The Daily Utah Chronicle

Barron: You Have Toilet Paper, But Are You Prepared to Vote by Mail?

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

  In Utah, the impact of the coronavirus has already been felt in almost every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to attending school. As we adjust to sparse shelves and online classes, it is also importa...

March 28, 2020

Christopherson: Utah Has a Chance to Make the Juvenile Justice System More Compassionate

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

  It’s no secret that America’s criminal justice system is in need of a major overhaul. The death penalty is still legal in 29 states. Over 60% of women incarcerated in state prisons have a child younger than...

March 9, 2020

Cushman: I Still Believe in Bernie

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

  On Monday, March 2, 2020 Bernie Sanders held a rally in Salt Lake City, drawing huge crowds and loud applause. Utah support for the populist candidate has always been strong — Sanders won Utah with nearly 80% i...

March 15, 2020

Edwards: Old Enough to Vote Should Mean Old Enough to Run

By Sheely Edwards, Assistant Opinion Editor

  Representative Candice Pierucci became the youngest member of the Utah Legislature when she was appointed to the State House by Governor Herbert in late 2019. At 27 years old, she is only two years older than Uta...

February 13, 2020

Maxfield: New Ministerial Language Isn’t Enough to Reframe a Shaming Ideology

By Lynda Maxfield

  For most of my life, I was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I even served an honorable mission some years back. But, I no longer identify with many of the religion’s ideologies...

March 30, 2020

Moran: Even Under Stress, Students Should Slow the Impact of COVID-19

By Serena Moran

  The last few weeks have left the world on edge. The coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China has now swept over the globe. People are panicked and scared. As if we needed anything else to worry about, a ...

March 28, 2020

Reese: The Self-Sabotaging DABC Should No Longer Control Utah’s Alcohol Industry

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

  If there is anything new visitors learn about Utah, it’s that our state has an interesting relationship with alcohol. Utah’s infamous "Zion curtains" — barriers to block customers’ ability to see alcoholic drinks being made in restaurants — were a source of rid...

March 1, 2020

Starr: Asylum for Your Assault Rifle?

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

Last month, commissioners voted unanimously to make Uintah County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” The ordinance seats the county as the first and only municipality in Utah to designate itself as a safe haven for inanimate objects that have facilitated significant violence in this country. Uintah’s e...

February 26, 2020

Chavez: Utah Jails Replacing Visits With Video Calls Is An Inhumane Mistake

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

In 2015, the Utah State Legislature passed legislation to create significant criminal justice reform. Governor Gary Herbert said their goal was “to reduce recidivism, maximize offenders success in becoming law-abiding c...

November 26, 2019

Crofts: Free Speech Does Not Exclude Hate Speech

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

  There is a growing misconception on college campuses, in the media and among the left that hate speech is not free speech. The belief that there should be restrictions on free speech is a dangerous one but not particularly...

January 22, 2020

Dalley: Utah Legislators Should Start Representing Average Utahns

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

  Utah legislators have been making it more and more clear how little respect they hold for the average Utahn. On Jan. 31, 2020, state Senator Lyle Hillyard tweeted, “A person working at a job that does not pay a livable wage really only has a h...

February 19, 2020

Emery: Time to Move Past the Whitewashed Wild West

By Nate Emery

  The scene opens with a wide-angle view of the Great Plains. Mighty winds blow clear across the grass as smoke billows from the stack of a train far in the distance. Two men on horseback enter the frame. One is white,...

March 28, 2020

Mismash: Rent Control Is A Short-Term Solution With Good Intentions but Bad Outcomes

By Sarah Mismash

  Utah State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost is sponsoring a bill that removes restrictions and allows Utah towns, cities and counties to promote rent controls. Previously, towns, cities and counties could onl...

February 11, 2020

Poma: What is Consent? Utah Needs a Clearer Definition of it.

By Sasha Poma

  Rep. Angela Romero’s H.B. 213 Consent Language Amendments passed the Utah House and the Senate during this year’s general session and made important clarifications about consent. Unfortunately, due to major...

March 16, 2020

Scott: The U Is Losing Its Opportunity to Repair Its Relationship With Students

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

  Like many senior students within sprinting distance of graduation, my final semesters have been cobbled together with whatever classes remain between me and my degree. It can be challenging to create a realistic...

February 6, 2020

Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

As we steel ourselves to go home and interact with family members for the winter holiday season, we know there are three topics that you don’t bring up at the dinner table — money, religion and politics. You love these...

December 3, 2019

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