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Scott: Traditional Students Could Learn a Thing or Two From Their Non-Traditional Classmates

Scott: Traditional Students Could Learn a Thing or Two From Their Non-Traditional Classmates

October 21, 2020

  Access to education is an increasingly popular issue among Americans. College is expensive — in the last 30 years, public two-year and private four-year schools doubled tuition costs and in-state tuition at public four-year schools tripled. States responded with different mechanisms to reduce ...

Barron: Vote No on Amendment G

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 21, 2020

  None of the constitutional amendments on Utah’s 2020 ballot are as flashy as Prop 2 — the 2018 ballot measure that legalized medical marijuana — but if ratified, these amendments will have a lasting impact on Utahns because amendments, unlike propositions, are difficult to change. The...

Burton: The 2020 Election Will Test Our Electoral System’s Integrity

People casted their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday October 23, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2020

  Despite the reputation of presidential elections as being highly contentious, they have also rightfully maintained the peaceful transition of power from one president to another. Incumbents finish terms or opponents gracefully admit defeat and the president-elect takes over. This has been the ...

Colin Kaepernick Needs a Team. Let’s Find Him One.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempts a pass in Super Bowl XLVII. (Image via WikiMedia Commons)

October 16, 2020

  This story originally ran online on Sept. 9 2020. It has been updated with new information since the NFL season began.  Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016 after he knelt during the National Anthem as a peaceful protest against racism and police brutality in America. In his ...

Burton: Kael Weston Is the Best Candidate for UT-02

People casted their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday October 23, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

October 15, 2020

  Davis County, Utah has been my home for nearly a decade. It’s a great place to live, with kind neighbors, beautiful mountains, good schools and easy access to libraries. The peaceful living here makes it easy to forget the politics that seem prevalent elsewhere — but we shouldn’t because...

Reese: Trump and Lee Reap What They Sow

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By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

October 14, 2020

  In one week, Donald Trump went from mocking Joe Biden for wearing a mask to testing positive for COVID-19. Days later, many in Trump’s inner circle also tested positive. Twitter users called it the #RoseGardenMassacre, as if the coronavirus had these powerful people on a hit list. Utah’s own S...

Kincart: Vote Biden to Combat Climate Change

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By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer

October 14, 2020

  At the first presidential debate, Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president, Joe Biden, made it clear that he did not support the Green New Deal. He said, “I don’t support the Green New Deal. I support the Biden plan I put forward.” Contrarily, at the vice presidential debate, Mike Pence attempt...

Soter: We Need Trump to Recover from COVID-19 So We Can Vote Him Out

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By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer

October 14, 2020

  In 2016, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump responded to the news that Hillary Clinton had pneumonia by mocking her. This year, Democratic nominee Joe Biden responded to the news that President Trump had contracted the lethal coronavirus by using the president’s platform of choice, Twitter,...

McGrath: Powerful Women of Color Are Speaking. Listen Up.

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By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer

October 14, 2020

  I tolerate being interrupted, apologize profusely for taking up space and contain my anger in public to avoid being seen as an “angry woman” — and I’m white. So imagine how much more I would have to endure as a Black and Indian American woman under scrutiny by tens of millions of viewers....

Poma: Where I Stand after the VP Debate

The vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020 at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle.)

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2020

  The vice presidential debate was more informative for me than last week’s presidential showdown. Many issues that I thought would be discussed were not, and other topics came up unexpectedly. There were moments where I felt that I agreed with Vice President Mike Pence and others where I agreed ...