Katherine Taylor

Katherine Taylor

Imagine you’re a nervous student, a freshman in college, on your way to take your first big exam. As you walk across campus, your heart is racing, you’re trying to remember your notes. As you round the corner and head toward the testing center, you see what looks like a giant stack of french fries - bright yellow and ten feet tall. For a second, your mind is not on the exam. You might laugh or feel a bit lighter for just a moment.

millennial Mormons are leaving the church at a higher rate than any past generation. LDS families are finding ways to bridge these faith divides.

In 2014, the Pew Research Center conducted a study of 35,000 Americans called the Religious Landscape Study. They found that about a third of all millennials raised in Mormonism no longer identify with the faith.


“This is just the beginning,” West High School Liz Love told the crowd gathered in front of the school. “Today, by walking out, we are telling our leaders and our lawmakers that we are watching and we are listening and we demand change.”

Last week, researchers with the Utah Women and Leadership Project released a summary of recent research entitled “Sexual Harassment: What Utahns Need to Know.”

“Sexual Harassment: What Utahns Need to Know” is a summary of research published by Utah Valley University’s Utah Women and Leadership Project. Dr. Susan Madsen is one of the authors of the research. 

At a February legislative town hall in Logan, Wes Carter and Kai Torrens were two of the youngest people in the room. They’re both Logan High School students and members of the Logan Environmental Action Force, or LEAF club.

 At Woodruff Elementary School, more than 60 families require a Spanish translator at parent-teacher conferences.
Katherine Taylor

At Woodruff Elementary School, more than 60 families require a Spanish translator at parent-teacher conferences. A parent liaison used to do all of them until she discovered a translation club at Utah State University. Three years ago, she partnered with Aggie Translators, which provides the elementary school and other local schools with dozens of free translators. 

Governor Gary Herbert’s Wednesday press conference included a discussion of mass shootings and how to prevent them. The exchange started with a question from Bob Bernick of Utah Policy.

At a Logan Municipal Council meeting earlier this month, council member Tom Jensen introduced an issue that could impact every Logan resident.

Southern Utah residents will have the chance to weigh in on the future of transportation in Washington County at the annual Dixie Transit Expo.

The Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization recently started working on an update to their Regional Transportation Plan. The plan will cover from 2019 to 2050 outlining which road and transit improvements are expected to become necessary within their boundaries, which encompass St. George, Washington City, Santa Clara City and Ivins City. 

As the 2018 winter Olympics begin, Utah lawmakers are announcing their support for an Olympic future in Utah.

On Wednesday, Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution in support of holding a future winter Olympics in Utah.

Four months after Hurrican Maria, much of Puerto Rico still has basic needs like light and clean water going unmet. Utah volunteers are trying to change that.

After FEMA was mistakenly reported to being pulling aid from Puerto Rico, several organizations, including those in Utah, are reminding Americans that much of the island is still without power and clean water.

This year, 18 Westminster College students will compete in the winter Olympics.
Maddie Bowman

By the time a college-age athlete reaches the Olympics, they’ve usually been training for about decade, with their sport as one of their primary focuses in life.

USU Offers Free Depression Screening For Students

Jan 31, 2018
At USU's health fair, students can get a free, confidential mental health screening, courtesy of university Counseling and Psychological Services.
Katherine Taylor

 Utah State University’s health fair is full of students wandering the booths, collecting the small offerings from various local businesses. Students get their blood pressure tested and spin wheels for prizes ranging from hand sanitizer to bags of goldfish crackers.

Katherine Taylor

Arie French, a student at Utah State University, chose to make a stencil portrait of Maya Angelou at Friday’s “Work in Progress” workshop in the Merrill-Cazier Library.


In Governor Herbert’s annual state of the state address, he celebrated Utah’s victories in 2017.

Katherine Taylor

During the Monday opening of the Utah legislative session, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser listed infrastructure as a priority for the 2018 session.


According to the Utah Department of Health, 44 youths between the ages of 10 and 17 committed suicide in 2017.

A new study by researchers Claudia Geist of University of Utah and Jennifer Tabler of University of Texas Rio Grande Valley looks at how retired heterosexual married couples ages 60 and older share household tasks. 

Ron Maxwell was born in 1949. Throughout his career as a filmmaker, including directing civil war epic Gettysburg, he’s been politically active as a conservative.


Last month, Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Mateo Rueda was fired after students in his class saw nude paintings in a set of printed cards as part of a lesson on color theory. 

In 2017, Julie Crabtree was Summerfest’s Best in Show, but she was still surprised to be chosen as this year’s featured artist.


On Dec. 4, an elementary school art lesson led to a controversy that drew international press coverage.

Reflections On The Careers Of Female Marine Corps Officers

Dec 28, 2017

Marianne Waldrop is the third of four generations of her family to serve in the Marine Corps. She is the only woman.

How To Put Safety First During The Holidays

Dec 22, 2017

Teresa Hunsaker is a family and consumer sciences educator with Utah State University Extension. When it comes to holiday safety, there are three categories to look out for: food, electricity, and toys.


Trust lands make up about 6 percent of Utah’s land. One important distinction to make is that trust lands aren’t public lands. They don’t fall under the same usage guidelines. Instead, they’re managed to make money for Utah public institutions. Utah’s public school system holds 96 percent of all Utah trust lands.