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Barber: Reverse Racism Is America’s Favorite Myth

Barber: Reverse Racism Is America’s Favorite Myth

By Shaelyn Barber

February 14, 2018

What do Narnia, the Loch Ness Monster, and reverse racism all have in common? None of them are real. Lately, there have been a lot of calls of “reverse racism,” or racism against Caucasians, in response to negative comments about white people. This is ridiculous. It is not possible to be racist agains...

Barber: Criticize Trump Without Fat-shaming

Barber: Criticize Trump Without Fat-shaming

By Shaelyn Barber

January 23, 2018

I am doing something I never thought, in a million years, I would: I am defending Donald Trump. Trump recently underwent a medical exam assessing both his physical and mental state. While he was declared cognitively sound, the White House doctor said he has a body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 which puts hi...

Barber: Political Exhaustion: A Chronic Condition

Barber: Political Exhaustion: A Chronic Condition

By Shaelyn Barber

January 15, 2018

I live in a perpetual state of exhaustion, and I think it has something to do with the U.S. political system. The government is a wreck right now. The two parties can’t stand each other, and most people can’t stand the two parties. Congress can barely get a thing done amidst all its internal fightin...

Barber: I Should Have Studied Art

Barber: I Should Have Studied Art

By Shaelyn Barber

December 1, 2017

There’s something about journalism that brings a thrill. Educating the public, uncovering important truths, traveling, the possibility of danger and more add to the appeal and adrenaline I feel when I think about my future. It will be a good job. It’s sustainable, useful, fun and interactive. I ...

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

By Shaelyn Barber

November 26, 2017

The late political climate has been waging a war on the media, attacking news sources as fake or biased. The media has been made out to be something evil, and the American people no longer trust it to bring them accurate, untainted news. As a result, it’s become difficult to find out what is really goin...

Richards: Demonstrating Politics Through Music

Richards: Demonstrating Politics Through Music

By Connor Richards

November 17, 2017

Too often music is dismissed as being all about entertainment, consumption and monetary gain. The idea that any musicians may have a creative or political intent when putting together a song or album is dismissed as idealistic and pretentious. However, music that demonstrates political and creative...

Barber: How Soon Is Too Soon to Talk About Gun Control?

Barber: How Soon Is Too Soon to Talk About Gun Control?

By Shaelyn Barber

November 13, 2017

Gun violence has been an unfortunate theme in recent events. University of Utah student ChenWei Guo was murdered in a senseless and random act of violence. In Texas, a recent shooting at a church left 26 people dead and 20 more injured. Just over a month ago was the deadliest mass shooting yet in th...

Richards: Shifting the Narrative on Homelessness

Richards: Shifting the Narrative on Homelessness

By Connor Richards

August 31, 2017

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams received wide attention and praise when he revealed he spent three days and two nights posing as a homeless man in the Rio Grande downtown area earlier this year. The mayor told The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News he wanted to see and experience homelessness ...

In the Aftermath of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Debacle, It’s Clear Money Talks at the U

In the Aftermath of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Debacle, It’s Clear Money Talks at the U

By Connor Richards

May 22, 2017

For weeks now, the University of Utah has been in a whirlwind of unrest, confusion and controversy. In late April, U students, faculty and the greater Salt Lake City community were caught off guard by the sudden firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, head of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. After days of outrage...

Outgoing ASUU President Reflects on Long, “Consistent” Year

Outgoing ASUU President Reflects on Long, “Consistent” Year

By Connor Richards

April 17, 2017

As the University of Utah’s class of 2017 wraps up the year and prepares for graduation, Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) President Jack Bender is among them. With commencement around the corner, the outgoing student body president is reflecting on four years of involvement with...

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