UVU pens letter to students on the election, unity.

November 6, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute UVU leadership sent out a letter to students and faculty  encouraging unity and inclusion amidst the ongoing election on Nov. 2.  The letter, signed by President Astrid Tuminez and other key leaders, encouraged students to remember the values that make campus a special place.  “We value and encourage freedom of speech and expression, knowing that […]

UVU post-election committee offers support to students

November 2, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Near the end of September, J.C. Graham, UVU’s director of Crisis Services, reached out to multiple groups across campus to establish a neutral initiative intended to provide support for students after the election. Individuals from various Students Affairs departments, such as Student Health Services, Ombuds, Multicultural Student Services, LGBT Student Services, Center for Social Impact […]

How US elections actually work

March 29, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Nov. 8, tens of millions of Americans went to their local polling station to cast their ballot and elect the next President of the United States. Except that’s not actually how it works. When we vote for a candidate, we’re actually voting for their designated electors. But who are these mysterious electors, how are […]

Meet Utah Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz

November 3, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s easy to forget that on November 8, Utahns will be casting their vote for more than just our next president. The race for Utah’s next governor is well underway, with incumbent Republican governor Gary Herbert defending his position against Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz. Weinholtz was a third-generation factory worker, who worked full time while […]

Trump using campaign money to fatten his own wallet

August 31, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new report shows that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has spent nearly $7.7 million on his own companies since May of this year. According to Federal Election Committee filings, the cost of rent for the Trump Tower, Trump’s campaign headquarters, went from $35,458 in March to $169,758 in July. He has also spent $260,000 […]

Is now the time to “Feel the Bern”?

May 24, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re a follower of the Sanchez Chronicles, i.e., my articles, then it’s probably not difficult to observe that I lean more to the left than the right on the topic of politics. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I’m a supporter more of who has the better interest in what’s best for our country, […]

Heroes hiding in plain sight: Voting line tales

November 6, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Those that doubt freedom breeds greatness, or believe America is no better than any other country, haven’t met Johann Camarena. His masterful way of weaving a verbal tapestry of his life story and what it means to be a true American hero is nothing short of an experience of a lifetime. Camarena has been there […]

Racing for Orem’s District 60

October 29, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The candidates for the District 60 seat in the House of Representatives prepare for the election following a campaign focused on education and surrounded in scandal.