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Nshangalume: Stop Exploiting Children
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • March 1, 2024

  Over the past summer, Ruby Franke — the matriarch of the YouTube channel "8 Passengers" — was charged with four counts of aggravated child abuse, just after officials found two of her children malnourished and neglected. After this malicious abuse, many critics have...

Display shelves in Vantage in Salt Lake City on April 15, 2023.
Van Wagenen: Protect the Planet … and Look Good Doing It
By Madeline Van Wagenen, Opinion Editor • May 26, 2023

  The second you walk into Vantage, you’re greeted with throwback tunes and a wide selection of vintage gear to peruse. Vintage t-shirts...

Under the Umbrella Bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 31, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Champine: Celebrate Utah's Thriving Queer Literature Scene
By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor • December 30, 2023

  After an onslaught of book bannings in Utah including vicious attacks on queer literature, it’s difficult to imagine Utah as a state...

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Jarvis: Banning Tech Isn’t Risk Reduction
By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer • February 28, 2024

  As the public grows aware of the impact technology can wreak on the mental health and well-being of kids and teens, people generate...

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Nshangalume: The Workplace is Not the Bedroom
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • February 23, 2024

  Across the state, many people experience sexual violations at the hands of heedless bosses. Rep. Kera Birkeland (R-Morgan) challenges...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hufford: Keep Utah's Children Safe
By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer • February 21, 2024

  The turbulent emotion brought on by parent custody battles often affects more than just the couple involved. Children caught in the...

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Hall: Empower Women’s Sexual Autonomy
By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer • December 26, 2023

  In today’s world, the persistent sexual stigma women face is still a glaring issue that demands our immediate attention. For far...

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Langley: Gun Safety Courses Aren’t The Answer
By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer • February 29, 2024

  Since the tragic events of the Columbine High School massacre, hundreds of school shootings have occurred throughout the United States....

The House Chamber at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Keep Fighting for DEI
By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor • January 29, 2024

  Last summer, I quizzed the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Utah on whether or not they would fight to...

A man stands outside of Randys Records Shop on 900 S and 157 E in Salt Lake City on National Record Store Day, April 22, 2023.
Cowley: Get Off Campus and Explore
By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor • May 30, 2023

  Going from high school to college is a massive shift. For many students, it's their first time living away from home. For me, not only...

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Editorial: Gov. Cox’s Pandora’s Box
By The Spring 2024 Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 14, 2024

  According to Greek mythology, Pandora was a woman who had in her possession a box containing all misery and evil. Though warned not...

Pro-Palestine demonstrators organize in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City during the Stand for Palestine Rally on Oct. 21, 2023. (Photo by Luke Larsen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Editorial: Stand with Palestine, Now and Forever
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board November 15, 2023

  A little over a month ago, global media doubled down on its coverage of Israel and Palestine. The biased coverage of Hamas’ retaliation...

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Editorial: 2023 Legislative Session Brings Fresh Attacks on Trans Youth
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board January 17, 2023

  Today is the first day of what is sure to be a tumultuous 45 days amid Utah’s 2023 General Legislative Session. There are plenty...

Members of Phi Sigma Pi National Fraternity at a meeting. (Courtesy of Phi Sigma Pi National Fraternity)
Editorial: Give Yourself Space to Grow
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board July 14, 2022

  A hard lesson to learn upon arriving at college is that life doesn’t care about your plans. But nothing is set in stone —  it’s...

Protestors hold and wear transgender flags at a demonstration against H.B. 257 at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 25, 2024. (Photo by Elle Cowley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Letter to the Editor: The Dangers of Respectable Bigotry in Utah
By Mors Smith February 14, 2024
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Nshangalume: Our Parents Are Struggling
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • February 29, 2024

  Many think of Utah as a hub where young couples and families can come to peacefully raise their children. However, this dream falls apart...

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Langley: Gun Safety Courses Aren’t The Answer
By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer • February 29, 2024

  Since the tragic events of the Columbine High School massacre, hundreds of school shootings have occurred throughout the United States....

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Jarvis: Banning Tech Isn’t Risk Reduction
By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer • February 28, 2024

  As the public grows aware of the impact technology can wreak on the mental health and well-being of kids and teens, people generate...

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Lezaic: We Deserve Better COVID-19 Surveillance
By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer • February 27, 2024

  It’s no secret the United States abandoned its immunocompromised, elderly and disabled residents throughout the last four years of...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Langley: Paid Leave Bill Still Excludes Many
By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer • February 26, 2024

  Compared to other developed nations, the U.S. is less exceptional than it would appear. As time goes on, the criticism levied against...

The Utah Utes celebrate the win versus the Colorado Buffalos at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao “Axe” Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Gordon: Ripple Effects of NIL Deals
By Luke Gordon February 26, 2024

  In 2021, the college sports world was hit with big news. Student athletes were allowed to be paid based on their name, image and likeness...

the 2023 Utah Pride March and Rally in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 2, 2023.
Jarvis: Utah’s Sneaky “Don’t Say Gay” Bills
By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer • February 25, 2024

  The Utah Legislature has a fondness for aggression toward marginalized citizens. These attacks extend past the anti-trans and anti-DEI...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lezaic: S.B. 57 Paves the Road to Fascism
By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer • February 24, 2024

  Utah’s legislators have decided to speed-run some of this year’s most harmful bills. Gov. Cox has happily accommodated them, eagerly...

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Nshangalume: The Workplace is Not the Bedroom
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • February 23, 2024

  Across the state, many people experience sexual violations at the hands of heedless bosses. Rep. Kera Birkeland (R-Morgan) challenges...

The Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (Photo by Sophie Felici | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Nshangalume: Sustainability is the Way to Go
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • February 22, 2024

  Due to climate change, Great Salt Lake and many other rivers are drying at unprecedented rates. Rep. Doug Owens is sponsoring H.B....

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hufford: Keep Utah's Children Safe
By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer • February 21, 2024

  The turbulent emotion brought on by parent custody battles often affects more than just the couple involved. Children caught in the...

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Nshangalume: The End of Public Schools
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • February 16, 2024

  In January, the Salt Lake City School Board announced that it would be closing four of its elementary schools. After backlash from the...

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Jarvis: Armed Educators, Incarcerated Students
By Caroline Jarvis, Opinion Writer • February 15, 2024

  Through H.B. 119, Rep. Tim Jimenez (R-Tooele County) plans to incentivize teachers to carry firearms in schools after training with...

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Editorial: Gov. Cox’s Pandora’s Box
By The Spring 2024 Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 14, 2024

  According to Greek mythology, Pandora was a woman who had in her possession a box containing all misery and evil. Though warned not...

Point of View — Episode 4: Students for the Wasatchs Opinion on the Potential Little Cottonwood Canyon Gondola
Point of View — Episode 4: Students for the Wasatch's Opinion on the Potential Little Cottonwood Canyon Gondola
By Stevie Shaughnessey, Home Stretch Producer, Host • February 14, 2024

Transcript: Stevie Shaughnessey: Hi, and welcome back to Point of View, The Daily Utah Chronicle’s opinion podcast. My name is Stevie...

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