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VOICE OF THE STUDENTS

Volume LXXVIII • Number 12

March 19, 2015

Eastern faces
4-5 percent
tuiton hike
Student fees also
scheduled to increase
Sam Czarneki

staff writer
samuelczarnecki@usu.edu

photo courtesy of USUEBusiness Department

Worried about tax season?

USUE business students here to help

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USUE
students
help make
tax season
less
stressful

t’s almost April 15, and for most Americans, it
means the dreaded income tax deadline. This
deadline cannot be as despicable for students,
low-income individuals or seniors because USU
Eastern’s accounting students have been assisting
these individuals fill out their tax forms since
February in the Reeves Building accounting lab.

Since 1982, Eastern students have been preparing
income taxes for low-income
families, seniors and students,

and the best part is that it’s
free. USU Eastern was the
first educational institution
who started doing taxes for

the students and community.
Associate professor Henning
Olsen, said, “Eastern was the
first, the ‘flag ship for college
VITA’ in preparing longhand, and now computer and
electronic filing.”
The class, income tax
preparation, is a two-credit
class that gives the students
a “real-world experience”
with basic finance knowledge.
Olsen said that potential
professions could be in ac-

counting, public relations or
as a tax preparer. 
This class helps the students by giving them their
first accounting job. The
program that is used, Tax
Wise, is sponsored by the
Internal Revenue Service.
The students also have to
pass an IRS exam to make
sure that they qualify to be a
tax preparer.
It isn’t only students who

see income tax page 3

Major maps caters to Eastern students PBL students
Josie Slade

editor-in-chief
sladejosie@gmail.com
Many universities throughout
the country adopt systems aimed to
help students succeed. A common
program through higher education
systems is “major maps.” These
major maps are designed to give
students a suggested path to follow
that helps with the confusion that
many people experience.
USU Eastern student services
personnel is working on their own
variation of the major map that caters to the unique student body that
makes up campus. Greg Dart, vice
chancellor of enrollment services
said, ”We want to give every student
a very clear picture before they ever
start as a student what it’s going to
take to meet their academic goals.”
There are many things that go
into helping students to meet their
academics goals. USUE plans to
set in course a system that helps

students identify their academic
goals as well as decide their major
or area of study earlier than usual.
The final piece of this plan is the
major maps.
The major maps will not only
focus on majors, but areas of emphasis as well. This is helpful for
students studying at USUE with the
intent of transferring to a university
or four-year college. (Programs
include communications and premed.) The maps allow students to
view the best way to get to where
they want to be.
“If a student knows their academic goals, we want students to
be able to see a clear path from
where they are, to where they need
to be,” Dart said.
He and other facility members
are working hard to get these maps
in place by fall 2015. Members of
many departments are working
specifically on majors and concentrations in their area so the maps are
as accurate as they can be.

USUE faculty and staff are
looking at major maps from other
universities to give them an idea of
what they want. Dart said, “We’re
pulling major maps from all over
the country. Some of the ones
we are looking at are very nicely
designed, while others are a mess
that only confuses students more.
We want ours to embody the best
maps we have seen.”
Some of the maps that they have
looked at include Northern Illinois
University and Kansas State University. The hope is that USUE’s
map will be easy to use for students
and will become an asset that all
students take an advantage of.
While the maps are intended to
be a path for students to follow, they
are to give students an idea of what
they need to do rather than confine
them to one plan. The maps will also
include a job outlook chart as well as
connect students to universities and
four-year colleges where they can
transfer to continue with their plan.

place at state

Eight students representing the USU Eastern
Phi Beta Lambda program placed at the annual
college competition on March 6-7 at the Weber
State University’s Davis Campus.
The top finisher for Eastern was Devin
Bryner, who won two first place awards: one
in business communications and one in justice
administration.
Andrew Anderson placed first in personal
finance and seventh in accounting principles.
According to Henning Olsen, PBL adviser, USU
Eastern has placed in the top 10 of accounting
principles in 37 of the past 38 years.
Garett Hunt placed first in sports management and marketing and seventh in contemporary sports. ,
Hyeonseok (Chuck) Yang placed first in
management concepts, sixth in organizational
behavior and leadership, and seventh in international business.
Lucas Giroux placed sixth in marketing

There’s always good and bad news each year
when tuition increases are discussed. The good
news is enrollment should be growing and USU
Eastern gets a shiny, new building on its south
entrance. The bad news is that tuition is being
increased four or five percent.
On March 3, Chancellor Joe Peterson called
a truth in tuition hearing to educate the staff and
students on campus about the tuition changes.
The tuition raise is due to a great deal of factors. The state of Utah pays 79 percent of each
USU Eastern student’s tuition. Students pay for
21 percent of their tuition, down two percent
from 2006-07. Compare USU Eastern’s revenue
generated from tuition to USU’s Logan campus.
Logan students pay 38 percent of their tuition
with the state of Utah paying 62 percent.
Snow’s students pay 30 percent of their tuition,
followed by Salt Lake Community College at 41
percent and Dixie State College at 42 percent.
How does USU Eastern’s tuition and fees stack
up against other Utah colleges? Eastern is the
best deal in the state with $3,138 charged for 15
credits. SLCC charges $5,505, Snow $5,671, USU
Logan $9,245 and the University of Utah $12,588.
Students will also pay an additional $15 in
student fees next year, going from $235 to $250
as per student government’s recommendation.
Peterson said these revenues will contribute to
paying off the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center
bond.
Chancellor Peterson mentioned that the new
building is important to USU Eastern’s curb appeal as well. We have a small, friendly campus
that people can easily navigate and traverse, so
getting lost usually isn’t an issue, and students
both prospective and current like that. However,
some of our buildings are very old, and it shows,
introducing a new, fully modern building right
on the edge of campus will make us look newer
and better. He added, “USU Eastern’s research
on its curb appeal, ‘it was the best of campuses
. . . it was the worst of campuses.’”
Two new programs are slated to begin on
campus: ceramics and a women’s softball team.
The ceramics department will be housed within
the new building, along with the art, newspaper,
theatre, criminal justice and music departments.
A ceramics instructor will be hired before fall
semester to teach in the art department. More
information about women’s softball is soon to
see tution page 3

see PBL page 3

Academic success initiative implemented for all freshman fall 2015
A renewed
commitment to
college-successskills program
Daniel Pike

staff writer
dpike84501@gmail.com
Freshman year in college can be daunting; with new faces, new places and an
immense course-load, some students can
feel overwhelmed and unsure of their own

academic success.
This is why USU Eastern’s new Academic Success Initiative is implementing
a first-year experience that provides a path
for all incoming freshmen to a successful
transition into their first semester and
throughout freshman year.
One aspect of this plan is a revamped
orientation process. Vice Chancellor for
Enrollment Management, Greg Dart said,
“We’ll be reimagining what orientation
should be. We’ve been looking at the best
orientation practices from around the state
and how we can implement those here.”
USUE currently offers an optional
orientation course; yet Kay McClenney,
Ph.D. and director of the center for com-

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To Gibby or not to Gibby
Whasssuppp?!
Women and military
Calendar

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munity college student engagement writes,
“Students don’t do optional.” Since many
other colleges in Utah have mandatory
orientation processes, USUE will follow
suit by 2016.
Dart says that another important part
of this initiative is a renewed commitment
to college-success-skills programs. “A
student who takes a college-success-skills
course in their first semester is nearly 10
percent more likely to be retained for a
second year.”
Since college success starts with getting
students here and follows with keeping
them here until graduation, Dart understands the need to keep up USUE’s already
outstanding fall-to-spring retention rates.

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He said, “In looking at USU Eastern’s
enrollment goals, we’ve had a very large
push for recruitment and retention. We do
a very good job—one of the best in the
state—in fall-to-spring retention.”
Increased focus on a new mentoring
program is also high on the list of priorities
for Dart and the new director of first-year
experience, Shanny Wilson.
Dart added, “Her goal, in that new role,
is simply to help students; to give them the
clearest path to success in their first year.”
The new mentoring program is largely
Wilson’s undertaking and, according to
Dart, will be largely responsible for guiding student on their path to obtaining a
degree. “The new mentoring program is

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Natsumi Odajma
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aimed at getting every incoming freshman
an academic advisor. That mentor will be
there to help guide them in choosing a
major, to what their course-load will look
like, to being somebody that the student
can just reach out to.”
Dart concluded, “We want to know
what we can do to help take a student from
their first fall semester, to their second fall
semester, and finally to graduation.” With
Dart and Wilson at the helm, all incoming
freshmen can feel confident that their academic success is of the utmost importance
to USUE and its staff. He said students
should feel comfortable transitioning to
a new school and should never be afraid
to be vocal about their wants and needs.

SPORTS




6-7

Lady Eagles earn region honors
Warburton to replace Paur
Baseball goes 2-8
Tracy and soccer recruitment
From family of 12 to team of 12

March 19, 2015

Page 2

To Gibby or not to Gibby?

In the news
Don’t blame police
officers, blame people
Josie Sue Slade
editor-in-chief
sladejosie@gmail.com

After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson,
hate towards law enforcement increased to the point that
people began to be disrespectful. While the situation
in Ferguson is tragic, it is not a reason to begin hating
the people who serve in our communities.
So when will the Ferguson hype die down? While
we should never forget this terrible situation and learn
from what happened, we should also move on and
remember that one situation does not define all law
enforcement.
Many protests and mobs are still in Ferguson even
though months have passed since the original situation.
These protests are creating more problems rather than
solving any. The people who are participating in these
are creating unrest in their community and encouraging
bad behavior rather than looking for a positive change.
One of the protests resulted in the shooting of two
police officers in Ferguson, both who survived, but
could have been killed. What did these men do to
deserve being shot at? They merely serve in Ferguson.
There is no reason that a police officer in Ferguson
should fear for his life (outside the regular danger that
comes with being in law enforcement) merely for the
career they picked.
Ferguson is an example of stereotyping. Many of
the Ferguson protests are based on the fact that people
want others to stop stereotyping. How can you solve
stereotyping if you are doing it yourself? You can’t.
For once, let’s start blaming the people who are causing the problem and only them. Looking at all of law
enforcement personnel as a problem is an injustice and
a crime to many brave people in our country.
Police officers are not bad. They don’t put on the
uniform in the morning and become a different person. If you get a ticket, you probably got one because
you deserved it, not because the cop was being a jerk.
While this is not true in every case, we need to stop
blaming cops for when we get in trouble. Without them,
the streets wouldn’t be safe and the security you are
blessed with wouldn’t exist.
My hat is off to all the law enforcement that serve in
our country. I will never disrespect a law enforcement
officer merely because of what they are.
So for once, I want to go a day without
hearing someone complain about
police officers or make a joke at
their expense. They’re people just
like us and people make mistakes.
Look past the uniform and look at
the person. That’s all I ask.

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Monday






news editor
katrina.wood.247@gmail.com
There’s something to be said about
the tradition of kissing over a rock on
the first full moon of the semester. For
some, it’s odd, but for others, it seriously… rocks. Ha ha, rock puns.
True Eagle. A long-time tradition
many students have participated in, and
many others openly mock. Sweet for
a handful and a contest for others, it’s
one of the biggest events of the USU
Eastern experience. It’s something I’ve
never participated in and often ridiculed.
Kissing over a rock? That’s goofy all
on its own. But kissing over a rock that
may be painted with something like the
Canadian flag? Yes, that sounds incredibly romantic.
You know what sounds even more
romantic? Kissing someone you don’t
know for a free T-shirt. Or kissing as
many people as possible for the sake of
beating a record that will be beat next
semester, which is fine, because no one
even remembered who broke the record
last time anyway. Yay!
I’m probably not the first to say it,
but gosh dang it, True Eagle is weird.
You kiss over a rock and suddenly you’re

Christopher Palo
staff writer
christopher.palo1@gmail.com

Lack of Student Participation
Not Enough Newman Members
No Motorcycle Parking
No Water in Outside Fountain
No Dance Program
Underpaid Faculty

Recently women were allowed to
attend U.S. Army Ranger School. This
is a very controversial idea because it’s
a new concept and woman do not have
the muscular skeletal system of a man.
But lets be honest, if you can physically
and mentally do the job, then you should
be allowed too. If a woman can meet
the same standards as a man, then they
should be allowed to attend the school.
Out of the 129 female candidates
that attempted ranger school for the
first time, one passed with the same
standards as a man. But wait, there
was a lot of uproar saying that it was
unfair for a woman to have to meet
the same standards as a man because
biologically men and woman are built
differently. With those failure rates at
hand, a command from high up the
military and government food chain,
some say as high as the secretary of
state, sent down a statement saying that
no woman was to fail in the first class
of ranger school.
Out of 129 women that attended,
only one passed; that’s not too bad for
ranger school. According to the officials
at Fort Benning, home of two of the
three phases of ranger school and the
75th Ranger Brigade Headquarters, 60
percent of all candidates fail. This course
was designed to make people fail.
Woman have weaker muscular
skeletal systems than men, so a lot of
the tasks they will just not be able to do
without dangerously extensive training
and preparation.
Yes, only one woman passed the
course but, by complaining about it to
higher echelons in the military, these
other woman who just couldn’t cut it
have taken away the fact that one did.

Wednesday

Tuesday

Campus events
& other holidays & activities

March 19 - April 5th
USU Eastern online calendar:
www.eastern.usu.edu/price

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M.O.P.S @ 5:15 p.m.

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Eiffel Tower Day

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Chocolate Covered
Raisins Day

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Summer Semester
Registration Begins

a “True Eagle.” Because the only way
to prove you’re a real member of the
USU Eastern student body is by kissing
someone you don’t know over a rock.
As I said before, I’ve never participated in True Eagle. I’ve stuck around
to watch once, but never gave myself up
for the sacrificial smooch. By itself, I’m
not one to establish crushes easily, and
likewise, I don’t intend to hand out my
kisses. Personally, I’ve always believed
kisses are special and should be saved
for someone you really care about. Reducing kisses to a contest seems odd at
best, and nasty at worst.
I mean, do you even know who else
that person has kissed that night? How
many people they kissed? If tongue was
involved in any of those? Which, by the
way, if you’re kissing a ton of people,
ew. You need to stop. That’s disgusting.
I know what a lot of you are thinking.
This is college and I should lighten up.
It’s supposed to be fun, and it’s supposed
to be crazy, so stop. Well… uh… how
about no?
I get it. College is about having fun,
making friends and creating memories.
But sue me if I don’t want mine to be of
kissing 85 different people in the span of
one hour—five of which probably have
mono, to which I repeat: ew.

To be fair, I don’t think True Eagle
is all bad. Though the kissing-as-manypeople-as-possible factor isn’t pleasant
and grosses most people out, there’s
no harm in sharing a kiss with your
significant other, especially when it’s for
such a fun occasion. Plus, getting a free
T-shirt is nice, and who can complain
about that?
With that being said, where do you
draw the line? Where’s the boundary
between fun and gross? As with most
answers, it’s found in a wonderful land
called common sense.
Use your judgment. Think it through.
Don’t do something you’d regret a day
later. And for goodness’ sake, don’t kiss
so many people that you end up struggling to remember half of them. True
Eagle is meant to be fun; not a mono
festival. And have fun by all means,
but don’t do something that would
make your mother shake
her head if someone
were to ask, “Is that
your child?” In simple
terms, be smart.
And in the meantime, tell me what
color Gibby originally was, because
I have no idea.

One out of 129; she who actually made it

USU Eastern Newmans





Katrina Wood

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Waffle Day

1

April Fool’s Day

One female had enough heart and
strength and endurance to pull from the
deepest core of her being and say, “I
will not give up. I will die trying.” The
other women have taken that away from
her. They have taken all the hard work
and sacrifice this would have endured
and made it for naught. Now no one will
know that she actually made it through
because all of the females were allowed
to pass just because they are females.
These females claimed that it was
unfair they had to achieve the same
standards as a man, that their bodies
weren’t built the same. This is a true
statement, but they knew going into the
school that they would have to achieve
the same standards.
Out in a combat zone, the enemy
doesn’t care that you have a different
set of chromosomes. They don’t care
that you, “tried your best.” Neither
does the person standing next to you,
wearing 200 pounds of gear, putting his
total weight over 400 pounds. If he’s
shot in the back, he will expect you to
carry him out and, “I’m a female” will
not be a viable excuse when he dies.
A ranger tab is a 50-cent piece of
cloth that holds the weight of generations upon it. It is a mark of honor, commitment, personal courage, sacrifice
and selflessness. The bearer of this
standard is a member of an elite group
of people who do not know the word
quit. They do not understand give-up.
The first line of the ranger creed
says, “Recognizing that I have volunteered as a ranger I am fully aware of
the hazards of my chosen profession.”
This is a creed everyone associated
with the rangers must learn and live by.
Even those in pre-ranger school have to
memorize this creed. Repeating it over
and over and committing it to memory
make it so there are no excuses like, “I
didn’t know.”

Thursday

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The Eagle
Newspaper
published
Interclub Council
Talent show @ 6:30
p.m.
Country Swing @
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Friday

Baseball vs. MSU
Club noon
Green Team
Recycling @ 1:15
p.m. SUN Center
Fear Factor @ 8 p.m.
Semi-Formal Dance
@ 10 p.m.

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These few women complained,
knowing this creed, and went to sympathetic ears who care more about fair
play than what’s actually good for the
military and country. These women
were just given the tab; something given
has no value. Now this one woman who
actually passed and could possibly be
the start to a great change and acceptance of woman in special operations is
lumped in with the women who didn’t
actually earn the tab, but who wear it
to look good and claim they earned it.
This one woman is now lost in a sea
of scam artists and there is no hope of
getting out. This poor ranger, which
she deserves to be called because she
earned it, will probably never get the
respect she earned because these other
woman have made it so that no respect
will be given to a women with a ranger
tab. As far as the general military
knows, none of them earned it.
This goes to show that forced fairness and political correctness are not
only a terrible idea, but also a hindrance
to progress. If those 128 women had
decided to not give up, but instead to
say okay, I know what I need to do,
work on themselves and go back, then
they would be respected and honored
as a member of the ranger family. Since
they basically complained their way
into a tab, they will receive no more
respect than a civilian that wears a
military uniform on Veteran’s Day to
pick up women.
The ranger community
will probably be torn
apart by this poordecision making. A
tradition and family
dating back to Rogers
Rangers will be tossed to
the side just because
someone said it
wasn’t fair.

Saturday

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Sunday

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news editor
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Baseball vs. MSU
Club noon

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National Goof Off
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layout staff
Josie Sue Slade
Mitchell Van Wagoner
Bonnie Blackburn
Brett Allen
Talore Miller
Jamie Swank
Kiara Horowitz
photographers
Edison Lasceno
Josie Sue Slade
Mitchell Van Wagoner
Brett Allen

Baseball vs. CNCC
@ 3 p.m.
Green Team
Recycling @ 1:15
p.m. SUN Center

Baseball vs. CNCC
@ 3 p.m.

Festival of Smoke
and Mirror’s Day

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5

The Eagle
Newspaper
published
Country Swing @ 8
p.m.

Good Friday
Green Team
Recycling @ 1:15
p.m. SUN Center

Baseball vs. SLCC
2:30 p.m.

Easter

Baseball vs. CNCC
@ 3 p.m.
Country Swing @ 8
p.m.

The Eagle

staff writers
Christopher Palo
Daniel Pike
Abbie Bird
Shaun Peterson
Samuel Czarnecki
Kaitlin Felice
Jordan Mellen
Priscilla Sharp
Martin Smith
Mason Steel
Nathaniel Woodward
Michaella Crooks
Shania Hurst

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March 19, 2015

Income Tax

continued from page 1

help with the preparations, many
of the people in the community
help. Hank Savage and Robert
Higbee, for instance, come every
year just to help and make sure
that the students understand
what they’re doing. Linda Jensen
is another contributor to the

program.
All that needs to be done
is take in the W-2 forms from
last year’s employers and a taxpractitioner will help with the
paperwork.  The questions most
missed, according to Olsen, are
the ones concerning “claiming”

and “education credits.”
Olsen said, “Students who
pay out of pocket tuition and fees
need to have their tax returned
prepared so they can receive the
education credit.” The refunds can
be emailed, sent directly to a bank
(direct deposit) or a home address.

How does one take advantage
of this incredible offer? Eastern
students are eligible and, being
so, encouraged to take their tax
forms in to the Reeves Building
accounting lab, room 130. The
hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday.

Keynote speakers for 36th annual Women’s Conference
Whether liberal, conservative,
traditional or unorthodox, Robert
Kirby’s piquant look at the peculiar
people he writes about in his
Salt Lake Tribune columns or
one of his nine books, will be
further explained as he keynotes
the afternoon session of the 36th
Annual USU Eastern’s Women’s
Conference on Friday, April 10.
Kirby’s life has many threads in
Eastern Utah and he often writes
about his favorite people and places
in this area. Although for the most
part, his columns are strictly for
humor, he can be spot on when
describing a life-changing event.
He refers to himself as the
OxyMormon because his column
appears in the Salt Lake Tribune,
whose readership encompasses
many non-LDS readers. He
attempts to explain in his usual
humorous way, the LDS way
of thinking to outsiders. This
approach either alienates those
Latter Days Saints who feel their

Tuition

In addition to Kirby a native
of Carbon County who has
served under four governors
and is a member of the House
of Representatives will be the
morning keynote speaker.
Sophia DiCaro graduated from
the College of Eastern Utah, and the
University of Utah where she earned
her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
At the governor’s office, she
has worked as deputy director and
chief operating officer, interim
executive director, finance director,
lead budget and policy analyst,
federal assistance management
officer and state data center
coordinator. In addition, she is an
adjunct instructor for the masters
of public administration program
at the U of U.
She adores political science
and studied abroad, but destiny led
DiCaro to discover she had a way
with numbers and budgets and is
working to keep Utah’s economy
growing.

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follow.
Peterson said the program
needs $60,000 to begin
operations, and it will probably
use part-time coaches.
The chancellor talked
about how important it is
to the future of Eastern to
reach the Four-in-Four Goal

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beliefs should not be satirized, or
endears itself to the readers.
He started his career as a police
officer in Grantsville and later moved
to Springville. While taking night
classes at Brigham Young University,
he began writing columns for the
local newspapers under the pen name
Officer “Blitz” Kreeg.
He left his career as a police
officer in 1989 and devoted himself
to full-time writing. He started
writing his column for the Tribune
in 1994 where he has won several
regional awards.
His fiction books include “Dark
Angel,” “Brigham’s Bees,” “Wake
Me Up for the Resurrection,”
“Sunday of the Living Dead,”
“Kirby Soup for the Soul,” “Pat
and Kirby go to Hell (or heck if
you have the sticker edition),”
“Family Home Screaming” and
“Happy Valley Patrol.” His only
nonfiction book is “End of Watch:
Utah’s Murdered Police Officers,
1853-2003.”

in enrollment. According
to his projections, Eastern
should have 3,300 students
fall semester 2015, 3,600 fall
semester 2016 and 4,000 fall
semester 2017.
The campus is still a
growing one, and in order
to grow, changes need to be

made and remade. Change
in policy is just necessary
for an institution like USU
Eastern to expand. For more
info, contact Chancellor
Peterson or Vice Chancellor
Eric Mantz, both of whom are
listed in the school website’s
directory.

DiCaro grew up in Price,
her father’s hometown, where he
worked as a coal miner and her
mother a seamstress. Her father met
her mother when he was stationed
in Japan as a U.S. Marine Corp.
sergeant, and that’s where DiCaro
studied abroad, focusing on East
Asia relations.
On her campaign webpage,
she states, “As a West Valley
City resident of 10 years with
my husband Robert and my three
young children, I share with you a
vested interest in the future of the
state, particularly in the areas of
job growth and creation, education,
good governance and preparing
for substantial population growth
along the Wasatch Front.”
She serves on the Utah State
University Regional Advisory
Board and Utah Multicultural
Commission. In May 2013, she
was selected as one of 30 Women
to Watch by “Utah Business
Magazine.”

Meet Mason Winters:
new welding instructor
Priscilla A. Sharp

to compile them.
While Winters attended
staff writer
CEU, he was put through the
sharppriscilla752@yahoo.com
strenuous work of the welding
From the Uintah Basin, to competitions. He says the thing
California, to Ireland, Mason he is most proud of in his life
is, “Constantly
Winters was
pushing myself
re c ent ly
through all
named the
t h e we l d i n g
new welding
competitions I
instr uctor at
was at CEU. That
Ut a h St ate
was two years
University
of tremendous
E a st er n. He
struggle that I
grew up and
went through,
lived in the
dedicated my
Uintah Basin,
l i fe t owa r d s
which is where
training. It is
most of h is
essentially the
family resides.
Olympics for
He l ived i n
skills and trades
the Uintah
industries.”
Ba si n when
Mason Winters
Through
it resembled
these competitions,
Price instead
of a large busy city. He started Winters basically put his life on
going to welding competitions at hold, “I didn’t have a girlfriend,
Uintah High School and through I didn’t have a job, I didn’t go
those got a scholarship to USU to school. I just trained, seven
Eastern back when it was the days a week for two years.” He
was discouraged at the end of
College of Eastern Utah.
Winters lived in California his immense training, but he still
for the past three years before managed to go to Weber State and
coming back to Utah. He worked achieved his engineering degree.
The most satisfying thing
for Sandia National Laboratories
in his time there. “We developed Winters does weekly, he says, is,
a n d q u a l i f i e d w e l d i n g “Watching the students improve
procedures and prototypes for themselves, in welding and in how
the department of energy,” he I am able to help them out easily
stated. He found this job on because I’ve done so much of it in
the American Welding Society my lifetime.” Aside from teaching,
Website shortly after graduating Winters enjoys boating, especially
from Weber State University with going to Lake Powell, which he
his bachelor’s degree in welding says is basically his favorite place
and engineering technology. In in the world. He also enjoys riding
this job, he was able to use just his dirt bike and his newest hobby;
about every type of welding that restoring a Bronco for his wife.
“It feels good to come back to
exists and even some that were
the program that I came through,
developmental.
The largest amount of money and hopefully see myself improve
that Winters has made in a single the program, because there is
day was $2,500. His old boss definite benefit that I can add to
had called him when he was our program. It is a pretty good
overwhelmed with work. He was feeling coming back, being able
getting paid $8 for each part, and to help a program that helped me
it took him a minute and a half so much,” he said.

Congrats to Sunshine
Award recipient

Eric Curwin

continued from page 1

concepts and ninth in entrepreneur concepts.
Dixon Woodruff placed fifth in both cyber
security and macro economics, while Carson
Tatton placed ninth in macro economics.
Students placing in the team events
included Woodruff, Tatton and Anderson
placing third place in business decision
making, followed by Giroux, Yang and
Jonah Blanchfield taking sixth place in the

same category.
Woodruff, Tatton and Anderson also
placed third in economic analysis and
decision making while Giroux, Blanchfield
and Yang placed sixth.
Olsen is proud of his competitors and said
that all the first place winners could compete
at the national convention in Chicago, Ill.,
June 23-27.

Student Success Workshops

Spring 2015 • JLSC Boardroom• 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 19,

“Living Well - Tips to improve physical and mental wellness”
Thursday, March 26,

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Scholarships
for
Burtenshaw &
non-cooking
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suites.

Contact
Sharon Jones
for more
information.
(435)613.5289

Housing applications can be found online at
http://usueastern.edu/housing. Housing deposit is
$150 payable by check, cash, or card.

Open Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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March 19, 2015

Eagle staff receives eight awards
from Utah Press Association

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October 30, 2014

Results for Annual Cosmetology Fantasy Hair Contest
Creativity: Elephant by Jamie Escota

Nails: Rubic Cube by Meagan Martinez

3rd Place: Skull by Jenny Martinez

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SPORTS

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Nightmare road woes
continue for Eagles
David Osborne Jr.
d.osborne@aggiemail.usu.edu
sports editor

Since the first conference loss
to Salt Lake Community College
on the road two weeks ago, the
road woes continued for the USU
Eastern Golden Eagles.
While starting out region play
hot, beating four out of the five
teams in the first matches of the
year, the second round has not
been as inviting to the Golden
Eagles. The team has been on the
road however, so the panic button
should not be pressed yet and
although they have a four-game
losing streak, they have a record
of 17-5 so certainly all is not lost
with home stands against all of the
conference teams at least one more
time before the end of the season.
The Golden Eagles took the
third game of their long road trip
north of the Utah border to Twin
Falls, Idaho, to take on the College of Southern Idaho. According
to head coach Vando Bechelli,
“[Chris] Craig always said that you
win our conference through Twin
Falls.” Craig is a former head coach
of the Golden Eagles and took
them to the national tournament
in 2009-10.
The team certainly wanted
to win on the road against CSI, a
tough task in its own right since
CSI has only lost six games in the
last four years on their home floor.
The Golden Eagles weren’t able to
make this a reality though as they
learned first-hand how difficult it
is to win up there.
Many things went wrong for

the Golden Eagles in Twin Falls,
starting out with the shooting
percentage. The team only hit 20
out of their 61 shots for a shooting
percentage of 32.8 percent. The
free-throw percentage wasn’t much
better, hitting 15 out of 30, 50 percent. The Golden Eagles allowed
CSI to hit 51.9 percent of their shots
and hit almost 70 percent of their
free throws. The Golden Eagles
were able to win the rebound battle
with a two-rebound edge, 44-42. In
the end after the final buzzer had
sounded, the Golden Eagles had
lost 103-59.
Two days later USU Eastern
headed even farther north into
Idaho to take on North Idaho College. Having been ejected from the
game against CSI, according to
Scenic West Athletic Conference
rules, coach Vando was not able to
coach the team against NIC and so
assistant coach Justin Brown had to
take over the head coaching duties.
Once again the shooting woes
continued for the Golden Eagles
hitting only 35 percent of their shots
from the field and again struggling
from the free-throw line hitting
19-29 for 65.5 percent.
The Golden Eagles were able to
get three players into double-digits
in the points category however,
being led by Kendahl Amerson
with 27 points while adding five
rebounds to his stat sheet. Rebounds
seemed to be the problem for the
Golden Eagles in this game being
out rebounded 50-38, compounded
with 19 turnovers for USU Eastern
and only 11 for NIC. It was another
perfect storm in the far reaches of
the north, at the final buzzer NIC

83, USU Eastern 65.
For the third week in a row
the Golden Eagles had to go on
the road, this time to take on the
Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans in Rangely,
Colo., where the Spartans have a
record of 6-15 on the season.
The Golden Eagles had another
tough go of it on the road with low
shooting percentages again, 49.1
percent from the field and an abysmal 19-40 from the charity stripe.
The team did beat the Spartans
in almost all aspects of the game
holding them to only 39 percent
from the field, beating the Spartans
46-32 on the boards, but again the
Golden Eagles had more turnovers,
17 to CNCC’s 14 and total points
when the scoreboard hit double
zeroes, losing 84-80.
Amerson once again led USU
Eastern with 20 points and four
other players finished in doubledigits.
One other problem for the
Golden Eagles against CNCC
was the foul trouble. Four players
ended up fouling out, including
two starters.
The Golden Eagles will look to
end their losing streak when they
play host to Salt Lake Community
College and Snow College this
week. The SLCC game will be on
Thursday, Jan. 30 with a 7:30 p.m.
tip-off and the Snow game will be
on Saturday, Feb. 2, with a 5 p.m.
tip-off. The Golden Eagles are
ranked third in the Scenic West
Athletic Conference behind CSI
and SLCC with three weeks to gain
ground in the ranks before the start
of conference tournament.

Super Bowl XLVIII is a game
for the history books. After 65 preseason games, 256 regular season
contests and ten more post-season
affairs, only one game remains
in the 2013-2014 NFL season.
On Feb. 2, the Seattle Seahawks
and Denver Broncos will meet at
MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
for Super Bowl XLVIII. It is a
game overflowing with storylines;
Peyton Manning’s assault on the
record books, Richard Sherman’s
assault on America’s sensibilities
and Mother Nature’s assault on
everything else involved.
As the first Super Bowl played
outdoors in a cold-weather city,
the weather has loomed over this
game like storm clouds gathering.
It looks like fans will be chilly with
the weather reaching the mid-20s.
That would shatter the record for
the coldest outdoor Super Bowl
ever. The record is 39 degrees, set
all the way back in 1972 at the game
in Louisiana. The league spent millions on contingency plans related
to the weather. There are plans in
place to move the game anywhere
from Friday, Jan. 31 to Monday,
Feb. 3, if need be.
With wind not a huge factor,
a few inches of snow during the
game isn’t going to ruin anything.
A few players may slip and slide a
bit, which could lead to a big play
or two. Fans like big plays, fans
like snow, fans will love Super
Bowl XLVIII if it features both.
But no one actually knows what the
weather will be like other than that
it will be freezing on game day. Will
Mother Nature play a major role?
Will it be a snowing atmosphere
or just a cold atmosphere? We will
soon find out.
After blowing up in a post-game
interview following his huge play
that sealed the NFC Championship,
Sherman was derided as “classless,” and a “thug,” but what people
do not know about Sherman is that
he is an emotional player, like many
others. He’s a great man who’s

extremely well spoken, does great
things off the field and obviously a
great player on the field. Sherman
did indeed apologize for his actions, although he also criticized
the way he was characterized. The
fact that a great play became an
outburst that’s turned into a debate
on race and perception in sports
and society is absurd.
In his 16 NFL season, Manning
re-wrote the single-season record
book at the quarterback position.
His 5,477 passing yards and 55
touchdown passes are both NFL
records. On Feb. 1, Manning will
probably win his fifth NFL MVP,
it’s as certain as death and taxes.
Now Manning sits one win away
from his second Super Bowl win,
a victory that would place him
among the top of the list of the best
to ever play the game. Manning is
also quite literally the only player
on either team who has tasted victory in the Super Bowl.
For the first time since 2009,
the top seeds from both the AFC
and NFC will meet in the Super
Bowl. In fact, it’s only the second
time in the past two decades that’s
happened. It also marks only the
sixth time since the NFL merger
that the NFL’s top offense will
face the league’s top defense in
football’s biggest game. It’s a
matchup that has historically favored the defense. The team with
the top defense won four of the
past five meetings, the last coming
when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
demolished the Oakland Raiders in
Super Bowl XXXVII. Of course,
none of those teams had to go up
against the 2013 Denver Broncos.
So who will win the Super Bowl?
Tune in to the game to find out.

Kiahna Hines

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Kyanna Garrison

It hasn’t been quite a year
since the crowning of the first
Miss USU Eastern but it is
time for the current Miss USU
Eastern Harley Earl to pass
on the crown and title to the
winner of the 2014-15 pageant.
The winner will then represent
USU Eastern at the Miss Utah
Pageant.
The Miss USU Eastern
scholarship program will be
held on Nov. 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.
in the Geary Theater. Tickets
will cost $5.00 for the general
public and $3.00 for individuals with a valid USU Eastern
student ID.
The program will be emceed by Student Body President
Ben Bjarnson and co-hosted
by Earl as her last act as Miss
USU Eastern.
Shala Osborne, of Ferron, Utah, directs this year’s
program. Osborne has been
competing in pageants since
the age of three and has previously competed in the Miss
Utah Pageant.
The assistant director is Sabrina Ungerman, of Huntington, Utah. Ungerman has been
involved in numerous pageants

Ca co ume and qua y com ng oge he n
USU Ea e n “Le M e ab e ” p oduc on

serving as a director, regional
director and even serving as
a volunteer on the Miss Utah
Organization board.
Osborne said, “ I believe
that this program gives these
women confidence and teaches
them skills like being interviewed that will be able to help
them throughout their life. It
also teaches them to focus on
serving others and becoming
apart of a larger network.”
The scholarship program
will consist of five competitions that are weighted to help
determine the winner and new
Miss USU Eastern. The interview portion will be held before
the pageant and will be worth
25 percent of the individual’s
overall score. The lifestyle and
fitness in swimsuit portion of
the pageant will be worth 15
percent. Talent is the most heavily weighted portion, worth 35
percent. Eveningwear is worth
20 percent and will be joined
with onstage question, which
is worth five percent.
At the end of the competition
five finalists will be announced
and one will be the next queen
and will represent USU Eastern
at the Miss Utah Pageant. The
Queen will receive a $1,000
scholarship to USU Eastern,
1st attendant will receive a
$500 scholarship, 2nd attendant

will receive a $300 scholarship
and the other two finalists will
receive $100 scholarships. The
Spirit of Miss USU Eastern,
the pageant’s version of Miss
Congeniality, sponsored by The
Eagle newspaper will also be
announced and the winner will
receive $100.
For this pageant, 13 women
are competing and will be
vying for the crown and opportunity to represent the college in the Miss Utah Pageant.
Each contestant has chosen a
platform to run on to stay in
line with the Miss Utah and
Miss America program’s heavy
focus on service.
Contestant 1 – Taylie
Woodruff is from Vernal,
Utah, and for her talent will
be singing “Danny Boy.” For
her platform she has chosen
to focus on the prevention and
awareness of child abuse and
neglect.
Contestant 2 – Taylor
Johnson is from Green River,
Utah, and for her talent will be
a lyrical ballet performance to
“Young and Beautiful.” For her
platform she has chosen to focus on the raising of awareness
of depression in teens alongside
suicide prevention.
Contestant 3 – Kyanna
Garrison is from Riverton,
Utah, and will be reciting

poetry along with tying bows
as a visual aid to teach us that
memories are gifts. She has
chosen to focus her platform
on raising awareness towards
Alzheimer’s disease.
Contestant 4 – Kiahna
Hines is from Herriman, Utah,
and for her talent will be singing
“Try.” She has chosen to base
her platform on raising organ
and tissue donation awareness.
Contestant 5 – Danielle
Parke is from West Valley City,
Utah, and for her talent will be
doing a vocal performance.
She has chosen to focus her
platform on helping families
manage the stress of caregiving
for aging parents.
Contestant 6 – Shanae
Jensen is from Spanish Fork,
Utah, and for her talent she will
be performing a contemporary
dance. For her platform she
has chosen to focus on being
genuinely interested in people
to decrease depression.
Contestant 7 – Ciera Acerson is from Sandy, Utah, and
for her talent will be performing scissor sculpting. She has
chosen to focus her platform on
helping to mainstream special
needs students into regular
educational classrooms.
Contestant 8 – Rachel
Rose is from Kaysville, Utah,
and for her talent will be

playing a c

USU Eastern’s 16th Annual Bread ‘n’ Soup Night begins Nov. 3
USU Eastern’s 16th annual Bread ‘n’ Soup Night
begins Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 and continues four
Mondays until Nov. 24, 2014. Community, students,
staff and faculty are invited to enjoy a meal and light
entertainment with the proceeds benefitting the Carbon
County Food Bank.
“Every year people look forward to Bread ‘n’ Soup
Night. It’s such a wonderful event that’s both a way
for people to contribute to those in need and enjoy
a pleasant evening on campus,” notes Vicki Kulow,
Eastern’s VISTA and SUN Center volunteer.
Each Monday in November, Eastern’s Dining
Service, under the direction of Gillan Mills-Bishop,
prepares three soups, including one vegetarian option.

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Patrons should look forward to traditional favorites
like chicken noodle, cream of potato and clam chowder
on the menu again this year.
In 2013, profits from Bread ‘n’ Soup Night resulted
in a $3,680 donation to the Carbon County Food Bank,
making Eastern’s 16-year total donation $40,849.
“We were so excited when we discovered that we had
surpassed our $40,000 goal,” said Amanda Huntsman,
a native of Ferron, and SUN Center student leader in
charge of the annual tradition. “It gave us all a huge
sense of satisfaction.”
Bread ‘n’ Soup Night runs between 5-7 p.m. in the
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center multipurpose room.
Prices are $6 for adults and students 18 and over, $4

for students 5 –
17. Children 5
and under are
admitted free
with a paying
adult. For the
price of admission, each person will receive
two tickets, good toward
one bowl of soup apiece,
with children 5 and under
receiving one ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $2 per bowl.

Clothesline Project displayed
at USU Eastern
Josie Slade

Kendahl Amerson flies high for a dunk against the Salt Lake All-Stars

photo courtesy of Tyson Chappell

“Baseball was, is and always will be to
me the best game in the world,” Babe Ruth.
A quote loved by many, especially the team
captains for the Golden Eagle baseball team
2013-14.
USU Eastern has an incredible baseball
program that is filled with traditions. These
traditions have allowed players to perform
to their full potential. Each year, head coach
Scott Madsen selects two captains for the
team, one for the position players, and the
other for the pitchers. Each plays an important
role on the team.
Kyle Durbin, starting shortstop for the
Golden Eagles, was selected to be team
captain. As the team prepares for the season,
Durbin explains, “I have high expectations this
year; I’m excited to hang out with the guys on
road trips and playing the season.” Durbin is
one of six returning players from last year’s
team. “I feel the team is a little different this
year. We have a lot of different players, but
we have high hopes for this group of guys. I
feel we have players that have potential to
move onto the next level, and that’s exciting
this year.”
Mitch Dahl, starting pitcher and pitching
captain for the team this season also has
high hopes, “I think we will surprise a lot

of people this year. If our pitching staff can
go out there and throw strikes and rely on
our defense, then we will have a successful
season.” Dahl has high expectations for the
pitching staff and feels they will be extremely
successful this season.
The role of a team captain can be
demanding, difficult, and challenging, but for
these two, it’s like a walk in the park. Durbin
explains his role as a team captain, “I don’t
feel any pressure because we have such a
solid group and good guys on the team, we’re
mature. We have a lot of respectable players.”
Dahl also clarifies his role by saying, “As the

example for his team, but also have a love for
the game. Both of these athletes feel this game
is special. Durbin says, “I love this game and I
love playing with my team. You meet lifelong
friends in this program, friendships that last
beyond the field.” Dahl explains his love for
the game, “You’re not going to remember
the scores or the strikeouts in the games, but
you’re going to remember the small moments
like traveling with the team, the hotels and the
memories you make.”
A coach chooses team captains for specific
reasons. Madsen explains why he chose these
two leaders to be captains for his team. “I chose
Durbin to be the team captain because he’s a
personal guy and gets along with everyone.
He’s willing to help everyone on the team. He’s
been around me since last year and has had
a lot of meetings with me of what I expect of
the team and individual players.” He added, “I
chose Dahl because he’s an outgoing person,
and kids open up to him. He is an approachable person. He’s older and he understands
what I expect. He has a type of personality
that you look for in a captain.”
With these two leaders taking the field, the
Golden Eagles are bound to have a great year
making memories not only of many wins, but
also of building relationships that will continue
to last throughout their life. The team has a
demanding schedule and a difficult task ahead
of them, but with these two captains leading
the team, expectations are high.

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assistant editor-in-chief
at USU Eastern, the
sladejosie@gmail.com
Clothesline Project is
hosted in the Jennifer
Leavitt Student Center. The Clothesline Project is a
visual display that bears witness to the violence against
women. Students and staff at USUE have decorated
shirts to represent abuse, both physical and mental,
they or someone they know have suffered.
The Clothesline Project is a national project that
first began in Massachusetts in 1990. The first project
had 31 shirts. Now it has spread across the nation and
brought many people to action.
Cyndi Nielsen, a staff member at USUE, and
Darrin Brandt, USU Eastern’s director of student
services, worked hard to break the silence and bring
awareness to abuse. They first brought the clothesline
project to USUE three years ago and have had a display
every semester since. They now have over 70 shirts
designed here.
Brandt said, “The Clothesline Project gives victims
a chance to tell their story. It shows them that they
can overcome their abuse and encourages victims to
seek out the help they need. The idea is to break the
silence. Violence that is overlooked just continues
until it escalates.”
Seven colors represent different types of abuse
and violence against women. Grey for verbal abuse,
white for women who have died as a result of violence,

Con

yellow for survivors of domestic
violence, red/
pink for survivors of rape, blue
for survivors of
incest, purple
for survivors of
violence as a
result of sexual
orientation and
black for survivors of violence
as a result of
disability.
Nielsen said,
“We want to let
Gillan Mills-Bishop and Brann Mills-Bishop visit the Clothesline Project at the JLSC.
people know that
abuse isn’t just
Harold J. Ward, a social work intern, started a
happening to them. They aren’t alone.”
campaign promoting a presentation of abuse and
Students and staff who have suffered from violence violence. If students take the pledge, “I promise never
are encouraged to visit the display and decorate a shirt. to commit, condone or remain silent about violence
The display is a powerful commentary into the towards women,” they are given a white ribbon to pin
violence we can often overlook. As you stand inside to their clothes.
the room there are various sounds that signify differThe white ribbon campaign urges people to speak
ent types of abuse. Every 10 seconds a woman reports out about violence. Ward said, “Seeing someone
assault, every two minutes a woman reports a sexual abusing a woman and doing nothing is just as bad as
assault and every six hours a woman is killed by an committing the crime. A lot of the time the problem
intimate partner.
is silence. We need to step up and do something.”

Mitch Dahl and Kyle Durbin

- What are some things that distract you

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- What is your biggest self-doubt?
- My biggest self doubt is that I won’t
work hard enough to reach my potential.
- What’s one thing about you that gets on
your parents’ nerves?
- I always bug and tease my sisters.

- What’s one character trait in others that you
just can’t overlook?
- Greed. I hate when people are greedy and
take advantage of people.
- What are some of your goals in life?
-To have a happy family /successful career.

from your goals?

- Watching tv, basically just being lazy.

Putting sleep and sitting around ahead of
working on what I need to work on.

- What aspects of your reputation is

least deserved? Most deserved?

- Probably my reputation of being too nice

is least deserved. I criticize a lot. My most deserved is probably being a good student. I put

time into learning and getting good grades.

- If money were no object, what would

you do for a living?

- I would play basketball. I love the game.

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Discussion on Anxiety, “Stop and smell the roses.”

Sun Center

Terry Johnson
awarded
Outstanding
Staff Member

Josie Slade

assistant editor-in-chief
sladejosie@gmail.com

In 2012 he was first awarded the
Outstanding Staff Member by the
staff writer
students.
k.felice@gmail.com
Johnson grew up in the Carbon
A Utah State University East- County area, until he had later left
ern staff member goes above and for a two-year mission in South
beyond a job title every day, to Africa. He attended college where
help students succeed and bring he was valedictorian at the College
of Eastern Utah as
service to the school
well as Southern Utah
and was recently recUniversity. Because
ognized for all of
of later work circumhis hard work. In
stances, he moved to
August, SUN Center
New York for about
coordinator, Terry
a year and California
Johnson, was awarded
but after a few years
the Outstanding Staff
photo by Josie Slade/the eagle
of city living, he and
Member award.
his wife realized that
“It was totally
Price
home
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t e d .”
h e and Jarlin De-Leon are part of
Prefumo
the was
SUN their
Center
students who will canvas the area on Friday,
moved
states. “There
are from
so 2-6 p.m., Trick or Treating forand
Oct. 31,
food
from back.
the community. The students are looking for nonperishable
County
He has
been Food
with Bank. Any students who want to join
many others
who arefood items to be donated to the Carbon
the group, sport your
favorite
costume, meet at the JLSC at 2 p.m. that day and a specifiic area of the
Terry
Johnson
SUN
Center
deservingcommunity
of this will be assigned
to you to “Trick or the
Treat”
for food.
for about 3 years
award, but I am very
and with USUE overall for a little
honored.”
Although this award is a great over nine years. In the SUN Center
honor, this is not Johnson’s first he works with about 20 student
time being voted for an award.
see Terry Johnson page 3

Chancellor
emails The
Eagle staff
that the
decision
has not
been
finalized,
but . . .

T

Trick-or-Treat for Food

Aniya Taberna scribbles with her chalk at
the USU Eastern Preschool.
photo by Hunter Free/The Eagle

Morgan Verdi editor-in-chief / mlverdi@hotmail.com

he rumored closure of the USU
Eastern preschool picked up
steam fall semester, although a
recent email from Chancellor Joe
Peterson to The Eagle staff stated
that its eminent closure is not a done deal.
The preschool has been on
campus since the early 1980s and
housed in the West Instructional
Building. Funded by preschool
tuition and indirect resources,
the preschool serves as a lab for
college students who are majoring
in early childhood education. It is
also used as a public relations tool
to educate future USU Eastern
students. USU Eastern’s funding
is limited to maintenance and
support services.
Two sessions are offered,
three days a week. The morning
session is for 3 year olds and the
afternoon session is for 4 to 5
year olds.
The program is similar to preschools at Dixie State University,
Southern Utah University, Snow,
Utah Valley University, Brigham
Young University, Westminster,
Salt Lake Community Col-

lege, the University of Utah,
Weber State University, Utah
State University and three of its
regional campuses.
Philosophically, the curriculum allows children to
explore in a safe environment,
gives opportunities not afforded
at home and provides hands-on
experience for future learning.
“It’s the primary connections,
which research shows, are so
critical to shaping the minds of
preschoolers as successful future
learners,” associate education
professor Anne Mackiewicz, said.
USU Eastern’s program is
based on best researched practices. “In the state of Utah anyone
can open a preschool,” she said.
“All you need is to acquire a
business license. There are no
background checks, CPR training, food handler’s permit, or

child development education.
Preschools can have an unlimited
number of students without
anyone checking on how many
adults are present to teach and
monitor the children. There is
simply no oversight of preschool
owners and that is something
parents should be aware of. I
encourage all parents to ask about
these issues when enrolling their
child in a program.”
USU Eastern’s preschool
teacher has an early childhood
degree. The program teaches
college students a complete
curriculum of early childhood
education. When a college student
graduates from the program, they
will have earned an associate of
applied science degree (AAS)
with an emphasis in child development.
As the enrollment of the college dropped this past decade,
so did students majoring in
early childhood education. Two
to three students enroll each
year, but more are needed if the
program is to remain viable.
If the college chooses to
keep the program, Mackiewicz
believes a focused effort to recruit
students would support a viable
program. If the AAS is eliminated, available funding along
see preschool page 3

1,000-year-old pot found in Nine-Mile Canyon

Ryan Murray at the Center for
Workforce Development

Men’s
busted
Katiesoccer
Felice

Students inter- with training, whether it be in
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staff writer
when
they opened
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to door,
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stop by the WorkMurray claims that the most
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rewarding of his job and service
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to
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Murray.
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entrepreneurship.
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Ryan MuRRay ested in business
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small business and
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door where several ing for the 10 players who were
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team is involved
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meeting
to utilize
their free services and counseling. For student’s

Josie Slade

you should have a clear
focus of what you want.

resided.
He smelled
smoke
and
see
testingconvenience,
page 3
discuss
any aspect
of their
business, to help
getdrug
financthe center offers a business-boot-camp
ing and to establish marketing strategies.
session every third Friday of each month from noon
There is also a complimentary program known as to 1 p.m. where interested students can attend lectures
custom fit that offers facilitated training. The custom- and training to learn more about real world business.
fit program is where the state of Utah provides funds Opportunities for students who would like to intern
for businesses to help them improve their training in business is available at the center.
opportunities. As a part of this, the center helps faMurray explains the best advice he has yet to
Thecilitate
USU training
Eastern programs
Office ofby connecting
family. Brylee
was diagnosed
withis, “to have a clear focus of what you want.”
businesses
receive
Residence Life sponsored the a DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine
“Believe for Bree” 5K at the Mc- glioma) brain tumor on March
Donald Career Center on Saturday, 6, 2013.
Sept. 13. This is the second 5k the
The community lost Brylee this
department sponsored to help the past summer and the community
local community.
has been amazing with showing
Jeff Spears, director of resi- support. The 5K raised over $1,250
dence life, said, “It is important dollars for the family with 125
for our students to be involved in people signed up for the event.
efforts to give back to surrounding
see 5K page 3
areas as our community is vital to
the success of our college.”
Spears referred to the first
5K,”Walk a Mile in Their Shoes,”
to support the Carbon County
Clothing Closet with collecting
shoes for local community members in Price. Eastern was able to
have over 80 participants with over
200 pairs of shoes donated to the
Clothing Closet.
The 5K for this year was for
another local cause in the community. Students, staff/faculty and
the local community were asked
Toby Prettyman
to donate $10 to the Brylee Olson

5K Run for Brylee Olsen

Make Up: Skull by Melveda Red Horse on Caitlin Hensley
photos by Hunter Free/the eagle

September 18, 2014

Katie Felice

Anxiety is an issue that
can cripple a person and leave
them unable to function doing
simple day-to-day tasks. With
the end of semester approaching, students study for tests and
are swamped with homework.
Anxiety isn’t an uncommon
problem and is something that
plagues almost everyone,
Why do we have anxiety and
panic attacks? Our bodies are
made to exist in hunting and
gathering societies versus the
large-scale civilization we now
live in. The anxiety we feel now
was something put in place to
protect us. Our ancestors lived
off the land and were put in
dangerous situations every day.
Darrin Brandt, director of
student services, said, “Let’s
say a week before your uncle
was killed by a saber tooth
tiger, right after a twig broke.
The next time you hear a twig
break, your physiology leaps
into action. Almost instantly
the flight-or-fight response is
triggered. It’s a very primitive
part of the brain based off the
very basic need for survival. It
was a pretty good system for

10,000 years ago.”
The stress response our
bodies have built in pumps
chemicals into our bodies and
urges us to either flee from the
situation or fight. This response
takes our hearts from filtering
one gallon of blood a minute
to five gallons. It increases our
blood pressure, makes us sweat
and makes every hair on our
body stand on end.
What does that mean now?
Our bodies didn’t forget this
system and it’s still in place
now. The problem is not this
system, but rather how our
society approaches it. Instead
of being able to work off these
chemicals like we’re supposed
to, we find ourselves stuck in a
situation and stuck with these
chemicals which are telling us
to panic.
If you’re sitting in class and
a professor decides to surprise
you with a pop quiz, your stress
response can engage. Immediately your mind goes to the
worst possible place. If you fail
this quiz, you fail the class. You
feel the need to run but it isn’t
socially acceptable to do.
You are stuck fighting off
all these chemicals and find
yourself unable to. Instead you
have a panic attack that has a
mired of symptoms on its own.
Our minds and bodies are

Halloween
Choir Concert

USU Eastern’s choral department is performing
three concerts in the next six weeks.
Today, Oct. 30, is the “Hallow’s Eve Bash” at
12:30 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center’s
multipurpose room. Songs including “Thriller,”
“Halloween” from the Night Before Christmas,”
“Bubble Trouble,” “Deep River” and “Monster
Mash/Halloween Melodies” will be performed.
Kay Fox, choir director, said her students are
offering a patriotic concert on Wednesday, Nov. 12
at 7 p.m. in the JLSC multipurpose room.
Her largest concert will be the “A Little Bit of
Christmas Concert” on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Price
City Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. The USU Eastern
Chamber Choir, Community Strings and Chorus
will all perform that evening.
“Sleigh Ride” will be performed by the Community Strings while the chamber choir performs
“Pavane for a Silent Night” by Shafferan/Liebergen
and “Rose of Sharon” by Parker/Drennan. The
choir, community and strings will combine to
perform “He is Born; the Devine Christ Child,”
a traditional carol arranged by John Leavitt and
“Run to Bethlehem” by Joel Raney.
The Community Choir will sing “What Sweeter
Music,” “Carol of the Magi,” “Silent Night,” and
“Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” arranged by John
Rutter. Other songs include “White Christmas”
by Irving Berline and arranged by Mac Huff, plus
“Good King Kong Looked Out” by P.D.Q, Bach
and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny
Marks and arranged by Harry R. Wilson.
Fox hopes this concert will be a favorite of
the community. All concerts are free and open
to the public.

made to keep us safe in situations of high stress. The problem is that our bodies cannot
tell the difference between
life threatening situations and
the modern situations we face
today.
Brandt said, “How often
does the worst case scenario
actually happen? Not very
often. Even if the worst-case
scenario does happen we still
make it through. We are made
to make it through. We have
to take a moment and remind
ourselves that it’s not the end
of the world.”
Anxiety is something that
can be combated with a change
of mindset. We worry and stress
about things that won’t matter
in the long run. Take a moment
to breathe.
“We are so busy all the time.
We often forget to take a moment and merely experience the
things around us. If we spend a
couple times a day merely taking in the things, actually living
in the moment, we could be
more stress free and happy than
we are right now,” Brandt said.
Take a moment to stop and
smell the roses. Remember that
these things you think are the
end of the world are merely a
bump on the road to overcome.
Life doesn’t need to be filled
with stress and anxiety.

Authors Night at
Library

A

local historian will
discuss writing about
Southeastern Utah
at the second annual Local Authors Night at the USU Eastern
Library on Thursday, Nov. 6
at 7 p.m.
Tom McCourt, author of six
books highlighting Southeastern Utah, has been featured in
numerous publications. He has
Tom Court
written about the Robbers Roost
outlaws; Cass Hite: Utah’s legendary explorer, prospector and pioneer; White Canyon, the little town at the
bottom of Lake Powell; a history of Moab, Nine-Mile
Canyon; and a soldier’s story.
He is an alumnus of the College of Eastern Utah
where he majored in anthropology.
The past two years, the USU Eastern Library was
remodeled and transitioned into a modern day stateof-the-art library for the students, faculty, staff and
community. “We invite patrons to check out the newly
remodeled library from 2-6 p.m. that day to see what
it offers,” Lori Brassaw, library director said.
The library started its Local Authors Collection
in 2013 and acquired a collection of 50 titles written
by local authors. Personnel obtain two copies of each
title: one available for checkout and the other as part
of the library’s permanent Special Collections, which
focus on Carbon and Emery County history.

USU Eastern newspaper wins 40 awards over past five years
staff writer
s.czarnecki@gmail.com

- If there was one thing you could change
about USU Eastern, what would it be?
- More students, more money for the
athletic programs and better food in the
cafe. It’s good, but you get sick of it.
- Far as your life goes, what are your
plans after getting your education at USU
Eastern?
- I plan to go on playing basketball, start
to study medicine, and maybe get married
and have a family.

be tolerant and
together and
non-judgmental,
plus learn to
news editor
work together and collaborate.
katrina.wood.247@gmail.com
When it comes to the students, the biggest difference
After nine years of working Rawson hopes she made was
as cooridnator of the GEAR UP that she opened their eyes to the
program at USU Eastern, Brenda available opportunities. “If they
Rawson retires June 30.
want to get a college education,
Rawson enjoys an abundance they can.” She loves watching the
of activities and hobbies. She students continue their education
goes on monthly hikes, attends and realize they can reach for the
dance classes every Thursday stars. In Rawson’s eyes, “Educanight and enjoys cooking new tion is the key to opportunity.”
recipes. Along with her husband, Once they realize the possibilishe started a tradition where ties, the world is open to them.
every time they see a review
Along with her triumphs,
for a new restaurant that interest Rawson overcomes ma ny
them in the “Salt Lake Tribune,” difficulties while managing
they eat there the next time
the program.
they’re visiting the
Though numerarea. Over the years,
ous students are
she’s collected a list
enrolled, there
of restaurants they
are many who
intend to attend.
do not particiBefore Rawson
pate and take
worked at Eastern,
adva ntage of
she worked in the Salt
G E A R U P ’s
Lake public school
services.“Kids
system. Eventually
are busy,” Rawshe became an adson says, “They
junct English teacher
have to prioriat Eastern for eight
tize and pick and
Brenda Rawson
years. During that
choose. Sometime, she started
times GEAR UP is not in their
looking for a full-time job. top priorities.” Despite this, she
After seeing an ad in the paper and her staff do their best to
for GEAR UP and realizing she help the students in every way
qualified, she applied for the job they can.
and was interviewed. Shortly
Rawson has loved her time in
afterward, she received the job GEAR UP. She thanks the parand became the coordinator for ents and students for their trust in
Eastern’s GEAR UP.
the program, their participation
As manager of GEAR UP, and input and their willingness
Rawson’s duties include hiring to let them help. She gives thanks
personnel and tutors and help- to the school principals who have
ing plan and execute activities, allowed GEAR UP to offer its
which her staff helps with. She services, and their willingness
oversees all components of the to let them help. She shows
program, but each staff memer gratitude to her staff and tutors
has their own responsibilities. for their dedication, work ethic,
With all the experiences and honesty and passion, and she
downs they have been through, also gives thanks to the college
they have become like family personnel for their constant supover the years.
port throughout these nine years.
Rawson learned much in her
Rawson’s passion for helpnine years of working at GEAR ing others touched many lives.
UP. Among the greatest lessons, Her love for lifting students
Rawson came to understand has left a lasting mark that has
that everyone has a different pushed many to aim high and
approach to life. “There’s no reach for the stars. She has left
one certain pathway.” Rawson a legacy that will never leave
believes everyone should work Eastern.

Katrina Wood

meiosis and fertilization, came screaming into life.
What an amazing process to observe, the growth
from two cells, the body’s largest and smallest joining
together to form this perfect organism. This was truly
beyond my understanding and I felt the first tinges of
that passion appear in my life. I hungered for more of
the unexplored darkness of my cosmos.
The final step in my journey, so far, came on May
13, 2014. My second child, a perfect little boy named
Jonathan passed away. Jonathan was a full-term baby,
who never took a breath of the air we take for granted.
Jonathan had a chromosomal condition called trisomy
21 or Down Syndrome, which occurs in the second phase
of cellular meiosis, where copied chromosomes line
up in the center of the nuclear envelope and separate
into the final-four-haploid-daughter cells. In his case,
one extra 21st chromosome stayed behind, leading to
the complications which caused his death. I had the
deeply personal experience of meeting him only one
time, and as many of you know, some experience are
too precious to be tainted by words.
There are, in science, a few things we know absolutely, or what we call laws. Scientific laws hold
up across the spectrum of fields, biology, chemistry,
physics, etc. One is called the law of conservation of
energy, where no energy in the universe was ever created. It has always been in existence and never will be
destroyed, just transformed. Every particle, every atom
that constituted my son has always existed and always
will, every photon that bounced of his blonde hair and
reached my eyes, continues its journey throughout the
stars and the universe, forever. Therein lies the reason
for my passion.
Science is the practice of searching. Searching for
those things lost and yet to be discovered. Somewhere
out in the emptiness of the cosmos are those photons,
which gives me reason to study and work and slave to
discover new and excited things.
Jonathan belongs to the stars now, so I’ll search for
him, unafraid of the dark.

VOICE OF THE STUDENTS

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Sam Czarnecki

- W hat is the biggest cha nge
you’ve ever implemented in your life?
- I think the biggest change is trying to put
others first. I learned that on my LDS (Mormon) mission in Panama in Central America.

Brenda Rawson retires
from Eastern’s GEAR UP

So far we have discovered the origins of the cosmos
as well as the origins of life on Earth; however I’d
like to take a break before we begin the next series in
evolution and discuss why science matters. Why do I
engage so deeply with science? That’s a question worth
exploring and in the end, hopefully you will understand
why I do what I do.
Science provides two of the most critical aspects of
existence, which is answers and questions. It provides
resources that enable you to ask questions, create solutions
and then test them to discover answers to those questions
and perhaps even better, new questions. I can’t convey
to you how exciting missing data is to me. The process
of discovery holds within itself untold wonders within
the darkness of the unknown which can be daunting
and troublesome.
Why involve myself with something as unsettling
as the unknown darkness of the unexplored cosmos,
or why involve yourself with these mysteries as I have
pled through these articles? Let me tell you my story.
I, like so many, grew up watching Bill Nye conduct
fun and relatable experiments and present them at my
intellectual level.
Those tapes captivated my brother and myself,
encouraging us to make a difference, explore the
universe around us and apply ourselves for the betterment of humankind. As I grew, I had a less than
stellar academic career through primary and secondary education, simply because I wasn’t driven; I had
no passion. Afterward, I applied myself to my career,
learning about and treating sleep disorders. The science
thrilled me; everything about the process of research
captivated me again as those Bill Nye tapes had in my
childhood. In my 20s I decided to return to college and
this time pursue the sciences as I had dreamt about. I
found success because I was finally driven.
This is not the end of the story, to be engaged effectively you must make it your passion. For some,
finding your passion comes naturally, through absolute
dedication to what they study and for others it comes
through discovery, finding something that envelopes
their imaginations and controls their thoughts. But for
some, like myself, it comes from another place, or two.
In January 2012, the world changed. My beautiful
daughter Bridgette, the diploid creation of successful

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third place awards, bringing their total awards to Prescott, Ari., won second for Best Website.
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that
pitching captain, I feel a need to set a good
example for the team. If I see the team not
where we need to be, I feel I can encourage
them to reach their full potential.”
Not only should a team captain set a good

1st Place: Bird Cage by Mayra Chavez

staff writer
simplyscienceusu@gmail.com

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Trahmier Burrell

The Cosmos

Danielle Parke

Super Bowl XLVIII, Baseball selects two team captains
Chase Castleberry
The man w h gh en ng n h s hands
one for the books
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sports writer

Young women prepare for Second Annual
Miss USU Eastern Pageant

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January 30, 2014

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October 30, 2014

Tools are awesome. They enable people
do jobs that would otherwise be severely
impractical and inefficient, like pounding a
nail into wood. Not fun when all you’ve got
to work with is your bare hands, so people
invented an object that you’d hit the nail with
instead of your hand, and it caught on quickly.
I guess you could just use a rock, but then it
still counts as a tool, and what rock comes
with the nail remover built-in? My vote goes
to the hammers.
But today’s subject goes not to the active
tools, but to the passive tools like cup-holders
and backpacks. Things that always do what
they’re built to do, even though they’re essentially doing nothing at all.
Today’s subject is, in fact, a pot, or vase, if
you prefer. The deal about this particular pot,

paper categories that includes all weeklies under
2,500 in circulation. As a member of UPA, it has
VIeWPOINtSin the state with
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other
week.
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lot
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its readership
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comes from its website at usueagle.com.
“Utah has great newspapers representing every
area of the state and the Eastern student’s work is
judged against other universities, plus professionals.
Winning in any category is a real honor,” adviser
Susan Polster said. “The Eagle gets a lot of assistance
from the Sun Advocate’s publisher, Richard Shaw.
Without him, we would not be a part of UPA and we
owe him great deal for what he does to keep us afloat.”
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• Wasssuppp?!
• Calendar of events
•page 2

Persistence turns
dreams into realities
Jesse Malan

staff writer
jesse.malan3@gmail.com
Our dreams are everything to
us. They are what make us who
we are. They are our motivation,
our driving forces within us. They
are our “pick-me-ups” in life’s
blues. Most importantly, they are
our underlying reasons to what
we think, say and do. That being
said, opposition will confront us
and either stop us or hinder us
from obtaining our dreams. There
are things anyone can do to help
overcome these road blocks, such
as planning, training our minds
and seeking help. This article’s
purpose is to help readers overcome doubts and fears that damn
or hinder progression.
First, I want you to think of
your greatest fears that keep you
from obtaining your dreams. Is
peer pressure stopping you? Do
you fear what your friends or
family will think of you for trying something different? Do you
fear that you won’t have enough
money? Or is the fear of failure the
main concern? If it is uncomfortable thinking about this I do not
apologize. This step is a critical
step to take in planning. Addressing your fears and planning how
to overcome them allows you to
smartly be persistent. This is a
power few possess.
The second issue to note is, to
know that you cannot plan and be
prepared for everything life throws
at you. How will you prepare for
the wild and outrageous setbacks?
That is where training your mind
comes in.
In my two previous articles
were the teachings of how to
train your mind and how to train
your mind more solidly. Just a
refresher: the mind is the birthing
place for our dreams and those
plans that aid us in obtaining our
dreams. What we focus on in our
thoughts is what we will attract to
us in reality. So, when a problem
comes up, do NOT focus on it. That
doesn’t mean ignore it; it means to
focus on how to overcome it. As
you train your mind to become
unconquerable, your mind gives
you the necessary ideas to help

the Bureau of Land Management let them dig
it up and run tests on it.
Tim Riley, Ph.D. and Curator of Archeology at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum
says that the pot is of
Freemont make,
and is obviously
more so because
it was found in
Freemont territory. He stated
that f inds li ke
these are extremely
rare, because the
Freemont civilization started declining around 900-1000
AD, meaning that this
pot could well have
been made over 1,000
years ago. The pot is

though, is that archeologists speculate that it’s
over 1,000 years old, and still intact. Specialists
from all over are stumped for several different
reasons, but the clear facts are:
Most ancient tableware
is found relatively close to
the living environment of
whoever crafted it, usually
close to other creations of
the same kind, usually in
pieces. This vase was found
alone under an overhang of
rock a fair distance away from
any ancient settlements.
The people who discovered
the pot, several archeologists
from the Colorado Plateau
Archeological Alliance, thought
it was just an odd rock formation
at first, but on closer inspection
they found that it was a half-buried,
intact vase. It was about a year before

win your battles.
Third, be optimistic. Thomas
A. Edison was struggling to invent
the light bulb. He tried and successfully failed 10,000 times. That
is literally 10,000 times. When
tempted by a colleague to quit his
endeavors, Edison replied, “I have
not failed, I’ve just found 10,000
ways that won’t work.” His being
optimistic has blessed the lives of
billions, not to mention aiding him
in obtaining his fortune. In training
your mind, train it to become optimistic, see how helpful it will be.
Last, but definitely not least,
when life beats you up in your
endeavor to obtain your dream,
seek help from a valuable, trustworthy source. Every president
of the United States has a cabinet
of people to consult on different affairs. Why not make your
own “cabinet” of friends who are
willing to help you? They will be
a great asset to you and you to
them. They will give you sympathy
which will be a great help on your
mental facilities. Some may even
share empathy with you, which will
show to be a greater help in many
ways. Often times, those who have
gone through similar situations
will have wisdom to share with
you. We’re talking free ideas full
of wealth from experience.
To become a persistent person,
you must first make a plan to reach
your goal and plan what to do
with the road blocks that you can
imagine. Then you must be actively
determined to obtain your goal;
training your mind is a great plan
to aid in this. Being optimistic is
gravely important too because it
is healthy and thought promoting.
Being optimistic helps to inspire
new plans when the road blocks
hinder the way of your old plans.
Lastly, everyone needs help from
some source in their undertakings.
These keys of knowledge, put to
use, aids in helping anyone be
persistent in their endeavors.
Never give up on a good
thought. Be persistent and turn
your dreams into a reality. Remember, thoughts are useless unless
turned into reality. Your thoughts
are you. When those thoughts are
put into action, you become a useful and incredible person.

see pot page 3

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• “Les Miserables”

•page 4-5

Other college newspapers with membership
in UPA include Utah Valley University, Brigham
SPOrtS
Young
University, University of Utah, Weber State
University and Utah State University. Weber State’s
“Signpost” was included in group one and won the
general excellence award.
The Utah Press Association was created in 1893
to represent Utah’s publishers. The organization is
Utah’s oldest trade association. It’s website reads,
“as an organization, we represent Utah’s finest, most
respected journalism. Utah Press Association annually recognizes excellence in our state’s newspapers
and presents awards to industry leaders.”

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• No postseason for baseball
• From rio to Price
• Lessons for life
• Volleyball preseason: 6-7
•page 6-7

Natsumi Oda jima

good at math. She is also funny, likes to
tutor people and very fun to be around.
Odajima’s cousin Hajime is the
biggest influence and role model in
Natsumi Odajima, a USU Eastern her life because he is smart, talented,
student from Tokyo, Japan, is the helped her get into school, always
youngest of three, with two older there when she needed him, and is
brothers. The thing she remembers also very caring.
Odajima wants to major in geolmost about her childhood
ogy and when she
is, “fighting with them,
graduates from up she
because it was hard to
wants, “to be rich and
get along and we didn’t
a geologist.”
agree on anything.”
Odajima’s favorite
Odajima’s dream
attribute about her
vacation would be to go
mom is, “she let’s me
to Alaska, “because it’s
do whatever I want and
cold and beautiful.”
she spoils me.”
When Odajima has
The part Odajima
free time, she likes to play
likes about being in
video games, her favorite
Price is there are no
being “Call of Duty.”
Japanese but she says,
The biggest change
“Price is too small.”
that has happened in
Natsumi Odajima
She loves Japan beOdajima’s life was, “because of the food, she
ing baptized as a member
of The Church of Jesus Christ of enjoys the history, the size of the city
Latter-day Saints. Another is coming where she lives and the temples.
The best advice Odajima has been
to America and having the opportunity to come to school in the United given in life is, “Don’t chase boys.”
States. While travelling back and forth Her favorite color is green. If she
throughout the past four years I have had a super power she would want to
spent up to $8,000 in travelling costs.” read people’s minds. One thing you
The one good thing everyone says probably didn’t know about her is that
about Odajima is that she is smart and she is double jointed in her elbows.

Carly Dalton

staff writer
dalton.carly@yahoo.com

Join
USU Eastern’s
Student-Run
Music Combo
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

in Brown Music Building
For more information
Contact Tyler Wilson
435-650-6091

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March 19, 2015

Player, coach, retiree after 40 years of
being on the court, field, driving range
Katie Felice

staff writer
simplyscienceusu@gmail.com

photo courtesy Dave Paur

Young Paur rocks the short shorts playing for CEU.

Dave Paur had a goal to coach for
40 years. He says, “The odds of most
coaches going that far are maybe 1 in
10,000.” This year Paur accomplishes
his goal, as it marks a total of 40
years coaching and 26 of those years
spent at USU Eastern. After a legacy
of coaching and athletic experience
behind him, Paur is now preparing to
retire May 15.
Himself was a former USU Eastern
(CEU) basketball player when he was
in college, Paur went on to Southern
Utah University for his bachelor’s
degree and the University of Utah to
obtain his master’s degree.
Paur started his coaching career at
North Layton Jr. High and went on to
coach at many other schools such as
Chowchilla High School in California,
East Carbon High School, Kings River
Community College and of course
USU Eastern. At Chowchilla he was
the head baseball coach, assistant
football coach, athletic director and

drivers education teacher. At Kings Idaho and CSI on the road with a score
River Community College, he was of 93-92 with a last minute game winthe head men’s basketball coach and ning shot.
assistant track coach.
Paur says the most rewarding
In the fall of 1989, Paur began part about coaching is, “building a
his career at USU
relationship with
Eastern. He was the
the players. If you
head baseball coach
want to last that
for eight years and is
long and win all
currently the BDAC
the time, you better
athletic director and
love your players.”
women’s basketball
Even though years
coach. He has lead
have passed since
the women’s bashis first coaching
ketball team for 26
jobs, he still keeps
years and says what
i n c o nt a c t w it h
he will miss most
many of the players
about his job is the
he coached from
all the players he
previous schools.
has coached along
C h el s ey Wa rthe way.
burton is now set
One of Paur’s
to take over Paur’s
greatest acknowlposition as the new
Dave Paur
edgments was in
women’s basketball
2007, when he was
coach. Warburton,
inducted into the coaching hall of fame a former player for Paur at USUE,
at Southern Utah University.
played for a year at Eastern, three
One of Paur’s most unforgettable years at Weber State and her senior
moments was this year when the year held the nation in three-point
women’s basketball team swept North shooting. Warburton also played

one year of professional basketball
in Amsterdam.
If Paur had any advice to give
Warburton on coaching, it would be,
“Be yourself. Don’t try to copy other
coaches. Sit down and think about what
you like to do as a player, what kind
of defenses you want to run and what
you are comfortable with offensively,
what kind of players you like. Don’t
imitate someone else.”
As far as the future of USU Eastern is concerned, Paur would like to
see the school put more money into
scholarships and recruiting. 
After retirement, Paur plans to
continue his life in Price with his wife.
He plans to take a couple of months off
and later go on a trip with his wife and
granddaughter back to Tenn., through
Mo., Ill. and Ohio to go site seeing.
His traveling goals would be to revisit
Israel and Brazil again one day.
Paur leaves behind a long legacy
of coaching and a lasting impact
on the players and athletics at USU
Eastern. His last words of wisdom
to leave behind would be, “the most
important thing you can do in this life
is help others.”

Gallery east art exhibit

“Kingsman: The Secret
Service” movie review
Josie Slade

editor-in-chief
sladejosie@gmail.com
In the spirit of old spy
movies, Marv Films
brings the comic book
adapted Kingsman: The
Secret Service to life.
Produced by the same
writer as Kick-Ass it is
guaranteed the same
laugh out loud and quirky
action brought from
other Millar creations.
Made for the big
screen by Mat t hew
Vaug h n, Ki ngs m a n
brings back the days
of James Bond before
the franchise lost its
sense of fun. Though
the movie is an obvious
play on spy movies, the
characters bring attention to the various spy
elements throughout the
film to show audience
members that the movie
is an intentional parody.
Colin Firth gives a
spectacular performance
through his portrayal of
Harry Hart, the Kingsman secret agent. Besides
Firth, the film is filled with
an all-star cast: Samuel

L. Jackson, Mark Strong
and Michael Caine. The
unknown, Taron Egerton,
plays the main character
Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, and
shows a surprising amount
of talent that doesn’t leave

him the odd man out
among his co-stars.
T h e a c t io n -f i l l e d
scenes are not hard to sit
through and filled with
moments that manage to
erupt laughter from viewers. Instead of mindless
action seen in action films,
Kingsman surprises with
music-filled blows and a
montage that utilizes a

symphonic piece titled
Pomp & Circumstance.
The R rating the movie
is given is rightfully done.
The movie is laced with
enough F-bombs to make
any Brit proud along
with gore and sexual
innuendos, the movie
shouldn’t be seen by
anyone sensitive to these
things. The movie, however, will not overpower
you with vulgarity and
a nod can be given to
the screenwriters on
this aspect. Kingsman
is tasteful when using
R-rated themes.
The defining aspect
of this movie is the
underlying themes that
teach viewers a few key
lessons. From the idea
that anyone can change
to the idea that what you
do and say matters. In the
immortal words of Harry
Hart, “Manners maketh
man.” What words better
than these can we find to
live by?
Kingsman: The Secret
Service wins a round of
applause and a recommendation to see the film if you
get a chance. You won’t be
disappointed.

Gallery East’s photo exhibit

photo courtesy Noel Carmack/USU Eastern Art Department

An exhibit of photographs by Andrew McAllister, titled Andrew McAllister: Photographic Observations by a New
Westerner, is displayed at USU Eastern’s Gallery East from March 2 through April 2. The exhibit is open Monday
through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment through April 2. The gallery is closed on weekends and
holidays. Attendance to the gallery is free and open to the public.
Any questions about the exhibit should be directed to Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by email at noel.carmack@usu.edu.

Carolyn “Carol” Widney Greider
“On the Shoulders of Giants”
Part V

Nathaniel Woodward
staff writer
simplyscienceusu@gmail.com

Dear Bridgette,
It is no secret that biology holds special interest in my life.
I speak of it regularly, participate actively and study rigorously
its secrets. There is so much that we can apply to our lives
and take inspiration from, the discoveries in the field over the
centuries have been world-changing. The personification of
scientific principles is a powerful way to help grasp concepts
that may otherwise prove difficult to master.
A field of biology that has exploded in relevance since
Franklin, Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA 60
years ago, is genetics, or more correctly, what has exploded is
the implications and applications it has to our lives. From new
treatments for long ailing diseases to designer babies, genetics
has shown us proof of our evolutionary past, linked us to those
long dead and showed us what we may become in old age.
One of the first things you learn in biology are the steps
of cell division and replication called mitosis (in normal
cells) and meiosis (in reproductive cells). These steps copy
the specialized organelles within the cells that carry out the
functions that make life possible, especially the copying of
genetic material or DNA.
During the early stages of cell replication, the DNA within
your cell’s nucleus in the form of 23-paired chromosomes
(tightly wound packages of DNA), begin to unravel and copy
themselves so the new cell may itself have the correct number
of chromosomes. While these steps have been observed and
understood for many years now, for some time it was a mystery
how these chromosomes didn’t lose much, if any, information
during all this shuffling.
Carolyn “Carol” W. Greider was a student studying genetics
at The University of California-Berkeley who helped make a
discovery that would solve this puzzle and change what we
knew about genetics and cell replication. Looking over the
great scientific discoveries of time, it may seem unlikely that
anyone without a doctorate would be able to make any real
contribution, which is something I’d like to clear up. Great
scientific discoveries have been, and will continue to be,
discovered by anyone willing to learn and apply themselves
in a field they have a passion and patience for.
While studying as a graduate student at Berkeley, Greider

was presented with a problem she found intimidating, and
attacked it head on. In her efforts she helped discover the
enzyme telomerase, a key molecule that helps replace and
protect the parts of the chromosomes, the telomeres, most
likely to get lost in translation into a new set of chromosomes.
Without telomerase, our chromosomes over the generations
would continue to lose information, the results of which would
end our species’ ability to survive.
This discovery paid off big time for Greider and the other
two scientists she worked with on the project. The Nobel Prize
was awarded to them in 2009. Greider proved that although
one may seem unqualified and be intimidated by a problem
that seems impossible to solve, they can triumph and change
the world.
The enzyme telomerase is a wonderful example of
something we can apply to our lives. Like our chromosomes,
the stress and difficulties of progressing and moving through
the natural functions of life, even those which completely undo
who we are and “unwind” us, can be made right through the
assistance of others. It is easy to lose pieces of ourselves over
time, and without a little help, we could even lose who we are
entirely. If you feel under-qualified for something, rely on the
help of others, those around you, who can build you back up,
help you remember who you were and who you can become.
Never lose sight of the accomplishments made possible by
digging your heels in and attacking a problem head on; an
untold discovery may lay immediately in front of you, just
waiting for that final push. Never, ever, ever give in to defeat.
I’ll always be there to help wind you back up.
-Dad

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March 19, 2015

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Eastern’s womens basketball team come together for one last 2014-15 season huddle before their game against Salt Lake Community College.

Three Lady Eagles earn region honors: Adams, Smith and Ficher
Abbie Bird

sports writer
abbierosebird@gmail.com
Coach Dave Paur and his team ended their season
on a good note. In the SWAC Region Tournament,
they beat North Idaho College to go to the second
round of playoffs and lost to Salt Lake Community
College in a close game on the second night. Although
they suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Bruins, they
left their season with a positive attitude, and three
players were rewarded with regional awards.
On Feb. 26, Eastern beat NIC in the first round of
playoffs, 66-58. This game, like most throughout the
tournament, was close the entire time. The Eagles
came in at half time only two points ahead of the
Cardinals.
Sophomore guard Bryanna Adams led her team
to their win by scoring 24 points and pulling down
seven rebounds. Maddy Murphy pitched in 11 points
and Jessica Anderson added another 10, with nine
rebounds.

The Eagles played their last game of the 2014-15
season on Feb. 27, and suffered a loss to end their
season. SLCC was able to pull through with a threepoint win over USU Eastern, 62-59.
This game was tight the entire time. SLCC led by
only two coming into the half, and Eastern was able
to take the lead off and on. At the ending stretch of
the game, fouls were called on the Eagles, and SLCC
made their free throws to seal the deal.
Five players from Salt Lake were able to score in
double digits and it assisted them in getting their win.
Adams dropped 20 points, Caroline Ficher chipped
in 14 and Murphy had 10. Adams also grabbed nine
rebounds in the loss.
Three members of the women’s team were
awarded with region honors. Bryanna Adams was
named First-Team All Region; Jamie Smith, SecondTeam All Region; and Caroline Ficher honorable
mention. Adams was put on the All-Tournament
Team.
Paur expresses how proud he is of his team,
saying, “We were 20 and 10, one of our better season
records. I thought we were a top-ten team. We beat

Sly: youngest player on
Eastern’s basketball team
Marcelo Ruediger
sports writer
marceloruediger5@gmail.com

Brandon Sly,
t he youngest
basketball player
for t he Golden
Eagles, was raised
in Riverton, Utah,
where he played
basketball since
elementary school.
Sly turned 18 years
old right before the
season began on
Aug. 29.
Sly played high
school basketball
for Riverton High
School for three
Brandon Sly
years. Freshman
year he attended a
different high school. His junior and senior
year, Sly earned varsity letters. His father
knew the head coach Vando Becheli and
talked to him about bringing Sly to play
for the Golden Eagles. “I thought Utah
State University Eastern would be a nice
place to play basketball and it was close to
home.” Sly came down for a workout and
after seeing him play, Coach Vando offered

him a scholarship.
As a freshman, Sly averaged 12.7 minutes,
three points and 2.3 assists per game. He was
crucial many times coming out of the bench
to help the team. However, this year’s
season this for men’s basketball was
not good. “I thought it was a rough
season. We had ups and downs, but
even though things did not go our
way I have learned a lot,” said the
young, talented point guard.
Sly has great expectations for
next year and wants to come back
to Eastern for his sophomore year.
“Things I would want to change for
next year is being more of a leader
and pushing myself to my limits so
I can become a better basketball
player and help my team to succeed.”
Sly wants to win the conference next
year, lead in assists and make it to
the nationals.
Graduating from college and
playing professional ball overseas is Sly’s
plan. “I just need to have a winning season
next year in order to transfer to a Division
1 NCAA school, and then I will be closer
to my dream.”
Sly learned a lot this year and grew as
a basketball player. He loves the sport and
regardless of the results of this season, he
is ready and excited to do better next year.

teams from Region Nine and one that went to the
national tournament. I am most proud of the way we
handled set backs and loses; we always came back.
“After a loss to Snow in overtime, we came back
and beat NIC and CSI on the road. In the region

Bryanna Adams

tournament, we lost to SLCC by three points. What
I will remember is they shot 26-foul shots to our two.
Sometimes you need a little luck, something we were
definitely short on in the tournament. Overall they
were a great team and a fun one.”

Jaime Smith

Caroline Fisher

From family of 12 children to team of
12 players: Judd at USU Eastern
Michaella Crooks

sports writer
michaella_volleyball@comcast.com
Melissa Judd hails from Saint George,
Utah, and comes from a family of 12 kids.
She has been playing volleyball since she
was in the seventh grade. She is five foot
ten and plays outside hitter/ right side.
She is a sophomore on our women’s
volleyball team. The people that inspire
her to keep playing are her parents, but
mostly her dad. “He is always there for
me. He knows what to tell me, and when
I have an issue or a problem I always go
to him first and he is always calm and
helps me through anything.”
So far at USU Eastern, Judd’s favorite
memory is her first year when they played
Snow. “We had a pretty big crowd and
we beat them in some of the matches
and almost won the whole thing.” Other
things Judd enjoys to do include playing
basketball even though she’s not good at it,
playing piano even though she’s not good
at it and reading and spending time with
her boyfriend. She loves music and likes
to pick flowers in the green pastures near
the dorms. Next year, Judd would love to
play somewhere at a four year college and
to major in physical education.

If Judd ever got a tattoo she would get
‘I love mom’ on her deltoid. Something
crazy that happened to Judd when she
was little was when her cousin almost
drowned her and she went unconscious.

Melissa Judd

“Now I am forever paranoid of being held
under the water.” Her biggest regret in life
is not being more sociable in high school.
Her most prized possession is her camera.
If Judd won the lottery, she would
spend a lot on a house, invest in a lot of
things and save the rest for her kids in a
trust fund. The one time Judd got pulled
over, the cop thought that she was trying

to lose him. “He pulled me over because
my license plate illuminator was out and
then he asked me if I had been drinking
when I was wearing a BYU Idaho shirt.”
Judd sprains her ankles often, but
the worst injury she has sustained was
in her senior year. “I got tendinitis in
my shoulder and that was a big setback
in my life.” If she had to choose whether
to be ugly and live forever or be pretty
and die in a year, she would choose to
be ugly and live forever. “Then I would
use the money from the lottery to make
myself not ugly.” If she could be any age
for a week, she would choose to be 23.
“You’re old enough to do whatever you
want, but not too old that people think
you don’t know how to have fun.
The weirdest thing Judd has ever
eaten is Ethiopian food because she has
two sisters and a brother from there, and
they love it. Her hero in life is her mom.
“She had 10 kids and she is probably the
nicest person you will ever meet.” Her
biggest fear in life is losing one of her
parents. If she got to spend one day with
a celebrity, she would choose to spend
it with Ingrid Michaelson because she
is Judd’s favorite singer. “I really love
her.” Judd thinks that Victoria’s secret is,
“figuring out how to make unattractive
bodies attractive to men.”

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March 19, 2015

Golden Eagle baseball
manages two wins and
eight losses on the road

Looks for win in four-game series at home

Shaun Peterson
sports writer
petersonshaun@yahoo.com

Brandon Eyring hits a single in a game in Mesa, Ariz., last weekend.

photo courtesy Darren Eyring

USU Eastern baseball continued
their busy schedule with 10 games
in a matter of a week against teams
from Nev., Ariz. and Colo. They won
two and lost eight.
The team continued SWAC
conference play against the College
of Southern Nevada for a four-game
set on March 5-7. 
Game one was a pitcher’s duel as
Sean Hardman took the mound for
the Eagles and potential first-rounddraft pick Phil Bickford was on the
mound for the Coyotes. Bickford
dominated the Eagles all night with
his fastball that was in the mid to
upper 90’s. He went six innings,
struck out 15 and didn’t allow a
hit. Hardman was also impressive not
allowing a hit until the fifth inning
to keep the game tied at zero.  
With some timely hitting, the
Coyotes were able to put the game
out of reach with two runs in the
seventh and three runs in the eighth,
stealing the first game 5-0.
Pinch hitter Jordan Mellen broke
up the Coyote’s no hitter with a twoout single in the top of the ninth.
Hardman went six and two thirds,
allowing two runs and striking out
five.
Game two was also a close contest

Jones: humble yet confident
Soccer player is all-around nice guy

If Jones had 24 hours left to live, he would spend time
watching superhero movies with his family and close friends.
sports writer
Embarrassing moments rarely happen to him; however
kyndall_gardner@gmail.com
the worst moment was at a swim party. “I dove into the
water with my swimsuit loosely tied… after coming out
Michael Jones is a student athlete at Utah State of the water, I realized that my pants had slipped off and I
University Eastern playing for the men’s soccer team as a was in the nude in front of family and friends.”
left wing defender. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Jones
Jones has played soccer for 14 years. His most victorious
found his love for soccer with a family of two brothers, sports moment was going to the Dallas Cup Soccer Final.
and a loving mother and father.
“We played teams from Mexico and England. We ended
Jones enjoys Frisbee Golf and lifting in his spare time. up losing the final match by one goal… yet, I was still
His favorite foods are spaghetti and tacos. He also enjoys proud of my team.”
the color yellow and being friendly to everyone.
Jones’ biggest hero is, “David Beckham, because of
Jones is humble, yet confident. “I love being nice to how he handles difficult situation.” Jones was a crazy
everyone I meet and love making a good first impression.” child and commonly did things to upset his parents. “I
One of his best qualities he feels he has
would microwave Hot Pockets the wrong
is that he’s an all-around nice guy and
way and almost burnt my house down on
easy to get along with. Jones is a social
several occasions.”
character and loves to get out and be
One of Jones’ hidden talents is
himself. As far as looks go, his best
longboarding and being good with his
quality is his hair. “I love being able
feet. If he could live anywhere, he would
to look stylish.”
pick to live in New York. “I would love
After college, Jones plans on
being surrounded by all of the people and
pursuing his career to become a land
the exciting atmosphere”.
surveyor. “I plan on living in New
One of the best memories Jones made
York while driving my dream car: a
with his team this year was their first trip
Koenigsegg Agera R and having a
together. “We traveled to Adams State. It
good-looking wife.” He plans on being
was our first college soccer game together.
successful.
Everyone was excited to hit the field and
Jones’ biggest fears are letting down
fight.”
his parents and not being successful in
Now entering spring season, Jones’
Michael Jones
the future. “I am not a huge fan of scary
goal is to work on his game technique and
movies either.”
critique his playing style. The team is doing
Being a lady’s man, Jones has found
many things to keep in shape for the season.
himself on many dates. However, the worst date was when “We practice every day and make sure to get game-like
he went on a date with a girl who had an identical twin. touches when we can. We also lift every day to ensure we
“They pulled a joke on me and switched places. I ended up are in shape for games.” Jones is looking forward to games
going on a date with the wrong girl and didn’t even realize against BYU, UVU and Colorado Mesa. He is excited to
it until they told me later.” 
see how the team is progressing. 

Kyndall Gardner

as both teams battled back and forth
to maintain the lead.  In the top of
the second, center fielder Austin
Geurtsen got it started with a leadoff
double, then later scored on a single
by left fielder Greg Ashley to give
the Eagles the early lead. 
After the Coyotes pulled ahead
2-1 in the bottom of the third, Ashley
came through with another clutch
hit to tie the game at two midway
through the fourth, but that was
quickly answered as the Coyotes
tacked on one more run in the bottom
of the inning and held on for a 3-2
victory.  Ashley went 2-3 with a pair
of RBIs. Mellen also had a pair of hits. 
Game three was another seveninning battle as the Coyotes jumped
out to an early lead with three runs
in the bottom of the second.  The
Eagles fought back with two runs in
the fourth and one run in the fifth to
tie it. The Coyotes broke the tie with
a pair of hits and were able to once
again hold on to a narrow victory
of 5-3. Greg Money and Mellen
both had two hits to lead the way
for the Eagles. 
The Eagles ran out of steam in
the final game of the series, as the
offense sputtered and the pitching
could not contain the Coyotes as
they finished the sweep with a 9-1
victory.  Eagles were unable to get
anything going with only two hits in
the ball game.
The team then traveled to Thatcher,

Ariz., for a four-game set against
Eastern Arizona College. After the
Eagles came out flat in Monday’s
doubleheader dropping both games,
they looked to get back on track in the
final two games, but with a series of
controversial calls in the third game,
coach Scott Madsen was ejected,
forcing the Eagles to forfeit the final
game, giving the Gila Monsters the
four-game sweep. 
The Eagles returned home with a
two-game series against the Western
Colorado Club team. Sophomore
Jayce Hill took the mound and threw
a perfect game; literally perfect. He
did not allow a batter to reach base in
five innings while striking out seven,
giving the Eagles a 10-0 victory. 
Hill said after the game, “I was
lucky enough to get to experience
something like that and if feels so
great. Honestly, I still can’t believe
it. The guys were behind me making
plays, giving me the opportunity
to accomplish it. The win is what
matters the most and the perfect game
was just a bonus with a complete
team effort.”
The bats stayed hot for the Eagles
as they belted 10 hits to sweep the
two-game series with a 12-2 win. 
USU Eastern continues their
home stretch with a four-game series
on March 20 and 21 against Mesa
State University club. Games start
at noon with the second following
shortly after.

Warburton replaces Paur
as head women’s basketball
coach starting in 2015-16
Coming off a great season this year and hopefully
carry it over to the upcoming season. The SWAC
sports writer
conference is tough; there is no easy game. It’s
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tough games continuously against nationally
ranked teams.”
Chelsey Warburton, head women’s volleyball
She said, “I am excited for this coaching
coach at Utah State University Eastern, is stepping opportunity. Being an assistant for Coach David
down as the volleyball coach, but stepping into Paur has been an honor and an experience I will
the head women’s basketball coach position.
always remember. He has a love for the game that
Warburton was born into an athletic everyone can see. Coach Paur pushes his players
family with all of her sisters
to excel on the court as well as
playing as collegiate athletes
off the court, and wants them to
with promising basketball
enjoy the game. Coach Paur and
careers. Warburton played
Coach Dave Allen were great
basketball at Carbon High
to coach with. I couldn’t have
School, College of Eastern Utah
asked for two better people to
for a year and then transferred
work with and learn from. I am
to play D-1 basketball at Weber
grateful for their input over the
State University. When she
last couple years, and also for
finished college, she played pro
allowing me to coach alongside
basketball in Amsterdam.
of them.”
“I love sports, but basketball
The players are happy for
is the sport I excelled at. I enjoy
Warburton, but will miss Paur.
everything about it, I always
Kali Pei said, “Honestly, I’m
have. It is much of a mental game
very excited. Chelsey is a great
as it is a physical and emotional
coach and she’s been here helping
Chelsey Warburton
game.” Warburton said why she
out and knows how things work.
chooses basketball as her sport
Next year might be different in
of choice, “If I was not coaching
a few areas, but I think it will be
I would either still be playing basketball or good. I can’t wait to see how things go.”
working in the criminal justice field.”
Shania Hurst said, “I’m sad Coach Paur
Talking about her plan for her first year as isn’t coaching again, but I’m excited to play for
head coach, Warburton said, “The plan is to Chelsey. She is a smart coach and really knows
be as competitive as we possibly can next year. how to teach basketball.”

Masi Steel

Kennedee Tracy: just what the coach
ordered for Eastern’s women’s soccer

Bennett looks for new players for next year’s team

make it to the national tournament.
Bennett’s recruiting philosophy is that he believes
sports writer
the
more players he is in contact with, the better the
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chances are that he will find the players he wants for
his teams. Bennett looks for recruits from almost all the
USU Eastern’s head men’s and women’s soccer coach high schools in Utah and a few out of state high schools.
Ammon Bennett has been working hard on recruiting the He also encourages his previous and current players to
past few months.
recruit and invite players to email him.
Bennett looks for several things
Usually recruits will send Bennett
when looking for future players. “My
emails inquiring information about USU
ideal player includes traits like being
Eastern and the team. If it is at all possible,
smart, being mentally and physically
Bennett tries to see the player in action by
quick, fit, competitive, aggressive and
attending one of their games. That will
being a team player.”
follow up with a few phone calls between
The latest addition to the women’s
Bennett and the possible recruit. Finally
soccer team is forward Kennedee
the recruit will be invited to the campus
Tracey from Spanish Fork, Utah. She
to meet the team and take a tour of the
was recruited during the fall season
college. There the coach and recruits will
and is in Price playing and practicing
decide whether or not that is the best place
with the team this spring season. “It
for them to be.
was the closest college to home that
Bennett is looking for about 30 players
I could play soccer at,” Tracey said.
for each of his teams next season and is
She is expecting to have a great season
very excited about the talent coming to
Kennedee Tracey
next fall. She plans on helping the team
both teams.

Mashaela Farris

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