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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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Crimson Nights Recap

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It’s the Union Programming Council’s (UPC) biggest event held twice a year… Crimson Nights! If you haven’t heard of Crimson Nights, it’s a bi-annual, late-night, campus-wide party with dancing, food, activities, music and more! Just last week, the UPC’s Crimson Nights board put together a pride themed Crimson Nights event.  If you missed going last […]

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How to Make Friends in Campus

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As a person with a bit of social anxiety, I understand how hard it is to make friends on campus. Even so, there are some tips and tricks I’ve learned that have helped me to make friends, despite that doubtful, anxious voice in your head. It’s important to have a strong support system in college to […]

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So, What’s it Really Like Living On Campus?

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As the April 1 traditional housing application priority deadline quickly approaches, we sat down with Kailey Gilbert to hear about her experiences living on campus. Are you interested in living on campus next year? Log in to CIS and complete an application in Housing U by April 1!  Kailey is a first-year student living in […]

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How to Use the Campus Gym as a Novice

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Going to the gym can be intimidating, especially when you’re unsure of what you’re doing. However, there are several perks of going to the gym like improved fitness, socialization and mental health. While it can be scary, there are several ways to utilize the campus gym as a novice—all you need is your UCard!  Run […]

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A Living Learning Community Experience

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Application season is among us, including housing applications! The first deadline to approach is March 10 for students interested in Living Learning Communities (LLC) or Themed communities (TC). To apply, log in to CIS and complete an application in Housing U.  Students can apply for two types of housing in their application: LLCs/TCs or traditional […]

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Residential Education

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Have you ever wanted to dive deeper into some of the topics your RA introduced you to? The blogs below are a great place to start and learn more about some of the topics you and your RA will explore throughout the year. More on Residential Education: What’s the Big Deal With the Resident Satisfaction […]

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