Author: Caitlin LaVange

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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bell is back

Topic becomes teacher as hooks returns to UVU Prominent feminist theorist, professor and author bell hooks will be attending UVU for a third time Sept. 19-21. This time she will help teach a philosophy course for a week which focuses on works by hooks and by French philosopher Michel Foucault. She is known within academia as articulating the intersectionality of race, class, and gender and how patriarchy affects us all. Hooks also discusses how capitalism is part of a perpetual force which reinscribes issues of racism, sexism and oppression within society. Mike Shaw, professor of philosophy, and John Christensen,...

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Darah Snow achieves director position for Multicultural Student Services

Darah Snow has been appointed to the position of director for UVU’s Multicultural Student Services as of summer 2017. Snow said that part of her role as director is to enhance the already critical resources and advising that MCSS provides. “I want to make sure that when we’re saying that we’re ‘fostering a community of student success here’ that we really are doing that in our different initiatives and student programs and we’re ensuring that we are validating our students’ experiences,” Snow said. Multicultural Student Services was renamed in 2012. Prior to that, it was known as the Multicultural...

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Top 5 safe sex tips for students

McKhelyn Jones | News Editor As maturing adults in Utah County, it’s important to speak to all types of students about sex. Whether you practice abstinence, are sexually active, uninformed or just curious, here are tips from educational organizations about safe sex. Students for Choice educates students about safe sex on campus and is a great source of information. “I do what I do because I’ve had family members and friends who have been hurt or needed this information and didn’t have it. … Our goal is to inform students about sexual health. We want to be approachable to...

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