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Message of Days of ’47 Celebration Lost in Politics

Message of Days of ’47 Celebration Lost in Politics

July 18, 2016

For the third year in a row, Mormons Building Bridges will not be allowed to march in the annual Days of '47 parade, a celebration of the achievements of today and yesterday's pioneers. Organizers of this parade — which is the largest and most heavily attended parade in Utah — said they were conc...

U Administrators Block Faculty Efforts to Address Climate Change

U Administrators Block Faculty Efforts to Address Climate Change

July 11, 2016

On May 25, the University of Massachusetts proudly announced it had become the first major public school to divest from fossil fuel equities. This decision came in response to threats posed by global climate change. The divestment is consistent with the school’s principles and reflects the university’s...

Right-Wing Extremists are Terrorists Too

Right-Wing Extremists are Terrorists Too

July 9, 2016

In late June, a Utah man was charged with attempting to blow up federal property after a bomb failed to detonate outside a Bureau of Land Management cabin in Arizona. William Keebler, a leader of the anti-government militia “Patriots Defense Force,” was arrested after he unknowingly ordered an underco...

The Myth Of The ‘Good Guy With a Gun’

The Myth Of The ‘Good Guy With a Gun’

July 6, 2016

Just days after one of the largest mass shootings in U.S. history, four separate measures addressing gun restriction failed on the Senate floor. There has once again been another unthinkable tragedy; and once again, nothing will be done about it. Although the majority of Americans support efforts t...

It’s Time For BYU to Get Serious About Sexual Assault

It’s Time For BYU to Get Serious About Sexual Assault

July 5, 2016

Earlier this year, Madi Barney told Provo City police that she’d been raped last September during her sophomore year at Brigham Young University. Since her accused attacker was not a student, she did not report the incident to the school. But BYU did find out, and soon after reporting the incident...

Brexit Looks Bad for Progress

Brexit Looks Bad for Progress

July 3, 2016

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, and it is not good. In a global age where the world grows closer every day, the British people have decided instead to close themselves off and face inward. They should take this as an opportunity to reflect on their decision. Apparently, they have already...

Freedom of Speech and Why a Trump Presidency Scares Me

Freedom of Speech and Why a Trump Presidency Scares Me

June 17, 2016

Anyone who knows anything about the United States knows how seriously this country takes freedom of speech. Whether it's used to protest an illegitimate war or to defend the use of racial and homophobic slurs; realizing (loud and proud) the ability to deviate from popular opinion is an American right...

What I Wish I Had Known When I Started College at the U

What I Wish I Had Known When I Started College at the U

June 14, 2016

I wish I had known that I knew absolutely nothing. I wish I had known that I would switch—and contemplate switching—majors for the entirety of my first two years at the U, and that my emphasis would change and change again. I wish I had known that the path or “true self” we all hope to discover...

Terry Tempest Williams’ Resignation Shames The U

Terry Tempest Williams’ Resignation Shames The U

May 31, 2016

Renowned environmental scholar Terry Tempest Williams announced earlier this month that she’ll be stepping down from her fellowship position in the U’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, a program which she founded. “I can no longer work in an institution or program that privileges compliance...

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