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SLC Hosts the UN for 68th Annual Civil Society Conference

SLC Hosts the UN for 68th Annual Civil Society Conference

By Angelyn Ramos

September 10, 2019

  For the past 50 years, the United Nations has not held conferences outside of its own headquarters. In the summer of 2018, the U.N. announced that they would be holding their first conference outside of New York in the summer of 2019. On Aug. 26-28, 2019, the 68th annual Civil Society Conference took place in Salt Lake City at th...

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

By Elise Scott

September 5, 2019

  The University of Utah is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Sharp architectural silhouettes, clusters of trees and bright lawns frame its picturesque open spaces, providing students a relieving glimpse of mountains and cityscape between classes. Unfortunately, these scenic views are n...

Salt Lake’s ‘Love Letters’ to the Aesthetics of Print and Typography

Salt Lake’s ‘Love Letters’ to the Aesthetics of Print and Typography

By Abigail Bowé

September 3, 2019

  If an art exhibit dedicated to fonts and letters sounds a little odd, rest assured that it is, but in the most whimsical way imaginable. "Love Letters," a temporary museum being held at the Gateway, invites audiences to immerse themselves into the form, function and nostalgia of the alphabet....

Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

By Sheely Edwards

August 30, 2019

Last November, over 75% of all active, registered voters in Utah turned out to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tens of thousands of new voters were registered across the state, and hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls for the candidates they supported. The $11.4 million race between now-Congressma...

Christopherson: Eliminating Big Oil’s Impact, One Garden at a Time

Christopherson: Eliminating Big Oil’s Impact, One Garden at a Time

By Nain Christopherson

August 27, 2019

This summer, I participated in a literature seminar on oil culture, a course about the ways in which oil supports and even fuels modernity. Unsurprisingly, our readings and discussions about plastic pollution, cancer, environmental racism and other issues associated with crude oil and its products have...

Chavez: Curating Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

Chavez: Curating Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

By Paij Chavez

August 27, 2019

The media and advertising we are exposed to shape our worldview. Every day we are bombarded with images and stories that are trying to sell us something — food, fashion, lifestyle, etc. The continuous growth of marketing in social media is so pervasive that it takes strong intention to step back and...

Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

By Nain Christopherson

August 19, 2019

Utah’s teacher shortage has garnered increasing public attention over the last year, thanks in large part to a few organizations and government agencies who've made addressing the problem a top priority.  And for good reason — high teacher turnover and declining enrollment in teacher training programs...

Excitingly Fresh and Innovative Theater at Salt Lake’s 2019 Fringe Festival

Excitingly Fresh and Innovative Theater at Salt Lake’s 2019 Fringe Festival

By Abigail Bowé

August 6, 2019

  It's okay to admit it — most of the Hollywood blockbusters to have come out this summer are lackluster. Notable critics left and right have rebuked the sour trend, but frankly, it's no surprise that stocks in the movie industry have fallen following this season's menagerie of unnecessary remakes, sequels and reoccurring instances of off-putting C...

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

By Abigail Raasch

August 1, 2019

  Throughout history, social dancing has been an integral part of many communities. During times of struggle and hardship, people would join together with good music and dance it out. We now live in a generation where dancing isn’t as much of a cultural norm. Our world has had the wonderful...

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

By Kennedie Starr

August 1, 2019

  Earlier this month, protestors gathered to speak up against the controversial inland port, a future development project which would transform northwest Salt Lake City into a global import and export hub. The inland port would likely increase air and rail traffic through the state and is bein...

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