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Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

By Josh Petersen

February 23, 2019

  Based on stereotype alone, twenty-somethings are far more interested in tweeting about safe spaces than actually doing the hard work of inspiring political change. Though this idea is grossly oversimplified, there is, unfortunately, a kernel of truth to this characterization. Many millennials...

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 18, 2019

  Utah made history in 1896 as the first state in the country to elect a woman to a state Senate. It was also one of the first states to give women the right to vote nearly 150 years ago — decades before other states in the U.S. Recently, the Beehive State made headlines once again, but this...

Former President of Mexico Speaks At The U On Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

Former President of Mexico Speaks At The U On Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

By Amy Loret

February 15, 2019

  On Tuesday, Feb. 12, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox delivered a lecture at Kingsbury Hall on “Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations.” Bob Goldberg, director of the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, introduced Fox...

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...

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Vice’

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Vice’

By Yixin Song

February 6, 2019

  It was not until the moment in the film that Liz Cheney announced her shift of position on same-sex marriage that "Vice" finally struck me as an intimate record of a personal transformation. “Vice,” a film by director Adam McKay, whose works include “The Big Short” and “Anchorman,”...

Are Protests Productive?

Are Protests Productive?

By Josh Petersen

January 27, 2019

In Defense of Public Protest By Josh Petersen Whether it’s colonists dumping tea in the Boston Harbor or Black Lives Matter protesters marching in the streets of Ferguson, protesting has always been an indelible part of American history. While public protest is one of the most well known forms ...

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

By Josh Petersen

January 14, 2019

  The midterm elections are over. Let the liberal infighting commence. With a majority in the House of Representatives and a presidential election on the horizon, Democrats must decide how to best confront President Trump. Meanwhile, as political divisions between Americans widen by the day,...

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

December 6, 2018

  The last couple of years of American politics have been nightmarish. Even in 2014, a year before Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, polarization was at an all-time high — 92 percent of Republicans were more conservative than the median Democrat and 94 percent of Democrats were mo...

Joe Biden to Speak at Kingsbury Hall

Joe Biden to Speak at Kingsbury Hall

By Connor Applegate

December 4, 2018

  On Monday, the University of Utah announced that the My U Signature Experience Project (MUSE) initiative will be sponsoring a campus event with a keynote address from former Vice President Joe Biden on Dec. 13, starting at noon. “We are excited to host former Vice President Joe Biden as...

AAAS Nominates Two U of U Professors

AAAS Nominates Two U of U Professors

By Connor Applegate

December 3, 2018

  University of Utah professors Shelley Minteer and Glenn Prestwich were recognized by their peers as 2018 Fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in an announcement on Nov. 27. The award is given to exemplary AAAS members for achievement across disciplines. ...

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