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

Utah should do better to attract primary care doctors

By By Anne Roper September 15, 2008

By Anne RoperWith my graduation approaching, I've been forced to think about life after college. The thought was scary. I have considered more college, specifically medical school.Even if I went to medical...

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...

Utah needs energy competition

By By Zach Edmunds September 14, 2008

By Zach EdmundsRocky Mountain Power is responsible for providing power to 725,525 residences in Utah, according to the company's Web site. It has a monopoly in this state, and except for a few cities such...

Students are adults and can attend if they want

By By Gina Lea Nickl September 14, 2008

By Gina Lea NicklMandatory attendance policies at the university level aren't uncommon from class to class. The argument is often made that students who attend class perform better than students who don't...

Politicians should not be judged on their private conduct

By By Roger Aboud and By Roger Aboud September 14, 2008

By Roger AboudWhat is the role of a politician? In a democracy, a politician's primary role is to influence public policy by making decisions which either reflect the actual wishes of his or her electorate...

We must elect ethical decision-makers

By By John Corlock and By John Corlock September 14, 2008

By John CorlockThere's no such thing as an honest politician. It's so common an idea that you might not even give it a second thought, but that doesn't mean that we ought to accept unethical behavior from...

U should have worked with city on Master Plan

By September 11, 2008

The Campus Master Plan was approved Sept. 5 by the Utah State Board of Regents, despite concerns from Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker.Becker, concerned about how the project would impact local residents,...

Voters between a rock and a hard place in mayors’ race

By By Aaron Shaddy September 11, 2008

By Aaron ShaddyMonday night we got a glimpse of the opening shots of the Salt Lake County Mayor's race. Incumbent Democrat Peter Corroon faced off against Republican Michael Renckert, a parole officer...

Fines don?t deter phone use

By By Alicia Williams September 10, 2008

By Alicia WilliamsFive states8212;California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington8212;have enacted handheld cell phone bans on drivers as an attempt to curb cell phone use while driving. Five...

Use 9/11 as an aid against future fear

By September 10, 2008

It has been seven years since two commercial airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth into a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people...