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The Daily Utah Chronicle


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Cushman: Campus Losses Fuel Our Headline Anxiety

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 6, 2022

  Headline anxiety is when sad or stressful stories in the news take a toll on an individual’s mental health. With the rise of the 24/7 news cycle and constant social media notifications, many...

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Buening: Sexual Assault is Insignificant in Our University’s Eyes

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer May 5, 2022

  On Dec. 21, 2021, Marissa Root, a student at Utah Valley University, filed a Civil Right-Education Discrimination lawsuit against the University of Utah. She took this action after being raped...

Someone holds a drink in Bar X in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: The U’s Dry Campus Policy Does Little to Protect Students

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 5, 2022

  People associate college culture with alcohol consumption. If you told students here that the University of Utah is a dry campus, many probably wouldn’t believe you. Fraternities at the U notoriously...

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Photo by Adam Fondren | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: ‘Sticker Price’ College Tuition Hurts Students

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 3, 2022

  It’s no secret that college tuition prices are rising. While some colleges fight tuition increases, others lean into it. For example, Colorado State University’s tuition will increase about...

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Shadley: The U Must Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Research

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 29, 2022

  I first learned about the Energy and Geoscience Institute when I co-authored an article with Isaac Reese about democratizing campus. We were stunned to find that a research institute at a public...

A residential area in Hooper, Utah on March 26, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Utah’s Housing Crisis Leaves Students Behind

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer April 19, 2022

  Utah’s housing affordability crisis is a pressing issue. Rent is going up, and homeowners have been priced out of their homes. University of Utah students must choose between living in dorms...

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Mendenhall: Mental Health is Drastically Impacted by Vision Problems

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer April 6, 2022

  The University of Utah has a large amount of mental health support services, as I’ve recently written. The U also provides a few basic healthcare services for students at the Student Health...

The traffic snake shows itself as skiers and snowboarders try to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon on a snow day on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: Powerful Action from Students for the Wasatch

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer April 4, 2022

  If you're reading this, it's safe to say you live on the Wasatch front, or at least know someone who does. One thing that makes living on the Wasatch front so desirable is its easy access to...

Lillian Bowles-Brown, a student at the University of Utah, poses in front of the big block-U on campus in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: The U Needs To Do More for Its Nontraditional Students

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer April 3, 2022

  Lillian Bowles-Brown transferred to the University of Utah after earning herself an associate degree at Salt Lake Community College. She’s taken numerous political science and research classes...

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Hibben: Women’s Health Has Been Ignored for Far Too Long

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 3, 2022

  In 2021, Utah ranked as the worst state in the United States for women’s equality. Utah legislation constantly targets women, especially their reproductive health. Fixing gender gaps in health...