Author: Caitlin LaVange

Utah leaders of Judaism address racism in the United States

Interfaith Student Council hosts Jewish identity panel Written by Alecia Epeneter and Caitlin LaVange Photo by Caitlin LaVange The reality of the Holocaust is fading, according to Cantor Wendy Bat-Sarah, a member of the anti-semitism panel, which included Utah’s Jewish religious leaders organized by UVU’s Interfaith Student Council Nov. 28 in the Classroom Building. Bat-Sarah said that the current state of American civic discourse has become hateful speech as a way of entertainment. “Nazis and Jews have become caricatures in pop culture,” she said. Bat-Sarah mentioned the mystery escape room in Salt Lake City which includes a puzzle-solving game...

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Police Blotter

Pharmacy Burglary Oct. 11 — 1:37 a.m. Officers arrived at 245 East and University Parkway to assist Orem Police officers with stopping a burglary in-progress involving a pharmacy. Officers searched the area and did not find any suspects. They left the scene without further action. False Alarm Oct. 11 — 6:19 a.m. An officer responded to the National Guard building regarding an alarm that had been set off. Upon arrival, the officer met with the commanding officer and gained entrance to the building. The officer was unable to locate anything suspicious and left the scene. Crosswalk Incident Oct. 11...

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Utah County will have largest population in the state according to 2017 projections

Photo by Michelle Rivas Utah County will almost triple its population and nearly equal Salt Lake County’s population by 2065 according to Andrew Jackson, a member of Mountainland Association of Governments in Utah and panelist on the Utah Trends and Challenges in Local Government panel that was organized by the Political Science Department Oct. 25 in the Classroom Building.    According to the State of Utah Data 2017 projections, Utah county’s population will be the largest county in the state of Utah by 2065, Jackson explained “That brings with it growth and jobs, we’ll have more population growth than...

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Panelists unpack protests against confederate monuments

Photo by Michelle Rivas It’s not a debate over history,  according to Paul Reeve, professor of history at the University of Utah. The statues are manifestations of a reassertion of white supremacy, he said. The Black Student Union and University College organized a panel where they talked about the controversy surrounding the statue of Robert E. Lee Sept. 27 in the Classroom Building. As part of UVU’s Ethics Awareness Week, the four panelists were asked for their perspectives on what historical monuments symbolize to different people and the racial tensions in Charlottesville, VA. “Historians have documented when these statues...

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Scholar bell hooks says to love and decolonize the mind

An open dialogue with bell hooks Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez “Everybody in this room works differently, loves differently, has sex or no sex differently because of feminism said bell hooks Sept. 20 in the Ragan Theater. The auditorium filled past its 400-person capacity with overflow into room 213b.  hooks, who lowercases her name, dedicated the time to author Terry Tempest Williams. She said that Williams is an advocate for environmental concerns and that women who are engaged in this struggle are often ignored in comparison to the attention given to men. hooks started by reading different passages, speaking about the...

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