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Hibben: A Roe v. Wade Reversal Could Mean the End of an Unbiased Supreme Court

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer November 20, 2021

  This December, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenged a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks. Jackson...

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Alexander: Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Feels Hopeless

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 18, 2021

  Trying the killers of Ahmaud Arbery is officially underway, more than a year after the horrifying incident. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out jogging when Gregory McMichael and his son,...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Shooting to Incapacitate Should Not Be Controversial

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  A new reformative policy is circulating police conversations — “shoot-to-incapacitate.” Shooting to incapacitate means to aim for the arms, legs or pelvic area to wound a person and...

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Cushman: Trial by Jury Isn’t Always Just

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 3, 2021

  The sixth amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees criminal defendants the right to trial by an unbiased jury of their peers. Trial by jury’s place in our constitution comes...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Cushman: Missing Persons Alerts Should Be Broadcasted on Social Media

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  It’s 10:30 p.m. You’ve just climbed into bed when suddenly, your phone starts beeping loudly — it’s an Amber Alert. Most of us don’t take the time to click the link and learn more,...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Police Reform Does Not Start With Utah Legislators

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer October 13, 2021

  In September, The Salt Lake Tribune released a damning analysis of Utah police shootings and the role race plays when officers fire their guns. It found that racial and ethnic minorities are...

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Kincart: We Need More Focus on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Crisis

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 5, 2021

  Gabby Petito’s case has dominated the media. Every time I checked social media, I found posts related to the case. And while atrocious, stories like Gabby’s are much more common among Indigenous...

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Kincart: You and an Unsafe Campus

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 4, 2021

  The 2019 University of Utah Annual Security and Fire Safety Report stated that 20 instances of rape, 21 instances of burglary, 18 instances of motor vehicle theft and 62 instances of...

Cushman: Start Teaching Law Enforcement How to Talk to Sexual Violence Survivors

Cushman: Start Teaching Law Enforcement How to Talk to Sexual Violence Survivors

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 28, 2021

  Content Warning: This article discusses issues and experiences related to sexual assault. On Sept. 15, four U.S. Olympic athletes testified to the Senate about the FBI’s mishandling of sexual...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Current University COVID-19 Policies are Ableist

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer September 15, 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over. The virus' variants still pervade the country. The CDC shows that the United States currently experiences high levels of transmission. This is especially concerning...