Articles by Ashton Strait

17 articles found.

Badasses in the Sciences

Science & Technology, Nov 28 2011

by Joanna Zhang & Ashton Strait

Eric Pianka In 1952, Eric Pianka was a curious 13-year-old exploring the mountainous border between California and Oregon. The Pianka home …

WEEK IN REVIEW 3 November 2011

Uncategorized, Nov 03 2011

by Ashton Strait, Amy LaCount & Avery Houser

Security ViolatedAccording to its website, the Transportation Security Administration’s primary role in the airline industry is to “electronically screen millions of …

WEEK IN REVIEW 06 October 2011

Week in Review, Oct 27 2011

by by Ashton Strait, Madilynn Castillo & Christina McCausland

Utahns Strip Down to Break StereotypesIf you were to associate underwear with Utah in any way, it would probably be a …

Dark Materials

Science, Oct 27 2011

by Ashton Strait

In 1990, the aptly-named space shuttle Discovery carried something revolutionary into earth’s orbit—a telescope that could see into the far reaches …

A Healthy Dose of Truth

Science, Oct 11 2011

by by Lily Goodspeed & Ashton Strait

A Trip Through a Deceptive SupermarketFifty years ago, e. coli, salmonella, trans fats, and high fructose corn syrup were concepts known …

What Has Science Done For You Lately?

Science, Sep 19 2011

by Ashton Strait & Joanna Zhang

It's Created Detonating Cancer BombsA group of scientists from Harvard, MIT, and a Swiss institute (ETH) in Zurich are now testing …

Do the Right Thing

Republican presidential candidates

News, Apr 21 2011

by Emily Gogolak, Ashton Strait & Emma Whitford

What to consider as the race begins: Wendy Schiller, US Politics expert and Professor at Brown, on the GOP The GOP …

Week in Review

News, Apr 15 2011

by Emily Gogolak, Anna Matejcek & Ashton Strait

Someone Sticks Up for Immigrants, Finally “I think things are going to go crazy on this,” Utah Republican state Rep. Stephen …

Week in Review

celebrity meltdown edition

News, Mar 10 2011

by Ana Alvarez & Ashton Strait

Mean Sheen Beaned Flings While the wild ride that has been Charlie Sheen’s very public meltdown over the last two months …

Week in Review: 3/3/11

News, Mar 06 2011

by Emily Gogolak, Ashton Strait & Emma Whitford

THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE FOR A RACIST BILLBOARDLast Wednesday, Texas-based anti-abortion group Life Always erected a racially charged billboard on the …


News, Feb 25 2011

by Jonah Kagan, Sam Levinson & Ashton Strait

SHRUNKEN HEADSAccording to University of Wisconsin anthropologist John Hawks, the human brain has been shrinking. Nope, it’s not from all that …

Week in Review 11/18/10

News, Dec 02 2010

by Sam Knowles, Ashton Strait & Jonah Wolf

THE TODAY SHOW[DOWN]Former President George W. Bush reentered the public sphere on November 8 with an exclusive, seemingly endless interview with …

Digesting the October Leak

army reports from the war in Iraq

by Emma Whitford & Ashton Strait

On October 22, 391,831 classified Iraq War logs were made public on the internet. The logs are written primarily by low-ranking …

Week in Review 11/4/10

the kids aren't alright in New York and Iowa

by Ashton Strait & George A. Warner

A Rejected Letter to the Editors of the New York Law Journal In my distinguished career as a Personal Injury Attorney, …

Week in Review 10/7/10

News, Oct 07 2010

by Deepali Gupta, Ashton Strait, Natalie Villacorta & Emma Whitford

YOGIS FOR CHRIST!Next time you consider changing into spandex and easing into child’s pose, wrap your mind around this: yoga is …

Public Works Don't Work

News, Sep 23 2010

by Ashton Strait

It looked like hell on earth. I have never seen a ball of fire that huge,” Bob Pellegrini told reporters in …


News, Sep 10 2010

by Ashton Strait

R.I.P. OEDMuch to the dismay of English professors the world over, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) joined a long line of …