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Calls For A Safety Escort Climbed By 83% This Past Year. Do Students Feel Safe On Campus?

Calls For A Safety Escort Climbed By 83% This Past Year. Do Students Feel Safe On Campus?

By Miacel Spotted Elk

September 8, 2019

  A tangerine energy drink sits alongside a colorful sprawl of folders and pens on a study table for Nina Borzoni and Pauline Kneller, both juniors. It’s almost 10 p.m., and in the back of their minds, they’re making sure they get home safely after studying.  Campus safety has become to one of the highe...

Oil and Gas Development is Open on Former Grand-Staircase Escalante Lands

Oil and Gas Development is Open on Former Grand-Staircase Escalante Lands

By Miacel Spotted Elk

September 7, 2019

  Recently, the Bureau of Land Management has announced its plans for the former lands of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. The area is open to development projects dedicated to oil, gas and mining. The monument was designated under the Antiquities Act in 1996, a proclamation und...

Grassroots and Individual Donors Work For Salt Lake’s Mayoral Candidates in Historic Runoff

Grassroots and Individual Donors Work For Salt Lake’s Mayoral Candidates in Historic Runoff

By Miacel Spotted Elk

September 6, 2019

In November, Salt Lake City will decide who will be elected mayor. In a historic race, Erin Mendenhall and Luz Escamilla are making clear their vision to serve the residents of the growing city. It’s a first for Salt Lake to hold a general election where two female candidates are in a runoff. While the ...

A Young Population with Low Voter Turnout

A Young Population with Low Voter Turnout

By Miacel Spotted Elk

August 27, 2019

  Utah is one of few states with a primarily young population. The amount of young voters who fill out ballots each election, however, happens to be a very small percentage. National Voter Registration Day — which falls on Sept. 24 — and campus initiatives carried out by The Andrew Goodman Fou...

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

By Miacel Spotted Elk

July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated by radio host Doug Jones.  All eight candidates — Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richar...

Salt Lake Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues Unique to Residents

Salt Lake Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues Unique to Residents

By Miacel Spotted Elk

July 16, 2019

  Eight candidates appeared on June 26 on stage at the Salt Lake Public Library to highlight their vision and policies for Salt Lake if elected as mayor. After the filing deadline earlier in June, the official candidates for the Salt Lake City mayoral race include Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla...

LGBTQ Alumni Look Back At Life Under the BYU Honor Code

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 13, 2019

  Brigham Young University has lately been rife with opposition and disapproval towards their honor code, a document that every one of their students must sign and abide by which outlines behavioral standards that align with the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On...

The U and BYU Share A Founder, But Similarities Stop There

The U and BYU Share A Founder, But Similarities Stop There

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 12, 2019

  Brigham Young University has recently come under scrutiny for their honor code, including their severe disciplinary actions toward reported students. On April 12, BYU students and alumni gathered on campus to protest against the honor code. The tenor of these protests isn't a call to eradicate...

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

The Takeaway Panelists Discuss Troubling Rates of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Utah

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 10, 2019

  On June 6, KUER hosted National Public Radio’s "The Takeaway" at the University of Utah's S.J. Quincy Law School. The live event featured a panel discussion about violence against women and two-spirit people in the American West. The panel included Democratic Representative Angela Romero,...

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

By Miacel Spotted Elk

June 4, 2019

  It’s small, on the fourth floor in the Union and shrouded in boxes of Huggies. A quote on the wall by late anthropologist George Dorsey reads “Play is the beginning of knowledge.” This is the University of Utah’s Center for Child Care and Family Resources, tasked with overseeing multiple...

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