The Daily Utah Chronicle

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...

Classical Indian Dance in Salt Lake City

Classical Indian Dance in Salt Lake City

By Madge Slack

April 25, 2019

  The tradition of Indian dance goes back as far as the people's rich cultural history. It is deeply interwoven with Hinduism and is beautiful for its precision and comprehensive storytelling. Every minute detail from the angle of the eyes in relation to the tension in the fingers has a meaning. T...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

(Courtesy of the University of Utah Theatre Department)

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

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

Identity Evropa held a banner reading,

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,...

Intramural Sports Maintain Inclusion, Religious Garb or Not

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By Casey Overfield, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019

  Athletes choose to play or not play college sports for any number of reasons. They might be tired of their sport, they might have different academic aspirations or they might not be able to perform at the collegiate level. For those high school athletes, an abrupt stoppage of play can be detrimen...

The Intersection of Video Games and Religion

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By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

April 8, 2019

Video games and religion have long had a rocky relationship. Themes of escapism and hedonism that accompany any form of entertainment media often seem to clash with religious themes of spiritual growth, social consciousness, generosity, righteousness or worldliness. Even as games continue to take ...

Should Professors Curse in the Classroom?

Professor Randall Eggert

By Alaikia Marielle

March 12, 2019

  Whether or not you felt included in the conversation, we as a society have decided certain words are unacceptable to say — the types of words requiring asterisks in print and bleeps on television. Many years ago, as a bright and beaming middle schooler, I said “crap” in passing in ...

The Making of a Lamanite: A Brief History Between the LDS Church and Indigenous Communities

This chapel in Tohatchi, New Mexico, is one of many belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in the Navajo Nation. 
(Photo courtesy of Nathan Anderson)

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

February 14, 2019

  The history between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Native Americans has spanned almost two centuries. This is a two-part series to analyze this area in LDS studies which remains fast-growing and controversial. With the expertise of a University of Utah professor and insight f...

Apostle M. Russell Ballard and U President Ruth Watkins Speak at the LDS Institute

LDS Institute of Religion. Chronicle archives.

By Katelyn Collett

February 12, 2019

  On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held an event at its Institute of Religion for students at the University of Utah. The chapel of the building was full, along with the overflow, gym and another adjacent chapel. Everyone braved the snow to come to the Institu...

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