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President Donald J. Trump, joined by United States Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan Department of Homeland Security, visit the border area of Otay Mesa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, a neighborhood along the Mexican border in San Diego, California. (Photo by Shealah Craighead | Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Reese: Immigrants Need System Reform, Not Exploitation

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 9, 2021

  Sen. Mike Lee and other Republican leaders have blamed President Biden for creating a crisis at the United States-Mexico border with the recent increase in migration from Central America —...

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Cushman: It’s Time for the GOP to Encourage Women Leaders

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 7, 2021

  Recently, more than half a dozen women from the Salt Lake County Republican Party have spoken out about the toxic environment they experienced within their party. Though more and more women have...

Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Shadley: The University of Utah has a Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 6, 2021

  In the 1970s and 80s, student activists at the University of Utah advocated for the divestment of the university’s endowment from corporations that supported the oppressive policy of apartheid...

Joshua Seeley, wears his mask out and about to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma & Saifee: Don’t Wait, Just Vaccinate

By Zahra Saifee and Sasha Poma April 6, 2021

  After a year of COVID-19 health restrictions, Utah is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine administration is on the rise as hundreds of Utahns receive the vaccine daily....

Inversion in  Salt Lake City, UT on Friday,Nov. 10, 2017.
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Saifee: Divest Now for a Better Future

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer April 5, 2021

  Our world as it stands can not function without the use or rather exploitation of fossil fuels. Our cities, cars, material goods, the laptop I'm writing this article on and the screen you're...

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Reese: Labor Unions and Environmentalists Should Work in Solidarity

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 5, 2021

  Organized labor and environmentalists are widely viewed as being at odds with each other. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a good example of their recent conflict, where two major unions endorsed...

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Kincart: The British Monarchy Isn’t a Fairytale

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer April 3, 2021

  Like many young girls, princesses and fairytales played a prominent role in my upbringing. Learning that princesses exist in real life and aren’t just make-believe rocked my world. I reached...

Protester with a sign for George Floyd at the Utah Capitol on June 4, 2020. (Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Don’t Let Black Lives End in Vain

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer April 2, 2021

  I was 11 years old and living near Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown was shot in the back six times by police officer Darren Wilson. I saw firsthand the outrage in the community following...

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Soter: Feeling Socially Awkward Lately? Blame the Pandemic

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer April 2, 2021

  For the most part, I like people. I like to be around them and hear their stories; I like to tell them mine. Of course, I get nervous before going to a party with strangers or a first date with...

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Hibben: Why Do Utah Lawmakers Think the Pandemic is Over?   

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 1, 2021

  Across the nation, many red states have started to end mask mandates, responding to the frustration of so-called “anti-maskers” that the government imposing mask mandates is a step too far....

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