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The Backcountry Squatters on a backpacking trip together (Courtesy of Tory Peters)

Backcountry Squatters: A Nature Club for Women and Nonbinary Students

By Jack McIntyre, News Writer September 27, 2023

  Backcountry Squatters, a club that organizes outdoor recreational activities for women and nonbinary students, is gaining popularity on the University of Utah campus. Tory Peters and Mary...

The Solomon Building for the Utah Pride Center located in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Jarvis: No Pride in Utah’s Pride Center

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer September 26, 2023

  Being queer in Utah can feel alienating. But among the alienation, pride celebrations give queer people a chance to find community and celebrate their identities. Unfortunately, pride festivities...

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Hall: New FAFSA Changes Hurt Some Students

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer September 26, 2023

  The long wait is over for the updated financial aid form, FAFSA, a federal program meant to simplify applying for college and need-based aid. The form becomes available this October and will...

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Barney: Our Energy Policy is Grossly Irresponsible

By Sebastian Barney, Opinion Writer September 22, 2023

  During last month’s GOP debate, Vivek Ramaswamy called the climate crisis a hoax and pledged his fealty to fossil fuels as a source of energy. Ignoring the false reality of climate crisis denialists,...

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Loken: Do Not Revel in Inhumane Jail Conditions

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer September 20, 2023

  Former President Donald Trump barely entered the Fulton County Jail in Georgia to be indicted on felony charges before being released back to the public. He spent a whopping 20 minutes there...

Spectrum Academy STARS Campus for students who require additional needs in North Salt Lake City on Monday Sept. 18, 2023. (Photo by Sarah Karr | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hargis: The Civil Right Violations of Spectrum Academy

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer September 19, 2023

  Last week, a federal investigation found that Spectrum Academy, a K-12 school for neurodiverse children such as kids with autism, violated the civil rights of students to free and public education. The...

An empty classroom in Gardner Commons at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 (Photo by Sarah Karr | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Hall: Utah Schools Need a Mental Health Curriculum

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer September 17, 2023

  America’s mental health crisis has only worsened over the past few years —  mental health of Utah youths is ranked 32nd in the nation. Utah mental health professionals have reported rising...

The Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Utah vs. Florida game in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug.31, 2023. (Photo Madeline Van Wagenen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Jarvis: The U Loves Football More Than its Community

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer September 15, 2023

  With the season’s first football game pushing classes onto Zoom and enforcing parking restrictions, the University of Utah reminded us where its true priorities lie: football. The U disrespects...

Students walking outside the Heritage Halls Buildings at the Brigham Young University campus in Provo on Saturday, Sep. 2, 2023. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: Accountability in Private Education Needs Reconstruction

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer September 13, 2023

  Private schools have long been a part of American society. Yet, even as protections against discrimination evolve on a federal level, their accountability standards have scarcely changed. A recent...

Traffic as skiers and snowboarders try to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah on a snow day on on Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: A Canyon in Crisis Deserves a Comprehensive Solution

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer September 12, 2023

Both an international tourist attraction and a local treasure, Little Cottonwood Canyon is famed for its powder-like snow and grandiose peaks. Beautiful yet powerful, they drive an incredibly destructive...

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