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Burton: 2020 Graduates Are at Risk of Becoming Discouraged Workers

Graduation ceremony at the University of Utah in 2011. Chronicle archives.

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

June 11, 2020

  Graduation lacked some of its typical joy and excitement for the class of 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. In lieu of the traditional commencement, graduates took part in this crowning event through the humble means of a computer screen—and, to compound this feeling of anti-climax,...

Burton: Utah Needs to Reemphasize Civics Education

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

February 18, 2020

  Civics courses are a mainstay in many American high schools. These classes educate students on many topics including government, media, elections and political participation. These courses seek to aid younger generations in understanding the impact government has on them and how they can b...

Chavez: It’s Okay to Take Over Four Years to Graduate

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By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

June 19, 2019

  The stereotypical college career lasts four years, but many Americans are taking an increasingly different timeline. According to a 2017 article in the New York Times, only 41 percent of students graduate in four years. Numerous factors contribute to that statistic. Preventative tips and tricks are often given to incoming coll...

Graduating In Style: The History Behind Graduation Regalia

Cap and Gown with '18 School of Humanities tassle in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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By Alaikia Marielle

April 26, 2019

  Graduation is around the corner, filling eager graduates with an overwhelming mix of excitement and nerves. Whether you yourself are graduating this May or just attending as a supportive guest, you’re sure to notice the wide range of colors and tassels hanging from graduates and faculty. Ev...

Goodbye, Daily Utah Chronicle. Yes, Yes, We Promise We’ll Call.

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Madge Slack, Emily Anderson, Greyson Harness, Christina Giardinelli, Zach Janis, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Aiden Keenan, Amy Loret, Katelyn Collett, Mandi Johansen, Alli Milne, and Ashlyn Cassity

April 25, 2019

Emily Anderson: Editor-in-Chief Every Sonic Youth song longer than five minutes (most of them). Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Training for a marathon — or, even, a half marathon. That was a list of things I’ve started and never finished. I feel like I’m ending my tenure as edit...

Kindness and a Love of Learning: Meet the 2019 Commencement Speakers

University of Utah 2019 commencement speaker, Rev. France A. Davis (source

By Amy Loret

April 23, 2019

  May 2019 Commencement Attendees at the University of Utah’s 150th commencement ceremony can look forward to hearing speeches from two incredible individuals: Reverend France A. Davis and student speaker T. Alisa Cloward. The commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m...

New Financing Program Aims to Help U Students Finish Degrees

U students at spring 2018 graduation | Courtesy of Courtney McBeth.

By Amy Loret

January 27, 2019

  On Jan. 23, the University of Utah announced the launch of Invest in U, a pilot program designed to do exactly what it sounds like. While University of Utah boasts a lower average debt at graduation than any other higher education institution in Utah, by no means is college as affordable as it ...

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

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By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 18, 2019

  You know you’re in trouble when the subject line of an email from your academic advisor reads “Worried About Finding a Job with your English Major?” My gut reaction is that yes, I am worried that I will fulfill the stereotype of an unemployed millennial humanities student living in he...

Contemplating Graduation: Farewell to the University of Utah

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Adelina Whitten

January 16, 2019

  This piece was written by Adelina Whitten who graduated in Dec. of 2018. Here are a few of her thoughts prior to walking. The Arts Desk misses her and we wish her the best of luck as she enters the real world. — Madge Slack, Arts Editor Thousands of students graduate from Utah colleges ...

Sayonara College

Sayonara College

April 28, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] (Photo Credit:   We devoted a blog to what we'll miss as we walk through graduation and start to move on with our lives. But now we want to share with you what we're never going to miss. And to be frank, whether you're graduating or if you have 7 years left, the...

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