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Student discussing with counselor in the Bennion Center in the A. Ray Olpin Student Union in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: The Bennion Center’s Alternative Breaks Inspire Activism

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer March 7, 2022

  College is a formative time for many people. Oftentimes, college offers new perspectives and ideas to students. The information learned in college can have a significant impact in shaping students’...

Jorge Rojas installation Gente de Maize / People of Corn at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. (Courtesy Jorge Rojas)

Examining Environmental Traditions through Maize with Artist Jorge Rojas

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor November 1, 2021

  For the last decade or so, maize has been the main focus of performance artist and educator Jorge Rojas. In his latest installation “Gente de Maize / People of Corn” at the Kimball...

Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock

Letter: Hispanic Heritage: Our Roots Are in the Red Rock

By Uriel L. Flores October 20, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month came to a conclusion on Oct. 15. The month has been a time to connect with the folklore, dances, music and great food that characterize Hispanic and Latino heritage. But that’s...

Mill Creek located in Mueller Park Canyon, Utah on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Sound of Silence

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Finding a location free from human interference has become an increasingly difficult task. Even in the most remote places, the physical landscape is littered with evidence of our industrialized...

Agent Smith in The Matrix, Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and Dr. Cayman in What Happened to Monday are all examples of eco-fascist villains.

Climate Change and Eco-Fascism in the Dystopian Genre

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 13, 2021

  We’ve all seen the trope before: an evil mastermind has justified intentions but extreme methods. Thanos, for example — the supervillain of the Marvel cinematic universe — believes the...

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Environmental Movement’s Progressive Transformation is Long Overdue

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor November 22, 2020

  Google “Treehuggers” — a word commonly used in reference to members of the environmental movement — and you’ll find image after image of a, most-likely white, man hugging a tree. Unfortunately,...

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Saifee: We Need More Women in the Environmental Movement

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor November 14, 2020

  I am a junior in college studying the effects of climate change on our world. I must admit my major is sad. The reality is that humans have severely altered the earth, which has resulted in the...

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Physical and Mental Burden of COVID-19 and Climate Change

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor November 9, 2020

  This year has been hard. I feel stressed all the time. College, work, COVID-19 and the worsening impact of climate change have been taxing on my mental and physical health. How in this mess of...

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McGrath: Thought the Pandemic Was Bad? Wait Till You See Climate Genocide

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer September 3, 2020

  It might feel like 2020 is out to get us. In addition to Trump’s impeachment and acquittal and rumors — not to mention memes — of an imminent World War III, the year began amid the Australian...

A view from Canyonlands National Park (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Starr: This Land Is Our Land?

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer November 12, 2019

At a roundtable discussion in Moab last month, Senator Mike Lee and the other senators of the Public Lands, Forests and Mining subcommittee sat down to discuss public lands policy in Utah. While Lee was...