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Cushman: Participate in Elections to Cause Real Change

Cushman: Participate in Elections to Cause Real Change

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

December 3, 2019

The debate over voter suppression heats up every election cycle as many Americans still feel that their voices are being intentionally excluded from the political conversation. Voter suppression comes in many forms whether it be gerrymandering, strict voter ID laws, selective restriction of early vot...

How Does ASUU Reflect the Demographics at the U?

How Does ASUU Reflect the Demographics at the U?

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

November 17, 2019

The University of Utah reported a total of 32,994 students in the 2018-19 school year, with a breakdown of 15,508 men and 17,486 women. The majority of undergraduates identified as non-Hispanic white. The next largest percentages of students identified as Hispanic and Asian Student representation ...

Starr: An Efficient Census is Necessary For Effective Democracy

Starr: An Efficient Census is Necessary For Effective Democracy

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2019

When the Constitution was drafted and ratified by the Founders, they decided that direct taxation and each state’s number of representatives would be determined by population. The apportionment procedure is codified in the Constitution under Article 1, section 2 and was modified with the passage of ...

Reese: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Voter Suppression

Reese: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Voter Suppression

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

July 21, 2019

  It is no secret that the United States federal government — as well as state governments across the country — has a history of implementing laws to prevent communities of color from exercising their right to vote. Mass incarceration conceived by the War on Drugs is another tactic to suppress the vote of thousands of people long after their prison sent...

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

By Sheely Edwards, Assistant Opinion Editor

July 14, 2019

  In preparation for the decennial census, the Federal Government has to prepare and print more than 1.5 billion sheets of paper to be mailed out in 2020. Printing begins six months early in order to ensure that the questionnaire is ready in time. So far, it seems that the Trump administration has m...

Alvarado: The Senate Does Not Reflect the American Public

Alvarado: The Senate Does Not Reflect the American Public

By Andrea Alvarado

November 21, 2018

  The United States Congress is a complex, confounding and controversial creature. This branch of government appeared to hold a special place in the hearts the Founding Fathers, who dedicated the entire Article I of the Constitution to a detailed definition of the powers and responsibilities...

ASUU Attracts Motivated Students from Greek System

ASUU Attracts Motivated Students from Greek System

January 11, 2015

  The proportion of Greek students in ASUU is higher than in the general student body. Members of fraternities and sororities make up 48 percent of the U’s student government but only nine percent of the student body at large, according to a poll conducted by The Daily Utah Chronicle ...

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