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Representation and Transparency

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Kum, Valdes and Amaechi have all served in ASUU for at least one year prior to their campaign and referenced the subsections of campus represented in the governing body.  According to Kum, he will be the third black president and first Ghanaian-born. Encouraging student involvement within ASUU, a...

Flipping the System to Sustainability 

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By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Even if these big goals are met, ASUU has high turnover. Every year, every seat is up for election. New presidencies fill the executive branch and so do new goals and plans. Kum hopes that his presidency will lay a foundation to fill the information silos. “The tricky thing about all this change is...

ASUU Allocates Emergency Funding in Response to COVID-19

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

  On Thursday, ASUU President Anna Barnes signed a bill allocating $80,000 of legislative funding for students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Announcing the bill on Twitter, Barnes called it the “most important piece of legislation I have signed.” The ASUU Committee of Student Affairs, a Senate Committ...

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

Students protest before the U football game on Sept. 28 (Courtesy Unsafe.U)

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

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

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’

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

April 30, 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

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

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

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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, Digital Managing Editor

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

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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 3, 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,...

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