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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, News Writer

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 ...

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

As a person who has lived in the state of Utah while being a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a non-member, I have had personal experience with the flaws within the separation of church and state. Utah has a large ​religious majority​ and it is only fair that those views...

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, News Writer

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...

Christopherson: Public Art Is Worth the Price

Christopherson: Public Art Is Worth the Price

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

September 26, 2019

Public art is vital to community development. Dr. Ruth Fazakerley, of the University of South Australia, has written that public art has an ability to provide culture in the public realm, "generating employment opportunities for artists, bringing art to those who might otherwise not encounter it and i...

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

August 23, 2019

  Less than two blocks away from the Salt Lake Temple, there’s now another landmark to Utah’s most famous faith. Although one allows far more four-letter words than the other, both are sure to inspire some unwavering devotion. “The Book of Mormon,” which is playing at the Eccles Theatre...

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

July 22, 2019

  In an effort to “[embrace] this peculiar place we call home,” Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has yet again given us "Saturday’s Voyeur." This roaring production has come to us as the conclusion of SLAC’s beautiful season and is a tradition of the theater to bring laughter and fun to ...

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

April 30, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah film professor Sterling Van Wagenen pleaded guilty in an initial Utah County court appearance on Tuesday to a count of the sexual abuse of a child. Van Wagenen's attorney stated that he will als...

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, Assistant Sports Editor

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...

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

By Amy Loret

April 2, 2019

  When faith and sexuality collide, stories involving personal feelings of grief and loss experienced by those in Utah and the University of Utah's LGBTQ+ community are common. "Grief, Faith, and Gay: Coping with Loss when Faith and Sexuality Collide" was hosted by the U's College of Social Work...

Parker Van Dyke Uses Mission Experience to Lead a Young Utah Team

Parker Van Dyke Uses Mission Experience to Lead a Young Utah Team

By Zach Janis

February 1, 2019

  For Parker Van Dyke, sports and religion have always been intertwined, and the two share equal parts in his life. Currently a senior for the University of Utah's Runnin' Utes, Van Dyke joined the team in the 2011-2012 year. As a freshman, he played in 23 games for the Utes and had a prod...

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