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A student poses in front of the fountain located at the Marriott Library Plaza in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 18, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle) 

Buening: Utah Needs to Destigmatize Women’s Issues

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer June 24, 2021

  I recently sat in a focus group for an advertising project rebranding a type of tampon. A random group of men and women were asked questions to encourage open communication. During this gathering,...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Start Demanding Climate Reform

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer June 18, 2021

  As the climate crisis worsens, environmentally-conscious consumers are beginning to feel more and more disheartened. Even with growing public concern and the popularization of sustainability,...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Utah’s School Board Made The Wrong Decision on Critical Race Theory

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer June 15, 2021

  On June 4, Utah’s Board of Education approved new rules on the topic of critical race theory, or CRT, that outlined what educators can and cannot teach their students about race. Personally,...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: The End of the Grand Old Party

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer June 3, 2021

  The Republican Party is facing an evolution after former President Donald Trump divided the party with his aggressive rhetoric. Respected Republican leaders like John McCain and Mitch McConnell...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: We Need Critical Race Theory

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer June 1, 2021

  It’s been one year since George Floyd died and our nation demanded an end to police brutality against Black people. Our institutions, policies, laws and daily lives came under scrutiny as we...

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Reese: My Last Take — Student Journalism Matters

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer May 10, 2021

  It feels weird to finally reach the finish line of my undergraduate education and write my last piece for The Daily Utah Chronicle. I began opinion writing at the Chrony in the summer of 2019...

The Park Building at the top of Presidents Circle, where the U administration works. (Chronicle archives)

Reese & Shadley: The University of Utah is Not a Democracy, but It Can Be

By Isaac Reese and Will Shadley April 30, 2021

  In 2021, undemocratic systems of government are almost universally viewed as indefensible. Democratic elections are popular across the world, with 78% of people from 38 countries supporting some...

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Soter: Evangelical Vaccine Hesitancy Must End

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer April 28, 2021

  Last summer, I wrote a piece about the ironic correlation between the pro-life and anti-mask movements. It was a poignant oxymoron. Here was a right-leaning (therefore inherently Christian) group...

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Shadley: The 40-Hour Workweek Isn’t Working

By Will Shadley , Opinion Writer April 27, 2021

  The Ford Motor Company shifted from a 48-hour workweek to a 40-hour workweek in 1914 — and for 107 years in America, we haven’t seriously considered the possibility of reducing the standard...

Members of the music industry support the BLM protests that have followed George Floyds death.

Cushman: Stop Using Tear Gas On Protesters

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2021

  Last summer, major racial protests took place after cases of police brutality came to light. It was an emotional time that forced me to reassess my privilege. It was disturbing enough to confront...