The Daily Utah Chronicle

Remembering the Legacy of Dan Jones

Remembering the Legacy of Dan Jones

By Kaylara Benfield

November 19, 2018

  It is with sadness we say goodbye to an emeritus University of Utah professor. Dr. Dan Jones has played a prominent role in education and he has taught for over 52 years. Professor Jones served as a professor to both the U and Utah State. Thousands have been inspired by his lectures on our...

Utah’s 2018 Midterm Elections Rundown

Utah’s 2018 Midterm Elections Rundown

By Jacqueline Mumford

November 9, 2018

  Although Election Day has passed and polls across the nation have closed, election season may not be over so quickly. Many races have been called across the state, but some, like the high-profile Ben McAdams and Mia Love race for the U.S. House seat in Utah’s 4th Congressional District is st...

U to Host First Vote Center on Campus for a Midterm Election

U to Host First Vote Center on Campus for a Midterm Election

By Jacqueline Mumford

November 2, 2018

  On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, polls will open across the United States for the national midterm election. Every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is up for election, as well as 35 out of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate. On the state level, state senators and representatives, district attorneys,...

Love, McAdams Debate Highlights Negativity in an Already Contentious Race

Love, McAdams Debate Highlights Negativity in an Already Contentious Race

By Nelson Lotz

October 18, 2018

  As ballots were mailed out across the state this week, Rep. Mia Love, Republican, and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Democrat, faced off in a combative debate at Salt Lake Community College. This was the only debate for the 4th Congressional District race and was hosted by the bipartis...

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

By Elise Scott

September 20, 2018

Utah is often touted for its upward mobility, a claim that may be a little more nuanced than at first blush. Ironically, another thing Utah has been acclaimed for is being the second most sexist state in the nation--making its quaint vignette of bountiful opportunity fall under deserved skepticism. Utah’s chilly treatment of...

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

By Elise Scott

August 28, 2018

There are two surefire ways to make the internet an unpleasant experience: bring up politics on social media and then read the comments that follow. The Venn diagram between online politics and online fiery debate is functionally a circle, as evidenced by the depravity found everywhere from harassment...

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

By Elise Scott

August 22, 2018

My upbringing was defined by distrust and hyperbole. I was raised in a home that valued independence and privacy, hid emergency food storage in the basement, and nursed a vague distrust of a large, centralized government. These values likely stem back to my Mormon pioneer ancestors who sacrificed their ...

Scott: Millennials Deserve a Seat at the Table

Scott: Millennials Deserve a Seat at the Table

By Elise Scott

July 27, 2018

About a month ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the nation, ousting the district’s incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in the primary election for New York's 14th Congressional District. Crowley hadn’t faced an intra-party challenge in fourteen years, yet Ocasio-Cortez's win sent him packing...

Scott: Our Relationships Will Be What Saves Us

Scott: Our Relationships Will Be What Saves Us

By Elise Scott

July 5, 2018

If headlines are to be believed, then the United States of America is on the brink of crisis — both culturally and constitutionally. The lack of patience between Americans of differing political ideologies is a common refrain, where cries of foul play and incivility emanate from both sides. Conventiona...

Barber: Treatment of Hoberman Arch Displays Irresponsible Handling of Olympic Legacy

Barber: Treatment of Hoberman Arch Displays Irresponsible Handling of Olympic Legacy

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

The geometric petals of the Hoberman Arch slowly begin to move. Glowing with vibrant gold, purple and sapphire hues, the structure’s central circle expands to reveal the medals stage. I was six when the Olympics came to Salt Lake City. My parents took me to see a parade downtown where they disp...

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