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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Health

Emergency contraceptive with security protections at Smiths Food and Drug in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Birth Control Isn’t a Cure-All

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer November 5, 2021

  As a teenager experiencing painful, unmanageable periods, I mentioned my discomfort to my doctor. After that, my doctor didn’t hesitate to prescribe hormonal birth control pills. Beforehand,...

U student Kristin Thompson poses for photograph. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Masks Are Saving Lives but Killing the Environment

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer November 4, 2021

  I know you don’t want to, but we’ve got to talk about masks. Much to everyone’s dismay, the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away anytime soon. This is especially true in Utah where case...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: The Hungry Student Is More than a Stereotype

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 29, 2021

  Since the first day of the semester, the University of Utah’s Feed U Pantry has welcomed almost two hundred hungry new clients. On a larger scale, millions of people around the world...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Healthcare Shouldn’t Be a Business

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer October 28, 2021

  Despite our continual boasting as the “most powerful” country in the world, we rank below a number of countries when it comes to development. Developed countries share a standard of improved...

Buening: You Cant Buy Happiness

Buening: You Can’t Buy Happiness

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer October 21, 2021

  Years before my passion for environmental studies blossomed, I came across the "Story of Stuff" documentary. In this short exposé of the consumer industry, Annie Leonard, now co-Executive Director...

Two hikers on a trail by Red Butte Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 13th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The U Should Facilitate More Outdoor Opportunities for Students

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  Over the past year, we’ve jumped from a semester almost entirely online to a semester where we spend most days on campus. The former forced us to remain tethered to technology, blurring the...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: The LDS Church Needs More Focus on LGBTQ Mental Health

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 13, 2021

  On Oct. 2 and 3, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its fourth all-virtual General Conference, a weekend full of remarks given by church general authorities. The October...

(Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: You and an Unsafe Campus

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 4, 2021

  The 2019 University of Utah Annual Security and Fire Safety Report stated that 20 instances of rape, 21 instances of burglary, 18 instances of motor vehicle theft and 62 instances of...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: COVID-19 Has Environmental Takeaways

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, forced the world to drastically change its patterns. COVID-era protocols gave us a glimpse into our relationship with and dependence...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Expanding Mental Health Options Will Help Students Succeed

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  A 2019 report from the Utah System of Higher Education showed that many college students sometimes felt lonely and hopeless and nearly 15% of respondents said they had felt suicidal...