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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

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Letter: The Time for Transit is Now

By Peter Ovard March 21, 2022

  When I began attending the University of Utah in 2017, I immediately realized that I didn't want to drive from Herriman to Salt Lake and back every day, so I started commuting on the local TRAX....

University of Utah campus. (Photo by Paige Gardner | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter: I Am So Angry

By Serena Aeschilman January 27, 2022

  I’m so angry. I'm angry that, despite the efforts of those who dealt with discrimination before me, we still face discrimination. I'm angry that, despite my experiences and battles, I still...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle archives)

Letter: University Police Are Obsolete in Incidents of Racist Violence

By Ermiya Fanaeian December 23, 2021

  During the fall semester of 2021, multiple incidents occurred on our campus where Black students, and people who were not students, experienced racist attacks in ways that justifiably angered...

Letter: Freedom Is a Group Project

Letter: Freedom Is a Group Project

By Joe Draper December 14, 2021

  Please think long and hard before you brush off masks and vaccines as personal choices. Hairstyle is a personal choice. Diet is a personal choice. Whether or not to wear sunglasses is a personal...

Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock

Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock

By Uriel L. Flores October 20, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month came to a conclusion on Oct. 15. The month has been a time to connect with the folklore, dances, music and great food that characterize Hispanic and Latino heritage. But that’s...

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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...

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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...