The Daily Utah Chronicle

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

By Isaac Reese

September 10, 2019

  White nationalist activity is on the rise in the United States, and the state of Utah is no exception. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah’s most dominant religious and cultural influence, has always had fringe white nationalists within its membership, many of whom first ...

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

By Abigail Raasch

July 22, 2019

  In an effort to “[embrace] this peculiar place we call home,” Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has yet again given us "Saturday’s Voyeur." This roaring production has come to us as the conclusion of SLAC’s beautiful season and is a tradition of the theater to bring laughter and fun to ...

Marriott Library Commemorates the Historic Golden Spike

Marriott Library Commemorates the Historic Golden Spike

By Ray Gill

June 2, 2019

  May 10 marked the 150th Anniversary commemorating the driving of the last spike, known as the Golden Spike, of the Transcontinental Railroad which connected the Pacific to the Eastern railways. State and Nationwide organizations celebrated the connection of the Pacific to the Eastern railways b...

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

By Morgan Barron

May 25, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on May 13. Content Warning: This article discusses suicide, and has a brief mention of sexual assault. “Continuing revelation from God.” That is what the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cited when reversing ...

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

By Emily Anderson

May 10, 2019

  Statewide, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise 61.55% — nearly two-thirds — of the state population, according to a December 2018 article published by The Salt Lake Tribune. Although the University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution, its demographics lo...

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 30, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah film professor Sterling Van Wagenen pleaded guilty in an initial Utah County court appearance on Tuesday to a count of the sexual abuse of a child. Van Wagenen's attorney stated that he will als...

R. B. Scott Shares the Culture of Salt Lake City in His Novel ‘The Mending’

R. B. Scott Shares the Culture of Salt Lake City in His Novel ‘The Mending’

By Hannah Keating

April 25, 2019

  Author R.B. Scott recently held a book release for his new novel “The Mending” at the King’s English Bookstore here in Salt Lake. Through the closely winding stairs and packed shelves of the iconic shop, Scott sat signing copies for close friends, many of whom attended the events at ...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

Former University of Utah Employee Linked to Hate Group Propaganda on Campus

Former University of Utah Employee Linked to Hate Group Propaganda on Campus

By Christina Giardinelli

April 19, 2019

  In recent years, the University of Utah has been the target of racist messages and propaganda from numerous hate groups. Over 240,000 of these groups' chat room messages were leaked in March by Unicorn Riot, a non-profit left-wing media collective, revealing that some of the flyers hung on cam...

An Inside Look at the Life of Author R. B. Scott

An Inside Look at the Life of Author R. B. Scott

By Hannah Keating

April 16, 2019

  The Life of R. B. Scott Author Ronald B. Scott is a Salt Lake native. Raised in the valley as the oldest of eight, he found himself able to explore the city in different ways. Wandering home from school and piano lessons, what Scott refers to as, “the bright side of being unsupervised,...

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