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The Daily Utah Chronicle

Opinion
A native bee inspects a flower at the Red Butte Gardens on Thursday, June 6, 2024. (Photo by Luke Larsen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Smith: The Hidden Threat of Honey Bees
By Emma Smith June 13, 2024

  Native bees are the hearts of our ecosystems. They are vital in plant pollination ecosystem support and human health. And if we love wildflowers, we have to love native bees. In this age of alarming bee population declines, protecting native bees is more important than ever. It...

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, Photo Director • 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...

(Design by Parker Jenkins | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Champine: Fight to Find the Light
By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor • June 3, 2024

The world around us is falling into disrepair. Many of us will find ourselves unable to afford a home in Utah. Anti-trans legislation is spreading...

(Design by Parker Jenkins | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Champine: Fight to Find the Light
By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor • June 3, 2024

The world around us is falling into disrepair. Many of us will find ourselves unable to afford a home in Utah. Anti-trans legislation is spreading...

(Design by Ilona Buhler | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Nshangalume: The Silent Depression
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • June 7, 2024

  On May 2, the University of Utah held its spring commencement, where thousands of students finished their undergraduate education....

(Design by Cecilia Acosta | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hufford: Finding Balance in a One-Click World
By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer • May 13, 2024

  Social media is a double-edged sword. It can facilitate awareness, important conversations and connection to a level that would have...

TikTok creating a place for the creator and consumer. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hall: America’s E-Commerce Consumerism Crisis
By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer • May 31, 2024

  Consumerist culture is rampant, fueled by social media giants like TikTok Shop and Facebook Marketplace. These e-commerce companies...

(Design by Madelyn Foulger | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Langley: Stop Worshipping Brands
By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor • June 8, 2024

  In the U.S., branding is a significant part of our economic reality. Companies make products with their calling card, like a unique...

Camden Alexander poses for a photo in the NEXUS Lab in the Carolyn & Kem Gardner Commons building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on April 8, 2024. (Photo by Mary Allen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Lessons Learned
By Camden Alexander April 29, 2024

  In my junior year at the University of Utah, two of my friends died tragically. Maggie Fix, my partner for driver’s ed, lost her...

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...

(Image Courtesy of Laura Seitz/Deseret News)
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...

(Graphic by Madelyn Foulger | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
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...

The MUSS in the game versus the UC Irvine Anteaters at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (Photo by Xiangyao “Axe” Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Letter to the Editor: Huntsman Center Sponsorship Policies
By Charles Wentworth April 5, 2024
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Jang: Child Homelessness Needs Utah's Attention
By Eseudel Jang, Opinion Writer • June 10, 2024

  While the housing crisis has become a significant issue, the Utah Legislature has passed multiple bills to minimize homelessness in...

(Design by Kristofer Hoon | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Jang: Dry Campus Policies Need Practical Solutions
By Eseudel Jang, Opinion Writer • June 9, 2024

  Colleges implement dry campus policies to protect students. However, reports indicate these policies do little to solve underlying...

(Design by Madelyn Foulger | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Langley: Stop Worshipping Brands
By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor • June 8, 2024

  In the U.S., branding is a significant part of our economic reality. Companies make products with their calling card, like a unique...

(Design by Ilona Buhler | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Nshangalume: The Silent Depression
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • June 7, 2024

  On May 2, the University of Utah held its spring commencement, where thousands of students finished their undergraduate education....

The block U on campus with the colors of the intersectional LGBTQ+ pride flag on March 24, 2021.
Griffee: The U Needs Pride Week  
By Elizabeth Griffee June 5, 2024

  Three weeks ago, the University of Utah wrapped the iconic Block U in the pride flag rather than sporting its signature Utah crimson...

(Design by Parker Jenkins | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Champine: Fight to Find the Light
By Morgan Champine, Assistant Opinion Editor • June 3, 2024

The world around us is falling into disrepair. Many of us will find ourselves unable to afford a home in Utah. Anti-trans legislation is spreading...

TikTok creating a place for the creator and consumer. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hall: America’s E-Commerce Consumerism Crisis
By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer • May 31, 2024

  Consumerist culture is rampant, fueled by social media giants like TikTok Shop and Facebook Marketplace. These e-commerce companies...

(Design by Cecilia Acosta | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Smith: Invest in Education
By Emma Smith May 28, 2024

  Recent U.S. K-12 math and reading score deterioration, college enrollment declines and educational disparities are concerning. It is...

(Design by Mary Allen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Nshangalume: The Irony of Social Media and Politics
By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer • May 26, 2024

  One of the things that the United States likes to gloat about is its alleged status as an oasis of freedom for its citizens. The idea...

Pro-Palestine demonstrators hold up signs that read Cease Fire Now next to the newly built encampment in front of the John R. Park Building at the University of Utah during the Emergency Rally For Palestine on Monday, April 29, 2024. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Timpa: To Be an American
By Matthew Timpa, Opinion Writer • May 24, 2024

  Over the last few weeks, universities nationwide have borne witness to student-run protests in support of a free Palestine.   The...

(Design by Mary Allen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Smith: Navigating Nutrition
By Emma Smith May 16, 2024

  Scan the shelves of any grocery store, and you will see we have a severe junk food problem. Seventy-three percent of the American food...

Angela Lezaic, opinion writer of the Daily Utah Chronicle, poses for a photo inside the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on March 29, 2024. (Photo by Luke Larsen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lezaic: The Death of Journalistic Integrity
By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer • May 15, 2024

  I have officially spent over two years at the Daily Utah Chronicle, and it’s been a wild ride.   I got this position after I...

Pro-Palestine demonstrators organize in the City Creek Park in Salt Lake City during the Stand for Palestine Rally on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. (Photo by Marco Lozzi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hall: Freeing Palestine is Not Antisemitic
By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer • May 14, 2024

  Universities worldwide are caught in a contentious debate as students and professors clash with university administrations fueled by...

(Design by Cecilia Acosta | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hufford: Finding Balance in a One-Click World
By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer • May 13, 2024

  Social media is a double-edged sword. It can facilitate awareness, important conversations and connection to a level that would have...

(Photo courtesy of Travis Wise | CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Jang: Sundance Shines in Utah
By Eseudel Jang, Opinion Writer • May 7, 2024

  Controversy recently arose over whether the Sundance Film Festival will move to other cities as its current contract is set to expire...

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