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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Letters to the Editor

The MUSS in the game versus the UC Irvine Anteaters at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (Photo by Xiangyao “Axe” Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter to the Editor: Huntsman Center Sponsorship Policies

By Charles Wentworth April 5, 2024

  Dear Huntsman Center Staff, Congratulations to the women's and men's basketball teams on great seasons! I have been attending Utah basketball games for over 47 years, literally since before...

Protestors hold and wear transgender flags at a demonstration against H.B. 257 at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 25, 2024. (Photo by Elle Cowley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter to the Editor: The Dangers of Respectable Bigotry in Utah

By Mors Smith February 14, 2024

  Not even a month after H.B. 257 was signed, we are already seeing the continuing effects of legalized transphobia. State Board of Education member, Natalie Cline, posted a Facebook post accusing...

An event at UCLA advocating for the return of Israeli hostages by Hamas, by showing that our communities are incomplete while they remain held hostage. (Courtesy of Hillel for Utah)

Letter to the Editor: Rising Antisemitism at the University of Utah

By Hillel for Utah Student Board January 31, 2024

  On Oct. 6, 2023 we were excited at the prospect of relaxing after finishing our midterm exams. On the morning of Oct. 7, we woke up to close friends and family kidnapped and murdered by Hamas....

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Letter to the Editor: Art Education for Culturally Responsive Teaching

By Meghan Allen, U student December 18, 2023

  In recent years, some educators of all subjects and grade levels have agonized over lack of engagement from students and increasing apathy that has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic amongst the...

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 12, 2017.

Letter to the Editor: What We Owe to Each Other, an Open Letter to President Taylor Randall

By Eliza Diggins December 16, 2023

Dear President Taylor Randall, As you are surely aware, the Utah Board of Higher Education approved a resolution recently that mandates public institutions to establish policies which, among other things,...

(Courtesy of Logan Zarnegin)

Letter to the Editor: Transphobia on Campus, Student Wellbeing and the U’s Reputation

By Ian Ferguson, U student December 13, 2023

  I am not transgender, but my boyfriend is. I have seen him grow immensely during our past two and a half years at the University of Utah together. We came here because we had heard good things...

The Block U on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. (Courtesy of the University of Utah)

Letter to the Editor: HRE Letter to the U Community

By Sean Grube, executive director of HRE December 1, 2023

  To the editor and the U community, Housing and Residential Education recognizes the pain of survivors of sexual harassment and the discomfort of those who have been involved in difficult situations...

(Courtesy of Arts University of Washington)

Letter to the Editor: Advocating For Art in Schools

By Kaylin Hunt November 27, 2023

  As art education has been taken less seriously in school systems such as budget cutting or even loss of programs completely, we need to find ways of advocating for it and giving it the priority...

Protestors hold hearts towards transgender youth sitting on the steps of the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022.

Letter to the Editor: A School That Doesn’t Love Me and People Who Do

By Lucas Bogdan November 12, 2023

  When I chose to transfer to the University of Utah after spending my freshman year at Utah State, I felt overwhelmingly confident about my decision. Prior to becoming a student, I received gender-affirming...

(Courtesy of Logan Zarnegin)

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m Grateful for My Trans Siblings

By Logan Zarnegin November 9, 2023

  I am grateful for my trans siblings because they are the ones who have taught me it is okay to be myself. With many campus organizations swirling to find a sense of community after recent transphobic...