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Volume LXXVIIINumber 10

February 18, 2016

Merger now
similar to Texas
A & M system
Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

photo by Emilee Merril/The Eagle

Me mori es, Laug hs & a Legacy


Members of The Eagle

staff take a last look at
the building that housed
the newspaper for years

After 79
its final

Stacey Graven staff writer / stcgraven06@gmail.com

wonder to many is the demolition of the

Student Activity Center (SAC) building.
The fences went up surrounding the building in January and the question is, when is the
SAC building coming down? Eric Mantz, associate
vice chancellor and associate professor of business,
provided an answer.
The SAC building demolition is a dissonant
event for people who were associated with it, a bitter
sweet, so to speak. Many worked in that building
for quite a time. Nonetheless, it was an event that
couldnt be avoided. Even though the process of
the demolition is slow, its still coming to a close.
Mantz, along with a colleague in Logan, provided a time-line of the events. Layton Construction
Company received the bid and the first complication
discovered was asbestos in the building. Before the
building can be torn down, the asbestos abatement
has to be completed. This should be finished by
Feb. 16 or 17. This was also the cause for delay.
Next, they will begin unhooking the utilities.
These utilities had to remain in place for use of
tools in taking out the asbestos, Mantz said.
Next is the main point of this process, one that

Jason Chaffetz speaks

to USU Eastern, community
the EPA.
He said, President Obama, is
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taking a strategy particularly
in his final 11 months that is very
The representative for Utahs destructive to the nation. It does
3rd Congressional district spoke scare me what he [the president]
on Feb. 16 in USU Easterns multi- is doing. Chaffetz was not shy
purpose room to an audience in voicing his opinion about the
packed full of students, faculty, president nor the EPA. They [the
EPA] are doing more harm than
staff and the community.
Jason Chaffetz is chair of the they are good.
The second portion of the
House Oversight and Governgathering was Q&A
ment Reform Comwhich many submittee and has been
jects were covered.
in Washington, DC
The audience had
nine years. He says
many questions inthat he has big amcluding minimum
bitions as he is runwage, public lands,
ning for Speaker of
healthcare, pharmathe House. However
ceutical companies
he still finds time for
and transportation.
the little guys.
The congressman
Chaffetz opened
had firm positions
the meeting by dison each topic.
cussing issues he
Jason Chaffetz
C h a f fet z b e deemed most imlieves that minimum
portant not only
for himself, but for Congress to wage should be left up to the state,
public lands should be left public
The issue Chaffetz voiced for the citizens to enjoy and not
most passionately about was his have the federal government use
concern over executive power. to develop energy, healthcare
He believes there has been a shift should be reformed once again,
in power and in recent years, the drug companies should be reguexecutive branch has become lated and transportation should
too strong. Chaffetz went over be left up to the states to regulate.
Even when answering the aumany examples to prove his point
including the Fast and Furious diences questions, he would still
plan developed by Obama, the make his way back to the subjects
Michigan led in water crisis and that he wanted to talk about.

Travis Hill

Calendar of Events
Black History Month
Einstein proved correct
Whassupp?!?! by Phill Raich
Injustice in American Territories

many have been waiting to see. Its the demolition.

The demolition of the SAC building will be
completed in about three to four weeks, which is
about March 10 or 11. Next comes the restoration
of the grounds that will be left once the building
comes down.
The restoration of this land is about three to
four weeks after the building comes down. By the
middle of April, the results of this whole process
will be seen.
The intentions of the space following the tear
down is a green field of grass. Its a place where
the students could sit out and relax once the weather
warms up, Mantz said. In the future, a possibility for this green field is a clock tower landscape
with various walkways surrounding it. This is the
master plan.
The SAC building was built in 1937 and is the
only remaining building left from the original campus of Carbon College. It is one of three buildings
that created the campus 79 years ago and housed
many departments over its lifetime including trade
and technical classes, the student center, and most
recently, home of The Eagle newspaper.

Raich elected prez

Rachel Prows

for college, Raich said. It is

also something that I feel is
very important to keep going,
because it is something we are
Anticipation builds up in his quite known for.
Because his parents pushed
chest as he stands in the crowd
surrounded by his friends and him hard to get good grades in
fellow students, waiting for the his early years of education, he
winner to be called. Now is was able to achieve his dream of
the moment that will show if coming here to receive a higher
all of his hard work
St a r t i ng out
paid off.
wa nt i ng t o b e
Ben Bja r nson,
a t r a i n d r ive r
15-16 student body
a nd have t he
president, ta kes
the microphone
and begins the
of blowi ng t he
whistle, Raich has
and your new 16decided to major
17 st udent body
in automotive in
president is. . . A
order to achieve
bead of sweat runs
his dream of
down a students
Phill Raich
becoming an
forehead as he closes
automotive-fieldhis eyes and waits for
the name that will change his service engineer, combining his
passion with his skill.
life: Phill Raich.
Like many college students
Having lived in Price the
last 15 years, Raich developed Raichs goal is to, survive
a deep love for this school and school without drowning in
has seen it in its many stages of payments to complete t he
change, having two older sisters necessary degrees. Pizza is his
favorite food with his reasoning
that attended here.
My favorite memory of being, because college.
A nest for all Eagles is what
USU Eastern was sneaking into
the Lite Brite dance at age 16. Raich is trying to provide for all
It was the first time I had been the students at USU Eastern.
to anything that was considered Having his reason for coming
adultish. I thought it was so here be all of the students,
crazy that people were willing to teachers, and faculty being so
dance and drown themselves in welcoming and suppor tive,
paint. It made me more excited
see Raich page 7
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Rabbit Hole opens

Tax assistance
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Patricia Davis
Cooking with Toby

Last month The Eagle broke the

news that the original merger agreement between Utah State University
and the College of Eastern Utah
was in the process of being altered.
A confidential source confirmed
that the updated plan would follow
a structure similar
to the one executed
in the Pennsylvania
Commonwealth Education system. However, in the weeks
following Utah State
University Eastern
administration have
made efforts to inform the student body
about the newest advancements in the
plan to update the
visual identity merger with the main
campus in Logan.
On Feb. 10, a meeting in the
cafeteria was held where the new
mascot logo was unveiled. Later in
an email to students and faculty, Vice

Chancellor Greg Dart, informed the

student body of the universities intentions. Calling the previous story a
misconception about USU Eastern
losing its logo/mascot, the Golden
Eagle, Vice Chancellor Dart presented a new logo/mascot the USU
Eastern Blue Eagle. The reaction is
varied as the community has lost its
long-standing mascot in favor of a
more homogenous banner representing the ties between the
two schools.
In an email to The
Eagle, Vice Chancellor Dart presented the
ideas the administration wishes the campus
and community to be
aware of, During the
spring/summer of 2015,
USU Eastern merged the
admissions, scholarship,
recruiting and marketing
offices with the USU Logan offices, as did all of the regional
campuses statewide.
Logos and word marks that
aligned with USU were adopted, that
gave a much more cohesive brand.
see Texas page 7

Meet USU Easterns

new vice provost

have someone in Straquadine who

is more than qualified to hold the
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position of vice provost at USUE and
the surrounding campuses.
The title of vice provost may be
After spending the past 20 years
in administrative positions in higher one not everyone is familiar with,
education, and years before that but it entails some essential duties
teaching and managing depart- on Straquadines part. He oversees
ments, where do you go next? If the technical programs on campus
youre Gary Straquadine, you bring (automotive, diesel mechanics,
your years of experience to USU cosmetology, business, welding,
etc.), and acts as an
administrative front
Straquadine arfor the departments
rived at this position
found in the McDonafter obtaining a docald Career Center. His
torate degree from
duties include managOhio State University,
ing these departments,
and spending decades
and more prominently,
amassing an impresto connect this campus
sive resume, most reto Logan within these
cently spending time
departments and to
as a department chair
USU campuses statein Ohio State Univerwide.
sitys College of Food,
Gary Straquadine
Straquadine is also
Agriculture, and Enthe associate chair of
vironmental Sciences.
Before that, he spent three years the School of Applied Technology
as the first Dean of USUs Tooele and Education of USUs College of
campus, a few years as vice provost Agriculture and Applied Sciences,
of faculty and the associate dean for where he helps oversee programs
the College of Agriculture at USU. such as tractor mechanics, agriAdd in many years of teaching cultural systems and technology
see Gary page 7
high school agriculture, and you

Donnie Corwin

Founders Day Celebration

President Stan L. Albrecht and
Chancellor Joe Peterson named six
people to be honored at Utah State
University Easterns Founders Day
on Friday, March 4, in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Grand
Ballroom starting with a 5:30 p.m.
Honorees include Edward Salzetti who will be presented with
the Gold Circle Donor Award;
Jan Young and Larry Severeid, the
Upon Their Shoulders Award;
and Kirk Sitterud, the Lifetime
Achievement Award.
April Hatch Cooper will be
inducted into the Athletic Hall of
Fame while Chris Ashton receives
the Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Reservations can be made
online at www.usu.edu/foundersday, vicki.noyes@usu.edu; or call

The celebration of Founders
Day is in commemoration of USUs
One University system with the
regional campuses, Eastern and
Logan campus each celebrating
the same night.
According to USU, our founding mission challenged us to
provide access and opportunity
for students in every corner of the
state, and we truly have become one
university with regional campuses
dispersed throughout Utah. We are
extremely proud of our statewide
role, so we will honor that ideal with
a concerted effort highlighting the
breadth of our successes.
Celebrations will take place
the same night at our regional campuses, which will join the Logan
festivities via live video broadcast.

Ana Borges
One hell of a season
Baseball in Arizona
Womens basketball
Top-five NFL moments in 2015


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February 18, 2016

Politics: the demise of democracy in America

sibilities in the wake of pigheaded
puffery that does nothing but
entrench our citizenry. Conservatives actively assault concrete data
on the climate while liberals push
for legislation against genetically
modified crops and meat which
have zero-health risks and could
potentially save millions of lives.
This assault on reason can be
explained by Frederick Jackson
Turner who argued during the creation of the National Parks System
that the very idea of frontier is
what spurred the process of democracy. The unknown possibilities of
what rests beyond the frontier was
the unifying force behind what
made our species the wonder it
has become. We made ungodly
inventions, removed blind faith with
solid evidence and cured plagues

Nathaniel Woodward
editor in chief

Democracy is faltering. The

divisions between citizens of every
nation are becoming increasingly
deep as the rifts push away from
one another. Party politics are
not what they once were, there is
no longer a middle ground. This
game of political cat and mouse,
scapegoating buffoonery has us so
entrenched in idealogical warfare
that we have entirely forgotten
what has made our species so
Science is being assaulted
directly and indirectly as partisan
clashes catch discovery in the crossfire leaving a trail of broken pos-

that once brought our species to

the brink of extinction.
Yet somewhere in the last two
decades, the art and wonder of
discovery waned, intellectualism
was vilified and the want to leave
the planet a better place than when
you entered it, was mocked. Exploitation is no longer the despicable
word it was and progress for the
benefit of the human race as a
whole is a belief that makes you a
bleeding heart. Shame on us, not
Millennials, not Generation X, not
Baby Boomers, us. We made this
mess and we need to clean this up.
The reason why democracy is
faltering is because we are failing
to innovate, to discover, to emerge
through a veil into an unknown
and hostile territory where our
survival hinges upon discovery

Injustice in American Territories

Alex Holt

staff writer
With the 2016 Presidential Election later this
year, and everyone already
rushing to the polls to cast
a ballot for the primaries,
it is important to note that
there are many Americans
who cant vote for president,
nor, the laws that they must
Im not talking about
those Americans who dont
have time to vote, but those
who literally dont have the
right to do so. Im talking
about 4.1 million Americans
who live in the American
Territories. Thats a lot of
The United States owns
many territories, including
American Samoa, Guam, the
Northern Mariana Islands,
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and the U.S. Minor
Outlying Islands (which is
actually many territories just
grouped together). However,

the U.S. Minor Outlying

Islands are uninhabited and
because palm trees cant
vote, its best not to worry
about them.
The reason behind the
lack of voting rights steams
from wording in the U.S.
Constitution. The Constitution specifies voting representation in Congress comes
from the states, and because
electors for president are
made up of representatives
and senators from the states,
territories cannot vote for
Even though the territories do elect members to the
House of Representatives,
they cant vote on any law,
due to them not living in any
of the states.
Lets get deeper into why
this is an injustice, starting with Puerto Rico. The
colony was acquired after
the Spanish-American War
and has been a U.S. territory
for 118 years. 3.4 million
people live in Puerto Rico,
which is more than live in
21 of the states.

Puerto Rico also has

the most potential to become a state and acts like
its a state already. Many
republican candidates for
president express interest
in Puerto Rican statehood.
Also Puerto Rico has had
many referendums in the
past that show about half of
all Puerto Ricans would have
the island join the Union.
This is a sad reality that
many Americans who live
in America cannot vote for
president. It gets even worse
for not so populated territories like the U.S. Virgin
Islands and the Northern
Mariana Islands.
Together they make up
160,000 people, about the
population of West Jordan.
Many brush off these people
due to how statistically insignificant they
are, but this
is still a large
on page

and innovation. The price is steep,

the unknown powers that is the
cosmos demand recompense and
sometimes it must come in the
form of our best and our brightest.
When Challenger exploded,
we mourned for our fallen, wiped
away the tears and assaulted the
unknown, again and again unabashedly daring the darkness to
do its worst, we would no longer
be afraid of the dark for it no
longer scared us with its terrible
possibilities. We made fear our
ally and we moved forward, past
the darkness and discovered a
dawn filled with possibilities we
couldnt have imagined.
What is stopping us from once
again assaulting that frontier?
What are we afraid we might find?
Freedom is the reward for discov-

History of Black History Month

Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
February has historically
been called Black History
Month. Many people criticized this for many reasons.
Though the biggest criticism
of Black History Month,
from black scholars, is
that Black History Month
has been whitewashed (the
black in Black History
Month has been retold from
the perspective of the white).
This criticism has been
stated in the recent weeks
because of reactions to
Beyoncs and Kendrick
Lamars performances as,
overtly divisive or being
compared to the KKK.
These performances of black
history have been the most
honest portrayal of black history in Black History Month.
Beyoncs performance
was representative of the

Black Panthers, who have

been painted by American
history classes, as a violent
organization; when in reality
the Black Panthers provided
services to poor Black families and became violent only
when assaulted by police
while peacefully protesting.
Kendrick Lamars performance instead throws
an homage to the millions
of black people in prison.
His performance shows that
historically the black body
has never truly been out of
chains in America. From the
slave, to Jim Crow, to modern
day where over half of the
prison population is black,
when blacks are less than
30 percent of the population.
Though Black History
Month will teach about the
successes of Martin Luther
King Jr., they refuse to tell
you he was imprisoned several times.
These two performances

staff writer

USU Easterns President Elect, Phill Raich


Meal swipes dont roll over.

Classes at 7 a.m. are even
T he Geary Theatre not being
open yet.
T he computers in the Reeves
Computer Lab.
T he Student Center.



Campus events

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are a modern examples of

the whitewashing of Black
History Month. Lets look
at Huey P. Newton, the
founder of the Black Panther
Party. He had a doctorate in
social philosophy, but most
people dont know because
we are taught that the Black
Panthers were a violentterrorist group. MLK wanted
reform, but would cringe at
the progress that has been
made. Lets not forget to
mention he was a Marxist, an
inherent enemy of capitalist
The academic institutions who are supposed
to teach and encourage
the study of Black
History Month
also dont teach
about the violence that has
been carried
out aga i nst
see Black on
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Einsteins theory proved right

David Rawle

Need a place to chill? Easily found.

Only have 10 minutes to cross
campus? Youll have four minutes
to spare.
Internet is faster than the Autobahn.
Teachers turned out to be people,
not robots.
Theres always someone new to meet.

ery. Freedom from mysticism and

myth, freedom from fear, want,
anger and loss. Freedom from the
intellectual captivity encroaching
upon us from the oppressive fear
of generations past. Free to make
the cosmos a home where we can
at last be equal.
Ronald Reagan said, The
future does not belong to the
faint hearted, it belongs to the
brave. Be brave, dare to discover,
challenge yourself to be a better
person tomorrow than
you are today and if
you cannot do these
things, place your
faith in those who
dedicate their lives
to lifting others.
Maybe one day,
we will no longer

What would happen if two black holes

collided? It would send ripples throughout
space. This is exactly what happened 1.3
billion years ago, and we can only see the
repercussions today. A century ago, one of the
greatest minds of our history changed how
scientists would understand our universe,
he just didnt know it. His name was Albert
Einstein and in February 2016, his theory was
proven. When the two-black holes collided it
made such a shock that scientists could see
the gravitational waves ripple through space.
Gravitational waves are ripples in space
caused by gravity. The larger the object and
the faster it goes, the larger and more noticeable these waves are. These waves rippled
across trillions of miles of space, and are
infinitesimally small, about 1/1000th the size
of a proton. Einstein theorized in an attempt
to explain how gravity works, that space and
time are actually a single continuum and





gravity is how it stretches and changes due to

mass. Due to these ripples in space, science
can now begin to see how gravity works.
Why has it taken nearly a century? Scientists havent been able to see these ripples
until recently when the Laser Interferometer
Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
was built. LIGO is two L-shaped interferometers that splits light into two beams where
they could observe the movement of the
particles. This was the device that allowed
them to see the light particles move.
There has always been something missing when it came to Einsteins theory, and
this is now the solidifying piece of evidence
to prove that he was right all along. This is
the beginning of scientists understanding of
how gravity works and can
lead to some of the biggest
changes in science. From
this point onward, our
future is bright, and what
will happen next will revolutionize the way we think
about time and space.



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February 18, 2016

Rafael Silkskin:

Cosmetology open house

First job gone wrong, Part VII

Kiara Horowitz
staff writer

Rumpelstiltskin, I jumped,
looking over my shoulder to see
the Captain. I snorted stretching
out on the stone floor, gazing at
the shiny ceiling.
Now what do you want,
Sonny? I groaned.
Dont use that tone with me,
boy, Captain snapped, emphasizing the word boy. Was he bluffing,
or had he figured out that Im not
old? Your makeup is very convincing. However, Ive clapped
irons on hundreds of people.
Your hands and body build tell
a different story.
Very good, I said, dropping
my act. I decided to cut him a
break. So how old am I? Okay
not that big of a break, I do have
my pride.
No older than a youth, he answered. Younger than twenty.
Ding, ding, ding. Give the
man a prize, I cheered sarcastically.
Now thats over, Captain
said. Where are your parents?
I dont know. Which is the
truth, Randolf is all the family
I have.
Why do you want the
I dont,
Apparently, you didnt put up
much of a fight.
I dont like fighting. I stated.
And I have never killed anyone.
If you dont want him, then
why did you make that deal with
the queen, Captain demanded.
Because at the time I didnt
know she was a Blue Blood. I
thought she was a Red Blood, so
the kid is useless to me. I sighed.
Not that you understand what
Im saying.
So you thought the prince
was going to be a Gold Blood?


My eyes snapped open and I

stared at him. Did you just say
something intelligent?
Captain glared at me holding
up four fingers. Blue, Red, Gold,
and Silver. The four kinds of blood
and their rank.
Sounds like you also know
where Gold Blood comes from.
First born of Blue and
Red Blood parents Captain
said.Gold Bloods are also the
only ones with magic. They
cant reproduce Gold Bloods
Youve been doing your studies, I said, stunned.
I uphold justice. Its my
business to know these things.
Captain said. But what I dont
understand is where you fit in?
Oh, dont you? I asked. He
shook his head. Im the one who
keeps my world populated.
So you make a deal with the
parents. Win the deal, take the
child. . . then what?
Sell them, I shrugged.
Some become apprentices, others get adopted. It all depends on
who bids the highest price.
Captain paced back and forth,
thinking. It must have been a
lot since he appeared lost in
thought. I watched, wondering
if he was considering letting me
go. I gazed at the ceiling thinking about Randolf. He was either
worried sick or really mad at me
for disappearing. This wasnt the
first time Ive vanished, hell most
likely just wait for my return. That
is if I can escape from this cage.
I shifted, trying to find somewhere cool. The heat from the
silver made me feel like I was in
a fire. My whole body seemed to
be perspiring, making my clothes
damp. At least the silver wasnt
touching me so I wasnt getting
more blisters, although my face
was pure torture. The sweat under my mask was mixing with
the dirt, making my face itch. It

took a lot of willpower not to rip

off the mask and wipe my face.
Even though Captain guessed
my age, I didnt want him to see
my real face.
Captain shook his head. She
was so sure you would take the
prince. He sighed. But she
didnt mention why.
I sat up. Whos she?
The woman who told us your
weakness and helped us catch
you, Captain explained. Did
you actually think I would have
known about the silver without
someone telling me?
Thats not the name she gave
us. He frowned. The woman
you spoke with.
Melanie! I clenched my
fists. No. My skin went numb
and clammy as my head spun with
racing thoughts, to my horror it
made sense. Randolf is the only
one in the magical world who
can control Melanie. With me in
prison, Randolf would lose his
Rumpelstiltskin license since Id
be his third failed apprentice and
he would no longer have the counsels aid in keeping her in place.
Melanie could do whatever she
wanted and never face charges.
The outer door opened and a
guard entered. He glared at me.
For the first time I didnt care.
He gestured to Captain. After a
quick whispered word, Captain
glanced at me before leaving with
the guard.
Wait! I yelled after them,
getting to my feet. We need to
find her. Trust me, Melanie is
dangerous. Let me out, you dont
know what youre up against.
Please you have to believe me.
They werent listening, and
why would they? The captain
had no reason to listen. I grabbed
my hair, cursing while I walked
around my cell. It made sense.
It was twisted and crazy, but it
made sense.

photo by Emilee Merrill/The Eagle

Cosmetologys new bling

Cosmetology students provided free pedicures during the open house for the new cosmetology facilities on the second floor of the McDonald Career Center. Method Studios designed the area with an
industrial look to give added space to the facility. Although the space is not as large as their prior
space in the old SAC, it is absolutely stunning. Hundreds of Easterns community and local community
members toured the new facility.

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blacks in the United States: the KKK, which currently has approximately 5,000 members (previously
about 100,000), has killed many blacks and continues to carry out race violence. Though funny
enough, no one talks about it.
Black History Month has never taught black history but a black history written by whites. When
black history is presented, society gets defensive and tries to hide behind the black history they wrote.
They claim these performances are divisive, but thats only because if people see the discrepancy in
privilege, people would demand more.

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amount of people who cannot vote just

because of where they live.
Now we get to Guam. Nearly 25
percent of Guam is owned by the military and one in eight people on Guam
are veterans.
The military has had a lot to do with
voting rights, especially in the 1960s
with the passage of the 26th Amendment.
This amendment lowered the voting age
from 21 to 18.
This was because Americans who
were being sent off to war were under the
age of 21 and people agreed that if you
were old enough to die for the county, you
were old enough to vote in it.
So if one in eight Guamanians are in
the military and cant vote, are we now
destroying the basis for the creation of
the 26th Amendment? Congress doesnt
think so because when asked about this
they cite the Insular Cases.


The Insular Cases state that they dont

have to give these territories the same
rights as the states because these inhabitants are quote, alien races who cannot
understand Anglo-Saxon principles.
Instead of giving people their rights,
Congress upholds a racist law to deny
these people the right to vote.
It gets worse in our last territory of
American Samoa. Along with not even
being allowed to vote, American Samoans
arent even citizens, but born American
Nationals. To be a citizen, they have to
go through the immigration process like
anyone else.
It is insulting to them as people. How
would it make you feel if the U.S. decided
that residents of Carbon County can no
longer be born citizens?
Having this status of American
National is damaging because it limits
your ability to hold elected office or even

become a public educator.

These Americans hold the numberone-ranked-army-recruiting station in
the county, another attack against the
26th Amendments basis.
This again goes back to the Insular
Cases which establishes that the U.S. Constitution doesnt apply to these territories.
Only one U.S. territory does the U.S.
Constitution fully apply. This is the small
uninhabited Palmyra Atoll, which is home
to many coconut trees.
It is sad when those coconut trees
have more rights than 4.1 million Americans, and Congress isnt doing anything
about it.
It is up to everyday Americans such as
yourself to fight this injustice. We need
to make a voice to get Congress to listen
to us and get Congress to do something.
This is more about voting rights; this is
about accepting others as Americans.

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February 18, 2016

Rabbit Hole open in Peterson Black Box

Veronica Tita, Cameron West, Whitney Humphreys, and Tavery Larsen are in final rehearsals for Rabbit Hole.

USU Eastern
assists with taxes

Photo courtesy Terlynn Westphal

Photo courtesy Henning Olsen

he April 15 income tax preparation

deadline is a challenge for most
Americans. This need not be as
concerning for students, low-income individuals or seniors because for the past 33
years, USU Eastern accounting students
have been assisting individuals fill out
their tax forms in the Reeves Building
accounting lab.
Since 1982 USU Eastern has prepared
income taxes for low-income families,
seniors and students, and the best part
is its free. USU Eastern was the first
educational institution in Utah to prepare
taxes for the students and community.
Associate professor Henning Olsen, said,
USU Eastern was the first, the flag ship
for long-hand, computer and electronic
The class, income tax preparation, is
a two-credit class that gives students a
real world experience with basic finance
knowledge. It offers students their first
accounting job. Olsen said that potential
professions the class prepares students for
could be in accounting, public relations
or as a tax preparer.
The program used is TaxWise and
is IRS web based. The students must
pass an IRS exam to qualify to be a tax
preparer. The class and service is offered
at both USU Eastern Price and Blanding
campuses that Olsen oversees.
It isnt only students who help with
the preparations as other people in the
community help. Hank Savage and Linda
Jensen, for instance, come every year to

help. Leland Sasser is another community

volunteer as well as Annalee Howland
who is the Price/Blanding community
partner and coordinator to the program.
There are about eight students and four
volunteers who help.
But this offer is not limited only to
the local area. Olsen said, People come
from all over the state. Olsen also said
that there have been people who have
moved out of the state, who still mail in
their forms to USU Eastern to have them
done. One of these requests this year just
came in from South Dakota.
To have your tax prepared, bring in
your photo ID, social security card and
tax source documents such as the W-2
forms from last years employers and a taxpractitioner will help with the paperwork.
The questions most missed, according to
Olsen, are the ones concerning claiming
and education credits.
Olsen said, Students who pay out of
pocket tuition and fees and books need
to prepare their taxes so they can receive
the education credit and be reimbursed.
The refunds can be sent directly to a bank
(direct deposit) or to a house address.
How does one take advantage of this
incredible offer? Eastern students are
eligible and encouraged to take their tax
forms in to the Reeves Building Accounting Lab, room 130. The hours are from
10:30 to 1:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Also, call 435-613-5219 and leave a message for an appointment. The call will
be returned.

His favorite scene is the last because

it feels real as if he was living his
characters life.
From Logan, Utah, is Whitney
Humphries, who graduated from
Mountain Crest High School and plays
Becca, Howies wife. She is the grieving mother in her late 30s or early 40s.
She is tough and uncompromising, and
cannot tolerate insincerity or impracticality. Humphreys favorite scene is
where Becca explains to her husband
that he isnt in a better place than she
because people grieve differently and
are easily misunderstood.
Victoria Tita, a graduate of Maple
Mountain High School in Spanish Fork,
plays Izzy, Beccas younger sister. A
perennial party girl who never grew up,
Izzy is still trying to find herself. Tita
likes the scenes where the people are
tip toeing around each other to spare
each others feelings. Its real.
This is a great group of actors and
they are ready to jump into the deep
end of the pool with this production.
Rabbit Hole contains mature themes
and language.
If I were to assign a movie rating, I would give it a PG-13. I know
some people need that to determine
quality, Ewan said. Anyone who
has experienced loss and grief will be
readily able, I think, to identify with
the thoughts and feelings expressed
in this play.
Rabbit Hole opens Feb. 18 and
continues the 19 and 20 with a matinee
at 2 p.m. on the 20. It also runs Feb.
25-27. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m. at the
Peterson Theatre each night.
USUE students are $1 with current
ID, faculty and staff $5. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $5 for non-USUE
students and $7 for senior citizens.
This is an exceptional piece of
theatre and one truly not to be missed,
Ewan said.

Global week and how to learn

about diversity all year round
Mara Wimmer
staff writer

Robbi Etzel, DaNell Rasmussen, Luke Shettell, Annalee Howland, Ann Jarrett, Vera Gurule,
Hank Savage, Jennifer Thayn, Christian Biese and Leland Sasser prep to help out tax filers
in Reeves 130.

Rabbit Hole, the 2007-PulitzerPrize-winning drama by David

Lyndsay-Abaire opens Feb. 18 for a
two-weekend run in USU Easterns
Peterson Black Box Theatre in the
Central Instructional Building. It is
directed by Corey Ewan, Ph.D., with
the set designed by Brent Innes.
Rabbit Hole tells the story of
Howie and Becca Corbett, a young
couple coming to terms with the death
of their 4-year-old son. The story picks
up eight months after the accident as
they are confronted with family situations and a grieving teen working to
come to terms with the accident. It
takes place almost entirely in one
house with everyday conversations
peppered with occasional references
to real people (John F. Kennedy and
Matt Lauer).
Although the subject matter is
serious, there is humor interspersed
throughout. This particular play has
been on my radar for years and this
was the year felt right to direct it,
Ewan said.
I am very excited to begin work on
this piece and with this cast, he added.
The cast includes two Price natives:
Tavery Larsen, who places Nat, Becca
and Izzys mother, an opinionated alcoholic with a knack for sticking her foot
in her mouth and Tristan Smith, who
plays Jason, the awkward and nerdy 17
year old who accidently killed Becca
and Howies son when the little boy
ran in front of his car.
Larsen said her favorite scene is the
birthday party and says the production
is a brilliant mix of drama and comedy.
Smiths favorite line is your mother
is making him fat and agrees that the
production is also funny, but a different
kind of production.
Cameron West hails from Juab
High School and plays Howie, Beccas
husband, a patient man who specializes in pretending everything is fine.

In the pursuit of educating people

on the diversity of the world, Utah State
University Eastern is hosting its annual
Global Week on Feb. 22-26 to celebrate
cultures around the world. There will
be social-awareness presentations to
demonstrate cultures in an entertaining
and educational fashion. Global week is
a tradition of USUE since before Evette
Allen arrived.
There will be activities that will
engage students in traditions, like sports
that may originate from another country
or incorporate things that they may do
that we do not do here in the U.S., Allen,
director of student life, said.
Each individual is a unique mixture of
qualities and identity, but some qualities,
such as heritage and ethnicity are shared
among a group of people. Throughout the
year there are several months set aside to
give awareness to different ethnic groups.
Black History:
February is Black History month and
offers people a chance to learn more about
the history of Black Americans. This
year to teach students at USU Eastern
about the history and heritage of Black
Americans, EUSA hosted an educational
play Feb. 2. The play went over parts of
history that many people may not know.
It teaches about the past and the fight to
get to where society it today. It also looked
at the way history is taught and how it
affects ideologies and understandings of
what really happened.

To understand why Black History

month has to happen in the U.S. you first
have to understand the history behind it,
Allen said. When you think about groups
that are what I call minoritized they
have to be highlighted in ways like this
because you do not necessarily hear about
in everyday conversations or curriculum.
To find more information about the
following awareness months go online to
West-Indian American:
People who trace their ancestry to
the Caribbean are known as West-Indian
Americans or Caribbean Americans. In
the 2008 census approximately 0.83%
of the population reported Caribbean
ancestry. West-Indian American awareness month is June.
Saint Patricks Day is not the only
Irish event in March, it is also the month
set aside to bring awareness to IrishAmericans. In 1991 the president and
congress proclaimed that March was to
be used to honor the contributions and
achievements of Irish immigrants living
in the U.S.
Arab-Americans are celebrated in
April. It is to commemorate all of the
contributions that have made to society
and the world. They are Egyptian, Lebanese, Iraqi and more. The month is set
aside to give credit to all the good they
have done instead of focusing on what
mainstream media depicts.
To celebrate Americans of Asian
descent, May is Asian-Pacific-American-

Heritage Month (APAHM), now officially

proclaimed Asian-American and PacificIslander-Heritage Month. It celebrates the
traditions, history, and culture of Asian
Americans and Pacific Islanders in the
United States.
Jewish American:
In 2006 George W. Bush proclaimed
May will be used annually to celebrate
Jewish-American achievements and
contributions to the U.S. Along with the
national awareness month, Florida has
its own Florida-Jewish history month
in January.
Hispanic Heritage:
In 1988 Ronald Reagan implemented a
change to the National Hispanic Heritage
week and changed it into the NationalHispanic-Heritage Month to celebrate the
groups heritage and culture. The month
takes place from Sep. 15 through Oct. 15.
October is Polish-American-Heritage
Month. It began being celebrated in
1981. It was firstcelebrated in August;
however, in 1986 the month was changed
to October, which holds is the month
the first Polish settlers immigrated to
Jamestown, Vir.

Debate traveled to San Diego for competition

Rodrigo Leon

staff writer
In sunny San Diego, Calif., the
Utah State University Eastern policy
team of David Rawle and Rodrigo
Leon competed in the Hannie Shaft
Tournament, hosted by Southwestern
College on Feb 6-7. This marks the
first time in over a decade that USUE
has had a policy team in the varsity
The tournament had a strong
entry with teams from Northridge,
Weber State, Arizona State, Long
Beach City and Southwestern. Rawle
and Leon finished 2-4 in their first

varsity tournament of the year, winning a tough debate against Arizona

States Vinson and Machorro, a toptier national team, and having close
debates with national powerhouses
Weber States Veeder and Sanchez
and Arizona States Ram and Quint
(the two finalists at the tournament).
The topics debated ranged widely.
Topics included but were not limited
to: arms sales in Saudi Arabia, the
mapping practices of the United
States, the racial implications of the
Africa Command Center, the reunification of the Koreas, the benefits of
Marxism, the impacts of rhetoric on
the disabled body. These debates were
highly technical and drew from many

philosophical backgrounds.
With four rounds on Saturday
and two on Sunday, the Hannie Shaft
tournament was long and grueling,
especially for the USUE team having an opponent-seed average (is the
average ranking of their opponents at
the end of preliminaries) of 4.83 while
the next two toughest schedules were
ranked at 5.16 and 5.33. They debated
well, losing close rounds.
This tournament comes one month
before Western Nationals, a highlevel JV tournament. With their first
varsity tournament under their belt,
Rawle and Leon are preparing for their
tournament in Sacramento, Calif., on
March 12-13.

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February 18, 2016

Dada Photographer Richard

Prehn exhibits at Gallery East

Dada photographer, Richard Prehn, will exhibit

his work titled Speak to Me: Dada Photography by
Richard Prehn at Utah State University Easterns
Gallery from Feb. 8 through March 4.
Prehns photographs emulate the work of pre-World
War I Dada artists: Marchel Duchamp, Max Ernst,
George Grosz and Joan Mir. These artists, often using
found objects, created work that was meant to protest
the materialism of society and the absurdities of war.
Among Dadaisms most important artists are
Salvador Dali and Man Ray. Considered to be the
beginnings of Surrealism and the Avant Garde, the
Dada artists produced some of the most memorable
and iconic modern works of art in the 20th Century.
Images in Prehns exhibit were borne out of this
20th Century movement. The exhibit showcases his
belief that, reality is... there is no reality. Art in its
many forms, including photography, is subjective.
Dada. The origin of the name and the movement are
subject to creative interpretation as well as ambiguity. Dadaism cannot truly be defined, as it was a
rebellion against definition of art and of life and of
lifestyle. Instead it is a living, breathing movement
that can only be understood in the minds eye of an
individual artist. Or not.
Prehn, or Zxorb as he chooses to call himself,was
introduced to photography and the art of photo-oils
by an instructor in college. In 1971, he began to take
a serious interest in the art form. Once he got a real
taste of photography, it possessed him.
Prehn developed and refined his talent through a
variety of avenues, never letting convention hinder
him. He spent over 10 years photographing professional sports, including the Utah Jazz, the U.S./
Soviet Union Goodwill Tour, five-World Ski Cups
and several Olympic events, for United Press International, Associated Press and Reuters. He shot for
magazines and documented a number of architectural
reconstructions. His photo-art is held in numerous
privatecollections throughout the world.
Prehns true passion is fine-art photography. He
developed his style of photo-oils and one of his pieces
was published on the cover of The Official Marshalls
Hand Coloring Guide & Gallery for several years.
In 1989, he was invited to teach photo-oils and
to exhibit in the former Soviet Union. The invitation included an exclusive exhibit in the Museum of
Revolution in Riga, Latvia, and a show in Moscow.
Prehns work has been exhibited extensivelythroughout North and South America as well as
parts of Europe. With the advent of digital photography, Prehn recognized a new avenue opening for his

unique presentation of life. Although he originally

thought he would never grasp the idiosyncrasies of
the enlightened age of digital photography, he found
that it was a medium where he could truly expand.
The digital image and the computer have become
his film and darkroom. What photo oils lacked, the
computer has enhanced to create amazing mixed
media art. As he began to transition to a more digital
medium, he found that he could expand his mixedmedia art with the addition of more than just oils.He
currently uses pastels, watercolors, artist inks and
acrylics, in addition tooils.
Prehn spent the last eight yearstesting and experimenting with different types of mediums to create his
one-of-a-kind images, and became an expert creator
in the area of fine-art printing. The mediums he uses
come from all over the world,primarily Canada,
France, Germany, India and his backyard.
A reception and gallery talk was held on Thursday,
Feb. 11 from 68 p.m. Students, faculty, and the public
were welcome to attend. The gallery is free and open
to the public during the academic year Monday-Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Questions can be addressed by contacting Noel
Carmack at 435-613-5241 or email at noel.carmack@

Art Lovers Equality

Bowing Out


Says hang in there, its worth it in the end

staff writer
Patricia Davis is a well-suited
individual for the nursing program
at Utah State University Eastern. She
is a Western Governors University
graduate and holds a masters degree
in nursing education. At USUE her,
official title is professional practice
assistant professor. She is the lead
faculty for the first-year program.
Each faculty member has a story
of how they ended up with a career at
USUE; Davis was simply ready for a
change. I was hired at USUE about two
weeks before it became part of Utah
State. I have always enjoyed teaching
patients as well as students. It was a good
opportunity to try something new.
I had spent 27 years in the field of
home care. I worked as a director of
an agency and as a clinical supervisor
of several agencies. The field of home

care took quite a beating with all of the

changes in Medicare and I was tired of
the roller coaster.
Davis has strengths and weaknesses
in her career, just like everyone else.
My strongest ability would be my
enthusiasm for learning new things. I
love to learn new things and I also love
the light that comes in a students eye
when they get it. [When it comes to
weaknesses] there are a lot of things
I could improve on. I still have a lot
to learn.
When she isnt focused on her career,
she enjoys various free time activities.
I have too many [hobbies] and not
nearly enough time. I love to sew, mostly
quilts, but a lot of other projects too.
I sew with my two oldest girls and it
is a lot of fun. [Additionally], I love
water sports wake surfing is currently
the favorite in our family. I love to
swim, ride in the boat and stay on our
houseboat. I [also] like to hike and do
a lot of things outdoors, like camping

and four-wheeling.
Davis enjoys the schedule that
teaching provides - summers off. This
gives her the ability to travel. [If I
had the opportunity] I would travel all
around the world a different place
every summer! I enjoy the fact that
we have summers off; we have done a
different trip every summer. Last year
we went to Italy and Rome. If money
didnt matter we would still go and
stay all summer!
Just like everyone else, she has
favorite childhood and college
memories. One of my favorite
memories from early childhood was my
pony, Fraction. He was a Shetland pony
and one of my best friends. I have lots
of good memories of riding on him with
my neighbor who was also on a pony.
I wanted to grow up to be a cowgirl.
[As for college], I went to USUE
when it was the College of Eastern
Utah. One of my favorite memories was
driving with some friends to Arizona

Nathaniel Woodward

Davis, faculty for first-year nursing

Casey Warren

Setting record straight:

to watch our basketball team play in a

tournament. Obviously, I was really into
the game because I dont even remember
what it was for. [I just remember that]
a bunch of us got in a van and went to
the games and to Vegas; it was a very
memorable trip.
Davis shares her best advice for
current nursing and general education
students. My advice for the nursing
students hang in there. It is all worth
it in the end. General education students
take a lot
of classes
and try
Make sure
that you
have tried
before you
la nd on
s om e Patricia Davis

editor in chief

o matter how you may feel about the

world we live in, the fact is that its
a pretty awesome time to be alive. If
you had shown an iPad to my greatgrandfather who was born in the late 19th century,
he would have lost his mind and that doesnt even
begin to scratch the surface of where science is
today. Arguably the most impactful advances
we as a species have made are our leaps forward
in modern medicine by the development of new
For millennia, our ancestors, when confronted
with illness and injury, used the scientific method
to test new substances for their effectiveness and
healing properties. For example, the Greeks used
the bark of certain willow trees as a pain reliever
which we know contained the same compounds used
in common over-the-counter medicines.
While the scientific process remains the same,
the difference between then and now are highly
advanced technologies we utilize in creating compounds to potentially treat or cure ailments thought
untreatable only a few years ago.
The mystery surrounding the process of developing new treatments or drugs led to an outcry
among many who lack the tools to uncover how
much work goes into making sure a drug is not
only effective, but safe.
The side-effects of many common treatments
was the biggest obstacle to overcome when wanting
to treat an ailment, often these side-effects are mild,
however, in rare-instances, severe complications can
arise leading to unfortunate situations. Being able to
look beyond a side-effect to what a drug has done is
the first step in beginning to understand the process.
When a new drug is effective, like penicillin, the
impact is immediate.
Possibly, the dark underbelly of the field comes
from the enormous costs of creating a new drug.
While the politics of private versus public-sector
science wages on, the reality is that if a drug cannot make a company money, it simply will not be
invented. The plague of antibiotic resistance is a
testament to this harsh truth.
The pharmaceutical industry is a $365 billion
a year money machine, but with the understanding
that it costs over $2.6 billion to roll out a new drug
from beginning to pharmacy, sheds a light on the
obstacles the companys face. Out of 25 potential
new drugs, only five will make it to market, thats
a big investment on almost no return.
So while scumbags like Martin Skhreli control
drug prices, science suffers. While people push
natural or essential cures, science suffers and
while an industry runs amok with fiscal bottom
lines continues to self regulate what they feel they
should focus on, science suffers.
Im not entirely deriding all alternative treatments as far as they dont purport to replace proven
methods, remember this, just because something
has the same active ingredient as a pharmaceutical doesnt make it a wise replacement. Dosage is
Unfortunately in the age of social media, a small
but vocal pushback began against the science of
developing new treatments spearheaded by those in
fear of some imagined villainy bent on the removal
of ones good health.
The sad reality is that their motivation isnt truly
on the health of the general public, but on the small
financial kickback they receive from natural or
essential treatment corporations not
regulated by any agency or scientific
process. While this minority continues to wail and gnash their teeth
normally in the name of business,
science continues its march forward
paying little attention. Evidence
always wins out, eventually.

Cooking with Toby: fully loaded baked-potato wedges

Toby Foster

staff writer
I am not sure how many of you are able
to tell, but my cooking style takes a lot of
influence from Mediterranean cultures.
My plan for this article was to use it as a
chance to showcase some of the delicious
styles that have been created by this, but I
thought it through and decided to talk about
it and some ways to modify this recipe to
use some of the different cultural styles.
Whenever you examine the cooking
style of a region, many factors are involved.
Climate, plants and animals, availability
of fuel sources, and trade interactions
with surrounding regions. The Mediterranean Sea has always been a major hub
for merchants. This makes it easy for a
wide variety of ingredients to be used in
all of these cultures. I love Mediterranean
cooking because rich flavors developed
from all of the trading.
With all the intermingling of food, you
might think that everyone in the Mediterranean would have identical cuisine, but
each region maintains its own unique style
because of their climate and agriculture.
I went with loaded potato wedges
because of how many things go well with

potatoes. I went with a pretty basic version

of this too so that it will not be difficult
or expensive.
If you want to try a Greek variation,
there is actually a Greek seasoning that
is sold in stores. You can use this as a
base along with salt. The primary cheese
in Greece is feta cheese, a seasoned goat
cheese, and it works great for a dish like
this. In Greek food, lamb is the primary
meat used, so a lamb sausage could also
work. Artichoke heart would also make
for a great topping.
An Italian version would most likely
be made with either mozzarella cheese or
Alfredo sauce. As far as meats go there are
many ways this can work. Italian sausages
can be used or pepperoni would be good too.
Italian seasoning mixes exist that you can
use for this. I think that stewed tomatoes
would also make an excellent accent flavor.
I had some fun coming up with an Israeli
version of this. Israel is often credited as
a place where many forms of cheese were
invented. In spite of this fact, I cannot find
any cheeses from this region. The closest I
could find is unseasoned goat cheese. The
seasoning list for this variation is quite long
so if you want it feel free to contact me and
I will get it to you. As far as meat goes,
either ground lamb or beef will work, but
both would need to be seasoned.

Loaded-baked-potato wedges
5 or 6 potatoes
cup vegetable oil
2 tsp crushed rosemary
2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1 cups cheese
1 cup cut green onions
cup sliced cocktail sausages
Ranch dressing
Cut potatoes into wedges. Coat in oil and seasonings. Bake on a cookie sheet at 400
for 30 min. Place wedges on a plate and cover with cheese and sausages. Melt the cheese.
Top with onions and ranch dressing.


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February 18, 2016

Eagles edge out CSI in double overtime

The Eagles are 17-12 with
one game remaining until
the region tournament
Brett Smart

sports writer

photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Brandon Sly drives in for a layup in a double-overtime win against the College of Southern Idaho: 101-100.

Where the USU Eastern mens

basketball team has eight players, most
teams double that. These eight-young
men managed an almost unpredictable
turnaround in their recent games against
the College of Southern Idaho, Snow
College and North Idaho College, the
third -ranked team in the nation.
Easterns mens basketball team
brought their A game to Snow College
on Feb. 6, nearly doubling the Badgers
score in the first half 27-45.
The Eagles maintained this lead,
taking a win from the Badgers home
turf. Brandon Sly led the game in total
points, scoring 28 in all.
The Golden Eagles have character,
they are focused, and they try to
represent the school the best they can,
Said Adjalma Vando Bacheli, head
basketball coach. The Eagles had lost
to Snow on the road and at home earlier
in the season.
The Golden Eagles prove this in their
game against CSI, Bringing their game
to an A+ level all the way through, but
never giving up. The score at halftime
was 38-39 with CSI in the lead. Eastern
came back after halftime, they never
let up.
The score was tied 78-78 at the end
of the second half, the intensity of the
first overtime was overwhelming. Both
teams scoring 11 points with the score

now at 89-89 going into double overtime.

Gameplay in the second overtime
was similar, with both teams trying to
out-perform one another offensively.
In the final seconds, the Golden
Eagles would be down by two with the
ball. Philip Winston, who played 50
minutes, scored the three-point shot to
win the game 101-100.
Philip is one of our captains, Hes
a great young man and a hard working
leader, said Vando.
Un for t u nat ely, Sly su f fere d a
concussion during the game from a fall
and was unable to play against North
Idaho College later that week. The
Golden Eagles took a 110-75 loss.
Alexander Morrell and Solomon
Rolls-Tyson stepped up in the game
against NIC. They both scored 21 points,
proving the Golden Eagles still have a
competitive mindset even when they fall
short a player. Our players truly believe
they can compete, commented Vando.
The Eagles will play against Colorado
Northwestern Community College
on Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the BunnellDmetrich Athletic Center.
It is unknown whether Sly will play.
His absence will most certainly be felt
by his teammates. It wont be easy, but
they have what it takes, stated Vando.
T he E agles pla n to have Sly
back in shape before the conference
championships on Feb. 25, where they
will play against Snow in the first round.
This will be our peak, and we are going
to give everything we have to win,
Vando said.

Ana Carolina Da Silva Borges, from Brazil to Price, Utah

Taina Soranzo

sports writer
Brazilian sophomore, Ana Carolina Da
Silva Borges gives support to her teammates both on and off the court. The
22-year-old is from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Borges started playing basketball when
she was 9 years old. She played for the
Brazilian National team for 3 years.
In 2011 Coach Adjalma Vando
Becheli Jr. saw Borges playing on a club
team and invited her to come for a visit
at Utah State University Eastern. In 2012
she came for a visit. In 2014 she signed to
come to USUE.
Borges is one of the oldest on the basketball team, she gives a lot of support for her
teammates inside and outside the court. On
the court, she is one of the most important
players averaging with 9.4 points, 5.3 assists
and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Leaving her family and friends in Brazil

to come to the other side of the Atlantic
Ocean to follow her dreams seemed easy
at first. I already wasnt living with my
parents in Brazil so I thought that leaving
Brazil would not be that hard, but my
freshman year was really hard for me especially to stay away from my mom who
I am really close too.
Playing in the U.S. was always my
dream so Ive tried to hold on to that. My
sophomore year is easier, I can understand
and speak English a lot more, Ive made
a lot of friends. Having another Brazilian
helps me a lot to feel like home. My teammates always gave me support since my first
year, but my biggest support was and still
is, Coach David Paur and Coach Vando.
Borges said, My teammates are always
a huge support for me inside and outside
the court. Ive had a lot of experiences
with different teams in Brazil, so playing
here in the U.S. at first was a lot different

Ana Borges

of what Ive played.

The girls are pretty young, but at the
same time they learn a lot with me, I learn
a lot with them. Being able to play with
another Latin American girl here, from
Chile, who Ive already played against in
the National Teams Tournaments, is one
of the things that helps me a lot here.
Barbara Cousio is one of my biggest
supports here inside and outside the court
because I dont have as much patience as
she does, and she always tries to calm
me down. I believe that our team has
improved a lot since the beginning of the
season, so Im sure we will do our best
in the Scenic West Athletic Conference
Regionals. We are excited to show up and
try to go to Nationals, which is our biggest
goal this year.
Borges plans are to keep playing
basketball and get her degree here in the
U.S. My biggest dream was to play D1.
Im focused in this season so I havent

decided where Im going next year yet.

Sophomore night is coming up and her
family wont be present. She said, Im
really excited for my sophomore night
even though my family will not be here.
Ive made a lot of friends that are just like
a family for me here, so I believe that my
sophomore night will be an exciting night.
Borges does not want to go back to
Brazil after she finishes school in the U.S.
My plans are to stay here in the U.S.,
even though I will probably have to stop
playing basketball. Living in the U.S. was
always my dream and I only want to go
to Brazil to visit my family and friends.
I believe that this is also what my mom
wants for me.
Even though she does not want to live
in Brazil, she misses her family for sure,
but misses the Brazilian food a lot too.
My first year the food was one of the
biggest problems for me here, it was hard
to adapt myself with the American food.

USU Eastern mens basketball: one hell of a season

Edmond J. Sanders Jr.
sports writer

The Utah State

University Eastern
fall semester
spor ts star ted
wit h vol leyba l l
and soccer who
all had amazing
seasons; however,
anxiousness was felt throughout the
campus and Price, Utah, USA, as the
2015 basketball campaign approached
for take-off.
After a disappointing 11-win season
the prior year, it was a concern, but great
expectancy coming into the season with
a new-looking squad of familiar faces.
As pre-season training commenced for
the 18-man roster of elite talent, adversity
struck and distraught was evident.
As fall rolled in, the basketball
program was hit with accusations
of multiple sexual assault cases that

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transpired in the campus residence halls.

As an effect to these denunciations,
the entire program was suspended
Frustration amongst the team and
coaches was apparent, categorizing
of the players amid peers and public
was felt. Adversity struck at the wrong
time; however, the seriousness of these
allegations could not be neglected.
As time went on and vexation grew,
it seem to keep going downhill as
players withdrew from school, quit the
team, while others were suspended and
dismissed from the program. Then a
normality of the game happened in the
midst of a defugality; injury.
The predications and anticipation of a
season to remember seem to far-fetched,
never to be witnessed, obliterated. The
team managed to finish the first half of
the season 12-6 with all the misfortune
they were hit with; however, the hardship
continued as more adversity occurred
that left the program to start the second
half of the campaign with an eight-manactive roster.

So far in the second half of the season,

Eastern sits at 5-6 with an unfortunate
loss to Salt Lake Community College
on Fan Appreciation Night in OT, twohuge wins coming against Snow College
in Ephraim and double OT victory
against the College Southern Idaho at
the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center.
With Easterns point guard out
with a concussion sustained against
CSI two-days prior, Eastern took on
the undefeated and nationally ranked
#3 North Idaho College at home. The
end result was a loss on the stats sheet;
however, with all the hard times Eastern
continues to encounter, they played one
hell of a game.
As they approach Easterns last home
game, they head into knowing that they
are a dangerous team when they bond
together and eight guys or 18, no team
in the nation can beat Eastern when they
dont beat themselves.
As Feb. 20 approaches, this team
prepares for a strong ending to the regular
season while celebrating the sophomores
who will be playing their last home game

as Golden Eagles.
Shout out to Brandon Sly and Phil
Winston who over the past games are
averaging 40 minutes per game and Phil
Winston who played 50 minutes against
CSI and still had enough in the tank to hit
the game-winning three. Solomon RollsTyson who has also been clutch for the
Eagles, Hamdi Karoui who went down
with an ACL injury and sharp shooterAustin Anderson as they celebrate their
final home game, but the start of their
basketball futures.
Also, huge shout out to the coaching
staff, Head Coach Adjalma Becheli,
Assistant Coaches Justin Brown and
Scott Field, as they stayed optimistic
and devoted to working with the team
they have. Coaching these guys to the
best of their abilities to make noise in
the Scenic Western Athletic Conference
and the nation that they have fallen, but
continue to grow and they are a team to
be reckoned with.
If you live in Price, Helper, Salt Lake
City, St. George or anywhere in Utah,
come to the BDAC on Feb. 20 starting

at 3 p.m. to support both the women

and mens basketball programs as they
prepare for battle against Colorado
Northwestern Community College and
say farewell to the USUE Golden Eagle
sophomores on their night.
This is the last regular season
game, but the season is beginning as
the Eagles prepare for first-round of
regionals against Snow on Feb. 25, in
Twin Falls, Idaho. They have overcome
every adversity thrown their way, grew
stronger as a team, continued to turn
heads, always prepared to battle when
many wrote them off and overlooked
them. They used it to fuel their motivation
and keep that pre-season prediction of a
season to remember.
All thats left to say is they are
USU Eastern, they are
your Golden Eagles
and they are here to reintroduce themselves,
they are brothers and
battle for each other.
Go Eagles and good

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February 18, 2016

USU Eastern baseball off to a rocky start in Arizona

Easterns Austin Guertson lays out to make the catch in Arizona last weekend.

Cory McKendrick
sports writer

The USU Eastern baseball team

returns from Arizona over Presidents Day weekend, winning one
of the eight games against Eastern
Arizona College (four games) and
Central Arizona College (four
games). We are gaining confidence
and experience each weekend playing against good teams from down
south in preparation for conference
play. Coach Scott Madsen said
concerning the past weekends
eight games.
Madsen also added, These
games in the preseason help us assess the depth of our team as well
as the challenges and fine tuning

aspects of the game that we need

to address in practice to prepare for
the regular season.
The Eagles faced a rigorous
schedule, slated to play 60 innings
worth of baseball in eight games
over four days; the most work the
teams pitching staff has faced thus
far this season. They responded well
in the first series against EAC in
Thatcher, Ari.
In game number one of the
four-game series, Ridge Nielson
singled in the third inning to score
Reggie Gates and the Eagles found
themselves leading the game one
to zero through five innings of the
seven-inning game. In the sixth inning EAC tied the game one to one.
Starting pitcher Bennett Bradford
threw five innings, allowing one run
on three hits while striking out three.

Womens Basketball
The Eagles sit at 8-19 after
another tough strech


With the game going into extra innings the Eagles fell two to one, on
a walk-off double in the bottom of
the eighth inning from EAC.
Game number two against
EAC was underway shortly after
the heartbreaking loss in game
one. Kirk Haney took the mound
for USU Eastern. Haney guided
the Eagles to their first win of the
season, throwing seven innings
for the complete-game win. He
allowed three runs, four hits and
struck out 5 in his complete-game
win against EAC.
My arm felt good throughout
the whole game and I trusted my
defense behind me, it was a team
effort and I was happy to be a part
of it, Haney said. Haney pitched
through some tough situations with
the Eagles trailing through three

innings. Junior Centeno tied the

game in the top of the fourth inning when he grounded out to the
shortstop, scoring Nielson.
The Eagles took control of the
game in the top of the seventh inning.
With the game tied, Cory McKendrick drew a lead-off walk, and was
moved over to second base on a
sacrifice bunt from Cooper Thorpe.
After back-to-back walks from
Chase Decosse and Reggie Gates,
the Eagles had the bases loaded with
one out. McKendrick and Austin
Geurtsen (courtesy speed-up runner for catcher Decosse) scored on
wild pitches from EACs pitcher,
giving the Eagles a three-to-one
lead. Nielson drew a walk and
Nathan Hedberg drove in Gates
and Nielson with a bases clearing

sports writer
As everyone knows, the NFL
season is now over. It came to an
end on Feb. 7, with the Denver
Broncos beating the Carolina
Panthers and winning the Super
Bowl. I think now is a good time
to reflect back on the NFL season
by ranking the top-five moments
we all watched. Now, for everyone
that knows me, Im a Packers fan,
so about three and five moments
will include them. Im kidding.
Number five: The creation of
the Dab. Panthers QB, Cam
Newton scored a touchdown in
week one and did a move that
is now famously known as the
Dab. After Newton did this, the
move caught fire. Everyone Dabs
now. After every win, a lot of the
Panthers would join Newton in a
postgame picture that included all
of them Dabbing. In the Panthers
team Super Bowl picture the team,
including the coaches, were Dabbing. Newtons dabbing caused a
lot of hot takes on the Internet and
television. I feel like you have to
rank this one of the top five moments of the season.

Number four: Injuries. Every

season theres injuries, but this
season there seemed to be a
whole lot more than usual. And
it wasnt just to no name guys. A
lot of stars got injured this year;
more than I can ever remember.
It started in the preseason. Jordy
Nelson tore his ACL in the second
week of the preseason. Kelvin
Benjamin also tore his ACL in
preseason. Then it continued into
the season: Jammal Charles tore
his ACL as well along with Steve
Smith, Leveon Bell and Tyrann
Mathieu. Tony Romo broke his
collar bone, Dez Bryant broke his
foot, Ben Roethlisberger missed
a bunch of games with different injuries, Marshawn Lynch
missed a ton of games, Andy
Dalton broke his thumb. These
arent just average type players.
These are stars. Peyton Manning
missed games with a foot injury.
It wasnt just a couple games that
these guys missed either, it was
several games. Most of them were
out for the entire season and Im
really excited to see these guys
get back next year.
Number three: Broncos beat
the Chiefs, with a fumble-recovery
touchdown. This game was way

Straquadine says that

there is a strict difference
between management and
leadership, and that he
strives to promote leadership that asks Where do
we want to be five years
from now? rather than
simply running through
an agenda.

My goal in this job is

the death of status quo,
Straquadine said about
his aspirations for USUE.
We cant be doing the
same things we were doing five years ago -- we
need to be innovative.
Straquadine also wants to
ease the transition of stu-

Last home
basketball games
Saturday, Feb. 20, 3 and 5 p.m., BDAC
Students FREE with Activity Card

back in Week 2, on a Thursday

night. The game was tied at 24
with 30 seconds and the Chiefs run
a draw. Pretty dumb considering
the time left and if youre going to
run a draw, you should just knee it
instead, but they ran and fumbled
and the Broncos picked it up and
ran into the end zone for the win.
This changed the season. If the
Chiefs had won that game, they
would have won the division and
the entire season is different. But
thats what the Broncos did all
season. They never gave up. They
had one of the best defenses in the
history of the game and they had a
team that knew how to win closes
games and thats why theyre
Super Bowl champions.
Number two: Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary part one and
part two. For the Packers, the
season started with Super Bowl
expectations, but without Jordy
Nelson and other injuries to key
spots, it wasnt meant to be. But
we have the greatest throw Ive
ever seen to hang our hats on this
off season. The first Hail Mary
came in Detroit in Week 13, also
on a Thursday night. The Packers
were 7-4 and lost three of their
last four games. They need to win


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education. To sum up his

positions and responsibilities, Straquadine said,
My main job is that I
meet with people. Oneon-one, or in small group,
we meet to accomplish
not just higher education
management, but higher
education leadership.

With USUE leading five to one,

Haney took the mound in the bottom
of the seventh and after allowing
two runs, closed the door on the
win; final score five to three for the
Eagles. [The win] brought a lot of
confidence going forward towards
the regular season with one more
series left to play before we play
Salt Lake Community College,
said Haney.
Notables over the eight games
the past weekend were Hedberg,
who had six hits including two
doubles and a home run, driving
in three runs and scoring three
runs himself.
On his weekend offensively
Hedberg said, My approach was
to focus on hitting the ball hard to
the part of the field that would move
the runners over. We faced some

photos courtesy Darrin Eyring

great pitching this weekend...The

first few games I was struggling
squaring the ball up consistently...
Then on Sunday, I really worked
on not dipping my back shoulder
and hitting the ball square. And
after the adjustment I hit a home
run and a double.
Ot her not ables i ncluded
Geurtsen, who had five hits and
two runs scored over the weekend.
Bradford had three hits including
two doubles with one RBI and
Nielson had three hits with two
RBIs and two runs scored.
The Eagles have rescheduled
the upcoming home games that
were on Feb. 19-20 against Mesa
State University Club team to Feb.
26-27. Come to the baseball field
and support the team in their first
home games of the year.

The top-five National Football

League moments of the 2015 season
Tai Justice

16 rebounds.
On Feb. 11, the women played
sports writer
against the College of Southern
Idaho (CSI); they lost the game
4867. Richardson recovered
The USU womens basketball
nine rebounds, and
team has had a rough season.
clocked over thirty
Their recent games show
m inutes with
evidence that they still
Borges, dedicating
possess the will
themselves to the
to win in the
face of defeat,
Two days later
keeping their
on Feb. 13, the
games within
women fought
a reasonable
hard against North
margin from
Idaho College. They
victory. Eastern
took the lead in the first
Womens basketball has
quarter. NIC responded
been struggling to grab a
quickly, taking the lead
win as conference play
by the half. The Eagles
comes to a close. On
fought hard but couldnt
Feb. 6, their game
recover the lead. The game
against Snow
ended with the Eagles
losing 43-53.
ended 50T hey play aga inst
6 9. A n a
Colorado Northwestern
Community College on
scored 16
Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Its
Bryndie Ballam
points for
their final home game
the Eagles,
of the season before the
and Maile Richardson recovered conference championships.

Brett Smart

Nathan Heberg throws to first basemen William Beirlein against Central Arizona College.


dents from USUE to the

main campus in Logan,
something he outlines
as a specific goal for this
A sel f-procla i med
small-town guy, he is
excited to be called to
Price to focus on this new
position. Admittedly a fan

of small towns and low

lights the former Dean
of USU Tooele says hes
just fine sitting in the
rural backdrop of Carbon
County, bringing with him
his many years of experience, plans of leadership,
and a bloom where youre
planted attitude.

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Part of those logo changes were removing

the color gold from institutional marks.
The color gold was not removed as an
institutional color, just from the marks.
USU Eastern will in fact keep its
own identity. I am unaware of a meeting
between administrators and faculty that
has insinuated otherwise. That unique
identity, however, is nested under the
USU umbrella. There has been no formal
proposal to adopt Big Blue, although there
has been discussion to have the USU
brand and mascot more a part of USU
Eastern. The plan is to move forward as

the Eagles yet also adopt more fully a

connection to USU.
The Penn State model is not much
like what we are looking at. Penn State
uses the Nittany Lions on all of its campuses. A more clear alignment would
be Texas A&M. Although the Aggie is
found all over Texas A&M campuses, and
students at all campuses likely identify
as Aggies, the Texarkana campus still
maintains its Eagle mascot and students
identify as Eagles.
This story will be updated as more
information becomes available.

this game. The Packers had the

ball down 23-21, Rodgers got the
snap and rolled out to his left, got
away from a sack and threw the
ball a mile up in the air. I literally
thought it was going to hit the
roof. The ball came down right
in Richard Rodgers arms and the
Packers season was saved. Part
two came in Arizona, in the divisional round of the playoffs. The
Packers were down 20-13 with
five seconds left. The Cardinals
brought pressure on Rodgers, he
rolled out to his left and threw a
50-yard bomb with no time left
that Jeff Janis caught. The Packers
lost in OT, but that was the best
throw Ive ever seen.
Number one: Peyton Manning
rides off into the sunset. It hasnt
become official that Manning is
going to retire, but he is. This is
a perfect way for any legend to
go out. Winning his second Super
Bowl in his career. He is one of
the all-time great players. And
yeah, he wasnt very effective this
year, but if anyone deserved his
teammates to pick him up, it was
him. He had very little help from
his teammates his whole career.
It is fitting that his teammates
carried him to ring number two.

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Raich wants to provide that

experience and atmosphere for
all students who come here.
My favorite thing I have
been able to do in EUSA is
being able to have a reason to
sit down and talk with people.
I am the kind of person who
isnt going to talk to somebody
I dont know without a reason.
In EUSA there is always a
reason to talk to people. It is
so important to find out how
the students feel and what they

want and communication plays

a key role in that, said Raich.
With his favorite color being
blue, one of the school colors,
Raich sees a bright future ahead
for the school. Blue things are
usually bright. A blue sky, the
ocean, nobody looks at those and
gets sad, stated Raich.
Life is a box full of rope.
Its all tangled up and it takes
a while to figure out, Philip
Daniel Raich. Student Body
President 2016-2017 said.

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