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Petition for Ute Lands: The Ute PAC Will Soon Visit the U to Find Support From Students

Petition for Ute Lands: The Ute PAC Will Soon Visit the U to Find Support From Students

By Mackenzie McDermott

December 4, 2018

  The Ute Indian Tribe Political Action Committee (Ute PAC) aims to break new ground at the University of Utah. A new year comes with new goals and the Ute PAC is setting its sights on U students. Students may soon see booths popping up where they can add their names to petitions to demonstrate thei...

Harm in BYU’s Honor Code: Alumna Amanda Whittle Recounts Her Expulsion From BYU

Harm in BYU’s Honor Code: Alumna Amanda Whittle Recounts Her Expulsion From BYU

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 24, 2018

  The now University of Utah alumna Amanda Berg Whittle once thought that it was her mission to go to Brigham Young University. “As a Mormon," Whittle said, "everyone I was around in New York where I grew up went there, so I thought I was supposed to go there like everyone else." When ...

Crimson Kids Debut: A Babysitter for Football Fans

Crimson Kids Debut: A Babysitter for Football Fans

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 21, 2018

  The University of Utah’s Center for Child Care and Family Resources gives parents a game day break with Crimson Kids – Drop-In Child Care. Crimson Kids will make its debut for the BYU versus Utah game. “Our mission is to support and coordinate information, program development and serv...

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 21, 2018

  When Edward Diener was in his undergraduate years, he decided to study the happiness of farmers. Diener, now a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, grew up on a farm. His parents were positive and optimistic people, but so were also “somewhat poor” farm workers. This dyn...

The Personal Money Management Center Helps Students Know How They Spend

By Mackenzie McDermott and Aila Amer

November 21, 2018

  Are you a Kim Kardashian or a Warren Buffett? The University of Utah’s Personal Money Management Center helped around 45 students find out. The Personal Money Management Center is open to undergraduate, graduate, PhD and even prospective students. Anyone thinking about coming to the U c...

Homicide Suspect Spotted in Campus Library

Homicide Suspect Spotted in Campus Library

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 15, 2018

Around 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, University of Utah students received a U of U alert reading “SLC police seeking person of interest in homicide. Seen on campus this morning.” Kidus Yohannes, 31, was spotted at the J. Willard Marriott Library around 11 a.m, and the Salt Lake City Police Dep...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Calls on Women to Vote Against Proposition 2

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Calls on Women to Vote Against Proposition 2

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 4, 2018

Friday afternoon, three Utah women joined together to share their concerns regarding Proposition 2. “Women have historically been the gatekeepers for keeping children and homes safe and secure. They’ll do the same with this,” said First counselor to the Primary General Presidency for The Church of...

Changing the World With No Job After College

Changing the World With No Job After College

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 2, 2018

  After graduating in May with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and an emphasis in Arabic from the University of Utah, Avisha Sab spent two months creating the informative website Voter Cafe. “The idea for Voter Cafe came about after countless hours of perusing nonprofit organizations,...

Fantasy Themes Have Logic Too

Fantasy Themes Have Logic Too

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 29, 2018

"Double, double toil and trouble..." Witches chant over cauldrons and fly off on broomsticks alongside black cats. But what about when they don’t? The Director of Student and Faculty Affairs for the University of Utah’s College of Education and Chair Department of Educational Psychology Anne Cook took a l...

Halloween at Officer’s Hollow

Halloween at Officer’s Hollow

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 29, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., the University of Utah will welcome families from all over the valley to Officer's Circle for the annual Officer's Hollow Halloween. The carnival-style event features trick-or-treating, games, face painting and more. U student volunteers will run the free...

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