The Story Room
Amplify Utah’s inaugural project, in collaboration with nonprofit The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Community College, contributes diverse perspectives to local news through student journalism. An innovative approach focuses on important issues facing Utah communities and delivers stories to our free repository, providing sources for growing media engagement. This project models how community college students and journalists can bring multi-dimensional viewpoints to local news organizations and provide a source of growing readership.
We offer new voices for a new time by creating deep collaborations between community college media programs and local news organizations, and developing a means to share student reporting broadly.
Amplify Utah Stories
08-30-2023 by By Cristian Martinez
Flyers found on the South City campus in June prompt a discussion about ‘dangerous’ rhetoric and free speech.
08-28-2023 by By Sean Stetson
The program gives 16 incarcerated people their associate degrees, and seven more get certificates of completion.
08-26-2023 by By Paige Ney
The ‘guerrila gardening’ may appeal as a way to save the planet, but it can be illegal and an environmental risk.
08-17-2023 by By Kyle Forbush
Valene Peratrovich, aka ‘Valene MC,’ uses her show on KRCL to ‘talk about Natives the way I want to talk about Natives.’
08-16-2023 by By Teresa Chaikowsky
The event was designed to promote inclusion for transgender students in athletics.
08-15-2023 by By Kyle Forbush
Joey and Joseph Du Shane-Navanick helped get land acknowledgements on two SLCC campuses, and that’s just the beginning.
06-27-2023 by By Claudia Jahen
One study says ‘learners cannot be 100% sure’ that technological aids will help with the language.
06-23-2023 by By Ethan Udy
The gel, which is a long way from FDA approval, could change the way couples deal with contraception.
06-05-2023 by By Tyffton Bowman
With their Mexican-influenced burger, the company has amassed a devoted following.
06-04-2023 by By Tyffton Bowman
A large number of titles targeted feature people of color of LGBTQ+ themes and characters.
05-01-2023 by By Jenny Carpenter
Teachers can keep personal items, such as flags, in view if they “do not disturb the learning process.”
04-28-2023 by By Breanna Giang
One member calls the campus group “a club where I get to truly be who I am and belong.”
04-02-2023 by By Kristina Martinez
A couple talk about the tattoos they have and the meanings behind them.
03-24-2023 by By Nicole Spearman
Church leaders have countered with a class aimed at helping young adults get answers from reliable sources.
03-16-2023 by By Alexander Campbell
“Fast cars aren’t going to go away because we don’t have a track,” says one racer.
01-16-2023 by By Jude Macher
School programs and activists working to stop the “starving student” stereotype.
11-28-2022 by By Jacob Freeman and McCaulee Blackburn
University of Utah, Weber State and Salt Lake Community Colleges each have new programs in the works.
11-07-2022 by By Patrick Kennedy
Older students may face unique challenges, including childcare and the fear of not being taken seriously by younger classmates.
11-06-2022 by By Jude Macher
Despite some protests, “the future is now, and the future is big,” according to one Utah drag queen.
11-05-2022 by By Cristian Martinez
The uncertainty is “frustrating,” one DACA recipient said, as the case goes back to a lower court.
10-21-2022 by By Patrick Kennedy
Pantry offers dry goods, canned foods, fresh produce and hygiene products at four locations.
10-20-2022 by By Jonny Tollestrup
The program had some glitches at first, but student leaders report feedback is positive.
10-19-2022 by By Jenny Carpenter
No decisions made yet about whether to ban pride flags in Logan public schools
10-06-2022 by By Haily Askerlund
Black Menaces, known for asking tough questions and posting on TikTok, urges action statewide.
10-05-2022 by By Jonnathan Yi
Artist Lilian Agar’s exhibition was on display at SLCC this summer, and is at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute through October.
09-22-2022 by By Zane Smith
The trio behind Roots Arts Kollective are all alumni at Salt Lake Community College.
07-15-2022 by By Cristian Martinez
Spy Hop Productions teams with Salt Lake County Health Department for “Vax to the Max” campaign.
05-28-2022 by By Will Stamp
Most years, people gather to eat, pray and remember at the one-time Tooele County settlement.
05-21-2022 by By Cristian Martinez
Utah “Woman of the Year” Luz Gamarra knows what new arrivals need, because she was one in 2004.
04-27-2022 by By Cristian Martinez
College is working toward a federal designation as a “Hispanic-serving institution,” possibly by 2025.
04-25-2022 by By Will Stamp
Some see the Thin Blue Line flag as support for law enforcement; others note it has been taken up by white nationalists.
04-19-2022 by By Amie Schaeffer
Anton Piddubnyi and Valentyna Piddubna fell in love in Utah, and returned to Ukraine before the war began.
04-15-2022 by By Valene Peratrovich
A Native student says she feels ‘whole again’ with an in-person event, after the pandemic forced the gathering to go virtual.
03-16-2022 by By Alexie Zollinger
Short days and long nights can trigger winter depression, from which 5% of adults in the United States can suffer.
03-15-2022 by By Andrew Christiansen
At University of Utah and SLCC, reliance on part-time student help has meant higher turnover and sometimes a shortage of workers.
03-12-2022 by By Amie Schaeffer
After ‘multiple rock bottoms,’ Rachel Santizo graduated from SLCC and now helps people suffering like she did.
03-04-2022 by By Matt Didisheim
Salt Lake native Andrew Haraghey is one of several skiers who trains at the National Ability Center in Park City.
03-01-2022 by By Morgan Workman
The death of a brother sent the Bruins’ star guard on an unexpected journey
01-17-2022 by By Alexie Zollinger
Student leader wants more inclusive sex education, including references to trans and intersex people.
01-13-2022 by By Mike Adamson
Actors with autism portray a character on the spectrum, and a new elevator helps disabled patrons.
12-23-2021 by By Matt Didisheim
Salt Lake Community College filmmaker explores people who have more than one partner.
12-22-2021 by By Juliana DeMay
The pandemic has pushed more people to be able to work from home.
12-11-2021 by By Alexie Zollinger
Salt Lake Community College offers more comprehensive training.
12-07-2021 by By Juliana DeMay
And some tips to stay sharp on campus.
12-03-2021 by By Andrew Christiansen
The college says the problem is not unique among Utah’s higher ed institutions.
11-23-2021 by By Andrew Christiansen
Salt Lake Community College offers three other events honoring Indigenous contributions.
11-11-2021 by By Juan Rios
11-08-2021 by By Alexie Zollinger
Salt Lake Community College counselor encourages people to become social media literate.
11-06-2021 by By Juliana DeMay
The challenge is archived by the YWCA for those who missed it.
10-29-2021 by By Leilani Miller
Many transgender people associate their old name with deep trauma.
10-25-2021 by By James Seo
10-25-2021 by By Andrea Barboza
Maria Pastrana Lopez came to Utah to go to college
10-24-2021 by By Lauren Loock Wilcox
Women continue to be underrepresented in technology fields, but public school teachers are trying to create support early.
10-21-2021 by By Valene Peratrovich
Tribal activists and scholars have advocated for some schools to change their mascots
10-21-2021 by By Andrew Christiansen
Kinikini is first chief diversity officer at Salt Lake Community College
10-21-2021 by By Cristian Martinez
City Council collecting additional feedback on renaming more than 100-year-old community center
10-16-2021 by By Amie Schaeffer
The Center for Health and Counseling at Salt Lake Community College lowers barriers to entry, including cost and availability of services
07-06-2021 by By Cristian Martinez
DACA student came Salt Lake from Mexico at 10 years old
07-06-2021 by By Samantha Herrera
For kids raised in a different country than their parents, understanding a parent’s home country can help
07-06-2021 by By Anthony Najera
Mexican culture and history influences treatment decisions for some Utahns
07-06-2021 by By Andrew Christiansen
Anonymous donor funds project that should help reduce recidivism rates
07-06-2021 by By Kirsten Buker
Race Swami Swim Team’s motto is Si Se Puede, or Yes You Can
04-23-2021 by By Cristian Martinez
While the position received broad support from the college community, the spelling of “womxn” caused confusion.