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Torres: The Islands Aren’t Your School Break Resort

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 26, 2022

  Hawai’i and the Caribbean Islands, namely Puerto Rico, are exoticized and exploited to provide a “paradise” experience for mainlanders to the detriment of islanders. Colonization stole...

Shipping containers are lined up at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Terminal (SLCIT) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, October 4, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: The Utah Inland Port Authority Works Against Salt Lake Citizens

By Jeffrey Langley September 26, 2022

  Heat waves, waning water sources and toxic dust have stoked anxieties here in the west. In Salt Lake City, record-breaking temperatures this month have made us all quite uncomfortable. For some,...

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

Cowley: Keep Turning Point USA Off of Campus

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer September 22, 2022

  A few weeks ago, I visited our campus’ back-to-school club fair. There were lots of organizations and groups tabling, but one in particular stuck out to me. To my surprise, Turning Point USA...

Queen Elizabeth II (Photograph taken by Julian Calder for Governor-General of New Zealand)

Zuzunaga: We Should Implement a U.S. Monarchy

By Franco Zuzunaga September 22, 2022

  Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96, and Charles III is now the King of England. Of the many things that could be said about the Queen, two are undeniable — first, she was loved, and second,...

Demonstrators at the protest of the overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: Utahns Need to Break Laws to Change Them

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 9, 2022

  The recent influx of attacks on Utahns’ rights — the Dobbs decision, the policing of trans girls’ bodies, police violence, abuse concealed by the LDS church — has evoked significant public...

The Utah State Capital in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 16, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: A Vote for McMullin is a Vote for the Utah Way

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 7, 2022

  This November, Utah will have the “strangest Senate race in America,” with independent challenger Evan McMullin taking on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee. McMullin, a former Republican turned independent,...

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Lien: Abortion Rights Are Queer Rights

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer July 8, 2022

  With most of the Supreme Court consisting of conservative and male justices, condemning millions of women was their easiest decision. As the American people watched with bated breath, the Supreme...

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Mendenhall: Make Men’s Birth Control More Accessible

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer July 6, 2022

  Birth control has been a sensitive subject in the media over the last several months. Given the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, it’s more important than ever to educate ourselves about...

Transgender youth sit on the steps at the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022 as the crowd surrounding them chanted We love you. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Democrats Fail To Protect Trans Rights

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 30, 2022

  In the 1950s and 60s, the Democratic party championed itself as the party for civil rights. They successfully passed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act to secure racial desegregation....

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Cowley: Jan 6 Insurrection Hearings Are Discouraging

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer June 23, 2022

  Almost a year and a half has passed since the Jan. 6 attack on our country’s Capitol. Five months later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formed a committee to investigate the actions leading up...