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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

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Daily Utah Chronicle Archives

Letter: Mask Up for Your Friends

By Anna Meredith-Edman August 23, 2021

  Fellow students,  In May 2021, the Utah State Legislature passed HB 1007 prohibiting the University of Utah, among other public schools in the state, from mandating masks on campus. When...

A portrait of Taylor Randall on the David Eccles School of Business website.

Letter: The Appointment of Taylor Randall is the U’s Latest Awful Decision

By Ermiya Fanaeian August 17, 2021

  Right before the start of the 2021 fall semester, the University of Utah had publicly, and proudly, announced that Taylor Randall will be our next university president. During the presidential...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter: Skateboarding In Salt Lake City

By Jackson Holicky August 12, 2021

  Last year, amid the struggles of COVID-19, I made the journey from Boulder, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah to start my freshman year of college. The activities at the University of Utah were...

(Courtesy Dylan Stott)

Letter: Autistic Students Are Marginalized in Team Sports

By Dylan Stott August 11, 2021

  Participation in team sports promotes self-growth, community involvement and better health, though it is not always easy getting involved. This is especially true for autistic students. Autism...

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...