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Reese: Trump and Lee Reap What They Sow

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By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

October 14, 2020

  In one week, Donald Trump went from mocking Joe Biden for wearing a mask to testing positive for COVID-19. Days later, many in Trump’s inner circle also tested positive. Twitter users called it the #RoseGardenMassacre, as if the coronavirus had these powerful people on a hit list. Utah’s own S...

Poma: Where I Stand after the VP Debate

The vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020 at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle.)

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2020

  The vice presidential debate was more informative for me than last week’s presidential showdown. Many issues that I thought would be discussed were not, and other topics came up unexpectedly. There were moments where I felt that I agreed with Vice President Mike Pence and others where I agreed ...

Letter: Becoming a Physician Assistant During a Pandemic

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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: Let’s Use the Pandemic to Solve our Mental Health Crisis

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By Jana Richardson and Molly Nelson

October 10, 2020

  I worked with a thirteen-year-old boy last year who talked back to the teacher and often became disruptive in class. He had a behavior contract with his teachers, so he left class one day to try and calm down so that he could rejoin his class. Instead, school administrators found him outside...

Soter: America Needs Biden-Harris Healthcare Policies

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By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer

October 6, 2020

  We’re heading into the 2020 election amid the healthcare crisis that is COVID-19. And with the vice presidential debate rapidly approaching, it’s critical for us to understand our candidates’ healthcare policies. The present administration’s inadequate handling of the pandemic has left...

Letter to the Editor: How Utah Bungled Reopening Its Schools

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By Adam Peterson, Lexi Long and Brooke Lewis

October 3, 2020

  The state of Utah needed to be more unified in its approach to reopening public schools. The only way to provide for social distancing, the proven method for keeping COVID-19 prevalence to a minimum, was to implement a unified, statewide hybrid or online learning plan. That didn’t happen. In...

Scott: Young/Dumb is a Case Study in the Power of Platforming

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By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2020

  Kwaku El finally struck a nerve large enough to, at least temporarily, rocket his name into Utah politics. El is a co-creator of Young/Dumb, a local event business that has thrown several parties in protest of precautionary measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To those of us...

Alexander: Want Life to Go Back to Normal? Vote for Biden

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By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer

September 29, 2020

  The novel coronavirus continues to bring out the best and worst in our political leadership. With a surge in outbreaks and the anticipation of a second wave of the virus, US citizens are becoming increasingly antsy about the upcoming election and the future of the nation. President Donald Tr...

Soter: Salt Lake Needs to Stop Camp Cleanups

Belongings of an individual experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21st, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer

September 28, 2020

  My parents’ house is close to the freeway, and in the last several months the homeless population that inhabits the viaduct beneath that exact freeway entrance has increased dramatically. While my parents are sympathetic to the homeless population, raising a family close to so many experiencing...

Weglinski: No, College COVID-19 Spikes Aren’t Just Students’ Fault

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer

September 23, 2020

  Universities all over the nation — from Alabama to New York to Iowa — have experienced dramatic spikes in COVID-19 cases since fall semester began. According to a New York Times survey, colleges and universities have reported over 88,000 cases, with 61,000 of those coming in late August. ...