The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Opinion

Smoking tax hypocritical

By By Aaron Shaddy September 18, 2008

By Aaron ShaddySome 15 Utah health organizations are lobbying for a cigarette tax raise from 70 cents a pack to a cool $2, with the double-edged ambition of striking a blow to cigarette use and also raising...

Students should prepare now for hurting economy

By September 17, 2008

With the economy on the rocks, students need to start preparing for a shaky financial future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 449 points Wednesday, reaching the lowest point since November 2005....

U, USU rivalry about the money

By By Liz Carlston September 17, 2008

By Liz CarlstonFor the past 116 years Utah State has touted its football games with the U as being one of the state's premier rivalry games. After the Utes' 58-10 blowout last week, the "rivalry" claim...

Gatekeeper training aims at wrong target

By By Alicia Williams September 17, 2008

By Alicia WilliamsThe University of Texas conducted a survey involving 26,000 students at 70 colleges and universities across the United States and presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American...

Students should take advantage of concealed weapons

By By Andrew Cengiz September 17, 2008

By Andrew CengizSchool shootings have dramatically increased in the United States since the Columbine Massacre in 1999. The U.S. Secret Service Safe School Initiative was published in February of 2002....

Women need encouragement for non-traditional professions

By September 16, 2008

It seems Utah women just aren't that interested.The U medical school has the second-lowest enrollment of women in public medical schools in the nation, at 37 percent. The problem isn't discrimination against...

Branch beyond media to be politically informed

By By Gina Lea Nickl September 16, 2008

By Gina Lea NicklPolitical campaigns are known for making hard-hitting strikes against opponents. But when a campaign hits its opponent's campaign below the belt using smear tactics and attacking his character...

Nickl should reconsider the value of attending class

By September 16, 2008

Editor,Gina Lea Nickl's column ("Attending Class is Students' Choice," Sept. 15) gives every appearance of being smart, logical and persuasive8212;which makes me suspect that at some point she took an...

Layton frames political article needlessly

By September 16, 2008

Editor:Jed Layton's article ("Campaigns get nasty: Students say they're sick of rumors," Sept. 15) is framed in such a way that values an arbitrary "balance" over factual reporting. By attributing the...

Alta should reconsider ski rate hike

By By James Sewell September 15, 2008

By James SewellIn recent years, studious (and not-so-studious) students at the U have been able to purchase a season pass at Alta Ski Area for $499, provided they meet certain credit-hour requirements...