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Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Mendenhall: Protect our National Parks From Vandalism
By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer • September 25, 2022

  National parks are a huge source of tourism and income in Utah. We host some of the most beautiful national and state parks in the United States. As locals, we get to reap the benefits of these parks being in our backyards. However, we also have to shoulder the negative consequences...

Alexander: Stop Policing POC Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death
Alexander: Stop Policing POC Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor • September 14, 2022

  British monarch Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week at the age of 96, and her death has been met with mixed reactions. While the...

Zahra Saifee holds a sign at a climate protest held by Divest U at the Union Plaza on April 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Buening: The Supreme Court Crusades Against Environmental Protection
By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor • July 17, 2022

  In the final days of the Supreme Court’s nine-month session, conservative justices have managed to eviscerate not only reproductive...

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Hibben: The Sketchy World of Supplements
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • May 22, 2022

  We all want to be our happiest and healthiest selves. For those of us who don’t always eat the way we should, supplements and vitamins...

Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women
Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • September 15, 2022

  In 2008, white nationalist Richard Spencer coined the term “alt-right,” and in recent years, the discourse of it has become mainstream....

Children embrace their guardian at the protest against the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade at the Utah State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Bringhurst: Anti-Abortion Advocates Neglect Children
By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer • July 29, 2022

  With abortion restricted or illegal in more than half of the United States, many worry about the consequences of an influx of unwanted...

University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cowley: Keep Turning Point USA Off of Campus
By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer • September 22, 2022

  A few weeks ago, I visited our campus’ back-to-school club fair. There were lots of organizations and groups tabling, but one in...

(Design by Madelyn Foulger | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Torres: Corporate Anti-Bias Training is Superficial
By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer • September 15, 2022

  In the past 20 years, movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, as well as fights for rights like same-sex marriage and trans-inclusivity,...

Different prints of tattoos in the Yellow Rose tattoo shop in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept 9, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lezaic: Examine the Prevalence of Exoticism in Tattoo Designs
By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer • September 12, 2022

  If the world of tattoos interests you, then you’ve likely seen your fair share of questionable designs. And in some cases, questionable...

Visitors hike the narrows in Zion National Park in October 2020. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Mendenhall: Protect our National Parks From Vandalism
By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer • September 25, 2022

  National parks are a huge source of tourism and income in Utah. We host some of the most beautiful national and state parks in the United...

Kayla Lien at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 9, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lien: Anti-Asian Racism is Far From Over
By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer • September 16, 2022

  COVID-19 affected the entire world, and besides the loss of millions of people and ever-present symptoms, it greatly tested the resilience...

Deseret Industries Thrift Store & Donation Center in Murray, Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lien: Heatwaves Kill
August 20, 2022
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Mendenhall: Stop Highlighting Problematic Content Creators
By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer • September 8, 2022

  Social media is Gen Z’s primary source of entertainment and current events. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter...

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...

Demonstrators march up the steps of the Utah State Capitol in protest of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Editorial: The Loss of Roe v. Wade
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board June 24, 2022

  Today the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The landmark case once federally protected abortion rights and the right to privacy....

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Editorial: The U Institutionalizes Student Activism
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 23, 2022

  Student activism has always been a part of the University of Utah’s campus life. We’ve seen protests and demonstrations on small...

Curtsey Image from Peter Ovard
Letter: The Time for Transit is Now
By Peter Ovard March 21, 2022
University of Utah campus. (Photo by Paige Gardner | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Guest Opinion: Jess Wojciechowski, 2021-22 ASUU Student Body President
By Jess Wojciechowski May 2, 2022
University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cowley: Keep Turning Point USA Off of Campus
By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer • September 22, 2022

  A few weeks ago, I visited our campus’ back-to-school club fair. There were lots of organizations and groups tabling, but one in...

Queen Elizabeth II (Photograph taken by Julian Calder for Governor-General of New Zealand)
Zuzunaga: We Should Implement a U.S. Monarchy
By Franco Zuzunaga September 22, 2022

  Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96, and Charles III is now the King of England. Of the many things that could be said about the Queen,...

Kayla Lien at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 9, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lien: Anti-Asian Racism is Far From Over
By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer • September 16, 2022

  COVID-19 affected the entire world, and besides the loss of millions of people and ever-present symptoms, it greatly tested the resilience...

Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women
Cushman: We Need to Talk About Alt-Right Radicalization of Young Women
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • September 15, 2022

  In 2008, white nationalist Richard Spencer coined the term “alt-right,” and in recent years, the discourse of it has become mainstream....

(Design by Madelyn Foulger | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Torres: Corporate Anti-Bias Training is Superficial
By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer • September 15, 2022

  In the past 20 years, movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, as well as fights for rights like same-sex marriage and trans-inclusivity,...

Alexander: Stop Policing POC Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death
Alexander: Stop Policing POC Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor • September 14, 2022

  British monarch Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week at the age of 96, and her death has been met with mixed reactions. While the...

Students study at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City, on Nov. 1, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lien: The Young Aren’t the Problem and the Old Aren’t Either
By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer • September 14, 2022

  It seems like once every new generation enters the workforce, the ones before them have something to say. “Millennials are entitled.”...

Different prints of tattoos in the Yellow Rose tattoo shop in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept 9, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lezaic: Examine the Prevalence of Exoticism in Tattoo Designs
By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer • September 12, 2022

  If the world of tattoos interests you, then you’ve likely seen your fair share of questionable designs. And in some cases, questionable...

Demonstrators at the protest of the overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Torres: Utahns Need to Break Laws to Change Them
By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer • September 9, 2022

  The recent influx of attacks on Utahns’ rights — the Dobbs decision, the policing of trans girls’ bodies, police violence, abuse...

(Design by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Mendenhall: Stop Highlighting Problematic Content Creators
By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer • September 8, 2022

  Social media is Gen Z’s primary source of entertainment and current events. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter...

The Utah State Capital in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 16, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cushman: A Vote for McMullin is a Vote for the Utah Way
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • September 7, 2022

  This November, Utah will have the “strangest Senate race in America,” with independent challenger Evan McMullin taking on incumbent...

The Center for Disability & Access at the University of Utah on the first floor of the A. Ray Olpin Union building on campus in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 10, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Lien: The U Needs Accessible Disability Accommodations
By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer • September 1, 2022

  As of 2020, students with disabilities make up 14.5% of the total U.S. student body, education week reports. Yet, according to the...

Students walk down campus and pass the Kahlert Village dorms and the Student Life Center in Salt Lake City on July 1, 2022. Due to its close proximity, campus housing provides students who can afford its costs with opportunities to use facilities paid for by student fees and to get involved in campus events and the community. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cowley: The Inaccessibility of Campus Housing
By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer • September 1, 2022

  During my freshman year of college, I lived in one of the first-year dorms on campus. I was told that by living on campus, I would...

The courtyard on the north side of the Art building is frequented by art classes as a place to work on assignments. Courses such as studio photography use the are to learn about using natural light and strobes. The image was taken on July, 9, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody| The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cushman: Make Outdoor Classrooms a Priority
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • August 30, 2022

  My high school had an outdoor classroom where teachers could take students outside to learn. It allowed us to exchange smartboards...

Canvas print of some students in a lab at the Warnock Engineering Building at the University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City, Utah on July 5, 2022. (Photo by Amen Koutowogbe | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: U Majors Exclude BIPOC Perspectives
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor • August 26, 2022

  There’s a serious issue with University of Utah departments excluding students of color by failing to include BIPOC perspectives....

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