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Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  Nature photography is a beautiful form of expression, and powerful, pocket-accessible devices like cell phones make it easy for most people to try nature photography themselves. These images can inspire others to engage with wildlife, flora and unique land formations. Many professional photographers...

Starr: In-Person Echo Chambers Are Just as Dangerous as Those Online

Starr: In-Person Echo Chambers Are Just as Dangerous as Those Online

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2020

Many believe that online echo chambers are becoming too prevalent. They worry that when people surround themselves with digital content and people who think like them, they result in constantly preaching “opinions to the converted.” It is said that in these echo chambers, people’s beliefs and perspectives become distorted as their vie...

ASUU and Social Media Toxicity

ASUU and Social Media Toxicity

By Brock Bernstein, News Writer

September 24, 2019

  On April 18, 2019, a guest opinion piece was published on The Daily Utah Chronicle’s website holding ASUU member Greg Boisvert accountable for his use of offensive language in a social media post aimed towards another member in a leadership position. This incident, while isolated, was met w...

College Sports Are Back. Let’s Enjoy Them

College Sports Are Back. Let’s Enjoy Them

By Adam Cochran, Sports Writer

September 12, 2019

  Sports are emotional affairs. This is true for everyone involved. Players, coaches and even fans dedicate themselves to the team, to the game. This fact is often lost on those involved, but most importantly it becomes lost on the fans. Fans often become so involved in the games that they lose...

Chavez: Curating Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

Chavez: Curating Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

August 27, 2019

The media and advertising we are exposed to shape our worldview. Every day we are bombarded with images and stories that are trying to sell us something — food, fashion, lifestyle, etc. The continuous growth of marketing in social media is so pervasive that it takes strong intention to step back and...

Meet the LDS Influencers: Faith, Fashion and the Rise to Internet Fame

Meet the LDS Influencers: Faith, Fashion and the Rise to Internet Fame

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

April 5, 2019

  Being an influencer is hard work. Achieving and sustaining the life of an influencer doesn’t only inspire a large aspiring pool, but also electrifies them to curate an image unique from anyone else’s while courting followers, especially sponsorships. One of these approaches is standing out to yo...

Petersen: Speculating Over Sexuality Only Adds to Toxic Masculinity

Petersen: Speculating Over Sexuality Only Adds to Toxic Masculinity

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

December 7, 2018

If you spend enough time on some of the trashier corners of gay Twitter gossip (I am, ahem, guilty), you have been privy to a shocking secret for some time now. You might have seen it in the hand movements, or the leg crossing, or in selfies analyzed with the zeal of an over-caffeinated English major....

Petersen: Unfriending Over Politics

Petersen: Unfriending Over Politics

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

December 6, 2018

  An old cliché states that one should never discuss politics, religion or money in polite conversation. Yet in the past few years, as news of the Trump administration infiltrates most aspects of our daily lives, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid addressing politics in our relationships. ...

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

December 6, 2018

  The last couple of years of American politics have been nightmarish. Even in 2014, a year before Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, polarization was at an all-time high — 92 percent of Republicans were more conservative than the median Democrat and 94 percent of Democrats were mo...

Alvarado: Decline of Fantasy Fashion

Alvarado: Decline of Fantasy Fashion

By Andrea Alvarado

December 5, 2018

The casting director of Victoria’s Secret made an accurate description of what fashion and beauty have been for centuries. When asked about transgender and plus-sized models joining the Fashion Show, Ed Razek replied that the Victoria’s Secret Annual Show was “a fantasy.” The company was quick to...

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