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Shou Zi Chew, CEO of TikTok, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on January 31, 2024 in Washington, DC.

The clock’s ticking on TikTok

Ashley Murray, Utah News Dispatch March 14, 2024

WASHINGTON — Citing major national security concerns, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that effectively bans TikTok unless the company splits from its Chinese owner ByteDance...

Sundance Film Festival Egyptian theatre.

News Quiz 01/23

Brisa Odenthal, News Editor January 23, 2024

Questions: 1. Which republican candidate suspended their presidential campaign on Jan. 21? a. Donald Trump b. Vivek Ramaswamy c. Nikki Haley d. Ron DeSantis 2. What is the name of the film festival...


News Quiz 4/4

Tim Costello, News editor April 4, 2023

Questions: 1. NASA has recently announced that there will be a four-person mission named Artemis II who will be returning to explore the moon’s vicinity in 2024. How long has it been since humans have...

Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested, requesting his followers to protest.

News Quiz 3/21

Tim Costello, News editor March 21, 2023

QUESTIONS: 1. What frozen organic fruit has been recalled from multiple stores across the nation after being linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A? A. Raspberries B. Blueberries C. Strawberries D. Bananas 2....

The Great Salt Lake is the eighth largest terminal lake in the world. It continues to face issues regarding drought.

News Quiz 10/25

Tim Costello, News editor October 25, 2022

QUESTIONS 1. Lea Salonga is performing with the Tabernacle Choir this holiday season for their annual Christmas concert. What Disney Princesses did she provide the singing voice for? A. Belle and Ariel...

The now Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted to acquit Trump in the second impeachment trial, putting our democracy at risk. Photo credit: Aubree Eckhardt

Loyalty over democracy: the cowardice of the Republican Party

Rebecca Gonzales February 24, 2021

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends,” George Washington said in his farewell address, given Sept. 17, 1796, “they are likely in the course of time and things to...

The Operation Toussaint documentary film follows Tim Ballard in an undercover mission in Haiti to rescue sex trafficking victims. (Courtesy of Operation Underground Railroad)

Operation Underground Railroad working to take down human trafficking

Ally Nelson November 18, 2020

The human trafficking industry makes roughly $32 billion each year, according to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. The Polaris Project, the organization that handles the U.S. National Human Trafficking...

This combination of pictures created on October 22 shows US President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22. (Brendan Smialowski and Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Biden and Trump’s possible paths to the presidency

Daryn Steed November 4, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are locked in a heated battle for the presidency.As of Nov. 4, both nominees have plausible paths to win office. Biden currently leads with 248 electoral...

The vice presidential campaign was held in Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus on Oct. 7. Photo credit: University of Utah

The conclusion of the first and only VP debate

Jennifer Greenlee October 7, 2020

In a much more civil affair than the previous presidential debate, the first and only vice presidential debate concluded at the University of Utah on Oct. 7 at 8:30 p.m.With Susan Page, Washington Bureau...

The University of Utah displays signs for the VP Debate on Oct. 7. Photo credit: University of Utah

What does the U.S. Vice President even do?

Jennifer Greenlee October 7, 2020

With the vice presidential debate in the rearview mirror, many may be wondering what the role of vice president of the United States does in his, or now maybe her, time. Modern vice presidents are...

The University of Utah displays signs for the VP Debate on Oct. 7. Photo credit: University of Utah

A national debate engages students at the campus level

Jennifer Greenlee October 7, 2020

Before the words “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” had even entered the daily vernacular, the University of Utah had been selected to host the vice presidential debate. Since the university...

Hydroxychloroquine was found in a recent study to have no benefits for COVID-19 patients. (Pixabay).

Do you know your news?

Jennifer Greenlee June 8, 2020

1. Which police department had 57 police officers resign from the emergency response team after two officers were suspended for pushing a 75-year-old protester to the ground?a. Sante Fe, New Mexicob. Buffalo,...

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