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Rachel Piper

Digital News Editor, Online

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Care2 petition supporters delivered 60,000  petition signatures to Brigham Young University’s Abraham O. Smoot administration building, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to protest the school’s “Honor Code” and to ask the school to add an immunity clause shielding sexual assault victims from Honor Code investigations. BYU announces all campuses will now give Honor Code amnesty and ‘leniency’ to students who report sexual assaults
    Brigham Young University announced Friday it has formally adopted an amnesty policy for victims or witnesses of sexual assault, a move it had pledged ...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 10:09 am   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Shayla Baker, 14, is one of the teens participating in the nonprofit WriteOut writing bootcamp taking place at the end of June in Cedar City. WriteOut pairs big-named authors with Utah teens who want to write. It’s the first year of the camp, which offered scholarships to lower-income kids who wanted to attend and hone their writing. Writing is one of Shayla’s passions, along with music. Not having a computer, she does most of her writing on her phone. At Utah writing camp, teens will workshop stories with their favorite authors
    If Daniel Sigafus isn’t devouring a book by Utah fantasy authors Brandon Mull or Brandon Sanderson, he’s probably plotting a novel of his own. Most of...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 08:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy Humane Society of Utah Covfefe, center, relaxes with his new family on Friday. Trump typo pays off for a longtime Utah shelter cat named Covfefe
    A Utah cat has a new home, thanks in part to President Donald Trump. The Humane Society of Utah’s longest resident was a brown tabby named Sprite, who...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 08:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah author Emily R. King. Courtesy Erin Summerill Photography Utah author’s ‘The Hundredth Queen’ is the start of a fast-paced YA romantic fantasy
    Book lovers know that there’s nothing better than discovering a captivating new series — and nothing worse than waiting years to find out what happens...
    Updated May 26 2017 04:55 pm   |     |   Share