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Reflecting on the year: ASUU President Anna Barnes looks back

Outgoing ASUU President Anna Barnes said addressing campus safety was the biggest challenge of her term. (Illustration by Alex Garcia | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

April 22, 2020

  The University of Utah campus, which normally has about 24,000 on a regular school day, now seems barren. The end of the semester approaches with the A. Ray Olpin Union building closing, and the end of the 2019-2020 school year is almost here — yet not the way most might have hoped. With al...

Burton: Combating Propaganda Takes Skepticism

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

April 4, 2020

  This article was originally published in print on March 3, 2020. Recently, several flyers promoting racism and anti-diversity were spotted on the University of Utah’s campus. Although they were quickly taken down and reported by students, the pamphlets have appeared multiple times since. ...

Moran: It’s Time to Prioritize Student Safety

By Serena Moran

March 7, 2020

  In recent years, American schools have endured many school shootings. From the sunny California coast to the bright lights of New York, parents now have another reason to worry for their children when they leave home. Schools in the United States have dealt with many issues in the past, and ou...

Improving Utah’s Transportation System

Riders prepare to board Trax in Salt Lake City on Aug. 27, 2019 | Chronicle archives

By Joseph Moss, Marshall Foster, and Ana Luiza Ramos

February 13, 2020

  Salt Lake City is trying to keep up with the population and ensure everyone can go where they need to safely. The government advertises “zero fatalities” as a golden goal, but there’s already been nine Utah traffic fatalities in 2020. What exactly is the state hoping to solve to reach tha...

Possible Changes to Crimsons Nights May Lead to New Events

Students at a Crimson nights Winter Wonderland event | Chronicle archives.

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

February 1, 2020

  Crimson Nights, late-night events hosted at the A. Ray Olpin Union Building, may be docked from four events per school year to two. Students have mixed feelings about this possible change. “I find that an interesting choice, probably not for the better,” said Bergen Meyer, a sophomore ma...

Are U SAFE?

(Illustration by Jonny Faith | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

January 29, 2020

  Students for Action Focused Empowerment is a newly formed student-led group at the University of Utah. Their goal is to “improve the overall perception of safety, the culture related to safety, and raise overall standards of safety.” “It started off just hearing about a lot of the...

Calls For A Safety Escort Climbed By 83% This Past Year. Do Students Feel Safe On Campus?

University of Utah Police cars | Chronicle archives.

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

September 8, 2019

It has come to our attention that the data used in this story is not accurate. We are currently working to address the issue.    A tangerine energy drink sits alongside a colorful sprawl of folders and pens on a study table for Nina Borzoni and Pauline Kneller, both juniors. It’s almos...

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard, News Writer

September 2, 2019

  Early last week, President Ruth Watkins conducted her monthly report to the University of Utah’s Academic Senate. Her address came shortly after the University Police Department announced the departure of their spokesman, Dan Metcalf, who will be leaving the department after only six months...

Honors Hives Update: Un-bee-lievable Honey

(Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ana Luiza Ramos, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

  The beehive is a symbol of hard work and industry. Not only that, it is the official state emblem of Utah. Beehives make an appearance in Utah’s state flag and the state seal, the Beehive Cluster is recognized as Utah’s official star cluster and the state insect is the beloved honeybee....

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Guest Opinion

August 26, 2019

Earlier this year, President Trump signed a free speech executive order calling colleges and universities to improve free speech on college campuses or risk losing federal funding. I am usually against executive orders — no matter who is the president — but I believe this one is needed. Unive...

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