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Christopherson: Utah was right to cut ties with Banjo – but Damien Patton’s apology raises bigger questions

The crowd at the Solidarity Rally against racism at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 6, 2020

  Last week, the state attorney general’s office, Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah suspended their contracts with Banjo — an artificial intelligence and surveillance company — after learning that the company’s founder was an active member of a Ku Klux Klan faction and part...

American Indian Mascots Continue to be Called into Question

Davina Smith, former executive director of SLC Air Protectors, at the protest at the Capitol on Jan. 25, 2020.

By Kayleigh Silverstein and Natalie Colby

February 26, 2020

  American Indian mascots have been a controversial topic for many universities and sports teams in the past. In recent years, there has been a movement and a call from tribes to retire these mascots entirely. For the University of Utah, who uses the "Utes" name as a way to identify fans and s...

The Pull of the U’s Asia Campus

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By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

February 8, 2020

  Hallyu is the “Korean Wave,” meaning Korean popular culture (including music, cuisine and movies) is spreading all around the world. As hallyu influence grows, students can take advantage of the University of Utah's learning abroad program and spend some time in the heart of it. “I ...

Gov. Herbert Emphasizes Education in $20 Billion Budget Proposal

Governor Gary Herbert (R), at the dedication of the new S.J. Quinney School of Law building on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 | Chronicle archives

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

January 22, 2020

  On Jan. 8, in This is the Place Heritage Park, Governor Gary Herbert announced his $20 billion budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year. Through this proposal, Herbert provided his economic recommendations for the Utah Legislature to hopefully put into effect. While he does not plan to run...

Does the U’s High Elevation Affect Students’ Mental Health?

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By Natalie Colby, News Editor

November 23, 2019

The University of Utah is located 4,783 feet above sea level and is adjacent to mountain ranges. These conditions are perfect for scenic hikes, views of all the lights in the valley and winter sports galore. However, the state as a whole is also home to a suicide rate consistently above the national...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Proselytize at the Union

Jehovah's Witnesses inside the food court. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

November 23, 2019

For almost a month, local Jehovah’s Witnesses have spent nearly every morning on campus. They are set up either outside the A. Ray Olpin Union or on the first floor or the Union near the food court. At their tables, two representatives are armed with pamphlets about their religion and a cart full...

Modern Dance Students Examine Existentialism in Fall Concert

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By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

October 26, 2019

In their first concert of the year, University of Utah modern dances students used movement and dance to explore the theme of existentialism. Put on in the Marriott Center for Dance's Room 240 black box theatre, each piece tackled diverse angles on belonging, isolation and being. Audiences were seated...

The Eclectic Meaning of Paper: PaperWest at the Alvin Gittins Gallery

All photos are exhibits on display at the PaperWest Exhibition. Captured on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. (Photo by Jermy Thomas | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

October 21, 2019

PaperWest, a regional juried exhibition currently being held at the Alvin Gittins Gallery at the University of Utah, is a touching celebration of paper. Curated from submissions of several artists from across the Rocky Mountain West, the show is composed solely of works made with the medium. The exhibition...

A Star on the Rise: Getting to Know Makayla Christensen

A Star on the Rise: Getting to Know Makayla Christensen

By Carlos Padilla, Sports Writer

September 23, 2019

When asked if they would like to be interviewed, most athletes would jump at the opportunity to steal the limelight. However, when Makayla Christensen is in the middle of beating her friends in a pre-practice game of foot volleyball, the interview can wait. Christensen, currently a sophomore with...

Dark Sky Studies Makes Its Debut at the U

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By Stephany Cortez

September 12, 2019

The University of Utah is truly reaching for the stars as it launches the country's first Dark Sky Studies minor. This announcement comes with three new core classes followed by the first issue of the Journal of Dark Sky Studies (JDSS), which will be the first college-sourced publication about the...

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