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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)
The Importance of Mental Health as Utah Prepares Return to Normal
By Catie Quigley, News Writer • May 8, 2021

  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, isolation became a necessity to maintain public health and safety. This gave rise to another sort of pandemic: one that affects the...

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Reanne Acasio prepares to film Salt Lake Acting Company’s virtual production of
"ALABASTER" by Audrey Cefaly. (Courtesy Reanne Acasio)
'ALABASTER' Gives Heartbreakingly Comic Premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company
By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor • May 16, 2021

  In their season of streaming productions, Salt Lake Acting Company recently produced Audrey Cefaly’s “ALABASTER,” which follows a photographer named Alice to Alabaster,...

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"Pets on Q" stars Colleen Wilson and Melissa May Curtis. (Courtesy Netflix)
Salt Lake City Native Stars in New Netflix Series ‘Pet Stars’ 
By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor • May 14, 2021

  Neflix's newest original series “Pet Stars” follows Pets on Q, a talent management agency for pets. In each episode, Pets on Q founders Colleen Wilson and Melissa May...

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Up-and-coming Artist Toosii Talks New Mixtape 'Thank You For Believing'
By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor • May 9, 2021

  After his biggest year yet, it's clear that Toosii's momentum will continue as his highly anticipated mixtape "Thank You For Believing" dropped on May 7. It's been an incredibly...

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Cover of "Crown Prince: Book One of New Blood." (Courtesy Amazon)
Salt Lake’s W.D. Kilpack III Named Sinister Soup’s Author of the Month
By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer • May 8, 2021

  For W.D. Kilpack III, writing is old hat. Receiving his first publication credit at age nine and completing his first fantasy novel at 12, Kilpack is a seasoned pro at spinning...

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Why We Need More Positive Disability Representation in Media
By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer • May 7, 2021

  The media that we consume — TV, books, music, painting, photography and more — is a vital part of how we communicate ideas and express ourselves to others. Naturally,...

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