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U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

By Jacqueline Mumford and Josh Petersen

September 29, 2019

  Three days before the homecoming football game against Washington State, the Unsafe.U Instagram account called on its followers to “wear purple to demand #JusticeforLauren.”  The Instagram account is run by anonymous students and staff at the University of Utah in protest of the U’s reque...

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

By Josh Petersen

August 23, 2019

  Less than two blocks away from the Salt Lake Temple, there’s now another landmark to Utah’s most famous faith. Although one allows far more four-letter words than the other, both are sure to inspire some unwavering devotion. “The Book of Mormon,” which is playing at the Eccles Theatre...

Binge Bytes: ‘The Dream’

Binge Bytes: ‘The Dream’

By Josh Petersen

April 29, 2019

  If you drive for long enough in Utah you will, sooner rather than later, see the headquarters of a multi-level marketing company. These companies, which are commonly referred to as "MLMs," rely on participants directly selling products to friends and family while recruiting other people to...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Morgan Barron, Josh Petersen, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Elise Scott, and Jacob Brown

April 10, 2019

  What is the Church's Influence on You? While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant religion in the state of Utah, individual experiences with and within it are hardly monolithic. At the University of Utah, students pursue an education in an environment that regu...

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

By Josh Petersen

April 4, 2019

  When HB399, a bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors, was proposed in the 2019 Utah State Legislative Session, there was reason to be hopeful. In its original form, the bill won support from several key groups involved in the fight for equality, including the Human Rights Campaign,...

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

By Madge Slack, Palak Jayswal, Josh Petersen, Marshall Falkner, Abigail Raasch, Alaikia Marielle, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 2, 2019

  It's a well-known fact that food is necessary for survival. However, until the age of nearly 18, and sometimes older, we don't control this all-important factor in our success as a species. Our food is cultured, prepared and served to us by various forms of authority: parents, cafeteria ladies,...

To Binge Or Not To Binge Episode 47: ‘Fleabag’

To Binge Or Not To Binge Episode 47: ‘Fleabag’

By Josh Petersen

March 21, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Fleabag,” a wildly original and just plain wild tragicomedy from writer, director and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a young woman turns directly to the camera and describes her preparation for last-minute sex on a random Tuesday morning. Her breathless explanation...

Owen Migdal and Gabriel Misla Run to Represent the College of Fine Arts

Owen Migdal and Gabriel Misla Run to Represent the College of Fine Arts

By Josh Petersen

March 1, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on Feb. 25. Since then, Owen Migdal and Gabriel Misla have been elected as representatives for the College of Fine Arts. The fine arts are a central part of the culture at the University of Utah. Art departments at the U are known for their ta...

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

By Josh Petersen

February 28, 2019

  In this year’s ASUU elections, one major race feels especially anticlimactic. The race for the ASUU executive branch, which includes the student body president and two vice presidents, has only one candidate: the Barnes Ticket. Anna Barnes is running for president, Latifa Yaqoobi is the candidate...

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