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Two parade-goers kissing in front of the Official Street Preachers at the 2023 Utah Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on June 4, 2023.

Hargis: Queer Pride is a Demonstration of Joyful Activism

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer June 16, 2023

In May 2019, I listened to an episode of the podcast, Truth Be Told. The episode was called “Joy” and podcast host, Tonya Mosley, argued that even in the face of hardship, marginalized communities...

The Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park, Utah on March 10, 2022.

Dunn: We Don’t Need the Lake Powell Pipeline

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer June 16, 2023

  In April, I wrote an article on water usage in Utah. In that article, I focused on the public use of water, particularly in the agriculture industry. Now, I’m focusing on a proposed water...

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Alexander: Say Goodbye to DEI

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor June 12, 2023

  On May 15, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the state’s public colleges and universities. Then on May 30, the Texas State Legislature...

Take Pride merchandise display at Target in New York City, New York.

Champine: Target Must Take a Stand for the LGBTQ+ Community

By Morgan Champine, Opinion Writer June 10, 2023

  On May 27, 2023, Target stores across Utah faced bomb threats due to items in their PRIDE collection. In a statement, Target stated that, “Our focus now is moving forward with our continuing...

Protestors holding up signs during the March For Our Lives protest at the Utah state capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Champine: Stopping Hoax School Shooting Threats Won’t Save Students

By Morgan Champine, Opinion Writer June 9, 2023

  On Valentine’s Day this year, Murray High School, which I went to, was under threat from a potential school shooting. It turned out to be just a scare, a fight that may have involved firearms....

Caroline, Amelia and Zoë Jarvis posing for the camera on February 11, 2006.

Jarvis: Call Twins and Triplets by Their Names

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer June 7, 2023

  I was born two minutes after one of my siblings, who was born one minute after the other. Doctors called us Baby A, Baby B and Baby C. At home, we were referred to as “the triplets,” to make...

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Dunn: We Need More Green Burials

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer June 4, 2023

According to the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, only about 24% of Americans plan their own funeral. This leaves surviving relatives to plan their deceased loved ones’ funerals,...

The University of Utah built a new Department of Public Safety building which opened to the public on Nov. 9, 2022 at 1658 E 500 S as part of an effort for increased campus safety coordination after the death of U student Lauren McCluskey in October 2018.

Mendenhall: U Campus Safety Alerts Are Irresponsibly Delayed

By Addison Mendenhall June 4, 2023

  Campus security at the University of Utah has come under fire for many shortcomings regarding student safety over the last few years. Many day-to-day instances aren’t handled efficiently...

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Hargis: Movies About Food are Actually About Money

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer June 3, 2023

  While I’m not a huge fan of his, I distinctly remember watching the music video for Justin Bieber’s song “Yummy.” It was an evening in 2020, and I had nothing better to do than to click...

A man stands outside of Randys Records Shop on 900 S and 157 E in Salt Lake City on National Record Store Day, April 22, 2023.

Cowley: Get Off Campus and Explore

By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor May 30, 2023

  Going from high school to college is a massive shift. For many students, it's their first time living away from home. For me, not only did I live away from my parents for the first time, but...

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