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The Art of Doubt: How Philosophy Illuminates the Importance of Skepticism in a Globalized World

The Art of Doubt: How Philosophy Illuminates the Importance of Skepticism in a Globalized World

By Nicholas Rush

September 19, 2019

  An emerald green book sat atop the otherwise ransacked dresser, hurriedly cleaned by my brother who had just left for his first year of college. My room was smaller and situated near a constantly droning furnace room, and his absence provided the perfect opportunity to set up shop in his space. I ...

Barron: Scientific Literacy is Patriotic

Barron: Scientific Literacy is Patriotic

By Morgan Barron

September 18, 2019

In 2000, measles was practically eliminated in the United States. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 971 U.S. cases in the first five months of the year. “Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children and adults who can get vacci...

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

August 29, 2019

Late next January, the Utah State Legislature will convene to begin the 2020 General Session. Seventy-five state representatives and 29 state senators will meet together to propose, debate and pass hundreds of laws during the 45-day session. Throughout the session, the Capitol building will be visited...

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

By Guest Opinion

August 26, 2019

Earlier this year, President Trump signed a free speech executive order calling colleges and universities to improve free speech on college campuses or risk losing federal funding. I am usually against executive orders — no matter who is the president — but I believe this one is needed. Unive...

Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

By Nain Christopherson

August 19, 2019

Utah’s teacher shortage has garnered increasing public attention over the last year, thanks in large part to a few organizations and government agencies who've made addressing the problem a top priority.  And for good reason — high teacher turnover and declining enrollment in teacher training programs...

Christopherson: Utah Should Fund Child Abuse Prevention Programs in Every School

Christopherson: Utah Should Fund Child Abuse Prevention Programs in Every School

By Nain Christopherson

August 8, 2019

  Even in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there’s confusion among many of the adult women I know about exactly how to report sexual abuse. If we tell a doctor, does the doctor have to report it to the police? If they file a police report, does that mean we have to press charges? Even more...

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez

June 24, 2019

  Although Utah is a deep red state well-known for its conservative voting record, it is now expected to have a larger voice in the nomination of future presidential candidates. Thanks to S.B. 242 - Presidential Primary Amendments, a primary election will now be held in Utah on March 3, 2020, or Super T...

Chavez: It’s Okay to Take Over Four Years to Graduate

Chavez: It’s Okay to Take Over Four Years to Graduate

By Paij Chavez

June 19, 2019

  The stereotypical college career lasts four years, but many Americans are taking an increasingly different timeline. According to a 2017 article in the New York Times, only 41 percent of students graduate in four years. Numerous factors contribute to that statistic. Preventative tips and tricks are often given to incoming coll...

Scott: A Timely GRAMA Process Empowers the Public

Scott: A Timely GRAMA Process Empowers the Public

By Elise Scott

June 18, 2019

  The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) was passed by the state of Utah to regulate government entities as they release or deny information requested of them by the public. Not only may a citizen request records from their city and county officials and members of the state le...

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

By Nicholas Rush

June 11, 2019

  It seems as if the for-profit corporations endowed with servicing student loans are asleep at the helm as those in the D.C. crow’s nest rest in a similar slumber. Students with loans are captives on this boat, as the student loan balances of 44 million people soar to $1.5 trillion. On February 14, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspec...

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