Students need to get checked

Students need to get checked

With this year’s winter season slowly retreating, so has sickness on campus. However, the threat of getting sick still looms over every student, especially those without health insurance.   That is the very reason the Health and Wellness Center, located in SC 221, was placed here at UVU. This university used to supply health insurance […]

1 on 1: Diamond dialogue

Jonathan Boldt and Alex Rivera chat about the upcoming season for the UVU baseball team.   Jonathan: It was really interesting talking to coach (Eric) Madsen. Most coaches would shy away from answering questions about joining another conference and just give the rehearsed answers, but he came right out and said their goal is to […]

Ambassador for world peace to speak to students

Hosted by the Peace and Justice Studies Program, Asha Hagi Elmi Amin will speak on Oct. 8 about the Sixth Clan as a Somali women’s initiative for participation on peace-building and political decision-making. Elmi Amin has dedicated her life to gaining a better and more peaceful future for her war-torn country, Somalia. At great personal […]

De facto Palestinian statehood

The Palestinian Authority has recently stated its intentions to form a de facto Palestinian state with or without the cooperation of Israel within two years. In a newly released 65-page document, significant changes to the Palestinian economy — which is currently being strangled by Israeli polices — and the construction of an international airport in the Jordan Valley are just two of the things outlined as being necessary for the move toward Palestinian statehood.

Arab-Israeli peace negotiations

The Obama Administration is set to unveil its much-anticipated plan for establishing a sustainable peace between Israelis and Palestinians at a pivotal point in the conflict. Among the key points expected to dominate the negotiations are the issues of settlements, the barrier wall, Jerusalem, house demolitions and confiscation of land, Palestinian refugees, access to water and borders.

Israeli Settlements in the West Bank

More than 300,000 Israeli settlers are living in illegal settlements built on Palestinian land, which has been occupied since the War of 1967 when Israel captured the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. International law states that an occupying power cannot transfer its own civilian population to the territory it occupies.