Opinion

Utah: Where sports fandoms and politics meet

If House Speaker Greg Hughes isn’t going to pay back the state of Utah for the $203,000 he wasted, he should at least apologize for leading the first-ever state audit of a single athletic department.S...Read More

Must we burn Pup Amp? A reflection on sex positivity and activism

In “Must We Burn Sade?” Simone de Beauvoir grapples with the legacy of the Marquis de Sade, an erotic writer who stands out to this day as one of the most grotesque pornographers of the West.The Stanf...Read More

From the Hill: Week seven of the Legislative session

As the legislature came to its end this week, I found myself going back and forth—as I often do—between wanting Utah’s legislative session to be longer or holding alternated biannual sessions, where y...Read More

From the Hill: Week six of the Legislative session

This upcoming week is the session's LAST. Thank goddess.Rep. Karianne Lisonbee’s HB198 – which allows Utahns between the ages of 18 and 21 to conceal carry weapons – passed out of a Senate committee l...Read More

Fake news and false reporting

There’s a difference between fake news and false reporting.I had the privilege of covering Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town-hall meeting on Feb. 9. National reporters covered the meeting, and videos of...Read More

From the Hill: Week five of the Legislature

Well, another week passed at the Utah Legislature—aging us about three months. Here are some of last week’s highlights:Rep. Sandra Hollins’ (D) HB156, which would “ban the box” in the state, advanced ...Read More

Dreaming isn’t enough

Last month, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King. Now, in the midst of Black History month, it’s important that we continue to reflect on the experiences of black people—our history and recent events....Read More

From the Hill: Week four of the Legislature

This week, Utah GOP Chairman, James Evans, released a press statement advising the Utah Congressional delegation to cease holding town-hall meetings for the time being because of his interpretation of...Read More

From the Hill: Week three of the Legislative session

Ryan LaRe is a senior political science major and former intern in the House Democratic caucus.Following his packed, chaotic and divisive town-hall meeting, Rep. Jason Chaffetz dismissed constituents ...Read More

From the Hill: Week two of the Legislative session

When every week feels like 10, here’s what happened this week at the Utah State Capitol.This week started (and ended) with protests against President Donald Trump’s recent immigration ban. Governor He...Read More