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Bringhurst: Facebook’s Metaverse Poses a Threat to Reality 

Bringhurst: Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Poses a Threat to Reality 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  As a young person living in an era of rapid technological advancement, I’m always astounded by society’s progress. Screenless displays and self-driving cars no longer exist solely in science...

Bringhurst: Find Creativity in the Chaos of Capitalism

Bringhurst: Find Creativity in the Chaos of Capitalism

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  Capitalism is exhausting. Young people today talk about how working a mind-numbing corporate position or food service job stifles their creativity and prevents their personal growth. Millennials...

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Kincart: Taylor Swift’s Re-Recordings Highlight Inequality in the Music Industry

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer December 1, 2021

  I was in fifth grade when Taylor Swift’s “Red” album came out. I remember using an iTunes gift card to download the album onto my iPod Touch. As an 11-year-old, I had never experienced...

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Soter: Shop Local this Holiday Season

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer November 25, 2021

  I love the holidays. Everything about them. I know that’s a controversial statement considering Thanksgiving celebrates colonization, Christmas celebrates capitalism and New Year’s celebrates...

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Buening: Toxic Communication Equals a Toxic Political Environment

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer November 19, 2021

  I’m an opinionated person. If you are too, you understand the uncomfortable situations being opinionated can land you in. Maybe you also anticipate a loaded Thanksgiving dinner debate with...

The sun rises over mountains in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Times Are Changing, so Let’s Stop Changing Them Twice a Year

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer November 18, 2021

  Earlier this month we all participated in the archaic tradition of setting our clocks back an hour. We spend a few days joking about the time change, venting about how “it gets dark so early...

Scott M. Matheson Courthouse | 2020 Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Alexander: Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Feels Hopeless

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 18, 2021

  Trying the killers of Ahmaud Arbery is officially underway, more than a year after the horrifying incident. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out jogging when Gregory McMichael and his son,...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Shooting to Incapacitate Should Not Be Controversial

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  A new reformative policy is circulating police conversations — “shoot-to-incapacitate.” Shooting to incapacitate means to aim for the arms, legs or pelvic area to wound a person and...

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Bringhurst: Let Billionaires Foot the Bill for Space Travel

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer November 5, 2021

  Space exploration is an increasingly profitable sector and billionaires are cashing in. Since Elon Musk’s success with SpaceX, other entrepreneurs have hopped on the train — Richard Branson...

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Alexander: Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ Highlights Netflix’s LGBTQ+ Tokenism

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 4, 2021

  Early in October, Netflix released a comedy special by Dave Chappelle, titled “The Closer,” which garnered controversy and intense backlash from the LGBTQ+ community. In the special, Chappelle...