The Daily Utah Chronicle

Christopherson: In Defense of Enthusiasm

Christopherson: In Defense of Enthusiasm

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

November 22, 2019

It’s November and the holidays are practically upon us, which means it is time for my annual reminder that people who like things are inherently obnoxious and uncool. In this case, “things” refers to the magic of the season at hand – lights, decorations, the general sense of good cheer. I rarely...

Reimagining Holidays the Old Way

Reimagining Holidays the Old Way

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 21, 2019

  Now that it’s November, we can officially wish each other Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, depending on your take. As we all know, Christmas celebrates the historical birth of Jesus of Nazareth using Black Friday and other sales to mark the days to the big one where we remember how capitalism...

Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism

Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

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...

Get Ready for the Holidays with Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker”

Get Ready for the Holidays with Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker”

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

December 10, 2018

  Is it really Christmas without “The Nutcracker?” After all, it’s one of the biggest staples of the holiday season. From the music to the story, “The Nutcracker” is a classic that always puts people into the holiday mood. Here in Utah, we are lucky to be home to one of the biggest p...

The Chronicle Playlist: Alternative Holiday Songs

The Chronicle Playlist: Alternative Holiday Songs

By Alaikia Marielle

December 9, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2zMdm7ncPg2nZWnFN4WHaf?si=MQw2_HA9SumVR48PPm0cdA Whether you’re looking for songs to spice up a holiday party playlist or if alt-rock is the only way that you can tolerate holiday music, this playlist has a little something for everyone — electric guitar, heartbreak, comedy, angst, covers of classics and delightful originals. Note: Not all...

Sonnenberg: Don’t Rush to the Next Holiday

Sonnenberg: Don’t Rush to the Next Holiday

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

December 7, 2018

As of mid-September, grocery stores were already starting to sell Halloween decorations. I couldn’t help but scoff when I saw the skulls and bags of candy — at that point, the temperature was still in the nineties and Fall Break hadn’t even arrived. It is easy to write off asynchronous marketin...

Give the Gift of Charity This Christmas: Organizations Worth Your Dime

Give the Gift of Charity This Christmas: Organizations Worth Your Dime

By Adelina Whitten

December 6, 2018

  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are an excuse to spend copious amounts of money. An old co-worker of mine spent more than $1,000 on clothing alone during the Thanksgiving scramble. One’s hard-earned cash should be spent with themselves in mind, but also with those who might be less fortunate...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

December 5, 2018

  The holiday season is officially upon us. The world is full of Christmas lights, trees, music and every other tradition imaginable. One of the largest aspects of the season is the Ugly Christmas Sweater. So often, posters go up at work or school about an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We e...

Holiday Makeup: Serving Up Fresh Looks for the Season

Holiday Makeup: Serving Up Fresh Looks for the Season

By Madge Slack

December 5, 2018

  The holidays are officially here and we all know that facing our families can be as stressful as it is fun. To help fight off the holiday blues, arm yourself with your best looks. Sometimes all it takes to feel fierce is a sharp brow and a dark lip. Makeup is a form of self-expression and, ...

Celebrate Christmas with Classic Cartoons

Celebrate Christmas with Classic Cartoons

By Rohit Singh

December 3, 2018

  It’s December, it’s almost Christmas and it’s time to dive into watching holiday specials. If you are still not feeling the Christmas spirit bubbling inside you, then these cartoon Christmas specials can certainly help. Cartoons capture the essence of the festive season perfectly. They...

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