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Rep. Sandra Hollins Hopes to Pass Bill to Remove Utah’s Slavery Exemption

Rep. Sandra Hollins Hopes to Pass Bill to Remove Utah’s Slavery Exemption

By Katelyn Collett

January 17, 2019

  Slavery has not existed in the United States since Abraham Lincoln and Congress passed Amendment XVIII to the Constitution in 1865. Since Utah became a state in 1896, it would make sense that the state constitution would also make slavery illegal. This is not the case. The Utah Constitution...

Bennion Center Honors Community Engaged Faculty

Bennion Center Honors Community Engaged Faculty

By Katelyn Collett

January 17, 2019

  On Jan. 16, the Bennion Center, joined by President Ruth Watkins, unveiled a new digital display honoring community-engaged faculty. The selected university faculty members are passionate about ensuring community engagement in their teaching, research and scholarship. It was a simple ceremony but on...

Beware of Inversions: How a Weather Phenomenon May Hinder Student Life

Beware of Inversions: How a Weather Phenomenon May Hinder Student Life

By Katelyn Collett

January 16, 2019

  As the semester commences, a temperature inversion settles upon the Utah Valley. According to the Utah Department of Health, an inversion occurs when “a layer of warmer air aloft traps air near the ground and prevents mixing.” It creates a look similar to fog but is made of pollution an...

Why Vice President Biden Didn’t Accept the U’s Money

Why Vice President Biden Didn’t Accept the U’s Money

By Katelyn Collett

January 7, 2019

  Former vice president Joe Biden came to speak to students at the University of Utah in December as the keynote speaker to the MUSE project’s theme of hope, hardship and purpose. Biden spoke about his struggles throughout the one-hour event, mentioning his book and offering advice for undergraduates....

Lauren McCluskey Inspires Lawmakers to Propose New Gun Law

Lauren McCluskey Inspires Lawmakers to Propose New Gun Law

By Katelyn Collett

January 6, 2019

  Back in October, student Lauren McCluskey’s death ignited interest in how Utah communities may prevent similar incidents in the future. Andrew Studdard, a newly elected lawmaker, proposed a new law referred to as “Lauren’s Law” in order to hold owners of guns responsible for what happens wi...

U Student’s Company, Thirst, Participates in the Light the World Campaign

U Student’s Company, Thirst, Participates in the Light the World Campaign

By Katelyn Collett

December 18, 2018

  For the last three years at Christmas time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has held a campaign called "Light the World." During the month of December, the members of this church are encouraged to participate in each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas, each day has a di...

Former Vice President Biden Speaks on Finding Purpose

Former Vice President Biden Speaks on Finding Purpose

By Katelyn Collett

December 14, 2018

  On Dec. 13, the University of Utah hosted former vice president Joe Biden. The energy was high in Kingsbury Hall, many arrived early to take seats in the packed theater and take pictures. Even a class of fourth graders from Mountain View Elementary could be spotted in the crowd, making the...

Home-Grown Gift Guide: Support These Lassonde Startups This Winter Season

Home-Grown Gift Guide: Support These Lassonde Startups This Winter Season

By Katelyn Collett

December 7, 2018

  The nationally-ranked Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah provides opportunities for student innovations and startup companies. Student startups need not only the support of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute but also the support of the consumer market. The companies...

Ghorbani, Wilson Announce Intent to Run for McAdams’ SL County Mayor Seat

Ghorbani, Wilson Announce Intent to Run for McAdams’ SL County Mayor Seat

By Katelyn Collett

December 5, 2018

  With the 2018 midterm elections over, in order to become Utah’s 4th district representative, congressman-elect Mayor Ben McAdams will issue his resignation as Salt Lake County mayor, leaving a spot to be filled. McAdams’ resignation takes effect on January 2, meaning that the new mayor...

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