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Utah Goes to Bernie, Yet the Democratic Nomination Remains Up in the Air

Utah Goes to Bernie, Yet the Democratic Nomination Remains Up in the Air

By Ivana Martinez

March 12, 2020

  Since Super Tuesday, several Democratic candidates have left the 2020 presidential race. Pete Buttigieg, who garnered several endorsements from Utah politicians, withdrew from the 2020 presidential race a few days prior to Super Tuesday. Mike Bloomberg dropped out 12 hours after the polls...

Candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District Devin Thorpe Talks on His Main Issues

Candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District Devin Thorpe Talks on His Main Issues

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

March 11, 2020

  On March 3, Devin Thorpe announced his run for the 3rd Congressional District of Utah against Republican incumbent John Curtis. Thorpe will run as a Democrat. Thorpe said he decided to run because he has spent several years writing about issues such as global health, extreme poverty and ...

Utah Democratic Representatives Rally for Pete: What Do Students Think?

Utah Democratic Representatives Rally for Pete: What Do Students Think?

By Ivana Martinez and Jacqueline Mumford

February 29, 2020

  Over the past few weeks, Utah’s Democratic politicians, from city mayors to Congresspeople, have been throwing their support behind different presidential candidates.  As of Feb. 19, 2020, there are eight Democratic candidates still in the race — Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg,...

Four Candidates Announce Runs for ASUU Presidential Elections

Four Candidates Announce Runs for ASUU Presidential Elections

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

February 10, 2020

Update: The Madson ticket has been disqualified from this election cycle for failing to complete "the orientation for all Executive candidates" and "the mandatory diversity education" requirements by their respective deadlines as outlined in the Executive 2019-2020 Candidate Packet. As the university prepares for a new school year, the Associated Students of the University of Utah, the student government at...

No April Fools — April 1 Will Be National Census Day

No April Fools — April 1 Will Be National Census Day

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

December 28, 2019

  The U.S. Constitution requires everyone living in the United States to be counted every ten years. The first census was in 1790, and since 1902 the U.S. Census Bureau has owned the daunting task of documenting individuals living in each American dwelling — now over 300 million people. In...

Students for Bernie Pushing Forward During Democratic Primary

Students for Bernie Pushing Forward During Democratic Primary

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

December 23, 2019

  There are 15 candidates left in the 2020 democratic primary for the presidential race, with four clear frontrunners — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — and only a handful of months until the democratic candidate is decided. These campaigns stretch across ...

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...

Understanding Student Loans and How to Pay for School

Understanding Student Loans and How to Pay for School

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 20, 2019

  Dave Ramsey and Democratic presidential candidates have increasingly commented on the student loan crisis recently. The national student loan debt has skyrocketed to about $1.5 trillion. Higher education costs have more than doubled since the 1980s. On average, today’s graduates are taking ...

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship’s History at the U

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship’s History at the U

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 8, 2019

Since 1977,the Truman Foundation has awarded scholarships to students interested in public service careers. After a nationwide application process, The Truman Foundation selects between 50-60 Truman Scholars annually. They receive up to $30,000 each toward public service related graduate degrees, which...

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