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Gaymer Night: Representation, Support and Inclusivity

Gaymer Night: Representation, Support and Inclusivity

By Christopher Payne

October 1, 2019

  October is LGBT History Month, and we are heading into Pride Week here at the University of Utah. To kick everything off, the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting “Gaymer Night” in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Building on Sept. 30. Now, I’m particularly excited for the ev...

Banned Books Week — Let’s Keep Our Shelves Controversial

Banned Books Week — Let’s Keep Our Shelves Controversial

By Christopher Payne

September 23, 2019

  Welcome to Banned Books Week across the country — a celebration and observation of literary censorship.  From Sept. 22 through Sept. 28, people all over our nation are speaking out against censorship and drawing attention to the ongoing controversy of banning books. The Marriott Library...

Arts Desk August Favorites

Arts Desk August Favorites

September 17, 2019

  Arts is a rather broad, all-encompassing term. Here at the Arts Desk, luckily, we've got a wide range of tastes and appreciation for every facet of art. With this piece, we kick off a monthly project where we share our favorite arts production or item, providing a bit of insight to everyone...

Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

By Christopher Payne

September 7, 2019

  The gaming industry has never been kind to studious, broke college students. It seems that every autumn — especially come November, as we hit that peak time between midterms and finals — we're hit with an onslaught of incredible video games, back-to-back. It's overwhelming and there's never...

Taste of Summer Brings Together Local Utah Vendors

Taste of Summer Brings Together Local Utah Vendors

By Christopher Payne

August 23, 2019

  This article was published in print on Aug. 5, 2019. Ice cream, chocolate, gelato, churros, cupcakes, honey, barbecue and salsa all came together during the Taste of Summer food festival on July 20 and 21. For the first time at the Natural History Museum of Utah, local food vendors from all...

LOVELOUD 2019: Engaging as Ever

LOVELOUD 2019: Engaging as Ever

By Christopher Payne

June 30, 2019

  For its third year running, the LOVELOUD Festival brought thousands of people together with a message of unconditional love and support for all LGBTQ youth in Utah and across the world. Dan Reynolds — founder of LOVELOUD and lead singer of Imagine Dragons — has made it his mission to "ignite...

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

By Palak Jayswal, Abigail Raasch, Hannah Keating, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 15, 2019

  Being a freshman is terrifying, to say the least. As you embark on your college journey, the writers of the Arts Desk want to pass along some words of wisdom — from reflections on our personal degrees to general advice, we wish you the best of luck. Palak Jayswal - Communication (B.A.) ...

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

By Christopher Payne

May 13, 2019

  This article is spoiler free. It's not common that I walk out of a movie theater with a clear, non-conflicted opinion of a film. I've mastered the art of nitpicking and can usually find something wrong with the acting, the cinematography, poorly written dialogue or plot points, lack of character deve...

Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

By Christopher Payne and Ray Gill

April 15, 2019

  We’ve come to expect a degree of controversy surrounding video games. As a newer, popular form of art and entertainment, they continue to provoke heavy analysis and even attacks over social media. The interactive element inherent in gaming brings up questions about what content is acceptabl...

‘The Rivals’ Delights with Witty Humor and Sharp Performances

‘The Rivals’ Delights with Witty Humor and Sharp Performances

By Christopher Payne

April 14, 2019

  Ten minutes into the University of Utah’s production of “The Rivals,” I was entirely lost. I only understood every two in five words. I couldn’t have said which characters were which or who knew whom. I’m not one for traditional theater, and this show reinforced my initial misgivings with...

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