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Chung: Utah Needs to Create a Task Force to Ensure Minorities’ Safety

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Stacy Chung, Social Media Manager, Opinion Writer

May 25, 2020

  May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month — a month of festive moods and vibrant gatherings to celebrate this community. But ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, anxiety and prohibitions on community gatherings have been at the front of everyone’s minds. The impact of the pandemic has b...

Poma: Maintaining Common Courtesy in the Coronavirus Pandemic

The jobs of U students working in health care have changed drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Alexis Olivas)

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

May 22, 2020

  During these challenging times, many of us may feel unlike ourselves for one reason or another. One key stressor for all of us is the loss of routine, especially since we can’t know for sure when – or whether – we’ll be able to return to our old patterns. This is a time of widespread ...

Barron: Vote Huntsman, Not Cox, to Bring Utah through the COVID-19 Crisis

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 20, 2020

  With the June 30th primary election looming, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. lead the GOP field in the race to be Utah’s next governor. Back in April, one of my colleagues on the opinion desk argued that undecided Utahns should support Cox’s run. Sh...

Barron: A SafeU Depends on You

Students protest before the U football game on Sept. 28 (Courtesy Unsafe.U)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 14, 2020

  My decision to attend the University of Utah was deliberate. The year I graduated high school, the Salt Lake Tribune was investigating sexual assaults on Utah campuses. Headlines focused on how charges were never filed against a USU football player despite four allegations of rape and how BYU’s Honor Code Office punished students who reported rape. Because 1 in 4 undergraduate ...

Burton: It’s prime time for Utah to rethink its mental health infrastructure

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By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

April 27, 2020

  The coronavirus has made us consider the health and structure of the economy, how we interact with each other, what to do at home, and above all, the state of public health.  Local and federal responses to the coronavirus have exposed the weak points of America’s public health sector. Some...

Barron: How Utahns can help domestic violence victims during COVID-19

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By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

April 26, 2020

  On March 24, the Salt Lake City Police Department tweeted a graph showing a sharp, sustained increase in domestic-violence-related calls over the previous two weeks in Salt Lake, roughly coinciding with Governor Herbert’s COVID-19 announcement asking Utahns to stay home. On April 9, Utah County’s commissioner tweeted that Utah County’s 911 dispat...

Starr: Distant outdoor adventures can wait

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

April 22, 2020

  In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, government officials have pushed to close national parks and place increasing limitations on public land. While some may see these actions as too severe, official public land restrictions, for the time being, are in the best interest of community ...

Christopherson: Local Bookstores Need Us to Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak – and We Need Them

Ken Sanders, owner of Ken Sanders Rare Book Store, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 17, 2020

  It is no secret that has been putting small, independent bookstores across the country (and even chains like Barnes & Noble) out of business for years – but now, as the massive e-commerce company scrambles to make urgent deliveries of hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other necessities...

Christopherson: Bring the Benefits of Social Distancing into the Post-Pandemic World

In Nain Christopherson's neighborhood, people bonded through sidewalk chalk art. She says that even once social distancing is over, we should bring some of the benefits to our new normal. (Photo by Andy Purveyance | Courtesy Flickr)

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 17, 2020

  We are weeks into social distancing and, thankfully, it’s making a difference. Studies are finding states that instituted social distancing or shelter-in-place policies early in this crisis are experiencing much lower death rates than those that failed to do so. Flattening the curve of COV...

Burton: We Need to be Aware of Our Emotions During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

April 16, 2020

  Our lifestyles have dramatically changed because of the coronavirus. All throughout the world, shutdowns have caused economic crises, our favorite events are canceled and schools all throughout the nation have shut down or transitioned online — including the University of Utah. Amidst the overwhelming changes happening, the media remains vigilant in reporting developments of...

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