The Daily Utah Chronicle

Scott: The War of Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases

Scott: The War of Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2019

  Last week, former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 25 years and up to life behind bars for the serial rape of six women. Green committed these crimes between 2013 to 2015 by luring multiple women into his apartment under the pretense of watching a movie afte...

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Morgan Barron, Josh Petersen, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Elise Scott, and Jacob Brown

April 10, 2019

  What is the Church's Influence on You? While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant religion in the state of Utah, individual experiences with and within it are hardly monolithic. At the University of Utah, students pursue an education in an environment that regu...

Scott: Feel Voiceless on Campus?

Scott: Feel Voiceless on Campus?

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2019

  The first time I applied to a student-run publication, I was seething with anger. My application arrived soon after the tragic carjacking incident at the University of Utah that took student ChenWei Guo’s life, and I had just read a news article by another student — a piece written wit...

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2019

  As concerns over Utah’s water, weather and air increase, residents seem to breathe a sigh of relief when they see that a fresh snowstorm is on its way. Utah’s snowpack relies on a regular precipitation schedule to provide the water that hydrates the state throughout the year, especially...

Scott: Identity Politics: A Tool Used by Both Sides

Scott: Identity Politics: A Tool Used by Both Sides

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2018

  The expression of identity within American politics is rife with controversy and conflict. Liberals generally embrace its role in the lives of individuals and social groups, instigate public discussion around the nuance of experience and support candidates from underrepresented demographics. Conservative...

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, Opinion Editor

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, Opinion Editor

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, Opinion Editor

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, Opinion Editor

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, Opinion Editor

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...

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