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Protestors, speakers at Environmental Ethics Symposium strive for open conversations

“We think conservation is a big issue that should be educated about, but also the rights of individual animals, as well as species, should be something that is also discussed. Not just how humans can help conservation efforts,” Nicasio Nango said.

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Orem City Council candidate talks to UVU students about upcoming election

“There are many things that affect their everyday lives, things like affordable housing and zoning rights, bikeability and the sustainability of a city. It’s something that matters to a new voter or someone who just turned 18, because these are the people that are going to be living in the city the longest.

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UVU students and congressional hopeful protest climate change

Joining over 5,000 protests, in over 140 Countries around the World, UVU students came together to protest Friday, Sept. 20. Led by Russ Fugal, a candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, these students gathered outside the Fulton Library to protest peacefully for an end to the use of fossil fuels to avoid further climate breakdown.  […]

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5 things to know about Prop 5

What is Prop 5? Proposition 5 will allow the construction of a student housing village that will provide 1,600 beds to the growing community of UVU students by allowing a rezone. Orem city passed Ordinance No. O- 2018-0005 to rezone a residential area consisting of 9.58 acres to the PD-48 student housing zone earlier this […]

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UVU hosts Republican John Curtis, Democrat James Singer in 3rd district debate

Congressional candidates, Republican Rep. John Curtis and Democrat James Singer, debated in front of a live audience Oct. 23 for Utah’s Congressional 3rd District seat in the Sorensen Center’s Grande Ballroom. The debate, which consisted of a UVU student panel, was moderated by David Magelby, a professor of political science at Brigham Young University, and […]

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Students, professors protest American Bullfighting event

Photos by Johnny Morris Conflict clouded the Freestyle For Hope Shorty Gorham’s American Freestyle Bullfighting event Sept. 29, as bullfighting enthusiasts were met by animal rights activists on their way into the UCCU Center. “It’s inappropriate for universities to hold events like this that use animals for entertainment,” said philosophy professor and protest organizer, Karen […]

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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 […]

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Funding free college raises concerns

Chase Thomas spoke about favoring college education that is free of student debt, and he suggested that funding could be found in existing government budgets. Photo by Lincoln Op’t Hof At the Pizza and Politics session on education that was held in the Ragan Theater on March 13, attendees and panelists voiced concerns about making […]

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Candidates present for diversity officer position

Candidates for the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer presented to students, faculty and staff on March 14 and 15. The candidates include Alicia Chavira-Prado, Yudi Lewis, Daniel Teraguchi and Tommy Stevenson. Chavira-Prado received her doctorate in anthropology at the University of California and became a diversity administrator at Ohio University following a career as a […]

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UCAS students join national walkout 1 month after Parkland shooting

Students mourn lives lost and protest gun control Photos by Kimberly Bojorquez A month after the Parkland school shooting, UCAS students participated in a planned protest by walking out of class March 14, for 17 minutes, to honor the 17 who died. UVU students across campus participated in the walkout, while dozens of UCAS students, a […]

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