The Daily Utah Chronicle

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

By Ray Gill

May 10, 2019

  From gaming enthusiasts, anime geeks and comic book lovers to other branches within nerd culture, thousands come to mingle at the LVL UP EXPO (pronounced 'level up expo') convention. This three-day event offered far more to do and see this year than that of any other convention like it so far...

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

By Yixin Song

April 27, 2019

  It is always hard to review games that are built solely on narrative without revealing any spoilers. You can talk about the intense fights, art styles and why characters are in their current situation, but it is almost impossible to analyze elements such as the map design in "Gone Home" separ...

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

By Yixin Song

April 23, 2019

  Whether or not video games are a form of art has been a heated argument for the past several decades. Loyalists of gaming have been claimed that video games are the greatest art bestowed upon humankind. Adversaries would contend that gaming is nothing but a meaningless waste of time. However,...

U’s MEChA Hosts Conference for High School Students

U’s MEChA Hosts Conference for High School Students

By Katelyn Collett

March 1, 2019

  The 2019 Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) Conference occurred at the University of Utah on Feb. 27. High school students from Ogden to Provo gathered on campus to participate in this annual event. The theme of this year's conference was “Con Mi Gente y Mi Lapiz Enfrente” (Wit...

Gaming Corner: ‘Apex Legends’

Gaming Corner: ‘Apex Legends’

By Yixin Song

February 22, 2019

  I was running down the hill when the circle started closing in. Only three people (including me) left in the match. The stakes had never been higher. I saw one enemy running into the house across the street. Slid up against the wall, I activated my "ultimate," which created a transportation ...

Games Worth Playing: ‘Sundered’

Games Worth Playing: ‘Sundered’

By Marshall Falkner

January 25, 2019

  You guard your face as a sand storm rages. You push forward, rocky spires and broken stone structures just barely visible around you, breaching the desert sands. And there it is, the purple light you’ve been following, hovering just above you, the shadowy lines that define an invisible chapel...

TOLERANCE Takes the Stage at UMFA

TOLERANCE Takes the Stage at UMFA

By Alison Myers

January 22, 2019

  Art often communicates with us on an intuitive if not spiritual level, but for art to be considered activism, we may need to ask what qualifies the piece. For the ideas to be provoking, what side of the scale will be most effective? Should art drive its audience towards outrage or introspectio...

Alvarado: Fashion and the Illusion of Wealth

Alvarado: Fashion and the Illusion of Wealth

By Andrea Alvarado

January 18, 2019

  Despite clothing being considered a basic human necessity, fashion goes beyond simple textiles and functional designs. Nowadays, fashion has countless categories that allow individuals to capture their personality in a visual manner. Although for some people fashion is the embodiment of va...

Gallery Hopping in SLC

Gallery Hopping in SLC

By Palak Jayswal

January 16, 2019

  Although Salt Lake (and Utah in general) is known for its snow, there’s much more to us than the "greatest snow on Earth." Utah has vibrant art and music scenes, including many spectacular art galleries that even long-time residents are unaware of. Many of these galleries are hole-in-the-wall...

Deciphering Fact vs Fiction at “salt 14”

Deciphering Fact vs Fiction at “salt 14”

By Abigail Raasch

November 1, 2018

  The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has officially brought in their 14th artist as part of their "salt" series of contemporary art. This new exhibit, "salt 14," highlights the work of Yang Yongliang. The artist’s profile has been growing, especially in the United States, rather recently. Coming...

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