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Moran: Even Under Stress, Students Should Slow the Impact of COVID-19

Moran: Even Under Stress, Students Should Slow the Impact of COVID-19

By Serena Moran

March 28, 2020

  The last few weeks have left the world on edge. The coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China has now swept over the globe. People are panicked and scared. As if we needed anything else to worry about, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake and dozens of aftershocks hit Salt Lake County. On top of those stressors, University of Utah students also have the transition of all...

Moran: Schools Need to Approach the Use of Indigenous Symbolism with Caution

Moran: Schools Need to Approach the Use of Indigenous Symbolism with Caution

By Serena Moran

March 10, 2020

  Growing up in the Mexican American culture, there have always been people that try to explain my identity to me. My Mexican friends would tell me I am not “Mexican enough” because I don’t speak Spanish and my skin is light. My white friends think that my family only eats typical Mexican...

Cushman: Denying Scholarships to Students with Criminal Records Hurts Those who Need Them Most

Cushman: Denying Scholarships to Students with Criminal Records Hurts Those who Need Them Most

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

March 9, 2020

  The Regents’ and New Century scholarships reward Utah students who take courses to prepare for college with scholarship money, but they currently exclude students with a criminal record. S.B. 162 would change that and give students with a criminal record a second chance to access these scho...

Moran: It’s Time to Prioritize Student Safety

Moran: It’s Time to Prioritize Student Safety

By Serena Moran

March 7, 2020

In recent years, American schools have endured many school shootings. From the sunny California coast to the bright lights of New York, parents now have another reason to worry for their children when they leave home. Schools in the United States have dealt with many issues in the past, and our goal...

Christopherson: Teacher Tax Credits Can’t Make Up For Underfunded Schools

Christopherson: Teacher Tax Credits Can’t Make Up For Underfunded Schools

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

March 1, 2020

  It’s common knowledge that many teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. One study during the 2014-2015 school year found that U.S. teachers spend an average of $479 each year to supplement schools’ limited resources. This Utah State Legislative Session, stat...

Burton: Teachers Can’t Succeed In Their Classrooms On Bonuses Alone

Burton: Teachers Can’t Succeed In Their Classrooms On Bonuses Alone

By Logan Burton

February 28, 2020

  Teaching is known to be a difficult profession. Despite the fact that many regard teaching to be a noble job, teachers often do not feel valued for the work they do. Unfortunately, this has caused a high national turnover rate of 16% ⁠— 8% of which leave the profession altogether each year. The demand for teache...

Emery: Teachers Should Not Need to Pay for Their Own Supplies

Emery: Teachers Should Not Need to Pay for Their Own Supplies

By Nate Emery

February 25, 2020

On average, teachers in the United States are paid about 20% less than individuals in other similarly educated professions. On top of this fact, teachers work many long, uncompensated hours far beyond their students’ school day. Outside of school, teachers revise lesson plans, grade homework and purcha...

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

By The Opinion Desk

February 23, 2020

  The views expressed in this article do not express the views of The Daily Utah Chronicle as a whole. This article has been written by the Opinion Desk as a whole, and may not necessarily represent the views of each individual on the Opinion Desk.   Winning an election and leading ...

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Need Later Start Times

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Need Later Start Times

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

February 20, 2020

  Since starting college, I’ve gotten two to three more hours of sleep a night than I ever did in high school – and it’s not because I’m slacking off. Admittedly, high schoolers face enormous pressure to perform in school, start gaining work experience, excel at multiple extracurricular...

Burton: Utah Needs to Reemphasize Civics Education

Burton: Utah Needs to Reemphasize Civics Education

By Logan Burton

February 18, 2020

  Civics courses are a mainstay in many American high schools. These classes educate students on many topics including government, media, elections and political participation. These courses seek to aid younger generations in understanding the impact government has on them and how they can b...

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