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Common Ground: Finding Support in Secular Groups

Common Ground: Finding Support in Secular Groups

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 11, 2019

  There is a stigma surrounding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the University of Utah and in the surrounding areas. Your membership in the church, or lack thereof, often serves as a baseline for judgment. Although, when non-members and ex-members seclude themselves, they elimin...

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Morgan Barron, Josh Petersen, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Elise Scott, and Jacob Brown

April 10, 2019

  What is the Church's Influence on You? While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant religion in the state of Utah, individual experiences with and within it are hardly monolithic. At the University of Utah, students pursue an education in an environment that regu...

Family on the Field: Utah Football Team Bonded by Their Mutual Beliefs

Family on the Field: Utah Football Team Bonded by Their Mutual Beliefs

By Brayden Ramsay

April 10, 2019

  When you think of University of Utah football, you think of family. Throughout the 126-year history of the Utah football program, family has always been a major aspect of how things run. There is a special bond between players that is evident on and off the field — a bond that not many programs...

Sonnenberg: White Religious Conservatives and the Utah Pro-Life Movement

Sonnenberg: White Religious Conservatives and the Utah Pro-Life Movement

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

April 10, 2019

  The Utah March for Life was smaller than you’d expect. Utah has a reputation for its social conservatism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stances on controversial topics often influence the opinions of its membership. The Church teaches that “elective abortion for pe...

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

By Nicholas Rush

April 8, 2019

  The first-ever professor of Latter-day Saint studies at the University of Utah, award-winning author Paul Reeve, has been appointed chair of the Latter-day Saint Studies Steering Committee. According to the Tanner Humanities Center, the committee was initiated in 2010 to “encourage vibrant...

Intramural Sports Maintain Inclusion, Religious Garb or Not

Intramural Sports Maintain Inclusion, Religious Garb or Not

By Casey Overfield

April 8, 2019

  Athletes choose to play or not play college sports for any number of reasons. They might be tired of their sport, they might have different academic aspirations or they might not be able to perform at the collegiate level. For those high school athletes, an abrupt stoppage of play can be detrimen...

The Intersection of Video Games and Religion

The Intersection of Video Games and Religion

By Christopher Payne

April 8, 2019

Video games and religion have long had a rocky relationship. Themes of escapism and hedonism that accompany any form of entertainment media often seem to clash with religious themes of spiritual growth, social consciousness, generosity, righteousness or worldliness. Even as games continue to take ...

Teaching the Bible as Literature: U Professor Jacqueline Osherow Explores the Bible’s Literary Value

Teaching the Bible as Literature: U Professor Jacqueline Osherow Explores the Bible’s Literary Value

By Hannah Keating

April 8, 2019

  Jacqueline Osherow is a professor in the English department currently teaching a section of ENGL 3030, The Bible as Literature. The class studies all of the books of the Hebrew Bible from a literary perspective rather than a religious approach.   Roots in Text While growing up in Philadelphia, P...

He Survived Conversion Therapy. Now, He Wants To Make Sure No One Else Has To

He Survived Conversion Therapy. Now, He Wants To Make Sure No One Else Has To

By Christina Giardinelli

April 5, 2019

  University of Utah student Nathan Dalley grew up a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orem, Utah. He knew that he was not like most of his peers from a young age, however. “I knew I was different pretty early on, probably when I was about five years old,” he sai...

Brothers On and Off the Field: How Faith and Friendship Go Hand in Hand

Brothers On and Off the Field: How Faith and Friendship Go Hand in Hand

By Sammy Mora

April 5, 2019

  Since he began attending the University of Utah, Devonta’e Henry-Cole knew that he wanted to be involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Coming to Utah from Boca Raton, Florida, he was unsure of how to take the first step. What he didn’t know was one of his teammates a...

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