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Christopherson: The Pandemic Could Move Conservatives To Accept Liberal Policies. The Left Should Welcome Them.

Christopherson: The Pandemic Could Move Conservatives To Accept Liberal Policies. The Left Should Welcome Them.

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

April 3, 2020

  Like many of you, I have felt seriously troubled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its ramifications for the economy and upcoming presidential election have already proven staggering, and I’m sure it will continue to surprise us all. As of April 3, the virus has caused more than 6,100 deaths in the US. At least 243,000 people are sick and more than half of American jobs – almost 80 million – are at risk. COVID-19...

Moran: Young Adults vs. COVID-19

Moran: Young Adults vs. COVID-19

By Serena Moran

April 3, 2020

  Unfortunately, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has not been enough for some young people to take the pleas to stay home very seriously. Airplane services and other traveling hospitalities have become cheaper than usual, and many young people with the travel bug have continued with their travel ...

Poma: Panic Will Not Get Us Through COVID-19

Poma: Panic Will Not Get Us Through COVID-19

By Sasha Poma

March 31, 2020

  The coronavirus changed the course of everyone’s lives in a matter of days. Grocery stores have been emptied, social events postponed or canceled and classes at the University of Utah and other educational institutions moved online. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has encouraged Utahns to partake in s...

Moran: Even Under Stress, Students Should Slow the Impact of COVID-19

Moran: Even Under Stress, Students Should Slow the Impact of COVID-19

By Serena Moran

March 28, 2020

  The last few weeks have left the world on edge. The coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China has now swept over the globe. People are panicked and scared. As if we needed anything else to worry about, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake and dozens of aftershocks hit Salt Lake County. On top of those stressors, University of Utah students also have the transition of all...

Poma: What is Consent? Utah Needs a Clearer Definition of it.

Poma: What is Consent? Utah Needs a Clearer Definition of it.

By Sasha Poma

March 16, 2020

  Rep. Angela Romero’s H.B. 213 Consent Language Amendments passed the Utah House and the Senate during this year’s general session and made important clarifications about consent. Unfortunately, due to major changes made to the bill, certain aspects of affirmative consent remain unclear. These revisi...

Christopherson: Utah Women Need Tax-Free Feminine Hygiene Products and a Feminist Legislature

Christopherson: Utah Women Need Tax-Free Feminine Hygiene Products and a Feminist Legislature

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

March 11, 2020

  This year’s legislative session, like any other, has been a mixed bag. Elected officials passed bills to encourage schools to delay start times for students’ health, form a task force to protect indigenous women and expand mental health services, among other important measures. Some negatives have been even more extreme, though. A bill requ...

Emery: Cruel Abortion Bans Have Nothing To Do With “Family Values”

Emery: Cruel Abortion Bans Have Nothing To Do With “Family Values”

By Nate Emery

March 11, 2020

  On March 2, the Utah State Senate voted to pass an extreme ban on abortions. This bill, run by Republican Sen. Dan McCay, would ban all abortions except those performed to save the life of the woman or to end a pregnancy that is the result of rape or incest. Any physician who performs an ...

Maxfield: Utah’s Insufficient Sex Education Curriculum Is Harmful to Teens

Maxfield: Utah’s Insufficient Sex Education Curriculum Is Harmful to Teens

By Lynda Maxfield

March 7, 2020

Amidst rising incidents of sexual assault, Utah remains one of three states in the nation with an opt-in policy that requires parents to sign a consent form before their child may participate in school-provided sexual education. Yet, high school students experience sexual assault by both classmates...

Emery: Safe Injection Sites Will Save Lives, If Legislators Let Them

Emery: Safe Injection Sites Will Save Lives, If Legislators Let Them

By Nate Emery

March 7, 2020

  The number of heroin overdose deaths per year in Utah has nearly tripled since 2010. Utah also has a higher rate of deaths from overdose (15.5 deaths per 100,000 persons) compared to the national average (14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons). Deaths from overdoses continue to rise each year despite tools that can save lives when used ...

Starr: Asylum for Your Assault Rifle?

Starr: Asylum for Your Assault Rifle?

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2020

Last month, commissioners voted unanimously to make Uintah County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” The ordinance seats the county as the first and only municipality in Utah to designate itself as a safe haven for inanimate objects that have facilitated significant violence in this country. Uintah’s e...

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