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Associate Professor Peter Von Sivers (Dept. of History) lectures at a workshop entitled The Arab Spring: Roots and Repurcussions in the Middle East. The workshop was co-hosted by the Middle East Center and the Tanner Humanities Center. (Photo via The Daily Utah Chronicle Archive)

Torres: Let Go of Your STEM Superiority Complex

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer May 15, 2022

  The ever-present STEM versus Humanities and Liberal Arts debate makes for a less-than-memorable college experience for many. Although both STEM and non-STEM disciplines will prove essential in...

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Mendenhall: Replace Fast Fashion with More Ethical Alternatives

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 13, 2022

  The term “fast fashion” has gained lots of traction in the last few years, but what does it actually mean? Fast fashion consists of fairly cheap “trendy” clothing items that move into...

University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Protect College Girls From Grooming

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  People are starting to have more conversations about the dangers young women face in college, but there is little to show for it. At the University of Utah, we have already lost multiple of our...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Open Your Heart to Non-traditional Mormon Stories

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered their sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter in their American Fork home. Ron Lafferty claimed revelation from God prompted him to...

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Hibben: Overturning Roe v. Wade Threatens Our Democracy

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 8, 2022

  A leak from inside the U.S. Supreme Court told millions of women their right to privacy and reproductive health care will be eviscerated. The explicit draft majority opinion written by Justice...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Bringhurst & Torres: Big Tech Exploits Users and Averts Regulation

By Maggie Bringhurst and Gaby Torres May 8, 2022

  The internet erupted into discourse following Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter. Besides debating the role of billionaires in our society, this move incited conversation about big...

Cushman: Lets Talk About Sex!

Cushman: Let’s Talk About Sex!

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 7, 2022

  Utah’s Westminster College has garnered a lot of controversy about an upcoming elective course, GENDER3000, where students will watch and discuss pornography. The planned course has spurred...

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Cushman: Campus Losses Fuel Our Headline Anxiety

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 6, 2022

  Headline anxiety is when sad or stressful stories in the news take a toll on an individual’s mental health. With the rise of the 24/7 news cycle and constant social media notifications, many...

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Buening: Sexual Assault is Insignificant in Our University’s Eyes

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor May 5, 2022

  On Dec. 21, 2021, Marissa Root, a student at Utah Valley University, filed a Civil Right-Education Discrimination lawsuit against the University of Utah. She took this action after being raped...

Someone holds a drink in Bar X in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: The U’s Dry Campus Policy Does Little to Protect Students

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 5, 2022

  People associate college culture with alcohol consumption. If you told students here that the University of Utah is a dry campus, many probably wouldn’t believe you. Fraternities at the U notoriously...