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Here’s what Biden’s SAVE plan means for Utah student loan borrowers

The Biden-Harris administration announced a new income-driven repayment plan called Saving on a Valuable Education, which will forgive nearly 4,000 student loans across Utah.
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It’s all fun and games with SLCC esports

As the national popularity of esports continues to grow, a path to success now exists for gamers at Salt Lake Community College.
Hop Into College - July 28, 6-9 pm, West Valley Center

West Valley Center’s ‘Hop into College’ event returns July 28

Salt Lake Community College will host lowriders and other festivities during the free "Hop into College" event July 28 at its West Valley campus.
Twin brothers Joey, left, and Joseph Du Shane-Navanick pose in front of a land acknowledgement plaque

Two brothers work to promote diversity and Native American heritage at SLCC

Joseph and Joey Du Shane-Navanick, twin brothers from the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, have helped reshape the college experience for other Native American students at Salt Lake Community College.
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‘People’s Great Salt Lake Summit’ seeks to push elected leaders to do more

Conservation groups, community leaders and members of the public will discuss issues facing the Great Salt Lake and potential solutions during a summit July 15 at the Miller Campus.
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Trans Sports Ball Day serves as a space for all to exercise, have fun

SLCC hosted Trans Sports Ball Day on June 26 to promote inclusivity in athletics for transgender students and athletes.
Muslim Heritage Month - Redwood Campus - July 6 to July 27, 2023

SLCC to celebrate Muslim Heritage Month for first time; 4 events set

Salt Lake Community College will recognize Muslim Heritage Month with four events spread throughout July — marking the first time the school has ever done so.
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Utah’s indie bookstores are leading the charge against school book bans

A large number of book titles targeted by state law feature people of color as well as LGBTQ+ themes and characters.
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Music shapes SLCC’s Juneteenth celebration

Bruins and members of the community gathered outside Tuesday to celebrate Juneteenth at Salt Lake Community College.
Valene MC standing outside the KRCL studio

SLCC student promotes ‘Indigenous excellence’ through community radio

Valene Peratrovich, who hosts "Living the Circle of Life" on KRCL, utilizes the radio show and other media platforms to elevate Indigenous people and cultures.
Trixie Mattel strikes a pose while wearing a black dress and boa

Photos: Trixie Mattel, Icona Pop headline Loud and Queer concert

World-renowned drag queen Trixie Mattel and Swedish music duo Icona Pop headlined the concert, titled "Loud and Queer."
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Juneteenth arrives this Monday. Here are some upcoming celebrations open to all.

Salt Lake Community College and other organizations around the valley will celebrate Juneteenth next week with music and other festivities.