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Spiral Jetty seen from above at Corinne, Utah on Saturday, Aug.19, 2023.

Dunn: The Spiral Jetty’s Evolving Legacy

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer August 20, 2023

  Recently, I visited the Spiral Jetty for the first time. I walked along the path, trudging through loose dirt. It looked as though the sand was in the process of burying the jetty. Large black...

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Hargis: Lucky Girl Syndrome is Harmful

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer August 12, 2023

  Recent studies show severe distress is rising in young adults. A UK report found that from 2020 to 2021, young adults aged 18-24 reporting severe distress levels rose from 13.6% to 20.2%. This...

Sunset over the Great Salt Lake from the Avenues in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Loken: Dear Settler

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer July 18, 2023

  As a non-Indigenous Asian person in America, I am a settler. “Settler” refers to all who aren’t the First People of a given place-territory. We dwell on the disruption of Indigenous ways...

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Dunn: We Need More Green Burials

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer June 4, 2023

According to the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, only about 24% of Americans plan their own funeral. This leaves surviving relatives to plan their deceased loved ones’ funerals,...

UTA TRAX passing through Fort Douglas station in Salt Lake City, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.

Dunn: Public Transportation Needs More Support to Reach its Full Potential

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer May 17, 2023

  This past April, the Utah Transit Authority’s Frontrunner train celebrated its 15th birthday. The Frontrunner train runs from Ogden to Provo and provides bike storage and complimentary WiFi....

Evening on University of Utah campus, Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Mendenhall: Let’s Break the Stigma Around Educational Breaks

By Addison Mendenhall April 13, 2023

  Individuals pursuing any form of higher education can find their experiences extremely rewarding while others experience detrimental side effects. Attending college or a university can quickly...

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Langley: Cities Need to Prioritize Pedestrians, Not Cars

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer April 12, 2023

  A few weeks ago, I wrote about the issues that cars pose in the modern world. Carbon emissions, systemic inequality, and physical and mental health drawbacks, while terrible on their own, only...

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Langley: Cars Make Cities Worse

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer March 29, 2023

  A long-standing symptom of America's gung-ho approach to individual freedom is our love of the automobile. Since the introduction of the Model T Ford over one hundred years ago, cars have dominated...

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Lezaic: Utah’s I-15 Expansion Sacrifices West-Siders

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Editor March 22, 2023

  As we bear witness to Utah’s extreme population boom, we find ourselves at the whim of government officials' prioritization of economic growth. In an ill-devised attempt to reduce traffic,...

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Dunn: We Need Comprehensive Sex-Ed

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer March 1, 2023

  This legislative session has seen several bills aimed at teachers and education. Two, in particular, are S.B. 55 and H.B. 344. Both bills are aimed at establishing policies for curriculum transparency...

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