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Kincart: The Perils of Spreading Mormon Extremism
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • August 3, 2021

  I constantly grapple with my religious identity as someone who grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love parts of the church since it gave me the framework to understand my spirituality — and for that, I am forever grateful. But I struggle with...

Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Saifee & Shadley: Utah’s National Parks Aren’t Working
By Zahra Saifee and Will Shadley July 13, 2021

  Utah is home to the "Mighty 5:" Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion National Park draw millions of visitors annually. The...

West High School Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City (Photo by Maya Fraser | Daily Utah Chronicle)
Poma: White Saviorism in Education Hides in Plain Sight
By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor • April 22, 2021

  Conversations about racial discrimination against Black, Indigenous and people of color ask us to reflect on our own social privileges...

Protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement confront national guard on 500 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Police Officers Are Not above the Law
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • July 27, 2021

  West Valley Police arrested Michael Chad Breinholt on Aug. 23, 2019, after he arrived at his girlfriend’s workplace intoxicated...

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Cushman: Preschool Education Is Not a Partisan Issue
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • July 28, 2021

  In the “New Girl'' episode "Lillypads," Schmidt tries preparing his daughter for an interview to get into a prestigious preschool....

The drought
Shadley & Soter: What's Worth Watering?
By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Kincart: The Perils of Spreading Mormon Extremism
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • August 3, 2021

  I constantly grapple with my religious identity as someone who grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love parts...

The drought
Shadley & Soter: What's Worth Watering?
By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water...

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Hibben: Treat Our Athletes Like Humans
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • July 14, 2021

  On June 19, Sha’Carri Richardson stunned the country after her performance in the women’s 100-meter race. However, on July 2, she...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Brown: Abolishing the Filibuster Won't Fix the Senate
By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer • July 23, 2021

  The United States Senate has a problem. Over the years, the Senate has passed fewer and fewer bills and with the current trajectory,...

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Buening: First-World Privilege Hinders Climate Action
By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer • July 30, 2021

  Climate catastrophe media headlines are familiar. Whether it is an oil spill or yet another record-breaking wildfire season, watching...

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Editorial: The Pandemic Isn’t Over — Keep Prioritizing Health and Safety This Fall
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board June 7, 2021

  In late May, the University of Utah chose to follow the state of Utah by making mask-wearing optional. This choice was not surprising...

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Editorial: What Students Expect from the U’s New Leadership
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board April 23, 2021

  Young adults have the power to change the world. As voters, workers and community members, we have a say in whether the future will...

Editorial: Former UUPD Officers’ Moral Bankruptcy Shouldn
Editorial: Former UUPD Officers’ Moral Bankruptcy Shouldn't Be Compensated
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board April 21, 2021

  Former University of Utah police officers Dale Brophy, Miguel Deras, Rick McLenon, Mario Sellick and Aaron Nelson are demanding $10...

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Editorial: The Wojciechowski Ticket Is the U’s Best Bet for a Safer Future
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 22, 2021

  Last week, we released an editorial expressing disappointment with student government’s limited power on our campus and recommending...

Letter: The Cuban People Are Crying Out — Will the World Listen?
Letter: The Cuban People Are Crying Out — Will the World Listen?
By Lucybel Mendez, Nicolette C. Molina, and Kirsten R. Bootes July 16, 2021
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Buening: First-World Privilege Hinders Climate Action
By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer • July 30, 2021

  Climate catastrophe media headlines are familiar. Whether it is an oil spill or yet another record-breaking wildfire season, watching...

The drought
Shadley & Soter: What's Worth Watering?
By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water...

(Chronicle Design Archives)
Cushman: Preschool Education Is Not a Partisan Issue
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • July 28, 2021

  In the “New Girl'' episode "Lillypads," Schmidt tries preparing his daughter for an interview to get into a prestigious preschool....

Protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement confront national guard on 500 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Police Officers Are Not above the Law
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • July 27, 2021

  West Valley Police arrested Michael Chad Breinholt on Aug. 23, 2019, after he arrived at his girlfriend’s workplace intoxicated...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Brown: Abolishing the Filibuster Won't Fix the Senate
By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer • July 23, 2021

  The United States Senate has a problem. Over the years, the Senate has passed fewer and fewer bills and with the current trajectory,...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Buening & Shadley: De-Stigmatizing Climate Policy within the GOP
By Will Shadley and Sarah Buening July 23, 2021

  In 2016, only 2% of people listed climate change as their “most important issue” in determining their pick for president of the...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Soter: 'Gossip Girl' 2.0 is more Harmful than the Original
By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer • July 22, 2021

  I would be lying if I said I didn’t go through a “Gossip Girl” phase. Much to my mother’s dismay, my friends and I watched...

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Kincart: Another Blow to the Voting Rights Act Should Spark Worry
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • July 21, 2021

  If you know me, you know that I love Election Day. I wanted nothing more than to register to vote on my 18th birthday. I keep my “I...

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Alexander: USADA Should Revisit Its Stance on Marijuana
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • July 21, 2021

  At this point, Sha’Carri Richardson should be a household name. The incredibly talented track star was destined to win gold in the...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the public safety building on the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cushman: Utah Should Adopt Bree's Law to Educate Teens on Dating Violence
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • July 20, 2021

  In June 2014, Cindy and Butch Moore received the news that their daughter, Breanna, had been killed by her boyfriend Joshua Almeda...

A UTA train passing through downtown Salt Lake on July 11, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Shadley: Public Transportation Should be Free During Extreme Weather
By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer • July 15, 2021

  Interactions characterize city life. The more interactions someone has with different people, places and services, the richer their...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Kincart: Changes to the LDS Church Are Good — But Are They Enough?
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • July 15, 2021

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made many important changes this summer. On June 7, the church announced the discontinuation...

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Hibben: Treat Our Athletes Like Humans
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • July 14, 2021

  On June 19, Sha’Carri Richardson stunned the country after her performance in the women’s 100-meter race. However, on July 2, she...

Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Saifee & Shadley: Utah’s National Parks Aren’t Working
By Zahra Saifee and Will Shadley July 13, 2021

  Utah is home to the "Mighty 5:" Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion National Park draw millions of visitors annually. The...

The Party for Socialism and Liberation Salt Lake hold protest at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building demanding the defunding of SLCPD on June 9, 2020.  (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)
Letter: Summer of Rebellion
By Chandler Peterson July 9, 2021

  On June 2, 2021, Joe Biden, the President of the United States, released a brief praising the U.S. effort in vaccinating America and...

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