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Petersen: Police Brutality in Utah Cannot Be Ignored

Petersen: Police Brutality in Utah Cannot Be Ignored

By Josh Petersen

October 3, 2018

A few years ago, it seemed that every week a new disturbing video of police shootings went viral on social media. While police violence has always been a problem, especially in communities of color, the issue has received particular attention in the past several years. Police shootings of unarmed black...

Alvarado: Female Rap Feuds Fuel Racism

Alvarado: Female Rap Feuds Fuel Racism

By Andrea Alvarado

September 30, 2018

People of color who've become public figures are commonly perceived as representations and reflections of their communities. They are sometimes considered to be the spokespeople of every social issue and are encouraged to use their platforms to aid their communities. Although awareness of the struggles that...

Alvarado: How an Immigrant Experiences Patriotism

Alvarado: How an Immigrant Experiences Patriotism

By Andrea Alvarado

September 25, 2018

The concept of patriotism has always been foreign to me. My relationship with my country of birth is not based on unconditional love and pride, it is closer to a mutual indifference. I have never been ashamed of where I come from, however, I do not intend to put up a Mexican flag next to my driveway and pa...

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

By Elise Scott

September 20, 2018

Utah is often touted for its upward mobility, a claim that may be a little more nuanced than at first blush. Ironically, another thing Utah has been acclaimed for is being the second most sexist state in the nation--making its quaint vignette of bountiful opportunity fall under deserved skepticism. Utah’s chilly treatment of...

Braden: When Pride in Country Becomes Harmful

Braden: When Pride in Country Becomes Harmful

By Paul Braden

September 18, 2018

As Americans, we lead privileged lives. Our constitution includes valuable freedoms that we exercise on a daily basis, and our justice system is meant to impartially guarantee that these freedoms are not infringed upon. Our military provides us with peace-of-mind from threats both foreign and domesti...

Scott: Radicalized in Your Own Basement

Scott: Radicalized in Your Own Basement

By Elise Scott

September 12, 2018

Many people believe in at least one conspiracy theory. There are plenty to go around, from innocuous oddities to insensitive denials. The “conspiracy theory” is an amorphous term that covers the gamut of counter-culture beliefs. They preach that celebrities are killed and replaced by clones, that s...

Petersen: We Need to Have A Tough Talk About LGBTQ Suicide

Petersen: We Need to Have A Tough Talk About LGBTQ Suicide

By Josh Petersen

September 11, 2018

During the first weekend of June, thousands of people gathered in Salt Lake City for the Utah Pride Festival.  A part of many celebrations across the country celebrating LGBTQ pride during the month of June, the Festival was a hopeful, inspiring reminder of the vibrancy of Utah’s queer community —...

Brown: The Naive Economics of Cryptocurrency Highlight The Failures of a Completely Free Market

Brown: The Naive Economics of Cryptocurrency Highlight The Failures of a Completely Free Market

By Jacob Brown

September 10, 2018

In the genesis block of Bitcoin, a message was left in the parameters by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for the mysterious and unknown creator(s) of Bitcoin. This message reads: “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of the second bailout for banks.” Back then, cryptocurrency and blockchain were obscure ...

Alvarado: Why Natural Beauty Is A Social Construct

Alvarado: Why Natural Beauty Is A Social Construct

By Andrea Alvarado

September 10, 2018

Despite recent conversations regarding how beauty has acquired the undertone of body positivity, the number of cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States has increased by 200% in the last two decades. This is no surprise considering the power that social media has over our everyday lives. Now m...

Swanson: It’s Okay to Experience the Art of Terrible People

Swanson: It’s Okay to Experience the Art of Terrible People

By Gavin Swanson

September 5, 2018

Kanye West made headlines when he returned to the public sphere earlier this year. He made tweets in support of Donald Trump and infamously said that slavery was a choice in a TMZ interview. At the same time he also announced his line of short albums that he planned on releasing in June. In reaction to...

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