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VOICE OF THE STUDENTS

March 3, 2016

Destroying a student icon

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SAC building in its
stages of destruction.

SAC
building is
sadly gone

hen the first pictures of the old SAC being demolished went up on social media
Wednesday, Feb. 24, it lit up with hundreds
of former student’s comments and sad
face emojis of how they felt that the building was being
demolished after 79 years.
Aimee Lauritsen, USU Eastern library, added the first
photos and wrote, “It seems surreal to see the Old SAC
on the USU Eastern-Price campus come down. I was in
about the first grade when my mom started working on
the campus in the library. By the time I was in the third
grade, she had moved to the SAC to be the administrative
assistant to the dean of student life. She worked in that
building for nearly 20 years. Many of my days had visits
to my mom in this building. Goodbye Old Sac, thanks for
being the home to many memories!

Former Eagle editor Mae Goss wrote, “Say what? The
SAC building is gone? I may cry.”
A member of the theatre department, Zachari Michael
Reynolds, wrote, “wow, so many improv shows there.”
Former communication’s associate professor,
Troy Hunt wrote, “I literally left flesh and blood in
that building. (The radio station was often hungry.)
That’s the last of the buildings that existed when it was
Carbon College. Now there is nothing left of the original
place that was...”
Another Eagle editor Emily Williams Manley wrote,
“Booooo! I hate it!”
Former Eagle photographer and editor, Scott Frederick
wrote, “It makes me sad to see the building going away.
This was a place I spent many hours with special people.”
Another Eagle staffer, Kate Johnson, wrote, “This is

Invitational welding competition announces winners
USU Eastern’s welding department sponsored an invitational
welding competition this semester
with 21 students from six high
schools competing.
 Candler Vincent for
the Uintah Basin’s ATC in
Roosevelt won first place
while Jordan Wynn, also
from the Roosevelt ATC
won second.
 Carbon High School’s
Nathan Hyer earned third
place, followed by Benche
Kenney from the Uintah
Basin’s ATC in Vernal placing fourth.
  The fifth place winner
was Trey Richardson, also

from Carbon High School.
 All winners received welding gear and the top three places
were offered scholarships to USU

Eastern’s welding program.
 The day-long competition
tested each student’s ability to read
a blueprint, layout the projects as

Winners of the 2016 USUE Welding Invitational

shown and then weld with each
of four different processes in accordance to the symbols on the
blueprint.  A written test is always
a part of these welding
competitions. 
 Lon Youngberg, professor of welding, said, “This
competition was a great
success for nearly a decade.  But, with personnel
changes and other issues
it fell off the radar for the
past few years.  Associate
professor, Mason Winters
and his SkillsUSA welding team did a great job of
organizing and executing
the revived competition.”

photos by Emilee Merril/The Eagle

Volume LXXVIII•Number 11

super sad! Many a memories were spent in this building!
My newspaper family began there and I received my
graphic design education also in this building! And many
a laughs were had in the little theater during awesome
improv shows with only the best! Lots of laughs and
memories! I’ll miss it!”
Kimball Johnson, former faculty, wrote, “What about
the historical site status?”
Former student body president from the ‘80s, Mackae
Potter, wrote, “Spun a lot of vinyl in the SAC ballroom
with David Spencer. I was always surprised that Dave
didn’t burn the place down because he wouldn’t measure
the powder for the synchronized pyro tech!”
With tears on their cheeks, several faculty who worked
in the building watched the demolition. They all agreed
how sad to see it come down.

Larry Severeid’s final
semester at USU Eastern
Sam Czarnecki

staff writer
samuelkczarnecki2@gmail.com
Long-time associate professor of
English, Larry Severeid is an enigma
to most, but those of us who take
his classes know and appreciate the
passion he brings to class each day.
After an astounding 40-year teaching
streak at USU Eastern, he’s stepping
down from his position at the end of
this semester.
Severeid’s past is little-known,
so I asked him to shed some light
on what he did before deciding to
became an English professor.

Q: What inspired you to teach
English?
A: Well, I don’t know if I’d call
it an inspiration. I had at least one
major before I was an English major.
In fact, I was a business major years
ago. When it came time to transfer
to UCLA, I said, “I kind of liked
these English classes I’ve had.” One
in particular was a world literature
class, and part of it was the class
and part of it was the professor. I
thought, “Maybe I should do this.”
People from way back in high school
probably would’ve had a coronary if
they’d seen me as an English major.

see Larry page 3

USU Eastern joins USU Logan campus in Founder’s Day celebrations 
If you think of it as candles on
a birthday cake, Utah State University’s 128 candles will be burning a
lot brighter this year with the inclusion of 79 more from USU Eastern
at the university’s Founder’s Day
celebration on the Price campus
March 4, in the Grand Ballroom of
the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 USU, which is celebrating in
Logan at the same time, will link
up with its Price campus at 7 p.m.
via live video broadcast from the
Logan campus. The two institutions,
which merged in 2010, are jointly
celebrating their birthdays, USU
founded in 1888 and USU Eastern
established in 1937. As a result of
the new union, USU Eastern was
designated by the state legislature
to be a comprehensive regional college for eastern Utah. In addition,
the university is taking the occasion
to honor its regional campuses that
include the Uintah Basin, Brigham
City, Moab and Tooele.
 USU Eastern is comprised of
both the Price and Blanding campus,
so throw in an extra 39 candles in
recognition of Blanding’s establishment in 1977. In joining forces, USU
Eastern celebrates the founding of
the institution it now embraces while
retaining its early 20th century Carbon College heritage and traditions.





 Prior to the live joint broadcast,
USU Eastern will present awards to
six individuals, including Edward
Salzetti, “Gold Circle Donor;” Jan
L. Young and Larry W. Severeid,
“Upon Their Shoulders” recipients;
Kirk Sitterud, “Lifetime Achievement Award;” April Hatch Cooper,
“Athletic Hall of Fame;” and Chris
Ashton, “Outstanding Alumnus
Award.”
 The union of the former College
of Eastern Utah with USU more than
five years ago has proven beneficial
for both institutions. High school
graduates in eastern Utah can now
pursue higher education in a community college atmosphere with all
of the benefits of a university, including earned credits and a transcript
from USU.
 “We took a leap of faith and
became part of a great land grant
University,” says Joe Peterson, the
first chancellor of the newly merged
institution. “While this merger has
required complicated coordination,
it has expanded the college’s services
and improved efficiency. No longer
must we do everything ourselves,
or go without.  Now, collaboration
within the university brings significant benefits.”
 Salzetti, 94-years-old, is being honored for his gifts to USU
Eastern. He was born in Sunnyside,

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Countries bid for UNSC
Five Pillars of Islam
Whassupp?!?! by Burtenshaw Hall

Utah, where, as a boy, he helped his
father load coal into the town’s coke
oven. He earned excellent grades at
Carbon High School, learned to play
saxophone and was an outstanding track and basketball athlete.
He served in the U.S. Army in the
48th Tank Battalion in World War II
where he fought in France. He and
his tank crew received the Bronze
Star for moving behind enemy lines
to rescue the crew of a disabled tank.
He and his bride, Paula, were married
in 1947. She died in 2014. Together
they founded the Polar King drivein franchise that allowed them to
branch off into hotel and other real
estate investments. Salzetti, who now
resides in Salt Lake City, says he
relishes the opportunity to give back
in some small way to the community
that has meant so much to him.
 Young is being honored with

Edward R. Salzetti

the “Upon their Shoulders” award.
In December, 2015, she retired from
USU Eastern. Her 35-year career,
beginning with the College of Eastern Utah in 1981, involved many
responsibilities including records
technician, college registrar and
director of Records and Registration
where she played a key transition
role during the college’s merger
with USU. She was born in Denver,
Colorado, and raised in Syracuse,
New York. She received a bachelor’s
in microbiology in 1976. She earned
a master of education in instructional
technology from USU in 1992.
 Severeid is also receiving the
“Upon their Shoulders” award. He
started his teaching career at CEU
in 1976 after earning a master of arts
in English from the University of
California, Los Angeles. He taught
courses in composition, technical

Jan L. Young





Larry W. Severeid

Global Week
LGBTQ+ awareness
Alumni artist at Gallery East
Setting the record Straight
Cooking with Toby

and vocational writing, English and
American literature, nature literature, poetry and drama. He received
the Excellence in Teaching award
from the Utah State Board of Regents
in 1980, was awarded tenure in 1985
while serving as English Department
chair. He also received the award
for Outstanding Faculty Member,
Humanities Division in 1994 and
again in 1999. He will retire from
USU Eastern in 2016.
 Sitterud, superintendent of the
Emery County School District, is
being given USU Eastern’s “Lifetime
Achievement” award in recognition
of his 44-year career commitment
to education in eastern Utah. Born
and raised in Orangeville, Utah, he
graduated from Emery High School
and went on to earn an associate’s
from CEU in 1970. He earned a
bachelor’s in Elementary Education

Kirk L. Sitterud

from USU in 1972, following which
he began his career in education as a
sixth grade teacher in the Duchesne
County School District. He later went
on to earn a master’s in education
administration and an education specialist degree in 1978 and 1981 from
Brigham Young University. During
the past 19 years as superintendent,
he has led district efforts to enhance
curriculum and instruction and has
served as regional director of the
Association of Elementary School
Principals, president of the Rural
Schools Association and president
of the Utah School Superintendents
Association.
Cooper is being inducted into the
school’s “Athletic Hall of Fame” in
recognition of her basketball prowess. She played forward and center
for CEU where, as a senior, she led

see founder’s day page 7

April Hatch Cooper





Chris Ashton

Men’s Basketball 18-13
Emily Bender
Baseball sweeps home opener
Women’s basketball rough season
Evolution of athleticism

Viewpoints

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March 3, 2016

Religion: Islam’s Five Pillars and its prophet of peace, Muhammed
centered around family, the most
important concept to an Arab was
preserving the honor of the tribe and
any of its many Gods. In adulthood,
Muhammed, although illiterate, was
already known for his exceptional
skill as a mediator and as a fair
trader. Through his extraordinary
life and with the support of Khadija,
his wife whom he loved dearly,
Muhammed received visions from
the Angel Gabriel dealing how the
one true God, or Allah, was to be
worshipped and how Allah wished
his children to live their lives.
While the revealing of the Qur’an
or “Recitation” began, the religion
of Islam was established. Islam
means, “to submit” meaning to the
will of Allah. What specifically did
the Prophet Muhammed reveal was
Allah’s will? This is where those

Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief
new.rmsd@gmail.com

Ahlan and as-salaam’alaykum.
One of the coolest parts of living
today is the interconnectedness of
the world’s cultures. From food to
music and from language to love, it
is inexcusable to live in the modern
world and not cross paths with a
culture your ancestors had no idea
existed. Islam, a major world religion
continues to be a topic of taboo and
mystery to Americans even though
that religion is founded on principles
that may seem very familiar.
The Prophet of Islam, Muhammed, was born in the late 6th
century in the Arabian metropolis
of Mecca which resides in present
day Saudi Arabia. Arabian life was

of my readers, who belong to any
other major religion, find common
ground. The will of Allah was presented as the Five Pillars of Islam,
each explaining how one should go
about life in order to ensure a place
in the next one.
The first Pillar or “Shahada”
means faith, or faith in the one
true God, Allah and his Prophet
Muhammed.
The second is Salat, or prayer. A
Muslim is asked to pray five-times
daily while facing the most holy
of all sites in Islam, the Kaaba in
Mecca. On a side note, there are
three holy cities in Islam; Mecca,
Medina and Jerusalem. In one vision
the Prophet Muhammed was taken
to Jerusalem and ascended the levels
of heaven where he received instructions from the former prophets of

Racism never left the 1960s
Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
leon.rodrigo29@hotmail.com
We have to stop pretending that racism
isn’t prevalent and pervasive in the United
States. We see racism pervade every interaction and every system in the United States,
from police to the legal system, from schools
to “friends.” We see this happen often and
yet we refuse to believe that institutional
racism doesn’t exist. We see not only police,
but people killing people of color every day.
In 2015, 574 people of color were killed
by police. That is one every 15 hours. Incarceration rates show a similar problem
with 60 percent of incarcerated individuals
are Black or Latino when they make up less
than 25 percent of the population.
This happens when you have a racist
system in charge of finding “criminals” and
another racist systems in charge of delegating punishments. We have perfect example
of this when on Feb. 29, 2016 three racist
neo-Nazis assaulted three Latino teenagers,
in Los Angeles, Calif. They threatened to
kill them, yet the neo-Nazis face only misdemeanors, but a young black couple was
sleeping in their car were shot and killed
by a LAPD officer. If history repeats itself,
there will be no convictions.
We also have another young black boy

Allah, Moses, Jesus and John the
Baptist. Cool, right?
The third Pillar is Zakat, or charity. Supporting those in need is one
of the central tenants of Muslims,
it is a duty taken very seriously
to devoted followers. Muhammed
taught that it was the duty of all
Muslims to lighten the burden of
those around them, whether Muslim
or not. Muhammed held strong alliances and friendships with Rabbi’s
and Christians all his life.
The fourth is Sawm, or fasting.
The act of ritualistic fasting is to
bring one closer to Allah by reminding them of their dependence
on his mercy. The holy month of
Ramadan is dedicated specifically
to this principle.
The fifth and final Pillar of Islam
is the Hajj, or pilgrimage. The high-

est act of one’s faith in Islam is (if
they are economically able) to travel
to Mecca and circle the Kaaba, or
Cube; it is contemporary to The
Holy of Holies in Judaism. Muslims
circle the Kaaba to represent keeping Allah at the center of their lives.
Muhammed revealed these pillars to support his lifelong devotion
to principles he held dear, such
as peace and forgiveness. There
are countless examples where
Muhammed exemplified the greatest attributes of humanity through his
actions and teachings. Muhammed
will always be
one of the greatest people of all
time, the Prophet
of Peace.

Countries make bid for UNSC

shot in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 28, for
having a broom. Have you noticed the trend?
People of color in the U.S. are violently attacked by the systems we claim protect us.
Let’s not stop there. Last week, three
Black Muslim boys were shot and killed in
an execution in Indiana, a police investigation has been launched. There hasn’t been
a single lead, arrest or even a suspect. The
people don’t care; the boys’ deaths are a
disgusting display of racism in the U.S. Their
deaths have gone almost unheard.
We have to stop pretending racist
violence is getting better let alone gone,
especially when we had more Black people
killed by police last year than any single
year of lynching, even during the 1960s.
Now to violence. Violence against people
of color happens so often that is a bit of a
joke. Let’s start with the Summit Academy
basketball team in Utah. They recently were
in Richfield for the 2A state tournament.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune,
when playing against Emery High in the
semi-finals, the Emery crowd
and players started yelling
racial slurs at the Summit
Academy players, something they say they have
dealt with for a long time.
After the tournament when
see Black on page 7

Alex Holt

staff writer
alexanderholt.usa@gmail.com
Over 70 years have passed
since the formation of the
United Nations Security
Council and World War II.
This council was designed to
prevent war on that large of a
scale again, as well as finding
diplomatic solutions to the
world’s problems.
The council was seen as
a perfect organization for
much of the 20th century,
however the world has
changed significantly with
the growth of Asia, Africa
and Latin America.
The current permanent
members of the Security
Council also known as the
P5 are the United States, the
United Kingdom, France,
Russia, and China. It is
important to note that these
nations have a special veto
power when it comes to
passing resolutions in the
United Nations.
Over the past decades,

many nations have believed
that the P5 have abused their
power and called for reform
of the Security Council. In
fact, Brazil, Japan, India, and
Germany have campaigned
for such reform.
T hese fou r nat ions
alternatively known as the G4
have called for themselves to
become permanent members
of the council, each with
their own veto power and
everything, trying to make
things more even on the
global scale of things.
The G4 have quite the
resume to substantiate
their claim to a permanent
membership.
Japan is the world’s 3rd
largest economy and a very
high human development
index score. It is a very good
ally of the U.S, however China
blocks Japan’s bid.
India has the world’s 2nd
highest population and it
may soon overtake China’s
population by 2020. India
also has a fast growing
economy. Its bid is also
blocked by China.

Germany is the world’s
4th largest economy, a
powerhouse of industry in
Europe, and essentially leads
the European Union. The
U.K., France, and Russia
block its bid.
Brazil is the largest
e c o n o my a n d l a r ge st
populated nation in South
America. It has been one
of the most internationally
active nations in the Americas
apart from the U.S., Mexico,
and Canada. Its bid isn’t
blocked by anyone.
2016 might be the year
that these nations finally
might make it and become
permanent members. A
summit involving the G4
took place last September
and expressed interest in the
UN to take action on Security
Council reform.
T he Un it e d
Nations did
resp ond
stating that
it will make
reform a topic
in this year’s
session.

“Deadpool” rated R for a reason
David Rawle

staff writer
davidrawle1@gmail.com

USU Eastern’s Burtenshaw Hall Resident’s
• There is a lot of diversity
• Closeness of everyone on campus
• The Burtenshaw lounge provides a
good way to make friends
• Pretty fricken sweet bean bags
• Burtenshaw is the only residence
hall that gaurentees a private room

Monday

• No oven in Burtenshaw, yet
• Crossing the street to the JLSC
• Too many fire alarms
• Toilets clog easily
• Sometimes it feels as if some of
the staff, faculty, and at times
students, are dismissive of others

Tuesday

Wednesday

Campus events

The movie “Deadpool” is one of the biggest box office hits of 2016, shattering records
in its wake. This isn’t surprising, for Marvel
movies are big successes in theaters. What
sets “Deadpool” apart from predecessors
is it breaks away from that family friendly
PG-13 rating and ventures into the rated-R
sea. Yes, Marvel made a rated-R movie with
every intention of keeping it that way.
After the first week of “Deadpool” showing in theaters, there were two opinion from
fans. One being they nailed the character
and the other outraged by the content of the
movie. Most of the negative comments come
from parents who either were appalled that
the movie wasn’t kid friendly and were those
who brought young children to see the movie

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Friday

and were shocked at what their children saw.
Parents started a petition to make a
PG-13 rated version of “Deadpool” during
filming. An impromptu screening in January
for “Deadpool” fans in New York had Ryan
Reynolds (actor playing Deadpool) make a
surprise visit. When questioned about the
PG-13 version, he replied, “I don’t think so.
I mean, you saw it. That would be a short
movie. It’s almost a commercial at that point,”
ultimately dismissing the theory and petition.
Reynolds knows there is no chance the movie
will get the PG-13 rating. Reynolds pushed
for the R rating.
At first, the rating was
debated on whether or not it
should be the PG-13 rather
than R. The reason behind
this was Marvel studios
wanted to keep its rating;
see Deadpool on page 7

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St. Patrick’s Day

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March 3, 2016

Rafael Silkskin:
First job gone wrong, Part VIII

Kiara Horowitz
staff writer
elircsdragon@gmail.com

“So much for thinking I
could out smart her,” I snarled.
I dug my fingers into my hair.
I needed to concentrate. The
heat was getting to me, or the
blood loss. Either way I felt
light headed.
“Glad you haven’t completely lost your mind,” Randolf’s
voice rang clearly in my ears.
“ R a n d ol f,” I wh ip p e d
around, and nearly fainted with
relief. He stood on the other side
of the bars arms folded, one of
his bushy eyebrows raised and
the disapproving frown completing the look he always gave
me when I did something stupid.
I didn’t care. He could glare at
me all he wanted.
“The silver probably isn’t
helping you much is it,” Randolf
sighed. “Sometimes I wonder if
you’re more trouble than you’re
worth.”
“Okay, yes, I get it. I’m a
disappointment and a terrible
apprentice.” I cut in. “You can
complain about me later. Just
get me out of here.”
Randolf held up the key to
my release. “Let’s get going.
We have a prince to save.” He
unlocked the door and wrapped
a piece of leather around a bar
to pull it open. I stumbled out
and almost fell, but Randolf
caught me.
“Melanie,” I choked.

“I had a front-row seat and
saw the whole thing,” Randolf
said, as he helped me the rest of
the way out of the cell. “I like
your new friend. I think he’s
caught on as well.” We headed
up the passage sticking to the
shadows.
“Is there anything you don’t
know?” I scoffed.
“I doubt it,” Randolf replied.
“So you also think she’s-”
“Yes,”
“Why haven’t you stopped
her yet?” I asked, stumbling to
keep up.
Randolf glanced at me.
“You’re my apprentice and my
first priority.” We reached the
end of the dungeon. “Now I want
you to go to the forest and hide
while I save the prince.”
“No,” I straightened up. “You
go and I’ll save the prince.”
“Rafael, you can’t face her,”
Randolf snapped. “If you die it
will make me look bad.”
I put my hand on his shoulder.
“This is my job and I will finish
it. Don’t worry, I’ll come back
and in one piece.”
Randolf’s dark yellow eyes
stared at my intently. I could
see that he didn’t want me going
anywhere near Melanie. After
a few seconds, he stepped back
and nodded. “You’re right. After
all, you’re not a child anymore
and you should finish what you
start.” I started to leave, but he
stopped me. “I’ll be waiting you
know where.” I nodded and tried
to leave again, only to be stopped
a second time. “You better not

take forever.”
“I won’t take long if you’d
let go.”
“I’ll leave you to it then,”
Randolf said, releasing me.
Honestly, I wished Randolf
could come with me, but this
job is mine I needed to finish
it myself. Besides this is my
mess, so I should be the one to
clean it up.
I almost reached the royal
bed chamber when I heard
movement. I slipped behind
a pillar and watched the door
open. Melanie came out holding
the prince in her arms. So she
was still here. I’d hoped to find a
clue as to where she’d gone, not
catch her red handed. I let her
pass my hiding place, before I
revealed my presence.
“Melanie,” I said as bravely
as I could. Hearing my voice,
she started running down the
corridor. Really? She didn’t even
have the decency to glance over
her shoulder first. Was a bit of
acknowledgment too much to
ask for? I rolled my eyes, running after her.
Further down I saw her
disappear into a side room, I
stopped and leaded against the
wall, peering through the crack
between the door and its frame.
Inside I could see Melanie trying
to find a way out, but it appeared
that she’d trapped herself in a
sort of sitting room with only
one exit. I knew she wouldn’t
transform as long as she held the
prince. I drummed my fingers,
thinking hard.

Creativity of math

Math is connected to the world
Sebrina Cropper’s math students
researched a connection
between math and the
world around them.  The
general topic depends
on the class, but the
specific topic is the student’s choosing.  Math
0950 covers “Math and
the Real-World” math
1010 explores “Math
and Inventions,” math
1050 researches “Math
and People,” and math
1060 completes a group
project on “Math and
Nature.”  The project
consists of a physical
photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle
model representing the
connection as well as a 1-2 page written report describing it.  The projects were displayed in the
WIB student lounge Feb. 29 and March 1. 
“Besides exercising the exploration muscles, it’s a chance for students to see how much
math is in the world around them and to share that with others.  My goal is to have students
leave the project with a little more appreciation for math and its effect in our everyday lives,”
Cropper said.    

History of Saint Patrick’s Day
Nathan Pena

staff writer
nathanjp98@gmail.com
March 17 is a day dedicated to the patron saint of
Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is an event usually held in
Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina,
Australia and New Zealand. St. Patrick’s Day is a
day where people dress up in green clothing and
celebrate by drinking alcohol in pubs and bars and
being absorbed in the festivities. What makes St.
Patrick’s Day so popular? What brought about the
holiday that originated from Ireland international
recognition?
It is best to begin with the man that the holiday is
named after: Saint Patrick. He was born in Roman
Britain. His father was a deacon and his grandfather
was a priest. Despite the religious background, Patrick was not a believer. At 16, Patrick was captured
by a group of pirates who sold him into slavery and
held him captive for six years. During those years,
he worked as a shepherd and his relationship with
God strengthened through prayers that led to his
conversion to Christianity. After six years, Patrick
heard a voice calling to him, urging him to return
home. He fled his master and found a ship that took
him to Britain to continue to study Christianity.
Much of what was known of Patrick was that

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he returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to
Christianity. He spent many years converting the
northern half of Ireland and converted thousands.
Tradition holds that he died on March 17, the date
of Saint Patrick’s Day.
It is customary to wear shamrocks or green
clothing or accessories on Saint Patrick’s Day. It
uses the shamrock, a three-leaved plant representing
the Holy Trinity that was used to teach the pagan
Irish. The color green has also been associated in
Ireland since the 1640s, when the Irish Catholic
Confederation used the green harp flag. Throughout
the 19th and 20th centuries, the color green and the
association with Saint Patrick’s Day grew to the
point of international recognition. During the day,
restrictions on eating and the drinking of alcohol
are lifted which encouraged the popularization of
drinking.
While not an official holiday in the U.S., Saint
Patrick’s Day has become a celebration of Irish and
Irish-American culture. These celebrations include
displays of the color green, eating and drinking,
religious observance and parades. History has a
way of transforming normal men into an almost
deified state that we tend to forget where a certain
holiday originated. Now widely recognized in many
countries, Saint Patrick’s Day has become a holiday
of loud and fun festivities, while also a somber
observance to the patron saint of Ireland.

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That was the last thing they could’ve envisioned.
It was later that I realized that I wanted to actually
teach English.
Q: Do you like doing English better than business?
A: Oh yeah! There’s no doubt that I like doing
English better than business. I knew that I would not
be happy doing a 9-5 sort of job for 40-50 years. I
would’ve gone insane. I needed a job that allowed
me a certain amount of freedom and autonomy.
Q: Today’s standard of crazy is like going out
and stealing a horse from a local ranch and riding it around while taking pictures for Facebook.
What did you do when you were younger that might
be considered insane and off the wall by today’s
standards?
A: Well, I would occasionally hitchhike up the
coast of California for a weekend to see how far I
could get, see what kind of interesting/weird people
would pick me up. I don’t know that it was really
wild, but by today’s standards it probably would be.
With the advent of the internet and cable/satellite
TV and so many stories about dangerous people
and the fear associated with them, I guess it’d be
considered crazy today.
Q: Going up the coast with strangers sounds
pretty fun, actually!
A: It was fun! It could’ve been dangerous, but
this was the early 70’s. Once I got about a thousand
miles, and I came back just fine.

Q: So people were more chill back then?
A: Oh yeah, a lot of people hitchhiked back
then, it was not unusual. This was the later stages
of the “Hippie Era,” so people would just take off
for a weekend, see what happened, and then come
back. Maybe. In one piece. I hope!
I had a backpack, change of clothes, maybe twenty
bucks, but I didn’t have a contingency plan in case I
got stuck. It was a simpler time, maybe, and we didn’t
really have much fear. I think the average young
person today would’ve been afraid to try back then.
Q: So hitchhiking was a part of the culture back
then. What other things were trending back in the
day that you don’t see a lot of now?
A: Students going to Europe and hitchhiking
around Europe. Staying in youth hostels. There was
a book at the time called “Europe on Five Dollars a
Day,” although the title’s probably changed. People
weren’t afraid to go various places around the world.
It wasn’t the post-9/11 world that we live in today,
and that really makes a difference.
Truly, it was a different world back then, and
we have Severied to thank for this awesome inside
look at his past. He’ll be honored at USU Eastern’s
Founders Day program Friday, March at 7 p.m. in
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center with the “Upon
Their Shoulders” Award for his years of service to
this institution. Make sure to come and show your
appreciation for totally radical dude.

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USUE’s Global Week: fostering
awareness of cultures worldwide
Emilee Merrill
staff writer
emileemm12@gmail.com

Global week, is a passionate experience
USU Eastern provides annually to foster
worldwide awareness of international celebration, customs and needs through exposing participants to events and activities that
include humanitarian, culinary, academic,
cultural, artistic and athletic adventures in a
diverse and compelling display.
During Feb. 22-26, four cultures from
around the world were explored by Utah State
University Eastern students for educational
and enjoyment purposes. Sponsored by the
Eastern Utah Student Association the four
cultures that were decided to be highlighted
included American, Asian, European and
African.

American-Monday

USU Eastern students celebrated being
American by gathering together late Monday
night for True Eagle. While some waited to
be kissed by their significant other and no
one else as indicated by their red band, some
stood around waiting for others to ask them
for a kiss as marked by their green wrist band
indicating they would kiss anyone who would
ask. Others wore yellow bands meaning they
might kiss someone if asked.
Much fun and loud voices occurred while
the activity lasted, but all good things must
come to an end.

Asian-Tuesday

photos by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Students enjoy the various culturally diverse activities put on during USU Eastern’s annual Global Week.

SUN Center encourages
community service
things like that.”
Graven, a native of Clearfield,
editor in chief
Utah,
is a freshman interested in
new.rmsd@gmail.com
English or journalism. Why she
chose to serve in the SUN Center,
USU Eastern has always been she said, “As the Sun Center presia school where students have stood dent, I love this opportunity, it’s a
out, both locally as well as nation- chance for me to grow and a chance
ally. With so many outstanding to help people. Serving others is
students going out of their way to so important. I hope to not only
make life more enjoyable at the help others, but shows volunteers
university, it is not difficult to find how amazing service is. Service
opportunities to participate in a is a passion of mine. What can be
service activity and give a little back. better than serving your fellow man
Eastern houses several clubs and and expressing care for them; even
organizations who do a wonderful though lots of leaders get caught
job giving back to
up in paperwork,
the community, but
details and projects
arguably none more
themselves, I stress
so than the Servthe whole point of
ing Utah Network or
the SUN Center. It’s
SUN Center.
to help. It’s to serve.
SU N Center
It’s to make a day,
president and Eagle
or make a life better.
writer Stacy Graven
It’s for the influence
sat down with The
of good for those
Eagle to talk about
surrounding us. If
getting involved, “It’s
we start the spark of
Stacy Graven
a place where anyone
service to others and
can unite with the leaders in com- make someone feel great, maybe
munity and campus service.” On it can spread farther or into other
the role student’s play in running aspects of life. That would be amazthe SUN Center as leaders Graven ing, it’s all about service. Service
said, “The SUN Center wouldn’t gives you a chance to show care and
exist without its leaders. We are sincere interest in the value of others.
the SUN Center. Every month each The SUN Center is a selfless place
leader heads at least one project, so with people of a selfless nature. We
in theory, we should have about 20 share a common interest in helping
projects a month. Sometimes people others and can unite together for this
co-head projects, which is a good purpose. Sacrifice is another good
experience. Some are ongoing and description.”
others are one-time events. OngoTo get involved with the Serving
ing projects are book drives,shoe Utah Network, talk to any leader or
drives, newborns in need which is go to the second floor of the Student
making blankets and beanies and Center.

Nathaniel Woodward

Enjoy Spring
Break!

Big Don’s

1st T u e s d a y

Asia is known for many things such as
the Great Wall of China, outdoor markets,
Asian elephants, healthy and amazing food
and different forms of self-defense such as
Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
On Tuesday students learned how to defend
themselves by using simple forms of Tai Chi
with staffs, stick rods about 5- to 6-feet tall.
To learn, Jack Chen, Tai Chi and Kung Fu
teacher, helped students use staffs as attack
and defense weapons. He taught students how

to disarm someone who may be trying to rob
them with a gun.
Much fun was had as students learned
such tricks.

European-Wednesday

On Wednesday, students gathered to play
foosball, with a little twist. The students were
the people in the game. Foosball is a game
of soccer with the players only being able to
move from side to side while attached to a
pole, or in this case, a PVC pipe. The game is
also typically played inside an enclosed room
so the ball may be kicked off the walls and
doesn’t go too far away that’s it’s too hard to
block or reach.
This day and game was for pure fun, which
was had by the students who attended.

African-Thursday

Have any of you ever pulled out a freshly
clean pair of socks from the dryer and put
them on? If not, you’re missing out. This is
how USU Eastern students described walking
on fire on Thursday.
Students from the EUSA spent a good
couple of hours burning wood outside of the
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center to make coal
so those who choose to “walk of fire” could
do so. Many students who did were hesitant
at first, but after the first initial step they kept
going. Several students walked over the hot
coals two to five times, if not more, just for fun.

Friday

At the end of this culture-filled week,
USU Eastern students, along with some high
school students throughout Utah, celebrated
with an “Around the World”- themed dance.
Some African and European songs were
played, but the majority of the songs were
American. Still many students, college and
high school, attended and had a lot of fun
and good laughs.
At the end of the night names were drawn
to win prizes. These prizes were four $25 gift
cards, a “Star Wars” movie packet with treats,
two Jazz tickets, a $25 gift card for iTunes
with a Boombox and a TV.

LGBTQ+ awareness, equality, safety in the law
Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
leon.rodrigo29@gmail.com
Transgender awareness is skyrocketing in the recent months with
many victories by transgender
people, yet, “there is still work to
be done,” said Chris Wharton, an
LGB- rights lawyer.
On Feb. 2, Wharton discussed
“The State of the Law in Trans*
Rights Movements” on USU
Eastern’s campus. He talked
about trans equality including
employment, public accommodation, healthcare, school safety and
political advancements.
Wharton said transgender
people have historically been
disadvantaged in terms of employment, and although major
advances allowing for more equal
employment have been made,
there are many holes in the system. Many advancements allowed
for employment equality, but

explains that only 19 states have
clear protections for transgender
employment.
Public accommodations are
a constant media hot button for
transgender rights. Wharton
talked about Lusardi v. McHugh,
a Supreme Court case about
restrooms and pronouns in the
workplace, where the court ruled
that transgender individuals have
the right to have access to their
chosen restroom facilities in the
workplace as well as the right
to be referred by their desired
gender pronoun. This is only for
the workplace as far as “public”
accommodations. Only 17 states
have laws explicitly prohibiting
discrimination based on gender
identity and\or gender expression.
Many other states have laws that
can be interpreted to mean the
same, but have yet to be tested.
Healthcare has been a harder
fight for equality with nine states
prohibiting discrimination in
healthcare. This protection uses

the medical definition of transgender as gender dysmorphia
which is described as a disorder
which under ADA healthcare
companies must provide services
without discrimination. Although
Wharton would like if they could
get these protections without
labeling it as a “condition.” This
is an especially confusing part of
the fight for equality because part
of the Affordable Care Act may
prohibit discrimination against
trans individuals, but no case has
reached the Supreme Court.
For trans individuals, school
safety is an important part of the
fight for equality. Currently, 17
states have clear protections for
trans students in education. These
protections are quite broad and
meant to protect many aspects
of a trans student’s life at school.
Wharton points out that although
many states don’t have statewide
policies, many school districts
have implemented them.
Wharton explains that many

openly trans individuals are starting to enter the political sphere.
Amanda Simpson is the deputy
assistant secretary of defense for
operational energy, the highest
ranking trans person in public
office and first transgender presidential appointee. Although there
have been huge leaps forward
in politics there have been steps
back. Wharton uses the Houston
Anti-Discrimination HERO Veto
Referendum as an example. Houston tried to pass a bill to prevent
discrimination in public restrooms
and the Houston populace lobbied
the bill to the point that it was
overturned.
Wharton explained the legal
struggles and successes of the
transgender community. He talked
about the future of this legal battle.
“I hate to sound cliched, but the
opportunities are endless.” He attributed this to the progress made
in 2015. He said that the progress
in 2015 was unpredictable and so
2016 could do anything.

Eastern professor wants to make a difference
Casey Warren

staff writer
casey.warren48@gmail.com
Laura Norton-Dotson is an
assistant associate professor of
nursing at Utah State University
Eastern. Part of her education was
at USUE when it was College
of Eastern Utah. “I received my
original registered nursing degree
from CEU in 1995 and went back
in 2010 to get my masters of nursing education from Chamberlain
College of Nursing.”
She is the kind of instructor
who wants to make a difference,
not only a difference on campus,
but in the community as well. “I
have been a registered nurse in
Price over 20 years. I believe the
nursing program at USU Eastern

has been a great asset in meeting the outside. Running is my pasthe needs of this community. I sion and my key to health. I also
wanted to be a part of bringing up love to go boating at Lake Powell,
the future generations of nurses snowboarding and hiking.”
and continue the success of this
Norton-Dotson has a unique
45-year-old program.”
view when it comes
Norton-Dotson ento missing her childjoys time spent with
hood and youth. “I
her students and helping
miss the freedom
them in their educaas a child and the
tional experience. “My
youth of a college
favorite part of my job
student, but I am
is working one on one
always embracing
with nursing students
what growing older
and guiding them into
has given me, such
becoming great nurses.
as wisdom, family
I consider my career a
and success.”
success because I am Laura Norton-Dotson
One of the most
helping others build sucexciting parts about
cessful careers in nursing.”
her career is to engage in new
Away from the college, she knowledge every day. “I am always
enjoys the outdoors. “Some of my learning something new, healthfavorite activities are to do with care is a rapidly changing. [With

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this] progressive field, [there is] the
need to stay up to date on policies,
new technology, new diagnosis and
new treatments; evidence-based
practice is vital to providing safe
and effective care.”
As invested as Norton-Dotson
is in her career, she has a much
larger achievement in her life.
“I would consider my greatest
accomplishment in life to be my
children and my family. Watching
them grow into considerate and responsible adults is quite rewarding.
My family is my greatest joy; I love
my job, but I am always excited to
go home to be with my husband
and children.
“My advice to USUE students
is take every class seriously and put
100 percent effort into doing your
best. Knowledge is priceless and
never wasted,” she said.

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Setting the record straight:

Gravitational
Waves
Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief
new.rmsd@gmail.com

Paintings: Capri, Italy (left); Upper Falls
Rapids (top right)
Chris Manwaring in his studio (bottom right)

Alumni artist exhibits work in Gallery East

At 40-years-old, Chris Manwaring has come a
long way with his painting since receiving his first
paint box as a 12-year-old boy. His paintings have
won significant awards and displayed in several
prestigious art galleries in the Intermountain West
including his newest gallery showing at USU Eastern’s Gallery East from March 14 through April 8.
The exhibit, titled “Travels, Studies, and Studio:
Paintings by Chris Manwaring,” will be coming
home for the Utah native as he spent time studying
at College of Eastern Utah’s with art instructor Cliff
Bergera as a student.
Manwaring recently accomplished one of his
lifelong goals to have his work placed in one of
the LDS temples, when the church bought one of
his paintings to hang in their soon-to-be dedicated
Cedar City Temple.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Manwaring spent
most of his life growing up in rural Utah. While in

high school he met Valoy Eaton, one of the nation’s
top landscape painters. Through many generous
hours by Eaton, Manwaring received a firm technical
foundation that he would be able to build on.
Eaton introduced Manwaring to the great painters
John Sargent, Anders Zorn and Nicholai Fechin who
were greatest influences in his life. Values, edges
and accurate drawing were among the many skills
Eaton discussed and instilled in young Manwaring.
After his fortunate acquaintance with Eaton,
Manwaring studied with Scott L. Christensen and
Jeremy Lipking, both winners of the prestigious
Prix De West.
A highpoint in his studies came when spent
time in New York studying at the Grand Central
Academy of Art.
Along with academic study, Manwaring made six
trips to Europe to study the great masters. He feels
this is the greatest education an artist can receive.

Armed with his training, patience and paint,
Manwaring can be found roaming the mountains
of the West. He is determined to be as truthful as
possible as he translates nature onto his stark white
canvas. When he returns home to his family (Pauline,
Jeremy, Cole, Cale, Parker and Olivia), he finds great
joy in producing larger paintings. His hope is that
others will feel the peace and solace he feels as he
is out in nature and the excitement he experiences
producing art in his studio.
Manwaring will be at Gallery East for a closing
reception and gallery talk on April 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Students, faculty, staff 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.
Any questions can be answered by Noel Carmack,
Gallery East curator, at 435-613-5241 or email at
noel.carmack@usu.edu.

Making sure each student achieves success in college
Travis Hill

staff writer
traveywavey@gmail.com
If you are a first-year student you have
probably been helped by Shanny Wilson
in one way or another.
Wilson is the director of retention
and first year experience. She spends her
days helping students anyway she can.
However, she is not alone in this endeavor.
“We have a leadership team that really
serves as student mentors. Each one of

Founder’s Day

my leaders has a group of freshmen they
reach out to every semester just to make
sure they’re on track,” Wilson said. Another addition is college success skills.
“In years past we’ve offered just two or
three college success skills courses a
semester and what I did was I actually
expanded that.” This year there were so
many college success skills courses that
Wilson needed to find volunteers; even
those who don’t typically teach.
Many students have taken college
success skills and that really seems to

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her prep team to a perfect 21-0 season and the state 4-A title in 1983. She was
Freshman of the Year at CEU and a two-time All-Conference selection. She
averaged 23 points per game and became CEU’s all-time leader in field goal
percentage, both single-game and single-season, a record that stood for 29 years.
She went on to play at USU where she served as team captain both years and tied
for first in career scoring, averaging 17 points per game. Over the past 30 years
she has taught in the Cache County School District where she currently teaches
at Mountain Crest High School and was recognized as Teacher of the Year.
Ashton is being given the “Outstanding Alumnus” award. He earned a graphic

be a big difference in student retention
from the last year to this year. “We cover
a lot of the essentials. Here’s some study
skills, here are the resources you need
to be familiar with, here are all the drop
dates and deadlines. We try to keep
students updated.”
“Another component is, we’ve
changed academic alert. Academic alert
is a program where faculty can actually report students that they’re worried
about that might be at risk, might not be
attending, or might not be doing well.

They [the instructor] can go online and
fill out a report. Once students have been
reported, that information goes straight
to me or other administrators and we
contact those students and make sure
they’re okay.
“We do have college success or
student success workshops we do once
a week.” Wilson stated. Some of the
upcoming workshops include “Memory
Techniques You Will Never Forget” on
March 3, “Stress Relief” on March 17 and
“Struggling Financially?” On March 24.

arts degree in 1996 from CEU and financed his education working as a graphic
designer for the college and as an artist for its Prehistoric Museum. While at
CEU, he helped design Nanosaur, a charityware game from Pangea Software
that was purchased by Apple and bundled with the first iMac computers in 1998.
For the past 20 years he has created video games and has been at the forefront
of the interactive game industry. He has worked as lead designer for Presto
Studios, Electronic Arts, Valve Software and Troika Games. He co-founded
Turtle Rock Studios 2.0 that has since gone on to create award-winning video
games including Left4Dead and Evolve. Released in 2015, Evolve, a ground
breaking competitive asymmetrical multi player game, has won more than 60
industry awards, including Best of Show at E3 and Gamescom. He currently
resides in Silverado, California.

A benefit of the interconnectedness we share in
the world with the advent of the internet and television is the opportunities we have to learn of the
groundbreaking advances our specie are making. A
few years ago, we discovered the theoretical “God”
particle, the Higgs Boson which turned physics on
its head, yet today, most couldn’t explain its most
basic tenants let alone why it matters that we found it.
Early in February, news broke that the twinresearch stations of LIGO or Laser Interferometer
Gravitation-Wave Observatory had detected something called gravitational waves, or ripples in the
fabric of space and time. Great, so what exactly
does that mean? Over 100 years ago, Albert Einstein
theorized in a paper on the nature of spacetime
differing greatly from the established and accepted
principles of Isaac Newton which stated that gravity was a force acting outwardly on the universe.
Einstein’s theory of relativity suggested that gravity
was not in itself a force, but a curvature of space
and time, or matter telling space how to curve and
space telling matter how to move.
This theory proposed the possibility that gravity
could be warped and moved much like the ripples
on a pond when you drop a stone in… ripples
moving at the speed of light across space affecting its dimension of time as it passed by. Space
is a difficult concept to grasp since we view it as
essentially nothing, or empty, save the few lonely
objects “floating” around in it. Gravitational waves
reverse that thinking as we now know that when two
objects interact, they distort the fabric of spacetime
around them. If they interact “hard” fast enough,
they can send out gravitational ripples throughout
the fabric affecting time across a great distance.
How LIGO detected gravitational waves took
a Herculean feat of engineering where in the U.S.
tates of Louisiana and Washington observatories
were constructed with “L” shaped tunnels, each a
kilometer long. A laser beam could be shot and
split in two along the tunnels, each individual beam
traveling along the “L” until it reached a mirror at
the end and returned to a collection pad recording
the amount of time it took for the light to return.
Since the beams were both traveling the same speed
(the speed of light), it would take the exact same
amount of time to return to the detector.
Over a billion years ago, or roughly 1.3 billion light years away, two black holes, both about
30 times more massive than our Sun, collided at
about half the speed of light. As you can imagine,
this caused a tremendous amount of energy to be
released. At LIGO as the beams continued to race
to the detector something incredible happened, at
both facilities 1,000 miles apart, a “chirp” was
detected, meaning the lasers returned to the pad
at different times.
The only way this could happen would be that
time and space had warped making one side of
the “L” stretch farther away in spacetime and the
other to scrunch closer, exactly how a ripple would
behave on a pond. That massive collision sent out
these ripples across the cosmos over 1.3 billion years
until it hit our sensors and once again, rewrote our
understanding of physics, proving Einstein right
once again. Gravity is indeed just a bending of
the fabric of space.
Why does this matter? Einstein’s theory of
relativity is why we have accurate GPS, an invaluable asset to travel with infinite applications
in both private and military markets.
Now that we have witnessed a physical manifestation of the reality of
his theory, doors are opened and
we are just beginning to emerge
into a realm of new fantastic
possibilities. In fact this makes
time travel a mere problem of
engineering. Get to it.

Cooking with Toby: green for St. Patrick’s Day
Toby Foster

staff writer
metastablechaos@hotmail.com

In honor of the festival of the Emerald
Isle, I tried to find simple Irish recipes to
share. However only a few were simple
enough to publish in the newspaper and
none really seemed like something that
would fit this article. In the end, I got some
help from a culinary arts’ major. She gave
me some ideas for a couple of green dishes.
Now green was not originally the color
of Saint Patrick’s Day. Instead it was blue,
but when the holiday spread beyond Ireland, green was adopted to represent it as
a nod to the native land’s lush reputation.
Now, no one would ever associate blue with
Saint Patrick’s Day. Blue was originally
chosen to represent the ocean because
legend holds that Saint Patrick had driven
all the snakes in Ireland into the ocean.
With this article I took a chance to do
something I have wanted to do for quite a
while. My recipe for cold cucumber soup
is vegan. I personally am not vegan or
vegetarian and do not really see myself ever
becoming one. I do know people who are

one or the other, and understand why they
have made this choice. As a result, I know
that they are not always able to eat what
friends make or eat at some restaurants.
Just because the recipe says vegan on it
does not mean those of you with a standard
diet cannot eat this or will not enjoy it.
Most cucumber soups use yogurt as a
thickening agent, however with vegan diets
in consideration, that is not an option. Avocado makes an excellent substitute without
covering up the flavor of the cucumbers
and making a balancing accent.
My second recipe is not vegan for obvious reasons. I hate the modern movement
to put bacon in everything. It is overdone
and, in most cases, unnecessary. But I can
get onboard with bacon-wrapped-green
beans. The flavors mingle well together
without having to be forced together and is
not so heavy handed in their combination
that one flavor buries the other.
So that it can be shaped properly, a
soft cheese is necessary. Any cheese can
be used for this if you use cheese cloth
to hydrate the cheese. If not, buy a soft
mozzarella from the deli section of the
grocery store.

Cold Cucumber Soup



2 large cucumbers
2 avocados
½ tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper



1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup shredded carrots

Peel the cucumbers. Cut the avocados in half remove
the pits and spoon the flesh out of the skin. Puree together
in a blender or food processor. Add salt, pepper, dill, and
garlic and pulse together. Stir in carrots and refrigerate
before serving.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans



fresh green beans
mozzarella cheese
bacon

Wash the green beans and cut off the ends. Preheat
oven to 400 degrees.
Cut off chunks of cheese and roll into cylinders. Surround each with four green beans then wrap each cluster in
bacon. Arrange on a cookie sheet about half an inch apart
and bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked.

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March 3, 2016

Eagles finish at 18-13

Solomon Rolls-Tyson

Austin Anderson

Eastern’s five graduating sophomores
photos courtesy Tyson Chappell

Brandon Sly

Brett Smart

sports writer
b.jaysmart@hotmail.com
The Utah State University Eagles ended
their season on Feb. 26, after losing their
final game against Snow College at the
Conference Tournament in Twin Falls,
Idaho. The Eagles entered the tournament
coming off of a big win against Colorado
Northwestern Community College with
high hopes.
The Eagles played a better game than
ever on sophomore night against the Spartans. They took the lead right from the start
and never let up. Even with Brandon Sly ab-

Phillip Winston dunks on Colorado Northwestern during his final home game with the Eagles.

sent, the Eagles steamrolled CNCC. Philip
Winston stepped up to the occasion and
scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Golden Eagles would move on to the
conference tournament as the number five
seed. A single-elimination event, the Eagles
would play Snow College for their first
game. The game didn’t go as well as some
would have hoped. That doesn’t mean some
players didn’t give it everything they had.
Sly made the most offensive contributions,
scoring 32 points of the team’s 87. Winston
totaled nine rebounds throughout the game
and scored 22 points. “Sly and Winston work
hard for this team, and have earned whatever
position they get on another team next year,”
said Coach Adjalma “Vando” Becheli. The

final score of the game was 87-103.
Snow would move to the semi-finals,
where they would lose a tight game to North
Idaho College 77-73, leaving the Badgers
out to dry. The game wasn’t originally so
close with NIC having a 20 point lead with
10 minutes left.
NIC put their starters on the bench. The
change caused Snow to close the gap with
minutes left in the game. NIC had to send
their starters back in, but Snow already had
the momentum needed to maintain a close
score. NIC still managed to get the win.
The championship game came down
between NIC and Salt Lake Community
College. SLCC beat everyone pretty handily
in the tournament. Beating CNCC 98-56

and College of Southern Idaho 82-60 in
the semi-final round.
They would do the same in the championship game against NIC, winning the
SWAC title 86-73. “They’re both great
teams. I would have thought NIC would
win, having the best record… I can’t put
myself into their minds, but they may have
been content with already going to nationals,” Vando said.
The Eagles are only bringing back two
players for sure next season. Tevin Farris
and Alexander Morrell. “They’re inspired
players that I look forward to working with
next year,” Vando stated.
This should mean that USU Eastern is
going to have a big recruiting year in the

Hamdi Karoui

off-season. Bringing in both freshmen and
sophomores. Vando said, “We’re going to
have a good mix between freshmen and
sophomores next year and I like that.”
This year our sophomores have not
yet decided what their next step is in their
career, whether to go into D1 or not. “This
is a big time for them and it is always fun
to watch them get what they’ve worked for
here,” commented Vando.
The USU Eastern men’s basketball
team is getting ready for their next season,
by keeping their own two-year athletes
and recruiting those in positions needed.
Sophomores Sly, Winston, Solomon RollsTyson, Hamdi Karoui, and Austin Anderson
will be exiting the program.

Women complete rough season for first-year coaching staff
Barbara Cousino (top)

Ashely Price (R)
Barbara Cousino
(bottom)

The team looks forward to
next season, finishing with
an overall record of 9-20
and winning 2 games of
conference play
Sophomores play their
final game as Eagles

Brett Smart

sports writer
b.jaysmart@hotmail.com
Utah State University women’s basketball team concluded
their season Feb. 26, after a game against North Idaho College at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament
in Twin Falls, Idaho. The women were coming off of a big
win against Colorado Northwestern Community College
the prior weekend.
The Eagles came to play for their last home court game
before conference. The women played with high energy,
especially in the second half where they extended their lead
with the help of Clarissa Perez, who scored 13 points, Ana
Borges recovered 13 rebounds, and Ashley Price with seven
assists. “It was good to see their effort pay off that way for
them,” Coach Morgan Warburton said. The Eagles won 63-50.

In their first tournament game, the women played North
Idaho College. The Eagles kept pace for the first quarter and
began to fall further behind as the game progressed. Maile
Richardson scored an impressive 21 points while Borges
recovered 8 rebounds.
“We battled in the first part of the game but we didn’t
have it in the second half,” Warburton said. The women lost
that night 64-87. “We met our goals for the season... we don’t
measure our success by wins and losses.”
Next year, the Golden Eagles look forward to bringing
back freshmen Clarissa Perez and Maile Richardson, as well
as bringing on fresh recruits. “We [the coaches and players]
learned a lot this year and we plan to apply it next season.”

photos courtesy Tyson Chappell

Anna Borges (L)
Mckenzie Burrows
(bottom)

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March 3, 2016

The Eagles sweep in home opener
Cory McKendrick
sports writer
corymckendrick@gmail.com

USU Eastern’s sluggers opened
the first games at home in sweeping fashion, winning four
out of the four games
played last weekend. The
Eagles faced Colorado
Mesa University Mavericks club team in a
four-game series over
Feb. 26-27, outscoring
CMU 41 to 3 over the
span of the series. The
Eagles offense was
relentless in the games,
tallying 34 hits and drawing 26
walks while averaging 10 runs
per game.
The Eagle’s pitching
staff was also dominant
over the weekend, allowing three runs
and giving up 12
hits, while striking out 34 of
the Maverick hitters. The scores
to the weekend’s games were: 6-0,
17-2, 5-1, 13-0.
Coach Scott Madsen was pleased
with the effort the team gave in the
series, but is already looking forward
to the next weekend of games. “We
did a really good job this weekend

in all areas. Our pitchers threw well.
We executed on offense and put the
ball in play a lot, putting pressure on
them [CMU] and forcing them to
make plays...we now need to focus
our efforts on preparing to play
Salt Lake [Salt Lake Community
College] next week. We need to
carry the momentum from
these games into this
next series with SLCC,”
Madsen said.
Game one of the
series is a always
pivotal game and
starting pitcher
Bennett Bradford rose to the
challenge
t h rowi ng
a com-

Reggie Gates

plete game shutout, ensuring a 6-0
win for the Eagles. He pitched seven
innings allowing just three hits and
striking out 10 Mavericks.
“The first game of a series really
sets a tone for how we [USUE] will
play for the rest of the games. If we
go out and jump on a team, it makes

it difficult for them to bounce back...
winning the first one helped us go
out and improve each game after
that,” Bradford said.
The highlights of game two came
from starting pitcher Kirk Haney and
the Eagle’s offense. Haney threw his
second complete game of the season,
pitching five innings, allowing two
runs on five hits from CMU and
striking out nine batters. The USUE
hitters erupted with 17 runs on 10
hits in the contest. Stand outs in the
game were Austin Pitcher, who was
two for two with one double, two runs
scored and three RBIs; and Dallas
Jolley, who was two for three with
one run scored and four RBIs.
Kaiden Longman got the win
on the mound in game three, and
Colton Hill was the winning pitcher
in game four to close out the series.
Hill threw three and one-third innings in the final game and struck
out seven, an average of roughly two
strikeouts per inning.
This weekend’s victories was a
total-team effort. In reviewing the
statistics, it seemed like every player
on the roster contributed to the sweep
of CMU. The top performances
included Bradford, winning game
one from the mound and going four
for five at the plate with two doubles,
three runs scored and three RBIs
over the series. Austin Pitcher went
four for four at the plate with four

Bennet Bradford gets 10 strike outs in a 6-0 win against Colorado Mesa University.

runs scored and four RBIs. Ridge
Nelson was a tough out at the plate,
drawing six walks in 10-plate appearances.

The Eagles’ game against SLCC
that was scheduled for March 2 in
Price has been moved to March 5
at SLCC. The Eagles will play a

USUE welcomes new volleyball recruit, Emily Bender
Tainá Soranzo

sports writer
tainasoranzo17@gmail.com
A Nevada native graduates early
to join her sister in playing for the
Eagles’ volleyball team.
Emily Bender is from Henderson,
NV. One of the three players that
joined the team.
Bender played for Coronado High
School and helped win three state
championships. In 2014 and 2015
she made it to the First team AllConference, 2015 All-State Honorable Mention, 2013 All-Conference
Honorable Mention, 2015 Defensive
MVP of Coronado, and Four time
MaxPreps Player of the Match. She
is one of the nine new volleyball
student-athletes joining the Utah

State University Eastern team in 2016. be in tight situations that you have to
Why did she decide to come ear- be clutch, I believe I can bring that
lier to USUE, she said; “Senior year for the team.”
was super easy for
Bender is excited about
me, and I felt like
next season. She said, “Our
it was a waste of
team has a lot of potential
time to wait around
next season and I can’t wait
for graduation, so
to contribute to the team.”
I decided to take
She is also excited beextra classes, and
cause she will be playing
Coach Brittney Lee
with her sister. “That was
[USU Eastern’s volone of the main reasons I
leyball] was helping
committed to this school.
a lot and made it
It was such a cool and
easy for me to make
unique opportunity so it
the transition here.”
was almost impossible to
Emily Bender
Bender has a
pass up.
winning track re“The last time we
cord and she believes that, “with each played together, we won our first-state
title, we had to get comfortable being championship, and we have played
uncomfortable if that makes sense. together my whole life so I’m super
I’ve learned how to win and how to comfortable with the way she plays.

We have a lot of chemistry and I can’t
wait to get back in the gym with her.”
The Bender sisters are one of the
three-sibling duos on the team next
season. The others are Allilia and
Prim Feletoa, and Davia Bethers and
Navi Lee.
About moving from Vegas to
Price, Bender said; “it’s been such
a weird transition. At first I hated it
here. I really wanted to go home, but
Price kind of grows on you and you
find ways to make it fun.
“Vegas is so big and there is always
something going on, so coming here,
where the population is so small and
where it’s such a quiet town, it was a
hard change for me. I’ve never lived
in such a small town. It’s cool that I
get to experience something new and
I’m excited to experience more of this
school and town.”

Evolution of athleticism: reaching for the new impossible
EJ Sanders Jr.

sports writer
edmond_james@outlook.com
Running a
sub four-minute
m ile at onepoint in life
was considered
impossible to
ex p e r t s a n d
scientists as it
was deliberated as too much for the
human body to reach. In 1954 Roger
Bannister dismissed all disbelief
running a 3:59.04 mile and since
then to date over 20,000 world-class,
collegiate and high school athletes
achieved and continue to accomplish
this once impossible feature.
Throwing 105 MPH pitch was
deemed impossible. Running a sub
10-second, 100m dash was also
viewed as impossible; however, it
has been ran by many world-class
sprinters; as the current 100m worldrecord time stands at 9.58 by Usain
Bolt. Experts also predicted he would

Deadpool

never be a successful 100m sprinter
due to his stature, standing 6 feet
5 inches. However, he trained and
managed to create the same angles
from the blocks as ideal-size sprinters,
producing tremendous amounts of
ground reactive force and awe-worthystride length, frequency, fluidity and
smoothness.
Experts are optimistic about the
future of athleticism and what can
be accomplished. Will a human ever
run a sub nine-second 100m? How
can we make athletes faster, stronger
and more explosive than ever before?
These are questions of optimism
that experts, coaches, athletes and
individuals have and answers they
seek.
Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker,
Usain Bolt, Florence Jones “Flo Jo”,
Michael Jordan, Ozzie Smith, Russell
Westbrook are some of the greatest we
have heard of and witnessed; however,
this list is vague, as there are many of
phenomenal athletes not recognized
on this list.
Evolution of athletes is in works;
scientist are in constant study of

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however, following in Deadpool’s
footsteps, Reynolds fought to shoot
for the R rating arguing that it was
the only way to make this a true
“Deadpool” movie.
A few reasons why this decision
was set in stone: the first is that’s
who Deadpool is the Merc with
the Mouth. Then comes the issues
with the fans. After the movie “XMen Origins: Wolverine,” where
Deadpool made his first appearance, the fans were in an outrage
on how wrong this version of was.
After getting all of that bad rep, it
was important that the producers
at Marvel nail Deadpool in all of
his uncensored glory.
Once released, fans were not
disappointed. The film is full
of fourth-wall breaks, blood,
violence, vulgar language, sexual

innuendos, non-stop action and
plenty of unforgiving money
shots. The only things that were
missing were not enough tacos or
chimichangas, and the lack of him
talking with his other personalities.
Despite those small flaws, Marvel
did Deadpool absolute justice and
delivered what was promised to
the fans.
All things considered, parents
should be happy that it managed
to stay rated R. After the decision
that R was what they were shooting
for, the studios went crazy, to the
point where they cut a lot of content
in order to make sure they didn’t
reach the NC-17 rating.
In the end, parents should stop
complaining about the movie and
should refrain from taking their
children to see “Deadpool.”

biomechanics, human movement,
physiology, psychology and physics
understanding new ways to develop
and construct the ideal athlete.
This is a study with a no end in
sight because the limits of human
ability is all spectacle and opinion
because with genetics, improvement in
human movement/biomechanics and
development of strength with the new
technology and training efficiency,
human limits are illimitable.
Usain Bolt ran at 12.4m/s in his
world-setting performance in Beijing
in 2008. To accomplish this record
setting performance, his stride length
was 2.77m and step frequency of 4.449
Hz. Studies show for a human to run
sub-9 seconds, maximum velocity
needs to reach 13.2m/s, which would
necessitate a stride length of 2.85m
and stride frequency of 4.63Hz;
however, resulting a greater amounts
of force production (Approximately
4.5x BW).
These are the numbers that
need to be reached to break a sub-9
second 100m, but it’s a much more
in-depth process to attaining these

Black

numbers; from understanding human
movement and exemplifying correct
biomechanics, to developing muscle
imbalances and strengthening the
optimal muscles to fire greater and
faster than the most explosive athlete
we have seen.
To all athletes looking to become
the best athlete they’ve ever seen, you
must train explosive, develop body as
one and teach it how to fire as a unit,
vision what you wish to achieve, but
most importantly understand and
pay selective attention to function
and your biomechanics. Learn how
to sprint correctly and develop
movement through its geometric
proportion and watch your athleticism
sky rocket.
Accounting an athlete’s genetics
and limb length are essential. What can
be achieved by a human
being is a mystery
of evolution as we
know what needs
to be done; however,
understanding how
to do it, is where
amazing lies.

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the players were at a convenience
store trying to get drinks and food,
they were chased out of the store
by people yelling at them to, “Get
the f*** out” while also using the
N-word to describe the players.
The encounter continued when a
car pulled up and proceeded to yell
and insult the players. At this point
the high school basketball players
feared for their lives and well-being.
The police claim that conflicting
reports means no charges will be
pressed, sadly this is how most race
based cases end.
This doesn’t account the millions
of students who deal with microaggressions every day in school.
These micro-aggressions present
themselves in actions and things that
are said by teachers, administration
and students. These are aggressions

against culture from, “Your English
is very good” and “You’re not like
other *insert culture or race* I know.”
These micro-aggressions have
immense effects on people of color
by invalidating them and their culture a little more every time one
happens. These add up to the point
that people of color have immensely
higher suicide rates than white
people.
Now you tell me we don’t have a
race problem in America. We have
huge systems enacting violence
against racial minorities, and the rest
validating their actions. We shouldn’t
have persons of color fearing for their
lives when they encounter police
or any part of the legal system. We
shouldn’t have a prison population
of mostly minorities. We shouldn’t
have to live in Racist America.

photos courtesy Tyson Chappell

four-game series at SLCC’s Cate
Field, located at 3491 West Wights
Fort Rd. West Jordan, UT, 84088
on March 4-5.

NBA trade
deadline
Tai Justice

sports writer
justicec@emeryschools.org
The Trade Deadline
passed last week and it
was a quiet one. Some
small moves happened,
but nothing crazy like last
year. I’m going to say what
five trades I think should
have happened, but did not
last week.
Number five: Thaddeus
Young to the Toronto
Raptors. This trade was
put out there about two
weeks before the deadline
and it made sense for
both sides. Toronto is a
good team and with some
breaks, could possibly
make the NBA Finals.
Adding Young would’ve
put them on a level-playing
field with Cleveland. Their
weakest position is at
power forward. They start
Luis Scola and that’s
not going to get it done
against Cleveland. From
t he Bro ok ly n n Net s’
perspective, this makes
sense too. The Nets are a
disaster and aren’t going
anywhere anytime soon.
They could have got some
draft picks and maybe even
a confident NBA player.
Nu mber fou r: Jef f
Teague to the Utah Jazz.
This trade was out there
and it would’ve happened
if the Atlanta Hawks
would’ve brought down
their asking prices. The
trade that would have
worked for both sides
was: Alec Burks and Trey
Burke for Teague. From
Atlanta’s side, they wanted
to shake things up. A lot
of their guy’s names were
rumored these last two
weeks and they would have
got two players that could
produce for them. Burks is
hurt, but he’ll be back in
about a month and is on
a contract and Burke is a
streaky shooter that can
get it going. From Utah’s
side, this would’ve been
a no brainer. Utah has
been hurt by poor point
guard play and Teague is
a really good point guard.
Teague is under contract
through 2017, so you’d at
least have him
until then.
Number
three: Jahlil
Oka for to
the Boston
Celtics.
This trade

a ct u a l ly wa sn’t even
rumored until after the
deadline, when Boston’s
GM said that they were
close on a huge trade and
it later came out that he
was referring to this. The
trade would have been
Okafor for the Brooklyn
Nets’ first-round pick,
which could be the first
pick in the draft and then
David Lee and another
draft pick. This would’ve
have been a fun one. The
Philadelphia 76ers said
no. I don’t understand
why they said no. They
would have increased their
chances at getting the first
pick in the draft and have a
good chance at having two
picks in the top three. I get
why Boston wanted to do it
too. Okafor is only 19 and
already looks polished on
offense. He has a ways to go
on defense, but he’s great
on offense.
Number two: Dwight
Howard to the Portland
Trail Blazers. The Rockets
desperately wanted to
trade Howard. He doesn’t
get along with their star
player, James Harden,
he’s become a distraction
and he doesn’t fit in their
offense. Portland has all
this cap space that they
have to fill with someone.
So why not take a filler on
Howard for the rest of the
season? Howard is a free
agent after the season,
so you’d get his best for
three months. Team him
with Dame Lillard and
C.J. McCollum? That’s a
dangerous team.
Number one: Blake
Griffin to the New York
K n i c k s fo r C a r m elo
Anthony. As video gamey
as it sounds, it makes sense
for both sides. The Clippers
have run the same team
out year after year with
the same result. They’ve
never made the conference
finals with the core they
have and it’s because they
don’t fit well together, so
why not make a move like
this? Anthony and Chris
Paul are close friends, so
Anthony would’ve waived
his no trade clause and
if they’re going to play
DeAndre Jordan in crunch
time, the spacing works
better with Anthony than
it does Griffin. The Knicks
wouldhave jumped all of
this. Get a player that was
the third best player in the
NBA last year and they get
out of Anthony’s contract.

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