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Students from the Utah Ballet Department perform in a dress rehearsel in the Marriot Center for Dance on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

Hibben: The U’s Ballet Program Perpetuates Toxic Ballet Culture

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  In September 2021, the NPR Utah published an exposé about the University of Utah’s Marriott School of Dance. The letter detailed complaints of harassment, discrimination and authoritarian...

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Bringhurst: The Hungry Student Is More than a Stereotype

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 29, 2021

  Since the first day of the semester, the University of Utah’s Feed U Pantry has welcomed almost two hundred hungry new clients. On a larger scale, millions of people around the world...

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Shadley: We Need Less Parking on Campus

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 28, 2021

  After a short reprieve during the pandemic, parking on campus has once again become wildly competitive. With 60,000 students, faculty and staff returning to campus, the U’s parking lots fill...

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Shadley: The U Didn’t Prepare You for a Sustainable Career, but You Don’t Have to Accept That

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 26, 2021

  All too often, corporations and governments pass off climate action to the consumer. While there are actions each of us can take to shop and buy sustainably, the biggest ecological problem...

Mushrooms for sale at the downtown farmers market at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The University of Utah Should Start a Mycology Center

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 21, 2021

  Just below the surface of our world lies the vast, unexplored world of fungi. There are an estimated 5.1 million species of fungi weaved into the soil, water and other living organisms that inhabit...

Two hikers on a trail by Red Butte Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 13th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The U Should Facilitate More Outdoor Opportunities for Students

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  Over the past year, we’ve jumped from a semester almost entirely online to a semester where we spend most days on campus. The former forced us to remain tethered to technology, blurring the...

Brown: The U Must Do Better in Promoting Physical Activity

Brown: The U Must Do Better in Promoting Physical Activity

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  Throughout the pandemic, the University of Utah has put the health and wellness of students above almost everything else. Online classes, testing options and vaccination sites have greatly helped...

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Cushman: Expanding Mental Health Options Will Help Students Succeed

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  A 2019 report from the Utah System of Higher Education showed that many college students sometimes felt lonely and hopeless and nearly 15% of respondents said they had felt suicidal...

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Hibben: In-Person Learning Isn’t a Cure-All

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 30, 2021

  As the University of Utah opens up more for in-person classes, old stressors have reappeared. Since March 2020, rates of anxiety or depression have skyrocketed in adults. But this...

Students, Diana Fierro and Kinzey Brice tabling at the U of U get involved fair to distribute information about the COVID-19 Vaccine on Sept. 3, 2021 in front of the A. Ray Olpin Union building in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Get Your Vaccine

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 8, 2021

  In August 2021, the University of Utah announced its intention to pursue a vaccine requirement for students attending classes in person. The decision, which is allowed under current Utah law,...