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Lezaic: White Environmentalists, Step Up for Palestine

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer April 5, 2024

  During the last few months of the most thoroughly documented genocide in history, oppressed groups from all walks of life took up much of the organizing for Palestinian liberation in the United...

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Jang: Pay Utah Teachers More

By Eseudel Jang, Opinion Writer March 27, 2024

  Teacher shortages have persisted in Utah since the aftermath of COVID-19. Utah has one of the highest teacher-to-student ratios in the country.  Teachers exhibit an alarmingly low retention...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: S.B. 57 Paves the Road to Fascism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer February 24, 2024

  Utah’s legislators have decided to speed-run some of this year’s most harmful bills. Gov. Cox has happily accommodated them, eagerly signing off on dangerous legislation just a few weeks...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: Keep Utah’s Children Safe

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer February 21, 2024

  The turbulent emotion brought on by parent custody battles often affects more than just the couple involved. Children caught in the middle of situations like these experience heavy impacts,...

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Nshangalume: Access to Justice is a Right

By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer February 11, 2024

  The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees legal assistance to all Americans, regardless of their financial status. Utah, however, needs to do a better job following directions. Utah...

Muskan Walia poses for a photo on the University of Utah campus on Dec. 8, 2023. (Photo by Sophie Felici | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Jarvis: Environmental Justice with Muskan Walia

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer February 7, 2024

  Before she knew what environmental sustainability was, University of Utah student Muskan Walia was engaging in it, gardening with her mom and grandmother and mixing spice blends with the herbs...

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Lezaic: Hit Utah Where It Hurts

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer February 2, 2024

  Year after infuriating year, the Utah State Legislature votes on new bills targeting trans people and DEI efforts, bills like H.B. 257 and H.B. 261 being their newest forms of terrorization....

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Hall: Rehabilitation is the Way Forward

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer December 20, 2023

  Utah, like many states across the nation, is grappling with the pressing issue of recidivism within its criminal justice system. The high rate of individuals returning to prison after release...

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Gordon: Instagram is a Catalyst for Activism

By Luke Gordon December 12, 2023

  Instagram has become a center for ongoing debates, activism event announcements and engagement opportunities. The platform empowers people to attend rallies and events as well as spread crucial...

Demonstrators, including members of Mecha, at the Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Utah’s watch party in J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 01, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao “Axe” Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Gordon: Treat Marginalized Student Groups Equally

By Luke Gordon November 26, 2023

  On Nov. 9, the University of Utah took its sponsorship and funding away from Mecha de U of U, a student organization that organizes for the empowerment of marginalized students on campus. This...

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