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Letter to the Editor: How Utahns Can Vote During a Pandemic

Letter to the Editor: How Utahns Can Vote During a Pandemic

By Lauren Harvey

August 30, 2020

  With the 2020 Election rapidly approaching and increasing doubts that are circulating about the efficacy and security of voting by mail, knowing the voting laws of one’s state is as important as it has ever been. Luckily for Utahns, the Utah State Legislature unanimously passed S.B. 6007...

Letter to the Editor: The U Needs to Reduce Tuition

The welcome wall on Presidents Circle at the University of Utah. Chronicle archives.

By Eden Merkley

August 27, 2020

  We are collectively in the grips of a global health and economic crisis. The University of Utah, in fulfillment of its stated commitment to its students, is honor-bound to provide relief for struggling students and their families during such times of crises. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues,...

Letter to the Editor: Is It Truly Safe To Reopen In-Person Classes This Fall?

(Banner welcoming students living on campus to the University of Utah in Aug. 2014 | Chronicle archives)

By Aarushi Rohaj

July 20, 2020

  On March 11, 2020, the University of Utah announced its closure for the rest of the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chaos and questions erupted within every students’ mind. Will classes be online? How will we take exams? How will grades be established? Do I need to move out of my ...

Letter to the Editor: The AP Stylebook is Purposefully and Rightfully Prescriptivist

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By Samuel Judd

July 18, 2020

  On June 27, the Daily Utah Chronicle published an op-ed by the Chronicle’s copy desk on how AP Style disadvantages Black language. While this issue is certainly worthy of discussion, the AP Stylebook’s exclusion of certain idioms of Black language is actually for good reason. Rather than being...

Letter to the Editor: America: The Great Radicalizer

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Damon Ngô

July 16, 2020

  Over 130,000 Americans are dead because of COVID-19. Over 40,000,000 Americans are out of work. In 2019, 999 Americans were killed by police. As protests occur all across the country, in all 50 states, it is time that we ask ourselves one simple question. Why has it taken so long? By almost...

Letter to the Editor: A farewell from the 2019-2020 student body presidency

VP of Student Relations Gabe Martinez, President AnnaMarie Barnes, and VP of University Relations Latifa Yaqoobi 
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May 1, 2020

  Dear University of Utah Community, Since our administration took office last April, we have worked diligently to ensure that the Associated Students of the University of Utah is the champion students deserve. Prioritizing advocacy, focusing on student wellness and building student involvement...

Letter to the Editor: So-called “Fiscal Party” won’t support green economy

Solar panels above the Marriott Library. | Chronicle archives

By Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2020

  The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole.   As I turn on the TV, I am bombarded by talking heads about the effects of climate change. I change the channel and hear...

Letter to the Editor: Forming Campus Allies for College Students to Resist Coronavirus-Fueled Racism

Illustration of the morphology of the coronavirus from the Centers of the Disease Control and Prevention (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Letter to the Editor

April 18, 2020

  The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole.   Since the new coronavirus outbreak has emerged, outbreaks of anti-Asian bullying and harassment have frequently occurred...

Letter to the Editor: Optional Pass or Fail is Not Sufficient

Chronicle archives.

By Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2020

  As of March 20, 2020, the University of Utah offered the option for students to opt for CR/NC (pass or fail) rather than a letter grade. At first glance, this optional grading system seems to accurately address the difficulty some students face during COVID-19 outbreak. However, by making CR/NC...

Letter to the Editor: The ASUU Assembly Voted for the Increase of Police Presence at the Union, So I Resigned

Picture of Ermiya Fanaeian, former ASUU Assembly Rep. for the David Eccles School of Business. She is standing next to a wall that reads

By Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole. My name is Ermiya Fanaeian, and I am a former elected student body official. I recently decided to resign from my el...