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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

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Lezaic: Gun Violence is a Symptom of White Supremacy and Capitalism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 18, 2022

  Every day, we see reports of more mass shootings. Politicians offer thoughts and prayers with no action to back them up. Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other as if their negligence...

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The Great Replacement Theory and its Connection to the Buffalo Shooting

By Vanessa Hudson, News Writer June 14, 2022

  On May 14, 2022, a shooter opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Ten Black people were shot dead. One black person and two white people were wounded. The shooter’s manifesto...

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protestors March to State Capitol Advocating for Gun Legislation

By Abhilasha Khatri, Investigative Editor June 12, 2022

  Natalie Reese was one of the student leaders of March for Our Lives Utah in 2018, which took to the streets after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida which killed 17 people. Four years later,...

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Cushman: Campus Losses Fuel Our Headline Anxiety

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 6, 2022

  Headline anxiety is when sad or stressful stories in the news take a toll on an individual’s mental health. With the rise of the 24/7 news cycle and constant social media notifications, many...

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U Student Victims of Gun Violence and the Impact of their Deaths

By Haley Utendorfer, News Writer November 17, 2021

  In the past five years, six University of Utah students have been killed: ChenWei Guo, Lauren McCluskey, Sarah Hawley, Mackenzie Lueck, Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe. Five of these deaths were directly...

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Forth: Utah Legislators Should Work to Reduce Gun Violence

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 22, 2021

  As of this article, the third anniversary of the murder of Lauren McCluskey, a University of Utah student, draws near. Her ex-boyfriend shot her to death on campus on Oct. 22, 2018. This tragedy’s...

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Soter: Bringing Gun Courses into Schools Would Be Pure Lunacy

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor March 2, 2021

  I believe all social justice problems could be solved by good education. That’s why I worked as a peer educator for Planned Parenthood for three years. Unfortunately, though, teaching sex education...

The business end of a Glock 19. Opinion writer KC Ellen Cushman says, If any other cause of death posed as great a threat to public health as gun violence, the Utah legislature would be passing legislation to mitigate the risk. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

Cushman: Elected Officials Should Prioritize Public Safety Over Partisan Agendas

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 29, 2020

  The short length of Utah’s legislative session can make it hard to keep up with all the legislation being passed, but one bill that should not be ignored or lost in the fray of these final...

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Chavez: ‘Joker’ Hits a Nerve But Never Goes Deeper

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer November 2, 2019

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers and plot details about "Joker" (2019).  Whether you are a fan of comic books and superhero movies or couldn't care less, it has been nearly impossible...

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Christopherson: Active Shooter Drills Are Band-Aids for Bullet Holes

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor October 1, 2019

So much gun violence occurs in the United States each year that it is compiled into the Gun Violence Archive. The home page displays roughly a dozen major statistics that are updated each day: total number...