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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 Writer 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

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...

Photo Courtesy of Jess Wojciechowski.

The Wojciechowski Ticket: ASUU’s First All Female Presidency 

By Porshai Nielson March 15, 2021

  The Wojciechowski ticket won the ASUU presidential election on Feb. 26, making them the first all-female ticket to win at the University of Utah. President-elect Jess Wojciechowski, Tiffany...

Friends come together in spite of the worlds current events on campus in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Professors and Students Discuss Maintaining Relationships in Politically Divided Times

By Carlene Coombs, News Writer February 12, 2021

    A Pew Research Center study done in 2020 showed that around four-in-ten voters don’t have a close friend who supported a different presidential candidate than them. Less than a quarter...

The ASUU offices in the Ray A. Olpin Student Union. (Chronicle archives.)

Four Candidates Prepare for Approaching Virtual ASUU Election

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor February 8, 2021

  Despite the ongoing pandemic, ASUU will move forward with the 2021 student government election with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.  Similar to the 2020 election cycle, there are...

Utah State Capitol on April 2, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Amid a Pandemic, Utah Lawmakers Gather to Begin the 2021 Utah Legislative Session

By Carlene Coombs, News Writer January 28, 2021

  This article was originally published in the January 2021 print edition. On Jan. 19, Utah lawmakers convened at the state capitol to start the 2021 Utah legislative session, lasting 45 days....

Protestors tape Justice for Lauren signs to the doors of the District Attorneys office in downtown Salt Lake City on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protesters Gather at the District Attorney’s Office to Demand Justice for Lauren McCluskey

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor October 22, 2020

    On Oct. 21, 2020, UnsafeU, a student-run organization unaffiliated with the University of Utah, organized a protest outside the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office after...

Easy State Website | 2020 Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle

U of U Professor Creates Unique Database to Empower Americans

By Megan McKellar, News Writer October 15, 2020

  At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, Dr. Baodong Liu of the University of Utah’s political science department found himself frequently checking the news for infection...