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Dear Editor: Having had the privilege of being on the USU Eastern campus on almost every weekday for over two years now, here are some of the things I have learned.
Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:44pm
“I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.” The words are by Ekow Yankah, professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, stamped on The New York Times in an article named “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?”
Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:17pm
I grew up in Price, Utah, and went to Carbon High School. If you live on campus you do not live in Price. Living on campus is a whole other world than the city. In fact, this area is much more grim than campus living.
Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:15pm
Over the last month and a half, Americans suffered from a bad case of déjà vu. Three mass killings occurred in the span of five weeks and with the current political and social climate, this trend doesn’t appear to have a solution in sight. While it is tricky to bring politics into the fray during troublesome and grief-stricken times, discussions brought on discourse amongst both sides of the political aisle and tested already murky waters.
Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:13pm
Treat yourself, visit that friend and eat that candy. Being burnt out is a problem every college student faces, and being a student that rewards the short-term goals, helps anyone finish the semester strong. Google defines being burnt out as, “a state of physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.” As fall semester comes to a close, homework is racking up. Being burnt out pushes negativity into the workspace. Grades, friendships and opportunities suffer if this epidemic isn’t addressed.
Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:03pm
A member of USU Eastern Student Leadership posted a discriminatory video of students crammed in the back of a truck with the caption "That hood rat immigrant ish" which blatantly disregarded their position on campus and the impact a video might have.
Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:14pm
The first signs of religion are thought to date as early as 300,000 BCE in the primitive Paleolithic societies. There was nothing similar or comparable to modern religion; however, during the Neolithic period, religious symbols were revolutionized, bolstered by the development of language and group living. Apparently, faith is intrinsically related to human evolution, but in which extent does it relate to morality?
Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:11pm
I’ve stressed many times students need to use resources on campus because they are paying for them and serving student is a lot of the administration’s first priority. With that said, there is a new resource for students on campus, the Queer Resource Center. Building communities on campus is important to an interactive time at college, your community can be anything from the friends you hang out with to the people you go to class with. One of the QRC’s goal is help the campus LGBT+ community on campus to become more interactive and grow.
Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:40pm
Star Wars is the epic tale of our time, the ultimate story of good vs evil, and ingrained in every bit of our culture. 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the first glimpse into this legendary sci-fi universe. Since its first release in 1977, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon, one that touches on philosophy, history, filmmaking, pop culture, technology, religion and politics.
Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:34pm
Sitting in the back of a truck with the caption, “hood rat immigrant-ish” isn’t funny, it is dehumanizing and demeaning. Jokes like this deepen stereotypes making it harder to break from the bounds of racism and at the same time-killing-relational value for minorities.
Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:27pm

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