Beyond Campus

Local Utah theaters stream films online, replicating in-person experience until pandemic subsides

During the COVID-19 pandemic, studios were forced to slow down production, preventing new movies from releasing into the Hollywood pipeline. Highly anticipated films like “James Bond: No Time to Die,”...Read More

University of Utah volleyball coach balances time management, full-time job after giving birth during pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit mid-March of 2020, it seemed as if everyone’s lives were put on pause. For Malia Shoji, things were just ramping up.  Pregnant at the time, Shoji spent the duration...Read More

Salty Science Series offers insight into potential environmental impacts of Great Salt Lake

In the early 1980s, the Great Salt Lake had an elevation of just over 4,000 feet and a surface area of about 2,300 square miles. Rich with minerals and home to a variety of animal species, the massive...Read More

Westminster joins other Utah colleges in opposing bill that would bar transgender girls from female sports

President Beth Dobkin signed a joint letter with other Utah colleges Feb. 27 opposing HB302, “Preserving Sports for Female Students.” The bill, which is under consideration in the Utah Legislature dur...Read More

‘It’s been a godsend’: Outdoor patios, to-go beers are the new bar hopping

Before COVID-19 hit, Fisher Brewing Company in Salt Lake City based its business on community and social gatherings in the taproom or on the patio. Because the pandemic stopped people from gathering i...Read More

The Paint Mixer class safety, painting and drinking

Despite the lack of social events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, local businesses in Salt Lake City are devising ways to keep companies afloat — while also providing a sense of normalcy to the...Read More

Weekend concerts keep Kilby Court afloat through pandemic with limited attendance

Kilby Court, a popular live music venue among Salt Lake City locals, began offering limited capacity shows in October 2020 to adapt to the demands of a live music venue during the ongoing COVID-19 pan...Read More

How Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” poem will inspire future generations

National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman rose to the occasion in her Inauguration Day poem “The Hill We Climb,” offering words of hope that sought to fortify and unite a nation that has been divided...Read More

University of Utah begins Eccles Inclusion Week

On Feb. 1, 2021, the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah kicked off their third annual Eccles Inclusion week, shifting this year’s lectures into a virtual format. The series will...Read More

At Camp Last Hope, community protects unsheltered people

Posted to a wall underneath the I-15 overpass near 900 South, a banner reads “We are all related.” The sign oversees a mid-sized campus of unsheltered people on couches and lawn chairs, tents and teep...Read More