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Patience: Frogs are Friends, Not Science Experiments

Patience: Frogs are Friends, Not Science Experiments

By Alisa Patience

October 31, 2017

Imagine you’re back in high school, sitting in math class and you are suddenly surrounded by the smell of death. You think the zombie apocalypse is upon you, but you realize the smell is emanating from one of your classmate’s backpacks. You ask them, “What’s in your bag?” He is silent and opens...

Braden: Echoes From A Concerned Snowflake

Braden: Echoes From A Concerned Snowflake

By Paul Braden

October 27, 2017

There is no denying the current divided state of our country. Partisanship seems to have elevated to an almost toxic level, making one's party affiliation a proverbial face tattoo to nearly fifty-percent of the population. Healthy debate and open dialogue between parties has reached a stalemate, ...

Coleman: How To: Accessing Philosophy

Coleman: How To: Accessing Philosophy

By Nicholas Coleman

October 19, 2017

Increasingly, students are being required to delve into the intimidating realm of philosophical writing. Once reserved for awkward intellectuals, the study has since become relevant in today’s age of rapidly shifting technology. At the University of Utah, many philosophy professors explore the unique ...

Richards: The Inherent Value of Humanities

Richards: The Inherent Value of Humanities

By Connor Richards

October 18, 2017

When deciding a major, one of the first things students ask themselves is how what they choose will come across to others. At least, this was one of the first things I asked myself. For students like me, the opinions of others towards a prospective field are as, or more important than the student’s ...

Richards: “American Vandal” Accurately Portrays the High School Mindset

Richards: “American Vandal” Accurately Portrays the High School Mindset

By Connor Richards

October 13, 2017

While summer blockbusters are usually based around intense action and overwhelming special effects, some of the most popular movies of all time have been about a more mundane subject matter: high school. From "Dazed and Confused’s" depiction of burnt out teenagers in the late ‘70s, to "The Breakfast Club...

Parkin: A Testing Guide for Students: How to Stay Sane

Parkin: A Testing Guide for Students: How to Stay Sane

By Natalie Parkin

October 9, 2017

When a professor hands a student the study guide for one of their exams, most students do anything but read it. The routine of any student is pretty much the same once they plop their textbooks on their desk. Typically, they first go to Facebook to rant about all the homework they have to do, spend 50...

Richards: Appreciation or Appropriation?

Richards: Appreciation or Appropriation?

By Connor Richards

October 4, 2017

Every Labor Day, the small town of Wellsville, Utah, hosts the Wellsville Founders’ Day Parade in celebration of the town’s founding. In addition to the parade, the northern Utah town’s 3,678 occupants come to either witness or perform in the Sham Battle, a reenactment of the Battle of the Bear...

Richards: What I Saw at the Ben Shapiro Protest

Richards: What I Saw at the Ben Shapiro Protest

By Connor Richards

October 2, 2017

There have been mixed accounts of what happened at the University of Utah on the evening of September 27 at a protest outside conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's speech. It was reported by national outlets, including The Washington Post and New York Post, that two people were arrested following scuffle...

Barber: The U Needs an Amnesty Policy

Barber: The U Needs an Amnesty Policy

By Shaelyn Barber

September 25, 2017

Drinking is a big part of modern college culture. Whether you yourself are someone who chooses to partake, you’re surrounded by elements of it. When over 80 percent of college students consume alcohol in the United States, it’s hard to imagine a college scene completely devoid of any connection wi...

Swanson: Pershing Handled the Shapiro Controversy Perfectly

Swanson: Pershing Handled the Shapiro Controversy Perfectly

By Gavin Swanson

September 24, 2017

If you’re like me, you learned about Ben Shapiro's Sept. 27 campus speech from all of the flyers on campus in opposition of it. College campuses nationwide have spoken out against far-right speakers such as Shapiro for the past couple of years. It should come as no surprise that a large portion of...

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