Author: Kimberly Bojorquez

Orem residents campaign to stop housing development

Student housing project plans to house 1,600+ residents Not everyone is in favor of the Palos Verdes project, which is the proposed five-story housing complex planned to house over 1,600 residents in four buildings by the fall 2019 semester.  Organizers from the Let Orem Vote campaign have begun a petition against the Palos Verdes project in order to overturn Orem City Council’s decision to rezone the land’s use for the housing development located near 1000 South and 400 West, which is in-between UVU and Lakeridge Junior High School. With a growing student population of over 37,000 students, UVU does...

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Candidate drops out of UVUSA race amid allegations of sexual assault

Student body president appoints interim vice president of activities UVU Student Association vice president of activities, Dustin Draper, has withdrawn himself as a candidate for student body president and an interim vice president of activities has been selected, according to student body president Rob Smith. Draper, who has been the vice president of activities since May 2017, took to Facebook Tuesday, Feb. 27 to refute allegations of sexual assault.  “I have been accused of absolutely terrible things in wake of the UVUSA elections. I am here to state that these accusations are false and I immediately reported them to...

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Mitt Romney greets UVU students after announcing campaign run for US Senate

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, who ran as the Republican Party’s nominee during the 2012 presidential election, visited UVU Feb. 16 hours after he announced his campaign to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Romney posed in photos with students for half an hour as volunteers asked for student’s signatures in order to gather the signatures necessary to get him on the ballot. Earlier this year, Sen. Orrin Hatch announced he would not be seeking re-election after serving as the GOP’s longest serving senator. Romney had originally planned to announce his run Thursday, Feb. 15, but...

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Advocacy group defends medical cannabis use

Photo by Michelle Rivas When Christine Stenquist went to her father, a former narcotics officer in Florida, for advice on trying medical marijuana to remedy her health symptoms, he approved. Stenquist and Tom Paskett from Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education, also known as TRUCE, advocated for the pros of legalizing medical marijuana at a Pizza & Politics event Jan. 23 at the Ragan Theater. Stenquist, president and founder of TRUCE, and Paskett, police director of TRUCE, shared their stories in what interested them to advocate for medical cannabis. When Stenquist was 24 years old, she was diagnosed...

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It’s lights out for Hatch

Hatch is a “fighter” for his own interests We weren’t even a week into 2018 when it was announced that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest running senator in U.S. history, announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2018. In a video statement posted Jan. 2, Hatch recounted President Trump calling him a fighter. “I’ve always been a fighter,” Hatch said in the video. “I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and I brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington. But every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time...

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