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Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part Two)

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part Two)

By Nicholas Rush

September 12, 2019

This article is part of a two-part series. Read the first part here.   Sholom Rubashkin, the owner of a Kosher meatpacking plant, was charged with the harboring of illegal immigrants, aiding and abetting document fraud and aggravated identity theft, among other charges, that resulted in a 2...

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

By Nicholas Rush

September 11, 2019

This article is part of a two-part series. Read the second part here.   In such a divided country ⁠— with an even more divided Congress ⁠— it is hard to take issue with bipartisan consensus. Such consensus came over the commuting of the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, owner o...

Chavez: You Are More Than the Money You Make

Chavez: You Are More Than the Money You Make

By Paij Chavez

September 11, 2019

It's fair to assume that most college students are in college because they hope to better their lives in some way. Curiosity and a general thirst for knowledge fuel many, but the goal of being successful is almost constant. There's plenty of debate over what constitutes success and it is very common to hea...

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

By Kennedie Starr

September 10, 2019

Many people think of the Great Salt Lake as shallow, smelly and somewhat useless body of water. With lackluster opportunities for fishing or boating — although some open water enthusiasts enjoy challenging swims within it - the lake seems more a source of endless brine flies and shrimp than anything els...

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

By Paij Chavez

September 7, 2019

The American criminal justice system needs a complete overhaul, as does negative societal attitudes towards people who commit crime and the stigmatizing language used to describe them. Whether it is used consciously or subconsciously, language can cause damage and dehumanization.  The word "criminal" is stigmatizing, isolat...

Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

By Sheely Edwards

August 30, 2019

Last November, over 75% of all active, registered voters in Utah turned out to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tens of thousands of new voters were registered across the state, and hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls for the candidates they supported. The $11.4 million race between now-Congressma...

Chavez: The American Dream is Capitalist Ideology, and We Can Do Better

Chavez: The American Dream is Capitalist Ideology, and We Can Do Better

By Paij Chavez

August 29, 2019

As wealth inequality continues to lengthen between the top 1% and the bottom 99, many people have presented their ideas on how to combat this discrepancy and make the economy work more positively for a larger amount of the population. To put it simply, this country needs to care about people more than ...

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

August 29, 2019

Late next January, the Utah State Legislature will convene to begin the 2020 General Session. Seventy-five state representatives and 29 state senators will meet together to propose, debate and pass hundreds of laws during the 45-day session. Throughout the session, the Capitol building will be visited...

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

By Guest Opinion

August 26, 2019

Earlier this year, President Trump signed a free speech executive order calling colleges and universities to improve free speech on college campuses or risk losing federal funding. I am usually against executive orders — no matter who is the president — but I believe this one is needed. Unive...

Rush: Abolition of the Past Only Manipulates the Present

Rush: Abolition of the Past Only Manipulates the Present

By Nicholas Rush

August 25, 2019

There has been an insatiable movement to remove any historical statues deemed inappropriate in retrospect. As of August 2018, 30 cities across the United States have removed controversial statues and monuments. In San Antonio, the “Jefferson Davis Highway” marker was considered too offensive and removed in 201...

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