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USU Students Wear Red for Slain UofU Student

Herald Journal Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

Michael Scott Peters, president of the Utah State University Student Association, admits when it comes to his closet, the color red is hard to come by since he wears so much blue cheering on the Aggies. But he managed to find a red T-shirt and wear it Monday to show support for the University of Utah and ChenWei Guo, a UofU student from China who was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking Oct. 31. ... Peters advertised the initiative at a recent USU event and on his Twitter feed, which showed a poster asking students to “Stand up against violence. Wear red with us” Nov. 6. ...  Peters hoped wearing red Monday made an impact with USU students, even those like him who did not know Guo. ... The death of Guo “hits close to home” for Elijah Toa, who is from Clearfield and has friends and family who attended UofU. “You send your child to go to this school, to get an education, to be safe because it’s a better environment than they’re currently growing up in, and then they die — that’s just really sad,” Toa said. “The main message of today was to really to stand against violence and really make aware to everyone that we care about one another. I think that’s a message that’s very televised here at our school.”

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