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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Guest Op-Eds

The University of Utah built a new Department of Public Safety building which opened to the public on Nov. 9, 2022 at 1658 E 500 S as part of an effort for increased campus safety coordination after the death of U student Lauren McCluskey in October 2018.

Letter: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

By Emma Ely July 11, 2023

  In October of 2018, Lauren McCluskey was murdered by her ex-boyfriend on the University of Utah campus, despite her urgent calls and warnings to campus police. “13% of all students experience...

Chloe Shewell (left), Jack OLeary (middle) and Parker Madsen (right) walking on campus. They make up the OLeary ASUU Presidential Ticket.

Guest Opinion: The O’Leary Ticket: ASUU is Broken

By The O'Leary Ticket February 9, 2023

  As we exit the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this campus feels alive — students are in class and the campus is active. Nowhere is this activity seen more than in the Associated Students...

(Chronicle archives)

Guest Opinion: The U Needs an Asian Cultural Center

By U of U Asian Collective February 8, 2023

  The rhetoric that Asian Americans are the "model minority" and the consistent practice of excluding Asian Americans from people of color placed together is a dangerous combination — the essence...

Exhaust pipe of a running car at Shoreline Ridge on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Julia Chuang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Guest Opinion: Why It Matters to Be Idle-Free in Utah

By Rachel Forrest and Daniel Mendoza February 2, 2023

  Here in the Salt Lake Valley, winter is in full swing and with it comes winter-time inversions. Inversions are a naturally occurring atmospheric phenomenon where a layer of warm air traps cold...

Guest Opinion: Utahs Role in School-to-Prison Pipeline

Guest Opinion: Utah’s Role in School-to-Prison Pipeline

By Emily Ladd December 20, 2022

  Utah schools are disciplining students of color at disproportionately high rates compared to white students. During the 2020-21 school year, only 2.8% of white students were involved in an incident...

University of Utah campus. (Photo by Paige Gardner | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Guest Opinion: Jess Wojciechowski, 2021-22 ASUU Student Body President

By Jess Wojciechowski May 2, 2022

  In Feb. of 2021, I was elected as the University of Utah Student Body President in the first all-female presidency, also openly identifying as queer. At first, everyone seemed to be incredibly...

Guest Opinion: International Period Month Awareness

Guest Opinion: International Period Month Awareness

  Periods. A word that unfortunately remains a taboo. With comfort dictating our dialogue, we miss the connections of how menstrual inequity leads to education inequity, child marriage and maternal...

(Courtesy College Democrats at the University of Utah)

Guest Opinion: A New Way for the New College Democrats

By Mason Moore March 1, 2022

  Looking back at archived issues of The Daily Utah Chronicle, a curious pattern of campus politics seems to emerge. A year or so ahead of a presidential election, student political organizations...

(Courtesy College Republicans at the University of Utah)

Guest Opinion: Get Involved With College Republicans

By Tyler Boyles March 1, 2022

  College Republicans at the University of Utah is the home for Republican and conservative students on campus. These perspectives are generally underrepresented on college campuses and we are...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Guest Opinion: Voting Is One Part in Our Fight for Change

By Lauren Harvey February 25, 2022

  College students across the nation broke voter turnout records in 2020 and the University of Utah was no exception. According to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE),...

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