Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs at the Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 27 2015. Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle.

The photo desk of The Daily Utah Chronicle presents the best photos of the fall 2015 semester. This album contains the best newsworthy photos that were captured by our excellent staff photojournalists at the Chronicle. They include crucial plays in sports, the biggest events on campus, and moments that shaped and defined the past five months.

Scroll down to see the semester’s best photos.

Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs at the Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 27 2015. Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs at the Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 27 2015. Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Senior quarterback Travis Wilson (7) and junior running back Joe Williams, left of Wilson, bobble the ball after the snap in the final minute of a Pac-12 football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium where the UCLA Bruins beat the Utah Utes 17-9 on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
Senior quarterback Travis Wilson (7) and junior running back Joe Williams, left of Wilson, bobble the ball after the snap in the final minute of a Pac-12 football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium where the UCLA Bruins beat the Utah Utes 17-9 on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
Ballet students perform in a dress rehearsal in the Marriott Center for Dance on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Ballet students perform in a dress rehearsal in the Marriott Center for Dance on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Senior running back Devontae Booker (23) tries to shed tacklers in a Pac-12 football game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Mike Sheehan, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Senior running back Devontae Booker (23) tries to shed tacklers in a Pac-12 football game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Mike Sheehan, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Fans' signs are on display during a broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay on President's Circle, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Fans’ signs are on display during a broadcast of ESPN’s College GameDay on President’s Circle, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
The U graduate string quartet performs in front of Lionel Walden's "Steelworks, Cardiff, at Night" 1895-97, at Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mike Sheehan, Daily Utah Chronicle.
The U graduate string quartet performs in front of Lionel Walden’s “Steelworks, Cardiff, at Night” 1895-97, at Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mike Sheehan, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma (25) goos for the layup in an NCAA men's basketball game against IPFW at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Saturday, Dec 5, 2015. Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma (35) goes for a layup in an NCAA men’s basketball game against IPFW at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Saturday, Dec 5, 2015. Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Protesters hold signs at a racial awareness march and discussion inside the Union Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 20th, 2015. Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Protesters hold signs at a racial awareness march and discussion inside the Union Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 20th, 2015. Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Students participate in paddle board yoga at the Student Life Center, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2015. Peter Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Students participate in paddle board yoga at the Student Life Center, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2015. Peter Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
The Oregon mascot, Puddles, gets caught in between two contest participants during Pac-12 play against the Utah Utes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
The Oregon mascot, Puddles, gets caught in between two contest participants during Pac-12 play against the Utah Utes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Sorority members celebrate Bid Day at the Union Ballroom, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Sorority members celebrate Bid Day at the Union Ballroom, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Sophomore outside hitter Eliza Katoa, right, tips the ball during a Pac-12 volleyball match against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Saturday, Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Chris Ayers.
Sophomore outside hitter Eliza Katoa, right, tips the ball during a Pac-12 volleyball match against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Saturday, Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Chris Ayers.
Members of the MUSS participate in the third down jump amidst the rain in a Pac-12 football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Madeline Rencher, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Members of the MUSS participate in the third down jump amidst the rain in a Pac-12 football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Madeline Rencher, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Investigators review evidence after responding to a shooting involving two members of the U football team on 310 South 1300 East near campus, Sunday, Sept.13, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Investigators review evidence after responding to a shooting involving two members of the U football team on 310 South 1300 East near campus, Sunday, Sept.13, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Junior nickel back Justin Thomas (12) runs toward the end zone after intercepting a pass in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Thursday, September 3, 2015. Utah won the contest, 24-17. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Junior nickel back Justin Thomas (12) runs toward the end zone after intercepting a pass in the second half of a football game against the Michigan Wolverines at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Thursday, September 3, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A glass spider is on display at the Red Butte Garden Art Exhibit, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Peter Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A glass spider is on display at the Red Butte Garden Art Exhibit, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Peter Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Senior business admin and political science student Esther Blanco studies in the Marriott Library, Monday September 28, 2015.
Senior business admin and political science student Esther Blanco studies in the Marriott Library, Monday September 28, 2015.
A stuffed parrot is on display inside Afterlife Vintage in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A stuffed parrot is on display inside Afterlife Vintage in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A view inside the atrium of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Building on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A view inside the atrium of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Building on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A students makes a clay sculpture at Arts Bash on the Marriott Library Plaza on campus, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A students makes a clay sculpture at Arts Bash on the Marriott Library Plaza on campus, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chronicle.
The Sigma Chi house is decorated for homecoming week, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.
The Sigma Chi house is decorated for homecoming week, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A new buffalo dish is for sale at the Crimson View restaurant at the Union, Friday, September 18, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A new buffalo dish is for sale at the Crimson View restaurant at the Union, Friday, September 18, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Swoop enters the field on a motorcycle before the Utah Utes play the Oregon State Beavers in Pac-12 football at Rice Eccles Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Swoop enters the field on a motorcycle before the Utah Utes play the Oregon State Beavers in Pac-12 football at Rice Eccles Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A menu for the Blue Plate Diner sits on a counter in Salt Lake City, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Madeline Rencher, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A menu for the Blue Plate Diner sits on a counter in Salt Lake City, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Madeline Rencher, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Senior quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) runs between two defenders during a football game against the Utah State Aggies at Rice Eccles Stadium, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Dane Goodwin, Daily Utah Chronicle.
Senior quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) runs between two defenders during a football game against the Utah State Aggies at Rice Eccles Stadium, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Dane Goodwin, Daily Utah Chronicle.
At the top of the new pedestrian walkway connecting the Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building to the west side of north Campus Drive, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle.
A new pedestrian walkway connecting the Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building to the west side of north Campus Drive, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle.

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