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Independent student news outlet challenges status quo at BYU

Prodigal Press allows student journalists and contributors to freely cover topics that may be frowned upon at Brigham Young University.
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Sundance Film Festival moves fully online amid COVID-19 surge

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival will be an online-only event after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
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SLCC will require face coverings until Feb. 7

Following Salt Lake County's latest public health order, Salt Lake Community College will require the use of face coverings until 5 p.m. on Feb. 7.
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School’s response to racial incident divides Utah community

A diversity assembly at Sky View High School featured a music video that has stirred up emotions among the community in Smithfield.
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SLCC students gather to remember Harvey Milk

Salt Lake Community College students gathered on 9th and 9th in Salt Lake City for the third annual Harvey Milk Vigil and Remembrance event on Nov. 27.
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How the internet has affected mental health treatment

The internet has gotten some things right; mental illness is not the exception.
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Preview: Salt Lake Harvey Milk Vigil and Remembrance

SLCC is co-sponsoring the third annual Harvey Milk Vigil and Remembrance on Nov. 27 in Salt Lake City.
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The happiest state? Highlighting the reality of suicide prevention in Utah

A 2021 WalletHub study listed Utah as the happiest state in the nation, but suicide and mental health statistics offer a harsher reality.
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Hispanic Heritage Month: What it means to students

SLCC students discuss Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the positive influence and contributions Hispanic Americans have had in the United States.
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Women’s March rally protests restrictive abortion laws

More than 1,000 people rallied against the Texas Heartbeact Act and similar anti-abortion legislation in Utah on Oct. 2.
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Sex education in Utah: What students did — and didn’t — learn in the...

Sex education is required curriculum in Utah high schools, but students say the classroom isn’t where they are learning the most.
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SLCC supports Afghan refugees by donating supplies

Salt Lake Community College students and staff are supporting efforts to relocate and welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees.