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Morgan Barron
Morgan Barron is an opinion writer. Barron has written for the Daily Utah Chronicle since August 2017.
A Utah native, Barron has always been interested in local politics and how lawmakers' decisions and actions affect Utahns. Joining the Chrony was a non-obvious choice for a mechanical engineer, but she believes joining the paper rounded out her STEM education to

make her a more effective communicator and engineer.

Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

Jun 03, 2020
Barron: Stay Home from National Parks this Summer (Story)
May 26, 2020
Barron: Holding U Accountable (Story)
May 20, 2020
Barron: Vote Huntsman, Not Cox, to Bring Utah through the COVID-19 Crisis (Story)
May 14, 2020
Barron: A SafeU Depends on You (Story)
Apr 26, 2020
Barron: How Utahns can help domestic violence victims during COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 10, 2020
Barron: Don’t Let COVID-19 Harm Utahns Further Through Inaccurate Census Results (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
Barron: Take a Break From TikTok Dances and Use the Quarantine to Increase Your Political Awareness Instead (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
Barron: You Have Toilet Paper, But Are You Prepared to Vote by Mail? (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Barron: Affordable Phone Calls Between Inmates and Their Families are a Bridge to Rehabilitation (Story)
Mar 07, 2020
Barron: Increasing the Integrity of Convictions Begins with Prosecutors (Story)
Feb 29, 2020
Barron: Incomplete Data Costs Indigenous Lives. One Utah Legislator Has a Plan to Fill in the Gaps. (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Barron: More Needs to Be Done to Make the SafeRide Program Functional (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Barron: Proposed Gun Reform Bills Promote Accountability and Must Be Passed (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
Barron: Pass Abortion Bills that Help Women, Not Shame Them (Story)
Feb 02, 2020
Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Barron: Kim Coleman Wants To Bring The Swamp To UT-04 (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Barron: The Failure to Grow Community Support for the Wasatch Gardens (Story)
Dec 29, 2019
Barron: McAdams’s Choosing of Country Over Self Is an Act of Patriotism (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Barron: Utah Sees Porn as a Health Crisis, But Hasn’t Adequately Addressed Revenge Porn (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Barron: Reproductive Planning Should Not Be a Part of Job Interviews (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Barron: Student Input Is Essential to Create a Truly ‘Safe U’ (Story)
Oct 26, 2019
Barron: Utahns Must Demand Conservation over Recreation (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Barron: If the Government Cared About American Youth, It Would Ban Assault Weapons Before Juul Pens (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Barron: When Professors Skip Class: The Impact of Absentee Instructors (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Barron: Romney is No Renegade (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Barron: Utah Needs Comprehensive Sex Ed, Not Limitation and Ignorance (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Barron: Scientific Literacy is Patriotic (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment (Story)
Jul 30, 2019
Barron: Senator Lee Betrays Utah Heroes by Voting Against 9/11 Victim Funding (Story)
Jul 24, 2019
Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious (Story)
Jun 12, 2019
Barron: Moderates Like McAdams Are Crucial to Democratic Majority, Ocasio-Cortez Is Not (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service (Story)
May 25, 2019
Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable (Story)
May 10, 2019
Barron: Utahns Must Take Initiative Against Smog Instead of Sitting In It (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Barron: Undergraduate Research Programs Help U (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Barron: I Applied for my Concealed Carry Permit Without Ever Touching a Gun (Story)
Jan 26, 2019
Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Barron: Female Professors Facing Student Retaliation (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change (Story)
Nov 22, 2018
Barron: An Open Letter to Senator Mitt Romney on Public Lands (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Barron: Remaining Hopeful in the Face of Tragedy (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Barron: Missing Indigenous Women (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Barron: Tuition Hikes Must be Met With Increased Financial Aid (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Barron: Breastfeeding: Drawing Controversy From Necessity (Story)
Sep 30, 2018
Barron: Utah Needs to do More to Protect Vulnerable Inmates (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Barron: Releasing One of Utah’s “Boogeymen” (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Barron: What to Keep in Mind as You Vote on Proposition 2 (Story)
Aug 26, 2018
Barron: The Promise of Exoneration is not Enough (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Barron: Increase Mental Health Resources to Protect Utah’s Youth (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
Barron: What You Can Do To Help Undocumented Immigrants (Story)
Jun 03, 2018
Barron: Mathematical Literacy is Integral to Political Revolution (Story)
May 26, 2018
Barron: Forget Classes! Get an Internship! (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Barron: Transparency is the Law (Story)
Apr 14, 2018
Barron: Redistricting of San Juan County Voting Districts Paves the Way for Political Fairness (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Barron: Gun Violence Research Is Pro-Human (Story)
Apr 08, 2018
Barron: We are all Martha Ellis (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Barron: Unveiling Allegations of Provo MTC President’s Misconduct (Story)
Mar 17, 2018
Barron: Science Fairs Are Fundamental (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
Barron: Utah Lake Restoration Project Needs to Finish its Homework (Story)
Mar 06, 2018
Barron: Mormon Bishops Need Better Training to Handle Abuse Claims (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Barron: Cut-Off Coal, Invest in Renewable Energy (Story)
Feb 10, 2018
Barron: Information Is Not Free (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
Barron: From Murder to a Moon Heist: U Alums You Haven’t Heard of (Story)
Jan 28, 2018
Barron: Living with Artificial Intelligence Long Term (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Barron: Kathie Allen’s Tweets Speak Volumes (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
As A Fish and A Mormon: A Response to the NYT Obituary on Thomas S. Monson (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
Barron: Senator Hatch, It’s Time to Come Home (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Barron: Altering Bears Ears is a Monumental Mistake (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
Barron: In Support of Charlie Brown Christmas Trees (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Barron: Second Notice: Reverse Climate Change or Find a New Home (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
Barron: #OptOutside Plays to REI’s Consumers (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
Barron: Hike Up Canyons, Not Fees (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
Barron: Balancing Believing Victims with ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’ (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Barron: Sharing Our Thanksgivings (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Barron: Wax On, No Wax Off (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Barron: How to Get A Job, Other Important Things I Didn’t Learn In Class (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Barron: Preserving Bears Ears Means Protecting Native Voices (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Barron: Audit Discovers Incompetence (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Barron: Inheriting Breast Cancer (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Barron: First Amendment on Social Media (Story)
Oct 22, 2017
Barron: Civility in the Trump Era (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Barron: Scientists Aren’t Out to Get Your Goat (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Barron: The Importance of Student Mentors (Story)
Oct 01, 2017
Barron: Protest is Patriotic (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Barron: Trump Administration Can’t be Humanized (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
Barron: Huntsman is No Man’s Puppet (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
Barron: ‘Invisible Man’ and Other Banned Books Demand Visibility (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Barron: Justice Is Not Blind (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Barron: Donate Locally, Understand Where it Goes (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Barron: Separation Serves Scouts (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Barron: The “9/11 Generation” May Be The Greatest Generation (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
Genes Don’t Determine Success (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
Barron: U Nurse Incident Further Weakens Public Trust in Law Enforcement (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Barron: Return to Basics and Write Your Senator (Story)
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