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Parkin: Education May Be Robbing Creativity

Parkin: Education May Be Robbing Creativity

By Natalie Parkin

March 18, 2018

In the award-winning short film, “How Society Crush Dreams and Kill Creativity,” a father and a child go about their daily lives of education and employment — a life we all know well. Their backpacks and briefcases are filled with books, they walk into school and work and do their daily tasks....

Parkin: Flu Vaccine is Worth Getting

Parkin: Flu Vaccine is Worth Getting

By Natalie Parkin

March 15, 2018

It’s flu season once again and it has been as bad as any season since the early 2000s. As of Feb. 12, the hospitalization rate for the flu was 68 people per 100,000. That’s higher than the 64.2 per 100,000 in the 2014-15 flu season. The same flu strain that was present then is circulating now,...

Parkin: The “Biggest Losers” Are Those Who Lose Weight Fast

Parkin: The “Biggest Losers” Are Those Who Lose Weight Fast

By Natalie Parkin

March 11, 2018

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Many of them may wish to lose weight to become healthier and happier, but an article by Gina Kolata of The New York Times (2016) suggests that losing massive amounts of weight in short periods of time is near impossible to maintain and is actually more h...

Parkin: Chinese Kintsugi Teaches that Broken is Beautiful

Parkin: Chinese Kintsugi Teaches that Broken is Beautiful

By Natalie Parkin

March 5, 2018

Life isn’t all rosy and joyful as stories lead us to believe. Bad days come, trials knock us down and big events might flip our lives completely upside-down. Most of us can relate to feelings of loss, sorrow, anger, confusion and heartbreak in one way or another. No matter who you are, at one point...

Parkin: Mitt Romney to Run for U.S. Senate

Parkin: Mitt Romney to Run for U.S. Senate

By Natalie Parkin

February 25, 2018

Mitt Romney launched a campaign video on Friday, November 16, that got Utah buzzing. In his video, he announced that he’ll be running for U.S. Senate representing the state of Utah. According to various sources, Romney may have this race in the bag. In his video, Romney praised Utahans and crit...

Parkin: Leaders Start with the Why

Parkin: Leaders Start with the Why

By Natalie Parkin

February 23, 2018

When we think of a leader, we picture an individual standing in front of a group of people, arms at their sides, speaking with a loud booming voice and telling an audience what to do. We think of power and guidance — someone full of confidence and determination. Although all these attributes are...

Parkin: What College Graduates Wish They Had Known

Parkin: What College Graduates Wish They Had Known

By Natalie Parkin

February 19, 2018

“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” This quote by David Wood, a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, may be funny, but I think many can relate....

Parkin: The Best and Worst Study Locations on U’s Campus

Parkin: The Best and Worst Study Locations on U’s Campus

By Natalie Parkin

February 18, 2018

Getting sufficient studying done as college students is crucial for our grades and futures, but finding the perfect place to study on campus can be hard. Distractions are everywhere. Friends, noise, warm temperatures or even a soft, cushy couch can all be dangerous factors when trying to study. When...

Parkin: Pros and Cons of College Dating

Parkin: Pros and Cons of College Dating

By Natalie Parkin

February 12, 2018

Young adults know the struggle of dating in college. With all of the other activities, jobs and stressors in our lives, not many of us have the time or the energy to think about relationships. Ironically, even though the U's campus is filled with over 30,000 students, successful college relationships ...

Parkin: It’s Time to Bring Back Forgotten Courtesies

Parkin: It’s Time to Bring Back Forgotten Courtesies

By Natalie Parkin

February 10, 2018

Whatever happened to common courtesies like helping someone out of their coat, pulling out a chair or simply saying “please?" These manners were taught to most of us as children (hopefully), but sadly it seems like they have failed to be fully applied to our adult lifestyles. Maybe shedding light on...

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