Viewpoints

It is crazy to know my time at Eastern has come to an end. It seems like yesterday I was driving to Price for the first time. As I drove down Indian Canyon after spending a summer in Altamont, I had no idea I was going to visit a place that would change my life. Everything felt different then, like I was on another planet, but it felt oddly familiar. I remember driving back up Indian Canyon, eating a slice of Kuluan Pig Pizza, knowing Utah State Eastern was right for me. That night I signed up for classes and two weeks later I was moving my stuff into Burtenshaw Hall.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:26am
The increase in school shootings and consequential media coverage led people to propose possible solutions. One concept proposed is arming teachers to better protect and deter a would-be shooter. My knee-jerk reaction was to be against this concept. It seemed like a traditional “fight fire with fire” bad idea. After that, I did not give much thought to the idea.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:36pm
The aftermath of the shooting in a Parkland, Florida, high school intensified the debate over guns. Many Americans called upon state and federal legislators to take action curbing such violence. Some suggested raising the purchasing age of so-called “long guns,” while others argued that “military-style” guns should be banned. Despite bipartisan support for the measures, Pres. Donald Trump again raised the stakes with a controversial pitch that would bring more guns into students’ lives.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:34pm
Change is an important part of our life and it is something that can hard be to adjust to at times. While changes can either be good or bad, when it comes to our dining services, I think it is obvious that if any changes take place, it would be better for the good and in favor of the public or student body - especially those who live on campus and rely on the dining services for all meals.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:29pm
The idea of a university being a “safe space” completely contradicts the purpose of going to college. When I decided to go to college, my goal was to open my mind to the world. I looked forward to having debates with my colleagues about the issues the world faces. I looked forward to surrounding myself with fellow intellects who, like me, are searching for their place in this world.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:24pm
When someone does one a favor, the courteous response is to be thankful and pay the favor back. That way, the person feels like, even if unconsciously, the debt was paid and one does not owe anything else. The cycle of kindness if the favor was done by heart and with the only intention of helping. The cycle starts with the person doing the favor, sometimes ends there, and if the benefited person pays the favor back, the cycle ends there, affecting only two people.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:20pm
Mitt Romney is running for U.S. Senate from Utah and his stance on immigration is counterproductive to his own goals. He goes against precedent by trying to make hard working people’s lives more difficult.
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:13am
Campaigning for the 2018 midterm elections is in full swing, and for many Utahns, there are more Mitts being thrown around than during Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. As politicians and local leaders alike mull over potential candidates, we as citizens bear the burden of sifting through the options for the men or women who will represent us on a national level. And for many students at Utah State University Eastern, this will be their first opportunity to participate in one of America’s most treasured expressions of democracy.
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:11am
Due to the fact that most colleges are liberal, the “Eagle Hour Gun Debate” in the sun Center was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to walk into a room containing mostly liberal activists preaching “guns kill people,” and “save our children not our guns.” However, I was delighted to see an array of people; men and women, conservative and liberal at this discussion.
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:08am
A few months ago, Greg Dart- vice chancellor of student affairs & enrollment services took a group of students including myself to universities in Utah with the purpose of looking at student centers. It has been said by students, faculty and staff that the Jennifer Levett Student Center isn’t exactly a student center. When looking at other university’s student centers, we wanted to see what they did with the space they were given and if we can bring any of those concepts back to Eastern.
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:04am

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