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Are Protests Productive?

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

January 27, 2019

In Defense of Public Protest By Josh Petersen Whether it’s colonists dumping tea in the Boston Harbor or Black Lives Matter protesters marching in the streets of Ferguson, protesting has always been an indelible part of American history. While public protest is one of the most well known forms ...

Braden: A License to Pollute

Marathon Petroleum Refinery at night 
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By Paul Braden

January 16, 2019

  Another winter brings with it the usual matters of discontent in Salt Lake City: dangerous road conditions and poor air quality. Compact cars can frequently be seen careening sideways through neighborhood streets due to drivers, both seasoned and otherwise, failing to understand the simple recomm...

Braden: Is a College Education Just a Commodity?

University of Utah's President's Circle in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday November 03, 2018.

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By Paul Braden

November 15, 2018

  For the vast majority of Americans, our estimated success in life and socially determined value is closely correlated with our entry and accomplishments in higher-education. At a young age we are conditioned throughout grade school to think, study, act and prepare for an inevitable completion of...

Braden: Veterans Deserve Better Healthcare

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By Paul Braden

November 9, 2018

  While this country’s two major political parties appear to spiral in never-ending disagreement, there has always been a certain reverence regarding our military veterans. However, if the rhetoric on the right is to be believed, even this matter of accord is up for debate. Republicans seem...

Braden: STEM allows us to Explore the Humanities 

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By Paul Braden

October 24, 2018

Our nation faces several issues, such as economic woes and unprecedented political insecurity. Another issue is the recent, cringe-worthy gaff the country has made at the United Nations. Many abroad scratch their heads in concern for the current state of our country — a place that many Americans still con...

Braden: Find an Appetite for Truth

Braden: Find an Appetite for Truth

By Paul Braden

October 10, 2018

The era of fake news has long been upon us. Almost every media outlet that we encounter, such as newspapers, magazines and national news stations, conspires to elevate one communal goal: to delude, defraud and dilute factual truth in hopes of filling the heads of the hopeless with well-manicured vers...

Braden: When Pride in Country Becomes Harmful

Signs from the __ welcome students.

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By Paul Braden

September 18, 2018

As Americans, we lead privileged lives. Our constitution includes valuable freedoms that we exercise on a daily basis, and our justice system is meant to impartially guarantee that these freedoms are not infringed upon. Our military provides us with peace-of-mind from threats both foreign and domesti...

Braden: Disappearing Fast: Sights to See Before They’re Gone

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By Paul Braden

July 10, 2018

Utah is growing. California transplants and seekers of cheap property continue to bless our beautiful state with new economic opportunities, cultural diversity and the individuality that our traditionally white-washed residence so badly needs. Pilgrims of the Latter-day Saint faith who seek to establi...

Braden: Save Time and Money with Summer Classes

Braden: Save Time and Money with Summer Classes

By Paul Braden

May 26, 2018

With the stresses and struggles that come with talking a full-time schedule during spring semester, the break summer provides from coursework is an all too tempting three-month release that many students, understandably, take full advantage of. However, when considering the long-term sacrifices that a...

Braden: U.S. Should Do Its Part to Help Refugees

Lifting Hands International (LHI) with Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD) loads donated supplies into a trailer bound for Jordan  on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
Adam Fondren

By Paul Braden

April 27, 2018

The enduring consequences of conflicts abroad have a pesky way of reaching our shores irrespective of American involvement. No product of war, like the people it displaces, has a more tangible impact on the nation placed at the receiving end. To the annoyance of some, our substantial wealth and availability...