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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

A progress pride flag hangs outside of a Salt Lake City home on June 22, 2022.

Lien: White Gays, Check Your Privilege

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 24, 2022

  Only a handful of positive representations of queer people exist in popular media. Of them, the majority are white. Why are white LGBTQ+ people more socially palatable than queer people of color? The...

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Lien: Pride Has Become a Corporate Sell-Out

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 11, 2022

  When most think of Pride, it’s all rainbows and laughter on a sunny June day. Flags wave proudly and bright colors adorn people’s clothes and faces. As a queer person, Pride feels like everything’s...

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Lien: Autism Speaks Doesn’t Care About Autistic People

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 4, 2022

  You’ve seen the car decals of the blue puzzle piece. Every year there’s an influx of fundraisers and marathons, but they’re all for show. The organization Autism Speaks claims to seek the...

The Nibley Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lien: It’s Time for Golf Courses to Pay Their Dues

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 27, 2022

  I hate golf courses. I think about seed bombing them all the time (I wouldn’t, as it’s illegal, but I often have the thought). They’re a waste of space and water, with only a dozen or...

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Lien: Climate Change Won’t Go Away Without Our Help

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  On Earth Day, climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce self-immolated in front of the Supreme Court to protest the inaction done regarding climate change. The media almost totally ignored Bruce’s death,...