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Many across the nation associate Utah with three things: Moab, skiing and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This article sadly isn’t about Moab or skiing, so we will move right along to the influence that the LDS Church has in Utah’s politics, particularly in the 2016 Utah Legislative Session that ended March 10. It is important to note that even though it is said that there is a complete separation of church and state, sometimes the LDS religion weighs in on some issues like SB73 and SB107.
Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:25pm
It’s easy to talk a big game, rhetoric is what gets you elected, but sentiment means little when evidence casts light on what kind of leader you truly are. It’s great to say that you are proud to be an American, but what are you taking pride in? That we are 22nd in the world in science literacy? Or how about we are only the seventh most literate country? We are third in median-house income. What exactly makes us so amazing that the world should continue to look to us as examples? The party divisions are deeper than they have been in a century, and for no reason.
Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:23pm
Money is tight at USU Eastern, that’s a rhetorical statement. So why does Eastern fund two separate computer labs for student use? The library lab has a room with 20 computers and another 17 on the first floor. The Reeves Building has 92 computers on the second floor, west end. Student computer labs were needed a decade ago, but are simply not being used on this campus or most campuses.
Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:19pm
Randolf once told me that idiots have a condition called, sheer dumb luck. It keeps people alive or something along those lines. I guess it works over time for me every now and then, since the bad-tempered goose didn’t rip my guts out. I didn’t see what happened because my eyes were closed. However, I could feel the rush of air as the goose turned in mid-flight. Instead of getting my anatomy displayed, I heard the goose let out a startled honk followed by the sound of a heavy object landing on the wood floor.
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
With most of the attention in the country surrounding the Republican primaries, many have forgotten the ongoing feud between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Since February, these two have been, and still are, battling over delegates across the states, each needing to get 2,383 delegates to win the nomination. Currently, Clinton has 1,243 delegates to Sanders’s 980, when not counting the Superdelegates. Superdelegates don’t make an official decision until the Democratic National Convention in July.
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:57pm
We stand tall for Brussels. We change our faces to the French Flag. We weep for the lives of innocents lost in a war we don’t understand. And yet, we don’t weep for Lahor, we don’t even hear about Lahor. We don’t weep because we somehow comprehend that war in the Middle East is “inevitable,” that it’s been going on “for hundreds of years. They are used to the constant onslaught of death.” I’m sure it’s safe to say most of us don’t even know where Lahor is or even the grand extent of their rich and beautiful history.
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:56pm
By the year 2016, everyone should know the name Nintendo. Whether you heard about it from your children, grandkids or due to the fact that you own one of their consoles in some way or another. After the videogame crash of 1983, Nintendo took a risk and developed a gaming system that would change the game forever. The release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983 (NES) restarted the entire gaming industry and still is an iconic revolutionary moment for Nintendo. The 8-bit system covered the market and was unrivaled by any of the competition.
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:54pm
America is a powder-keg of anger, by far we are the angriest group of people in the history of the planet. Everyday many of us become enraged at anything and everything that contradicts our own subjective worldview, nothing is safe from our righteous indignation. Perhaps the most commonly spoken phrase among the angriest of Americans is, “if you come to my country, learn to speak the language!” Which is, of course, a ridiculous statement. Why? Well, because English is ridiculous itself.
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:48pm
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