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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

Wicked Creators Ban On North Carolina Productions Could Affect Discriminatory Bill

“Wicked” Creator’s Ban On North Carolina Productions Could Affect Discriminatory Bill

April 8, 2016

As the curtain rose on the set of “Wicked” in the summer of 2009, I had no idea what to expect. My 14-year-old self sat eagerly awaiting the mysterious magic about to unfold, bouncing on the edge of...

Why Its So Stupid To Legislate What Bathroom A Transgender Person Can Use

Why It’s So Stupid To Legislate What Bathroom A Transgender Person Can Use

March 25, 2016

This morning I saw that KSL ran a story on North Carolina’s new law, which requires its residents to exclusively use the bathroom that corresponds to the assigned sex on their birth certificate. On KSL’s...

People march during the Utah Against Police Brutality rally and march for Abdi Mohamed in dowtown Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Feb.29th, 2016. (Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shooting in SLC Forces Utahns to Look at Police Brutality Through New Lens

March 9, 2016

Last week, Salt Lake was marked as yet another city distinctly and publicly affected by the ongoing hurricane of media-fueled police harassment and violence. Police say Abdi Mohamed, the victim of the...

People at the Bennett Federal Building at the Utah Against Police Brutality rally and march for Abdi Mohamed in dowtown Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Feb.29th, 2016. (Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Op-Ed: Institutional Racism Fuels Continued Shootings of Unarmed Black People

March 7, 2016

Our beliefs and values shape the way we look at the world and the way we treat it. Unfortunately, our paradigm of normal has exempted accountability for those who hold positions of power. When we give...

Recent Court Ruling in Keshas Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Reinforces U.S. Rape Culture

Recent Court Ruling in Kesha’s Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Reinforces U.S. Rape Culture

February 26, 2016

Last week, pop singer Kesha Rose Sebert left a Manhattan courthouse in tears over the outcome of her lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), under whom she must complete six more albums or...

Appropriation Exploits Sacred and Meaningful Cultures

Appropriation Exploits Sacred and Meaningful Cultures

February 8, 2016

I am strictly supportive of most aspects of Western society: accessible health care, voting privileges, religious and ethnic diversity and the everlasting reign of Beyoncé as our nation’s leader. I...

Its Time to Step Away from the Virtual War

It’s Time to Step Away from the Virtual War

February 1, 2016

We have all been a part of or at least witnessed the new social media trend of hashtag activism. With recent atrocities such as school shootings, police brutality and terrorist attacks unfortunately becoming...

Head to Head: Is Macklemores New Song a Positive Contribution to Race Conversation?

Head to Head: Is Macklemore’s New Song a Positive Contribution to Race Conversation?

February 1, 2016

Macklemore Checks His Privilege Effectively With New Song by Justin Adams Macklemore recently released the third single, titled "White Privilege II," of his upcoming album. In it, he asks questions about...

The Social Perks of Casual Vulgarity

The Social Perks of Casual Vulgarity

January 14, 2016

I grew up in a household where my dad swore like a chronically injured sailor who couldn’t afford to retire. On the other hand, my mom was anti- “crap,” “freaking” and whatever other pseudo swear...