Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Todayâ€™s Issue: Campus News
Undocumented, uncovered Hundreds of USU students are in the U.S. illegally due to their parentsâ€™ decision to immigrate and a few of them shared their struggles BY EVAN MILLSAP staff writer
A recent conference heated up when an economist and accountant debated a Wall Street scandal. Page 3
JosuĂŠ Flores has lived in the United States since he was 11 months old. He attends USU, studying international business. He speaks Spanish and English equally well, as well as German and some Dutch. The biggest thing that makes him different from the majority of USU students is that he crossed over the border from Mexico illegally, with his
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family. According to a New York Times article, migrant shelters along the Mexican border are filled with seasoned border crossers, often deportees braving ever-greater risks to get back to their families in the U.S.
â€œI believe in American ideology,â€? Flores said. â€œI think other immigrants do too. They work here and try to make this place their home. We try to learn the language. I donâ€™t like how politicians see us as an enemy.â€? Esmirelda Ayala, a constitutional law major, is another undocumented immigrant who grew up in the U.S. She said she grew up in Logan, speaks English without an accent and has no memory of where she
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CROSSING THE RIO GRANDE is a difficult way to get into the United States. But for many, like JosuĂŠ Floresâ€™ parents, the chance of a better life in the U.S. is worth the risk, Flores said. Many people crossed the border as infants with their parents and grew up undocumented in the U.S. Photo courtesy of EVAN MILLSAP
was born. She said she considers herself an American, even though she doesnâ€™t have any of the rights and amenities of a citizen. â€œItâ€™s crazy-hard sometimes,â€? Ayala said. â€œIâ€™ve been here since I was two. I know nothing about El Salvador.â€? Elizabeth Garcia, a sophomore majoring in pre-physical therapy, agreed. â€œFor my sister and I itâ€™s also been hard. We have been here for seven years,â€? Garcia said. â€œWe donâ€™t have social security numbers. Itâ€™s almost impossible for us to find work to even survive. My mom owned a store for a while and made some money that way, and my dad works in Mexico and sends money. Otherwise we wouldnâ€™t be able to attend college.â€? Alejandra Gorostieta was attending college, but said she had to drop out, because she could no longer afford it. â€œWe canâ€™t apply for FAFSA, we canâ€™t apply for scholarships, we have to pay it all upfront,â€? Garcia said. Not only do illegal immigrants have no financial aid, Ayala said, but for a while she even paid international student tuition. There was virtually no upside, she said, she was also deemed ineligible to apply for any international scholarships. According to The Times See ILLEGAL, Page 3
Ethical dilemmas easier with personal morals
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CYNTHIA COOPER DISCUSSED her experience with ethical dilemmas and the way her personal standards helped her through it. AMANDA DUNN photo
react â€” and thatâ€™s our choice.â€? The activities Cooper said she uncovered were referred to as the WorldCom scandal, one of the biggest accounting frauds in history, in which perpetrators fixed books on nearly $11 billion in falsified account information. Cooper was the keynote speaker at the 35th annual Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Intermountain Accounting Conference, part of the business collegeâ€™s year-long Partners in Business seminar series. Despite knowing the consequences of shedding light on the telecommunications corporationâ€™s shady dealings, Cooper said there was never an alternative in her mind. She said she compared this to the two accountants Betty Vinson and Troy Normand, who were told by CFO Bernard Ebbers to misrepresent $3.8 billion in WorldComâ€™s quarterly earnings statement, the first of the fraudulent reports. See TIME, Page 2
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BY BRACKEN ALLEN staff writer Everyone faces moral dilemmas at some time, and the solution to these conflicts is based on a decision to do right long before the situation arises, Cynthia Cooper, a former Time Magazine Person of the Year, said Thursday to a roomful of accountants. Cooper, along with Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins, was named Person of the Year in 2002 after blowing the whistle and disclosing information about dishonest and illegal activities. â€œI think that the biggest takeaway from what she says is that ethics is a choice,â€? Jesse Jensen, a USU masterâ€™s student, said. Jensen was in the audience at Cooperâ€™s lecture. â€œEvery day, each of us makes choices that do pertain to our ethics. The fraud she talked about started as one small choice. These choices, we may not think, have a lot of consequences. Everyone will be faced with these challenges, but whatâ€™s going to make the difference is how we
BY STEVE KENT web editor Ethnic minority college students may perform better academically in classrooms with teachers who are also minorities, according to a recent study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. When taught by an instructor of the same race or ethnicity, minority students were 2.9 percent more likely to pass a course, 3.2 percent more likely to get a B or higher and 2.9 percent less likely to drop the class, the study states. The report states that the effect teachers had as role models is probably what led to performance increases. Liang Peng, a computer science doctoral student, said as a Chinese student studying in the U.S., Chinese instructors motivated him, especially as he tried to balance learning English with doing coursework. Freshman Gracia Botello, a MexicanAmerican, said she has never had a
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PRASHANT MORBHAT AND RYUICHI YAMAMOTO are both students in the graduate engineering program at USU. According to a national study, minority students learn better under minority professors, but not all of them studying at USU agree. KYLE PETT photo
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Conference livens up with debate
BY EVAN MILLSAP staff writer A session of the Partners in Business seminar got off to an unexpected start, Thursday, when economist Mark Skousen and accountant Wayne Carnall got into a debate prior to the start of Skousenâ€™s speech. Carnall, the chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, spoke earlier in the conference, but never mentioned the Bernie Madoff scheme. Skousen said he considers that to be the greatest scandal in the history of the SEC and Wall Street and should have been discussed. â€œThe SEC has had egg all over their face since the scandal, yet not once does he mention the scandal,â€? Skousen said. â€œHe talked about Enron, the current
recession, he even talked about Lady Gaga. Then when I called him out on it, he refused to apologize to the public.â€? Carnall said, in his defense he did the best he could, and the SEC should be thanked. â€œThatâ€™s the hubris of government officials,â€? Skousen said. â€œIf anything, the government should be humbled by their sin of omission, but instead Carnall thinks we should all thank him for it.â€? Accountant Cliff Skousen, Mark Skousenâ€™s cousin, said the Madoff scandal was a direct result of the criminal negligence of the SEC. â€œThey were not drilling down far enough,â€? Cliff Skousen said. Accounting major Joseph Pieper, who coordinated of
the event, said the exchange between the two speakers was possibly the most exciting thing to happen in accounting conference history. In his speech, Mark Skousen said the government is guilty of many shortcomings, including the problems of the SEC. â€œThe United States suffers from over-taxation, over-regulation and overextension,â€? Skousen said. â€œWeâ€™ve over-promised on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. There are 43 million Americans on food stamps.â€? The U.S. economy is in danger of becoming like the Bolivian economy, in which everything is either prohibited or mandated, he said. â€œThis is the greatest economic stagnation and
the slowest recovery yet,â€? Skousen said. â€œThis is worse than the Reagan recession and worse than the Bush recession of 2001.â€? One estimate of the unemployment rate, which calculates discouraged workers who have stopped looking for work, lists unemployment at 23 percent, he said. Skousen pointed to a few factors contributing to the recent recession. â€œCause No. 1 is unemployment insurance coverage,â€? Skousen said. â€œThe simple fact is people donâ€™t really start looking for a job until it runs out.â€? Another cause, he said, is the higher minimum wage mandated by the government. Whenever minimum
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ECONOMIST MARK SKOUSEN SPOKE at the Intermountain Accounting Conference, hosted by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, as part of the year-long Partners in Business seminar series. EVAN MILLSAP photo
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Minority students at USU not sure if they agree with results of study
Hispanic instructor but believes having one would help her feel more included. â€œPersonally as a Mexican,â€? Botello said, â€œif I had a Mexican teacher, then I wouldn't feel so left out because I am the minority in every one of my classes. There are some classes where I'm the only Mexican.â€? She said she thinks most instructors have a hard time relating to Hispanic students. While the majority of USU students are white, Hispanics comprise the universityâ€™s second-largest student ethnic group. According to fall enrollment numbers released by the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation, nearly one of every 20 students is Hispanic. In 2010, the office listed 33 of the total 880 USU faculty members as Hispanic â€” roughly one out of every 27. Sandra Menjivar, a SalvadoranAmerican, said it was a USU professor from Costa Rica who most inspired her as a student. â€œShe's up there, and she's not from here. She doesn't care if she has an accent, she's still doing what she wants to do,â€? Menjivar
said. Another Hispanic student Jonathan Gonzalez said he doesn't think he would gain more by having a Hispanic instructor. â€œThe race or background of a teacher doesn't matter to me as long as they can educate me properly,â€? Gonzalez said. When USU hires an instructor, the individualâ€™s qualifications are the deciding factor and not race or gender, said David Ottley, university director for Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity. â€œWe're always looking for the most qualified candidate,â€? he said. To help USU comply with federal law, Ottley said his office examines whether the number of minorities employed by the university in a particular field reflects the number of minorities in that field who have graduated in recent years. Ottley said if the numbers are beyond a certain statistical measure, the university must make a good-faith effort to attract minorities to any open positions it has in the field. Diversity is important at USU because it prepares students for real-world experi-
ences, Ottley said, and not so much because it provides minorities with role models. Fawn Groves said beside providing role models and experience for students, there are other reasons a college could have to hire minorities. Groves is a lecturer in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. When minorities, women and those with disabilities aren't participating in a school's administration, Groves said, the whole community misses the benefit these types of individuals can provide. â€œI think the most important thing we need to do is look around at who is making the rules, and who is brainstorming the next idea,â€? she said. â€œAnd what is the diversity of thought that went into that? If we don't have a lot of diversity of thought at that brainstorming phase, it's going to be really hard to get to an excellent outcome.â€? Groves said providing a good place for all students to learn can be tricky because of the ways different people view diversity. â€œAny time that we think of adding something into our system in order to accommodate a group,â€? she said, â€œwe've
already skipped maybe the most important first step, which is not to consider our university as a place that serves white individuals. And now we want to add some other people, too.â€? If the people making the rules see themselves as a diverse group, accommodation won't be an afterthought, she added. Existing data show a disparity between white students and minority students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. According to the Bureau of Economic Research, while hiring more minorities might help to close that achievement gap, the solution may not be so simple. â€œStudents appear to react positively when matched to instructors of a similar race or ethnicity but negatively when not,â€? the report states. â€œHiring more instructors of one type may also lead to greater student sorting and changes to classroom composition, which may also impact academic achievement.â€? â€“ email@example.com
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Former Time Magazine Person of the Year discusses personal ethics
Vinson and Normand both wrote letters of resignation that night, she said, but neither ever turned a resignation in, and both eventually were convicted during the scandalâ€™s fallout. As manager of WorldComâ€™s internal auditing, Cooper said she never considered turning a blind eye to the situation or even quietly leaving the company. â€œI didnâ€™t think about any other ways,â€? she said. â€œThe path was clear to me â€” leaving the company would not have solved the problem.â€? â€œI canâ€™t tell you I was this pillar of strength in the process,â€? she said, â€œI wasnâ€™t. There were times where I was scared to death.â€? She said most people are never going to have to face a decision like uncovering a fraud like that of WorldCom, but she told the audience she never expected it, either. She said she could responsibly handle the situation, because she lived her life morally before she was ever faced with such a conflict. â€œWe all face ethical dilemmas every day,â€? she said. â€œOur character is very much built decision by decision. The foundation of our character is built brick by brick. We all have the power of choice, we need to live our lives in an intentional way. We need to think about our actions every day and recognize the consequences of our actions.â€? Cooper said she was only able to make the right decision because of her religious faith and her family. â€œFor most of us, our values are instilled very early in life,â€? she said, from our faith, our parents and our teachers. While not everybody shares her same faith, she said, morality is well defined in the world today. She discussed the difference in her moral code with that of the executives at WorldCom. Ebbers and CFO Scott Sullivan were both highly successful in their respective roles at the time. However, they had what she said was â€œan
appetite for risk.â€? Taking risks isnâ€™t necessarily a bad thing, Cooper said, but greed made it so that these people couldnâ€™t handle seeing profits struggle. When WorldComâ€™s stocks started falling, she said, Ebbers took out $400 million in loans, which was the largest corporate loan in history. While this was technically a legal loan, Cooper said, Ebbers likely had some idea that
... when we do things against our values, our lives implode." â€” Cynthia Cooper, former Time Person of the Year
he was never going to pull the company out of debt. â€œJust because something is legal doesnâ€™t make it ethical,â€? Cooper said. â€œWorldCom probably should have gone into bankruptcy long before it did. She said this loan, as well as the accounting cover up, was a misguided attempt to save the company. Cooper said Ebbers originally thought something must have been miscalculated when he heard the financial figures, so he had Vinson and Normand re-evaluate the spending and earnings of the company. However, she said, they found no errors, so Ebbers had them fabricate the numbers. No error was ever found, but
the numbers continued to be fabricated. â€œA lot of these executives were used to seeing their companies praised on Wall Street, and they didnâ€™t want them to fall on their watch,â€? she said. Even while Ebbers claimed the real miscalculation was being searched for, she said she felt confident the executives knew that what they were doing was wrong. Cooper said some of the executives experienced suicidal tendencies during the scandal. â€œEven when weâ€™re not found out,â€? Cooper said, â€œwhen we do things against our values, our lives implode.â€? In the end, Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in prison, Sullivan received five years after being a key witness against Ebbers, Vinson was given six months, and Normand was put on probation. Cooper said there were many measures taken to keep fraud like this from happening again. All public companies are now required to have a fraud hotline to which all employees can report potential misdeeds. Large corporations have also started incorporating training programs to teach employees ethics and how to face ethical dilemmas, she added. She also cited the strengthening of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an example of how scandals like this are less likely today. Douglas Anderson, dean of the business college, said Cooperâ€™s speech fit well with the Huntsman School of Business, because one of its four pillars is ethical leadership, which he said Cooper exemplifies. â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
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Attending college can be difficult for undocumented immigrants
story, there are currently about 11.2 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. And 2.4 percent of Utahâ€™s population is estimated to be illegal immigrants. Both the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation and the USU Admissions Office were unable to provide conclusive statistics regarding illegal immigrants. â€œI almost never tell anyone about being illegal,â€? Ayala said. â€œThey usually react negatively.â€?
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Crossing Over Many of the immigrants know nothing about the place they were born, Flores said, and many of them came to Utah by their parentsâ€™ choice, not their own. Flores said he was one such immigrant. â€œBecause infants donâ€™t need passports, itâ€™s fairly easy to bring a baby across the border,â€? Flores said. â€œMy parents trusted an American family to take me in their car across the checkpoint, while they swam across the river. They met the family on the Texas side and got me back. Iâ€™m glad I donâ€™t remember it. Swimming the river at night sounds terrifying. It reminds me of the stories you hear about people sneaking out of the Soviet Union.â€? Some immigrants pay high tolls to â€œcoyotes,â€? experienced border guides, to help them across, Ayala said. That is what her family did. Others just overstay their visa. Immigrants and Crime There is definite racial discrimination that occurs regarding undocumented immigrants, Ayala said. One of the most common misconceptions is that undocumented immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than other groups. â€œMy personal opinion is that Mexicans have a more violent culture,â€? said Golden Zollinger, a USU business major. â€œThey definitely contribute to our crime.â€? Presidential candidate Ricky Perry, quoted by CNN, said, â€œIt is not safe on that border.â€? According to USA Today, Americans living near the U.S.-Mexico border are generally safe. A USA Today analysis of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California in July found that crime within 100 miles of the border is below both the national average and the average for each of those states â€” and has been declining for years. Despite this, Americans continue to associate undocumented immigrants with drugs and thievery, Flores said. â€œPeople think that by building a wall along the southern border they are going to stop drug trafficking, but they are focusing on results, not causes,â€? Flores said. â€œUntil Americans control their own drug consumption, the problem will always be there.â€? In fact, Flores said, the drug cartels have gotten stronger since security on the border has increased. Ayala echoed this sentiment. â€œThings are getting so much more strict along the border,â€? she said. â€œIt used to be a lot easier to cross the border by yourself, without a coyote. Now the only way to get across is if you ask the drug cartels for help, and so a lot of them have been able to build up their little
STARTING IN THE LATE 1980S the number of Mexican immigrants started to increase, and many of the immigrants came across along passes such as Eagle Pass in Texas, before moving farther north. Photo courtesy Jacob Keyes
kingdoms.â€? Cartel problems do not exist all over Mexico, only in the border towns, Flores said. The unique situation along the border has helped them to find a lot of recruits, especially as the U.S. continues deporting thousands of people to border towns â€” people desperate to get back to their families and homes. â€œWhen we go back to Mexico, we go through Laredo, (Texas,) which is generally safe,â€? Flores said. â€œBut if you are a Mexican, then towns like Tijuana are extremely dangerous. The drug cartels own those towns. They have AK-47â€™s, and if you are lucky, all they do is ask you a few questions, maybe take your car. If you are unlucky, they take you hostage and make your family pay $3,000 or $4,000 to get you back.â€? In towns like Tijuana, Mexico, it is unsafe to be out on the streets past 7 p.m., said Jaqueline Garcia, an undeclared sophomore and sister of Elizabeth Garcia. Flores said hundreds of deportees are brought daily into Tijuana, Mexico, more than any other city. Many of the deportees are women and children, he added. The Immigrant-Driven Economy Many Mexicans are accused of â€œstealing our jobs,â€? Ayala said. Her mother gets rude comments on her accent at work, she said, and her father, who is a construction foreman, once got in a fight with one of his employees, and the employee told him to go back to his country and stop taking our jobs away. What many people fail to realize, is that an increase of people does not mean a decrease in jobs, said Tyler Bowles, head of the economics and finance department. It may be that immigrants, through the self-selection process of coming here, are more likely to create jobs, he said. Steve Jobs was a first-generation American, Bowles said. His father was a Syrian that came to the U.S. to go to college. Jobs grew up American, and knew little of the land from which his father came â€” just like many of the immigrants today, he said. At a young age, Bowles said, Jobs was an
economic powerhouse. He created thousands of jobs and created a market sector that employs hundreds of thousands. â€œThank heavens Steve was born here,â€? Bowles said. Many Latin American immigrants are also job-creating entrepreneurs, especially because many of them cannot apply for employment, Garcia said, whose mother owned a store for a while. Ayala said her father employs quite a few men of all races in his construction business. â€œIf you took all of these millions of people and sent them back, our economy would go downhill,â€? Ayala said. â€œI donâ€™t think you should blame other people just because you are unable to find work.â€? Zollingerâ€™s father owns a dairy farm, he said, and without immigrants it couldnâ€™t function. â€œIâ€™ll tell you, agriculture wouldnâ€™t work without illegals,â€? Zollinger said. â€œIâ€™m against illegal immigration but at the same time Iâ€™m for it. They fill our low-end jobs.â€? Well over half of the 1.9 million cows in the U.S. are milked by people who are here illegally, said Justin Jenson, professor of animal science. â€œAt first I was totally against (immigration) until I took global economic institutions,â€? Zollinger said. â€œSince then I have come to realize that an increase of people doesnâ€™t mean an increase in unemployment. Many Mexicans have great work ethic and they pay taxes. They are a boost to our economy.â€? According to a study by RaĂşl HinojosaOjeda, a UCLA associate professor of Chicano and Chicana studies, immigration benefits the economy. According to Hinojosa-Ojeda's report, comprehensive immigration reform could increase the country's gross domestic product by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. However, right now the U.S. is losing money by deporting undocumented immigrants, Flores said. According to the New York Times, deportation costs the government at least $12,500 per person, and it often does not work. Between October 2008 and July of this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spent $2.25 billion sending back 180,229 people who had been deported before and come back anyway. The Bureaucratic Nightmare Many wrongly assume there is a process you can easily go through to become legal. In reality the system is a mess, Ayala said. â€œItâ€™s very hard,â€? she said. â€œMy parents have been filing paperwork and talking to lawyers for 18 years, and we still do not have citizenship status.â€? Flores said he attained his citizenship status last year, after 19 years of waiting. In the meantime, immigrants have to find other methods. One of the most common ways is to apply for temporary protection status, Ayala said, which does not give you the same rights as a citizen but keeps you from being deported. â€œYou have to reapply for the status every 18 months, and it costs $500 to apply,â€? Ayala said. â€œIf it is not approved then you are out $500. My friend Jasmineâ€™s parents both applied but didnâ€™t get it. Now they both have to leave. Sheâ€™s staying by herself.â€?
A MONUMENT ON THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN BORDER reads â€œamistad,â€? which means friendship in Spanish. However, approximately 700 USU students endured countless trials when crossing into America. Photo courtesy Jacob Keyes
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Unemployment and health care discussed by economist
wage goes up, unemployment does as well, he added. â€œRight now 53 percent of black, male teenagers are unemployed,â€? Skousen said. â€œThat is a powder keg waiting to explode. That is Keynsian economics at work.â€? Keynesian economics is the school of thought started by John Maynard Keynes, a British economist. Keynesian economists believe as long as the money supply is increasing, the economy will improve. Skousen said the major problem with this theory: historical evidence doesnâ€™t back it up. Rising health care costs and tax increases on businesses are other factors contributing to
the poor economy, Skousen said. â€œHealth savings accounts could have solved the health care problem, but no one in Congress except for Ron Paul listened,â€? Skousen said. â€œSince â€˜Obamacareâ€™ has been implemented health care costs have risen 15 percent.â€? He said Keynsian economists believe that consumer spending drives the economy. â€œThere isnâ€™t a textbook out there that doesnâ€™t say that spending drives the economy, and saving causes stagnation. But does consumer spending really drive the economy?â€? Skousen asked. â€œIâ€™m here to tell you it doesnâ€™t. Look at China, consumer spending has been
steadily declining as a percentage of per-capita income, yet growth is increasing. China defies what everyone is being taught in the West. The only reason Keynesians think that spending creates a good economy is because spending often accompanies a strong economy.â€? Spending is a result of a strong economy, and not the other way around, Skousen said. â€œLet me tell you what really drives the economy,â€? Skousen said. â€œPeople like Steve Jobs are what drive the economy. Entrepreneurial spirit is what drives the economy.â€? â€“ email@example.com
The Center for Persons with Disabilities celebrated a new mile-â€? stone recently with the dedication of its new Developmental Playground. Nearly 100 people attended the event. Many of them cooperated to make the playground possible. Landscape architects, occupational therapists and educators worked together to ensure that it would be more than fun; it would also encour-â€? age a childâ€™s movement, speech, cognition and social development. Private donors contributed more than $15,000 toward its construc-â€? tion. The vision for the new play-â€? ground came from experts at the CPD who are well aware of the many benefits of play: how it stimulates physical and social development, fosters language, and even helps a restless child relax.
Graphic novels on display at library Starting Monday, Oct. 24, the atrium of the Merrill-Cazier Library will be taken over with different types of graphic novels, along with a 6-foot model of Spiderman who will hang from the stairs. All are featured in the exhibit â€œKa-Pow! Graphic Novels and Their Use in Academicsâ€? provided by University Libraries at USU. Graphic novels have been used in the classroom by many Utah State professors because they use both written word and visual images to convey ideas. The combination of media appeals to students who have different learning styles. There are 10 panels in the display from different graphic novels, representing different genres. The panels focus on race, gender, ethnic issues and other world issues. The display features regional authors and artists as well as international examples. To kick off the exhibit, there will be an opening reception Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101. USU professors will discuss the use of graphic novels in their curriculum and the Spiderman display will be raffled at the reception. The exhibit goes until Dec. 10 at Merrill-Cazier Library during library hours.
USU professor wins book award USU archaeologist Steven R. Simms won the 2010 Utah Book Award for nonfiction this month for Traces of Fremont: Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah. The book explores new theories of the Fremont â€” an indigenous group who lived along the Fremont River in Utah from 300 to 1300 A.D. â€” using artifacts they left behind. â€œThe book is serendipitous for me,â€? Simms said. â€œI was approached with a spiral bound notebook of beautiful color photos and a rough text. I held onto it for about two weeks and saw an opportunity to tell a story.â€? Simms, a professor of anthropology, partnered with wildlife photographer Francois Gohier to examine new evidence about the Fremont people that points to greater cultural complexity than previously acknowledged by scholars. In recent decades rock art has gained acceptance among scholars as a way to understand the nature of Fremont society, its religion and worldview. Simms and Gohier traveled across Utah to investigating artifacts and rock art left behind by this group no longer able to tell its own story.
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Hunting for nature
BY CATHERINE MEIDELL editor in chief
When Travis Tourjee spotted a Canadian black bear from his treestand he pulled back on his bow and arrow and let it go. Later,
when Tourjee cleaned the bear and took the heart from the bear’s chest, he said he found incisions the arrow made. Tourjee, a USU senior and biology major, said he first went hunting as
a 9-year-old in Ohio, following his grandpa and father as they hunted deer. Now, he said he finds time between classes, or during classes, to drive to quiet Tremonton in the mornings and sit in his secret spot,
USU STUDENTS WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE of hunting season go for more than the thrill of killing an animal. They look forward to escaping their daily routines and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Thinkstock photo
waiting for ducks to fly within shooting range. For a lot of USU students who are hunting enthusiasts, it isn’t about killing the animal, it’s about becoming a part of nature, he said. “A lot of people think of hunters as sadistic,” Tourjee said, “but a lot of hunters are conservationists. We are out there seeing how the animals interact. In harvesting animals, we also want to preserve their future. We want to come back next year and have a good stock of animals to chase.” The chase started for Spencer Pugmire long before his car ride to the woods on Oct. 8, he said. Pugmire, a senior majoring in biology, said he feels about hunting now the way he felt about Christmas morning as a child. He wakes up before the sun and eats better than he does the rest of the year, with a heaping plate of bacon, eggs and hashbrowns to start. “This is what I like to call ‘the good life,’” Pugmire said, “and I want nature to respect me, so I have to grow my beard out. I didn’t shower for nine days or wear deodorant; I was the epitome of a man.” While following buck or bull elk tracks, Pugmire said he sees snapshots of nature he feels no one else sees, like a clearing where sun is streaming through the pine needles onto packed snow. One of the most appealing things about it, he said, is the opportunity to simply get away.
Valley Shooting Range, ASUSU student body teach hunter education President Erik Mikkelsen’s courses throughout the time-intensive duties had him craving hunting season year, which is the first step toward receiving a hunting one week before fall break license, he said. There are came around, he said. He a handful of USU students and his younger brother drove to Pioche, in southern who volunteer at the shooting range with various Nevada, to hunt deer and tasks, such as education, elk. There are a few difwhich includes weapon ferent hunting seasons in safety, Duncombe said. the fall, Mikkelsen said, With certificate in hand, archery season begins in the next step is to show August, and rifle season the certificate and driver begins in October. The opening day and closing day license to get an actual hunting license, said Aaron varies from year to year. Williams, store manager at “I didn’t want to be in Big 5 Sporting Goods. By school all week, because I law, those who were born knew I was going hunting,” in 1960 do not have to show Mikkelsen said. “Killing proof of a hunting certhe animal is really excittificate, he said. Everyone, ing — it’s the adrenaline of though, must pay $26 for sneaking up on the animal. a fishing license and $30 I like hunting in Nevada, because in Utah you have to for a hunting and fishing combination license. wear orange, but in Nevada “A lot more people in I can wear camo and hide.” Utah come in for fishing To attain a hunting licenses,” Williams said. “In license, not too much is Utah you don’t buy a license required, Pugmire said. for big game or small game He received his hunting — it’s the same — but you license from a Boy Scout have to get a tag for the merit-badge requirement, animal you want to hunt. If as a young teen, and it has you want to hunt for ducks, remained valid since. Educators like Earl See SEASON, Page 6 Duncombe, at the Cache
Campus housing doesn’t end after graduation
It’s a pleasantly cool Saturday He took the opportunity and was hired afternoon at Bear Lake, as 75 USU as an RA in Richards Hall during spring 2008. students tumble together into the From there he went on to serve as a member top floor of a cabin after two days of of the National Residence Hall Honorary, an team-building activities, gathering academic honor and service-oriented housing leadership skills and bonding with organization, and later became the president each other. of the organization. These are the two days that stuHe has since served as student president dents, mainly on-campus residents, on the executive board of RHA, which has led Matt Anderson, who volunteer as representatives for him to his experience with the housing profestheir respective housing complexes, Lyman, Wyo., sional staff. come to learn their responsibilities Not one to take all the credit, the Lyman, Residence Hall and the importance of being an Wyoming, native said he has been humbled at Association Adviser the privileges upstanding example to those around in his field that he feels he was them. lucky to have at the time. Mid-afternoon of the first day, Matt “Doors just kept opening,” Anderson Anderson stands before the volunteers said, “and I walked through them. I never on the top floor and culminates everythought I’d be working (professionally) for thing shared over the weekend. housing, but now I get to work with people and Anderson, adviser for the USU do something I love and can do forever.” Resident Hall Association, said he feels Doing his best to gather the energy grateful for opportunities akin to this. needed for the field, Anderson said much of his After all, it’s been his life as a USU job can be unpredictable, as it gathers a lot of student all the way to now. responsibilities. “It’s been mind opening,” said As an adviser, Anderson said he oversees Anderson, who is in his first year in the student executive boards, attending meetthe position after spending a year as ings and holding regular one-on-one interviews a graduate resident director with the with the six members of his board. professional housing staff on campus. He said he also coordinates budgetary “The overall experience has made me needs, planning and executing events on camfeel like I fill a role — that I feel needed. pus, organizing plans for regional and national I feel like I have a purpose in residence life.” housing conferences abroad, as well as leadership retreats Anderson, 26, said he began his stint with residence and trainings for volunteer and paid staff. He said he life as a sophomore at USU. He was a secondary educaalso works hand in hand with his fellow professional tion major studying history and geography, living on staff members, who oversee specific areas on campus. campus. When he has time in his schedule, he said he attends At the time he said he was considering moving off meetings with volunteer leaders on campus in an effort campus in an effort to save money, when his roommate, to offer aid. This doesn’t factor in all the evenings of also his resident assistant, approached him to encourage mandatory meetings and travel obligations, which, he him to apply for a job as an RA. said, occur frequently.
Day in the
Anderson said the unpredictability takes a great toll over time, as most days start early around 8:30 a.m. and end as late as 11 p.m. “This isn’t a nine-to-five type of thing,” Anderson said, “but that’s what it takes to make things successful.” Anderson said he is pleased with the work that has
I love that I can influence young leaders and help them see their future.” — Matt Anderson, USU Housing
been accomplished in his time in housing. He strongly credits his wife, Erin, whom he married in 2008, as well as Tempe, the family dog for the well-needed support in a job that most of all requires his time, he said. “It’s said a lot, but I literally wouldn’t be near where I am without my wife and family,” Anderson said. “She understands some days are shot and we can’t always do much, but she is always willing to help ease slack and be a support. She is just awesome and motivational for me and is just as important to me as anything.” In a field that requires time, patience, energy and constant improvement, Anderson said, firmly, this is an experience that has been a great reward for him. “I love my job — love it,” Anderson said. “I love that I can influence young leaders and help them see their future. Life just seems easier when you can do something you love and consistently become more motivated to do it.” – email@example.com
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
If they could go back ...
Seniors confess what they would have done differently as freshman students
Haidyn Knuteson, accounting “I wish I would have clued in to how time intensive school can be. I wish I would have figured out a balance between work, school and play. I think in my freshman year it was 75 percent play, 12.5 percent work, 2.5 percent food, 10 percent school. That’s an exaggeration, but you get my drift. You come up here, and you don’t know what to expect, and you get nailed with your first D or C on a test, and you’re like, ‘Oh, crap. I actually have to put in work here.’ You’ve got to find a balance that works for you. If you do too much of school, you’ll kill yourself. If you do too much of work, you’ll kill yourself. If you do too much of play, you’ll kill yourself.”
Jordan Cobia, biological engineering “I wish I would’ve taken classes more seriously. I wish my study habits would’ve coincided with my playing habits. I wish I balanced study and party. I didn’t know what to expect. I know how to better prepare. I know how to read and expect what will be on a test — better balance, budgeting. Well, I haven’t learned how to budget — I’m in the process. I wish I would have started that process of learning sooner. I’ve learned that diversity is not just an old wooden ship made in the Civil War era.”
Michael Winn, business management
Derek Kent, economics and marketing
“How to study — I’m a lot better at it. I got C’s and D’s my freshman year. Not anymore. Let it be known on the record, I get A’s and B’s now. It was a lot harder than what high school said it was going to be. I’ve learned to like learning.”
“The first and biggest thing would be that senior year comes quicker than you think. The value of actual friendship, meaning that it’s important to develop those friendships that actually will last a lifetime. It’s not something that just happens. Procrastinating homework as a freshman leads to procrastinating homework too much as a senior. I currently have two papers due on Tuesday, and I’m just watching the World Series.”
Jessica Rich, exercise science
Chad Truman, entrepreneurship
Emily Quillen, history teaching
“I wish I would have known my major. I didn’t know what I wanted to do until the summer after my junior year. I had chosen a major, and then I changed it. As a freshman my classes were really easy, and I didn’t really need to study. So when my sophomore year came around and I needed to (study), I wasn’t as good at it as I should have been. But I’m better now.”
“One thing that I wish I would have known is all of the resources that are available over campus, such as the math tutor center and the career services with the business building. There’s a department that will help you build a resume — a professional resume. I wish I would have known about all of the different places that have computer labs. There are a lot of nooks and crannies on campus. One thing that I wish I would have known from the beginning is Aggie Blue Bikes rents bikes for free for 3 months at a time. They have mountain bikes, they have tandem bikes, they have regular road bikes that you can compete in competitions with, and they just have regular bikes.”
“When I was a freshman, I had no idea how to study. I didn’t know the right way to study, and I didn’t know the right way to read. Tests were so much harder for me my freshman year. I had to basically try a bunch of different things until I found something that worked for me. I wish I had known that prior (to) entering college. The right way to read and study, for me, now, is keeping up with it, first of all, not waiting until the last minute. For me it’s writing everything out, because the process of writing helps me remember it. I wish that I would have known how different college was than high school. I really didn’t know what to expect. I was thrown off.”
Sarah Young, interior design
Ali Fay Beal, liberal arts
“The amount of homework was surprising, and the responsibility that you have to do it. It’s all on you to get it done. Getting out into the real world and seeing how that is and seeing how schoolwork applies. I wish I could have remembered what I learned before my mission.”
“To go and talk to my professors earlier on. They’re not scary, they want to help you. With advisers as well, they’re just there to help you. They do really want to help you get through college, they don’t want you to stay here forever. Enjoy yourself. Don’t bog yourself down. College is supposed to be a fun experience and a good learning experience, but don’t just get caught up in the schoolwork and forget about a social life.”
Anna Bullock, English creative writing “The first thing is you don’t have to be afraid of your professors. That sounds so stupid, but you’re not supposed to be. You’re supposed to have a relationship with them. That’s what you’re supposed to do. I really wish I’d known to go to talk to multiple advisers. I found out really late in the game a bunch of different things that were possible for me to do. If I had known sooner, it would’ve been a lot easier, and I would’ve been done sooner.”
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All in all, Pugmire said catching game keeps a poor college studentâ€™s stomach full, but itâ€™s a messy process. When Pugmire finally made it home after his nineday hunting trip in the Uintah Mountains near Wyoming, he said he was blood-stained and smelled of elk. But smelling like a dead animal is entirely worth the memories, he said, not to mention how amazing a long, hot shower feels after a long week in the wild.
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Will Ferrellâ€™s road to the top BY PAUL FARHI The Washington Post
LOS ANGELES - How do you discover your inner goofball? For Will Ferrell, the eureka moment came relatively late, years after the other boys had learned the joys of disrupting class. He was a high school senior, a conscientious student and a jock (basketball captain, baseball player, kicker on the football team), much too popular and well adjusted to crave class-clown validation. But then a friend asked him and a buddy to work up some shtick for the morning P.A. announcements to help sell Class of â€˜85 T-shirts. â€œThey were like old radio skits,â€? recalls Ferrell, brightening at the memory. â€œWeâ€™d do voices, like the old Irish Spring commercials.â€? Here Ferrell adopts an Irish brogue: â€˜You smell like a bucket of vomit. Why donâ€™t you wear this - your senior-class T-shirt!â€™â€? Ferrell loved it. More important, the other kids loved it. Even the teachers at University High in Irvine, Calif., in the heart of Orange County, started egging him on. Ferrell started staying up late to write more bits, skipping his homework. He and his friend started performing sketches from â€œSCTVâ€? at school assemblies. More hilarity, more praise ensued. You already know where this leads. A few years later, post-college, Ferrell has become a member of the Groundlings improv group in L.A. He gets a tryout with Lorne Michaels and â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€? - and kills. About 6,000 distinctive Ferrell characters and bits follow: Harry Caray, Craig the Cheerleader, James Lipton, Alex Trebek, George W. Bush, More Cowbell. With his â€œSNLâ€? cowriter (and now collaborator/ business partner) Adam McKay, Ferrell goes on to make movies, including their absurdist masterpiece, â€œAnchorman: The mba Legend of Ron Burgundy.â€? They also write a Tony-nominated Broadway show with Ferrell as Bush, â€œYouâ€™re Welcome, America,â€? and start a comedy Web site, Funny or Die. Which kills, too, thanks notably to â€œThe Landlord,â€? a short video starring Ferrell and McKayâ€™s 2-year-old daughter, Pearl. Not incidentally, it all leads to Ferrellâ€™s selection as the recipient of the 2011 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The Kennedy Center will hand the award to Ferrell on Sunday night in one of those made-for-TV gala-specials (it will air on PBS stations on Oct. 31), putting Ferrellâ€™s name alongside such former winners and comedy legends as Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Neil Simon and Carl Reiner. Pretty sweet. Or as
WILL FERRELL AND CHERI OTERI as the Spartan Spirit cheerleaders on â€œSaturday Night Live.â€? Ferrell is to be awarded the 2011 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday. Lorne Michaels, producer of SNL, says of Ferrell: â€œHe was never funny at someoneâ€™s expense. Thereâ€™s not a trace element of cruelty or meanness in Will.â€? The Washington Post.
Ferrell-as-Lipton might say, â€œScrumtrulescent!â€? At 44, Ferrellâ€™s still on the young side to be joining comedyâ€™s Hall of Elders (on the other hand, Tina Fey, Ferrellâ€™s former â€œSNLâ€? running mate, was just 40 when she received the same honor last year). But itâ€™s hard to dispute Ferrellâ€™s gifts as a comic actor and writer. As McKay points out, Ferrell has played the full range, from subtle to slapstick to utterly bombastic. Heâ€™s been the damaged manchild (â€œElf,â€? â€œStep Brothersâ€?), the aggressive dope (â€œOld School,â€? â€œWedding Crashersâ€?), the pompous and oblivious alpha male (â€œAnchorman,â€? Bush). McKay and Ferrell have started working on â€œDog Fight,â€? a satire in which Ferrell plays a Southern politician running against a candidate played by Zach Galifianakis. â€œWill doesnâ€™t want a formula,â€? McKay says. â€œHeâ€™s actively looking to screw with his own formula for success.â€? If that werenâ€™t enough, Michaels, whoâ€™s been managing star egos like a lion tamer for decades, says Ferrell is that rare comedic commodity: a low-maintenance mensch. â€œPeople adored working with himâ€? at â€œSNL,â€? says Michaels, himself a Twain recipient. â€œHe was never funny at someoneâ€™s expense. Thereâ€™s not a trace element of cruelty or meanness in Will.â€? On this day in mid-October, Ferrell seems as sunny and mellow as the 90-degree heat warming Southern California. Heâ€™s unshaven, and pads around his office, a restored 1920s-era building off Melrose Avenue, in cargo shorts, Adidas and a USC T-shirt, which is approximate-
ly the same attire of the young staff bouncing around the corridors. Ferrell and McKay decided to call their company Gary Sanchez Productions, which they tell visitors was the name of their mutual hero, a legendary Paraguayan placekicker who played for the Vikings and Chiefs in the NFL. Itâ€™s a goof - they just made the name up - but both men were delighted when a Hollywood trade paper printed their bogus story straight up. The antic spirit born in Ferrellâ€™s senior year of high school was nurtured at USC, a school probably better known for incubating tailbacks than comedy stars. Ferrell built on his burgeoning interest in comedy by creating humorous skits for his fraternity brothers. He also found a bigger stage with the help of a humanities teacher, the late Ron Gottesman. Midway through one of Gottesmanâ€™s lectures, Ferrell would casually wander into class pretending to be a campus handyman. â€œExcuse me, what are you doing?â€? Gottesman would ask, as Ferrell, smoking a cigarette, would start working away with a power drill or a bucket and mop. â€œDonâ€™t worry. I wonâ€™t be long,â€? Ferrell would reply breezily. He always made sure to bend over far enough so the class could take in his â€œplumberâ€™s crack.â€? Another bit involved a pal who would incite passersby against Ferrell as he pushed some heavy equipment along a campus walk, his pants slung low enough to display the aforementioned crack. â€œLook at that guy!â€? his friend would roar in mock horror. â€œWhat does he think heâ€™s doing?â€?
â€™Musketeersâ€™: Long on effects, short on swashbuckling
Adventure novelist Alexandre Dumas was a crowd-pleaser in his day, so he probably wouldnâ€™t mind that the latest movie based on his â€œThe Three Musketeersâ€? cribs from steampunk, Hong Kong action flicks and â€œThe Pirates of the Caribbeanâ€? series. Heâ€™d just wish these borrowings were more entertaining. A rare PG-13 film that feels more like PG, the 20th or so cinematic adaptation of Dumasâ€™ 1844 novel may amuse kids who can bear movies set way back in the 17th century. The original taleâ€™s erotic intrigue has been cooled to romcom temperature, and thereâ€™s plenty of slapstick among the swordplay. Surely a movie with this much chamber-potty humor is not meant for grown-ups. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson - the â€œResident Evilâ€? guy, not the â€œBoogie Nightsâ€? one - this â€œMusketeersâ€? generally follows Dumasâ€™ plot. But many embellishments (and occasional bowdlerizations) dramatically alter the tone. The comic-book style and 3-D CGI effects turn a story loosely based on historical events into one thatâ€™s utterly detached from anybodyâ€™s real life, now or then. Young dâ€™Artagnan (dreary Logan Lerman) travels to Paris to join the kingâ€™s musketeers, only to find dashing Athos (Matthew MacFadyen), brawny Porthos (Ray Stevenson) and devout Aramis (Luke Evans) in grumpy retirement. Conniving Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) dominates callow King Louis XIII (Freddie Fox), and the rogueâ€™s private guard has supplanted the loyal musketeers. Richelieuâ€™s troops are led by eye-patched Rochefort (Mads Mikkelsen), who takes an immediate dislike to dâ€™Artagnan. The cross-channel mission is in Dumasâ€™ book, but the mode of transportation isnâ€™t: Our heroes cruise in an airborne craft thatâ€™s part galleon, part zeppelin. The three veteran Musketeers (plus the double-dealing Milady)
stole the plans for this airship in the movieâ€™s zippy if preposterous prologue. That sequence, set in Venice, suggests that Athos and his pals were trained as ninjas and Navy SEALs as well as swordsmen. They arrive stealthily and crack the code that opens - what else? - da Vinciâ€™s cache of secret blueprints. To reach the vault, Milady must pirouette through a hail of bulletlike spheres, a moment thatâ€™s more â€œMatrixâ€? than â€œMusketeers.â€? A German-French-British production, â€œThe Three Musketeersâ€? doesnâ€™t worry much about dialogue or accents. Perhaps expecting to earn most of their money from dubbed versions, the filmmakers allow Lerman to speak American amid a mostly British cast, and let their devious French cardinal use a Germanic lilt to deliver such feeble bons mots as â€œevilâ€™s just a point of view.â€? The filmmakers do better with action scenes and production design. Thanks to a video-game approach to space and movement, neither the battles nor the buildings look remotely genuine. But the elaborate costumes and CGI architecture are impressively detailed, and thereâ€™s a credible sense of risk in dâ€™Artagnan and Rochefortâ€™s climactic duel atop - where else? Notre Dame cathedral. Whatâ€™s lacking is a swashbuckling sensibility. The movie neednâ€™t realistically evoke the 17th century, but it should have something of the spirit of Dumasâ€™s 1840s, or Errol Flynnâ€™s 1930s. Instead, itâ€™s blandly contemporary. This â€œThree Musketeersâ€? packs all the chivalry, heroism and camaraderie of Wii Fencing. Mark Jenkins is a freelance writer for the Washington Post. â€œThree Musketeersâ€? (110 minutes) is rated PG-13 for violence.
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A FAMILY WALKS BY the Pumpkin Walk’s “Wizard of Oz” display, which is decorated with a sign that reads “There’s no place like home.” When the Pumpkin Walk comes to its final day, a USU engineering club will host a pumpkin toss, putting all the decorated pumpkins to further use. DELAYNE LOCKE photo
THIS SCENE DEPICTS a pumpkin-headed basketball player looking to score from a wheel chair. This creation was dedicated to the creator’s mother. DELAYNE LOCKE photo
A MOTHER AND SON LOOK at one of the scenes set up in this year’s Pumpkin Walk, which is themed “My Favorite Things.” It has been a North Logan tradition since 1982. DELAYNE LOCKE photo
Walk shows Cache Valley’s favorite things
BY DELAYNE LOCKE photographer
Pumpkin eyes and those surprised by their humorous facial features are lighting up at this Halloween season’s Pumpkin Walk which has been a North Logan tradition since The tradition which began at North Logan’s old Beutler Farm lives on Creations are carved out of farm produce such as pumpkins squash and gourds According to the Pumpkin Walk’s historical website the first year brought in about people The next year more than people came to see the pumpkin displays and sample Ida Beutler’s homemade cookies and freshly pressed apple cider Beutler was the brains behind the Pumpkin Walk Eventually the attendance was overwhelming for the size of the farm North Logan leaders decided to step in and host this event so the enjoyment could be continued for generations to come Each year the Pumpkin Walk Committee picks a theme to have the entries based around Nowadays the Pumpkin Walk is held at Elk Ridge Park at E North in North Logan The theme this year is “My Favorite Things” Families friends and organizations gather together and decide on a display that reflects them and the year’s theme Each scene’s characters are made mostly from pumpkins and various vegetables There is no limit to how many locally grown pumpkins are used to make a scene Some scenes and pumpkins are made to appear life like The number of these local creations vary each year but this year groups participated
Some of this year’s entries include “The Sound of Music” “Tangled” and “Despicable Me” to name a few Gina Worthen who has been on the Pumpkin Walk Committee for more than years said “It’s fun to bring to life something you like” Gina’s scene added a chill to the October air with a wintry display made up of pumpkins which were made into snowmen for her “favorite things” Her theme was taken from the “Calvin and Hobbs” comic strip All around Elk Ridge Park there are hay bails corn stocks and many carved and twinkling Jack O’Lantern faces Worthen said there are approxi mately pumpkins lining the Pumpkin Walk’s cement path “I like to say that for every pumpkin you see there is probably a volunteer” Worthen said Hundreds of volunteers help each year including the Cache Valley Transit District which donates buses so visitors can park at Greenville Elementary and hitch a ride to and from the Pumpkin Walk area Other volunteers include teens who help with the Pumpkin Walk for Boy Scout Eagle projects There is also a large cleanup crew Businesses donate food for the volunteers on setup days Paint stores donate misttint cans; the local power company donates power and Pepperidge Farms donates cookies to be handed out to visitors This gives the new generation a sweet nostalgic taste of the early years when Ida Beutler would hand out her homemade treats There is no limit to who can participate in the Pumpkin Walk The number of scenes that are
made by participants varies each year Worthen said “It’s very unique there’s nothing else like this It’s a gift to the community” Worthen said Local elementary schools that are close enough to walk she said can visit the Pumpkin Walk as a field trip Debbie Ogilvie who has been a volunteer for years said “The smiles are my favorite part it’s just cool There’s fun things to find in the scenes It’s community tradition it’s great Everyone should come see it” When the Pumpkin Walk is over the backdrops — made from plywood — are saved and filed in a city shed Some are kept year to year and others are painted over and reused for the next year’s theme The pumpkins are usually disposed of because after they’ve been painted carved or decorated she said plus they mold and can’t be used again This year however to further the pumpkins’ uses there will be a firstever pumpkin toss Oct The activity is sponsored by a USU engineer ing department club The pumpkin toss will be behind the park on the baseball diamond at Elk Ridge By carrying on this special event just like Ida Beutler did years ago North Logan continues to share the magic and memorymaking talents of all those who participate Jack O’Lantern faces will keep smiling for years to come as the com munity continues to enjoy classic Cache Valley entertainment — firstname.lastname@example.org
“DESPICABLE ME” CHARACTERS replicate a scene in the Pixar movie where they tested cookie robots. This scene uses several pumpkins and the robots were made from disposable lids. DELAYNE LOCKE photo
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A PUMPKIN SNOWMAN that was part of a “Calvin and Hobbes” scene created by Gina Worthen was made with more than 40 pumpkins. DELAYNE LOCKE photo
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Soccer shuts out Vandals, extends winning streak BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM staff writer
Sophomore forward Jennifer Flynn led the Utah State womenâ€™s soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Idaho University Friday. Flynn tallied two goals for the Aggies, as they proved too tough for the Vandals on the road. Senior goalkeeper Molli Merrill was credited with the shutout for the Aggies. â€œJen was great,â€? head coach Heather Cairns said. â€œShe was pulling the trigger and was finding her shot. Molli was solid â€” our entire back line was solid. When we keep a clean sheet, the back five take a lot of pride in that.â€? The Vandals out-shot the Aggies in the first half, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. Idaho was unable to capitalize on
three different occasions in the first 15 minutes of play. Junior midfielder Megan Lopez forced some early defense from the Aggie back line just eight minutes in, and Lopez had two other chances in the second half. USU senior forward Shantel Flanary kept the Vandal defense busy early, with one chance glancing off an Idaho defender in the 13th minute and then missing wide-left on a strike in the 29th minute. â€œWe didnâ€™t take many shots in the first half, but the second half we came out and solved that rather quickly,â€? Cairns said. â€œThe girls definitely came out on fire.â€? It took Flynn and the Aggies roughly three minutes to pull ahead in the second half. Flynn took a ball from senior
1-(*-)0()6.)22-*)6*0=22dribbles past a New Mexico State defender earlier in the season. The sophomore from Sandy scored two goals in USUâ€™s 3-0 victory over Idaho. CODY GOCHNOUR photo
Fourth-quarter follie See SOCCER, Page 11
USU gives up fifth fourthquarter lead
BY TAVIN STUCKI sports editor
USU sweeps Bengals in twin bill BY MEGAN BODILY staff writer
The USU baseball club swept Idaho State in a doubleheader at home Saturday afternoon. The two teams split a twin bill in a previous meeting. USU edged out Idaho State in the first game, 6-5, before rolling 14-3 in the second game at Max L. Johnson Memorial Field in Providence. The Aggies played solid defense early in the game. Jake Bartholomew and Garret Schiffman executed a great double play in the top half of the second inning to keep pressure on Idaho State. USU offense struck first in the top half of the third inning to break the 0-0 tie. An RBI double from Brett Jensen and a botched ground ball by Idaho State put USU up, 1-0. ISU scored its first run of the game in the fourth inning, but USU responded quickly in the bottom half of that inning. Kyle Anderson cracked a grandslam home run, over the fence, for USU to give the Aggies a 5-1 lead. After Andersonâ€™s blast, Idaho Stateâ€™s frustration became apparent as the team was issued a warning when its pitcher plunked Bartholomew. The Bengals made a pitching change, but Anderson made it home to add an insurance run. ISU pulled out four more runs over the next two innings, but the comeback effort fell short. â€œWe were never concerned,â€? USU head coach Norm Doyle said. â€œWe have good enough talent that we can pound out some runs whenever we need to. It is just one of the things where the ball wasnâ€™t going in the right direction for us.â€? In the second game of See AGGIE, Page 11
*6)7,1%26922-2+&%'/,928)60))gives Louisana Tech the lead with an eight-yard touchdown run Saturday on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. The Aggies fell to the Bulldogs, 24-17. KIMBERLY SHORTS photo
There goes another fourthquarter lead. Utah State lost to Louisiana Tech, 24-17, despite having a three-point lead going into the final 15 minutes of Saturdayâ€™s game. â€œWe found a way to lose another game,â€? said USU head coach Gary Andersen. â€œDefensive battle â€” donâ€™t know what else to say other than that.â€? After forcing a USU punt, Louisiana Tech scored on its first possession of the game. Wide receiver Richie Casey took a lateral pass from freshman quarterback Nick Isham and tossed the ball down field, to junior receiver David Gru, for a 45-yard pass to the Aggie 7-yard line. Senior running back Lennon Creer eventually punched the ball in from the three, to go up 7-0, with 8:22 to go in the first quarter. Creer finished with 62 yards See USU, Page 11
Aggies let opportunities slip away BY TYLER HUSKINSON assistant sports editor
The Utah State football team has held the lead over its opponents in the fourth quarter of every game it has played this season, and for the fifth time the Aggies have given up that lead. An all too familiar scenario played out for USU in its Western Athletic Conference home opener Saturday afternoon against the Louisana Tech Bulldogs. USU held a slim lead heading into the fourth quarter and eventually surrendered the lead after the offense sputtered and completely stopped. The Aggies failed to score at all in the fourth quarter and only moved the ball a total of 28 yards. â€œWe found a way to lose another game,â€? USU head coach Gary Andersen said. â€œWe knew exactly the fight we were in for, and the fight did not change a bit from film. We obviously did not react in a positive enough way.â€? Andersen said he expected a defensive battle and the Bulldogs won the turnover battle. â€œThey get an interception for a touchdown, and we get our hands on three and canâ€™t pick them off,â€? he said. â€œIn a defensive game, youâ€™ve got to find a way to make those plays. Obviously both offenses were a non-factor for the most part.â€?
Louisiana Tech senior cornerback Terry Carter ripped the ball away from Aggie wide receiver Eric Moats and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown, to give the Bulldogs a 14-10 lead, with just under 12 minutes to play in the third quarter. McKade Brady, Jumanne Robertson and Kyle Gallagher all got in on pass breakups that could have been interceptions. Brady dropped a ball that landed right in his arms, as did Robertson. Andersen has said all year that USU needs to force turnovers on defense to be a good team, and the Aggies were not able to do that against the Bulldogs. â€œAt this point there is something and we need to be tougher mentally,â€? Andersen said. â€œWe need to be tougher apparently as coaches and players find a way to turn around and make a play. We may not even be in that position if we are an opportunistic football team. Youâ€™ve got to be opportunistic at times to have a chance to be able to win.â€? Andersen said he was disappointed that his team was not opportunistic on either side of the ball against Louisiana Tech, including special teams. â€œWe drop a punt at the one-yard line, and weâ€™re fortunate to fall on it,â€? he said. â€œYou get a chop block again in the red zone. For the second week, we got a chop block or a hold in the red zone.â€?
0-2)&%'/)67;-00(%:-7 23 and Kyle Gallagher (No. 43) drop a would-be interception against the Bulldogs. The Aggie defense had three passes sent its way that could have been interceptions but failed to hold on. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo
That chop block Andersen referred to negated a six-yard touchdown run by Kerwynn Williams, midway through the second quarter, and the Aggies were forced to attempt a field goal. Andersen, as he has in past losses, said he and his coaching staff need to do a better job.
â€œYouâ€™ve got to coach them, and youâ€™ve got to put kids in a position to be able to be successful,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re where we are at for a reason. Weâ€™re not coaching well enough to win football games.â€? Senior linebacker Bobby Wagner, See FOOTBALL, Page 11
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FORWARD BRENDAN MACDONALD falls down after scoring one of his three goals against Montana State Saturday at the Eccles Ice Center. MacDonald and his linemates Tyler Mistelbacher and Brian Gibbons accounted for seven goals and 14 assists against the Hellcats. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo
Hockey chastens Hellcats Forwards Mistelbacher and MacDonald each notch a hat-trick
BY MEREDITH KINNEY sports senior writer
Frustrations flared in Utah State hockey’s 12-3 victory over Montana State University Friday night at the Eccles Ice Center. “If you blow up a score against anybody, they’re going to start getting frustrated and doing things bad,” Aggie captain Brendan MacDonald said. “Our main focus today was to make sure we maintained our composure.” MacDonald and fellow forwards Tyler Mistelbacher and Brian Gibbons did just that. The three combined for seven goals and 14 assists on the night. That offensive production is something the three have been replicating all season. MacDonald, Mistelbacher and Gibbons lead the Aggies in the three major categories:
points, goals and assists. “They read each other very well and know where each other is going to be on the ice,” Aggie assistant coach Paul Amidon said. “They play well as a unit.” Play as a unit they did. The starting line found the back of the net five times in the first period alone. The Aggies’ quick start led to an early 6-1 lead heading into second intermission. “The white team, every time we put them out, they seemed to have a lot of energy and got things going,” USU head coach Jon Eccles said. “That can kind of break a team’s back.” Montana State head coach Derek Porter wasted no time replacing his starting goalie with backup Will Thompson just 12 minutes into the first period. The change didn’t pay off for the Hellcats as the Aggies talent prevailed.
The Aggies have outmatched opponents all season and sometimes, MacDonald said, it is difficult to stay motivated and play well. “We knew coming in that we would be the better team,” the forward said. “It was just matter of doing everything right.” Mistelbacher notched a hat-trick in the period, getting his first goal just 21 seconds into the game, and MacDonald ripped a shot that deflected off Thompson, before slipping between him and the post for his first of the night. “My linemates are just great,” Mistelbacher said. “They are the reason why I got my goals.” Defenseman Joel Basson and freshman forward Gary Higgs also found the net for the Aggies. Montana State forward
Cory Jewell scored for the Hellcats on a power play in the first period, but he was the only player to find the back of the net for the Hellcats in the first period. Utah State slowed down after its big six-goal period and only managed three goals in the second period. All three goals came courtesy of the MacDonald, Mistelbacher and Gibbons line. “We came out strong and put them away early,” Mistelbacher said. “I felt like we got away from our game a little bit in the second period.” Gibbons got the first goal, just three minutes into the second, and MacDonald added a beauty, one minute later. MacDonald fell in front of the goal but managed to place the puck past Thompson before he went down.
We came out strong and put them away early.”
— Tyler Mistelbacher, USU hockey
MacDonald completed his hat-trick thanks to great passes from Mistelbacher and Gibbons. Frustrations flared in the third period, which resulted in chippy play. Utah State sophomore Chase Allington was disqualified when he dropped his gloves and helmet and
went fist to fist with MSU’s Greg Slowinski. “Sometimes emotion takes over,” Eccles said. “They become blinded and rage jumps out.” Utah State penalties led to two Montana State goals. All three of the Hellcats’ goals came on the power play. Mike Allport and Clark Brighton found space against Aggie goalkeeper Alessandro Mullane in the third period. The Aggies scored three more times to close out the game, including two from freshman Jordan Kerr. Mullane had 26 saves in goal for the Aggies. With the win Utah State remains undefeated on the season. The Aggies take the ice again Oct. 28, when Boise State comes to town. – meredith.kinney@aggiemail. usu.edu
Tough road trip for USU volleyball, falls to SJSU, Hawaii BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM staff writer
The Utah State women’s volleyball team had a rough start to its road trip Wednesday, falling in four sets to San Jose State University, 3-1. Senior All-American Liz McArthur led the Aggies in the loss, finishing with 17 kills and hitting .140 on the night. “Liz got better as the match went on,” said head coach Grayson DuBose. “She started off OK and got better and better, particularly in games three and four. She played like we expect her to.” USU got off to a slow start, as SJSU quickly built a 4-1 advantage. The Aggies were able to battle their way back to an 8-8 tie, only to see the Spartans score the next six points. Junior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen had a solid first set for the Aggies, and her fourth kill of the evening brought USU back to within three, at 20-17. From there the two teams traded points, and San Jose State got a kill from senior middle blocker Kylie Miraldi to win the set, 25-21. “We went back to our old lineup,” Dubose said. “We got better, but we hit some balls out of bounds and into the net. We had a tough time finding the court for awhile.” The second set started much the way the first set ended. Teams exchanged points, resulting in a 5-5 tie, but It was all Spartans from that point on. Errors doomed the Aggies as they committed 12 second-set errors, and San Jose State went on a 17-3 run to blow the set open. Three straight kills from Sorensen gave the Aggies some hope, before the wheels came off and a pair of Utah State errors gave San Jose State the 25-12 set win, and a 2-0 advantage. “We got out of system, and our ball control broke down,” DuBose said. “That makes it tough on our outside hitters.”
USU would bounce back in the third set, as the Aggie defense would come up huge. Utah State recorded seven blocks in the set, and forced 10 Spartan errors en route to a 25-15 set win. McArthur paced the Aggie attack with four kills and a block, while sophomore outside hitter Tamua Etimani added three kills and two blocks. “We dug a bunch of balls, and we blocked a lot of balls,” DuBose said. “We had chances, and got where we needed to be.” Utah State kept the momentum going into the fourth set, and neither team was going to give an inch. In a set that saw 10 ties and nine lead changes, all Aggies wanted in on the attack. Five different USU players recorded kills, and Utah State overcame a 15-10 mid-set deficit to knot the score at 23. The Spartans weren’t going to allow a fifth set, however, and their offense proved too much for Utah State. San Jose State squeaked out the 26-24 win to take the match. The Spartan tandem of freshman outside hitter Savanah Leaf and junior outside hitter Krista Miller out-dueled Aggie duo Sorensen and McArthur down the stretch. “We didn’t start off as quickly as we needed to,” DuBose said. “We made it close there at the end, but it was too many points to come back from. The last two games we played pretty well, but we had too high of a percentage of errors.” The Aggies finished with 29 errors as a team and 14 blocks. With the loss, USU falls to 9-9 on the season, and 4-4 in WAC play. San Jose moves to 8-13 for the year, and 3-5 in the WAC. Utah State will look to rebound against eighth ranked Hawaii on Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. “We have to be better under pressure,” DuBose said. “We had chances under stress to end the game, and we weren’t as good as we needed to be.”
HU 3, USU 0 The Utah State women’s volleyball team finished a two-game road trip Friday night, coming out empty as it was swept by the No. 8 University of Hawaii in three sets, 3-0. Junior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen led the Aggies in the loss, recording seven kills and finishing with a .036 hitting percentage on the night. “Shay stepped up and did what we wanted her to do,” said head coach Grayson DuBose. “We want her to take some leadership here. She came in as a walk on three years ago and earned a scholarship. She’s worked real hard, and has gotten better and has really improved her game.” It was a rough night for Utah State, as errors once again plagued its play. The Aggies held their ground in the beginning of the first set, playing the Rainbow Wahine to an 8-8 tie in a set that saw seven tie scores and two lead changes. The Aggies were unable to keep up the energy, however. Sophomore middle blocker Emily Hartong started a 12-4 run for Hawaii, then made sure the Aggies wouldn’t be able to crawl back into the set. The Rainbow Wahine took the set, 25-16. Hartong finished the night with 15 kills and a .344 hitting percentage. Hawaii just kept rolling from there. After starting the set with a 7-3 run, Hawaii opened up an eight-point advantage and looked poised to win the set comfortably. The Aggies didn’t quit, however, and they managed to crawl their way back to within one, at 22-21. After an Aggie error, freshman outside hitter Jane Croson had two straight service aces to preserve the set for Hawaii, 25-21. “They’re physical, and they’re big,” DuBose said. “They’re especially tough at home
(because) of the time change. We’re not here long enough to get acclimated well.” Sorensen paced the Aggies with four kills in the set, while senior All-American Liz McArthur added three kills. Both teams finished with a negative hitting percentage in the second set. “Neither team was really good,” DuBose said. “We had a chance to tie it up, but we missed some serves, and they hammered some serves, and we didn’t respond well.” Utah State looked like it would rebound to avoid the sweep in the third set and jumped out to a 7-3 advantage but the wheels fell off. Hawaii responded with a 22-3 run to comfortably win the set and complete the sweep, 25-11. Freshman outside hitter Rachel Orr had two kills and two blocks for the Aggies in the final set, then finished with two kills, while the Aggies finished the night with three service aces. “We tried to change it up. We changed up our lineup, but we just couldn’t find a good combination,” Dubose said. “We need to find a way to be better on the road.” With the loss, Utah State drops to 9-13 on the season, with a 4-5 record in WAC play. Hawaii improves to 20-1 on the year, with a perfect 8-0 record in the WAC. The Aggies return to the Spectrum for a two-game home stand Oct. 27 and 29, hosting New Mexico State University and Louisiana Tech University. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. “We have three matches left at home, and it would be nice to be good and get some momentum going into the WAC tournament,” DuBose said. “Why not us? Why not now? If you get hot at the right time, anything can happen.” – email@example.com
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n ongoing study by the National Bureau of Economic Research reports that minority students tend to perform better academically when their instructors are of the same ethnicity. So, logically it might follow that in order to accommodate USUâ€™s wide range of minority students, departments should hire minority professors proportionate the number of minority students in that field. For example, if 5 percent of students are Hispanic, 5 percent of instructors should be, too; if 2 percent of students are Asian, 2 percent of instructors should be, and so on. That model, however, seems a bit too simplistic to us. We like what Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Director David Ottley said â€” when USU hires an instructor, his or her qualification for the job is the deciding factor, not race or gender. The NBER study seems to suggest that the most important factor in student-teacher relations is ethnicity. We understand the claim. Aside from the statistics, which are hard to argue with, itâ€™s common sense that someone with the same background, values, mindset and perceptual lens should be able to connect better than someone without them. Our question is this: Does a professor need to share a studentâ€™s ethnicity in order to share those same characteristics? Our belief is the phenomenon of minority students doing better academically under minority professors is largely psychological. That is to say, taking a class from someone who shares traditions and characteristics is comforting to us and helps us open up, but it doesnâ€™t really affect pedagogy. The majority of The Statesman editorial staff is white. So are the majority of our professors. And still, we find ourselves constantly complaining about certain white professors and also constantly praising other white professors. Many of us also enjoy and even connect with our minority professors. In fact, some of our favorite professors are not from our home countries or ethnic backgrounds. What we do share with those professors is a passion for the subjects weâ€™re studying, common professional goals, a shared interest in our success and of course mutual respect. In cases like these, we see that ethnicity is not a deterrent to compatibility. If anything, the diversity is an opportunity for both of us to grow and gain perspective. And so our argument is this: while sharing an ethnic background with students provides obvious advantages, a truly qualified professor can transcend cultures. The best professors, arguably, are those who have learned to teach anyone, and who have themselves overcome cultural obstacles â€” perhaps even overcoming their own culture. The real challenge, then, is to learn to connect to anyone. Yes, language barriers are troublesome, and yes, someone who shares your religion and values may be easier to identify with, but in college weâ€™re preparing for the real world, and the real world is going to be choc full of people different from us. Crossing paths with a professor of a different background from you is an opportunity to gain two educations: one on the curriculum at hand, and one on learning to deal with diversity.
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Women have a choice in abortion To the editor:
Regarding the opinion piece on abortion â€” Logical Fallacy No. 1: Limiting abortion is limiting womenâ€™s choice. This presumes that the woman had no choice in the action that caused pregnancy or the actions that lead up to sexual intercourse. Advocating such a stance â€” excluding instances of rape, extreme coercion or incest â€” is to actually assert that women are subject to an animal impulse, against which they have no â€œchoiceâ€? but to inextricably succumb. Howâ€™s that for degrading women? Logical Fallacy No. 2: Imposing responsibility on
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Andrew Izatt In difficult and uncertain economic and political climates, fear and prejudice can grip even the best of us. Throughout American history racial and ethnic minorities â€” usually immigrants â€” have often born the brunt of it. This unfortunate pattern continues today with the recent enactment of Alabamaâ€™s HB 56 â€” the harshest immigration legislation in the country. The law allows police to check the immigration status of every person suspected of being in the country illegally and requires schools to disclose the immigration status of every student. Similar measures were included in Arizonaâ€™s immigration bill â€” on which the Alabama law was modeled â€” but were blocked in federal court. The lawâ€™s results have been disastrous to say the least, and it is primarily the children who are suffering. Studentsâ€™ educations have been interrupted as either they, or their parents, have been forced into hiding. Parents who came to this country illegally with children who are American citizens are now frantically looking for legal guardians in the event they are deported. Crops remain unharvested and jobs unfilled as immigrant workers flee the state, exacerbating their dire economic circumstances. The law comes in the wake of the misnamed Secure Communities Program enacted in early 2008 under President Bush, but was heavily expanded subsequently under President Obama. According to recently released data from the administration, the program deported approximately 400,000 people last year â€” the most recorded in eight years by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
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the parents of conceived children is an attack on choice. Very much like the first fallacy, but addressing the â€œcrying foulâ€? of laws against abortion. Recoiling at imposing law neglects the need for justice for the unborn child. While it is plain that both the man and the woman are responsible for the offspring conceived, unfortunately, physical laws place an unavoidable consequence on the woman. On the other hand, government must intervene to place responsibility upon the male. Therefore ways are provided to mercifully assist the woman in dealing with her responsibility, such as
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Mike Burnham Two centuries ago immigrants flocked to the U.S. There was plenty of work, and getting in the country was as easy as buying a boat ticket. Today, U.S. immigration has more obstacles than a Japanese game show. What happened? The reason behind restricting immigration flow is primarily economic. Cities, states and nations need a population that is sustainable. Several problems, including a decrease in living standards and an increase in crime, will arise if a sizable group suddenly immigrates. The U.S. was once able to sustain a large flow of immigrants, but now, due to labor regulations, expensive social programs and an evolving workforce, it would be insane to completely open the borders and expect the economy to stay afloat. Immigration needs regulation. Many controversial laws have been passed to achieve this goal and the Secure Communities Act is on its way to nationwide implementation. The most disputed parts of these laws allow police officers to request immigration papers and check the fingerprints of those in custody against immigration records. Critics argue that these provisions will foster racial profiling and make immigrants think twice before calling the police in dangerous situations. I sincerely understand the fear of racial profiling, however, I believe that fear is illogical. Most police officers, believe it or not, arenâ€™t racist. Most officers also understand that being involved in anything that even looks like racial profiling will attract negative press and possibly cost them their jobs. Of course, it goes without saying that abuse of this power would inevitably lead to retaliation from immigrant communities and make
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FROM THE LEFT, Page 13 A study released by the Warren Institute at the University of California-Berkeley Law School, together with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, disturbingly found that the program had deported American citizens, mainly Latinos with a significant number of deportees having an American-citizen child or spouse. A new documentary â€œLost In Detention,â€? by PBS Frontline, highlights horrible conditions, including rotten food and rampant sexual abuse at deportation centers. Measures such as this are enacted in the name of securing our borders and helping to keep us safe. But how safe can we be when a large number of our population lives in fear and anxiety that either they or a family member will get a knock at 6 a.m. to be dragged away? Laws similar to HB 56 and Secure Communities amount to racial profiling and any attempt to say that they are not is disingenuous. As a white male, I would never be asked to produce my immigration papers to prove my citizenship status if I was pulled over at a traffic stop. What is most alarming in the debate over illegal immigration is the lack of charity or understanding toward undocumented workers and their plight. As a parent, what would you do for your children if you lived in a country torn by drug violence, poverty and a lack of opportunity? Would you not do everything possible to escape it? For all thoughts and purposes, I view them as economic and political refugees. Moreover, immigrants â€” even illegal ones â€” are nowhere near the social and economic blight they are made out to be. For want of space, I suggest that you look up the Deseret Newsâ€™ excellent article from June 28, 2010, debunking many myths perpetuated about illegal immigrants. In summary, we need a newer, kinder, more family-friendly approach to immigration that is becoming of a nation as great as ours, if we are to be worthy of the inscription held by Lady Liberty â€” â€œGive me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.â€? â€” Andrew Izatt is a sophomore majoring in religious studies. Comments can be sent to him at email@example.com.
FROM THE RIGHT, Page 13 the city a more dangerous place for everyone, particularly for police. Law enforcement has every incentive to use this power as sparingly as possible with very few who abuse it. This is not to say racial profiling will never occur. Iâ€™m sure it will somewhere along the line. However, I choose not recognize the exception first. The second argument is that immigrants will be less likely to contact the police, which is one argument that I truly donâ€™t understand. We realize that illegal immigrants arenâ€™t entitled to the same protections as U.S. citizens, right? This is not to say that they do not deserve protection; I believe that everyone does by virtue of being human. Coincidentally, however, law enforcement officers are also human beings with lives and families. Should they be forced to put their lives on the line for people outside their jurisdiction? Iâ€™m not in favor of ignoring illegal immigrantsâ€™ phone calls to the police; general law enforcement is designed to make communities safe for everyone. However, Iâ€™m not terribly sympathetic to individuals afraid to call the police because they have broken the law. I have never heard of someone complaining that a prison escapee was afraid to phone the police. The circumstances are not very different. It is fairly clear the U.S. has the right and need to regulate immigration. This, however, does not mean we are going about it in the right way. We need to make immigration easier and more accessible. Immigration policy, and not the way we enforce it, should be the issue we grapple with. Those wishing to establish lives in the U.S. will be less prone to immigrate illegally if they felt there was a legitimate opportunity to do it legally. I support legislation such as the DREAM Act and other measures that integrate individuals who want to make a home in the U.S. I do not, however, feel we should handicap our law enforcement and obstruct basic implementation of immigration laws.
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FROM FORUM LETTERS, Page 13 Therefore arguing abortion is acceptable at certain stages of pregnancy. Here, there is one clear line of demarcation. Conception has occurred; the parentsâ€™ choice has already been exercised â€” and therefore extinguished. The life process of another human being has begun and must be protected if life is worth valuing at all. Here we must respect the most innocent and helpless human life. Again, this excludes instances in which the womanâ€™s choice was taken away forcibly by the male, or when it is life against life, when the woman is actually mortally threatened by the pregnancy â€” exceptionally rare compared to ages past.
no-expense adoption and health care, and no-questions-asked drop off points. Logical Fallacy No. 3: Not recognizing the â€œfetusâ€? as a human being whose life cycle has begun. This is coupled with the argument that there is no clear line of demarcation when â€œitâ€? is considered â€œhuman.â€?
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I am an avid reader of The Statesman. Recently, Iâ€™ve been drawn to the column written by Liz Emery in the â€œOpinions and Viewsâ€? section. Her counter-culture articles have generated more controversy and dialogue than the rest of the headlines in The Statesman combined. Why is this? Because her column represents a minority view of controversial subjects that do not coincide with the mainstream. Iâ€™ve also read letters to the editor denouncing Ms. Emery. Some respondents say they will no longer read The Statesman, that Liz supports immorality, or that she is outright wrong. Forgive me if Iâ€™m mistaken, but I believe her column is in the opinon section of the newspaper. Yes, Iâ€™ve already mentioned that. One person said â€” in response to Ms. Emeryâ€™s article on the LDS church and itâ€™s appearing to have many of the same trappings as a cult â€” that some opinions should not be expressed. To this I ask, why? We are in college; we are here to learn, to think critically and receive a broad, liberal education. That is why we have to take general education classes, to get a broad education. If you do not want a broad education, then maybe a technical or trade school is more appropriate.
I believe that somewhere along the line, because of social pressure from the mainstream, The Statesman lost its journalistic integrity. I saw Lizâ€™s articles go from edgy opinions about fraternities, the LDS Church, and pornography; to a weak article about hip-hop. I believe the backlash from the LDS-dominated culture that permeates USU put pressure on Liz to back off. Some readers in the mainstream of our very unique culture here may say, â€œGreat, this is a victory for us, the majority!â€? You, my friends, have forgotten history. There was another group that was censured for its beliefs, the LDS Church; the only organization to leave the U.S. in search of religious freedom. The LDS church was chased from place to place until finally it settled in the wasteland of Utah, in hopes of being left alone. One reader demanded that if Ms. Emery didnâ€™t like it in Utah, that she leave. Does this sound familiar? My hope is that those in the mainstream would consider these things when reading The Statesman. Is one column that challenges your view of right and wrong enough for you to hate the entire paper? Is it enough to stop you from reading it? Folks, let us be reasonable. By reading challenging articles that are removed from the mainstream, your own conviction can be strengthened. Also, there may be readers who are looking for new ideas. It does us all good to view perspectives other than our own; that way you can learn to communicate and live with others who do not share your beliefs. To the editor: if backlash from readers, sponsors or administration have caused you to censor one of your writers in any way, then I loudly cry foul. Maintain some journalistic integrity, support and protect your staff and their freedom of speech. Once you make one concession, you will make more and more, until you have no integrity left. Kevin Moultrie
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Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Utah State Charity Shoe Drive- All Day Green Bean Campaign- All Day The Clothesline Project - All Day Free Math and Statistics Tutoring- 8:30 to 5 p.m. TSC 225A USU Libraries Celebrates Open Access10 to 2 p.m. National Food Day- 11 to 5 p.m. TSC, HUB
Today is Monday, Oct. 24, 2010. Todayâ€™s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Chelsea Bowman, a sophomore major-â€? ing in social work from Bluffdale, Utah.
Utah State Charity Shoe Drive- All Day Green Bean Campaign- All Day The Clothesline Project - All Day USU Libraries Celebrates Open Access10 to 2 p.m. Alcohol Awareness Week- 10 to 2 p.m. TSC, Sunburst Lounge Water: The Fickle Finger of Fate in the Middle East- 3:30 to 5 p.m., Library 101 Mindfulness Workshop- 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., TSC 310B Aggies for Christ - 8 to 10 p.m. TSC, HUB
Almanac Today in History: On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Utah State Charity Shoe Drive- All Day Green Bean Campaign- All Day The Clothesline Project - All Day Ka-pow! Graphic Novel Exhibition- All Day Aggies for Change Coin Collection- 9 to 2 p.m. TSC, Patio USU Libraries Celebrates Open Access10 to 2 p.m. Alcohol Awareness Week- 10 to 2 p.m. TSC, Sunburst Lounge USU Meditation Club- noon to 1 p.m., TSC 335 Joy of Depression- 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. TSC 306 Halloween Carnival- 4 to 8 p.m. Lundstrom Center Investor Education Workshop- 7 to 8:30 p.m., ESLC 130
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Every Wednesday, Figure Drawing/Painting from USU Art Guild- 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. We will be holding weekly figure study sessions for students and community members that would like to practice work with the human figure. The cost of each session is $5.00 or $40.00 for the whole semester (to pay the model).
prizes) for those who would like to throw pumpkins by hand. So people can come and watch and come to toss by hand.The Pumpkin Toss is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at Elk Ridge Park. Be a part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week by attending activities at the TSC Sunburst Lounge and Fountain Oct. 25 and 26. Â Students can drive a simulated go-cart, participate in a beer-goggle obstacle course, and enjoy cookies and milk while learning about the importance of responsible alcohol use. Â United States Senator Orrin Hatch will speak to students, faculty, and the general public at a Pizza and Politics event hosted by the Utah State College Republicans on Wednesday, October 26th from 4 -5 p.m. on campus in the Taggart Student Center (TSC)auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Senator Hatch will speak briefly and then take questions from the audience. Phone: (435)512-1326 The Woman in Black theatre production at The Logan Arthouse and Cinema on October 27th and 28th at 7 p.m., and October 29th at 10:30pm. Two men explore the dark story of a haunting spectre and the bone-chilling curse that follows in Achtung Theatre Companies production of The Woman in Black. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or at www. loganarthouse.com. Helicon West will host the Provo Orem Word on Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m., at True Aggie CafĂŠ, 117 North Main, Logan. POW is an online literary journal which has published well-known writers from Cache Valley. Open microphone will follow the reading. Free and open to all.
The 28th annual Pumpkin Walk features hundreds of pumpkins creatively displayed in more than 30 scenes. Carved pumpkins line the walking path through the scenes, which have been put together by many, many volunteers. The event, which isÂ free and draws some 30,000 visitors each year, is set for Oct. 20 to Oct. 25 (not open Sunday Oct. 23) at Elk Ridge Park (1100 E. 2500 North, North Logan). Hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œMy Favorite Things.â€?
Food Day. Free, open to students, faculty, and public. Oct 24th at 11 to 3 p.m. in the TSC Hub there will be information booths, cook-offs, food demos, competitions and prizes At 4 p.m. there is a keynote speaker: Anne Vileisis author of â€œKitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back.â€?
This year there is also a new event following the Pumpkin Walk: The Pumpkin Toss. It may be more appropriate to call it the Pumpkin Launch as the ASMEÂ Club from the USU mechanical engineering department will use catapults and simple machines to launch pumpkins used in the Pumpkin Walk. In addition, there will be a contest (with
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