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Scott: True LGBTQ Allies Don’t Out

Scott: True LGBTQ Allies Don’t Out

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

May 20, 2020

  “Living your truth” is a staple in many stories of coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community. Its platitudinous ring aside, embracing the truth can free a person of a long-held sense of shame, assuming they have done so on their own terms. When someone else commandeers the story, coming out...

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

The Chronicle's Opinion Desk has endorsed Rebecca Hardenbrook's ticket for ASUU President. Her running mates are Devon Cantwell and Carlos Craig. (Courtesy Rebecca Hardenbrook)

By The Opinion Desk

February 23, 2020

  The views expressed in this article do not express the views of The Daily Utah Chronicle as a whole. This article has been written by the Opinion Desk as a whole, and may not necessarily represent the views of each individual on the Opinion Desk.   Winning an election and leading ...

Scott: The U Is Losing Its Opportunity to Repair Its Relationship With Students

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

February 6, 2020

  Like many senior students within sprinting distance of graduation, my final semesters have been cobbled together with whatever classes remain between me and my degree. It can be challenging to create a realistic schedule of stragglers, but I am lucky my schedule is only inconvenient in that...

Letter From the Editor: 2020 Legislative Session

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By Elise Scott and Sheely Edwards

January 28, 2020

  The Utah State Legislature gathers during the first three months of every year to pass legislation both helpful and harmful to the people of Utah. For 45 days, legislators debate changes to the law that will shape the lives of every Utahn, both in the short and long term. But most students...

Scott: Horror Movies Can Teach Kids As Well As Scare Them

(Illustration by Alex Garcia | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

November 13, 2019

Each time a new scary movie comes out, I know to expect a call from my teenage siblings. It doesn’t take much for a teaser trailer to capture their imagination — especially if the movie involves characters their age — and their excited speculation about the plot or the monster always leads to a...

Scott: Closing the Distance Between a Real and Fake Hate Symbol

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By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

October 18, 2019

Last month, the Anti-Defamation League registered the “OK” sign into its database of hate symbols. As the press release spread across social media, people bemoaned the state of the world, tainted by the supposed fragility of self-victimizing social justice warriors. In their words, the ADL was bore...

Scott: Want to Reduce Online Hate Speech? Stop Spreading it From Your Own Account

Scott: Want to Reduce Online Hate Speech? Stop Spreading it From Your Own Account

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

September 11, 2019

I generally make it a point to not engage with hate groups online. While I believe it is vital to be aware of their movements and tactics, doing so does not necessitate adding to their follower count. Despite having no aversion toward discussions of hate speech and American ideological extremism, I try to...

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

Electric bikes in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

September 5, 2019

  The University of Utah is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Sharp architectural silhouettes, clusters of trees and bright lawns frame its picturesque open spaces, providing students a relieving glimpse of mountains and cityscape between classes. Unfortunately, these scenic views are n...

H2H: Scott: Should Confederate Statues Remain Standing?

H2H: Scott: Should Confederate Statues Remain Standing?

August 28, 2019

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally where white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, right-wing militiamen and other members of the alt-right joined forces to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville,...

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

June 24, 2019

  Throughout the month of June, pride flags have fluttered in front of many Utah homes and businesses, symbols of support for the LGBTQ community and celebration of its perseverance in an often-unfriendly world. Project Rainbow, a local nonprofit, delivers and plants these pride flags across the ...

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