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Election fulfills life-long dream Nate Manley

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Burtenshaw Residence Hall closes down spring semester as enrollment woes continue.

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USU Eastern student population declines Burtenshaw Hall closed spring semester to save money

Seth Richards

news editor Due to the student enrollment attrition rate of nearly six percent between fall and spring semesters, there are no longer enough students at USU Eastern to financially justify use of four residential halls. According to Alex Herzog, associate vice chancellor for student services, between fall

semester of 2012 and spring 2013, the residential halls decreased in population from about 53 percent to 47. While this decrease is about average between fall and spring, the college was already hurting for students in the halls and it was no longer economically sound to keep all four residential halls open. For this reason, Burtenshaw Hall, deemed the most expensive to keep open, has been closed for the spring of 2013. Burtenshaw, which can house up to 108 students, housed 20 students during fall semester who

expressed an interest in returning for the spring. These students have been vacated to Aaron Jones Hall and the residential advisors have been dispersed throughout the buildings. The heating and air conditioning units in the rooms are the biggest expense and it is estimated that the college will save $5,000 to $8,000 by not running these systems for a semester. The air conditioning units in Aaron Jones are also known to be less efficient than they could be. For this reason, the college is spending $175,000

to replace the archaic towers and put individual air conditioning control units in each suite. If the numbers of students utilizing campus housing do not increase before fall semester, it is possible that Sessions Residential Hall will lie fallow next. Herzog promotes on-campus housing because it saves the time and money of a commute to school, it allows easier access to classes, and because certain varieties of celebration are forbidden it allows students to focus more on excelling academically.

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It’s that time of year again when hand sanitizer flies off of store shelves, kids stay home from school, and everyone keeps tissues and cough drops at the ready. Welcome to flu season. This year’s influenza is particularly bad as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 3,000 people have died from the flu so far this flu season, more than twice the number of deaths reported from this time last year. They also report that although it varies year-by-year, more than 23,000 people die from influenza and pneumonia-related illnesses in the United States each year.

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Obey all rules today

Local law enforcement agencies use an empty Burtenshaw Residence Hall to train their K-9 units in simulation exercises. According to Officer James Prettyman, K-9 units from throughout Utah will be on campus Jan. 29 to compete simulation training that fulfills their yearly certification responsibility. “It’s an easy place to convene for the training, plus with the variety of buildings, many case scenarios can be addressed.”

A former USU Eastern student Chief Trent Anderson. Once inside has been charged with kidnapping, the group’s vehicle, the man was robbery and extortion with bail tied up at gunpoint and driven to set at $15,000. She and two men a “remote part of Carbon County.” allegedly lured a man from his Police said the man had been home in Helper beaten, robbed in the middle of his wallet and of the night to car keys, forced kidnap, beat and to provide his rob him. attackers with Hannah Mahis debit ca r r ie Downa rd, PIN, and then 21, was booked stripped of all into Ca rbon his clothing exCounty Jail for cept his socks i nve s t ig a t io n and underwear. of aggravated The two men kidnapping, agcharged were gravated robMonty Charles bery and theft Emmons Jr., 24, by extortion. who was arrestAccording to ed at his parent’s, the home in Sandy Hannah Marie Downard trio showed up at and Justin Brent the man’s home Marrs, 22, who at 1 a.m. on Dec. 2. He apparently was arrested after he pulled over agreed to leave the house with the on I-15 in Nevada. three because he was an acquainted Preliminary hearing for Dowwith the woman, said Helper Police nard is Feb. 1, 2013.


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College students are extremely susceptible to getting sick because of close living quarters, poor eating habits, and lack of a sufficient amount of sleep. Although this sickness is widespread, there are steps you can take to reduce the likeliness of being affected. First and most important, get your flu shot! The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get immunized. The flu season usually peaks in February, so it is still beneficial to get the shot this late in the season. Flu shots are available for $23 at the Wellness Clinic in the Student Activity Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1-6pm. It is quick, easy, and completely worth staying healthy. Another simple yet effective way to stay healthy is to

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Ma ny dreams and goals are never achieved in a lifet i m e . Priorities and responsibility overJerry Anderson shadow that which is most wanted. However, being the first Republican representative elected in House District 69 in Carbon County is a crowning achievement, especially when shrouded by losses in the two previous elections. Jerry Anderson, 77, achieved one of his dreams and goals in November when he overwhelming won a coveted position in the legislature. He is always a busy man, in more ways than one. “Rushed like mad,” as Anderson puts it, maintaining a rigorous lifestyle juggling work and family, a large family. Anderson and his wife raised 15 children and “just” 68 grandchildren, who he joked, contributed to the political victory by supplying the voting

muscle. The stress and anxiety of feeding a family this size was suppressed by the tranquility of his greenhouse. He studied botany and biology for his graduate and undergraduate degrees at BYU, USU, U of U and Cal Irvine. For over five decades Anderson has been a professor of both botany and biology at CEU and USU Eastern, which has been, “a highlight in my life spending a long time with great kids and students.” Because of his duties as representative in the state legislature, he will no longer be teaching during spring semester, but will return to the classroom next fall. Although he was only recently elected, Anderson has always loved politics and follows his relatives’ footsteps as a representative in the legislature. A self-proclaimed weird guy, he admits to skipping class as a young student to attend a budget-reading session at the capitol and was fascinated by the fact that they voted on pencils for 37 cents at ZCMI. Truly everything goes through the budget. While attending a dance at the U of U, he noticed a pretty girl and made her right her phone number on his name tag. After calling her to set up a date, he realized on his way to pick her up that he might

K-9 units at an empty burtenshaw

Never too late for flu shot McKenzie Hosenfield

January 17, 2013

Residents educated about energy Giant clam display in museum Shadayah Jones staff writer

When the winter months come and bring the bitter air and freezing temperatures, electric and gas bill prices increase throughout the country. When looking at the gas and electric bill for USU Eastern resident halls for January and February 2012, the bill was $55,724 to power Aaron Jones, Tucker, and Sessions. The National Energy Foundation sent two representatives to educate the residents living in the hall on campus to be for energy efficient. Ian Wright and Elissa Richards, representatives from NEF, came to USU Eastern for two purposes: to educate the residents on becoming more energy efficient and sustain an energy-efficient program at USU






• Awesome Resolutions • Best comedy quotes •Ambassadors’ Whasssuppp?! • Calendar of events •page 3

Eastern. During their presentation, Wright and Richards gave some ways on how to be more energy efficient to help reduce the amount of energy used on campus in the resident halls. Some included turning off lights when they are not being used and reducing the amount of “phantom loads”. A phantom load is when something is plugged into an outlet and using energy, but not doing anything. One of Wright’s examples was having a cell phone in your pocket with the charger still plugged in at home. That charger is using energy, but not charging your phone. Another way to reduce energy use is to turn off all appliances that are not being used like a microwave or a computer. According to the NEF it costs a see Energy page 3



At 4,000 feet above sea level The two were walking across near Green River, Utah, two USU the hot, dry and desolate landEastern Prehistoric Museum per- scape when they spotted what sonnel were searching for marine looked like giant clam fossils. reptiles last Carpenter said, summer “Stumbling and stumupon those bled upon gia nt t h reeprehistoric and four-foot giant clams clams was a strewn real surprise. throughout In places, they t he la ndwere so thick scape. we could literD r . ally walk from Kenneth clam to clam. Carpenter, These clams paleontololived 85 milgist and dilion years ago, rector of the New giant clam exhibit in museum during the Age museum, of Dinosaurs, joined colleague Lloyd Logan, when this part of Utah was under director of education and exhib- the ocean.” its, for a hike near Green River The clams were found eroding see Clam page 3 searching for signs of ancient life.



• New SUN Center leaders • Theatre kicks off for 2013 • Meet Wade Arave • Book review: Divergent •pages 4-5






• MBB: playing tough “D” • WBB: 1 and 1 for 2013 • Strebel’s dream come true • Golden Eagle Pride •page 6-7


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Awesome resolution...and not the digital kind Jordan Sanders

viewpoints writer Vanilla ice-cream is to apple pie, as resolutions are to the New Year. Whether it be making a few less trips to the convenience store, starting a rigorous P90X program or trying to make better use of your time, a well planned goal--or resolution in this case--is a healthy and beneficial part in the life of successful people.  This may be the case, but it’s no secret that many resolutions go unfinished.  What makes the difference for those who complete their resolutions and those who do not?   Much of the success that comes to good goal setters, is just that...they set good goals that can be measured and achieved.  The planning of a goal is just as crucial as the carrying out of that goal.   There is a common acronym in the business world that helps in the goal setting process, it is called a S.M.A.R.T. goal.  The original acronym comes from George T. Doran, a successful businessman and former director of corporate planning for

Washington Water Power Company. In it’s original form the different letters stood for specific, measurable, assignable, realistic, and time related.   Specific is in regards to making the goal something that is easy to understand and focuses on a certain thing that you desire to improve.   One person on campus who is proficient in this area of the goal making process is Fernando Alcántar director of student life, leadership, and involvement who said his resolution is “Putting LIFE in student life.”  Life means different things to different people, so he is getting as many different definitions as he can and is using a quadrilateral to bring those definitions to life.  His quadrilateral includes using the different departments on campus to change events, facilities, traditions and athletics to fit the definitions he receives from the students.  Measurable stands for the ability to indicate progress in the goal you make.  It is easy to get discouraged if you can’t measure progress and see that you are actually going somewhere...therefore, measurability is important. 


people and experiences. This will be a great semester. Thumbs Down to all the CEU apparel being seen around campus. We are USU Eastern now not CEU and it’s time that we all fully support the change! We are in an identity crisis here at USU Eastern and to solve this problem all of the student body and staff need to get on board with our new name and essentially the new school. No more CEU apparel. Thumbs down to icy paths all over campus. For those of us who are slightly less coordinated, ice on the sidewalks makes it rather difficult for us to get to classes without bruising our bums and scraping our elbows. Thumbs down to not enough support for the women and men’s basketball teams. We have a great group of women and men representing USU Eastern and kicking some serious butt out there on the basketball court and they need our support. So come on student body, put on your blue and gold and get out there to cheer for our awesome sports teams. Those women and men work hard to represent our school and they need our support!

this year to use a daily planner to schedule all of the events of her day. This is an excellent way to make timely objectives because it puts them on paper and sets a time when you need to be in certain places and accomplish certain tasks.  Goals shape life into something incredible rather than normal, and S.M.A.R.T. goals are a good way to make sure that those goals are effective and achievable.  Also, just as Terry Johnson, advisor of USU Eastern’s SUN Center, says “Just because it’s Jan. 1, doesn’t mean I have to make a goal...goals should be a part of the way we live every day of our lives.”  Truly, as one becomes more proficient at goal making, it becomes a part of their nature and their lives and the lives of others are sculpted into something better.  So be resolute at making resolutions, and be S.M.A.R.T. about it.

Top five quotes from family-friendly comedies Nathan Manley & Hayden Peterson

I’m serious! Tommy: Richard! What’s happening?  [coat rips]  Tommy: Uh oh! 

5. DUMB AND DUMBER Part a: Harry: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this. Lloyd: I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver’s full of $#!T.

4. BILLY MADISON Principal: Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Thumbs up to the new sign on the corner of campus. It looks awesome and it’s the perfect way to represent how wonderful this school really is. Thumbs up for all of the awesome teachers here on our campus. USU Eastern has some of the coolest teachers ever. They pay attention to who we are and actually care if we are doing well in their class or not. Also thumbs up for teachers who work with their students to help them get the best grade possible. USU Eastern teachers rock! Thumbs up for our small campus. Walking in the cold to get to our classes isn’t so bad thanks to how close together the buildings are on campus. So a definite thumbs up to not having to walk miles in the freezing cold to get to classes. Thumbs up to all of the original and exciting activities EUSA has put on so far. It is awesome that on any given night there is always something amazing going on around campus! Way to go EUSA! Thumbs up to the world not ending in 2012! Thumbs up to the new Spring 2013 Semester. Hooray for new classes, grades, opportunities,

Assignable in the original acronym used to determine who would carry out the objective. In this case, we are talking about resolutions, therefore these are personal goals.  It’s a good idea to make resolutions that we can actually own.  If we make goals that we don’t actually care about or want to achieve, we will never accomplish those goals.  So, own your resolutions.  Realistic is a pretty self explanatory part of a S.M.A.R.T. goal.  Don’t make goals that are so extraordinary or extreme that they are impossible to achieve.  Set goals that will stretch you, but are still within grasp. For example, Brighton Ketts, an ambassador from USU Eastern, has the goal to attend all of her classes on time and be more punctual and dependable this semester.  This is a goal that is achievable, but is causing her to change some of her actions compared to the previous semester.  Finally, the last section is time related.  In basic terms, set goals that have a time frame and deadline.  This makes the measurable part more achievable as well.   Emily Williams, the vice president of activities at USU Eastern, has the resolution

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Part b: Harry: [shivering] Lloyd, I can’t feel my fingers, they’re numb!  Lloyd: Oh well here, take this extra pair of gloves, my hands are starting to get a little sweaty.  Harry: Extra gloves? You’ve had extra gloves this whole time?  Lloyd: Uh yea, we are in the Rockies 5. (Tie) TOMMY BOY Tommy: Richard? Is this your coat?  Richard: Don’t do it.  Tommy: Fat guy in a little coat. Fat guy in a little coat.  Richard: Don’t  Tommy: [singing] Fat guy in a little coat. / Fat guy in a little coat.  Richard: Take it off, Dickhead,

3. A KNIGHTS TAIL Roland, Chaucer, Kate, Wat: [singing] He’s blond, he’s pissed, he’ll see you in the lists, Lichtenstein! Lichtenstein! He’s blond, he’s tanned, he comes from Gelderland, he comes from Gelderland! Gelderland, Gelderland, Gelderland... Gelderland, Gelderland, Gelderland... Chaucer: [singing] He’s quick, he’s funny, he makes me lots of money, Lichtenstein! Lichtenstein! 2. WITHOUT A PADDLE Jerry Conlaine: So this is Spirit

River, we take that to Widowmaker Bend and then we hike to Devil’s Staircase and that should lead us right to the top of Hellfire... Dan Mott: What’s with all these satanic names? Isn’t there, like, a Fluffy Bunny Way?  Tom Marshall: No... but there’s a Shut-Up-You-Big-Baby Ridge.  1. HAPPY GILMORE Nursing Home Orderly: Good news, everybody, we’re extending arts and crafts time by four hours today.  Elderly Woman: My fingers hurt.  Nursing Home Orderly: What’s that?  Elderly Woman: My fingers hurt.  Nursing Home Orderly: Oh, well, now your back’s gonna hurt, ‘cause you just pulled landscaping duty. Anybody else’s fingers hurt?... I didn’t think so. Grandma: Sir, can I trouble you for a glass of warm milk? It helps me go to sleep.  Nursing Home Orderly: You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up! Now, you will go to sleep! Or I will PUT you to sleep. Check out the nametag. You’re in MY world now, grandma! 

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The Eagle — The Voice of the Students is an awardwinning, school-sponsored student newspaper, published bi-weekly fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays) at College of Eastern Utah (CEU). A complete list of publication dates can be found online. • Distribution - The Eagle is distributed in all nonresidential buildings on the Price, UT campus, as well as at the LDS Institute of Religion. • Content - Eagle editors and staff are CEU students and are solely responsible for the newspaper’s content. Opinions expressed in The Eagle do not necessarily represent those of CEU, its staff or students. Columns & letters are the personal opinions of the individual writer. Funding comes from advertising revenues and a dedicated student fee administered by the Eastern Utah Student Association (EUSA). Information concerning advertising rates is available by e-mail at or in the advertising section of The Eagle Online. • Ordering The Eagle - Subscriptions must be prepaid. Forward all subscription correspondence, including change of address to the adviser, Dr. Susan Polster via e-mail to or mail care of The Eagle. The first issue is free, others 50 cents. • Submissions - We welcome comments, complaints, suggestions and recommendations. Send letters to the editor to All submissions must be received in The Eagle office no later than 5 p.m. the Friday prior to publication. All submissions become property of The Eagle and cannot be returned. All letters must be signed by the author(s). Also include contact information (telephone or address). No anonymous letters will be printed.

Dr. Susan A. Polster faculty adviser Karli Morris editor-in-chief Ashley Stilson assistant editor Jordan Sanders viewpoints editor Seth Richards news editor Emily Williams lifestyles editor Whitney Withers photography editor

staff writers Nathan Manley Shadayah Jones Jonathan Fox Shanna Frame McKenzie Hosenfeld sports writers Jordan Weihing Travon Langston Kameron King Hayden Peterson Talon Bryan Whitney Fieldsted layout staff Mike Gingell Brandi Sitterud Kate Johnson Megan Peterson photographers Rose Hafford videographer Matt Gochis webmaster Dezzi Mangum

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In memory of two students

Meet the team night

Penelope (Penny) Eleazar met. Her love and joy for life touched everyone she passed. editor-in-chief She will be deeply missed.” Cathrin Alaei, testDuring winter break on ing center director, described Dec. 24, 2012, USU Eastern Eleazar, “She was a good nursing student Penelope (Pen- friend, a hard worker, and was always lookny) Eleazar ing for way passed away to help othdue to heart ers. She will failure after be missed by being sick all who knew wit h pneuher.” monia while A mein California mor ia l was visiting famheld for Elily. She was eazar on Jan. in her final 6. F r i e n d s her semester shared membefore earnories of Eleaing her RN. zar and each Eleazar mentioned was a friend how she was to all that she always happy came into and had a way contact with. Penny Eleazar of brightening She held jobs in dining services and the test- anyone’s day. A fund was set up where ing center. Becky Archibald, director of dining services, anyone wishing to donate to said, “Penny arrived at work the Eleazar family could do with a smile and a good word so. Funds would go towards for all. She was very dedicated transporting Penny to her to her job and performing the homeland for final resting. task to her greatest ability. Fausett Mortuary estimates Penny was a great example of the cost of transport and burial true friendship to everyone she at $7,000.

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Lea Ruth Madsen close to graduating with an emphasis on general studies. According to her obituary, Madsen had 11 nieces and nephews An Emery who were a High gradula rge p a r t ate and a USU of her life. Eastern stuSh e love d dent passed to look for away on Jan. arrowheads 6. and rocks on B o r n the outings on March she attended 1 9, 1 9 8 7, with her fam25-yea r- old ily. Madsen Lea Ruth had a quick Madsen was wit and loved raised in Orto go campangeville for ing. She enmost of her joyed fishing life. She was and spending the daughter Lea Ruth Madsen time with her of Lee and family. Kathleen The funeral was held Jan. Madsen. She was attending USU 10 and the interment was at the Eastern in Fall 2012 and was Orangeville City Cemetery.

Ashley Stilson

Lifestyles editor


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On Tuesday, January 15, the USU Eastern community gathered in the BDAC to meet the men and women’s basketball teams. The men put on a dunk contest to wow the crowd.

New perks in USU Eastern dining services USU Eastern’s dining services started spring semester with a few changes that should benefit the students. According to Becky Archibald, director of dining services, “We added espresso at the Golden Grille, and increased student meal plan swipes to two per day. Our espresso beverages include lattes, frappe’ and blended drinks. We have added a 16-ounce hot chocolate or coffee.  We are excited about the additional options now available.



shores of the Philippines and in the South China Sea. They have never been found in Utah, let alone near Green River. The areas where the clams were found was once a flat, muddy seafloor and that is a key to understanding why they grew to such monsters. The large clams could spread their weight over a large area to keep from sinking into the seafloor. “These clams became the home to oysters that grew over the shells, as well as the home to small fish that lived within the shells,” Carpenter said. “Numerous fish bones were found within the shells during the excavations.” After finding the clams, the two secured the site and returned to it later with museum personnel and volunteers to retrieve the giant clams. Because the clams are so thin, a wooden frame was built around the shell, then Plaster of

wash your hands frequently. Jan Thornton, Utah State University- Eastern psychologist says, “Wash your hands. It is the best way to stay safe from the flu”. She recommends singing the ABC’s or the Eagle Fight Song while at the sink to ensure that you have washed long enough. More ways of avoiding the flu is by avoiding touching your eyes and nose, resting at least seven hours a night, and exercising regularly. Studies have also shown that 20 minutes of meditation a day can reduce the likeliness of catching the flu by more than 50 percent. Thinking you already have

Paris was poured directly on the shell. When dried, the plastercovered shell was flipped over and taken to the museum, Carpenter said. John Bird, paleontology technician for the museum, worked with Carpenter for several months to prepare the clams for display at the museum. While Carpenter and Bird were working on the clams, Logan was creating and designing an exhibit to house the fossils for the public to view. The giant clam is 44 inches by 48 inches, but in life might have weighed 50 pounds. Their average life span might have been 100 years or more. Located in the Hall of Paleontology, the giant clam display is open and ready for the public to view at the museum located at 100 North and 100 East in Price. The hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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According to the NEF it costs a computer owner $35 a year to power their computer for four hours a day. By only having your computer on when you are using it, you are saving money and energy. Switching your thermostat, depending on the season, can also help reduce energy. In the winter months, thermostats should be set to 68 degrees and in the summer months to 76 degrees. Also keeping all doors and windows closed in the halls help. By using LED and CFL light bulbs will help to save energy. A LED or a light-emitting diode can

run for 25,000 hours and a CFL or a compact fluorescent light can run for 10,000 hours. The incandescent light bulbs, which are the standard light bulb, can only run for about 1,200 hours. The last way Wright and Richard suggested to save energy is to take shorter showers. In order for a shower to be energy efficient, it must not be longer than five minutes. By cutting down on the time of your shower, residents will help save energy. Also by not letting water run when it is not needed is another effective way. Also wash your clothes in cold water instead of warm will help

from 5 – 6:30 p.m. “We have added six additional juice flavors at both the Golden Grille and the dining room.” Archibald is excited to offer her second annual Super Bowl Party in the dining room on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. She plans to have a buffet of food set out so students can snack throughout the biggest football game of the year. Everyone from the USU Eastern community is invited to attend, she added.

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out of the Mancos Shale, the soft, gray rock that lies at the foot of the Book Cliffs. Although smaller clams and Nautilus-like ammonites have been found in the Mancos Shale in the area, giant clams had never been reported before. According to Carpenter, there are no reports of giant clams ever being found in Utah, and only a handful of giant clams are on display in museums throughout the country. Thus, the find was a serendipitous moment for the museum. These giant clams look like large dinner-plates, hence the scientific name Platyceramus means “flat clam.” Today, giant clams are nowhere near the giant four- foot clams in size. The modern peep-squeaks are only two feet or so across and are native to the shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian oceans. They have also been found off the

“The Golden Grille hours have been extended, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cooks will quit taking orders at 4:30 p.m. Personnel at the Golden Grille will serve breakfast Monday – Friday until 10:30 a.m.   “In the dining room, we added a selection of quick fixins’ including mozzarella sticks, corn dogs, chicken fritters, jalapeno poppers and more. The dining room is open on Saturdays through Fridays for lunch (brunch) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and dinner is served

save energy. The residential life staff would like to try and make the halls at USU-Eastern more energy efficient, but in order to do this they must have everyone’s cooperation. Wright and Richards are making it a competition among the halls. For two months they are going to be tracking the amount of energy each hall uses and at the end of those two months, the winning hall will get a nacho party and one resident will have the chance to win an i pad Mini. To help your hall win, remember the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

the flu? Some symptoms to watch for are a sore throat, stuffy nose, muscle aches, and the occasional chills. If you are experiencing any of the indications, you can quicken the recovery time by washing your hands often, drinking plenty of fluids, and gargling salt water. The best way to get over the flu quickly is by simply staying home and by sleeping it off. Many college stu-

dents continue to attend classes despite illnesses because they fear missing assignments and tests. Most professors are very understanding of absences due to sickness and are grateful that their students are not putting them at risk of also getting sick. Although the flu is taking the world by storm, you can remain unscathed by taking care of your-

self and doing the small things that will make the difference. Retire from Facebook earlier and go to bed. Eat a salad for lunch instead of the regular burger and fries. Go to the gym rather than hang out with friends. Those little decisions won’t necessarily be your favorite, but if it keeps you from a week of complete misery, they will be actions you will not regret.


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If you’re interested in it . . . “Do anything and everything you possibly can”

says that he enjoys “anything creative.” That’s easy to see given his background. From August 2008 to August 2012, he performed almost weekly with his comedy improve group, “Off the Cuff.” That love for creativity and performance stayed with him. Arave arrived at USU Eastern last summer and is an admissions advisor in enrollment services.

Johnathan Fox staff writer

Wade Arave is where he is today because he has done what he advises students to do: take advantage of every opportunity. “If you’re interested in it, do it,” he says. His own interests vary, but he

In 2009 Arave earned his degree from Southern Utah University in theater and later received his master of fine arts as well. It’s that “creativity” that led him to his first full-time job in his field: teaching theater and production. For three years previous to his time at USU Eastern, he could be found in Cedar City (home to the Shakespearean Festival) where he taught high school drama. He ran the theatre programs at both Canyon View Middle School and Canyon View High School. “I did two full productions for the high school, and then I did two productions for the middle school. Three musicals and a straight (nonmusical) play total,” says Arave. In addition to those four full productions, each year he would take his students to competitions. About one particular year, he said, “It was the first time that Utah had been to nationals in 15 or 20 years.” The criterion for students going to competition was: “wanting to compete.” If they were working on something specific, they were encouraged to go. Arave has always pushed his students to take advantage of every opportunity that leads to developing a useful skill set and gaining experience needed in the

professional world. It is following his own advice that brought him to USU Eastern. Following the school year of 20112012, the Iron County School District was forced to make cuts in their drama department. “They didn’t close it per say, they just had another teacher, who doesn’t necessarily teach drama, take over my classes.” However, he says,“I think I’m

“Try it. Don’t waste away your experience”

Wade Arave

January 17, 2013 in a better place . . . as lousy as it was to have my position terminated, it was a really good thing.” In his position as admissions advisor in enrollment services, Arave now has time to devote to his family. “It’s a little longer hours, but off the book hours are much less.” Arave loves his position because he is still able to be creative. Surprisingly, the skill set that he acquired in his career as a performer and director correlates directly with those of his current position. He can apply his creative mind in the context of a new environment. His job is to talk to high school students and try to get them to go to college here. “I sell the college,” Arave says. He believes that he has been successful here because of the experiences that he has had. “My college experience was very similar to the students who go here. As good as book education is, when you get out to start working, really, it’s experience that’s gonna take you to where you need to go.

And the small campus provides the experience. Attending a small school, I changed my major half a dozen times and it was ultimately working with professors closely and experiencing what that feels like that led me to doing theatre. [in a bigger school] you make a decision your first two years. . . you find out your junior year that you don’t want to do it, and you’re starting over.” That’s what Arave tells prospective students, and that is what he believes because it has proven true in his experience. He urges all students – current or prospective – to “do everything and anything you possibly can. If you’re interested in it, do it. Try it. Don’t . . . waste away your experience. College isn’t just about getting a degree at the end. . . the sooner you start working, the sooner you start creating, the better your education is going to be, the more skill sets you’re gonna have, the better off you are once you graduate.”

. . . do it!

Professor Ali Hekmat retires after 18 years Rose Hafford staff writer

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Chancellor Joe Peterson and Professor Ali Hekmat.

USU Eastern economics associate professor, Ali Hekmat Ph.D., retired in December 2012 after teaching 18 years on the Price campus. With a smile on his face, grades submitted and a retirement party, Hekmat started packing his bags to begin traveling in January. Hekmat was born and raised in Iran, and moved to America when he was 30. He attended college in Claremont, Calif., where he received two masters’ degrees: one in economics and a master’s in business administration. Eventually, he moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., where he received his doctorate in economics

at the University of Wisconsin. Besides USU Eastern, he taught at Marquette University, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Western Washington University in Bellingham and the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. He has accumulated almost 29 years of teaching in his career. It was in Wisconsin that he and his wife Cathrin had their first son, Neema. They had their second son, Daniel in North Dakota. In September 1994, he moved to Price, Utah, and started teaching economics at the College of Eastern Utah where he has spent the past 18 years. After spending a career of teaching, there’s no doubt he enlightened and inspired countless

“Almost Maine” kicks off the 2013 theatre season “Explore the puzzling issues of romance in February”

Ashley Stilson

staff writer Romantic comedy is in the air as USU Eastern’s theater department prepares for their first play this semester titled Almost Maine. Lisha Michel sums up her experience in “Almost Maine,” “My favorite part of this whole production is getting to act with my very best friend.” Written by an American actor, John Cariani, “Almost Maine” follows nine different couples as they explore the puzzling issues of romance. Set in the fictional town of Almost,

Maine, sober and humorous incidents are contained within this witty play. The 14 actors that take part in “Almost Maine” are: Scott Zaborski, Lisha Michel, Tyrell Clement, Annie Morey, Josh Bone, Leandra Arroyo, Madison Alleman, DeeJay Laughbon, Braden Hampel, Alissa Peters, Timothy Swenson, Savana Miller, and Dwayne and Carrie Huffaker. They all play different couples who “Fall in and out of love” throughout the miniseries. “It’s a very sweet-hearted show that anyone can relate to in some way,” Swensen commented. “This is a show about people going

through various stages of love.” Professional actor and director, Morgan Lund, has come from Salt Lake City to direct “Almost Maine.” Theatre director, Grady McEvoy, heads the set design and lighting, while the costume design is by Corey Ewan and Annie Morey. “It’s romantic,” said Arroyo. “And perfect for a Valentine’s date.” “Almost Maine” is running from Feb. 7-16 in the Geary Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for non-USU Eastern students and faculty, and $2 for USU students with ID cards.

Research shows more Utah women need to complete college The Utah Women and Education Initiative (UWEI) released two Research and Policy Briefs, which contain the latest available data and information on educational attainment, college enrollment and graduation. The information contained in both briefs underscores the need for continued focus on degree completion for both men and women in the State of Utah. The briefs were compiled in support of the state’s goal that 66 percent of Utah’s adults hold a postsecondary degree or vocational certificate by the year 2020. The first brief, titled Educational Attainment: A Utah Women and Education Update, highlights data on the highest level of education attained by adults in Utah. The data show that Utah has a high percentage of adults

who have some postsecondary education, but have not finished a degree or certification program. Women make up a major portion of those without degrees, particularly at the bachelor’s level and higher. According to Dr. Susan Madsen, senior advisor to the UWEI and a management professor at Utah Valley University, “It is noteworthy that a recent study showed that of 51 metropolitan areas with at least one million people, the greatest differences between the sexes were found in the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield area.”  Study data showed that men surpassed women in the attainment of bachelor’s degrees or higher by 9.3 percentage points, with 37.5 percent of men and 28.3 percent of women ages 25 and older holding these degrees.

This is of concern because research shows that an individual’s earning power is directly related to the degree he or she holds. The second brief, College Enrollment and Graduation: A Utah Women and Education Update, highlights current enrollment and graduation data for women and men attending postsecondary institutions in Utah. The data show that 58.5 percent of Utah high school students go directly to college, compared to a U.S. average of 63.3 percent. The recent change in LDS mission age requirements will likely impact these statistics. The brief also features data on graduation rates at public four-year institutions. The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) reports a 13 percent difference

between the USHE institutions’ graduation rates for women and the national average. “Women clearly face unique challenges in balancing families, jobs and education, and this is what we are working to address,” said Mary Ann Holladay, director of the UWEI. More information about the Utah Women and Education Initiative can be found at, including additional research briefs, videos and resources for educators, families, and community organizations. UWEI receives oversight from five organizing partners: the Utah Governor’s Office, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah State Office of Education, Prosperity 2020, and the United Way of Salt Lake.

Campus police store firearms for students Seth Richards

news editor

Safe where firearms are stored on campus.

In an effort to avoid having cars burgled, campus security would like to advertise free gun storage in the USU Eastern Purchasing and Receiving Building. While campus policy does not allow residents to keep firearms in their residential housing, the USU Eastern P r ice Campus provides a safe storage facility for weapons. This facility allows students to access their weapons by contacting campus security at any time, although calls at night may

require a greater response time, according to Jason Marshal, part-time campus police officer. Keeping firearms in personal vehicles, while it does allow for easier access for whimsical trysts to a preferred firing area, makes the weapons more accessible to burglars and, as with any valuables stored, makes the vehicle more of a target. In the past campus security has housed two to five guns for students. The campus police would like to see this number increase for the safety of the campus community as well as to protect valuables that might otherwise be targeted by opportunists of lesser moral character.

students. Any student who has ever had him as a professor, should know how much he loved his job as an educator. Among all the accomplishments to be proud of, he is most proud that he raised their two sons in America. Hekmat wasted little of his retirement time before he embarked on his first vacation. The first week of spring semester he left to spend three months in Iran visiting his family. Iran is just the first stop of many for him; now that he is retired, he says he plans on traveling the world. He has made a significant difference in the hearts and lives of many students past and present and will never be forgotten, but he promises he won’t forget the students either.

Book Review:


of the factions. People who can fit into more than one faction are called Divergent. The government is on If you have read The the lookout to kill anyone Hunger Games and loved who is Divergent. Beatrice chooses to join it, kind of liked it, or even remotely had an interest in the Dauntless, the wildest the dystopian society that of the factions, and must be Suzanne Collins created, careful to disguise the fact then Divergent should be that she is Divergent. She changes her name, her looks the next book on your list. Written by Veronica and her friends to begin the Roth, the Divergent world initiation process to join the takes place in the Illinois Dauntless. The highly competitive city of Chicago at a postapocalypse time period. The process pits her against all population is divided into the 16-year-olds who also five-different communities, joined Dauntless. They each community conform- undergo punishing physical ing their residents to live and intense psychological tests a certain t h a t vir tue: transAbnegaforms tion, who t h e m are selfa l l. I f less; CanB e a dor, who trice are truthfa ils ful; Eruthe inidite, who tiation, are intelshe’l l ligent; become A m i t y, factionwho a re less. peaceDivergent If she f ul; and p a s s e s, Dauntless, she will make some of who are brave. At 16, the teenagers her new friends become of this society can choose factionless. One of her which community-or fac- instructors seems bent on tion-they want to live in. getting her to fail, or does They can stay in the faction he have something else in they were born in, or they mind? As she discovers more can leave to another community. However, once they about the Dauntless, she unchose, they must stay there covers secrets that threaten for the rest of their lives. to unwind the seemingly Those who try to switch perfect society of factions. factions end up without any “Divergent is a captivating, community. They are the fascinating book that kept factionless who wind up in me in constant suspense and was never short on surpristhe slums. Beatrice Prior is the es,” said James Dashner, main character is this story. the author of The Maze She is born into Abnega- Runner. “It will be a long tion—the calmest of the time before I quit thinking factions—and despises about this haunting vision every minute of it. When she of the future.” The movie comes out in turns 16, she takes a test to see which faction she will 2014, so grab the book and see what everyone’s talking most easily fit into. When the results come, about. For those who want she is told she is an anomaly to keep reading, the sequel because instead of fitting is called Insurgent and the perfectly into one faction, third book is coming out she could easily fit into three this fall.

Ashley Stilson

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Utah high school art students show their talents at Gallery East 250 entries juried for 2013 competition

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(L to R) “Pete’s Brother” by Maclean Kilpatrick, East HS; “Leaf” by Cheyenne Bee, Logan HS; “Westminster Abbey” by Judy Suh, Logan HS; (below) “Fading Hush” by Katherine Wishart, Copper Hills HS.


ome of the best high school artists in the state have their work exhibited at USU Eastern’s Ninth Annual Statewide Art Competition in Gallery East located on the northwest corner of the SAC Building. The exhibit runs from Jan. 14 through Feb. 7. Over 250 entries were received from throughout Utah for jury into to the competition. In addition to entries from Carbon and Emery high schools, many paintings, drawings, watercolors,

ceramics, and photographs were submitted from northern and southern Utah high schools. Participating high schools include Logan, Ben Lomond, Weber, Taylorsville, Copper Hills, Pleasant Grove, Juab, and Wayne high schools. “It’s really incredible to see how much creative talent is being fostered in this state,” says gallery director Noel Carmack. “Every year, I am impressed by the depth of skill these young students have.”

This year, USU Eastern staff members Megan Woods (BA, Art History, Colorado State Univ.) and Lyndsay Reid (BFA, Illustration, Southern Utah University), were invited to assist in jurying/judging the competition. All high school age (14-18 years old) students were eligible to participate, including public high school students, home-schooled students and students attending private schools. “This was, perhaps, the largest number of submis-

sions I’ve yet seen,” Carmack said. “I hope our visitors take the opportunity to see how talented these young people are.” A closing reception and awards ceremony will be on Friday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. Participating students and parents are invited to attend. The public is welcome. Gallery East is open Monday through Thursdays and is free to attend. If you have any questions, contact Carmack at 435-613-5241 or email him at

Meet the new leaders in SUN Center Shanna Frame staff writer

Riley Messick, Monica Perkinson, Alex Cale and Jill Fincher.

SUN Center has four new leaders this spring semester; Riley Messick, Monica Parkinson, Alex Cale, and Jill Fincher. Each of these new leaders will bring great ideas and new service projects to the table. But who are these new leaders? Riley Messick is majoring in physical therapy. He became a SUN Center leader because it is a good way to be involved. He loves wakeboarding, and once had a Brown Recluse Spider named Scotty as a pet. He would like to do some service projects involving the clean-up and beautification of local bike trails and will be volunteering at many others. Known somewhat for her distinct and lovable laugh, Monica Parkinson is excited

Foods you love that love you back Karen Hayhurst Dietary veganism—the practice of abstaining from eating animal products—is a lifestyle rife with mystery, myths and misconceptions, and is often erroneously regarded as a dietary regime for extremists. In fact, amid copious health and wellness benefits, the vegan diet is more mainstream today. This is exemplified by the number of vegan restaurants, and vegan dishes at traditional restaurants, increasing exponentially as well as the high profile personalities that have adopted a vegan diet. Perhaps the vegan diet officially “arrived” when Oprah Winfrey went on a vegan diet for 21 days in 2008, and in 2011 asked her 378 production staff to do the same for one week. Reports also note that former U.S. president Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010 after cardiac surgery, while his daughter Chelsea was already a vegan. In November 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek stated that a growing number of American CEOs were becoming vegan, such as Steve Wynn, Mortimer Zuckerman and

Russell Simmons. Holistic wellness authority Koya Webb, author of “Koya’s Kuisine: “Foods You Love That Love You Back!” offers these “vegan revelations” to provide fundamental key facts and clarify misconceptions about the vegan diet and lifestyle: 1.  Vegan food is flavorful! Most people think a vegan diet means tasteless food and poorly-disguised fake meat. While in the past this may have been true, vegan recipes have evolved and today there is a wealth of vegan fare bursting with flavor, from barbeque classics and chili to lasagna and other Italian favorites that are prepared with a heightened health factor since fresh vegetables, fruits nuts and seeds are often key ingredients.  Spices, herbs, sauces, fresh ingredients and inspired culinary vision have made the modern vegan diet tasty. 2.  It’s a fruit feast. Those trying to reduce dietary sugar are reluctant to eat a lot of fruit, but the vegan diet allows for as much fruit as you desire. If you minimize or eliminate the consumption of complex carbohydrates like bread, rice and pasta, which all break down


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be lost when he approached a large mansion. After mustering the nerve to go to the door, he rang the bell and to his surprise, Mayor Earl J. Glade the first elected mayor of Salt Lake City answered the door. The girl he asked out was his granddaughter, whom he dated for sometime. Anderson was able to rub shoulders with a man he respected, which added another spark to his growing flame for politics. Since then, Anderson has been involved in the political world serving as the State Secretary of the patriotic party in California. He has also been the (R) delegate at the state convention for as many years as he can remember.

to sugar, you can add more fruit to your diet—also beneficial since fruit also contains fiber and enzymes that help you maintain and regular functioning system, while the starchy carb counterparts can clog you up and slow your metabolism. 3. Meaty matters. It’s been shown that releasing meat from your diet— as vegans do—can protect you from many degenerative diseases. Meat quality remains an issue in the marketplace, while issues of toxicity, contamination and excessive hormones and chemicals abound. 4. Eco-friendly epicure. The vegan lifestyle causes less environmental damage and consumes fewer resources. Organizations such as PETA point out that animal agriculture is linked to climate change, water pollution, land degradation, a decline in biodiversity, and that a commercially available animalbased diet uses more land, water, and energy than a strictly vegetarian one, as cited on Wikipedia. With this in mind, a striking report out of the University of Chicago found that switching from the standard American diet to a plant-based one reduces more

On Jan. 28, Anderson will return to the capitol, as the Utah State Legislature will open with the swearing in ceremony, and remain in session for 45 days. Then return every month of the year for various interim meetings. As a representative, he will serve on one appropriations committee and two standing committees. Aligning with the natural resources and political subdivisions committees, Anderson wants to see less land owned by the federal government and transferred to private land ownership. He believes the budget and sagging economy will improve this way, using North Dakota as a prime example, a state that has virtually no unemployment with a booming economy. Anderson has been a father figure at home and at school, and will likely carry that mantle to the legislature as a representative of House District 69.

to be one of SUN Center’s new leaders. Parkinson said this about her new position, “I am a SUN Center Leader because I love serving. Service is great! I loved going to the projects and thought that I would enjoy organizing some of my own.” Some of her favorite things are food, singing and playing the ukulele. “I love service!” exclaimed Alex Cale, when asked why she decided to become a SUN Center leader. She is in the cosmetology program, and would like to use her skills within her service projects in the community. A great thing to know about Cale is that she loves Disney and Disneyland. She also loves dancing, singing, and expressing herself through performing. Jill Fincher volunteered at the Kids @ Heart project last semester and loved it. She then decided that she wanted to be a leader in the SUN Center. She loves clothes, spaghettios, her fish named Choncho, smiling, and

greenhouse emissions per person per year over switching from standard sedan like a Toyota Camry to a hybrid Toyota Prius, proving that what you choose to eat could do more to offset greenhouse gas emissions than what you choose to drive. So, if you want to reduce you r c a r b on fo o t p r i nt go vegan…even for just 10 days.

being crazy. She was also stung by a stingray on her first trip to the ocean. Fincher would like to make a difference through working with the Kids @ Heart project. Each of these new leaders will certainly bring new life and energy to the SUN Center. SUN Center president, Shanna Frame, is excited to have them on board. Frame stated this about the new leaders, “I am sure they will be great! They’ve already brought some new ideas, and fit right in with everyone else. We can’t help but smile, and have a good time when we’re all together.” SUN Center is definitely ready to have a great semester. For information on upcoming events and to sign-up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Levitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284. SUN Center advisor, Terry Johnson said, “We most likely have a project that interests you, so we look forward to receiving a call and seeing you in the SUN Center soon.”

5.   Go ahead and indulge!  The vegan lifestyle is not about deprivation. You can still enjoy favorite treats like ice cream, cheesecake, and many other desserts. Of cou rse, as wit h a ny wellness regime, those with a sweet tooth must still heed the calorie and fat consumption. 6.    Body benefits abound. The

vegan diet tends to be higher in dietary fiber, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and phytochemicals, and lower in calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Eating vegan has proven to control allergies, PMS, and depression. This is helped, in part, by avoiding the hormones, antibiotics, and antidepressants.

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Taking the “Boot” and leaving the Loot! Hayden Peterson sports writer

Sarah Fletcher controls the ball and the flow of the game

photo by Jonathan Fox/ The Eagle

Ballin’ at USU Eastern Women are one and one in 2013

“Close Doesn’t Count” Jordan Weihing

sports writer This week the USU Eastern women’s basketball team had some tough matchups against Salt Lake Community College Thursday and Snow College Saturday with a six point loss against SLCC and a five point win against Snow. In the SLCC game, the Eagles had a great start leading 14-2, just five minutes into the first half. The momentum, however, didn’t last and Salt Lake eventually came at the end of the game to beat the Eagles 70-64. In the game against Snow, the Eagles started off with some strong defense and caused Snow to commit 11 turnovers in the first half. Part way through the second half their determination to win helped them overcome a seven point deficit to come back and beat Snow 64-59. Amy Arbon, number 23, played a key role in that game hitting

a 3-pointer out of the timeout to take the lead 60-57 with only a minute left in the game Before the game, Coach Dave Paur said, “we’re about 6-8 points away from being undefeated but you know what? Close doesn’t count, does it?” Many of the recent games haven’t “counted” as the team has lost by only a couple of baskets. In both the SLCC and Snow games, the stats in the second half were almost all considerably lower than those in the first half. In the first half of the SLCC game, Eastern shot 46.7 percent from the field, but by the end of the second half, they only shot 22.5 percent. In the first half of the Snow game they were able to make 2-6 from the three-point line, but in the second half they were unable to connect on their three-point shots – shooting 2-12. To get over that hump, the team must stay true to their defensive strengths while improving their shooting percentage. Right now their hard-nosed defense is keeping them in the game. In the Snow game they caused 23 turnovers, which was a huge reason they were able to come back from

their 7-point deficit and take the win. Coach Paur’s strategy is to full-court press almost the entire game, which causes a lot of teams to turn the ball over and giving the Golden Eagles many more opportunities to score. Question is, can they follow through on the extra opportunities? Paur puts great trust in his players. His strategy is simple: “if you’re open, shoot it – I don’t care who you are – if you’re not, pass it.” It is apparent that his players take this to heart, shooting 70 shots in the SLCC game with an overall percentage of 32.9, compared to the opponent’s 46 shots, percentage of 43.5. Eastern is definitely taking plenty of shots. If the percentage had been increased by a mere 6 percent, they would have taken the victory. The Eagles are on the road this weekend against North Idaho College tonight at 5:30 p.m and College of Southern Idaho on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. the Lady Eagles lost to both teams at home before the break. NIC defeated them 58-54, and CSI defeated the Eagles 65-60. They return home on Saturday, Jan. 26, when they take on CNCC, a team they defeated on the road 62-53, Jan. 5.

Eagle Pride Emily Williams

lifestyles editor

W hi tn ey phot o by W ith er Ea gl e s/ Th e

Brett Cook

This year, sporting events at Eastern are shaping up to be intense. Our teams have been working hard all year and are ready to give their all at each game. But what is college athletics without school spirit? It is pointless. When the crowd is filled with supportive fans and enthusiastic students, players feel motivated and the student-body is flooded with Eagle Pride. To encourage students to show their true Eagle colors, the campus store has teamed up with ESA to bring students inexpensive gear for games. Many games will be themed “Gold-Out” games. Similar to a black-out game, all students and fans will dress with as much gold as they can to support the Golden Eagles. The best way to do that is with the “Do or Die” T-shirt being sold in the campus store and at each game for $10. The vision ESA has for these T-shirts is for every student to own one. If achieved, when the players look at the crowd they will see the support and enthusiasm that students have for the Golden Eagles. There are other ways for students to show their true colors at games. First by simply attending, participating in appropriate cheers, standing up in the student section and joining the Scream Team. The campus store also offers gear for games ranging from $2 to $10, such as, blue and gold wigs, pom-poms, cheer cones, mini basketballs, towels, face stickers, etc.

Spirit gear available for games in campus store in JLSC

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Carbon County Recreation Opportunites

715 East Main Street Price, UT 84501

Photo Group Class There will be a class on flash photography on Wednesday, January 23, at 6 p.m. at the Carbon Rec Office. Ben Grimes will be the presenter. This class will focus on your cameras built in flash, as well as a flash unit that is connected to your camera. The presentation will also include information about fill flash. For information about this class or photography in general call Steve Christensen at 636-3702. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS CLASS. Concealed Weapons Class The North Springs Shooting Range will host their next concealed weapons class on January 26, at 2 p.m. The cost is $55, which includes fingerprints, photographs, class time, and a range pass for the day. Expect the class to last for four hours. For more information contact Scott Olsen at 650-7728.

While most Americans celebrate Black Friday shopping and standing in lines for great deals, the rest of us are still talking about the football games from turkey day. This season in the NFL, there were a few teams who jumped off to great starts and slowly declined over the season. Then there were the teams who started off on a slow road and took a turn for the worst. On Dec. 31, 2012, the NFL celebrated Black Monday, unfortunately the make believe holiday isn’t as happy as Black Friday. On Black Monday seven teams parted ways with their head coaches, or in other words, they gave them the boot. The seven coaches fired consisted of Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid, Cardinals Ken Whisenhunt, Bears’ Lovie Smith, Chargers Norv Turner, Browns Pat Surmur, Chiefs Romeo Crennel and the Bills Chan Gailey. Three of these coaches had led their team to a Super Bowl appearance during their time with the team. Three of these teams went on to make it a clean sweep, saying goodbye to their GMs as well as the head coach: San Diego, Cleveland and Arizona. Managers were also fired in Jacksonville and New York. Why the Jets would choose to hold onto the egotistical Rex Ryan is beyond me. He lead the team to a losing record and he definitely wasn’t a crowd favorite, but I guess we will get to see him on Sports Center again next year, oh JOY!! Andy Reid was the longesttenured coach to be booted. He spent 14 seasons with the Eagles and lost the Super Bowl in 2005. The Eagles were a team in the preseason who everyone thought would be dangerous and a playoff contender. A few games into the season and Eagle fans were beginning to look for answers to their problems, bench Vick, try the wildcat offense, pass first run second, but the answers were no where to be found. The Eagles season ended in a spiral as they finished the season 4-12, winning only two of their 12 conference games. Meanwhile, in track and field, Bev Kearney, head coach at the University of Texas, has announced she will be stepping down after arriving in 1993.  Why is this significant, how about the amount of money she was making.  Her base salary was $270,000 at the time of her leave of absence, and the recommended salary, had she come back was going to be bumped to $397,000 with a $25,000 longevity bonus. Apparently money isn’t everything. Why was Kearney on a leave of absence? Well, ten years ago she had an affair with a student and this student just brought this forward. So in an attempt to save her six National Championships and possibly her reputation she has decided to step away from the job she once loved to pursue a new outlook on life. Yes, I may have forgotten to mention the student, like Kearney, was also a female. But let’s be honest, how often have we heard in the past few years of coaches being taken to trial for something to this matter. Happens all the time and it is only frowned upon when the public knows about it. Until then coaches continue doing what it is you do. One word of advice to you coaches though, if you are going to sleep with a student or athlete, be sure to have a winning record, some schools will allow anything as long as they are winning. In closing I would just like to congratulate Mike Brown for getting fired after just five games so he didn’t ruin his entire coaching career by taking the All-Star Lakers to a losing record for the entire year. Laker fans you aren’t used to seasons like this I understand but sometimes it takes time for egos to mold and become one. Good luck Lakers as you continue your downfall to hopefully the very bottom of the league where you can receive a lottery pick!

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new gym, new team “Pushing to improve”

Talon Bryan

sports writer While most students were lounging at home enjoying the semester break, the Golden Eagles were hard at work. Committed to making this season a success, the men endured freezing cold workouts and pushed on. The games mean more now that USU Eastern entered the heart of region play with every game deciding their fate. Over winter break the men traveled to Mesa, Ari., to play in the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout. Competing with some of the top JCO teams in the country, the team managed to break even with a record of 2-2. The first game of the tournament wasn’t one of the men’s best as Mesa Community College outscored the Eagles 71 to 45. Even with the 26-point loss, Miles Gatewood managed to score 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. Also contributing was Dytanya “Bubby” Johnson with eight points and adding five rebounds. Turning things around the next day, the Eagles faced off against Williston State and proceeded to put up 65 points while keeping Williston to 55. Three players broke double digits and helped push the team to the win. Gatewood led the scoring with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Adding to this was Jason Timpf with 12 points and nine rebounds, putting up double digits in two categories was Johnson with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Squaring off with previously second ranked in the NJCAA, Howard College proved to be too much for the team as they suffered a 34-point loss. Howard shot 55 percent from the field while the men only managed to make 30 percent. Even with the low shooting percentage, Gatewood managed to score 18 points. Howard did suffer a loss to SLCC, who was previously ranked 24 in the NJCAA polls. Coach Carter Roe discussed the team’s performance at Mesa, “This was a good tournament for us to knock some rust off. Our defense was exceptional, although we do still need to work on our shooting percentage which I think we can fix with working hard at practice.” Getting somewhat of a home game, the men traveled to Emery High School to

play Western Wyoming while the BDAC was being painted. Coming out strong, Jeff Perkins scored 28 points, smothering Western Wyoming the first week of January and ending the game with a big win, the final score came out 75 to 63. After a few days off, the men traveled to Colorado Northwestern Community College to gain a win over the Spartans 65 to 62. Gatewood showed his skill in this game putting 21 points on the board and contributing four rebounds and assists to his stats. Johnson pulled off another double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. With a big region game against one of the best teams in the SWAC, SLCC traveled to Price to show their talent last weekend. With the fans decked out in black and showing their support, the players were amped up. The game went back and forth in the first half with the momentum swinging both ways. Coming back out after halftime, the Bruins figured something out to outscore the Eagles 42 to 26 in the second half, ending the game at 75-57 with the win going to SLCC. Commenting about the team, Gatewood stated, “I feel like we have come a long way as a team, but we have some things we need to work on as a unit. We have improved our defense big time day in and day out with many hard practices and drills to improve it, but now we need to work on being consistent on scoring. We score every game, but we are not consistent as a group; we also need to play a full game, not just 30 minutes. Those are the little things that are killing us, and that we are pushing to improve.’’ With another region game two days after losing to SLCC the men battled against Snow College. The game was extremely close with leads changing constantly. The Badgers managed to come out on top when the Eagles missed a last second shot to tie the

Vitor Machado drives to the hoop with a defender on his hip

game. Perkins led the scoring with 10 points while Timpf grabbed 12 rebounds for the team. Roe, about the game against Snow and the team, said, “The team showed some resolve against Snow. Our defense was good and if we shoot over 50 percent from the free throw line then we win that game. “As of now, I think we were fortunate to get a big win against CSI and would like to do that again on the road [this weekend]. Right now we are a little banged up with Vitor Machado out for the week with

Whitney Fieldsted

sports writer

“It always came easy to me”

This weeks Eagle spotlight is on one of the freshman women’s basketball players, Shantaya Strebel. She isn’t to far from home here in Price, but living in a town big enough to have a Wal-Mart may have taken a little getting use to. She was raised with her four siblings in Tabiona, Utah. Calling this a town would be an understatement; it is one of the smallest places in Utah. “It was such a great place to grow up, I was able to be involved in the community and my high school. I also had many opportunities especially in sports,” Strebel said. She participated in almost every club or sports team her little 1A school had to offer. Playing volleyball, running track, being a cheerleader and a member of the drill team were all things that took up her time in her high school days. Out of all the activities Strebel was involved in during her younger years, basketball was what she loved the most. Strebel said, “It always came easy to me.” She mostly helps out on the court at the position of a forward, but occasionally she is called on to play a shooting guard. Strebel is averaging 12 minutes and 2.5 rebounds per game and is photo courtesy Tyson Chappell

Travon Langston

Number: 5

Position: Center

Position: Shooting guard Hometown: Long Beach, but I live in Las Vegas Major: Mass Communications

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Brooke Slade

Hero & Why: My parents because they motivate me to do good, and they are always on top of me. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Something most people don’t know about you: I played the clarinet in 6th grade Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: I could play basketball

Hometown: Taylorsville, UT Major: Business Hero & Why: My parents are my heros because of everything they do for me, and the support they show me.

Something most people don’t know about you: I love to golf, I have been playing since I was young Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play basketball

Favorite thing about USU Eastern: Coach Vando and Coach Roe

Favorite thing about USU Eastern: All the friendly people and my awesome teammates

Favorite thing about your sport:

Favorite thing about your sport: I love blocking shots!

It’s a man’s sport, it’s tough, and a lot of fun Plans after USU Eastern: Play Division 1 basketball

Plans after USU Eastern: I plan on playing ball after this and continuing my education

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a shoulder injury, but I am optimistic about these next few weeks.” About scoring Roe stated, “Miles is our guy. He has had his ups and downs, but we believe in him and his ability to lead the scoring.” The Golden Eagles are on the road this weekend, playing NIC Jan. 17, and then head to CSI on Jan. 19 to try and capture two more region wins. Their next home game is Saturday, Jan. 26, against CNCC at 5 p.m.

shooting 62 percent from the free-throw line. Fellow teammate and captain Hailee Parry says, “Shan is always giving 100 percent anytime she is in the gym, staying positive and the team can always count on her.” Throughout Strebel’s career her number-one supporters have been her parents. They follow her everywhere no matter how many hours they have to drive. Strebel ended up at USU Eastern because on her visit she fell in love with the campus and everyone she met was nice and welcoming. She says the best thing about basketball and this school is winning and the amazing teammates that she has here. Strebel said college was not everything she expected, she said, “No, not at all, it has not been as hard as I thought it would be. I wasn’t sure how I was going to juggle school work, and basketball but it has been pretty easy so far.” The biggest surprise to her was that there aren’t many people around campus when going to classes and just hanging out on campus. “Shantaya is a friend to everyone she meets and is a very caring person,” says teammate Tandy Thackeray. Strebel’s caring personality makes her an easy person to get along with and great to be around. She says the most satisfying thing she does in her life is being able to go to practice and play the sport she loves everyday. “I never thought I would be playing college basketball,” Strebel said. Luckily for her and us her dream came true and we get enjoy her on and off the court.

Number: 31

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Bad News Lakers

Travon Langston

sports writer As the first half of the season is winding down for the Lakers, it is not going as planned. Before the season started, the Lakers had a terrific offseason. Picking up the No. 1 center in the NBA, Dwight Howard, one of the best point guards to ever play the game of basketball, Steve Nash, and also picking up one of the best shooters in the NBA today, Antawn Jamison. Knowing that, the Lakers still have the best shooting guard in the league, Kobe Bryant. Coming into the season, the Lakers were picked to be a powerhouse team. They have all the pieces to be a great team in the Western Conference. The Lakers lost four games to start off the season, and fired Coach Mike Brown. They had the chance to hire Phil Jackson, one of the best coaches to ever coach the game. Jackson wanted too much money and wanted partial ownership of the Lakers. Current owner, Jerry Buss, didn’t like that offer so they declined. They hired Coach Mike D’Antoni, former New York Knicks coach. D’Antoni isn’t a bad coach, he just doesn’t teach defense, and that became a problem for the Lakers. They lost seven straight games with D’Antoni as head coach. During the first loss Nash got injured with a fractured right leg which hurt the Lakers tremendously as they lost the next six. They don’t have a good backup point guard that can play defense, shoot or pass as well as Nash. As the season progressed, starter Gasol, and Howard both sustained serious injuries on Jan. 6. Gasol has a serious concussion and likely won’t play until after the first half of the season is over. Howard has a torn labrum, but he made his return on the Jan. 14. Injuries are not the main factor in Lakers losses unfortunately. They lack team chemistry, and without the star players the Lakers won’t make the playoffs. The last time they didn’t go to the playoffs was 2004-2005 season. If the Lakers don’t make the playoffs, I highly doubt that Howard will re-sign with them. That means they could potentially give up one of the best centers, and having already passed up one of the best coaches the Lakers could be in trouble next year. Being 17-22, will the Lakers have a turnaround season or will they just be all talk?

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