The Daily Utah Chronicle

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

By Paij Chavez

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

Chavez: In Fiction Criminal Justice Seems Simple. Reality is Far More Unfair.

Chavez: In Fiction Criminal Justice Seems Simple. Reality is Far More Unfair.

By Paij Chavez

August 1, 2019

  This article refers to sexual assault and rape. While it is not explicit, reader discretion is advised. Does anyone else who started watching "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" when they were just 10 years old now look back on it with slight concern, or is it just me? The series is on NB...

Barron: Senator Lee Betrays Utah Heroes by Voting Against 9/11 Victim Funding

Barron: Senator Lee Betrays Utah Heroes by Voting Against 9/11 Victim Funding

By Morgan Barron

July 30, 2019

  September 11, 2001 was two days after my third birthday. Understandably, I don’t know where I was when the towers fell, nor do I remember the panic of that day as people huddled around their TV sets, desperate to learn anything that would make the situation more comprehensible. I can hard...

Rush: Chintzy Architecture Hinders Religion

Rush: Chintzy Architecture Hinders Religion

By Nicholas Rush

July 24, 2019

Imagine perusing through the stone-clad Sistine Chapel in Italy, peering up at the 65-foot vaulted ceilings bearing the seemingly endless kaleidoscopic mosaic of Michelangelo's frescoes, timeless markings of devotion, grace and unfettered beauty. Imagine your feet trodding over the hallowed floors of col...

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

By Kennedie Starr

July 18, 2019

  Last month, Utah state legislators and stakeholders held this year’s first meeting of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force. The purpose of this group is to study and make recommended changes to criminal penalties in the Utah Code related to aggravated murder, tax fraud and other crimes....

Reese: Close the Camps

Reese: Close the Camps

By Isaac Reese

July 13, 2019

  It is undoubtable that the U.S. government and U.S. border patrol are currently placing thousands of migrants into what should be considered concentration camps. Since Donald Trump was elected, the U.S. government has become responsible for at least 24 deaths within these camps, seven of them children. They are also responsible for the effects of the inhumane immigration policies perpetrated by the Trum...

Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

Reese: The University of Utah Failed Lauren McCluskey

By Isaac Reese

July 4, 2019

  Lauren McCluskey’s death was preventable. While the University of Utah has claimed that there was no action it could've taken to prevent this, their assertions are obviously untrue — so much so that it's disturbing that that three university employees of the Department of Safety were given awards for how they ...

Chavez: Be Mindful of the Cost of True Crime Entertainment

Chavez: Be Mindful of the Cost of True Crime Entertainment

By Paij Chavez

July 2, 2019

  Stories about crime are more popular today than ever before. Hours of bingeable content like podcasts and Netflix documentary series are gaining thousands of listeners and viewers everyday. One extremely popular category centers on crime, both fictional and true. There are close to 1000 episode...

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

By Elise Scott

June 24, 2019

  Throughout the month of June, pride flags have fluttered in front of many Utah homes and businesses, symbols of support for the LGBTQ community and celebration of its perseverance in an often-unfriendly world. Project Rainbow, a local nonprofit, delivers and plants these pride flags across the ...

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez

June 24, 2019

  Although Utah is a deep red state well-known for its conservative voting record, it is now expected to have a larger voice in the nomination of future presidential candidates. Thanks to S.B. 242 - Presidential Primary Amendments, a primary election will now be held in Utah on March 3, 2020, or Super T...

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