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Volume LXXVIII•Number 5

‘15 enrollment numbers
When looking at the enrollment
numbers for fall 2015 at USU
Eastern, something different is
revealed. Vice Chancellor of
Enrollment, Greg Dart says, “I’ve
been working with enrollment
numbers for years and have never
seen anything like this. On day

most of which were concurrent
enrollment students. This year,
also from day one to day 15, 300
concurrent enrollment students
were added, but 300 students were
still lost somewhere. In full-time
equivalent enrollment [12 or more
credit-hours per semester], USUE
added 12 more students than last
year, 1,474 to 1,486.
With the initial enrollment
numbers, one would have guessed

one I was celebrating enrollment
numbers and on day 15 we saw
something significantly different.
Accordi ng to Da r t, it
isn’t shocking as much as it
is interesting. “We’ve had an
interesting enrollment this year.
For all of USU Eastern (Blanding
and Price), as of the first day of
school, we were 317 up headcount
on the first day of school; 2,092
students were enrolled on day one,
2,015 were enrolled on day 15. We
actually dropped back 77 students
in those two weeks.”
Last year, from day one to
day fifteen, USUE added 300
more students than this year,

that USUE would have ended up
having 300 more students from
last year. It really speaks to the
university’s first-year retention,
which according to Dart, is still
among the best in the state. “There
is always room for improvement.
We can put more focus on keeping
students committed once they
get here.”
It seems to be a strange
phenomenon, but not exactly
shocking. Dart believes that it
has much to do with the type of
students that USUE serves. “We
have a unique opportunity here and
it’s going to take some different
efforts that we’ve ever had before.”

Daniel Pike

news editor


November 5, 2015

Board of Trustees

attend CIB dedication
Eagle Editor receives
special commendation


photos by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

The Central Instructional Building open house featured USU President Stan
Albrecht, music, dignitaries from throughout the state and speeches.

or the first time since 2010 the Utah State University
Board of Trustee’s held their regular meeting Oct. 30th in the
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) in Price. The board is
comprised of alumni of USU and are appointed by the Governor.
During the meeting, two new trustees were sworn in and
a new executive committee was appointed with local resident
Frank Peczuh voted into the post. The agenda highlighted the
efforts of the USU main campus to include distance sights and
the USU Eastern campus in events and causes important to the
university, specifically alumni involvement at all stages of life.
During the meeting, The Eagle editor in chief, Nathaniel
Woodward, received a special commendation from the board,
which was presented by USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson
and USU President Stan Albrecht. The commendation was given
to Woodward for outstanding academic performance, campus
involvement and dedication to Utah State University. Highlighted
in the letter from the board was his families’ long and dedicated
history with Carbon College, the College of Eastern Utah (now
USU Eastern) and USU, which he is proud to be part of.
Woodward thanked his wife, children and family for their
support and dedication and spoke briefly on his love for the
university. “I also would like to acknowledge the dedication
of the faculty and administration to my education, specifically
Larry Severeid, Tyson Chappell, Susan Polster, Noel Carmack,
Susan Neel, John Weber, Wayne Hatch and countless other
educators who have become my mentors and friends.” Having
already been accepted into a prestigious law school, he plans on
applying to some medical schools and graduate programs with
the hope to one day become a university president.
Later that day the board and university administration
gathered in the common area in front of the Central Instruction
Building with hundreds of USU and USU Eastern staff, local
see open house page 3

History Dept. sponsors Fright Night and ghostly stories
Nathan Pena

staff writer
Fright Nights, an hour-long event on Oct.29, where
the many ghosts of Carbon County were discussed.
The hosts for the event were Kitty and Bobcat, who
are co-writing a series of books documenting the
many ghosts of Eastern Utah. They were asked to
tell stories about ghosts around Carbon County and
how the legends came to be.
The first story, according to Kitty, was a story
that emerged from real events. “This ghost story
shows a direct correlation between history and a
ghost story.” The ghost story came from Scofield

after many residents had asked them to add the tale
to their next book. “The story that they keep telling
us, is the story of Mary Green,” Kitty said. “They
said ‘you have to make sure you put in the story of
the Green Ghost.’”
Kitty and Bobcat agreed to add the story and
listened to the tale of a ghost that walks along the
side of the road, looking into cars. Once she does,
the car instantly freezes over, turning it ice cold.
Kitty says, “The most interesting thing about this
woman, is that you only see the top half. The other
half ends in tatters.”
Kitty, as a historian, was intrigued by this and
delved deeper into the story and found it closely
related to a woman named Myrtle Green, who died

tragically by a train and having her body split into
two, the lower torn to shreds by the wheels of the
locomotive. “We always try to find the real person
associated to the ghost story,” Kitty added.
The second story she talks about is the White Lady
of Latuda. “The next story is about someone that we
can’t find,” Kitty said. “Probably the most infamous
ghost of Carbon County,” according to Kitty.
“The White Lady is almost difficult to track
down, primarily because of the things that happened
to her happened to a million different miners and
their wives.” Kitty and Bobcat did some digging,
sifting through old stories and found a single thread
that linked closely to the origins of the White Lady.
According to their research, it is about a couple

who moved from Yugoslavia to Utah where the
husband worked for the mines. They were given a
home until an accident happened in the mines where
the husband worked, killing him instantly. The wife
was forced out of her home with her infant child.
With unsuccessful pleading, she decided to kill
her child, dress up in her wedding gown and hang
herself in front of the mining office. From then on,
the story of how she died and her hauntings frightened the local miners until one decided to blow the
mining office up.
So many stories surround Eastern Utah, we even
have local ghost stories on USU Eastern’s campus.
However scary they may be, remember there is
always a speck of truth hidden within these legends.

Johnson’s creative moment USU Eastern attracts Hollywood veteran for “Hamlet”
Casey Warren
staff writer

If you have ever wondered who
is the master behind the web success of USU Eastern, meet Tracey
Johnson. She is the webmaster
for USU Eastern and works hard
to keep students updated and
As many of the students and
faculty know, there is a lot of
work going into making sure the
merge with Utah State University
is known. Johnson is a big help
in that effort. “Currently I am
spending most of my time migrat-

ing our current website to a new
system that will better reflect our
affiliation and role with Utah State
University. This means a lot of
content organization, editing and
graphic design. I am hoping to
have all our content migrated so
the new website can go live for
spring semester.”
When it comes down to it,
creativity is Johnson’s favorite
part of her career. “I like working
with design elements and trying
to make things look nice. I also
enjoy (most days) the challenge
of my profession. Technology

see Johnson page 3

Third annual Author’s Night
The Price Campus Library are
hosting four faculty and staff authors at its Annual Local Authors
Night on Nov. 12 from 7-8:30
p.m. in the library. Susan Neel,
Ph.D., Noel Carmack, MFA, Stan
Marineau and Sandie Nadelsen
will present recent journal publications.
Author’s Night is in its third
year and the library staff is excited

to shine the spotlight on our own
faculty and staff and highlight
these unsung authors. “We are
looking forward to hearing about
varied subject matter that is sure
to provide an interesting evening.
Our lineup so far includes faculty
from nursing, automotive, art and
history,” Sherill Shaw said.
The presentation is free and
open to the public.

Calendar of Events
America doesn’t care anymore
A different kind of war
Whasssuppp?!?! by art dept.

who worked with Hoffman when
he appeared in “Tarzan,” “Crazy
viewpoints editor
for You” and “Cats” at St. George’s
Tuacahn Theatre.
Innes is technical director and
With 50 years of Hollywood
producer for “Hamlet” and was
film and television credits as long
technical director for “Tarzan”
as your forearm and theatrical
where Hoffman played Jane’s
credits as long as you leg, actor
Jerry Hoffman has joined the USU
Innes called Hoffman and
Eastern cast of “Hamlet,” playing
asked him if he would be interested
Polonius for the next six weeks.
in playing Corambis, later named
If you have seen episodes of the
Polonius. Hoffman said, “let me
“Waltons,” “Three’s Company,”
think, yes.” 
“Flamingo Road,” “Gunsmoke”
Hoffman says he has always
or more recently “Sea Monsters:
loved Shakespeare and would love
A Prehistoric Adventure,” “The
to act in Cedar City’s
Shakespearean Festival sometime. He
says acting in films
makes money, but
live theater is where
he really has fun.
Fresh off of a
theatrical run of
“Bagel,” a play about
the automatic bagel
machine, Hoffman
agreed to act in the
Eastern show for
room and board. He
The faces of Jerry Hoffman who is in Eastern’s production of “Hamlet” in December.
smiled when he said

Christopher Palo

Kolaborator,” or “Puppet Master:
Axis of Evil,” you will have seen
the veteran actor.
Hoffman literally drove from
Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 26 to start
learning lines and begin rehearsals
with the Eastern cast of “Hamlet”
that night.
“I called my agent and told her
to not schedule me for anything
until after ‘Hamlet’ is over,” Hoffman quipped.
How did a journeyman actor
get cast in USU Eastern’s performance of “Hamlet?” It’s easy if
one knows Eastern’s Brent Innes

Miss Eastern candidates
Cooking with Toby
Noel Carmack
Conflict among roommates
Setting the record straight

he has never lived in a dorm before,
but did go to college and graduated with a degree in theatre from
University of California in Irvine.
Eastern’s version of “Hamlet”
is called a “Dirty-Quattro,” meaning that it’s the first draft of the
show. Essentially, this version is
the first draft of what Shakespeare
wrote in his notes about Hamlet.
Someone may have picked them
up and published them. This is
that play, Innes said.
Audiences should enjoy this
artistic take on the beloved classic, Hoffman said. “If they have
a willingness to watch, they will
enjoy it.”
Hoffman has played in “Hamlet” productions twice before. “It’s
the most performed play of all time
every year. With Shakespeare you
have to watch the relationships
between characters. And remember that 90 percent of the words
he wrote are still in our language
today. He’s a poet and came up
with 1,300 phrases we still use.”
Hoffman grew up in Kentucky
and moved to California when his
mother got transferred. He said his

see Hollywood star page 3

Men’s soccer in semi-finals
Women’s soccer heading to playoffs
Paige and Brandon Eyring
Volleyball season ends
Brandon Sly


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November 5, 2015

History: The She-Kings of Earth’s Golden Age
Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

The present is the only time we have
every truly existed, we can only imagine
the future and history can be terribly biased
being as it were, written by the victors. For
example Shakespeare, influenced by the
Tudors made poor King Richard III out
to be a villain, only to have the long-dead
sovereign vindicated from a deep grave
beneath a parking lot 600 years later.
This type of bias and Hollywood
ch ica ner y conti nues to plag ue ou r
perspective of historical figures over
the breadth of recorded history, making
great hero’s into tyrants, reversing the
roles played and spinning opinion on the
great conquerors, protectors, leaders and
philosophers of the past. Long forgotten,
and willingly overlooked, were the immortal

she-kings of Earths most colorful and
influential period.
A cunning Pharaoh of Egypt’s most
famous 18th dynasty, not the overdramatized Ptolomeic figures of literature,
but a pure Egyptian leader whose existence
was ground off the walls of her tomb by
jealous rivals, whose story is just now
beginning to be retold.
Pha raoh Hatshepsut, daughter of
Thutmose II, shaved her head after
ascending the throne in 1479 BCE, then
posed as a man to firm her rule over a
patriarchal society.
Hatshepsut’s reign was highlighted by
expanding Egypt’s trade and riches with
foreign luxuries. The story showed an
incredible struggle to retain power from
the jealous grip of her stepson Thutmose III
for nearly 22 years, unfortunately ended in
her being relegated to second in command
before her death.

staff writer

#ZacharyHammond. This is the hashtag
that has been blowing up since July 26. When
an uninformed officer aids an undercover
officer shoot Hammond during a set-up
drug bust. Where Hammond supposedly
started to drive at the officer in attempts to
hit him. Hammond and his friend were in the
parking lot of a Hardee’s somewhere in South
Carolina where a meeting was scheduled to
sell the undercover cop marijuana.
This was a horrible event that saddens
everyone, but I’m not writing this story for
Hammond, or the police officer, but about
Corey Jones. If you don’t know who Jones is,
that’s probably because the article about him
being shot was overshadowed by a year-old
problem about artificial turf having some
link to cancer.
Jones was a drummer in Florida who
was shot by Nouman Raja, an officer for the
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department.
Raja was driving around in an unmarked
police car investigating multiple burglaries
when, “he was suddenly confronted by an
armed subject,” according to his police chief
Stephen Stepp.
Raja fired his weapon killing Jones right
there, but the funny thing is Raja’s car didn’t

have a dash cam nor did he have a chest cam,
so there is no way for anyone to see what
happened. The only punishment that was put
upon Raja was administrative leave with pay.
Jones isn’t the only person who something
like this has happened and America hasn’t
gone crazy about. There have been multiple
police shootings of blacks since Freddy Gray,
who was the last big news police killing of
a black individual.
According, a few of
those killed in October 2015: Tyrie Cuyler,
Anthony Ashford, Marquesha McMillan,
Dominic Hutchinson, Rolly Thomas, and
Andriene Jamarr Ludd. How many of their
names do you recognize?
Hardly any of them made any impact
on the news, and the ones that did, were
mentioned for a couple of weeks.
It is apparent that America has begun to
stop caring. When Grey was killed, there
were riots all over the country. There was
barely a peep when any of these unarmed
black people were shot by police.
Yet the whole world is
coming down to persecute
t he of f icer who shot
Hammond, his incident
is st i l l r em emb e r e d
today with more and more
#Zacha r yHa m mond
popping up all over Twitter.

Eastern’s Art Department
• New 3-D faculty member for visual art
• Ceramics and Scultpture courses
• Beautiful new art gallery in CIB
• More green space on campus
• Smiles from new freshmen students
• New classrooms for 2-D and 3-D art

• Fall colors & weather ending
• Lighting in the Gallery
• Sunlight glare in classrooms
• Ugly Christmas sweaters
• Snow & ice on roads and sidewalks
• No more pumpkin spice for another year



Campus events

& other holidays & activities

November 5 - 21
USU Eastern online calendar:

5 p.m. Bread and
Soup Night
5:30 p.m. Breakway
Bake Sale

5 p.m. Bread & Soup
5 p.m. Photo Contest
Entries Due
5:30 p.m.
Breakaway Bake
6:30 p.m. M.O.P.S.


7 p.m. Mr. USU



7 p.m. Miss USU


fiercely during the second Persian invasion
of Greece that Herodotus referred to her as
Xerxes’ favorite and bravest commander.
Artemisia’s legend spanned the centuries
spawning legends and rituals that survive
to this day for better or for worse.
The shamefully forgotten rulers and
commanders of any gender of the past serve
as an inspiration to both the professional
and casual historians of today, but those shekings, whose prowess and bravery stomped
on the oppressive culture of patriarchal
society, should never have been forgotten or
misrepresented. Their stories are
testaments to everything that
is good and noble about being
human. One day, when we
look back on our biased past,
I hope we remember their
legacy for all it represented,
the embodiment of what
we should all aspire to be.

A different kind of war to wage

America doesn’t care anymore
David Rawle

Another incredible stor y from a
millennia later was of the legendary Spartan
queen, Gorgo. Daughter of the King of
Sparta, she later married arguably the most
famous of all Spartans, King Leonidas I and
later gave birth to the future King of Sparta.
Gorgo’s history was not limited to only
being in the presence of greatness, her legacy
as one of the few women mentioned by the
greatest historian of all time, Herodotus,
was made possible by her prowess as a fierce
leader renowned for her political wisdom
and sound judgment.
Queen Gorgo’s rule also happened
to coincide with a most frustratingly
misrepresented woman military commander
from an equally misrepresented culture. Her
name was Artemisia of Caria, a Persian
naval commander and one of the most
feared adversaries of Hellenic culture. She,
a Greek herself, aligned her interests with
the Persian ruler Xerxes I and fought so

Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
It happens fast; one moment you are out with friends
and the next you are on the
floor being assaulted by someone. This is the reality for far
too many women on college
campuses. The movie “The
Hunting Ground” is a documentary exposing not only
the systemic rape of women
on college campuses, but also
the lack of support from the
institutions meant to protect.
The movie told the stories
of women who had been raped
while at college. These stories,
along rape statistics, sent a
powerful message about the
problem existing on college
campuses. This is a problem
not unique to one college; this
happens all over the nation. It
has become an epidemic with
at least 16 percent of women
getting raped at college, and
these are only cases that have
been reported either to the police or other advocates. This
is a startling statistic, which
means many of the women
you see walk around campus
could have or will have been
sexually assaulted by the time
they graduate. To make things
worse, the schools revictimize these women by not only
harassing them, but allowing
these women’s rapist to return.
These schools don’t want
the rape reports because then
they will be known as an
unsafe school. That means
they will lose applicants, and

thus money. The universities
will defend their reputation.
They are a business before a
university, and so they care
about a bottom-line. If women
get attacked, the investigation
costs money and the reputation of rape hurts the schools
applicant rate. If they keep
reports low, they can avoid
costly investigations, but also
maintain their reputation.
This is at its worst when it
comes to athletes, because
they are backed by a multibillion dollar business. On one
hand, they have a star football
player who rakes in money for
the school and a woman who
just attends school.
Athletes in college are
hard to touch because they
make money for the school. A
good example of this injustice
is Erica Kinsman’s story. In
Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 7, 2012,
Kinsman was unwinding at a
bar after finals when someone
approached her. He then offered to buy her a drink. She
took the shot and was quickly
woozy. She was flashing in
and out of consciousness.
When Kinsman awoke,
she was lying on a bedroom
floor being raped by the man
who approached her at the
bar. The man took her to the
bathroom where he continued
to rape her. Then he drove her
back to her dorm. She not
only reported it, but went to
the hospital to get not only
checked, but also get a rape kit
done. The rape kit recovered
semen off her body. Even
though she reported this to

Florida State University, they
took no action. She came
back from winter break and
learned the name of her attacker; Jameis Winston, the
all-star quarterback for FSU.
FSU did nothing and allowed the students to belittle
her and bully her, telling her
that she was, “an attention
whore” or worse. Yet FSU and
the police did anything. With
the evidence she had with
the rape kit and bruises, they
could’ve gotten surveillance
footage from the bar, interrogated Winston or his roommates, or at least test him to see
if his DNA matched the rape
kit. None of that happened.
After ten months of waiting,
the allegations against Winston became public. After, her
bullying got worse because
not only FSU, but the whole
nation, was against her. It got
so bad she had to move out of
This is the kind of abuse
these colleges perform. The
worst part is universities turn
a blind eye to these offenses.
We don’t hold these institutions accountable. We do
make ourselves aware of how
these things happen. It is up
to students to force a change,
because as long as universities are making
money and no
one is getting
fo r t h e s e
crimes, the
will not

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11:30 a.m. Stress
7 p.m. Casino
8 p.m. Great
Gatsby Dance




Business Conference
Women’s Volleyball




Women’s Volleyball
6 p.m. NonTraditional Family
Movie Night


11 a.m. Student
Open Call
11:30 a.m. Finance
7 p.m. 3rd Annual
Local Author Night





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9 p.m. Lite Brite

Eastern Experience

April Miller
editing editor
Jorge Lascano
photography editor
Daniel Pike
news editor
Kayla A. Newman
sports editor
Chris Palo
viewpoints editor

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery East in
CIB, free open
to public
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
“Sixty Miles
from Price”
photo exhibit
by Mike King,
USU Eastern
9 a.m.-5
p.m. Mon-Fri
“Wildlife Photo
Contest” JLSC

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layout staff
Kiara Horowitz
Rachel L. Prows
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Emilee M. Merrill
Jorge Lascano
Brett Allen
staff writers
Casey Warren
David J. Rawle
Eric D. Love
Kayla A. Newman
Mara Wimmer
Nathan Pena
Nikkita A. Blain
Rachel L. Prows
Rodrigo A. Leon
Samuel Czarnecki
Shania Hurst
Stacy L. Graven
Toby K. Foster
Kyndall Gardner
EJ Sanders Jr.
Jada Clark
Ayanna Ford
Madison Woodward

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November 5, 2015
fantasy hair

Rafael Silkskin:
First job gone wrong, Part III

Kiara Horowitz
staff writer

After Randolf left, I got to my feet
and walked over to our makeshift
tent nestled at the base of a giant
tree. Inside I grabbed the water skin,
poring the water on the dirt. Scooping the mud up, I started to shape it
into a mask, before placing it on my
face. Rumpelstiltskin is described as
a weird little man, I guess that’s why
we aren’t tall.
Each recreation of Rumpelstiltskin
is different. Mine is a withered old
man with a hooked nose. My naturally
crooked teeth helped the charade. Satisfied with my face, I focused on my
hair, changing it from apricot to gray.
My only feature that still showed were
my yellow eyes. I certainly appeared
as a weird little man.
The sound of a snapping twig
made me freeze. I crouched in the
hut, listening intently. The trespasser
wasn’t stealthy in any sense of the
word. Judging by the sound of fabric
scraping against the ground; a woman.
“Rumpelstiltskin?” the trespasser
called out. I’d heard that voice before,
but it wasn’t the queen. “Rumpelstiltskin?” she called again. I sighed.
It couldn’t hurt to find out who she is
and what she wanted.
I grabbed a handful of dirt, leaves
and broken twigs. I raised it to my
lips and gently blew on it. The debris
swirled around my head, blurring my
vision. When my vision cleared, I’m
crouching on the rim of the camp
behind the woman. I straightened up.


I’m here strictly on business.”
“I see.”
“I knew you’d see it my way.”
Melanie said.
I smiled. “I can be reasonable.”
Melanie pulled back her riding
shirt, under it I saw a holster. She
unbuckled the flap and withdrew a
purple sack. She tossed it over the fire
to me. I caught it, the sack was filled
with gold coins.
I opened it, feeling around the
contents for anything abnormal. No
magical gold, good. I checked the
sacks weight. Dealing with money as
often as I did, I could tell how much
there was without counting it.
“This is the same amount of gold
we usually get for a job,” I snapped.
“You said you would pay more.”
“Part now the rest later,” Melanie
explained. “You’ll get the rest after
the child is mine.”
I snapped the fingers of my right
hand next to the sack. It vanished in
a puff of ebony smoke. The foliage
rustle behind me, but I didn’t turn to
inspect it. Nothing would let me take
my eyes off Melanie.
“Have a good night, Rumpelstiltskin.” Melanie said, getting to her
feet. She swished her midnight cape,
transforming herself into a butterfly.
I glared after her as she vanished
into the starry night. So she could
transform, big deal, I could go throw
walls. I narrow my eyes, why had she
called me Rumpelstiltskin? She could
have just said “good night”. Unless. .
. the rustling in the forest! I whipped
around and came face to fist with the
hardest punch that ever hit me.

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Cosmetology’s Annual Fantasy Hairstyles

USU Eastern’s Cosmetology Dept. held their annual Fantasy Hairstyles
Competition. This year’s winners were: 1st place, Ashlyn Olivas; 2nd place,
Kaelyn Loveless and 3rd place, Caitlyn Clarke.

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and web trends are constantly changing
which keeps me on my toes.”
Having a career at USU Eastern was
an easy choice for Johnson. She grew
up in Price and after living away for a
while, had the chance to come back.
“When my husband got an opportunity
to work in the area, we were excited to
come back. After completing my master’s degree, I got the chance to teach in
the business, computer, and information
systems department. After 12 years of
teaching, the web administrator job
became available, so I decided to move
into that position.”

Open House

Hollywood star

girlfriends got him interested in theatre because they
were always auditioning for
plays and he went along to
be with them.
Hoffman’s favorite actor
is Dakin Matthews because
he is smart and easy to work
with. “I enjoy smart people
to work with whether in
plays or films.”
Joking, Hoffman said
being an unemployed actor
is a full-time job and uses
his time off to take voice
lessons and learn new music. Would he do it again,
“oh yeah, I would major in
theater again, I love it.”
Hoffman thought about
leaving the field and getting a regular paycheck. He
was admitted and attended
Whittier School of Law and
from the first day of classes,


Before becoming a professor at USU
Eastern, Johnson was a student at CEU.
When asked about her favorite memory
she shared something that some students
might be able to relate to. “[My favorite
memory is] sneaking into the Sessions’
Dorms. I probably shouldn’t admit to it,
but my boyfriend (now husband) lived
there so….”
Johnson makes a large contribution
to the USU Eastern campus. However,
if she weren’t spending her time as the
webmaster and if money weren’t an
object, she would choose to travel. “I
went to Europe a couple of years ago

and would love to go back and spend
more time. I am currently fascinated
with Italy.”
Having experienced college for
herself, Johnson shares some really
great advice for students. “Focus. College is a great time to have fun, gain
your independence and learn from your
experiences. However, don’t waste your
opportunity. Education is such an important key to future success. Not only
do you learn skills to take with you,
but also you learn how to learn. Life
is a constant learning process – learn
to enjoy it.”

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officials and citizens to watch the dedication ceremony for the recently constructed
facility. Chancellor Peterson gave the
opening remarks and spoke on how the
CIB is a landmark of the community. He
shared that every morning as he drives
up 400 East to work, he loves seeing the
building come into view and remembers
the old main building that use to stand
in its place.
The next speaker was local state


“Well, well,” I said with my best
cackle. “And what can I do for you?”
The woman turned, my jaw almost
dropped. Melanie, an evil witch who
I knew for a fact Randolf hated, and
that was putting it nicely. I don’t like
her much either. Whenever Randolf
and I tried to do a job, she would pop
up and get in the way.
Melanie smiled, “What do you
know, just who I wanted to see.” My
stomach tightened. She wanted me?
“What do you want?” I asked.
“I’ve come to talk to you about the
child,” Melanie said, walking over to
the log by the fire and sitting down.
“I don’t have him on me.”
“Yet.” Melanie interrupted. “I
desire an apprentice. I’m willing to
pay extra of course, and I also want
it kept quiet.”
I walked over and stood across
from her on the other side of crackling
flames. “Since they don’t acknowledge
the bid from a witch such as yourself.”
“Everyone lives by their own set
of values,” Melanie stated. “I don’t
understand the point of people saying what’s good or evil because of
them. Besides, you can’t say you’re
any better. After all, you take infants
away from their parents and sell them
for money.”
“Just Gold Bloods,” I snapped. “I
take them away for their safety and the
safety of others. You make it sound as
though I sell them like slaves, they’re
not. They all go to family masters who
take care of them.”
“Have fun explaining that to their
parents.” Melanie said sarcastically.
“But I’m not here to discus morality.

senator John Hinkins, who spoke of the
difficult financial situation the university
was faced with in the last decade and how
far we have come since uniting the two
universities. His remarks focused on the
tenuous political processes involved with
securing a new facility and improving the
academic ability of a college in a small
The final speaker was USU President
Stan Albrecht who spoke warmly on the

special relationship the two campuses
share and reiterated the commitment
of USU to the students’ success at USU
Eastern. True to form, President Albrecht
finished his speech with a crowd cheer of
“Go Eagles! Go Aggies!”
Following the speakers the USU Eastern choir performed a moving bagpipe
assisted rendition of “Amazing Grace,”
after which Sen. Hinkins cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially dedicate the CIB.

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hated every second of it. He
finished, passed the bar and
immediately went back to
being an actor.
Hoffman has done hundreds of commercials playing a young dad until he was
40 and found that gracefully
aging has fewer rolls that he
is offered. He remembers an
8-year-old Ricky Schroder
joining him in a Special K
Hoffman’s advice to
younger actors, “go for it,
don’t be scared, stick it out
and talent helps.”
“I’ve been very lucky
with life,” Hoffman says,
while talking of his career
and family. He once got
a role in a Serbian movie,
where he only spoke in
Serbian. The director said,
“can you learn Serbian?”

Hoffman replied sure and
spent the rest of the time
with a Serbian tutor learning
his parts in Serbian. He went
to the next auditions for the
movie and got the part. 
That dedication to one’s
craft is paramount for success. There has been many
times when Hoffman has
gone the extra mile and
learned a new skill, all for
the love of his craft.
Hoffman’s daily mantra
is from “Hamlet,” which
speaks of his dedication
to his love of acting, “To
thine own self be true.
It must follow as the
night and day thou canst
not then be false to any
man,” meaning live your
life how you want to,
chase your dreams and
never give up.

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November 5, 2015

Library more student friendly
Stacy Graven

staff writer

“Mystic Forest” by Roxane Pfister will be on display in Gallery East Nov. 9 - Dec. 11.

photo courtesy USU Eastern Art Department

Logan artist Roxane Pfister shows
love of landscape at Gallery East
Logan ar tist, Roxane
Pfister, shares her painted
scenes of the high desert,
rugged Utah mountain scapes
and California coastline in
her forthcoming exhibit on
the USU Eastern campus.
Her exhibit, “For the Love of
Landscape,” will be exhibited
at Gallery East from Nov. 9
through Dec. 11.
Pfister was born in Boise,
Idaho, but moved to Idaho
Falls when she was 8. “I always
loved to draw, scribble, paint
and generally mess things up
when I was a kid, and I am
grateful my parents allowed
me to do this,” she remembers.
This childhood curiosity
continued to fuel Pfister’s
creative passion. “My love for
art remains undiminished,”
she affirms, “and despite a
number of distractions, I have

continued to work at my art,
taking workshops and courses
and painting all I can.”
This persistent pastime
resulted in remarkable vistas
depicting the Point Lobos
shoreline, views near Big
Sur and the bucolic Cache
Valley landscape. Wherever
her travels take her, Pfister
attributes her love of landscape
to the people and places of
Northern Utah.
“I appreciate having the
oppor tunity to sur round
myself with art and artists
in beautiful Cache Valley,”
she says.
P f i s t e r ’s c o l o r f u l
landscapes reveal not only a
love for the out-of-doors, but a
consummate skill in applying
her paint that is as apparent as
the visceral brush strokes that
comprise her painterly visions.

Her confidence with a brush is
a skill that she acknowledges
is one that is acquired over a
lifetime of hard work.
“For me, the creative
process is demanding, one that
never ceases to challenge those
hardy souls brave enough to
take it on. To be able to create
something truly beautiful is
a lifetime aspiration; it takes
many hours of dedicated
work to acquire the skills
necessary to produce art.
To devote one’s life to this
pursuit is a rewarding, and at
times frustrating, endeavor,”
Pfister said.
Pfister graduated from
Utah State University with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts before
moving to Los Angeles, Calif.,
and working in commercial
illustration. She eventually
returned to Logan where she

met her husband, Jim. “Along
the way, I had four children,
started back to school in
mathematics and statistics
and earned an MS in statistics
at USU. I have taught and
practiced statistics at USU in
various capacities until the
A closing reception and
gallery talk will be on Friday,
Dec. 11, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Students, family and the
public are invited. The gallery
is located in the Central
Instruction Building and is
free and open to the public
during the academic year
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed
weekends and holidays.
Any questions can be
answered by Noel Carmack,
Gallery East curator, at 435613-5241 or email at noel.

Utah State University Eastern’s
Library has become even more student
friendly in the last two years. Increases in
e-resources and print resources continue,
furnishings have been upgraded, and
additional electrical modifications have
been made to address student’s learning
in the 21st Century.
All these changes have been made to
contribute to a student-friendly environment. The library staff includes Lori J.
Brassaw, director; Sherill Shaw, cataloging and special collections manager; Aimee Lauritsen, public services manager;
and Kathie Armistead, acquisitions and
technical services manager.
According to Brassaw, 70 percent of
the USU Libraries acquisitions budget is
devoted to e­-materials which are accessible 24/7 to all campuses and distance
Brassaw said, “Combined with the
Merrill-Cazier Library located on the
main campus in Logan, we have nearly
one-million-print books, over 608,000
e-books, 67,000 scholarly journals and
more than 200 article databases available
to students, faculty and staff.”
Also available to students is “Live
Chat” located on the library homepage
at Live Chat lets
students at all locations receive research
assistance from a professional librarian
located in Logan at the Merrill-Cazier Library. This is in addition to the assistance
available at the USU Eastern Library.
This summer, 219 new chairs were
purchased for the library. “The breakdown is as follows: 153 chairs, 16 chairs
with side tables, 46 pedestal chairs
with wheels (for computers), and four
stools. All the chairs in the library are
now flex­back. The chairs were chosen
based on what would last the longest,”
Lauritsen said.
Farther back in the history of the
library in 2013, a new sprinkling system,
fire panels and carpeting of the upstairs
were completed. Another was the new
front desk and freeing the south library
windows area for students use. Located
in that area are vending machines, lockers
and a campus bulletin board.
In January of 2014, lockers were added
for student use. Lamps were added to
tables. Outlets to charge electrical devices
such as phones and laptops were added

in addition to more electrical outlets
throughout the library. Lounge type
furniture was added to make the students
more comfortable while studying. Some
of the side tables by these lounge chairs
can also be moved and used as a desk
across the lap. Students have used them
when sitting on the floor up against the
wall during a study group. Along with
these side tables are moveable seats. They
also have a purpose of a side table as well.
One other addition was ongoing
puzzles upstairs, “that give a break
from studying, but also keep the brain
engaged,” Lauritsen added.
Another 2014 upgrade was the Lee
Family Study Room. This was renovated
at the same time as the front desk. Before,
there were irreplaceable special collection items that were out in the open. That
made the room off­limits, so to speak.
Now, there are locked closets that hold
the special collections. In this room, there
is also a fireplace, which is beneficial for
students not only for aesthetic pleasure,
but it actually provides heat as well. This
room is for quiet study only, but is open
for student, faculty and staff use.
With all of these upgrades physically,
there is also technological upgrades, too.
A Knowledge Imaging Center, or KIC,
scanner has been added. This scanner can
help you scan notes to share or scan text
to study later. It’s convenient, especially
for busy college students.
USU Eastern Library has a Facebook
page available to everyone. The website
for the library is For
more information contact Brassaw at or at 435­.613.­5328.

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Library has improved over last two years

Noel Carmack publishes award-winning biography
Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

Noel Carmack, assistant professor of art at
USU Eastern, began working on a biography
of the forgotten pioneer-era special needs
boy named Isaac Whitehouse in 2014. As he
finalized his work, Carmack became aware of
another historian working on a Whitehouse
biography and saw an opportunity to give him
a lasting memorial.
Carmack said “Connell O’Donnovan wrote
a similar article for the Journal of Mormon
History. When I discovered that his was going
to be published as well, we arranged for them
to be released at the same time.” His work was
later awarded the Charles Redd Center Award
for the Best General Interest article in the Utah
Historical Quarterly published in 2014.
The GoFundMe page set up to fund a memorial gives this Whitehouse biography, “Isaac
Whitehouse was born in 1845 in Watford,
Northampton, England to Jacob Whitehouse

and Rebecca Ward. He was born deaf and could
never communicate with his family. After their
conversion to Mormonism, the Whitehouse
family migrated to America in 1854. Unhappily,
the parents died en route to Utah, leaving the
young-orphaned Whitehouse to be cared for
by his mother’s sister Elizabeth Ward, who
was newly married to Samuel George Baker.
Upon arrival in Utah, the Bakers (with
Whitehouse) were sent to the small Mormon
colony in Parowan, Utah, 230 miles south of
Salt Lake City. When Elizabeth Ward Baker
had her own first child, she began to neglect
and abuse her nephew, and worse, provoked her
husband to abuse him even more.
“Church leaders stepped in and the abuse
stopped…for a while. Then the Bakers renewed
their assault on the 10 year old, who was unable
to report the abuse or otherwise seek help due
to his inability to communicate with others. The
violence reached a peak on Oct. 27, 1855, when
Samuel G. Baker killed his nephew Whitehouse,
and then left the broken, crumpled body in an
irrigation ditch just outside the town walls,

where he was found the next day.”
James Henry Martineau of Parowan recorded in his journal on Oct. 29, 1855: “When
the body was examined, it was a horrible sight
to see. He had been buried in his dirty clothes
and excrement, and showed evident signs of
violence. His hands and feet had been tied with
a cord (the marks of which were still shown in
the flesh) and then he had been placed in a water
ditch, and partly chilled and partly drowned.
“The sand had washed into and settled in the
folds of his clothing. His body had large purple
spots where he had been kicked or struck, the
skin being badly abrazed and broken. Baker
denied all, but his wife confessed, and got the
cord with which he had been tied. The testimony of the people revealed a long course of
the most inhuman cruelty, perpetrated on the
poor boy, whose father and mother, dying while
on their way here, left him to the care of Mrs.
Baker, the sister of his mother. After she got
him, she herself became a mother, and hated
the boy most intensely, and incited Baker to
his cruel deeds.”

photo courtesy USUE art department

Assistant professor of art and author, Noel Carmack

Meet your Miss USU Eastern candidates: Fenton, Anderson, Smith and Andersen
Celeste Yvonne Smith
Attended Carbon High School and
now attends USU E. She wants to
advocate how reading leads to success
for her platform.

Mariah Fenton
Attended Tooele High School and is
currently a freshman at USU E. Her
platform is focused on self-image and

Alexandria Anderson
Alexandria comes from Taylorsville
and is currently a freshman at USU E.
She loves to focus on the importance
of communication in society.

Jasmin Andersen
Attended Centennial High and is
currently a sophomore at USU E. Her
platform is about how self-confidence
defines beauty, and not society.

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November 5, 2015

Mishandling campus rape/assault Setting the record straight:
The “Hunting Ground” uses personal recounts
Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
Major universities mishandling rape
and sexual assault is the underlining
theme of “The Hunting Ground” which
was screened on USU Eastern’s campus
Oct. 20-21.
Using personal stories, “The Hunting
Ground” brings to light the problem of
campus rape to the center stage with a
number of startling statistics: 16 percent
of women are raped on college campuses
and 88 percent of rapes aren’t reported.
It also makes it clear that
this isn’t held to only a few
campuses, but is a problem
across the nation. “The
Hunting Ground” explains
that the injustices don’t
end there, but continued by
the universities and police
The movie asserts that
most college campuses deter
women from reporting to
keep numbers low. They do
this by, as the movie depicts,
revictimizing women. Using questions like “Did you
fight back,” “how much did
you have to drink,” and “did
you say no?” Then they say
statements like, “You have
no evidence” and “it means
he loves you.” These tactics
deter women from reporting so universities can artificially keep their sexual
assault numbers low. This has led to approximately 80 percent of sexual assault
cases going unreported.
Even if women push their case through
the system, schools were still reluctant
to take action against the perpetrator.
The film gives statistics for some major
Stanford had 259 reports of sexual
assault, during 1996-2013, with only one
expulsion/suspension and the University
of Virginia had 205 reports, during 200013, with zero expulsions/suspensions.
Many other universities were accused
of having similar practices. The movie
indicts many institutions of giving out

minor punishments for people responsible
of sexual assault. Punishments ranging
from an apology letter, to community
service, to an eight-week suspension.
Women who had been raped by athletes fared worse with the movie indicting
specific cases like Florida State University star quarterback, Jameis Winston,
who was accused of rape and the only
actions taken happened two years after
the original report had been filed. Then
the assault case of a woman from Saint
Mary’s, sister school to Notre Dame.
Having been raped by a football player,
but when a Notre Dame Police Officer

tried to bring in the player for an interrogation, he encountered red tape. He
was told he couldn’t directly contact the
football player or anyone related to the
athletics program. The case was dropped
by Notre Dame.
The problem doesn’t only exist because of college athletics. “The Hunting
Ground” explains how the frat system
contributes greatly to the problem. It
claims that fraternities glorify sexual
conquests. The movie shows a video of
fraternity pledges chanting “no, means
yes, yes, means anal” around a sorority
house at Yale.
Many fraternities have being even
given nicknames because of how many
assaults occur there; SAE “Sexual Assault

Expected,” and DKE “Date Rape City.”
Yet schools refused to take action against
them because the universities need the
fraternities more than the fraternities need
the universities. The fraternity system has
more representation in the U.S. Congress
than any university. Also donations from
alumni come mainly from fraternity
graduates. In 2013, 60 percent of all
donations, adding up to more than $100
million, came from fraternity alumni.
Now movements have begun against
this injustice. “The Hunting Ground” follows two girls named Annie and Andrea,
who had been raped while attending
the University of North
Carolina. They tried to
get UNC to take some
form of action against
the perpetrators but UNC
refused to do anything.
From there they decided
to file a Title IX violation against UNC for not
allowing a safe learning
They quick ly became national news, and
were contacted by other
survivors and activists.
They started speaking
around the nation teaching women how to file
Title IX violations. They
also spoke privately with
survivors to help them
talk about their experience to reclaim their lives. Then they
began to speak publicly at campuses
helping better the situation as not only
them but other rape survivors shared their
stories, effectively putting a face to the
crime. There existed a lot of opposition
to bring awareness to the issue. Annie
and Andrea had started getting death
threats early on in their movement, and
they were not the only ones.
“The Hunting Ground” is 104 minutes
of brutal honesty. The cine-activist project
gained amazing reviews from many sources. The movie delivers a powerful message
in a way that makes it hard to ignore. It
was screened at USU Eastern thanks to the
assistance from Chancellor Joe Peterson,
and the social work and LGBT+ clubs.

Designer Babies
Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

What is the dream of every parent? I
can’t speak for all of them, but for me it’s
to see my children grow up healthy and
lead long, productive and happy lives.
Who could possibly not want that? With
the advancement of technology and the
ability to sequence anyone’s genome in a
matter of days instead of years, we now
understand the tiny pieces of material
called DNA that make each and every
one of us unique.
Due to the bottleneck effect as our
Homo Sapien ancestors migrated from
Africa tens of thousands of years ago,
our genome has little variation across the
species. But those tiny variations cause
some pretty significant differences in how
long and well we live our lives. Genetic
mutations give rise to hereditary diseases
and impediments that not only effect the
survivability of our offspring, but carry
the potential to span from generation to
generation. For example, I have a chromosomal anomaly called Robertsonian
Translocation where my 21st chromosome
is attached to the 14th, giving my offspring
a higher risk of having Downs Syndrome,
which my second child did.
With the tremendous advancement of
knowledge on our 23 paired chromosomes
and the sequence of our DNA, we learned
how other organisms like bacteria attack
invading pathogens and delete unwanted
DNA using a special Guide RNA.
Guide RNA simply locates parts of
DNA it doesn’t want and snips it out like
scissors. The implication and application of
this evolutionary mechanism has led us to
understanding similar ways to artificially
edit our own genome.
The term germ-line engineering
by a method called clustered regularly
interspaced short palindromic repeats
(CRISPR) bowed out to the pop culture
phrase of “designer babies” which could

either inspire or repulse you. What it means
is not tampering with an existing embryo,
but editing the genome of a germ cell (egg
or sperm) before the fetus is even made.
What the intention of designer babies
has been is to isolate the mutations that
would lead to any number of individual
or heritable disorders then remove them
entirely from the equation.
This method is not the only way to
achieve an alteration in DNA that suppresses disease, there are ways to engineer
somatic cells or already existing cells in
your body to the point where a disease can
be put into remission. Another is through
in vitro fertilization where several viable
embryos are created, and then checked
for abnormalities then potential parents
could select only healthy embryos for
A tremendous amount of work has gone
into these processes with a large amount
left to perfect it. What remains, however,
is the question of, “where do we stop?” If
it is possible to remove diseases inherited
from our parents, then it’s possible to
choose other attributes our children may
have such as gender, hair color, height and
This is where the main debate rages
and for good reason, a society without
variety could lead us to lose our identity
as a culture. Ethicists on both sides argue
the question of where an appropriate line
could possibly be drawn and your opinion
may be invaluable to the process.
Unfortunately the superstitions and
fears of a generally un-informed populous
continue to hold far too much influence on
those elected to form policy.
Take what I have presented to you and once
again, put it to the test.
Seek reliable sources such
as peer-reviewed journals
devoid of passionate
superstition, we may in
the end rid ourselves of
a lot of heartache.

How to deal with conflict among roommates
Stacy Graven

staff writer
Conflict is a word may
try to avoid, and still conflict happens. On campus,
especially in the residence
halls, events could happen
that create tension among
roommates leaving an uncomfortable feeling in the
air. This leads some students
to deal with the stress and
not approach the subject
and sometimes, completely
ignore it. This can last
so long before problems
with tension arise. Passiveaggressive behavior may
ensue because of the rising
tension. Actions could be
taken that hinder instead
of help the situation. Some
students on campus said, “I
think the roommates should
talk it out. However,do
everything in your power
to improve the relationship
first before you talk it out.”
Another, “Some of us
are passive. So, approaching
the subject can be stressful
and hard, but I realize that
the right thing to do would
be to bring up the source of
conflict with each other.”
Two questions students
might have about conflicts

among roommates includes
asking RAs for help.
1. What are some ways
that RA’s can help in roommate conflicts?
Resident Assistant President, Catie Duncan, said,

“RA’s are trained for roommate conflicts before the
school year starts. Our job
is to make sure that students
feel heard and that their
concerns are validated.”

A personal approach she
takes as an RA is talking to
the residents individually.
Once each resident is aware
of the concerns, everyone is
brought together. “I can act
as a mediator while they talk

things out but the residents
get the chance to work the
problem out themselves.”
Duncan said.
2. What can we, as
students, do to better our re-

lationships with our roommates?
If concerns or conflicts
are approached in an incorrect way, resentment can
occur. Cruelty in approach
can lead to retaliation,
which creates more conflict
than it resolves. To avoid
this, a calm approach to the
concern is recommended.
A calm approach usually
leads to a calm response.
Duncan said, “Stop being
passive-aggressive.  Make
sure your roommates know
that you want to solve the
problem instead of blaming
them for it. If the problem
continues to escalate, then
call the RAs.”
Being ignorant isn’t
blissful in this circumstance. Ultimately, the best
thing, no matter how apprehensive a student becomes,
is to directly approach the
roommates with the respect
necessary to solve the conflict or concern. Ease off
passive-aggressive behaviors that most choose and
take a stand instead. Take
the time that is necessary to
resolve the conflict and the
tension in the air may ease.
Conflict in this way will
become a word to conquer
instead of a word to fear.

Math Busters decided to have a “question of the fort-night.”


Submissions are to be sent to: and are due by Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Cooking with Toby: the joy of pear scones
Toby Foster

staff writer
Before I say anything, this
recipe is for English-style scones.
Most of you are probably more
familiar with American scones
and the list of differences was
longer than I expected. But they
do fit my purpose for this recipe.
The English-style scone uses
a dough that is slightly stickier
than an American scone. And
it is baked, not fried. This will
make for faster preparation and
healthier scones. The Englishstyle of scones is similar to a soft
cookie, but nowhere near as sweet
either. This makes for a pastry
that is a little more subtle in its
flavor than a dessert would be. If

you need to sweeten it at all, you
can use honey, jam, jelly or butter.
My premise for this issue is
to provide a snack you can make
on the weekend and eat all week
when you need one. They store
well in the fridge if you seal
them in a bag or bowl, and can
be reheated in the microwave if
you do not want to eat them cold.
Personally I think they are great
both warm or cold.
The main thing to remember
with this is that the instructions
for mixing are not entirely necessary as far as mixing the ingredients in order. However it does
make your life easier so that the
dough mixes more evenly.
One of the early steps says
to cut the butter into the flour.
This means to either use a pastry

cutter or a fork and just press the
butter into the flour mixture so
the butter squishes between the
tines of the fork. Later it says to
create a well. This means to put
a crater into the center of mixture
in the bowl.
I know that using heavy cream
may not be available for everyone,
but it really rounds out the flavor
and the texture. If you do not want
to buy heavy cream, milk does
work. It is a little healthier, but
you are left with scones that are
not as tender and not as sweet.
This is also a major difference between the American and
English scones. When I make
scones with my family we make
sour dough scones and fry them,
the American way. Cream is not
in them at all. The cream would

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

actually make it harder to fry. Plus
if you pay attention to American
versus British recipes, in general
there are more foods made with
cream than you see in American
cuisine. However, the English
are much less likely to fry foods.
Steaming and boiling are much
more popular choices. We got
deep frying from the many Asian
influences on our culture.
Deep frying was created to
save fuel sources (wood, coal,
etc) in regions where they are
scarce, by speeding up the cooking process. England, when their
cooking culture was developing,
was covered in woodlands. China,
on the other hand, had to conserve
their resources and thus discovered developed deep frying as a
major cooking medium.

2 ½ cups flour
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cloves
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, cut up
2 eggs
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 pear

Pear Scones

In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon,
cloves, ginger, and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until all pieces are pea
sized or smaller. Make a well in the center.
In a medium bowl combine eggs and heavy cream. Mix until smooth. Pour into
the well. Mix with a fork until all parts are moist. Kneed by hand until everything
is mixed into a uniform dough.
Preheat the oven to 400º F.
Peel and core the pear. Then finely chop the pear and kneed it into the dough.
Shape the dough into golf ball sized balls then arrange them on an ungreased
cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart, and press flat. Bake for 8 to 12 min. Serve with
butter or jam or honey.

USU Eastern’s men’s soccer lose in semi-finals
Page 6

November 5, 2015

Men’s soccer finishes
with a 12-5-1 record

Kyndall Gardner
sports writer

For the second year in a row
the USU Eastern men’s soccer
team makes a statement, as the
men’s soccer team has played
in the Region
9 semifinals
With the soccer team being a new addition to USU
Eastern, nine
h ave m a d e
their mark
as one of
the strongest
teams in conference.
Being a new program, “we
had room to experiment and try
new formations as well as playing
styles. It gave us the upper hand
in conference because no one
knew what to expect when playing us,” said returning sophomore
Michael Jones.
The men’s soccer team ended

their conference will 11 wins and
five loses.
In the last five minutes of
over time against Nor thwest
Community College, the goalie
from Northwest received a red
card and USU Eastern was given
a penalty kick. Youssef Mourchid
scored and
put the final
score at USU
Eastern 1 and
Northwest 0.
The team
t h e n d r ove
t o D e n v e r,
Colo., to play
in the Region
9 semifinals.
-Michael Jones Playing Central Community College
on Oct. 23, USUE returned
home with a season ending loss;
Central 2 USU Eastern 1. “It’s
soccer. That’s it. Sometimes the
ball doesn’t always roll your way.
We didn’t score when we needed
to. Central delivered when it was
important and that’s what got
them the win,” said returning
sophomore Louise Rico.

“No one knew
what to expect
when playing

Kenneth Marsh, #3, defends against Northwest Community College, as USU Eastern won in overtime 1-0.

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Women’s soccer team heading to playoffs
Eastern’s women’s soccer team standing at 10-6-2 (.611)
with their last two victorious games
Jorge Lascano

sports writer

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Julia Westwood, #66, kicks the ball in a home game.

This weekend USU Eastern heads to
Denver, Colo., to playoffs where all the
stats restart as coach Ammon Bennett
says, “Now everything you did doesn’t
matter, everybody record is zero-zero.”
Which means if we loose, we might be
coming back immediately. If we win, we
have two more games to go: semifinals and
final, which will be played the next day.
According to Bennett who says that
they have a lot of confidence, if they do
what they are supposed to do. They can
win these games. Bennett doesn’t warranty
anything as they are playing really good
teams. Laramie County would be our first
opponent; we played them early September in this season with a 0-0 tie. As they
played defending national champions the

day before and lost at double overtime 1-0.
Exhaustion was a factor to not let the
team perform against Laramie. Bennett
says“I think we are moving the ball well.
I think we are ready, we are ready as we
can be.” The other two teams fighting for
the championship are Western Nebraska
and Otero. Playing each other to dispute
the final that will be played on Saturday.
They played against Snow College
Club at Utah State University Eastern on
Oct. 23 with a final score 6-0, thus winning
the second to last game of regular season.
They scored four goals on the first
half, with only three minutes into the
game. Lindsay Bray with an assist from
Jacquelyn Tagg scored and opened the
scoreboard. Seven minutes later Eastern
had Kelcie George receiving a pass from
Bray, scoring the second goal. The third
one didn’t come as fast as the other two,
but in minute 33, Kayla Hammond with the
assistance of Mckenna Brown, scored the

third goal. Within the next seven minutes
of play, Ashlynn Matthews with help of
Tagg closes the first half.
The second half with only 22 minutes
into it, Megan Call received a pass from
Bray and scores the fifth goal. George
closes the scoreboard of the game, scoring the last goal with the assistance of
Courtney Honeycutt.
On Monday, Oct. 26, Eastern played
Mesa State University Club Team and won
3-0, Eastern’s last win of regular season.
On the first half within 25 minutes
of play, Bray, with an assist of Kennedee
Tracy, scores the first goal, opening the
victorious scoreboard. With only two minutes left of the first half, Julia Westwood
receives a pass from Call, scoring the
second goal. This was all for the first half.
In the second half, with 20 minutes of
play, a pass from Bray to Nicole Scharman
gives Eastern the third score; this being
the last goal of the game.

Players of the week: Paige and Brandon Eyring on playing sports and marriage
Kyndall Gardner
sports writer

Couples that play sports together, stay together,
right? This is true for Paige and Brandon Eyring, a
married couple that participate on the women’s volleyball and men’s baseball teams at USU Eastern.
Paige and Brandon are both originally from Mesa,
Ari. They had mutual friends all through high school,
but really reconnected the summer after he got home
from his LDS mission. Immediately hitting it off,
they started dating early that same summer. Paige
was committed to playing volleyball at Scottsdale
Community College last fall, while Brandon was
committed to playing baseball at USUE. They dated
all summer, then went separate ways in the direction
their sports took them.
Paige had a successful season at SCC, being a

starting outside hitter for the team.
Brandon was playing fall ball in Price
and starting his college baseball career.
They continued talking long distance,
seeing each other whenever possible
when they weren’t playing sports.
In November 2014, Brandon took a
trip back to Arizona, took Paige riding
with his family, then got down on one
knee and proposed to her. They were
married in the Gilbert, Ariz., Temple
on March 12, 2015.
After getting married, Paige knew
she wanted to continue her volleyball
career, but wanted to be with her husband in Utah. She transferred from
SCC to USUE and signed to be on the
volleyball team. She is now the starting
right-side hitter and leads the team in
kill percentage with a .230 for the whole

Paige and Brandon Eyring

season. Brandon is still working hard
on the USUE baseball team playing
right field where he is excited for all
that the spring season has to offer.
Being a student athlete is hard
enough, being married on top of
that can sometimes add more stress.
Paige and Brandon are happy and
wouldn’t want it any other way, but
Paige admits it’s hard to be away from
the husband she loves so much and
be the wife she wants to be.
Page said, “It’s hard. Hard for
the both of us to be playing sports.
I only get to see him about three or
four days a week when we have away
games. As soon as volleyball season
is done and I stop traveling is right
when baseball season picks up and
he’s the one leaving all the time. But

it’s nice to always have someone to come home to
after a long weekend of playing.”
As far as their athletic goals are concerned, after
this year, they both want to continue playing their
sport at a four-year university, but both are willing to
sacrifice for the other if an opportunity comes along.
They are both supportive of each other in their
sports. Brandon is at every volleyball game he can go
to, and Paige is at every baseball game she can go to.
Both being athletes and being competitive makes their
marriage more fun. “Whether it’s sports, a card game
or racing to the door, everything is a fun competition
with us,” Paige said.
Sure, the house isn’t always as clean as they want
it to be, the laundry isn’t always done and dinner isn’t
always made because both are so busy with school
and practice, but they are proof that being married
and being a college athlete can work. If you love your
spouse, are supportive of them and have things in
common, any marriage can be successful.

World Series baseball ending; as for the Curse of the Billy Goat, when will it end…
Edmond James Sanders Jr.
sports writer


inter is slowly approaching and shall I
say what a season it has been and another
amazing October of playoff baseball. Two
franchises; Kansas City Royals appeared in The
World Series season prior, which ended in a Game 7
World Series loss and the New York Mets who’s last
World Series appearance dates back to 2000 against
their inner-state rivals the New York Yankees who
conquered the Mets in a Game 5 victory.
However, what’s most incredible about these two
teams are they both haven’t won a world series in three

decades; Mets last win was in 1986 and Royals in 1985
with that both teams aimed to end a long drought. The
New York Mets had an impressive Game 4 sweep
that booked a one-way flight for a shot at the title;
however, that victory came against a team known as
the Chicago Cubs, Curse of The Billy Goat.
For those who may not follow baseball, never
heard of the curse or simply dislike the Cubs, Curse
of The Billy Goat is the explanation for the Cubs
70-year-pennant drought. Although there have been a
couple curses to circle around Major League Baseball
franchises; Curse of The Bambino was uplifted from
Boston Redsox with a pennant in 2004 and the Chicago Whitesox’s retired The Curse of the Blacksox’s
with an 2005 pennant. From 1945-2015, the Chicago

Cubs have shown signs every now and then of hope
and curse retirement; however, always fell short in
crunch playoff moments.
Back in the 1945 World Series, the Chicago Cubs
had a commanding and comfortable lead, taking
two games on the road and heading back to Chicago
for Game 3. Local owner of the Billy Goat Tavern,
William Sianis, arrived to a capacity Chicago versus
Detroit Game 3, where he and his beloved Billy Goat
Murry, were denied access into the stadium based on
animal prohibition.
Sianis’ appeal managed its way to Cubs’ owner,
P.K. Wrigley who denied admission. An angry Sianis
rebutted with the statement, “The Cubs will never
win another world series” and established a curse that

would remain with them for the next seventy years. In
several attempts to evade the Curse of the Billy Goat,
Cubs organization has sent invitations to former Tavern
Owner William Sianis’ nephew to attend a ball game
allowing the admission of his Billy Goat; however,
nothing seems to be able to dwindle the curse.
With an impressive 97-65 W-L record, .599
winning percentage and NLDS victory over St. Louis in four games,
provided hope to the franchise and
fans of Cub baseball. All anticipation ended in the NLCS after being
swept by New York Mets in four
games. It leaves me to wonder,
will this curse ever be alleviated?

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November 5, 2015

USU Eastern’s volleyball season comes to a close

Volleyball finishes season at 12-17,
hopeful heading into tournament
Kayla Newman

sports writer

Teah Tuckett (left) and Mckenzie Burrows (right) dive for ball

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Brandon Sly: the hardworking captain
Jada Clark

sports writer
Brandon Sly, from Riverton, Utah, is the Utah
State University Eastern
men’s basketball teams’ 19year- oldsophomore captain
and starting point guard.
Sly is taking his general
classes, and is undecided
with his major. However,
after he graduates this year,
he would not mind going
somewhere different, as
long as he still had the opportunity to continue to play
Having two older sisters
and an older brother plus
one younger sister, Sly’s
mother is a hairstylist, and
his father helps families in
Utah County.
Sly has played basketball
since he was 8, says at one
point, he played football,
soccer and basketball at
the same time. “There was
a point where I would have
practices for all three sports,
but I would pick basketball
every time.”
Sly also has played baseball. “I
just always liked basketball more,
it’s fun, and I’m not really sure
how I fell in love with the game.”
The biggest differences Sly sees
from the player he was from high
school is that he is more vocal and
a stronger leader than before.
“Honestly, I would rather pass
than shoot, that’s what sets me apart
from other players. My strength on
the court is attacking the basket, so
I can kick the ball out to a teammate
for a shot,” Sly said.
“Pressuring the ball, and staying in front of who I am defending

day off; he has to perform and be
that example for the team. One of
the most difficult things Sly has to
deal with in practices, is the lack
of a substitute, he rarely
gets breaks and often has to
fight through being tired so
he can perform. In games,
staying out of foul trouble
seems to be the most difficult for Sly.
Sly’s teammates describe him as small, quick,
and a great teammate. “The
bond with my teammates is
really good, everyone’s cool.
I like them.”
Sly’s favorite moment
with the team was at Eastern’s very first dance. “It
was so much fun hanging
out with everyone for the
first time,” he says.
“Winning is very important, I would seriously do
anything to win, whether
that means taking a charge,
or fouling out, I will do it,”
Sly said without hesitation.
“I hate losing, when we lose,
I get really mad and I take
all the blame.”
photo courtesy Tyson Chappell
Stephen Curry of the
Brandon Sly
Golden State Warriors, is
Sly’s favorite player. “He’s so
ful with their season, if the team confident in what he does, he is
continues to work hard. “Hard work afraid of failing. I’m not going to
beats talent, when talent doesn’t lie, sometimes I can be afraid to
work hard” is his favorite sports fail,” he confessed.
quote, which was by Kevin Durant.
Being a student-athlete can
Communication is by far the be pretty stressful, but for Sly, he
key factor to the team’s success enjoys it. “I like being a student
thus far, Sly said, however “com- athlete, the instructors are undermunication on defense” can be an standing and I just try to get all my
issue with the team.
work done a week before.
“Practices are intense, the
“The fact that I’ve earned a bascoaches expect a lot from us,” ketball scholarship is something
Sly said.
I am most proud of,” he says. “If
Although being a captain has it you make a mistake, find a way to
perks, with a lot of players looking fix it, and not make it again,” his
up to him, Sly says he can’t take a philosophy on life.

The regular volleyball season came to a
close as the Lady Eagles played their last two
home games this weekend. The Scenic West
Athletic Conference is one of the toughest
conferences in the nation, and the USUE
volleyball team has done well hanging in
with the best teams in the country.
On Friday, Oct. 30, the volleyball team
took on the College of Southern Idaho, the
number 1 team in the nation. The team
came out strong in the first set, beating CSI
25-23. With a win from the first set, they
went into the second one with fire. The
game was back and forth, point for point,
the entire match. Eventually, CSI came out
on top with 27-25. The next two sets were
tough for the Eagles. They lost the next
two sets 25-17 and 25-12. Taina Sorenzo
dominated in digs for the game with a total
of 32, Marlee Adams and Vanessa Pawlak
also lead with nine digs each.
The Halloween game against Salt Lake
Community College was a special game
for the USUE volleyball team. Honoring
the second-year players was emotional as

the sophomores prepared to play their last
home game at USUE. Coming off of a loss
the night before was hard on the team, but
they kept their energy and spirts up.
SLCC came out strong, beating the
Eagles in three straight sets, 25-20, 25-17
and 25-14. Pawlak lead the team in kills
with a total of 10, Adams with eight and
Jessica Snarr with four. Sorenzo again led
in digs with a total of 15, Pawlak with six
and Adams with four.
Although their record isn’t as great as the
team would have liked, they are confident
going into the regional tournament. The
team has developed a bond and friendships
that nothing can break. “Anything can happen at the tournament. Seating and ranking
doesn’t matter. We are going to go out strong
and try to upset the entire conference,”
says outside hitter, Pawlak. The regional
tournament begins Saturday, Nov. 6 at CSI
in Twin Falls, ID. USUE is going into the
tournament ranked 6th out of 7 teams. Their
first opponent is Northern Idaho College; the
tournament is single elimination so if they
continue to win, they play SLCC second on
Saturday and then CSI for the championship, based on how the rankings are. They
hope to perform well in the tournament and
nationals is still their goal.

Michael Jones: returning to USUE
Plans on moving back to Texas to be a
successful land surveyor after USUE

is one of my weaknesses,” Sly
He talks about the team and how
they have a chance to be success-

Kyndall Gardner

and close friends.”
Embarrassing moments rarely happen to him,
sports writer
however, the worst moment was, “my friend Cole and
I were hanging out with a girl I liked. We decided
we wanted to go get some food really late one night.
Michael Jones is a returning student athlete at When walking to the car she yelled ‘SHOTGUN’ and
Utah State University Eastern playing for the men’s started running to the car. I didn’t want to sit in the
soccer team as a defender. Born and raised in El back seat so I started sprinting out the door. I then was
Paso, Texas, Jones found his
tripped and fell flat on my
love for soccer with a family
face, sliding under a parked
of two brothers, and a loving
car. Once I turned around
mother and father. Jones enjoys
there she and Cole were
playing video games and lifting
laughing at me. I proceeded
in his spare time. His favorite
to walk it off like nothing
foods are spaghetti and tacos.
had happened.”
He also enjoys the color orange
Jones has played soccer
and being friendly to everyone.
14 years. His most victoriJones is humble, yet confious sports moment was,
dent, “I love being nice to ev“going to the Dallas Cup
eryone I meet and love making
Soccer Final, we played
a good first impression.” One
teams from Mexico and
of his best qualities, “I try to be
England. We ended up
an all-around nice guy.” Jones
losing the final match by
is a social character and loves
one goal… yet, I was still
to get out and be himself. With
proud of my team.”
his good looks, his best quality
Jones’ biggest hero is,
is, “I would have say my hazel
“David Beckham, because
eyes and my smile.”
of how he handles difficult
After college Jones plans
on, “becoming a successful
Jones was a crazy child
land surveyor and living in the
and commonly did things
great state of Texas.”
to upset his parent like,
Jones biggest fears are, “let“I would microwave Hot
ting down my parents and not
Pockets the wrong way
being successful in the future.
and almost burnt my house
I am not a huge fan of scary
photo courtesy Tyson Chappell down on several occamovies either.”
Michael Jones
Being a lady’s man, Jones
One of Jones’ hidden
has found himself on many
talents are, “I am good at helping people through
dates, however, the worst date was, “once I asked my tough situations. I try to be there for my loved ones
mother to a Mother and Son Dance. However, she the best I can.” If he could live anywhere Jones would
had forgotten the date of the dance. When I arrived live in “Texas, because it is my home and Texas is
I could not find my mother anywhere and attended known for being the greatest state.”
the dance by myself.”
Soon entering spring season, Jones’ goal is “to
If Jones had 24 hours left to live he would, “spend work on my game technique, as well critique my
time watching super hero movies with my family playing style.”

USU Eastern

Baseball and books


Bread ‘n’ Soup Nights

photo courtesy Becky Archibald

Baseball helps with books

Nov. 9, 16, 23 • 5-6:45 p.m. • $5 students (or card swipe)

USU Eastern baseball players and coaching staff came together to help the local
Bookmobile move thousands of books from the old mobile library to a brand new
one. Eastern’s coach Scott Madsen stressed to the media the importance of his
teams comittment to do as much community service as possible, part of his coaching
philosophy is, “we have to be good people first.” Because of their assistance the
entire move of thousands of books took less than an hour and was rewarded with
drinks and pizza donated by Wal-Mart, Little Caesers and Big Don’s Pizza.

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