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Brown: Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day Highlights Chaotic Consumer Perception of Industrial Livestock Production

Brown: Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day Highlights Chaotic Consumer Perception of Industrial Livestock Production

By Jacob Brown

September 11, 2018

Every July 10th since 2004, thousands of people put on polka dot patterned jumpsuits, don homemade cow ears and congregate at their nearest Chick-fil-A restaurant to get a free meal at any of the 2,200 plus participating franchise stores across America. The reason for the celebration? "Cow Appreciat...

Alvarado: Why Natural Beauty Is A Social Construct

Alvarado: Why Natural Beauty Is A Social Construct

By Andrea Alvarado

September 10, 2018

Despite recent conversations regarding how beauty has acquired the undertone of body positivity, the number of cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States has increased by 200% in the last two decades. This is no surprise considering the power that social media has over our everyday lives. Now m...

Barron: Increase Mental Health Resources to Protect Utah’s Youth

Barron: Increase Mental Health Resources to Protect Utah’s Youth

By Morgan Barron

August 23, 2018

1 in 10 high school students will attempt suicide this year, 1 in 3 will need serious medical attention, and 5,000 young Americans (15 to 25 years old) will die from self-inflicted injuries. While statistics can be haunting, they are hard to connect with if we do not take the time to see these numbers as our friend...

Brown: Silicon Valley Has Deliberately Designed Habitually Addictive Platforms

Brown: Silicon Valley Has Deliberately Designed Habitually Addictive Platforms

By Jacob Brown

August 12, 2018

In 2014, the viral mobile game Flappy Bird was suddenly taken off Apple's App Store by its creator. Intended only to be played casually, the creator had accidentally implemented what he considered "addictive" mechanics in the game's design and therefore felt morally obligated to remove it from the sto...

Brown: Utah’s Notorious Alcohol Laws Are Keeping You Safe

Brown: Utah’s Notorious Alcohol Laws Are Keeping You Safe

By Jacob Brown

July 25, 2018

A state-oriented regulatory liberalization effort has begun to form between the Utah state government and the alcoholic beverage industry. Last year, approximately $178.9 million dollars in sales tax were generated from the sale of alcoholic beverages in state-operated liquor stores. That excludes sales...

Petersen: Mental Health Care Must Be Accessible and Affordable

Petersen: Mental Health Care Must Be Accessible and Affordable

By Josh Petersen

June 28, 2018

Within the span of a week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television host Anthony Bourdain both committed suicide, shocking millions of fans across the world. Hearing news of anyone dying by suicide after battling mental illness is tragic, but the deaths of Spade and Bourdain felt particularly disheartening....

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

By Shaelyn Barber

April 17, 2018

My journey with mental illness has been a long one. I have struggled with depression and anxiety from a young age. After years of difficulty, I finally began to see a therapist and began the long road to where I am now. I have been in and out of therapy. I am on medications. And I am trying every day to ke...

Parkin: The Health Benefits of Positivity

Parkin: The Health Benefits of Positivity

By Natalie Parkin

April 10, 2018

Thinking negatively is common. Believe it or not, it may not be our fault that gloomy thoughts fill our minds. In fact, evolution may be to blame. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and founder of Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, as well as a New York Times best-selling...

Braden: The Opioid Crisis Also Affects Students

Braden: The Opioid Crisis Also Affects Students

By Paul Braden

April 2, 2018

Late last year during a White House Press event, President Trump decided to fulfill one of his long anticipated campaign promises: to declare the opioid crisis in America a “National Emergency.” Well, sort of. Because of the legal statutes involved with the attributing agencies assigned to handle...

Swanson: Reach Peace of Mind through Art

Swanson: Reach Peace of Mind through Art

By Gavin Swanson

March 15, 2018

Catharsis is one of those words you have probably heard but maybe aren’t entirely sure what it means. It’s essentially the act of relieving old negative emotions. I’ve talked about reaching catharsis in previous articles I’ve written for The Utah Chronicle. Talking with friends, engaging in physica...

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