Don’t hate, regulate: changing how we think about gun control

Don’t hate, regulate: changing how we think about gun control

Last year, Brian Murtagh wrote an interesting comparison of gun control and abortion on Facebook that went viral. He asked, “What would happen if getting a gun had the same laws as women getting an abortion?”. Some of the highlights from his post include, “a 48 hour waiting period, parental permission, a note from a […]

How social norms take the “genuine” out of service for young adults.

In Utah, the culture of the LDS church permeates almost every aspect of the everyday lifestyle of most Utah residents. Simply stated, everyone, adherent or not, is Mormon “by association.” This means that most people know the general ins-and-outs of the religions quirks and follies. One thing that is unique to the religion itself is […]

LDS LGBT Suicides On The Rise: Can the LDS Church do more?

LDS LGBT Suicides On The Rise: Can the LDS Church do more?

Over the course of one week in late June, five LGBT youth committed suicide. Four of them were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This number seems shocking but pales in comparison to the larger picture. The Mama Dragons, a group of LDS mothers who have made it their mission to […]

UTA shuns media coverage

UTA shuns media coverage

The Utah Transit Authority holds regular committee meetings ranging from critical issues, financial issues and current affairs. These meetings help them decide how to improve the structure of UTA, and help reduce their ongoing public scrutiny, by allowing the community to be involved. Earlier last week, UTA announced that subgroups within the committee would no […]

Is now the time to “Feel the Bern”?

Is now the time to “Feel the Bern”?

If you’re a follower of the Sanchez Chronicles, i.e., my articles, then it’s probably not difficult to observe that I lean more to the left than the right on the topic of politics. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I’m a supporter more of who has the better interest in what’s best for our country, […]

Available Jones: Time for a new Governor of Utah

Available Jones: Time for a new Governor of Utah

  Recently, Utah’s governor Gary Herbert broke the internet with a comment to lobbyists that he will ‘go anywhere’ to meet with campaign donors – for a check. Now, this isn’t news that politician’s 1:meet with lobbyists, and 2: take bribes. It’s just that this one happened to be recorded and exposed, unfortunately to Gov. […]

STD outbreak in Utah: Rise in STD’s alarms health officials

STD outbreak in Utah: Rise in STD’s alarms health officials

Recently, the Deseret News published an article reflecting on an increase of gonorrhea cases in Utah, particularly through groups that have usually been considered low-risk when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. Cases have quadrupled in the last five years, going from 310 cases in 2010 to 1,564 in 2015. Why does this matter to […]

So happy it hurts: the odd ailment of eustress

So happy it hurts: the odd ailment of eustress

I’ll be careful not to complain too much in an article about stress, because I know there are many out there who are leagues ahead of me when it comes to stressing out. They are the kind of people who, like myself, have a tendency to take on a lot of things at once and […]

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