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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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Justice

Cowley: End the Stigma Around Harm Reduction

Cowley: End the Stigma Around Harm Reduction

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer March 9, 2022

  In the United States, 10% of people report that at some point in their life, they had a substance abuse disorder. This figure does not account for people who are currently addicted. More than...

National flags in A. Ray Olpin Union building on the campus of University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 28th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The United States Disregards Foreign Education

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 2, 2022

  With 40 million people born in a different country, the United States has more immigrants than anywhere else in the world. And two million of those people who earned degrees from foreign universities...

Akilah Woodford-Sims braiding Latesia’s hair at Beyond Braids in Salt Lake City on Feb. 10, 2021 (Photo by Emily Rincon | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Protect Black Hairstyles

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer February 15, 2022

  We are only one week into Black History Month, and Black excellence is already under attack. Across the country, bomb threats have terrorized historically Black colleges and universities, while...

Empty fridge in Student dorms at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Cowley: We Need To Address Food Insecurity

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 13, 2022

  People often think that food insecurity isn’t a pressing issue in the United States. There is a misconception that hunger only affects developing countries, when in reality families here struggle...

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Kincart: Let’s Make Engaging with Our Criminal Justice System More Accessible

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer February 11, 2022

  When I first learned about juries, I thought I would love to be selected to participate in one. I was excited at the thought of watching and playing an active role in our criminal justice system. But...

Representative Romero inside the Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Kincart: Let Indigenous Students Wear Tribal Regalia at Graduation

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 29, 2022

  I attended high school in South Dakota, which resides on the stolen land of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. The Feathering and Honoring ceremony, an important part of my high school’s graduation...

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Cushman: End the Death Penalty in Utah for a Fairer Justice System

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer January 26, 2022

  In 2015, Utah aimed to drastically change criminal justice with House Bill 348. The legislation intended to reduce recidivism and the cost of crime by moving nonviolent offenders away from prisons...

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Hibben: Don’t Fall Victim to the False Promises of MLMs

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer January 25, 2022

  Utah is called the fraud capital of the United States for its incredibly high rate of scams. These scams likely succeed because of affinity fraud, which exploits close, personal relationships...

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Shadley: We Must Stop Commodifying Labor

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 18, 2022

  Work has always been an integral part of what it means to be human. Whether work is hunting and gathering, opinion writing or anything in between, we’ve been working for our entire...

A portrait of Will Shadley taken on campus at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Dec. 7, 2021. (Photo by Rachel Rydalch Shelton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: How and When To Write About Issues That Don’t Affect You

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 3, 2022

  Journalism is an inherently individualistic endeavor. Everything I write has my name attached to it. More than just my name, everything I choose to write about and how I write about it, reflects...