Is America Normalizing Mental Illness

Is America Normalizing Mental Illness

Is the American population normalizing mental illness into society? If not a mental illness, then why are there so many signs of mental illness within the transgender community and also such high rates of suicide? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of transgender is “of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity […]

Alternate reality and alternative facts

Alternate reality and alternative facts

Illustration by Cole Eisenhour Since Jan. 20, the United States has lived in its own reality that is being carefully constructed by the Trump administration. This administration coined the term “alternative facts,” which has become increasingly relevant to the information coming out of the White House. This is a troubling and dangerous trend that needs […]

Jesse Ruins Utah’s Air

Jesse Ruins Utah’s Air

Utah is home to some of the most beautiful scenery, from tall mountains, to gorgeous hikes and lakes. The one thing, however, that Utah takes negative heat for is its poor air quality. The metro areas of Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem and Logan are registered as the sixth and seventh most unhealthy cities to […]

An argument against drug testing in the welfare system

An argument against drug testing in the welfare system

Illustration by Tyler Carpenter Welfare reform is a constant staple of the campaigning politician, with those on the right wanting to create further restrictions on people seeking government assistance. One of the biggest arguments in recent years is the desire to implement required drug testing for anyone wanting to receive help. Here’s why drug testing […]

Safe Zone, the First Amendment, and going to college

Safe Zone, the First Amendment, and going to college

According to the Safe Zone Project, the definition of a safe zone is: “a term used to refer to LGBTQIA awareness workshops…Displaying “Safe Zone” stickers can help an organization communicate to others a commitment to creating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.” In order for it to be a safe zone, according to the Safe Zone Project, that person […]

Stand with Standing Rock

Stand with Standing Rock

Photo by Julie Ostler Protesters have gathered at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota since August to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL. They cite concerns that the construction of the DAPL will desecrate their sacred ancestral lands as well as threaten the reservations’ water supply. These protesters, who refer […]

Hollow words from a hollow man

January 20, 2017, a day that will live in infamy. This is the day that Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Rather than focus on the “alternative facts” surrounding the size of his crowd or the millions of wonderful nasty women and men who marched in protest the […]

Draining the swamp or clogging the drain?

With the inauguration of President-elect Trump looming, many are still uncertain of what his presidency is going to look like due to his fluid stance on many issues. To gain insight as to what a Trump administration may entail, people have begun looking at his cabinet appointments. First is Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Senator […]

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