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Patience: Canvas Makes Classes Manageable

Patience: Canvas Makes Classes Manageable

By Alisa Patience

March 26, 2018

One of the biggest advantages college has over high school is Canvas. It took me a while to learn how to use it properly, but when I did, school became much more manageable. Have you ever had multiple backpacks for different days, so you switch folders, books, notebooks back and forth just to end...

Patience: There Are Better Ways to Get Students’ Attention on Campus than Through Tabling

Patience: There Are Better Ways to Get Students’ Attention on Campus than Through Tabling

By Alisa Patience

March 13, 2018

There are over 32,000 students attending the University of Utah, and every day thousands of them walk across campus trying to get to a specific location — usually as quickly as possible. Having a large population of young adults in one place makes campus a great spot for advertising, protesting and...

Patience: Not All Defense Mechanisms Are Healthy

Patience: Not All Defense Mechanisms Are Healthy

By Alisa Patience

March 12, 2018

Defense mechanisms: we all have them. A defense mechanism is exactly what it sounds like, a mental or emotional defense used to protect us from stress and pain. As college students, we endure a time of intense change and stress, so we use them often. While many are common and seemingly helpful in getting...

Patience: Separation of Church and State is Not Responsible for Tragedy

Patience: Separation of Church and State is Not Responsible for Tragedy

By Alisa Patience

March 12, 2018

These words are found all over our social media feeds: “Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in schools? Sincerely, a concerned student. ... Dear concerned student, I’m not allowed in schools. Sincerely, God.” Despite what many people think, violence has not been increasing. According...

Patience: The Humanities Needs Female Leadership

Patience: The Humanities Needs Female Leadership

By Alisa Patience

March 9, 2018

It may seem that with all the other problems in the world — terrorism, gun violence, climate change — that feminism shouldn’t be priority, but it absolutely should be. Feminism is the fight for gender equality for all genders, sexualities and races. Sexism is still a problem right here on the...

Patience: Schools that Teach Protest Should Allow Protest

Patience: Schools that Teach Protest Should Allow Protest

By Alisa Patience

March 6, 2018

The Parkland Florida school shooting has inspired students at schools all over the country to participate in school walk-outs as a form of peaceful protest against the government's inaction regarding gun violence. These walk-outs have caused school administrators to threaten their students with detention...

Patience: Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Patience: Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

By Alisa Patience

February 28, 2018

“It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” The famous last line in multiple “King Kong” adaptations perfectly represents the contrasting views people hold of gun violence, which caused the death of 17 students in Florida earlier this month. President Donald Trump and many other...

Patience: College Prepares Us to Fail in the Real World

Patience: College Prepares Us to Fail in the Real World

By Alisa Patience

February 24, 2018

Is the University of Utah teaching students what we need to know for the real world? This is a complicated question. To me, the real world implies living on your own, having a job, paying taxes and keeping up with current events. Another issue is that by the time we’re in college, we are already...

Patience: Just Leave Vegans Alone

Patience: Just Leave Vegans Alone

By Alisa Patience

February 22, 2018

Lent, the Christian religious tradition of giving up something one loves for forty days, has begun. Many use this time as a way to re-start their New Years’ Resolutions, and — already — I’ve heard several students say they are giving up all animal-related products to become vegan for Lent. Some...

Patience: U’s Security Escort Service Needs Improvement

Patience: U’s Security Escort Service Needs Improvement

By Alisa Patience

February 18, 2018

The University of Utah is good about campus safety, and it has increased its efforts since Halloween, 2016, when someone reported a rape in broad daylight at gunpoint on campus. The campus is well-lit, there are emergency phones scattered around and the university even has a campus escort system which...

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