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Severe Windstorm Causes Power Outages Across Valley, Prompts U to Cancel Classes

Fallen trees and debris strewn across Salt Lake City's East Central neighborhood on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 after a powerful windstorm. Some streets are completely blocked and cars crushed. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Alexis Perno and Megan McKellar

September 8, 2020

    Tuesday, Sept. 8, a windstorm caused extensive power outages throughout Salt Lake City and along the Wasatch Front. Damage included fallen trees and limbs, minor campus dorm damage and downed power lines.  The University of Utah canceled classes for the day at around 9 a.m. a...

Protests Continue for Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, Exposing “Killer Cops” and Painting Streets Red

Protesters paint the streets red, to illustrates all the blood that has been spilled by the police at the District Attorney’s Office in  Salt Lake City on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

June 28, 2020

Too much blood has been spilled. The people of Salt Lake are chanting, “Not One More.” As protests continue for almost a month, they have honed in on securing justice for Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal who was shot over 20 times in the back by the Salt Lake City Police Department on May 23, 2020.  On ...

Frontline Workers Respond to Local Protests

(Courtesy University of Utah Hospital)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

May 9, 2020

  On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry addressed fellow delegates at the second Virginia convention exclaiming “Give me liberty or give me death.” Citizens throughout the United States would write the same words on poster-boards 245 years later as protests sparked all over the nation regarding...

On the Frontlines of a Pandemic: First Stop Testing

The jobs of U students working in health care have changed drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Alexis Olivas)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2020

  On a regular day, medical assistant Alexis Olivas would be checking in patients in the primary care floor, taking their vitals, doing their intakes and reporting back to her assigned physician. Now, she’s in the Sugar House Health Center parking lot, where white tents are stationed f...

Emergency Preparedness and U: Handling Utah’s Earthquakes

Snowy mountains in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives

By Eliza Pace

April 16, 2020

  Most Utahns have felt the effects of COVID-19 with graduations postponed, classes moved online, public parks and areas closed and more. Then in the midst of all this, on March 18 at 7:09 a.m., Magna and the greater part of Northern Utah were hit by a 5.7 earthquake. While the earthquake caused limited...

Love in the Time of Corona

(Cartoon by Isabelle Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

April 15, 2020

  “Everything about our mechanism of love and connection is based on proximity,” said Lisa Diamond, University of Utah professor and researcher of developmental psychology and health psychology. Diamond’s research focuses on sexual orientation development, sexual identity and bonding. “Love...

Teach ’em Young: Combating Misinformation with Media Literacy

Librarian Dale Larsen working showing how to do research online at the J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

April 14, 2020

  The rise of the novel Coronavirus pandemic is a shining example of the dangers that can ensue from the widening exposure of misinformation proliferated through social media.  Multiple outlets can be seen writing stories about the number of cases and deaths around the virus. However, very l...

Feeding Utah During a Pandemic

Shelves of food at the Feed U Pantry | Chronicle archives.

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 6, 2020

  The Salt Lake County Health Department has deemed food pantries to be essential businesses. Essential businesses are supposed to remain open, but are “required to exclude employees with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and should practice six feet of social distancing as much as possib...

COVID-19 is Changing On-Campus Efforts to Promote the 2020 Census

ASUU and the Hinckley Institute are collaborating to encourage all students to fill out the census. (Courtesy of the Hinckley Institute)

By Ivana Martinez and Joseph Moss

April 4, 2020

  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census Bureau has made modifications to their counting efforts. The changes come as the coronavirus has dramatically changed social and political life in the United States. The Census Bureau released a statement about their modification efforts...

When Women Aren’t Heard in the Doctors Office

(Photo by J. Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2020

  According to the United States National Library of Medicine Institute of Health, implicit bias plays into patient interactions in many ways. As a result, patients who come from underrepresented groups or communities are disproportionately affected by those biases. A research article in the Jou...