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Petersen: Don’t Forget to Vote

Petersen: Don't Forget to Vote

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 25, 2018

In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidency and the Democrats won a commanding majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Millions of Americans, especially young people, first-time voters and Black Americans, were inspired by Obama’s messages of hope and change. Some optimistically viewe...

If You Like Rock Music, Stop Listening to Men

Courtney Barnett. courtesy Wikimedia

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 24, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2B9qyE5mwwRQwUwNtp8evh?si=-6pBXxCbRUqP4XbOXl2tUw If you are a fan of rock music, there has been plenty to be depressed about in the past five years. Rock music gets little Top 40 airplay, and it gets even less traction on streaming services, while hip-hop...

Petersen: A ‘Second Amendment Zone’ is Ridiculous. So Are Concealed Carry Laws.

Petersen: A 'Second Amendment Zone' is Ridiculous. So Are Concealed Carry Laws.

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 18, 2018

The latest installment of the nation's endless debate on gun control recently surfaced on the University of Utah campus. A graduate student instructing a class included a detailed weapons policy on their syllabus. In the syllabus, students were required to stand in a small “second amendment zone,” as the instructor wanted to discourage students from ca...

Ignore “Insatiable”: There Are Lots of Ways to Be Fat on TV

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 13, 2018

Before the Netflix series “Insatiable” was even released to the public, the series faced an uphill battle. The show received considerable backlash based on its trailer alone, and to be fair, there were plenty of reasons to be skeptical. The show’s premise is this: Patty (Debby Ryan) is a social...

September Movie Premieres

Photos of Megaplex Theaters at the Gateway on the evening of April 3rd, 2018.

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 12, 2018

The summer movie season has a reputation for bringing the biggest blockbusters to viewers. Meanwhile, most Academy Awards contenders gather at the end of the year. The in-between time, from Labor Day to Halloween, might not have a solidified reputation for producing hit movies. However, if you know w...

Our First Spotify Playlist

Our First Spotify Playlist

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 11, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3PzpnjaJCIHdrhf2deGxMZ?si=AhIwYeJwQ7WbFexG3RXShw Good news: The Daily Utah Chronicle now has its own Spotify which we will update periodically with playlists and music recommendations. To kick things off, check out this playlist of some of our favorite songs...

Petersen: We Need to Have A Tough Talk About LGBTQ Suicide

Petersen: We Need to Have A Tough Talk About LGBTQ Suicide

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 11, 2018

During the first weekend of June, thousands of people gathered in Salt Lake City for the Utah Pride Festival.  A part of many celebrations across the country celebrating LGBTQ pride during the month of June, the Festival was a hopeful, inspiring reminder of the vibrancy of Utah’s queer community —...

Petersen: Samantha Bee and the Female Resistance

Petersen: Samantha Bee and the Female Resistance

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

September 5, 2018

What does it say about our nightmarish news cycle when a celebrity apology feels like a breath of fresh air? Maybe it’s the 2018 talking, but “refreshing” was the first word that came to my mind when watching Samantha Bee’s opening monologue on her talk show. Bee received backlash (and some outspoken support) ...

Every Kanye West Album, Ranked from Worst to Best

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

August 31, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/69XebcVFVg4f0sWZMqPVTG?si=C3oma3V4SNOI2ztw8qPRmQ 2018 has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Just ask any Kanye West fan. In 2018, West’s high-wire act finally reached its breaking point. He voiced support for President Trump, promoted...

Jacob Weitlauf’s Makeup is Not a Drag

(Photo by: Justin Prather / Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

August 28, 2018

Anyone who spends just a few minutes scrolling through Twitter or browsing the homepage of YouTube is bound to find some kind of makeup video or beauty tutorial. Beauty is now big business — the industry as a whole is worth $445 billion — and online anybody can share their expertise. There has never been a better time to be a beauty afi...

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