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US government begins shipping free COVID-19 tests. Here’s how to order

The federal government purchased one billion rapid COVID-19 tests to distribute to Americans for at-home use.
A Kyle Rittenhouse supporter in Kenosha Wisconsin standing near Bradford High School

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted: Students react

After fatally shooting two people and injuring another in August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted by a jury on Friday.
Maria Pastrana Lopez stands in front of Utah State Capitol

SLCC student traveled to U.S. to chase childhood dream

Maria Pastrana Lopez immigrated from Colombia to the United States to fulfill a dream career in medicine.
Sign reads "Justice for George"

Derek Chauvin found guilty in murder of George Floyd

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday on two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris participated in a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

2021 presidential inauguration calls for unity

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president, respectively, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.
Joe Biden applauds

Joe Biden projected to win 2020 presidential election

Projected victories in Pennsylvania and Nevada will give Joe Biden enough electoral votes to become the 46th president of the United States.
Trump speaks as Biden waits his turn

Trump, Biden square off in final presidential debate

The final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden gave viewers a clearer contrast between the candidates and their policies.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2016 portrait

Notorious RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves undeniable impact

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Sept. 18 at the age of 87. Learn more about her and what happens next for the court.
Estercilia Simanca Pushaina gives a presentation

Attorney, author advocates for future of Wayuu people

Colombian-Wayuu author and attorney Estercilia Simanca Pushaina discussed her advocacy for the indigenous Wayuu people Feb. 27 at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Poster for Exonerated Central Park Five event

Who are the Central Park Five?

Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana of the Exonerated Five will appear at SLCC on Feb. 18. Learn more about their wrongful conviction in the Central Park jogger case.
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Presidential impeachment trial holds little interest to young voters

SLCC students share their opinions on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Taj Mahal reflecting pool

Photos: India Study Abroad Program

View new photos of the SLCC India Study Abroad program.