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In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, which killed 59 people and injured over 500, again rekindled a heated debate over gun control in the United States. As is the case after every mass shooting, there are conversations over what kind of restrictions and regulations should be put on guns and gun owners, and what kinds of guns people should, and should not, have access to. Unfortunately, misinformation, special interest groups and partisan politics keep gun laws relatively untouched.
Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:24pm
As an international student, I sometimes feel out of place living in the United States. Either in the middle of a conversation, where I do not understand some slang, or when I do not get the pop culture reference my friends are implying. I learned to live with that though, especially after 14 months living and interacting with Americans on a daily basis. Adaptation is the word my parents repeated endlessly before my flight took off and understand their concerns.
Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:19pm
Philosophy helps people define what happiness is and sets the road to that happiness. College students need philosophy to set the foundations for the rest of their lives, because at one point, it is them against the world.
Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:14pm
I truly appreciate all the questions that have been coming in lately from readers, whether on Facebook, Messenger or Email its a great boost to my moral. While there is a slight backlog please don’t think Ive forgotten you, some of your queries were doozies and I’m taking my time researching the answers. But I wanted to take a short break from answering your questions, great as they are, and write a little bit about some things that have been on my mind recently.
Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:06pm
Let’s face it. As active participants in the Utah State University system, sports are a big part of many student’s campus life and captivates the undivided attention of both students and alumni. It is an integral part of any college experience and sports are here to stay. Yet even as athletics and its participants are an essential function for the sustenance of the university, students aren’t paid even a small portion of the massive funds raked in by major sport teams each year.
Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:01pm
Violence in the media continues to focus too much on the perpetrator rather than the victims, creating a desensitized population. Media entertainment needs to move away from violence so people can start to feel the rejuvenation of empathy. Andrew F. Nunnelly, a writer for “The Harvard Crimson,” explains before the Vietnam War there wasn’t a lot of places to see violence in the media, which allowed for a more empathic response to the war.
Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:47pm
The Leader of the Free World has always been a title reserved for the President of the United States due to that position’s influence and power within western leadership. Today that title belongs to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. When former President Barrack Obama had the title, western countries throughout East Asia, Europe and the Americas looked toward the United States for leadership in times of crisis which is true of the 2008 global economic crisis, the Syrian refugee crisis, the War on Terror and natural disasters that plagued people throughout the world.
Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:02pm
There hasn’t been an event where I haven’t had someone say to me, “I didn’t know there was an event tonight,” and at first, I asked myself what I was doing wrong. I asked other organizations on campus how they advertise their events, and I started posting more flyers for my event and posting more online announcements, and when the next event rolled around, I still heard students say, “I didn’t know there was an event tonight.”
Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:56pm
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA made the news when President Donald Trump announced plans to rescind the policy that former President Barrack Obama implemented in 2012. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters in a White House press briefing that the policy was being rescinded because it is “unconstitutional.” Utah Rep. Chris Stewart and Sen. Mike Lee both agree with Sessions stating that DACA is an overreach of federal power. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined in and stated Trump “has every right” to repeal DACA.
Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:15pm
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was the first of a series of consumer protection laws that included cannabis, claiming it was an addictive and dangerous drug. Since then, the whole industry – including textile, pharmaceutical and recreational – nourished by this plant began to disappear in the United States.
Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:10pm

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