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The effects of COVID-19 persist for several, including two SLCC English professors

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Brittany Stephenson and Bernice Olivas still live with severe health issues several months after contracting COVID-19.
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Higher education reacts to CRT debate

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Utah students and educators weigh in on the debate over critical race theory.
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Utah joins the war on critical race theory

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Critical race theory, or CRT, remains a controversial topic throughout Utah and the U.S.
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‘Ni de aquí, ni de allá’: Navigating two cultural identities

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Hispanic and Latino Utahns describe the challenges of being raised in two cultures.
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LGBTQ students, advocates reflect on coming out in Utah

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Students and local advocates offer their perspectives about what it means to be LGBTQ+ in the state of Utah.
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Remembering Stonewall

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The Stonewall riots, which started June 28, 1969, effectively launched the gay rights movement.
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Local barber takes to SLC streets to offer free haircuts

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Cameron Dean offers free haircuts to Salt Lake City's homeless population.
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SLCC’s prison education program pushes through COVID to continue growth

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Although COVID-19 had a detrimental effect on the prison education program at Salt Lake Community College, dozens of incarcerated students continue to seek a brighter future.
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SLCC to recognize Juneteenth

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The Salt Lake Community College Faculty Senate recently voted unanimously to recognize Juneteenth as an in-class holiday.
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SLCC joins White House-led vaccine challenge

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Salt Lake Community College is participating in the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.
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Utah veterans reflect on Memorial Day

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As the nation pauses to remember its fallen military heroes, several Utah veterans share their Memorial Day memories.
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Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Utah’s Latino community

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Several members of Utah's Latino population explain their hesitation toward the COVID-19 vaccine.