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A Brief History of Memes and How They’re Destroying Our Political Culture

A Brief History of Memes and How They’re Destroying Our Political Culture

By Justin Adams

November 29, 2015

LOLcats. Scumbag Steve. All Your Base Are Belong To Us. One Does Not Simply. If you have any idea of what I’m talking about, congratulations. You are fluent in “the Internet.” Actually that’s not even true. It only means you’re fluent in the 2010 dialect of the Internet. If you don’t know...

Grinches Gonna Grinch, but Listening to Christmas Music in November is Great

Grinches Gonna Grinch, but Listening to Christmas Music in November is Great

By Justin Adams

November 11, 2015

It’s the first week of November and you know what that means … Christmas music! Well, unless you’re a happiness-hating, love-murdering Grinch. Sorry — that might have come across as a little accusatory. The question of when Christmas music can appropriately be played is one of the most divisive...

Creepy Videos from the Dark Side of YouTube to get you in the Halloween Mood

October 22, 2015

Traditionally, the Halloween season is a time for watching scary movies. The problem is that most "scary" films these days aren't actually that scary. They have a truckload of jump scares and maybe some shocking imagery and tense music, but they're also predictable to the point of becoming boring. Fortunately,...

New “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer: Reaction + Review

October 20, 2015

You've probably heard by now that the final theatrical trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" was released yesterday. If you didn't know that, you should probably get out of your cave more often and join the rest of society. The trailer first premiered on ESPN during halftime of Monday Night Football....

VIDEO: Sights and Sounds of ESPN’s College Gameday

October 10, 2015

ESPN's College Gameday is here this weekend for the Utes' big match up with the conference's only other unbeaten team, the Cal Golden Bears. Students camped out a night (and even two nights) in advance to assure their place in the front row of the pit.

Campus Photos – Then and Now

October 7, 2015

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Turntables, Dress Slacks and Soft Drinks: Advertising in 1965

October 6, 2015

This Homecoming Week, we’re taking a look back 50 years ago, to the year 1965. Digging through newspaper archives, there are plenty of interesting insights into 1960s culture and society, not only through the articles, but also through the advertisements. One of the most surprising advertisements was this one for gas: 23.9 cents per gallon. So when your grandpa said he used to...

The Tale of Charlie Brown: Utah’s First Hippie

October 5, 2015

Ah, the '60s! The decade of rock n’ roll, free love, student protests and, of course, hippies. But how much did Utah, the conservative religious enclave, experience these stereotypes that we associate with the '60s? A series of 1965 articles by Harris Vincent in The Daily Utah Chronicle tell the st...

Set Fire to the Ram: Pep Rallies and Animal Torture in 1965

Set Fire to the Ram: Pep Rallies and Animal Torture in 1965

By Justin Adams

October 4, 2015

Homecoming is a special week for (some) college students, full of traditions and fun events like the Homecoming dance, the football game and the pep rally. In this day and age, the MUSS holds the Crimson Rally the night before the game, but what did a pep rally in 1965 look like? In the Oct. 29 issu...

What I Learned From Camping Alone for 48 Hours

What I Learned From Camping Alone for 48 Hours

By Justin Adams

September 9, 2015

Every year my family goes camping to the same place: Washington Lake. It’s the same lake where my Dad used to camp as a Boy Scout, but it now boasts an organized campground with tables, fire pits, tent pads and outhouses that actually don’t make you dry-heave. This place has grown much more popular...

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