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California Wants to Pay Their College Athletes, and it’s Time to Join Them

The University of Utah cheer after a three point shot during an NCAA Basketball game vs. The University of Washington at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

October 2, 2019

The state of California is working on a bill called the Fair Pay to Play Act, which would make it legal to pay college athletes for use of their name, likeness and image. It has been passed by the state Senate and now only awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom to make it law. It’s about ...

Alvarado: Dollars for Likes: Instagram Celebrities Are Paid to Advertise Controversial Products

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By Andrea Alvarado

April 5, 2019

  Instagram is the preferred social media platform for people under 30, and with more than 100 million users, it is slowly catching up to Facebook in terms of popularity. Instagram is used by a diverse assortment of users, ranging from humorous meme accounts to celebrities to do-it-yourself projects. The most infamous genre is one that has ...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?: The Game-Day Experience

Levi's Stadium, the site of the Pac12 Championship Football game in Santa Clara, CA on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. 

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

By Casey Overfield and Zach Janis

March 7, 2019

Overfield: A Live Game Can't Be Beat Attending sports games has been a staple of American entertainment for many generations. With the rise of television and social media, however, the novelty of attending a game has disappeared since games have become more available in our homes. Streaming service...

Show Me the Money: Finding Funding for Utah Athletics

(Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Casey Overfield, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

  It’s no secret that in college athletics, more people attend men’s sports than women's, and by default, they collect more money for their schools and athletic programs. Athletic departments at universities still provide money to programs with lower attendance rates through various funds an...

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 ...

Alvarado: Fashion and the Illusion of Wealth

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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...

Why Vice President Biden Didn’t Accept the U’s Money

Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Utah in 2018. Chronicle archive.

By Katelyn Collett

January 7, 2019

  Former vice president Joe Biden came to speak to students at the University of Utah in December as the keynote speaker to the MUSE project’s theme of hope, hardship and purpose. Biden spoke about his struggles throughout the one-hour event, mentioning his book and offering advice for undergraduates....

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

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By Mackenzie McDermott

November 21, 2018

  When Edward Diener was in his undergraduate years, he decided to study the happiness of farmers. Diener, now a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, grew up on a farm. His parents were positive and optimistic people, but so were also “somewhat poor” farm workers. This dyn...

The Personal Money Management Center Helps Students Know How They Spend

By Mackenzie McDermott and Aila Amer

November 21, 2018

  Are you a Kim Kardashian or a Warren Buffett? The University of Utah’s Personal Money Management Center helped around 45 students find out. The Personal Money Management Center is open to undergraduate, graduate, PhD and even prospective students. Anyone thinking about coming to the U c...

U Gamers Organize 24 Hour Gaming Marathon for Primary Children’s

Extra Life is the foundation partnered with the gamers. Courtesy of Extra Life's Instagram, @extralife4kids.

By Claudia Robles

November 1, 2018

  Local gamers will meet to play video games for 24 hours for a beneficial cause. These local gamers, the DigiWuts, will be gathering Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 to host an annual gaming marathon where they will raise money for Primary Children’s hospital. The challenge is to play...

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