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Barber: How Soon Is Too Soon to Talk About Gun Control?

Barber: How Soon Is Too Soon to Talk About Gun Control?

By Shaelyn Barber

November 13, 2017

Gun violence has been an unfortunate theme in recent events. University of Utah student ChenWei Guo was murdered in a senseless and random act of violence. In Texas, a recent shooting at a church left 26 people dead and 20 more injured. Just over a month ago was the deadliest mass shooting yet in th...

Barber: Journalism Is My Future, Can I Handle It?

Barber: Journalism Is My Future, Can I Handle It?

By Shaelyn Barber

November 8, 2017

I’ve been keeping careful watch on the recent tragedies we’ve experienced here in the United States. This year has certainly been a year of hardship. Natural disasters across the globe, racism and bigotry abundant, and mass shootings have seemed to dominate the year. I’ve had a very difficult time watching a ...

Barber: Mental Health Stigma Is Dangerous

Barber: Mental Health Stigma Is Dangerous

By Shaelyn Barber

November 1, 2017

I was cleaning out my childhood room a couple months ago and stumbled upon a bright pink Bratz journal wedged underneath my mattress. I recognized it from my elementary school days and gave a little smirk. Whatever was inside, I knew it was going to be good. Little me had quite a lot to say. I drew...

Barber: The U’s Night Bus System Poses Danger to Students

Barber: The U’s Night Bus System Poses Danger to Students

By Shaelyn Barber

October 30, 2017

I think it’s a pretty widely accepted fact that the shuttle system at the University of Utah is not ideal. Between inconsistent schedules and inconvenient times, the buses are somewhat of a struggle for students on their way to and from class. Somehow you’re either 20 minutes early for class or f...

Barber: College Pressure is Detrimental to Students’ Health

Barber: College Pressure is Detrimental to Students’ Health

By Shaelyn Barber

October 28, 2017

Exhaustion is too light a word for how I’ve been feeling this semester. Between five classes, two jobs and one internship (not to mention social life, gym, personal relaxation and maybe some sleep if I have time to spare), life has been nonstop. I’ve been up past midnight for the last two weeks,...

Barber: Utah Marriage Culture Poses Problems for Young Adults

Barber: Utah Marriage Culture Poses Problems for Young Adults

By Shaelyn Barber

October 27, 2017

I have dreamed of getting married since I was a young kid. I used to imagine what it would be like to finally meet the love of my life and start my very own happily ever after. I played games about getting married and held ceremonies for my Barbie dolls. At one point I even forced my family to come w...

Barber: Social Media is Useful for Social Anxiety

Barber: Social Media is Useful for Social Anxiety

By Shaelyn Barber

October 23, 2017

Social media gets a lot of bashing — what with us millennials constantly glued to our phones. Do we pay attention to anything else? Do we even talk to people, or just tag them in endless memes? Do we hang out together, or simply sit in the same room on our phones? And let’s not even start on Tinde...

Barber: Religious Exchange is Valuable to Society

Barber: Religious Exchange is Valuable to Society

By Shaelyn Barber

October 23, 2017

With a huge desire to get out of Utah and have a proper fall break far away from my midterms, I followed my roommate out to visit her family in Boulder, Colorado. I hadn’t been to Boulder since I was a kid, and I was excited to explore both the city and my roommate’s childhood home. Before we le...

Barber: Don’t Prioritize One Natural Disaster Over Another

Barber: Don’t Prioritize One Natural Disaster Over Another

By Shaelyn Barber

October 9, 2017

As far as natural disasters go, 2017 has been one hell of a year. The U.S. has been plagued by colossal phenomena: fires, drought, flooding and hurricanes have been assailing us for the last several months, endangering countless people. On the West Coast, unusually intense summer heat has led to ...

Barber: Am I Queer Enough?

Barber: Am I Queer Enough?

By Shaelyn Barber

October 1, 2017

It hit me around tenth grade while I was reminiscing about my junior high school days and suddenly realized that the girl I used to stare at during choir class had been a little more interesting to me than just a distraction: she had been a crush. I would sit there and pay way more attention to the w...

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