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Cyan Magenta Yellow Black COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH • PRICE, UT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF EASTERN 451 E 400 N • PRICE, UT OF EASTERN UTAH - 451 E 400 N - PRICE, UT 84501 UTAHUTAH STATE• UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE TheVOICE Voice of OF the Students THEthe STUDENTS The Voice of Students Volume <VOLUME> • Number Volume XXXVI•Number 7 <##> December 8, 2011 <Date> EU basketball slapped with probations  KC Smurthwaite editor-in-chief k.smurthwaite@eagle.ceu The USU Eastern men’s basketball team (9-2) enters this weekend’s match up with Colorado Kings as a top 25 team in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Unfortunately, the season will end March 3, 2012, no matter what the Golden Eagles’ accomplish during the season. Last week the NJCAA handed down another set of probations against USU Eastern’s men’s basketball team, which includes a post-season ban for the 2012 season. The latest probation was given due to the ineligibility of star forward Maxim “Max,” Zakharov from Russia. The latest probation states, “all wins must be vacated from the Members of the USU Eastern basketball team huddle around Coach Brad Barton’s coffin as they pay their last respect for him in October in the Farmington, Utah cemetary. Coach Barton’s untimely death was the No. 1 story in The Eagle in 2011. Stories that made the year KC Smurthwaite, editor-inchief for the 2011-12 school year starts the list with this story discussing the new coaching situation for the USU Eastern men’s basketball team. Brian Edelstein was named as the interim head coach for the team after head coach Brad Barton died on Oct. 4, 2011. Women’s head coach was named the associate head coach to help Edelstein with the day to day operations of running a team. Edelstein said in the story, “I am humbled and gratified for the confidence the administration has David Osborne Jr. sports editor d.osborne@eaglemail.ceu The spring and fall semesters of 2011 were full of important stories for “The Eagle” and for the Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah campus. There were breaking news stories, tragedies and sports stories. To end 2011 The Eagle staff compiled the top-ten list of the most important stories for USU Eastern. 10- New basketball coaches unveiled shown by my selection as interim head coach of such a successful basketball program.” Smurthwaite also tells the background of the individual coaches and how they ended up at USU Eastern. 9- CEU who? A team who could’ve, would’ve, should’ve The final article about the 2010-11 men’s basketball team was much more somber than many people on campus and in the SWAC anticipated, and was written by Kris Sanford and Jordan Cunningham. USU Eastern entered into the confer- Barton’s livin’ the life bracelets Tadd Mecham staff writer Valeria Moncada, a student at USU Eastern was having breakfast at a local restaurant one morning last October. She looked down at her bracelet, one that had been purchased for the purpose of donation, and got an idea. She remembered, one of the hardest moments from this semester has been the loss of Brad Barton, the men’s basketball coach. So Moncada came up with the idea to make bracelets both to honor Coach Barton and to help the college’s athletic department. The bracelets read: “Coach B. Livin’ The Dream” and also has the number 23 on them, which was his college-jersey number. They are blue and yellow and are sold at the Valeria Moncada college bookstore, the BDAC and the SUN Center. Each bracelet is priced at $3. All of the money collected goes into the athletic scholarship fund. Years down the road, this money will be given to currently enrolled students in the athletic department. Moncada felt these would be a productive and beneficial way to always keep the memory of Coach Brad close with students. She said, “I know they will sell a lot because of the fact that they are for Brad. Every time someone puts one on, they will think of coach and it’ll help keep his memory alive.” ence tournament as the two-seed behind the NJCAA champions to-be College of Southern Idaho. USU Eastern was knocked out in their first game of the tournament by Salt Lake Community College, losing 86-72. Head coach Brad Barton said of the lose, “We had a tough game and didn’t catch many breaks.” The article was not all doom-and-gloom, but ended on a more positive note talking about the accomplishments by the players. Jonathan Mills was named to the first team all-conference, and 2010-2011 season, and no postseason tournament play for this year’s squad.” The wins must be vacated because Eastern played an ineligible player in Zakharov during the 2010-2011 season. The probation was given in late September, but Eastern filed an appeal to allow the men’s basketball team to at least, allow the team to participate in post-season play. The NJCAA rejected the appeal late last week. “That was a hard thing telling the players about the probation, they were devastated,” said Athletic Director and Associate Head Coach Dave Paur. Brad King, associate vice chancellor that oversees athletics, said, “I was disappointed, I feel bad for the players. We have three players who were part of last year’s see Basketball page 3 photo by David Osborne Jr./The Eagle see Stories page 3 Eastern men’s basketball team hit hard with latest sanctions. What The Eagle staff wants for Christmas Move over Rock Elmo and Leap Frog LeapPad, USU Eastern Eagle staff students want everything from world peace, less stressful days and, of course, lots of stuff. KC Smurthwhite- My Christmas Wishlist: A winning baseball season, my two front teeth, Red Ryder BB gun, a raise, time to relax and a Baltimore Orioles sweatshirt. Yeah, Santa and I have a good relationship, I think it’s because I am easy to shop for. David Osborne- I would like a Scotty Cameron Monterey Putter, fully custom so that it is a Junkyard dog putter. But since that is a little too ambitious to have a wonderful first Christmas with my wife that we can remember the rest of our lives will be perfect. To have that would be the greatest Christmas gift that I could ever receive. Valeria Moncada- I would love for my daddy to be home safe from Mexico for the holidays. I would also like for all of my family to get together and forget all of the grudges they hold for each other. I want to be able to see old friends and make new ones as well. But most importantly I want to be able to wake up Christmas morning and see my mom and dad happy, and be able to thank God for allowing me to spend one more Christmas with my family. But since people tend to ask for Christmas presents I guess waking up to a brand new iPad and a Nicki Minaj Barbie doll wouldn’t be too much to ask.  Karli Morris- All I want for Christmas is to spend it with my family and friends, and to travel home and back to school in the sunshine with dry roads! However, if I HAD to ask for something, I would ask for pearls see Wishes page 3 Bridge builders Elegante retires from financial aide office Valeria Moncada features editor v.moncada@eaglemail.ceu “Thanks for the memories and friendship,” said Charmaine Elegante, when she decided to retire Charmaine Elegante Thursday 41 13 What’s Inside . . . from USU Eastern, after working here for 26 ½ years in the financial aid department. The reason for this is because when the college organized student services, her position was posted at a lower salary and she decided it was time to leave. Elegante was born and raised in Carbon County. She was offered a job to transfer with JC Penny company to California. Elegante took the offer, and lived in California for 10 years. After seeking adventure, she decided to come home to Carbon County. She has two children and five grandkids, “I decided that after I retire, I can stay home and take care of my grandchildren, and maybe find a part-time job somewhere,” she said. Before Elegante began work- Friday 19 39 ing, she always wanted to become a journalist and write for a newspaper. “That dream slowly faded away,” Elegante said. She was looking for a job and CEU called her with an offer to work in the financial aid office, “I had recently been laid off from the power plant, so I took it,” she stated. Elegante wants to take a ride on the Orient Express after retiring. “I want to ride that train because I’m adventurous and like to do things that aren’t normal,” she added. Working at USU Eastern helped Elegante raise her two kids; she also traveled to many places she wouldn’t have been able to without the job. “I met a lot of good people and made many good friends, and now it’s just time to leave,” she said. Saturday 19 VIEWPOINTS 38 Sunday photo by Sammie Fugate/The Eagle The student engineering group that won the Balsa Bridge Competition in November were Bryton Hess and Jeridi Price from Emery High School. Their bridge held 58 kilogram or about 128 pounds. Associate professor, Kyle Larsen, sponsors the competition for high school and USU Eastern students.each fall. 36 20 SPORTS - Final testaments - Santos soars...again - Price is in my heart - Kicker’s paradise - Place made me who I am - Men’s team falters late - Calendar of events - Last “On the Tee” •page 3 •pages 4-5 Monday 18 37 Tuesday 39 20 LIFESTYLES Wednesday 20 - Scruffy beards - What every guy should do - Steve Nelson visits Cuba - Residential advisers needed •pages 6-8 38

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