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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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Evening on University of Utah campus, Thursday in Salt Lake City.

U Student Shares Experience Fighting for Accommodations After Injury

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer May 1, 2023

  When Ashley Olsen, third-year student in biology and psychology at the University of Utah, slipped and dislocated her knee walking on the ramp down to the stadium parking lot, she was expecting...

North Campus, Brigham Young University (Photo by Jaren Wilkey | CC BY-SA 3.0)

Student-Led Commission at BYU Advocated for Accessibility, Created Framework for Other Campuses

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer May 1, 2023

  Kendra Muller, a civil rights attorney who works at Disability Rights California, the nation’s largest non-profit disability rights firm, graduated from Brigham Young University in 2019 in...

Carlene Coombs, news editor of the Daily Utah Chronicle, poses in front of a waterfall on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

Coombs: I Found My Community at the Chronicle

By Carlene Coombs, News Editor May 1, 2023

  Writing this was harder than I thought it was going to be, and not just because I procrastinated it. At the Daily Utah Chronicle, the writing of a farewell signals the closing of a chapter, the...

Jake Duffy, news writer of the Daily Utah Chronicle, poses at the Arts and Architecture Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Duffy: Defy Yourself

By Jake Duffy, News Writer May 1, 2023

  By all means, I shouldn't be here. Not in this newsroom, not at this university and not even here now writing a reflection about my time at the University of Utah and the content I've produced...

Ashley Henderson, copy editor for he Daily Utah Chronicle, poses outside of the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus on March 23, 2023.

Henderson: Don’t Hesitate to Pursue Your Passions

By Ashley Henderson April 30, 2023

  When I first started at the University of Utah in 2018, I thought I had everything figured out: I would get my B.S. in astrophysics, gain extensive experience doing undergraduate research and...

Kayleigh Silverstein (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Silverstein: Find Beauty in the Changes

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer April 29, 2023

  I have no idea how I got here, or where I’m going — and that’s ok.  Growing up, I wanted to be a marine biologist and a pastry chef on the side. I went on one singular whale watching...

Natalie Colby (Photo courtesy of Natalie Colby)

Colby: Learn to Let Go of Your Dreams

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2023

  The other day, my mom forwarded me a copy of my fifth grade newspaper. The Bulldog Bulletin was a monthly club that I eagerly joined at the old age of 11. My parents were likely the only readers,...

A lab at the Crocker Science Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Accessibility in STEM: Research, Courses and Student Organizations

By Abhilasha Khatri and Margot Reynolds April 16, 2023

  Disabled students at the University of Utah experience exclusion in many ways on campus, from automatic doors being out of working order for extended periods to long, roundabout detours around...

New accessible ramp on the ground floor of the School of Architecture and Planning building at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 10, 2023.

Universal Design Seeks to Address Core Accessibility Issues at Universities

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2023

  Universities were built on the idea of exclusion, according to Angela Smith, director of Disability Studies at the University of Utah.  “Universities are inherently ableist," Smith said....