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Groesbeck: Horrendous Outcomes Grow In Flint, Michigan

Groesbeck: Horrendous Outcomes Grow In Flint, Michigan

By Ren Groesbeck

October 1, 2017

Too many people have lived through terrible tragedies due to human rights abuses committed by government officials and other important public figures in charge. In 2014, Flint, Michigan's financial problems spawned a public-health crisis. In the city’s attempt to cut costs, the municipal government...

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...

U Researchers Link Gene to Anxiety Level

U Researchers Link Gene to Anxiety Level

By Jacqueline Mumford

September 18, 2017

Genes may be a factor dictating levels of anxiety, according to a study on the brains of mice and zebrafish conducted by researchers at the University of Utah. Yuanyuan Xie, who previously attended and worked at the U and is currently a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,...

Williams: We Should Decriminalize All Drugs in the U.S.

Williams: We Should Decriminalize All Drugs in the U.S.

By Brook Williams

August 29, 2017

Many people are highly supportive of legalizing marijuana. It is a topic highly stressed on college campuses, and if all teachers and professors aren’t for the legalization by now, it shouldn't take much more convincing to push them in the right direction. We can all make a joint decision that it sho...

Parkin: Iceland’s Abortion Rates for Down Syndrome Show Lack of Compassion

Parkin: Iceland’s Abortion Rates for Down Syndrome Show Lack of Compassion

By Natalie Parkin

August 21, 2017

Prenatal screening tests are rising across the countries of Europe and America and, as a result, fewer babies with Down syndrome are being born. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects a child's facial appearance and intellectual development. Although this disability affects the child's growth...

Combatting the Freshman 15

Combatting the Freshman 15

By Brook Williams

August 14, 2017

The freshman 15 — a well-known title for the fresh students entering the world of late nights, tight budgets, a demanding social life and plenty of cheap, greasy food. If you are unfamiliar with the freshman 15, it refers to incoming college students who typically gain 15 pounds their first year due...

Transgender Discrimination in the Military is a Crime

Transgender Discrimination in the Military is a Crime

By Alisa Patience

July 30, 2017

The best thing about America is that we have the freedom to do nearly anything we want, as long as we pay our taxes. If we want to go to college and become successful business people, we can. If we want to spend our lives "wrong" part-time and do nothing but watch movies with our free time, we can. If...

A tale of two parties: why Utahns should join forces for sex education

By Kamryn Broschinsky

July 29, 2017

Politics is a contact sport, and you can criticize anyone who voluntarily enters the arena. But when it comes to sex education, it’s time for Utahns to call a timeout, and reevaluate the game plan. The state has historically been divided over many issues — the Holy War, green Jell-O, free ma...

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...

Love Shouldn’t be a Power Struggle

By Alisa Patience

July 20, 2017

It has been said that if something isn’t worth fighting for then it isn’t worth having, and this has been especially said about love. After all, where’s the satisfaction in something if it came easily? The beginning part of a relationship is often about the chase, the dating, the testing to see...

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