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The Daily Utah Chronicle


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...

Students studying on campus in front of Gardner Commons (Photo by Paige Gardner | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Make Trigger Warnings a Priority on Campus Alerts

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 9, 2021

  Trigger Warning: This article discusses sensitive information pertaining to sexual violence, violence and self-harm.   The Clery Act, created in the Memoriam of Jeanne Clery, who was...

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Bringhurst: Banning Porn is a Puritanical Smokescreen

By Maggie Bringhurst September 1, 2021

  Sex work is one of the oldest careers known to man. The earliest records of prostitution date back to 2400 BC in ancient Mesopotamia. Various forms of pornography have been documented throughout...

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Buening & Cushman: We Need to Start Supporting Prisoners

By Sarah Buening and KC Ellen Cushman August 25, 2021

  Following reforms that allowed D.C. inmates to vote, D.C. elected its first incarcerated official, Joel Castón. Castón has been incarcerated for 26 years for killing a man as a teen, but now...

The drought's effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley & Soter: What’s Worth Watering?

By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water supply goes. The historic drought that has caused these low...

Protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement confront national guard on 500 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Police Officers Are Not above the Law

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer July 27, 2021

  West Valley Police arrested Michael Chad Breinholt on Aug. 23, 2019, after he arrived at his girlfriend’s workplace intoxicated and drugged. Both his girlfriend and her coworker reported him...

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Kincart: Another Blow to the Voting Rights Act Should Spark Worry

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer July 21, 2021

  If you know me, you know that I love Election Day. I wanted nothing more than to register to vote on my 18th birthday. I keep my “I Voted” sticker from my first election in my journal. That...


Kincart: Free Britney

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer July 8, 2021

  Over the past few months, I have heard the phrase “Free Britney” flying around social media. At first, I thought it was just a lighthearted phrase to be thrown around, but now as I follow...

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Brown: Courts Should Support Compensation for Student-Athletes

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer July 7, 2021

  Growing up, I loved to play EA Sports’ NCAA Football franchise because of its fight songs, real stadiums and a University of Utah cover athlete. But my perception changed in September 2013,...

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Alexander & Kincart: Stop Policing Mental Illness and Neurodivergence

By CJ Alexander and Sydney Kincart June 23, 2021

  Nearly half of the people police officers kill have a mental or physical disability. This grim reality can’t continue. With 1 in 54 Utah children being diagnosed with autism, any police encounters...