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The importance of art

“Art lives around us, it’s everywhere all at once — in the literature we read, cinema we watch, architecture we admire and more.” (Photo by Igor Miske | Courtesy Unplash)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 24, 2020

  Imagine a world without the arts — a world without any music, film, dance, literature or any of the countless other mediums art exists through. That world is difficult to imagine, as a world without art or culture would be a devastatingly desolate, meaningless and dull one — devoid of the ...

The Reasoning and Effectiveness of Moving to Online Classes to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

March 12, 2020

  As the Daily Utah Chronicle previously reported, state leaders held a press conference Thursday morning to announce measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, inside Utah. Among those measures was the transition of University of Utah classes to an online format for the remainder ...

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

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By Jacob Rueda

September 3, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE) website reports that 46.6% of the Amazon fires are occurring...

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

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By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

Books on Phiulosophy inside the stacks of the J. Willard Marriott  Library on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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By Nicholas Rush

April 25, 2019

  Science and Philosophy are to be married here at the U in the proposal of a new major called “Philosophy of Science.” The major was first proposed in the Fall of 2018 by Department Chair of Philosophy, Matthew Haber. The Daily Utah Chronicle spoke with Professor Haber about the pending u...

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

Flu Vaccination on campus
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By Andrea Alvarado

March 9, 2019

  In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an article, unaware of the serious repercussions his work would have in public health around the world. His study claimed to have found a correlation between autism and the MMR vaccine (which prevents measles, mumps and rubella). Since then, his article has bee...

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

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By Amy Loret

February 18, 2019

  Utah made history in 1896 as the first state in the country to elect a woman to a state Senate. It was also one of the first states to give women the right to vote nearly 150 years ago — decades before other states in the U.S. Recently, the Beehive State made headlines once again, but this...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 41: ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’

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By Marshall Falkner

February 4, 2019

  I know it has been a while, but think back to elementary school — those days when the TV cart would roll out and everyone gathered around criss-cross apple sauce, ready to learn. I remember losing my mind with my classmates, specifically to shows like "Eyewitness" and "School House Rock." But no...

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

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By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

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By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

January 11, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Murdoch Mysteries.” As you probably know from personal experience, different television series require certain moods. Sometimes, we need to relax and breathe while enjoying basic sitcoms, giving us an easy evening and a comfortable feeling....

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