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The Daily Utah Chronicle

Opinion

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Editorial: Give Yourself Space to Grow

  A hard lesson to learn upon arriving at college is that life doesn’t care about your plans. But nothing is set in stone —  it’s ok if your plans change. As an editorial board, we have...

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Lien: Abortion Rights Are Queer Rights

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer July 8, 2022

  With most of the Supreme Court consisting of conservative and male justices, condemning millions of women was their easiest decision. As the American people watched with bated breath, the Supreme...

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Mendenhall: Make Men’s Birth Control More Accessible

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer July 6, 2022

  Birth control has been a sensitive subject in the media over the last several months. Given the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, it’s more important than ever to educate ourselves about...

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Lezaic: Anti-War Musings of a Diaspora Kid

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer July 1, 2022

  After seven long years, I am finally back in Serbia. When I stepped off the plane and merged into a sea of people who look and talk like me, I felt an immediate sense of belonging. All-consuming...

Transgender youth sit on the steps at the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022 as the crowd surrounding them chanted We love you. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Democrats Fail To Protect Trans Rights

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 30, 2022

  In the 1950s and 60s, the Democratic party championed itself as the party for civil rights. They successfully passed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act to secure racial desegregation....

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Cushman: Acknowledging Mental Health Imposter Syndrome

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 29, 2022

  Before the start of the pandemic, nearly 20% of adults had a mental illness. As the pandemic raged on, mental health issues rose, including a 25% increase in depression and anxiety. Despite...

A couple rests under the shade with their dogs at the Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: Salt Lake County “Cool-Zones” Aren’t Inclusive

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer June 27, 2022

  Salt Lake County recently announced their implementation of “cool zones,” which provide citizens an escape from the blistering summer heat. Cool zones offer air-conditioning and fresh, cold...

Demonstrators march up the steps of the Utah State Capitol in protest of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Editorial: The Loss of Roe v. Wade

  Today the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The landmark case once federally protected abortion rights and the right to privacy. In a month, 13 states are posed to ban abortion. Several more...

A progress pride flag hangs outside of a Salt Lake City home on June 22, 2022.

Lien: White Gays, Check Your Privilege

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 24, 2022

  Only a handful of positive representations of queer people exist in popular media. Of them, the majority are white. Why are white LGBTQ+ people more socially palatable than queer people of color? The...

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Cowley: Jan 6 Insurrection Hearings Are Discouraging

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer June 23, 2022

  Almost a year and a half has passed since the Jan. 6 attack on our country’s Capitol. Five months later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formed a committee to investigate the actions leading up...