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Petersen: The College of Humanities Deserves Better

Petersen: The College of Humanities Deserves Better

By Josh Petersen

October 24, 2018

The University of Utah has a robust humanities program with talented faculty, a dedicated and intellectually curious student population and plenty of extracurricular opportunities. Students outside of humanities enrollment likely have no idea this is the case, however. Advertising brochures, New Student...

Sonnenberg: Religious Studies Program Offers Value for Every Student

Sonnenberg: Religious Studies Program Offers Value for Every Student

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

October 2, 2018

The University of Utah is often framed as the go-to Utah school for students wanting to get away from religion. Some students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want a change of pace from the church-operated Brigham Young University, while some non-Mormon students want t...

Error 404: Ethics Not Found

Error 404: Ethics Not Found

By Jacob Brown

September 4, 2018

Sometime between the development of ARPANET and the Senate hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, the tech industry transformed from an industry offering consumers a new world of personal freedom and productivity into an industry which now seems to threaten our individual liberties and consume a substantial percenta...

Petersen: Utah Should Address Shrinking Public Schools

Petersen: Utah Should Address Shrinking Public Schools

By Josh Petersen

July 26, 2018

According to the cliché catchphrase, everything is bigger in Texas, but in one key area, Utah has the Lone Star state beat. Utah has the second largest average class size for elementary schools. As many areas across the Wasatch Front balloon in growth, the problem is likely to get worse, not better. ...

Petersen: School Segregation Is Not a Problem of the Past

Petersen: School Segregation Is Not a Problem of the Past

By Josh Petersen

June 6, 2018

In March, Linda Brown, the center of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, died at age 76. After Brown was denied access to a whites-only school in Topeka, Kansas, her father sued the school district along with 12 other plaintiffs. In a hugely influential decision, the...

Coleman: Increased Tuition, Stagnant Transparency

Coleman: Increased Tuition, Stagnant Transparency

By Nicholas Coleman

April 10, 2018

Following an established tradition, the Utah State Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of 1.5 percent for the entire Utah System of Higher Education on March 31, 2018. The decision was made following a particularly generous legislative session, wherein lawmakers appropriated an additional $68...

Patience: Canvas Makes Classes Manageable

Patience: Canvas Makes Classes Manageable

By Alisa Patience

March 26, 2018

One of the biggest advantages college has over high school is Canvas. It took me a while to learn how to use it properly, but when I did, school became much more manageable. Have you ever had multiple backpacks for different days, so you switch folders, books, notebooks back and forth just to end...

Parkin: Education May Be Robbing Creativity

Parkin: Education May Be Robbing Creativity

By Natalie Parkin

March 18, 2018

In the award-winning short film, “How Society Crush Dreams and Kill Creativity,” a father and a child go about their daily lives of education and employment — a life we all know well. Their backpacks and briefcases are filled with books, they walk into school and work and do their daily tasks....

Barron: Science Fairs Are Fundamental

Barron: Science Fairs Are Fundamental

By Morgan Barron

March 17, 2018

Disclaimer: The author of this story works for the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair.  Science fair projects rarely go viral, and most people struggle to get through titles like “Nature-Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Improved Safety, Sustainability and Efficiency in High-Performance Rechar...

One Last Test, Finding a Job After College

One Last Test, Finding a Job After College

By Paul Braden

February 22, 2018

We are fortunate as college students. We have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and acquire important life skills that will shape our futures and ultimately determine the strength of our communities. There are many who are less fortunate. They are hardworking, knowledge-hungry individuals...

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