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VOICE OF THE STUDENTS

Volume LXXVIII•Number 8

January 21, 2016

Eastern modeled
after Penn State
Nathaniel
Woodward

editor in chief
new.rmsd@gmail.com

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photo courtesy of Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Students danced in bright lights with great delight to celebrate a new semester on Jan. 16, 2016, in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.
It was the final activity of Welcome Back Week sponsored by Eastern Utah Student Association. The week included ice skating, a
comedian performance, pajama day, crazy hair day, Hall Brawl’s Hungry Hungry Hippo and basketball games.

Olsen tackles registration
Stacy Graven

com munication, as well as
retention. This allows Olsen to
staff writer
work with students all the way up
stcgraven06@gmail.com
to graduation.
One question he poses to engage
“I feel really lucky to see students
all the way through the process,” the students, “Did you get the most
Kristian Olsen, said. Previously, out of your college experience?”
his position was Director of With this question, Olsen hopes
Enrollment Services for Utah to help students, “fully engage
State University Eastern. However, with the university experience so
that they will be able
once Eastern further
to look back and say
aligned with Logan’s
that they got the most
campus, it cut back on
possible out of their
his previous job and
college experience.”
wasn’t as needed.
As
college
Olson a ssu me d
students, sometimes
t he role of Ja n
students don’t know
Young, Director of
what options or
Academic Records
oppor tunities they
and Registration; about
have in school, but
50 percent of Olsen’s
people in positions
job was diminished.
like Olsen’s, a broader
Young retired after
perspective is given.
serving 34.5 years in
Another subject
the admissions office,
Kristian Olsen
Olson, touched on
therefore enabling
was the streamlining
Olsen to take over her
duties. This was why he attained of Utah State University in Logan
with the Eastern campus. USU
a new position.
Even though new positions now does all the recruitment and
can be scary, Olson said, “New Eastern can recruit students as well,
positions are energizing, as well.” so even though the involvement
New positions also help you is small, Olsen still interacts
grow as a person. His position minimally in recruitment.
His field is broader now,
enlightens students through
see olsen page 3
enrollment, admissions, registrar

Evette Allen

guest writer
evette.allen@usu.edu
It is that time of year again, time
for study-body elections at USU
Eastern.
Student-body elections are
held early in the spring semester
of each year to select the best
leaders to head initiatives for the
USU Eastern student body. Three
elected positions are available for
students to campaign for.
Fi r st, t h e st ud ent- b o dy
president is the person who has
the task of attending meeting
with campus administration,





Mara Wimmar
staff writer
miloveheart@gmail.com

Utah State University initiated
a change in the methodology of
recruiting incoming freshmen to
the university in 2015. Instead of
Utah State University and Utah
State University Eastern recruiting new freshmen separately, the
two departments combined to
make a larger department that
recruits for both campuses and

all of the extensions. The idea is
that all of Utah State University
will benefit from a more universalsystem approach.
“Something that has changed
this is that we have taken all of
our offices of recruitment and
enrollment and merged them,”
Greg Dart, vice chancellor and
chief enrollment officer said. “So,
basically there is a joint office of
recruitment for all campuses. Up
until this year that was not the
case. We [Utah State University

Eastern] ran a completely separate
function.”
Many students, both high
school and college, see Utah State
University Eastern as a separate
college from Utah State University
in Logan. It is often believed that
the only thing the two locations
share is a name. One goal of the
new system approach is to eliminate this confusion and to show
the masses that the two schools
are in fact the same school. At
college fairs and other recruiting

events, there is only one booth or
station for Utah State University.
This one booth represents Eastern,
Logan, and the regional campuses.
“Utah State has a big brand
within Utah,” Kristian Olsen,
director of enrollment services
said. “It is a well known entity.
We never, in the five years we have
been part of Utah State, have been
able to leverage that brand. Now
people are going to know we are
a part of Utah State.”

see recruitment page 7

Logan prof says to talk/listen to racism topics
Sharing years of life and
professional experiences, USU
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Moises Diaz, told Eastern faculty
and students on Jan. 14, when it
comes to racial and other human
diversity topics, to get better we
must genuinely listen. The topic
of his invited lecture was The Importance of Classroom Diversity
Conversations.
“It takes effort to listen and
have empathy for people,” he said.
“In general, people simultaneously
formulate responses as they hear
others talk. Listening can be hard
if you think you already have the
answer. We are a society of con-

venience . . . just like how people
microwave everything because it
is fast and easy and that’s how we
experience life.”
Diaz suggested that in this
generation, technology like
online shopping, social media,
vines, memes, email, texting all
contribute to instant gratification
and likely contribute to lack of
attention to subtle and blatant
cues in actual human interaction.
People are readily validated with a
barrage of information which can
persistently reinforce entrenched
views. In our world of increased
technology and information
overload, there are unworkable

expectations and relations from of information takes intentionality
inadequate levels
and work to uncover
of l isten i ng or
just like meaningful
response to each
communication.”
other.
He r e i n Ut a h,
Un realistic
there’s a com mon
or incomplete
reaction of avoiding
images and lack
conflict. This can be
of appreciation
a non-confrontational
on all sides are
cult u re a nd when
outcomes of the
cult u ra l outsiders
ways we receive
come in who are very
information today.
direct or abrasive,
There is also good
people ca n shut
in technology due to
down, or don’t engage
Moises Diaz
the ability to access
because it can be such
a range of viable
a cultural contradiction.
information. He said, “That level
see Diaz page 3

Fields brings professional/college experience
Donnie Corwin
staff writer
donniecorwin@gmail.com

Coach Fields

see elections page 3

Calendar of Events
Startling statistics
Movie Nolstagia
Mitochondria
Whassupp?!?! by debate team

see identity page 3

USUE recruitment offices merged with Logan

Canidates sought for elections
leading a campaign of choice to
strengthen the student body, serves
as USU Eastern’s representative
at the Utah State Association
meetings, oversees the marketing
and publicity team, oversees
community connections, and
assists with event planning for
student government.
Second, the vice president
of activities leads planning and
execution of all campus events
from student life, helps set the
yearly activity calendar, trains
event coordinators on event
planning, oversees the clubs
registration and activity processes

or decades Price, Utah,
acted as home for the
College of Eastern Utah,
an unassuming small institution
which produced a large number of
graduates who went on to become
leaders in their fields. Doctors,
lawyers, academics, university
presidents and businessmen
and women all list CEU on the
CV’s. However, six years ago the
Utah Board of Regents voted to
integrate CEU with the much
larger Utah State University
ending an era of independence
but ensuring a new age of
opportunity for both students
and faculty while retaining our
campuses unique identity as the
Golden Eagles.
Recent meetings and information from administration to USU
Eastern faculty have insinuated
a change in that initial agreement from years ago where USU
Eastern will in fact, not keep its
unique identity. What is being
proposed is a type of integration
similar to that in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth System
of Higher Education or “Penn
State System.” This organization

structure is built upon a wheel
and spoke system where several
small universities radiate out
from one large central campus
which houses the governing body
and usually the glut of students.
The “Penn State” system
operates with the familiar main
campus in State College, PA.,
acting as the controlling center
for several smaller branches of the
university scattered throughout
the state all under the formers
banner of the “Nittany Lions”.
The main campus houses the
office of the President who in
the end has all governing power
for each campus, however,
each campus holds an office
of a chancellor much like the
structure USU Eastern currently
has.
The main difference between
the “Penn State” system of higher
ed. and the relationship between
USU Eastern and USU is the
unique identity the Price Campus
retains as the Golden Eagles. If
the integration occurs as planned,
USU Eastern will lose its beloved
and familiar Emmitt the Golden
Eagle in favor of the Logan
mascot, “Big Blue.” This system,
while making each campus a
smaller mirror image satellite of
the main campus will provide a
stronger recruiting advantage for

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell





“Rabbit Hole”
FAFSA
History majors
Gallery East exhibit
Cooking with Toby

From his involvement with Jerry Sloan
and the Utah Jazz, to head-coaching jobs in
China, Scott Fields has had a broad range of
experiences in the world of basketball, and
now finds himself alongside Head Coach
Adjalma “Vando” Bechelli and Assistant
Coach Justin Brown at Utah State University
Eastern. Fields has complemented the
coaching staff extremely well so far, and
has received high praise on campus for his
positive coaching style on the court.
“I’ve had families and friends of mine
and people in the stands come up to me and





say they love my passion, enthusiasm, and
positive approach, and I’m touched by that.”
Fields said. His impact has surely been at
Eastern, and everyone from athletes, staff,
to students and parents have taken notice
of his active participation- never wavering
and keeping a cool head even in nail-biting
moments.
Though well deserved, Fields obviously
doesn’t do what he does for the praise -- one
conversation with him about the team is
enough to see that. His bond with the young
men of USU Eastern basketball is evident,
and has been in the works for quite some
time, as he spent the previous year watching
his son and this year’s team captain Brandon

see coach page 3

Men’s basketball
Sports psychology
Men’s baseball
Clarissa Perez
BYU vs. Utah game cancelled

Viewpoints

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January 21, 2016

Education: Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
Nathaniel Woodward

change a tire, pay bills, get a loan or
understand interest rates. However,
mitochondria is the powerhouse of
the cell.” As someone who chose
to study why mitochondria is the
powerhouse of the cell in college,
I feel it importunate that I should
enlighten the all too quick to share
Facebook generation as to why
science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM) education made
me a successful and productive adult.
Many of you have had at least
one bill or statement come to
your mailbox. The concept of you
contracting a service or good in
which you agree to provide monies
is not a foreign concept, even to a
teenager. This concept, although
simple, is related to the meaner
and more aggressive bill, taxes.

editor in chief
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As the years come and go, my
days in high school stretch farther
and farther away making me feel
like I am starting to get a handle on
the experience as a whole. However,
as I carelessly scroll through
my Facebook feed, I often see a
post shared by dozens of friends
lambasting the state of the education
system and the focus on academics
disciplines they feel have done them
little good in their adult lives.
The meme which is both the
most frequently shared and most
irritatingly short sighted would be
the one which reads, “In high school
I never learned how to do taxes,

Taxes confuse even those with
degrees in accounting and business.
There are even attorneys dedicating
their careers to understanding and
applying tax law. Truly, I was not
taught how to prepare, file or receive
tax information as a high school
student, however, let me illustrate
exactly why high school prepared
me to handle the task.
Mitochondria is the powerhouse
of the cell, that means that
chemicals enter the cell and
into the mitochondria organelle
becomes converted into different
chemical compounds such as the all
important power provider adenosine
triphosphate (ATP). ATP provides a
crucial chemical reaction in which
power is provided to various parts of
cells requiring movement. Without

staff writer
davidrawle1@gmail.com
“The originals were way
better.” This is a statement
that all remakes and newer
movies in a series must
endure. Just recently the
newest Star Wars movie,
“Star Wars Episode VII:
The Force Awakens,” took
theatres by storm. The bar
was set high for Disney
when it came to reviving the
franchise and they did not
disappoint. There are always
some who will either blindly
defend or have reasons why
they think the original
trilogy was better, and no
matter what movie it is there
will always be this group.
The main reason behind
this is due to the nostalgic
feeling we have towards
these old shows. Nostalgia
is usually created from
good memories you had
pertaining to the subject.
Whether it is watching
the originals in theaters or
watching it with your family,
it reminds you of a time when
you felt safe and happy, a

better and simpler time.
The problem with this is
people defend the originals
without comparing the
problems pertaining to each.
When it comes to “Star
Wars,” the saga was an
instant classic and touched
the hearts of many, but it
wasn’t without its faults.
For example, in “Star Wars
IV: A New Hope,” when
Old Ben Kanobi (Obi-Wan
Kanobi) first meets Luke,
he is introduced to R2-D2
and C-3P0 for the first time
and has no idea of who they
are. When you consider the
backstory behind them, Old
Ben should have recognized
them instantly.
That is just the beginning,
when you look at “Star Wars
Episode V: The Empire
Strikes Back”. Luke is
sent on a journey by his
recently departed friend and
mentor Kenobi to the planet
Degobah to complete his
training. When he arrives he
unknowingly meets up with
the legendary Master Yoda
to truly begin his training.
At the same time of his
training, the Millennium

have had without understanding that
mitochondria was the powerhouse of
the cell. The system of secondary
education isn’t to make every student
a doctor, lawyer, mathematician
or engineer, it’s to create critical
thinkers who will leave high school
with the ability to solve problems
rationally and with proper logic.
So before you look at another math
problem, whether your own or your
children’s and obtusely spout off,
“I’m (you’re) never
going to use this,”
remember it’s not
the problem that’s
important, it’s how
you reach the solution
that carries on in
all its implications/
applications.

Startling statistics: one in three

Waxing nostalgic about movies
David Rawle

ATP, there would be no life.
This basic principle of biology
was not easily mastered, yes it
is indeed the powerhouse of the
cell, the lesson which is important
is “why.” The question of “why”
started me down a path requiring
greater processes of thought where
I learned to think critically about
problems I simply had never
encountered before. By becoming
a critical thinker, I was empowered
as an adult to accomplish tasks
without having been told how to do
so, something invaluable to both
employers and entrepreneurs alike.
Understanding basic science and
mathematical principles enabled me
to approach unknown territories and
conquer them using logic and sound
mental processing which I may not

Falcon is being chased to
Lando Calrissian’s cloud
city on the planet Bespin.
It doesn’t take long for
Luke’s friends to get into
trouble sending Luke to their
rescue. Now Yoda warns
Luke that it would be very
dangerous to leave without
finishing his training. This
doesn’t seem to be a problem
when he returns in “Star
Wars Episode VI: Return
of the Jedi” to Degobah to
complete his training, only
to arrive to a dying Yoda
telling him that there is
nothing left for him to teach
Luke and that he is ready
to face Darth Vader. This
is never explained and it is
made clear that Luke hasn’t
been back to Degobah since.
These are only a few
examples that did not make
sense in the world of “Star
Wars” and, yes, the newer
movies also
have their
flaws,
which I
will not
see movie
on page
3

Kira Tadehara

will use tactics of intimidation and force to
coerce the survivor against speaking up.
There’s this idea that survivors, mostly
women, will report a rape only to ruin
someone’s life. False rape reports is
approximately 1-8 percent, which is exactly
the same as every other crime.
All choices after your assault are up to
you; you are in power.
What to do on campus if you or your friend
is assaulted: It is always a good idea to go to
the hospital within 72 hours preferably for a
rape kit, emergency contraception, and rape
crisis help. “DNA Evidence from a crime
like sexual assault can be collected from
the crime scene, but it can also be collected
from your body, clothes, and other personal
belongings. You may choose to have a sexual
assault forensic exam, sometimes known as a
‘rape kit,’ to preserve possible DNA evidence
and receive important medical care. You
don’t have to report the crime to have an
exam, but the process gives you the chance
to safely store evidence should you decide to
report at a later time. Try avoiding a shower
or using the restroom and take all the article
of clothing with you to the hospital. It is a
good idea to take a friend and an extra set
of clothes. A school counselor
can also go with you.
If you feel comfortable
calling in and reporting it, call
the campus police. Dispatch:
(435) 637-0890.

guest writer
kkrose100@yahoo.com

Rape happens and that is simply not
something we can ignore. Talking about
rape makes people uncomfortable, but joking
about rape makes people laugh. I’m here to
make you uncomfortable.
According to the Rape Recovery Center,
“one in three women in Utah will report
that they have been a victim of some form
of sexual violence in her lifetime and one
in eight women will report being raped.”
Essentially, choose three female friends
and come to the realization that they will be
violently assaulted. That’s an uncomfortable
statistic but even more so when we confront
the idea of the Dark Figure of Crime; crime
and criminal acts that are never reported.
But why are they never reported? After all,
our justice system is surely there to help
the survivors get justice and put criminals
behind bars, right? Technically, no, because
our system is made entirely of human error.
We live in this culture where it is easier to
question that perhaps someone is lying about
his or her assault than to believe that someone
else could actually commit such a heinous
act. It takes a lot of courage to tell someone,
because we often see what other people go
through. “What was she wearing? Did he flirt
too much? They could have said no. They
asked for it!” There is also retaliation in which
the survivor comes forward and the criminal

see statistics on page 7

Hiding behind disability stigmas
Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
leon.rodrigo29@hotmail.com

Eastern’s Debate Team
• Debate gave me a stutter!
• Fun basketball games
• Time is an illusion
• Hanging with great friends
• Jeff is a great coach
• Over consuming of caffeinated beverages
Monday

• Tearing down the SAC
• Donald Trump is still running
• Too many deaths, goodbye awesome celebrities
• Wi-Fi sucks again (always)
• Having homework
• Responsibilities/adulthood

Tuesday

Wednesday

Campus events

& other holidays & activities

Jan. 21-30 & Feb. 1-6
USU Eastern online calendar:
www.eastern.usu.edu/price

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9:30 a.m. Blood
Drive
4 p.m. EUSA General
Body Meeting

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EUSA Election
Packets Due
4 p.m. EUSA General
Board Meeting

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Big Don’s Tuesday
in the cafeteria

2

7 p.m. Soul of a
Nation
Big Don’s Tuesday
in the cafeteria

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6 p.m. Intramurals Basketball

3

6 p.m. Intramurals Basketball

Recently, Robin Williams’ widow, Susan,
was interviewed by Amy Robach of ABC
where she said that depression didn’t kill
her husband; she claimed that Lewy Body
Dementia caused him to commit suicide.
The dialogue around Williams’ death has
incredibly damaging repercussions for
disabilities.
People are trying to justify the suicide
of Williams and attempted to use disability
as a scapegoat. This rationalization is based
on the idea that being disabled is worse than
being dead. We see products of this idea
everywhere from the way we talk to how
we treat others.
When you take the time to analyze
language, a pattern begins to appear. Many
words used to degrade someone originated to

Thursday

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The Eagle
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11:30 a.m.
Workshop Preparing to
Transfer
7 p.m. Movie Night
at Price Theatre
Chex Thursday in
the cafeteria

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The Eagle
newspaper
published
11:30 a.m.
Workshop - SelfAwareness &
Learning Styles
noon Election
Debate
Chex Thursday in
the cafeteria

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Friday

Club Rush
7 p.m. Wave Pool
Night.

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11 a.m. Baseball
(away)

5

National Wear Red
Day

describe the disabled. Retard, lame, crippled,
crazy, psycho, dumb, moron, lunatic, idiot,
cretin, etc., all these words were created
to socially or medically describe disabled
people, but now we use them to insult one
another. This is produced and reproduces the
ideas that the disabled body is sub-human
and not worthy of the status of human.
The notion of a disabled person’s subhumanity is noticeable when people interact with disabled people. They attempt to
become a caretaker and make decisions
for them assuming they know what is best
for the disabled person. Decisions about
the disabled person’s life is
no longer under their control
like when we take care of a
pet. Both lose autonomy over
their own life, something that
as a society we believe is a
right all people should have,
see disability on page 7

Saturday

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Weekly

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9 a.m. Baseball
(away)
3 p.m. Women’s
Basketball (away)
5 p.m. Men’s
Basketball (away)

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3 p.m. Woman’
Basketball (away)
5 p.m. Men’s
Basketball (away)

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USU Eastern
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January 21, 2016
Students remember martin Luther King Jr.

POTUS: State of the Union
Alex Holt

staff writer
alexanderholt.usa@gmail.com

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

“I have a dream”

Students gather together at the student center on January 19th to remember Martin Luther King Jr by writing their dreams on paper
bags. Hosted by the Eastern Utah Student Association.

Diaz

continued from page 1

As a consequence, some particularly confrontational people’s constant
assertion or belligerence “can be like watching a bull in a china closet.”
If nothing more, “locals just say what they think about you after you
leave to avoid creating offense,” Diaz said. At worst, this can lend to a
polarized perception of the host culture as disingenuous, and outsiders
as “rude.”
On the converse, it is giving people a chance to show another side of
themselves prior to confronting what is perceived as their negativity, and
for many, candor and directness are virtues. A more authentic interaction comes from trying to actually value people and the best parts of
their culture, rather than accentuating only the most negative caricatures.
“There are strengths and positives in both sides. The human tendency
is to compare and compete; yet we all have different skill sets for survival.
We all make mistakes and they can be opportunities. We can learn from
these mistakes by choosing to understand, to be united, he said.”
Anywhere you go, the predominant culture has social and behavioral
norms including communication, language and vernacular. “To insist on
a cultural contradiction as your norm having no sense of value for those
around you can portray falta de educacion,” he said. This is a Spanish

Coach

term translating to lack of education, something akin to lack of respect
or lack of cultural humility.
The New York native broke his conversation’s topic into 12 categories.
Other topics he shared stories from included generational, social class,
religion, gender, politics, race/ethnicity, sexuality and family background.
It is easier to vilify people so we don’t have to invest energy in understanding or caring about their point of view. Or we tell people to, “get over it,
don’t talk about it.”
While it is very important to find what we have in common, it must
be more than what others have in common with you. “That’s like saying
one size fits all,” he said.
We all need the ability to tell our own story, that is very important.”
Silencing by any group serves certain needs and ignores the reality,
needs and rights of others. So does maintaining a status quo in relational
dynamics. We have to talk, he said. It won’t get better unless we talk. It
takes hard work. It can be hard to gauge intent, which can call for us to
suspend judgment and have forgiveness if things are to improve.
“There are a lot of ways to respond to power dynamics and injustice in
our world.” He referenced writings on a wall in Calcutta, India, that were
attributed to Mother Teresa as portraying great strength. She laid out a
variety of ways people could try to exploit, hurt you or compromise you as
you work hard to try to build a better world, and she wrote, “do it anyway.”

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Sly from the stands, building that bond
and getting to know the team early on.
According to Coach Fields, the biggest
change of 2016 for the team has been the
change up in offense, creating spacing and
opportunities to let the players “do what
they do best.”
Fields already seems to know what each
player does best, mentioning a few talents
from members of the team. “Tevin [Farris]
and Solomon [Rolls-Tyson] are guys that
can face up and score, they can catch and
shoot, and take people off the dribble.”
“Brandon [Sly]” Fields continued, “has
great room to work the pick and roll. Phil
[Winston] Is a great slasher, he can get to
the hole and play above the rim.
“You also have guys like Austin
[Anderson] and Alex [Morell] who have
really accepted the changes and done
well.” Anyone watching the games this
season can agree that Fields’ observations
are spot on, as every player has had stand
out moments in the last few games.
It’s not just the players that Eastern’s
new assistant coach has resonated with,
but the existing staff. Fields especially
appreciates Head Coach Becheli for opening his doors and allowing this coaching
opportunity. He also openly gives praise to
Becheli for the man’s great court prowess and his ability to focus on patience
and  positivity and bringing out the best
in the team.
Fields also admires Becheli’s involvement with the players, how he cares about
them as individuals and wants to prepare
them for their journey in basketball. While
Fields agrees with this philosophy whole-

heartedly, and maintains a primary goal
for members of USUE men’s basketball to
get scouted and go on to bigger schools and
organizations, the former JAZZ assistant
coach is also laser-focused on the here and
now and the games just around the corner.
On the subject of important games for
Eastern, Fields expressed eager excitement
and treats every game as a milestone “ Last
week was a good measuring stick for us,
we had SLCC come on fan appreciation
night. It was great game and a great chance
for the players to feed off the energy of
that crowd.
Salt Lake was a test, our rival Snow
was a test, as is the Idaho school this
week. Each game is a measuring stick to
see where we’re at and what we need to
do to prepare for the playoffs.” If this past
week’s games have indeed been measuring sticks, it’s safe to say that we are still
very much in it to win it. We may have
walked away from the games with SLCC
and Snow with L’s instead of W’s, but we
did so with heads held high. Both were
high-action games where the Eagles were
close to victory and improved greatly from
previous encounters with the two highly
touted teams.
To wrap up the new coaching situation
in men’s basketball, it’s safe to say that the
addition of assistant coach Scott Fields has
been a great decision coming into 2016 and
the playoffs. His positive coaching style
and abundance of experience has already
helped to produce great results, and if the
team keeps working as hard as they have,
there is nobody in the SWAC who should
count us out.

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and oversees athletic and intramural programs.
Third, the executive vice president works as an academic liaison between students and faculty, oversees
the student advocate, oversees leadership programs
and oversees diversity programs.
If a student is interested in any of these positions,
stop by the student government office on the second
floor of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center for an
application. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2016 at 5
p.m. in the student government office. For questions,
contact evette.allen@usu.edu.

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the main university which can place students in its
system without asking them to relocate the sometimes
great distances, something that may be advantages to
a small campus such as it is in Price.
The pull of a major university is undeniable, while
the backlash in the local community may overshadow
the benefits it may pose in bringing more students to
the area and providing more degree options in the
future. The only questions remaining amongst those
at USU Eastern is whether these incentives are worth
losing our beloved school colors and mascot.

Disability

Improving on four major
aspects of American life, plus
highlighting on a New Economy,
Spirit of Innovation, Leadership
in the World, and The Politics
of Hope was President Barrack
Obama putting his thoughts
into a historic final State of The
Union address.
He reviewed his last seven
years in office, reciting the improvement of various sections of
American life by providing statistics as to improvement in job
creation, employment, removal
of troops in Afghanistan and the
number of insured Americans.
Starting off with the New
Economy, Obama said: “Anyone
claiming America’s economy is
in decline is peddling fiction.”
He noted that even though
wealth has increased, it has not
helped the average American at
the bottom so much, so he called
for Congress to raise the minimum wage, provide equal pay,
provide free community college,
and strengthen Social Security
and Medicare. “America is about
giving Americans a chance to
work.” He said.
The New Economy is more
about helping out the middle
class, which is the backbone
of America, and helping those
who are slipping into poverty
will help shape a better brighter
American economy.
The president continued with
a talk on the Spirit of Innovation and how to reignite it. He
recalled the space race, a time
in which Americans fought to
beat the Russians to the moon
and develop new ideas and
technology.
Obama quoted Joe Biden
when he said, “The next moon
shot is to cure cancer.” He put
the vice president in charge of
mission control for spearheading a new space race to cure
cancer telling Congress, “Let
America be the first country to
cure cancer once and for all.”
He talked about climate
change where he asked Congress
to pursue greener energies and
build green jobs. He talked
about developments in solar and
wind power and also the decline
of American dependence on
foreign oil.
Obama stressed hard on the
importance of stopping global
climate change so that the next
generations would be able to see
the beauty of our planet, before
he moved on.
“People of the world do not
look to Beijing or Moscow to
lead, they call us.” That was
the remark made by Obama
when referring to the U.S.’s role

in the world. He spoke on the
problems of ISIS and its threat
to the U.S. In a bold move, he
asked Congress to take a vote on
allowing U.S. troops to engage
ISIS on the ground, so that the
terrorist threat could be more
easily tackled.
Obamba asked Congress to
shut down the prison in Guantanamo Bay, lift the Embargo
on Cuba, and approve of the
Trans-Pacific Partnership. By
doing these things, the president
assured that U.S. influence and
power would remain strong and
make other nations work more
with us.
The president moved on to
talk about the targeting of Muslims and how that empowers
the terrorists who are plotting
against us, stating that we have
to stop that kind of thinking.
He ended his part on U.S.
Leadership by saying, “‘We the
people,’ our constitution begins
with those three words, it means
we are all in this together.”
He ended with A Better Politics, where he discussed giving
people an easier opportunity
to vote, how politicians need
to move away from themselves
and work on bi-partisan issues
and work on campaign issues.
He announced that he would
travel the county to work on
promoting reform, but he said
he couldn’t do it alone and told
Congress they would have to
help.
He inspired everyone by
making a simple statement,
“Each of us is only here because
somebody somewhere stood
up for us.” He ended the night
with the traditional God Bless
America.
Afterward, the Republican
response by Gov. Nikki Haley
of South Carolina attacked the
president’s record by stating
that the president always falls
short of his words and that he
was unwilling and unable to
deal with the problems at hand.
The governor continued
to say that Democrats bear
the most responsibility for the
problems in Washington, but
Republicans do share some the
blame too, but it is their job to
fix it. She ended by saying that
America is being tested and
that only the American people
can stop it.
The progress made by President Obama has benefited the
nation, and stands to make bold
plans for his final year in office.
This is definitely a historic
time in America, for the next
president is still an unknown,
but one thing is for sure, the next
president will have to inherit
the legacy of President Barrack
Obama and either destroy it or
continue it.

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yet we don’t give this right to disabled
people.
This framing of disability leads to
the idea that being disabled is worse
than being dead. This is apparent when
we look at “do not resuscitate” forms
in hospitals.
DNR’s are recommended to disabled
people significantly more often than
to abled-bodied individuals. This idea
has even more dangerous consequences
when you look at infanticide rates, with
disabled children killed at dramatically
higher rates than able-bodied children.
Abortion rates see a similar discrepancy, when a fetus is given a significant

chance to be born disabled they are
aborted at dramatically increased rates.
Combine all of these ideas, and you
reach the conclusion that the disabled
body is expendable, thus you have a
right to end it. This explains why, as a
Supreme Court brief shows, at least half
of all people shot and killed by police
each year are disabled.
Many of these murders come with
little or no repercussion to the police
officer because the officer didn’t kill a
person, they killed a “cripple (originating
from the word kripple meaning without
intellectual power, used in literature to
mean useless and, modernly, equated to

a horrible fate)” so no conviction is made.
We see this pattern again with violent
crimes in general with twice as many
disabled people being victims of violent
crime and having higher chances of being
re-victimized.
Susan Williams’ rationalization of
her husband’s death is too normal, yet
it is still harmful. This kind of dialogue
reconstitutes the ideas that kills many
disabled people every year.
We can’t continue claiming that every
tragedy is a disability’s fault because it
often isn’t. Be mindful of your language
and actions, and take the time to notice
how they reproduce these ideas.

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January 21, 2016

Out of Line exhibit on view at Gallery East
Utah State University Eastern’s Art
Department presents, “Out of Line: Geometric Explorations in Utah,” a Utah Arts
& Museums’ Traveling Exhibition, from
Jan. 11 through Feb. 5 at Gallery East.
“Out of Line: Geometric Explorations
in Utah” exhibition explores the colliding
influences of multiple national and
international art movements on Utah
artists in the late 20th century.
Many of the works in this exhibition
can be described by or fit into one or more
artistic periods, including: geometric
abstraction, abstract expressionism, formalism, color field painting, modernism,
and others. The result is an exhibition
that gives audiences the opportunity to
explore what these artistic movements

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mean when the delineations between
them become muddled, and when an
artist’s body of work evolves over time to
combine these interconnected aesthetics.
Included in “Out of Line” are works
that explore the interplay between
abstraction and iconography, formalist
and symbolic geometry, and expressive
abstraction and rigid structure.
In some cases, sparse but calculated
compositions balance simple geometric
shapes with repeating patterns or saturated
backgrounds. In other works, the emotive
and loose structure of expressionism
meets playful color palettes and clearly
emerging repetitions which call upon the
traditions of modernism and abstraction
simultaneously.
What emerges is a collection of works
which represent Utah artists fusing
together the vocabulary of multiple
influences during the same period, to
create an intriguing genre of art which
addresses competing ideologies and
principles of art concurrently.
“Out of Line” incorporates the work
of many prominent artists, including
Karl Momen, Edie Roberson, Bonnie
Phillips, Wulf Barsch, Susan Carrol and
Wayne Kimball.
It represents a selection from the
State of Utah’s Fine Art Collection,
which began in 1899, and which works
to support the careers of Utah artists
today. It travels in cooperation with
the Traveling Exhibit Program, which
provides public access to quality visual
art, nurtures the understanding of diverse
art forms and cultures, and promotes
creativity while encouraging cultural
activities in local communities.
“Out of Line” features the work of 22
artists from Utah. The exhibition is located inGallery East on the USU Eastern
Price campus in the Central Instruction
Building. The gallery is free and open
to the public during the academic year
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Any questions can be answered by
Noel Carmack, Gallery East curator, at
435.613.5241 or email at noel.carmack@
usu.edu.
Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling
Exhibit Program is a statewide outreach
program that provides schools, museums,
libraries, and community galleries with
the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community. This program
is supported in part by a grant from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information on participating in the program, please contact
Fletcher Booth at fbooth@utah.gov or
call 801.824.9177. For media inquiries,
please contact Laura Durham, at ldurham@utah.gov or call 801.236.7553.

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Luminous Layers

Lund leads SSS History majors prepare us to do something
Helping college
students succeed

Casey Warren
staff writer
email@gmail.com

I

n an effort to help students
continue to pro- progress, USU
Eastern returned a program
to campus,
Student
Support
Se r v ic e s.
SSS strives
to improve
s t u d e nt s’
educational experience.
Rachel
Lund plays
a huge role
in the sucRachel Lund
cess of this
program.
“I am the director of Student
Support Services and Upward
Bound. They are both grant
programs that focus on helping
first-generation and low-income
students succeed in college.
Upward Bound works with high
school students, preparing them
for college and Student Support
Services works with college
students. We act as academic
advisors who are able to meet with
the students more, mentor them
more closely and help with their
daily lives.”
Besides Lund, “Student Support
Services has two academic advisors
and an administrative assistant.
Upward Bound has a full-time
program coordinator, a part-time
tutor and a part-time administrative
assistant.”
Lund was brought to USU
Eastern through a “long and
complicated” path, but is enjoying
her experience here. “I never
anticipated this is where I would
be, but I have really enjoyed the
people of USU Eastern. There
is such a great environment here
and everyone is so welcoming and
helpful.”
Lund didn’t necessarily choose

this career path of higher education,
but rather, “fell into it.” Moving
forward she says, “I have found a
passion in it. It is something I am
really good at.”
“My favorite part about my
career is the opportunity to work
with students. This is such a fun
time in their lives; it is a time where
students are discovering who they
are and what they want to be. It’s
a privilege to help them along in
this journey.”
Lund’s own college experience
may have relation to many students
at USUE. “I’m a pretty conservative
person and I had to work my way
through college, so I always had at
least one job while trying to keep up
with classes. I was active in student
life and had a lot of fun with my
roommates. I still keep in touch
with them. I attended Southern
Utah University so sometimes on
weekends, we would just head to
Vegas and walk the Strip all night
- those were fun road trips.”
There is a large benefit that
comes with Lund’s career. “I am
in a career that allows me to travel
and I have been to a lot of really
cool places. In the last year, I have
been to Kansas, New York and
Melbourne, Australia. I am going
to tour Europe in the summer. I
love to travel and experience new
places and cultures - I fully plan to
see the world.”
Some advice Lund shares with
students at USU Eastern. “It’s
important to have fun and make
relationships, but take your classes
seriously. This is an opportunity
that so many people don’t get and
higher education can open so many
doors, if you really take advantage
of learning.
“Remember that it is more
important to learn than it is to just
get the grade and if you are invested
in learning, the good grades will
come.”
Along the lines of success, Lund
says, “Initiative and self-awareness
are absolutely the keys to success.
Figure out what your talents and
skills really are and just go for it.”

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staff writer
nathanjp98@gmail.com

As the new semester arrives,
most returning college students
might be wondering what major
to pick. Most would decide on
majors with the most potential
such as engineering or accounting. However, while most of
these majors produce prosperous
careers, there are other majors
with lesser-known opportunities.
According to forbes.com,
history is the ninth out of the
10-worst college majors. Listing
the major with an unemployment
rate of 10.2 percent and a median
earning for recent grads at
$32,000.
Howeve r, a c c o r d i ng t o
Nathaniel Woodward, a USU
Eastern student close to completing
his history major says, “Students
don’t realize what type of careers
they can get. They think that with
a history major you can teach.”
One of the many things that a
history major can give you is the

different opportunity. Woodward
said, “They don’t realize that with
a history major they can go on to
work in civil-service government
jobs. People like me are majoring
in history because it gives us a
foundation for our professional
graduate programs as we go on
to law school, history can give
me the understanding of the constitution of this country and the
beliefs and foundations of law in
other countries. So this gives me
a great deal of knowledge.”
“Another unique part of the
history program at USU Eastern
is that you require a minor, almost
like a second degree. You become
very proficient in a different degree,
and it gives you breadth and a lot
of options. History is unique and
progressive, and it gives you an
understanding on how the world
is, was, and how it will be.”
Though this major includes
interesting opportunities for the
future, it is not so easy to grab
the major. Woodward warns
that, “history requires original
research, and that’s hard to do an
original research thesis on figures

like George Washington, who’s
been researched to death.
Trying to discover something
new and unique is something
difficult, so there is a lot of
original thinking that goes into
it. You have to be creative
and sometimes you cannot go
online and look at Wikipedia.
You have to learn to search
databases and become really
good at investigating research and
investigative reporting.”
With history, one also has
to go far into older documents.
“You need more than one source.
Because someone said something
does not mean it is right. Historical
perspectives are difficult, it’s hard
to tell who is good or bad without
looking at several resources.”
Majoring in history can be
challenging, and the thought of
not finding a career in it may
derail many students on the track
to completing the degree.
While history cannot give you
the more popular careers, there are
different and unique opportunities that a major in history can
open. There are many significant

individuals that bear the degree
such as politicians, CEOs and
entertainers.
Former President George W.
Bush graduated from Yale with a
bachelor of arts degree in history.
Martha Stewart, a prominent
businesswoman, writer, and
television personality, graduated
from Barnard University with
a double major in history and
architectural history.
The famous TV show host
and comedian Conan O’Brien
concentrated on literature and
history during his years at Harvard
University.
These individuals not only
graduated with a degree in a
major that has been listed as a
bad college major, but they did
something with it by becoming a
famous entrepreneur, a comedian
and TV show personality, and
lastly the president of the United
States. According to USU Easern
associate professor of history,
Dr. Susan Neel, “A history
degree doesn’t prepare us to be
something, it prepares us to do
something.”

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January 21, 2016

Eastern presents “Rabbit Hole”

Setting the record straight:

Yellowstone’s Wolves

Pulitzer-Prize winning drama by David Lyndsay-Abaire

Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief
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photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

During the second week of school Whitney Humphries and Tristan Smith rehearse and begin memorizing lines for the play.

Rabbit Hole, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize
winning drama by David Lyndsay-Abaire
is USU Eastern’s third production for the
2015-2016 theatre season. The show was
cast in December and feature new faces
on the Peterson Blackbox Theatre stage.
Rabbit Hole tells the story of Howie
and Becca Corbett, a young couple coming to terms with the death of their 4-year
old son. The story picks up eight months
after the accident as they are confronted
with family situations and the presence
of a grieving teen also struggling with
the aftrmath of the accident.
Although the subject matter is serious,
there is humor interspersed throughout.
“This particular play has been on my radar
for years and this was the year it felt right

to direct it,” director Corey Ewan said.
“I am very excited to begin work on
this piece and with this cast,” Ewan added.
The cast includes; Cameron West, Juab
High School as Howie, plus newcomer
Whitney Humphries, Fillmore High
School, as Becca, his wife.
Tavery Larsen, Carbon High School,
plays Nat, Becca’s mother and Veronica
Tita, Maple Mountain High School,
plays Izzy, Becca’s sister. Tristan Smith,
Carbon High School, rounds out the
cast as Jason.
This is a great group of actors and
they are ready to jump into the deep end
of the pool with this production. Rabbit
Hole does contain mature themes and
language.

“If I were to assign a movie rating
I would give it a PG-13. I know some
people need that to determine quality,”
Ewan said. “Anyone who has experienced
loss and grief will be readily able, I think,
to identify with the thoughts and feelings
expressed in this play.
Rabbit Hole opens Feb. 18-20 with a
matinee at 2 p.m. on the 20. It also runs
Feb. 25-27. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m. at the
Peterson theatre each night.
USUE students get in for $1 with current ID, faculty and staff are $5. Regular
admission is $10 for adults, $5 for nonUSUE students and $7 for senior citizens.
“This is an exceptional piece of theatre
and one truly not to be missed,” Ewan said.

It’s human nature to seek out balance,
whether you call it the “pulse of the
universe,” karma, or whatever nonsense
David Avocado Wolfe wrote on Facebook
this week. The want is only natural to hope
things work themselves out. Lucky for us,
there is indeed such a force at work in the
natural world, we in biology call them
“Keystone Species.”
A Keystone Species is an organism
which by its behavior or nature has the
greatest influence on the ecology of life
which it surrounds itself with. As humans,
we are indeed a unique keystone species,
however, we self aggrandize to the point
of thinking we know better when there are
several just as important keystone species
in nature which when removed, by us, the
local ecology is thrown into havoc.
A prime example of us meddling with
a keystone species and its immediate longterm effects is that of the Yellowstone
Wolf population. Seventy years ago, under
the direction of the federal government,
the population of wolves in Yellowstone
National Park were exterminated. Bowing
to pressure by ranchers, who’s livelihood’s
relied on the safety of their cattle, an entire
species was displaced and a biome was
taken to the brink of collapse.
As ecologists observed the fragile
ecosystem surrounding arguably the
greatest nature preserve in the world,
they were startled to see steep declines in
populations of both flora and fauna due to
the increase in herbivores who preyed upon
young plants. As the populations of elk,
which are the dietary staple of wolves grew
unimpeded, tree’s began to disappear as
old ones died and fell, not being replaced by
growing saplings. As tree’s disappeared,
the soil which their roots held tight,
began to erode, quickening the rivers and
displacing native beaver populations. The
far-reaching consequences of removing
wolves extended not only to the biosphere
but to the geosphere as well, altering

river flows.
Luckily, sounder minds prevailed
and the wolf was reintroduced to the
region 20 years ago and the effect was
almost immediate. As wolf’s fed on the
rampaging elk, it not only lowered their
irresponsible numbers, but changed their
behavior as herds avoided open areas
where the trees once stood. The tree’s
began to return and with them a smoother
river flow as their banks stopped eroding
at an accelerated rate. An increase in tree’s
provided habitat for songbirds which
began a steady incline in growth. Smooth
rivers and more wood welcomed back
beaver populations which provided habitat
for native fish, waterfowl, amphibians and
reptiles which had been absent from the
park for decades.
The coyote population which had
grown substantially since the removal
of wolves, began to shrink as they were
outcompeted by the larger canine which
boosted the populations of rabbits,
mice and voles. The increase in rodents
provided more food for birds of prey like
hawks and eagles and small predators
like foxes and badgers which increased
in number. More bird populations such
as scavenger ravens and crows quickly
rose as carcasses from elk and other prey
became more available. Even bears saw
an increase as new shrubs, which had
previously been consumed by elk, began
producing berries.
The return of balance in nature played
out before our very eyes, while still a
vocal minority calls for their extinction.
I’m not opposed to hunting, I have several
wonderful memories of family outings
into the mountains and the wonderful taste
of home-made jerky. However, the fear
and outrage expressed by so
many who call themselves
“conser vation ists” is
overshadowed by that
pesk y l it tle mat ter
we here in our cult of
the imagination call
“ev id e n c e.” Sp e a k
softly and carry a big
stick my zealots.

FAFSA leads to success Sorenson named education adviser
Research shows that students
wanting to improve their odds
of graduating college should file
a federal student aid application
(FAFSA). Jan. 1  is the first day
any student may submit a FAFSA
to be eligible for a share of the
estimated $248 billion in federal,
state and college aid for the 2016-17
academic year.
Numerous academic research
studies since 1988 have consistently found that receiving financial
aid helps prevent undergraduate
students of all incomes from
dropping out of community and
four-year colleges.
Students who submit a FAFSA
have a 72 percent greater chance
of staying in college than their
peers who do not file for the
aid form, according to the 2011
study  “The Consequences of
Leaving Money on the Table:
Examining Persistence among
Students Who Do Not File a
FAFSA” by Lyle McKinney,
Ph.D., assistant professor of
higher education at the University
of Houston, and Heather Novak,
Ph.D., statistical analyst for the
Office of Institutional Research.
The positive effect of filing a
FAFSA is even more significant
for lower-income students eligible
for the free, federal Pell Grant.
As FAFSA filers, these students’
graduation rates were 122 percent
higher than lower-income students
who did not file a FAFSA, McKinney and Novak found.
“Findings from our study show

that failure to complete this important first step in the financial aid
process has a negative association
with the persistence rates of firstyear students who attend college
full-time, particularly those who
are lower-income.
“Therefore, it is critically important that all students who would
benefit from receiving financial aid
complete the FAFSA,” McKinney
and Novak conclude.
Millions of eligible students
leave aid money on the table.
The vast majority of college
applicants and college students are
eligible for some type of financial
aid regardless of income. However,
despite the significant amount of
college-persistence evidence and
billions in available funds, each
year about 8 million students
eligible for aid don’t prepare a
FAFSA.
“Every year, unfortunately
millions of college students miss
out on the opportunity to receive
financial aid simply because
they do not file a FAFSA,” state
McKinney and Novak stated
in their 2013 study “FAFSA
Filing Among First-Year College
Students: Who Files on Time, Who
Doesn’t, and Why Does it Matter?”
Too few students – especially
high school students and students
from lower-income households
– aren’t educated about how to
access financial aid and select aid
options that will serve them best.
Students often are not aware of the
FAFSA or where to get help with

completing it. A federal regulation
offers students two options for
preparing a FAFSA – either
complete it for free on the U.S.
Department of Education’s website,
or get professional assistance from
a FAFSA preparer who, much like
an income tax preparer, charges
a fee for the service. There are
also a diversity college-access
organizations and initiatives that
provide FAFSA assistance each
year, such as College Goal Sunday
and California Cash for College.
(Additional organizations are listed
at FAFSA.com as Free FAFSA
Assistance Services).
As the gateway to all federal
and state student aid, a FAFSA can
make a sizable impact on college
costs. For example, the maximum,
free Pell Grant covered 30 percent
of average tuition, fees, room and
board for a four-year college last
academic year, according to Trends
in Student Aid.
Also, by not preparing a FAFSA, high-achieving, low-income
students can lose out on exceptional
offers, such as the loan-limiting
policies offered by more than 48
colleges that award needy students
more in grants, which don’t need
repayment.
“We advocate improving
education policies and practices to
encourage more students to prepare
FAFSA every year of college to
help ensure they graduate,” said
Christina Kline, vice president
of Student Financial Aid Services,
Inc.

Casey Warren

staff writer
casey.warren48@gmail.com
New to the Utah State University Eastern campus
is Chelsey Sorenson. She has been hired as an
advisor and recruiter for the four-year education
program. “I help students that have an interest
in education complete their goal of becoming
a teacher. I help [them to] understand what the
requirements are for graduation. I also help with
finding the resources needed to be successful as
well as have fun along the way.”
Sorenson has found this career field very
rewarding for many reasons. “I am able to help
students focus on a major and guide them through
the process of completing their degree. The biggest
reward is graduation. I also find this career field
beneficial to me. I am able to work with students
on a daily basis and have a crucial role with their
educational outcomes.”
Aside from being an advisor, Sorenson enjoys,
“spending time with family and friends; playing
softball, crafting, going on razor rides, watching
movies, and eating ice cream.”
Sorenson also shares something that most
individuals at USUE do not know about her. “The
people who do know this about me make fun of
me... but, a group of friends and I get together to
play Bunco once a month.”
Sorenson would some day like to travel expense
free to the Hawaiian Islands. “I have had the
opportunity to vacation there a couple times, but I
feel like there is always a new adventure found. The
water is a beautiful blue-green, the sand is warm
on your feet; they have a great cultural center, boat
trips and other great adventures. I would like to visit
again so that I could try excursions such as deep
sea fishing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins,
and hiking to a waterfall.”

Sorenson is an advisor who can relate to her
advisees. “I relate to students well; I have been in
their shoes. I understand the courses that must be
completed in order to complete a degree. I always
make sure students have the right information in
a timely manner to ease some of the stress they
might be feeling.”
As stated, Sorenson was once in the shoes of
the students at USUE. She shares a few memories
from her time in college. “At night, friends and I
would put gold fish into the fountain and then they
started disappearing. One night for a gathering, we
went to friends house and they had a new fish tank.
We were like “cool fish tank” then they were like
“we found them while playing in the fountain and
decided to take them.” As time went on we found
multiple fish in the residents halls that came out
of the fountain.”
“[Another] time I rode a long board down the
hill by Pioneer Park. I thought that I was going to
crash and break every bone in my body. It doesn’t
seem crazy, but for a girl that can’t long board, it
was scary. [Another fun thing I did in college was]
have parties in the dorm that consisted of making
brownies in an easy bake oven.”
If you are a part of the administration at USUE,
Sorenson says, “I spent
my time studying, attending class and working hard. USU Eastern
is the perfect school
for studies and having
a social life.”
On a more serious
note she shares, “I love
the environment; it’s a
great school to work for.
I love being back as an
employee for a school
that I [once] called
Chelsey Sorenson
home.”

Cooking with Toby: delicious white-bean-chicken chili
Toby Foster

staff writer
metastablechaos@hotmail.com
With winter still in full force, I
think that giving everyone a recipe
for chili would be helpful. If you
are from New Mexico, you will
probably want to stop reading or
just plain yell at me for calling this
chili. In New Mexico, chili is red
or green chili peppers with some
kind of meat. Usually you eat it
with tortillas, but you can eat it
by itself. Now let me tell all New
Mexicans this, you are the only state
that refers to that as chili, you are
the only ones that call chili, “chili
beans.” Now leave us alone and
find something more useful to do.
When you make a chili, there
really are a lot of open ended-

bits and pieces to consider. Most
chilies are made with ground beef
and pinto beans, but there really
is no defined way to do this. The
components that must be included
are red or green chili peppers.
I am going to be taking a handful of short cuts with this recipe.
To do it fully from scratch would
simply take too long to be useful to
a college student. I will use Rotel
which is pre-mixed tomatoes and
green chilies with seasonings. I
really like using Rotel for many different recipes to save on time. I am
also adding in Southwest corn since
it has corn and peppers to again save
time since it is precooked.
This recipe calls for raw chicken. However, if you want to get it
done faster you can use precooked
canned chicken and skip the frying
step entirely just adding the chicken

and garlic directly to the pot. If you
have a crock pot, you can prepare
everything the night or morning
before you plan to eat it and just let
it simmer all day. That is what I did
for the example pictured.
You do not have to, but I like to
rinse off my beans after draining
them. I started the habit while working at Taco Time. We rinse off the
black beans after taking them out
of the can because while in the can
they develop a thick film on them
that tastes terrible. The same is true
of most canned beans.
The ingredient of green chilies is noted as optional because I
know not everyone can handle its
heat like I can. I actually ate this
and thought it was too mild. My
friend who tried it with me said
it was really hot so try what you
think you can handle.

2 small, boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 1 large chicken breast
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp minced garlic or ½ tsp garlic powder
1 can of great northern beans
1 can Rotel
1 can southwest corn
1 can green chilies (optional)
2 cups water
3 tbsp flour or corn starch
2 tsp salt
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp ground coriander seeds
Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Put chicken and garlic into the pan and cook
until chicken is fully cooked.
Open and drain the great northern beans. Open the remaining cans and pour all of them into a large pot. Add
the water and corn starch or flour, and stir until dissolved. Add salt, parsley, onion powder, pepper, cumin, paprika
and coriander.
Cook on stove on high until it comes to a light boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and simmer
for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve, then refrigerate leftovers.

Sports

Page 6

January 21, 2016

A potential comeback in men’s basketball
Brett Smart

sports writer
b.jaysmart@hotmail.com

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Austin Anderson takes a jumpshot against Colorado Northwestern

T he USU Easter n men’s
basketball team entered conference
play in December. As a team, they
have faced hardship from cutting
team members and shortening
their bench. Their performance
in conference play is a reflection
of this.
Early losses against Snow
College 67-90 and Salt Lake
Community College (SLCC) 63-89
were definitely a wake up call for
the remaining players. Although
their conference record is 1-6, it can
be noted that the men have found
a way to close the gap that other
teams leave on the scoreboard.
Their game against Colorado
Northwestern Community College
(CNCC) captures the potential
that still remains with the Golden
Eagles, grabbing a win with 8167 as the final score. Solomon
Rolls-Tyson had the leading score
of 16, Alexander Morrel the most
rebounds and Phillip Winston the
most assists. “We had a whole week
to prepare our guys mentally and
physically for this game which
worked out really well for us,”
Assistant Coach Justin Brown said.
The week following CNCC, the
Golden Eagles played SLCC for a
second time in conference play.
The atmosphere was electric the
whole game through. The Eagles
played conservatively with solid
fundamentals, reserving their
energy to capitalize on every
advantage. Tevin Farris scored
22 points. Philip Winston and
Brandon Sly led assists with a total
of 8 each.

“As coaches we do our best to get
the right rotation for our guys to get
the most rest,” commented Brown.
The score gap was consistently
within 10 points with the lead
changing 5-6 times, the kind of
game that would have anyone on
the edge of his or her seat.
At the end of the second half,
the score was tied at 79, going into
overtime. Despite best efforts from
the Eagles, it was a loss with a final
score of 93-89.
“There were errors in this game
that could be prevented to turn the
game to our favor and prevent it
from even getting to overtime,”
Brown stated.
Two days later, on Saturday,
Jan. 16, the Golden Eagles faced
off against their rival Snow for a
second time.
Using a similar play style to not
only close the gap from the previous
game with the Badgers, but also
bring down the overall score the
Golden Eagles ended the first half
34-31 down by three points.
Snow came out for the second
half and gained a further lead,
ending the game 76-59. “It’s hard
to get the proper rest for our guys,
especially when they only have one
day to recover. As a coaching staff,
we’re doing the best we can to keep
our guys in good shape for these
situations,” Brown said.
Without a doubt, the Eagles are
leaving it all on the court for the
school. A good way to repay that
is to support their effort. I invite
everyone reading this article to
come and support the USUE
Golden Eagles Feb. 11 as they play
the College of Southern Idaho.
Let’s give our men the support
they need.

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Solomon Rolls-Tyson dunks on Western Wyoming

Men’s baseball prepares for the upcoming 2016 season
Cory McKendrick
sports writer
corymckendrick@gmail.com

The Utah State University
Eastern baseball team begins
preparation for the upcoming
season in the Bunnell-Dmitrich
Athletic Center instead of on the
baseball field due to the winter
weather conditions.
The team is scheduled to play
their first games on Jan. 29-30 in
Tucson, AZ. USU Eastern will
face Pima Community College
in a four-game series in their first
games of the year. PCC, a team
that USU Eastern played last pre-

season, is always a tough matchup
and has the benefit of playing and
practicing outside year round.
The Eagles are scheduled
to play their first home games
on Feb. 19-20. Eastern is in the
Scenic West Athletic Conference
and the teams in their conference
are College of Southern Nevada,
Salt Lake Community College,
Colorado Northwestern Community College, Western Nevada
College and College of Southern
Idaho. The Eagles begin conference play on March 2.
The SWAC is a great conference for baseball and always
produces great Division 1 transfers
and even players who get drafted to

play Major League Baseball. CSN
and WNC have had historically
great teams. “CSN vvv quite a
bit of players from last
year, but they
do a great job
in recruiting,
so we will
look for them
to be good”
said Coach
Scott Mads e n. W N C
will discont i nue t hei r
baseball program after this season due to lack
of funding. “They [WNC] will put

together a tough team to beat in
their final season” Madsen said.
USU Eastern has 11 returni ng playe r s
from the previous season.
Madsen sees
great potential
in the group
of players he
has this season and said,
“ I ’m l o o king for wa rd
to this team,
they showed
a lot of talent
and potential and had a successful
fall season...with everyone eligible

and healthy, we are excited to see
what they can do. The returning
sophomores bring a lot of leadership and experience to this team.”
The team showed great promise at the end of last season playing
well together and winning games
against each conference team
during the last half of conference
play. Sophomore outfielder Austin Geurtsen said, “Last year we
started to play well as a team, and
towards the end of the fall season
this year we played for each other
and started to really figure things
out when we played our intersquad ‘World Series’ scrimmage.”
Most of the players who moved
on from USUE last year were

pitchers. Of the returning players,
only three of them are pitchers.
The majority of the incoming
group of freshman and transfer
players will make up the difference
for the Eagles’ pitching staff this
season. Pitching is an important
position and regardless of experience, being unified in a common
goal makes all pitchers equally
important.
Freshman pitcher Kirk Haney
said, “I felt a sense of unity, in the
aspect that anyone could come up
with a key play at any moment.”
The pitchers and the team have
been working hard to prepare
themselves for the season opener
in Arizona.

Upcoming USUE baseball schedule
Jan. 29-30 - USUE @ Pima CC
Feb. 11-12 - USUE @ EAC
Feb. 13-14 - USUE @ CAC

Feb. 19-20 - USUE vs. Mesa State
Mar. 2 - USUE vs. SLCC
Mar. 4 - USUE @ SLCC

Mar. 11-12 - USUE vs. CSN
Mar. 18-19 - USUE vs. CSI
Mar. 25-26 - USUE vs. CSI

Sports psychology and its influence on athletes
EJ Sanders Jr.

sports writer
edmond_james@outlook.com
The academic discipline
seeking to understand individuals
and groups by establishing general
principles and researching specific
cases through study of mind and
behavior is psychology. Sports
psychology is congruent, however,
knowledge is drawn from related
fields such as biomechanics,
physiology, kinesiology and
psychology and used to study
how psychological factors affect
performance and how participation
in sports and exercise affect
psychological and physical factors.
At some point in athletic or fan
careers we heard the saying, “The
game is 90 percent mental.” This
statement is as true as it gets; I’m
not neglecting to acknowledge
the importance of skill, talent and

athletic enhancement, however, I
understand the game as an athlete
and student.
You change your thoughts,
you change your world. The same
applies for sports: you change your
thoughts and understand your
why, you’ll enhance your work
ethic, you will play better, greater
confidence, that belief becomes
solid, opportunity becomes vivid.
When you believe in yourself and
abilities, no one can deflect your
dreams and your plans.
Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry,
Cam Newton, Michael Jordan,
Dennis Rodman and the list goes
on, are just a select few of worldclass athletes dominating their
respective sports; however, for a
few, their talent and skill is what
got them there and for others it is
not what kept them there.
Draymond Green of the Golden
State Warriors, was told he would
never make it in the big leagues,

he didn’t belong in the National
Basketball Association; one NBA
championship later and en route
for their second, I beg to differ.
Stephen Curry, son of former
NBA sharp shooter Del Curry,
was told he wasn’t big enough,
strong enough, he didn’t handle
the ball well enough to play in the
NBA. Curry always had talent,
work ethic, and a gift, but what got
him to the super-star stage was his
mentality. He believed in himself
and his abilities a 100 percent and
transformed negative comments
into a positive outcome because he
understood criticism and doubt is
inevitable, but necessary.
The mind is powerful, what you
shall believe you shall become,
what you feed your mental factory
will be produced and reflected in
effort and performance.
The game is psychological
and as athletes, we sometimes
psych ourselves out. I’ve talked

to different athletes of different
sports and levels, been in locker
rooms, huddles and witnessed
first-hand the conversations that
take place and self-inflicted doubt
that’s muttered by athletes.
Out of all the sports I’ve
participated in, baseball has to be
the worst as far as self-inflicted
descent towards performance.
Statements such as, “I don’t
belong here, why can’t I hit the
ball, gosh I suck,” are comments
I hear mumbled and I’ve seen
some the greatest theatrical acts
and self-doubt through strikeouts
and groundouts. These actions are
detrimental.
As an athlete you have to
understand you’ll never be perfect,
you will have times where nothing
will go your way. We like to call
that a slump, but if you continue
to believe and stay confident and
continue to progress, things will
become better. I have never seen

a man bat 1,000 in baseball, shoot
100% from the floor in basketball
or a 100 meter sprinter who runs
a consistent and exact 100 meter
time over the span of their career.
I n sp or t s, p er for ma nc e
fluctuates, that’s inevitable. Its
many involuntary factors that
control that; however, the one
voluntary factor that determines
how long you stay in that slump
or how consistent you can stay
rounded to your best is your
mentality.
Next time you feel like giving
up, understand why you held for
so long initially. When your team
is having a bad game, apprehend
the problem and then be that leader
to fix the problem, but know your
teammates because yelling is not
the best way to get through most
athletes, but stern conversation
and understanding is.
If you are having a bad game
don’t ask yourself if you belong

there, of course you do,
Regulate your breathing,
grasp an understanding on what’s
the difference when you are
at your best and when you are
at your worst. What are you
doing differently? What are your
thoughts?
I guarantee if you have a
intellectual conversation with
yourself, your input and output
will be on the same page. However,
If you don’t believe yourself
or your team, if you don’t have
absolute confidence in yourself or
team, I guarantee you’ll never be
the athlete you can and as a team
you guys will never reach the apex
of all the combined abilities.
Change your
thoughts, change
your performance
and
create
opportunities that
you never thought
might happen.

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January 21, 2016

Cole Davis: going for the goal

Women’s Basketball

Meet the new assistant coach
for both USU Eastern soccer teams
Kyndall Gardner
sports writer
kyndall_gardner@gmail.com

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

USUE women’s basketball stands at 8-12

Maile Richardson drives to the hoop in a home game against SLCC. Through 20
games this season the team has managed 8-12 record. Averaging nearly 70 points a
game, the teams looks to finish the season strong. The team’s next home game is on
February 11th at 5:30 p.m. against the College of Southern Idaho (20-1).

BYU and Utah basketball
Cancelling game is not the answer
Tai Justice

sports writer
justicec@emeryschools.org
On Jan. 6, 2016, reports came out that
the BYU and Utah basketball series was
canceled. I, like I imagine most, was pretty
shocked by this.
The last time BYU and Utah didn’t play
each other in basketball was World War II.
Now, it has been cleared that Utah
was the team that didn’t want the game to
continue. They will pay BYU $80,000 for
canceling the series. Why would Utah be
okay with paying BYU that much money
to NOT play each other in basketball?
A quote in desnews.com from
Utah Men’s Basketball Coach Larry
Krystkowiak said, “The events that have
occurred in our recent games with BYU
led me to ask Dr. [Chris] Hill several weeks
ago if we could take a cooling off period
and put the rivalry on hold...The level of
emotions has escalated to the point where
there is the potential for serious injury.”
For anyone that follows either
basketball program closely obviously
knows what and who he’s referring to.
Sure, there’s been other instance that
he could be talking about. Eric Mika’s
flagrant foul in 2013, and Marshall
Henderson’s punch on Jackson Emery in
2009, but I’m fairly positive he was talking
about this instance: With not much time
left in the second half, BYU guard, Nick
Emery punched Utah guard, Brandon
Taylor. Utah went on to win the game, but
the punch took all the headlines.
I was at the game and thought wow,
this is crazy, but never thought it would
eventually be the final straw that would
lead to the cancellation of the basketball
series.
It’s been reported that
the day after the game,
Krystkowiak called BYU
Coach Dave Rose and left
a messages saying Utah
was going to buyout the
game next year. Left. A.
Message.

Recruitment

Dave Rose said this in response, “I was
very surprised. Shocked, actually, I have
been doing this for 32 years in high school,
junior college and now the Division I level,
and we’ve had hundreds of agreements
on games, verbal agreements, handshake
agreements, and contractual, written
contracts. And this is the first time that
I’ve had one not fully executed.”
Rose also didn’t agree that the emotions
of the series had gotten out of hand: “We’ve
had some interesting moments over the
years. I have been involved in it for 18
years and that’s a lot of the excitement of
the game, and you don’t want things to get
out of hand. But in rivalry games, things
tend to get pretty heated at times. I don’t
think, from my point of view, that the
safety of the players is an issue.”
I agree with Coach Rose. Yeah, the
rivalry is intense, but that’s what makes
it fun and it brings in a lot of money for
both programs. Also, stuff like that can
happen against any team. Just last Sunday,
during a Utah and Oregon State game,
a player tripped a ref. Yeah, that’s not
player-on -player stuff, but still. Sports
get heated, sports get intense and sports
are unpredictable. That’s why so many
people love them.
I also don’t think a “cooling off” period
will help the rivalry go away. Didn’t Utah
and BYU just try this in football? And I
can promise you it only threw fuel on the
fire. There’s another angle of this that I
don’t think can be ignored.
As a BYU fan, I’ve been waiting for
this next basketball season for years. BYU
has a whole bunch of really good recruits
coming in. BYU will be good to really
good in basketball for the foreseeable
future. I wonder if Krystkowiak realized
this and pretty much said, we’re out. I have
no reason to believe this other than I like
to think it’s about that.
Now, I think eventually the two teams
will play again. It might not be until
Krystkowiak is not at Utah anymore, but
there’s too much money to be made for the
rivalry to stay away forever. I can say one
thing for sure, whenever it does comeback,
it will be more intense than ever.

Cole Davis was a freshmen soccer player at USU Eastern. Now in
his third year of college, he decided
to hang up is cleats and take on an
assistant coaching job with the men’s
and women’s soccer teams at USU
Eastern. Born in Price, Utah, he was
raised in South Jordan, Utah. Davis’
family consists of his mother and
father, two younger brothers and one
younger sister.
Davis’ favorite color is blue, favorite type of food is “everything” and
his favorite drink is “blue Gatorade.”
His favorite animal is, “a dog, more
specifically a mid-sized to bigger dog.”
The favorite quality about himself
is, “I have a man bun and it’s pretty
awesome.”
After attending USU Eastern, Davis’s goals consist of “I planning on
continuing to coaching soccer either
here or possibly at the high school
level to start.”

Meet Clarissa Perez: Los Angeles to Price
Ayanna Ford

sports writer
ayannaford2015@gmail.com
Say hello to USU Eastern’s women’s
basketball starting point guard Clarissa Perez, born June 16, 1997 in Los
Angeles, Cali. Perez started playing
basketball at 5, her parents enrolled her
on a coed recreational team. There she
discovered her love for basketball and
it only continued to grow from there.
When Perez is on the court, she
acts a general of the floor, making sure
everyone is in their set places on the
court, calling out plays, and making
sure the team executes them. This task is
not easy, it consists of a lot of pressure.
Perez said, “You have to perform in order
to get performance from your team,”
Perez is the second highest scorer
on the women’s team with an average
of 12.2 points per game. She leads the
team in assists, averaging 4.3 per game.
Making a huge contribution to the team

each game, Perez spends countless college basketball is faster and the ball
amounts of hours practicing and work- is pushed up and down the floor much
ing out outside of practice each week quicker.
Off the court, Perez had to adjust
to get these results.
“I grew up being taught that there’s to living on her own. Back home she
didn’t really have chores.
always somebody out there
Her main responsibilities
working harder than you.
were to perform well in
Also team practice is for
school and perform well
team stuff, not individual
on the court. So making
development. I fell in love
sure her room stays clean
with getting better as a perand just keeping up with
son,” Perez said.
regular housekeeping duShe enjoys the process of
ties are difficult.
learning and being able to
Perez’s dream is to
learn new things about basplay division one basketball. Kobe Bryant inspires
ketball and if she has a
her the most because she
chance of going profesused to watch him when she
sional overseas, she’ll
was little and her city loved
definitely go for the ride.
him. Especially when he won
Clarissa Perez
She sees herself with a
three championships in a row
degree in chemistry and
her city was hyped up.
Coming to Utah, Perez made some a contract to play overseas five years
adjustments on and off the court. On from now. If not, she wants to go to the
the court, she adjusted to the fast pace FBI Academy or coach basketball for a
of the game. Compared to high school, high school team.

Men’s basketball team loses
another player to knee injury
Solomon Rolls-Tyson
sports writer
rollstyson@gmail.com

In a season of many trials, the USU
Eastern basketball sustained another
adversity with loss of international
for wa rd Ha md i Ka rou i, who
tore his anterior cruciate ligament
(ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament
(PCL) during the Scenic West Athletic
Conference game against the Salt Lake
Community College Bruins.
Karoui was the sophomore starting
forward and key contributor during the
first half of the season for USU Eastern.
He averaged 13 points and 5.7 rebounds
per a game, which is most definitely a
tough loss for the team.
In a facetime interview, Karoui stated,
“when the injury occurred I knew it was

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Enrollment was not strongly impacted by the new
method during enrollment for Spring 2016 semester as
the system is in the beta stages. The number of returning
students was higher than that of previous years while new
student enrollment stayed relatively the same.
“We just do not have enough data or time,” Olsen
said. “Overall our spring numbers look really good. We
are up over where we were last year. ”
One of the goals of the new system approach is to
reach a broader variety of potential students for both
campuses and to educate them on the potential at Utah
State University. Colleges and universities all have
requirements to get in to attend; however, with Utah State
University if a student does not qualify for the Logan
campus, he or she can attend Utah State University
Eastern in Price. Both locations and all of the extensions
are all part of one larger organization and have the same
quality and standard of learning.
“When we merged with Utah State we became Utah
State,” Dart said. “Our faculty are credentialed at the
exact same level. Our degrees are Utah State degrees.
Everything a student gains here is on par with Logan
academically.”
USU wants to accommodate as many students as
possible and give them the best education. There is an

Davis’s biggest fear in life is on each other. It was always a lot of
“death” but plans on living a long and fun.” He always enjoyed traveling
prosperous life.
with his team.
If Davis only had 24 hours left
As Davis takes on the role of
he would spend his time
coaching a team he faces
“skydiving, then travelall of the responsibilities
ing to Europe to watch
that comes along with it.
soccer games.”
His favorite part about
One thing that pushes
coaching is, “Being able
Davis’ buttons is, “hypoto see my players improve
crites, it makes me mad.
and achieve success and
You should believe in
know that I may have had
what you say.” After playa hand in that.”
ing soccer for many years,
For him the weirdest
he says his most victorithing about transitioning
ous moment in soccer,
from player to coach was,
“was when I helped my
“Earning the trust and
club team win the state
respect of the players
championship and we
because I am so close in
Cole Davis
broke the record of least
age to them.” When he
amount of goals allowed
took the field as a coach,
in the tournament ever, my U-17 year.” Davis had to face the challenge of
If Davis could live anywhere in the coaching some of his teammates and
world it would be, “England, because best friends. “It took a little getting
of the soccer.”
used to at first but everyone was really
Davis’ favorite memories with his awesome and handled it great.” As
team are, “probably all of our bus rides. he continues to work with the teams
We played a lot of games like ‘What to help them improve, Davis is doing
Are the Odds’ and playing pranks what he loves most.

innate understanding that not all students did well in high
school or can afford the tuition of attending the Logan
campus. One of the major groups of people considered
in this new system is potential for out-of-state students.
The tuition of Utah State University Eastern for out-ofstate students is just under the amount of in-state tuition
in Logan. This provides these students with the option
of attending a USU campus while developing residency
in order to later attend the Logan campus.
“[Recruiting out of state students] is definitely an area
where I think we have significant opportunity,” Dart said.
“Our new communication plan for out-of-state students
gets unveiled this month. For those students who have
shown interest in attending Utah State, but for whatever
reason the parameters for them to attend Utah State
make no sense, we will make a really heavy push to
having them come here. We think that is where we see
the biggest opportunity for growth in the new system.”
While USU Eastern has an extra word in its name, it
is part of Utah State University and a larger picture. As
time moves forward, the two campuses become closer
and work together more. Changing how new students
are recruited into a more system-wide approach to get
them to come to all of the campuses is just another step
toward unity.

bad as I felt a
tear. My knee
had swollen
and I couldn’t
straighten
out my leg;
at this point I
was mad and
frustrated
because all I
could do to
help the team
was sit and
Hamdi Karoui
cheer my
team on.”
Dur ing the winter brea k,
K a r o u i t r ave l e d t o h i s h o m e
country of France to see
his family and an orthopaedic surgeon
to repair his knee. He is in rehab with
his knee and is scheduled to return to
the United States at the end of January.

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be going into to prevent spoiling
anything for those who haven’t seen
the newest one.
A good question to ask before
you start comparing is ask whether
or not we hold these to the same
standards to today’s movies. With
the advancements in computer
generated graphics, if you play any
movie from two significant time
periods, 1977 and 2015, the quality
in graphics, acting, props, and CGI
will be drastically different.
In order to do this, what first
must be done is set ground rules
and what these rules will be is
truly up to the individual. A good
place to start is considering what
about the movie in its time made it
great, the quality of the story and
the acting. The reason why this is
a good place to start, is these are
qualities: A) in all movies, and B)
help determine whether a movie
was good or bad.

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Title IX is your friend. If you
would like USU Eastern to take
formal action against your classmate, Tammy Auberger is the Title
IX Coordinator (435-613-5678).
Title IX can remove the assailant
from student housing, from your
classes, or from going to school
and being on campus entirely.
Formal action for Title IX must be
taken for these things to happen
and if you wish not to take such
actions, talk to your Hall Director
to get the person moved away from
you. Counseling is available for
you if you are comfortable. Every
choice is up to you! From whether
you would like to report or not,
no one can make this decision
except for you.

Welcome back
to Eastern

Read The Eagle online www.usueagle.com

Carbon County Recreation
is taking applications for part-time positions
Positions available:

• Basketball official - middle school age - $25 per game
• Volleyball official - women's league - $10 a match
• Recreation league basketball official - men's league - $15 a game
• Baseball & softball officials - Babe Ruth, girls fast pitch - $25 per game
The hours are flexible, but you must be willing to work nights and weekends.
We are willing to train inexperienced officials.
You must be energetic, self motivated & dependable. There are also a few seasonal
part-time positions available this summer. Those positions begin at $8 per hour.

Drop off resumes at the Carbon County Recreation Office
751 East 100 North Suite 1500 Price, UT 84501.
If you have questions, please call 435-636-3702.

Carbon County is an equal opportunity employer

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