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Wasatch Magazine
by Sam McGahay, Staff Writer
4d ago
Environmental nonprofits play a crucial role in advocating for, protecting, and preserving the Earth’s natural resources. These organizations, driven by passion and dedication, work tirelessly to address pressing environmental issues and promote sustainability. Their efforts yield numerous benefits, not only for the environment but also for individuals and communities who are affected by their natural surroundings. Salt Lake City, though a hub for outdoor recreation and access to the outdoors, has a multitude of pressing issues that demand problem solving.  HEAL UTAH, the Healthy Environm ..read more
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Ascending Amidst Adversity
Wasatch Magazine
by Sophie Felici, Staff Photographer
6d ago
“Being able to be a part of someone reclaiming mobility or finding freedom in a sport is unlike any stoke imaginable and left me wanting more” – Jake   I met Jake at the Momentum climbing gym. Just like everyone else, I was staring at the guy with two prosthetic legs absolutely booking it up a climb like it was the mellowest thing in the gym. I muttered to my boyfriend that it would be so cool to take photos of paraclimbers and he made me go introduce myself. Jake, the climber, and I started chatting and he invited me to an adaptive climbing event. I quickly realized that Jake has a passi ..read more
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Analog Beauty
Wasatch Magazine
by Brandon Long, Staff Writer
6d ago
After digital photography hit the mainstream market in the 1990’s, film photography slowly died out. Having a technology that allowed users to take virtually unlimited photos in comparison to film, where you have to basically buy every single picture you take, made film obsolete almost immediately. Over the following decades, the remaining companies in the film industry slowly faded and transitioned to this new media. Film stocks were discontinued, developing prices skyrocketed, and other than the film photographer here and there, film photography slowly faded out of existence.  It was ab ..read more
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Upon A Red Morning
Wasatch Magazine
by Ren Shields, Staff Writer
1w ago
Upon A Red Morning  Canyons wake up slowly, so we do too: fifteen tousled heads and thirty dirty feet pressed in a row. Warm inside our wax paper envelopes like tootsie rolls, too cold to poke heads from sleeping bags. Rolling over, I tune my ear to the dirt, listening for the rumble of crustal plates beneath me but they lie still. I leave them sleeping. I have no such luxury and so I rise.  Nestle coffee powder dissolves in hot water like cotton candy on the tongue, but it tastes only a fraction as good. Even so, the warmth and black bite of the chocolate liquid lift my eyelids. Rag ..read more
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It’s All Greek to Me
Wasatch Magazine
by Makena Klinge, Editor
2w ago
Flights booked nine hours before departure, jumping off cliffs in the Ionian Sea, late night city wandering, historic ruins, frequented cafes, attempted conversations in a foreign dialect and mouthwatering gyros, so many gyros. Oh, and some attended classes.    I’ve always heard all the lines about how a study abroad experience changes your life, and I’d roll my eyes, mostly because I was jealous not because I didn’t believe it, but I also think it was because I didn’t fully understand what it meant. At the risk of sounding pretentious, there’s something to be said about fully immers ..read more
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Snowfalls and Slowing Down
Wasatch Magazine
by Auriana Dunn, Staff Writer
2w ago
Wintertime is beautiful. Snow on the ground shines like the sun itself, and breath comes out in lazy little clouds. Hot cocoa and coffee warm hands, and Christmas lights shine into January. But wintertime is also slow. Sometimes, after a while, it just feels gray. The days are shorter. Plants go dormant and many mammals drop their heart rates to hibernate through the season. People are bundled up and run indoors, heads down, to stay out of the snow. Driving along the roads, the speed signs flash red “Slow down.” It’s interesting to think that wintertime is when Western culture decided to put t ..read more
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Training to Ski Through an Injury
Wasatch Magazine
by Ben Timm, Staff Writer
2w ago
Sometimes something needs to go terribly wrong in order for one to understand what needs to be done right. Call it learning from a stupid mistake, or experimentation on oneself.  Either way, the story starts with me lying upside down on the icy run with one ski on, wondering if I’ll be able to stand up, or if this will be the time I finally need to be dragged down in a sled.  After the first moments following a crash, thoughts are not complicated. It is like stubbing a toe: a string of obscenities for the pain at the stupidity of my own actions and at the world in general. This time ..read more
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Fighting the Winter Blues
Wasatch Magazine
by Aidan Cooley, Staff Writer
3w ago
Picture if you will – early December 2022, the first big snowfall since I moved to Utah for school. There is a buzz in the air about the upcoming ski season and I, a snowboarder, am equally as excited. I figured I wouldn’t get a season pass since I lived in the dorms and didn’t own a car; I’d just buy a couple of day passes whenever I had a friend going up. But when the time came, I looked at the price of a ticket and the traffic up LCC. . . I realized I wouldn’t be boarding that season. Whether it was the price, the effort, or just lack of motivation, I haven’t snowboarded since I moved here ..read more
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All You Need Is Love
Wasatch Magazine
by Sam McGahay, Staff Writer
3w ago
          Attending the University of Utah provides students with vast opportunities outside of the classroom. Each season brings a new flavor to indulge in. For a lot of us, winter is the chocolate ice cream (cookies and cream, perhaps). Credited with the best snow on Earth, the Wasatch mountains are a luscious waffle cone dipped in fudge and covered with decadent sprinkles. Mouthwatering powder is less than an hour away from campus, and the OneLove Ski and Snowboard Club, run by University of Utah students, makes hitting the slopes even more accessible.    ..read more
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Of Snowpack and Stupidity
Wasatch Magazine
by Brandon Long, Staff Writer
1M ago
In our defense, the mountains were calling. In hindsight, it was a truly stupid idea, but who can blame us? We were tired of the winter. Tired of the cold and the inconsistent snowfall, and the fact there wasn’t any around us near in the small town of Lapoint; we figured there would be only a small dusting on the road to our childhood retreat. Nestled in Ashley National Forrest, Paradise was where my family and I grew up. Each year, we made the pilgrimage to enjoy the dense pines and mountain air. While usually impassable in the wintertime, this year had far less snow. Naturally, as one does ..read more
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