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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

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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...

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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...

Kaitlyn Mahoney walks by customers at Under the Umbrella Bookstore in Salt Lake City on Nov. 28, 2021 (Photo by Emily Rincon | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: We Need Queer Spaces More Than Ever

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer April 8, 2022

  With the override of House Bill 11, trans girls are barred from playing sports. This legislation is harmful to everyone, and LGBTQ+ Utahns need community now more than ever. Building queer spaces...

The block U on campus with the colors of the intersectional LGBTQ+ pride flag on March 24, 2021. The U celebrates pride week from March 29–April 3, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Disability Accommodations Process Blocks LGBTQ+ Students From Receiving Aid

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer March 24, 2022

  At the University of Utah, we must focus our attention on the people who the pandemic has impacted the hardest — students who belong to marginalized groups. LGBTQ+ students are one such group,...

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Kincart: Unintentional Discrimination is Discrimination

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer March 24, 2022

  In early March, protesters gathered outside of the Los Angeles Community College District headquarters in downtown LA. Their protests came before a board of trustees meeting that would discuss...

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Cushman & Hibben: Expand Compassionate Release in Utah

By KC Ellen Cushman and Aya Hibben March 23, 2022

  The federal government and most states have compassionate release programs. These allow people with a compelling reason to end their sentence early, often to die with dignity or be in a safer...

Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community gather for the Pride Rally at Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 6, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Utah Creates Barriers For Transgender Kids

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer March 12, 2022

  As support for transgender people has increased across the nation, those who feel threatened by their existence have found ways to limit their freedoms. Rep. Kera Birkeland and Sen. Curtis S....