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Maxfield: Critical thinking is necessary in Utah politics and religion

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By Lynda Maxfield

April 26, 2020

  Questions and complaints about Utah’s State Legislature from the public are frequent and welcome. Similar inquiries about Utah’s predominant religion from its members — concerning church leadership and ideologies — are frowned on and are therefore less common. In Utah, 73% of the popula...

Reese: The NCAA should boycott BYU

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By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

April 26, 2020

  Brigham Young University is a private institution and has used this status to legally discriminate against LGBTQ+ members of its student body. This has caused severe mental and spiritual harm to LGBTQ+ students. BYU is infamous for its honor code that regulates the personal life of all BYU stude...

Students Race to Get Married and Change Church Plans amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 6, 2020

  As everything but non-essential jobs close to hopefully halt the spread of COVID-19, a staple in the lives of many University of Utah students has also been closing — church.  Many different churches, such as the Presbyterian church, have held services via livestreaming, and Pope Fra...

LDS Church Releases Statement on Feminism

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By Natalie Colby, News Editor

January 25, 2020

  In the January 2020 issue of the New Era, a magazine for the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church published a statement on their view of feminism. The statement emphasizes that the church believes men and women are equal but different, with distinct roles within...

Starr: The LDS Church Should Preserve The Outreach Community Garden

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By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

December 26, 2019

Community gardens serve a greater purpose than merely harvesting heirloom tomatoes and organic greens. Caring for fruit trees and beehives on a community plot can teach lessons beyond the growing seasons and protect keystone species. Managing plots brings distinct benefits, like promoting public health and...

Women in the LDS Church Applaud Recent Changes, Hope For More

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By Natalie Colby, News Editor

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 ...

LDS Church Pushes Back Against Proposed Bills that Would Ban Unethical Therapy Techniques

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By Natalie Colby, News Editor

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...

The University of Utah’s OBGYN Clinic Explains Premarital Exams

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By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 24, 2019

On Sept. 9, 2019, Dr. Jen Gunter posted an article to her website which brought to light an exam colloquially known as a “Premarital Exam”. The article included screenshots from the U's gynecology webpage, which encouraged patients to "get ready for your wedding night with a premarital exam."...

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

  White nationalist activity is on the rise in the United States, and the state of Utah is no exception. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah’s most dominant religious and cultural influence, has always had fringe white nationalists within its membership, many of whom first ...

The U and BYU Share A Founder, But Similarities Stop There

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By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

June 12, 2019

  Brigham Young University has recently come under scrutiny for their honor code, including their severe disciplinary actions toward reported students. On April 12, BYU students and alumni gathered on campus to protest against the honor code. The tenor of these protests isn't a call to eradicate...

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