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Mendenhall: Body Positivity is Still Polarizing in the Media

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 22, 2022

  In the last 10 years, the term “body positivity” has taken social media by storm. Body positivity, as a movement, aims to change the societal standards surrounding appearance. This can include...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Salt Lake City’s Mormon Culture Encourages Plastic Surgery

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor October 28, 2021

  I didn’t grow up Mormon but I did grow up in Utah, so I’ve been around Mormon culture my entire life. The pressure Mormonism puts on appearance, particularly female appearance, has always...

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Alvarado: External Appearance is Not an Indicator of Internal Health

By Andrea Alvarado April 3, 2019

  There is a mistaken assumption that diets are inherently healthy. Even though a lifestyle change, such as a diet, might inspire people to incorporate beneficial habits in their daily lives, diets...

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

By Andrea Alvarado January 25, 2019

  For most of modern history, discussions surrounding the female body have been centered on its desirability rather than its health. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the weight loss industry,...

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The Tumblr Ban on Adult Content is Problematic

By Alaikia Marielle January 12, 2019

  In early December 2018, Tumblr announced its plans for “a better, more positive Tumblr.” These “positive” changes to Tumblr came in the form of an all-out ban on adult content. Specifically,...

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Alvarado: Decline of Fantasy Fashion

By Andrea Alvarado December 5, 2018

The casting director of Victoria’s Secret made an accurate description of what fashion and beauty have been for centuries. When asked about transgender and plus-sized models joining the Fashion Show,...

Dont Worry About Having a Summer Bod

Don’t Worry About Having a “Summer Bod”

By Broderick Sterrett April 5, 2017

Can I say something a bit personal? I’m not comfortable in my own skin. I’m a five-foot-nine, 115 lb. male with lanky proportions. My arms swing sometimes, knocking my boney hands and my fingers...

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U Alumni Campaign to Change Pop Culture Image of Beauty

December 10, 2014

  Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite, who recently graduated from the U, have taken action against the portrayal of women in the media, including magazines and television. The sisters started their...