The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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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

Letter: The Cuban People Are Crying Out — Will the World Listen?

Letter: The Cuban People Are Crying Out — Will the World Listen?

  As a child, the first author and her family escaped from Cuba. They fled to the United States in the middle of the night using a “balsa,” a makeshift raft, and navigated through perilous...

The Party for Socialism and Liberation Salt Lake hold protest at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building demanding the defunding of SLCPD on June 9, 2020.  (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter: Summer of Rebellion

By Chandler Peterson July 9, 2021

  On June 2, 2021, Joe Biden, the President of the United States, released a brief praising the U.S. effort in vaccinating America and declared that America is heading into the summer of freedom...

(Chronicle archives)

Letter: Disability Justice in On-Campus Housing

By Amanda MacKay May 4, 2021

  I have been a student leader with Housing and Residential Education for almost two years now, and it wasn’t until I enrolled in COMM 3490: Disability and Communication that I started to think...

The University of Utah and BYU marching band performed together at halftime during the game vs. the Brigham Young University Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter: Transgender Athletes Don’t Threaten Sports

By Devin Oldroyd, News Writer April 18, 2021

  Across the country, transgender female athletes are distraught over the possibility that they may be banned from participating in their favorite sports.  In some states, this ban has already...

(Courtesy DivestU)

Letter: Divestment from Fossil Fuels is in Sight

By DivestU March 7, 2021

  We know beyond a scientific doubt that in order to protect human lives as well as the lives of every living species on Earth, we need to put an end to fossil fuels. Not only are we witnessing...

Flags inside the student union (Photo by: The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Letter: Keep Asian-America in the Foreground

By Samuel Judd-Kim February 25, 2021

  Recently, the social media feeds of many students have been graced by a number of popular posts alluding to recent upticks in violence against Asian-Americans, undeniably fueled in part by anti-Chinese...

Presidents circle at the University of Utah Monday September 14, 2015. (Chronicle Archives)

Letter: Independent Review Committee Response to Chronicle Op-Ed

By Professor Amos N. Guiora February 2, 2021

  I write as Chair of the Independent Review Committee in response to an article that recently appeared in The Daily Utah Chronicle entitled “Reese: U Students Need and Deserve a Transparent...

(Courtesy Samar Alzadjali)

Letter: Utah Needs to Reduce Its Plastic Consumption

By Samar Alzadjali December 13, 2020

  Plastic bag consumption is increasing as populations and needs are increasing. “Around 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags were created in 2002” and “roughly 80% of those bags were used in North...

Cars parked in a campus parking lot. Chronicle archives.

Letter: Why Emissions Testing May Do More Harm Than Good

By Gabrielle Adkison December 11, 2020

  Don’t get me wrong, the idea behind emissions testing is perfectly sound and I am in full support of taking measures to improve our air quality. Yet, I must admit that I have some serious concerns...

Pay lot kiosk in the Union Parking Lot. (Chronicle archives)

Letter: Your Parking or Your Life

By Margot Porter November 23, 2020

  As a University of Utah student, you know what I love seeing on campus? “NO STUDENT PARKING” signs. I’m not joking — I legitimately wish we had less student parking available. Surprised?...