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Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

By Paij Chavez

June 5, 2019

  Just as it is not looked down upon to visit your physician for a check-up, stitches or antibiotics, seeing a mental health professional should also be considered a normal, acceptable behavior. In theory, this view of mental health — that areas of the mind can be broken just as parts of the ...

Chavez: In Defense of Crying

Chavez: In Defense of Crying

By Paij Chavez

May 30, 2019

  Growing up, I didn’t cry much. Like many others, I felt that it signaled weakness. I was raised within a patriarchal family structure, and the only person I knew who cried was my mother. I noticed that her emotions were often questioned and invalidated by others. She felt intense sham...

Brown: The Contract We Have With ‘University of Utah Dining Services’ is a Rotten Deal

Brown: The Contract We Have With ‘University of Utah Dining Services’ is a Rotten Deal

By Jacob Brown

March 31, 2019

  The University of Utah has been radically growing as an institution. It shows in the U's total net position (assets minus liabilities) having increased by over $1.4 billion (35 percent growth) since I first enrolled in 2014. This expansion can be seen all around campus in the recent constructio...

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

By Andrea Alvarado

March 9, 2019

  In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an article, unaware of the serious repercussions his work would have in public health around the world. His study claimed to have found a correlation between autism and the MMR vaccine (which prevents measles, mumps and rubella). Since then, his article has bee...

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

By Andrea Alvarado

January 25, 2019

  For most of modern history, discussions surrounding the female body have been centered on its desirability rather than its health. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the weight loss industry, a booming business, will have a projected worth of over $250 billion by 2024. Popular culture i...

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

By Jacob Brown

January 24, 2019

  All across the country, nuclear power plants struggle to stay profitable. Nuclear energy is currently the largest source of low-carbon power in America, but due to recent advances in natural gas extraction and renewable energy technologies and a reduction of nuclear energy-related subsidies in...

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

By Elise Scott

January 17, 2019

  As concerns over Utah’s water, weather and air increase, residents seem to breathe a sigh of relief when they see that a fresh snowstorm is on its way. Utah’s snowpack relies on a regular precipitation schedule to provide the water that hydrates the state throughout the year, especially...

Sonnenberg: Put Your Phone Down

Sonnenberg: Put Your Phone Down

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

November 11, 2018

  I check my cell phone obsessively. Emails from work and internships pile up if I’m not diligent in my responses, and my family grows concerned about me if I don’t answer their messages quickly enough. I don’t know how I would keep up with my schoolwork if I couldn’t check my Canvas...

Alvarado: Black and Invisible: Black Women Neglected by the Military

Alvarado: Black and Invisible: Black Women Neglected by the Military

By Andrea Alvarado

November 7, 2018

  In Jan. 2017, the United States Army lifted a ban on dreadlocks and twists for female soldiers. For many women currently serving in the army or already retired, this symbolized a step towards visibility. More than hairstyles, dreadlocks and braids are essential methods women of color use to ...

Petersen: Prop 3 Saves Lives

Petersen: Prop 3 Saves Lives

By Josh Petersen

November 2, 2018

  This November, Utahns will have the chance to vote for a new United States senator, four new members of the House of Representatives and many other important statewide and local races. In one of the most consequential elections in American history, it's essential to register to vote and make your voice heard. Luckily, thousands of Utahns are registering to vote fo...

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