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By Jacob Brown

September 4, 2018

Sometime between the development of ARPANET and the Senate hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, the tech industry transformed from an industry offering consumers a new world of personal freedom and productivity into an industry which now seems to threaten our individual liberties and consume a substantial percenta...

Alvarado: The Resurgence of White Supremacy

Alvarado: The Resurgence of White Supremacy

By Andrea Alvarado

September 4, 2018

As a woman of color, I fear for my safety on a regular basis. I dread violence not only because of my gender, but because my ethnicity is another element of my identity that makes me vulnerable. It feels as if a neon target has been painted on my back for everyone to see. Despite being light-skinned, my...

Barron: The Promise of Exoneration is not Enough

Barron: The Promise of Exoneration is not Enough

By Morgan Barron

August 26, 2018

A little more than a year ago, the University of Utah hosted a lecture with Barry Scheck, one of the co-founders of a nonprofit, The Innocence Project, which works nationwide to overturn wrongful convictions. He opened his address by asking the gathered crowd of law students and professionals a simple, ...

Alvarado: RuPaul’s Drag Race Helped Me To Be A Better Feminist

Alvarado: RuPaul’s Drag Race Helped Me To Be A Better Feminist

By Andrea Alvarado

August 24, 2018

Drag is not a new phenomenon. Wearing clothes of the opposite sex as a form of entertainment can be traced back to Shakespeare’s era when male actors had the task of playing the female characters in theater. As the world evolved, so did drag. Cross-dressing became a comedic act seamlessly adopted ...

Alvarado: True Feminism Is Not Blind Support for Other Women

Alvarado: True Feminism Is Not Blind Support for Other Women

By Andrea Alvarado

August 21, 2018

In the 1970s, Phyllis Schlafly successfully won the battle against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). She appointed herself as the “champion of mothers and wives” while condemning the feminist movement. The ERA was vilified by Schlafly as an amendment that would encourage the “killing of millions...

Petersen: Utah Conservatives Are Wrong to Reject #MeToo

Petersen: Utah Conservatives Are Wrong to Reject #MeToo

By Josh Petersen

August 17, 2018

Of all the traditionally conservative Americans who do not feel aligned with President Trump, the Republicans of Utah may be the most distant from the man who radically changed the GOP.  Many Utah conservatives, especially those of the LDS faith, claim that President Trump does not represent their values....

Brown: Silicon Valley Has Deliberately Designed Habitually Addictive Platforms

Brown: Silicon Valley Has Deliberately Designed Habitually Addictive Platforms

By Jacob Brown

August 12, 2018

In 2014, the viral mobile game Flappy Bird was suddenly taken off Apple's App Store by its creator. Intended only to be played casually, the creator had accidentally implemented what he considered "addictive" mechanics in the game's design and therefore felt morally obligated to remove it from the sto...

Petersen: LGBTQ Media’s Failures in Representation

Petersen: LGBTQ Media’s Failures in Representation

By Josh Petersen

August 11, 2018

In the Trump era, LGBTQ Americans are living through a maddening paradox. On one hand, the quality of life for many queer people has improved immeasurably in recent years. Homosexual people can legally marry; homophobic acts such as “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act have...

Petersen: Obsessive Fandoms Need to Stop Protecting Abusers

Petersen: Obsessive Fandoms Need to Stop Protecting Abusers

By Josh Petersen

July 25, 2018

It seems as if every other hilarious tweet on my timeline is some version of a “stan” account.  Stans, likely named after the Eminem song about an obsessive fan, are enthusiastic supporters of any pop culture fixture. If you like something, odds are that there are 100 Twitter accounts solely devoted...

Alvarado: The Carters’ “Apes**t” is an Affirmation of Unity and Black Excellence

Alvarado: The Carters’ “Apes**t” is an Affirmation of Unity and Black Excellence

By Andrea Alvarado

July 17, 2018

The unexpected release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s joint album "Everything Else" is the visual representation of a unified community. Despite their marital problems becoming a cultural debate due to their groundbreaking "Lemonade and 4:14," their new single "Apes**t" changes the narrative into one of...

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