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Christopherson: Let’s Replace Black Friday with Buy Nothing Day

Christopherson: Let’s Replace Black Friday with Buy Nothing Day

By Nain Christopherson

December 7, 2019

This year, Americans spent more money over one Thanksgiving weekend than they have since Black Friday began. In-store shopping grew 4.2% from 2018, and online spending reached a record high of over $11 billion between Thursday and Friday. Many travelled long distances for big sales, collectively spending much more on clothes, sporting goods an...

Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

By Gavin Swanson

December 3, 2019

As we steel ourselves to go home and interact with family members for the winter holiday season, we know there are three topics that you don’t bring up at the dinner table — money, religion and politics. You love these people and don’t want to ruin the relationship by challenging their lifestyle...

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

By Morgan Barron

December 2, 2019

There are currently 70.8 million refugees worldwide, and this number continues to increase as every day 37,000 people are forcibly displaced by military conflicts, ideological persecution or natural disasters. The United States, which once admitted more refugees each year than all other countries combined, r...

Reese: University of Utah Campus Police Endanger The Students Under Their Protection

Reese: University of Utah Campus Police Endanger The Students Under Their Protection

By Isaac Reese

November 27, 2019

Earlier this month, the Salt Lake Tribune published two stories illuminating the wrongdoings of the incompetent and untrained University of Utah campus police department. These issues come as no shock to many U students, and the murder of Lauren McCluskey following the negligence of campus police will for...

Chavez: Utah Jails Replacing Visits With Video Calls Is An Inhumane Mistake

Chavez: Utah Jails Replacing Visits With Video Calls Is An Inhumane Mistake

By Paij Chavez

November 26, 2019

In 2015, the Utah State Legislature passed legislation to create significant criminal justice reform. Governor Gary Herbert said their goal was “to reduce recidivism, maximize offenders success in becoming law-abiding citizens and provide judges with the tools they need to accomplish these goals. ...

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

By Kennedie Starr

November 26, 2019

Record-breaking cold temperatures in Salt Lake City last month made my hands freeze and my frowning face flush to pink. However, when I feel the discomfort of the harsh elements while I walk around downtown or on my way to class, I have the opportunity to fall into my own bed each night under a roof t...

Christopherson: In Defense of Enthusiasm

Christopherson: In Defense of Enthusiasm

By Nain Christopherson

November 22, 2019

It’s November and the holidays are practically upon us, which means it is time for my annual reminder that people who like things are inherently obnoxious and uncool. In this case, “things” refers to the magic of the season at hand – lights, decorations, the general sense of good cheer. I rarely...

Chavez: Consent Must Be Centered When Dating In The Workplace

Chavez: Consent Must Be Centered When Dating In The Workplace

By Paij Chavez

November 20, 2019

It’s been a little over two years since Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed to the world as one of the worst predators in the entertainment industry. Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company after news of his sexual misconduct went public, and many of his victims were taken seriously and publicly believed for the first time. Weinstein...

Barron: Utah Sees Porn as a Health Crisis, But Hasn’t Adequately Addressed Revenge Porn

Barron: Utah Sees Porn as a Health Crisis, But Hasn’t Adequately Addressed Revenge Porn

By Morgan Barron

November 20, 2019

During the 2016 legislative session, the Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution that declared pornography to be a public health crisis. This resolution claimed that viewing porn “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment” and “[contributes] to the hyper-sexualization of teens.” The...

Head to Head: Should People Disclose Their Pregnancy in Job Interviews?

Head to Head: Should People Disclose Their Pregnancy in Job Interviews?

By Morgan Barron and Paij Chavez

November 13, 2019

Two of our opinion writers, Morgan Barron and Paij Chavez, have differing opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing pregnancy status in job interviews.

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