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Generally, when people hear the phrase “international student,” they automatically think about students coming from large countries as, United Kingdom, Argentina, France, Brazil and even some Afri- can countries. When I first came to Utah, it was pretty much the same misconception. As people heard me speak, they automatically assumed I was from an African country, or when I said where I’m from, they would ask if it is Africa.
Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:45pm
The United States federal government shutdown began the night of January 20, and ended Monday, January 22nd. It as a result of disagreements in passing a budget bill to fund government operations and agencies for 2018. A filibuster by Democrats in the Senate caused the shutdown, as they disputed the “extension of status of persons affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy, and therefore whether those covered under the program should face deportation.” There were also arguments about the funding of the Mexico-U. S.
Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:40pm
Surely one might think that this is a rude, or even inappropriate title. Earlier this month, I was wondering to myself what my accomplishments were since I came to the United States. Each achievement I conquered surrounded my head with a numb mental exercise that made me realize several things. Yet, only one is still vivid on my mind, like a child who can’t stop moving around, wondering when it will be sunny outside so he or she can go out and play again.
Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:24pm
Stop the gun control myths Kevin
Posted Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:40pm
Throughout my life I have heard the word equality a few times. Whether it was from minorities in the community or workplace, children in the classroom or within sports. One day my friend sent me a picture and the caption stated “Equity vs Equality,” and it had two pictures side by side demonstrating what they meant.
Posted Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:27pm
Whenever I hear about a school shooting, I think “What if that happened at Eastern?” Then I remember that nothing happens in Price, so the likelihood is low. In reality, the gun laws in Utah are not that different than the gun laws in Parkland, Florida.
Posted Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:23pm
The United States is suffering from an identity crisis, one that creates hostility from its citizens and pits their ideologies against each other on a daily basis. The crisis I'm speaking of involves the controversy over "political correctness," also referred to as the "PC" culture. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, being PC is basically acknowledging and avoiding offensive, or otherwise inappropriate language or actions that offend various groups of people.
Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:19pm
Ever since the third grade, I was force fed reasons why not to use drugs. In junior high, I remember sitting in class listening to D.A.R.E. officers say things like “drugs destroy your body,” “drugs are bad for you,” and “drugs are illegal.” My classmates and I would be shown graphic images of addict’s decaying bodies. We would see mugshots of regular looking people, then we’d see that same person after 10 years of doing drugs. It was disgusting, I must admit, especially in the eyes of a 12 year old.
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 8:06pm
When I was a child, I used to watch translated movies all the time after school, and at least 80 percent were produced in the United States. The image those movies built inside me was a fictional Hollywood-ian way of how it feels to be American. From high school comedies to presidential actions, I believed that the U.S was the place where everything happens. I also thought that it was unreachable to me.
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 8:04pm
I’ve often heard people claim they are taking a break from dating and are “dating themselves.” This statement always earns a heavy eye-roll and sounds more like a cry for attention than anything else. How does one even “date themself?” The idea behind it is to “treat yo-self.” It’s supposed to be therapeutic. People claim they discover new things about what they like and don’t like, and it can be relaxing. I was one of those people who decided to pause on dating others for a while and focus more on me and yes, it is as pretentious as it sounds.
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:59pm

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