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Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

By Andrea Alvarado

April 12, 2019

  There's widespread disagreement on the nature of the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico and whether it should ever change. As Puerto Rico grows, its desire to become a state increases. However, the Trump administration seems unwilling to consider this possibility. Just this mon...

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

By Josh Petersen

April 4, 2019

  When HB399, a bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors, was proposed in the 2019 Utah State Legislative Session, there was reason to be hopeful. In its original form, the bill won support from several key groups involved in the fight for equality, including the Human Rights Campaign,...

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...

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

By Jacob Brown

March 24, 2019

  Much of what the early Mormon settlers endured during the early 19th century can be serialized as a relentless campaign of brutal displacement orchestrated by various pro-slavery state governments and politically frenzied mobs on the account of religion. While it is easy to morally critique...

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

By Andrea Alvarado

March 23, 2019

  The wall has been marketed as the sole solution to the influx of migrants to the United States-Mexico border. The president and his administration have held this enormous construction as a cure for all evils — despite there being little evidence to support this claim. Meanwhile, the pres...

Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun

Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun

By Morgan Barron

March 8, 2019

    As I searched for a seat in the crowded hotel meeting room, I looked around at the other students enrolled in the mandatory course. I passed a businessman muttering into his Bluetooth, a stooped Native American man walking with a beautifully carved cane, a mother fiddling with a ...

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

By Josh Petersen

February 28, 2019

  In this year’s ASUU elections, one major race feels especially anticlimactic. The race for the ASUU executive branch, which includes the student body president and two vice presidents, has only one candidate: the Barnes Ticket. Anna Barnes is running for president, Latifa Yaqoobi is the candidate...

Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

By Josh Petersen

February 23, 2019

  Based on stereotype alone, twenty-somethings are far more interested in tweeting about safe spaces than actually doing the hard work of inspiring political change. Though this idea is grossly oversimplified, there is, unfortunately, a kernel of truth to this characterization. Many millennials...

Sonnenberg: Pro-Life and Pro-Women

Sonnenberg: Pro-Life and Pro-Women

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 15, 2019

  The Women’s March on Washington considers pro-life feminism to be a dangerous oxymoron. A pro-life group called the New Wave Feminists was briefly listed as a co-sponsor of the first Women’s March, but outrage erupted once the news of their involvement hit the internet. According to main...

Brown: Race Relations and the LDS Church: A Problematic History of Revisionism

Brown: Race Relations and the LDS Church: A Problematic History of Revisionism

By Jacob Brown

February 5, 2019

  The Book of Mormon is a product of the century it was written in and the doctrinal policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were shaped by an America which structured its society in racial castes and justified that structure with divine and pseudoscientific authority. To...

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