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Simonson Says: Breastfeeding in public is not obscene

July 15, 2013

Breastfeeding, and breasts in general, is not my favorite subject. This will probably be the most I've ever talked about either one, because they're just of no particular interest to me. However, a lot...

Simonson Says: Answers to your politely posed concerns about feminism

July 1, 2013

I've addressed the negative misconceptions about feminism in this column before, but that time, I mostly just looked at the fact that it is perceived negatively and suggested that maybe people just don't...

Simonson Says: Adventures in commuting (without a car)

June 17, 2013

Weber State students are no strangers to commuting. Some of you drive down here and back from Salt Lake every day, or even farther. Others take public transit every day. If you fall into the latter category,...

Simonson Says: My summer bucket list

June 3, 2013

For Weber State students who aren't taking summer classes, it's been summer break for more than a month now, yet it hasn't really felt like it until the last couple days. It never really feels like summer...

Simonson Says: Thank you, Roger Ebert

April 18, 2013

In keeping with today's Viewpoint, I'd like to pay homage to a great person the world lost this week. Some of you might wonder why so much is being made of the death of Roger Ebert, why celebrities tweeted...

Simonson Says: Of all the ships to replicate . . .

April 13, 2013

Monday marks the 101st anniversary of one of history's most famous disasters. As if any of us need reminding, the RMS Titanic took 1,502 people with it when it struck an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912...

Simonson Says: What's wrong (and very right) with Westeros

March 30, 2013

As many of you probably know, the much-anticipated third season of "Game of Thrones" premiered yesterday. I never thought I'd join the legion of "Game of Thrones" addicts when it first started becoming...

Simonson Says: No, male victims are NOT lucky

March 23, 2013

In an unfortunate bit of "where are they now?" trivia, media outlets broke the news on Friday that former NFL cheerleader Elizabeth Garner was charged of trying to seduce a minor. Garner, who retired from...

Simonson Says: Money can't buy happiness? Really?

March 17, 2013

This week, I was sitting in the Shepherd Union Building's cafeteria when I heard the students at the table next to me saying something like, "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure helps." (You might think...

Simonson Says: How you probably spent your spring break

March 9, 2013

Another spring break has come and gone. And, according to TV and movies, we all spent it at the beach, gyrating to a tuneless throb of music and gleefully throwing our clothes to the winds. I know that...

Simonson Says: Is same-sex marriage a 'conservative cause'?

February 23, 2013

Making the rounds on Facebook this week was a piece in The American Conservative written by none other than Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential elections....

Simonson Says: Be a Valjean, not a Javert

February 9, 2013

"There is nothing on earth that we share. It is either Valjean or Javert." While Russell Crowe might have been among the less-talented singers in the recent film adaptation of "Les Miserables," this is...

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