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Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

By Jacob Rueda

September 3, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE) website reports that 46.6% of the Amazon fires are occurring...

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

August 29, 2019

Late next January, the Utah State Legislature will convene to begin the 2020 General Session. Seventy-five state representatives and 29 state senators will meet together to propose, debate and pass hundreds of laws during the 45-day session. Throughout the session, the Capitol building will be visited...

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....

Salt Lake Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues Unique to Residents

Salt Lake Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues Unique to Residents

By Miacel Spotted Elk

July 16, 2019

  Eight candidates appeared on June 26 on stage at the Salt Lake Public Library to highlight their vision and policies for Salt Lake if elected as mayor. After the filing deadline earlier in June, the official candidates for the Salt Lake City mayoral race include Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla...

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez

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 Iraq War Was a Success, Just Not a Moral One

Rush: The Iraq War Was a Success, Just Not a Moral One

By Nicholas Rush

June 2, 2019

  In an interview on May 14, Bernie Sanders reflected on the Iraq War, saying, “We were supposed to go in [Iraq], establish democracy, get out, and everybody would live happily ever after ... not exactly what happened.” A poll by Princeton revealed 54% of people “remember the Iraq War ...

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...

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...

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...

Gaming Corner: ‘Metro Exodus’

Gaming Corner: ‘Metro Exodus’

By Yixin Song and Ray Gill

March 7, 2019

  Synopsis: “There is no justice among men,” said Nicholas II returning from the front line to his palace near Petrograd, after abdicating as the emperor of Russia. The “Metro” series, both as books and video games, indeed capture the very essence of their postmodern Slavic roots origina...

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