The Daily Utah Chronicle

Crofts: Utah Should Take Care Of Its Homeless Before Resettling Refugees

Crofts: Utah Should Take Care Of Its Homeless Before Resettling Refugees

January 29, 2020

  One of the most underreported social crises is the national rise in homelessness. One might expect that the past decade of economic growth and record low unemployment would have brought a drop in the number of people experiencing homelessness, but that has not exactly been the case. The United...

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

Barron: Herbert’s Compassionate Leadership on Refugees Pushes Back On Hateful Fearmongering

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

December 3, 2019

There are currently 70.8 million refugees worldwide, and this number continues to increase as every day 37,000 people are forcibly displaced by military conflicts, ideological persecution or natural disasters. The United States, which once admitted more refugees each year than all other countries combined, r...

Crofts: In Trump I Trust

Crofts: In Trump I Trust

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been a Republican. Believe it or not, I was raised in a conservative home in Los Angeles. Growing up in the liberal hub of Los Angeles, I was always surrounded by friends, family and teachers who pushed the ideals of the Democratic Party upon me and disparaged my...

Barron: If the Government Cared About American Youth, It Would Ban Assault Weapons Before Juul Pens

Barron: If the Government Cared About American Youth, It Would Ban Assault Weapons Before Juul Pens

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

A few weekends ago, I went home for dinner and happened to sit at the table beside a family friend who is a practicing attorney. He asked about my classes and I asked about his family, but our conversation quickly turned to President Trump’s announcement on his administration's move to ban flavored vape pods. I hadn’t been following th...

Don’t Know What’s Going on With the Impeachment Inquiry? Here’s a Brief Explainer.

Don’t Know What’s Going on With the Impeachment Inquiry? Here’s a Brief Explainer.

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 12, 2019

The Trump administration is rife with conflict by the Democratic House of Representatives after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an inquiry on Sept. 24 to conduct investigations from created committees to determine if seeking legal proceedings to impeach President Donald Trump are within their political...

Rush: We Should Listen Before Condemning John Bolton

Rush: We Should Listen Before Condemning John Bolton

By Nicholas Rush

May 24, 2019

  Listening is different from believing, and believing is different from trust. Before casting aspersions on the pretext of his ever-stern countenance, America should listen with an open mind at the candor which bellows from below the rigid mustache of John Bolton, President Trump’s National Se...

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

August 22, 2018

My upbringing was defined by distrust and hyperbole. I was raised in a home that valued independence and privacy, hid emergency food storage in the basement, and nursed a vague distrust of a large, centralized government. These values likely stem back to my Mormon pioneer ancestors who sacrificed their ...

Barber: Hussein Tells Her Refugee Story

Barber: Hussein Tells Her Refugee Story

By Shaelyn Barber

April 20, 2018

The Utah Valley University Journal of Student Leadership has accepted Aziza Hussein’s story for publication. She wrote about her life as a refugee, her struggles with mental health, her personal growth as a leader and her own self-discovery. The journal will be published this month.  “One day I’m going to write my own book, but ...

Barron: Hike Up Canyons, Not Fees

Barron: Hike Up Canyons, Not Fees

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 22, 2017

The motto of the United States National Park Service, “Experience your America,” captures the spirit of the act signed on March 1, 1872, in which Congress declared Yellowstone National Park “a public park ... for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Today there are 58 national parks,...

Barron: Huntsman is No Man’s Puppet

Barron: Huntsman is No Man’s Puppet

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

September 24, 2017

Sitting at a table facing a room of inquisitors, Jon Huntsman Jr. looks the role of a diplomat, not quite relaxed, but obviously resolved. His answers to the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are succinct and definite, each word throwing the gray areas which have defined the current ...

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