The Daily Utah Chronicle

Christopherson: Let’s Replace Black Friday with Buy Nothing Day

Christopherson: Let’s Replace Black Friday with Buy Nothing Day

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2019

This year, Americans spent more money over one Thanksgiving weekend than they have since Black Friday began. In-store shopping grew 4.2% from 2018, and online spending reached a record high of over $11 billion between Thursday and Friday. Many travelled long distances for big sales, collectively spending much more on clothes, sporting goods an...

Christopherson: The Parade of Homes Beautifully Masks the Realities of the American Dream

Christopherson: The Parade of Homes Beautifully Masks the Realities of the American Dream

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

September 23, 2019

Last week, my roommate arrived home in absolute awe from her day at the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. She’d spent hours sauntering through — in protective fabric booties, of course — some of the most beautiful homes in the valley, with Teslas and boats aplenty parked in the driveways of these gorgeous...

Chavez: You Are More Than the Money You Make

Chavez: You Are More Than the Money You Make

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

It's fair to assume that most college students are in college because they hope to better their lives in some way. Curiosity and a general thirst for knowledge fuel many, but the goal of being successful is almost constant. There's plenty of debate over what constitutes success and it is very common to hea...

Chavez: The American Dream is Capitalist Ideology, and We Can Do Better

Chavez: The American Dream is Capitalist Ideology, and We Can Do Better

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

August 29, 2019

As wealth inequality continues to lengthen between the top 1% and the bottom 99, many people have presented their ideas on how to combat this discrepancy and make the economy work more positively for a larger amount of the population. To put it simply, this country needs to care about people more than ...

Activist Talks About White Supremacy, Capitalism and Change on Campus

Activist Talks About White Supremacy, Capitalism and Change on Campus

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

April 11, 2019

  On Friday April 5, ASUU’s Diversity Board held a public event called “United Against White Supremacy” at the Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library. The Q&A format event, featuring activist Takiyah Thompson, was dedicated to addressing recent incidents on campus which have been descr...

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...

Barber: Resist a Capitalist Christmas

Barber: Resist a Capitalist Christmas

By Shaelyn Barber

December 13, 2017

Beginning in early fall, signs of holiday cheer appear in stores. At first, it’s only a small section in the middle selling Christmas essentials, but before long they are increasingly pervasive. Before Halloween is over, stores are filled with holiday gear. Christmas displays pop up, catchy slogan-bearing...

Patience: Small Businesses Need Love

Patience: Small Businesses Need Love

By Alisa Patience

December 11, 2017

One of the most important things a citizen can do for their city is to support local businesses. This is especially true now that the GOP tax bill has been passed, a bill that gives a large tax break to big businesses, making it even more difficult for small businesses to be successful, according to...

My Journey (So Far) As a Vegetarian

My Journey (So Far) As a Vegetarian

By Alisa Patience

July 16, 2017

I've been a vegetarian for six weeks. Like most things, it has had its struggles and advantages. First of all, I love meat. I love ribs, steak, chicken, brisket, sea food and ham. Especially the way my dad barbecues. I made this decision because the animals that meat comes from are treated poorly before...

China and the West are on a collision course

China and the West are on a collision course

December 13, 2016

In late October, the Communist Party of China came together for their annual Plenum, a meeting of the party's top officials and leaders. These meetings are held behind closed doors, but the decisions therein have large ramifications on the future direction of the People's Republic of China. Although...

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