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank called Bud’s Diner.


Food Truck League returns to Northridge High in Layton

The first Food Truck League event of the year brought customers loyal to their favorite food trucks to Northridge High School.


Winners and results from April 12 Utah Youth Rodeo

Check out the best cowboys and cowgirls around for ribbon pullin,’ mutton bustin,’ and dummy ropin’ at the Utah Youth Rodeo April 12 at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden.  


Mormon official says church is expanding, not restricting boundaries

Michael Otterson, public affairs official for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in a speech at the University of Utah’s 2016 Mormon Studies Conference that the LDS church is expanding its boundaries more than restricting them.


Record Store Day: Where to find indie record shops offering discounts,

Saturday, April 16 is Record Store Day, a nationwide celebration of the culture surrounding independent record stores.

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