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Scott: Traditional Students Could Learn a Thing or Two From Their Non-Traditional Classmates

Scott: Traditional Students Could Learn a Thing or Two From Their Non-Traditional Classmates

October 21, 2020

  Access to education is an increasingly popular issue among Americans. College is expensive — in the last 30 years, public two-year and private four-year schools doubled tuition costs and in-state tuition at public four-year schools tripled. States responded with different mechanisms to reduce ...

Poma: Should You Join an On-Campus Organization?

Student clubs and organizations gathered together for Plazafest January 8th in the Union Ballroom | Chronicle archives.

October 20, 2020

On-campus organizations are a highlight of many students’ first year of college. For some, they may even have been a factor in deciding which school to attend. But given how overwhelming classes, work and other responsibilities tend to be, many students might feel that campus clubs and organizations...

Kincart: Students, Here’s How to Vote This Fall

Kincart: Students, Here's How to Vote This Fall

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer

October 16, 2020

  The 2020 election is getting closer every day, so now is the time to get registered to vote. With impending judicial nominations and the climate crisis growing more severe by the minute, not to mention dozens of other issues, voting for the future you want is more essential now than ever. Lauren...

Letter: Black Books Matter

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By Tamilyn Fillmore, Tessa Taylor and Erica Murdoch

October 16, 2020

  With the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling in 1954, the institutional racism plaguing public schools in America was first addressed. Unfortunately, implicit and explicit racism abounds in schools today. In light of police brutality and subsequent protests, it is perhaps...

Letter: Becoming a Physician Assistant During a Pandemic

A sign above the entrance to the University of Utah Hospital on the University of Utah Medical Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, September 13th, 2019. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By University of Utah Physician Assistant Program Class 51

October 10, 2020

  Healthcare has an entirely different meaning this year. It is needless to say that this pandemic has changed the lives of many people in countless ways. Those working on the frontlines risking their health and of their loved ones are the true MVPs. October 6th through the 12th is National Physici...

Letter: ProctorU Raises Ethical Concerns

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By Devon Cantwell and Zach Stickney

October 8, 2020

  Malcolm opens the computer he has borrowed from a friend. He normally takes his exams on his Chromebook, tablet or phone, but his biology class uses a proctoring software that only works with Macs or PCs. He let his three roommates know earlier this week that he has a quiz for his class that...

Barron: Lauren’s Promise Serves Students

Nina, 22, holds sign in solidarity for Lauren McCluskey in caravan protest on June 6, 2020 after the police  scandal which revealed an officer involved in McCluskey's case showed intimated photographs.

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

September 28, 2020

  After four years at the University of Utah, I have a good idea of what will be on a syllabus before I even read it. Details may vary, but every syllabus includes course objectives, instructor expectations and university policy statements. This semester, however, one of my syllabi broke from...

Nelson: We Need to Support Students with Disabilities

By Paige Nelson, Opinion Writer

September 26, 2020

  Take a moment and think about the people that used to sit near you in lectures. Look around at the people in your zoom classes. Think about your family, friends and the strangers you pass on a daily basis. We all know the saying “you never know what someone is going through,” but it couldn’t...

Kincart: The U’s “Test Optional” Admissions Policy Will Hurt Low-Income Students

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer

September 25, 2020

  COVID-19 has made signing up for standardized tests a difficult process. Because both the ACT and SAT are now enforcing capacity restrictions, it is harder for students to find an opportunity to test. Some students might have to travel out of their hometowns to take these high-stakes exams. However, not everyone has that privilege. Due to these complications, the Universi...

Weglinski: Freshmen, Get Out of the Utah Bubble

The welcome wall on Presidents Circle at the University of Utah. Chronicle archives.

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer

September 21, 2020

  The beehive state is among the least diverse states in the US, specifically the 44th least diverse in the country. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make up about 62% of Utah residents and white people make up 90.6% of the state’s population. Utah also falls shor...