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Alexander: There’s a Right Way to Teach Critical Race Theory

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  The controversy over whether or not to teach critical race theory in schools continues to circulate the news. The benefits of CRT far outweigh the costs. These concepts would teach invaluable...

Alexander: Students Are Ready to Come Back to Campus

Alexander: Students Are Ready to Come Back to Campus

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  There’s no denying how tough the pandemic has been for everyone. It has been a constant uphill struggle against disrupted routines, loss of social contact, negative mental health and so much...

Buening: Religion Does Not Justify Your Homophobia

Buening: Religion Does Not Justify Your Homophobia

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Jeffrey R. Holland, one of the 12 Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, made a weighty address to BYU faculty on Aug. 23 2021, turning the spotlight on LGBTQ+ issues within...

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Buening: We Need to Carry Public Health Lessons Into the Future

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer August 31, 2021

  Less than a year and a half ago, none of us could have imagined the mark COVID-19 would leave on our world. Now, we are only beginning to emerge from one of the most confusing and unique chapters...

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Kincart: Grind Culture Isn’t Worth It

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer August 28, 2021

  My life is much more “rise and grind” than “rise and shine” these days. With summer classes, internships and extracurriculars, I am pretty busy. I recently came across a photo...

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Shadley: College is Transformative, but Only For Those Who Can Afford It

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 27, 2021

  As I began my freshman year of college, my only real commitment was to be a student at the University of Utah. Those four unplanned years ahead of me came with the freedom to explore...

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Buening & Cushman: We Need to Start Supporting Prisoners

By Sarah Buening and KC Ellen Cushman August 25, 2021

  Following reforms that allowed D.C. inmates to vote, D.C. elected its first incarcerated official, Joel Castón. Castón has been incarcerated for 26 years for killing a man as a teen, but now...

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: An Inaccessible Government Means Nothing

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer August 25, 2021

  This August, a biennial report from the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights highlighted the U.S. Capitol’s inaccessibility. It identified 1,996 barriers within the Capitol complex, excluding...

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Editorial: College is Expensive, Yet We Persist

  Half a century ago, University of Utah students paid an average of $390 on tuition each year. Now, in-state students pay an average of $9,292 each year. That total doesn’t account...

Woman holds up Anti-Vaccination sign in Downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday Aug. 22, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Vaccines are the New Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  The right to choose between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or not reflects a larger issue in our nation regarding bodily autonomy. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen numerous expressions of...