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Barber: Reinstatement of Roy High Teacher is Unacceptable

Barber: Reinstatement of Roy High Teacher is Unacceptable

By Shaelyn Barber

September 22, 2017

A questionnaire asking about teens’ personal drug use, alcohol use and sexual activity was recently distributed as part of a graded assignment for an "Adult Roles" class at Roy High School taught by Candace Thurgood. Each question was given a point value indicating the impurity of the given act. Thes...

Williams: Is College Really Even Necessary?

Williams: Is College Really Even Necessary?

By Brook Williams

September 20, 2017

Word on the street is that being enrolled in college is the thing to do these days, especially in your 20's. Not only is it all the rage, but it almost seems required. “You’re not going to get a job without a degree, darling,” seems to be the punchline to every American's early adult life. This...

H2H: How Should the U Respond to Planned Ben Shapiro Event

H2H: How Should the U Respond to Planned Ben Shapiro Event

By Nicholas Coleman and Connor Richards

September 19, 2017

The U Should Protect Free Speech Nicholas Coleman The nation is focused on the University of Utah, as Ben Shapiro will soon appear on campus. Hosted by the University’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chapter, Shapiro’s upcoming appearance has already affected discourse on campus. Those who ordin...

Coleman: CIS Redesign: Oversimplification Gone Awry

Coleman: CIS Redesign: Oversimplification Gone Awry

By Nicholas Coleman

September 12, 2017

Similar to boiling water that is so hot it actually feels cold, the University of Utah’s CIS portal redesign oversimplified the layout beyond the comprehensible limit. Instead of orderly links that could easily be minimized, students are presented with “intuitive” images. Administrative officia...

Parkin: Limiting Students’ Creativity Will Destroy Their Chances of Success

Parkin: Limiting Students’ Creativity Will Destroy Their Chances of Success

By Natalie Parkin

September 11, 2017

Children are introduced to the the arts in many different ways. Whether it be dancing to classical music in the living room, hand painting on the kitchen counter or playing pretend in the back yard, all children experience some form of the arts from an early age. Exposure to the arts as a child is very...

H2H: Does Donation Mean Obligation?

H2H: Does Donation Mean Obligation?

By Nicholas Coleman and Connor Richards

September 9, 2017

Donation is an honest investment By Nicholas Coleman Administrators at the University of Utah announced plans for a new academic institute after receiving $20 million from the Marriner S. Eccles and George S. and Dolores Eccles Foundation, $10 million coming from the Charles Koch Foundation. These...

Tanner: Football Season Isn’t All Sunshine and Touchdowns

Tanner: Football Season Isn’t All Sunshine and Touchdowns

By Emma Tanner

September 8, 2017

Anticipation looms over campus as summer transitions into fall. Students and fans have waited months, not for colder weather, or new classes and exams, but for football season —the perfect start to the school year. For many students, faculty and fans, football is what makes fall semester bearable as summ...

Genes Don’t Determine Success

Genes Don’t Determine Success

By Morgan Barron

September 7, 2017

This August, former Google engineer James Damore wrote an objectively sexist and uninformed anti-diversity memo. His argument that women do not have the biological disposition to succeed in the tech industry is an opinion not sustained by research. Still, Damore’s attitude is dangerous. Though he...

Patience: Textbooks Should Not Be An Additional Cost to Tuition

Patience: Textbooks Should Not Be An Additional Cost to Tuition

By Alisa Patience

September 1, 2017

As school starts up our wallets begin to empty once again. The most stressful part about college for me isn't driving 45 minutes every day to commute or writing final essays. It's getting textbooks. It's no secret that textbooks can be expensive, and of course, there are ways to work around it. There...

Sterrett: Students’ Grades Should Be Determined by Performance, Not Attendance

Sterrett: Students’ Grades Should Be Determined by Performance, Not Attendance

By Broderick Sterrett

August 24, 2017

Course syllabi lay out the specifics of the class: quizzes, required readings, supplemental materials, etc. Failing to understand the syllabus is very much equivalent to failing the course. Yet there is one feature of nearly all syllabi that haunts students from the first day to finals week (and unfairl...

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