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To Binge or Not To Binge: Episode 61: ‘Mindhunter’

To Binge or Not To Binge: Episode 61: ‘Mindhunter’

By Weston Wood, Arts Writer

October 4, 2019

WARNING: This review contains mild spoilers for the Netflix show "Mindhunter." Netflix has a lot of original movies and television series, especially ones that no one is seemingly interested in watching. They think that they'll get you to try them if they just spam all the new ones on the front pag...

The University of Utah Moves to Dismiss Lauren McCluskey Lawsuit

The University of Utah Moves to Dismiss Lauren McCluskey Lawsuit

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer

September 25, 2019

On Sept. 20, 2019, the Utah Attorney General filed for the dismissal of Lauren McCluskey’s case on behalf of the University of Utah. McCluskey’s parents filed a lawsuit against the University for the mishandling of their daughter’s case last October, which they claim led to her death. The mot...

Juvenile Expungement Clinics Coming to Utah

Juvenile Expungement Clinics Coming to Utah

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer

September 22, 2019

This fall and winter, the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice is hosting two Juvenile Record Expungement Clinics throughout the state of Utah. These clinics work with students to expunge juvenile records, which may follow them into adulthood unknowingly. Many adults assume that their juvenile records w...

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer

September 2, 2019

  Early last week, President Ruth Watkins conducted her monthly report to the University of Utah’s Academic Senate. Her address came shortly after the University Police Department announced the departure of their spokesman, Dan Metcalf, who will be leaving the department after only six months...

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer

August 29, 2019

  “The loss of Lauren McCluskey and Mackenzie Lueck were tragedies that I believe have permanently changed this campus and our commitment to safety. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our student body, are with their family, friends, and loved ones as they continue to mourn their deaths," said...

Chavez: Stop Blaming and Start Advocating For Victims

Chavez: Stop Blaming and Start Advocating For Victims

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

August 25, 2019

Victim-blaming continues to come up in cultural conversations, but unfortunately, traditional media perpetuates this more often than it's deconstructed by it.  A 2016 article from The Atlantic provides a comprehensive breakdown of why victim blaming is a pervasive phenomenon in our society, citing the “just world hyp...

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

Not All Crimes Make it into the U’s Annual Clery Report

By Justin Prather, Print Managing Editor

August 21, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. In 1990, then-President George H.W. Bush signed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act into law. Commonly known as the Clery Act, the legislation’s creation was the result of efforts by Constance and Howard Clery after their daughter, Jeanne, was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Lehigh University dorm room by another...

Chavez: In Fiction Criminal Justice Seems Simple. Reality is Far More Unfair.

Chavez: In Fiction Criminal Justice Seems Simple. Reality is Far More Unfair.

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

August 1, 2019

  This article refers to sexual assault and rape. While it is not explicit, reader discretion is advised. Does anyone else who started watching "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" when they were just 10 years old now look back on it with slight concern, or is it just me? The series is on NB...

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

July 18, 2019

  Last month, Utah state legislators and stakeholders held this year’s first meeting of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force. The purpose of this group is to study and make recommended changes to criminal penalties in the Utah Code related to aggravated murder, tax fraud and other crimes....

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

DA Files Charges Against Man Accused of U Student MacKenzie Lueck’s Murder

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

July 10, 2019

  Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill formally filed charges against the man accused of kidnapping and killing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, faces felony charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a human b...

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