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LDS Indian students celebrate Hindu festival Diwali, reminisce about traditions from home

Indian BYU-Hawaii students said they celebrate the Hindu festival Diwali even though they’re Christian out of respect for their culture. They said celebrating it on Oct. 19 wasn’t the same without their family’s food, decorations, and lights.

Lower taxes on the rich will result in more jobs for college graduates, says economics professor

After a CNN town hall debate on Oct. 18 between Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders on tax cuts, BYU-Hawaii Professor of Economics Gale Pooley said lowering taxes on the wealthy can help students secure a job after graduation.

#MeToo shows improvement in discourse on sexual assault and harassment

The #MeToo movement is an effective way to raise awareness and show support for those who have experienced sexual assault and harassment, said BYU-Hawaii students.

DeVos plans to replace Obama-era Title IX policies, allows flexibility in dealing with accused students

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced her plans to implement a new policy that will allow colleges to have more flexibility in balancing the rights of accused students, according to the New York Times.

California law requires long-term care professionals use preferred pronouns for transgender patients

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill No. 219 into law, which demands long-term care professionals to address senior transgender patients by their preferred pronoun, according to the Associated Press.

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