• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Column: A new perspective on beauty—my own!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Noelle Johansen I hadn’t shaved my legs in nearly three months, but nothing stopped the tiny old woman with a chin as hairy as my legs from patting my calves heartily. She had to be at least 80 years ...

Sundance 2014: Flea brings soulful artistry to ‘Low Down’

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life, Review | Comments Off

By Ben Hansen and Paul Christensen; photo by Ben Hansen PARK CITY -- Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry over each of the last four decades. His contributions to the arts have ...

Sundance 2014: ‘Hellion’ a heart-breaking tale of a broken Texas family

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off

By Katie Swain Special from the Sundance Film Festival SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL—Director and writer Kat Candler got up to introduce the world premiere of her film “Hellion” on Friday at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and with tears in her eyes and ...

Sundance 2014: Despite Keira Knightley, ‘Laggies’ drags and droops

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off

By Katie Swain Special from the Sundance Film Festival PARK CITY, Utah—She’s pretty, in her late 20s, college-educated—master’s degree in marriage and family counseling, yet!—has potential, intelligence, charisma . . . and she works part-time for father as a sign-dancer on the ...

Review: Sevendust’s live show melodic, technical, fantastic

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off

Story and photo by Paul Christensen SALT LAKE CITY -- Thursday night found me standing in a dark, dank room at In the Venue, waiting for hard rock band Sevendust to take the stage. A sea of black-clothed bodies, surging to ...

Anniversary of 9/11 affirms faith in humanity

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Emily Pannell Johnson Guest editorial Time to get serious. There were 2,977 individuals killed on September 11, 2001. That number includes 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority officers. That number also includes the ...

Opinion: Art is much more than a pretty picture

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off

By Dani Hayes When I say I’m studying art history, I see the word “pointless” glaze over people’s eyes. Or a smirk crosses their lips. Or eyes wander as they scramble to change the subject. It’s annoying. I honestly can talk about ...

Opinion: Do women have to leave Utah to achieve equality?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Jessica Sonderegger As a student and employee, I have come to an appropriate conclusion at the end of my undergraduate studies: if I am to seriously pursue a career—one where I will be recognized and adequately compensated for my expertise—I ...

Opinion: Confessions of a recovering Facebook junky

Monday, April 15th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Jessica Sonderegger I consider myself one of the original gangsters when I reminisce about my Facebook story. Though I wasn’t even one of the first hundreds to join, I dare say I was one of the first few in ...

‘Justice and equality’—supporters of same-sex marriage rally in Logan

Monday, April 1st, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN—Shades of red decorated the steps of the historic Cache Country Courthouse as nearly 140 community members gathered in support of same-sex marriage equality and equal rights. “We are here to take a stand for justice ...

Confessions of a Sundance groupie: My Day with Dan Rad

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—As a fiercely obsessed Harry Potter fanatic for the better part of my life, the fact that my opportunity to report on this year’s Sundance Film Festival coincided with the premiere of Daniel Radcliffe’s new film “Kill Your ...

Sundance 2013 closes: What a great party!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Review | Comments Off

By Ben Hansen Special to the Hard News Café PARK CITY—As the blizzard blew snow sideways, Sundance 2013 blew out of Park City almost as quickly as it came in. After a whirlwind 10 days that concludes my sixth year of Sundancing, ...

Review: A glimpse inside the ultra-private Orthodox Jewish world

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in Review | Comments Off

By Dani Hayes PARK CITY—Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic communities have practically been invisible to the world. Rama Burshtein, a Hasidic Jew herself, wanted to give her people a voice and the result is “Fill the Void,” which offers outsiders a look at ...

Review: More like the unnecessary death of a good cast in a bad movie

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Review | 1 Comment »

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—Fredrik Bond, director of “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman,” walked onto the Eccles Theater stage at Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, frazzled and confused, half-eaten apple in hand, admitting he was very hung over. While Bond ...

Sundance 2013: Radcliffe excels in daring, poetic ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Review | 1 Comment »

By Katie Swain PARK CITY—“Kill Your Darlings,” which premiered Friday at Sundance, follows the true events of poet Allen Ginsberg’s transformation from emotional and sexual repression to the realization of his unorthodox genius and homosexuality—a process that is sparked by a ...

Sundance 2013: ‘Crystal Fairy’ is a trip . . . literally

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Posted in Review | Comments Off

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Café PARK CITY—The 2013 Sundance Film Festival opened with a handful of films on Thursday night. Perhaps the most anticipated of the bunch, “Crystal Fairy” promised star power (Michael Cera), an eccentric ...

School board OKs land purchase for new Millville high school

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Curtis Lundstrom MILLVILLE -- Make room for a new high school. Alfalfa fields, on State Road 165 in between 2450 South and 2700 South, was approved for purchase by the Cache County Board of Education Thursday for the construction of the ...

Guest column: Don’t come to Canada, American secessionists

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Sherry King VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A note to American secessionists:  For several very good reasons, DO NOT come to Canada. First, Canadian Immigration does not recognize the need for anyone to be a refugee from the United States. So much time ...

Opinion: Book nazis—Keep your mitts off my reading lists!

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Ted Pease It’s incredible to me that busy-bodies spent so much of their time and energy last year trying to banish books from library shelves. “Incredible” in its literal sense: I can’t believe that anyone in 2012 a) is still ...

Review: Buckethead still making it happen after 20 years

Monday, October 8th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life, Review | Comments Off

By Matt Thurber Photo by Ben Hansen SALT LAKE CITY—This fall, Buckethead's seminal album “Welcome to Bucketheadland” reached a milestone, marking 20 years of masked madness. To celebrate, Buckethead hit the road with his custom-made Gibson guitar and that’s about it ...