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The Daily Utah Chronicle

Opinion

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Lezaic: Keep Public Servants Public

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer March 13, 2024

  Just a few days before the end of this year’s legislative session, S.B. 240 from Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, joined the record-breaking 591 bills passed into Utah law. S.B. 240 will exempt...

Detransitioner activist Chloe Cole addresses Salt Lake City residents and University of Utah students in the Languages and Communication building at the University of Utah on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. (Photo by Luke Larsen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Champine: Don’t Misunderstand Detransitioning

By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor March 11, 2024

  As conservatives continue their relentless attack on trans rights, they default to weaponizing the experience of those who detransition against the rest of the trans community. By twisting the...

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Gordon: The Unseen Consequences of AI

By Luke Gordon March 10, 2024

  The concept and creation of AI and ChatGPT are groundbreaking, but they may be used the wrong way in classrooms. Offering more precise answers than Google, its ease of use allows an incentive...

The Kahlert Village courtyard on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on July 1, 2022. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Champine: The U Forgets Upperclassmen

By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor March 8, 2024

  In 2024, the University of Utah will provide first-year students with housing. President Randall said, “We want to dispel the notion that the university is a commuter campus.” He strives...

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Hall: Virtual Reality’s Effect on the Digital Generation

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer March 6, 2024

  In the continuously evolving landscape of technology, virtual reality has emerged as a powerful tool for entertainment, education and immersive experiences. However, an unsettling trend has materialized:...

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Nshangalume: Stop Exploiting Children

By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer March 1, 2024

  Over the past summer, Ruby Franke — the matriarch of the YouTube channel "8 Passengers" — was charged with four counts of aggravated child abuse, just after officials found two of her children...

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Nshangalume: Our Parents Are Struggling

By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer February 29, 2024

  Many think of Utah as a hub where young couples and families can come to peacefully raise their children. However, this dream falls apart after some research. Parents across the state struggle to...

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Langley: Gun Safety Courses Aren’t The Answer

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor February 29, 2024

  Since the tragic events of the Columbine High School massacre, hundreds of school shootings have occurred throughout the United States. These attacks not only inflict many children and young...

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Jarvis: Banning Tech Isn’t Risk Reduction

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer February 28, 2024

  As the public grows aware of the impact technology can wreak on the mental health and well-being of kids and teens, people generate their own conclusions. On Jan. 11, Gov. Spencer Cox sent...

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Lezaic: We Deserve Better COVID-19 Surveillance

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer February 27, 2024

  It’s no secret the United States abandoned its immunocompromised, elderly and disabled residents throughout the last four years of the pandemic. While these vulnerable groups remain at risk,...