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A ‘New’ Take on Dating for Ex-Mormons

(Illustration by Jonny Feath | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

January 22, 2020

  Within the last five years, being able to swipe left or right on a potential love interest seems to have replaced the stereotypical coffee-shop-meet cute story for thousands of people in our generation. More and more people are finding dating success by turning to their phones. With more peop...

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

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’

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By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

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 ...

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saint's temple in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives.

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

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

The Muslim Student Association held a Friday prayer in the Union ballroom to honor victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

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

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

According to the University of Utah's campus directory, Sterling Van Wagenen's office was 257B in the Art Building prior to his resignation. (Photo by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

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’

Salt Lake City. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

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 ...

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

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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

Ronald B. Scott, who writes by the penname of R.B. Scott
(Photo by Bailey Scott | Courtesy of R.B. Scott)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

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,...

Filmmaker, Former U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

Sterling Van Wagenen, who has now resigned from his position as a professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child. (Photo  by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

April 12, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah professor and noted filmmaker, Sterling Van Wagenen, was charged on April 2 with one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first degree felony. Court documents allege that 71-year-old Van Wage...

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