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Barron: Stay Home from National Parks this Summer

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

  During winter break, my family and I planned a trip to Yosemite for late July. We booked an Airbnb, discussed how to split up the drive and I set a reminder in my calendar to apply for a hiking permit for Half-Dome...

June 3, 2020

Cushman: States Must Be Allowed to Regulate Faithless Electors

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

  On May 13, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Chiafalo v. Washington, a case that could drastically change this year’s presidential election just months before it is set to take place. The question facing...

June 3, 2020

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

By Sheely Edwards, 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: Critical thinking is necessary in Utah politics and religion

By Lynda Maxfield

  Questions and complaints about Utah’s State Legislature from the public are frequent and welcome. Similar inquiries about Utah’s predominant religion from its members — concerning church leadership and ideo...

April 26, 2020

Moran: Young Adults vs. COVID-19

By Serena Moran

  Unfortunately, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has not been enough for some young people to take the pleas to stay home very seriously. Airplane services and other traveling hospitalities have become cheaper than usual, and many young people with the travel bug hav...

April 3, 2020

Reese: The NCAA should boycott BYU

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

  Brigham Young University is a private institution and has used this status to legally discriminate against LGBTQ+ members of its student body. This has caused severe mental and spiritual harm to LGBTQ+ students. BYU is infamous for its honor code that r...

April 26, 2020

Starr: Distant outdoor adventures can wait

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

  In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, government officials have pushed to close national parks and place increasing limitations on public land. While some may see these actions as too severe, official publ...

April 22, 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: Marvel movies hurt true cinematic artists

By Nate Emery

  Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese said in an interview interview last year with Empire, and then again in an opinion in the New York Times, that Marvel movies are not cinema. He said that the directors and creat...

April 24, 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: The U’s Tuition Freeze Could Cost Students

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

  Over the last decade, college students in Utah and across the country have grappled with ever-growing tuition costs – but now, the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has led many institutions to consider delaying tuiti...

May 27, 2020

Scott: True LGBTQ Allies Don’t Out

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

  “Living your truth” is a staple in many stories of coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community. Its platitudinous ring aside, embracing the truth can free a person of a long-held sense of shame, assuming they h...

May 20, 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

Isaac Reese says that universal basic income could have lessened the economic and public health crises of COVID-19. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Burton: The COVID-19 Pandemic May Land Us in a Brave New Economy

  COVID-19 has taken millions of jobs and hundreds...

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Burton: It's prime time for Utah to rethink its mental health infrastructure

  The coronavirus has made us consider the...

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"Some individuals have taken to social media to make memes about the coronavirus while others have documented instances of discrimination in public spaces and taken a stand against xenophobia." (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)
Burton: COVID-19 could permanently change how we connect with each other

  Social distancing has dramatically shifted...

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"We shouldn’t panic because of negative news stories, but nor should we slack social distancing or good hygiene because of positive news," writes Logan Burton. (Courtesy Pikrepo)
Burton: We Need to be Aware of Our Emotions During the Coronavirus Crisis

  Our lifestyles have dramatically changed...

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