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An office building for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah on Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Loken: Rescind the Prophetic Timpanogos Extermination Order

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer August 30, 2023

  We want people to take accountability for their mistakes. This requires recognition of the harm they enact and a commitment to improving. We should be asking the same thing of the Church of Jesus...

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Dunn: Here’s To Hope

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer August 24, 2023

  Emily Dickinson wrote, “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all.” This quote has recently perched in my...

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Hargis: Purity, Repression and the Brigham Young Virginity Club

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer August 22, 2023

  I’m not from Utah originally. Even before I moved, rumors spread abound about the religiosity of the place. I heard that people were shameless with their worship, often pushing it onto others....

Spiral Jetty seen from above at Corinne, Utah on Saturday, Aug.19, 2023.

Dunn: The Spiral Jetty’s Evolving Legacy

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer August 20, 2023

  Recently, I visited the Spiral Jetty for the first time. I walked along the path, trudging through loose dirt. It looked as though the sand was in the process of burying the jetty. Large black...

From left, Sage Ovtis, Desmond Kanelos and Jared Sepaugh take a knee while listening to speakers talk at the Black Lives Matter protest in Salt Lake City on June 4, 2020.

Loken: Rapping [R]Evolution

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer August 19, 2023

  Utah harbors a radical working-class history that white-washed Mormon narratives of colonialism overshadow. Immigrants and nonwhite union organizers largely fostered Utah’s labor movement....

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Champine: We Must Embrace Body Liberation

By Morgan Champine, Opinion Writer August 17, 2023

  Body positivity is hardly a radical idea. In a unique society, unique bodies should be expected. Unfortunately, expected is not the same as accepted. Even though body positivity is not a new...

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Hargis: Lucky Girl Syndrome is Harmful

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer August 12, 2023

  Recent studies show severe distress is rising in young adults. A UK report found that from 2020 to 2021, young adults aged 18-24 reporting severe distress levels rose from 13.6% to 20.2%. This...

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Champine: The Supreme Court Has Abandoned the Queer Community

By Morgan Champine, Opinion Writer August 3, 2023

  In the last days of Pride month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a web designer who refused to make a wedding website for a gay couple. This decision is a monumental blow to the queer community....

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Jarvis: Save Us from the Supreme Court

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer August 2, 2023

  The nature of the Supreme Court allows it to be overtaken by certain groups, and conservatives are using it to their advantage. They have solidified judicial power so harmful presences like former...

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Loken: Nuclear Projects Torment Life on Earth

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer July 23, 2023

  Nuclear catastrophe is unacceptable. The U.S. set a global precedent of carelessness surrounding environmental degradation, creating a nuclear nightmare. Though highly contested, Japan plans...

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