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Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

By Nicholas Rush

September 11, 2019

This article is part of a two-part series. Read the second part here.   In such a divided country ⁠— with an even more divided Congress ⁠— it is hard to take issue with bipartisan consensus. Such consensus came over the commuting of the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, owner o...

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...

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

By Abigail Raasch

July 22, 2019

  In an effort to “[embrace] this peculiar place we call home,” Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has yet again given us "Saturday’s Voyeur." This roaring production has come to us as the conclusion of SLAC’s beautiful season and is a tradition of the theater to bring laughter and fun to ...

Chavez: Romney’s Teeter-totter on Trump Should Bounce Back Toward Impeachment

Chavez: Romney’s Teeter-totter on Trump Should Bounce Back Toward Impeachment

By Paij Chavez

July 17, 2019

It’s very disappointing to watch a leader who once stood with so much conviction ⁠— specifically speaking out against someone they see as unsafe for our country ⁠— later walk back on those values for political gain. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney vocally criticized then-candidate Trump during the 2016 election....

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

By Andrea Alvarado

April 12, 2019

  There's widespread disagreement on the nature of the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico and whether it should ever change. As Puerto Rico grows, its desire to become a state increases. However, the Trump administration seems unwilling to consider this possibility. Just this mon...

Sonnenberg: White Religious Conservatives and the Utah Pro-Life Movement

Sonnenberg: White Religious Conservatives and the Utah Pro-Life Movement

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

April 10, 2019

  The Utah March for Life was smaller than you’d expect. Utah has a reputation for its social conservatism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stances on controversial topics often influence the opinions of its membership. The Church teaches that “elective abortion for pe...

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

By Andrea Alvarado

March 23, 2019

  The wall has been marketed as the sole solution to the influx of migrants to the United States-Mexico border. The president and his administration have held this enormous construction as a cure for all evils — despite there being little evidence to support this claim. Meanwhile, the pres...

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

By Andrea Alvarado

February 9, 2019

  Although the First Amendment clearly states that freedom of religion is protected under the Constitution, there is confusion surrounding atheism and the rights of those who consider themselves non-religious. Atheists are estimated to comprise roughly 25 percent of the population in the United States, though polls struggle to find the exact number. Stigmas su...

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

By Andrea Alvarado

January 29, 2019

  Although Fox News and President Trump have marketed the immigrant caravan as the greatest threat to the safety of America, the truth is that we should be worried about not what is outside of our borders, but inside. Legal and illegal immigrants in their majority are not violent criminals preyi...

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