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Many USU Eastern students head to mission field early

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<Date> the new missionary ages are taking a toll on their own ambassador team. According to Greg Dart, director – enrollment services, “Right now there are 22 Ambassadors, one of which is a returned missionary. Besides him, there are six other sophomores, one of which will be leaving at the semester and the other six that will leave at the end of the year (three of which who plan to serve a mission). “Of the 15 freshmen, one of them has a call and will be leaving at the end of the semester. Of the 14 remaining, we expect nine of them to leave on missions and one of them is engaged, leaving four students to return next year as ambassadors.” Current and former USU Eastern students who are returned missionaries of the LDS Church had mixed feeling regarding the age change. Mike Gingell and Ryan Nelson said that they would have left immediately following high school for different reasons. “I would have gone at 18; right out of high school. Ready

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isn’t so much a question of knowledge or experience, but of desire,” said Gingell. Nelson thinks that going directly after high school would be a good idea because he would have just gotten done with LDS seminary (a class about the LDS religion). “Going to college would be a waste in a sense because the stuff you would learn, you might forget after being gone for two years. I say this with personal experience because I don’t remember math [from before my mission] at all.” Another returned missionary, and alumni of USU Eastern, KC Smurthwaite is glad that he attended college before leaving on his mission and says that he would go to college for at least a semester before leaving, if the ages had been changed before he left. “I think in hindsight, I would have done the same thing I did, but would have considered heavily going at Christmas break. I feel like my college experience away from home
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editor-in-chief With the announcement of lower missionary ages for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries in October, many students are heading into the mission field and leaving USU Eastern at the end of the year, and even the end of the semester. Daulton Nelson is a freshman at USU Eastern. His original plan wasn’t to leave until after August 2013, when he turns 19. Instead he will be leaving after fall semester. “As soon as I heard the announcement, I immediately texted my bishop to get my papers started. Now they are in and I’m just waiting for my call to come,” he said. Another student with a change of plans is Monica Parkinson. “Before I knew about the age change, I had a five-year plan. I would go to school until I could leave when I was 21. Now I am leaving this May. My five-

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year plan was shortened to about a three-year plan.” Alex Herzog, associate vice chancellor – student services, said that recruiting and student services are making the necessary changes to keep enrollment up. “I am quite interested in seeing how this will play out.  There has been research done that indicates that students who take time off for other endeavors between high school and college lose some academic skills.  “Student services staff are trying look forward and envision how student services will change with the anticipated increase of returned missionaries as first-year students.  “The recruitment staff is aggressively looking for new students to recruit.  USU Eastern is a great institution and that makes selling its campus to potential students much easier.” While the recruiting staff is doing what they can to recruit and keep numbers up at USU Eastern,

Bread ‘n’ soup night

13 athletes received sanctions
Thirteen men’s basketball and baseball players received sanctions for violating the USU Eastern Athletic Department Drug Testing Program. An off-campus party was held on Oct. 26 in which the athletes attended and some were seen drinking alcohol and smoking. After the party, some returned to campus residence halls while others to their off-campus apartments. Several infractions of the program were broken by the athletes at the party, including the consumption of alcohol, whether as a minor or being of age to legally drink. “Athletes are held to a strict standard and violations can result in loss of playing time, loss of athletic scholarships and being kicked off a team,” Vice Chancellor for Student Services, Alex Herzog, said. He said some of the athletes can face student disciplinary procedures through the college’s code of conduct. Each of the athletes who attended the party were summoned to appear before the substance abuse committee which is composed of a
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RAs honored at conference
Shadayah Jones
staff writer They devote much of their time to make sure that students on campus are safe, comfortable and happy. They are always one or more of them on duty 24/7, and they are always there when students need help. That’s right, we are talking about the resident advisors on campus at USU Eastern. The RAs work hard and are dedicated to their jobs. To help them grow, develop and excel in their positions, the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers hosts a yearly conference every October. The Association’s purpose is to work for continual improvement and coordination of housing and food service operations for students and staff members in institutions of higher learning.  This year Angelica Gomes, Chelsey Sorensen and Blaney Hanvey represented USU Eastern and attended the conference held in Moscow, Idaho. At this conference, there were many activities that were used to help the RAs improve their halls and get new ideas to make them better. During the conference, schools submit presentations to be judged by a committee composed of peers and

Kelly Winterton serves Tyrel Clements at the annual Bread ‘n’ Soup night in the JLSC. Next Monday, Nov. 19, is the final night with all proceeds being donated to the Price Food Bank.

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

65th Messiah set on Dec. 2 in Price auditorium
staff writer This year marks the 65th anniversary of Handel’s “Messiah,” performed in Carbon County. On Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., USU Eastern Professor Russell Wilson, will conduct the Price Civic Chorale and USU Eastern Chamber Choir, at Price Civic Auditorium. The annual production will ring in the Christmas season and holiday spirit for students and members of the community. George-Frideric Handel, a Baroque-period composer, was known for writing operas, oratorios and organ concertos. Handel emerged as a dramatic genius, quickly achieving fame and riches. But his early success, ultimately acted as a dual-edged sword. He was often accused of being stuck in a creative rut, writing unoriginal and repetitious music, thought to be too similar to his earlier works, which ironically brought the onset of fame and fortune. Handel slumped into a deep depression due to this onslaught of criticism and wrote flop after flop.

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Members of the USU Eastern Chamber Choir along with accompanist Elise Tuttle (top left) and associate professor Russell Wilson (top right) will perform Dec. 2 in the Messiah.

The Eagle staff has much to be thankful for this year
November: a month that brings out gratitude in people. Notes of gratitude, facebook posts sharing what we’re thankful for, food drive season is in full swing and an abundance of other acts of service. It seems that there is a theme to everyone’s first subjects of gratitude; loved ones. We all seem to list family and friends at the top of our lists. The Eagle staff wants to share what we are grateful for. Susan Polster – Would be remiss if I did not have gratitude for the newspaper staff, but also need to include my love for all four seasons of the year. see Thankful page 3

Eventually, Handel abandoned writing new operas. But a wealthy landowner named Charles Jennens, who had hired Handel in the past, insisted that he write a new oratorio based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In a letter from Jennens wrote to a mutual friend, he said “I hope Handel will lay out his whole genius and skill upon it, that the composition may excel all his former compositions, as the subject excels every other subject. The subject is Messiah.” Handel agreed to compose in hopes of pulling himself out of his artistic depression. But at the time, one would never have guessed it would be his crowning achievement. It took Handel 23 days to write the orchestration, choruses and recititations, and after a limited number of rehearsals, “The Messiah” premiered in Dublin, 1741. G. F. Handel was truly a master, proving once again his compositional skill, after a questionable career.  Wilson understands the significance of Handel’s musical and artistic contribution to mankind. He can accurately interpret the

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Frisbee golf course installed
a very low-cost addition to the campus. It was also something we thought would help prospective students see the campus in new A nine-net frisbee golf course and different ways.” The course was mapped out by was installed on the Price campus of USU Eastern on Nov. 1 in an the recruitment officers and Sheila Burghardt, USU effort to attract Eastern facilistudents and make ties director. The the campus seem nine nets are lomore alive. cated between D rea med up buildings, where in the enrollment tour groups will office, the frisnot have to go too bee golf course is far out of their credited by Adway. missions Advisor The project Kevin Hurst as bec o s t $ 3, 10 0 ing a pet project of $ 3, 3 0 0 . T h e Director of Enrollment Management Frisbee golf course now open enrollment and registra r’s ofGreg Dart. According to Dart, who has fices provided funding. Score cards with maps of the been playing regularly for about ten years, “Disc golf is a very course should be readily available popular attraction on campuses in the near future as well as discs across the country for a number of with the USU Eastern logo on reasons. It is very low impact on them. In the meantime, the campus the campus, gets students utilizing community is invited to enjoy the the campus in new ways and it is par-27 course. news editor

Seth Richards

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• Grateful campus • Thanksgiving myths • LDSSA’s Whasssuppp?! • Calendar of events •page 3





What’s Inside . . .

• SUNshine Award • “A Christmas Story” • No shave November • Richard Dye: enjoying life •pages 4-5

• WBB tips off • Volleyball comes to a close • Bubby Johnson: “dreaded” 5 • Caitlin Nelson: coach & player
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Three Thanksgiving myths learned in school


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veryone loves Thanksgiving, except some Native Americans, wellness consultants and people disowned by their families. But which Thanksgiving do you celebrate? The one you learned in school? Or -- BOOM! The one where all your illusions are stripped from your screaming husk in the burning light of truth you thought you wanted? I’m glad you’re still here. Really, it wouldn’t be the same without you. Now throw on your protective helmet, because you’re about to get sacked in the Knowledge Bowl. #3) Pilgrims didn’t celebrate the First Thanksgiving The Pilgrim Fathers at the Plymouth Feast in 1621 weren’t Puritans. They were Brownist Separatists who suffered religious persecution because their church taught that they should annoy the hell out of their neighbors. They sneaked away to Amsterdam, only to discover it contained Dutch people, so they sailed to Massachusetts. They landed at Plymouth Rock*, saving it to later land on Malcolm X. *Except that probably didn’t happen either. The rest of the story you know: they sailed into Squanto, borrowed some food from the Wampanoag tribe and when their crops came up, it was praise the lord and pass the turkey. Too bad for your school play that Spanish explorers in the Texas panhandle held the first Thanksgiving back in 1541 to thank God for the

chance to do something before the Englishmen. What Happened: A few years after that dubious first Thanksgiving came the ascent of Philip II, king of pajamas, and also Spain. In 1564, some French Huguenots celebrated their thanksgiving for safe landing, even if it was in Florida. These colonists honored King Charles by naming their settlement “Fort Caroline.” Oh, France! Sometimes you are too French for your own good. This was one of those times. Spain heard about the gender-bending fort and said, “Thees weel no do!” while twirling its waxed mustache. Philip was busily inquiring the crap out of non-Catholics back in Spain, and decided he couldn’t have anyone teaching Native Americans the wrong way to cower before God. (Historically, Catholicism and brutality are two ideas Spain has a hard time relinquishing, or even distinguishing.) When Darth Vader, Admiral Pedro Menendez, landed in Florida, he threw his own party of thanks -- unfortunately for the French, this was the kind where the pinatas are Protestants. Amidst La Inquisicion Dos: La Bugalu Electrica, Menendez founded St. Augustine and held yet another thanksgiving with the native Timicuans, meaning the Spaniards can even claim the first cross-cultural Thanksgiving. Why don’t we celebrate that feast of thanks instead of the one that happened years later up north? In addition to the obvious fact that none of those people’s offspring ever got elected president, they dined on bean soup. That’s an even sadder Thanksgiving meal than a Hungry Man dinner served to an elderly widower whose children don’t visit the nursing home anymore. America was officially settled by the English, so that’s

whose day of thanks they celebrate today, right? #2. The first Plymouth feast was not a Thanksgiving Still, you can draw a straight line from our holiday back to the minimally murderous 1621 feast in Plymouth: turkey, a little ale or some form of alcohol and the sharing of a meal likely to break into a fight. All they left out was tracing “hand-turkeys” on construction paper. The only catch is they didn’t think they were having a Thanksgiving. And they should know. As you might have noticed in the Florida example, you couldn’t turn around in those days without running into a feast of thanks. It was kind of an official thing, and the Plymouth settlers had one every week -- presumably giving thanks that their blood was recovered from scurvy, but not yet healthy enough to be appetizing to malaria carrying mosquitoes. The point is, the 1621 shindig American traditions recreate and tell stories about on Thanksgiving was not one of them. It was a harvest festival. What really happened: Of all the official thanks those grateful fauns gave, this was not one of them -- replace the prayer and contemplation with gut-busting portions and camaraderie. The Pilgrims just cleared their first crops, meaning they could get off the Wampanoag welfare program. They invited their benefactors to party with them, and good times in America! It turns out the gluttony part is the only thing our Thanksgiving got right. In fact, if you were to go back in time to the meal we’re supposedly recreating, and asked one of the settlers how their Thanksgiving was going, they’d think you were being a buzz kill. It would be like your ancestors coming back to a college football see Myths page 3

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To quote Shakespeare, something is wrong in Denmark. On Oct. 26, an off-campus party was held in which some members of the basketball and baseball teams attended. Those in attendance agree there was alcohol consumed by “some” of the team members. By Monday morning, “some” of the team members who were at the party were called into their respective coaches’ offices and given sanctions. According to Athletic Director Dave Paur, all athletes sign an Athletic Department Drug Testing Program document that states they “attended a mandatory meeting in which the content of the ‘College of Eastern Utah Athletic Department Drug Testing Program’ was reviewed and explained to me, as required by the policy. I understand that a complete copy of the program is available in the athletic office for my review at any time. This declaration will be kept on

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file by the athletic department as evidence of your attendance and having participated in a review of the Drug Testing Policy.” While most of the 13-page policy deals with illegal drug use, we found a statement, “The CEU Department of Athletics is concerned about the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. This includes the misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs, the use of androgenic anabolic steroids, the use of alcohol … The Department of Athletics is also concerned about overuse or abuse of alcohol. The appeal process of the document states “student athletes of legal age are not exempt from this policy and any student athletic causing embarrassment to the institution due to direct or indirect involvement with alcohol or drugs may be subject to sanctions equivalent to a positive drug test as outlined within this policy.”

“A cornicopia of thanks”
staff writer The first Monday night in November, my family and I would sit together and one-by-one, name something we were thankful for, until we compiled a list of 100. My father would write down every single one, and hang the list through the holiday season to constantly remind us of our blessings. Keeping with my family’s tradition, I thought it would be interesting to learn what students and alumni are thankful for. It is in the order of the individuals I asked, except the last ten were the most common answers.  100. Outdoors-Taylor Bagshaw 99. When someone you don’t know says hello unexpectedly- Dallin Lowe 98. Philly Cheesesteak-Brett Cook 97. Chapstick-Emma Rowley 96. Receiving a full-ride scholarship, and its benefits-Bubby Johnson 95. When someone says “thank you” after you hold the door openAlison Smith 96. Snowplows during the winter-Gabrielle Guymon 95. Still able to compete in sports-Jordan Moynier 94. Freedom to worship with no oppression-Alyssa Milovich 93. Ability to understand things quickly-Wes Buckwalter 92. Advancement in medical science for rare diseases-Kelsey Walton 91. Toilet paper-Amber Timothy 90. Pinterest-Daylan Jones 89. Running water-Monica Parkinson 88. The mental capacity to make

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Thumbs Up Thumbs up to student leaders for the activities on campus. The activies that they have organized have been creative, diverse and fun. They have really stepped up to make our campus a friendly and fun place for everyone to be involved and entertained. Thumbs Up Thumbs up to those that keep our campus clean, trimmed and maintained. Though a neverending task, the campus has been presentable, with trimmed bushes, mowed lawns, and clean sidewalks.

Thumbs Down There are a few lights on campus that are not working in important areas like near Sessions, for example. People walking home late are alone and in the dark, it can be a little unnerving. Thumbs Down At all of our activities it seems that it is that same people that are involved in all of them. Why doesn’t everybody attend? People need to get out of their rooms, off their couches, out of their books and off their video games and join others at school activities.

choices-Helen Archibald 87. John Wayne-Barbie Powell 86. Choice to make something of myself-Val Moncada 85. Love-Airica Stewart 84. Art of film-Seth Burgess 83. Things that make you smileKatie Cloward 82. Hardwood floors-Aubrey Jones 81. Opportunity to live my dream-Lyndzee Bair 80. The smell of pineneedlesJared Jones 79. Eyelash curlers(regardless of not having any eyelashes)-Anna “Smac” Olsen 78. Air conditioning-Rip Stead 77. Slurpees-Kent Olsen 76. Mail Carrier-Dalton Nelson 75. Comfortable living-Austin Martinez 74. Same-sex marriage-Nathan Fausett 73. Courage-Kameron Perkins 72. Pizza-Josh Bone 71. Toilets-James Green 70. Freedom to choose who I marry-Jania Nelson 69. French horns-Kenzie Mantz 68. Hispanic-food, sweatpants and cute single females “has to be that order”-KC Smutthwarts 67. Ipod, for improving my mornings-Luiza Vana 66. The book, “F*** It the Ultimate Spiritual Way”-Stanton Rodriguez 65. Dad has a job-Luke Olsen 64. Farms-Ariel Guymon 63. Victorias Secret-Lauren Arnold 62. Women who get waxed on a regular basis-Andrew Quinton 61. Concealed weapons-Ryan Rasmussen 60. Laws of physics-James Newman

59. Disneyland-Alex Cale 58. Showers-Carolyn Thornton 57. Gravity-Miranda Cox 56. Solid foods-Sam Jones 55. Her talents-Jessica Harper 54. Basketball-Lizzi Stewart 53. Dancing-McCall Heaton 52.Transportation-Melanie Rhodes 51. The Sun-Eric Curwen 50. My roommates-Raybin Ng 49. Snow-Dathan Panas 48. Animals-Melissa Scheid 47. Mom’s cooking-Dagen Schiess 46. Nice people-Jared Lee 45. Tyler Ward-Jordyn Arndt 44. That I’m a male-Cameron West 43. My muscles-Chuck Xu 42. Rocking chairs-Jaecee Bird 41. Doctors-Shannon Hubbard 40. Military-Shannon Collings 39. Service-Rachel Naylor 38. My psychatrist-Mitchell Hyatt 37. To be alive-Barry Hamilton 36. People who support meFrederick Thomas 33. Colorado and WashingtonJohnny Biesheuvel 32. Hot chicks-Isaia Hela 31. Job and a roof overheadArkeila Drake 30. Friends that help me up when I’m down-Jerid Clark 29. Judy and Vicky’s desks in the Sun Center (not Judy and Vicky themselves) so I can get a Laffy Taffy or Snickers to perk up his day-Jason Fredricksen 28. Ian Flemming and James Bond-Pete Yakovich 27. Sex-Matt Adams 26. Somewhere to sleep at nightKaty Penry 25. Milk, Converse All-Stars, Girls-Logan Leaming
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WBB- Casper Tournament Habitat for humanity SUN Center 5:30 p.m. Kids At Heart SUN Center 11:30 a.m. Eagle newspapaer published

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Stars 7: 30 p.m. WBB- Casper Tournament Theatre ProductionA Christmas Story 7:30 p.m. Lite Brite 8:30 p.m. @ CC Fairgrounds (Barn)

MBB vs Otis All Stars 5 p.m. WBB- Casper Tournament Theatre ProductionA Christmas Story Choir Concert “Frostiana”, 2 p.m., SAC BR

staff writers Nathan Manley Shadayah Jones Brady Maynes Ashley Stilson Aryal Christmas Shanna Frame sports writers Ryan Nelson Dillon Manzanares Kameron King Hayden Peterson Talon Bryan layout staff Mike Gingell Brandi Sitterud Kate Johnson Megan Peterson





WBB Salt Lake Tournament Bread ‘n’ Soup Night





WBB Salt Lake Tournament



WBB vs Clark College @ Ephraim Theatre ProductionA Christmas Story 7:30 p.m.

WBB CNCC Tournament MBB vs Colorado Kings 7:30 p.m. Theatre ProductionA Christmas Story 7:30 p.m. Date Night 7 p.m. Old Institute



ad manager Beth Liddell photographers Emilee Merrill Savannah Hrenchir videographer Matt Gochis webmaster Dezzi Mangum

Bread ‘n’ Soup Night Theatre ProductionA Christmas Story 7:30 p.m.

Theatre ProductionA Christmas Story 7:30 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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Durrant field undergoing xeriscaping
lifestyles editor The Durrant Field located just north of the MacDonald Career Center, is undergoing xeriscaping in an effort to better utilize the resources of the college. When the Field was first gifted to the college several years ago, the southern end of the field was covered in asphalt and a building that was no longer in use. Brad King, vice chancellor of administration, recalls the steps taken to improve functionality of

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the field. They re-sodded part of the field, but due to lack of funds, were unable to sod the entire field. Instead, grass seed was planted on the southern half. One of the main uses of the Durrant field is to provide a location for summer programs, such as high school football, baseball, track, or other organizations, an area to practice. King stated that the programs normally use the northern side to practice because the grass is better. With the participation of summer programing leaders, USU Eastern has identified the worst areas of grass and has be-

gun a process called xeriscaping. In a dry climate like Carbon County, xeriscaping is a great way to reduce the amount of water used. By adding rocks, gravel, and low-moisture trees to the field, the college will dramatically decrease the amount of water wasted on the southern grass that is rarely used. The field will maintain it’s functionality and will increase in aesthetic charm. King reports that they are also looking into installing more picnic tables and creating a more welcoming environment for students to utilize.



continued from page 1 LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that young men could go on full-time missions at age 18 (down from 19) and young women could go at 19 (down from 21), the Utah-based faith has seen applications skyrocket from an average of 700 a week to 4,000 a week.”
L-R: Brad King, associate vice chancellor; James Hewlett, general manager of IPA; Ted Olson, IPA board chairman; present a check to King for an endowed scholarship.

really prepared me and matured me mentally for the demands of missionary service.” According to the Salt Lake Tribune, “Just two weeks since


continued from page 1 are then blind folded and listen to the song with head phones on while performing. Without receiving any feedback from the audience while performing, residents are able to share with the community a part of themselves and connect through music and laughter. Every wonder how you are going to help resolve issues between roommates? The First Pumpin’ program takes real issues from reality TV show “Jersey Shore” and provided helpful hints in managing conflict between roommates. Gomez, Sorensen, and Hanvey explained the TV show and compared examples that residents face when living with roommates. This session will gave new ideas and solutions to problem solving with residents In the final program Rock It, attendees learned a fun way of introducing residents to each other. It was also a new creative way to have residents introduce themselves to their community. Residents are given rocks and ask to create an image of their identity on the rocks. Time will be given to process and share with others about their creations. This helps people discover and share their individual personalities and get to know others at the same time. Chelsey Sorensen, Burtenshaw Hall director, said, “the conference was a great way to network with other residential life staff and gain new programming ideas for USU Eastern Halls.”

administrators. The presentations are based on quality, uniqueness and applicability to other institutions. USU Eastern had three programs selected, Shuffle-It-Up, First-Pumpin’ and Rock It. All of the presentations were successful, but Shuffle-It-Up was awarded Best Community Building Program out of the 32 intermountain universities in attendance. Each person has their own beat and together as a community a new beat is created. To help residents develop and grow as a community Gomez, Sorensen, and Hanvey presented “Shuffle It Up.” Residents picked a song off their phones, I-pods, mp3 player, or pick from a rockin’ collection. The residents performed as a group or solo. They

Are you an engineering or geology major looking for money to pay for your schooling at USU Eastern? Intermountain Power Agency has given over $115,000 to the college to go towards an endowment fund they established to provide scholarships in those specified majors. Scholarship money will come from interest gained from the account from year to year. Preference for the funds will be given to a student specifically studying clean-coal technology. Recipients must retain at least a B average. For more information on the scholarship applications, contact to Brad King, vice chancellor – administration and advancement.


continued from page 1 athletes while protecting the individual rights to privacy…it also states that the department of athletics believe that alcohol and drugs have no place in intercollegiate athletics participation. The policy states alcohol poses a serious threat to the growth, development and overall physical and mental well-being of our student athletes,” states the policy. Of the five basketball players, some were suspended from games and one was cleared of all violations. Many of the baseball players involved in the incident were dismissed from the team prior to being sanctioned from the committee. These individuals were let go due to policies set forth by the baseball program. The players that were sanctioned faced consequences from both the committee as well as from the baseball program. Head Coach Scott Madsen said, “The baseball program is very disappointed with the actions of these few individuals. We have dealt with these individuals and will continue to work hard to represent the school and the community in a positive way. These young men are extremely sorrowful for their actions and are committed to doing whatever it takes to create a better appearance for the baseball program.”

representative from the counseling center, a coach, member of student government, dean of students, campus police, associate vice chancellor of institutional advancement and director of athletics. Tyson Chappell, Ph.D., served as the chair of the committee. According to Athletic Director Dave Paur, each athlete that plays for USU Eastern, has signed a document stating that they “attended a mandatory meeting in which the content of the drugtesting program was reviewed and explained to them.” “The athletic program is designed to promote the physical and mental health of its student

Angelica Gomez, RA for Aaron Jones; Blaney Hanvey, housing director; and Chelsie Sorenson, Burtenshaw Hall director; attended a housing conference in Idaho and were given The Community Building Program Award.

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continued from page 2 dish to emerge as a traditional Thanksgiving entree was pork ribs, not turkey. What happened: Refrigeration. You could pretty much get a turkey all year-round, but if there’s a universal truth to humanity, it’s that if you come at pork with a butcher’s knife, pork comes at you harder with trichinosis. Unlike turkey, which could feed a hard-working farm family of 10 at one feast (or John Madden at brunch), a pig takes a lot of eating. Who wants to eat all their bacon for the year on one day? Late autumn was the best time to butcher because the pig had fattened up for winter, and the whole world was an icebox. Besides, you’ve got to eat special. Hang out in the forest for 10 minutes and a turkey will pick a fight with you because it stupidly thinks it’s still a dinosaur. Eating the same thing you always do on your big feast day? That’s like a wedding night where nobody hops in the sex-swing. But now we get pork all yearround, families are smaller, and it’s turkey that’s a pain (hey, it’s a big bird.) By 1857, turkey had become a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner ... but only in New England, where tight-fisted Yankees will suppress any smile if it saves a dollar. Of course, traditional Thanksgiving feasts vary by your locale and culture. A San Franciscan may eat dungeness crab, a resident of Maine might hunt venison because he’s in a Live-Action Role Playing club, while a vegetarian will swallow tofurkey and his own hollow arguments that it really does taste just as good. The important thing is that the idea of Thanksgiving -- throwing an arm around your loved ones, busting a gut and appreciating both -- is still the truth. The best way we can honor that idea is to spread it around in practice. This season, give your fellow man something to be thankful for.

tailgate, and asking us how we were enjoying keeping holy the Sabbath. Thanksgiving was every freaking Sunday. The harvest festival was their one chance to forget about being thankful, and just eat and drink their faces off. The idea that you would show thanks while doing that would have been completely baffling to them. But that’s just because they didn’t know how thankful we could be for pie. #1. Pork is t he Traditiona l Thanksgiving Feast. As early as whatever century Alexander Q. Hamilton was president, he was ordering colonists to ingest copious amounts of turkey in a bizarre medical experiment, proclaiming, “No Citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.” However, this may have been a feint to convince Aaron Burr he didn’t give a damn what happened to Burr’s turkey hostages. The weird thing is, the first


continued from page 1 Ken Tingey, to perform with the orchestra. Vocal soloists have yet to be named. Handel’s “Messiah” has inspired many since its debut, and will continue to uplift with the eternal message of hope. Join the holiday celebration on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Price Civic Audito rium, at 7:30 p.m.

the audience a bone-chilling experience. In addition to the choir, Wilson has invited down two guest solo trumpeters, Bob Peterson and

Karli Morris – I am grateful for laughter. Anyone who knows me, or has even been in a room with me, knows how true this is. Laughter can make my day completely turn around and it’s just fun to laugh. Talon Bryan - I am grateful for disappointments for teaching me what matters the most, I am also grateful for the challenges in life which taught me about myself and turned me into who I am today. Ryan Nelson - I’m thankful for those that defend our country, and sacrifice their lives for us. I’m also thankful for our free country and rights and privileges that we have. Nathan Manley - The thing I am most grateful for, is that my mother taught me what real music is, and the power it has. She never let me give up on music. If I quit one instrument she made me choose a different one. If it was not for her, I would not appreciate good music.  Kameron King - I am thankful for a toothbrush and toothpaste. I love the feeling after I brush my teeth. After brushing teeth in the mourning or before bed, I feel like I’m on top of the world with how good it feels. Dillon Manzanares - I am thankful for everyday that I wake up, the roof over my head, and the food that I get to eat. Many people do not get to enjoy these things. Kate Johnson - I am thankful for everything lovely that gives me joy or make me smile! Also, it’s November so I am thankful for the plate that holds my mountain of turkey dinner and the fork that helps me demolish that mountain! Lest we forget dark chocolate. The world would not be the same without it! Shadayah Jones - I am thankful for the community where I grew up and all the opportunities I have been blessed with. I am thankful for the chance to come to college and better myself. I am thankful for all of my experiences and what they have taught me and how they made me stronger. Seth Richards - In reflection of the many nouns for which I am grateful, I find myself overwhelmed by the amazingness of my life. At this moment, I believe I can say that I am most grateful for foot-long tuna


continued from page 1 sandwiches on honey-oat bread as made by Subway. Brandi Sitterud - I’m thankful for my newest best friend AJ Olschewski who I have come really close to and he helps me with calculus. Without him I would definitely fail and be a loner because we are always hanging out. Dezzi Mangum - I am thankful for the mistakes I have made in life. They have helped me learn and grow to become who I am today. I know what I want out of life because of them. They have taught me important lessons I may not have learned otherwise. Brady Maynes - I’m grateful for my beautiful wife Elisabeth.  She is kind, caring, and she loves me! I’m also thankful for quality music, and books. Emily Williams - I’m thankful for brilliant people who invest so much time and effort into learning subjects that I am horrible at, like math, science and physics. Because of their dedication and hard work, I benefit from modern technology and medical advances. Mike Gingell - I’m grateful for the challenges and hurdles in my life. They’ve made me who I am. They have made me value everything I have and they’ve given me the strength to accomplish my goals. Hayden Peterson - I am thankful for the sport basketball and second chances. I am grateful for the second chances that I had to make things right with family and friends. Beth Liddel - I am thankful for the ability I have to choose for my self the things of my future. It is my choice and that is a freedom that I love about America.  Megan Peterson - I am thankful for the chance to come to college and play volleyball. I never thought that would be a possibility for me, until I came down to school. Ashley Stilson - I am grateful for aglets, anonymous acts of kindness, fluffy socks, cameras and Cold Stone on rainy days. Whitney Withers - I’m thankful for my blessings in disguise. There is nothing more satisfying than when you realize that through all the bad there’s good. Emilee Merrill - The thing that I am most thankful for would be my loving Father in Heaven. He gives me everything that I need whether I want them or not. CJ Evans – I am thankful for the miracle of the internet because it lets us pretend we are doing something important when really all we are doing is check facebook. Savannah Hrenchir – I am grateful for horses. They help me feel free and to forget everything that has happened in my past. I am also thankful for the Marines because I have families who have served for my freedoms.

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Automotive business is more than diversified
car and it runs a lot better, I like that…I enjoy cars, I enjoy working on them. And when you don’t have the pressures of

November 15, 2012

Enjoying life all the way around
staff writer

Ashley Stilson

What’s the first thought that comes to mind at the words “automotive technician”? A mechanic’s shop or a car dealership is what many people would picture. However, Richard Dye, the new automotive technician instructor for USU Eastern, wants to teach students that the automotive business is more diversified than that. Dye was born in Southern Alberta, Canada. He attended BYU Idaho, known at the time as Ricks College, where he received an associate’s in automotive small business management. He married and moved to Utah where he went to Weber State and earned a duel bachelor’s in automotive technology and sales and services. A few years later, he returned and received his master’s in education. His favorite hobbies include anything outdoors. “I enjoy riding horses, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking. I’ve got a Jeep and I enjoy going four-wheeling and doing trails.” Before coming to USU Eastern, Dye taught at BYUI for five years. He has also worked for Ford and Chrysler corporations. He decided to come to USU Eastern, Dye said because “I liked the area and I saw the opportunity that I could expand and grow up on what I’ve got my education in. I don’t want my teaching

to be a dead-end job. I want to be able to continue to expand my horizon and progress and I saw my opportunity here at USU [Eastern].” Talking about his experience working for large automotive industries, Dye commented, “I really enjoyed it. When I was with Ford…it is corporate, but it [was] good. I enjoyed it, but as everyone has seen in the car market, one year they’re up in the top, and [then] there are big swings… You don’t know about job security. But as far as working with Ford, it was great.”  Dye was also a technical support manager for the 10-western states under Chrysler. But, said Dye, “It involved a huge amount of travel and I was never home. I didn’t like that aspect. I liked to be home with my family. So that’s another benefit to Price. I can be with my family.” Even if money wasn’t an object, Dye would still be involved in the automotive industry. “I’ve always worked on cars, always played with cars. I grew up on a farm where technology was part of the day, so I figured I might as well know what I’m doing instead of just guessing what I’m doing.” His favorite part about being an automotive technician is “seeing how you can make people happy by figuring out their cars…When you fix somebody’s

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time, it’s actually an enjoyable hobby.” Dye used a unique example to describe some difficulties about being an automotive technician. “If you’re a doctor, you’ve got two models and one make. And most of them speak the same language and most of the parts don’t change. When you have cars, you’ve got Toyota and Honda and Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, Mercedes and BMW. A

lot of the parts are the same, but they do things differently. The computer programming is all different. So for a technician to be good on everything, it is really a difficult task to keep up with everything…It’s not just being able to diagnose the mechanical part but you’ve got to be able to do the electronics and the computer and the software.” Explaining about the as pects of his job, Dye said, “Every job is different, every job is unique. You’re not doing the same thing twice. That’s interesting because it’s not like assembly line work…There’s a lot of mystery solving in it.” Right now students are working on fixing brakes and studying internal-combustion engines. “We’ve been able to take apart small engines…some chainsaws and lawn motors that don’t run and the students have been able to figure out what it takes to make them run. That knowledge can be taken to a car really easily.” His goals and plans when working with students is clear and focused; “I want to teach students that the automotive business is very diversified.” He explains that many people forget that there are other aspects of the automotive industry besides fixing cars, such as technical writing for service manuals

and magazines or research and development. “You can develop new things, new products,” Dye describes. “How everything’s placed, whether it’s easy to reach the radio knobs…With a car business you can go anywhere in the world and work anywhere you want to.” The most satisfying thing he does each day, Dye hesitated. “I just enjoy life all the way around. So the most satisfying thing would probably be getting up every morning to watch the sun rise. I pretty much catch it every morning. I’m an early riser and that’s what is most satisfying. Or maybe that’s most rewarding. I don’t know if I can separate it out.” His advice to students would be, “If you’re going to buy a car, either spend enough money that you don’t have to do repairs on it all the time, or just buy one…so you don’t have to worry about a payment, but you know you’ll have some repairs. There’s just so many of us that get caught in the middle where we buy a car with payments and we have repairs too. And if you start adding up the car payment with the repairs you might as well have bought a nice car and not have the in between. So that’s hard to do, but get a second opinion. You might have to pay $50 to have someone give you a second opinion on a vehicle, but it is money well spent. Because if it saves you a $500 repair the first month you own the car, it’s a good investment.”

USU Eastern student participates in disaster simulation in Logan
The suicide of a mayor’s son, a student’s portunity for her to, as described by Eastern wild ride on a broom while dressed as a Professor Troy Hunt, “be thrown to the witch, and rumors of a zombie cow disease: wolves. Since we don’t currently have a these and other simulated stories greeted news team on The Edge, an opportunity USU students participating in a crisis like this one presents students with a great communication exercise on Halloween. challenge.” Organized by Professor Matthew LaPlante Students were put through the pressure of the Department of Journalism and Com- cooker that is common in a news crisis. munication at Utah State University, the Hunt said, “It is not unusual in a day full exercise brought together more than 50 of news to receive phone calls and emails JCOM students from people with and volunteers agend a s who from across the wish to shape university. the news to their Modeled own ends. The after a counc h a l l e ng e of ter ter rorism clarifying what exercise run by is fact versus the the University red herrings and of Utah’s law outright lies fed school, Comto a news group mStrong 2012 during a crisis is offered an opdifficult to deal por tunity for with. LaPlante students to test and his team did their classroom a great job of learned knowlcreating a comedge in a sceplex and believphoto courtesy Troy Hunt nario designed able scenario for Utah Public Radio reporter, Mackinzie to mimic a real Hamiltion and USU Eastern Radio Student, students to work life day as a me- Abra Bradfield. through.” dia professional. Not only were The students were broken up into several students challenged by the news of the day, teams by discipline: Radio students worked but also in solving technical problems. for Mountain West Public Radio, television “While we provided the radio students students for KAGG-TV, print journalists with most of what they needed, recording for “The Logan Ledger”, and public rela- of phone calls became a problem that wasn’t tions students for a fictional PR firm or a anticipated. The students had to figure out regional agricultural control board. how to use their individual cell phones USU Eastern student Abra Bradfield and adapt to using the equipment at hand. joined four Logan students on the Mountain They handled it like troopers!” said Hunt. West Public Radio team. She described it CommStrong is intended to be an anas, “A really great experience. I’m really nual event. Hunt plans to continue taking glad that I went and participated.” As a students to be involved in the event in future first year radio student, it was a great op- academic years.

Grow awareness by embracing your hair
Participate in No Shave November
No Shave November is a unique way to raise cancer awareness.  The goal is to grow awareness by embracing our hair which many cancer patients lose - and letting it grow wild.  Then, donate the money you normally spend on hair
removal for a month to cancer research, according to If you think this is just another pointless thing that college guys do for attention, then welcome to Movember. Back in 1999, in Melbourne, Australia, an organization called Movember was born. Their goal was to raise awareness for men’s health by turning November into an awareness month, very similar to what is done in October for breast cancer. Movember’s slogan is “changing the face of men’s health”. You sign up online and then grow a mustache in November. The point is to raise awareness for testicular and prostate cancers. Participants of Movember are referred to as Mo Bros, and once they are signed up online at, they shave everything but the hair on their upper lips for thirty days. Women can get involved too, and thereby become fellow Mo Sistas. In the past few years there have been ever increasing amounts of Mo Brothas and Mo Sistas participating. In 2011 there were more than 854,000 participants worldwide, and they raised more than $126 million in the fight to change men’s health. 5




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1. Brayden Jorgensen 2. Chancellor Joe Peterson 3. Frank Ori 4. Megan Peterson and Whitney Fieldsted’s legs, and 5. Jordan Contreras; all growing out their 2 hair to raise cancer awareness in November. 3

staff writer This has been a year of exploration when it comes to reading. A year ago I doubt I would have picked up a book by Ernest Hemingway. I have taken Kurt Vonnegut off the list of unread authors and placed him on the read list. O dd ly enoug h, I find Vonnegut’s writing style sim ila r to Hemingway’s. Not that they are the same in every way. The biggest difference, not just because they both fought in a World War, though that probably greatly

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affected both of their writing styles. Vonnegut fought in World War II. Vonnegut’s books are based loosely on his life. He writes himself into some of his books. In his book  Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. Start as close to the end as possible. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages. –(Wikipedia) In Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut tells the story of Billy Pilgrim. Billy is a Chaplain’s Assistant during World War II. He is one of the only survivors of his company. He is quickly captured by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge and marched to a train station. He, along with many other prisoners of war, is then shipped off to Dresden, Germany. A fellow prisoner of war, named Roland Weary, dies. Before

he dies, he tells another prisoner that it’s Billy’s fault. The prisoner, Paul Lazzaro, promises he will kill Billy sometime in the future, who knows when. Billy’s mind, and body, is haphazardly time warping. One minute he is on the train going to Dresden, the next he is in his youth. Then he warps into the future. He warps back and forth. He also believes that Tralfamadorians, aliens from another planet, abducted him. The aliens can see into the future, and convince Billy that he can’t change anything about his life. Because of this Billy believes he knows everything that will happen in his future. When he met his future wife, he knew he was going to marry her, because he had traveled into the future where they were already married. When Billy reaches Dresden, he is taken to Slaughterhouse Number Five. They are put to work. Dresden is later bombed in one of the most devastating attacks during all of World War II. Billy, the other prisoners of war, and their German guards, survive by hiding in a cellar. Many years after the war, Billy is the sole survivor of a plane crash. It is then that Billy believes the aliens abduct him. Billy’s wife is killed because of a car accident while he is in the hospital. After he is released from the hospital, Billy decides that he needs to tell anyone who will listen about the Tralfamadorians. He plans on going on a radio talk show, but it doesn’t work out. Vonnegut’s work is fairly straightforward. It is also very satirical, and darkly humorous. He poses many questions to the readers. Some of them obvious, others not as much. Vonnegut sees himself as a freethinker, humanist and skeptic. While he doesn’t force these ideas on his readers, they are there, ready to be looked at.

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USU Eastern’s production of “A Christmas Story”
staff writer  Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Ralphie and his hope for a Red Ryder BB Gun. In celebration of the upcoming holiday, USU Eastern’s theater department and members of the community are bringing “A Christmas Story” to Price. Carrie Huffaker, who plays the Ralphie’s mother, commented, “The play closely follows the movie and is funny! The kids are hilarious and really bring out the humor.” Sixth grader Stephen Ewan, who plays Scut Farkas, said, “’A Christmas Story’ is one family show that I would attend because it is a funny show and warm hearted.” For those who haven’t seen the film, the story follows nine-year-old Ralph Parker who wants only the BB gun for Christmas but is constantly reprimanded that he’ll shoot his eye out. Ralph confronts bullies at school, his usage of profanity and pink bunny pajamas.

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The character Ralphie, played by Bonham Brewer, dressed up in a bunny suit that he got from an aunt.

Lana Axelsen, who plays Miss Shields, remarked, “Not only is it supporting the theater department of the school but it will be fun and entertaining for them and their family and friends.” Tyrell Clement, who plays a Desperado and a reindeer, said why people should come to the play, “to forget about the stresses of life and enjoy yourself.” The set builders have done a creative job incorporating all the different scenes and bringing them to life of the stage. Platforms on wheels make for an easy scene change and a fun way to bring the audience into the story. Sixth grader Lydia DeAnna Barr, who plays Helen Weathers, noted, “My favorite scene is when Ralphie says ‘Ooh FUDGE’.” Third grader Jaden Huffaker, who plays Ralphie’s little brother Randy, said his favorite line in the play is when he says “I gotta go wee-wee.” The play is directed by alumna Kris Bushman and produced by Grady McEvoy. McEvoy also is in charge of set and lights. Timothy Swenson is the stage manager with

assistant stage managers Alissa Peters and Braden Hampel. Annie Morey is the costume mistress. Noah Bradford, a fourth grader who plays Flick, said about the play, “It is a very good movie and we are putting it on stage.” Corben Rasbold, who double casts with Boyd Bradford as Schwartz, remarked his favorite part is “when I dare Flick to stick his tongue to the pole.” The play will be performed from Nov. 15-17, 26-27, 29-30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 in the Geary Theater. Tickets prices are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for non-USU students and faculty, and $2 for USU students with a current USU activity card. Bushman commented about the play, “It’s going fantastic. The actors have come together in the last week and all the elements are coming together. It’s a great way to kick off the Christmas season.” Alex Pierson, who plays the Cowboy, said, “This is a classic film and is great to see as Christmas approaches. It reminds us of the excitement of Christmas when we were young.”

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Bonham Brewer, Cam West, Jordan Huffaker, Carrie Huffaker

USU Eastern’s SUN Center recognizes Stephanie Richards for some sunshine
Going above and beyond
staff writer Stephanie Richards USU Eastern’s dance teacher, was nominated by Emma Rowley for the SUN Center’s new SUNshine Award. Rowley stated that she nominated her because “she is always happy and positive.” This positive attitude is what SUN Center wants to see throughout USU Eastern’s campus. Jason Fredrickson, a member of the SUN Center presidency, stated “the Sunshine award was started because several leaders in the SUN Center wanted a way to recognize those in USU Eastern’s faculty, staff and administration that go above and beyond to make this campus a better place for everyone.” The Traveling SUNshine Award is given to someone new every two weeks. The recipients receive the award, a gold statue holding the sun that they may keep in their office for two weeks. They also receive a SUNshine Award certificate which they keep. SUN Center also has a traveling SUN Shine award for USU Eastern students. It is a ball that is passed along through acts of kindness. The student who receives the award must text the email address that
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Shanna Frame

is written on the ball, and pass it on to the next student they see doing good. The SUN Center hopes to encourage an increased amount of service and positive attitudes on campus through these awards. They want to show appreciation for the small and meaningful service that happens every day. It’s the little things that are done that come together to make an amazing campus for everyone. Upcoming SUN Center events include: Green Team, every Friday from 10-11 a.m.; Kids @ Heart, every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Habitat for Humanity, every Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.; Bread ‘n’ Soup Nov. 12 and 19 from 5:30-7p.m. Those who need service hours can bake something for the Breakaway bake sale that will be held during each Bread ‘N’ Soup night. The Statewide Food Drive Competition is Oct. 29-Nov. 30, for more 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. SUN Center advisor, Terry Johnson said, “We most likely have a project that interests you, so we look forward to receiving a call and seeing you in the SUN Center soon.”

The SUN Center staff: Shanna Frame (President), Emma Rowley (nominator), Stephanie Richards (Recipient) and Jason Fredrickson (Presidency) present Richards with the SUNshine award.

Spring Breakaway: Four Corners Thankful
continued from page 2 news editor This academic year the SUN Center is planning to go back to the four corners area for Spring Breakaway. Spring Breakaway, a week of service during the spring holiday, is a SUN Center tradition which antedates Terry Johnson’s tenure as the center’s director. This spring, the main focus of breakaway at Navajo Canyon and Navajo Mountain will be to provide aquatic facilities for homes without immediate accessibility to clean water. Students interested in making a difference and willing to use their effort and spring break to do so are invited to contact Terry Johnson in the SUN Center or

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Four Corners Area.

24. The beauty of nature, because it is peaceful and everyone can appreciate it-Kelly Winterton 23. Special effect makeup-Victoria Morgas 22. Boston(the band)Jesse Harmon 21. Potatoes-Jakob Goold 2 0. Spor ts Ca rsBraden Hampel 19. Beef StroganoffTaran Kennedy 18. A job at BYUDanee Merrell 17. International Students-Shayden Poulsen 16. Basketball and Volleyball Teams-Adalberto Quiles

15. Fruit Loops-Jack Douglas 14. My Capt a i nBrayden Jorgensen 13. The AmbassadorsMark Dickey 12. Hot ChocolateAustin Ashcraft 11. The baseball brotherhood-Luke Madsen  10. A job 9. Shelter 8. Food to eat everyday 7. School 6. Good Health 5. Piano 4. Friends 3. God 2. Family 1. Music

People overcoming drugs is passions for Saccomano
Shadayah Jones
staff writer If anyone knows anything about growing up and making the best of a hard situation, it is Meranda Saccomano. Although she grew up as the child of a very young teen mom and surrounded by drugs and alcohol, Saccomano overcame it and pushed her way to a brighter future. Saccomano, the disability resource center coordinator, grew up moving around Carbon County. She has lived in Helper, Price, Kenilworth and Wellington. The constant exposure of living with and being around a family who was into drugs and alcohol, made Saccomano decide to go into her profession. She is working on her bachelor’s degree in social work, which she has been working on off and off for several years. “People overcoming drugs are my passion. I love seeing the differences in people and seeing them grow.” That is something that is most satisfying to her also. She loves to help others and knowing when she touches someone else’s life While Saccomano was growing up she was the fun, exciting and a happy jokester. She would also describe herself as an out of control “Punky Brewster.” Although people around her thought that she was one of the happiest girls they knew, she was living a double life. “Things were different at home. No one knew the struggles that I was going through and my secrets.” While in grade justice. It was while she was attending college that she met her husband at his going away party. They just recently celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary. She is now residing in Helper with her husband and three kids. Something interesting about her children is they all have different hair colors. One has red, one has blonde and one has brown. She says that her dream is to live comfortably. “I would love to make sure my family is taken care of and nothing else. Some of the things Saccomano is most proud of are her children, herself, and her husband for putting up with her. She said that she lives her life one day at a time. She treasures every moment and she is happy for what she has achieved. Saccomano had a hard life growing up. She was faced with many things that some people never even heard of until they were in high school. She had to face hardships each and every day but she overcame it and used her experiences to help her grow. Now she has devoted her life to helping others who are going through the same hardships and changing their lives. “I moved to the other side of the tracks and my life changed when I was 19. I will never forget where I came from, because it made me who I am today.

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“Game Night
Enjoy a night of games on Nov. 30th at 7 PM at the Price North Stake Center
Guy’s or gal’s choice!

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school, Saccomano was involved with student government, yearbook and newspaper. When she graduated from Carbon High in 2000, she came to USU-Eastern, which was still CEU at the time. She started out seeking a degree in criminal

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Lady Eagle basketball season tips off
sports writer The Eagle spotlight has been following Eastern’s women’s basketball team since the start of November. The Lady Eagles are 1-3 so far this year stealing away the game from Pima CC on November 10th. Whitney Fieldsted led the Eagles in the win by scoring 13 points and also adding 14 rebounds. Point guard Hailee Parry controlled the Eagles’ offense throughout the game adding four points to go along side her five assists. Assistant Coach Chelsey Warburton said, “we about gave it away with turnovers and missed free throws.” The Eagles shot 13-22 from the free throw line for the game. On Nov. 2, the Lady Eagles played their first home game against Idaho Elite,(a group of former D1 athletes organized out of Salt Lake City). The game went into the half tied 28-28. In the second half the game stayed close clear to the end when the Eagles found themselves trailing by six with just a few minutes to play. They resorted to fouling and trying to get steals and ended up losing the game 56-47. Leading scorer for the Lady Eagles was Lerissa Quintana who had 12 points in her 24 minutes. Hailee Parry added six assists, and Brooke Slade helped clear the glass on both ends of the court, grabbing 10 rebounds of her own.  The following day the Lady Eagles returned to the court looking for some revenge playing Idaho Elite once more. The Lady Eagles came out of the locker room with a lot of energy, but ran into a very determined team in Idaho Elite. The nets would be tested in this game as Idaho Elite would shoot 39 percent from the field and 36 percent from the three point line, scoring a total of 71 points. The Eagles went on to shoot 29 percent from the field which was the lowest percentage they had shot all year. They then went on to shoot 14 percent from the threepoint line going 2-14. Turnovers plagued the Eagles in this game


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BCS Bowl games
sports writer There are a lot of games throughout the season that college football teams play in. All of them build up to the big sought after bowl game at the end of the year, with 35 bowl games NCAA football teams can make it to. Out of those 35 are the five big Bowl Championships Series games, otherwise known as the BCS Bowl games; which include the Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl and then the biggest one, the BCS National Championship Bowl. These are the big bowl games, the ones that bring in the big money for the colleges. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is held in Glendale, Ariz., at the University of Phoenix Stadium. It first originated in 1971, and the match up was Arizona State and Florida State, according to Later on, this bowl game was able to attract teams that were ranked high, one of them being Penn State and the other Brigham Young University. BYU refused to play in the game, because it was held on a Sunday. This year the game will be held on January 3. It will host the Big 12 champion and the No. 1 BCS at-large selection. Kansas State is easily ahead of any of the teams right now in the Big 12, so they mostly likely will be in it, and then another top ranked BCS team will play against them, which I predict will to be Louisville. Next up on the list is the Rose Bowl, also known as “The Granddaddy of Them All”. Some consider this to be the most prestigious of all the bowl games. It is held in Pasadena Cali., in the Rose Bowl. When you hear Rose Bowl, people almost always think of the amazing Tournament of Roses Parade held before the game. The entire parade is filled with floats that are made up entirely of roses. This is part of the New Year’s celebration that takes place there. This bowl game hosts the champions of both the Pac-12 Championship game as well as the Big-Ten Championship game. Right now, Oregon State leads the Pac-12, which puts them in a pretty good position to make it. Their opponent is most likely going to be Nebraska with an overall 7-2 record, but Michigan is nipping at their tails with a 6-3 record. I’m going to say Michigan will pull out some wins, and Nebraska is going to flop, and miss the bowl game. One of the oldest bowl games is the Discover Orange bowl, which is held in Miami Gardens, Flo., in the Sun Life Stadium. This bowl game hosted the BCS National Championship game twice: in 2001 and 2005. The Atlantic Coast Conference and a highly ranked team in the BCS polls are the ones that will face off. The way it is looking, the ACC could have two possible teams that could make it. Florida State, and Clemson are both even with their records overall. I’m going to predict Florida State will to make it to the bowl game this year and they will play Georgia. The Allstate Sugar Bowl, which is held in New Orleans at the MercedesBenz Super Dome, is the host of the Southeastern Conference Champion and a high-ranked BCS team. As of now, the team that is leading the SEC is the Florida Gators. They have a pretty commanding lead and will probably hold on and make it into the bowl. Their rival will most likely be LSU. In 2009, the University of Utah made it to this bowl game with their undefeated season of 13-0. They defeated Alabama with a big win 31-17. The final bowl game, and perhaps the biggest is the BCS National Championship game. This bowl game is actually held at four separate places each year. This, however, will end after the 2013 season. This game is the one that determines the National Champion of NCAA Division-I Football. The teams that compete in this game are usually the two highestranked teams in the nation at the end of the season. Alabama is No. 1 right now with their undefeated season. They have trampled over every team they played and deserve their spot in this bowl game. Their opponent is probably going to be Oregon, who is also undefeated in the season. Whichever teams make it to a bowl game, it will be some exciting end of the year games to finish of the season. Hopefully, your team will make it to bowl game.

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Brooke Slade deflects a pass to teammate Amy Arbon

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as well as they turned the ball over 24 times. The Eagles would meet Idaho Elite once more the following week and the game would come down to the final minutes and Idaho Elite would pull it out once more by four points, winning by a total of 64-60. Idaho Elite would jump out to a quick start scoring 30 points in the first half, while the Eagles were held to 23. The second half started in favor of the Lady Eagles as point guard Hailee Parry began

to look for her own shot scoring nine points in the second half and found her teammates for some open jump shots as well. Three Lady Eagles scored in double digits and Amy Arbon added 9 points of her own to go along with 3 steals, 2 assists and 2 rebounds. The Eagles would score 37 points in the second half, but would fall just short of the comeback.  Staff, students and coaches on campus are all very excited about this season, Ruth White-

side, BDAC concessions manager added, “what a good group of girls we have here this year, they are very respectful and I love the excitement I see from each of them every time they step onto the court.” Warburton has repeated several times the importance of free throws and not turning the ball over. “In this conference if we can limit the amount of turnovers and shoot better from the free throw line I think we will be very tough to beat.”

Amy Arbon, one of the returning sophomores and a team captain, said, “We are a young team with only six returning sophomores. We have a lot of talent and are learning everyday on how we can improve as individuals and as a team. This should be a great year for the Eagles!”  The next home game will be Dec. 13 when USU Eastern hosts the College of Southern Idaho. The Lady Eagles will play their conference games this year on Thursdays and Saturdays.

From Maryland to Price, America
sports writer Dytanya “Bubby” Johnson, the six-foot-nine-inch power forward and center for USU Eastern men’s basketball program is more than just a player on a team. He is a captain who leads by example, not intimidation. This 20-year-old athlete has had to fight his way from the bottom and embraced every moment to become the man he is today. From a young age, Johnson knew he had an uphill battle to take on. Without solid male figures until the age of 12, his mother soon became the role model and hero of a searching boy’s life. “Growing up, I saw her go through so much. She is just tough. Although times were rough, we always had enough. We always had what we needed even if that meant that she went without.” With admiration, love, and respect easily reflected brightly in his eyes, Johnson recalls, “She always supported me even when I didn’t believe in myself.” The love for his family is outwardly reflected by all Bubby does, not for him-self, but for others. He can be found at various service projects entertaining the kids while keeping the environment light and safe. “I love to work with the kids. I love it when they see me later and remember me. That feels really good.” Being around the kids helps ease the pain of being so far away from his biggest fan: his little sister. Community members embrace Johnson warmly remembering all the good he has done and the positive relationship Bubby has begun to help reconstruct. Building relationships has always been a crucial aspect in Johnson’s life. “I live for my family but I know that a man who kneels before God can stand before any man.” Though faced with adversity, Johnson was able to fight

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his way to the top, supporting himself through scholarships to go to school and sending what was left after taking care of the necessities in life back home to help in any way possible. “I can at least help get some of the things my little sister needs for elementary school or fabrics for my older sister so she can design and further her line (talisamichelle. com). What is left goes toward bills.” With pride radiating from him, Johnson humbly states, “I am proud of becoming the man a lot of people said that I wouldn’t. A lot of times I just heard people telling me no. But I try to never let that affect me. I always strive to be a better person today than I was yesterday. Roe always says ‘make it happen’. I just try to remember that tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” Pushing forward on the court, Bubby strives to be the best player he can be as well. Johnson is a firm believer that liking a sport is not enough. A true love for the game is necessary to be successful. Every player faces that breaking moment of quitting or continuing on through the struggles of the game. It is a personal choice to throw in the towel or stand up and fight whatever comes next. For the leader of the Golden Eagles, that potential breaking point was when competing at a Division 2 level. A broken foot, a “can’t catch a break” attitude and conflicting opinions with the coach cause him to rethink his basketball career. “Is this God telling me I have had enough?” Johnson contemplated. But by faith and grand design, he chose to complete the year as a red shirt, becoming a true student of the game from the side lines. That red shirt is what inevitably allowed him to play here at USU Eastern. He feels as if head Coach Vando and assistant Coach Roe are genuine coaches; not just trying to win games. Roe is the big brother that most of the team never had. “He is definitely hard on us but he just wants to see us succeed. Vando has the connections. Sometimes it is hard to get him talking but he has good words of advice.” Johnson states of his teammates, “Sometimes, growing up with just girls I got to be a little “soft”. I was that kid who used to get pushed around. I was that kid who let people walk over me.
watching my little brother’s quarter-finals football game in my hometown of Kamas, Utah. Everyone in town saw me.” In a similar situation at Trinidad State Junior College in 2011, a group of softball players got busted for having alcohol on campus in their dorm. One of them had not been drinking, when she requested to be breathalyzed. She was declined because it didn’t matter whether or not she had been drinking because she was on campus with alcohol. After this incident, all players involved signed a contract written by their coach stating that if they were busted again they would be kicked off the team. The athletes ended up getting caught again and kicked off the team. They wrote an appeal to their athletic director who then overrode the decision of the coach because the rules and punishments of the athletic department as a whole trump that of the coach. Since then the athletic policies and code of conduct have had to be updated and changed because they were out of date. The Eagle staff does not condone drinking, but

I think that is why I had conflicts with so many coaches. For the first time, I have had to step up and realize when I can be soft and when I have had to be firm yet respectful. But the best part is that for once, with this team, I feel like I have brothers. I love it!” From Maryland to Price America, Bubby’s life adventures have helped him develop into the role model for his fellow students at USU Eastern. “I’ve played basketball all around that states and for free even! My biggest dream is that one day basketball will take me out of the states. I want to see the world, play professional but it would be a check point. It is something that I would be able to say that I accomplished. I accomplished something for me.” A contagious smile always plastered to his face, a driving work ethic and uplifting personality, it is easy to see why Bubby is constantly surrounded by those who look up to him with admiration... Literally, looking up.

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Bubby Johnson does think the official drug and alcohol policies should be followed by all of the athletic programs. Why one program follows the policy and another program ignores it is inherently wrong.


continued from page 2 None of the student athletes in attendance were screened for alcohol. According to Appendix A of the policy, first time offenders for alcohol abuse is they would forfeit 10 percent of their games and second time offenders would forfeit 33 percent of their games. The third offense would be losing one year of playing time with the fourth offense taking away their eligibility. According to the policy, the program is administered by the Substance Abuse Committee, which did not meet with the athletes until one week later. Some of the baseball players had been kicked off the team or had their scholarships revoked a week earlier so they did not bother with attending the proceedings. They had already been kicked of the team and were leaving campus and looking elsewhere to play their sport. Baseball player Denver Hansen, is puzzled over the sanctions. “Some players were told they were seen at the party and were not. Other players were there and were never called in to meet with a coach. Apparently I was seen there, but in reality, I was at home

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Volleyball season

comes to a close

Amanda Freestone gets a solo block in the last home game against Snow College

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Looking for an upward trend next year
sports writer The lady Eagle’s volleyball season came to conclusion after traveling to Southern Idaho for the SWAC conference tournament. USU Eastern took on the Snow College Badgers, Saturday Nov 3. The lady Badgers beat the lady Eagles in three tough matches: set one 25-23, set two 25-23, and set three 25-23. The women went 12-16 overall; 2-8 in conference. After having the

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best start the volleyball program has ever seen, competition got tougher and tougher each week. This conference holds some really good teams and players in it. Every play of every game means so much. Even the littlest mistakes can cost any team at any given moment. First year head Coach Chelsey Warburton says, “my women were hard workers and I knew they would never give up on me or each other. The women always pushed themselves and knew how hard they had to play and work day in and day out, which always had a spark to our practices which made them go even harder. The season ended far before we wanted, but I seen many great things from the women this year. We had a pretty young group, so I’m excited to see what next year is going to have in store for us.” As for the Lady Eagles players, they were upset with how they finished

the season. They thought they had a lot farther to go and would put up some big wins. As a whole they felt like they had a good season, and had their moments, but just didn’t run with the moments and take over. Sophomore Megan Peterson says, “This season was completely different than my first two years. From the first time we stepped on the court we had better chemistry and more determination. Our record my freshman year was 8-14, this year we went to 12-16, and I think next years team is going to continue the upward trend we have started building.” Stand out stats for the lady Eagles for three main areas of the game, were as follows: sets 215 in the season by Paige Peterson, blocks 36 in the season for Jessica Wilcox, and kills in a season 178 by Whitney Fieldsted. For the SWAC conference, the final standings were: CSI 10-0, SLCC 7-3, NIC 6-4, Snow 5-5, USU Eastern 2-8, and CNCC 0-10.

From an aspiring athlete to an inspiring coach
just a little off the mark. As she reached to grab the ball, she took a step and in a quick flash, a player from the College of Southern Idaho also lunged for the ball landing on Nelson. Looking down at her knee, Nelson could see her knee dislocate as if it were in slow motion. The excruciating pain was enough to make her stomach tie in knots. When Caitlin Nelson has always been a great athlete, and now happell C she made it to the doctor, they had told her she had dislocated her she’s trying to become a great coach. As a three-sport yson knee and that everything would be fine. Nelson knew there athlete at Riverton High School, Nelson received Allwas something else wrong. State honors in basketball and voted most outstanding Leaving the hospital, Nelson told her mother that she athlete in her high school. During the spring season, knew she had torn her ACL and her season was probably Nelson competed in track and field taking second over. Trying to play through the pain the next day, Nelson place in state high jump and competing very strongly went in for a layup and completely collapsed under the in three other events. little structure that was left in her knee. She then knew Immediately after high school, Nelson knew her season was over. basketball was the sport for her. Accepting a scholHeading in to surgery a few weeks later, everything arship offer to the University of Alaska in Anchorwas repaired in her knee and put back together just like age, the next year looked extremely promising to her it was supposed to. Four and a half months later, Nelson basketball career and also her education. After a tough decided to come back to USU Eastern to try and change sports season, Nelson knew that Alaska wasn’t the place for her. and pursue her last year of eligibility in volleyball. Struggling Returning to Utah, she came in contact with her old high to make the transition from basketball back to volleyball school coach and asked if he knew any places she could Caitlin Nelson Nelson, didn’t have the season that she had hoped to have. continue to play the sport she loved. Her coach informed Now, thankful for that opportunity to play, she was ready her that USU Eastern had put interest into Nelson out of high school and that she would have a great chance at making the team. to move on with her life. A few weeks later, Nelson was given the chance to become an asNelson traveled to Price and earned herself a spot with the Golden Eagles in 2011-2012. Working hard and winning games, Nelson earned sistant coach for the women’s basketball team. She has enjoyed this herself the eyes of Utah State University recruiters and was informed opportunity very much and is excited about the upcoming season. The they would be attending her next game. She was determined to have hardest part about the transition from player to coach has been not the game of her life. Coming out strong in the first half, Nelson scored being able to play for the team and be a part of the practices as much. Nelson is anxious to see what the upcoming season will bring to the 12 points and had 14 rebounds, and knowing she had caught the eye of women’s basketball team. She has confidence in the women, even with the recruiters she was determined to show them even more. Returning to the floor, Nelson was ready to show the recruiters she the loss of some star players from last year. As a coach, she is ready could to it all. Sliding out to the three line, she received a bounce pass to work with the team to make them better athletes and better people. sports writer


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The men’s basketball team are 2-2 for the season. They open their home season on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday Nov. 17, at 5 p.m., playing the Otis All Stars in the BDAC.

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Hometown: Stansbury Park, UT

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Major: Business Hero & Why: My brother, he is always willing to help everyone around him. Something most people don’t know about you: I have been electrocuted before Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play volleyball Favorite thing about USU Eastern: How small the classes are

Outdoor adventures at CC Recreation
Spring Canyon Rappel Outing
November 17
 Fee: $10, includes all technical gear. This outing is acceptable for beginners. Children must be at least 10 years old.

Major: Recreation Resource Management Hero & Why: My grandfather, he taught me the ins and outs’ of baseball which I carry into life. . . LOFT Something most people don’t know about you: Not very good at working a computer, great at taking long walks on the beach. Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play baseball Favorite thing about USU Eastern: The great teachers and experiences with friends. Favorite thing about your sport: Time to relax and just enjoy life. Not have to worry about anything Plans after USU Eastern: Play ball in California or finish degree and start working for BLM as Recreation Planner

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Big Horn Sheep Watch
November 17
Carbon Rec hosts a photography outing to watch and photograph Big Horn Sheep during mating season. Watch the big horn battle it out in prime-evil combat. The trip will leave and 7AM and return about 4PM. There is a $5 fee to cover transportation. Bring your own drinks and snacks. The group

USU Eastern Campus Store wants to see you!
Item of the month 25% off Enter a drawing with purchase 10% OFF for students wearing USU Eastern apparel every Friday (True Blue Friday).

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