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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Physical and Mental Burden of COVID-19 and Climate Change

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor November 9, 2020

  This year has been hard. I feel stressed all the time. College, work, COVID-19 and the worsening impact of climate change have been taxing on my mental and physical health. How in this mess of...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: Cast Aside Individualism for a Better Tomorrow

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor November 2, 2020

  We are now beginning the eleventh month of this hellish year. And unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Utah's COVID-19 cases are increasing at alarming rates. Just this past...

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Photo by Adam Fondren | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: I’m Starting at the U in the Middle of a Pandemic – and I’m Concerned

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 12, 2020

  I’m starting my freshman year at the University of Utah during COVID-19, and I think the stagnancy, frustration and confusion I am experiencing are relatable to many in my class.  We’ve...

Some individuals have taken to social media to make memes about the coronavirus while others have documented instances of discrimination in public spaces and taken a stand against xenophobia. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Yes, We Need to Wear Masks This Fall Semester

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor August 10, 2020

  Over the past several months, we’ve all experienced unprecedented changes in our daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. With that, face masks and coverings – which have been heavily...

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Burton: Please, Just Wear a Mask

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer July 16, 2020

   As Utah and other states transition out of economic shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utahns are coming closer to a sense of normalcy. After months of social distancing and closures of...

Attendee writes an Angela Davis quote in chalk at Washington Square Park for the Juneteenth celebration in Salt Lake City on June 19, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

ASUU Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis at the U, Sets Precedent for the State

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer June 27, 2020

  While the Salt Lake City streets have been filled with protesters for a month straight, students at the University of Utah have been working to acknowledge their demands and address systemic...

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Should Reopen Its National Parks

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 27, 2020

  Unacast, a location data analysis firm, has given grades to each state in order to measure how well they have implemented health protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. Utah scored a D, one...

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Burton: We Need to be Aware of Our Emotions During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer April 16, 2020

  Our lifestyles have dramatically changed because of the coronavirus. All throughout the world, shutdowns have caused economic crises, our favorite events are canceled and schools all throughout...

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Poma: Panic Will Not Get Us Through COVID-19

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor March 31, 2020

  The coronavirus changed the course of everyone’s lives in a matter of days. Grocery stores have been emptied, social events postponed or canceled and classes at the University of Utah and...

Students at the U and across the nation are struggling. It is important to take care of ourselves, remain calm, have compassion for others and do our part in slowing the spread of the virus. | Chronicle archives.

Moran: Even Under Stress, Students Should Slow the Impact of COVID-19

By Serena Moran March 28, 2020

  The last few weeks have left the world on edge. The coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China has now swept over the globe. People are panicked and scared. As if we needed anything...