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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

At the protest downtown against President Donald Trump during his visit to the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Chronicle archives.

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

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...

Foglesong: (Mis)Understanding Trump


By Samuel Foglesong

September 25, 2017

Our president has become such a difficult topic of conversation, that most people are content to reduce their opinions of him to simplicities. From the left, a grumbled expletive and a diatribe about his stupidity are a typical response to questions such as “what do you think about Donald Trump?...

Patience: Travel Ban is Hypocritical

A man holds a Stronger Together sign in front of the Utah State Capitol during President Trump's Inauguration Day protests in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Alisa Patience

September 18, 2017

One of President Donald Trumpís biggest platforms while running for president was his foreign policies and intentions for immigrants. However, Trumpís travel ban and views on immigration are hypocritical and unconstitutional. America was formed by immigrants. The only reason we get to decide who...

Equality in the Workplace

Equality in the Workplace

By Alisa Patience

September 14, 2017

Have you ever walked out of a job interview thinking it went perfectly and that you’re completely qualified, only to end up not getting the job? Well if you’re not white, a female or a parent, then I may know why. Luckily, the University of Utah is a socially apt institute and contains classes that...

Mother of Dragons, Rightful Queen of Westeros

Mother of Dragons, Rightful Queen of Westeros

By Alisa Patience

August 26, 2017

"Game of Thrones" is coming to an end. As the series has progressed, fan-favorite Daenerys Targaryen has developed a reputation among fans as  the "Mad Queen" and a terrorist. She's becoming more and more hated because of her entitlement, her tendencies to lose her temper and resort to violence and...

Transgender Discrimination in the Military is a Crime

Transgender Discrimination in the Military is a Crime

By Alisa Patience

July 30, 2017

The best thing about America is that we have the freedom to do nearly anything we want, as long as we pay our taxes. If we want to go to college and become successful business people, we can. If we want to spend our lives "wrong" part-time and do nothing but watch movies with our free time, we can. If...

China and the West are on a collision course

Photo by U.S. Embassy The Hague on Flickr

December 13, 2016

In late October, the Communist Party of China came together for their annual Plenum, a meeting of the party's top officials and leaders. These meetings are held behind closed doors, but the decisions therein have large ramifications on the future direction of the People's Republic of China. Although...

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