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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

Kincart: Take Care of Yourself this Semester

Kincart: Take Care of Yourself this Semester

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  Once again, we find ourselves starting another semester in the thick of the pandemic. Utah has upwards of 700,000 COVID-19 cases, which is significantly more than this time last year. The state...

Hibben: Mask Mandates Are a Big Relief

Hibben: Mask Mandates Are a Big Relief

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  Following the new 30-day mask mandate issued for Salt Lake County on Jan. 8, the University of Utah was finally able to require and enforce masks indoors on campus. Previous attempts to mandate...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Family Vlogging Shows Us the Dangers of Sharing Our Kids Online

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  Growing up, my mom always prided herself in not using social media, so much so that it often made me eye-roll. But as an adult, I’m grateful that my mom didn’t use social media to share my...

Alexander: The Real Reason We Can’t End the Pandemic

Alexander: The Real Reason We Can’t End the Pandemic

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  We are starting our third year in the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of us, it’s our third year of choosing between our safety and financial stability. The CDC encourages working remotely and...

(Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: We Must Stop Commodifying Labor

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 18, 2022

  Work has always been an integral part of what it means to be human. Whether work is hunting and gathering, opinion writing or anything in between, we’ve been working for our entire...

Buening: Value Your Leisure Time

Buening: Value Your Leisure Time

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer January 15, 2022

  I love traveling, especially because I can immerse myself in different lifestyles and broaden my perspectives. I recently visited family in Barcelona, Spain. After my trip, I felt disappointed...

Buening: Gardening Is a Form of Resistance

Buening: Gardening Is a Form of Resistance

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer January 15, 2022

  How often, when we purchase food from the store, do we stop and think about how it got there? For those of us that buy exclusively from supermarkets, probably not very often. But food is essential...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: All Kids Deserve Health Insurance

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer January 9, 2022

  While the healthcare debate in Utah may have ended with the expansion of Medicaid, children have been left behind. Utah is regarded as a great state to raise children, known for low rates of...

A portrait of Will Shadley taken on campus at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Dec. 7, 2021. (Photo by Rachel Rydalch Shelton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: How and When To Write About Issues That Don’t Affect You

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 3, 2022

  Journalism is an inherently individualistic endeavor. Everything I write has my name attached to it. More than just my name, everything I choose to write about and how I write about it, reflects...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst & Buening: COVID-19 is Evolving the American Workforce

By Maggie Bringhurst and Sarah Buening January 2, 2022

  As 2022 rapidly approaches, many of us are still struggling to come to terms with the last two “Covid-era” years. Although completely disorienting, this part of our lives sparked a much-needed...