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Weglinski: Kamala Harris Offers Hope to Women of Color Nationwide

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November 29, 2020

  Like many other Americans, my eyes were glued to the TV screen on November 7th as I watched Vice President-elect Kamala Harris deliver her acceptance speech. Chills ran through me as she said,...

McGrath: Caring for the Homeless is a Part of the Holiday Season

Belongings of an individual experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21st, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
November 27, 2020

  Last year, City Creek mall assembled a typical view of Christmas time in Salt Lake City. I, among many other SLC residents, witnessed the festive scene. The Christmas lights shined while families...

Kincart: Is Your Post-Election Rhetoric Exclusive?

Salt lake resident shows their support for Biden-Harris presidency on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah
November 25, 2020

  In the weeks leading up to and away from the election, it is not unusual to hear friends say, “If Trump wins, I’m leaving the country.” In 2016, Canada’s immigration website crashed as...

Barron: University Wokeness Falls Short, Once Again

Members from the Ute Indian tribe performa a ritual dance during the game vs. the Washington Huskies at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, October 29, 2016. | Chronicle archives
November 24, 2020

  This October the University of Utah formally released an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement recognizing, for the first time in 170 years, that the U was built on the traditional and ancestral homelands...

Saifee: The Environmental Movement’s Progressive Transformation is Long Overdue

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)
November 22, 2020

  Google “Treehuggers” — a word commonly used in reference to members of the environmental movement — and you’ll find image after image of a, most-likely white, man hugging a tree. Unfortunately,...

Soter: Salvage the Last Stretch of 2020 by Deleting Your Social Media

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)
November 21, 2020

  There’s no denying that social media is deeply problematic. It divides us, isolates us, misinforms us and above all, controls us. It changes our thought patterns — the way we think about...

Reese: It’s Time for a $15 Minimum Wage

Silvia Ocampo prepares drive through orders at Del Taco on 800 E and 400 S in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
November 19, 2020

  The Trump administration has allowed at least six million Americans to fall into poverty during the economic recession prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect...

Scott: We Can’t Honor Women from Utah’s Past Without Hard Conversations About the Present

Utah State Capital In Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Feb.  21, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)
November 18, 2020

  At seven feet six inches tall, the likeness of Martha Hughes Cannon towers temporarily within the Utah State Capitol. The pandemic has complicated plans to install the statue of the first female...

Saifee: We Need More Women in the Environmental Movement

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November 14, 2020

  I am a junior in college studying the effects of climate change on our world. I must admit my major is sad. The reality is that humans have severely altered the earth, which has resulted in the...

Reese: Voting Is a Right and Our Government Needs To Treat It as Such

A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, November 3, 2020.(Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
November 8, 2020

  For every 100,000 people in Utah, 439 of them are incarcerated. Approximately 2.3 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States — the equivalent of around 2/3 of Utah’s population....

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