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Students walking outside the Heritage Halls Buildings at the Brigham Young University campus in Provo on Saturday, Sep. 2, 2023. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: Accountability in Private Education Needs Reconstruction

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer September 13, 2023

  Private schools have long been a part of American society. Yet, even as protections against discrimination evolve on a federal level, their accountability standards have scarcely changed. A recent...

Traffic as skiers and snowboarders try to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah on a snow day on on Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: A Canyon in Crisis Deserves a Comprehensive Solution

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer September 12, 2023

Both an international tourist attraction and a local treasure, Little Cottonwood Canyon is famed for its powder-like snow and grandiose peaks. Beautiful yet powerful, they drive an incredibly destructive...

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Loken: What’s in a Name?

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer September 8, 2023

  Dominant culture imposes racial identities upon people based on the white gaze. But people's heritage and ethnic identities come from within. The harm of racialization began with the justification...

An office building for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah on Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Loken: Rescind the Prophetic Timpanogos Extermination Order

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer August 30, 2023

  We want people to take accountability for their mistakes. This requires recognition of the harm they enact and a commitment to improving. We should be asking the same thing of the Church of Jesus...

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Dunn: Here’s To Hope

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer August 24, 2023

  Emily Dickinson wrote, “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all.” This quote has recently perched in my...

Spiral Jetty seen from above at Corinne, Utah on Saturday, Aug.19, 2023.

Dunn: The Spiral Jetty’s Evolving Legacy

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer August 20, 2023

  Recently, I visited the Spiral Jetty for the first time. I walked along the path, trudging through loose dirt. It looked as though the sand was in the process of burying the jetty. Large black...

From left, Sage Ovtis, Desmond Kanelos and Jared Sepaugh take a knee while listening to speakers talk at the Black Lives Matter protest in Salt Lake City on June 4, 2020.

Loken: Rapping [R]Evolution

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer August 19, 2023

  Utah harbors a radical working-class history that white-washed Mormon narratives of colonialism overshadow. Immigrants and nonwhite union organizers largely fostered Utah’s labor movement....

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Hargis: Lucky Girl Syndrome is Harmful

By Harper Hargis, Opinion Writer August 12, 2023

  Recent studies show severe distress is rising in young adults. A UK report found that from 2020 to 2021, young adults aged 18-24 reporting severe distress levels rose from 13.6% to 20.2%. This...

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Loken: Nuclear Projects Torment Life on Earth

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer July 23, 2023

  Nuclear catastrophe is unacceptable. The U.S. set a global precedent of carelessness surrounding environmental degradation, creating a nuclear nightmare. Though highly contested, Japan plans...

Sunset over the Great Salt Lake from the Avenues in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Loken: Dear Settler

By NingLi Loken, Opinion Writer July 18, 2023

  As a non-Indigenous Asian person in America, I am a settler. “Settler” refers to all who aren’t the First People of a given place-territory. We dwell on the disruption of Indigenous ways...