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Foglesong: London Captures the Beauty of Adventure

Foglesong: London Captures the Beauty of Adventure

By Samuel Foglesong

January 28, 2018

Jack London was born in San Francisco in 1876 and died 1916. Between those years he packed in about as much adventure as is possible for one human being. London is famous for his tales of the wild and stormy sea voyages, yet he also lived and breathed those same experiences. In terms of beautiful and...

Foglesong: Wilderness Warms the Soul

Foglesong: Wilderness Warms the Soul

By Samuel Foglesong

January 15, 2018

Our species differs from others in how we value the natural world. On one hand, some people view nature in terms of the value of the resources it provides and others in terms of the intrinsic value of nature itself. To be fair, there is some overlap in these value systems, but it is safe to say most...

Foglesong: Why You Should Watch the World Cup

Foglesong: Why You Should Watch the World Cup

By Samuel Foglesong

December 10, 2017

This summer there is something particularly appetizing on the horizon, the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The 32 teams from six different continents will battle it out in Russia to determine who holds supremacy in world football. What can we hope to see in Russia this summer as we watch the greatest game and the...

Foglesong: What You Can Learn From Alaska

Foglesong: What You Can Learn From Alaska

By Samuel Foglesong

December 4, 2017

Alaska has always been a place that captures the imagination of the intrepid, the untouched wilderness of the great north has inspired some of the greatest art and adventures in human history. My two years in Alaska was perhaps not as wild as Alexander Super Tramp or Jack London, yet my trips into the...

Foglesong: Embrace Your Inner Weirdness

Foglesong: Embrace Your Inner Weirdness

By Samuel Foglesong

November 28, 2017

Humans, especially Americans, pride themselves on having freedom in all areas of our lives: from choosing whom to vote for, all the way down to deciding what to eat for breakfast. It is shocking, then, to realize just how many barriers and obstacles there are in our lives that prevent us from living...

Foglesong: Free Agency, Free Will

Foglesong: Free Agency, Free Will

By Samuel Foglesong

November 27, 2017

In debates between theologians and atheists, the crucifixion of Christ is a common point of contestation. Atheists are fond of criticizing God for reasons similar to the matter Richard Dawkins, a well-known atheist, once discussed, “This paradigm of science, this genius of mathematics, couldn’t think...

Foglesong: Cartels Are Misunderstood

Foglesong: Cartels Are Misunderstood

By Samuel Foglesong

November 20, 2017

If you are asked about Mexican drug cartels, your first thoughts probably turn to grotesque images of crime scenes, corpses bearing threatening messages from rival cartels or alarming stories about kidnappings and astronomical murder rates in Mexican cities. Unfortunately, the pervasiveness of these...

Foglesong: Why You Should Learn A Foreign language

Foglesong: Why You Should Learn A Foreign language

By Samuel Foglesong

November 19, 2017

Learning a foreign language can seem like a daunting task, but the benefits of language acquisition make it well worth the struggle. The first few months of learning a new language are the most difficult because you begin to notice how intricate and complex languages are and how much work it will take...

Foglesong: You Can’t Understand Because You’re White

Foglesong: You Can’t Understand Because You’re White

By Samuel Foglesong

November 6, 2017

The concept of privilege has grown increasingly prevalent in social dialogues in the United States. This has been especially true on college campuses where, for many, the concept of social advantage or privilege is first realized. This realization is through direct experiences with those less fortunate...

Foglesong: Pressure Your Local Representatives About Public Lands

Foglesong: Pressure Your Local Representatives About Public Lands

By Samuel Foglesong

November 4, 2017

The issue of land management has become increasingly prevalent in Utah discourse as of late. For many people, the threat to the Bears Ears National Monument was their first introduction to the issue. As the details of the situation unfold, more Utahns are becoming interested in the future of our public...

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