The Daily Utah Chronicle

Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism

Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism

By Morgan Barron

January 15, 2019

  For Gay Pride Month 2017, “pop culture luminary” Kristin Chenoweth penned a “love letter” to the LGBTQ community in which she told the story of a young gay man whose life was impacted by her spiritual Christian record, “As I am.” She recalls him telling her, “I’m a Christian. I...

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

By Josh Petersen

January 14, 2019

  The midterm elections are over. Let the liberal infighting commence. With a majority in the House of Representatives and a presidential election on the horizon, Democrats must decide how to best confront President Trump. Meanwhile, as political divisions between Americans widen by the day,...

Petersen: Speculating Over Sexuality Only Adds to Toxic Masculinity

Petersen: Speculating Over Sexuality Only Adds to Toxic Masculinity

By Josh Petersen

December 7, 2018

If you spend enough time on some of the trashier corners of gay Twitter gossip (I am, ahem, guilty), you have been privy to a shocking secret for some time now. You might have seen it in the hand movements, or the leg crossing, or in selfies analyzed with the zeal of an over-caffeinated English major....

Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

By Morgan Barron

December 4, 2018

  By 1996, the Hopi people had already endured a 10-year drought, but the drought’s grasp kept tightening. Only an inch of rain had fallen since the previous August. Shungopavi, one of the three villages on the Arizona reservation, was described by inhabitants and government officials as a ...

Scott: It’s Time for Utah to Acknowledge its Treatment of American Indians

Scott: It’s Time for Utah to Acknowledge its Treatment of American Indians

By Elise Scott

December 3, 2018

  In 1847, when the first Mormon pioneers permanently rested their handcarts in what would later become the state of Utah, roughly 20,000 Shoshone, Goshute, Ute, Paiute and Navajo were already living on the land. It wouldn’t be until 1980 that the Native American population in Utah would again ...

Petersen: Transgender People Cannot Be Erased

Petersen: Transgender People Cannot Be Erased

By Josh Petersen

November 14, 2018

  Transgender people cannot be erased. For some, this might sound obvious. A person’s gender identity is an inherent, undeniable part of who they are, and to treat transgender people with respect and dignity is not a radical political choice — it’s basic human decency. All that transgender...

Petersen: Football Enrollment Is Dropping. That’s a Good Thing

Petersen: Football Enrollment Is Dropping. That’s a Good Thing

By Josh Petersen

November 1, 2018

  Over the past two years, political protests from NFL players have been a regular source of controversy. During this time, another NFL controversy has slipped under the radar. Many studies have shown a compelling link between playing football and developing brain damage, including chronic traumatic...

Barron: Missing Indigenous Women

Barron: Missing Indigenous Women

By Morgan Barron

November 1, 2018

  Trigger warning: This article discusses sensitive topics, including acts of violence and rape made towards indigenous people. On Feb. 7, 1967, the Salt Lake Tribune ran a small piece buried deep within the Tuesday paper titled, “Death Cause Exposure, Study Rules,” which reads, “An au...

Braden: STEM allows us to Explore the Humanities 

Braden: STEM allows us to Explore the Humanities 

By Paul Braden

October 24, 2018

Our nation faces several issues, such as economic woes and unprecedented political insecurity. Another issue is the recent, cringe-worthy gaff the country has made at the United Nations. Many abroad scratch their heads in concern for the current state of our country — a place that many Americans still con...

Braden: Find an Appetite for Truth

Braden: Find an Appetite for Truth

By Paul Braden

October 10, 2018

The era of fake news has long been upon us. Almost every media outlet that we encounter, such as newspapers, magazines and national news stations, conspires to elevate one communal goal: to delude, defraud and dilute factual truth in hopes of filling the heads of the hopeless with well-manicured vers...

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