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Jarvis and Lezaic: A Rising Push for Censorship

By Caroline Jarvis and Angela Lezaic April 16, 2024

  In a slew of censorship pushed by the United States government and mostly U.S.-based media companies, Meta’s new political content filter poses the most recent cause for outrage. The update...

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Timpa: Empower Men to Stop Sexual Assault

By Matthew Timpa, Opinion Writer April 11, 2024

  Sexual violence has become so synonymous with college campuses to the point of near complacency. It is so deeply rooted in university culture and is only further enabled by institutions such...

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Lezaic: White Environmentalists, Step Up for Palestine

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer April 5, 2024

  During the last few months of the most thoroughly documented genocide in history, oppressed groups from all walks of life took up much of the organizing for Palestinian liberation in the United...

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Jang: Empower Utah’s Women in STEM

By Eseudel Jang, Opinion Writer April 4, 2024

    In Utah, a serious gender disparity persists in science, technology, engineering and math — STEM — occupations. Women in Utah remain underrepresented in STEM careers. “Companies...

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Hufford: Time’s Ticking for TikTok

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer March 27, 2024

  The United States House of Representatives recently passed a bill, H.R. 7521, that would give owners of TikTok six months to sell to a non-foreign entity or face an outright ban in the States....

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Jang: Pay Utah Teachers More

By Eseudel Jang, Opinion Writer March 27, 2024

  Teacher shortages have persisted in Utah since the aftermath of COVID-19. Utah has one of the highest teacher-to-student ratios in the country.  Teachers exhibit an alarmingly low retention...

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Langley: A Tobacco-Free Future

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor March 26, 2024

  In the last few decades, many Western nations have grappled with the issue of tobacco addiction. Despite widespread public efforts, like those seen in Aotearoa, or New Zealand, where plans to...

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Langley: Gun Safety Courses Aren’t The Answer

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor February 29, 2024

  Since the tragic events of the Columbine High School massacre, hundreds of school shootings have occurred throughout the United States. These attacks not only inflict many children and young...

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Lezaic: We Deserve Better COVID-19 Surveillance

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer February 27, 2024

  It’s no secret the United States abandoned its immunocompromised, elderly and disabled residents throughout the last four years of the pandemic. While these vulnerable groups remain at risk,...

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Langley: Paid Leave Bill Still Excludes Many

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor February 26, 2024

  Compared to other developed nations, the U.S. is less exceptional than it would appear. As time goes on, the criticism levied against America has begun to sound more reasonable. However, we...