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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

Members of the music industry support the BLM protests that have followed George Floyds death.

Cushman: Stop Using Tear Gas On Protesters

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2021

  Last summer, major racial protests took place after cases of police brutality came to light. It was an emotional time that forced me to reassess my privilege. It was disturbing enough to confront...

Crimson Lagoon Lane Line April 22 2021 (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Swimming is a Privilege

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 25, 2021

  As summer approaches, I grow more excited to spend days at the pool. My fondest childhood memories were at the pool—there was a point in my life where I would call the pool my second home....

A woman holds a Womens Rights are Human Rights sign during Womens March on the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Jan. 23, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Utah is Doing All the Wrong Things for Women

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 25, 2021

  A new law passed in Utah requires fathers to pay for half of pregnancy expenses, placing greater financial responsibility on men. The bill, H.B. 113, was introduced as a “pro-life” measure...

Demonstrators raise their fists in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: The Fight For Justice Is Not Over

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer April 21, 2021

  In a landmark decision, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man whose death sparked nationwide outrage...

A development project underway off of 500 S and 1300 E in Salt Lake City on October 15th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Stage is Set for Gentrification in Salt Lake City

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

  Utah's population is booming — thanks to economic growth in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and a relatively low unemployment rate despite the pandemic. People from California and other western...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle archives)

Saifee: More UUPD Accountability and Transparency Is Important, But Not Enough

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor March 10, 2021

  Last summer's racial justice protests shed light on the unjust and corrupt nature of America's police force. We saw videos and images of police demonstrating excessive force on peaceful protesters,...

Flags inside the student union (Photo by: The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Letter: Keep Asian-America in the Foreground

By Samuel Judd-Kim February 25, 2021

  Recently, the social media feeds of many students have been graced by a number of popular posts alluding to recent upticks in violence against Asian-Americans, undeniably fueled in part by anti-Chinese...

(Paris Hilton in Provo, UT during 2021. Courtesy of Jennifer Rovero)

Kincart: Paris Hilton Protecting Utah Teens?

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer February 24, 2021

  A reality TV star, model and socialite may just have sway on Utah politics. Paris Hilton shifted much attention to the ongoing legislative session when she testified to the state's Senate Judiciary,...

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Cushman: Protect Incarcerated Women’s Reproductive Freedom

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 21, 2021

  Women's health needs are unique. A history of ignorance and taboo around women’s health issues means that even today women can struggle to receive the healthcare they want or need to address...

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Shadley: Utah Needs Campaign Finance Candidates

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 21, 2021

  In the midst of a global pandemic that has left Utahns struggling to maintain jobs, housing and healthcare, you may be surprised to hear that pro-billboard legislation has found its way to valuable...