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Activists and Experts Discuss End of Conversion Therapy

Activists and Experts Discuss End of Conversion Therapy

By Brock Bernstein

November 24, 2019

  Mathew Shurka — the cofounder and chief strategist of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Born Perfect campaign — defined conversion therapy as “Any attempt where someone attempts to change another person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” Along with o...

‘Lead Together’ to Create a Positive Sports Environment in Utah

‘Lead Together’ to Create a Positive Sports Environment in Utah

By Marshall Foster

November 14, 2019

  Recently, a Utah Utes fan made the news for sending a hateful message to a player at Arizona State on Twitter. This incident took place less than a year after a Utah Jazz fan got banned for life from Jazz games because of hate speech directed towards NBA star Russel Westbrook during a game between the Jazz and the Oklahoma City...

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

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...

The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

By Marshall Foster

November 7, 2019

  October is the only month in the year when all five of the major sports leagues are in season. As the MLB and MLS complete their playoffs, the NHL and NBA kick off their seasons — not forgetting, of course, the NFL’s monopoly of Sunday. How does Utah fit into this sports-filled month, and...

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

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...

Draper Prepares for State Prison Move

Draper Prepares for State Prison Move

By Angelyn Ramos

October 28, 2019

On the left of Porter Rockwell Boulevard in Draper, Utah stands a high school and a new community of homes, townhomes and businesses. Directly adjacent is the Utah State Correctional Facility. The facility contains both male and female units, as well as the state juvenile facility. Draper Mayor Tro...

Women in the LDS Church Applaud Recent Changes, Hope For More

Women in the LDS Church Applaud Recent Changes, Hope For More

By Natalie Colby

October 27, 2019

On Oct. 2, the Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints announced changes to their requirements for witnesses of priesthood ordinances, who serve to ensure that ordinances are legitimate and performed correctly. Women can now serve as witnesses for temple ordinances, and every baptized ...

LDS Church Pushes Back Against Proposed Bills that Would Ban Unethical Therapy Techniques

LDS Church Pushes Back Against Proposed Bills that Would Ban Unethical Therapy Techniques

By Natalie Colby

October 23, 2019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an official statement encouraging amendments to both the  Psychologist Licensing Act Rule and to the Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule, on Oct. 15, the last day allowed for public comment on the acts. The Psychologist Licensing Act Rule and Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule w...

Could Pay for Play Be Coming to Utah?

Could Pay for Play Be Coming to Utah?

By Marshall Foster

October 2, 2019

  Should student-athletes in college be able to profit from endorsements and the use of their image? This has been a raging debate in the world of collegiate athletics for years. The NCAA has clear rules on athletes receiving any sort of pay: the answer is no. If student-athletes take any mo...

Salt Lake City to Become Innovative Zone Alongside New York City

Salt Lake City to Become Innovative Zone Alongside New York City

By Angelyn Ramos

September 28, 2019

On Sept. 18, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission released a statement revealing their two new Innovation Zones: Salt Lake City and New York City will be participating in research surrounding 5G networks. More specifically, the University of Utah and Rice University will be participating in re...

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