Student Voices: Advice from seniors to freshmen

June 1, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.49″] Adam Dillenbeck Opinion Editor Jesse Sanchez Staff Writer [/et_pb_text][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Blurb” image=”” _builder_version=”3.0.49″] Caitlyn Eakins Senior, History Education [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.49″] “Get your generals done as fast as you can. Take as many credits as you can handle too. Research the professors before […]

Guns on campus

June 1, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Last April, shortly after 2 p.m., a student’s handgun went off in the hallway of the Physical Education building. This has led to speculation among many students as to whether guns should be allowed on campus or not. UVU President Holland emphasized that while the security of […]

How US elections actually work

March 29, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Alternate reality and alternative facts

February 20, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

An argument against drug testing in the welfare system

February 8, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Stand with Standing Rock

January 25, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 25, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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?

January 18, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Meet Utah Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz

November 3, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s easy to forget that on November 8, Utahns will be casting their vote for more than just our next president. The race for Utah’s next governor is well underway, with incumbent Republican governor Gary Herbert defending his position against Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz. Weinholtz was a third-generation factory worker, who worked full time while […]