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Barber: Using Twitter Professionally

Barber: Using Twitter Professionally

By Shaelyn Barber

April 5, 2018

Twitter is the place to be. With 330 million monthly users and 500 million tweets sent out every day, the thriving Twitter-verse is one of the popular social media platforms. If you haven’t already jumped on the Twitter train, it’s not too late. Social media is absolutely crucial to your busi...

Barber: Life in 1947: Marriage

Barber: Life in 1947: Marriage

By Shaelyn Barber

April 2, 2018

Among old belt-buckles, wooden furniture, yard appliances and music records, I found gold at a yard sale- a copy of Life Magazine from Sept. 15, 1947. It’s brimming with history, a time capsule of what life was like almost 71 years ago. So begins “Life in 1947,” a series discussing the fascina...

Barber: Talk to Strangers

Barber: Talk to Strangers

By Shaelyn Barber

March 19, 2018

I walked into the crowded Cambodian bus station, awaiting my ride back to Phnom Penh. I had been in Kampot only a few days, but the green countryside was revitalizing, and I was ready to dive back into my studies. I was abroad on a Khmer language study, and five weeks into the program, I was exhaust...

Barber: Life in 1947, Women’s Work

Barber: Life in 1947, Women’s Work

By Shaelyn Barber

March 18, 2018

Among old belt-buckles, wooden furniture, yard appliances and music records, I found gold at a yard sale: a copy of Life Magazine from Sept. 15, 1947. It’s brimming with history, a time capsule of what life was like almost 71 years ago. So begins “Life in 1947,” a series discussing the fascinat...

Barber: Seven Staycation Suggestions

Barber: Seven Staycation Suggestions

By Shaelyn Barber

March 18, 2018

Spring break is quickly approaching and everyone is buzzing for a vacation. Instead of a costly trip outside of Utah, here are seven unique attractions to see within the state, from pyramids, to giant sculptures and ghost towns. The Spiral Jetty This unusual piece of artwork by Robert Smithson was cr...

Barber: Get Involved with Students for Choice

Barber: Get Involved with Students for Choice

By Shaelyn Barber

March 11, 2018

It’s all about taking charge of your own reproductive health, and Students for Choice at the University of Utah is here to help you do just that. “We believe in the fundamental rights of every individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income...

Opinion Desk: Gun Control: Not an Issue for Congress to Face Alone

Opinion Desk: Gun Control: Not an Issue for Congress to Face Alone

By Nicholas Coleman, Connor Richards, Emma Tanner, Shaelyn Barber, and Paul Braden

March 9, 2018

Gun control has been a hot topic recently as gun violence and related tragedies have become more common. But as much of America’s cries for stricter firearm laws go unanswered, it makes sense to consider some potential regulatory options that don’t depend on Congress’s mandates. We’ve asked...

Barber: Yes, I Have a Period

Barber: Yes, I Have a Period

By Shaelyn Barber

March 8, 2018

Human egg cells are stored in the ovaries. They travel down the fallopian tubes once a month. The uterine lining thickens in preparation for housing a developing child. If the egg is fertilized with sperm, it will attach to the uterine lining and begin to grow into a fetus. If the egg remains unfertilized,...

Barber: Treatment of Hoberman Arch Displays Irresponsible Handling of Olympic Legacy

Barber: Treatment of Hoberman Arch Displays Irresponsible Handling of Olympic Legacy

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

The geometric petals of the Hoberman Arch slowly begin to move. Glowing with vibrant gold, purple and sapphire hues, the structure’s central circle expands to reveal the medals stage. I was six when the Olympics came to Salt Lake City. My parents took me to see a parade downtown where they disp...

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

According to the Positive Psychology Program, the practice of mindfulness originally came from religious practices in Asia, specifically Buddhism and Hinduism, as a pathway to reach enlightenment. The Western world took a fascination with it, and over time adopted some of the elements of meditation. Mindful...

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