The Burger Gazette

Our Shot at Society

Our Shot at Society

Joshua Christensen, Journalist

March 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Political Commentary, Recent Articles, Solutions Journalism

In 1972, a scientist with the National Institute of Mental Health named John C. Calhoun conducted an experiment called Universe 25. The purpose of the experiment was to discover what would happen to mice in an overpopulated environment. The findings were disturbing. To conduct the experiment, Mr....

Mob Mentality and Black Friday

Mob Mentality and Black Friday

Tanner Hoyal, Journalist

February 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Recent Articles, Science, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

On the day after Thanksgiving, crowds of people waited outside Wal-Mart. Even though it was as early as 3:30 a.m. shoppers still lined the sidewalks and filled the parking lot. The local police even had to come in an attempt to control the crowd. After waiting for hours, the crowd became restless. At...

Animals are People Too

Animals are People Too

Dana Wickstrum, Journalist

February 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Recent Articles, Science, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

Every day there are animals across the country who are being abused, neglected, and mistreated. The stories we read or hear about are often reported on because they are cases of horrific abuse or terrible hoarding situations. The majority of stories are hidden in the dark and nobody knows about them,...

Why Your Vote Matters

Why Your Vote Matters

Joshua Christensen, Editor In Chief

November 19, 2018


Filed under Political Commentary, Recent Articles, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

Twenty-four years ago in the Wyoming House of Representatives election, Republican Randall Luthi and Independent Larry Call both finished the race with exactly 1,941 votes. After a recount that came up with the same number, the governor decided to break the tie in a rather unusual way. Pursuant to obscure...

Quantity Conquers Quality: How Endorsements Impact SBP Elections

Quantity Conquers Quality: How Endorsements Impact SBP Elections

Korbin Peterson, Editing/Publishing Team Leader

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Political Commentary, Recent Articles, Showcase, Solutions Journalism, Staff Picks, Student Life, The Presidency, Top Stories

But, unlike the memes, the consequences of these endorsements are far from laughable. In fact, endorsements threaten the integrity of our elections.

Solving Poverty Around the World With a Dream

Solving Poverty Around the World With a Dream

Megan Hall, Journalist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Recent Articles, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

What if, in a single night, all the homeless had a home, every girl involved in sex trafficking was saved, every foster child found a home, and every drug addict and alcoholic decided to get help? Those goals are exactly what the Dream Center Network is working towards. Founded in 1994 by Pastor Tommy...

Solutions Journalism: A Solution for Journalism?

Solutions Journalism: A Solution for Journalism?

Korbin Peterson, Editing/Publishing Team Leader

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Recent Articles, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

You pick up a copy of your newspaper. The headline reads: A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects. This depressing article outlines the injustice of the Iraqi Justice system, through heart wrenching stories of mothers and children who are given two minutes to explain why they...

How to Get Rid of Graffiti? Erase It Quickly

How to Get Rid of Graffiti? Erase It Quickly

Camden Hatch, Journalist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Recent Articles, Solutions Journalism

While visiting any large city one will smell some smells, hear some sounds, and see some sights - often not welcome ones. One of the not-so-welcome sights is graffiti. Its unsightly lettering litters the otherwise welcome sight of walls, bathroom stalls, mirrors, fences, bridges, train cars, busses,...

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Melissa Fales, Journalist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Burger Universe, Features, News, Opinion, Recent Articles, Solutions Journalism

There are over 150,000 free-roaming dogs in Turkey according to a CNN estimation (Sidner and Tuyaux, 1). A numerous amount of those homeless animals are golden retrievers. Golden retrievers are usually taken in when they are puppies, but they are turned out into the streets later in their lives. It is...

Desalination Is Solving California’s Water Crisis

Desalination Is Solving California’s Water Crisis

Tanner Hoyal, Ketch-up Team Leader

September 10, 2018


Filed under Recent Articles, Science, Solutions Journalism

Drought. That’s a word we hear too much in California, and now across the country. Freshwater isn’t a renewable resource. This means we may run out in the near future. In fact, only 0.003% of all water is available for human use. The Western United States hasn’t been getting as much rain in the...

In Defense of 8th Grade Voting

In Defense of 8th Grade Voting

Tanner Hoyal, Journalist

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Political Commentary, Recent Articles, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

The Burger Gazette has sparked quite some controversy with the article entitled "Petition to Change Williamsburg Voting Policy." In fact, this article may be the most controversial piece ever published on the site. Arguments and debates erupted in the comment section, with over 25 comments and counting...

Petition to Change Williamsburg Voting Policy

Petition to Change Williamsburg Voting Policy

Keslee Peterson, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Political Commentary, Recent Articles, Showcase, Solutions Journalism, Student Life

Imagine a United States presidential election where Canadians were invited to vote for the President of the United States. How would this affect the outcome of the election? Would the people of America be accurately represented? On the flip side, would Americans want to vote in Canadian affairs if given...

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