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Goodbye, Daily Utah Chronicle. Yes, Yes, We Promise We’ll Call.

Goodbye, Daily Utah Chronicle. Yes, Yes, We Promise We’ll Call.

By Madge Slack, Emily Anderson, Greyson Harness, Christina Giardinelli, Zach Janis, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Aiden Keenan, Amy Loret, Katelyn Collett, Mandi Johansen, Alli Milne, and Ashlyn Cassity

April 25, 2019

Emily Anderson: Editor-in-Chief Every Sonic Youth song longer than five minutes (most of them). Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Training for a marathon — or, even, a half marathon. That was a list of things I’ve started and never finished. I feel like I’m ending my tenure as edit...

Alvarado: Feminism’s Fight Against Harmful Media Stereotypes

Alvarado: Feminism’s Fight Against Harmful Media Stereotypes

By Andrea Alvarado

April 15, 2019

  The feminist movement is not a novelty brewed in the outspoken online universe, but its wide-spread modern acceptance is certainly a product of recent generations. For some, this acceptance of the movement — which was perceived as incredibly radical only a couple of decades ago — is th...

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

By Andrea Alvarado

April 12, 2019

  There's widespread disagreement on the nature of the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico and whether it should ever change. As Puerto Rico grows, its desire to become a state increases. However, the Trump administration seems unwilling to consider this possibility. Just this mon...

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Morgan Barron, Josh Petersen, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Elise Scott, and Jacob Brown

April 10, 2019

  What is the Church's Influence on You? While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant religion in the state of Utah, individual experiences with and within it are hardly monolithic. At the University of Utah, students pursue an education in an environment that regu...

Alvarado: Dollars for Likes: Instagram Celebrities Are Paid to Advertise Controversial Products

Alvarado: Dollars for Likes: Instagram Celebrities Are Paid to Advertise Controversial Products

By Andrea Alvarado

April 5, 2019

  Instagram is the preferred social media platform for people under 30, and with more than 100 million users, it is slowly catching up to Facebook in terms of popularity. Instagram is used by a diverse assortment of users, ranging from humorous meme accounts to celebrities to do-it-yourself projects. The most infamous genre is one that has ...

Alvarado: Don’t Blame the #MeToo Movement, Blame the Schools

Alvarado: Don’t Blame the #MeToo Movement, Blame the Schools

By Andrea Alvarado

April 3, 2019

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Since the beginning of the #MeToo Movement, there have been cries of the new cultural phenomenon going too far. Some have argued that this new culture of zero tolerance will hinder men from complimenting coworkers or “innocently flirting” w...

Alvarado: External Appearance is Not an Indicator of Internal Health

Alvarado: External Appearance is Not an Indicator of Internal Health

By Andrea Alvarado

April 3, 2019

  There is a mistaken assumption that diets are inherently healthy. Even though a lifestyle change, such as a diet, might inspire people to incorporate beneficial habits in their daily lives, diets center on limiting the caloric consumption of individuals at all costs. The mentality of deprivi...

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

Alvarado: There is a Human Rights Crisis at the Border

By Andrea Alvarado

March 23, 2019

  The wall has been marketed as the sole solution to the influx of migrants to the United States-Mexico border. The president and his administration have held this enormous construction as a cure for all evils — despite there being little evidence to support this claim. Meanwhile, the pres...

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

By Andrea Alvarado

March 9, 2019

  In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an article, unaware of the serious repercussions his work would have in public health around the world. His study claimed to have found a correlation between autism and the MMR vaccine (which prevents measles, mumps and rubella). Since then, his article has bee...

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

Alvarado: Are Atheists Less Trustworthy?

By Andrea Alvarado

February 9, 2019

  Although the First Amendment clearly states that freedom of religion is protected under the Constitution, there is confusion surrounding atheism and the rights of those who consider themselves non-religious. Atheists are estimated to comprise roughly 25 percent of the population in the United States, though polls struggle to find the exact number. Stigmas su...

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