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When Privilege Protects Atrocity

When Privilege Protects Atrocity

By Connor Richards

June 29, 2017

Erik Hughes, a former bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was recently arrested by Mapleton police on June 21 on allegations of sexually abusing two young boys while serving as their bishop. The victims, now adults, both claim they were abused by Hughes on multiple occasions. ...

Arrests of Non-Criminal Immigrants is a Human Rights Crisis

Arrests of Non-Criminal Immigrants is a Human Rights Crisis

By Connor Richards

May 31, 2017

In early April, a Utah woman identified by the pseudonym Isabel was deported to Columbia after more than 25 years of living in the United States. Isabel, who had been living in Draper with her 86-year-old mother and son with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, was accused of overstaying her temporary visa, according to a U...

H2H: Should Utah Implement PREA?

H2H: Should Utah Implement PREA?

By Connor Richards and Broderick Sterrett

May 31, 2017

Protect Utah's Most Vulnerable by Connor Richards In September 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to address and prevent sexual assault in state and federal correctional facilities. The bill received unanimous Congressional support, and it was widely...

In the Aftermath of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Debacle, It’s Clear Money Talks at the U

In the Aftermath of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Debacle, It’s Clear Money Talks at the U

By Connor Richards

May 22, 2017

For weeks now, the University of Utah has been in a whirlwind of unrest, confusion and controversy. In late April, U students, faculty and the greater Salt Lake City community were caught off guard by the sudden firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, head of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. After days of outrage...

Young Men’s Leadership Program Should Welcome Gay and Transgender Members

Young Men’s Leadership Program Should Welcome Gay and Transgender Members

By Connor Richards

May 18, 2017

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on May 11 that, after more than a century of association, it would be cutting substantial ties with the Boy Scouts of America. In a letter to General Authorities, the First Presidency voiced that “As part of the Church’s ongoing effort t...

ASUU’s First “University Gift” Going Toward University Child Care Fund

ASUU’s First “University Gift” Going Toward University Child Care Fund

By Connor Richards

May 6, 2017

"It’s the gift that keeps giving." This is how Jessica Patterson, the outgoing ASUU Vice President of Student Relations, describes a $25,000 donation to the ASUU Child Care Endowment Fund overseen by herself and other outgoing ASUU administrations. Previous donations on behalf of outgoing ASUU administrations...

Cisneros Describes the “Power of Art” to Dual Immersion Fifth Graders

Cisneros Describes the “Power of Art” to Dual Immersion Fifth Graders

By Connor Richards

May 6, 2017

Growing up the only daughter in a family of six boys on Chicago’s West Side, Sandra Cisneros describes her childhood as being defined by loneliness. Instead of responding to this loneliness with a downward spiral, however, Cisneros used it to her advantage and as an inspiration for writing. Decade...

Custodian Finds Cure to Wanderlust at the U

Custodian Finds Cure to Wanderlust at the U

By Connor Richards

April 26, 2017

Throughout the course of his 54 years, Scott Schear has lived in four states, 15 cities and approximately 50 different apartments. He has lived around the country and never spends more than one year in a city. Schear’s wanderlust eventually led him to Salt Lake City in 2015, where he was immediately...

Students Sign Steel Beam to Commemorate OSH

Students Sign Steel Beam to Commemorate OSH

By Connor Richards

April 21, 2017

As Orson Spencer Hall goes down and construction begins for the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building, campus developers are asking students to leave their mark in time by signing a commemorative steel beam in the Union that will be built in with the new building. Shireen Ghorbani works with Facilities Mana...

Students, Sustainability and Activism: Conrad Anker’s Perspective

Students, Sustainability and Activism: Conrad Anker’s Perspective

By Connor Richards

April 20, 2017

Before he was a world-renowned mountain climber, Conrad Anker was an undergraduate at the University of Utah. A California native, Anker was attracted to Utah by the variety of outdoor activities that the Beehive State has to offer. “If you’re a climber or skier, [the U] is great,” he said. Once...

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