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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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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,...

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Cushman: The U Needs to Support Its Sophomores

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  When I moved into my dorm, I kicked my parents out because I was so excited to start my college experience. Just two days later, my roommates and I were crying because we missed home. Starting...

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Soter: What Philosophy Can Teach Us about 2021

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer September 3, 2021

  Like many other unfortunate souls, I started college during the pandemic. I spent most of my freshman year in my pajamas behind a blacked-out Zoom screen, which made it difficult to make new...

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Hibben: Shop For Your Education in College

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  The most important advice my mom gave me before I left for my first year of college was to “advocate for yourself.” As a first-generation college student, my mom struggled to navigate...

Alexander: Students Are Ready to Come Back to Campus

Alexander: Students Are Ready to Come Back to Campus

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  There’s no denying how tough the pandemic has been for everyone. It has been a constant uphill struggle against disrupted routines, loss of social contact, negative mental health and so much...

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Buening: We Need to Carry Public Health Lessons Into the Future

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer August 31, 2021

  Less than a year and a half ago, none of us could have imagined the mark COVID-19 would leave on our world. Now, we are only beginning to emerge from one of the most confusing and unique chapters...

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Kincart: Grind Culture Isn’t Worth It

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer August 28, 2021

  My life is much more “rise and grind” than “rise and shine” these days. With summer classes, internships and extracurriculars, I am pretty busy. I recently came across a photo...

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Shadley: College is Transformative, but Only For Those Who Can Afford It

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 27, 2021

  As I began my freshman year of college, my only real commitment was to be a student at the University of Utah. Those four unplanned years ahead of me came with the freedom to explore...

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Brown: Abolish Campus Police and Give SLCPD Jurisdiction

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  In June 2020, the student-led group Unsafe U called for the dissolution of the University of Utah Police Department. Later that month, The Daily Utah Chronicle opinion writer Morgan Barron dissented...

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Brown: A Warning Against Greek Life

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  University of Utah Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Jess Turuc sent out a somewhat reassuring letter to concerned parents of potential members. She spoke of “community service,”...