The Daily Utah Chronicle

Scott: It’s Time for Utah to Acknowledge its Treatment of American Indians

Scott: It’s Time for Utah to Acknowledge its Treatment of American Indians

By Elise Scott

December 3, 2018

  In 1847, when the first Mormon pioneers permanently rested their handcarts in what would later become the state of Utah, roughly 20,000 Shoshone, Goshute, Ute, Paiute and Navajo were already living on the land. It wouldn’t be until 1980 that the Native American population in Utah would again ...

Scott: West Side Stigmas Feed Racism

Scott: West Side Stigmas Feed Racism

By Elise Scott

November 8, 2018

  The house I grew up in is located one block west of State Street in Murray City, but I feel that my life has always functionally been that of someone living in my community’s east side. The radius in which I was allowed to move unsupervised was relatively small and I became intimately familia...

Scott: Young conservatives are in it for the media

Scott: Young conservatives are in it for the media

By Elise Scott

October 2, 2018

  There are certain things you learn to expect from other young people in a political science major. Any environment where inexperienced undergrads are forced to interact with one another and usually produces some strange, egotistical behavior. For example, at least once a semester someone will spell out...

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

By Elise Scott

September 20, 2018

Utah is often touted for its upward mobility, a claim that may be a little more nuanced than at first blush. Ironically, another thing Utah has been acclaimed for is being the second most sexist state in the nation--making its quaint vignette of bountiful opportunity fall under deserved skepticism. Utah’s chilly treatment of...

Scott: Radicalized in Your Own Basement

Scott: Radicalized in Your Own Basement

By Elise Scott

September 12, 2018

Many people believe in at least one conspiracy theory. There are plenty to go around, from innocuous oddities to insensitive denials. The “conspiracy theory” is an amorphous term that covers the gamut of counter-culture beliefs. They preach that celebrities are killed and replaced by clones, that s...

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

By Elise Scott

August 28, 2018

There are two surefire ways to make the internet an unpleasant experience: bring up politics on social media and then read the comments that follow. The Venn diagram between online politics and online fiery debate is functionally a circle, as evidenced by the depravity found everywhere from harassment...

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

By Elise Scott

August 22, 2018

My upbringing was defined by distrust and hyperbole. I was raised in a home that valued independence and privacy, hid emergency food storage in the basement, and nursed a vague distrust of a large, centralized government. These values likely stem back to my Mormon pioneer ancestors who sacrificed their ...

Scott: Millennials Deserve a Seat at the Table

Scott: Millennials Deserve a Seat at the Table

By Elise Scott

July 27, 2018

About a month ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the nation, ousting the district’s incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in the primary election for New York's 14th Congressional District. Crowley hadn’t faced an intra-party challenge in fourteen years, yet Ocasio-Cortez's win sent him packing...

Scott: Our Relationships Will Be What Saves Us

Scott: Our Relationships Will Be What Saves Us

By Elise Scott

July 5, 2018

If headlines are to be believed, then the United States of America is on the brink of crisis — both culturally and constitutionally. The lack of patience between Americans of differing political ideologies is a common refrain, where cries of foul play and incivility emanate from both sides. Conventiona...

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