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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

University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake on Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Protect College Girls From Grooming

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  People are starting to have more conversations about the dangers young women face in college, but there is little to show for it. At the University of Utah, we have already lost multiple of our...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

HRE’s Resident Advisor Program Lacks When it Comes to Compensation

By Rachel Kloepfer, Investigative Writer January 30, 2022

  From unmanageable rates to forced student connections, the University of Utah’s Housing and Residential Education program has room for improvement. According to a previous Resident Advisor...

(Photo courtesy Will Shadley)

Shadley: College is Transformative, but Only For Those Who Can Afford It

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 27, 2021

  As I began my freshman year of college, my only real commitment was to be a student at the University of Utah. Those four unplanned years ahead of me came with the freedom to explore...

A development project underway off of 500 S and 1300 E in Salt Lake City on October 15th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Stage is Set for Gentrification in Salt Lake City

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

  Utah's population is booming — thanks to economic growth in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and a relatively low unemployment rate despite the pandemic. People from California and other western...

Mayor Erin Mendenhall takes a knee at Washington square park in Salt Lake City on June 4, 2020. I want to honor the movement that is happening in our city and across the nation. Its the least that I can do to show my support for the protesters, Mendenhall said.  (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Pack-in of City Council Meeting Organized to Advocate for the Homeless Population in Salt Lake, Call on Mendenhall to Change Plans

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer September 16, 2020

  On Sept. 15, 2020, members of the Salt Lake community participated in a pack-in of the virtual city council meeting, organized by the prison abolitionist group, Decarcerate Utah. One caller...

HRE Issues Statement after Student Leaders Ask for an Official Response to Their Concerns

HRE Issues Statement after Student Leaders Ask for an Official Response to Their Concerns

By Kayleigh Silverstein , Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer August 28, 2020

  On Aug. 27, 2020, Housing and Residential Education released a statement directly addressing the concerns expressed by student leaders on Aug. 23. This statement came after student leaders had...

Two students in the MHC lobby wearing masks. (Photo by Jack Gambassi)

#GiveUsEmpathy: Student Leaders at the U Speak Out About HRE Concerns

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer August 24, 2020

  On Aug. 20, resident advisors at Cornell University threatened to go on strike on Aug. 22 if their demands for safer working conditions, more communication and for administration to #GiveUsEmpathy...

Salt Lake City. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Burton: COVID-19 Is a Threat to Housing Affordability. Utah Developers and Communities Need to Do More

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer August 21, 2020

  Living in America is not cheap. While steadily rising costs of living and inflation are positive indicators that an economy is growing, they do cause problems when earnings can’t catch up with...

Michelle Brown, campaign chair of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women organization, speaks at the Womxn’s March at the Utah state capitol on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Cushman: COVID-19 Illuminates the Inequities Indigenous People Have Faced for Centuries

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer August 3, 2020

  The coronavirus outbreak has affected all our lives, but ethnically and racially diverse communities are facing the pandemic’s severest consequences. COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact...

A model room of the standard dormitory furniture. The old furniture is in the process of being replaced with newer furniture.

Live Q&A Addresses Student Concerns About Fall 2020 Housing, U Plans 2 Weeks of All Online Classes

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer July 28, 2020

  On Monday, July 27, Housing and Residential Education at the University of Utah held a live Q&A session to address concerns from those living on campus in Fall 2020. The Q&A began...