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Three Tips to Begin Skiing or Snowboarding as a Student

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New to skiing or snowboarding? Here are some beginner tips!   Here at the University of Utah, we are fortunate to be located within an hour’s drive to seven ski resorts. If you are looking to hit the slopes but are clueless about where to start. You’re in luck! Speaking from experience, here are my […]

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The Origin of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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The Origin of Indigenous Peoples’ Day   Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to be a full history of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but rather a brief overview of its origin.               Last week—Oct. 10—was Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and I was curious about the origin of the day. When I was younger, I remembered […]

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Hidden Gems in Salt Lake City

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New to Salt Lake City? Need something to do to give yourself a mental break? Or maybe you want to go explore downtown with some friends! Here are five hidden gems in Salt Lake City that you should visit! Kilby Court Are you a music lover? Well, you’re in luck! Kilby Court is a local […]

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How to Order Food at Urban Bytes

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How to Order Food at Urban Bytes One day, I walked into Urban Bytes for breakfast, and I could smell chocolate chip pancakes cooking on the stove. I excitedly walked up to the counter to grab my pancakes, when I realized you had to order them first! I sheepishly scanned the QR code, and to […]

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What to do in the Student Life Center

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The George S. Eccles Student Life Center is a state-of-the-art facility – opened in 2015. This building has all the necessities you might need including group fitness, personal training, indoor courts used for multiple sports, the crimson lagoon, and so much more.  Crimson Lagoon is a 50-meter pool that is perfect for swimming laps, private […]

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Feeling Homesick? Here are FIVE tips to overcome the feeling!

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First things first, it is totally normal to feel homesick. No matter how far away home is, it’s where the heart is so the transition to college life can be difficult. Some people may have an easier transition than others, but it’s okay to miss home. My transition into college was a struggle, to say […]

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Roots: Understanding the intersectionality and origins of pride

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Trigger Warning: This blog post briefly discusses suicide and police brutality as it relates to LGBTQ+ history. After moving to Salt Lake City last August, I was disappointed that I missed the extravagant pride festivities here in the valley. However, it gave me a moment to reflect on identity, visibility and what it means to […]

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Utah Bucket List

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As an out-of-state student, moving to Utah has involved a ton of new experiences. From its huge snow-capped mountains to its vibrant city life, Utah has a lot to explore. I’ve decided to dedicate my first year at the University of Utah to exploring my new home. Since this beautiful state has so much to […]

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Salt Lake City’s Must Try Restaurants

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One of the perks to living on campus is being so close to downtown Salt Lake City. I have never lived so close to a city before, so it’s been fun exploring different parts of Salt Lake during the week to catch a break in between studying. I’m from Utah and would frequently go to […]

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Letter to a Future Resident: Part 3

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Just over two years ago, I sat down to write the first Letter To a Future Resident, it was at the start of an experience that would change all of us so much more than we knew—a global pandemic. Last year I wrote another, this time speaking on my eager excitement, a broken arm and […]

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