Positivity: Good News During A Pandemic

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The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of us. I know that I can’t go more than five minutes without seeing the escalating turmoil caused by COVID-19, and with so many of us stuck at home, reading harrowing pandemic updates, stewing in our stress, and dealing with isolation, I think we can […]

Poetry month celebration

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Eleven poetry boxes are placed throughout the University of Utah’s Red Butte Garden. This month and next, they contain the winning poems of Red Butte Garden’s annual Poetry Month contest. Alas, you cannot see them because the Garden is closed. But here’s one. You can also view all the winning poems at www.redbuttegarden.org/garden-poetry-walk. We’ll also […]

The people and plants are fine

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Freak explosion destroys infrastructure at the Green Team Farm Late Sunday night on March 24, the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Green Team Farm in downtown Salt Lake City suffered a catastrophic explosion and fire to the heart of their operation. The core of the farm was made up of two 40-ft. shipping containers which had been […]

Hindu community leader Rajan Zed to open Utah congressional sessions with Hindu invocation

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On March 13 and 14, Hindu chaplain and statesman Rajan Zed will open Utah’s congressional sessions with Hindu prayer in the House and Senate, respectively. Both original Sanskrit and English translations of the prayer will be recited. The Sanskrit language is one of the world’s most ancient and is considered sacred among Hindus. Included in […]

Breaking Barriers While Breaking Fast

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The sun is completing its daily routine outside the window of Cedars of Lebanon, tucked in the middle of downtown Salt Lake. May 30 (the 14th day of the month-long celebration of Ramadan), at 8:51 pm, the official time of sunset, glasses of water and hefty plates with food of every color of the rainbow […]

Editor’s Notebook July 2017

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Last month at the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet, CATALYST took home 12 honors for stories we published in 2016. We competed against nondaily papers throughout Utah. We received four first place awards, three second place awards, three third place awards and two honorable mentions. Note that we garnered all awards in the Medical/Science […]

 
 
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