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Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cowley: Air Pollution is Not a New Cause of Death
By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer • January 28, 2022

  The first time I saw an inversion I just assumed it would dissipate as the day went on as fog does in my home state, but as the week went on it only seemed to get worse. The blanket of haze just seemed to get thicker and thicker. As the inversion got thicker, it slowly crept...

(Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Saifee: The Inland Port Started with the U, and Should End with You
By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor • October 29, 2021

  The University of Utah sits at the base of the foothills and peers down into the valley. Oftentimes, the U feels like a bubble,...

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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...

Alexander: The Legislative Session Needs More Focus on COVID-19 Policy
Alexander: The Legislative Session Needs More Focus on COVID-19 Policy
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  In Utah’s 2022 General Session, the legislature’s priorities branch out into various topics, including the Great Salt Lake, vaccine...

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cushman: End the Death Penalty in Utah for a Fairer Justice System
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • January 26, 2022

  In 2015, Utah aimed to drastically change criminal justice with House Bill 348. The legislation intended to reduce recidivism and the...

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Soter: America Has a Problem with Food During the Holidays
By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer • January 1, 2022

  I’ve spent Thanksgiving out of state with extended family for as long as I can remember. We cook, we laugh and we watch football....

Soter: Romance is a Market
Soter: Romance is a Market
December 20, 2021
(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Kincart: Do More for Workers With Disabilities
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • January 26, 2022

  In 2020, 17.9% of people with disabilities were employed, compared to 61.8% of people without disabilities. People with disabilities...

Kincart: Find Your Quiet
Kincart: Find Your Quiet
December 21, 2021
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Shadley: There’s No Such Thing As 'Green' Cryptocurrency
By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer • January 23, 2022

  In just seven years, the price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed from roughly $250 to over $42,000. If 15-year-old me had scrounged together...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hibben: Don't Fall Victim to the False Promises of MLMs
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • January 25, 2022

  Utah is called the fraud capital of the United States for its incredibly high rate of scams. These scams likely succeed because...

(Design by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Buening: H.B. 60 Threatens to Extend the Pandemic
By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  COVID-19 is not gone. The omicron variant continues to tear through communities worldwide, Utah included. Here, new infections have...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Linnabary: Governor Cox’s State of the State Address Gives Me Hope
By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer • January 26, 2022

  On Jan. 20, Gov. Spencer Cox gave his second State of the State address in front of both legislative houses, the Utah Supreme Court...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Bringhurst: Tax on Food Is a Tax on the Poor
By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  The pandemic may have hurt the United States’ economy, but Utah’s economy is flourishing thanks to COVID-19 stimulus cash and...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Editorial: Divestment Requires More than an Empty Approval
By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board November 1, 2021

  Months after the University of Utah’s academic senate approved steps for divestment, the campus community is still left...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
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...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
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...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
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...

University of Utah campus. (Photo by Paige Gardner | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Letter: I Am So Angry
By Serena Aeschilman January 27, 2022
A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, November 3, 2020.(Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Guest Opinion: The Silent Suffers of Incarceration
By Rui Zeller, Tiani Crowfoot, and Heidi Roulstone December 22, 2021
Alexander: The Legislative Session Needs More Focus on COVID-19 Policy
Alexander: The Legislative Session Needs More Focus on COVID-19 Policy
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  In Utah’s 2022 General Session, the legislature’s priorities branch out into various topics, including the Great Salt Lake, vaccine...

(Design by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Buening: H.B. 60 Threatens to Extend the Pandemic
By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  COVID-19 is not gone. The omicron variant continues to tear through communities worldwide, Utah included. Here, new infections have...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Bringhurst: Tax on Food Is a Tax on the Poor
By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  The pandemic may have hurt the United States’ economy, but Utah’s economy is flourishing thanks to COVID-19 stimulus cash and...

Bjorns Coffee off Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City is busy helping customers get their caffeine fix in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Alexander: Tips Don’t Equal a Living Wage
By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer • January 28, 2022

  For the past two years, I’ve worked as a server at a restaurant in Ogden, where I earned less than the minimum wage, at the “tipped...

Cushman: COVID-19 Proved That Universal Basic Income Is Necessary
Cushman: COVID-19 Proved That Universal Basic Income Is Necessary
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • January 27, 2022

  During the 2020 primary election, Andrew Yang had a unique plan to deal with the economic challenges facing America: Universal Basic...

University of Utah campus. (Photo by Paige Gardner | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Letter: I Am So Angry
By Serena Aeschilman January 27, 2022

  I’m so angry. I'm angry that, despite the efforts of those who dealt with discrimination before me, we still face discrimination....

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Linnabary: Governor Cox’s State of the State Address Gives Me Hope
By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer • January 26, 2022

  On Jan. 20, Gov. Spencer Cox gave his second State of the State address in front of both legislative houses, the Utah Supreme Court...

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Cushman: End the Death Penalty in Utah for a Fairer Justice System
By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer • January 26, 2022

  In 2015, Utah aimed to drastically change criminal justice with House Bill 348. The legislation intended to reduce recidivism and the...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Kincart: Do More for Workers With Disabilities
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • January 26, 2022

  In 2020, 17.9% of people with disabilities were employed, compared to 61.8% of people without disabilities. People with disabilities...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Hibben: Don't Fall Victim to the False Promises of MLMs
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • January 25, 2022

  Utah is called the fraud capital of the United States for its incredibly high rate of scams. These scams likely succeed because...

(Courtesy Pexels)
Shadley: There’s No Such Thing As 'Green' Cryptocurrency
By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer • January 23, 2022

  In just seven years, the price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed from roughly $250 to over $42,000. If 15-year-old me had scrounged together...

Linnabary: We Need A Better Pundit Class
Linnabary: We Need A Better Pundit Class
By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer • January 23, 2022

  We like to think our positions on current issues are entirely original, but for many, this isn't true. It can be challenging to find...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Bringhurst: Higher Education is a Necessity Many Can't Afford
By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer • January 23, 2022

  I’m once again infuriated by the cost of higher education as I review my Spring semester tuition payment plan. As a student who works...

Kincart: Take Care of Yourself this Semester
Kincart: Take Care of Yourself this Semester
By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer • January 19, 2022

  Once again, we find ourselves starting another semester in the thick of the pandemic. Utah has upwards of 700,000 COVID-19 cases, which...

Hibben: Mask Mandates Are a Big Relief
Hibben: Mask Mandates Are a Big Relief
By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer • January 19, 2022

  Following the new 30-day mask mandate issued for Salt Lake County on Jan. 8, the University of Utah was finally able to require and...

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