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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

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The Daily Utah Chronicle

Opinion

Bringhurst: Facebook’s Metaverse Poses a Threat to Reality 

Bringhurst: Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Poses a Threat to Reality 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  As a young person living in an era of rapid technological advancement, I’m always astounded by society’s progress. Screenless displays and self-driving cars no longer exist solely in science...

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Cushman: Governor Spencer Cox, A Year Later

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  In April 2020, I wrote a piece explaining why I would cast my ballot for Spencer Cox in the Utah gubernatorial race, despite our different ideologies. I saw a politician willing to stand against...

Students from the Utah Ballet Department perform in a dress rehearsel in the Marriot Center for Dance on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

Hibben: The U’s Ballet Program Perpetuates Toxic Ballet Culture

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  In September 2021, the NPR Utah published an exposé about the University of Utah’s Marriott School of Dance. The letter detailed complaints of harassment, discrimination and authoritarian...

Bringhurst: Find Creativity in the Chaos of Capitalism

Bringhurst: Find Creativity in the Chaos of Capitalism

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  Capitalism is exhausting. Young people today talk about how working a mind-numbing corporate position or food service job stifles their creativity and prevents their personal growth. Millennials...

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Kincart: Taylor Swift’s Re-Recordings Highlight Inequality in the Music Industry

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer December 1, 2021

  I was in fifth grade when Taylor Swift’s “Red” album came out. I remember using an iTunes gift card to download the album onto my iPod Touch. As an 11-year-old, I had never experienced...

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Buening: What You Need to Know About COP26

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer December 1, 2021

  In 1995, the first Conference of the Parties (COP) was held. Since then, world leaders have gathered to collaborate on solutions to the climate crisis. The 26th United Nations Climate Change...

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Edwards & Shadley: Building Better Boundaries

By Sheely Edwards and Will Shadley November 30, 2021

  Against the wishes of the Salt Lake community, Utah Republicans have chosen to prioritize their job security over genuine representation. Utahns voted for an independent commission to redraw...

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Hibben: Travis Scott Should Be Banned from Performing

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer November 25, 2021

  Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert resulted in at least 10 dead and hundreds more injured. My TikTok for-you page was flooded with videos showing people desperately climbing up on poles and...

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Soter: Shop Local this Holiday Season

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer November 25, 2021

  I love the holidays. Everything about them. I know that’s a controversial statement considering Thanksgiving celebrates colonization, Christmas celebrates capitalism and New Year’s celebrates...

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Hibben: A Roe v. Wade Reversal Could Mean the End of an Unbiased Supreme Court

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer November 20, 2021

  This December, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenged a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks. Jackson...