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The Daily Utah Chronicle Opinion writer Theadora Soter.
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Soter: Share Your Mental Health Story

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer September 28, 2021

  Content Warning: This article discusses issues and experiences related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Reader discretion is advised. I remember speaking on a panel about mental...

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Poma: BIPOC Mental Health Needs More Attention

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor September 27, 2021

  During the past decade or so, mental health has become more validated and stigmas around seeking help have slowly started dissipating. But in communities of color, mental health stigmas...

Arches National Park, near Moab. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

Linnabary: Utah’s Economic Growth Depends on the Outdoors

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 23, 2021

  In Utah, outdoor recreation contributes roughly $6.4 billion to the economy and employs 83,000 people. It is also recognized as the primary driver of Utah’s budding tourism industry. That...

A tip jar in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Stop Stiffing, Start Tipping 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer September 23, 2021

  The early stages of the pandemic solicited advertisements, “thank you” notes and free meals for essential workers. Large corporations seemingly oozed with gratitude. In hindsight, it was...

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Forth: Utah Legislators Should Work to Reduce Gun Violence

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 22, 2021

  As of this article, the third anniversary of the murder of Lauren McCluskey, a University of Utah student, draws near. Her ex-boyfriend shot her to death on campus on Oct. 22, 2018. This tragedy’s...

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Brown: The Need for Ranked Choice Voting

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer September 22, 2021

  American politics face a problem: politicians can win elections with less than a majority vote. If a candidate can’t scrape together approval from more than half of eligible voters, we shouldn’t...

Childrens soccer shoes are held in a residential house in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Parents Should Encourage Little League Sports

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer September 16, 2021

  Little league sports paint the image of overly passionate parents who take things a little too seriously. Whether parents are yelling at teenage umpires in baseball or constantly talking down...

The MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) flashes the U at the football season opener in Salt Lake City on September 2, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Forth: The U Should Stop Hosting Football Games During COVID-19

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 16, 2021

  I get it. Football games are one of the best parts about college. It feels exhilarating to stand in a stadium and watch your favorite team score a touchdown. But with that exhilaration also comes...

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

Buening: Follow the Leader to Achieve Gender Equality

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer September 16, 2021

  This summer, I wrote about Utah’s dreadful women’s issues stigmatization problem. At the time, a 2020 WalletHub study placed Utah in last place for women’s equality in the country. In this...

Pollution plume from Siberia mixing with clouds in the Arctic in July 2012. Contour lines indicate carbon monoxide concentrations. Ice clouds appear blue and liquid clouds appear white and gray. Credit: MODIS/NASA/Quentin Coopman.

Linnabary: Utah Leaders Should Embrace The Baker-Shultz Plan

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 15, 2021

  The Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, has released its sixth series of reports on the climate crisis. The Guardian said the report...