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Shadley: The University of Utah Should Start a Mycology Center
By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer • October 21, 2021

  Just below the surface of our world lies the vast, unexplored world of fungi. There are an estimated 5.1 million species of fungi weaved into the soil, water and other living organisms that inhabit our planet. Of those five million species, we’ve identified just over 70,000. Despite...

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...

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Poma: BIPOC Mental Health Needs More Attention
By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor • September 27, 2021

  During the past decade or so, mental health has become more validated and stigmas around seeking help have slowly started...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Police Reform Does Not Start With Utah Legislators
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • October 13, 2021

  In September, The Salt Lake Tribune released a damning analysis of Utah police shootings and the role race plays when officers fire...

Students, Diana Fierro and Kinzey Brice tabling at the U of U get involved fair to distribute information about the COVID-19 Vaccine on Sept. 3, 2021 in front of the A. Ray Olpin Union building in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Get Your Vaccine
September 8, 2021
Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)
Cushman: Missing Persons Alerts Should Be Broadcasted on Social Media
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • October 20, 2021

  It’s 10:30 p.m. You’ve just climbed into bed when suddenly, your phone starts beeping loudly — it’s an Amber Alert. Most of...

Brittney Dantuona working at Ugurt located next to the University of Utah on October 04, 2021. (Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Soter: The Labor Shortage is a Good Thing
By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer • October 6, 2021

  Because of ridiculously high tuition rates, I work at a café to support myself financially. I can’t complain too much. I get free...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Kincart: The LDS Church Needs More Focus on LGBTQ Mental Health
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • October 13, 2021

  On Oct. 2 and 3, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its fourth all-virtual General Conference, a weekend full of...

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Shadley: The University of Utah Should Start a Mycology Center
By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer • October 21, 2021

  Just below the surface of our world lies the vast, unexplored world of fungi. There are an estimated 5.1 million species of fungi weaved...

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Hibben: Gabby Petito’s Murder Was Preventable, and All Too Familiar
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • October 13, 2021

  More than five weeks before Gabby Petito’s remains were found in Wyoming, Moab police stopped her and her missing fiancé Brian Laundrie...

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Brown: Rethink Gambling in Utah
By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer • October 14, 2021

  When I think of gambling, I think of the time I went to Las Vegas 10 years ago. I remember the smell of stale cigarettes and the casino...

Buening: You Cant Buy Happiness
Buening: You Can't Buy Happiness
By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer • October 21, 2021

  Years before my passion for environmental studies blossomed, I came across the "Story of Stuff" documentary. In this short exposé...

Spider webs stretch across sage brush and rabbit brush on either side of the causeway at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Linnabary: BLM Headquarters Move Equals More Beltway Bureaucracy
By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer • October 20, 2021

  The Biden Administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington D.C. The decision was...

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Bringhurst: Facebook Regulation is Long Overdue
By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer • October 20, 2021

  In September 2021, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen leaked thousands of the company’s internal documents to the Wall Street...

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Editorial: Our Future is Uncertain and Stressful
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board October 5, 2021

  The world we are entering into is not a welcoming one. It’s not even promised. Our parents and grandparents grew up in...

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Editorial: Post-Grad Plans Are Achievable With The U's Help
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board September 11, 2021

  The University of Utah’s class of 2022 will have a better senior year compared to the last two graduating classes. With the recent...

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Editorial: College is Expensive, Yet We Persist
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board August 25, 2021

  Half a century ago, University of Utah students paid an average of $390 on tuition each year. Now, in-state students pay...

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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...

Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock
Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock
By Uriel L. Flores October 20, 2021
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Guest Opinion: A Healthy Sleep Schedule is Essential During College and Beyond
By Paula G. Williams October 3, 2021
Buening: You Cant Buy Happiness
Buening: You Can't Buy Happiness
By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer • October 21, 2021

  Years before my passion for environmental studies blossomed, I came across the "Story of Stuff" documentary. In this short exposé...

Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock
Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock
By Uriel L. Flores October 20, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month came to a conclusion on Oct. 15. The month has been a time to connect with the folklore, dances, music and great...

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Bringhurst: Facebook Regulation is Long Overdue
By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer • October 20, 2021

  In September 2021, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen leaked thousands of the company’s internal documents to the Wall Street...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)
Cushman: Missing Persons Alerts Should Be Broadcasted on Social Media
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • October 20, 2021

  It’s 10:30 p.m. You’ve just climbed into bed when suddenly, your phone starts beeping loudly — it’s an Amber Alert. Most of...

Spider webs stretch across sage brush and rabbit brush on either side of the causeway at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Linnabary: BLM Headquarters Move Equals More Beltway Bureaucracy
By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer • October 20, 2021

  The Biden Administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington D.C. The decision was...

Two hikers on a trail by Red Butte Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 13th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Shadley: The U Should Facilitate More Outdoor Opportunities for Students
By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer • October 14, 2021

  Over the past year, we’ve jumped from a semester almost entirely online to a semester where we spend most days on campus. The former...

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Forth: This Shouldn’t Be Controversial, but Biden Won
By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer • October 14, 2021

  Despite President Joe Biden being in office for over 9 months, the validity of the 2020 presidential election results is still being...

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Brown: Rethink Gambling in Utah
By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer • October 14, 2021

  When I think of gambling, I think of the time I went to Las Vegas 10 years ago. I remember the smell of stale cigarettes and the casino...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Kincart: The LDS Church Needs More Focus on LGBTQ Mental Health
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • October 13, 2021

  On Oct. 2 and 3, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its fourth all-virtual General Conference, a weekend full of...

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Hibben: Gabby Petito’s Murder Was Preventable, and All Too Familiar
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • October 13, 2021

  More than five weeks before Gabby Petito’s remains were found in Wyoming, Moab police stopped her and her missing fiancé Brian Laundrie...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Police Reform Does Not Start With Utah Legislators
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • October 13, 2021

  In September, The Salt Lake Tribune released a damning analysis of Utah police shootings and the role race plays when officers fire...

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Hibben: 'Call Her Daddy' is the Opposite of Empowerment
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • October 7, 2021

  The podcast “Call Her Daddy” has been controversial since its beginning — its hosts, Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn, frequently...

Brittney Dantuona working at Ugurt located next to the University of Utah on October 04, 2021. (Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Soter: The Labor Shortage is a Good Thing
By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer • October 6, 2021

  Because of ridiculously high tuition rates, I work at a café to support myself financially. I can’t complain too much. I get free...

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Kincart: We Need More Focus on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Crisis
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • October 5, 2021

  Gabby Petito’s case has dominated the media. Every time I checked social media, I found posts related to the case. And while atrocious,...

Cushman: Teach Americans Scientific Literacy
Cushman: Teach Americans Scientific Literacy
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • October 5, 2021

  Research shows that only 28% of Americans are scientifically literate. Most Americans don’t even have the scientific knowledge to...

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