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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

A Utah State Board of Education office in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah’s Educational Leaders Are Letting Us Down

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer August 19, 2021

  Over the past few months, Utah has made a lot of national headlines. Both our state legislature’s decision to ban the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in K-12 classrooms and large COVID-19...

A view of the smoke covered peak of Mt. Olympus. Image was taken on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Wildfires Aren’t Just a Climate Change Issue

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 13, 2021

  One of my earliest memories is driving home from a family reunion in southern Utah during a raging wildfire. The stinging smell of smoke and the heat radiating throughout the car is imprinted...

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Brown: America Isn’t All That Bad

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 7, 2021

  As the American body politic becomes more polarized, disdain for America grows. According to a YouGov poll, patriotism has unsurprisingly declined significantly in recent years. The country has...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley & Soter: What’s Worth Watering?

By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water supply goes. The historic drought that has caused these low...

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Brown: Abolishing the Filibuster Won’t Fix the Senate

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer July 23, 2021

  The United States Senate has a problem. Over the years, the Senate has passed fewer and fewer bills and with the current trajectory, it looks the downward trend will continue. Some people say...

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Buening & Shadley: De-Stigmatizing Climate Policy within the GOP

By Will Shadley and Sarah Buening July 23, 2021

  In 2016, only 2% of people listed climate change as their “most important issue” in determining their pick for president of the United States. Between record-setting wildfire seasons, a global...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Another Blow to the Voting Rights Act Should Spark Worry

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer July 21, 2021

  If you know me, you know that I love Election Day. I wanted nothing more than to register to vote on my 18th birthday. I keep my “I Voted” sticker from my first election in my journal. That...

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Kincart: Free Britney

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer July 8, 2021

  Over the past few months, I have heard the phrase “Free Britney” flying around social media. At first, I thought it was just a lighthearted phrase to be thrown around, but now as I follow...

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Buening: American Nationalism is Corrupted

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer July 6, 2021

  On the Fourth of July, Americans blow up fireworks and boast red, white and blue colors in celebration of our nation’s independence. In today’s political climate, however, this celebration...

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Brown: Utah’s Liquor Laws Contradict Republican Values

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer June 26, 2021

  If there’s one value that the Republican party holds above nearly all others, it is the prospect of freedom. From lower taxes, to loosening speech restrictions, to ending mask mandates, Republicans...