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Barron: You Have Toilet Paper, But Are You Prepared to Vote by Mail?

Barron: You Have Toilet Paper, But Are You Prepared to Vote by Mail?

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

March 28, 2020

  In Utah, the impact of the coronavirus has already been felt in almost every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to attending school. As we adjust to sparse shelves and online classes, it is also important to identify potential effects this pandemic may have in the upcoming months to minimize the virus’ disruption in our ...

Burton: Voters Should Pay Attention to US-China Relations in 2020

Burton: Voters Should Pay Attention to US-China Relations in 2020

By Logan Burton

March 17, 2020

Two hundred years ago, the legendary French general Napoleon Bonaparte exclaimed the prophetic words "China is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world." Though Napoleon did not live to see his prediction tested, his words ring especially pertinent today. Since the...

Starr: Utah Should Replace Rob Bishop with Darren Parry

Starr: Utah Should Replace Rob Bishop with Darren Parry

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

March 17, 2020

Congressman Rob Bishop has represented Utah’s 1st Congressional District (CD-1) since 2003, and there is not much to praise from his tenure — especially in the eyes of environmentalists or anyone who identifies as somewhat moderate. The district boundary covers a large area, including the city of...

Poma: What is Consent? Utah Needs a Clearer Definition of it.

Poma: What is Consent? Utah Needs a Clearer Definition of it.

By Sasha Poma

March 16, 2020

  Rep. Angela Romero’s H.B. 213 Consent Language Amendments passed the Utah House and the Senate during this year’s general session and made important clarifications about consent. Unfortunately, due to major changes made to the bill, certain aspects of affirmative consent remain unclear. These revisi...

Cushman: I Still Believe in Bernie

Cushman: I Still Believe in Bernie

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

March 15, 2020

  On Monday, March 2, 2020 Bernie Sanders held a rally in Salt Lake City, drawing huge crowds and loud applause. Utah support for the populist candidate has always been strong — Sanders won Utah with nearly 80% in the 2016 Utah Democratic primary. Sanders also won Utah's 2020 primary desp...

Christopherson: Utah Women Need Tax-Free Feminine Hygiene Products and a Feminist Legislature

Christopherson: Utah Women Need Tax-Free Feminine Hygiene Products and a Feminist Legislature

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

March 11, 2020

  This year’s legislative session, like any other, has been a mixed bag. Elected officials passed bills to encourage schools to delay start times for students’ health, form a task force to protect indigenous women and expand mental health services, among other important measures. Some negatives have been even more extreme, though. A bill requ...

Burton: Policing Civility is Excessive and Ineffective

Burton: Policing Civility is Excessive and Ineffective

By Logan Burton

March 11, 2020

  Among the many bills deliberated during this particularly hectic legislative session was Sen. Don Ipson’s S.B.173. The bill would criminalize disorderly conduct in official meetings and intentionally disrupting government meetings, including legislative meetings, committees, task force...

Emery: Cruel Abortion Bans Have Nothing To Do With “Family Values”

Emery: Cruel Abortion Bans Have Nothing To Do With “Family Values”

By Nate Emery

March 11, 2020

  On March 2, the Utah State Senate voted to pass an extreme ban on abortions. This bill, run by Republican Sen. Dan McCay, would ban all abortions except those performed to save the life of the woman or to end a pregnancy that is the result of rape or incest. Any physician who performs an ...

Barron: Affordable Phone Calls Between Inmates and Their Families are a Bridge to Rehabilitation

Barron: Affordable Phone Calls Between Inmates and Their Families are a Bridge to Rehabilitation

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

March 11, 2020

  A 15-minute phone call to a local number from the Millard County jail costs $11.46. Just one county away, inmates pay only $3.45 for the same call. Disparities such as these exist because of each county jail negotiating their own individual phone service contracts. This allows counties to accep...

Moran: Schools Need to Approach the Use of Indigenous Symbolism with Caution

Moran: Schools Need to Approach the Use of Indigenous Symbolism with Caution

By Serena Moran

March 10, 2020

  Growing up in the Mexican American culture, there have always been people that try to explain my identity to me. My Mexican friends would tell me I am not “Mexican enough” because I don’t speak Spanish and my skin is light. My white friends think that my family only eats typical Mexican...

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