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Forth: It’s Time to Break Your Political Bubble

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer October 3, 2021

  Reasonable political discussion has disappeared. This was evident during the 2020 presidential debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. The debate demonstrated...

Brown: The U Must Do Better in Promoting Physical Activity

Brown: The U Must Do Better in Promoting Physical Activity

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  Throughout the pandemic, the University of Utah has put the health and wellness of students above almost everything else. Online classes, testing options and vaccination sites have greatly helped...

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Buening: COVID-19 Has Environmental Takeaways

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, forced the world to drastically change its patterns. COVID-era protocols gave us a glimpse into our relationship with and dependence...

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Cushman: Expanding Mental Health Options Will Help Students Succeed

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  A 2019 report from the Utah System of Higher Education showed that many college students sometimes felt lonely and hopeless and nearly 15% of respondents said they had felt suicidal...

Elysa Jackman wanders around the Wheeler Farm Farmers Market located in Murray, Utah on Sept. 26, 2021. (Photo by Langley Hayman| The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart & Soter: Tackling the Tote Bag Trend

By Sydney Kincart and Theadora Soter September 30, 2021

  Recently, a tote bag craze swept the nation. It seems like everywhere you look there is a cute cotton tote — even on our shoulders. They are stylish, convenient and roomy. We love to bring...

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Hibben: Apologies for Military Mistakes Are Not Enough

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 30, 2021

  On Aug. 29, the United States military fired a drone missile in Afghanistan — a “righteous strike.” But really, this was a tragic mistake, killing 10 civilians, 7 of which were children. The...

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Hibben: In-Person Learning Isn’t a Cure-All

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 30, 2021

  As the University of Utah opens up more for in-person classes, old stressors have reappeared. Since March 2020, rates of anxiety or depression have skyrocketed in adults. But this...

Cushman: Start Teaching Law Enforcement How to Talk to Sexual Violence Survivors

Cushman: Start Teaching Law Enforcement How to Talk to Sexual Violence Survivors

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 28, 2021

  Content Warning: This article discusses issues and experiences related to sexual assault. On Sept. 15, four U.S. Olympic athletes testified to the Senate about the FBI’s mishandling of sexual...

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Alexander: Real Patriotism is Critiquing Your Nation

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 28, 2021

  If you know me, you know I’m extremely outspoken about the United States and its numerous flaws. In high school, I even wrote a speech highlighting America’s problems of inequality, incarceration...

Sarah Machol helps a student in Wasatch Elementary School, Salt Lake City, Utah on September 17th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Overcoming Pandemic Learning Loss Starts With Valuing Teachers

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer September 28, 2021

  The 2021-22 school year seems like the most “normal” one since before the pandemic. As a student who attended a public K-12 institution during that time, I know all the difficulties of pandemic...