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Patience: There Shouldn’t Be A Planet B

Patience: There Shouldn’t Be A Planet B

By Alisa Patience

November 13, 2017

There are many movies featuring alien life forms — specifically ones where an alien race comes to Earth — either to take it over, use it for recourses or to punish human beings. This includes films like “Independence Day,” “Men in Black,” “Transformers,” “Home” and “War of the Worlds.”...

Coleman: Amazon HQ2: Fall for Utah, Bezos

Coleman: Amazon HQ2: Fall for Utah, Bezos

By Nicholas Coleman

November 9, 2017

Utahns love Amazon, but will Amazon love Utah? This is the question many are wondering as the online retailer narrows its search for a city to host its second headquarters — termed ‘HQ2.’ Nearly 200 communities around the country have submitted proposals, each vying for the $5 billion capital inv...

Barron: Preserving Bears Ears Means Protecting Native Voices

Barron: Preserving Bears Ears Means Protecting Native Voices

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2017

I have seen signs supporting the designation; some are stuck in parking strips, others are propped up in bay windows and, once, I saw one taped to the back of a beat-up Toyota Corolla. Printed in bold, the signs read, “Utah Stands with Bears Ears.” But I have also seen televised interviews with...

Patience: Plastic Is Worse Than a Group of Mean Girls

Patience: Plastic Is Worse Than a Group of Mean Girls

By Alisa Patience

November 6, 2017

Drive down any road: the freeway, your neighborhood street or through the city, through the canyon. Some of the sights awaiting you include trees, flower beds, grass, bus stops, interesting statues — but all of this potential beauty is easily destroyed by scattered garbage, specifically plastic. Our...

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...

Foglesong: A Great Moment Can Be Spent Doing Nothing

Foglesong: A Great Moment Can Be Spent Doing Nothing

By Samuel Foglesong

October 16, 2017

Fear of missing out is the reason you stayed late at the party, the reason you skipped studying to go the football game. Our desperation to cram as many fun experiences into our lives often prevents us from actually enjoying a moment in its entirety. We bar hop, we party hop, we go to festivals where...

A Good Walk Spoiled

A Good Walk Spoiled

By Alisa Patience

August 14, 2017

Okay, athletes. I'm going to say something that will probably make you hate me. I don't think golf is a real sport. Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of sports in general, and I've only played golf once, but all the men in my life enjoy the sport, and so do some of the women. Don't worry, they'll hate me...

Reevaluating the U’s Shuttle System

Reevaluating the U’s Shuttle System

By Alisa Patience

August 13, 2017

Students of the University of Utah all know the struggle of walking from class to class in the murderous heat of late August or the unmerciful frigidness of January. After all, our campus is huge, and there’s a lot of ground to cover. It goes without saying we are lucky to have campus shuttles that...

Ute Tribe in Southern Utah Struggles Against America’s Last Uranium Mill

Ute Tribe in Southern Utah Struggles Against America’s Last Uranium Mill

By Connor Richards

July 27, 2017

In the Southeastern corner of Utah, just off Highway 191, tucked tightly in the middle of San Juan County, there is a small community of between 250 and 300 Ute Indians known as the White Mesa Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. The area is quiet, there isn’t much around. The closest towns are Blanding, six...

Ag-Gag Ruling is a Moral Victory for Utah

Ag-Gag Ruling is a Moral Victory for Utah

By Connor Richards

July 14, 2017

Amy Meyer, a Utah resident and animal rights activist, had heard that struggling cows at a Draper slaughterhouse could be observed while standing from public property. So, Meyer took her cell phone and went to see for herself. What Meyer saw horrified her. On Feb. 8, 2013, upon reaching the slaughterh...

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