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Hibben: Overturning Roe v. Wade Threatens Our Democracy

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 8, 2022

  A leak from inside the U.S. Supreme Court told millions of women their right to privacy and reproductive health care will be eviscerated. The explicit draft majority opinion written by Justice...

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Cushman: Utah Needs to Address Isolation of Teens in Utah Teen Treatment Centers

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 13, 2022

  Utah houses around 100 troubled teen institutions — more than any other state in the country. Thousands of teens have passed through our state’s teen treatment centers, and many former residents...

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Buening: Psychedelic Research Can Dismantle Stigmas Around Drug Usage

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer April 7, 2022

  States such as California and Colorado have made strides to legalize substances like marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes. But in Utah, we lag behind because of our long, complicated...

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Mendenhall: Mental Health is Drastically Impacted by Vision Problems

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer April 6, 2022

  The University of Utah has a large amount of mental health support services, as I’ve recently written. The U also provides a few basic healthcare services for students at the Student Health...

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Cushman: We Need More Legislation that Supports Women’s Health

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 2, 2022

  This legislative session, Sen. Wayne Harper and Rep. Cheryl Acton sponsored Senate Bill 63. The bill aims to provide relief for people who lose a child to miscarriage or stillbirth by guaranteeing...

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Buening: Taking on a Broken Collegiate System with Dr. Susan Chamberlain

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer February 24, 2022

  College is overwhelming — most students, myself included, are too familiar with the feeling. More than that, it’s become the expectation. It seems almost impossible to find a balance. If...

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Mendenhall: Better Promotion Can Make Mental Health Resources at the U Effective

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer February 24, 2022

  Mental health has lost a lot of its stigma in the last few years. Partly, because many individuals are experiencing mental health crises from COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, young adults have...

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Cowley: Stop Prioritizing Politics over Public Health

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 19, 2022

  Within the first week of the session, the legislature repealed mask mandates in two Utah counties. The justification for the removal of mask mandates was that elected officials had a “better...

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Cushman: Make Mental Health Care Accessible to Make Troubled Teen Institutions Safer

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 19, 2022

  In 2020, Paris Hilton said she experienced daily abuse in the 90s at Provo Canyon School, one of Utah’s many troubled teen institutions. In 2021, Danielle Bregoli too alleged that she suffered...

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Saifee: You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty if You Get COVID-19

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor February 15, 2022

  This semester, COVID-19 still threatens the health and safety of our campus community and has altered our learning experiences. However, the narrative surrounding COVID-19 has changed. With the...