The Daily Utah Chronicle

Richards: Demonstrating Politics Through Music

Richards: Demonstrating Politics Through Music

By Connor Richards

November 17, 2017

Too often music is dismissed as being all about entertainment, consumption and monetary gain. The idea that any musicians may have a creative or political intent when putting together a song or album is dismissed as idealistic and pretentious. However, music that demonstrates political and creative...

Richards: Different Shootings, Same Ruling

Richards: Different Shootings, Same Ruling

By Connor Richards

November 6, 2017

Quietly from the audience, “Read their names.” “I have names for Patrick Harmon, Corey Kanosh, Eric Chief, Nicolas Sanchez, James Barker, Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Darrien Hunt.” This occurred at a Salt Lake City Council meeting on Oct. 17 during the public comment session. The...

Richards: Violence Is Tragic Whenever It Occurs

Richards: Violence Is Tragic Whenever It Occurs

By Connor Richards

November 5, 2017

On Oct. 30, University of Utah student ChenWei Guo was killed in what police describe as a random act of violence. Around 8:30 p.m., university police received a domestic violence call from a woman who said she had been assaulted by her husband in Red Butte Canyon, where the couple was camping. ...

Richards: The Inherent Value of Humanities

Richards: The Inherent Value of Humanities

By Connor Richards

October 18, 2017

When deciding a major, one of the first things students ask themselves is how what they choose will come across to others. At least, this was one of the first things I asked myself. For students like me, the opinions of others towards a prospective field are as, or more important than the student’s ...

Richards: “American Vandal” Accurately Portrays the High School Mindset

Richards: “American Vandal” Accurately Portrays the High School Mindset

By Connor Richards

October 13, 2017

While summer blockbusters are usually based around intense action and overwhelming special effects, some of the most popular movies of all time have been about a more mundane subject matter: high school. From "Dazed and Confused’s" depiction of burnt out teenagers in the late ‘70s, to "The Breakfast Club...

Richards: Appreciation or Appropriation?

Richards: Appreciation or Appropriation?

By Connor Richards

October 4, 2017

Every Labor Day, the small town of Wellsville, Utah, hosts the Wellsville Founders’ Day Parade in celebration of the town’s founding. In addition to the parade, the northern Utah town’s 3,678 occupants come to either witness or perform in the Sham Battle, a reenactment of the Battle of the Bear...

Richards: What I Saw at the Ben Shapiro Protest

Richards: What I Saw at the Ben Shapiro Protest

By Connor Richards

October 2, 2017

There have been mixed accounts of what happened at the University of Utah on the evening of September 27 at a protest outside conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's speech. It was reported by national outlets, including The Washington Post and New York Post, that two people were arrested following scuffle...

Opinion Desk: Drinking Safe and Sound

Opinion Desk: Drinking Safe and Sound

By Autumn Barney, Connor Richards, and Emma Tanner

October 1, 2017

The transition between high school and college is where many young adults are introduced to alcohol. Here are a few pieces of responsible advice from the opinion desk. Learning Your Limits As you go through college and start drinking, you will have those nights where you pass out, throw up and say,...

H2H: How Should the U Respond to Planned Ben Shapiro Event

H2H: How Should the U Respond to Planned Ben Shapiro Event

By Nicholas Coleman and Connor Richards

September 19, 2017

The U Should Protect Free Speech Nicholas Coleman The nation is focused on the University of Utah, as Ben Shapiro will soon appear on campus. Hosted by the University’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chapter, Shapiro’s upcoming appearance has already affected discourse on campus. Those who ordin...

Richards: Utah Schools Need to Stand Up For Students

Richards: Utah Schools Need to Stand Up For Students

By Connor Richards

September 12, 2017

Students are the latest victims of a string of right-wing policies laid out by President Donald Trump's administration — an administration that seems intent on targeting only the most innocent populations. In this case, it is immigrant children and sexual assault victims. Speaking through Attorney G...

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