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Lezaic: Utah Needs Harm Reduction

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Editor January 16, 2023

  Political debates have weaponized drug use as a talking point for a long time, more often harming than helping those who use drugs. Solutions, such as harm reduction, come from within affected...

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah on Sept. 19, 2018.

Lezaic: You Need to Know About Prison Gerrymandering

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Editor January 12, 2023

  The results of the midterm elections, while disappointing, were utterly unsurprising. As a seemingly immovable red state, the powers that be in Utah have many tricks up their sleeves to maintain...

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Langley: Leftist Student Organizations Need Better Organization

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer November 23, 2022

  The University of Utah houses over 600 clubs and student organizations that range in focus from community service and advocacy to plain fun. However, with groups like Turning Point USA entering...

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Lien: Gun Violence Shouldn’t be Treated Trivially

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer November 14, 2022

  After the Highland Park shooting on July 4, 2022, I went to work thinking about what I would do in an active shooter situation. Where would I hide? There’s a door that leads straight to the...

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Barney: College Isn’t Designed for Working People

By Sebastian Barney, Opinion Writer November 2, 2022

  Pop culture makes the college experience seem like nothing but parties and fun. As any college student will tell you, this isn’t what university is really like. The typical night for a student...

The Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Cushman & Langley: Prioritize Utah’s Environment at the Polls

By KC Ellen Cushman and Jeffrey Langley Jr. November 1, 2022

  In the summer of 2020, Salt Lake City ranked fourth for worst air quality in the world. Our little state was among some of the most densely populated and polluted regions, despite being home...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020.

Lezaic: Police Unions Shouldn’t Exist

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Editor October 19, 2022

  As we find ourselves amid a rising labor movement, it’s crucial to weed out the people who don’t belong in it — the police. Unions, one of the most powerful tools of the labor movement,...

Side door of the Calvin S. Smith Library with closure signs in Millcreek, Utah on Oct. 2, 2022. The library will be converted to an emergency shelter.

Torres: If We Don’t Take Care of Our Unsheltered Neighbors, Who Will?

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer October 5, 2022

  Pre-pandemic news outlets applauded Utah for its handle on the housing crisis, with chronic homelessness reduced by 91% in 2015. Our previous approach, Housing First, allowed individuals to access...

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Barney: The People in Power Need to do Something About our Power

By Sebastian Barney, Opinion Writer October 3, 2022

  Electric vehicles have been taking over the automotive market at an accelerating pace. With companies like Ford and GM entering the scene, it's likely that within the next century, most transportation...

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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...

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