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Barber: Moab Madness Everyone Should Experience

Barber: Moab Madness Everyone Should Experience

By Shaelyn Barber

January 15, 2018

The minute I poked my head through the flaps of the old spring bar tent I knew it was worth it. Red-orange dirt glistened with frost. Sagebrush, juniper and yucca plants defied the snowy landscape with their bursts of green. Cotton candy clouds floated against the pristine cerulean sky. I stepped outside...

Richards: National Monument Shrinking Undermines Native Voices

Richards: National Monument Shrinking Undermines Native Voices

By Connor Richards

December 16, 2017

On Dec. 4, eyes all across the nation were on Utah as Donald Trump arrived at the State Capitol. People waited anxiously for the President’s highly anticipated announcement regarding the Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. To those like President Trump, the Obama-designated monument sta...

Barron: Altering Bears Ears is a Monumental Mistake

Barron: Altering Bears Ears is a Monumental Mistake

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2017

In 1793, a coalition of 13 Native American tribes lobbied the United States government to honor the treaty which gave the tribes control of the land west of the Ohio River: “We desire you to consider, brothers, that our only demand is the peaceable possession of a small part of our once great country....

Barron: Second Notice: Reverse Climate Change or Find a New Home

Barron: Second Notice: Reverse Climate Change or Find a New Home

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 30, 2017

“We the... senior members of the world’s scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead. A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it, is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated....

Barber: American Corn Story, An Environmental Disaster

Barber: American Corn Story, An Environmental Disaster

By Shaelyn Barber

November 23, 2017

Corn is about as American as it gets. Believe it or not, you eat corn almost every day in almost every meal. It’s in everything: soda, chips, bread, ice cream and so much more. Its incredible pervasiveness is masked by the obscure ingredients which are derived from corn. Corn flour, corn meal, corn...

Barron: Hike Up Canyons, Not Fees

Barron: Hike Up Canyons, Not Fees

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 22, 2017

The motto of the United States National Park Service, “Experience your America,” captures the spirit of the act signed on March 1, 1872, in which Congress declared Yellowstone National Park “a public park ... for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Today there are 58 national parks,...

Braden: SLC’s Dirty Little Secret

Braden: SLC’s Dirty Little Secret

By Paul Braden

November 20, 2017

Salt Lake City has been described by visitors as a medium-sized, exceptionally clean and perhaps suspiciously friendly city. It offers a lower than national-median cost of living, and it provides unparalleled access to some of the best skiable acreage and other natural resources in the country. A...

Barber: Nine Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste This Holiday Season

Barber: Nine Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste This Holiday Season

By Shaelyn Barber

November 17, 2017

The holidays are a time of family gathering, festivities and satisfying feasts. Everyone gets excited about holiday meals, looking forward to things like heaping mashed potatoes, juicy turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and soft, buttery dinner rolls. After the feast, you’re left eating leftovers for days ...

Williams: Instagram vs. Nature

Williams: Instagram vs. Nature

By Brook Williams

November 15, 2017

NPR recently came out with an article regarding the latest news of a few monumental places being taken away from the public, one of which is even being burned down. This is due to the high volume of "Instagramers" who venture to these locations to photograph and share these once quiet places on social...

Barron: Wax On, No Wax Off

Barron: Wax On, No Wax Off

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 13, 2017

Utah has the greatest snow on Earth. The repetition of this phrase in my childhood and my own personal experience playing in the powder, has turned this tourism motto into one of my core beliefs. I learned how to ski to spend time with my dad, and I continue to ski to spend time outdoors. While I hea...

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