Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Turn your helplessness into action and hope

APTOPIX Las Vegas Shooting

“Instead of a season of helplessness, let’s make it a season of hopefulness, one where you show your activism by your actions,” writes Adrienne Andrews.

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Could you survive on what's in your bucket?

Hurricane Irma-4

“If you can’t remember the last time you checked your survival kit, it’s probably time to do it again,” writes D. Louise Brown.

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Kneeling during the anthem isn't disrespectful. It sends a powerful message

NFL Protests Football Kaepernick

“Let them exercise their First Amendment rights. It’s the American thing to do,” writes Don Porter.

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After the Equifax breach, we need to change our online behaviors

Congress Equifax Data Breach

“This latest crisis is a reminder that we all need to work to make our online lives more robust,” writes David Ferro.

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Weber State, home of the Wildcats — not the wild cats

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“Encouraging a cat population on our campus places both birds and ourselves at substantial risk,” writes Sam Zeveloff

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Read a book that challenges the way you see the world

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“The most important challenge of Banned Book Week isn’t the challenges made against the books, but the challenge to ourselves to open our minds and read,” writes E. Kent Winward

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The Nicolas Sanchez shooting — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Police officers were justified Feb. 21 when they killed Nicolas Sanchez outside a Roy convenience story, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred ruled. Readers overwhelmingly agreed.

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Listen, kid. You don't know who you're dealing with

sad mother and daughter

“In the end my parents did a bang-up job responding to a child who did things differently than they or the previous children did. Because of attempts to cut corners, I can spot those habits in my children,” writes Meg Sanders.

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I think Instagram is eavesdropping on my conversations


“Call me paranoid, if you will, but it’ll take some convincing to make me believe otherwise,” writes Don Porter.

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Philosophically speaking, a college education is a great value

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Jeff Steagall provides four tips to make college “a truly transformative experience.”

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