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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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Students, Diana Fierro and Kinzey Brice tabling at the U of U get involved fair to distribute information about the COVID-19 Vaccine on Sept. 3, 2021 in front of the A. Ray Olpin Union building in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Get Your Vaccine

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 8, 2021

  In August 2021, the University of Utah announced its intention to pursue a vaccine requirement for students attending classes in person. The decision, which is allowed under current Utah law,...

Jamie McDonald reads a book by Little Cottonwood Creek in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah on Sept. 5, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Forth: Gondolas Will Ruin Little Cottonwood Canyon

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  Little Cottonwood Canyon’s winding roads, majestic mountains, mighty pines and pristine lakes make it a prime location for outdoor recreation. Seeing the wildflowers bloom in the summer,...

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Shadley: The Child Tax Credit Taught Us That We Need a Basic Income

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  When United States President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Child Tax Credit temporarily increased from an annual credit of $2,000 per child to $3,600 and $3,000 for...

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Cushman: The U Needs to Support Its Sophomores

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  When I moved into my dorm, I kicked my parents out because I was so excited to start my college experience. Just two days later, my roommates and I were crying because we missed home. Starting...

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Soter: What Philosophy Can Teach Us about 2021

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer September 3, 2021

  Like many other unfortunate souls, I started college during the pandemic. I spent most of my freshman year in my pajamas behind a blacked-out Zoom screen, which made it difficult to make new...

West High School Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Educational Barriers Negate Equal Opportunity

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer September 2, 2021

  America loves to use the term “equal opportunity” in reference to our access to success. Equal opportunity, by definition, would mean that every American has a level playing field without...

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Bringhurst: Banning Porn is a Puritanical Smokescreen

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Sex work is one of the oldest careers known to man. The earliest records of prostitution date back to 2400 BC in ancient Mesopotamia. Various forms of pornography have been documented throughout...

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaking at the inauguration of Ruth Watkins, 16th president of the University of Utah.(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle)

Forth: In an Hour of Need, Cox Did What Biden Wouldn’t

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Recently, Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital and United States’ last remaining military base in Afghanistan, fell to Taliban control. Now that the U.S. is withdrawing entirely from Afghanistan,...

Mill Creek located in Mueller Park Canyon, Utah on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Sound of Silence

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Finding a location free from human interference has become an increasingly difficult task. Even in the most remote places, the physical landscape is littered with evidence of our industrialized...

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Hibben: Shop For Your Education in College

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  The most important advice my mom gave me before I left for my first year of college was to “advocate for yourself.” As a first-generation college student, my mom struggled to navigate...