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West High School Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander & Soter: Youth Deserve A Say in Their Future

By CJ Alexander and Theadora Soter March 10, 2021

  This last year has been nothing if not remarkable — 2020 survivors bore witness to a deadly worldwide pandemic, a jaw-dropping siege on American democracy and a tragic economic recession, with...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle Archives)

Saifee: More UUPD Accountability and Transparency Is Important, But Not Enough

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

  Last summer's racial justice protests shed light on the unjust and corrupt nature of America's police force. We saw videos and images of police demonstrating excessive force on peaceful protesters,...

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Poma: Blocking Porn from School Servers Won’t Solve Anything

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

  The internet is a wonderful place where we can access everything instantly. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that technology is a necessity in academic environments. But in a society...

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: Protect Our Public Lands and Create Rural Prosperity

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

  As someone who grew up surrounded by pavement in Los Angeles, one of the biggest drivers bringing me to Utah was the breathtaking, untouched landscapes of this beautiful state. Looking up at the...

The Park Building at the top of President's Circle, where the U administration works. (The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Free Speech is Not Under Attack. Universities Should Clarify That

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

  Free speech versus hate speech has been a topic of debate for several years now. In response, many institutions in Utah and nationwide have adopted codes of conduct that punish verbal harassment,...

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Letter: Divestment from Fossil Fuels is in Sight

By DivestU March 7, 2021

  We know beyond a scientific doubt that in order to protect human lives as well as the lives of every living species on Earth, we need to put an end to fossil fuels. Not only are we witnessing...

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Reese: Protect Gig Economy Workers in Utah

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer March 6, 2021

  Beyond the race for the White House, one of the biggest changes to come from the 2020 election was California’s passage of Proposition 22, which allows gig economy companies to classify their...

The Hunstman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, on May 5, 2017.

Cushman: Utah Needs to Expand Healthcare Access

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 4, 2021

  When I was in elementary school, my mom had cancer. I was only ten, so I didn’t understand what was going on and how serious it was. What I did understand, however, was the emotional toll it...

The business end of a Glock 19. This gun and the larger Glock 22 are the side arms of choice for American Police Officers. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Bringing Gun Courses into Schools Would Be Pure Lunacy

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer March 2, 2021

  I believe all social justice problems could be solved by good education. That’s why I worked as a peer educator for Planned Parenthood for three years. Unfortunately, though, teaching sex education...

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Poma: Utah Can’t Tolerate Distracted Driving

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer February 28, 2021

  One recent morning, I woke up early to meet with a friend. I got in my car and made the same maneuvers I’d done countless times before — backed out of my garage, switched gears, and turned the...

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