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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...

U Student Group Hosts Women’s March on Utah 2019

U Student Group Hosts Women’s March on Utah 2019

By Jacqueline Mumford

January 20, 2019

  On Jan. 19, people from across the state of Utah met at Washington Square Park to participate in the 2019 Salt Lake City Women’s March on Utah. Women and their allies marched nearly a mile and a half from the park to the steps of the Utah State Capitol. The protestors were met with an ASL...

Alvarado: Moderation Applies to Politics Too

Alvarado: Moderation Applies to Politics Too

By Andrea Alvarado

January 14, 2019

  On the political spectrum, there is no doubt I fit somewhere on the extreme left. I consider myself a very progressive liberal and most of the people surrounding me share similar politics. Therefore, sometimes it is easy for me to fall prey to the notion that every person on the planet shou...

Petersen: Moderate Republicans Have Failed to Stand Up to Trump

Petersen: Moderate Republicans Have Failed to Stand Up to Trump

By Josh Petersen

November 11, 2018

  To put it mildly, we are at a particularly alarming moment of a particularly alarming presidency. On Aug. 21, Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, was found guilty of financial fraud. This includes a failure to disclose his involvement with a pro-Russia political group ...

Alvarado: Kanye Wants to Make America Trump’s Again

Alvarado: Kanye Wants to Make America Trump’s Again

By Andrea Alvarado

October 22, 2018

  Kanye West is on a media tour to encourage “free thought” and “love.” However, he is doing so by spewing outrageous and ill-informed comments that are far from breaching the divide our country is currently experiencing. His behavior is only adding fuel to the resentment and animosity...

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

By Elise Scott

August 28, 2018

There are two surefire ways to make the internet an unpleasant experience: bring up politics on social media and then read the comments that follow. The Venn diagram between online politics and online fiery debate is functionally a circle, as evidenced by the depravity found everywhere from harassment...

Patience: Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Patience: Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

By Alisa Patience

February 28, 2018

“It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” The famous last line in multiple “King Kong” adaptations perfectly represents the contrasting views people hold of gun violence, which caused the death of 17 students in Florida earlier this month. President Donald Trump and many other...

Barber: White People Can’t Speak for the Experiences of People of Color

Barber: White People Can’t Speak for the Experiences of People of Color

By Shaelyn Barber

January 29, 2018

Let’s be honest, white people don’t face many issues in the U.S. We have the upper hand in just about everything: we have an easier time getting jobs, we have better access to higher education, we have lower poverty rates than people of color in many communities, we don’t experience violence fro...

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