The Daily Utah Chronicle

Legacy of the LDS Church at the U

Legacy of the LDS Church at the U

By Connor Applegate

January 22, 2019

  In the fall semester of 2018, the Institute of Religion at the University of Utah, (which is referred to as the institute for the remainder of this article), had an enrollment of 4,000 students from the U. The institute, a program headed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)...

The Religious Foundations of the University of Utah

The Religious Foundations of the University of Utah

By Christina Giardinelli

January 14, 2019

  As the spring semester begins at the University of Utah, so do the campus tours. From high school students to prospective transfers and their parents, U Ambassadors have their hands full. The tours are as thorough as they can be in the allotted time. They cover aspects of the U’s history, c...

The Holy War For People Who Don’t Like Football

The Holy War For People Who Don’t Like Football

By Marshall Falkner

November 24, 2018

  Here on campus, one of our biggest events of the year is known as the Holy War, a massive football game that has the University of Utah go up against Brigham Young University. The Holy War has been a university tradition since 1896. The rivalry we have with BYU is a long-standing one. The eve...

Sonnenberg: Celebrate Our Differences During The Holy War

Sonnenberg: Celebrate Our Differences During The Holy War

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

November 23, 2018

  The "Holy War" is coming. The University of Utah Utes will play the Brigham Young University Cougars on Nov. 24 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the latest installment in the rivalry between the two schools. According to Winsipedia, the rival schools have been playing regularly since 1892 and the U has con...

Patience: Don’t Wear a Symbol Without Knowing What it Means

Patience: Don’t Wear a Symbol Without Knowing What it Means

By Alisa Patience

April 10, 2018

Every time I see someone wearing a pentagram or the triquetra I get excited and ask them if they're pagan, too, and the most common answers are “No, I just love 'Supernatural,'" or “I just thought it looked cool.” These are fine reasons to wear something, but you should at the very least know what...

Patience: Separation of Church and State is Not Responsible for Tragedy

Patience: Separation of Church and State is Not Responsible for Tragedy

By Alisa Patience

March 12, 2018

These words are found all over our social media feeds: “Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in schools? Sincerely, a concerned student. ... Dear concerned student, I’m not allowed in schools. Sincerely, God.” Despite what many people think, violence has not been increasing. According...

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

According to the Positive Psychology Program, the practice of mindfulness originally came from religious practices in Asia, specifically Buddhism and Hinduism, as a pathway to reach enlightenment. The Western world took a fascination with it, and over time adopted some of the elements of meditation. Mindful...

Patience: Christmas Isn’t Just for Christians

Patience: Christmas Isn’t Just for Christians

By Alisa Patience

December 13, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No matter where you are in the world, you probably have a special tradition for a seasonal holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees. This raises an interesting question though — should non-Christians be allowed to have Christmas trees? The truth is,...

H2H: Is it Appropriate to Say Merry Christmas?

H2H: Is it Appropriate to Say Merry Christmas?

By Nicholas Coleman and Shaelyn Barber

December 5, 2017

Stick to Happy Holidays By Shaelyn Barber The semester is wrapping up and finals are upon us. In just under two weeks, we’ll be free for the winter break. Skiing and snowboarding, hot chocolate, books by the fire, time with family and friends, good food and holiday spirits await. I’m sure I’m ...

Patience: Religion Should Promote Peace

Patience: Religion Should Promote Peace

By Alisa Patience

October 29, 2017

Many people have found that being a part of a religious or spiritual community makes them happier. One of the reasons people came to the New World was to enjoy the freedom of religion. Despite the fact that religions preach about being good to others, religion has caused rivalries which have led to violence,...

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