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Williams: Becoming An Active Listener

Williams: Becoming An Active Listener

By Brook Williams

April 26, 2018

It’s almost the end of the spring semester, but it’s never too late to refresh a skill we can all work on: active listening. As “self help-y” as this sounds, we could all become better active listeners. If our community worked on improving this skill, we would become better friends, lovers, students,...

Williams: Handling Addiction Misconceptions Through Meditation

Williams: Handling Addiction Misconceptions Through Meditation

By Brook Williams

April 23, 2018

We all know someone who has struggled with an addiction, whether it be an eating disorder, alcoholism or an addiction to pills or hard drugs. Maybe it’s you, your mom, your sister, your best friend or a distant aunt. These days it's seemingly impossible to find someone who has never encountered an ad...

Williams: It’s a Stretch to Call Money the Root of All Evil

Williams: It’s a Stretch to Call Money the Root of All Evil

By Brook Williams

April 19, 2018

A saying you hear bounced all over the world is, “Money is the root of all evil.” Money has both benefited our society and created selfish motives that divide politics, families and other types of community. The phrase is based on a Bible verse, 1 Timothy 6:10, which states, “For the love of mon...

Williams: Making Room for Tiny Homes in Utah

Williams: Making Room for Tiny Homes in Utah

By Brook Williams

April 10, 2018

Utah needs to consider changing its zoning regulations and housing codes, especially in the city, to accommodate housing options that take up less space. Salt Lake City is growing exponentially, and it makes sense that housing regulations need to keep up with the growth rate. So, what better way to do...

Williams: Smart Speaker Hacking

Williams: Smart Speaker Hacking

By Brook Williams

March 26, 2018

Smart speakers including Amazon's Echo Dot and Google's Home are all the rage. Compared to the price of an iPhone or laptop, the Echo Dot is a steal and a must-have. To me, these devices are the beginning of a long and treacherous Black Mirror episode. How much more technology do we need before we start...

Williams: Keeping Busy Builds Ambition

Williams: Keeping Busy Builds Ambition

By Brook Williams

March 16, 2018

Keeping kids busy with an array of activities provides them with a well-rounded social life. Children will have opportunities to expand their interests and realize who they are, who they could be and who they want to become. Growing up, I knew many teenagers who were actively involved in both sports...

Williams: Spring into Spring

By Brook Williams

March 14, 2018

With spring finally here, I think we can all agree that feeling the sun on our faces is going to be refreshing. Although it seems that it has been a short winter this year, the snowy days seemed to reek of gloominess. Statistically, it has been proven that when the days are longer and the sun is out,...

Williams: Social Media Enhances Opposition

Williams: Social Media Enhances Opposition

By Brook Williams

March 6, 2018

Oh, the joys of the freedom of speech. Over the past few years people have become more opinionated on a wider selection of topics. We see it on every platform, enhanced by news outlets and all forms of social media. It can be difficult to decide if this has become a good or bad thing when considering...

Olympians Should Use Social Media to Increase viewership

Olympians Should Use Social Media to Increase viewership

By Brook Williams

February 16, 2018

The Olympics have never had as low a viewership as it has in 2018. This year, the number of viewers who have tuned in to watch the events have become less engaged. This doesn’t come as a surprise seeing as almost everything that airs on TV has less viewers as the years go by. We also have to keep in...

Williams: Social Media is Dangerous for Kids Ages 15 and Under

Williams: Social Media is Dangerous for Kids Ages 15 and Under

By Brook Williams

February 12, 2018

Children should not be allowed to have social mediaaccounts until they are 15 years of age. Social media bombards you with unrealistic body images and portrayals of "ideal" lifestyles. A few years ago, people were only concerned about what the tabloids and television stations were telling kids. As social...

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