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Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

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, Opinion Writer

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, Opinion Writer

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, Opinion Writer

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.

Swanson: People Of The World Unite In Solidarity For The Struggle

Swanson: People Of The World Unite In Solidarity For The Struggle

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2019

For the last seven months, the protestors of Hong Kong have been fighting one of the most powerful governments in the world. It has been going on for so long that it has changed from a backlash against an extradition bill and developed into a fight for democracy itself. The protestors of Hong Kong have...

Crofts: The Diversity Lie

Crofts: The Diversity Lie

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

November 4, 2019

On college campuses across America, including the University of Utah, the insistence on, demand for and enforcement of diversity has gone too far. Like most people, I am a supporter of diversity, but there is an unaddressed problem where people have started giving different treatment in the name of diversity...

Chavez: ‘Joker’ Hits a Nerve But Never Goes Deeper

Chavez: ‘Joker’ Hits a Nerve But Never Goes Deeper

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

November 1, 2019

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers and plot details about "Joker" (2019).  Whether you are a fan of comic books and superhero movies or couldn't care less, it has been nearly impossible to avoid hearing about the new "Joker" movie. This controversial film has certainly challenged audience...

Christopherson: Where Were the Bi Flags at Campus Pride Week?

Christopherson: Where Were the Bi Flags at Campus Pride Week?

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

October 30, 2019

Update: A Pride Week Committee member reached out to our staff to let us know there was a bi flag on the walkway during Campus Pride Week. We've left this article as is since the arguments still stand, but we acknowledge there was no real error on the committee's part and thank them for their attention to ...

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

As a person who has lived in the state of Utah while being a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a non-member, I have had personal experience with the flaws within the separation of church and state. Utah has a large ​religious majority​ and it is only fair that those views...

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