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The Challenges of TikTok Go Beyond Teens Making Memes. The Company Now Has a U.S. National Probe

The Challenges of TikTok Go Beyond Teens Making Memes. The Company Now Has a U.S. National Probe

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

December 22, 2019

  Kenzie Wilkinson, a freshman studying Multi-Disciplinary Design at the University of Utah, has a theory on why the mobile application TikTok appeals to a younger demographic. “They’re adapted to online challenges and who can make the best videos," she said. Though TikTok has exploded in p...

How Apolitical Speeches Made at the U Might Become Politically Damaging

How Apolitical Speeches Made at the U Might Become Politically Damaging

By Maddy La Turner and Miacel Spotted Elk

December 3, 2019

While The Daily Utah Chronicle was investigating response times to public records requests made to the University of Utah earlier this year, reporters uncovered two names of particular interest among the list of people requesting information: Allan Blutstein and Darin Gibbons. The two men work in opp...

The General Election Happened on Nov. 5. Here’s What Happened in 72 Hours. 

The General Election Happened on Nov. 5. Here’s What Happened in 72 Hours. 

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

November 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, after months of campaigning, Erin Mendenhall was declared Salt Lake’s next mayor. This was the first time in Salt Lake’s history both mayoral candidates in a general election were women. Both Democratic state senator Luz Escamilla and city councilwoman Mendenhall are University of Ut...

Young Voters Are Vital in Salt Lake’s Close Mayoral Election Race

Young Voters Are Vital in Salt Lake’s Close Mayoral Election Race

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

November 4, 2019

On Nov. 5, Salt Lake voters will decide their city’s new mayor. In a historic race where both candidates, Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall, are women, the final two are campaigning to secure voters across all backgrounds.  Escamilla, who is a current state Democratic senator, and Mendenhall, a city coun...

Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 30, 2019

On Monday evening at The Hinckley Institute, mayoral candidates Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall spoke on issues pertaining to Salt Lake’s LGBTQ community, with only days left until the general election.  Hosted by The LGBT Resource Center and The Hinckley Institute, the event was moderated by...

Privacy Invasions and Housing and Residential Education: An Update on the Officers Circle Security Cameras

Privacy Invasions and Housing and Residential Education: An Update on the Officers Circle Security Cameras

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 29, 2019

  It was late and cold at the University of Utah’s Petersen Heritage Center, where a town hall was held on Oct. 15. Several students were enraged about cameras being installed in their homes at Officers Circle. For them, the feeling of being seen at all times could be detrimental and could ...

Don’t Know What’s Going on With the Impeachment Inquiry? Here’s a Brief Explainer.

Don’t Know What’s Going on With the Impeachment Inquiry? Here’s a Brief Explainer.

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 12, 2019

The Trump administration is rife with conflict by the Democratic House of Representatives after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an inquiry on Sept. 24 to conduct investigations from created committees to determine if seeking legal proceedings to impeach President Donald Trump are within their political...

Indigenous Voting Rights Addressed During Three-Day Conference on Campus

Indigenous Voting Rights Addressed During Three-Day Conference on Campus

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 9, 2019

Over the course of three days at the U’s S.J. Quinney Law School, attendees learned about issues like racial gerrymandering, the 2020 census and political landscape for indigenous communities for next year’s election at the first annual Native Voting Rights Conference.  Hosted in conjunction by the Utah Rural Proj...

Flood at Sage Point Forces 160 U Students into Temporary Housing

Flood at Sage Point Forces 160 U Students into Temporary Housing

By Miacel Spotted Elk and Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 2, 2019

Students have been temporarily moved out of Sage Point’s 812 building on campus at the University of Utah after a boiler room flooded on Monday evening, confirmed University spokesperson Annalisa Purser. According to Lexie Maschoff, assistant director of communications for the U’s Housing and...

Student Residents at Officers Circle Sign Petition After Security Cameras Were Installed Inside Their House

Student Residents at Officers Circle Sign Petition After Security Cameras Were Installed Inside Their House

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

September 28, 2019

Students make dinner, study, spend hours talking about politics and watch Netflix together before turning in at Officer’s Circle. They also sign petitions together. After discovering that security cameras were being installed inside of their houses — rather than on exterior of the unit —resi...

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