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Hibben: Remembering Who We’ve Lost in the Pandemic

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer March 31, 2021

  Last week, my 88-year-old grandmother finally received her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. After over a year in isolation, she is overjoyed to be able to see her family and friends,...

Utah State Capitol on April 2, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Why Is Utah Lifting the Mask Mandate before Vaccinating At-Risk Groups?

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor March 25, 2021

  When I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with asthma. My diagnosis wasn’t surprising since it runs in my family, but even so, it has been a struggle I’ve had to navigate for the majority of...

Fourth-year student, Thomas Stone, works on a GIS project at a computer lab in Gardener Commons on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Why I’m Cautiously Optimistic about Post-Pandemic Education

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor March 24, 2021

  As we hit the one-year mark of schools moving classes online, all of us feel Zoom-fatigued. Students of all ages want to return to the pre-pandemic way of learning, especially now that more Utahns...

A pride flag hangs from a house in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 21, 2020. This design of the pride flag includes Black, Brown and trans pride. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Trans Teens Need Gender-Affirming Healthcare

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor March 14, 2021

  Transgender patients all over the country are regularly discriminated against by their healthcare providers. In fact, 33% of respondents in the 2016 US Transgender Survey said they’d had a...

The Hunstman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, on May 5, 2017.

Cushman: Utah Needs to Expand Healthcare Access

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 4, 2021

  When I was in elementary school, my mom had cancer. I was only ten, so I didn’t understand what was going on and how serious it was. What I did understand, however, was the emotional toll it...

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Poma: Let K-12 Students Have “Mental Health Days”

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor February 17, 2021

  Mental health challenges have reached the point of becoming a public health crisis — especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Concern about K-12 children’s mental and emotional wellbeing...

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Rep. Pulsipher’s Porn Filter Bill Promotes Dangerous Stereotypes about Sex

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 6, 2021

  Utah’s 2021 legislative session has begun, bringing with it hundreds of new bills for state lawmakers to debate and vote on. One such would-be law is Rep. Susan Pulsipher’s H.B. 72, which,...

Wellness center on campus, Thursday is operating virtually due to COVID. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: “Back to Normal” Won’t Happen This Spring

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 28, 2021

  University of Utah healthcare workers began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on December 15. Because the University Hospital cares for a large percentage of Utah’s COVID-19 patients, it is among...

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Letter: Why Emissions Testing May Do More Harm Than Good

By Gabrielle Adkison December 11, 2020

  Don’t get me wrong, the idea behind emissions testing is perfectly sound and I am in full support of taking measures to improve our air quality. Yet, I must admit that I have some serious concerns...

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Soter: Utah Teens Need Comprehensive Sex Ed

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor November 28, 2020

  I spent the majority of my high school career working for Planned Parenthood’s Utah Teen Council, a program where young people provide sex education to their peers. My experience with Planned...