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Scott: Want to Reduce Online Hate Speech? Stop Spreading it From Your Own Account

Scott: Want to Reduce Online Hate Speech? Stop Spreading it From Your Own Account

By Elise Scott

September 11, 2019

I generally make it a point to not engage with hate groups online. While I believe it is vital to be aware of their movements and tactics, doing so does not necessitate adding to their follower count. Despite having no aversion toward discussions of hate speech and American ideological extremism, I try to...

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...

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

By Isaac Reese

September 10, 2019

  White nationalist activity is on the rise in the United States, and the state of Utah is no exception. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah’s most dominant religious and cultural influence, has always had fringe white nationalists within its membership, many of whom first ...

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...

Chavez: Be Kind, Unwind: Practice Self-Compassion to Avoid a Burnout

Chavez: Be Kind, Unwind: Practice Self-Compassion to Avoid a Burnout

By Paij Chavez

September 4, 2019

  I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the first day of school.  Whether it is the feel of a new pen on a clean notebook or the unknown possibilities of the upcoming class schedule, starting a new school year feels exciting and fresh. Sororities, fraternities, student clubs and campus organiza...

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 ...

Chavez: Stop Blaming and Start Advocating For Victims

Chavez: Stop Blaming and Start Advocating For Victims

By Paij Chavez

August 25, 2019

Victim-blaming continues to come up in cultural conversations, but unfortunately, traditional media perpetuates this more often than it's deconstructed by it.  A 2016 article from The Atlantic provides a comprehensive breakdown of why victim blaming is a pervasive phenomenon in our society, citing the “just world hyp...

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...

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

By Isaac Reese

August 16, 2019

For weeks, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest their government and to show support for democracy. People young and old have peacefully protested against the government for allowing influence from mainland China into their local government. The tension began to build when a controversial extradition bill (supported by Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam) was introduced that...

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

By Paij Chavez

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

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