The Daily Utah Chronicle

Starr: Prioritize The Growth Of Threatened Species, Not Just Humans

Starr: Prioritize The Growth Of Threatened Species, Not Just Humans

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

February 13, 2020

  The Northern Corridor is a proposed highway in Washington County that would result in alarming environmental consequences. The public scoping period, which is used to identify relevant influences upon the scope of the environmental analysis, concluded last month. The four-lane scheme will di...

Starr: The Utah Way of Ignorance and Disease

Starr: The Utah Way of Ignorance and Disease

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

February 8, 2020

  Earlier this month, an HIV awareness campaign was brought to a standstill by Governor Herbert. “Suggestive” condom wrappers appeared to be the hardline that the Department of Health crossed in their efforts to promote better sexual health in the state. Recalling Utah-themed condoms is not ...

Starr: Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Will Have Long-Lasting Consequences

Starr: Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Will Have Long-Lasting Consequences

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 28, 2020

  There is no question about President Trump’s dedication to eroding critical environmental regulations and procedures. From shrinking treasured monuments in our backyard to purging greenhouse gas emissions standards, his administration has mastered the art of deregulation. The running lis...

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  Nature photography is a beautiful form of expression, and powerful, pocket-accessible devices like cell phones make it easy for most people to try nature photography themselves. These images can inspire others to engage with wildlife, flora and unique land formations. Many professional photographers...

Starr: In-Person Echo Chambers Are Just as Dangerous as Those Online

Starr: In-Person Echo Chambers Are Just as Dangerous as Those Online

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2020

Many believe that online echo chambers are becoming too prevalent. They worry that when people surround themselves with digital content and people who think like them, they result in constantly preaching “opinions to the converted.” It is said that in these echo chambers, people’s beliefs and perspectives become distorted as their vie...

Starr: If Utah Was Truly Pro-Family, It Would Ratify the ERA

Starr: If Utah Was Truly Pro-Family, It Would Ratify the ERA

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 12, 2020

As a state where far too many women endure serious challenges, including a large wage gap and little professional respect, it is critical that Utah ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 2020. While the state’s culture is deeply attached to restrictive gender roles — the set of expectations of h...

Starr: The LDS Church Should Preserve The Outreach Community Garden

Starr: The LDS Church Should Preserve The Outreach Community Garden

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

December 26, 2019

Community gardens serve a greater purpose than merely harvesting heirloom tomatoes and organic greens. Caring for fruit trees and beehives on a community plot can teach lessons beyond the growing seasons and protect keystone species. Managing plots brings distinct benefits, like promoting public health and...

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

November 26, 2019

Record-breaking cold temperatures in Salt Lake City last month made my hands freeze and my frowning face flush to pink. However, when I feel the discomfort of the harsh elements while I walk around downtown or on my way to class, I have the opportunity to fall into my own bed each night under a roof t...

Starr: ‘Love is Love’ Should Include Legalized Polygamy

Starr: ‘Love is Love’ Should Include Legalized Polygamy

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

November 20, 2019

I had just graduated from high school when the United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex couples could have the right to marry and celebrate their love for one another with the law behind them. It was a happy day, as many of those close to me felt a little freer to be who they were and partic...

Head to Head: Should Utah Keep the Death Penalty?

Head to Head: Should Utah Keep the Death Penalty?

By Morgan Barron and Kennedie Starr

November 17, 2019

Utah is one of thirty states in the U.S. that still uses the death penalty. Two of our writers, Morgan Barron and Kennedie Starr, debate whether this form of punishment should still be allowed.

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