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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Politics

Demonstrators at the protest of the overturning of Roe v. Wade at the Utah State Capitol on Friday, June 24, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Thousands Gather at State Capitol to Protest

By Abhilasha Khatri, Investigative Editor June 25, 2022

  The Supreme Court voted on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision made in 1973 to protect the right to an abortion. The decision comes over a month after a draft of the majority...

An estimated 8,000 people attended the March for Our Lives rally on March 24 at the Utah State Capitol. (Chronicle archives)

Utah State Legislators Discuss Gun Control

By Abhilasha Khatri, Investigative Editor June 21, 2022

  Gun control legislation has been put in the spotlight in the wake of several mass shootings across the country, including those in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, prompting legislators to...

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protestors March to State Capitol Advocating for Gun Legislation

By Abhilasha Khatri, Investigative Editor June 12, 2022

  Natalie Reese was one of the student leaders of March for Our Lives Utah in 2018, which took to the streets after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida which killed 17 people. Four years later,...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history as the first Black woman to be appointed to the Surpreme Court on April 19, 2022

U Community Reacts to Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

By Abhilasha Khatri, Investigative Editor May 30, 2022

  The United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on April 7. Jackson made history as the first Black woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Jasmin Clardy,...

Protesters gather at the Utah State Capitol on Feb. 25, 2022. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protesters Gather at State Capitol in Opposition of Legislation Impacting Transgender Youth

By Carlene Coombs, News Editor February 27, 2022

  A large group of protestors, many holding transgender and pride flags, gathered on Friday, Feb. 25, to protest two bills in the Utah State legislature that would impact transgender youth, H.B....

Martell Teasley (Courtesy  U department of communications)

Martell Teasley Begins as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

By Nathan Levinzon, News Writer February 25, 2022

  In January 2022, the College of Social Work’s Dean Martell Teasley became the University of Utah’s interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. His new role will include oversight...

A pride flag hangs from a house in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 21, 2020. This design of the pride flag includes Black, Brown and trans pride. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Trans U Student Finds Solace and Love Despite Harmful Legislation

By Kailey Gilbert, News Writer September 8, 2021

  In the 2021 legislative session, Utah politicians proposed two bills regarding transgender people, both of which did not pass the House's attempt to file for a bill. The first, House Bill 302,...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Professors Discuss Potential Banning of Critical Race Theory in Utah

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor June 7, 2021

  Idaho’s governor Brad Little recently signed a bill banning critical race theory from being taught in schools. Is Utah next? Idaho’s decision has led lawmakers in a similar direction...

U student Kristin Thompson poses for photograph. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Students Share Opinions on Statewide Mask Mandate Lifting

By Carlene Coombs, News Editor April 12, 2021

  With the signing of H.B. 294, also known as the pandemic "endgame" bill, Gov. Spencer Cox announced the statewide mask mandate would be lifted starting on April 10. However, things in Salt Lake...

Branson Stef speaks at the Salt Lake Encircle house on April 3, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Local LGBTQ Community Members Protest $8 million Encircle Project

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein April 3, 2021

  Gathered outside the John Williams Encircle home in Salt Lake City on April 3, protesters spoke out against the organization’s $8 million project to build new houses in four different states.  Salt...