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Opinion

Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: Protect our National Parks From Vandalism

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer September 25, 2022

  National parks are a huge source of tourism and income in Utah. We host some of the most beautiful national and state parks in the United States. As locals, we get to reap the benefits of these...

University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: Keep Turning Point USA Off of Campus

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer September 22, 2022

  A few weeks ago, I visited our campus’ back-to-school club fair. There were lots of organizations and groups tabling, but one in particular stuck out to me. To my surprise, Turning Point USA...

Queen Elizabeth II (Photograph taken by Julian Calder for Governor-General of New Zealand)

Zuzunaga: We Should Implement a U.S. Monarchy

By Franco Zuzunaga September 22, 2022

  Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96, and Charles III is now the King of England. Of the many things that could be said about the Queen, two are undeniable — first, she was loved, and second,...

Kayla Lien at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 9, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lien: Anti-Asian Racism is Far From Over

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer September 16, 2022

  COVID-19 affected the entire world, and besides the loss of millions of people and ever-present symptoms, it greatly tested the resilience of the Asian-American community. People love the food,...

Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women

Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 15, 2022

  In 2008, white nationalist Richard Spencer coined the term “alt-right,” and in recent years, the discourse of it has become mainstream. It largely centers on the radicalization of young boys...

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Torres: Corporate Anti-Bias Training is Superficial

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 15, 2022

  In the past 20 years, movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, as well as fights for rights like same-sex marriage and trans-inclusivity, have stirred people to demand social change. In...

Alexander: Stop Policing POC Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Alexander: Stop Policing POC Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor September 14, 2022

  British monarch Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week at the age of 96, and her death has been met with mixed reactions. While the UK and world leaders mourn her, other groups — particularly...

Students study at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City, on Nov. 1, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lien: The Young Aren’t the Problem and the Old Aren’t Either

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer September 14, 2022

  It seems like once every new generation enters the workforce, the ones before them have something to say. “Millennials are entitled.” “Zoomers are lazy.” People have always complained...

Different prints of tattoos in the Yellow Rose tattoo shop in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept 9, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Examine the Prevalence of Exoticism in Tattoo Designs

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer September 12, 2022

  If the world of tattoos interests you, then you’ve likely seen your fair share of questionable designs. And in some cases, questionable is an understatement. When artists and clients alike...

Demonstrators at the protest of the overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: Utahns Need to Break Laws to Change Them

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 9, 2022

  The recent influx of attacks on Utahns’ rights — the Dobbs decision, the policing of trans girls’ bodies, police violence, abuse concealed by the LDS church — has evoked significant public...