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H2H: Is U.S. Military Involvement Necessary

H2H: Is U.S. Military Involvement Necessary

By Nicholas Coleman and Connor Richards

September 11, 2017

U.S. Intervention Extends Tragedies by Connor Richards While at the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Virginia, in August, President Donald Trump announced changes to the United States’ military strategy in Afghanistan. The plan he announced is not promising for anyone hopeful of the U.S. end...

H2H: Does Donation Mean Obligation?

H2H: Does Donation Mean Obligation?

By Nicholas Coleman and Connor Richards

September 9, 2017

Donation is an honest investment By Nicholas Coleman Administrators at the University of Utah announced plans for a new academic institute after receiving $20 million from the Marriner S. Eccles and George S. and Dolores Eccles Foundation, $10 million coming from the Charles Koch Foundation. These...

Will Artificial Intelligence Be the Last Human Invention?

Will Artificial Intelligence Be the Last Human Invention?

By Connor Richards

September 5, 2017

In Plato’s “Phaedrus,” Socrates tells the legend of King Thamus who is given the gift of writing from Theuth, the Egyptian god of knowledge. Writing, Theuth persuades, will act as a mass remedy for memory loss, allowing information to be more easily remembered and stored. No longer will people...

Richards: Nurse Arrest Video Disturbing, Highlights Hypocrisy of Public Officials

Richards: Nurse Arrest Video Disturbing, Highlights Hypocrisy of Public Officials

By Connor Richards

September 3, 2017

City and state officials have been quick to condemn Salt Lake police for the arrest of nurse Wubbels. But their support for Operation Rio Grande leaves room for questions. It’s a video that has been viewed more than two million times on Facebook alone. It has been shared by media titans like CNN...

Richards: Shifting the Narrative on Homelessness

Richards: Shifting the Narrative on Homelessness

By Connor Richards

August 31, 2017

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams received wide attention and praise when he revealed he spent three days and two nights posing as a homeless man in the Rio Grande downtown area earlier this year. The mayor told The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News he wanted to see and experience homelessness ...

Keep White Nationalism Out of the U

Keep White Nationalism Out of the U

By Connor Richards

August 25, 2017

An editorial from the opinion desk. They didn’t even wear cloaks. No masks, no capes, no concealment of identity. Although they hold the same torches and share the same degenerate, primitive ideology as their ancestors, today’s racists are not yesterday’s. Today’s racists, like the o...

An Existentialist’s Guide to Your First Year of College

An Existentialist’s Guide to Your First Year of College

By Connor Richards

August 19, 2017

There you are, sitting on the first day of your first class ever in college. It might be Gen. Chem I, Intermediate Writing, Survey of Jazz, Analysis of Argument, Philosophy and Human Nature or a dreaded math prerequisite you could swear you tested out of taking. You see a student, probably an 18-year-old...

Richards: Reveal Could Show Link Between Charlottesville Driver, Racist Posters on U Campus

Richards: Reveal Could Show Link Between Charlottesville Driver, Racist Posters on U Campus

By Connor Richards

August 19, 2017

It is a troubling look for the University of Utah, and Utah as a whole. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, marched on Saturday afternoon with hundreds of white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. Around 1:45 p.m., Fields allegedly drove a Dodge Charger into a group of counterproteste...

Ute Tribe in Southern Utah Struggles Against America’s Last Uranium Mill

Ute Tribe in Southern Utah Struggles Against America’s Last Uranium Mill

By Connor Richards

July 27, 2017

In the Southeastern corner of Utah, just off Highway 191, tucked tightly in the middle of San Juan County, there is a small community of between 250 and 300 Ute Indians known as the White Mesa Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. The area is quiet, there isn’t much around. The closest towns are Blanding, six...

Ag-Gag Ruling is a Moral Victory for Utah

Ag-Gag Ruling is a Moral Victory for Utah

By Connor Richards

July 14, 2017

Amy Meyer, a Utah resident and animal rights activist, had heard that struggling cows at a Draper slaughterhouse could be observed while standing from public property. So, Meyer took her cell phone and went to see for herself. What Meyer saw horrified her. On Feb. 8, 2013, upon reaching the slaughterh...

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