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Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

By Isaac Reese

August 16, 2019

For weeks, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest their government and to show support for democracy. People young and old have peacefully protested against the government for allowing influence from mainland China into their local government. The tension began to build when a controversial extradition bill (supported by Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam) was introduced that...

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

By Kennedie Starr

August 1, 2019

  Earlier this month, protestors gathered to speak up against the controversial inland port, a future development project which would transform northwest Salt Lake City into a global import and export hub. The inland port would likely increase air and rail traffic through the state and is bein...

U Students Protest the President’s Declaration of National Emergency

U Students Protest the President’s Declaration of National Emergency

By Christina Giardinelli

February 26, 2019

  The University of Utah's chapters of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) joined forces with other off-campus organizations such as the Brown Berets and Utah Against Police Brutality to rally against U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of...

Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 30, 2019

  The 2019 Women’s March has been roiled by accusations of anti-Semitism and questions about the effectiveness of public protests. Regional and local marches also struggled with the appropriateness of marching despite controversial revelations about some national organizers and the large proportion of white women attending...

March for Life Utah Draws Hundreds of Utahns

March for Life Utah Draws Hundreds of Utahns

By Connor Applegate

January 28, 2019

  The State Capitol Building was filled with hundreds of pro-life marchers for the fourth annual March for Life Utah on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26. The event, organized by Pro-Life Utah, follows several other pro-life events from around the nation — most notably the National March for ...

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,...

Barber: It’s Not About Free Speech, It’s About Respect

Barber: It’s Not About Free Speech, It’s About Respect

By Shaelyn Barber

February 18, 2018

Political correctness is not about free speech, it is about respect. Tensions have been rising between those who argue for political correctness and those who decry it in the name of free speech. Arguments, anger, protests and counter-protests rage on, each side arguing vehemently for their point...

Richards: What I Saw at the Ben Shapiro Protest

Richards: What I Saw at the Ben Shapiro Protest

By Connor Richards

October 2, 2017

There have been mixed accounts of what happened at the University of Utah on the evening of September 27 at a protest outside conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's speech. It was reported by national outlets, including The Washington Post and New York Post, that two people were arrested following scuffle...

Barney: A Veteran’s View On NFL Kneeling

Barney: A Veteran’s View On NFL Kneeling

By Autumn Barney

September 25, 2017

Everyone should see my newsfeed. Sometimes I avoid checking Facebook for days because I know how crazy it will be. I grew up very conservative, so I have a lot of President Trump fans on my feed. I was in the military, so I also have a lot of incredibly patriotic people on my feed. I am also a flaming...

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