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Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 30, 2019

  The 2019 Women’s March has been roiled by accusations of anti-Semitism and questions about the effectiveness of public protests. Regional and local marches also struggled with the appropriateness of marching despite controversial revelations about some national organizers and the large proportion of white women attending...

Sonnenberg: Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Sonnenberg: Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 21, 2019

  Considering their commodification and over-saturation in American culture, it’s hard to see the value in New Year’s resolutions. Companies push people to pick up the newest diet, lifestyle or fashion makeover to ring in the new year— subsequently securing new dollars in their pockets. S...

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 18, 2019

  You know you’re in trouble when the subject line of an email from your academic advisor reads “Worried About Finding a Job with your English Major?” My gut reaction is that yes, I am worried that I will fulfill the stereotype of an unemployed millennial humanities student living in he...

Sonnenberg: Don’t Rush to the Next Holiday

Sonnenberg: Don’t Rush to the Next Holiday

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

December 7, 2018

As of mid-September, grocery stores were already starting to sell Halloween decorations. I couldn’t help but scoff when I saw the skulls and bags of candy — at that point, the temperature was still in the nineties and Fall Break hadn’t even arrived. It is easy to write off asynchronous marketin...

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

December 6, 2018

  The last couple of years of American politics have been nightmarish. Even in 2014, a year before Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, polarization was at an all-time high — 92 percent of Republicans were more conservative than the median Democrat and 94 percent of Democrats were mo...

Sonnenberg: Celebrate Our Differences During The Holy War

Sonnenberg: Celebrate Our Differences During The Holy War

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

November 23, 2018

  The "Holy War" is coming. The University of Utah Utes will play the Brigham Young University Cougars on Nov. 24 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the latest installment in the rivalry between the two schools. According to Winsipedia, the rival schools have been playing regularly since 1892 and the U has con...

Sonnenberg: Put Your Phone Down

Sonnenberg: Put Your Phone Down

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

November 11, 2018

  I check my cell phone obsessively. Emails from work and internships pile up if I’m not diligent in my responses, and my family grows concerned about me if I don’t answer their messages quickly enough. I don’t know how I would keep up with my schoolwork if I couldn’t check my Canvas...

Philosophy Is Not Just For Dead White Guys

Philosophy Is Not Just For Dead White Guys

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

October 31, 2018

  According to popular understanding, philosophy is a useless subject. It doesn’t teach us how to code new software or to connect volunteers to projects or create new products for the disabled or run political campaigns. The problem with this stereotype is that it ignores the fact that philosophy...

Sonnenberg: Celebrity Suicides and Responsible Reporting

Sonnenberg: Celebrity Suicides and Responsible Reporting

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

October 17, 2018

  It’s been a few months since celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by suicide, and designer Kate Spade and musician Avicii preceded him earlier this year. These high-profile suicides highlight an important lesson for journalists and internet citizens that is all too often lost in our age of...

Sonnenberg: Religious Studies Program Offers Value for Every Student

Sonnenberg: Religious Studies Program Offers Value for Every Student

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

October 2, 2018

The University of Utah is often framed as the go-to Utah school for students wanting to get away from religion. Some students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want a change of pace from the church-operated Brigham Young University, while some non-Mormon students want t...

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