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Richards: Ruth Watkins is the Right Selection for U President

Richards: Ruth Watkins is the Right Selection for U President

By Connor Richards

February 14, 2018

On Jan. 18, the Utah State Board of Regents unanimously chose Ruth Watkins as the next president of the University of Utah. Watkins was the right choice for a number of reasons. Working as the U’s senior vice president of academic affairs since 2013, Watkins has a history with the school and has...

How The Chronicle Covered the Civil Rights Era

How The Chronicle Covered the Civil Rights Era

By Connor Richards

February 12, 2018

This article contains explicit language that may be offensive to some readers. The purpose of this article, however, is to examine Chronicle coverage during the civil rights movement, educate readers and reveal journalistic practices that would be unacceptable and unethical today. To accomplish this, The...

Richards: Utah Mother Facing Deportation Should Be Granted Asylum

Richards: Utah Mother Facing Deportation Should Be Granted Asylum

By Connor Richards

February 6, 2018

Vicky Chavez, a Utah mother of two that fled Honduras to come to the United States in 2014, is facing deportation from federal officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Chavez said she fled her hometown of San Pedro Sula to escape domestic abuse and sexual violence, as well death threats made towards her young daughter. According to Business Insider, the city of San Pedro Sula h...

Richards: Challenging Monolithic Media

Richards: Challenging Monolithic Media

By Connor Richards

January 23, 2018

If you are a media critic, you have likely asked yourself this question at some point: How much of the media we consume is a reflection of ourselves, and how much of ourselves is a reflection of the media we consume? While this question has been explored for decades, a simple answer has yet to emerge....

Richards: Immigrants Have a Place, Despite What the President Thinks

Richards: Immigrants Have a Place, Despite What the President Thinks

By Connor Richards

January 23, 2018

It would be difficult to argue that any group has suffered under Donald Trump’s presidency more than immigrants. In the speech at Trump Tower that launched his presidential campaign, Trump vowed to put a stop to “rapists” and “drug dealers” coming into the United States from Mexico. One ...

Richards: National Monument Shrinking Undermines Native Voices

Richards: National Monument Shrinking Undermines Native Voices

By Connor Richards

December 16, 2017

On Dec. 4, eyes all across the nation were on Utah as Donald Trump arrived at the State Capitol. People waited anxiously for the President’s highly anticipated announcement regarding the Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. To those like President Trump, the Obama-designated monument sta...

Richards: Invest In All Students

Richards: Invest In All Students

By Connor Richards

December 8, 2017

It appears the University of Utah cares more about some students than others. An investigation by The Utah Chronicle found the Performance Arts Building (PAB) is one of the least cared for buildings on campus. The fact that PAB is a performing arts facility, as opposed to a medicine or engineering buildi...

Richards: Perishing in Prison

Richards: Perishing in Prison

By Connor Richards

December 8, 2017

On Nov. 28, 2016, 21-year-old Madison Jensen was booked into Duchesne County Jail after her parents reported their daughter was suicidal and acting erratically. She told police she had done heroin days earlier and was in the process of detoxing. From the time she was booked, Jensen’s condition was...

Richards: Looking Back at Fall 2017

Richards: Looking Back at Fall 2017

By Connor Richards

December 6, 2017

A lot happened this semester. Fall 2017 was exciting from the beginning. On Aug. 21, the first day of the semester, hundreds of students met outside the J. Willard Marriott Library and stared up at the solar eclipse. If there is one first day of school that University of Utah students remember, I’l...

H2H: Is Gun Control a Problematic Policy?

H2H: Is Gun Control a Problematic Policy?

By Nicholas Coleman and Connor Richards

November 25, 2017

Think Before You Regulate By Nicholas Coleman Following the detestable shooting of a First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas — which killed 26 innocent individuals and injured numerous others — political and spiritual leaders have voiced solutions to the safety concerns of relig...

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