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Rush: Apathy Is the Antithesis of Liberty

Rush: Apathy Is the Antithesis of Liberty

By Nicholas Rush

June 9, 2019

  When most Americans hear the name Muammar Gaddafi, their usual reaction is to be repulsed, if they even recognize the name at all. Words like dictator, usurper and tyrant fill the lexicon regarding Gaddafi. Most Americans were slack-jawed when President Barack Obama announced in 2011 that he...

Dalley: Physician-Assisted Death Should Be a Legal and Viable Option for End of Life Care

Dalley: Physician-Assisted Death Should Be a Legal and Viable Option for End of Life Care

By Nathan Dalley

June 6, 2019

  "A physician shall always bear in mind the obligation to respect human life.” This statement can be found in the International Code of Medical Ethics within a section that describes the duties of physicians to patients. A good doctor practices from a position of respect toward human life wi...

Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

By Morgan Barron

June 4, 2019

  As I listened intently to the pre-recorded message, I kept muttering, “21, 21, 21,” like a strung out gambler at a Vegas blackjack table. But instead of counting cards, I was counting jurors. If the Third District Court Clerk selected 21 jurors tonight instead of 40 — as she had for the p...

Rush: The Iraq War Was a Success, Just Not a Moral One

Rush: The Iraq War Was a Success, Just Not a Moral One

By Nicholas Rush

June 2, 2019

  In an interview on May 14, Bernie Sanders reflected on the Iraq War, saying, “We were supposed to go in [Iraq], establish democracy, get out, and everybody would live happily ever after ... not exactly what happened.” A poll by Princeton revealed 54% of people “remember the Iraq War ...

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

By Morgan Barron

May 25, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on May 13. Content Warning: This article discusses suicide, and has a brief mention of sexual assault. “Continuing revelation from God.” That is what the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cited when reversing ...

Rush: We Should Listen Before Condemning John Bolton

Rush: We Should Listen Before Condemning John Bolton

By Nicholas Rush

May 24, 2019

  Listening is different from believing, and believing is different from trust. Before casting aspersions on the pretext of his ever-stern countenance, America should listen with an open mind at the candor which bellows from below the rigid mustache of John Bolton, President Trump’s National Se...

Scott: Students foot the bill for ASUU’s internal drama

Scott: Students foot the bill for ASUU’s internal drama

By Elise Scott

May 15, 2019

  Whether they are incoming freshmen or seasoned seniors, many students at the University of Utah have little understanding of the role the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) plays on campus. ASUU provides assistance with on-campus childcare, tutoring and legal services for students as well as club support, events and concerts that enrich campus community. Yet, its cliquish environment creates an unproductive distance,...

Sonnenberg: What Do You Know About ASUU?

Sonnenberg: What Do You Know About ASUU?

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

May 15, 2019

  To some on campus, the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) seems like little more than a glorified party-planning commission. While it is true that ASUU plans RedFest — the annual spring concert that draws big-name artists like B.o.B and Migos — it provides many more resou...

Brown: BYU Nepotism and University of Utah Bias in Utah’s Top Tech Companies

Brown: BYU Nepotism and University of Utah Bias in Utah’s Top Tech Companies

By Jacob Brown

May 6, 2019

  It is no secret that the student cultures of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University are at odds with one another. A commonly held sentiment at BYU is the belief that the U is a second-rate academic option for students who are morally unworthy or intellectually incapable of att...

Brown: Private Benefactors Should Have No Say in University Research or Academia

Brown: Private Benefactors Should Have No Say in University Research or Academia

By Jacob Brown

April 22, 2019

  In 2017, the Charles Koch Foundation one-to-one matched a $10 million donation made by the Eccles Foundation to establish the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis. The new institute's mission was to “push the frontiers of knowledge through academic research an...

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