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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Politics

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Lezaic: The Trucking Industry Is Corrupt

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 3, 2022

  Despite their crucial contributions to our lives, truckers remain an overlooked section of the workforce. They transport $671 billion worth of products each year and carry the economy on their...

Demonstrators march up the steps of the Utah State Capitol in protest of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: I Feel Powerless

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 24, 2022

  The last couple of years have been incredibly taxing. Time and time again, I feel as if our government makes decisions that benefit only a select few. COVID-19 continues to spread and has mutated...

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Lezaic: Stop Celebrity Worship Culture

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 24, 2022

  This year we witnessed the popularly anticipated Met Gala trending right alongside Roe v Wade. As people reeled from the possibility of the government taking away bodily autonomy, images of celebrities...

The crowd of demonstrators embrace while protesting the potential overturn against Roe v. Wade at the Utah State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Supporting Salt Lake Communities Post Roe v. Wade

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 23, 2022

  Americans stare into an uncertain future after the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed intentions to overturn Roe v. Wade. Utah and other red states have passed trigger laws to make abortion...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Open Your Heart to Non-traditional Mormon Stories

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered their sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter in their American Fork home. Ron Lafferty claimed revelation from God prompted him to...

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Hibben: Overturning Roe v. Wade Threatens Our Democracy

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 8, 2022

  A leak from inside the U.S. Supreme Court told millions of women their right to privacy and reproductive health care will be eviscerated. The explicit draft majority opinion written by Justice...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Bringhurst & Torres: Big Tech Exploits Users and Averts Regulation

By Maggie Bringhurst and Gaby Torres May 8, 2022

  The internet erupted into discourse following Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter. Besides debating the role of billionaires in our society, this move incited conversation about big...

The 9th and 9th Whale Sculpture in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: 9th and 9th Whale Highlights the Importance of Community Engagement

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 27, 2022

  One of my favorite places in Salt Lake City is the 9th and 9th neighborhood. I love to walk down the street, window shop and try local restaurants with an iced chai from Coffee Garden in hand....

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Cowley: US Congress Members Need Term Limits

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer April 20, 2022

  Up until recently, Sen. Mike Lee vocally supported imposing term limits on senators. He even promised to co-sponsor legislation that would have put a two term limit on senators — that was,...

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)

Hibben: The Utah State Legislature Is Out of Control

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 15, 2022

  Republicans are known for their love of limited government. However, the Republican-controlled Utah State Legislature is out of control. Most recently, they bypassed Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto...