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My Journey (So Far) As a Vegetarian

My Journey (So Far) As a Vegetarian

By Alisa Patience

July 16, 2017

I've been a vegetarian for six weeks. Like most things, it has had its struggles and advantages. First of all, I love meat. I love ribs, steak, chicken, brisket, sea food and ham. Especially the way my dad barbecues. I made this decision because the animals that meat comes from are treated poorly before...

No One Wins in a War

No One Wins in a War

By Alisa Patience

July 6, 2017

First and foremost I want to say I respect every man and woman in our military service. However, wars are unnecessary, and all they do is bring pain and suffering to every country, including those countries that “win.” I am thankful to live in a country where I have cleaner water than most and...

Every Young Person Should Work A Customer Service Job

By Alisa Patience

July 1, 2017

Every job I've had so far has been customer service related, from my first job as a Sales Associate at Rue 21, to my current job working at Panda Express. I've had six jobs in three years, and from each one I've learned a lot. When I turned sixteen I told myself I wouldn't work in fast food, but I quickly...

Utah’s Poor Air Quality Is Driving Families Apart

Utah’s Poor Air Quality Is Driving Families Apart

By Alisa Patience

May 23, 2017

Utah’s motto used to be that we have the “greatest snow on earth,” but how could that still be the case considering how dirty the snow has become due to pollution? The air in Utah isn't only ruining the state's reputation for good snow, it's also ruining families, including mine. Salt Lake...

Remakes And Sequels Aren’t Getting Old

Remakes And Sequels Aren’t Getting Old

By Alisa Patience

May 9, 2017

Dystopian futures, children with special powers, a group of friends who rule the school, a misunderstood character who wants to take over the world. These are just some of the many tropes that are repeated over and over again in countless books and movies, yet they never fail to pique the interest of...

Lessons I’ve Learned As a Freshman In College

Lessons I’ve Learned As a Freshman In College

By Alisa Patience

May 2, 2017

Classes are about to end, but the damage from the mental stress will remain with me forever. In addition to the fact that the world is flooding, we're going to blow ourselves up and that artists in the 16th century were undeniably sexist, I've learned important life lessons that have changed me whether...

Negative Views of Piercings and Tattoos Should Be Re-examined

Negative Views of Piercings and Tattoos Should Be Re-examined

By Alisa Patience

April 28, 2017

For years tattoos and piercings have been stereotyped as negative and as a sign of a criminal personality. There are several TV shows about tattoo art, and according to most surveys, just thirty percent of adult Americans have one or more tattoos. Villains in television and movies are often seen with...

Fearless Girl Statue Strikes Fear In Men

Fearless Girl Statue Strikes Fear In Men

By Alisa Patience

April 26, 2017

On March 7, 2017, a statue was put up on Wall Street across from the symbolic Charging Bull. This statue, called “Fearless Girl,” is a simple bronze statue of a little girl, facing the bull, hands on her hips, standing fearlessly. It isn't surprising that certain people, especially the creator...

Humans Should Respect Animals in Coexistence

Humans Should Respect Animals in Coexistence

By Alisa Patience

April 23, 2017

Humans share the planet with about 8.7 million other species, according to BBC News recent estimates. The Cross River gorilla, Eastern Lowland gorilla, hawksbill turtle, Malayan tiger, Sumatran elephant, blue whale and the monarch butterfly are just some of many endangered species we share earth with....

How to Help When Things Come Crashing Down

How to Help When Things Come Crashing Down

By Alisa Patience

April 16, 2017

College is overwhelming and it’s perfectly normal to be stressed and anxious. However, it is important to note that this is not the same as having an anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 18 percent of adults have an anxiety disorder and according...

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