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DACA students call for path to citizenship

Local DACA activist, Alan Ledesma, talks about being limited from opportunities because of his undocumented status. Two recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program paneled a Pizza and Politics discussion with immigration attorney Marlene F. Gonzalez on Tuesday, April 17, in the Ragan Theater, to discuss the current state of the program and its impact on students at UVU. Alan Ledesma, a student at UVU and co-founder of the United Coalition for Undocumented Students, and Cristell Marcial, a fellow DACA recipient and student at UVU, shared their experience navigating the DACA program and shared the impact...

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Student research plays role in greenhouse operations

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Hidden on the top floor of the Science Building, one place stands like none other on campus: the UVU Greenhouse. Comprised of three rooms, each with its respective climate and purpose, this house of horticulture is home to various research projects and over 300 specimens of plants. Constructed in 2012, the 2,600 square feet facility was built to provide a platform for students to gain hands-on experience working with plants. Over the years, the greenhouse has been a frequent meeting place for both the Botany Club and Horticulture Club, as well as various UVU classes....

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