On Dec. 28, 2016, former President Barack Obama designated a new 1.35 million-acre national monument in southeastern Utah called Bears Ears — so named for two buttes rising out of the desert in San Juan County.
Last week, Utah state legislators rejected a plan for comprehensive sexual education, insisting on maintaining an abstinence-based curriculum.
In 2016, the United States went from a “full democracy” with a score of 8.05 to a “flawed democracy” with a score of 7.98, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index.
Fifty-five percent of American voters believed the media was biased against then-President-elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University. Since then, President Trump and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon have both openly condemned the media, with Trump labeling them as dishonest.
In 2015, SUU’s enrollment went up by 16 percent from the previous year, according to an annual enrollment report by the Utah System of Higher Education.
From Jan. 11-12, the U.S. Senate partook in a “vote-a-rama.” Members voted on amendments for seven hours before finally passing a budget resolution to enable the repeal of large portions of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. This is one of the first steps toward a full repeal of the ACA, which NPR estimates will take several more weeks.
The concept of a new year has several connotations. Many consider it a kind of blank slate — perhaps a way to click “refresh” on all the unsavory aspects of the past 12 months, whether it be damaging habits, people or situations.
Giving is an integral part of the holiday season. Throughout December, Americans spend $450 billion total, according to Forbes.
In the past century, global sea levels, extreme temperatures and ocean acidification have shot up at staggering rates while snow and ice sheet levels have dropped, according to NASA.
It is easy to take voting for granted in a democracy, considering it’s something that we have done for centuries. There are some who may scoff at the idea of voting in this coming election because of distaste for the candidates or beliefs that their voices do not make a difference. However, voting is not a duty that should be taken lightly; many around the world — such as those living in China or Saudi Arabia — don’t get to do so, and their voices actually don’t make a difference when it comes to who is elected to run their countries.
Last weekend’s fall break offered a marvelous amount of free time for students to pay off their sleep debt, study or find means to relieve some of the stress that accompanies midterms.
It’s Oct. 21, less than a month away from Nov. 8. The pivotal Election Day is approaching.
Halloween is fast approaching, and the month of October is already riddled with several frightening components: midterms, the election, and now, clowns.
It’s officially October. Trees are changing hue, temperatures are dropping and those who love to dress up are likely looking forward to their favorite holiday: Halloween. Selecting an original costume for Halloween can be difficult, and sometimes, people end up turning to store-bought options or creating their own culture-based costumes.
Imagine having to pay $600 for airbags every year. Ultimately, you’d pay thousands of dollars on potentially life-saving devices.