Utah legislature passes controversial transgender athlete bill

March 25, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently the Utah State Legislature passed House Bill 11 which, if signed by Governor Spencer Cox, will put in place a ban on transgender student-athletes from participating in women’s public school sports. H.B. 11, which passed in the Utah State House on March 4, is a part of a trend of bills that have passed […]

Student Life seeks to increase fees, day two of student fee hearings

January 25, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Student Development & Well Being department is seeking a $2.47 increase to its portion of student fees to continue funding for running programs and to account for a future Cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA). The hearing was conducted on Jan. 20 in the student council chamber. Marissa King, director of student leadership and involvement, presented on behalf […]

Don’t pave Utah Lake

January 10, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Utah Lake has long been the subject of animated debates between locals, with topics from recreation to conservation to misinformation about the ecosystem. Now these conversations are making their way to the front page, as a new proposal forces the hand of the state legislature. In 2018, House Bill 272, also known as the “Utah […]

University VP sponsors bill to limit future mask requirements at universities

June 24, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kate Hickman contributed to this report. During May’s special session of the Utah Legislature, UVU vice president Val Peterson sponsored a bill that restricts state universities from requiring masks and COVID-19 vaccinations as a prerequisite for attending in-person classes. After passing in the House and Senate, HB 1007 was signed by Gov. Spencer Cox and […]