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Barron: The Failure to Grow Community Support for the Wasatch Gardens

Barron: The Failure to Grow Community Support for the Wasatch Gardens

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2020

While only 33% of Utah is considered to be desert, the state is home to about 50 USDA-labeled “food deserts.” In a food desert, low-income residents have limited access to fresh and nutritious food options and instead rely on convenience stores or fast-food restaurants for meals, which contributes to the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in these comm...

Barron: McAdams’s Choosing of Country Over Self Is an Act of Patriotism

Barron: McAdams’s Choosing of Country Over Self Is an Act of Patriotism

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

December 29, 2019

  Earlier this month, I received an email with the subject line “A Message from Congressman Ben McAdams.” As a resident of Utah’s 4th Congressional District, I had sent Congressman McAdams a message over the weekend voicing my concerns about the presidential abuse of power uncovered during...

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

December 2, 2019

There are currently 70.8 million refugees worldwide, and this number continues to increase as every day 37,000 people are forcibly displaced by military conflicts, ideological persecution or natural disasters. The United States, which once admitted more refugees each year than all other countries combined, r...

Barron: Utah Sees Porn as a Health Crisis, But Hasn’t Adequately Addressed Revenge Porn

Barron: Utah Sees Porn as a Health Crisis, But Hasn’t Adequately Addressed Revenge Porn

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 20, 2019

During the 2016 legislative session, the Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution that declared pornography to be a public health crisis. This resolution claimed that viewing porn “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment” and “[contributes] to the hyper-sexualization of teens.” The...

Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 17, 2019

Six people currently sit on Utah’s death row. One was convicted of torturing, raping and murdering a student. Their home is currently a 14x7 foot cell with a toilet, sink, mirror, hard bunk and futon. They are permitted to leave the cell for only three hours each day. Still, the punishments of death ...

Head to Head: Should Utah Keep the Death Penalty?

Head to Head: Should Utah Keep the Death Penalty?

By Morgan Barron and Kennedie Starr

November 17, 2019

Utah is one of thirty states in the U.S. that still uses the death penalty. Two of our writers, Morgan Barron and Kennedie Starr, debate whether this form of punishment should still be allowed.

Head to Head: Should People Disclose Their Pregnancy in Job Interviews?

Head to Head: Should People Disclose Their Pregnancy in Job Interviews?

By Morgan Barron and Paij Chavez

November 13, 2019

Two of our opinion writers, Morgan Barron and Paij Chavez, have differing opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing pregnancy status in job interviews.

Barron: Reproductive Planning Should Not Be a Part of Job Interviews

Barron: Reproductive Planning Should Not Be a Part of Job Interviews

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 12, 2019

The set of questions asked in most job interviews often include, “What are you passionate about?” and “Can you tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?” While a little cliché, these questions give potential employers insight into a candidate’s motivation or abilit...

Barron: Student Input Is Essential to Create a Truly ‘Safe U’

Barron: Student Input Is Essential to Create a Truly ‘Safe U’

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 31, 2019

When I moved into Officers Circle this August, there was a sign taped to the front door of my house with big bold letters reading, “For your safety security cameras are being installed to monitor entry points.” The sign detailed the logistics of who would be doing the installation and when it wo...

Barron: Utahns Must Demand Conservation over Recreation

Barron: Utahns Must Demand Conservation over Recreation

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 26, 2019

The Yellowstone Act of 1872 established our country’s first national park, dedicating Yellowstone and all future parks to be “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” It also tasked the Secretary of the Interior with the duty to make "rules and regulations... necessary or proper for the care and m...

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