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Cushman: No Trigger Warnings in Real World — Why Have Them in College?

Cushman: No Trigger Warnings in Real World — Why Have Them in College?

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

November 21, 2019

Over the last several years, liberals have been labeled as fragile snowflakes, “triggered” memes run rampant online and the purported abuses of P.C. culture have become a central talking point for the right. The issue of P.C. culture and trigger warnings is especially relevant on college campuses,...

Crofts: Higher Education Trains Americans To Be Silent And Intolerant

Crofts: Higher Education Trains Americans To Be Silent And Intolerant

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

November 16, 2019

The higher education system has failed the American people in many ways. University campuses in particular have added to the breakdown of tolerance and conversation in the United States through their lack of political diversity among professors and their failure to properly educate students on the fundamental...

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Should Reevaluate The Risks Of Football

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Should Reevaluate The Risks Of Football

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

November 2, 2019

A former high school football player from Cache County recently sued his school district over injuries sustained after his coach put him back in play despite a traumatic brain injury. Konnor Finn alleges that his high school football coach told him to “man up” and “quit being a (expletive),” de...

Christopherson: Utah Should Follow Florida’s Lead with Mental Health Instruction Mandate

Christopherson: Utah Should Follow Florida’s Lead with Mental Health Instruction Mandate

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

October 30, 2019

Earlier this month, we celebrated World Mental Health Day, and the World Health Organization placed a special emphasis on suicide prevention. Suicide prevention is an alarmingly pertinent topic in Utah. The state’s suicide mortality rate is consistently higher than the national average, and suicide is ...

Chavez: We Need Stories More Than Ever

Chavez: We Need Stories More Than Ever

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

October 26, 2019

Last month, the University of Utah's Student Media held its annual retreat, bringing together a powerful team of student journalists and media creators working toward a common goal — storytelling. Whether they use audio, video or written content, these members of student media are our campus storytelle...

Christopherson: Utah Needs A Statewide Teacher Salary Increase

Christopherson: Utah Needs A Statewide Teacher Salary Increase

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2019

As teachers across the country have captured national attention with strikes over the last year, Utah’s own teacher shortage has moved from relative obscurity to the forefront of our state’s collective conscious. Our Schools Now’s Question 1 — which would have raised taxes on gasoline to increase public education funding — was well-covered by major local ...

Barron: When Professors Skip Class: The Impact of Absentee Instructors

Barron: When Professors Skip Class: The Impact of Absentee Instructors

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 15, 2019

  This time last year, I was walking into the first lecture of a mandatory, mechanical engineering class. The instructor had written the necessary first-day information on the board, and while the class number matched the course I was enrolled in, his name didn’t match the instructor’s name o...

Reese: My Open Letter to President Watkins

Reese: My Open Letter to President Watkins

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

October 9, 2019

Dear President Watkins, When I first attempted to write this letter, I felt angry, frustrated and upset with the actions the University of Utah has taken following the murder of Lauren McCluskey on its campus. I feel hurt by your silence on the U’s request that the lawsuit that Lauren’s parents...

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 3, 2019

This past weekend, I took my younger sister to the Hogle Zoo. We watched the polar bear play with a big floaty toy, learned about the zoo's research into a fungus affecting Utah’s boreal toad population and looked at art installations made from trash collected from beaches in Oregon. Before we left, my s...

Reese: The U Should Adopt More Resources For Queer Students

Reese: The U Should Adopt More Resources For Queer Students

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

October 2, 2019

A survey in 2015 ranked Salt Lake City is as the seventh-gayest city in the United States. Around 4.7% of Salt Lake City residents identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Utah is the youngest state in average population age, and a separate study found that 29% of Millennials identify with the LGBTQ+ community and 34% of Generation Z identify as LGB...

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