Author: Jared Stirland

Blake Oakey resigns as Vice President of Clubs amid controversy

Blake Oakey has resigned from his position on UVUSA as vice president of clubs, which was confirmed by UVU student body president Birch Eve, and a post on Oakey’s Facebook page. The resignation comes in the midst of controversy surrounding a letter to the editor that Oakey wrote to the UVU Review during the 2016-2017 UVUSA student council elections in which he posed as an African-American student.  Oakey has since wrote an apology letter which you can read here. Oakey didn’t want to comment on the resignation at this time but in a post on his Facebook page, he...

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Students protest war rhetoric on campus, promote peace

The UVU Peace and Justice Club organized a protest April 13 at UVU.  Members of the club who participated in the protest held signs in the hallways that said, “God bless America Everyone.” “We are protesting the war rhetoric of political candidates such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, as well as the over 20,000 American bombs dropped on Syria last year. This is a place where the peaceful people of Utah will be using their voices,” said Oakley Hill, one of the protest organizers. The protest was in conjunction with the UVU peace building through the arts class...

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Sexual assaults on UVU Clery Report raise cultural questions

Chandler Christensen | Senior Staff Writer Jared Stirland | News Editor Carrie Laudie | Editor-in-Chief The sexual assault statistics on UVU’s Clery Report, an annual crime report required of all colleges and universities that receive federal funding, are mysteriously low compared to other universities and colleges in the state. The Jeanne Clery Act is a consumer protection law that was passed in 1990 with the purpose of informing the public and potential students about crime on college and university campuses. “The problem with that is that it’s arguably a very small picture of crime because most crime doesn’t get reported,” said...

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Write in candidate challenges status quo

The 2016-2017 student body presidential elections at UVU have taken a strange turn, similar to the national presidential elections, with the emergence of an anti-establishment candidate sending waves of controversy rippling through UVUSA’s traditional election process. Jordan Goodrich, an integrated studies major at UVU, is actively promoting himself as a write in candidate for student body president. “I ran for president when I was in fifth grade, and tragically lost to my friend, but I ran against the wrong guy, because his aunt was like the vice president or something, so I have some experience with being the underdog.”...

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UVU alumni helps raise single-parent scholarship fund

Garret Stirland Senior Staff Writer Adam Webb, a UVU entrepreneurship graduate, partnered with the nonprofit agency Going Beyond Borders in 2014 to create a scholarship fund for single-parent students enrolled at UVU.Earlier this month nearly 200 guests attended a formal dinner and a silent action, which brought in almost $50,000 dollars for the scholarship fund. “I listened to three single moms at a UVU donor luncheon express with tears how deeply scholarships had impacted their lives,” said Webb in a written statement. “They explained how the financial pressures of raising kids alone forced them to choose between work and...

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