The Daily Utah Chronicle

Braden: The Olympics are Bankrupting Athletes

Braden: The Olympics are Bankrupting Athletes

By Paul Braden

March 3, 2018

Every four years, athletes from over 200 countries gather for the chance to represent their respective countries in the pinnacle of sports competitions; the Olympic Games. Armed with years of demanding five-hour training days and an absolute dedication to cause, those fortunate enough to earn a spot...

Braden: LDS Growth Declines, But Not For Long

Braden: LDS Growth Declines, But Not For Long

By Paul Braden

March 1, 2018

For people living in Utah, a familiarity with the "Mormons" or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an inevitability. Spires from Mormon meeting houses dot the streets in every direction. Their presence in local politics shape policies every Utahan, Mormon and non-Mormon alike encounter o...

Braden: Let’s Stop Assuming the Russian Investigation is a “Witch Hunt”

Braden: Let’s Stop Assuming the Russian Investigation is a “Witch Hunt”

By Paul Braden

February 27, 2018

Our country’s relationship with the Russian government is long and complicated. The foundation of this cautious mutual perception should come at no surprise given the nature and frequency of the many retaliatory and often vengeful military strong-arming both countries continue to institute in hopes...

One Last Test, Finding a Job After College

One Last Test, Finding a Job After College

By Paul Braden

February 22, 2018

We are fortunate as college students. We have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and acquire important life skills that will shape our futures and ultimately determine the strength of our communities. There are many who are less fortunate. They are hardworking, knowledge-hungry individuals...

Braden: One Utah Employer Reluctant to Pay Up

Braden: One Utah Employer Reluctant to Pay Up

By Paul Braden

February 20, 2018

Living in Salt Lake City definitely has its fair share of perks. Located just above the smog line exists some of the best skiable acreage on planet earth. There's also a growing tech industry, an increasingly rich mix of cultural diversity and a thriving economy currently ranked number four in the nation...

Braden: Coming to Terms With The “Athletic Fee”

Braden: Coming to Terms With The “Athletic Fee”

By Paul Braden

February 19, 2018

For Americans, it’s difficult to imagine a college experience without a hefty price tag. Other than the fortunate few who secure full-ride scholarships, the majority of students know the debt awaiting them after graduation. Rising living costs and annual tuition increases serve to provide another deficit...

Braden: Black History Deserves Recognition

Braden: Black History Deserves Recognition

By Paul Braden

February 17, 2018

To say Black History Month has faced an undeserved number of challenges since its belated inception in 1926 is, unfortunately, an understatement. Times have gratefully changed for the better, and evidence indicating its gradual evolution and impact on public reception continues to emerge at an encouraging...

Braden: The Plight of Psychology in Modern America

Braden: The Plight of Psychology in Modern America

By Paul Braden

February 16, 2018

Modern American society has been shaped by an innumerable amount of advances in technology, healthcare, education and access to resources never imagined by even the most thoughtful scientists and inventors who roamed the earth even fifty years ago. We’ve witnessed, even in our own lifetimes, the impact...

Braden: Non-Medical Use of Stimulants Only Hurts Students

Braden: Non-Medical Use of Stimulants Only Hurts Students

By Paul Braden

February 12, 2018

As most of us wrap up our first round of midterms this week, stress levels are running high, and pressure to maintain or improve our study habits for upcoming exams is building at an overwhelming rate. The incessant desire to be more adequately prepared than the next guy and earn the grades we need has...

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

By Shaelyn Barber and Paul Braden

February 7, 2018

Public Transit Saves the Planet By Shaelyn Barber Each winter, Utah’s infamous inversion hovers over the Salt Lake Valley, filling it with smog so dense it’s more edible than breathable. Utah is often hailed as an outdoor wonderland, but air within the valley stands contrary to this image. La...

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