The Daily Utah Chronicle

ASUU Senate Passes Bill to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

ASUU Senate Passes Bill to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

January 30, 2016

Halfway through the meeting, Sen. Andy Moyle pulled out his copy of A People’s History of the United States and thumbed to an underlined section on page five. “By the year 1515, there were perhaps 50,000 Indians left,” he read aloud. “By 1550, there were 500.” Moyle, a Caucasian, used the passage describing Christopher Columbus’ landing in Haiti...

Rock the U Seeks to Change Lives With Cancer Fundraiser

Rock the U Seeks to Change Lives With Cancer Fundraiser

January 25, 2016

At the U's 10th annual Rock the U event, students won't just be dancing for fun — they'll be raising money for cancer research. Each Spring Semester, U students and organizations team up to "celebrate life and dance for a cure," said Savannah Gelhard, Rock the U associate director. The event is the...

Alternative Spring Breaks Gives Students the Chance to Serve Communities

Alternative Spring Breaks Gives Students the Chance to Serve Communities

January 22, 2016

Imagine spending spring break on a beach in California, where you can hear the waves crashing while the sun warms your skin and you're pulling weeds to rid the shore of invasive species. Service work with the Bennion Center’s Alternative Spring Break program is how 200 U students choose to spend their...

LGBT Resource Center Offers Opportunity for Students to Send Holiday Cards to LGBTQ Inmates

LGBT Resource Center Offers Opportunity for Students to Send Holiday Cards to LGBTQ Inmates

December 10, 2015

In the Union lobby, surrounded by Christmas trees, wreaths and holly, students and staff helped the LGBT Resource Center send holiday cheer to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer folk who are incarcerated. Around 20 to 30 participants colored snowmen and other winter-themed cards pre-addressed...

Center for Student Wellness Offers Tips for a Healthy Finals Week

Center for Student Wellness Offers Tips for a Healthy Finals Week

December 10, 2015

Students can feel extra pressure during finals week and the days of study leading up to it. Some of this stress is a positive thing because it can lead to motivation, but when levels get too high, it can be crippling. To help prevent this, the U is offering resources across campus for students to combat...

In Photos: Therapy pets come to the U

In Photos: Therapy pets come to the U

By Chris Samuels

December 9, 2015

In the midst of finals week, two groups hope to make life a little easier for U students. Therapy Animals of Utah, a nonprofit group, is coming to campus on three occasions this week to offer therapy pets to students who need stress relief from finals. They were at the social work building from 11 am...

New Online Course Teaches Students How to Have a Healthy Body Image

New Online Course Teaches Students How to Have a Healthy Body Image

December 9, 2015

Students struggling with self-esteem issues because of body image can treat themselves to self-care this spring by enrolling in a new online course called “Developing a Healthy Body Image.” Colleges are a breeding ground for negative body image. According to the National Eating Disorders Association,...

Students Gear Up for Annual Pre-Finals Week Canoe Battleship

Students Gear Up for Annual Pre-Finals Week Canoe Battleship

December 1, 2015

Have you ever wanted to sink your friend’s canoe? Now is the time to try it. On Friday, Dec. 11, Campus Recreation Services (CRS) will host its semi-annual canoe battleship tournament at the Student Life Center. Campus Recreation Services is billing this event as a fun way to de-stress before heading...

U Student Wins Award at Harvard Hackathon

U Student Wins Award at Harvard Hackathon

November 23, 2015

What kind of computer program could you develop and code in 36 hours? Calvin Chhour, a junior in computer science, recently participated in Harvard’s first ever hackathon and won the International Development award for his team’s project, Stegosaurus. HackHarvard brings students from all over th...

Chartwells and Y4AL Resolve to Cooperate to Improve Vegan Options

Chartwells and Y4AL Resolve to Cooperate to Improve Vegan Options

November 13, 2015

The vegan banana nut muffins and peanut butter cookies on the table seemed like a peace offering. Chartwells, the U’s food service provider, held a meeting to address the petition submitted by You for Animal Liberation (Y4AL), a U vegan group. Y4AL is advocating for more plant-based-food options and...

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