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Swanson: Biden’s Viability is Unsustainable. Democrats Ought to Jump Ship

Swanson: Biden’s Viability is Unsustainable. Democrats Ought to Jump Ship

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

October 21, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential race at the front of the pack. He was leading the polls even before officially throwing his hat into the ring. On April 25, the day he declared, he was polling at 29.3% and six points ahead of the active front runner at the time — Vermon...

Chavez: Attacking Warren’s Pregnancy Story Ignores the Pregnancy Discrimination Many People Still Face

Chavez: Attacking Warren’s Pregnancy Story Ignores the Pregnancy Discrimination Many People Still Face

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

October 21, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues to rise steadily in many polls for the 2020 Democratic nomination. But even as her campaign soars, Warren continues to face heightened, and often sexist, criticism from media outlets. This can most recently be seen by the immense scrutiny that Warren’s personal story a...

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

Chavez: Consider the Contributing Factors to Criminal Behavior

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

September 7, 2019

The American criminal justice system needs a complete overhaul, as does negative societal attitudes towards people who commit crime and the stigmatizing language used to describe them. Whether it is used consciously or subconsciously, language can cause damage and dehumanization.  The word "criminal" is stigmatizing, isolat...

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

June 24, 2019

  Although Utah is a deep red state well-known for its conservative voting record, it is now expected to have a larger voice in the nomination of future presidential candidates. Thanks to S.B. 242 - Presidential Primary Amendments, a primary election will now be held in Utah on March 3, 2020, or Super T...

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

By Nicholas Rush

June 11, 2019

  It seems as if the for-profit corporations endowed with servicing student loans are asleep at the helm as those in the D.C. crow’s nest rest in a similar slumber. Students with loans are captives on this boat, as the student loan balances of 44 million people soar to $1.5 trillion. On February 14, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspec...

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

June 4, 2019

  It’s small, on the fourth floor in the Union and shrouded in boxes of Huggies. A quote on the wall by late anthropologist George Dorsey reads “Play is the beginning of knowledge.” This is the University of Utah’s Center for Child Care and Family Resources, tasked with overseeing multiple...

The U Bids On Hosting a 2020 Presidential and VP Debate

The U Bids On Hosting a 2020 Presidential and VP Debate

By Nicholas Rush

March 28, 2019

  Imagine President Donald Trump’s voice bellowing throughout the Huntsman Center, bulky cameras and “we are live” red lights abound. That could very well be the case if the University of Utah wins the bid to host one of four Presidential and Vice Presidential debates in 2020. The U, in t...

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