Understanding sexuality in a religious community 

January 9, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Equality Utah sued the Utah State Board of Education Oct. 24, 2016 in order to repeal “no promo homo” laws. It wasn’t until Oct. 5, 2017 that the lawsuit was settled by the U.S. District Court. This lawsuit declared these “no promo homo” laws unconstitutional. The settlement requires public and charter schools to revise old […]

Utah leaders of Judaism address racism in the United States

December 5, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Police Blotter

November 3, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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

November 1, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Panelists unpack protests against confederate monuments

October 2, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Scholar bell hooks says to love and decolonize the mind

September 25, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

bell is back

September 9, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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Top 5 safe sex tips for students

June 3, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

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Black Student Union strives for university support

April 27, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Four members of UVU’s Black Students Union will take on new leadership positions and organize the upcoming events for the fall 2017 semester. Ever since the BSU started at UVU in 2013, members of BSU have experienced difficulties gaining representation because their marketing strategies failed. Despite that, the current president of BSU Madison Hanks, has […]