Blame the rapist, not the victim

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, a pro-rape group created for men to advocate the legalization of raping women on private property, planned to have meetings around the nation. “I propose that we make the violent taking of a woman not punishable by law when done off public grounds,” Roosh Valizadeh, the creator of the group, wrote…


LGBT suicide: a problem among Mormons

Immoral, disgusting, an enemy to the family and God and other derogatory words are just a few of the phrases I’ve heard at BYU-Idaho toward those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Some might question what the problem is. They’re just words, right? The attitude of these LDS members in regards to those who…


Diets don’t work; lifestyle changes do

From the time I was 14, I’ve associated the word “diet” with gross, rabbit-worthy food and running nowhere on the machine of death some people call a treadmill. All through high school when I started to feel a little heavy, I would make myself miserable for a few weeks by dieting, losing a couple pounds…


Film enthusiasts: You better watch the credits

Column written by Bennett Lane If you’re not watching the credits, you’re not getting all of the movie experience. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is known for its long credits sequences, The Return of the King clocks in at 00:09:33. That’s an amazing nine-and-a-half minutes of unique, individual legacy. Marvel has made cinematic history…


Cruzin’ for the Constitution

Editor’s Note: The following is a column from the editorial staff. Freedom is very inconvenient. It requires sacrifice, selflessness and a thick skin. Very rarely does freedom ask how one feels. Rather it asks what is right. Freedom is also fragile. “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people…


Ben Carson: America’s physician

Editor’s note: The following is a column from the editorial staff. Dr. Ben Carson has beaten the odds in many things, such as making it out of poverty, struggling to pay his way through college, graduating from Yale University and then the University of Michigan School of Medicine, overcoming a violent temper through his faith…

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Millennials, do you #feeltheBern?

Editor’s note: The following is a column from the editorial staff. By now, you’ve seen the countless articles, opinions and debates regarding the presidential elections. From Trump’s bigoted views on Muslims and immigrants to Carson’s insensitive statements on same-sex attraction, it appears the elections are becoming a competition of who can promote fear, hate and…

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