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Recognizing and Avoiding Microaggressions

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We’ve seen posters around campus with mentions of microaggressions, but what are they actually? What harm do they cause? How do we make sure we avoid them? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines microaggressions as, “a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such […]

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How to be an Ally

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“Ally” is a word you hear a lot lately, and being an ally is something all of us can do. But, before you can know how to be an ally, you have to know what an ally is. According to Merriam Webster, an ally is “a person or group that provides assistance and support in […]

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What is Juneteenth?

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“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.” Those are […]

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Whats Your Favorite Dining Spot?

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On-campus dining has been modified to better promote social distancing and to promote the health and wellbeing of community members. This means dining options on campus may be limited to carry-out service only, reduction in seating to help provide distance between seats, and the development of a meal pick-up scheduling mobile app to allow residents […]

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New to Utah? Here’s a Guide.

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Utah is a pretty cool state. I’ve lived here my whole life, so I can’t totally relate to out-of-state students, but I’m not from anywhere near Salt Lake City. People from the valley often ask, “but aren’t you from Utah?” when I say I’m going to visit my parents for the weekend as if it’s […]

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Why Don’t We Use the Drum and Feather?

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One thing you might notice about housing at the U is the distinct lack of a drum and feather logo anywhere in our buildings. A lot of people see the drum and feather as a cornerstone or university culture but don’t always realize that this logo is only intended for athletics, and specifically the Utah […]

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How to: Getting Involved on Campus

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I think that getting involved on campus is the most important part of your college journey. It’s so important to find a community that you belong to, to find friends you’ll stick with for the four years of college (or more), and to feel that you’re an important part of the University of Utah. Students […]

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A Resident’s Take on the Packing List

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We all know that when you are preparing to move off to college, you need to plan it out and ensure you have everything you might need. After all, you won’t be at home anymore, so every little convenient thing a household might have will no longer be as readily available as it once was. […]

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The Best Guac Ever

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I got this recipe when I visited Cancun over the summer, and it is BY FAR the best guacamole I’ve ever had in my life. I promise this won’t turn into a recipes blog, but it is nice to have a place to find easy, healthy party snacks… right? Ingredients: Two avocados (fre sh avaca […]

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A Literary Guide to Heritage Commons

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When you’re trying to learn what all the different terms we use are before you move on campus, it’s easy to be confused. I want to help clear that up for you.  Heritage Commons For starters, Heritage Commons is the part of campus where most of our on-campus housing is located. If you go on […]

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