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Mendenhall: Stop Mistreating Customer Service Employees

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 30, 2022

  Customer service employees play a crucial role in the success of any business. They answer questions, give relevant information and assist customers in multiple ways. They are also expected to...

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Cowley: Boycott Greenwashing

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 27, 2022

  The public is more environmentally conscious than ever before. According to data collected by Gallup, four out of 10 Americans today worry “a great deal” about the environment. As a result,...

The Nibley Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lien: It’s Time for Golf Courses to Pay Their Dues

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 27, 2022

  I hate golf courses. I think about seed bombing them all the time (I wouldn’t, as it’s illegal, but I often have the thought). They’re a waste of space and water, with only a dozen or...

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)

Cowley: I Feel Powerless

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 24, 2022

  The last couple of years have been incredibly taxing. Time and time again, I feel as if our government makes decisions that benefit only a select few. COVID-19 continues to spread and has mutated...

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Lezaic: Stop Celebrity Worship Culture

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 24, 2022

  This year we witnessed the popularly anticipated Met Gala trending right alongside Roe v Wade. As people reeled from the possibility of the government taking away bodily autonomy, images of celebrities...

The crowd of demonstrators embrace while protesting the potential overturn against Roe v. Wade at the Utah State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Supporting Salt Lake Communities Post Roe v. Wade

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 23, 2022

  Americans stare into an uncertain future after the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed intentions to overturn Roe v. Wade. Utah and other red states have passed trigger laws to make abortion...

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Hibben: The Sketchy World of Supplements

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 22, 2022

  We all want to be our happiest and healthiest selves. For those of us who don’t always eat the way we should, supplements and vitamins seem like a quick, easy fix for a lack of vegetables or...

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Mendenhall: Body Positivity is Still Polarizing in the Media

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 22, 2022

  In the last 10 years, the term “body positivity” has taken social media by storm. Body positivity, as a movement, aims to change the societal standards surrounding appearance. This can include...

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Lien: Climate Change Won’t Go Away Without Our Help

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  On Earth Day, climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce self-immolated in front of the Supreme Court to protest the inaction done regarding climate change. The media almost totally ignored Bruce’s death,...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Needs to Wage War on Grass in Public Spaces

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  Recently, West Valley City replaced sections of grass at its city hall with artificial turf. After seeing it last well through winter, the municipality voted to officially legalize artificial...