Author: Jesse Sanchez

A two partied America / America divided

By Jesse Sanchez | Assistant Opinion Editor The Republican Party, founded July 6, 1854, started as an anti-slavery state convention held in Jackson, Michigan. The name alludes to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party, conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, according to the GOP website. Most notable for the party, its first elected president was America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery. While the party itself was built on freedom, prosperity and strength, one could say that the modern-day Republicans have definitely lost sight of its firm roots and beginnings. Conservatives,...

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Jesse Ruins Parking

Welcome to UVU, best known for its open enrollment, high inclusivity, awesome education and lack of parking. Like many other higher education institutions, finding a parking stall is a sincere battleground. The only difference between UVU and other universities is that UVU boasts about being the highest enrolled college in the state. More people means the need for more parking, right? Wrong. What UVU needs to do is incorporate alternative solutions. But, for the sake of argument, let’s discuss increasing parking for a moment. I polled fellow students on Facebook and Twitter about whether or not we a) have...

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Student on the Street: Mid-term edition

  Name: Allyson Christiansen Major: History Education Year: Junior “I never keep [New Years’ resolutions], so there’s no point [in making them] anyway. [The semester has] been going pretty good, I think. It’s hard to get to know people. I don’t live on campus, and I don’t live with people. I got married, so I just have a harder time getting to know people. [I transferred from] Snow College. I think [midterms] went pretty good; I haven’t gotten results back from all of them, but so far I’ve done pretty good. I just make lots of flash cards [to...

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Jesse Ruins Utah’s Air

Utah is home to some of the most beautiful scenery, from tall mountains, to gorgeous hikes and lakes. The one thing, however, that Utah takes negative heat for is its poor air quality. The metro areas of Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem and Logan are registered as the sixth and seventh most unhealthy cities to live in, courtesy of a study conducted by the American Lung Association. Salt Lake City and Orem have both experienced more red and yellow days this year than the last four years. It has also seen the biggest decrease in air quality from 2012...

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Jesse Ruins Jesse: When life’s lemons squirt you in the eye

Editors Note: This article may contain graphic/detailed information unsuitable for some readership. I have looked over and rewrote this article 700 times; feeling like it is either not good enough or not conveying the message I seek to express. That alone, in itself, is my message: Sometimes nothing is ever good enough. Here I am, in my second to last semester of college. As it was starting, I approached it with great confidence and due diligence that I would destroy it, having good grades and a sense of involvement. I felt unstoppable. However, life sometimes hands you lemons, and...

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