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A Controversial ‘Book of Mormon’

A Controversial ‘Book of Mormon’

By Abigail Raasch

January 30, 2019

  You have probably heard of the musical, "The Book of Mormon." This groundbreaking Broadway hit shocked audiences while bringing with it barrels of laughter. The show originally opened in March of 2011 starring Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad. Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, ...

LDS Church Takes a Step Back From Medical Marijuana and Hate-Crimes Legislation

LDS Church Takes a Step Back From Medical Marijuana and Hate-Crimes Legislation

By Christina Giardinelli

January 29, 2019

  Utah’s midterm election brought politics to the University of Utah campus in 2018, with heated campaign debates and a constant presence of signature collectors for ballot initiatives, not to mention hosting the campus’ first vote center during a non-presidential election. Perhaps the m...

For Aaron Fjeldsted, Faith and Lacrosse Go Hand in Hand

For Aaron Fjeldsted, Faith and Lacrosse Go Hand in Hand

By Zach Janis

January 28, 2019

  Sports, the physical engagement between two human beings, the pursuit of greatness and all of the pageantry associated with it, are an inspiring effort for all who attempt it. Those who pursue the art of sport can do so for a variety of different reasons — family, wealth, glory and faith...

Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous

Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous

By Morgan Barron

January 26, 2019

  In the summer of 2017, a man took to Facebook to air his political grievances. While reminiscent of many Facebook feeds, this post was different. First, it was written by former state Senator Steve Urquhart, a Republican from Saint George who served 16 years in state legislature, and second, his ire was direc...

Legacy of the LDS Church at the U

Legacy of the LDS Church at the U

By Connor Applegate

January 22, 2019

  In the fall semester of 2018, the Institute of Religion at the University of Utah, (which is referred to as the institute for the remainder of this article), had an enrollment of 4,000 students from the U. The institute, a program headed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)...

Can LDS Actors Accept Roles in the Top Ten Broadway Shows?

Can LDS Actors Accept Roles in the Top Ten Broadway Shows?

By Alaikia Marielle

January 21, 2019

  Every actor draws a line: at some point, one must decide if there are roles that one is or is not willing to accept based on one's personal beliefs and morals. But where do active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints draw their lines? The theater has played a role in the Church ...

Holiday Throwback: Singing Sacred Texts

Holiday Throwback: Singing Sacred Texts

By Hannah Keating

January 15, 2019

  In recent years, one of the biggest debates during the holiday season is the “war on Christmas,” a tug-of-war between the secular and the sacred in our society. The inclusivity of the words “winter” or “holiday” to respect how people wish to spend the season can be politically a...

The Religious Foundations of the University of Utah

The Religious Foundations of the University of Utah

By Christina Giardinelli

January 14, 2019

  As the spring semester begins at the University of Utah, so do the campus tours. From high school students to prospective transfers and their parents, U Ambassadors have their hands full. The tours are as thorough as they can be in the allotted time. They cover aspects of the U’s history, c...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

By Megan Hulse, Connor Richards, Kim Brenneisen, Emma Tanner, Justin Adams, and Dakota Grossman

April 25, 2018

Megan Hulse, Executive Editor The most common reaction I get when I explain my job is: “Oh my goodness, you’re just like Rory Gilmore!”   To that, I used to laugh, agree and move on with a small amount of shame, because I had a secret. Spoiler alert: I’d never actually made it to the part...

The Best of Art From the Attic

The Best of Art From the Attic

By Megan Hulse

April 26, 2017

This year has been full of new endeavors, including this series. Over the course of these stories, I have delved into the connections between culture and music, and reviewed some of the best records of all time. Of all of those, I have discovered a few of my own favorite tracks. “Hey You”— Pin...

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