This is a conversation with Elyse Jost, an opinion writer for the Daily Utah Chronicle, and Sydney Duncan, an African American student at the U. Sydney is from Texas. We touch on unique perspectives concerning racism in the South, and in America at-large. The conversation was sparked by Elyse’s article, about the prevalence of racism on Greek Row at schools such as SMU. Very provocative, I hope you all enjoy it!
Today for campus news we cover the Million Student March happening nation wide with commentary for and against it concerning the protest on campus that happened Friday for free tuition and deft forgiveness.
Local news we shared Utah BLM’s master leasing plan dealing with oil fields things that effect the climate.
National food for thought around the news U should know is the refugees coming in to the state from Syria and a raise in concern over terrorist being present in their ranks.
World news we touch on ISIS and how they attacked France and other countries recently, spreading fear, with commentary on how we should respond with more love, even force, and reformation.
How will connectivity improve thoughtful engagement? What’s the main motivator for social media? Can it improve democratic society?
Texas-born, Avery Holton is a voice for “connectivity” at the U. His award-winning studies recently identified a gap between personal identity and journalistic enterprise. Our conversation picks up at LNCO 2149, where personal identity, relationships, and culture come together around the challenges of social media.
Are you creative, intentional, collaborative? Do you seek outlet for your phenomenal ability and skills before you graduate?
This conversation is about doing something with your education as you learn. The payoff is all about U.
Innovation is using leftovers to fuel your life with something wildly tasty. Forever. Warming to the topic of innovation culture and “intentional community” at the U, Troy D’Ambrosio lit up like a Christmas tree, as the campus Shuttle squeaked behind us along Ft. Douglas Blvd.
Chances are, if you’re a gamer, you have precious little time to spare right now from playing Fallout 4. But if you’re the kind of person who can listen to the radio while you play a game, then we think you’re going to enjoy this episode. We talk about Fallout 4, and all of the announcements and hype from Blizzcon (just give me Overwatch already!)
If gaming isn’t your favorite realm of The Geekdom, we also talk about new movies we’re excited for (Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Star Wars VII, Warcraft). Solar tells us about seeing Chris Hardwick live and stories about The Talking Dead.
We also watch Shia watch Shia for a little bit. Definitely don’t want to miss that.
Today we went over the police report from campus, the LGTBQ issues on homosexual relationships.
Big stories and food for thought today was on University of Missouri President resigning over racial issues.
People in different cities are protesting the minimum wage to be raised to $15.
Lizzy Palmatier is a foster-care hero, Philharmonic violinist (she smiled huge when she said so), and candidate for Miss Utah. Her involvement with Together We Rise inspired gratitude and love, after spending a day reuniting 200 siblings at Disneyland. Listen as Lizzy tells the tale at Larry Gardner Concert Hall. Find out how you can help children who need it.
“My goal is to find more foster parents. Right now there are over 400,000 Foster children in the US (2,700 of them in Utah) but only 186,000 Foster parents (13,000 of them in Utah). This means that there are thousands of children who are needlessly suffering.”