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Barber: Political Exhaustion: A Chronic Condition

Barber: Political Exhaustion: A Chronic Condition

By Shaelyn Barber

January 15, 2018

I live in a perpetual state of exhaustion, and I think it has something to do with the U.S. political system. The government is a wreck right now. The two parties can’t stand each other, and most people can’t stand the two parties. Congress can barely get a thing done amidst all its internal fightin...

Barber: Moab Madness Everyone Should Experience

Barber: Moab Madness Everyone Should Experience

By Shaelyn Barber

January 15, 2018

The minute I poked my head through the flaps of the old spring bar tent I knew it was worth it. Red-orange dirt glistened with frost. Sagebrush, juniper and yucca plants defied the snowy landscape with their bursts of green. Cotton candy clouds floated against the pristine cerulean sky. I stepped outside...

Barber: Resist a Capitalist Christmas

Barber: Resist a Capitalist Christmas

By Shaelyn Barber

December 13, 2017

Beginning in early fall, signs of holiday cheer appear in stores. At first, it’s only a small section in the middle selling Christmas essentials, but before long they are increasingly pervasive. Before Halloween is over, stores are filled with holiday gear. Christmas displays pop up, catchy slogan-bearing...

Barber: Seven DIY Gift Ideas

Barber: Seven DIY Gift Ideas

By Shaelyn Barber

December 11, 2017

Gift-giving is a cultural tradition of the United States holiday season. Making your own gifts can save you money, avoid playing into the consumerist spirit of the modern holiday season and be much more meaningful than a gift bought at the store. Here’s a few ideas for presents you can make yourself:...

Barber: Family Time Isn’t Always Fun Time

Barber: Family Time Isn’t Always Fun Time

By Shaelyn Barber

December 8, 2017

A grueling week of finals lies ahead, but after this last fight of the semester we will finally be free for the winter break. But just beyond the looming tests, daunting essays and massive projects, three weeks away from the torment of scholarly life. Cultural norms dictate a holiday atmosphere of quality time spen...

H2H: Is it Appropriate to Say Merry Christmas?

H2H: Is it Appropriate to Say Merry Christmas?

By Nicholas Coleman and Shaelyn Barber

December 5, 2017

Stick to Happy Holidays By Shaelyn Barber The semester is wrapping up and finals are upon us. In just under two weeks, we’ll be free for the winter break. Skiing and snowboarding, hot chocolate, books by the fire, time with family and friends, good food and holiday spirits await. I’m sure I’m ...

Barber: I Should Have Studied Art

Barber: I Should Have Studied Art

By Shaelyn Barber

December 1, 2017

There’s something about journalism that brings a thrill. Educating the public, uncovering important truths, traveling, the possibility of danger and more add to the appeal and adrenaline I feel when I think about my future. It will be a good job. It’s sustainable, useful, fun and interactive. I ...

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

By Shaelyn Barber

November 26, 2017

The late political climate has been waging a war on the media, attacking news sources as fake or biased. The media has been made out to be something evil, and the American people no longer trust it to bring them accurate, untainted news. As a result, it’s become difficult to find out what is really goin...

Barber: American Corn Story, An Environmental Disaster

Barber: American Corn Story, An Environmental Disaster

By Shaelyn Barber

November 23, 2017

Corn is about as American as it gets. Believe it or not, you eat corn almost every day in almost every meal. It’s in everything: soda, chips, bread, ice cream and so much more. Its incredible pervasiveness is masked by the obscure ingredients which are derived from corn. Corn flour, corn meal, corn...

Barber: Nine Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste This Holiday Season

Barber: Nine Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste This Holiday Season

By Shaelyn Barber

November 17, 2017

The holidays are a time of family gathering, festivities and satisfying feasts. Everyone gets excited about holiday meals, looking forward to things like heaping mashed potatoes, juicy turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and soft, buttery dinner rolls. After the feast, you’re left eating leftovers for days ...

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