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TEDx speakers encourage idea sharing LIS STEWART staff writer

Attendees at TEDxUSU were told to aspire to create greater things Wednesday afternoon during talks based on the TED tagline, “Things worth sharing.� Speaker Taylor Halverson, a junior in communication stud-� ies, said the opportunity to talk about her experience with creating a better website to engage students at USU in front of a crowd of students, profes-� sors and leaders was a dream. Halverson was the only student out of the eight presenters. “This is like my dream right here, to just be given a mic and allow people to let me talk, so it’s incredible,� Halverson said before the event. Beat poet Buddy Wakefield began the conference by stand-� ing on the red rug characteristic of many TEDx talks before the crowd in the Chase Fine Arts Center choir room. “If I really was created in God’s image, then when God was a boy, he wanted to be a man,� Wakefield said as an introduction. Wakefield proceeded to teach the crowd in his style of jumping

from subject to subject about Vipassana meditation, which emphasizes concentrating on breathing and eliminating other stresses and non-�necessities of life. Wakefield explained to the audience how Vipassana helps one to understand things as they really are. “The idea is that today I am representing air,� Wakefield said. “That’s a pretty good idea, guys.� Another presenter was Karl White, a psychology professor who spoke about the advances made by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, of which he is the founding director, to help with early intervention programs for children with hearing loss. Because of the center’s work, 95 percent of babies are screened for hearing loss within hours of birth. White said the prospect of giving a TEDx talk, which will be uploaded to YouTube and available for anyone to watch in the next week or two, is intimi-� dating. Halverson said giving a TEDx talk was more than an opportu-� nity to advance herself. “I’m less excited about what

it means for me as that I get to share this message,� Halverson said. Halverson and other students conducted research with the Business Innovation Factory last year as part of a class at USU. This research was used to create a website based around students and their interests with the help of James Morales, vice president of student services. Halverson said the website works much in the way ads on do. Information about classes and other activi-� ties will be displayed on a sidebar based on the viewer’s interests to better engage them in their university education. Halverson said the beta version of this website will launch this spring. In addition to sharing the story of the website’s creation, Halverson spoke of her journey to becoming who she is today in an environment where she was given the opportunity to explore and create. Educators and stu-� dents should work together to foster a learning environment where the opportunity exists to create changes in society on a

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TAYLOR HALVERSEN, AN HONORS STUDENT majoring in communication studies and liberal arts, spoke at the TEDx event Wednesday on the role of student voice in the educational system. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

ROTC to honor Vets with 24-�hour tribute LEANN FOX staff writer

THE MARCHING BAND PERFORMS at a football game earlier this season. The band’s practice location has been in question since the start of the semester. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

Decision made on band practice area ASHLYN TUCKER staff writer

After meeting with Provost Raymond Coward and music depart-� ment head James Bankhead, ASUSU President Christian Thrapp said an official decision has been made to move the band’s practice area to the fields beginning Fall 2013. Early in the semester Thrapp said because of construction, student ath-� letes had started to park in a set-�aside area in the stadium lot where the band practiced. It was proposed the band move practices to the soccer fields outside the Valley View and Mountain View Towers. After nearly a month of debate, ASUSU voted to keep the band in the parking lot for the remainder of this school year in October. Thrapp said

this was not meant to be a permanent solution, but a temporary fix until the executive board could make a final decision. Thrapp said a big reason for the change is because Bankhead felt the band deserved to practice in a central campus location. “He felt that it was an academic issue because marching band is part of many of the members’ majors,� Thrapp said. When asked why the final deci-� sion has been so long in the making, Thrapp said he felt ASUSU took care of the issue in a very timely manner. “We voted and did our duty,� he said. The marching band has not offi-� cially been informed about the latest decision concerning the practice loca-� tion. Band member Spencer Jensen said

he was not aware the issue had been brought up again. “I thought it was all settled,� he said. Emily Ashcroft, a member of the band, said she had not been informed that the space conflict was once again an issue. “I know that we had some trouble this year trying to switch over and then we ended up switching back to our parking lot,� Ashcroft said. “That’s about all I know. We haven’t heard anything else.� Jensen said the lack of space in the parking lot is not a new problem, nor is it unique to USU. “Every college deals with it,� he said. “It’s just one of the things you just deal with trying to get people to not park there while the band is there.� Jensen said there are several reasons

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On Nov. 8-�9, USU will celebrate Veterans Day with a number of different events from student groups on cam-� pus. USU’s Air Force ROTC will give students the opportu-� nity to pay acknowledgement to prisoners of war at the POW/MIA Tribute on the Quad. The tribute begins at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 and will run a full 24 hours until the next night, according to Cadet Austin Stott. There will be a presentation of the color detail at the beginning of the tribute as well as a retrieving of the colors at the end of the following day. Stott asked students and members of the community to please walk around the flags and honor guardsmen that will be in the center of the Quad. He said people are encouraged to bring a candle to light for the display if they wish. “I remember seeing the flags last year,� said Lacey Kendall, nutrition major. “What USU and the ROTC are doing for the men and women who have served, or are serving now, and those who have fought for our freedoms is a great way to gain recognition for those who have sac-� rificed so much.� There will be students from the ROTC program stand-� ing at the event to answer questions. USU is also hosting a Veterans Day Memorial in the TSC Sunburst Lounge. The ceremony begins Nov. 9 at noon. This year, the event will be highlighted by per-� formances of the Thomas Edison Charter School choir. Jonathan Aaron, a recent returned soldier, will share some of his experiences from war. Will Poppendorf, a retired research professor of industrial hygiene at USU and director of the American Industrial Hygiene Board, will also be talking about U.S. service members. “Last year we did a larger ceremony for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars veterans. It was a somber ceremony,� said Tony Flores, veterans program coordina-� tor for the Access and Diversity Center. “This year our ceremony is going to be more of a celebration. Our intent is to recognize and appreciate the veterans.� –


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Students help with bison roundup Wildlife Society travels to the Great Salt Lake for the second time

MITCH HENLINE staff writer

Three Members of the USU Wildlife Society trav-� eled to the Great Salt Lake Saturday morning to help Antelope Island State Park control its bison population. The bison roam on the island year-�round with no natural predators. Because of this, there is a concern the bison herd could out-� grow what the island can support. To keep the bison from overpopulating, the state park has an annual bison roundup. The bison are brought into corrals and checked for health prob-� lems, and some are taken off the island. The bison were gathered into corrals two weeks before the USU students arrived. Some of the USU students helped by separat-� ing the corralled bison into smaller groups and sending them down different chutes into pens to be tested. “They are pretty shy to humans, so they’ll go pretty much wherever you force

them to go,� said Lisha Moffitt, a junior majoring in wildlife science. “That’s what the people down at the pens would take care of. They were there to make sure that the animals go in the pens they needed to be in.� After relocating into the pens, the animals were sent through chutes one by one. They were weighed, had blood drawn and had other tests done to make sure they were healthy. “They bring the whole herd in. They do a health check. They check for diseases, inoculate them against common dis-� eases in bison,� said George Fawson, President of the USU Wildlife Society. “They actually check all the females as well to determine if they are pregnant or have given birth in the last sea-� son. If they haven’t given birth, they actually have an auction and they sell off a lot of the females that aren’t producing young. That’s kind of their way to manage their size of the herd.�

The bison roundup on Antelope Island has been going on for 26 years, but this is the second year the USU Wildlife Society has participated. “I kind of initiated it last year,� Fawson said. “I grew up in Weber County and lived in Davis County for a while and went out to Antelope Island a lot. I contacted the biologist on the island, so this is actually only the second year where Utah State has participat-� ed.� Some of the students participated to get experi-� ence in careers they could eventually be working in, while others did it for the enjoyment. “You’re getting hands on experience with bison,� Fawson said. “Pushing around a 2,000 pound wild animal kind of gets the adrenaline pumping. It gives students an opportu-� nity to get out of the class-� room and talk to people that have potential summer jobs or just find out what could help them get into

MEMBERS OF THE USU wildlife society helped check bison health last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mckenna Maxwell

positions.� Moffitt has volunteered two years in a row and said she believes it to be ben-� eficial in helping with her career choice. “It’s a great opportunity to get out and work with

the professionals,� Moffitt said. “That can be really influential in getting your job someday. It was a really good experience to be with the biologists and the pro-� fessionals there. They had veterinarians there. They

had the rangers out there to make sure people aren’t hunting animals illegally and they also had the biolo-� gists that study the animals in their habitats.�

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For aspiring entrepreneurs, business, accounting and mar-� keting majors or students want-� ing to learn about successful small company growth strate-� gies, the Huntsman School hosted a Dean’s Convocation on WednesdayNew afternoon. location at Riverwoods. Scott Schaefer, finance pro-� fessor from the University of Utah, spoke to USU students in the Orson A. Christensen Auditorium. “I’m not going to talk at all about elections,� Schaefer said as he opened his speech. “This is an election-�free zone. I’m going to talk about business. So let the election go, just let it go for now.� SCOTT SCHAEFER, a visiting professor of economics and finance Schaefer’s speech was based speaks on economics of organizations. DELAYNE LOCKE photo on a book project called “The shopper program from the University. Schaefer said the Roadside MBA� that he is cur-� three of them were at an econo-� sales associates there, he began rently working on with two of talking to them about the dif-� mist conference when they his colleagues, Mike Mazzeo ferent incentives companies use visited a shoe store in Kittery, from Northwestern University to motivate their employees. Maine. Hearing about a secret and Paul Oyer from Stanford

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His colleagues soon joined in. Schaefer said the whole time, they were thinking about how what was being said related to economic frameworks they’d been teaching MBA students for more than a decade. “The whole drive back to Boston, all the three of us could talk about was how awesome the secret shopper program at the shoe store in Kittery, Maine was,� Schaefer said. “One thing that we got out of that is there are so many amazing stories out there that can be tied to the economic frameworks.� He said he wished he’d had 30 MBA students there to hear what he had learned. “And so that was the start of this project,� he said. In the spring of 2009, Schaefer, Mazzeo and Oyer set out on a road trip to visit small companies and learn their suc-� cess strategies. “If we learn a lot, we’ll write a book about it,� Schaeffer said he told his colleagues. “And


we’ll call it Roadside MBA and we’ll sell a million copies and be rich and famous.� The trio has one last road trip to make in the spring and the book is due out next fall. Schaefer said he will donate any royalties that come from USU student purchases to the Huntsman School of Business. Schaefer said their goal is to write case studies on smaller companies so other new busi-� nesses can relate to them. “One of the chapters of the book we’re working on is about why firms grow,� Schaefer said. “One of the things that we found is that every manager that we talked to has some plan for trying to grow,� he said. “But not very many of them have a solid appreciation for what it’s going to take.� Schaefer said one of the key factors to growth is deter-� mining opportunity cost. He stressed the importance of

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BAND: Group will permanently relocate to Tower Fields in fall 2013 From page 1 why the move might actually be a good thing. “I think it would help school spirit,� he said. “Students could hear the band play.� Jensen said a lot of the band members who live in campus housing would benefit from having band practice closer. Jensen said he does not see a problem with the current location. He said although the cars are inconvenient, the band is able to

work around them. “If they are in the way, we just think about where we are supposed to be and just deal with it,� he said. “We try not to bump into them.� Jensen said it did not matter where the band practiced. “Wherever we are we will do fine,� he said. “It’s just a matter of having a place to call a

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Diversity week aims to connect cultures Briefs Campus & Community

CRYSTAL RUPP staff writer

From Nov. 12-�16, Diversity Week will celebrate the range of cultures present at USU. On Monday, an international fashion show will be held in the Sunburst Lounge at 11:30 a.m. Angie Vatista, the International Student Council vice president, said the fashion show takes more planning than the rest of the events, but it is worth the extra work. “The coolest thing is to see dresses and costumes from dif-� ferent places that you have no idea where they came from,� she said. On Tuesday, students can participate in a free yoga class in the HPER building as well as a movie festival at 12:30 p.m. in the TSC Auditorium. Mariana Ochoa, ASUSU diversity and organization vice president, said some of the possible films include “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,� a Chinese film, as well as “Hotel Rwanda,� about the Rwandan genocide. Common Hour on Wednesday will give students the opportu-� nity to enjoy foods from around the world and watch a number of international performances in TSC fountain area. Among the performers will be Doug Fiefia, this year’s Mr. USU and last year’s Mr. International. On Thursday, dance les-� sons will be provided by the Dominican Student Association at 11:30 in the TSC lounges. There will also be a showing of “The King’s Speech� that night at 7 p.m. in the TSC Auditorium. The Mr. and Ms.

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CARINA GUABA WINS the title of Ms. International in 2011. The pageant is an traditional Diversity Week activity. File photo

International contest will take place at 7 pm on Friday night in the TSC Auditorium. Alfredo Balcacer, last year’s Mr. International, will help with this year’s contest. He said the contest is important because it gives people a chance to repre-� sent who they are. “They have to be able to rep-� resent their country or culture in a proper way,� he said. “You can’t just go and perform. You have to speak well and you have to have charisma to be Mr. International. That’s what they’re looking for.� Balcacer, who is from the Dominican Republic, said he believes Diversity Week is about students understanding each

others’ cultures. “It’s about understanding what Americans have in their culture and what we have in ours,� he said. “It’s about help-� ing us interact and understand our differences.� Ochoa said Diversity Week is an important week for students at USU. “The purpose is not only to highlight and celebrate different cultures at USU, but also to edu-� cate students about the different cultures we have here,� she said. “A lot of students know that we have a diverse population, but they don’t really know much about them.� Ochoa said these diverse cul-� tures not only include different

ethnic and racial backgrounds, but groups such as graduate stu-� dents and married students. “I want people to look at diversity in a more broad area, not just ethic wise,� she said. Vatista said she has been involved with Diversity Week for several years, but it’s different every year because of the people involved. She said the impor-� tance of the week is always the same. “I want people to learn the importance of diversity and peo-� ple getting together and sharing their differences and learning from their differences,� she said. –

TALKS: Poet Buddy Wakefield opens conference

From page 1 university campus, Halverson said to the audience. Jim Butcher, a USU alumnus and a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University who worked with the Clinton administration in the 1990s to create the U.S. National Energy Plan, talked about a problem solv-� ing method called scenario planning. Butcher said putting together the work of 20 years into an 18 minute talk was no easy task.

“We were joking last night that, you know,� Butcher said. “Normally we’re used to at least having an hour of talking.� Scott Bates, associate vice president for research, said each talk, according to TEDx rules, can be no more than 18 minutes long. Bates was in charge of putting togeth-� er the event. Bates said the office of Research and Graduate Studies plans to host another TEDx event next year. TEDx licenses are free and available to anyone pending

approval, according to the TEDx website. According to Bates, there are two things other than the name itself that make a TEDx talk a TEDx talk. One is the format, which includes time constraints and being recorded for YouTube. The other is express-� ing a core idea about what one thinks rather than what one does. “For us it was, ‘Hey, we have ideas worth spreading, and let’s do it,’� Bates said.

Gay marriage racks up wins on ballot CURTIS TATE

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON – Supporters of same-�sex marriage reached a major milestone in Tuesday’s elec-� tions, when Maryland and Maine became the first states where voters upheld marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. While gay marriage has gained the support of courts, state legislatures and even President Barack Obama, voters have rejected the question every time it has appeared as a ballot issue. But Tuesday turned the tide. Washington state voters were poised to

uphold gay marriage on Wednesday, with supporters of the referendum declaring victory. Voters in Minnesota turned down an effort to ban gay marriage in the state’s constitution. “We can’t underestimate the importance of what we saw yesterday,� said David Masci, a senior researcher at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. “It’s a pret-� ty big deal.� Part of it boils down to demographic changes, he said. Younger voters over-� whelmingly backed Obama’s election in 2008 and turned out in even larger numbers on Tuesday. They’re also the group that shows the highest support for gay mar-�

riage. Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, a New York-�based gay rights group, called the Election Day results “a powerful dem-� onstration that the center of gravity has dramatically shifted in our direction� after losses at the ballot in 2004 and 2008. “We’re working within a huge amount of wind in our sails,� he said. A Pew Research Center poll in July showed a nearly even split, with 48 percent of Americans supporting gay marriage and 44 percent opposing it. By comparison, in 2004, 60 percent were opposed to it and 31 percent were for it.


BUSINESS: Schaefer focuses on collaberation From page 2

knowing when the cost will out-� weigh the growth benefits and when expansion would be detri-� mental to a company’s profits. Schaefer said by observing what works and what doesn’t work for large companies, small business owners can learn from the mis-� takes of others what not to do. “I really thought it was inter-� esting the way he described how small businesses — which I think would be really fun to start up pretty soon — can be able to com-� pete with large businesses,� said junior Joseph McClatchy, an inter-� national business major. Jesse Condie, freshman majoring in finance and economics, said he comes to all Dean’s Convocations because he can use what he learns to benefit his schooling and career. “Because I’m only a freshman, I like to see all the different things I can do with it and keep my options open,� Condie said. Condie said it is interesting to hear about people who are in the business fields. “They kind of like motivate you because you go to class everyday and sometimes you just are tired and fall asleep and stuff,� Condie said. Condie said when he goes to things like this, it shows the big-� ger picture. “Like that’s going to be you in the future,� he said. “Kind of like the phrase, ‘the end justifies the means,’ it’s worth it to stay in school.� –

Annually, each college at Utah State University chooses one stu-� dent to compete for the University Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award. English major Hannah Dulin represented the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2012, receiving a cash award, the Peak Prize. Dulin said, “When I first arrived at USU, I had to quickly learn the roles of a researcher, and was even uncertain about what research in English looked like, but I knew that USU had an excellent reputa-� tion for undergraduate research, and I wanted to be involved.� She presented her paper, “Spiritual Suffering in Colonial Harlem: Claude McKay’s “The Desolate City’ as a Postcolonial Text,� at the USU English Symposium in April. Majoring in English literary stud-� ies and minoring in French and psychology, Hannah will gradu-� ate in Spring 2013 with English Departmental Honors.

Orchestra plays folk symphony The USU Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Rohrer, will perform its fall concert Friday, Nov. 9, in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert headliner is the epic symphony for band by H. Owen Reed “ La Fiesta Mexicana� Rohrer said. Subtitled “A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band,� the work was written in 1949, based on experiences gained during the com-� poser’s five-�month sojourn in Mexico on a Guggenheim Fellowship. “The authentic folk tunes Reed used can be found in Chapala, Jalisco and Guadalajara; other themes were borrowed from Gregorian motifs and Aztec dances,� Rohrer said. Also included is “Dance of the New World,� a dance overture by Dana Wilson. “Dance of the New World (1992) was completed the very month — 500 years later — that Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World,� the composer wrote about the composition. “As few journeys have had such an impact on the fate of world culture, this piece is a tribute to the blending of styles and attitudes that has taken place in the Latin American region of this hemisphere where Columbus first landed. It is also intended to suggest the hopeful awakening of the Renaissance that his voyage symbolized.� Continuing with the Latin theme, the concert also includes the Alfred Reed transcription of the orchestral overture “La Procession du Rocio� by Joaquin Turina. In the work, Turina portrays a festival and procession that takes place in the Triana neighbor-� hood of Seville, Spain, that honors the Blessed Virgin, Rohrer said.

Center calls for student ideas Departments, offices, colleges, and student organizations are invited to submit proposals for Women’s History Month events to the Center for Women and Gender. The center is particularly interested in pro-� grams that fit with this year’s theme Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics and programs that are inclusive of the diversity of our cam-� pus community. They’re also interest-� ed in all proposals generally relevant to Women’s History Month. Although Women’s History Month is in March, the deadline for proposal submissions will be Friday, Nov. 16, to allow time for planning and coordination.

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Video gaming provides positive elements BY CALE PATTERSON staff writer

For more than 30 years, video games have advanced in both realism and popularity, and this popularity has led to a culture of millions of gamers worldwide. Some feel these gamers lose touch with the real world in their hobby — others disagree. “In my experience, it just seems that it is a waste of time,� said Kristy Phillips, a sophomore majoring in family, consumer and human develop-� ment. Phillips said her ex-�boy-� friend was heavily involved in video games, and it was detri-� mental to their relationship. “I would come over and instead of doing something with me or doing something together, he would spend the whole time convincing me that I needed to learn how to play ‘Call of Duty,’� she said. “He would sit there and play it forever until the point where I’d get up and want to leave. He said he’d only play for five minutes, but he’d really play for like 45 minutes or longer until I’d say I was leaving. He was a winner — let me tell you.� Phillips said her ex-�boy-� friend’s focus on video games made her feel unappreciated and eventually became a fac-� tor in her decision to break up with him. “He was always more wor-� ried about his ‘Call of Duty’ than he was about spending time with me,� she said. Phillips said playing video-� games is acceptable as long as relationships are maintained and responsibilities met. “It’s okay to play your game, but you don’t need to play it when other people are around,� she said. “Don’t let it

A STUDENT UNWINDS with a Playstation game. Some students consider playing video games a worthwhile hobby, whereas others think it is a complete waste of time. SAMANTHA BEHL photo illustration

completely consume your life to the point where you forget about the people around you and the responsibilities you have. Some people spend more time consumed in their game than in their actual life.� Nick Gundlah, a senior majoring in business, said he has always been a heavy gamer and doesn’t expect that to change any time soon. He said his interest in gaming doesn’t negatively affect his relation-� ships or work commitments, but said it has led to distrac-� tions in the aspect of school. “Video games are just what I went to because I didn’t want to write the paper or what-� ever,� he said. “If there had been people to go out with or if I had had some other alterna-�

tive, I would have done that instead anyway.� Many factors can lead to distractions during the semes-� ter. According to Gundlah, video games are no worse than any other diversion when it comes to a lack of productivity. “People aren’t productive for varying reasons,� Gundlah said. “If people aren’t produc-� tive from hanging out with their friends all the time or going out partying and such, is that more justifiable or acceptable than playing video games? For me it comes down to your personal will-�power and your own sense of respon-� sibility, but gaming is not the only non-�productive option.� Gundlah said there are many different hobbies with

varying levels of sociality, and participating in videogames should not be stigmatized. “I don’t think the stigma against video games is any more valid than the stigma against any other distraction,� he said. “I don’t think that anyone can say they spend 100 percent of their time around people — that they have no interests of their own that are solitary.� Gundlah said there is a social aspect to gaming and many gamers share a common bond through something they are interested in. He said since starting college, video gaming has helped him foster social interaction and make new friends with common inter-� ests.

“That’s how I made a lot of friends,� he said. “It’s always been conduit for me to meet people with shared interests.� Josh Waters, a second-�year graduate student in instruc-� tional technology and living sciences, said video games have applications in education, and videogame training pro-� vides better a better transition between training an actual job. “In military training, they develop what are essentially video games to teach flight pilots how to fly their planes without actually flying the planes and potentially crash-� ing,� Waters said. “They can recreate the cockpit with screens instead of windows so they can practice. There is

an entire field of educational gaming.� “I think one of the things video games are very good at is providing feedback that is relative to the activity,� he said. “They are powerful education-� al tools because they allow the player to learn through choice. I’m in a class where I’m mak-� ing an educational game about teaching basic Japanese.� Waters said casual video games such as “Call of Duty� or “Halo� offer still an element of education. “They’re using educational principles to help the player learn how to play the game,� he said. “There is a bizarre crossover between video game

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Club members expand concepts of cuisine Senior citizens extend education


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Most people enjoy eating, but for those involved in agribusiness, other aspects of food have a greater significance. Agribusiness is a career which deals more with the business side of agricul-� ture, from selling farm equipment to distributing Idaho potatoes. Utah State University offers a unique opportunity for Aggies looking to get involved in agri-� business. The Agribusiness Club has partici-� pated in competitions all over the nation. Paul Urzagaste, a graduate student study-� ing plant science, said they competed in the Western Collegiate Marketing Competition in Fresno, Calif., where they were awarded first place for product most likely to succeed and third in the overall competition for a marketing plan they developed for a new product called “yogonnaise.� The Agribusiness Club also attended the Food Distribution Research Society Marketing Competition, where they com-� peted against universities such as Texas A&M and the California Polytechnic Institute. The Agribusiness Club placed third nationwide in this competition. “We try to offer those real life oppor-� tunities to students where they can practice what they learn in classes,� said Urzagaste. “This is a great opportunity to develop those skills.� Trevor Knudsen, a senior majoring in international agricultural business, said it has given him a chance to realize how skills learned in the classroom can be applied. “It’s a chance to get some hands-�on experience,� he said. The Agribusiness Club gives students the opportunity to go out and compete in order to practice those classroom skills. Urzagaste said there are two types of competitions — one which allows students to create their own product and another which allows students to help a company with a problem they are having. During a competition in Portland, Ore., the Agribusiness Club worked with the company Tillamook. The company

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was looking for a way to expand their market and Utah State did well enough to make it to the final three presentations. “It was the real deal,� Urzagaste said. “We are representing the university, so we’d better do a good job. It’s challeng-� ing also because you have a deadline you have to fulfill and so sometimes it’s a little bit stressful.� These competitions are done through the The Food Distribution Research Society and competitions are held annu-� ally. Emma Shoaf, a senior majoring in agri-� business, said about a month before the competition takes place, the FDRS emails each team with a clue about the industry or about the type of marketing to be done. Once they arrive at the competi-� tion, a company such as Tillamook will come in and present the product or the marketing they want help with. After the presentation, each group is given time to ask the company questions. Then it’s six hours of marketing plan development. After the plan is developed, each group has a chance to present. The top three teams are chosen to present to the com-� pany representative. The representative then chooses the top team. “It’s a little scary, but it’s fun and

exhilarating,� Knudsen said. During the Western Collegiate Marketing competition in Fresno, Calif., the Agribusiness Club presented a mar-� keting plan for a product being developed at Utah State called yogonnaise, a yogurt based mayonnaise. “I like how different it is,� Shoaf said. “The competition is unpredictable. It really challenges you.� The Agribusiness Club traveled to Puerto Rico to participate in the FDRS competition, this time marketing green bananas. “In Puerto Rico, green bananas are a popular item but it’s really time consum-� ing and messy to prepare,� Knudsen said. The company was looking for a way to expand their market to the United States, and the Agribusiness Club formed a mar-� keting strategy that placed them in the top three teams. The Agribusiness Club is open to any major. For students looking to get more involved with agribusiness, Shoaf said to contact any member of the club. “Come to a meeting,� she said. “It’s a really small club, so we are super casual. There is a lot of opportunity.� –

Each Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m., senior citizens from Pioneer Valley Lodge gather in the senate chambers on the third floor of the Taggart Student Center to continue their edu-� cation. Senior University is a program offered through the Val R. Christensen Service Center for Logan residents 62 and older. These students come from Pioneer Valley Lodge, Cache Valley Senior Center and the community. According to Helene Salisbury, those who attend the class don’t consider themselves old at all. “We’re all more mature people — we’re not old,� she said. “It keeps you alive when you’ve got things going on upstairs.� Kelsey Kushlan, the director of Senior University, said Senior University started six or seven years ago as a capstone project but has continued on because of the value it offers the commu-� nity. “I think it’s important because seniors don’t get active very much and they need ways to socialize and learn,� Kushlan said. “It also provides professors a chance to donate their time and expertise to help out the population and town we live in.� Each week of the school semester, a different professor from campus is asked to present an hour-�long lecture regarding the area of their expertise. Ruth Holbrook, a student from Pioneer Valley Lodge, said she enjoys the range of topics. “We learn about such a variety,� she said. “The pollination of plants, hybrid plants. Once there was a deaf man and it was ter-� ribly interesting, he had great tone and inflection and I was just amazed.� Frank Salisbury, Helene’s husband who is also from Pioneer Valley Lodge, said one of his favorite lessons was on climate change. “It was very well done,� he said. “The guy really knew his stuff.� Kushlan said she tries to have a diverse group of profes-� sors present each semester and said occasionally she’ll have a professor present again if she knows the teaching style works for senior citizens. She said the way she picks the professors to come is not a scientific process. “I usually just go through the directory of professors and then look at to just make sure they’re good teachers,� Kushlan said. “Teaching seniors is different than teaching others.� Wednesday’s class was on social work and taught by Moises Diaz, clinical assistant professor in the department of social work. He was asked to speak originally in February but had turned the opportunity down due to his course load. He said

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ is pure nostalgic fun Spencer Palmer

“Wreck-It Ralph” Grade: A-



What do video game characters do when the arcades close, the computers are shut down and the consoles are turned off? They go back to their normal lives — whatever those end up being. For Ralph, a video game character voiced by John C. Reilly and the villain of the game “Fix-It Felix Jr.,” normal means sleeping in a brick junkyard and watching the other characters of his game party in comfort. Feeling down in the dumps, Ralph goes to a Bad-Anon meeting to discuss his concerns about being a villain and his desire to become a hero. After the meeting, Ralph runs into a worn-out character from “Hero’s Duty,” an intense action game. The soldier tells Ralph of some of the challenges he has to go through — all for a medal. Ralph’s interest is piqued, so he seizes an opportunity to take the soldier’s armor and heads off to “Hero’s Duty.” He quickly realizes he’s in over his head. A strict commanding officer voiced by Jane Lynch, Calhoun,

briefs her unit as the first person shooter — the player on the other side of the screen — moves to the front and leads an assault on the daunting cybug tower. Through a series of events, Ralph accidently blasts himself into another game, “Sugar Rush.” While trying to get his bearings, he meets a cute and spunky girl voiced by Sarah Silverman, Vanellope, who has a desire to drive in the Sugar Rush Royal Race. This leads into a crazy roller coaster of amusement and entertainment. “Wreck-It Ralph” will take you on an exciting nostalgic journey into the world of arcade and other video games. It took the chance to explore the possibilities of what it would be like for a bad guy to be the good guy. The movie features everything you’d expect from a video game — levels, mini games, and bonus levels. It was chock-full of video game references and classic game villains. There was plenty of embedded pop culture throughout the film, which brings much of the entertainment for those 10 years old and older. “Wreck-It Ralph” was not all fun and games. The story had a few emotional parts, which gave more depth to the characters and taught simple lessons that apply to everyone. Some aspects were predictable, but it’s easily forgivable since the movie is for kids and still highly entertaining. The film was

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packed with humorous one-liners and fantastically developed characters. The end credits kept the excitement and nostalgia going with 8-bit fun, so don’t duck out too soon or you might miss something. This is director Rich Moore’s first feature film, although he’s directed many episodes from the television series “Futurama” and a handful of “The Simpsons” episodes. I was quite impressed with his skills. His two-dimensional animation skills translated well into the third dimension. I’m not a fan of Reilly because of his parts in movies like “Cyrus,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.” However, I can’t imagine anyone else for the role as a character easy for

anyone to relate to. I may give him another chance. Silverman is hilarious as a fast-talking, fun-loving racer. She’s mostly known for her standup comedy, but also for her roles in “The School of Rock” and “There’s Something About Mary.” Her language is cleaned up for kids in this film, similar to Eddie Murphy cleaning up for “Mulan,” and it takes her to a new level of comedy. Jack McBrayer, who voiced the titular protagonist of “Fix-It Felix Jr.,” took over-the-top to a new level with his goofiness, which fits perfectly with his prior experience in “30 Rock” and “Despicable Me.” He was a lot of fun as a polite fix-it man with a silly romantic side. Lynch is perfect as a tough-as-nails military commander with a few soft

spots. She easily transfers her strict skills from “Glee” to this position. Interestingly enough, she, McBrayer and Reilly all shared the screen in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Alan Tudyk did a fantastic job of making the character King Candy sound like Ed Wynn. Wynn played Uncle Albert in “Mary Poppins.” Tudyk’s a fun actor, and those skills are clearly demonstrated in “Serenity,” “A Knight’s Tale” and “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” Composer Henry Jackman has really been making his mark over the past few years with “Man on a Ledge,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Puss in Boots” and the upcoming “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” In his latest film, he draws from his roots in electronica and club music to create a

perfect soundtrack full of video game themes. Jackman effectively ensured each area had a musical theme associated with it to further illustrate the environments. “Wreck-It Ralph” is a perfect date movie and is well worth your money. Whether you’re a fan of video games or simply like comedic and animated movies, this movie is for you. — Spencer Palmer is a graduate student working toward an MBA with a recent bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. Email him at spencer. palmer@aggiemail.usu. edu or visit his website,

Garbage soup tastier than name suggests April Ashland

Eat That!

There isn’t much better in the fall and winter time than a delicious soup. I love curling up with a bowl of hot deliciousness to warm me up, especially through Logan winters. My roommates never seem to turn it down as well, which may or may not be a positive in your house. In my house, this soup is called “Garbage Soup” because my I usually just throw whatever I have in the fridge or pantry into my soup, and it turns out delicious. By whatever I have, of course I mean vegetables and such. I have put what I used for this edition, adapt it to your own kitchen.

GARBAGE SOUP: 6 cups water/broth bullion (only if you don’t use broth) 3 large potatoes, chopped to bite size pieces baby carrots, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cans tuna olive oil herbs (basil, parsley, oregano, chives, garlic salt)

Alright, first things first, you need to chop up your potatoes. Make them small and they’ll cook faster. Fill a large pot with the water/broth and bouillon and bring to a boil. While you’re waiting, you can chop the rest of the vegetables and be productive instead of sitting around. When the broth is to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and add the potatoes. In a frying pan, you’ll want to wilt the onions and green peppers in the olive oil on medium heat for

about 5 to 10 minutes. While the frying pan is going, toss in the carrots. Once the potatoes can be cut with a spoon, you can toss in the onion and green pepper and add the tuna. Here’s where the recipe deviates. If you hate tuna, you can add some other sort of protein — a can of black beans, chopped precooked chicken, cooked hamburger, salmon or you can just avoid the protein and add noodles. Other vegetables you can add include frozen peas or corn, fresh or frozen green beans, tomatoes, red pepper or whatever you want. Now is when you get to add the rest of the flavor. Add whatever herbs and spices you want. This soup is very good with curry or whatever spices you have. Here’s the trick to mixing spices: If it smells good together, it’ll taste good together. Open up the tops of your spices and take a deep breath. This soup is pretty quick to make, it’s easy and it makes a lot of soup. You can’t freeze it though, because of the potatoes in it. They’ll get mushy and gross. The other soup I have to suggest is one that holds memories of Christmas. Every year, my grandma has everyone over to her house in Salt Lake to make Gingerbread houses in late November or early December. Every year, without fail, she makes this chili. Chili isn’t the “technical” term for this, but it’s what I call it. This chili is way awesome because you can put all the ingredients into a Crock-Pot and let it hang out. I like having this soup in the winter because you throw everything in the pot in the morning, turn it on high, and come home from church or school or hanging out with friends and it’s ready. Easy peasy. CHILI: 1 can black beans 1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas)

1 can pinto beans 1 can kidney beans 2 cans tomatoes Optional: 1 green pepper, chopped 1/2 yellow onion, chopped (If you’re using these, wilt them in a pan and toss them in the Crock-Pot.) Place all ingredients in the Crock-Pot and mix. Cook on high for 3-4 hours. Serve with sour cream or plain greek yogurt, avocado and cheese. You can also use just cheese, or none of the above. These soups keep me warm and full all winter long. As always, if you love these recipes or hate them, let me know. – april.ashland@aggiemail. @AprilAsh2012

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SENIOR: Seniors stay up to date From page 4 he is happy he had an oppor-� tunity to speak this semester. “A former student of mine who I mentored years ago started this program, so when I received a random communi-� cation years later, I was excited it was still going,� Diaz said. “I think it’s important to serve and give back.� The class attendees pay $10 per person per semester, and Kushlan said the fees go to an end-�of-�semester social, catered by University Catering. Originally, the fee was cre-� ated in case the class was ever offered in the University Catalog. “The idea was to begin with a fee, so it wasn’t a shock if

it was added to the catalog,� Kushlan said. “I think if you pay a little, you’re a little more investing in going.� Kushlan said she became involved in Senior University because a friend had to do a service project. She said she loves senior citizens and tries to provide them with as much information that is relevant and interesting as she can. “I think of them as my grandparents, so I try help them stay informed on what’s happening,� Kushlan said. “I like professors to tie in current events to help the stay up to date. Last semester, we had a lecture on Obamacare.� Kushlan said the program needs the volunteer efforts of other students as well as

professors because the goal of the program is to get people interacting. “I like the students to be there because it adds another perspective,� Kushlan said. “Here’s your generation, the professor’s generation and my generation, and it really lets the seniors feel like everyone at the university cares about them.� Helene said the Salisburys attend the class because it’s important to keep learning, no matter how old a person gets. “Learning — I think it’s the most exciting thing a person can do,� Helene said. – april.ashland@aggiemail. @AprilAsh2012

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Destination: Provo Aggies to take on BYU in first round of NCAA Tournament

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The Utah State womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team earned its second-â&#x20AC;? consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The official brackets were released on Tuesday after-â&#x20AC;? noon, and the Aggies travel to Happy Valley on Friday to take on rival BYU in the first round. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really excited to go down to Provo on Friday,â&#x20AC;? USU head coach Heather Cairns said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opponent that we are very familiar with. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played them this year. The travel is not going to be too strenuous, and lastly we are really excited that our

friends and family can come and support us.â&#x20AC;? The Cougars are ranked 2nd in the nation and thus earned one of the tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four No. 1 seeds. USU earned an automatic invita-â&#x20AC;? tion to the big dance by defeating Denver in the Western Athletic Conference championship game this past Sunday. The Aggies beat the Pioneers 1-â&#x20AC;?0 to earn their sec-â&#x20AC;? ond consecutive WAC Tournament title. The first meeting between USU and BYU came on Sept. 20 when the Aggies hosted the then 12th-â&#x20AC;? ranked Cougars. BYU won the game as Dana Oldroyd scored in the 10th minute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to meet them again because we are playing better soc-â&#x20AC;?

cer now than we were at that point in the season,â&#x20AC;? Cairns said. USU will look for its first win over BYU, who leads the overall series 10-â&#x20AC;?0-â&#x20AC;?0. The Aggies have gone on an 11-â&#x20AC;?game unbeaten run since fall-â&#x20AC;? ing to the Cougars. USU finished the season at 13-â&#x20AC;?2-â&#x20AC;?6 en route to a share of the WAC regular season title and eventually the WAC Tournament championship. BYU finished the season with a stellar 18-â&#x20AC;?1-â&#x20AC;?1 record and is riding a 17-â&#x20AC;?game unbeaten streak into the NCAA tournament. BYU won the West Coast Conference and earned a No. 1 seed along with Florida State, Stanford and Penn State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;BYU is having a fantastic season,â&#x20AC;? Cairns said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are

one of four number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament. They are playing great soccer. They won the West Coast Conference, which is an incredibly challenging conference. They have a couple teams participating in the NCAA Tournament, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a big challenge for us but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up for it.â&#x20AC;? Despite the challenge, USU play-â&#x20AC;? ers and coaches are excited to get the chance to stay in the state of Utah for the first round. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of alumni in Salt Lake and Utah County, so we expect to have a strong showing of Aggie supporters,â&#x20AC;? Cairns said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For those supporters to see us

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Aggies to face Idaho State in opener BY MARK HOPKINS staff writer

With the opening tipoff Saturday in the Spectrum, the Utah State menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team will begin the 2012-â&#x20AC;?13 regular season. Coaches and players are preparing for the matchup against the Idaho State Bengals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just come out, play really hard, give the fans a good game and hope we win,â&#x20AC;? said senior for-â&#x20AC;? ward Kyisean Reed. With multiple newcomers on the team and preseason practices coming to a close, coaches are hoping practice really does make perfect come game time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to see if we can transfer what we do in practice every day to a real game situa-â&#x20AC;? tion,â&#x20AC;? said assistant coach Tarvish Felton. Felton said while the Aggies are working on being ready for Idaho State, they are taking a lot of time looking at themselves too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early in the season, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re focused a lot on ourselves,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the way we play and prepare, our philosophy is to not let the other team be able to do what they want to do, so you have to focus on what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good to get the first one out of the way,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to show us where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at, offensively and defensively as a team.â&#x20AC;? Reed said he is trying to set more of a vocal

tone as a leader in preparing his team for the sea-â&#x20AC;? son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more I talk, the more I get them to go, the easier it will be for them,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Aggies will play a Bengals team look-â&#x20AC;? ing to improve off of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts. Idaho State returns two starters from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad that finished 9-â&#x20AC;?21 overall and 7-â&#x20AC;?9 in Big Sky Conference play. Felton said stopping guard play will be key for Utah State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get to their shooters,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a couple guys that through their two exhibition games that have been hot shoot-â&#x20AC;? ing the ball for them, Chris Hansen and Melvin Morgan.â&#x20AC;? Hansen scored 17 and 23 points in two exhibition games and is new to the team, while Morgan, a senior, poured on 20 points from the outside in both games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They play a lot of zone, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get ready for zone plays and the press,â&#x20AC;? said junior guard TeNale Roland. After two exhibition games, Roland said he is ready to take the court for his first regular season game as an Aggie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for a nice scene here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fans come out every game and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to playing in front of them for the first


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There are more than a few significant In a matter of days, our beloved Aggie football team will take the field in Ruston, USU football games in the Andersen La., against No. 20 Louisiana Tech with a era. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the BYU game from two ninth win and conference title on the line. years ago, the unexpectedly-close Utah State hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had an outright con- Auburn game, the emotional Nevada ference championship since 1979. They game where USU became bowl eligible havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won nine games since 1961, a year for the first time since 1997 and even the Utah game from this year, pitting Coach after my grandpa left for dental school. And the last time they won ten games? Andersen against his former team. While these were all pretty important The last time BYU was cool â&#x20AC;&#x201D; aka, never. Those stats are only the beginning of for a variety of reasons, the game at the totem pole, which is what makes the Hawaii last season showed all of us that Nov. 17 matchup the biggest single game these Aggies have heart and the ability to overcome adversity and ultimately in the Gary Andersen era to this point. National prominence? Warm-weather changed the direction of the football bowls? The Andersen Dynasty? That all program. Going into the game, the team was begins with this crucial game. Say what you want about the Hawaiian 2-5, and stacked against the odds of Miracle last year or the Utah field rush this enduring another losing season. The year, but claiming those as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;biggestâ&#x20AC;? Aggies trailed Hawaii 28-7 in the first Andersen-era victories puts us in company half, and then Chuckie got hurt. I with the Justice Party â&#x20AC;&#x201D; celebrating mere remember going to bed that night after relevance. While exhilarating at the time, checking the score. I was bummed. But when I woke up the next morning, to my those games were for different reasons. In the past, one game kept us from the surprise the Aggies had come back and cliff of embarrassment. Now, one game won the game behind Kennedy. I knew :HVW1RUWK/RJDQÂ&#x2021; separates us from completely changing right then that we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t write them the landscape of Aggie football. This is off just yet. What followed was a five-game winthe game to escape our past and start expecting to win, finishing off a season ning streak, a winning season, a bowl to remember and entering the Mountain game and a whole new sense of optiWest Conference as a full-blown con- mism and excitement for Aggie football, which has carried over into this season tender. So get behind the team, stay behind the and propelled USU to the best record team and let the nation know that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the state. Andersen is being talked about for big-time jobs around the counhere to stay. try, but considering what he means to And did anyone notice weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seven Goldman Sachs & this schoolGroup and valley, I sure hope he points away from busting the BCS? Maybe Company^ stays. USANA next Health year?Sciences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Utah Department of Transportationâ&#x20AC;? Twitter: @legendarymhops (UDOT)




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Even though the Aggies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t playing this week, we decided, what with the election and all, we were going to be democratic and give every team a fair chance of being ridiculed again this week. God bless America. San Jose State at New Mexico State Those poor red-clad Aggies not only have no idea where or if they will be playing football in the coming years, but they have a pretty terrible football team this season. San Jose State on the other hand, does not have a pretty terrible football team this season. While we would not go so far as to say the Spartans are the next BCS busters by any stretch of the imagination, they are 7-2 overall, 3-1 in the WAC and all of this just two years removed from being 1-12. This should be a good tune-up game for SJSU, who will face BYU next weekend. Spoiler: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to pick San Jose State then too. McNeese State at UTSA Last season, the Roadrunners lost on the road by a field goal and finished with a much lower record than the McNeese State Cowboys. Nobody actually cares about that, or the game this weekend for that matter. Still, we feel UTSA is a little better than they were last season and have even beaten some FBS teams. Besides, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re WAC homers anyway, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pick the Roadrunners to win because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at home. No. 20 Louisiana Tech at Texas State Remember how last week the conversation on the messages boards was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does Texas State have a chance at USU? No.â&#x20AC;? Well, the conversation is exactly the same this week. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk about something more interesting, like next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matchup between the Aggies and La. Tech. If you had asked us at the beginning of the season if USU would pull a win out of Ruston, La., we would have said no. However, La. Tech only scored 28 points on New Mexico State two weeks ago and beat the worst team in college football by a meager two touchdowns. Remember what the Aggies did to NMSU? Ouch. Bottom line is we are stoked for Nov. 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. Oh, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re picking La. Tech to beat the Bobcats if you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t catch that already. Idaho at Brigham Young Wow, talk about a pick we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to make choosing between two teams we regularly choose against. On the one hand you have Idaho, a pretty crappy football team with job openings for the head coach and quarterback positions. On the other you have BYU, a team weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said countless terrible things about in editorials since the creation of this newspaper. You know what would be a lot more interesting? A mascot mashup, video-game style. We should get a bunch of potato farmers to line up in potato sacks to play against a bunch of 40-something-year-old women and see which team would be better at football. Now that would be something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pay to see. As for the real football game? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call a scoreless tie because BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense is too good to allow Idaho to score, but Riley Nelson is playing, so BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to score either. Utah State vs. BYE The bye week could not have come at a better time for USU, which has been playing a game for 10-straight weeks. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a good chance for the Aggies to rest up, heal up, study up and get psyched up for next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Louisiana Tech. Unless something weird happens, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the WAC Championship game. Really itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the showdown between the two WAC teams that are any good. Oh, and both of those teams are pretty dang good. Utah at Washington The Utes are 4-5, 2-4 in conference. The Huskies are 5-4 and 3-3. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still surprised Utah hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made much noise in the Pac-12, and all but one of us on staff feel sorry for our brothers to the South. Washington fans got excited about victories over Cal and Wazzou, but need to remember it was, well, Cal and Wazzou. In all honesty, this one could go either way. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pick Utah, but only if that top-notch defense scores or if Reggie Dunn runs back another touchdown. Have beef with our picks? Let us know online at www.

BASKETBALL: ISU From page 7 game of the season.â&#x20AC;? Roland said after watching film, he sees a few things he wants to improve on for Saturday such as free throws and involving all of his teammates more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to play a little harder,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being the point guard, being the smallest guy on the court, I need to pick up my intensity a little more.â&#x20AC;? Felton said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure what the team strengths will be. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a brand new team,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One exhibition game I thought we played pretty well offensively, the other we played pretty well defensively. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we decide how weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to play.â&#x20AC;? Utah State won last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting in Pocatello, Idaho, 75-â&#x20AC;?62 and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost to Idaho State since 1981. Tip off is set for Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Twitter: @legendarymhops

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The Utah State hockey team lost their first game of the year 6-â&#x20AC;?2 against the University of Utah Utes last weekend. Aggie head coach Jon Eccles said his skaters may have overlooked the Utes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last night was a wake-â&#x20AC;?up call for us,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just like we came in here thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Alright, we should be in first place, just give us the win.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The Aggies started out slow and were scored on in the first few minutes, never getting a chance to take the lead. The Utes scored within the first two minutes of all three periods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last night we had no jump, no energy, no one was focused,â&#x20AC;? said forward Matt Hamilton, the lone senior on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. The Aggies tied the game at one apiece on a power-â&#x20AC;?play goal by forward Ian Beckstrom, but the Utes pulled ahead again. Hamilton scored in the second period to tie the game at two. It was the closest the Aggies came to victory as Utah scored four unanswered goals to win the game. Although the Aggies lost, they tried to stay positive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good loss for us to help us get

back on track,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. Utah State bounced back the next night in strong fashion against the Weber State Wildcats, beating them 10-â&#x20AC;?1. This marked the first time this season the Aggies broke into double-â&#x20AC;?digit scoring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like a different team,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pretty excited how each period we seemed to get better and better and better. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back off. We kept the intensity up.â&#x20AC;? Aggie forward Chris Videto opened the scoring for the Aggies after intercepting a Wildcat pass and taking it in for a break-â&#x20AC;? away goal. Videto joined Hamilton and forward Cooper Limb as Aggies to score two goals on the night. Also involved in the offensive outburst were forwards Brian Gibbons and Beckstrom. Defensemen Jordan Kerr and Gary Higgs also scored for the Aggies. This was Kerrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first game back after serving a one-â&#x20AC;?game suspension for fight-â&#x20AC;? ing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt good getting back in the game,â&#x20AC;? Kerr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stressful just sitting there and watching the team play. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fun at all.â&#x20AC;? The Aggies were backed by the strong play of goalie Jordan Nighttraveller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knew he was going to start tonight and he was excited,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was

really hoping for a shutout for him, but that one just trickled through there. He played a great game.â&#x20AC;? Nighttraveller saved 30 shots on the night. Even after a tough loss to a team the Aggies normally dominate, there was still confidence in the locker room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just big team effort to come back and work hard and play hard,â&#x20AC;? Kerr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we were going to do it, but it was good to see.â&#x20AC;? One cause for the drastic turnaround may have been more of a mental change than a scheme change, according to Hamilton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were just way more focused tonight,â&#x20AC;? Hamilton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight we just knew we had to come out and prove a point to everybody.â&#x20AC;? The first American Collegiate Hockey Association rankings were released last week. Utah State was ranked first in the West ahead of Colorado State, a team the Aggies have already beaten, and Northern Arizona. The Aggies take to the ice again this Friday at 7 p.m. against BYU at the George S. Eccles Ice Center in North Logan. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Twitter: @seansy89

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Seek education without credits Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a monday morning. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stayed up all night hacking out a paper about 15th-century European financial policy. Hitting the final keystrokes at 8:15, you finish just a few minutes before class begins. Rushing out the door, you sprint to campus and slide into a seat with just a few seconds to spare. Three seconds An Editorial Opinion after the paper is collected, your head hits the desk and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out for an hour and a half. There has to be more to our education than this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faking it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til we make itâ&#x20AC;? can only get us so far. While getting a degree is a huge part of this extremely expensive four-year adventure, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to argue that a piece of paper only says so much about us. Somewhere between the excitement of freshman year and graduation, too many students are forgetting what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really here for: an education. On Thursday, an independently-organized TEDx conference came to campus. Speakers from all walks of life took time to talk about becoming educated, not just in a classroom, but in everyday life. The compilation of presenters from around the country, as well as some from USU, helped us to remember that we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reserve knowledge for a time slot between 9 and 5. Learning, like any other useful skill, takes practice, time and energy. The people who get ahead in the world are those who constantly immerse themselves in knowledge. Bill Gates didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found Microsoft by sitting in bed all day. Condoleezza Rice didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t become the first female National Secretary of Defense by watching YouTube videos. They, and most of the people that make the world turn, were self-taught. They found passions and absorbed all the knowledge they could. Most Statesman editors will say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned far more in the office, working with writers and dealing the constant problems that plague a student newsroom, than they have in any single class. For one week, put away â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halo.â&#x20AC;? Press the pause button on Netflix. Stop vegging on Facebook. We have more access to free education now than we may ever again. We have the ability to check out almost 500,000 books through the library. We can audit classes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to take â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at no cost. USU offers free, credit-less classes online through Opencourseware. The options seem endless. We know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always easy to find time to self-educate, especially at the end of a long day when the TV looks inviting. However, we challenge students to take a few days to explore something new. It may be challenging at first, but we predict the remote control may gather more dust than you would expect.

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Shame aggravates sex addictions 0M^)QIV] Lizzen Up

All over the school sidewalks and concrete staircases are messages written in chalk promising good times and Aggie ice cream if students will attend â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fight Nightâ&#x20AC;? for the new antipornography group Fight the New Drug. As I walked over the advertising for Fight Night over and over again today, it seemed like with each bit of chalk that rubbed off on my shoe I got a little angrier. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t because of the irony that Fight the New Drug is offering Aggie ice cream, after comparing pornography to sugary food addiction. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t because this group deceitfully compares adult pornography to child pornography. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even because I hate chalk and love porn. My anger stems from having to watch yet another group of people in Utah trying to get into othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives and bedrooms and tell them what to do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do. America is well-known for its strange deference to all things sexual. But Utah exhibits an even more radical form of sexual suppression. The prevalent culture in our state makes it difficult for young adults and teens to have healthy sexual relationships with themselves and others. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not because sex just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talked about, although sex education in Utah is comprehensive only, and teachers are not allowed to discuss homosexual matters with students. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of the avidly anti-sex sentiments our state possesses. Pre-marital

sexual relations are damnable, and deserving of social ostracism. Right here in Logan, signs on buses promise success only if marriage comes before sex. Every day, young men and women meet with their bishops and pastors who actually ask them if they masturbate, and then are spiritually and emotionally punished if they do. Pregnant teens are forced to transfer schools, or drop out because of the humiliation. Rumors of â&#x20AC;&#x153;sluttyâ&#x20AC;? behavior abound around those who kiss â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have to tell. Parents separate children from their lovers if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re under 18, and woe betide the teen who asks for a trip to Planned Parenthood. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normal. In fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just plain bizarre â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and it has serious consequences. Our friends at Fight the New Drug are the perfect example of this; they can tell you better than anyone that pornography addiction runs rampant in Utah. But rather than treat pornography like another urge that needs to be dealt with in a healthy way, they continually kick the pricks of evolution and insist that these sexual urges, expressed outside of a stereotypical relationship, are bad. Their website is rampant with religious paraphernalia that encourages the shame that causes the addiction in the first place. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch porn. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have sex. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t masturbate. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lust. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it adds up quickly and it has devastating consequences. Making the most powerful urge our bodies possess â&#x20AC;&#x201D; except perhaps staying alive â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a naughty, secretive, non-discussion topic is just asking for an explosion. And that is exactly what we see in our state. Utah leads the nation hands-down in internet pornography downloads. According to the Utah Department of

Health, our sexual assault rate is the only violent crime at which Utah outstrips the rest of the nation. There is a notorious rate of gay suicides. Child sexual abuse is tragically high. Kelly Clark, an attorney who works with sexually abused children within a religious context, said in her experience the Mormon Church matches the Catholic Church in terms of coverup and secrecy. According to Deseret News, one-third of Utah inmates are sexual predators, and the vast majority has preyed on children. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not because people in Utah are meaner or uglier or crueler than in other states. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because we consistently deny our inhabitants the right to a healthy sexuality. We even go one step further â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we tell them what they can and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do with their bodies. And then we obtusely ignore the fact that doing so causes untold damage to the victims of sexual abuse, addiction, suicide, shame, and loneliness caused by sexual repression. So I say to Fight the New Drug die-hards, parents, friends, congregation members, and ecclesiastical leaders: Get out of our bedrooms and private lives, and get into the habit of accepting and acknowledging that healthy sex exists outside of a marriage between and man and a woman. Only when a legitimate conversation is opened up about the realities of sex will this madness cease â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and until then, I think we can expect the depressing sexual statistics in Utah to only get worse. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Liz Emery is a senior majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Her column runs here every other Thursday. Comments may be sent to her at liz.emery@yahoo. com.

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In Fox Newsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; election coverage Tuesday night, there was little pretense of fairness or balance. What there was, from the start, was a glum tone that turned downright funereal by the time Mitt Romney finally conceded, near 1 a.m. To watch the networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anchors and guests work through the dawning realization that their candidate was doomed was to witness a textbook

case of Elisabeth Kubler-Rossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; five stages of grief. Denial: With the early returns breaking badly for Romney, Karl Rove points to an exit poll suggesting that Democratic turnout was low in Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cuyahoga County. Everyone basks in the critical importance of Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cuyahoga County. Anchor Megyn Kelly asks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?â&#x20AC;? Rove assures her itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real. Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, is counting on rural voters to turn things around: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still think Mitt Romney wins when it is all over.â&#x20AC;? Anger: Shortly before the race is called, Sarah Palin says an Obama victory would be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;catastrophic setback to our economyâ&#x20AC;? and lashes out at the public: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just

cannot believe, though, that the majority of Americans would believe that incurring more debt is good for our economy. . . . I cannot believe the majority of Americans would believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK not to follow the Constitution and not have a budget.â&#x20AC;? As midnight nears and reality sinks in, Megyn Kelly takes out her frustration on liberal colleague Susan Estrich: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You, having managed the Michael Dukakis campaign, are familiar with the losing feeling.â&#x20AC;? Bargaining: With all of the networks calling the race for Obama, including Fox News, Karl Rove pleads for his fellow hosts to un-call Ohio, promising that forthcoming returns in the state will be favorable to Romney. Kelly, followed by the

cameras, heads back through the bowels of the building to grill Fox Newsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; decision desk and see if the networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s analysts will change their minds. They wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Depression: Ed Henry, reporting stone-faced from Obama headquarters as it erupts in jubiliation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The crowd is near pandemonium now, despite the fact that employment is hovering near 8 percent.â&#x20AC;? Charles Krauthammer: â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a psychiatrist, I will offer to write prescriptions for anyone who needs them right now.â&#x20AC;? Acceptance: Still waiting on this one. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Will Oremus is a Slate staff writer. Email him at or follow him on Twitter.

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ACROSS 1 Act the troubadour 6 Gp. that includes Venezuela 10 Show disapproval 14 Despicable character 15 __ stick 16 Drive train component 17 Fly 20 End of eternity? 21 Script snippet 22 Like some excuses 23 Seafood order 24 Rural valley 25 Fly 31 Lo-cal 32 Longtime Mississippi senator 33 Two-minute warning giver 35 From scratch 36 Opted for 38 Twofold 39 Uncle Sam poster word 40 Give it up, so to speak 41 Church alcove 42 Fly 47 Stuff 48 Barrel-bottom stuff 49 Go up against 52 Smelting waste 53 Sailorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assent 56 Fly 59 Show whose cast holds the record for the most charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 60 Protein-rich bean 61 Soft palate projection 62 Between ports 63 It usually loses in war 64 Holiday hires DOWN 1 Brake 2 Country singer Keith 3 Bit of subterfuge 4 Manipulate 5 Red wine choice

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Leslie Frandsen, a junior from Farmington, Utah, majoring in interior design.

Almanac Today in History: On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-â&#x20AC;?1923) became the first person to observe X-â&#x20AC;?rays, a significant scientific advance-â&#x20AC;? ment that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab.

Weather High: 64° Low: 35° Skies: Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. Humidity: 45 percent

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

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 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Blue-â&#x20AC;?White Game, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, 7-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.  Throwback Thursday 90s Party, TSC Ballroom, 7-â&#x20AC;?10 p.m.  Fry Street Quartet, Performance Hall, 7:30-â&#x20AC;?10 p.m.  Legally Blonde the Musical, Morgan Theatre, 7:30-â&#x20AC;? 10 p.m.  CSCO Meeting, TSC Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

FridayNov 9

 Study Abroad Photo Contest, TSC, 10-â&#x20AC;?2 p.m.  Finding Asia, TSC Ballroom, 5:30-â&#x20AC;?8 p.m.  Chinese Christian Fellowship, ENG 203, 6:30-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m.  Aggie Game Night, ENG 201, 7-â&#x20AC;?11:30 p.m.  Fight Night, TSC Auditorium, 7-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m.  Wind Orchestra, Kent Concert Hall, 7:30-â&#x20AC;?10 p.m.  Legally Blonde the Musical, Morgan Theatre, 7:30-â&#x20AC;? 10 p.m.

SaturdayNov 10  CPR and AED Training (National Safety Council), HPER 114, 9:30-â&#x20AC;?1 p.m.  Card Making Class, Swaner EcoCenter, 10-â&#x20AC;?3 p.m.  Study Abroad Photo Contest, TSC, 10-â&#x20AC;?2 p.m.  Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball vs. Idaho State, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, 7:05-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.  Poetry and a Beverage, TSC International Lounge, 9-â&#x20AC;?11 p.m.  Legally Blonde the Musical, Morgan Theatre, 7:30-â&#x20AC;? 10 p.m.

SundayNov 11

 American Festival Chorus Veterans Day Concert, Kent Concert Hall, 7-â&#x20AC;?10 p.m.

MondayNov 12  Study Abroad Photo Contest, TSC 10-â&#x20AC;?2 p.m.  Cheap Churro Monday, TSC Patio, 12-â&#x20AC;?2 p.m.  Write Now Workshop, LIB 122, 6:30-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m.  String Chamber Ensembles, Performance Hall, 7:30-â&#x20AC;?9:30 p.m.  Guitar Ensembles, TSC Auditorium, 7:30-â&#x20AC;?9:30 p.m.  Registration opens for matriculated fraduate students, 2nd bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students, and seniors (90+ earned credits) All Day


Bridgerland Applied Technology College, LDS Employment and The Department of Workforce Services are hosting a career exploration seminar on Nov 8 from 6:30-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m. Come explore opportunities for educa-â&#x20AC;? tion, employment, and scholarship/financial aid options as well as other beneficial services leading to economic self-â&#x20AC;?reliance. There will be a motivational speaker, area resource agen-â&#x20AC;? cies, door prizes and refreshments. For more information call 435-â&#x20AC;?792-â&#x20AC;?0314. Utah Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resident string group the Fry Street Quartet presents their fall concert with guest performers Matthew Zalkind, cello; Cindy Dewey, vioce; Corbin Johnston, bass; Gary Amano, piano; Jason Hardink, piano and Mayumi Matzen, piano. This per-â&#x20AC;? formance is at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall on Nov. 8. Vote for your favorite study abroad pho-â&#x20AC;? tos beginning November 8th in the TSC, 2nd Floor across from the TSC Ballroom. To find out more about USU study abroad programs visit Performance Artist Nick Cave, known for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soundsuitsâ&#x20AC;? is coming to USU to do an interview with Art History Professor David Wall on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center room 216. This is free and open to the public. Fight the New Drug is having their Fight Night with guest speaker Tyler Patrick, mar-â&#x20AC;? riage and family therapist, to talk about how pornography can ruin relationships. Join the Aggie Fighters in the TSC Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. Learn about the dangers of pornography and enjoy free refreshments afterward. Colleen Croft (formerly Colleen Darley) returns to Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza from 6-â&#x20AC;?8 p.m. Colleen has been living out of the valley for the past year, and we have missed her. Come welcome Colleen back on Nov. 9. Colleenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smooth voice and guitar, with the best pizza in town, are a great combination for a night out. Enjoy live music at Caffe Ibis featur-â&#x20AC;? ing Sara Olsen and Friends on Nov. 9 from 4:45-â&#x20AC;?6:45 p.m. Sweet as pie and soothing as a warm summer breeze, come in from the chill to the welcoming sound of this duo.

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Faculty member Tom Rohrer and his wind orchestra present their annual fall concert for all to enjoy, featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Fiesta Mexicanaâ&#x20AC;? by H. Owen Reed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance of the New Worldâ&#x20AC;? by Dana Wilson and â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Procession du Rocioâ&#x20AC;? by Joaquin Turina. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Kent Concert Hall, located in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus, and is free. Cache Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite singing cowboys, Tumbleweeds, will perform at Pier 49 from 6-â&#x20AC;?8 p.m. on Nov. 10. This is a great chance for some fun entertainment and good grub. Pier 49 is located at 99 East 1200 South. Nurture your inner nature in the tranquility of Stokes Nature Center and Logan River on Nov. 10 from 1-â&#x20AC;?4 p.m. Local yogini and 500 RYT certified yoga teacher Dennise Gackstetter will guide this workshop designed to strengthen your body and soothe your mind. Registration required. For more information call Stokes Nature Center at 435-â&#x20AC;?755-â&#x20AC;?3239 or email nature@

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