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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...

40th Annual Sundance Film Festival

40th Annual Sundance Film Festival

By Haley Oliphant

January 15, 2018

The Sundance Film Festival is back for its 40th year of bringing film arts and culture to Park City. The Sundance Film Festival (formerly known as Utah/U.S. Film Festival) was founded in August 1978 by Robert Redford, Sterling Van Wagenen, John Earle and Cirina Hampton Catania "in an effort to attract...

Oliphant: Top 5 Memes of 2017

Oliphant: Top 5 Memes of 2017

By Haley Oliphant

December 10, 2017

There is no doubt that 2017 was a rocky year. We lost a lot of our sanity, faith in humanity and worst of all, Vine (R.I.P. Jan. 17, 2017). One of the few goods things that came out of this year were the memes. We got sly duck, mocking Spongebob, distracted boyfriend, cash me ousside, how Italians...

Cats and Coffe: A Purrfect Combination

Cats and Coffe: A Purrfect Combination

By Haley Oliphant

November 30, 2017

Do you prefer a catpuccino to a cappuccino? Do you like your tea with milk and a furry friend to accompany it? Then Tinker’s Cat Café is the place for you. The newest edition to the United States phenomenon of cat cafés opened on Nov. 3. It’s located at 302 East, 900 South in Salt Lake City. This...

Vasic’s Vision and Love For Industry

Vasic’s Vision and Love For Industry

By Haley Oliphant

November 21, 2017

After being told “I’m going to give you the rope, you can either hang yourself with it or build a bridge to move your career forward,” by Conrad Rickett, one of the executive producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” University of Utah alumnus Milan Vasic took this advice to heart. He...

Events Calendar Oct. 30

Events Calendar Oct. 30

By Haley Oliphant

October 30, 2017

Nutrition Clinic: Body Image  One of the most toxic topics in the media today centers around body image. Women and men alike are affected by society’s standards of what is beautiful, and that can lead to eating and psychological disorders. One of the first steps in combating this negative thinkin...

Candy Countdown

Candy Countdown

By Haley Oliphant

October 27, 2017

One of the best parts of the Halloween season? The ooey-gooey treats we all love to endulge in. We took a minute to talk to people on campus about some of their favorite sugary snacks, and they had nothing but sweet things to say. From Milky Way to Mike and Ike, students sugar-rushed to answer our poll...

A Comedy of Tenors: Laughter is the Best Medicine

A Comedy of Tenors: Laughter is the Best Medicine

By Haley Oliphant

October 23, 2017

On Saturday Oct. 21, I entered Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre with a simple purpose: to be entertained. I had no idea of the treat that was in store. As I took my seat, I glanced through the program, and found myself reading the director's (Wes Grantom) note. I don't normally do this, but I was a half...

Artist of the Week: Smith Lives to Create

Artist of the Week: Smith Lives to Create

By Haley Oliphant

August 14, 2017

Actor Training Program Professor Robert Scott Smith is a prolific and innovative artist who lives simply to create. He has worked in almost every aspect of the theatre, and his acting experience spans film and stage from Salt Lake City to New York. He was most recently seen in “How Long Can You Stand...

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