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Hibben: We Should Remember Japanese Americans’ Internment

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer March 5, 2022

  On Feb. 17, a bill creating an annual day of observance for the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was signed into law by Gov. Spencer Cox. Sen. Jani Iwamoto and Rep. Karen Kwan...

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Buening: Beware of Performative Activism

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer March 3, 2022

  I subscribe to the age-old saying that “actions speak louder than words.” However, as an avid reader, writer and aspiring political activist, I’ve always appreciated how words can impact...

National flags in A. Ray Olpin Union building on the campus of University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 28th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The United States Disregards Foreign Education

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 2, 2022

  With 40 million people born in a different country, the United States has more immigrants than anywhere else in the world. And two million of those people who earned degrees from foreign universities...

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Cushman: We Need More Legislation that Supports Women’s Health

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 2, 2022

  This legislative session, Sen. Wayne Harper and Rep. Cheryl Acton sponsored Senate Bill 63. The bill aims to provide relief for people who lose a child to miscarriage or stillbirth by guaranteeing...

Kincart: Utah Must Recognize Its Increasing Diversity

Kincart: Utah Must Recognize Its Increasing Diversity

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer February 26, 2022

  A few weeks ago, I began the process to get a Utah driver’s license. Despite years of driving, I still searched through the driver’s handbook to find answers to the written driving test....

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Shadley: Fight For ‘Free Fares Forever,’ Forever

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 25, 2022

  For all of February, Utah’s public transportation is completely free. Whether you’re a student at the U, a healthcare worker, a grocery store employee or simply a human being, your ability...

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Bringhurst: Republican Legislators Disenfranchise Student Voices

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 24, 2022

  On Nov. 10, 2021, around 200 Utahns rallied in protest outside the state Capitol building when Gov. Spencer Cox approved the new congressional district map. The new map, passed by Republican...

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Bringhurst: Utah Lawmakers Should Prioritize Teachers in High Poverty Schools

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 20, 2022

  The Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools Incentive Program was first passed in 2017 and aimed to recruit and retain qualified teachers at schools in high poverty areas with a salary bonus....

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Hibben: Parents’ Opinions Don’t Belong In Public Education

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer February 20, 2022

  For years, many have advocated for parents to have more control over course content in public schools. From Critical Race Theory to sexual education, many parents have argued that they should...

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Cowley: Stop Prioritizing Politics over Public Health

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 19, 2022

  Within the first week of the session, the legislature repealed mask mandates in two Utah counties. The justification for the removal of mask mandates was that elected officials had a “better...