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 […]

Kids these days: Why millennials don’t deserve the flack they get

Kids these days: Why millennials don’t deserve the flack they get

“…A mere amusement of a very inferior character, which robs the mind of valuable time that might be devoted to nobler acquirements, while it affords no benefit whatever to the body.” This has to be a modern quote about video games, right? Actually, no. The above quote came from an article in the July 1859 […]

Rocky Mountain Power Trip: Why your electricity bill will be increasing

Rocky Mountain Power Trip: Why your electricity bill will be increasing

The Utah Senate recently approved a bill that will drastically change how you and your household are charged for electricity.  Unfortunately, it appears that the change will mean a significant increase in cost for electricity.  The Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act passed the Utah Senate by a vote of 20-7 and will now wait […]

Blake Oakey: To the Editor

Blake Oakey: To the Editor

In February I wrote a Letter to the Editor about the elections and Phil Varney for which I would like to publicly apologize. In the midst of a heated political and interpersonal conflict between myself and Phil, I wrote a letter to the paper dissecting and critiquing one of his political stances. One of the […]

Public Lands Initiative: Bad for Wilderness, Bad for Utah

Public Lands Initiative: Bad for Wilderness, Bad for Utah

Op-Ed by Cinimin Kofford As a student, outdoor enthusiast and a lover of the red rock, I am raising my voice against Representative Bishop’s recently released draft of the Public Lands Initiative (PLI).  At first glance the PLI appears to be a conservation bill, but once you learn to read between the lines it is […]

Columbus Day is so 19th Century: A current senate bill proposes we stop celebrating a mass murderer

Columbus Day is so 19th Century: A current senate bill proposes we stop celebrating a mass murderer

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Americans celebrate Columbus Day as a national holiday to honor the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the exploration of the American Continent. Although this was significant to the growth of this country and the expansion of civilization, it’s insensitive to ignore the history and facts that accompany the […]

Medical Marijuana: Battle Why is legalizing pot such a crisis?

Medical Marijuana: Battle Why is legalizing pot such a crisis?

Utah broke national headlines recently with how close it came to legalizing medical marijuana with Senate Bill 73. Had it done so, Utah would have been the 24th state to legalize, excluding D.C. The controversy behind whether or not pot should be legalized is an ongoing battle between the states conservative beliefs, and the not […]

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