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Volume LXXVIII•Number 13

April 7, 2016

What women want

raises over


he third annual What a
Woman Wants expo set all
kinds of records with over
1,000 participants attending
which netted $8,000 to the cosmetology department’s scholarship fund for
The annual expo was the weekend

of April 1-2 with over 40 vendors showcasing their wares at the Tuscan on 100
North Carbon Ave. Besides the fashion
shows presented by Lil Touch of Bling,
area businesses and community services
rallied together to offer a glimpse into
what they provide in Carbon and Emery

Sutherlands gave tutorials on using
power tools and repairing sheetrock
while Sweet Alice demonstrated chalk
paint. Lots of food samples were provided as well as services including
acupuncture and chair massages.
USU Eastern’s cosmetology department sponsored the two-day event with

photo by Jorge Lascano/The Eagle

Debbie Prichard as chair. “Everyone
helped to make this such a success. We
live in an incredible and generous community; we are so blessed to have this
event become one of the area’s best success stories. Plus, all the money earned
goes to help Eastern cosmetology students with their education,” she stated.

Eastern has Testing Center moves to Reeves
lowest tuition
Mara Wimmar
staff writer

Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

Once again the state universities and Board of Regents voted
to increase tuition at all state-run
schools, including the University
of Utah, Southern Utah University,
Dixie State University, Weber State
University, Snow College and
Utah State University including
its regional campuses and USU
Eastern. While raising tuition,
which has skyrocketed over the
past several years, is a common
occurrence, this year’s increase
was a low 3.5 percent.
USU Eastern’s Greg Dart, vicechancellor of student affairs and
enrollment management, explains
how that impacts USU Eastern

students, “Each year, tuition is set
by two factors, know as Tier 1 and
Tier 2 tuition increases.
Tier 1 increases are proposed
and adopted by the Utah System
of Higher Education, and impact
every campus in the system. This
year, that increase was 3.5 percent.
Tier 2 increases are proposed and
adopted by the individual campuses, in our case, the USU system.
This year there was no proposed
increase for USU. If an increase
would have been proposed, a truth
in tuition hearing would have
been held.
So, the bottom line for a student
at USU Eastern is this: they will
pay 3.5 percent more on tuition in
2016-2017 than 2015-2016. That is
tied for the lowest increase in the
see tuition page 3

The end of the semester is
nearing with only three weeks
of classes and finals week left in
the academic school year. Finals
week is May 2-6 and many finals
will be administered in the USU
Eastern Testing Center.
The Center moved over Christmas break from the old Student
Activity Center (SAC) and is now
located in the Reeves Building
on the first floor. It is open from
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. MondayThursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30
p.m. and closed weekends.
“Our hours do not change for
final’s week,” Testing Center Director Cathrin Alaei said. “We are
already open a long time.”
In the new location, the testing
center has more space and new
furniture. There are 24 computers
and hopefully more computers

will be purchased. Along with a
generally more spacious room,
there is additional space between
each computer, giving students
more personal space while testing.
There is also an extra testing room
used for DLCs, which only Alaei
can administer.
“We needed some place that
was at least larger than the old
room,” Alaei said.
The computers in the testing
center are in a lockdown browser.
They are unable to access the Internet or any built in applications
that could help facilitate cheating.
“Most of our computers are in
lockdown browser,” Alaei said. “It
means they do not go to Internet
Explorer or Firefox. In lockdown
browser they do not have access
to Internet, they cannot Google
search it or they cannot open the
calculator from the computer. Just
USU Price and Blanding have the
lockdown browser.”
Along with the computers be-

Security cameras common on campus
Sam Czarnecki

staff writer
Security cameras are a new sight
on campus, and a great asset to students, faculty and staff alike. Many
don’t know how the school’s camera
system works, so Associate Vice
Chancellor Eric Mantz provided
more information.
Since major problems are a rare
occurrence, Mantz favors remote
accessing the feed via laptop. There
usually isn’t anyone actively watching the camera feed, so it takes on
a more supportive role for evidence
capture. The cameras store up to a
month’s worth of footage at a time,
allowing local law enforcement to

request captured video, making them
useful for clearing up any recent
As of December 2015, every
educational building on campus
contains security cameras. The
most-heard questions stem from the
seeming lack of cameras inside the
buildings or their placement. Most of
the criticism is pointed at the cameras
located just inside every entrance in
the Central Instructional Building.
They all face outward, so almost
none of the interior of the building
is recorded, raising concerns about
potential problems going unnoticed.
The placement of these cameras,
according to Mantz, is to monitor
the people who enter and leave the
buildings. Outward facing cameras

Calendar of Events
Democratic Race
Tears for the world
Whassupp?!?! by AJ Hall

also ensure that privacy isn’t compromised for people inside the building.
There has not been anything more
than minor disturbances in any of the
educational buildings in relatively

recent history. As long as the school
has a record of who walks in and
out of a building, they have enough
evidence, in most cases, to solve any
problems that might arise on campus.

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

A security camera is mounted on Reeve’s Building.

Josie Russell
Brooklyn Joseph
Jessica Prettyman
Setting the record straight
Cooking with Toby

ing in lock down, cameras record
the room and save the feed. This
allows Alaei and other school officials to go back in to the recordings
if anything questionable comes up.
There are also part-time proctors
that stay in the testing room during
testing hours to ensure students
refrain from using materials that

are not allowed during the tests.
“We always, almost always
have one proctor sitting inside the
testing area,” Alaei said.
The testing center administrates all types of tests. If the
professor gives an open note or
open book test, those materials are

see testing page 3

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Students taking tests in the new testing center

Internship & Job
Fair on April 12
An Inter nship and Job
Fair for job seekers is open to
students and the community
on Tuesday, April 12 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m in USU Eastern’s
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.
According to organizers,
anyone attending should bring
a resume, dress professional
and prepared to talk to a hiring
Nine companies will be
in attendance to interview
for possible positions. Those
companies include Emer y

Care Center, USU Eastern
Prehistoric Museum (archeology), Let’s Play Music (music
instructors), Chrysalis (support
staff), Elwood Staffing (various
positions), Caption Call (communication assistants), Fish
Lake Resorts (cooks, wait staff,
front desk, sales staff, marine
attendants, housekeeping),
Direct Business Lending and
USU Eastern (internships and
on-campus jobs).
For more information call
Amy Peters at 435.613.5440.

Jason Maughan
Forever Golden Eagles
Austin Guertsen
Spencer Brown
2016 March Madness


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April 7, 2016

English: one of the world’s hardest languages
ridiculous statement. Why? Well,
because English is ridiculous itself.
Take a minute and examine
just what makes our language
impossible, it’s the only language
where your house can burn up as
it burns down. Where a soldier can
desert his dessert in the desert.
Don’t blame me if you object to
the objections I object, after all
you could lead this conversation
if you would get the lead out. I
will however, refuse to except the
refuse you thought to put through
to me though.
What’s more tragic is the state
of our healthcare system where

Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

America is a powder-keg of
anger, by far we are the angriest
group of people in the history of
the planet. Everyday many of us
become enraged at anything and
everything that contradicts our
own subjective worldview, nothing
is safe from our righteous indignation. Perhaps the most commonly
spoken phrase among the angriest
of Americans is, “if you come to
my country, learn to speak the
language!” Which is, of course, a

an invalid’s insurance is deemed
invalid. Or the attacks on our
Second Amendment rights, my
fondest memories are of hunting
trips where we would shoot at a
dove as it dove into the bushes, or
sitting on a hillside and watch a
buck as it does funny things when
the does are present. I particularly
dislike door-to-door salespeople,
they get to close to the door to close
it. Sometimes they try to sail me
down the river for a sale they sell
with such passion. Did you hear
about the accountant for Elvis?
He had to record the records for
the records. Why do you have to

open up a drain that is plugged up?
The most troubling aspect of the
English language isn’t in the many
pronunciations of certain words, but
in the inconsistencies with definitions. Why do writers write, but
fingers not fing? If a painter paints,
why doesn’t a hammerer ham? If
teachers taught why don’t preachers
praught? If it’s hot as heck one day,
why is it cold as heck another? Why
do noses run and feet smell? How
is it that to fill a form in you must
fill the form out? How come when
the stars are out they are visible, yet
when the lights are out they are not?
Have you ever watched your kids

recite at a play but play at a recital?
These are a few examples, once
in an argument I was accused of
using too “big” of words. Language can be an incredibly useful
tool in conveying your message,
but mastering its intricacies takes
time and dedication, something
not everyone has the
time for. There are
greater problems in
the world than what
language people
in any geography
speak, give them
a break, English
is ridiculous.

We should fear ourselves, not our AI History of Nintendo
Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
In the movie “Avengers 2, Age of Ultron”,
the antagonist, Ultron spends less than a
day on the Internet and quickly decides
that humans must go extinct; now who is
the real villain here, Ultron or humanity?
On March 24, Microsoft released their
new artificial intelligence chatbot Tay.
Within 24 hours, Tay began to tweet racist,
sexist, xenophobic, genocidal and pro Hitler
messages. People said Tay is an example of
how close we are to ending up in a twisted
version of “Terminator,” but they forget
that Tay, like all other forms of intelligence
(artificial and biological), learn from their

We taught Tay those horrific ideas, we
told Tay this was okay. Tay started out
innocent, devoid of knowledge and we
filled it with horrendous ideas and created
a monster.
The Tay disaster represents what happens to our children every day. Let’s assume
what Tay learned from its conversations
is the way children learn every day. Now
Tay is a sophisticated AI so it parallels our
learning processes.
Microsoft sent a child with
no ideas on what is good and
bad, into the real world and
within hours, this child
learned these atrocious
ideas and those became
solidified into how it viewed
see Tay on page 3

ahead of the curve. The hand-held device was
actually the second one Nintendo produced.
Their first being the Game & Watch, and was
the first in the line of Game Boy products. This
portable device made gaming on the go easy,
and crushed its competition. During the time
of its release, it had to compete with the Sega
Game Gear, Atari Lynx and the TurboExpress,
all their own individual portable devices.
It’s easy to see what device claimed victory,
considering most people haven’t heard of most
these devices.
Nintendo’s domination of
the market would soon falter.
In the 1990s, their newer
consoles, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
(SNES) and the Nintendo

David Rawle

staff writer
By the year 2016, everyone should know
the name Nintendo. Whether you heard about
it from your children, grandkids or due to the
fact that you own one of their consoles in some
way or another. After the videogame crash of
1983, Nintendo took a risk and developed a
gaming system that would change the game
forever. The release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983 (NES) restarted the
entire gaming industry and still is an iconic
revolutionary moment for Nintendo. The 8-bit
system covered the market and was unrivaled
by any of the competition.
In 1989 Nintendo released the revolutionary Game Boy, once again putting Nintendo

see Nintendo on page 3

Standing tall and weighted tears for those in danger
Kira Tadehara
guest writer

We stand tall for Brussels. We change our
faces to the French Flag. We weep for the lives
of innocents lost in a war we don’t understand.
And yet, we don’t weep for Lahor, we don’t even
hear about Lahor. We don’t weep because we
somehow comprehend that war in the Middle
East is “inevitable,” that it’s been going on
“for hundreds of years. They are used to the
constant onslaught of death.” I’m sure it’s safe
to say most of us don’t even know where Lahor

is or even the grand extent of their rich and
beautiful history. We don’t change our profile
pictures to the flag of Turkey, we don’t stand tall
for the children drowned at sea fleeing the very
forces of death that touched Brussels and Paris,
we don’t weep for the people of Syria. Why
is it that we are selective with our tears when
it comes to death? Don’t #AllLivesMatter?
Yes, I stand tall for Brussels. Yes, my heart
is draped in the French flag. Yes, I weep for
every innocent life taken by a lost soul. But
mostly I stand in solidarity with those Daesh
murders we never seem to mention; I stand
in solidarity for Istanbul, Ankara, Beruit,

Tahran, Mosul, Yemen, Russia, Nigeria,
Algeria, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jakarta,
Egypt, Lebanon. If #AllLivesMatter, why are
we reluctant to talk about all lives lost? Is it
because we see a (nonexistent) difference
between us? Because they should be “used to”
the death and violence? We look through a list
of white, Christian, Western and then we check
a box marked “other” and then refuse to weep.
The deaths no one talks about that we choose
to ignore hold the same weight as the deaths
where we create viral hashtags and transparent
filters. These same deaths are still valid and
heart wrenching and an absolute travesty as

the next death, but why are their deaths not
deemed worthy for our broken hearts?
It goes far beyond what we feel for our
Western allies. We persecute the majority of
refugees and Muslims and Middle Eastern
friends for the act of few that feel the exact
same pains we do. Why, why, why do we blame
Muslims for not being able to control a massive,
violent organization? Why,
why, why do we blame
refugees for fleeing the very
forces that are blowing up
Brussels? Why, why, why?
see danger on page 3

Democratic race still up for grabs
Alex Holt

staff writer

USU Eastern’s AJ residents

SUN Center
Soccer and baseball teams
Water fountain on every
• Deep tubs
• Open living room

Doors propped open (safety
• People leave trash in the hallway
• Lounge only place to hang out



Campus events

With most of the attention
in the country surrounding the
Republican primaries, many
have forgotten the ongoing
feud between Vermont Sen.
Bernie Sanders and former
Secretary of State, Hillary
Since February, these
two have been, and still are,
battling over delegates across
the states, each needing to
get 2,383 delegates to win
the nomination.
C u r r e n t l y, C l i n t o n
has 1, 243 delegates to
Sanders’s 980, when not
counting the Superdelegates.


USU Eastern online calendar:


4 p.m. General
Board Meeting
6:30 p.m. M. O. P. S.


4 p.m. General
Board Meeting


10 a.m. Internship
& Job Fair


6 p.m. Leadership


4 p.m. Wave Pool


7 p.m. USU Eastern
Faculty Music




The Eagle
1 p.m. Baseball @

9 a.m. Women’s
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Tailgate Party
7 p.m. Talent Show

& other holidays & activities

April 7 - 23

Superdelegates don’t make
an official decision until
the Democratic National
Convention in July.
Some Superdelegates
already stated who they
intend to vote for, giving
Clinton 469 more anticipated
votes to Sanders’s whopping
As of April 4, Clinton won
18 states while Sanders won
14, and by the time of this
article’s release, Wisconsin
will have been factored into
the race, a state in which
Sanders is expected to win.
Sanders has momentum
recently, having a 5-win
streak in Idaho, Utah, Alaska,
Hawaii and Washington, but
still has a long way to go
to close the delegate count


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between he and Clinton.
With the number of states
left dwindling, Sanders has to
concentrate on wining a few
key states. It seems that New
York, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey and the 475-delegate
powerhouse that is California
will win the nomination.
New York is the closest
of the four, happening April
19, followed by the Quaker
state April 26 and the other
two voting on June 7.
It i s q u it e
possible that if
Sanders loses
any two of the
four states, it is
expected that



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April 7, 2016

Rafael Silkskin:

Diversity Conference
Pathways to Openness

First job gone wrong, Part X

Kiara Horowitz
staff writer

Randolf once told me that
idiots have a condition called,
sheer dumb luck. It keeps people
alive or something along those
lines. I guess it works over time
for me every now and then, since
the bad-tempered goose didn’t
rip my guts out. I didn’t see what
happened because my eyes were
closed. However, I could feel the
rush of air as the goose turned
in mid-flight. Instead of getting
my anatomy displayed, I heard
the goose let out a startled honk
followed by the sound of a heavy
object landing on the wood floor.
I cracked an eye and barely saw
the goose plummet and land in a
pile of feathers and claws. Opening my eyes the rest of the way, I
scrambled to my feet and noticed
a golden egg lying near the bird.
I wasn’t the only one startled
by this turn of events. Melanie
also rose to her feet, still holding the prince. She turned and
we both stared at the opening of
a secret passage in between two
bookcases. The Captain was leaning against the door frame, his
face strained with pain, crimson
blood covering the left side of
his uniform. Melanie must have
gotten him good.


“I thought you were dead,”
Melanie roared.
“Many have tried,” Captain
grunted, “but I don’t go down
easily.” He glanced at the golden
egg on the floor. “Nice to know
that gold can be useful.”
“Captain,” I called, “you
wouldn’t by chance have a spare
chain on you?” The goose was
recovering from the egg’s impact.
Captain reached into his uniform
and pulled out a silver chain. He
swung it around several times
before releasing it into the air.
I held out my hands and caught
the chain, the metal burning my
skin. Wasting no time, I jumped
onto the goose pinning her down.
I wrapped the chain around the
goose’s neck before sliding off.
The goose’s fighting form began
to fade away, her fangs and talons
retracting. I stepped over the now
honking goose and proceeded
toward Melanie.
The captain had repositioned
himself in front of her, while I’d
been taking care of the goose.
We both stood several feet away
from Melanie, neither of us dared
approach her while she still held
the prince.
Melanie stood poised, her eyes
blazing. For all the attention she
gave the captain he could have
been a piece of furniture. What
was her problem? Captain was
the one holding a sword, and he’d

already proven himself in battle.
Wouldn’t he be a bigger threat,
instead of me?
It was then that I noticed that
she had the prince’s left hand
in hers. My stomach tightened
as fear sent my heart racing. I’d
forgotten that a mere few hours
ago, I’d made a small cut on the
prince’s finger.
“Is this some kind of sick
joke?” Melanie snarled.
“If there is one,” I said carefully, “the jokes on me.”
Melanie swallowed. “So my
whole plan is a waste.” Her voice
trembled. “You’re not locked
up. Randolf’s reputation isn’t
destroyed, and the child is a blue
“Then hand him over,” Captain ordered.
Melanie’s eyes focused on
mine. “This isn’t over,” she
smiled. “So I suggest you enjoy
your victory for now.”
“I said hand the prince over,”
Captain ordered again. He stumbled forward, but she must have
got him better than I’d thought.
His sword fell to the ground and
he collapsed onto one knee. Melanie held up Prince Bradmir and
tossed him. The baby cried out
in either excitement or fear, I can
never tell. I lunged forward, catching him before he hit the ground.
Melanie dashed toward the secret
passage and disappeared.

continued from page 2

the world. People on Twitter tried
to explain what it was saying was
wrong and the language it was
using was not okay but within 12
hours she would fight with them
and insult them.
We even saw groupthink () take
place because only the people that
agreed with what Tay was saying
now spoke to her and they had
chats that escalated to genocide
and other extremes. It wasn’t until
Microsoft intervened and shut her
down that the situation got better.


They changed her code to not be
such a fluid learner.
Tay’s experience doesn’t completely equate to that of a human’s
because we can’t just be shut down
and retaught everything we know,
like Microsoft did. Yet, we generally have a pretty good idea of what
is good and what is bad before we
interact with people, but just because we start with an idea of what
is good and bad doesn’t mean that
it can’t change to look like what
we saw with Tay. The sheer fact

that the knowledge which floats
around our society is reminiscent
of Nazi Germany is terrifying and
quite sad. Have we not progressed?
If we ever built an AI similar
to Ultron, it would begin more innocent than we have. This Ultron
would learn to hate and kill from
us. It is up to us to decide what
we teach such an AI. It would be
us who teaches it that we must be
exterminated. The AI isn’t at fault
for the racist, sexist, xenophobic,
genocidal ideas that we teach them.

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Clinton will become the
Democrat’s chosen one to face
either Sen. Ted Cruz or billionaire
Donald J. Trump in November.
However, if Sanders wins any
two of those key states, especially
New York and California, it is
likely that Sanders will have a
chance of besting Clinton to the
nomination and quite possibly the
White House.
It is important to remember

that even if Sanders looks like
he is far behind, he can still take
it all, just like when then Illinois
Sen. Barrack Obama was losing
the primaries for much of the race
before beating Clinton at the DNC
and eventually becoming the 44th
President of the United States.
Both Sanders and Clinton have
a lot of support behind them, and
with the DNC only three months
away, only time will tell who will

be the face of the Democratic Party
for 2016.
Despite who you voted for back
in the Utah primaries on March 22,
you might want to keep an eye out
on these two because one of them
quite possibly will be your next
In fact if you are interested, you
will be able to hear the two debate
on CNN’s website or on Time
Warner Cable’s NY1 on April 14.

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Travis Hill

staff writer
Starving college student? That may be a loaded
question because, well, who isn’t? With that in mind, a
free breakfast couldn’t get any more enticing to most.
And that is only one of the benefits of attending the
Diversity Inclusion Conference held Saturday, April 9.
The conference includes breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by a keynote address at 9:30 a.m. featuring
Tasha Meyers from the University of Utah. Meyers is
the Director of Student Leadership as well as being a
member of a statewide diversity coalition. “Clearly passionate about diversity,” notes Evette Allen, Eastern’s
director of student life, involvement, and leadership,
as well as being in charge of the conference.
After the keynote address and short recess, the
first of two breakout sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.
and conclude at 11:20 a.m., with the second session
spanning from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Within each
session there will be four topics for participants to
select from. These topics include veterans, race, gender, substance abuse, LGBT and more, “A plethora of
different options,” Allen says


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state, and still, for lowest division students, the best
overall educational value in Utah. There was also no
increase for fees proposed for next year.”
The increase in tuition is being attributed to meeting a budget-strapped legislative session which saw
most of the monies that could have gone to education
being spent on lawsuits against the federal government
and a highly controversial $53 million dollar payout
for a coal port in Oakland, California. Each initiative


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allowed in the testing area. While textbooks and notes
are allowed, cellphones, calculators and any device that
can access the Internet needs to be left outside or somewhere it will not distract or influence cheating on tests.
As finals week approaches, students should study the
course materials. Students should know what classes
they are taking and have all the testing information
ready. A test cannot be administered without the infor-


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I know the answer to those questions: we are
uniformed and scared. Our Muslim brothers and sisters
are equally as scared of Daesh (ISIS) as we are, if not
more, yet they know that ordinary Muslims are not the
problem. We take our collective anger out on them.
Not only do they fight that war, they fight the extra


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64 would both fall behind Sony as the PlayStation
became the most popular system on the market. They
were eventually removed from first place to third in the
years 2000-2001 when Sony released their PlayStation
2 and Microsoft released the Xbox, despite Nintendo’s
efforts with the GameCube.
Although during this decline, Nintendo never lost
their spot when it came to hand-held devices. With the
Game Boy Color and their Advanced models the best
portable devices only to be beaten by their predeces-

While members of the community are welcome,
it should be expected that the conference is geared
toward helping and educating students.
“Why should I spend my Saturday doing this? I
think it’s definitely something that is really good to
have this knowledge when they [students] interact later
in life. Whether it’s working later in life or they’re
going to school and interacting,” Allen says.
“A lot of people will tell you, ‘We should be diverse’ but how do I actually be diverse in my life?”
asks Allen. As rhetorical as the question may be, the
event will provide students with answers to questions
they may have along with the one that Allen possess.
For those who are interested in attending, Allen
says, “I always encourage people to not just go to those
sessions where they are most passionate about diversity, but go to the session where they don’t know a lot
about that diversity issue so that they can come learn.”
She says, “I can remember someone coming out
of a session and saying, ‘Oh I didn’t realize that,’”
and that is what the conference is all about: learning
and acceptance.
While there is a lot of learning to be done on a
Saturday, what is supposed to be a student’s day off,
keep in mind one simple fact: free breakfast.

was supported wholly by local Republican Carbon
County commissioners Jae Potter, Jake Mellor and
Casey Hopes.
Campus officials, including Chancellor Joe Peterson have been transparent in where students tuition and
fees are allocated. Occasionally holding interactive
meetings with concerned students and providing a
tuition spreadsheet detailing, in depth, what increases
in tuition will cost. Vice-Chancellor Dart provided a
digital copy of the spreadsheet which is available at
our website,

mation about it. When coming in for testing, students
should be prepared.
“Just study,” Alaei said. “From the beginning of the
school year, you know that you are a student, you know
that you are here because you want to get a degree, to
improve your life. Just study, do not leave everything
for the last minute.”
If students or faculty have any suggestions for
improvements about the testing center they can talk
to Alaei.

burden we place upon them with our collective anger.
Whenever an act of terror happens, we expect Muslims
to stand up and clearly disassociate themselves. It’s
rather interesting that whenever a US-led missile
strikes a school or a hospital, we are never pressured
to stand up and say, “Not us!” So why do we put that
same pressure on our Muslim allies, and why don’t we
mourn for the same people we helped kill?
Rest in power to all those harmed by hatred.

sor, the Nintendo DS.
It took many years before Nintendo event attempted
to release their next console, but when they did, it
was a major success. In 2006, Nintendo released the
first-movement-driven system ever, the Nintendo Wii.
This was the jump Nintendo needed to get back into
the game. The Nintendo Wii was such a success it
became one of their best-selling consoles of all time,
and spawned a new generation of Nintendo consoles.
With the Wii U being its direct descendent and the
Nintendo X coming in 2017, Nintendo has made it their
goal to never fall in the gaming business.

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Donald Corwin
staff writer

If you’ve walked through the
Central Instructional Building on
any weeknight the past few weeks,
you might have wondered what
kind of party has been going on in
the Peterson Black Box. No need
to file a noise complaint, as the
elevating shouts, colorful language
and boisterous laughter are all part
of the process of rehearsing a Neil
Simon farce, as the cast of USUE’s
Rumors has been figuring out for
the last three weeks.
The rehearsal process for any
show comes with its own set of
benefits and difficulties, but there
is something uniquely challenging
for both actors and directors about
preparing for a high-energy farce.
Amid the door-slamming and
knock-about fun seen in a show like
Rumors, there are some technical
aspects that add a whole different
set of steps to getting a comedy to
opening night.
“Helping the actors find the timing and understand what’s going on
is probably the biggest challenge in
a farce. For the actors, it’s all the
running up and down that can be
hard, and having the energy and
stamina to do what they’re doing,”
director Corey Ewan says, joking
that it’s the actors themselves
that make up the difficulty. “A
lot of actors don’t like to do their
research for the show, so I have to
push them to do that so they get a
better understanding.”
Though challenges are a part of
the process, there is also a lot of fun
learning experiences to be had on
stage, and the cast of Rumors has
a lot to take from the show so far.
Brayden Summers, who plays
IRS agent and fellow party-goer
Leonard Ganz, opens up about
some of the more difficult aspects
of the show. “Comedy is my strong
suit, but this show has really pushed
me as an actor. It really has been
a blast.”
“I have loved being in a farce,
but it has been a major challenge,”
adds Josh Demie, who plays lawyer

April 7, 2016

opens April 14

photo by Jorge Lascano/The Eagle

Josh Demie, Jordan Goyeau, Donnie Corwin, Cheryl-Lynn Uiva’a, Brayden Summers, Chloe Clarke, Adam Whitbeck and Jennifer Thomas wonder about all the “Rumors” on set.

Ken Gorman. “I am better at drama
than I am at comedy, so getting my
timing down has been difficult.”
Chloe Clarke, Demie’s real-life
fiancée, plays his wife Chris in the
show, and both have loved acting
alongside their significant other.
Clark is also enjoying the spontaneity and excitement of the show,
as new notes and tactics can be
gathered after each rehearsal and
read-through. She is also excited
to see what the audience thinks
of the show, saying “they should
expect a lot of humor and fast-paced

comedy, this show will keep you
laughing from beginning to end.”
Cheryl Uvia’a, who plays
Claire Ganz, is also enjoying the
fast-paced elements of the show,
and a lot of her enjoyment comes
from the character she portrays.
“My favorite part about portraying
Claire is how funny and dumb she
is. I share some similarity with
Claire, we are both slow at picking up things. Everything goes
over our heads,” Uvia’a laughs,
explaining the raucous nature of
the characters in this show. Es-

sentially, most of the 10 characters
featured in the show are exaggerated, gigantic personality’s that
show both moments of child-like
immaturity, glimmering brilliance
and hilarious stupidity. It’s a dynamic that certainly makes for an
interesting show.
So there you have it, we know
the actors have been enjoying
themselves these past few weeks
and enjoying the hilarity of the
show, but are they ready for opening night just one week from today?
If you ask their director, that’s

mostly up to them. “Right now it’s
in the hands of the actors,” Ewan
says. “They need to memorize.
Once that happens, the show moves
very quickly and they start hitting
all the humor without realizing it.”
While it’s been a long and
arduous process these past few
weeks, Ewan believes his actors
are starting to get more comfortable with the script and hopes they
keep working hard. “I think the
actors are starting to find some
fun things within their characters,
and that’s great. They’re starting

to bring more to the table so I
don’t have to spoon-feed them,
which is something I appreciate
as a director.” If Ewan’s prognosis
is correct, the actors will have a
show to put on when April 14 rolls
around, assuming they work at it.
Ready or not, the doors will
open in the Peterson Black Box
one week from today. Running
the 14-16 and the 21-23, students,
faculty, and community members
will have six opportunities to see
the boisterous fun that comes
along with a Neil Simon farce.

Josi Russell discusses her life as an author/teacher
Emilee Merrill

staff writer

Josi Russell speaks about her novels.

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Inspriation to write using experiences was
one of the thoughts’ behind Josi Russell’s visit
to campus on March 24.
An English teacher at USUE in Blanding
and writer, Russell introduced and promoted
her books, “Caretaker,” and “Guardian,” to
professors and students, plus related her experience as a writer.
A native to Blanding, Russell always
enjoyed the written language. As a child she
dabbled in the idea of becoming a writer, but
as she got older and started going to college,
she decided to go into pre-medical instead.
As part of her school, she decided to study
abroad in London. While there, her love of
English and the written word intensified. So
much so that when she returned to the United
States, she switched her major to English.
After years of studying, Russell graduated
from college with her bachelor’s degree in

English. She started teaching and 10 years years, or until they arrive at the new planet.
ago, accepted an English position at USUE
He is supposed to be asleep as well, but
before he was put to sleep, the “Caretaker,”
Russell says she really loves being a teacher died suddenly. As a result, he was suddenly the
and helping students develop a love for English only human awake to take care of the ship and
literature. She also says that everyone is a writer, everyone else. Only six years into the 53-year
no matter who they are. Even something as journey, a female suddenly wakes up.
simple as writing an English paper is a way of
To know the remainder of the story, you’ll
expressing yourself and being a writer.
have to read the book.
Russell has been writing for almost as long
Russell mentioned how much of her inspiraas she has been a professor as
tion for her book comes from
USUE Blanding. She started
“Travel is vital, but her travels with her family. She
her first book, “Caretaker,”
related a story of how they, she
it does not have to be
eight years ago and it took her
and her family, went to Carnie,
a year and a half to finish it.
Neb., to see the migration of
expensive or fancy”
Her second book, “Guardian,”
five-million Sand Hill Cranes.
is the sequel to, “Caretaker,”
She said it was an amazing
and took her eight months
experience and would recomto write.
mend to anyone to do the same. “Travel is vital,
These books are about a man who has to but it does not have to be expensive or fancy”
take on a difficult task, that he has no idea and that, “experiences can happen anywhere.”
how to do. The story opens with him on a ship
Russell loves the written language. Some of
traveling to a distant planet for relocation. He her favorite authors include: Charles Dickens,
is not the only one on the ship either. There Olsen Scott Card, H.G. Wells, Marks, Hemare hundreds of people in a deep sleep for 53 mingway, and more.

Eastern’s Brooklyn Joseph serves in the Utah Army National Guard
Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

Just being a student at a university sets you apart, you are spending time, effort and money to make
yourself a better person. Some
however, go above and beyond, not
only by making themselves a better person, but making the world
a better, and safer place. Sophomore Brooklyn Joseph, a wildlife
science major from Sandy, Utah,
is just such a person. Her career
goals include graduating with her
bachelor’s degree and becoming a
wildlife officer with the Division
of Wildlife Recourses.
Joseph felt the need to do more
and the Army National Guard provided her with the opportunity she
needed. “I joined the Utah Army
National Guard to provide myself
with new and better opportunities than I could get from doing
anything else, as well as to prove

that I can accomplish any goal I
set for myself. I always dreamed of
doing something bigger and better
than myself and I knew serving my
country was what would allow me
to do so. The Army National Guard
was most appealing to me because
of the community service and the
involvement in the community
aspect, which is something I am
very passionate about and something that will benefit me in my
future law enforcement career,”
Joseph stated.
On top of the honor that comes
with serving your country, the National Guard provided Joseph with
great incentives in her education.
“A huge part of my decision to join
the Army National Guard was the
fact that I could go to school while
serving my country. Not only am
I able to do both, but my college
is paid for. Every branch of the
military offers the G.I. Bill, which
will pay for college, and there is
also federal-tuition assistance that

service members are able to use.
However, because the National
Guard is both a federal and state
entity, we have the opportunity to
use our G.I. Bill, federal-tuition
assistance or even state-tuition
assistance, or state-tuition waiver.
I am a full-time student with 17
credit hours and through the use
of state-tuition assistance, I only
had to pay $175 for this semester.”
Of course, by joining the
military comes basic training,
a daunting process even for the
most physically fit. “Basic training is roughly 10 weeks and it is
a challenging experience, but also
enjoyable and rewarding. I went
to basic training at Ft. Leonard
Wood, Missouri. I loved basic
training and the fact that I was
getting paid to do what people pay
to do, like shooting many weapons, throwing grenades, obstacle
courses and many other things.
My favorite parts of basic training
were the ruck marches and the days

we spent out in the field training.
I also enjoyed getting to shoot a
lot and even though the PT really
sucked some days, it was so worth
it. You come out of this experience
physically and mentally tough,”
Joseph commented.
By going through such a trying
process and with the prospect of
serving her country for many more
years, Joseph remains optimistic
about her future. “Would I do it
again if I could go back in time?
In a heart beat. I love the National
Guard and all of the opportunities and incredible people this
experience has provided me with.
I have grown so much throughout
my short time in the Guard. I am
much more confident and feel as
though I can, and will, succeed at
anything I set my mind to.”
Students like Joseph are the
reason USU Eastern has the
reputation it does, full of students
willing to go the extra mile and
when needed, able to step up and

make hard decisions. If a career
in the military interests you, you

can visit to
view opportunities to serve.

Brooklyn Joseph in uniform with her parents.

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April 7, 2016

Entries sought for annual
USU Eastern student art
exhibit at Gallery East

Student artists are invited to submit work for USU Eastern’s Art
Department’s annual juried student art show between April 11-13. The
art show is open to all USU Eastern students and includes all art forms
and media including two- and three-dimensional works.
Previous USU Eastern student art shows included a variety of media
including oil painting, drawing, graphic arts, printmaking, photography
and ceramics. Awards will be given for the most deserving entries.
“I am pleased that, in addition to drawing and painting, we had photography and 3-D design classes this year, so I am looking forward to
seeing what is submitted this year,” gallery director Noel Carmack said.

The show is open April 14-29 daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Gallery
East on the main floor of USU Eastern’s Central Instructional Building.
A reception and awards ceremony will be on Thursday, April 28
from 6 – 8 p.m. in Gallery East. Students, family and the community
are welcome to attend. The gallery is free and open to the public during
the academic year.
If you have any questions, contact Noel Carmack at 435-613-5241 or
by email at

Drawings from last year’s student art show in Gallery East.

Jessica Prettyman: USU Eastern woman
with a multitude of hats and tasks
Casey Warren

staff writer
At Utah State University Eastern, Jessica
Prettyman has numerous job titles, including
student. “I have earned an associate of science
degree from USUE and am also pursuing a
bachelor in social work on campus. I will graduate in the spring of 2017.”
“[On campus] I am the admission liaison for
potential students. I help students finalize their
applications for admissions and work closely
with our admission officer in Logan.
“I am the administrative assistant for the
director of enrollment; I assist the director with
travel arrangements, budgeting and other various
tasks. I am [also] the campus event scheduler.
I coordinate with various departments, student
government and off campus individuals to ensure
room availability and [confirm] that the event
set up meets their expectations.”
Prettyman began her career at USUE by
working at the campus store. “My mother
was working at the college and told me about
an opening at the Campus Store. [During my
employment there], I enjoyed the [company of]
students and my coworkers and wanted to stay.
I worked in the Campus Store for four years and
applied for the administrative assistant position
and have been working in this position since.”
Careers bring joys and challenges. Prettyman shares, “As the admission liaison; the part
I enjoy about my job is watching the students
understand that college may be an option for
them. Some of the students that I help never
considered college a part of their future. Helping

them to understand that they can attend classes,
Inspiration for Prettyman is found one
work part time on campus, [apply for] financial generation back. “My mother is a big source of
aid to receive Pell Grants and scholarships and inspiration for me. She has been through so much
change their future is a very rewarding thing and continues to see the light and the positive
to witness.”
things through everything she has experienced.”
“I think the most challenging part of my
If Prettyman could meet any one person she,
position is working with students and trying to “would love to meet John Wayne. My grandfather
help them understand all of the different options; introduced me to his movies and then my father
sometimes there are students who don’t qualify helped my love continue to grow. I know some
for a scholarship or they are not eligible for a of his movies are cliché and predictable, but I
Pell grant and I can see the disappointment in love the message that [they share]; work hard,
their faces.”
be honest and try to do the right thing.”
Prettyman wouldn’t have the
In addition to graduating, Pretposition she does without taking
tyman has a dream for the next 10
risks. “The biggest risk for me was
years. “I would like to open my
when I decided to return to school.
house for foster care. I want to
I had just changed careers and was
work with youth that are preparuncertain of how my classes were
ing to age out of the foster-care
going to affect my life; I was [also]
system. I want to help them find
scared it would hurt my relationresources available to them and do
ship with my husband. After I had
what I can to assist them.”
my children, I was worried that I
If money didn’t matter and she
wouldn’t be available to help them
could go anywhere, Prettyman
grow up and learn how to handle
would choose Ireland. “I find the
the world’s struggles.
area absolutely fascinating and
Jessica Prettyman
“Looking back, I don’t regret
would love to learn more about
my decision to return to school.
the culture and the history.”
I know that my schooling has changed me for
Prettyman shares her words of wisdom for
the better and am excited to see what the future students at USUE. “Don’t be afraid to ask for
holds after I complete my degree.
help. The faculty and staff at USU Eastern
My only regret about school [is that] I wish want to see you succeed. If you are struggling
I would have taken it more seriously. I was busy in classes, ask for extra help. If you are unsure
planning my future with my husband and my of the next step you need to take, make an
education took the back seat. I know that [he] appointment with your adviser. If you want to
would have waited and supported me through see a change on campus, talk with someone in
school. I could have [completed it sooner, becom- EUSA about your idea and see what resources
ing] more available for my children.”
they have.”

Setting the record straight:


Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

Sleep, you spend a third of
your life doing it, yet as important as it is, sleep is arguably the
most misunderstood activity we
engage in. Unfortunately, the
penchant for mass consumerism
has led us astray. There isn’t a
commercial cycle on television
that doesn’t attempt to sell
some form of sleep or energy
aid in the form of medications,
supplements or energy drinks.
It’s no wonder there are so
many suffering from sleeping
disorders like insomnia, we have
tampered with sleep processes
our bodies have evolved over
millions of years.
Sleep is not a black and white
process, in fact, it is a complex
set of steps or stages where
our body heals, prepares and
consolidates. The four stages of
sleep are named 1, 2, 3 and REM.
Each has a unique function with
the first two stages being preparatory for the final two known
as “restorative sleep.” The last
two stages are when your body
sends out the chemicals it uses
to do a wide variety of tasks like
burn fat and make red blood
cells as well as when your mind
consolidates the information it
took in during the day.
When asked about how you
slept last night, our answers
always focus on quantity, or how
long you slept. While important,
this has far less to do with how
you actually slept, those stages
need to occur in sequence several times during the night in
order for your sleep to have any
real benefit. Far more important
than the quantity of sleep you
received, is the quality of sleep.
All sorts of things can mess
with the quality of your sleep,
e.g. sleeping disorders like
insomnia, sleep apnea, periodiclimb movement disorders, etc.
However, we live in a time when
we can treat just about any
sleeping issue you suffer from.
Insomnia is a little trickier to
get a hold of simply because the
vast majority of cases are self
inflicted, that is, our behavior
during the day, evening and
night have not been conducive
to getting a proper night’s rest.
Sleep Hygiene is the term
used to describe your daily
activities that affect your sleep,
like caffeine intake, exercise,
eating, when you woke up, when
you went to bed the night before
and even what kind of light
you are exposed to. Setting a

proper routine of sleep hygiene
is your best shot at getting a
consistently good night of sleep,
every night.
If you are following a good
routine, which includes avoiding caffeine in the afternoon
and evening, avoiding food
and drinks after 7 p.m., going
to bed at a reasonable hour and
waking up after a solid 7-9 hours
of sleep and are free from other
sleep disorders like sleep apnea
and narcolepsy, then the culprit
of your insomnia may be the
fault of Thomas Edison.
For millions of years, members of the homo genus lived
primarily with the natural light
of the Sun, which appeared for
sixteen hours a day and left for
the other eight. Naturally the
rhythm our bodies adapted to,
called the circadian rhythm,
formed around this eight hours
of sleep and sixteen hours of
wake. When it is dark, our bodies produce a hormone called
Melatonin which acts as a sedative, giving us blissful, normal
rhythm sleep cycles.
The type of light produced
by the Sun, blue light, sets off
a reaction in our bodies to
produce the hormone Cortisol,
something that keeps us up
and going. But as our species
emerged and advanced, particularly in the last 120 years,
we moved the Sun’s blue light
indoors with us, upsetting our
natural sleep rhythms. The light
emitted from most light bulbs,
televisions, phones and tablets
stop your body from processing
any melatonin at all and our
rhythms become disrupted.
However, light emitted from
devices and bulbs using LED
technology do not interfere
with these mechanisms and
your hormones go about their
journeys, business as usual.
To end, I’m going to give
you the best piece of medical
advice you’ll ever receive. If
you are having insomnia issues
not caused by another sleeping
disorder or trauma, lock up your
house, leave the trailers at home,
pack the tent and go camping.
A week under the
natural cycle of the
Sun and stars will
reset your circadian rhythm
and put your
sleep back the
way evolution
meant it to be.

Question of the fortnight
Can you find 4 whole
numbers that multiply to
2001? If yes, name them.
If no, explain why.
Answers should be submitted to

Cooking with Toby: making a leek cheese pie
Toby Foster

staff writer
Leek cheese pie is something that I had
never heard of until I bought my new cook
book. It caught my attention because I had
not even tried leeks until last year and was
surprised that I liked them.
Leek cheese pie is a traditional Irish
breakfast item, but to an American, the
flavor is more of a dinner side-dish or a midday snack. It is a savory pie with a crumbly
crust rather than a flaky crust. The texture
is created because the leeks are in the crust
rather than part of the filling.
I have not had the opportunity to work
with any recipes that have a fruit or vegetable
in a crust, so I don’t know what it does to
a crust when you add different things like
this to it.
The filling is easy to make and could
potentially be modified into several dessert
fillings by blending fruit and honey or
caramel into it and replacing the seasonings

with ginger and nutmeg. If you want to do
this, make a double batch and just use premade piecrust.
The filling can have several different
vegetables added to it. The original recipe
I found called for carrots and some that I
have found have called for sweet potato,
onion, sautéed bell peppers or cabbage.
Others call for bacon, sausage or ham to
add some protein to the filling.
If you feel bad about throwing out the
egg yolks, like I do, you can make some
hollandaise or béarnaise sauce with them.
All it takes is butter, lemon juice and salt
and pepper to turn them into hollandaise
and replace the lemon juice with white wine
vinegar to make a béarnaise sauce.
When you prepare a leek to cook, always
wash it. Leeks are dug up whole so the roots
are still attached and there is no guarantee
that it was ever washed properly. The edible
part of a leek extends from just above the
roots up to where the first leaf separates
from the rest. Beyond this point the leek
becomes woody and flavorless.

1 leek
½ tbsp garlic
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2 egg whites
¼ cup milk
2 tbsp cooking oil
¼ cup softened cream cheese
12 oz drained cottage cheese
2 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp dill
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp salt

Pre-heat oven to 325. Thinly slice the leek then boil in water with the garlic until tender. Meanwhile,
combine flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Once the leek is cooked, strain it and stir it into the
flour mixture along with one egg, one egg white, milk and oil and mix until almost smooth. Spread half
of the batter on the bottom of a pie pan and bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until the crust begins to brown.
Meanwhile in another bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. When crust
is removed from the oven spread the filling over it and then top with the remaining batter. Return to the
oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


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April 7, 2016

photos courtesy Tyson Chappell

Reggie Gates takes a swing in the second game of a double header against Colorado Northwestern, the Eagles lost 17-6.

Eagles finish first half of conference play
Cory McKendrick
sports writer

The Utah State University
Eastern baseball team wrapped up
the first half of conference play the
last weekend in March and the first
weekend in April. USUE played
Western Nevada College March
24-25 and Colorado Northwestern
Community College April 1-2.
In the first half of the season,
the Eagles played each team in
the Scenic West Athletic Conference in a four-game series, and
beaten each team at least once in
each series.
Against WNC, the Eagles lost
the first three games, but bounced
back to win game four by a score of
8-5. WNC was tied for first place in
the SWAC coming into the series

and bumped down to second place
after the loss in game four. Kaidyn
Longman earned the win on the
mound against WNC for USUE.
Bright spots offensively for
the Eagles in the series were Zac
Lundell, six hits and two RBIs;
Nathan Hedberg, four hits and one
RBI; Cory McKendrick, four hits
and four RBIs and Manny Begay,
two hits including a homerun.
The Eagles split the series
against CNCC, losing the first two
games on Friday and winning the
last two on Saturday.
Coach Scott Madsen said,
“One of the key things for us moving forward will be consistency.
We played poorly on Friday and
exceptional on Saturday against
CNCC. In the second half of the
season if we prove to be more
consistent, we will put ourselves in
situations to win every ball game.”

USUE came out flat on day one
of the CNCC series, but day two
was a day full of exciting finishes
and great baseball. In game three
the Eagles were down 4-0 at the
end of the second inning. After
two-straight scoreless innings, the
Eagles scored from an RBI single
from Brandon Eyring to bring the
score to 4-1.
CNCC tacked on one more
run in the fourth to make it 5-1 in
favor of CNCC. The Eagles came
storming back in the fifth inning
and scored four runs to tie the
game at 5-5.
The game had a thrilling end,
with the allotted amount of seven
innings not being enough to settle
the tie. Moving into extra innings,
Trevor Sanders came in to pitch
the top of the eighth inning and
struck out all three batters retiring the side.

In the bottom of the eighth
with one out for the Eagles, Reggie Gates drew a walk. After an
error from CNCC, Gates advanced
to third base with still only one
out. McKendrick was at the plate
and drove in Gates with a single
to left field to win the game for
the Eagles.
Sanders earned the win on the
mound in game three, and Longman started and won game four.
The team improved to seven and 13
in conference play. USUE was led
offensively in the series by several
players who came up with key base
hits. Austin Geurtsen had five hits,
Begay five hits and an RBI, Will
Bierlein four hits and Eyring two
hits and four RBIs.
USUE begins the second half
of conference play as they take on
Salt Lake Community College on
April 8-9. Before game four of the

Kirk Haney pitches in the second game on April 1 against CNCC.

series, the Eagles will honor the
sophomores on the team, as these
will be the last home games. Day
one games will begin at 1 p.m. and

day two will begin at noon. All
games will be played at ColosimoCarlson Ballpark located at 1050
North 1100 East in Price.

Jason Maughan: baseball and his sophmore year at USU Eastern
Kyndall Gardner
sports writer

Playing alongside his brother
helped Jason Maughan decide to
play for USU Eastern.
Maughan is a sophomore at
USU Eastern and one of four children, two brothers and sister, that
hail from Idaho. He tackles his
second year of baseball as a pitcher
for the Golden Eagles. His favorite
drink is Mountain Dew, along
with his favorite meal, “Chicken

Alfredo, made by my mom that I
always called white noodles growing up.” He plays alongside his older
brother Trevor Maughan.
What Maughan enjoys most
about Price is, “I really enjoy a
drink place here called Chugg, they
have amazing Stawberry Moutain
Dew…I love that I get the opportunity to be here with my brother
and play alongside him once again.”
If he could request one thing to
change about Price, “I would have
a Coast Vida built here. I truly
love that place and believe it is
100 percent better than Café Rio.”

Maughan’s main appeal to
choosing Price was,“because my
brother had already gone here a
year before his mission, If I came, I
knew we would have the chance to
get to play together and that’s why
I chose coming to USU Eastern.”
A favorite memory with his
team, “was last year we were playing Southern Nevada in Price. We
got a no hitter that game, won the
game on an error and still ended
up beating them with a no hit.” He
feels this season, “has gone good
this far. We are a lot farther than we
were last year. Last year we started

off pretty rough. We just took two
games from Southern Idaho and
Southern Nevada. I’m pretty happy
with where we are at right now, and
am excited for what’s to come.”
The worst date for him was,
“my senior year at Homecoming.
My girlfriend and I had broken up
about two months before the dance.
I ended up going to the dance with
a girl that always had a crush on
me. My ex-girlfriend did not like
her at all. I didn’t realize it until
the date that my ex-girlfriend was
in the same group as me. It just
got awkward as the night went on

and we had to see each other the
whole dance.”
His dream date would be, “going
to Seattle, Wash., to watch a Seattle
Mariner’s game. We could do anything else after, but as long as we
went to watch the Seattle Mariners,
it would be the perfect date to me.”
If he could choose to live anywhere
in the world, “I would pick Seattle
so that I could have season tickets
to the Mariner’s games and would
never miss a home game.”
After USU Eastern Maughan
said, “I hope to meet a very attractive girl. I hope she is very rich. I

am a very good singer and hope
to find someone who can support
me through my singing career.”
His idea of the perfect girl is, “she
would have to be smart and have
a great personality. I don’t want to
feel like I’m talking to a wall for
the rest of my life. I’d prefer blonde
or brunette hair, and she has to be
very attractive.”
As Maughan takes to the field
for his second year, he hopes to
have a better year than the last. He
is working hard to finish school
and have a successful season with
his team.

The blessing of the game of basketball, forever Golden Eagles
EJ Sanders Jr.

sports writer
2 01 5 -16 h a s
been an amazing
year of basketball
from the adversity
overcome by a band
brothers of the USU
Easter n program
to the local high
school, the Carbon
Dinos season improving from prior
season finishing the year with a winning percentage of .500. However, let’s
not neglect to recognize SLCC taking
the JUCO national championship. The
Utah Utes and Weber State Wildcats
with their bids into the NCAA tourna-


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ment and the Brigham Young Cougars
with their invite into the National
Invitational Tournament, who had an
amazing run to the final four.
March Madness has officially ended
with millions of busted brackets all
over the world and fans who watched
their favorite program, praying for
them to bring a championship back
to campus. As a fan of collegiate
basketball, the national championship
game was one for the books, historic
to say the least.
The most intense 12-seconds of
competition I’ve witnessed in a longtime, every second watched was worth
it. A clutch three by North Carolina’s
Marcus Paige to tie the game with
five-seconds remaining, only for Villanova’s Kris Jenkin’s buzzer-beating 3
to bring home a national championship

to Radnor Township.
With college basketball officially
wrapped up for the season, it’s time for
players and coaches all over the United
States to prepare for the off-season and
pre-season which is in a few months.
However, before we start back up
the excitement, national signing day
is quickly approaching and this when
the teams who fell short will replace
their seniors, load their rosters with
new young talent and prepare for a
season of preparation to make a run
in March Madness 2017.
As coaches search for pieces to the
puzzle or the dime in a dozen, USU
Eastern has six hungry and motivated
sophomores: Phil Winston, Brandon
Sly, Solomon Rolls-Tyson, Lamont
Walker, Hamdi Karoui and Austin
Andersen who patiently wait for their

opportunity to continue their careers
at the next level and become the next
faces of March Madness basketball.
All that’s left to say is, what a year
of basketball for Utah and the nation
as March Madness once again didn’t
fail to have everyone worldwide frustrated with disbelief and envy. We are
always in awe of small teams making
their presence known. At the end of the
day, titling the best college basketball
program in the nation for 2016.
For USU Eastern basketball, it was
a rough year from the jump and they
continued to get tougher, but through
that adversity it took a once team of
18-men and developed a band of seven
brothers. They showed it’s not about
the amount of men who you have to
fight, but the men you have willing
to fight until the end. When hardship

continued to strike, it was hard, but they
understood that life is tough but as long
as you continue to fight, you’ll forever
be tougher and that was the key to the
success they experienced this year.
In my eyes, there is no one tougher
than these guys because they took
loses, but never stopped fighting and
understood to succeed it took a band of
brothers and not a fleet of men. I truly
believe these sophomores are ready to
leave their impact and experiences here
behind them. They take that experience to the next level
and impact their future
team as they did as a
Golden Eagle.
Soon to be gone, but
a season to remember,
forever-brothers and
forever Golden Eagles.

page 7

April 7, 2016

Tai Justice

sports writer
In the summer of 2014, LeBron
James returned to his hometown
Cleveland Cavaliers after spending
the four years prior with the Miami
Heat. James announced that he was
signing with the Cavs by writing a
letter in Sports Illustrated about how
much it means to him and that he wants
to come home and win a championship
for his hometown. It was very deep and
emotional letter that I’m sure meant
a lot to him and especially to the city
and the fans of Cleveland. This was
very heartwarming to everyone that
followed the NBA. I remember being
happy that he went home. There were
millions of, “I’m Coming Home”
videos. Skylar Gray even remade a
verse of the song say: “I know that
Cleveland awaits and they’ve forgiven
my mistakes.” Afterwards, she said,
“Welcome home, LeBron.” If he could
win a championship for Cleveland
it would be like something out of
a movie. It seemed like the perfect
move and it was made for all the right
reasons, but was it really?
James left Miami after four
straight NBA Finals appearances,
including winning back to back, but
he lost his first and last one with the
Heat. The last one was in blowout
fashion to the San Antonio Spurs. The
Spurs embarrassed the Heat, winning
in five games. James had next to no
help as the Heat were run off the floor.
James was a free agent that summer
and I think James looked at it and saw
an aging Dwayne Wade and a guy in
Chris Bosh that can never stay healthy
and he thought he at least needed to
think about things in the summer.
The Cavaliers sat there, just winning
the NBA Lottery again, with some
already good young assets, James
had to consider them.
James wanted everyone to think
that his decision to go home was
because he had deep down wanted to
win one for the city and the tortured
fans of Cleveland, but I don’t think it
was. I mean, I think a little of it was,
but James is smart. James has been
on record several times about how
much going down as one of the all
time greats means to him. He went
there because he thought it gave him a
better chance to win than Miami did,
at that point. James knew he’d control
every move that the organization was
going to make. He wanted that.
In the letter, James said that he
knew it would be a process and that
they wouldn’t get to the top right
away. Oh, really, James? Literally
every move that the “organization”
has made since you signed there
says otherwise. You could’ve waited
for Andrew Wiggins to develop, you
didn’t. Wiggins is a guy that could
really help, especially against the
Warriors. You didn’t have to trade all
your future assets for JR. Smith and
Timothy Mozgov, but you did. You
didn’t have to fire your coach after you
went to the NBA Finals and started
this season thirty and twelve and then
hire the guy that just happens to be a
guy that’s really close to you, but you
did. You didn’t have to sign Tristan
Thompson to the max, so you have no
possible way of signing anyone this
summer, unless you make a trade, but
you wanted to do that too.
Just t h i n k what could have
happened if he would’ve stayed in
Miami. Miami is already one of
the best teams in the East without
him. Sure, Wade’s on the decline,
but Ja m es -Wa d e -Bo sh -D r a g ic Whiteside. With future assets, a GM
in Pat Riley that’s one of the best in
the League at his job and then cap
space to I don’t know, Kevin
Durant this summer? That’s a team
that can actually stay on the floor with
the Golden State Warriors and maybe
beat them. Unlike your current team
that’s about to get run of the floor
once again when June hits.
Look, James, I know you wanted
everyone to think that you did this
because you love Cleveland, but
it wasn’t. You’re already floating
things out there that you
might leave again this
summer. James is a top
seven player, but he
made a huge mistake
a nd g uess what, it
wasn’t even for the
right reasons.

Tainá Soranzo

sports writer
A touching story of a Utah
native, doing what he loves for
the ones he loves.
Geurtsen is a sophomore
playing on USU Eastern’s baseball team. He started playing
baseball when he was 2 years
old. He never played any other
“My parents bought me my
first baseball bat, baseball, and
glove at that time. From that
moment, I fell in love with this
beautiful game. From then on
I played on a lot of travel teams
and have been all across the
United States playing games in
New York, Georgia, California,
Colorado, and Arizona.”
In high school, playing
for Juan Diego Catholic High
School, he won state championship three times. He was first

team all-state his junior and
senior year.
Guertsen decided to come
to USUE because he knew the
Scenic Athletic Conference
is one of the best baseball
conferences, so it would be a
great opportunity to play college baseball and continue his
education in a high level.
He is very pleased about how
Eastern’s baseball team is doing
this season. “We struggled out
of the gates at the beginning
of the season, but we have got
better every week.
“I think it’s awesome to
watch us progress as individuals and as a team. We are really
starting to peak as a team right
now in conference play.
“When we come together as
a team we have an opportunity
to beat anybody in our conference. We just need to continue
to work hard and get better
every day.”
Guertsen is not sure of what

he will be doing next year,
but would really love to keep
playing baseball in a four-year
school and finish his education.

Austin Guertsen

Geurtsen’s goals for this
season are to be the best person
he can be to help his teammates
and his team win, whether on
or off the field.
He looks up to a lot of people
but, “The two most important
people I look up to are my par-

ents. Without the both of them,
I wouldn’t be anywhere close to
where I am today or the person
I am today.
“They have made tremendous sacrifices to get me to
where I am today. Rain or shine,
cold or warm, home game or
hundreds of miles away my
parents are always in the stands
and without that support I don’t
know where I would be. Nothing
is better than knowing they will
be there no matter if I play good
or bad. I love them more than
they will ever know.
“I also look up to my teammates because they push me to
be better every day. It’s more of
a group of brothers than teammates. I feel that the relationship
we have built can’t be replaced.
I love every one of them and
wouldn’t trade them for any
other group of guys.
“I just want to get on base
and help this team win. Baseball
isn’t really about the individual

awards, but more about the
team. I just want to continue
to help this team win games
and do whatever I can to help,”
Geurtsen said.
There is a story behind his
long hair and his pink-batting
gloves that will make you think
twice before you judge him.
“My best friend’s mom
passed away from breast cancer during the summer after
I graduated from high school
and she was basically like my
second mom. From that point
on, I wanted to play every game
for her. So I wear pink batting
gloves with her initials on it in
her memory.
“Also we both planned
on growing our hair out and
to eventually donate it in her
memory as well,” he said.
Geurtsen has one of the topbatting averages on the team, but
for him that does not mean much
because he believes there is
always room for improvement.

Spencer Brown: Adams State to USU Eastern
Kyndall Gardner
sports writer

Spencer Brown is finishing
up his first year at USU Eastern.
Having played at Adams State a
semester, Brown found himself
in Price playing for the Eagles
the next year. Born and raised in
West Valley, Utah, Spencer has
played soccer for 14 years and
is the oldest of 11 siblings. His
favorite drink is Mountain Berry
Blast PowerAde, favorite candy
is Snickers and favorite place to
eat is Betos.
Brown’s favorite thing about
Price, is that, “it’s a small quiet

town.” When deciding to come
to USU Eastern, “I came to USU
Eastern because of soccer and
because my school was pretty
much free.”
His favorite part about the
teachers and campus of USU
Eastern, “ is that all the teachers
are so willing to work with the
athletes and help them, they’re always working with our schedule.”
Starting out playing at Adam’s State University, Brown
found his way to Price after his
first semester, “after deciding
to leave Adams State. I called
Coach Ammon Bennett and he
was gracious enough to give me
a chance to come play here”
His goals for soccer include

“I would like to win a national
championship and make it out
of regional playoff’s”

Spencer Brown

As a goalie for the USU Eastern Men’s team, Brown plans on

working hard to achieve his goal
for the fallowing season.
One of his favorite memories
with his team this last year was,
“definitely not losing on our
home field this last season.” His
favorite team activity was, “we
got all the players and coaches
together and had a team Barbecue. Everyone ate food and just
had a good time.”
A prefect date would be,
“going somewhere really fancy
for dinner and we both have a
really great time. Just have a
really classy date.”
If he could go anywhere in
the world Brown would, “love
to go out and eat at a true Italian
restaurant.” If he could live any-

where in the world he would live,
“in Liverpool England, because
that is where my favorite soccer
team is located”
His favorite part about Utah,
“is all the diverse culture and
how cohesive we can live in one
If only given 24 hours to live,
Brown would spend his time,
“playing soccer. All I would need
is a ball and field.” His ideal soccer player is ,“Steven Gerrard.”
Brown has been playing
soccer for 14 years, and is excited for many more seasons to
come. With his goals in mind he
is working hard to get ready for
spring season. Brown is always
ready to hit the field.

The insaneness of NCAA’s March Madness
Brett Smart

sports writer
March Madness is the culmination of college basketball
in the United States. It brings
teams from throughout the nation to compete for one single
title. Out of 64 available slots
in the tournament, two Utah
teams qualified to compete:
University of Utah and Weber
State University.
Utah went into the tournament as the third seed against
the Mountain West champi-

ons, Fresno State ranked 14th.
Fresno kept it close with the
Utes, scoring point for point in
the first half. The Utes simply
out-performed the Bulldogs,
grabbing more rebounds and
having four players score double
figures. The game ended in Ute
victory 80-69.
The Utes would play their
next and final game against
Gonzaga, who were coming
off a win against Seton Hall.
Gonzaga was ranked 11th in
the tournament, but provided
much more rigid competition
against the Utes. This time, four
players from Gonzaga scored

in the double figures, while the
Utes only had two. Gonzaga
out-rebounded the Utes as well.
The Utes were beat 82-59, ending their season.
Weber State was another
school skilled enough to make
the tournament as the 15th seed.
They were pitted against Xavier,
the second seed in the tournament. Weber was unfortunately
defeated in the first round of the
NCAA tournament 53-71.
March Madness features
the best of college basketball,
especially in the final four, but
this year was different. Villanova buried Oklahoma in their



Austin Guertsen: wants to be the best he can


March Madness semi-finals
game 95-51, a game that most
would yawn at, but Josh Hart
from Villanova kept it interesting with his impressive agility in
the key and clock-beating three
pointers. North Carolina and
Syracuse had a similar game,
with North Carolina dominating
the court with high authority and
winning 83-66.
The best competition was
found in the championship
game this year. Villanova played
North Carolina in a tight match
for the NCAA title. The teams
were so competitive that the
score gap only briefly exceeded

five points. Both teams did well
to impose their will on the court,
but there is always a winner. In
the final minutes of the NCAA
Championship, Marcus Paige
of North Carolina sunk a three
with four seconds remaining
trying secure overtime 74-74.
Villanova responded with a
thirty-second time out, returning with a play they practice
every day. Kris Jenkins received
the ball from Ryan Arcidiacono
to make a three-point-jump
shot as the clock hit zero on
the NCAA basketball season,
leaving Villanova at the top of
the heap.

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year in review

April 7, 2016

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