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Associate Professor Peter Von Sivers (Dept. of History) lectures at a workshop entitled The Arab Spring: Roots and Repurcussions in the Middle East. The workshop was co-hosted by the Middle East Center and the Tanner Humanities Center. (Photo via The Daily Utah Chronicle Archive)

Torres: Let Go of Your STEM Superiority Complex

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer May 15, 2022

  The ever-present STEM versus Humanities and Liberal Arts debate makes for a less-than-memorable college experience for many. Although both STEM and non-STEM disciplines will prove essential in...

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Mendenhall: Replace Fast Fashion with More Ethical Alternatives

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 13, 2022

  The term “fast fashion” has gained lots of traction in the last few years, but what does it actually mean? Fast fashion consists of fairly cheap “trendy” clothing items that move into...

University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Protect College Girls From Grooming

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  People are starting to have more conversations about the dangers young women face in college, but there is little to show for it. At the University of Utah, we have already lost multiple of our...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Open Your Heart to Non-traditional Mormon Stories

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered their sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter in their American Fork home. Ron Lafferty claimed revelation from God prompted him to...

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Hibben: Overturning Roe v. Wade Threatens Our Democracy

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 8, 2022

  A leak from inside the U.S. Supreme Court told millions of women their right to privacy and reproductive health care will be eviscerated. The explicit draft majority opinion written by Justice...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Bringhurst & Torres: Big Tech Exploits Users and Averts Regulation

By Maggie Bringhurst and Gaby Torres May 8, 2022

  The internet erupted into discourse following Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter. Besides debating the role of billionaires in our society, this move incited conversation about big...

Cushman: Lets Talk About Sex!

Cushman: Let’s Talk About Sex!

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 7, 2022

  Utah’s Westminster College has garnered a lot of controversy about an upcoming elective course, GENDER3000, where students will watch and discuss pornography. The planned course has spurred...

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Buening: Sexual Assault is Insignificant in Our University’s Eyes

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer May 5, 2022

  On Dec. 21, 2021, Marissa Root, a student at Utah Valley University, filed a Civil Right-Education Discrimination lawsuit against the University of Utah. She took this action after being raped...

Snowfall in downtown Salt Lake City on a Christmas night on Dec. 25, 2018. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening & Cowley: Mormon Missionary Trips Do More Harm Than Good

By Sarah Buening and Elle Cowley April 29, 2022

Fifty-four thousand five hundred thirty-nine missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints currently serve in one of 407 mission locations worldwide. Members go with the intention...

The 9th and 9th Whale Sculpture in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: 9th and 9th Whale Highlights the Importance of Community Engagement

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 27, 2022

  One of my favorite places in Salt Lake City is the 9th and 9th neighborhood. I love to walk down the street, window shop and try local restaurants with an iced chai from Coffee Garden in hand....