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COVID-19 - Opinion

The vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020 at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle.)

Barron: Vote for Economic Recovery, Vote Biden-Harris

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer October 9, 2020

  No one was surprised that the economy was one of the nine topics selected for discussion during Wednesday's Vice Presidential Debate. With 12.6 million Americans currently unemployed and future...

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Letter: ProctorU Raises Ethical Concerns

By Devon Cantwell and Zach Stickney October 8, 2020

  Malcolm opens the computer he has borrowed from a friend. He normally takes his exams on his Chromebook, tablet or phone, but his biology class uses a proctoring software that only works with...

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Letter to the Editor: How Utah Bungled Reopening Its Schools

  The state of Utah needed to be more unified in its approach to reopening public schools. The only way to provide for social distancing, the proven method for keeping COVID-19 prevalence to a...

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus on Dec. 13, 2018.

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Alexander: Want Life to Go Back to Normal? Vote for Biden

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor September 29, 2020

  The novel coronavirus continues to bring out the best and worst in our political leadership. With a surge in outbreaks and the anticipation of a second wave of the virus, US citizens are becoming...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Weglinski: No, College COVID-19 Spikes Aren’t Just Students’ Fault

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer September 23, 2020

  Universities all over the nation — from Alabama to New York to Iowa — have experienced dramatic spikes in COVID-19 cases since fall semester began. According to a New York Times survey, colleges...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Nelson: Small Fish in a Socially-Distanced Pond

By Paige Nelson, Opinion Writer September 20, 2020

  In colleges across the country, freshmen are not receiving a proper college experience. First-year students are coming off an abrupt ending to their senior years and don’t get to live on a...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Nelson: It’s a Mask, Not a Muzzle

By Paige Nelson, Opinion Writer September 11, 2020

  As students return to campus, confirmed COVID-19 case numbers have risen in college towns all over the country. Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama, just exceeded 2,000 positive cases...

The Salt Lake City and County Building located in downtown Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jalen Pace | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: It’s Time for Salt Lake City to Pedestrianize Its Streets

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer September 10, 2020

  The start of the COVID-19 pandemic gave many Americans cabin fever as we stayed indoors to prevent and limit the spread of a deadly virus (which, for the record, is still raging despite Utah...

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Christopherson: No, the Pandemic Doesn’t Warrant A 50% Tuition Cut

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor September 8, 2020

  It’s a rough year to be a college student, to say the least. Since the coronavirus pandemic forced colleges and universities to shut down in March, many of us have lost jobs and missed out...

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McGrath: Thought the Pandemic Was Bad? Wait Till You See Climate Genocide

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer September 3, 2020

  It might feel like 2020 is out to get us. In addition to Trump’s impeachment and acquittal and rumors — not to mention memes — of an imminent World War III, the year began amid the Australian...

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