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Torres: The Islands Aren’t Your School Break Resort

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 26, 2022

  Hawai’i and the Caribbean Islands, namely Puerto Rico, are exoticized and exploited to provide a “paradise” experience for mainlanders to the detriment of islanders. Colonization stole...

Shipping containers are lined up at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Terminal (SLCIT) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, October 4, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: The Utah Inland Port Authority Works Against Salt Lake Citizens

By Jeffrey Langley September 26, 2022

  Heat waves, waning water sources and toxic dust have stoked anxieties here in the west. In Salt Lake City, record-breaking temperatures this month have made us all quite uncomfortable. For some,...

Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: Protect our National Parks From Vandalism

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer September 25, 2022

  National parks are a huge source of tourism and income in Utah. We host some of the most beautiful national and state parks in the United States. As locals, we get to reap the benefits of these...

Zahra Saifee holds a sign at a climate protest held by Divest U at the Union Plaza on April 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: The Supreme Court Crusades Against Environmental Protection

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor July 17, 2022

  In the final days of the Supreme Court’s nine-month session, conservative justices have managed to eviscerate not only reproductive rights and fourth amendment freedoms, but also environmental...

A couple rests under the shade with their dogs at the Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: Salt Lake County “Cool-Zones” Aren’t Inclusive

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer June 27, 2022

  Salt Lake County recently announced their implementation of “cool zones,” which provide citizens an escape from the blistering summer heat. Cool zones offer air-conditioning and fresh, cold...

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Cowley: Boycott Greenwashing

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 27, 2022

  The public is more environmentally conscious than ever before. According to data collected by Gallup, four out of 10 Americans today worry “a great deal” about the environment. As a result,...

The Nibley Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lien: It’s Time for Golf Courses to Pay Their Dues

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 27, 2022

  I hate golf courses. I think about seed bombing them all the time (I wouldn’t, as it’s illegal, but I often have the thought). They’re a waste of space and water, with only a dozen or...

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Lien: Climate Change Won’t Go Away Without Our Help

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  On Earth Day, climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce self-immolated in front of the Supreme Court to protest the inaction done regarding climate change. The media almost totally ignored Bruce’s death,...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Needs to Wage War on Grass in Public Spaces

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  Recently, West Valley City replaced sections of grass at its city hall with artificial turf. After seeing it last well through winter, the municipality voted to officially legalize artificial...

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Mendenhall: Replace Fast Fashion with More Ethical Alternatives

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 13, 2022

  The term “fast fashion” has gained lots of traction in the last few years, but what does it actually mean? Fast fashion consists of fairly cheap “trendy” clothing items that move into...