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The Voice of OF the Students VOICE THE STUDENTS The Voice of the Students


March 21, 2013

Meg Johnson

Falling off a 40-foot cliff in the red rocks of Southeastern Utah at 22 years old and breaking both legs, arms, collarbone and four vertebrae in , might leave some depressed and not wanting to spend the rest of their lives in a wheel chair. Not Meg Johnson, a dancer until her accident, now a motivational speaker who makes her living giving people a different perspective on life Johnson keynotes the 34 th annual USU Eastern Women’s Conference on Friday, April 5, in

34th annual USU Eastern Women’s Conference
the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. President and CEO of Loveless Ash, Colleen Loveless of Price, keynotes the morning session with 12 workshops offered in three sessions available for conference participants to attend. The motivational speaker from Ogden, Utah, Johnson is paralyzed from the chest down. After her accident and an extensive stay in the hospital and rehab, she found herself on the back porch watching the grass grow for weeks. She thought about how much she did not have and how much she wanted her old life back. She has no use of her legs, back, stomach or hands, but refused to sit still. Out of desperation, she asked her mom to push her to the local elementary school and the principal put her to work listening to second graders read. Something unexpected happened – she started to feel beautiful again. She said the hospital fixed her, but serving

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helped her. She says she always wanted to be a motivational speaker and exactly seven months after her accident, she was invited to give her first speech. She is now booked for as many as 12-14 engagements a month, speaking at everything from corporate events, schools and church meetings. Sometimes she talks to hospital patients with new spinal cord injuries. She married a friend she met in

Colleen Loveless

Legislature update

New building in the works, new name
editor-in-chief The final session of the 2013 legislature finished March 4 and the results are in with USU Eastern scoring $500,000 towards further planning for the Central

Playing for a wonderful cause

Karli Morris

Rep. Jerry Anderson holds a cookie representing the official change of the college’s name to USU Eastern.

Instructional Building, which will house theatre, criminal justice, music, art and journalism/communications. Chancellor Joe Peterson says this is a sign that the legislators see a need for a new building at USU Eastern and will continue to think about it, but send the money where enrollment is high on other campuses. The legislature only passed funding for two buildings in higher education this year; one to Utah Valley University for $5.2 million for a classroom building and the other to Weber State University for $61 million for a science building. Last year, USU Eastern was given $75,000 towards initial planning. The new funding is to be used towards a “comprehensive architectural plan.” Peterson is remaining positive. “The legislature will not spend this amount of funding on a proj-

Benefit concert for Brylee in 5
Brylee Olsen is almost 3 and attends preschool at USU Eastern. Diagnosed with a cancerous tumor wrapped around her brainstem, her family dropped everything to be with her and have been overwhelmed with medical bills. A concert to help Brylee was held in the JLSC on March 18 with all donations going to help Brylee. Her tumor is inoperable and incurable. Her family is just hoping for more time with her. At the concert, over $500 was raised and additional donations can be made through PayPal at bryleein5@gmail. made up of the ESA president, executive vice president, events vice president, the student advocate, the administrative assistant, the ESA advisor as well as two other ESA student members. This year the two invited to sit on the committee were the student resources and the events director. After meeting, the committee submits a proposal to the chancellor, Joe Peterson of how fees should be allocated the following year. According to the ”Student Fee Allocation Committee Policies
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Members of Lip Wizard include Jordan Sanders, Mark Dickey and Nathan Manley.

photos courtesy Terry Johnson/ SUN Center

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$10 in additional student fees in fall
staff writer Students will have to dig deeper in their pockets next year as an additional $10 will be added to student fees. The increase is

com or bracelets can be ordered on the Brylee in 5 facebook page or purchased from Keri Allred, preschool director. The charity is called Brylee in 5 because 95 percent of people with the tumor die within a year. Her family is hoping for her to be part of the five percent that live longer. “With my benefit concerts, I am always looking for a good cause and this is probably the best cause I’ve ever been a part of. I’m grateful for the chance I had to help, was surprised with the outcome and amazed with the generosity of community members,” said Jordan Sanders, concert organizer.

Jonathan Fox

due to a mandatory increase in library expenses as a result from the merger with Utah State University in 2010. The Student Fees Allocation Committee (SFAC) strives to use student fees in the best interest of the students. The committee is

Suicide prevention discussed
news editor Campus and community mental health specialists gathered at the Helper Civic Auditorium on March 7 to discuss the plague of suicides and murder-suicides in our community. According to the latest available statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, 1.1 of every 10,000 people commit suicide annually. The communities of Price, Helper and Wellington

Seth Richards

Students face another tuition increase for fall 2013
editor-in-chief While the meeting is called Truth in Tuition, it is really more like “best estimate about tuition” because final numbers have not yet been approved.

Karli Morris

Utah State University Eastern has the lowest percentage of the total amount needed to run the institution provided through tuition with 20.70 percent and 79.30 percent coming from state appropriations. In both, residential, in state and non-residential, out-of-state costs

for the past year, USU Eastern boasts the lowest tuition costs. With in-state tuition at $1,535, Eastern comes in $8 under Snow College and out of state at $2,845, Eastern comes in $2,161 under Salt Lake Community College. There are two areas of possible increase when it comes to higher

education, tier one and tier two. Tier one is set by the Utah Board of Regents and is likely to be between a four-and-five-percent increase. That would increase tuition by $65.50 for fall 2013, raising tuition from $1,310 to $1,375.50 for residents. For non-residents, tuition
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have a combined population of more than 11,000 according to 2011 estimates. According to Darrin Brandt, director of the USU Eastern counseling and disability resource center, among the three communities there was an average of one suicide per week November through January. This staggering number of people purposefully killing themselves puts Carbon County between the Republic of Korea and the Danish Province of Greenland for suicides in that time period.
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Arsene Mugisha prepares to take office as executive VP
lifestyles editor Arsene Mugisha, runner up in ESA elections, prepares to take office as USU Eastern’s executive vice president next year because VP elect, Chelsey Sorenson, stepped down from her position due to a change in her academic plans. Mugisha is excited to take on this position and expects to face challenges and experiences that will improve his abilities as a leader. Mugisha has

Drunk driving simulation
news editor Students at USU Eastern had the opportunity to learn what it feels like to drive distracted or under the influence without posing a threat on the road on March 7. Darrin Brandt, director of the campus counseling and disability resource center, and Intern Jennifer Falsoni, organized a drunk and distracted-driving simulation on the USU Eastern track to raise awareness about drunk and distracted driving before spring

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Emily Williams

Arsene Mugisha

already begun to set goals for fall semester. He wants to remind students that they should focus on academics. Mugisha understands the lengths that many people throughout the world go to in order to gain an education and believes American’s have a great opportunity to study, which should not be taken for granted. To improve the atmosphere for students on campus, Mugisha wants to motivate students to create and join clubs. Clubs give students a chance to get involved with people who share

similar interests. “Since Eastern is a smaller school, it is easy for everyone to get to know one another.” This creates a unified student body. Students who get involved have a more enjoyable college experience and generally do better in their classes. Because Mugisha is from Rwanda, he understands how many international students at Eastern feel. He wants to make sure that the school makes everyone feel at home, even if they are far from it. He plans to partner with the recruitment department and
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vacation. James Prettyman, director of public safety, is credited with laying out the course The first part of which required students to drive between the cones and park with glasses that simulated different levels of intoxication. The second part required driving while texting; an idea of Brandt’s to make the experience more sobering. In the four hours that the simulation was being run, Brandt estimates that nearly 70 students drove the course. “I think it was great. People
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What’s Inside . . .

• Concerts for charity • Becoming a good kisser • Residential life Whasssuppp?! • Calendar of events •page 3

• SUN Center: Breakaway • Spirit of Aloha awards • Grady McEvoy retires • Stop procrastinating •pages 4-5

• Basketball season ends • Baseball winning games • Athletes sustain injuries • March Madness
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Breaking away into a new mode of thought


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staff writer

Jordan Sanders

n one’s life, there are few things that can be said to have changed one’s thinking or altered one’s life, and spring break is not often among the top of the list in most cases.  However, I had the opportunity for two years in a row to be a part of the SUN Center-sponsored Spring Breakaway that helped me, and many others like me, to become more appreciative of what I have and what I have to give.   Both years I visited a place that most U.S. citizens will not have a chance to visit in their lifetimes, the sacred Navajo Mountain and the reservation that surrounds it.  As a group, we helped the Navajos improve their living situations through giving them the access to water, electricity, plumbing and other necessities that many of us take for granted.   Last year as a group, we set up septic tanks, remodeled bathrooms, re-roofed houses, put in cellular towers and weatherized, caulked and painted houses.  This year we worked on ramps for the disabled, put in water lines, water heaters and roofs to houses that were in dire need of repair.  But truly, was it these simple acts of service that made the trip meaningful?  Not to me.  The most meaningful

part of the whole experience was the chance that I had to better understand another culture and the richness that it contained, and to better appreciate my own culture and the many luxuries I enjoy.   Many on the reservation think of running water and electricity and plumbing as a luxury, not a necessity.  I can’t even tell you the of the number of complaints by servicegroup members when the showers were either too hot or too cold.  I found it incredible that until groups like ours and other selfless members of the Navajo community gave of our time and expertise, many of the citizens of the Navajo Nation haven’t even known the sensation of a shower head providing water to them.   Hank, a member of the Navajo tribe, who supervises volunteer groups, told us how he was raised in a hogan with dirt floors and nothing but a stove and some pots and pans to his name.  He lived off the mutton he raised in the fields, off the land and was never exposed to electricity, plumbing and technology. One fateful day, some memebers of the LDS church gave him the opportunity to gain an education in California.  That experience changed his life.  He went from red rock, sand and cedar trees to sky scrapers, cement and street lights in the course of 24 hours.   With the education that he acquired, he set out to improve the lives of the citizens of the Navajo Nation and show them the incredible liberties and luxuries he had discovered in

California.  He has hosted service group after service group and helped thousands of Navajo people enjoy the miracle of plumbing and electricity; improving their lives, one family at a time.  But the amazing aspect to me, is that among all of the education and “White Man” ways, he never let go of his Navajo beliefs.  He still holds onto the sacred bond of family and the idea that perfection is impossible, but it is important to improve oneself every day.  Those are some of the core beliefs of their people, and what incredible people they are.  They are humble, happy and family oriented and I learned much from their example.  My time on the reservation also opened my eyes to the many wonderful things that I have and the wonder of the situation in which I have been raised.  I have been lucky enough to live with indoor plumbing, electricity, education, technology, entertainment, all of these luxuries and blessings and am glad that I have the chance to make the best use of them possible.  It is incredible that an education is open to me if I work for it and do my best.  It is amazing that I have the means to write this article and have it published for others to read.  
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The Eagle

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The Eagle — The Voice of the Students is an awardwinning, school-sponsored student newspaper, published bi-weekly fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays) at College of Eastern Utah (CEU). A complete list of publication dates can be found online. • Distribution - The Eagle is distributed in all nonresidential buildings on the Price, UT campus, as well as at the LDS Institute of Religion. • Content - Eagle editors and staff are CEU students and are solely responsible for the newspaper’s content. Opinions expressed in The Eagle do not necessarily represent those of CEU, its staff or students. Columns & letters are the personal opinions of the individual writer. Funding comes from advertising revenues and a dedicated student fee administered by the Eastern Utah Student Association (EUSA). Information concerning advertising rates is available by e-mail at or in the advertising section of The Eagle Online. • Ordering The Eagle Subscriptions must be prepaid. Forward all subscription correspondence, including change of address to the adviser, Dr. Susan Polster via e-mail to susan.polster@usu. edu or mail care of The Eagle. The first issue is free, others 50 cents. • Submissions - We welcome comments, complaints, suggestions and recommendations. Send letters to the editor to articles@eagle. All submissions must be received in The Eagle office no later than 5 p.m. the Friday prior to publication. All submissions become property of The Eagle and cannot be returned. All letters must be signed by the author(s). Also include contact information (telephone or address). No anonymous letters will be printed.

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Lip locked: secrets of kissing revealed
staff writer A gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell. It is a good thing that I am no gentleman. Who am I? I the world’s best kissing concierge. I hate seeing poor kissing form. I must do something. I will save the world from this plague. I will kiss y o u r

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mind with my wisdom. My first kiss was perfect. I remember being nervous and my palms were sweaty. I was looking up at the stars with my girlfriend. She had never before seen a shooting star and I promised her that this night would be different. As we looked up for a good while, she began to doubt. I said just give it five more minutes. Frustrated and doubting, she finally agreed. As the minutes passed, the single most amazing shooting star appeared. It burned blue and moved slowly across the sky. She started screaming and I was amazed at what I just witnessed. She closed her eyes and clinched her fists and made a wish. Then she opened her eyes and asked me what I wished for. I looked at her for a few seconds

and gave her the look. My right hand slowly moved up to her cheek. As it touched we slowly moved closer like magnets that couldn’t be pulled apart. Then it happened. We softly kissed. Now that you are believers of my skills, you can listen to my rules with complete faith. First let’s start with proper lip care. Soft and plump lips are desirable. The softness is easily obtained by using my secret formula. I will share my recipe. Plumpness is obtained by doing a workout routine. I will also show you my workout routine. The first tip is for my softness recipe. There are a few common ingredients and their proportions are easy enough. Every ingredient is one tablespoon. The ingredients are as follows: Vaseline, hand lotion,

water, ground turnips, mayonnaise, cheesecake, water, and hand lotion. Mix these ingredients into a large bowl, then put in the fridge. Keep refrigerated and label your magic potion. I label mine “K.I.S.S.” This is a mnemonic for “Kissing Is So Simple.” Once it has a firm consistency, you can apply generously to both upper and lower lips. Your lips will glisten. My second tip is how you can plump up your kisser. Kissing involves a ridiculous amount of muscles. There are 34-facials muscles and 112-postural muscles involved in kissing. The main muscle is the orbicularis oris muscle. This is the muscle that surrounds the mouth. In order to plump your lips up you must exercise this muscle. I recomsee Kissing page 3

Whasssuppp ?!
Thumbs up- We like how small the campus is at USU Eastern. All of the classes are within walking distance and the size is also great so there is an opportunity to really get to know your professors. Thumbs down- We don’t like how the lawns on campus are watered so much spring through fall. Water is being wasted and grass is mushy and students are not able to walk across it. Thumbs down- We don’t like how so many programs are being cut at Eastern, especially cosmetology. It brings in a lot of students.


Residential Life

How much would you pay for the universe: cuts gone too far
Christopher Palo
staff writer The NASA budget is four tenths of one percent of the national tax dollar. If you took a dollar and horizontally cut four tenths of one percent of it off, you wouldn’t even make it into the ink of the paper. Our entire nation’s dreams and future rely on four tenths of one percent of the tax dollar. The $850 billion bank bailout is greater than the entire 50-year-running NASA budget. Yet the government still says that NASA’s budget is too high. In the 1960s, we were in a Cold War with the Soviet Union. They took a hollowed-out intercontinental ballistic missile and launched it into space with what is perhaps the most well-known satellite ever to orbit the planet. Sputnik actually means “fellow traveler,” but the United States didn’t see it this way; all they saw was the Soviet Union trying to get higher ground. At that point, NASA was founded. Nine years after, we landed on the moon; developed our space program and created, invented and implemented procedures, technology and person power to go farther than we ever have before. With that leap, we went through an economic boom. We created heroes, and as a nation came together and continued to thrive. More people were graduating college because they wanted to be those heroes. The technological advancements were staggering. People were dreaming of tomorrow. Our eyes were on the future and that pushed our country out so far ahead of everyone else that we couldn’t see them in our rear view mirror. Even if people weren’t interested in math and science, they supported the program because it facility, but it’s possible it may not have.  USU in Logan, last I knew they did.  Whether they do or they don’t, how much does it cost to print out a hard copy catalog?  I remember back when I was in high school and looking at college it was not uncommon to have to send a few bucks in with an info request card to pay for the catalog.  Of course I also remember back when colleges showed prospective/returning/current students a little bit more respect. If you do not understand what I have said so far, consider this- You go

was a benefit to everyone. Then the government realized that the Soviet Union wasn’t going to make it to moon, so we stopped trying. We slowed our progress because there wasn’t a threat any more. Instead of noticing the greatness of our advancement and the economic boom that came from the space program, the government only saw it as a deterrent of war. The spirit of a nation was
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Letter to the editor
Dear Editor, I have a problem that has an awful lot to do with a problem that USU, USU Eastern and most (if not all) colleges in Utah are facing. You see, I’m a prospective student (actually a returning student, but close enough)- did the application, did the FAFSA, but haven’t chosen the course of study or classes yet. Why is that?  My problem is no “hard copy” catalog. Where I live, Columbia, I don’t have the same resources that you have in Price. When I initially looked at returning to school, I was in a more distant community in Utah: Green River.  Well, just because Internet is available does not mean I “always” have access to it. And there the resources I had access to were fewer in number than what I have now.  Aside from my own computer, I have no access to the Internet. 

My only other choice is the library in Wellington and if I go that far, I might as well go all the way into Price to the college itself. And to be told the story how it saves student’s money, when I see that tuition has jumped so high since I was last in college, to me it comes across as disrespectful. I don’t see the cost of printing a catalog to be so expensive that it will magically decrease the expenses that students face. On top of that I was always with the understanding that CEU had somewhat of a printing

to a restaurant for dinner.  But no menu.  It’s online.  Only.  Are you, a prospective customer, going to incur the expense of printing out your own copy of the menu, or... going elsewhere?  And since there are colleges elsewhere that still have hard copy catalogs.... I suggest that when USU Eastern (formerly CEU) starts talking about the loss in students and why it›s happening, it may be a good idea to start off by looking in the mirror. Just a thought. C. Kem, Columbia Utah

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









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Eagle newspaper published Kids @ Heart service 11:30 a.m. JLSC Sun Center

Eagle Experience Baseball @ CNCC 1 p.m. Price ‘Merica Games 5:30 p.m. Fountain Field

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 Merrill videographer Matt Gochis webmaster Dezzi Mangum

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Salsa Night 7:30 p.m. JLSC

Intramural sports 6 p.m.

Baseball @ SLCC 1 p.m.

Baseball @ SLCC noon



Theatre Production “Moon Over Buffalo” 7:30 p.m.


Theatre Production “Moon Over Buffalo” 7:30 p.m. Eagle Frenzy 7 p.m. 34th annual Women’s Conference 9 a.m.


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Salsa Night 7:30 p.m. JLSC

Intramural sports 6 p.m.

Baseball vs Utah State noon

Baseball vs Utah State 11 a.m.

Eagle Frenzy 7 p.m. Theatre Production “Moon Over Buffalo” 7:30 p.m.


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continued from page 1 by Danielle Howa Pendergrass, “Look at Us Now” by Cathy Rosemann, “Healing, Understanding and Self Harm of Suicide” by Darrin Brandt, “Belly Dancing 1010 by Kathy Wilson, “Dutch Oven Cooking” by Bill and Toni Thayn, “Here Comes the Judge” by the Honorable Boyd Bunnell, “Easy Home Repairs by the staff of Sutherland’s Home Improvement Center, “Women’s Health Recommendations . . . What Doe it all Mean” by Dr. Karen Radley, and “Making Memories by Appointment: Grandma’s Camp” by Dotty Grimes. The winner of the 2013 Southeastern Woman of Year will be announced by last year’s winner, Ann Anderson, during the luncheon. The conference is open to both men and women. Cost is $25 and includes lunch, plus attendance at three breakout sessions, and the two keynote addresses. For more information call Dr. Susan Polster at 435.613.5213.

Women’s Conference
in college before she was paralyzed. He came to visit her while she was in the hospital recovering and they were married four years later. Her motto became “when life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin’! Johnson is a moving speaker, but she says there are limits to the power of her motivational speeches. “The secret to solving any problem is you have to want to,” she said. “There is nothing that I can say to you to help you solve your problems, to help you have a good attitude, to help you be grateful. ... If you do those things, it’s because you wanted to.” Her website is Loveless is a native of Huntington, Utah, and has a bachelor’s degree from USU. With her husband, Mike, they started Love-Less Ash Co. in 1988 in the garage behind their home as an idea for their personal wood stove. They have expanded three times since their one location in Price, Utah, to one corporate and

manufacturing location in Price and one sales location in California. Their company has grown to 30 employees with sales made throughout the United States and Canada as well as many foreign countries. Colleen worked side by side with her husband Mike for 20 years before he passed away in a plane accident in 2008. Her son, Spencer, who had been working for the company designing new products, stepped in to help fill his father’s void. Today Colleen works with her son every day and together they are expanding and growing and coming up with new challenges every day. She said her company focuses on “innovating dust control systems.” The 12 workshops include “Community Theatricals in Castle Valley” by Edward Geary, “Bling! Accessories Can Make a Person” by Kara Hillman and Brandi Leonard, “Living With and Thru Cancer” by Sherry King, “Women’s Health: Taking Care of No. 1”

More statistics about suicide and prevention can be found through the National Institute of Mental Health and the American College Health Association- National College Health Assessment Nothing definitive was decided at the meeting except for the need to raise awareness and heighten prevention of suicide. “There are behaviors that the industry has studied. You see a pattern with those who are successful at suicide in the last seven days.” According to Brandt, “They have their is-


continued from page 1 sues settled. They seem more confident and feel good when everything previously was in turmoil for them. They tend to start making amends with people that they had been in fights with or upset with. They also tend to start giving things away.” USU Eastern students are afforded more preventative measures, such as being isolated within the community with access to free mental counseling on a personal level. “We don’t wait to intervene with students,” says James Prettyman, campus director of public safety. “We look for signs of depression, demeanor of the person, are they loners? There’s all sorts of different signs to be looking for and early intervention puts us apart from the rest of the area.” Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend a mental health awareness forum in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on Thursday, March 21 to learn more about signs and prevention of suicide. Encouragement is also given to intervene if anyone knows students who meet the criterion of potential suicide risks.

People were laugh i ng a nd having a good time, but it was also sobering to them.” Brandt said, “I think we got the point across.” In spite of the safety of driving in carts on a secluded track,

Drunk driving

continued from page 1 although the cart received some scrapes to its plastic and the intern’s pants tore. “T h ings just happen so quickly when under the influence or distracted while driving,” says Prettyman.

distracted driving proved more dangerous than anticipated. In the latter half of the simulation, a student took a turn too fast and flipped one of the campus carts on its side and slid. The cart and student were uninjured,


continued from page 1 ern. It will longer be Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah or USU-CEU. They also passed a policy that lifts limits to how many out-ofstate tuition waivers a school can offer. However, according to Greg Dart, director of enrollment service, “this will have very little if any impact on USU Eastern.” In the past Eastern hasn’t used the allotted tuition waivers.

continued from page 2 moment and realize those things which we have been fortunate enough to have.  May we use the resources that we have to make a better life for ourselves, and most importantly, may we use the talents and resources we have to improve the lives of others so that they can do the same for generations to come. 

ect they do not believe is needed and a high priority.” Another change made in the legislature, as the official name of the college is “Utah State University Eastern” or USU East-

Millions of people in this world are not so fortunate and shame on those of us who do not take full advantage of the amazing things that we possess.  May we take a


continued from page 2 100 different kisses from around the globe. I will share my top five. My fifth favorite comes from Germany. The German’s invented the Wiener Schnitzel kiss. This is done by kissing with a hot dog spanning the gap between the two mouths. I like it because one must learn how to give and take during the kiss so as to not make their partner gag. My fourth favorite kiss comes from China. From what I could translate, I believe it is called the 舌头舌头 (Shétou Shétou). This is done by having a couple sit side by side. The press their cheeks together and point their noses to the rising sun. Then they let their tongues do all the work. My third favorite kiss comes from the good old USA. It actually came from a small town, Price, America. It is called the whisper. This kiss is done over Gibby on True Eagle Night by the bravest of all students. This kiss is so risqué that it requires three people. As these three look at each other over the rock, they make a triangular formation. Tongues are placed in left ears. This is a spicy kiss due to earwax flavor. My second favorite kiss comes from what was once called Yakutsk in North Eastern Asia. The kiss is called the snarf. There is a more complicated kiss called the double snarf, but I will only explain the basic snarf. This is done when one of the two kissers places their mouth over the top of the other’s nose. They blow hard and if done correctly, the lips of the person receiving the blow will flap like a flag in a hurricane. It is truly a sign of love when this kiss is shared. You may be wondering how this isn’t the best kiss. I quote from “The Princess Bride” closing scene. “Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses that have been rated most passionate, the most pure – this one left them all behind.” My absolute favorite kiss comes from Australia. It’s called the Outback Heartbreak.   The Aborigines like to kiss with their eyeballs. They gently press cornea to cornea. It is not uncommon for this to be so romantic that tears run down their cheeks, especially if a didgeridoo is playing softly in the background. I legally cannot share anymore kissing knowledge with you. Just get out there and kiss.

Student fees
and Procedures,” the SFAC has the “responsibility to examine how all student fee money for the next fiscal year.” What have the fees been used on in the past year, and how will they be used next school year? In the past, allocation of student fees have gone to five tiers – facilities, institutional support, athletics, ESA and student ser-

continued from page 1 vices. Under these five categories fall the various subcategories, among which are the computers on campus, the various organizations that students can get involved in, and activities that the school hosts. This coming year is no different in that student fees will still help to make USU Eastern the best it can be for the students attending, but there are some significant changes as well – beginning with the increase in library fees. Being part of Utah State University means having access to the expansive library system that the university offers. However, with the added information that comes from that vast database, cost for USU Eastern has gone up, and funds to the library have significantly increased. That increase must come from student fees. The total fee allocation for the library increased from $4 to $22.50 next year. As a result, student fees will increase next year from $225 to $235. “T he chancellor was firm in that he wanted to keep it at 225 as much as possible. That’s the challenge that he gave us. . . at the beginning the number increased far more than 235,” says Fernando Alcantar. With that goal in mind, the SFAC set out to re-allocate the fees for next year without causing too much of an increase. Many programs at the school will experience a decrease in funds to accommodate the library’s new allocation. Although the final decision rests with the chancellor, they are students who sit on the committee that drafts the proposal, and both the students and Chancellor Peterson have in mind the best interests of the students, and strive to keep USU Eastern as affordable as possible.

mend the lip push-up. It is the same basic idea as a normal push-up, only you use just your lips and you will only rise up a fraction of an inch. The next exercise is called the vacuum. Find a clean golf ball. Then put your teeth together. Without separating your teeth, create a vacuum seal around the golf ball with your lips and hold for six minutes. The final exercise is really more of a stretch. Create the duck face that plagues Facebook. Then grab your lips with your thumbs and index fingers. Then you just pull ridiculously hard. Do all three of the exercises four times a day. These three workouts will have your lips so fat, Kristina Rei will be impressed. Google her picture; she followed my steps. Your lips are now kissable. Once you have engaged in a kiss you must be confident. The best way to show you are confident in your kisses is to keep your eyes open as wide as you can. Another sign of confidence in a kiss is to text the person you are kissing. Text them how good they look and how much fun you are having. After confidence comes technique. I have mastered more than

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continued from page 1 and other funds will be reallocated and it is proposed that a quarter of a million dollars be cut from the salaries of the administration as a possible restructuring of administration takes place on campus. Brad Kind, vice chancellor – administration and advancement is retiring June 30 and Greg Benson, vice chancellor – academic affairs and student services, resigned his position to accept a position at the Board of Regents. There are reasons for both optimism and pessimism for the future of Eastern. According to CNN Money Eastern is ranked in the top three in the nation for completion and success. There has also been a significant increase in applications to Eastern. By Feb. 14, 2013, 1,000 applications were received for next fall. However, the age change for LDS missionaries poses a new problem. Of the 1,000 applicants, 50 percent said they will not be attending Eastern in fall 2013 and when asked if it because they have chosen to attend another school, nearly 100 percent said no, but that they would be serving missions, both males and females. Eastern also lacks curb appeal that is hoped to be remedied with the new Central Instruction Building that was recently denied by the legislature, but will still be worked towards with the $500 thousand in planning money given by the legislature.

will also increase five percent for a total of $131, raising tuition from $2,620 to $2,751. Part of tier two also includes a possibility of a one percent increase in salary for faculty and staff of USU Eastern, but will likely not change. Tier two is set by the college according to its needs and is yet to be decided. Since 2011, tuition at Eastern has declined as enrollment has declined. The total amount of revenue from tuition is estimated to decrease by about $400 thousand. To compensate for the loss of funds, the college has proposed that the cosmetology program be cut from Eastern. There will also be a $10 increase to student fees

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continued from page 1 somewhere outside of the United States. He wants students to realize what they have and what they can do to improve themselves and the world around them. Mugisha believes taking trips is a fun and impactful way to learn about the world and oneself. Next year promises to be full of new strategies and renewed efforts to improve the college experience for all students at Eastern because of the creative ideas and dedication of next year’s officers.

help international students see the benefits of this great school. Mugisha knows from experience, that visiting a new place can change people’s perspective. One of his most ambitious plans for next year is to plan and execute a trip to


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Gallery East presents the art of facades
SLC artist, Justin Wheatly, finds something arresting and beautiful in facades
alt Lake City artist Justin Wheatley finds something arresting and beautiful in facades. Whether it’s an old downtown high-rise building or a quant tract home, Wheatley sees something compelling about their external design. His paintings and multi-media work is featured through April 11 at USU Eastern’s Gallery East on Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ehren Clark of City Weekly, writes, “To everything there is a surface, a façade, an outward appearance.  With most of life, the truth of the matter is distorted by the façade, by the physicality, limited by what the eye can see that is only an artificial layer to truth.”  “The work of Justin Wheatley,” Clark explains, “dares to probe beneath the façade and discover the essential truths of existence.  Wheatley’s canvases and his sculptures are intricately layered including subjects such as buildings, homes, bridges, latticed with abstracted line, shape, color, plane, symbol, and detail.”  Wheatley breaks down the visual components of a structure and reinterprets it into an intricate, colorful design.  Though it may

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Justin Wheatly’s artwork; “Broadway and Bleecker Streetsmall”, “Yellow House”, “REEMsm” and “White Warehouse.”

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be a combination of semi-abstract lines, color, and geometric shapes, the outer façade is always a recognizable theme of the work. According to Clark, “It may be a brightly colored and ‘poppish’ home that conceals all that is real within thus deconstructing domestic ideals in lieu of secrets and obscurities.  Or it might be the multi-dimensionality of his abstract layering breaking up the absoluteness of the subject thus deconstructing both space and time in lieu of a pure reality.  “The work of Justin Wheatley creates a multifaceted statement that is visually powerful and cognitively complex that synthesized, weaves an ongoing fabric of existential meaning.” Wheatley grew up in Clinton, Utah. He attended Utah State University, where he received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in drawing and painting. He resides in Salt Lake City.  An opening reception and artist talk will be Friday, April 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Gallery East. The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year. Any questions, contact Noel Carmack at 435-613-5241 or email at

Suggestions of how to finish what you start
McKenzie Hosenfeld
staff writer Chances are, as you are reading this article, you have a project or essay that is due in the future that you have been procrastinating for weeks. You have also likely made many failed attempts at beginning this project, but given up after becoming frustrated and stressed. Rather than falling into the same predicament next time you are assigned a large assignment, this article will give you tips on how to keep yourself productive and motivated on the task at hand. Larry Severeid, associate professor of English, has worked with his fair share of overwhelmed students. He counsels students, “Just get yourself to sit down and be realistic. If you know that you have an essay that will take you six hours to finish, you will be stressed. Do it in shorter increments.” He suggests breaking a project into small and manageable steps that will be less daunting. Another benefit of this idea is that you will have a greater sense of satisfaction as you accomplish these miniature goals. Severeid said, “As human beings, we all like to procrasti-

nate. We like to put off painful duties until later.” The effects of procrastination are a college student’s biggest nightmare. The largest piece of advice for this problem is to simply begin the assignment as soon as it is given. By working every day, you can finish the project bit-by-bit more quickly and be less stressed for time. Another tip on finishing assignments is to put yourself in an environment that allows you to work most effectively. When you free yourself from distractions, you can accomplish much more than when you multi-task. Before trying to conquer your assignment, put your phone in a different room, lock your door and don’t allow yourself to leave your room until you have come to a predetermined point in the project. If you reach a writer’s block and cannot go any farther, set a short amount of time to take a break. Breaks that are intended to be 10 minutes can easily slip into hours of Facebook stalking and Minecraft, so be specific about the time that you will allow yourself to take. Breaks are necessary to maintain your sanity and fight away mental exhaustion. As this semester progresses and you find yourself feeling spread too thin, remember that every long journey begins with a single step. Instead of feeling stressed at the tasks ahead of you, focus on what you can accomplish today to become one step closer to the finish line.

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A student “surfing” Pinterest, while she is supposed to be doing her school work.

Book Review:
assistant editor This is for the cowboys and ranchers and everyone looking for a quick western genre. “Shane” is a bar fighting, gun slinging, showdown classic written by Jack Schaefer that begins when a mysterious stranger comes to town. A western classic about a battle for territory and pride, “Shane” is an ultimate tale about the spirit of the West. If a dangerous stranger wandered into your town, would you invite him in? That’s exactly what homesteader Joe Starrett does when hane stay for dinner. The family—Joe, his wife Marian; and his son Bob—get along well with their new guest and Shane is invited to stay for the rest of the planting season. All is going well until Fletcher appears. A greedy rancher, Fletcher sends his henchmen to

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bully Joe into selling his land to him. His first tactics are to tease and shame the ranchers into selling. But when one of the henchmen crosses the line with Shane, a traditional bar fight ensues. Fletcher must step it up if he wants to intimidate the shadowy Shane, who takes down the henchmen easily. However, Fletcher begins to threaten the rancher more seriously, going so far as to hire his own gunman to goad the farmers into taking matters into their own hands. Will Shane continue to fight for a cause he has little chance of winning and has nothing to do with him? Through the eyes of young Bob, Shane is a dark angel, sent to save their ranch. He idolizes “Shane”, but little does our protagonist realize how dangerous his angel truly is. As a reader, the entire story comes from the viewpoint of a 10 year old. Bob doesn’t understand the relationship that has developed between Shane and Marian, or the stout friendship that has sprouted with his father and Shane. What makes this western showdown different from the rest is the depth and emotion that goes

into the character of Shane. Wildly conflicted, Shane continually battles within himself, trying to balance his matchless skill with a gun and his attempt at peaceful living. But it’s hard to be gifted with a weapon and live a quiet life. The hero has contradictions he struggles with, and something from Shane’s past continues to haunt him as the story continues. But what exactly is he so desperately trying to escape from? “The author has created a tale which captivates the reader’s attention from beginning to end,” Library Journal acknowledges. “His skill in depicting a character, a situation, or a mood, with a minimum of words, gives the story a tightly-woven quality often lacking in present-day novels. The book almost demands completion in one sitting.” “Shane” is a quick read but is filled with depth and development behind each character as we follow Shane into his dark secrets that he desperately tries to escape, the fight he has now taken up to protect a friend and proves to himself that he isn’t as corrupt as he believes.

The Spirit of Aloha winners
Fernandez, Thornton, Icard, Thomas, Buckwalter, Cardon named as individuals who make a difference
Shadayah Jones
staff writer During fall semester 2012, the residential life staff held nominations for the Spirit of Aloha. These nominations were made by USU Eastern students. This is a special award given to individuals who have made a difference at USU Eastern. The five categories: student leader, staff, faculty, student and community member. With several individuals nominated in each category. For the student leader nominations there was Emma Rowley, SUN Center; Emily Williams, ESA; Lindly Fernandez, SUN Center and residential life; Kelly Winterton, ambassador and Rachel Naylor, SUN Center. For staff member nominations there was Melanie Nelson, associate vice chancellor; Greg Dart, director of enrollment services; Terry Johnson, program coordinator-SUN Center; Jay Mastin, cook and Jan Thornton, director of student success. Faculty member nominations were Michelle Fleck, associate professor-geology; Jason Olsen, associate professor-English; Pam Cha, adjunct faculty-communication and English; Carrie Icard, associate professor-English and Russell Wilson, associate professor-music. For the student nominations there were Bailey Thomas, April Miller, Jacob Alvarodo and Wesley Buckwalter. Finally, for the community member nomination, there was only one nomination which was John Cardon who is also an institute teacher at the Price LDS Institute of Religion. For these nominations, the individual who received the most votes were awarded the Spirit of Aloha during Global Week at USU Eastern. A ceremony was held in the cafeteria during the Oceanic Day. For student leader, the winner was Lindly Fernandez; staff member, Jan Thorton and Carrie Icard won faculty member; students: Bailey Thomas and Wesley Buckwalter, community member, John Cardon was the winner. “Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. “Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. “Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.

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Ben Bjarnson, Emma Rowley and Rachel Naylor at Spirit of Aloha Award’s night.

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Finding solutions to problems is his forte
McEvoy says theatre is a fabulous process to be a part of
ing [sets] just comes as part of the business for me… what I was building was a technical program so that students could transfer from here.” For the last 25 years, they’ve had a very strong transfer program. “When I actually started college, I was training to be a professional singer,” McEvoy relates. At USU Eastern, he has been in charge of taking care of the technical aspect of theater, such as lighting, constructing sets, and working the box office, among other things. “There’s a certain skill set that I just have, natural instinct that lends itself to do this type of work…I always found it very interesting how to solve problems, make something work that nobody else could…but the funniest part is finding solutions to make things work that people don’t think can happen.” His favorite aspect in the technicalities of theater is lighting design. “I don’t necessarily want to run everything…If I just had to focus on one thing, it might just be lighting design.” But after lighting design, his next favorite thing to do is construction and designing sets. “What makes a set design work,” McEvoy says, “Is its ability to help tell the story, to help the actors. You create an environment for the actors to tell the story…What really makes a good design, you have to bring all the elements together…a good set design will always compliment and help the actors tell the story.” McEvoy fondly remembers his past favorite set designs. One was recently performed “Romeo and Juliet”. “The great thing that I liked about it is it’s a nice two-level set,” McEvoy says. He points out that two of the balconies were designed to represent two different families in the play. One of the balconies is curved and the other is a straight angle. The center balcony unites the design just as the two lovers in the play unite the story. Another favorite set design was “Something’s Afoot”, a murder mystery spoof on Agatha Christie. Having performed in it several times, McEvoy has a liking for the play. “What I loved about it is there were so many little technical things in it, like the smoking telephone that gasses the doctor…the shrunken Indian head that kills the colonel with a dart and the record player which comes out of the wall. You have to create all these little details.” Hundreds of hours go into creating the perfect atmosphere for a play, and as soon as one play ends, construction for the next begins immediately. “The biggest stress always comes in the end,” McEvoy mentions. “Pulling it all together in the end. Because I have to spread my time between so many different elements…the most stress for me is doing things outside of designing and building the set.” The budget for making a stage usually ranges from $600 to $2,000, depending on if they reuse sets or not. McEvoy’s future plans are to stay at USU Eastern through June to do a little more recruiting for the theater program, finishing summer commitments to community groups and fulfilling his position as a Price City Councilmember through December. He then is planning on moving to South Carolina to be with his wife who moved there earlier in the year. “My favorite thing about [USU Eastern] is just the ability to get to know the students so well,” McEvoy says. “My favorite memories are some of our best shows, but what comes out of even the best shows, what makes them so good is because you end up with this comradely of people who in four to six weeks have created a family that pull together to make an event for an audience. It’s just a fabulous process to be a part of.” McEvoy wishes to take credit for the success of his students, but he knows that he is just a assistant editor Fixing problems and finding solutions to difficult problems is what Grady McEvoy loves to do and his job as stage technician gives him plenty of opportunities to do so. After working in theatre for 25 years at the USU Eastern theater department, McEvoy is taking advantage of early retirement options and focusing on taking life one step at a time. McEvoy came to USU Eastern from Snow College after applying for an open position in the theater program. After finishing a BFA at Utah State University, he was asked to come to USU Eastern and begin to build the base of a stage-design program. “I majored in technical theater overall,” he said. “My abilities are more in construction and problem solving. Design-

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stepping-stone to their transition. “It’s always been good to get to know [the students] and enjoy watching them grow and turn into professionals. I really enjoy that.”

Grady McEvoy on his set of “Romeo & Juliet.”

McEvoy in “1776” production.

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SUN, fun, success at Breakaway 2013 in SE Utah
Shanna Frame
staff wrtier Twenty-four students from USU Eastern opted to spend their spring break in the sun in Southern Utah, doing service rather than basking and playing in the warm weather. Titled Breakaway, the SUN Center’s alternate spring break, was organized and lead by Caitlin Patterson, and was able to reach three different locations during the week. The SUN Center took a group of four students to Shiprock, N.M., a group of eight students to Navajo Canyon, and 12 students to Navajo Mountain, both by the Utah/Arizona border. While at their different destinations students participated in several different service activities. They installed culverts and septic tanks, helped paint, began cement flooring and plumbing of a house, shingled a porch roof and put in porch steps, burned weeds and constructed a wheelchair ramp. The use of power tools and a jackhammer, by some for the first time, helped the volunteers complete their tasks quickly. Service wasn’t all that was done during spring break. Sunshine, service and students made the perfect climate for a lot of fun. There were many new friendships made and most even made friends with some of the local animals, namely Snowflake, Booger and Spaz, the local dogs that hung around the camp and dorm areas. Many memorable quotes were said and new “inside” jokes created. They also came across the discovery that you can indeed catch air in a bus with the right driver, speed and bump in the road. After spending March 11-13 serving, all the groups met together at Navajo Mountain. On March 14, they were taken to see some of the sights on the Navajo reservation. They were able to see some of the hogans, go on a short hike and see and walk across an amazing arch. They ended the day learning how to make authentic Navajo tacos from Francis and Hank and their family, who live at Navajo Mountain. The SUN Center leadership would like to thank all those who participated and made Breakaway possible this year, including United Way, Daniel Luke, Hank Stevens, Kevin Hurst and Kent Keele. 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 Castle Heights Art Night, March 21, 5-7p.m. 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.

Jordyn Arndt, Karli Morris and Jordan Sanders sitting on the stairs they just built.

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The difference between good leaders and great ones
call to the assistant convoy commander (ACC) and with a heavy heart he the ACC to call for an additional medevac and waited with Cedrictill commands, “Henry, call the medevac. I think we are going to need it.” the medevac came. staff writer As his driver pulls up to the blast site, he sees all the work he put into It took 15 minutes from the time the explosion happened until the last his soldiers pay off, all the yelling and manipulating, doing anything he person was back on the U.S. military base. Without a single hesitation could to make them the best soldiers he possibly could. or questioning thought, Chief Norwood showed unwavering dedication The truck was on its side, engulfed in flames, far too hot to to his troops and the mission. The first time I met Section Chief “Chief” Anthony Norwood, I was Never in my life has there been a person I am more willing to go placed into his squad as an augmentee. I was a chemical guy placed in be just from a normal fire. Norwood later found out that there was an a squad of artillery guys. I felt out of place from the second I got there, accelerant used to increase the damage done to the truck. And he sees, through hell with and there is no other person who has my complete like a fine tuned machine, his soldiers acting calm and doing exactly and total trust. but Norwood saw me as just another soldier and utilized me as such. In the hellish world, this man was nothing more than a beacon of I always knew he was a good leader. He was confident and charis- what they are supposed to: gunners watching their sectors, trusting each matic. He had a way of motivating soldiers like no one I have ever met. other; drivers and truck commander’s (TC) constantly updating each hope and inspiration and for that I am forever grateful. With Norwood by your side, there was absolutely no way you could fail. other on the situation and doing exactly as they are But anyone can be a leader. It’s what you do in a crisis that differenti- trained too. The driver of Gun two had exited the vehicle and ates the good leaders from the great ones. A section chief’s responsibility is great, almost too great. As section ran to assist the soldiers involved in the incident while his gunner kept the most vigilant chief, he has to be accountable and watch over him, the TC calling for aware of all of his soldier’s wella medevac and calling the nearest being, whether that is moral or physipost and informing them what the cal well-being. He has to be aware of situation was. their strengths and weaknesses and Norwood took control of the how to properly utilize each soldier situation. “Get that man on a for the correct job in the mission. He litter. You, go set up a landing has to make split second life or death zone for the medevacs.” Nobody decisions almost constantly and do it questioned his orders; we just in a way that it looks like he has zero reacted, knowing they were right. doubt about his decision. If you could He runs with the soldiers do all that, you are a good leader. You carrying the litters, letting each have to go above and beyond that to casualty know that he was proud be a great leader. In Iraq, this man of them and that everything was showed me what it was like to be a going to be fine. After the medevac great leader in 2006. took off, he went back to the only With a contestant influx of inforperson left from the blown up mation being shoved into his brain vehicle, his friend Sgt. Caldwell. from multiple outside sources, NorHe looks at Caldwell, the former wood sorts through it and delivers it gunner of the now downed vehicle, to the appropriate people. He gives a and sees blood covering both of thorough convoy briefing, tells us to WO1 Anthony Norwood his legs. The man can barely stand. mount up in to our trucks and head out. He was placed in the middle of the convoy so he could observe all Norwood asks,” Ced, you alright?” Caldwell, barely understandably says,” How long aspects of it and control and assess any issues that may arise. About five minutes in to the mission, he gets a radio message from the command till we are done?” Norwood, unsure what he means, “What?” briefing him on the latest intelligence about IEDs. He disperses this “How long till we reach FOB [Forward Observanew knowledge to the rest of the convoy. “Alright, everyone listen up! Latest TTP says that if you see police lights on the overpass, it means tion Base] Spiecher?” photo by Whitney Withers / The Eagle Norwood realizing that this soldier, his friend, a an IED-.” He was unable to finish. Braden Nelson and Josh Zelasko practice sword fighting. This intelligence had proven to be more accurate than he had initially man who he trained to be one of the hardest people anticipated. As he was saying it, police lights on the overpass right in out there, is putting the mission first. This man is front of them. Which, if he could see it, that meant the first vehicle had injured, barely conscious and all he can think about already gone too far. As he looked forward, he saw what he dreaded, a is finishing the mission. Pride wells up in him for not huge fire ball from both sides of the road. The first semi-truck we were only his soldier, but also himself, for he trained these escorting came over the radio, “Gun one is on its side, Gun one is on men, these warriors, to do exactly what needed to be Farce is the name of the game in USU Eastern’s final Theatre production for done without hesitation or thought of personal safety. its side.” the spring semester with “Moon Over Buffalo”. It will be going on in the Geary Theatre on the USU Eastern Campus April 4-13 at 7:30 p.m. Without hesitation Norwood acted, “Gun two get up there. Gun six Norwood says to Caldwell, “We got a long way. You pull rear security. Everyone keep your heads on a swivel!” He directs his did good brother. Let’s get you out of here.” He told

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Unleash the madness
sports writer Last Sunday, March 17, the selection committee released their selections for March Madness 2013. The No. 1 overall team was given to the Louisville  Cardinals, much deserved of the spot, the Cardinals had their way with many of the teams in their conference this year as they went on to win the Big East championship over Syracuse by 17 points. The Cardinals are joined by Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana as the one seeds for the NCAA tournament.  While some teams waited impatiently to see if they would get the invite to the dance, others were just waiting to know where they would be placed. Duke was one of those teams who knew they were definitely going to play, they just weren’t sure where they would be placed. When it was all said and done, Duke was seeded as a two seed in the Midwest section of the bracket where the one seed is the Louisville Cardinals.  In the South, Georgetown drew the two seed and is in the Kansas Jay Hawks section of the bracket. In the East the two seed has been give to the Miami Hurricanes who, in my mind, have a great chance to make a run and knock off No. 1 Indiana in the elite eight if Indiana can make it that far. Which leaves us with the West Region, topped by the Gonzaga Bulldogs who took the one seed for the first time in school history, however, the road will not be an easy one for them as they drew, quite possibly the most dangerous two seed in the tournament in Ohio State. Led by guard Aaron Craft and role players like Deshaun Thomas and Amedeo Della Valle the Buckeyes could cause some serious trouble for a few teams and it would’t surprise me to see them make a bunch of noise in the tournament this year.  I hope you are ready for a lot of basketball in not a lot of time because the madness begins on March 21 and comes to a conclusion on April 8. With 65 games in just 20 days, teams will need to be more mentally tough and physically prepared than they have been all year long. The tournament is win six games and cut down the net and be crowned champions. Anything short of six wins and you will barely be remembered unless you are part of an overtime thriller that keeps the people talking for a day or two. Unfortunately, nobody plays the game to take second or third place, hence the reason most people can’t tell you who Kentucky beat last year to win it all, and frankly, it does not matter. Every player, every coach and every fan will tell you the goal is to win it all, not get close and lose. Sports are about winning, especially at the college level where these kids are still playing for the love of  the game and not for money. March Madness is the best basketball you will watch all year long, bar none. These kids go into each game knowing that this could be the last time they ever put that uniform on again, which really brings out the competitive nature on the court and makes for some great basketball. To pick my final four for this year, I am going to go ahead and take a wild guess and put Louisville in there, Ohio St., Miami and a three seed, the Florida Gators, just because I am a Gator fan. Whoever gets to the national championship between Louisville and Ohio St. will be this year’s champion. Good luck on your brackets this year and don’t forget to give those 12 and 11 seeds a chance to upset somebody, it might just be the difference maker in your bracket and could get you the win. Bucknell is one of those teams who may just help you get the upper edge on those people playing in your pool.

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Tayson Wilson gets a good lead off third base as he watches the pitcher.

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Successful games in weeks three and four of baseball season
sports writer During spring break while everyone headed home or on vacation, Eastern baseball was welcoming the nice spring weather with a few weeks packed with great games. The Golden Eagles played games against the Utah All-Stars, Weber State Club team, Salt Lake Community College, and also their most recent games against Dawson. Out of the 16 games played, The Eagles walked away with 13 wins and three losses. The Eagles kicked off the games at their home field with their opponent the Utah All-Stars. They played incredibly, holding the Utah All-Stars to only scoring two runs, both in separate games for all four of the games played. The first game, the Eagles walked all over the All-Stars, ending the game 11-1. They did about the same in the second game with a score Eagles 10, All-stars 0. Player Tayson Wilson said, “In games one and two on both days, the pitchers threw really well and pounded the strike zone. In the beginning we started out slow with the sticks, but kicked it in, and started scoring a lot of runs.” Just as Wilson said the Eagles scored quite a few runs ending game three with a score of 6-0 and their final game with a score of 11-1.

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Next up, the Eagles played Weber State club team, in Spanish Fork. Just like the previous week, the team worked the Wildcats, winning three out of the four games played. In game one on Friday, they swept Weber 12-0 calling in the mercy rule. The team did well at bat, scoring runs in every inning, and throwing four runs onto the board at their first at bats. The Eagles had their game together, and they showed it again in the second game winning 7-0. Game three didn’t fare as well as the previous two, with the score Weber 8, Eastern 3. They weren’t able to get the bats going as well as they had the day before. That didn’t slow them down later that day, Eastern fought hard and won 8-6. The Eagles finished the weekend with three wins and only one loss. The following week was a packed week for Eagle baseball. They started out with SLCC on Tuesday. They played a double header and that didn’t go as planned for the Eagles. The stats showed it as well. SLCC had 30 at bats while the Eagles only had 17. Commented Bailey Thomas, “We booted the ball around, and made too many mental mistakes.” Eastern lost 14-2 in the first game. The score of the second game was SLCC 20 and the Eagles 5. The team’s goal is to make it back to .500 so they can make it to the playoffs this year. Thomas says the difference in the games against SLCC and Dawson, is, “We committed as a team to less than five errors in six games against Dawson, and when we do that, we are hard to beat.” The Eagles showed that as they won all six games against Dawson at home. They are definitely on their way to the playoffs with this kind of attitude. In game one the Eagles held Dawson to no runs, and put

the game in the bag by scoring six points. Game one was pretty eventful, with two homers, one by Gentry Hatch, and Denver Hansen, and both in the same inning. The Eagles walked all over Dawson in game two scoring 10 runs and holding the Buccaneers team to only one run. Hansen hit another homer. Game three was even better as Eastern managed to leave Dawson scoreless and score 10 runs of their own, including three homers, two by Chance Abrath and one from Matt Gochis. The Eagles had a grip on the pitching team from Dawson. Dawson tried to make a run at it by scoring three in the fourth game, but Eastern shut them down again beating them by four. The final two games on Saturday were high scoring, that is for the Eagles. Game one, Eastern pulled out a victory of 13-5 with 27 at bats. They polished off the six-game sweep of Dawson 13-3. With another two homers, one each by Abrath and Jake Meservey. Coach Scott Madsen said, “I told the players that I would need everything that they had for this week because of all the games that we were going to play. They gave me all that I could ask for plus more.” The team has their bats going and if they keep it up they will not only make it to the playoffs’ but may take the championship. The Eagles are on a six-game winning streak and are hoping to extend that this next weekend as they travel to Colorado to play Colorado Northwestern CC on the March 22-23. “I have seen improvements on all aspects of the game. The fielding has improved a great deal, while the hitting has really taken off,” said Madsen. We can look forward to a winning season and tournament appearance for Eastern baseball.

Breaking records, topping the leader boards
Eastern’s men do work
sports writer  This past week, two members of Eastern’s baseball team had outstanding performances. Joe Barta joined past Eagles in the record books and Chance Abrath jumped to the top of the list in their respective areas of the game. Let’s talk about Barta’s performance first as he was wheeling and dealing from the bump over the weekend. The Dawson Bucs never saw it coming as Barta stepped onto the mound on Saturday’s morning game after having seen the Bucs four times earlier that week. But what took place you couldn’t have dreamt up; Barta would go on to retire

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15 of the Bucs on strike-outs. For some who don’t understand baseball, let me help you understand this performance. In the college baseball game you play seven innings, three outs per inning. That means there are 21 outs in a baseball game and you can credit Barta for 15 of them on his own. When you have a pitcher throwing complete Joe Barta games like that, you won’t lose many games. Turn the page to the offensive side of the sport. The Eagles are excelling nationally from the plate. One of

the reasons being the damage that quick-handed Chance Abrath is doing with his bat. Over the weekend, Abrath blasted three bombs against the Dawson Bucs, which has put him in a tie for most homeruns hit to date this year in the NJCAA with six total.  Abrath is also in sixth place in RBI’s (Runs Batted In) as he has knocked in 24 runs for the high-powered Eagle offense.  Hopefully the rest of the Eagle’s are up to the challenge set by these two, and Chance Abrath more records can be broken. She loves to build homes. Last winter break she spent time in Mexico building homes. Being from Arizona, she is fairly close to the Mexican border so she also enjoys doing things in the ocean like scuba diving. Fletcher is someone that a lot of people like to spend their time with. Teammate Harley Earl said, “ She always works hard and has a fun personality.” After she finishes her last semester in Price this spring, she will be moving home for the summer, but then she will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad in Italy through BYU. In the future, she plans on becoming physical therapists and wants to be a marathon runner in her free time.

“All my hard work has paid off”
Whitney Fieldsted
sports writer For those people that know the game of basketball, it is obvious that the point-guard position is possibly the most important position in the game. They not only need to be quick, have ball-handling skills and smart, but they also need to be a leader. Let’s just say it isn’t the easiest position and Sarah Fletcher has been a point-guard her entire life. Fletcher has been playing basketball since she was 9 years old, and lucky for her, her career didn’t end after high school. She was able to continue her basketball days as a point guard for the USU Eastern Lady Eagles. This is Fletcher’s second year on the Eastern basketball team and probably her last year of playing ball, but before coming to Eastern, Fletcher played club basketball during the off-season. “Club ball is way different than high school. It’s more intense and aggressive and I knew I would miss it if I didn’t play

college,” Fletcher said. She came to Eastern because she had scholarship money, it was close to relatives, it was far from home and, of course, the opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dream of playing college basketball. “It is my biggest accomplishment, to see all my hard work

Sarah Fletcher

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payoff and my dream come true,” Fletcher said. She loves playing ball at Eastern and loves Coach Dave Paur. Overall, her time in Price, America has been good even though it was a big adjustment from her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. She had lived in Phoenix her entire life, with her two older brothers and younger sister. Coming to Price wasn’t easy. Unlike most teenagers today, Fletcher didn’t attend a public school. She attended a charter school, which is much like a private school, but you don’t have to pay tuition to enroll. During Fletcher’s high school years, basketball was her life. She participated in one other sport and that was track. However, she didn’t run track because she loves to run, she did it to stay in shape. If you have seen Fletcher around campus, you know she does a good job of that by looking at her muscular build and slender body. Besides basketball, Fletcher enjoys a lot of other things in life.

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Moving on up
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With the NBA conference finals around the corner, it’s crunch time. All teams in the East and the West are feeling the pressure, competing for one of the 16 spots for playoffs. The Los Angeles Lakers came into the season with a championship mentality. Just acquiring all stars and possible future Hall of Fame players like Steve Nash, two time MVP, eight all-star appearances; and Dwight Howard, three time NBA defensive player of the year; the Lakers had a chance of another title. With a starting lineup of Metta Worldpeace, Pau Gasol, Nash, Howard and Kobe Bryant, it was apparent that they would have no trouble making it to the Western Conference finals. Nevertheless, when it comes to the NBA, anything can happen. The Lakers started the year with a rough beginning. It seemed hopeless for a team with a record of below .500. The Lakers went into the AllStar break 25-29, second to last place in the Western Conference. Sixteen championships later, it’s safe to say this should be impossible for that to happen to them. The Lakers did not have team chemistry. Due to injuries, the Lakers couldn’t play as a whole. Chemistry is a key factor when it comes to superstars, especially when everyone wants to get the ball and put the team on their back. After All-Star Weekend, the Lakers stepped up their game. They had half of a season to make it to the eighth spot. Bryant remarked, “we are going to make it to the playoffs, there is no doubt in my mind that we are not.” Bryant was making this speech well known. This is what had everyone talking, are they really going to make it or are they just going to be like their competitors, the Miami Heat the first year after acquiring superstar Lebron James. The Lakers are in eighth place. The San Antonio Spurs are in first, trailing two games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. If the Lakers maintain their position, they will play the Spurs. The Lakers have a better chance against the Spurs than Oklahoma, because of age similarities. The Spurs are an older team, opposite from the Thunder when their starting lineup consists of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. These two are young, dominant players. The Spurs are slower than the Lakers. San Antonio can also play better in a half court set than LA. If the Lakers play the Thunder, it will be a difficult challenge. Durant and Westbrook  will destroy Nash and Worldpeace. Considering that Nash is older, he does not match up with Westbrook. Westbrook is in his 20s and has energy to play defense on Nash and also score on him. Durant holds the leading scorer record in the league with 28.3 points per game. Worldpeace would not be able to drop Durant’s average. Westbrook and Durant together every night averages 51.6 points per night. Scoring half of 100 is a lot to handle for Nash and Worldpeace. The Lakers do not have a strong enough bench to play as fast or as good as the Thunder. Knowing that Gasol is out for the season isn’t good for the Lakers, because that means they aren’t as big as they were with Gasol and Howard. Earl Clark has to bring his “A” game if they play the Thunder. Clark, having young knees, can guard Tim Duncan, because he is older and can’t move as well as he once could. He can still shoot around the perimeter, but with young legs and as hungry as Clark is, it shouldn’t be a problem for him to handle Duncan. Health is the key for the Lakers in playoff run. If the Lakers can keep a healthy, strong seven-player roster, they should not have any problems beating the Spurs. The way Howard is playing, he is unstoppable. In recent games they played against Howard’s ex-team, Orlando Magic, Howard managed to drop 36 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks. If he can maintain this momentum and play like that every night, this should be a stroll in the park. With Bryant and Nash by his side, combine with at least 40 points, this will be great for the Lakers and their success in the playoffs. Worldpeace and Clark will feed off the momentum of the stars, motivating them to do better and play on their level. The Lakers hold their own destiny this season, knowing that the year was not so great from the beginning and then turning it around later in the season is absolutely phenomenal.  Why stop now when they can go all the way and finally earn that championship banner to join w it h t h e other 16 banners?

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The end of the road . . .

Eastern basketball comes to a close after a long, hard season
Women lose to Snow College Men lose to CSI
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After defeating Snow three times during the SWAC season, USU Eastern women’s basketball team found themselves on the bottom of the score at the regional tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Hailee Parry lead the team in scoring dropping 12 points. Right behind her was Amy Arbon with 10 points and nine rebounds. Eastern dominated defensively causing Snow to turn the ball over 20 times. Arbon lead that attack with six steals. Despite their defensive efforts, Eastern couldn’t control the paint, losing the rebounding war 33-42. On the offensive end, the Eagles couldn’t finish their shots. They finished the game with 25 percent from the field compared to Snow’s 46 percent. Head Coach Dave Paur said, “we just couldn’t hit any shots, it was the offensive side that got us and it wasn’t the effort, it wasn’t the lack of execution, it was just we couldn’t finish.” At the end of the first half, Eastern was down 27-34, but going into the second half, it seemed that Eastern may come back to redeem themselves. The fire however didn’t last. Paur said,

“With like eight minutes it was a 3-point game, they hit a three, and I that broke our back.” Despite their efforts, USU Eastern was not able to achieve the victory in the tournament, losing 49-62. When reflecting on the season with Coach Paur, he said, “I thought we finished the season very well. . . we lost seven of our first nine games . . . It really shook us up, shook our confidence and it took a long time to rebuild that confidence.” By the end of the season Eastern won six of their last 11 games, showing that their confidence was be ginning to come back, but it was just too late. They finished the season with an overall 11-20 record. After the end to another season, Paur looks to the future with optimism, he said, “This has been the best recruiting year I have had in the last seven years.” One of those prospects includes, Jamie Smith, the starting point guard for Riverton High School; the 5A State Champions, as well as Carol Fisher, from Brazil, who was unable to play this year due to a torn ACL. Paur, said, “I think we are going to have a pretty good nucleus next year with some of the girls returning and with some of the girls that have already committed” The future looks bright for the Lady Eagles.

sports editor The College of Southern Idaho has been a tough opponent all year for USU Eastern, with a 15-point win in December and a combined 94-point loss in the next two games. Eastern drew them in the first round of the Region 18 Tournament and suffered a season ending 72-51 loss at the SWAC Championships in Coeur dAlene, Idaho. CSI’s Juwan Newman continued to dominate the Eagles, scoring 24 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help shut the door on the men’s season. Jeff Perkins did all he could to try and keep the dream alive by scoring 16 points, while Jason Timpf managed to contribute 11 points and another eight rebounds. The Golden Eagles ended the season fifth in the SWAC with a 4-11 record in conference play, and a 14-17 overall. The SWAC Region 18 Tournament had plenty of twists and turns that no one really expected. SLCC continued to dominate throughout the tournament, beating CSI 89-73. Tournament MVP Skyler Halford scored a game high 21 points for the Bruins. This win put SLCC into the finals after receiving a first-round bye due to their No. 1 seed. For the first round of tournament play, Snow faced bottom-seeded CNCC. London

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Simonsen led scoring with 17 points pushing the Badgers over the Spartans 78-73. In a powerful upset, Snow managed to beat NIC, which was a major surprise to everyone. Snow’s Connor Van Brocklin led the win for the Badgers scoring 25 points and grabbing five rebounds. This helped Snow advance to the region finals against top seed SLCC. The loss to Snow ended NIC dreams of heading to the national tournament. Previously NJCAA ninth ranked, the Cardinals seemed like a shoe in for the tournament only to be cut short. NIC still managed to place four of its players on the all-region team and finish with a record of 26-5. SLCC is the only team still playing for the national championship in Hutchinson, Kan., with a 86-82 win Tuesday over Eastern Oklahoma State, the Bruins advance to the next round to play Central Arizona. Central has already beaten the Bruins once and needs to again if they look to advance to the quarterfinals. During the season Eastern’s opponents, averaged 71.9 points to USU’s 59.3 per game, outscoring Eastern on the season 1,078-889 points. Timpf earned an honorable mention on the all-region team, ending the season third in the conference in rebounds with 6.7 rebounds per game. Miles Gatewood received second team All Region honors ending the season fourth in three pointers with a 1.0 average per game.

Who’s on the “injured list?”
sports writer Many athletes prepare and get pumped for season, but as most know, athletes get injured while preparing for their season. Athletes hate getting injured, but also love pushing themselves and realize injuries come and go. Like in all sports, injuries can and will always play a role in a team’s season. Basketball injuries happen on a daily basis, usually occurring while playing or practicing. Some common basketball injuries are ankle sprains, jammed fingers, torn up knees, bruises and much more. Many of these accidents happen outside of the sport, but are more

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common while on the court. As the NJCAA basketball season started, many teams started their seasons off great and had many healthy players. For the Utah State University Eastern Eagles, their men’s and women’s teams battled injuries throughout the season. Some were minor and some were season-ending injuries. Many players are not suiting up for the games, not because they are not good enough to play, but because they are on the “injured list.” The Eagles men’s basketball team was the most affected by injuries as they entered post-season play with seven healthy players. For the USU Eastern women’s basketball team, they had four players affected by injuries. Caroline Ficher tore her ACL, while trying out for the Brazilian Jr. National team. Morgan Campbell also tore her ACL just before the first games, but will return next year. Returning sophomore and leading rebounder and scorer, Whitney Fieldsted, broke her ankle and missed most of the regular season. Isabela

Costa missed preseason with stress fractures, but was back for the regular season. The USU Eastern men’s team had four injuries that left them low on players. Travon Langston broke his left hand, and was out for the season. BJ Day tore his meniscus and was out for the entire season. Vitor Machado has a type-2 joint shoulder sprain, and was out six weeks. Mike Stroud broke his patella and partially tore his ACL, putting him on the bench for the remainder of the season. Even though no one likes injuries, they happen to everyone. All teams have cases of injuries in some way or another. Some are minor and some are season ending. Injuries to Eagle basketball players left benches nearly empty. As many of the athletes sit out with injuries, they feel pressure and sadness feeling like they let their team down. The Eagles men and women’s injured players are relieved knowing their injuries are not too serious; which lets them realize they will heal and once again be able to play the game they love.

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Faith Garrish

Hometown: Rosemary, Maryland Major: Communications Hero & Why: Everyone I know chasing a dream! Cause the hardest thing to do is something people say you can’t Something most people don’t know about you: If I told then they would know! Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play basketball Favorite thing about USU Eastern: The lifelong friends I have made and the smoothies at the grill Favorite thing about your sport: Dunks, blocks, and nice assists to teammates I also love seeing the kids after game and around town! Plans after USU Eastern: Continue basketball as long as I can
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Hometown: Reno, Nevada Major: Undecided Hero & Why: My mom because of her strength throughout all of the hardships I’ve seen her endure and conquer Something most people don’t know about you: I love cartoons Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: Basketball Favorite thing about USU Eastern: That it’s so small and close knit Favorite thing about your sport: Being supportive and helping my teammate’s succeed Plans after USU Eastern: Perhaps go to BYU Provo and look into their animation program

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