The Daily Utah Chronicle

Scott: Horror Movies Can Teach Kids As Well As Scare Them

By Elise Scott

Each time a new scary movie comes out, I know to expect a call from my teenage siblings. It doesn’t take much for a teaser trailer to capture their imagination — especially if the movie involves characters their age —...

November 13, 2019

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

By Morgan Barron

There are currently 70.8 million refugees worldwide, and this number continues to increase as every day 37,000 people are forcibly displaced by military conflicts, ideological persecution or natural disasters. The United Stat...

December 2, 2019

Christopherson: Utah Should Recycle Water Before Pushing Wasteful Projects

By Nain Christopherson

Six months after a change in leadership at the Utah Division of Water Resources, little seems to have changed regarding the organization’s projects and priorities. The Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Development are the ...

December 3, 2019

Reese: University of Utah Campus Police Endanger The Students Under Their Protection

By Isaac Reese

Earlier this month, the Salt Lake Tribune published two stories illuminating the wrongdoings of the incompetent and untrained University of Utah campus police department. These issues come as no shock to many U students, and the murder of Lauren McCluskey following the neglige...

November 27, 2019

Dalley: Universities Should Not Host Speakers Who Play Fast and Loose With Facts

By Nathan Dalley

Our commitment to freedom of speech is directly tested when that speech is coming from someone we disagree with. The University of Utah felt this in 2017 when Ben Shapiro was invited by the group Young Americans for Freedom to speak on campus. Shapiro was met with protests and many...

November 20, 2019

Cushman: Participate in Elections to Cause Real Change

By KC Ellen Cushman

The debate over voter suppression heats up every election cycle as many Americans still feel that their voices are being intentionally excluded from the political conversation. Voter suppression comes in many forms whethe...

December 3, 2019

Rush: Freedom of the Press is Under Attack, and Trump is Not to Blame

By Nicholas Rush

Centralization of media is antithetical to democratic principles. The concentration of power, influence and ownership erode what constitutes a democratic society. We have antitrust laws in the United States in order to e...

September 25, 2019

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

By Paij Chavez

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

Edwards: False Advertising Pitches Term Limits as a Simple Solution

By Sheely Edwards

The United Utah Party recently launched a ballot initiative campaign to impose limits on state elected officials in Utah. If passed in November 2020, “Unite 4 Term Limits” would limit state legislators to 12 years of ...

November 6, 2019

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

By Kennedie Starr

Record-breaking cold temperatures in Salt Lake City last month made my hands freeze and my frowning face flush to pink. However, when I feel the discomfort of the harsh elements while I walk around downtown or on my way ...

November 26, 2019

Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

By Gavin Swanson

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

Crofts: Higher Education Trains Americans To Be Silent And Intolerant

By Porter Crofts

The higher education system has failed the American people in many ways. University campuses in particular have added to the breakdown of tolerance and conversation in the United States through their lack of political diversity...

November 16, 2019

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