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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

Social Issues

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Lezaic: Rid the Body Positivity Movement of Ableism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer September 28, 2022

  We live in a world that forces value on our bodies based on who we are and what we can give. And because our current reality is built on systems of oppression, such as anti-Blackness, anti-fatness...

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Lezaic: Mental Illness is a Symptom of Systemic Oppression

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer September 27, 2022

  It’s difficult to believe we have made it through almost three years of the pandemic. We’ve undergone countless trials and tribulations, and each day, it feels like another one gets added...

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Cushman: Utah Needs to Address Misogyny to Stop Sexual Assault

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 27, 2022

  In Utah, most violent crime is perpetrated at rates significantly lower than the national average. The same cannot be said for rape, where we have higher rates than the national average and one...

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Torres: The Islands Aren’t Your School Break Resort

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 26, 2022

  Hawai’i and the Caribbean Islands, namely Puerto Rico, are exoticized and exploited to provide a “paradise” experience for mainlanders to the detriment of islanders. Colonization stole...

Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: Protect our National Parks From Vandalism

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer September 25, 2022

  National parks are a huge source of tourism and income in Utah. We host some of the most beautiful national and state parks in the United States. As locals, we get to reap the benefits of these...

Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women

Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 15, 2022

  In 2008, white nationalist Richard Spencer coined the term “alt-right,” and in recent years, the discourse of it has become mainstream. It largely centers on the radicalization of young boys...

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Torres: Corporate Anti-Bias Training is Superficial

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 15, 2022

  In the past 20 years, movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, as well as fights for rights like same-sex marriage and trans-inclusivity, have stirred people to demand social change. In...

Different prints of tattoos in the Yellow Rose tattoo shop in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept 9, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Examine the Prevalence of Exoticism in Tattoo Designs

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer September 12, 2022

  If the world of tattoos interests you, then you’ve likely seen your fair share of questionable designs. And in some cases, questionable is an understatement. When artists and clients alike...

Demonstrators at the protest of the overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: Utahns Need to Break Laws to Change Them

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 9, 2022

  The recent influx of attacks on Utahns’ rights — the Dobbs decision, the policing of trans girls’ bodies, police violence, abuse concealed by the LDS church — has evoked significant public...

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Mendenhall: Stop Highlighting Problematic Content Creators

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer September 8, 2022

  Social media is Gen Z’s primary source of entertainment and current events. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter help individuals amass a limitless following, and according...