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Nafisa Masud

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Easy and Cheap College Recipes: Dessert Crescent Rolls


Yes, I know. Chocolate is probably the last thing you wanna be ingesting given the fear-inducing proximity of swimsuit season, but we've been working hard all semester and we all deserve a quick, and delicious, treat. These dessert crescent rolls are sure to hit the spot. We at HC Utah give them an A!



1 8oz package Pillsbury Crescent original dinner rolls 8 tablespoons nutella 8 tablespoons peanut butter 1 chocolate bar (optional)


Lay out your crescent rolls on a cookie sheet. Spread a light coat of peanut butter on the rolls. Then spread the nutella on top and lay one square of chocolate on the edge. Roll up your crescent and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Take out of the oven and enjoy!

On-Campus Trend: Mint


Walking around campus it's easy to see that the trench coats and combat boots are making their way back into the closet and bright spring fashion is rearing its fabulous head. One of the most popular trends I've seen is the color mint, and it also happens to be one of the easiest to pull off! You can incorporate the color in blouses, blazers, and colored jeans, as well as accessories, and HC Utah scrounged up a couple pictures to help you get started.

Geek Week!


I know for the next week we'll all be running around campus with our heads in our books, but that doesn't mean we don't deserve a break! Enter Geek Week: an event planned by ASUU to provide some erm... distractions so that we all don't turn into zombies during finals week. The events will run all week and feature things like Lunch on the Lawn and Get Your Cram On. The Marriott library will be open 24 hours a day and there'll be giveaways, as well as free food and study supplies. Find out more about the events at

Dale Cannon '70


Not many of us can say we attended college twice, the second time on a whim to learn a foreign language. Dale Cannon, on the other hand, is one of the few who can. After meeting him in a Spanish class last year, I quickly discovered Dale to be one of the funniest, most sarcastic people I've yet to meet. He may be 70 years old, but he's definitely young at heart.

Name: Dale Cannon
Age: 70
Major: I received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the U in 1970
Relationship status: Becky and I will have been married for 50 years this June.  We have 2 sons and 3 grandsons.

Favorite thing about the U:

I work with great colleagues.

Why did you choose the U?

I came to the U in 1966 because it had a strong Psychology doctoral program and it was next to the mountains.  Finding both in one place made the choice easy.

Why did you decide to go back to school? Why did you choose to study Spanish?

I attend a bilingual (English/Spanish) church, and I wanted to be able to speak with my Hispanic friends and participate in Spanish-language activities.  I’m far from fluent, but my friends are patient with me and I get by.  When I don’t understand something, I use a “dicho” they have taught me, “No entiendo ni papas” (“I don’t even understand potatoes”).  They laugh and explain what they were saying.

Occupation? How has your education at the U affected your job?

Finals Fashion: Easy Outfits for the Stressful Weeks Ahead


We all know what happens during finals week: record amounts of sleep deprivation, stress, and the entertaining but terrifying occasional nervous breakdown by some poor student in the library. On a personal level, it gets a little worse- with all the cramming of six months of college education into three days, we're lucky if we remember to brush our teeth. Looking good during finals week isn't, and shouldn't be, at the very top of our to-do list but it doesn't mean we stumble out of our dorms looking like zombies either. Below, we at HC Utah have some inspiration for easy outfits during the most stressful week of the semester.

I love the laid-back vibe of this outfit with the loose graphic sweatshirt and minimal accessories. The boots can be swapped out during warm weather for some cute flats or sneakers.

Nude pumps are definitely a no-no while running between buildings on campus, but the loose blouse and fitted jeans are PERFECT.

Annual Student Exhibition


If you're looking for a welcome distraction from all those papers and projects, we've got just the thing. The Annual Student Exhibition's the perfect place to immerse yourself in and appreciate the huge amount of talent our student body has when it comes to art. All undergraduate students in the visual art department will exhibit a creative piece in this exhibit that takes place in the art building. The art works include ceramics, printmaking, photography, and more, and as far as price goes? Super easy on the college budget, considering it's free.

Spring Style


Check out the spring style exhibited by one Loc Tran, business major and senior at the U. Loc likes printed shirts and buying comfy sweaters from the DI.

Spring Awakening Musical


Spring's just around the corner: a time for new life and new experiences. Enter the Spring Awakening musical, winner of 8 Tony awards and free for U students. A summary of the musical:

"Spring Awakening is an extraordinary musical that celebrates youth and rebellion in a daring fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, a group of teenagers are caught between their sexual urges and society’s contradictory teachings. Revealing their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety, they attempt to reckon with the thrilling, complicated, and confusing time of their sexual awakening. Inspired by Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society’s efforts to control it, the piece seamlessly merges past and present, underscoring the timelessness of adolescent angst and the universality of human passion."

This musical's a little raunchy (love it!) so be aware of who you're watching it with. I do NOT suggest bringing your parents along, unless you want some serious awkward moments. Check out the full times and information at

Matt Kirkegaard '15


When we think of the word "celebrity", images of emaciated scantily clad women generally cross our mind, individuals whose largest accomplishment to date was managing to drag themselves out of bed after a night of partying. But in this world there exists another celebrity, one who stands for more than aesthetic beauty and the power of Photoshop. These celebrities recognize the needs and shortcomings in our world and are determined to find solutions. HC readers, meet Matt Kirkegaard: a sophomore at the U with a mission of his own.

Major: Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Political Science
Relationship Status: In a Relationship
Favorite thing about the U: It's a hidden treasure, when compared to other universities. Here you can get a world class education for expenses many times less that of other comparable colleges.

Women's Week!


This coming week is all about women, and it's our job to participate and show our fellow Lady Utes some love! Women's Week runs from Monday the 25th to Friday the 29th and its theme is "Learning Through Giving: Mentoring Young Women". Events include movie screenings, guest speakers, even an evening march in protest against sexual violence! Another plus: all events are free and located on U of U campus so everything is super accessible, and how can you deny such a great cause? Us young women have so much more power and potential than we think we do, and this is the perfect time to see that idea manifest itself as courageous women take action. HC Utah's gonna be there! Will you?

Find a detailed list of the events at