Waking up from Zion

Waking up from Zion

Joshua Wartena, Opinions Writer, joshua.wartena@gmail.com   I followed the barefoot boy down the dirt road. He was pulling a wooden cart with a bag of rotten meat and fat. “Ya llegamos,” he said. We’re almost there. “Good,” I replied. “It’s hot.” I’d been in Argentina for a month and was optimistic. They’d told me I […]

4 ways to survive to seniorhood

4 ways to survive to seniorhood

I have one semester of classes left; seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is wonderful. Starting college is a lot like driving a car: You look forward to it at the beginning, but pretty quickly you look for reasons get out. The freshmen who came to their first classes bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, […]

The grueling, slow lumber of the 2016 presidential races have begun.

The grueling, slow lumber of the 2016 presidential races have begun.

The 2016 presidential races have begun. So starts the grueling, slow lumber that leaves one contestant limping across finish line. I understand political races are inevitable, and they aren’t necessarily a bad thing. If you want people to vote for you, you need to convince them your policies and plans are viable. This entails a […]

The rebirth of the pagan club

The rebirth of the pagan club

The newest club on campus, the pagan club, is seeking to provide students in a religious minority a safe place. In a predominantly Christian community, several students have banded together to practice their beliefs and be an open source of answers for students with questions about paganism. Sergey Khrushchev moved to the U.S. from Ukraine […]

Maryville: rape, blame, justice and teens

Maryville: rape, blame, justice and teens

A 14-year-old girl was drugged and raped. This is the story of Maryville, Mo. sweeping the country. Protests have been held, the group Anonymous has threatened and petitions have been signed because of what happened in this small city in a flyover state. The lens is on Maryville not because of rape, but the subsequent […]

Remember the true meaning of … Halloween

Remember the true meaning of … Halloween

Halloween, the witching hour, all-hallows’ eve, whatever you choose to call it, one of Utah’s most popular holiday’s in upon us again. Dress up, go to a haunted house, follow kids around the neighborhood soliciting candy, whatever. Just please, don’t preach that the day is evil. Every year I hear the same people give the […]

Review of World War Z

Review of World War Z

As a stand-alone zombie movie, World War Z gets a B. As a book adaptation, it gets an F. If you’re a fan of Max Brooks or Zombie literature in general, don’t approach the movie as an adaptation. Apocalyptic movies have a familiar theme: Worldwide chaos, hero goes on a journey to find a solution, […]

Gun control: a rational look

Gun control: a rational look

I’ve been a victim of gun violence. Three years ago, I was put in a headlock by a drunk man who threatened to blow my head off with a revolver he pressed into the base of my skull. Smelling alcohol fumes from a near-empty bottle in one hand while he traced the gun barrel around […]