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Champine: Everyone Deserves a Beautiful ‘I Do’

By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor November 9, 2023

  When scrolling through LGBTweddings.com, it’s hard not to notice the lack of queer-friendly wedding vendors in Utah. Historically, Utah has not been a friendly place for the LGBTQ+ community....

Protestors hold hearts towards transgender youth sitting on the steps of the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022.

Cowley: It’s My Campus Too

By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor November 9, 2023

  As of late, anti-trans sentiments have slowly crept out of the shadows and reared their ugly head around campus. It’s become apparent that there are people at the University of Utah who believe...

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Gordon: Banning Books is a Step Backward. Move Forward with Age-Restricted Sections

By Luke Gordon November 8, 2023

  Across the state of Utah, school districts are calling to ban hundreds of books, some of which are New York Times bestsellers and award-winning titles. The book bans are backed by the Utah Parents...

The UKids Playground at the Emery Alfred Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (Photo By Sophie Felici | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hall: Utah’s Childcare Needs to Change

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer October 26, 2023

  The soaring cost of childcare in the United States, including Utah, continues to haunt families. Parents often confront the daunting prospect of childcare fees equivalent to in-state college...

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Loken: Support Mecha’s Vital Anti-Oppression Work

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer October 21, 2023

  Controversy came in a flurry over a student organization's use of an image depicting a woman of color bearing arms. The image was for a September event called "Queer Resistance" that was held...

I-15 seen from above in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Jarvis: UDOT, Get Creative Instead of Expanding I-15

By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer October 19, 2023

  As the Utah Department of Transportation’s proposed I-15 expansion inches closer, the situation grows dire. The expansion would cause immeasurable harm to communities in west-side areas. Highways...

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Champine: Queer Students Deserve Charity and Privacy

By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor October 12, 2023

  Brigham Young University recently updated its Honor Code and soon after, transgender minors were forced to disclose their medical records to the state. These decisions, while separate, deeply...

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Loken: We Need Womxn of Color in Academia

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer October 10, 2023

  Womxn of color want to engage in research, but workplace racism and sexism routinely push them out. These strands of discrimination intersect and force womxn of color to uniquely deal with both....

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Loken: Do Not Revel in Inhumane Jail Conditions

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer September 20, 2023

  Former President Donald Trump barely entered the Fulton County Jail in Georgia to be indicted on felony charges before being released back to the public. He spent a whopping 20 minutes there...

An empty classroom in Gardner Commons at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 (Photo by Sarah Karr | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Hall: Utah Schools Need a Mental Health Curriculum

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer September 17, 2023

  America’s mental health crisis has only worsened over the past few years —  mental health of Utah youths is ranked 32nd in the nation. Utah mental health professionals have reported rising...