Author: Tyler Carpenter

Culture should be shared not excluded

Cultural appropriation continues to divide America when it shouldn’t The liberals and social justice warriors continue to preach inclusion and acceptance for a world filled with diversity. They argue that people should accept the beliefs and cultures that they do not individually share or believe. When individuals do such a thing however, the liberals, or the left, go after them with the phrase “cultural appropriation.” Cultural appropriation is the “adoption of the elements of one culture by members of another culture,” according to James Young in his book Cultural Appropriation and the Arts. Culture, which should be something that...

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Saving money on textbooks

According to the National Association of College Stores, college students spend $655 a semester on textbooks. That seriously sucks. So, what can UVU students do to make sure that they save as much money as they can each semester? First off, never buy the textbook. If you think you might need it for future semesters then buy it, but if this isn’t the case then just rent the book. The next piece of advice is a risky one, but trust me on it. Don’t buy the textbook immediately. Wait a week or two to see how desperately you need...

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Problems with the Democrat Party

By Tyler Carpenter | Staff Writer The Democratic Party is eating away at itself. Here’s why. The Democrat Party has decided to take on the little guys, the minority groups. By doing so they have given home to many issues that are heavily discussed in the political discourse of this country. The only problem is that by housing so many groups and views, at some point there are going to be conflicting beliefs which will make those who are part of the Democrat Party leave. So in what ways are they eating themselves? The first thing that is happening...

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The Problems with feminism

By Tyler Carpenter | Staff Writer Is modern-day feminism dying? Based on research done by YouGov, an internet research firm, only 26 percent of the population in the U.S. identify as being a feminist. A more recent poll was done by Vox that shows that only 18 percent of the population identifies as being feminist. In this same poll it is shown that 85 percent believe that there should be equality for women. So if the majority of the population believes that there should be equality between the sexes, why aren’t there higher rates of people identifying themselves as feminists?...

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Good Trump Bad Trump

Illustration by Gary Hatch Just when you thought the ride was over, President Donald Trump continued his rollercoaster presidency with more ups and downs then can possibly be talked about. His Twitter account is still a problem for the American people and it doesn’t seem like he will be changing that anytime soon. This is a man who can tweet that he found out President Obama might have wiretapped his building, and 30 seconds later tweet about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s poor ratings on The Apprentice. For President Trump, it’s important that we give credit where credit is due and point...

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