Porter Goodman told his family he was leaving Utah and heading to Connecticut for his new summer job in January 2016. He kept in constant communication with his family, specifically his mother, regularly updating his family with texts and phone calls. Everything seemed normal.
Elections are over, but Provo continues to provide opportunities to improve voters’ civic engagement. BYU, Provo City and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provide many opportunities for individuals around Provo to improve their communities on the local, state and even national levels.
BYU alumnus Evan McMullin, independent presidential candidate for the 2016 presidential election, responded rapidly on Twitter during Donald Trump’s first “thank you” rally speech as Trump went off on McMullin.
This year’s presidential election solidified the idea for some BYU students that politics. Some expressed they were “fed up” with the vast amounts of negative rhetoric this election season, especially on social media.
With recent stabbings in Salt Lake City and Minnesota, a knowledge of University Police precautionary methods against stabbings and other incidents of deadly force can help students know what to do if a similar situation were to happen at BYU.
Thanks to the National Park Service, admission to every national park in America will be free on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.