Problems with the Democrat Party

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 […]

A two partied America / America divided

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 […]

Utah leaves the homeless out in the cold

Utah leaves the homeless out in the cold

By McKhelyn Jones | Art & Culture Editor Homelessness is a complex issue. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for it. Yet, there are things that can be done to increase the resources available for people in need. Last month, Draper City residents denied a proposal to build two homeless shelters near the city limits. While […]

The Problems with feminism

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 […]

Conspiracies make for bad policy

Conspiracies make for bad policy

By McKhelyn Jones | Arts & Culture Editor The Merriam-Webster dictionary says that a conspiracy theory “explains an event or set of circumstances as a result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators.” However, I believe conspiracies are a way for people to make meaning out of horrible events, such as Sandy Hook or […]

Chaffetz entangled in partisan politics: Is he tackling the big issues?

Chaffetz entangled in partisan politics: Is he tackling the big issues?

Photo by Julie Ostler Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has a lot on his plate lately, considering all of the accusations being flung from both sides of the aisle, but he doesn’t want anything to do with it. Did the Russians interfere with the presidential election? Chaffetz doesn’t seem […]

Edward Snowden: An argument of treachery

Edward Snowden: An argument of treachery

Edward Snowden’s illegal release of classified information will rank among the most widely debated issues of the millennial generation. One side of the argument depicts Snowden’s actions as honorable, if not patriotic. Others cry foul. David Menzies brought the conversation to UVU in the Jan. 9, 2017 edition of The Review. I encourage you to […]

How US elections actually work

How US elections actually work

On Nov. 8, tens of millions of Americans went to their local polling station to cast their ballot and elect the next President of the United States. Except that’s not actually how it works. When we vote for a candidate, we’re actually voting for their designated electors. But who are these mysterious electors, how are […]

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