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Salt Lake City Chinatown, 2021 (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Weglinski: Racism Against Asians Needs to Stop

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

  An elderly Asian man was recently assaulted in Oakland, CA’s Chinatown area. The other week, multiple Asian-run businesses in Maryland were vandalized and looted. And these were not isolated...

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Kincart: Standing with Queer Students at BYU

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

  On March 4, 2021, rows of rainbow colors illuminated the “Y” above Brigham Young University. A group of students hiked to the “Y” and held LED lights from 8 to 9 P.M. This event concluded...

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Shadley: Utah has a Car-Dependency Problem

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

  Salt Lake City is the equivalent of an island when it comes to interstate travel. With the exception of one Amtrak train that stops through three times a week, the only form of interstate transportation...

East High School's mask reminder in March 2021. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Leave Mask Mandates Up to Health Officials, Not School Boards

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

  At a crucial time during the world-stopping coronavirus pandemic, when the United States has reached over 521,000 deaths, we should be trying our best to uphold safety precautions and mask mandates....

Saifee: Angela Davis’s Transformative Perspective at the U

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer March 15, 2021

  This year, Dr. Angela Davis was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Diverse Excellence — an annual event planned and hosted by ASUU's Diversity Board to initiate conversations around marginalized...

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: How Utah Can Help the Disabled

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer March 15, 2021

  As the legislative session comes to a close, it’s important to reflect on the legislation we witnessed this session to determine policy goals for the next session, as well as recognize the...

A pride flag hangs from a house in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21st 2020. This design of the pride flag includes Black, Brown and trans pride. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Trans Teens Need Gender-Affirming Healthcare

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer March 14, 2021

  Transgender patients all over the country are regularly discriminated against by their healthcare providers. In fact, 33% of respondents in the 2016 US Transgender Survey said they’d had a...

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

Weglinski: Utah, Stop Making Decisions for Women

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer March 13, 2021

  State lawmakers have made a habit of making Utah women’s lives significantly more difficult. As the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board wrote last month, “No Utah woman is safe when the Legislature...

Snow Canyon State Park outside St. George, Utah. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: Keep Fighting the Lake Powell Pipeline

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer March 12, 2021

  The Utah legislative session's end brings a collective sigh of relief — 45 days of chaos are now behind us. However, the end is conflicting as we celebrate our successes and reflect upon our...

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Poma: Utah Needs a Clear Definition of Consent

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer March 11, 2021

  During the 2020 legislative session, I wrote about Rep. Angela Romero’s H.B. 213, otherwise known as the Consent Amendments. Unfortunately, while the bill passed, the final language of the...

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