The Daily Utah Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Targeted on Campus

Letter to the Editor: Targeted on Campus

By Guest Opinion

August 24, 2019

Walking onto the health sciences part of campus sometimes feels like walking into an alternate universe. At home and in the communities I care for, people are talking about and organizing in response to what’s happening right now at the border and the threats targeting our neighborhoods — and ...

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

By Isaac Reese

August 16, 2019

For weeks, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest their government and to show support for democracy. People young and old have peacefully protested against the government for allowing influence from mainland China into their local government. The tension began to build when a controversial extradition bill (supported by Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam) was introduced that...

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

By Paij Chavez

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

By Kennedie Starr

August 1, 2019

  Earlier this month, protestors gathered to speak up against the controversial inland port, a future development project which would transform northwest Salt Lake City into a global import and export hub. The inland port would likely increase air and rail traffic through the state and is bein...

Christopherson: SLC Mayoral Candidates Should Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

Christopherson: SLC Mayoral Candidates Should Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

By Nain Christopherson

July 30, 2019

  Though the project began ten years ago, I've just recently been exposed to photographer Chris Jordan’s series "Midway: Message from the Gyre." It's a collection of images demonstrating the literal mortal danger that human plastic consumption poses to the natural world. The photos are of alb...

Barron: Senator Lee Betrays Utah Heroes by Voting Against 9/11 Victim Funding

Barron: Senator Lee Betrays Utah Heroes by Voting Against 9/11 Victim Funding

By Morgan Barron

July 30, 2019

  September 11, 2001 was two days after my third birthday. Understandably, I don’t know where I was when the towers fell, nor do I remember the panic of that day as people huddled around their TV sets, desperate to learn anything that would make the situation more comprehensible. I can hard...

Edwards: Prop Four Can Reduce Gerrymandering Problems. Utah Legislators Should Keep It As Is.

Edwards: Prop Four Can Reduce Gerrymandering Problems. Utah Legislators Should Keep It As Is.

By Sheely Edwards

July 28, 2019

  Last November, Utah voters passed three ballot initiatives, one of which was Proposition Four — an anti-gerrymandering initiative that establishes an independent redistricting commission to propose district boundaries for the 2021 redistricting cycle. Gerrymandering is the manipulation o...

Rush: Chintzy Architecture Hinders Religion

Rush: Chintzy Architecture Hinders Religion

By Nicholas Rush

July 24, 2019

Imagine perusing through the stone-clad Sistine Chapel in Italy, peering up at the 65-foot vaulted ceilings bearing the seemingly endless kaleidoscopic mosaic of Michelangelo's frescoes, timeless markings of devotion, grace and unfettered beauty. Imagine your feet trodding over the hallowed floors of col...

Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

By Morgan Barron

July 24, 2019

In 1974, the Utah State Legislature passed S.B. 25, authorizing the establishment of port authorities — special districts to facilitate commerce — in any municipality. This was done with the hopes of growing and diversifying the state’s economy. More than 40 years later, during the final evenin...

Reese: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Voter Suppression

Reese: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Voter Suppression

By Isaac Reese

July 21, 2019

  It is no secret that the United States federal government — as well as state governments across the country — has a history of implementing laws to prevent communities of color from exercising their right to vote. Mass incarceration conceived by the War on Drugs is another tactic to suppress the vote of thousands of people long after their prison sent...

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