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MacKenzie’s Voice: Friends Gather to Honor Murdered U Student

MacKenzie’s Voice: Friends Gather to Honor Murdered U Student

By Haley Oliphant

July 1, 2019

  The speakers at this event have asked that their last names be omitted from this article. Students, alumni, friends and loved ones gathered on the A. Ray Olpin Union lawn on Monday, July 1 to mourn the loss of University of Utah student MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck. "When I had envisioned tonight,...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 48: ‘The Umbrella Academy’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 48: ‘The Umbrella Academy’

By Haley Oliphant

April 4, 2019

  A larger-than-life golden boy, a knife-throwing rule-breaker, a silver-tongued beauty, a smart-ass junkie, a 50-year-old pre-teen and an overwhelmingly ordinary violinist — sounds like a modern-day "Breakfast Club," right? This dysfunctional group actually makes up an entirely different ...

Hipster Before It Was Cool

Hipster Before It Was Cool

By Haley Oliphant

August 26, 2018

When you think of Salt Lake City, the first subculture that comes to mind is Mormonism, right? Well, SLC is now dubbed one of the most hipster cities in the world. In a study conducted by MoveHub, Salt Lake City ranked third on the list of the world’s top hipster cities. The study took into account...

Big Ed’s Becomes Publik Ed’s

Big Ed’s Becomes Publik Ed’s

By Haley Oliphant

August 25, 2018

When Big Ed’s closed its doors last September, students, staff and alumni alike were shocked. There was no notice given, only a piece of paper tacked to the door stating, “Sorry, restaurant closed.” Established in 1968 by Edward Robinson, Big Ed’s was a hot spot for the University of Utah comm...

Gardner Commons Update

Gardner Commons Update

By Haley Oliphant

August 20, 2018

After nearly a year of construction, Gardner Commons will replace Orson Spencer Hall. It will open fall semester 2018. The groundbreaking ceremony was held earlier this year on Oct. 28 in the Marriott Library Plaza, east of which construction began soon after. Funding for the project came from a variety...

Five Lessons I Learned as a Theater Major

Five Lessons I Learned as a Theater Major

By Haley Oliphant

April 11, 2018

It’s no surprise to anyone that arts degrees have a bad reputation. They’re often thrown to the side as useless and trivial — degrees one pursues when there are no other options. This “last resort” degree is also painted as an easy cop-out, but that is simply not true. Actors spend weeks...

“HIR”: A Modern Family Dramedy

“HIR”: A Modern Family Dramedy

By Haley Oliphant

February 12, 2018

Known for bringing bold new theater to the surface, Salt Lake Acting Company will continue their stellar 2017-2018 season with "HIR" by Taylor Mac. About a suburban family with a mother "on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy," this show is sure to bring humor and poignancy to subjects the world is...

PERMADEATH is More Than a Game

PERMADEATH is More Than a Game

By Haley Oliphant

February 2, 2018

The term "permadeath" is gameplay mechanic used in online and offline role playing games to signify the permanent death of a player. University of Utah alumni Justin Watson's latest project of the same name is currently displayed at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. It involves 30 artists who created...

Balance of Profession and Personal Life

Balance of Profession and Personal Life

By Haley Oliphant

January 22, 2018

In the fall of 2008, professional actor Claybourne Elder graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts. While attending the U, he learned valuable lessons that have stuck with him throughout his career. He learned the hard way that simply “being a good actor wasn’t...

It’s All A Matter of Art

It’s All A Matter of Art

By Madge Slack, Haley Oliphant, Lynette Randall, Jaycen Eggleston, Palak Jayswal, Alina Hansen, Vineeth Bajji, Josh Petersen, and Maraya Rashid

January 17, 2018

Asking why the arts matter is not a new question, so attempting to answer the question as college students, writers, artists and musicians is not only crucial, but it is an obligation for any sort of artist and for The Utah Chronicle arts desk. The arts can be defined as anything that inspires innova...

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