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Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

By Nicholas Rush

September 11, 2019

This article is part of a two-part series. Read the second part here.   In such a divided country ⁠— with an even more divided Congress ⁠— it is hard to take issue with bipartisan consensus. Such consensus came over the commuting of the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, owner o...

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

By Paij Chavez

September 7, 2019

The American criminal justice system needs a complete overhaul, as does negative societal attitudes towards people who commit crime and the stigmatizing language used to describe them. Whether it is used consciously or subconsciously, language can cause damage and dehumanization.  The word "criminal" is stigmatizing, isolat...

U Student Film Features Refugees Across the Valley

U Student Film Features Refugees Across the Valley

August 19, 2019

  A student film entitled "Refugee Voices" featuring student refugees and their stories of migration held its premiere Aug. 17 at the University of Utah College of Social Work. The film was part of an exhibit showcasing the refugee experience of coming to the United States. The film and accompanying ex...

Reese: Close the Camps

Reese: Close the Camps

By Isaac Reese

July 13, 2019

  It is undoubtable that the U.S. government and U.S. border patrol are currently placing thousands of migrants into what should be considered concentration camps. Since Donald Trump was elected, the U.S. government has become responsible for at least 24 deaths within these camps, seven of them children. They are also responsible for the effects of the inhumane immigration policies perpetrated by the Trum...

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

By Jacob Brown

March 24, 2019

  Much of what the early Mormon settlers endured during the early 19th century can be serialized as a relentless campaign of brutal displacement orchestrated by various pro-slavery state governments and politically frenzied mobs on the account of religion. While it is easy to morally critique...

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

By Andrea Alvarado

March 22, 2019

  The wall has been marketed as the sole solution to the influx of migrants to the United States-Mexico border. The president and his administration have held this enormous construction as a cure for all evils — despite there being little evidence to support this claim. Meanwhile, the pres...

Former President of Mexico Speaks At The U On Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

Former President of Mexico Speaks At The U On Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

By Amy Loret

February 15, 2019

  On Tuesday, Feb. 12, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox delivered a lecture at Kingsbury Hall on “Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations.” Bob Goldberg, director of the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, introduced Fox...

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

By Andrea Alvarado

January 29, 2019

  Although Fox News and President Trump have marketed the immigrant caravan as the greatest threat to the safety of America, the truth is that we should be worried about not what is outside of our borders, but inside. Legal and illegal immigrants in their majority are not violent criminals preyi...

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

By Elise Scott

August 22, 2018

My upbringing was defined by distrust and hyperbole. I was raised in a home that valued independence and privacy, hid emergency food storage in the basement, and nursed a vague distrust of a large, centralized government. These values likely stem back to my Mormon pioneer ancestors who sacrificed their ...

Barber: Hussein Tells Her Refugee Story

Barber: Hussein Tells Her Refugee Story

By Shaelyn Barber

April 20, 2018

The Utah Valley University Journal of Student Leadership has accepted Aziza Hussein’s story for publication. She wrote about her life as a refugee, her struggles with mental health, her personal growth as a leader and her own self-discovery. The journal will be published this month.  “One day I’m going to write my own book, but ...

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