The Daily Utah Chronicle

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

Brown: Persecuted Mormon Pioneers Would Be Critical of Their Modern Day Progeny

By Jacob Brown

March 24, 2019

  Much of what the early Mormon settlers endured during the early 19th century can be serialized as a relentless campaign of brutal displacement orchestrated by various pro-slavery state governments and politically frenzied mobs on the account of religion. While it is easy to morally critique...

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

By Andrea Alvarado

March 23, 2019

  The wall has been marketed as the sole solution to the influx of migrants to the United States-Mexico border. The president and his administration have held this enormous construction as a cure for all evils — despite there being little evidence to support this claim. Meanwhile, the pres...

Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun

Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun

By Morgan Barron

March 8, 2019

    As I searched for a seat in the crowded hotel meeting room, I looked around at the other students enrolled in the mandatory course. I passed a businessman muttering into his Bluetooth, a stooped Native American man walking with a beautifully carved cane, a mother fiddling with a ...

Sonnenberg: Pro-Life and Pro-Women

Sonnenberg: Pro-Life and Pro-Women

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 15, 2019

  The Women’s March on Washington considers pro-life feminism to be a dangerous oxymoron. A pro-life group called the New Wave Feminists was briefly listed as a co-sponsor of the first Women’s March, but outrage erupted once the news of their involvement hit the internet. According to main...

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

By Andrea Alvarado

February 9, 2019

  Although the First Amendment clearly states that freedom of religion is protected under the Constitution, there is confusion surrounding atheism and the rights of those who consider themselves non-religious. Atheists are estimated to comprise roughly 25 percent of the population in the United States, though polls struggle to find the exact number. Stigmas su...

Brown: Race Relations and the LDS Church: A Problematic History of Revisionism

Brown: Race Relations and the LDS Church: A Problematic History of Revisionism

By Jacob Brown

February 5, 2019

  The Book of Mormon is a product of the century it was written in and the doctrinal policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were shaped by an America which structured its society in racial castes and justified that structure with divine and pseudoscientific authority. To...

Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 30, 2019

  The 2019 Women’s March has been roiled by accusations of anti-Semitism and questions about the effectiveness of public protests. Regional and local marches also struggled with the appropriateness of marching despite controversial revelations about some national organizers and the large proportion of white women attending...

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

By Andrea Alvarado

January 29, 2019

  Although Fox News and President Trump have marketed the immigrant caravan as the greatest threat to the safety of America, the truth is that we should be worried about not what is outside of our borders, but inside. Legal and illegal immigrants in their majority are not violent criminals preyi...

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

By Andrea Alvarado

January 25, 2019

  For most of modern history, discussions surrounding the female body have been centered on its desirability rather than its health. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the weight loss industry, a booming business, will have a projected worth of over $250 billion by 2024. Popular culture i...

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

By Jacob Brown

January 24, 2019

  All across the country, nuclear power plants struggle to stay profitable. Nuclear energy is currently the largest source of low-carbon power in America, but due to recent advances in natural gas extraction and renewable energy technologies and a reduction of nuclear energy-related subsidies in...

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