The Daily Utah Chronicle

Braden: What Tax Bill Means for Utah Students

Braden: What Tax Bill Means for Utah Students

By Paul Braden

February 1, 2018

The new tax bill has arrived in its final form, and Senate and House Republicans can barely contain their undying enthusiasm for it. The road to passing this seemingly half-baked effort faced a deserved fair share of hiccups along the way, but eventually squeaked its way into law with a Republican majority...

Braden: Thoughts on Affirmative Action in Medicine

Braden: Thoughts on Affirmative Action in Medicine

By Paul Braden

January 31, 2018

The road to remain competitive for graduate school programs has long been an arduous effort for a small portion of the population. Students at the top of their undergraduate classes in both G.P.A. and entrance exam score percentiles know all too well the dedication and perseverance required to attain...

Braden: Learning From Our Mistakes: The Importance of Wealth and Celebrity When Choosing a Presidential Candidate

Braden: Learning From Our Mistakes: The Importance of Wealth and Celebrity When Choosing a Presidential Candidate

By Paul Braden

January 23, 2018

The now infamous election of 2016 brought with it a type of tumultuous discourse that continues to resonate in every corner of this country. As a result, it brought with it a level of hate-filled passion, distrust and alarming uncertainty previously unseen in my lifetime and potentially the history of ...

Braden: Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege

Braden: Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege

By Paul Braden

January 18, 2018

According to our current president, “No one knew healthcare could be so complicated.” He’s partially correct. Health insurance and the way Americans, or anyone around the globe for that matter, pay for and utilize health benefits is multifaceted and requires more than just a bullet-pointed outline...

Braden: Tuition Costs Should Focus on Education Quality

Braden: Tuition Costs Should Focus on Education Quality

By Paul Braden

January 16, 2018

Students attending public universities are well aware of the series of certain hard-to-swallow realities that simply come with attending one. Along with the rigor involved with the actual course work and the continually rising bar set to determine competitiveness, students face a myriad of other, non-aca...

Braden: Politicians Lie Because We Let Them

Braden: Politicians Lie Because We Let Them

By Paul Braden

December 12, 2017

The word of a politician has seemingly always been synonymous with falsehood. Telling lies and making empty promises while in office, and especially while on the campaign trail have come to be the expected nature of the game. While many of the misleading declarations are rooted in general ignorance and...

Braden: Goodbye Fall, Hello Spring: How to Form Healthy Habits Now

Braden: Goodbye Fall, Hello Spring: How to Form Healthy Habits Now

By Paul Braden

December 7, 2017

With the impending arrival of January 1, 2018, students everywhere are evaluating their shortcomings of the fall semester and making plans to make spring just a little better. For most students, these academically-geared New Year’s resolutions take precedence over some of the traditional pursuits our...

Braden: Millennials Make Old Jobs New

Braden: Millennials Make Old Jobs New

By Paul Braden

December 1, 2017

Whether it’s the result of lower earnings for recent college grads, a desire to disassociate from impersonal aspects of the digital age or a rejection of the lifestyle the boomers forced upon us, one thing is clear — vocations previously deemed antiquated like butchers, bakers and cobblers have see...

Braden: Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Down to Nuclear War

Braden: Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Down to Nuclear War

By Paul Braden

November 27, 2017

Measures that increase national defense capabilities have evolved in both strength and scale since the birth of borders and the wars that aim to maintain them. The power of a country’s people has historically been gauged by the size of its army or the capacity of its naval fleet. This...

Braden: Test Preparation For GRE

Braden: Test Preparation For GRE

By Paul Braden

November 26, 2017

As if the GPA requirements for remaining a competitive applicant for graduate school were not rigorous enough, most programs require applicants take an entrance exam as well. While the GRE, a standardized exam that tests general readiness for higher level course work, remains the standard for most...

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