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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Editorials

The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board
The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board is a group of senior opinion
journalists. They use debate, research, and individual experience to provide
an independent student voice on current events, politics, and culture. The
editorial board does not speak for the newsroom or the Chronicle at large.
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Mendenhall: Stop Highlighting Problematic Content Creators

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer September 8, 2022

  Social media is Gen Z’s primary source of entertainment and current events. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter help individuals amass a limitless following, and according...

Members of Phi Sigma Pi National Fraternity at a meeting. (Courtesy of Phi Sigma Pi National Fraternity)

Editorial: Give Yourself Space to Grow

  A hard lesson to learn upon arriving at college is that life doesn’t care about your plans. But nothing is set in stone —  it’s ok if your plans change. As an editorial board, we have...

Demonstrators march up the steps of the Utah State Capitol in protest of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Editorial: The Loss of Roe v. Wade

  Today the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The landmark case once federally protected abortion rights and the right to privacy. In a month, 13 states are posed to ban abortion. Several more...

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Editorial: The U Institutionalizes Student Activism

By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 23, 2022

  Student activism has always been a part of the University of Utah’s campus life. We’ve seen protests and demonstrations on small and large scales throughout the U’s history. But over time,...

Editorial: The Us Responses to Assault and Violence Shouldnt Be Reactionary

Editorial: The U’s Responses to Assault and Violence Shouldn’t Be Reactionary

By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 21, 2022

  On Jan. 26, 2022, the University of Utah notified students that on Sept. 2021, someone was assaulted at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. And on Feb. 11, students were notified that 19-year-old...

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Editorial: Divestment Requires More than an Empty Approval

  Months after the University of Utah’s academic senate approved steps for divestment, the campus community is still left in the dark. Many hoped that a greener campus future would...

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Editorial: Our Future is Uncertain and Stressful

  The world we are entering into is not a welcoming one. It’s not even promised. Our parents and grandparents grew up in a world with possibilities and chances for change. Institutional...

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Editorial: Post-Grad Plans Are Achievable With The U’s Help

By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board September 11, 2021

  The University of Utah’s class of 2022 will have a better senior year compared to the last two graduating classes. With the recent return to campus and vaccination rates rising, we will hopefully...

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Editorial: College is Expensive, Yet We Persist

  Half a century ago, University of Utah students paid an average of $390 on tuition each year. Now, in-state students pay an average of $9,292 each year. That total doesn’t account...

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Editorial: The Pandemic Isn’t Over — Keep Prioritizing Health and Safety This Fall

  In late May, the University of Utah chose to follow the state of Utah by making mask-wearing optional. This choice was not surprising as distributed vaccines have increased and COVID-19 transmission...