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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Justice

Demonstrators march up the steps of the Utah State Capitol in protest of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: I Feel Powerless

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 24, 2022

  The last couple of years have been incredibly taxing. Time and time again, I feel as if our government makes decisions that benefit only a select few. COVID-19 continues to spread and has mutated...

The crowd of demonstrators embrace while protesting the potential overturn against Roe v. Wade at the Utah State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Supporting Salt Lake Communities Post Roe v. Wade

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 23, 2022

  Americans stare into an uncertain future after the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed intentions to overturn Roe v. Wade. Utah and other red states have passed trigger laws to make abortion...

Associate Professor Peter Von Sivers (Dept. of History) lectures at a workshop entitled The Arab Spring: Roots and Repurcussions in the Middle East. The workshop was co-hosted by the Middle East Center and the Tanner Humanities Center. (Photo via The Daily Utah Chronicle Archive)

Torres: Let Go of Your STEM Superiority Complex

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer May 15, 2022

  The ever-present STEM versus Humanities and Liberal Arts debate makes for a less-than-memorable college experience for many. Although both STEM and non-STEM disciplines will prove essential in...

University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Protect College Girls From Grooming

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  People are starting to have more conversations about the dangers young women face in college, but there is little to show for it. At the University of Utah, we have already lost multiple of our...

(Photo by Carlene Coombs | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Rehabilitative Justice Won’t Happen Until We Learn to Forgive

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2022

  After news broke of a groundbreaking transplant of a pig’s heart into a human body, it was reported that the elderly transplant recipient had a criminal record. Their assault charges from 34...

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Alexander & Cushman: Black Hair in Prison Deserves More Compassion

By KC Ellen Cushman and CJ Alexander April 21, 2022

  When Shia Milan Yearwood’s photo was posted to a Twitter mugshot page in 2018, it boosted her braiding business. Yearwood’s experience, however, contrasts how the criminal justice system...

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Torres: Women of Color are Undervalued

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer April 18, 2022

  Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most qualified members of the Supreme Court. As a Black woman, she will provide an invaluable perspective that will undoubtedly result in historic...

A tent city built by the homeless in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 30, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Hostile Architecture is Inhumane

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer April 17, 2022

  As we leave behind cold weather and gear up for another scorching summer, we cannot forget about our unsheltered neighbors. In addition to extreme weather conditions, our negligence forces unsheltered...

Protestors hold hearts towards transgender youth sitting on the steps of the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander & Buening: Your Transphobia Doesn’t Protect Women’s Sports

By CJ Alexander and Sarah Buening April 15, 2022

  The Utah State Legislature recently overrode Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of H.B. 11. The policy prohibits transgender athletes from competing on high school teams aligned with their gender identity. In...