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New program comes to campus Eastern leads
staff writer Imagine graduating from a foreign language-learning program in the top percentile and then traveling to that country for the summer, to practice the language and study the culture. In June and July 2013, USU Eastern’s campus will team with the Logan campus and the Global Academy, by hosting 60-80 students from the Dominican Republic in a two-month language and cultural immersion program. Chancellor Joe Peterson visited the island recently to check out the program and attend the graduation, and is excited to have their students on campus this summer. “Global Academy really changed my life. I had such a great time learning, having lots of fun, making new friends

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and visiting so many cool places. Certainly, it was the best summer of my life,” said one student from the Dominican Republic about the summer program at Utah State University. Recent English language graduates will take courses in English speaking, reading, and writing four days a week. During the afternoon on those days, they will have courses in other topics. These may be western U.S. history, archeology, paleontology, etc. “The idea behind these afternoon courses is to give the students the opportunity to practice English in the context of these disciplines,” according to Steve Nelson, associate professor of Spanish and ESOL. Nelson will help the program until a full-time coordinator is hired, alongside four

English instructors and four academic track instructors, who have yet to be named. Fridays will be dedicated to cultural experiences like taking field trips to places of interest in our region. Nelson explained that these trips could vary from national and state parks to dinosaur quarries or outlet malls in Park City. Other than the eight additional instructors, Nelson will hire eight current students as cultural assistants to help with the Friday outings and various activities during the week. This is a great summer job and opportunity to participate in the Global Academy and rub shoulders with students from another culture. If students are interested, these jobs are now posted on the student job board or this link: htm/student-employment/off-campusstudent-job-board/cultural-assistant/. Students can also contact Nelson at

state with lowest adjunct percentage
staff writer If you prefer having your classes taught by a full-time instructor rather than adjuncts, then USU Eastern is the place to be. However, if you do not have a preference, any other school in the state has a higher percentage of adjuncts with Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University leading the pack. Dr. Greg Benson, vice chancellor of academic affairs and student services at USU Eastern, explained the role that full and part-time professors have, and the advantages and disadvantages of being an adjunct professor. The first thing to look at is the need for instructors as enrollment ebbs and flows. Is the institution able to supply the instruction the student population demands? These adjuncts play an integral part to this scalability, Benson said. Another angle to examine is the practical use at an institution. Here at Eastern, most departments have a need for adjunct professors, and augment the school’s curriculum in regards to specialty classes. On a per semester basis, they can offer classes that range from nutrition to sports medicine, and “it is a real blessing to call on these people when we need them,” Benson says. The disadvantage to these

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Springfest 2013

transient positions can serve as an advantage as well. Because they teach limited classes, this gives them the freedom for full-time employment elsewhere, allowing them to teach at night, which ultimately many can benefit from. Finding the right balance is the key for success of utilizing adjuncts without exploiting them. Every institution has a different tipping point for having either too many or not enough full or parttime academic workforce, and a growing trend across the nation showing these numbers being out of whack. Benson feels to have the right balance the percentage of part-time instruction needs to be in the 20-40 percent range, which is dependent on how the school expands and contracts. According to USHE’s Faculty Teaching Workload of Part-time Faculty, the last two reported years for the (then) College of Eastern Utah was 20.1 percent for fall 2008 and 22.2 percent for fall 2009. After the merger with USU, the statistics were reported together. SLCC and UVU continue to have the highest percentages reporting 61.2 and 53.3 percent for fall 2011. Eastern continues to find the right balance for the adjunct faculty and seeks to further accommodate them. Benson “feels good” about the quality and specialty of the faculty as a whole and hopes to maintain the correct balance.

Eastern chancellor seeks approval for name change
Cosmetology Springfest Fashion Show
photo courtesy Tyson Chapell

For the past nine years, cosmetology students hosted a bridal, prom and special event show to feature the latest trends in dresses, flowers, cakes, etc. Models who participated in the show included (L-R) Taylor Edwards, Rebbeca Patterson, Crystal Roberts Elliot, Trinidee Bell, Savannah Moore and Erika McDougall.

Just say no to drugs
news editor To graduate from drug court, a panel of former addicts came to USU Eastern on Feb. 7 to scare the campus community straight. As the last step of his courtmandated rehabilitation, a local former addict, with the help of USU Eastern Counselor Darrin Brandt, held a meeting in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center to raise awareness about addiction as a disease. Four addicts, all self admitted to the drug court program for rehabilitation, spoke to the campus community in an open forum about their struggles, the program and how becoming addicted to alcohol and narcotics ruins lives. The panelists had all become addicts during their teenage years, all through the help of less-reputable friends. Each found that they enjoyed that moment when the drugs would take control, but found that it ruined their lives; e.g. one left school, another went to jail and was separated from his children

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and another was in and out of jail. Attention was drawn in the meeting to the high mortality rate of users; the harsh, but necessary court-appointed trackers, who have the ability to call for drug tests at any time; the low recidivism rate of those who choose the drug court program as opposed to those who quit on their own or with only the assistance of a narcotics anonymous program; and the various requirements of the drug court program. The panelists advise students, especially teenagers, to be careful in choosing friends, find positive outlets and maintain a positive atmosphere. Requirements of the drug court program include: responding to the calls of trackers, taking classes to help rebuild cognizant abilities lost to drugs, spending 40 hours per week in class, community service, or working and a final community project. This panel was the final project for one of the members who has been sober for 27 months and will graduate from the program at the end of February.

Freshman requirements align with USU Logan campus
Becoming a successful stu- need to take a placement exam or dent involves taking charge of re-test, contact the testing center your education with tips from the at 435-613-5325 and schedule to USU Eastern academic advising take the ACCUPLACER today. office. Or visit their website  http:// Accordeastern.usu. ing to Shanedu/academny Wilson, ic_services/ director of htm/resourcadvisi ng, es/testing. “take charge Sta r ting of your edufall 2012, all cation today new students, and take adincluding vantage of freshman the resources a nd t ra nsavailable to f e r, m u s t you. We offer t a k e  t w o free tutoring US U p r e services and fix Breadth counseling, cou rses to health care, g raduate. service opT h o s e Shanny Wilson portunities and courses much more…” include but If students have not already are not limited to: USU 1300 U.S. taken a math course, Wilson ad- Institutions, USU 1340 social vises to not put it off any longer. systems and issues and USU Placement into math is required 1360 integrated physical science. and college placement test scores This new requirement does not expire after one year. If you still see Advising page 3

Officially the name became marketing committee had already Utah State University-College of proposed that the longer, more Eastern Utah when the two insti- cumbersome, name eventually tutions merged in 2010. But what be shortened. It was part of the rolls off the tongue is Utah State committee’s plan to propose this University Eastern or USU Eastern over the next 12-24 months. The for short. A name change request timing of the Dixie State legislato formalize these more natural tion, however, allows the college references to the college is now to speed up the process.  Peterson said he has sought before the Utah State Legislature.  USU Eastern Chancellor Joe and received widespread input, Peterson said all whom he has talk- both verbally and in writing, on the proposed ed to agree that change, and the proposed it has all been name change positive. Supallows the college to merely port to shorten formalize the the name has come from shortened version already in members of the Utah State use — noting that all colleges Board of Reand universigents, the Utah State Univerties typically use abbrevisity Trustees and the USU ated versions of their names, Eastern Advisory Board such as the “Y” that includes and the “U.” Pragmatically more than a speaking, if it’s dozen comso long that nomunity repbody uses it, USU Eastern flags with new name resentatives from Emery, then why have it? San Juan and Carbon counties.  The Utah State Board of  With legislation moving forward on the renaming of Dixie Regents approved the proposed State College, Peterson said he legislation to change the name in was encouraged to piggyback on a telephone conference call Feb. the Dixie bill in requesting that the 4 following similar approval Feb. Utah State University-College of 1 by the USU Board of Trustees. Eastern Utah name be shortened.  USU Eastern Advisory Board It is being introduced as linked members have expressed strong legislation with the Dixie State support for the name change legUniversity name change. A vote islation observing that community members in the surrounding Price is expected soon.  Peterson said the USU Eastern see Chancellor page 3

















• Love yourself first • Tips for Valentine’s Day • WBB Whasssuppp?! • Calendar of events •page 3





What’s Inside . . .

• SUN Center: wCid thot(s) • Musicians visit Eastern • Meet Greg Dart • Children on campus •pages 4-5

• MBB: Cinderella men? • WBB: beat on the street • Spring baseball begins • Brazil to Price, America
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Love, it’s a personal thing
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Jordan Sanders

Life is like a box of chocolates . . . It’s better when you have it all to yourself . . .
Or is it?  On St. Valentine’s Day--also known as Single Awareness Day--many don’t think that this is the case.  It can either be a ridiculously romantic day with bouquets of flowers, sweets, and affection or it can be a day filled with longing sighs, chocolate ice cream and crying while watching your favorite chick flick and wishing that you were the character in it.  Either way, it can end up being pretty expensive and taxing on your emotions.  Being lonely can take its toll.  It can affect you mentally as well as physically, according to Louise Hawkley and John Cacioppo, two psychologists from the University of Chicago.  They have done studies and found that it even affects the way people deal with challenging situations. Those who suffer from loneliness, feel more threatened and helpless than those who do not feel lonely.  Being alone doesn’t have to be debilitating.  It can actually be a good way to come to know yourself, and prepare for a good relationship in the future. It’s no secret that self-image and self-esteem are huge

issues in America.  People often see themselves as being less pretty/handsome, less successful and worth less than what others perceive them to be.  It is a natural tendency to think that way, but if we start to see ourselves in a new light, not only will we start to feel better about ourselves, but others will also see us differently.   The secret to having a great relationship is to first learn to love yourself.  If you love yourself first, it is a lot easier for someone else to have those same feelings for you.  But, coming to love yourself isn’t easy.  It involves changing your perspective and often changing old habits that have been developed over years of self worth destroying thought patterns and actions.  Many of us put ourselves in the victim roll.  We say, “Oh man, I should really do my homework tonight,” or, “ugh...I can’t hang out because I have to work tonight.”  If we change the way we speak and think, it can change the way we feel.  Instead of thinking of what we should, or have to do, we should say that we choose to do those things because it will bring us to what we actually want.  For instance, we can say, “I’m going to do my homework tonight because I want to get good grades so I can get scholarships and have to pay less out of my own pocket for schooling.”  Or we could say, “I am choosing to work so that when I do have time off, I can have more fun with you because I actually have money to use.”   Do you see the thought process change?  Thinking this way takes us from being the victim to being empowered to choose our path.   The same can be true in our relationships, or the lack thereof.  Instead of saying, “man, no one wants

to date me because I’m not good enough, or don’t look good enough for them,”  say; “man, I am stinking awesome and attractive and everyone out there is missing out on dating me!”  If that’s not true...make it true.  As you get to know yourself better, look at the positives in yourself and build on those things until they push the negatives out of existence.  Also, when you have time with yourself, it is easier to develop talents and realize the strengths that you possess, and these things build confidence.  With confidence and optimism, truly you become much more attractive and dateable.  No one likes a complainer or moper, even we don’t like ourselves when we are that way.  So quit it!  Also, having some time alone helps you to realize what you actually want in another person and you can start to see those people that could be good candidates.  Be happy with yourself, and love yourself, because you are a lovable person.  Do that and the dating candidates will start flocking.  If not, take yourself on some awesome dates, it’s cheaper that way and at least you know exactly what you like so you won’t be eating or doing anything that wouldn’t fit your fancy.  Also, enjoy that full box of chocolates until someone realizes how awesome you are and wants to share it with you, because someone will, it might take a little time. 

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Valentine’s vogue
always wear a Polo shirt buttoned up all the way. A nice cardigan or denim jacket will make that Polo’s top button pop. Save sweats for a more casual affair. For Valentine’s Day, wear faded jeans with one pocket hanging out. The side-pocket trick works every time. She will wonder why you have done this. There is no real reason, but women love a mysterious guy. Shoes are also a good choice. Always part your hair slightly off centered. Dental hygiene is key. Keep your teeth clean and your breath fresh. I recommend not eating for 24 hours prior to the date and brushing your teeth hourly during this period of hunger. The final touch is your secret weapon…cologne. Don’t skimp on this. The last thing you want is to smell like $5 of great value Wal-Mart juice. Women love girly perfumes. Find out what she normally wears, and buy a bottle. A quarter of the bottle should suffice, but don’t go over half the bottle. Voila, now you are presentable. Moving on, I want to know how women decide what they wear. Men are picky, so your outfit must be flawless. Starting from the ground up, shoes are the first step, literally. Since all feet are gross, cover your toes at all cost. Boots are conservative and hide those piggies. The only suggestion on socks is to choose a pair that match. Even though guys aren’t allowed to wear sweats on a Valentine’s date, girls should wear them…so we can see if you have a flabby butt. Normally underwear would go underneath your sweats, but not on this special occasion. Pick your favorite pair of jeans and conceal staff writer

Whasssuppp ?!
by the women’s basketball team
Thumbs up
Thumbs up to how small USU Eastern is. Students and the faculty really get to know each other on a different level than at a larger school. It’s nice to know everyone on campus. When it comes to small class sizes, professors get to know each and every student on a personal level. With the classes being small, the professor can take more time to work with students personally. Having a small campus is another plus. Having all of the buildings pretty much on one block allows us to walk everywhere.

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Love is everything important in the world. It makes some people crazy and others sane. There are patterns of failure we have all witnessed and feel it is my duty to share what I have learned from others’ mistakes. During my pursuit of studying and understanding this word, I dedicated my life to acquire sage wisdom on the topic. It is my hope that you will take my “Love Column” seriously and perhaps, with a grain of salt. Do you have a Valentine’s date? What should you wear? The possibilities are endless, yet there is a “perfect” recipe for a successful one. Luckily, you have a fashion guru in your arsenal. I know exactly what it takes to look fabulous. All people are different so slight moderations should be made to accommodate. However, when in doubt, follow these simple steps and success is a guarantee. I will go in detail to explain for both genders what they should wear on their date on this romantic day. The first thing is to make you look pre sentable. Guys,

them under your sweats. The boys were given the saggy pocket trick; girls you are getting the pants trick. Ha lfway th rough you r date, politely excuse yourself to use the bathroom to perform the switch-aroo. Remove both, put the sweats on first and then put your jeans over the top. Your legs will look so fluffy. Your date won’t be sure whether to address the missing sweats first or to start with the marshmallow legs. He will choose to address neither to avoid an awkward situation. Now that the pants have been established and a shirt that matches both pairs is selected. There is one rule to be followed when it comes to your shirt…the redder the better. Red makes you powerful. Your night could be ruined in blue, pink or green. (The only time you can wear a green shirt is if your man is red-green color blind). Valentine’s Day is normally cold because February is normally cold. Cover your arms and torso with a camouflage coat. This coat is hard to see so it matches everything. Your head may get cold. If you choose to wear a hat then you are choosing wrong. You have to show off your corn row/pigtail hybrid hair do. A hat would just look ridiculous. The last touch for women is accessories. You don’t want to be too flashy. A “livestrong” bracelet on each wrist is probably as good as it gets. You are now looking phat and sassy. Your date will now be at least somewhat successful because you both look amazing. Always remember this one piece of advice: if you look good, then you will find love.

Thumbs up
Thumbs up to the teacher-student interaction at USU Eastern. It’s cool to go to class and have profes sors know our names. It’s not only that they know our names, but they know about each one of us, where we come from and what we do. They care about how things are going in life, and always ask how away games went and how things are going. It is also awesome that they are involved with the activities that are going on around campus and that they know the students outside of class. Seeing them supporting us not only in the classroom, but also on the court is awesome and shows what awesome professors we have at USU Eastern.

Thumbs down
Thumbs down to teachers taking attendance in class for a grade. We are college students paying for our own educations, it should be our choice whether to attend class or not. Part of being in college is growing up and being a responsible adult. If someone can pass all of their assignments without going to class, then someone shouldn’t have a grade deduction because they were not there, obviously they have studied and worked to know the material without being in class.

Dr. Susan A. Polster faculty adviser Karli Morris editor-in-chief Ashley Stilson assistant editor Jordan Sanders viewpoints editor Seth Richards news editor Emily Williams lifestyles editor Whitney Withers photography editor Talon Bryan sports editor





Feb. 14 - Mar. 03

Theatre productionAlmost Maine 7:30 p.m.
WBB vs All-Stars 7 p.m.

USU Opera Theatre 7:30 p.m. @ Price Civic Auditorium TheatreproductionAlmostMaine7 :30p.m.
WBB vs All-Stars 7 p.m. Glow in the Dark Dodgeball 7:30 p.m.









Masquerade Ball 7 p.m. JLSC

Theatre productionAlmost Maine 7:30 p.m. WBB @ CNCC 3 p.m. MBB @ CNCC 5 p.m.

staff writers Nathan Manley Shadayah Jones Jonathan Fox Shanna Frame McKenzie Hosenfeld Christopher Palo Dixon Woodruff sports writers Jordan Weihing Travon Langston Kameron King Hayden Peterson Whitney Fieldsted Ryan Nelson layout staff Mike Gingell Brandi Sitterud Kate Johnson Megan Peterson
photographers Emilee Merril videographer Matt Gochis webmaster Dezzi Mangum

Tailgate party 3 p.m. WBB vs SNOW 5:30 p.m. MBB vs SNOW 7:30 p.m.





Salsa Night 7:30 p.m. JLSC

Clothing the Cold Benefit Concert: Little Theatre, 8 p.m.

Intramural sports 6 p.m.

WBB vs SLCC 3 p.m. MBB vs SLCC 5 p.m.


Intramural sports 6 p.m. America: Navy Band at USU Eastern: 7:30, BDAC





Salsa Night 7:30 p.m. JLSC Asia: Table Tennis & Sushi Rolling

Africa: Soccer & Rugby

Eagle newspaper published Europe: Olympics & Shanty Town

Baseball Home 12 p.m. Oceania: Global Dances

Baseball Home 1 p.m.

If you have any suggestions for student government, please write them and drop them off in the suggestion box in the JLSC.

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Battle of the sexes
Top 10 turn-ons

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Round two

Women’s Top Ten Turn-ons
lifestyles editor

Emily Williams

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day, but discouraged because you’ve struck out in the past? Here are some helpful hints to get you back into the game. Men and women have a very different idea of what the “perfect mate” is. This article compiles the top 10 turn-ons for men and women. If you pay close attention, you can gain some insight and boost your curb appeal.

Men’s Top Ten Turn-ons
staff writer 10. Sense of Style - There is a big difference in wearing expensive clothes and being stylish. Typically speaking, women dominate this area, but we do notice your outfits and shoes and we are aware of color schemes.  9. Watching Sports - Personally I am not a sports fanatic, I would rather play than watch, but more than occasionally, I like to sit down and watch a game, especially during the playoffs or championship. We love it when our girl is sitting there getting into it with us and not just messing with her phone.   8. Confidence - This is a tricky one for males and females. There is a fine line of exuding confidence without coming off as an arrogant s.o.b. But there is something about a woman who knows she has the right stuff, without showing that she knows.   7.  Nice Mouth - We love when they show us a nice set of pearly whites with a cute smile. And if we get the chance to smack those kissable lips, and they really know how to kiss…then game over.  6. Yoga Pants and Volleyball Shorts - Just wear them ladies, enough said.  5. Sexy Accent/Voice - We don’t know what it is about a woman with a foreign accent or a lounge singer voice, but it does something to us down deep that makes us weak in the knees.  4. Personality/Holding a Conversation - It does not matter how drop dead gorgeous you are, if you have as much personality as a sack of rocks and we are not able to talk to you, than we are turned on as much as a gay man in strip club.  3. Being Goofy and Yourself - As mature as we might seem on a date or in public, deep down and behind closed doors, we are still little boys. We like to goof and tease, so it is great when she can let her hair down and show us a not so prissy side.  2. Singing - Anytime we hear a female sing, whose voice is pure and soars like a nightingale, we are putty in your hands. The temperature rises and our hearts melt, so if you want to see a goopy mess, just sing for us.  1. Looks Cute in the Morning - Basically if we know you still look cute without all the makeup, hairstyle or fancy clothes, it is an added bonus and turns us on even more.  

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10) Good smile - This is a classic turn-on for both genders. It is important to have a nice smile. A smile is not all genetics. Hygiene is also involved. Brush, floss, even whiten. Another turn on is nice lips. Use lip balm to keep your lips looking soft and kissable. 9) Man hands - Women love a man who can take care of her. A good indicator of manly work ethic and ability is a man’s hands. Rough, strong, working hands can make ladies swoon. A little callus shows your rough and rugged side that ladies go crazy for. 8) Clean up nicely - While dirty working men are nice, it is important to have duality. When it is time to clean up and look nice women want to see a man who can take care of himself. This means no unibrow, styled hair, and a coordinated outfit. A stylish woman will be attracted to a stylish man, it is that simple. 7) Sense of humor - Everyone has heard that a lady loves a guy who can make her laugh. It is true. The best flirt is a funny one. If you can get a woman to laugh, you have a foot in the door. 6) Play with her hair - For some reason, this makes women melt. Don’t grab a stranger’s ponytail and expect to get a date out of it. However, after a few dates, this is a great move, which will build familiarity and help her fall for you. 5) Make her feel more important than sports - All men have their hobbies, for some it is sports, others video games, fixing cars, hunting, golf or guitar. Women love a man who will make her feel like she is the most important thing in the world. When the game comes on, do not send her away; instead involve her in it. Give her a back rub while she watches or teach her how to play video games with you. If you sacrifice a few hours of your favorite hobby to see the late night premiere of the latest chick flick with her, that will earn some major points. 4) Cologne - Science has proven that smell can induce a strong emotional reaction. Use this to your advantage. Men smell, no matter what. You might as well smell good instead of bad. Brush your teeth and shower daily to prevent the stench, and use a reasonable amount of nice cologne to be on the smell offensive. A pleasant whiff of a handsome man can send a girl to cloud nine in an instant. 3) Good with girlfriends - It is an attractive quality when a man can get along with a woman’s friends. It is one thing to be funny and charming when the two of you are alone, but it is equally important to win over her friends. If a woman’s friends don’t like you, it is usually the kiss of death in any relationship. 2) Attention to detail - Pay attention to the little things. This shows a woman that you really listen to her and value what she says. Most women have had experiences when a man only has interest in her appearance. A man that remembers her favorite dessert or notices when something is bothering her is desirable. 1) Good with kids - This is the ultimate turn-on. Women love to see a man’s sensitive side. If a guy can drop the “tough guy” pretense for a while and play with kids, women see that he has a good heart and is not afraid to be a little goofy. When a man shows his softer side, especially with children, it will change the way a woman sees him. If you want to make the jump from friendly crush to something serious, show her you are good with kids.



continued from page 1 shortened USU Eastern have become common in everyday references to the college,” Peterson said. “So far all feedback is that we should move forward now and take advantage of the legislation that is already underway.”

and appreciative of the merger of CEU with USU.  “The consensus is that Utah State University Eastern and the


continued from page 1 spond with you and send important information. If you would like to see what email address you have on file or make changes, go to http:// Pay attention to course drop dates, refund policies, purge dates and deadlines. After the third week of the semester, a $20 fee will be assessed to add courses and if you drop a class, you will get a ‘W’ on your transcript and need instructor signature. After the third week of the semester, no tuition and fees will be refunded. If your tuition is not paid by the second week of the semester, you will get purged (dropped) from all your classes. If you are taking classes through the RCDE campuses or Logan main campus, all of your classes (including USU Eastern) will be purges two weeks before the semester begins. Wilson said, “we do not want you to get purged.” There is also more than onetuition scale. If you are taking courses from USU Eastern, you will pay our tuition and fees, she said. If you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or taking RCDE or Logan main campus courses, you will be charged RCDE or USU Logan tuition and fees. If you need assistance, visit the records office or see an academic advisor. Job opportunities are available to students. For a list of jobs on and off campus, visit the online job board at http:// “Our campus will also be hosting a Job & Career Fair in April, watch for more information posted around campus. Apply for scholarships too, applications are online at financialaid/htm/scholarships,” she said. If you have any questions, visit the academic advising office located in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, room 225 or call 435-613-5468.

apply to students who started prior to Fall 2012. If you are not familiar with DegreeWorks, Wilson said, it is a great way to keep track of your academic progress and course requirements. Log onto USU BANNER ACCESS (SSB) and go to the students tab, DegreeWorks. Take courses required for your major and visit with your faculty advisor or an academic advisor for major prerequisite courses. For a list of faculty advisors, visit the academic advising office. We also want you to get involved, she said. It’s important to attend classes and keep up on your school work, but it’s also important to have fun outside of class. Join or create a club, attend athletic events, theatre productions, get college credit for volunteering or working, etc. Check your email daily and make sure USU Eastern has your updated email address. This is how many departments, including financial aid and records corre-

USU Eastern students voted for the candidates they thought could best lead the school during the 2013-14 school year. The candidates include student body president: Lucas Madsen and Carolyn Thorton; executive vice president: Arsene Hugisha and Chelsey Sorensen; and vice president of activities: Miranda Cox ran unopposed. Elections for the three offices were held from noon-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13 in the JLSC with the officers to be announced at a later date.

Who will be the next ESA leaders?

photo courtesy Sam Jones

Global Week
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USU Eastern Gallery East presents “The Helper Showcase”

photos courtesy USU Eastern Art Department

“Winter Waves” by Anne Kaferle, “Threshold” by Kathryn Martinez and “Cascade” by Nick Frappier.

Just six miles north of the USU Eastern campus sits a hub of art activity as worldclass artists paint and sculpt in studios that line historic Main Street in Helper, Utah. Some of these artists collaborated to create an exhibit titled, “The Helper Showcase” which opens Feb. 11 and continues through March 7 in Gallery East on the Price campus. Nine artists are featured in “The Helper Showcase” including David Dornan, Ben Steele, Karen Jobe Templeton, Charles Stuart Callis, Nick Frappier, Mark Green, Kathryn Martinez, Anne Kaferle and Zachary Proctor. Here’s a little about the artists: David Dornan is a full-time professional artist with many competitive and scholastic awards to his credit. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Utah in 1976 and his master’s of fine arts from Arizona State University in 1982. After teaching at the U for 17 years, he retired to devote full time to his professional career. Ben Steele, born in Kennewick, Wash., graduated from University of Utah in 2002

with a BFA in painting and drawing. He continued his education at the Helper Workshops under the instruction of David Dornan and Paul Davis. Attendance at the summer workshops led to a multi-year internship with Dornan, and Steele relocated to Helper where he has been living and working as an artist. Karen Templeton was born in Punxsutawney, Penn. She was in love with art since she could hold a pencil, but in the farming/mining hills of Pennsylvania, getting an education and finding a job meant working, and art was never work for her. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Columbia University, a master’s degree at the University of Arizona, and 17 years in the health-care profession, she left nursing to pursue her true passion: sculpting. She specializes in portraiture, bas relief and monumental sculpture of adults, children and animals. She created several series of realistic and representational figure sculptures, and steel and glass sculptures based on petroglyphs of the prehistoric peoples of North America. Charles Callis, born in Salt Lake City,

dreamed of becoming an artist from an early age. He began studying art at the University of Utah and received the Grace Durkee Meldrum Scholarship for artistic talent and promise.  After graduating, Callis moved to Helper to continue art education with Dornan in the summer of 2011. Nick Frappier, another artist from SLC, graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA degree in painting and drawing. Since June 2011, Frappier lives as an apprentice painter in Dave Dornan’s Helper Workshop School.  Mark Green, another artist who grew up in SLC, had a curiosity for everything, always asking questions and thinking about why things are the way they are. Although being interested in the world he lived, Green never had interest in school and more often than not, was daydreaming instead of listening to what was being taught. Those two parts ended up coming together when he decided to study art. Looking at the simplest things and finding an endless amount of information, his imagination expanded as he interpreted all he was seeing. After studying art in SLS

for four years, he moved to Helper and is studying under Dornan. He is learning to have fun painting and that the process is just as important as the end product.     Kathryn Martinez, another artist from SLC, became passionate about becoming an artist during high school and attended the U of U to study painting. The summer before her senior year, she was introduced to the Helper art community by a professor at the U of U, which led to a summer internship with the Helper Workshops before returning to school. In 2012, she graduated with a BFA in painting and drawing and returned to Helper to apprentice with Dornan and continue her art education.  Anne Kaferle was born in Connecticut and earned a bachelor’s of art degree in art and geology from Colby College and a graduate degree in science illustration from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She moved to SLC in 2006, and focused on spending time in the mountains, deserts and rivers of the Colorado Plateau.  She began studying painting in Helper, during the summer of 2012. Zach Proctor graduated from the U

of U in 2002 with a BFA degree with an emphasis in painting and drawing. He received an MFA from Utah State University last year. He has won many awards including the Curator’s Award in last year’s Spring Salon at the Springville Art Museum. He is currently working on a portrait for the Pioneer Theater lobby. The opening reception and artist talk is set for Friday, Feb. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in USU Eastern’s Gallery East, located on the northwest wing of the SAC Building. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment through March 8. Attendance to the gallery is free and open to the public. Along with an opening reception and artist talk, refreshments will be provided by USU Eastern food services and the Happiness Within beverage shop, located on Main Street in Helper. The Helper First Friday event map will be available at the gallery talk. For more information, email Gallery East Director, Noel Carmack at noel., or call 435-613-5237.

The long journey to USU Eastern for Greg Dart Deciding on a major
Helping the school reach it’s greatest potential.
– Snow College. It turned out to be just the opportunity that Dart was looking for. The original position that he started at was assistant director of admissions. A year later he was the associate director of admissions and public relations and later still he was director of admissions, scholarships, and communication. On top of that, he was teaching media writing and was the adviser for the Snowdrift – the very newspaper that he wrote for while attending the college years before. Of his time there, Dart says, “It was fun because as a student, I was writing for the Snowdrift, and then I was advising it. As a staff writer Getting 4,000 students makes Greg Dart invaluable to recruitment at USU Eastern. He was appointed the Director of Enrollment Services last summer. Dart is from Alaska, although he graduated from Mountain View High School in Utah. In high school, he learned to develop his ideas and put them into words and action as he got involved with the school newspaper and student government. Dart’s desire to be involved carried with him when he attended Snow College. He was selected to be an ambassador for the school and got involved with the Snowdrift, the school’s newspaper. Those two areas of involvement exposed Dart to what would later be a double major and a career. After finishing two years at Snow College, Dart received his associate’s degree and moved back to Alaska to attend the University of Alaska in Anchorage. True to his passion since high school, Dart studied journalism and even began working for the Alaska Star, the local newspaper, as well as a local magazine. There he worked as a reporter, as well as an editor. At this time, Dart decided to double major in public relations as well as journalism. “After I had finished my under-grad, I had been working for the newspaper and magazine for about four years,” says Dart. “I decided it was time to make the jump from journalism to public relations.” With these tools, Dart was able to do some great work where he was able to see some personal success. He worked with several politicians on their political campaigns, including Nancy Dahlstrom and Lisa Murkowski. But Dart says, “We had always talked about the idea of coming back to Utah and working in higher education and working in student recruitment.” That is when he and his wife decided it was time to move again. A position opened up at Dart’s old school

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Greg Dart

student, I worked in the admission’s office and was an ambassador, and then I was the ambassador advisor and was the director of admissions. It was fun to see that what I did as a student could become a job.” Given his position as director of admissions, he participated in an aggressive growth campaign in which the school set a goal to have 5,000 students in five years. Dart says, “It was to be an increase of almost 2,500 students, almost doubling the campus. In these last years, we have seen the most significant enrollment increases ever in

Snow College.” When Dart left last August, they were well on track to meet that goal in the fall of 2013. So what brought Dart to USU Eastern? “This spring I began looking at making a move. The position that I was in was not going to allow me to start a doctorate degree. My schedule just wasn’t going to allow it.” Dart says, “I needed something that was going to fit that way, and also something that was just a new challenge.”  After making the decision to move again, he said, “I interviewed in seven different states, and had job offers in seven different states.” One of those offers was USU Eastern in Price, Utah. “I felt like USU Eastern was at a crossroads.” Dart says.“This institution had a lot of potential but needed a lot of help to reach it. I felt like I could be part of helping Eastern reach its potential.” Dart saw USU Eastern as an opportunity to help create something. Since hiring Dart and his team, the school has seen an almost 700 percent increase in applicants for the fall semester 2013. “As of this day last year, those who had been admitted for the fall of 2012 were 167. This year we have 829.” What is Dart doing differently? “We put together a whole new marketing and strategic enrollment plan, which lays out markets we are going to be looking at,” Dart explains. “We have opened up new markets to recruitment, including out of state and are doing things differently internationally.” If they are going to reach their goals, they must determine from where those students will come. “We have set enrollment goals not only by year, but also by region.” When “marketing” USU Eastern to prospective students, Dart tells them, “What sets Eastern apart from any other school in the state is that students can be as involved as they want, in whatever they want. Access to involvement is unparalleled anywhere.” Getting students to come here is just a matter of helping as many students as possible to understand that. Or they can submit their work via email to If submitting by email, students should be sure to include their name and a phone number. The Nighthawk Review will be accepting applications through Feb. 28 and the spring issue is scheduled to be released in April. Any questions about the journal should be directed to

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staff writer

t is no wonder that most college students freeze up when deciding on their major. This one decision will impact your entire life and should be taken seriously. Choosing a major can be an overwhelming task; especially when you are given so many options. While your choice of major is not set in stone, choosing the right major early in your college career can save you precious time and money. There are many tips that Lyndsay Reid, USU Eastern academic and career advisor, gives to students that are indecisive in their education path. The first is to take career assessment tests. These tests are created to help students understand how their personal attributes could influence career options. Free assessments can be found on the Career Advising page on Eastern’s website. Reid also recommends that students attend Student Success Workshops, which are hosted by the college. These seminars cover many different majors and careers and are meant to spark interest for students. The next

Student Success Workshop is Thursday, March 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the JLSC Alumni Room. Attendance is free for students. Are you thinking about a major, but doubtful that it is the right match for you? There is no easier way of determining if a field of study is a perfect fit until you try it out. Internships are one of the best ways of deciding if a career is meant for you. Reid explains, “Internships give you the experience of applying knowledge from the classroom into the job, vice versa. You gain work experience, transferrable skills and a firm network.” These work opportunities give students the ability to find out firsthand if they enjoy a particular career or work field. If interested in internships, contact Russ Goodrich, associate vice chancellor of professional and technical education, for more information on how you can become involved. When deciding to study a major, consider interests, values and passions. Don’t choose a career based on finances or demands, or the fact that it will make your parents happy. Find a career you would genuinely love doing. In the words of Confucius, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Student Success Workshops
Spring 2013
-Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 11:30 a.m.
Memory Techniques You’ll Never Forget!

The Nighthawk Review
The Nighthawk Review, USU Eastern’s literary magazine, has enjoyed a long run as a place for students to publish and share their creative writing and this year is no different. The magazine, which collects short stories, poems, and plays written by USU Eastern students, is published once a year in the spring and is currently accepting submissions. The magazine is edited by students under the guidance of Dr. Jason Olsen, faculty advisor. “I help the students with the basics of how to create the magazine,” Olsen said. “But the creative stuff is up to them. Everything that is submitted to

the magazine comes to me and I remove information about the writer before give it to my editors. Those editors make the decisions based on the quality of the work.” If students are interested in submitting their work, they have two options available. First, they can go to the writing center in WIB 208 where they can fill out an information form and drop off their work.

-Thursday, March 7 @ 11:30 a.m. We offer a Bachelor Degree! Come learn more... -Thursday, March 21 @ 11:30 a.m. Not Sure What You Want to be When You Grow Up? For more information stop by the Academic Advising office (SC 225) or call 613-5623, 5588 or 5311

*Workshops are held in the Student Center Alumni Room.

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Navy Band to perform at USU Eastern

The United States Navy Band from Washington D.C. performing free of charge on Feb. 27.

photo courtesy USU Eastern Music Department

The United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at the BunnellDmitrich Athletic Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Under the baton of Capt. Brian O. Walden, the band will present a variety of popular and classical favorites. This special performance by the Navy’s premier musical organization is part of the band’s 2013 national tour of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

The Navy Band performs frequently at the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building, and has participated in 21 presidential inaugurals. In addition to national concert tours and an extensive local concert season, the band and has been featured internationally at military tattoos and festivals in Oslo, Stockholm, and Quebec City. In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg and in The Baltic International

Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia. Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Navy Band is in constant demand by the nation’s foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic. The concert is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Navy Band tickets are available on the USU Eastern campus in the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic

Center, Reeves Building Room 183, and Student Center Bookstore. Up to six free tickets may also be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped return envelope to: Navy Band Tickets, USU Eastern, 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah, 84501. Any unclaimed seats will be made available to non-ticket holders just prior to the 7:30 p.m. concert time on Feb. 27. For more information, contact Greg Benson at 435-613-5294 or

Fairy tales come to life on stage

SUN Center is thinking wCid thot(s)
staff writer WCID THOT(S), pronounced the same as wicked thoughts, is an acronym that is not wicked at all. In SUN Center’s recent training, adviser Terry Johnson asked the SUN Center leaders to emphasise three wCid thot(s) this semester. WCid thot(s) stands for What Can I Do To Help Others Today (Serve). The first of the wCid thot(s) is to tune into station MMFI or Make Me Feel Important. This creates an awareness of others and increased sincerity. People need to feel important, so helping them feel important with the little things like a smile or compliment is an everyday service that everyone can do to make USU Eastern’s campus a little brighter.

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Cast of the student opera company for the Logan USU campus in the Caine College of Arts.

photo courtesy USU Eastern Academic Affairs

Kara Rindlisbacher
guess writer The Music Department at Utah State University presents “Never in Your Wildest Dreams: Favorites from Opera to Broadway,” on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Price Civic Auditorium, featuring opera students from the Logan campus. “This performance is fun, frivolous and a great way to spend the evening with the whole family,” said

Lynn Jemison-Keisker, associate professor and director of the opera theatre program in the Caine College of the Arts at USU in Logan. Thirty undergraduate students from the Logan campus will perform well-known scenes from 19th and 20th century composers, including those of Giacomo Puccini, Leonard Bernstein and W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan. “The selections are comedic and romantic, with all pieces sung in English,” said Jemison-Keisker. Also included are segments

from “Grease,” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, a short fairytale opera “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Douglas Moore, and “Make Your Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” based on the 18th century French novel by Voltaire. “Never in Your Wildest Dreams: Favorites from Opera to Broadway” is free and open to the public, in the Price Civic Auditorium located at 185 East Main Street. For more information contact Greg Benson at 435-613-5294 or greg.benson@

The second wCid thot is “action.” Often people get so caught up with the planning that the execution is lost. C. G. Jung said, “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” With this, it should be noted that the capitol C in wCid thot(s) is for “can.” When looking at the possibilities, the focus should be on all the things one can do and less on the limitations. The third wCid thot is to turn” passion into compassion.” Passion is a driving and sustaining force. If a passion for and love of the outdoors is used to expose others to its wonders, that is a successful wCid thot. Everyone has passions from food to footwear. Making passion into compassion can bring a little sunshine into other’s lives. Johnson stated, “I have encouraged the SUN Center leaders to make these three wCid thots part

of their focus this semester and invite our campus community to do the same and even come up with a few more wCid thots that would help them focus on, and serve others in a meaningful way.” Some of SUN Center’s upcoming service opportunities are Kids @ Heart, every Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Green Team, every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; Tutors needed to help adults learn basic English; and the Benefit Concert for the Clothing Closet Feb. 19. For information on upcoming events and to sign up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Levitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284. Johnson said, “We most likely have a project that interests you. We look forward to receiving a call and seeing you in the SUN Center soon.”

True love found in a chicken joint
Christopher Palo
staff writer I have seen few examples of true love in my life. I have seen lust portrayed as love. I have seen love being one sided and have seen love used in a negative way. Every time I get down and think that love couldn’t possibly exist, I think of a couple I met in South Korea in 2004. The man: blond hair, ruggedlooking man appeared to be made out of granite. He wasn’t too big but had an air about him that let you know that he had all the answers and to never to mess with him. He was a gentle, yet terrifying man, who if you were his friend you were protected form every danger of the world. But, if he disliked you, all the dangers in the world seemed pleasant compared to him. Luckily, he was and is my friend. The woman: border line, supermodel features, brown flowing hair with features soft as an angel. The sweet and angelic creature was hard as nails. There was not one-single physical activity that I could do that she couldn’t do better. Her personality was that of your best friend. She would sit, have a beer and make fun of you at the same time. After months of courtship and dating the man felt that it was time. He asked me to accompany him to a nearby shop to by his beloved an engagement ring. As he picked up the ring, I saw a slight smile cross this otherwise rugged and ultra-manly man’s face. It was love, honest to God, pure untainted love. He told me that he would be asking her to marry him that night. I was giddy like a school girl. Two of my best friends were going to become one awesome, ultra-friend. The three of us and another friend and we went out to this hole-in-the-wall chicken place that had the best chicken I have ever tasted. They were sitting next to each other. She was devouring this culinary miracle like it was never going to be available again. He had a look on his face that I had never seen: slight anxiety, slight fear and the rest concentration like he was planning how many ways she could say no. Finally it looks like he is working up the nerve. ”Um, beautiful, I love you…” he trailed off. “Love you too,” she said, chicken leg half gone, her face covered in chicken grease (yeah, I told you it was good). I kept thinking, “How did she stay in such great shape eating like that?” After that slight exchange of words, I saw him start to cower away. After a stern kick to his leg under the table I said, “Dude just do it!” He reaches in the deepest parts of his stomach, got down on one knee, looked straight at her and said “I love you. Will you marry me?” “Okay” she says nonchalantly, chicken still in her mouth. He tries to put the ring on her finger. She pulls away, “look, there’s grease all over my finger and I’m a little busy here.” “Really?” “Yeah, we both knew we were going to get married, so chill. “ She said sweetly and lovingly with an almost condescending tone in her voice. Love is being the weird, completely awkward, person that you are when you are alone and being able to be that with another person. Love is acceptance for who you are, nothing more nothing less. In this foreign country, in a dive chicken joint, Adonis found his Aphrodite. They continue even to this day to live a weird and completely awkward, albeit happy, life, still as deeply in love as the day they met.

Youngest students on campus
Shadayah Jones
staff writer Some people may think that the youngest students at USU Eastern are probably 18 or 17 years old, but that is not true. Located in the West Instructional Building are the youngest students on campus. These students range from about 2 ½ to 5 years old. They are preschool students and they attend school at USU Eastern. In the WIB, there is a preschool that is open to the community to bring their children. There are two class sessions available for the children. In the first class, there are the 2 ½ to 3 ½ year olds. This costs $230 a semester and is two days a week. The next class is the 3 ½ -5 year olds and is $300 a semester for three days a week. The purpose of the preschool being located on campus is so the USU Eastern students who are education majors can practice the skills they learn in their classes. Often there are several USU Eastern students in the preschool classroom helping the teachers. They help with the children when they are doing projects and playing. This is a great opportunity for USU Eastern students to gain the experience in the classroom and the children love new faces and having people to play with them. There are 34-preschool students enrolled in the preschool on campus. According to Keri Allred, preschool director, “The preschool gives the children opportunities to explore, create and use their imaginations. The teachers support this by being flexible and open to suggestions from the children. Above all else, it is a fun place to be!” The curriculum in the elementary education system is increasing. The children are expected to do more academically and there is less room for the children to be creative. Preschool is providing that hands-on learning that young children need to develop. This is an important aspect for children to learn and preschool provides that environment that is fun, messy and age appropriate, so when the children do go on the kindergarten, they are ready to learn. Allred says, “My favorite part of preschool is spending time with the children. They are so interesting and funny and so lovable.”

The Three Musketeers - in duels or dangerous missions: all for one and one for all
assistant editor A classic story is on the agenda for this week’s book review. I can safely assume that most readers know about “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas. We’ve heard about the daring d’Artagnan and his friends: Athos, Porthos and Aramis who live by the standard “all for one, and one for all.” But how much do you know about the adventures and romance that started in this first book of the D’Artagnan Romances? It’s 1625, and King Louis XIII

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is on the throne. Infamous Cardinal Richelieu is trying to start a war between France and England. He has been unsuccessful so far, but his opportunity arises as the book continues. It begins with a journey. Young d’Artagnan, a rash, gutsy and poor nobleman leaves his Gascony home and travels to Paris. His dream is to join the Musketeers, but he runs into trouble in the first leg of his travels. While stopping at an inn, an older man named Rochefort insults d’Artagnan’s horse and, offended, d’Artagnan impulsively demands to fight a duel. Rochefort’s com-

panions unfairly beat d’Artagnan Musketeers. They each challenge and steal his letter of introduction him to a duel later that afternoon. In to the commander of the Muske- the time he has wasted, Rocheforte teers. Vowing revenge, d’Artagnan has disappeared. arrives in Paris, but is refused in his As afternoon rolls around, the plea to join the three MusMusket e er s kete ers he without the must duel are letter. three friends Luck is A t h o s , with him, Porthos and t h o u g h. Aramis. Bed’A r t a g n a n fore the duel looks out a ca n begin, The Three Musketeers window and a group of sees Rocheforte out in the street. Richelieu’s guards appear to stop He rushes to confront him, but on the illegal duels. Even though they his way foolishly offends three are badly outmatched, the four

friends win the battle that ensues. d’Artagnan has earned a reputation for beating one of the best swordsmen of the guards. He is appointed by the king to a lower company of the king’s guards and ordered to serve for two years before joining the Musketeers. The adventures that follow are a series of breathtaking twists and turns for the four friends. d’Artagnan finds love, evil plots and many more duels and battles as he slowly proves himself over and over again worthy to become a Musketeer. In one adventure, d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis race

at peril of their lives to prevent Richelieu’s attempt at war. In another risky venture, the four friends and their servants bet that they can hold a besieged fort on their own. The wild reason for the bet: so that the friends can have some time to talk about their plans without being overheard. Classics are called classics for a reason. This story has been a timeless masterpiece that many readers of the years have enjoyed. It’s the first book of three tales about the band of Musketeers. For those looking for another read, the second is called “Twenty Years Later,” continuing the adventure.

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Eagles finally coming home
Lockdown “D” is not enough to get the “W”
sports writer The USU Eastern’s Women’s Basketball team went 1-3 on their four-game road trip these past two weeks. They started off their road trip beating Snow 68-53. As always, Eastern played some lockdown defense, causing 22 turnovers. Eastern was able to make 23 points off of Snow’s turnovers alone. They played a consistent game, maintaining their lead the entire second half. The bench gave a big boost to the team scoring 40 points. Larissa Quintana and Abby Call were able to come off the bench and score a combined 22 points. Quintana showed her excellent free throw shooting ability getting all of her 12 points from the free throw line. Gabriella Borges and Quintana tied for the high scorers, each scoring 12 points. Hailee Parry played some lockdown defense with four steals. On the second game of the four-game road trip, Eastern lost to Salt Lake Community College 69-44. The Eagle’s defense was impressive seizing 15 steals and causing SLCC to commit 25 turnovers. Parry was the high scorer on the team with 12 points. She also had a great defensive game with five steals. However, Eastern had a tough time hitting shots. They were 1/15 from behind the 3-point line. Overall their field goal percentage was 19 percent. Eastern continued their road trip as they made the 18 hour bus ride to play North Idaho College on Feb. 7. They lost 49-69. Eastern kept on par with North Idaho in shooting. Each team hit 21 field goals. The only difference was that the Eagle’s were only able to make it to the foul line six times, while North Idaho was allowed to attempt 40 foul shots. Head Coach David Paur was upset with the officiating during the game , he said “I would say in a normal game we would of lost by 5-8 but not 20. . . the foul line murdered us, we had as many field goals as them. . . you just can’t beat 40 foul shots compared to six.” Parry was high scorer in that game with 11 and Borges was right behind her with 10. Brooke Slade had a great defensive game with five blocks. On Feb. 9 Eastern went up against College of Southern


February 14, 2013

Hayden Peterson Travon Langston
sports writers

Hay ‘n’ Tray

Jordan Weihing

All-Star Weekend kick off
This week Travon and I will be discussing four topics about the NBA All-Star Weekend and debating on the best performances from each of the topics throughout the past 20 years. The five topics will be: best All-Star game, best dunk in the dunk contest, best threepoint shooting performance, and we will also discuss this year’s participants and those who we feel got left off the teams, but were deserving to be there.

What was the best AllStar game ever?

Rachel Scoggins plays tough defense, and gets a trap in the corner.

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Idaho to finish off their four-game road trip. They lost 58-70. Amy Arbon was high scorer of the game with 15 points. Parry supported her teammate dishing out five assists. Isabella Costa dominated defensively with four steals and three blocks. The team had a tough time hitting their free throws. Their free throw percentage was 61 percent compared to CSI’s 85 percent. Coach Paur said, “we lost the game in the last four

minutes of the first half.” During that time, CSI went on a scoring spree. “It’s very hard to overcome that.” Eastern was playing catch-up-game from that time forth. On Feb. 21 Eastern will have another road game, which will make five in a row, against Colorado NorthWestern. After that they will return home to play Snow College on Feb. 21. The Eagles will remain at home that Saturday Feb. 23 to go up against Salt Lake Community College, which will also be the last home game.

It is no “stretch” to believe that Perkins belongs here
sports writer One of USU Eastern’s stars is Jeff Perkins. He brings height and passion to the team. He is a very hard worker and contributes to the team every day. Everybody knows him as the crazy, hyper and funny guy. Perkins is always singing or dancing; he is the class clown everywhere he goes. But on the court, he is aggressive and takes the game seriously. P e r k i n s wa s born in Seattle,

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Wash. He says that one of his favorite childhood memories is playing basketball in his friend’s backyard. They would leave the hoop at seven feet so they could all dunk on each other. What you may not know about him is that he used to play the drums. He loved practicing them and playing cool beats. He was always creating a ruckus throughout the house or wherever he may have been practicing. He played his freshman season at Eastern Arizona; and transferred to USU Eastern his sophomore season. Perkins came to Eastern because he

played in a game last year where Coach Roe coached the opposing team. Roe asked him to be a part of the 2012-13 Eagle squad and “it was an easy decision” to join because he already liked Roe’s coaching style. He says he loves playing for the Eagles because of the team is as a whole is a lot of fun. “They’re always so humorous and fun to be around.” He says his favorite part about playing basketball is how exciting and fun it is when it gets competitive. His basketball idols are Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. “They have killer instincts, and do what

they want out on the court.” His most memorable moment of basketball is when he competed in a dunk competition with NBA players. He finished in second place, only losing to a professional dunker. After this year he hopes to continue his dream of playing basketball. He says that basketball is what makes him himself, and makes him happy. Coach Roe says, “Jeff is a great kid and is a talented, athletic man that has lots of potential. He is a always making people laugh with his jokes and personality. He is fun to have on the team. ”

Travon: For me the best All-Star game was played in 1992 in Orlando, when recent retiree Ervin “Magic” Johnson was voted by fans to come back and play one more time as an All-Star for the Western Conference. Not only did he play against some great friends but also some great rivals in Michael Jordan and Isaiah Thomas. Magic helped the Western AllStars beat the Eastern All-Stars 153-113. Magic lead the way in the voting for MVP as he had 25 points along with nine assists and five rebounds. Winning the MVP that year gave Magic his first and last MVP award in an All-Star game. Hayden: I will agree with you that Magic played well that day Tray, but you can’t forget about the basketball game played with the most fans ever watching a game. The game I am talking about was played just three years ago, Arlington Texas, in the Cowboy’s new stadium. The East came out on top by two points 141-139, led by Dwayne Wade who went on to be the MVP as he made two clutch free throws in the last seconds of the game to seal the deal. Wade finished with 28 points, six assists and 11 rebounds. Both were very entertaining games and featured quite a few shooters.

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Back in action
Baseball season opener in Arizona
sports writer  It must be spring because the USU Eastern Eagles are back in action for the 2013 baseball season. The snow is melting and the players are back outside on the field where they opened their season in Yuma, Ari., last weekend, dropping all four games.  Head Coach Scott Madsen stated, «I feel this season is going to be a positive one for the players.  They are a good group of men that work well together. « The Eagles’ season opener was at The Caballero Classic over the weekend of Feb. 1-2.  Their first game was on Friday against Arizona Western College, a top program in the country. AW beat the Golden Eagles in both games.  Eastern players could not get a grip on AW pitchers. The team only totaled four hits by Kyle King, Tayson Wilson, Denver Hansen and Bailey Thomas.  Arizona scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. They then held the Eagles in the top of the seventh to end the game early due

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to the 13-0 lead (10-run mercy rule).  Coach Madsen said, «That first game was an eye opener for the team, they were a little in shock about being on the field and playing a very talented AW team. They understood that we are much better than we played that first game.»  The Eagles played two games against AW the first day and came together better as the day progressed, falling short of the victory by six points. The total hits for the team were nine, and it was spread out evenly across the team.  It seemed like the players couldn›t get their hits out of the infield, but they were able to sneak one run in with a RBI from Chance Abrath which allowed Thomas to cross home plate. In their third game, The Golden Eagles kept improving and started to turn things around against Gateway, almost sneaking away with a win. Scoring a run in the seventh inning, the Eagles led by one going into the eighth. Despite the team’s best efforts, they couldn›t hold Gateway from scoring and Gateway managed to pull ahead 3-1. The Eagles fought hard in their second game against Gateway, with a lot of jitters from playing outside for the first time this season subsiding. The game was better, they held Gateway to only three runs, although they weren’t able to get more runs in themselves. In the top of the seventh, they were making a good run for it when Denver Hansen scored on a passed ball which left a runner on second and third base.  Unfortunately they were not able to score those runs,

they held the other team to only three runs, but fell short 8-5.        Overall the team did well considering this was their first four games this season. Both teams USU Eastern faced were some of the toughest competition in the country.  Coach Madsen said, “We make mistakes, that’s going to happen. The team made great strides throughout the weekend improving in every game.” KC Smurthwaite, assistant baseball coach said that he saw a lot of positives from the weekend games, but the team still needs to improve in the coming weeks. “Our first three series are against extremely tough teams. If we can improve every game like we did in the Caballero Classic, we will ultimately find success.” According to Madsen, the team is highly motivated, and they are ready for their next games.  Shortstop for the Eagles, Lucas Madsen, had this to say about the games, “I thought over all, the weekend was good.  We didn’t win any games, which most would consider a failure, but we felt like it was really not a bad weekend.  It was our first time outside this spring. A lot was learned.  I feel like this team could go places from what I saw this last weekend.” The Golden Eagles fought hard and fell just short of winning some games.  Now with some game time under their belts, the team should play better in the following weeks. The men will next face off with Prairie Baseball Academy, the two-time reigning Canadian national champions in St. George, Utah. The games will be held on the Feb. 22-23.

Speaking of shooters, who had the most impressive of memorable three-point performance?
Travon: I would have to say the best shooting performance was when Jason Kapono from the Toronto Raptors caught fire in 2008 and got a score of 25 out of 30. To be able to make that many shots while being timed and in front of such a crowd is amazing. Hayden: I can’t disagree when you throw out a performance like that, but I would have to go with the shooting display of Glen Rice in 1995. The field that he shot against was quite possibly the greatest field of shooters of all time. Names like Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr, Dan Majerle and Chuck Person filled the ballots with votes. After barely qualifying for the semi’s Rice pulled himself together and he beat out Miller 16 to 15 in the finals to take down the shooting legend.

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Within striking distance
Men praying for a Cinderella-story ending to the season
SLCC has continued to be one of the region’s top dogs with its only loss at the hands of NIC. The Eagles stayed tight with the Bruins with the score being 22-24 when a timeout was called with 5:41 left in the half. SLCC exploded after the time out, going up 45-25 in the mere five minutes before halftime. Sparking it back up after the first half, Timpf came out and nailed a three to try and swing the momentum back to the Eagles. SLCC kept the game on their terms, winning 77-63. Leading the scoring was Gatewood with 18 points, while Timpf marked up yet another double-double, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Coach Carter Roe said, “The SLCC game just proves to you that you can play 35 good minutes and that bad five minutes will still kill you. If we put a full game together, then the score is much closer.” With four new starters, the Eagles prepared to showdown with North Idaho. Ryan Salcedo went face-to-face with North Idaho’s top scorer Jalil AbdulBasset and completely shut him down. With Basset only scoring three points, the Eagles stayed within striking distance. Taking a much needed time out while trailing 58-44, the Eagles regained their composure and came back strong, cutting the game to the last few plays. Failing to make the game winning shot, the Eagles sports editor With conference play nearing its end, the USU Eastern mens basketball team is praying for a Cinderella-story ending. Facing down conference opponents: Snow, SLCC, NIC and CSI in the past two weeks proved to be quite the mess. With starting guards Miles Gatewood and Mike Stroud, both suffering injuries, the Eagles made the best out of what they were given. With bench players being thrown into starting positions, they took the opportunity to show their skills. Traveling to Snow on Jan. 31, the Eagles were ready to take on the Badgers. Starting the first half out strong, the men kept pace only trailing by eight at half. Coming back out after halftime, neither team shot the ball well. With Snow only shooting 9-35 from the field, it’s the free throws that won them the game. Snow shooting 22 free throws in the second half proved to be detrimental for the Eagles. Snow pulled away with the victory winning 80-60. Gatewood scored 16 points for the Eagles, with Jason Timpf putting up 12 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Snow’s Cheikh Tidiane Sane led the scoring for the Badgers with 14 points and added 16 rebounds.

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lost 61-63. Igor Dias led the scoring with 14 points and Almir Hadzisehovic also contributed 10 points. Coach Roe said, “The game against North Idaho was our best team effort of the year. I was very proud of the men for stepping up to the occasion and playing tough. Coach Vando had a great game plan and that is what kept us so close in this game. We ran a new offense and defense which worked well for us and we will continue to use that.” CSI picked up right where they left off last time, putting the pressure on early, causing the Eagles to buckle. CSI had four players break double digits with 36 points off the bench. In the last two meetings of these teams, CSI has outscored the Eagles by a total of 94 points with the last score ending 78-48. Hadzisehovic was the point man for the Eagles, scoring 12 points. The men only play three more region games and as of right now, they are sitting fifth in the conference. With an automatic playoff bid, the Eagles hope to make the best of it. Coach Roe stated, “We will go to the tournament, mark my words, it will be a Cinderella-story ending to this season.” The men will travel to Rangely, Colo., on Feb. 16, to take on the Spartans of CNCC. The following week USU Eastern will host Snow on Feb. 21 and SLCC on Feb. 23.

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From Brazil to Price, America: all for the love of the game
who is now the men’s basketball teams head coach, recruited these ball players. He spent hours watching them play and getting them to come to Eastern. Borges, in fact, spent a year in Twin Falls, Idaho, playing for a conference opponent College of Southern Idaho before Vando found her and brought her to USU Eastern. Coming from three different places in Brazil; Costa, Borges and Quintana bring different contributions to the team’s game this season. Costa is a freshman that is used in the middle as a center. She is always one of the biggest bodies on the court, but even though she is primarily a post, she can hit a 15 footer pretty consistently most days. Borges plays a shooting guard, but photo courtesy Tyson Chappell when called upon, she helps the team (L to R) Larissa Quintana, Isabella Costa, and Gabriella Borges out at the point-guard position. She is a sophomore transfer student from CSI who loves to shoot the ball which is what Coach Dave sports writer Paur wants a lot of from the team this year, so Borges fits right in. Quintana brings a whole new style to the floor. She is Millions of people from throughout the world want to a six-foot freshman guard and small forward who loves to come to the states for many different reasons, but Price is drive to the hoop. When the team needs someone to get to rarely their preferred destination. However, this year the the hoop or the foul line, they know who to give the ball USU Eastern women’s basketball team had the opportunity to. Quintana also helps the team out with her quickness. to have three foreigners join their team. Isabella Costa, When she is going full speed, there is hardly anyone that Gabriella Borges and Larissa Quintana came a long way can catch her. from their home country of Brazil to play the game they love. Even though these women bring different aspects to the You may be wondering how three women from Brazil team, they say American basketball is different from the ended up in the small town of Price, Utah, that question same game played in Brazil. In the states, the game is faster is easily answered. Coach Adjalma Vanderlei Becheli Jr., even though the shot clock is six seconds longer. Quintana

Travon: I am taking Steve Novak from the Knicks who is a very pure shooter, he specializes in the three point shot. Who are you taking? Hayden: I am going to root for Stephen Curry who is streaky, but if he gets hot, he can light it up. Tray we all know that the people usually watch All-Star weekend for the high flyers throwing down! Hayden: I will start this off Tray, the best dunk of all time has to be one from Vince Carter. I personally think the dunk Carter calls the “Danger 3” which is a complete wind mill and a 360 all in the same hop. He scored a perfect 50 and the dunk has only been mimicked on trampolines since. Travon: okay, okay I agree Carter is the greatest dunker of all time hands down bar none. But I choose a different dunk, I am taking the first ever “Honey-Dip” as Carter soared high enough to put his entire forearm into the rim and hang there from his elbow. We have to agree this time that Carter is the greatest high flyer of all time.

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said, “Pressing the whole game doesn’t happen in Brazil.” They mainly play half-court defense, but the defense is not as tough. That is one major adjustment Costa, Borges and Quintana had to make. However, teammates Hailee Parry and Shantaya Strebel said, “They are adjusting well to the style of play in America.” Basketball is not the only thing they had to adjust to when moving Price. Life is completely different. The food, school, language, culture and weather are all things they had to get used to. In Brazil, they speak Portuguese, so to be able to make it in America, they had to learn English which is one of the hardest languages to learn. Luckily, for Quintana, she learned the language before she came here; Costa and Borges weren’t quite as lucky. They both had to learn English once they were already here. All three say that it was not easy to learn and they sometimes still have a hard time understanding. School seems not too hard for the three foreigners. All their classes are a bit of a challenge, but not too tough. Although, Borges said, “English class is hard.” Costa and Quintana agreed completely. Even though their class schedules may keep them studying or not, they keep good enough grades to be eligible on the court. Although they range in age from 18 to 21 these three have bonded over being from the same country and have some great times. Sarah Fletcher said, “They are fun people who are energetic about everything and life in general.” You can see this if you have ever been around them for long. They have the power to put on a smile on anybody’s face at times. Despite being so far from home and the differences in the culture and life, these women love it here. Quintana said, “I like the people a lot, but not the city. Price is kind of boring.” After they are finished at USU Eastern, all three hope to be able to stay in the United States and live, but not necessarily in Price.

Who do you feel was left out of the All-Star game this year?

Hayden: I think that Rudy Gay who was recently traded to the Toronto Raptors was definitely playing worthy of a spot on the East squad this year. Gay is producing another great year for his new team and will definitely get his chance in the future. Travon: Steph Curry, need I say more? I feel that Curry should have been selected in the first place, and then when Rondo went down with injury, he should have definitely been selected as a replacement rather than Brooke Lopez. So those are two people who we together agree deserve a spot on the rosters. I would ask if anybody else wants to see LeBron James in the dunk contest, but I am pretty sure that everybody wants to see that. Enjoy the All-Star game and the weekend festivities. Cheer for those favorite players of yours and choose your side for Sunday night’s game. As for Travon and I, we are taking Steve Novak in the three-point contest, Gerald Green in the dunk contest and the West in the All-Star game. Travon is taking Kobe Bryant for the MVP, but I am going to take Kevin Durant for a repeat. Until next week, stay classy Price. Hayden and Travon signing off, Dueces!

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Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Major: General Studies Hero & Why: Michael Jordan because he is the best Something most people don’t know about you: I am not a good guy Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play basketball Favorite thing about USU Eastern: My friends Favorite thing about your sport: My friends/teammates Plans after USU Eastern: I want to play professional basketball

Hometown: Etna, California Major: Kineseology Hero & Why: Jessica Wilcox, plain and simple she is the shiz and I look up to her! Not Bubby Johnson Something most people don’t know about you: I have no middle name Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play basketball Favorite thing about USU Eastern: Hanging out with Amy Arbon Favorite thing about your sport: Shooting the ball! Money, money make it RAIN! Plans after USU Eastern: Rage with Amy Arbon at UVU
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