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Hibben: Remembering Who We’ve Lost in the Pandemic

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer March 31, 2021

  Last week, my 88-year-old grandmother finally received her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. After over a year in isolation, she is overjoyed to be able to see her family and friends,...

Christopherson: General Education Classes Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

Christopherson: General Education Classes Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

March 30, 2021

There are a million reasons for new students at the U to look forward to their freshman year. It’s a time full of contradictions as we struggle to balance work and play, new and old friendships, failure...

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Weglinski: Psychedelics Don’t Deserve the Stigma

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer March 30, 2021

  Most people think of psychedelics as dangerous, highly addictive drugs. This stigma started back in the 1960s, when President Richard Nixon declared a war on the psychedelic drugs popular among...

Utah State Capitol on April 2, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Why Is Utah Lifting the Mask Mandate before Vaccinating At-Risk Groups?

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer March 25, 2021

  When I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with asthma. My diagnosis wasn’t surprising since it runs in my family, but even so, it has been a struggle I’ve had to navigate for the majority of...

Fourth-year student, Thomas Stone, works on a GIS project at a computer lab in Gardener Commons on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Why I’m Cautiously Optimistic about Post-Pandemic Education

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer March 24, 2021

  As we hit the one-year mark of schools moving classes online, all of us feel Zoom-fatigued. Students of all ages want to return to the pre-pandemic way of learning, especially now that more Utahns...

The University of Utah student section, The Muss, celebrates a touchdown during an NCAA Football game vs. the Weber State Wildcats at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: College Classes Alone Don’t Ensure a Full Education

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 24, 2021

  I don't think I'll ever forget moving into my dorm during the middle of last August, being scared, confused, and excited all at once. I was so eager to be on my own that I kicked my parents out...

U student studying in 2021. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: As Average GPAs Rise, So Does Inequality in Graduate Admissions

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 23, 2021

  March 12, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the University of Utah’s decision to move to remote learning. Examining the data from the past year makes it exceedingly clear that online learning...

Salt lake resident shows their support for Biden-Harris presidency on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Don’t Be Lenient on Biden

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 21, 2021

  As the stress of November’s election came and went and President Joe Biden was inaugurated, I found myself breathing a sigh of relief. Finally, finally, for many on the left, it felt like we...

U.S. House of Representatives chamber. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Reese: Sacrifice the Senate Filibuster to Save Democracy

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer March 18, 2021

  The Senate recently passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill along party lines. During the debate surrounding the bill, the Senate parliamentarian — an unelected government...

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives a speech on the state of the Republican nomination for president at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Thursday, March, 3, 2016. (Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart & Shadley: Reducing Child Poverty with Romney’s Family Security Act

By Sydney Kincart and Will Shadley March 18, 2021

  Despite poverty in America steadily decreasing over the past five years, poverty among children was still as high as 18.7% before the pandemic. Prohibitively expensive child care forces parents...

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