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Recycling struggles to self-�sustain BY LIS STEWART staff writer

Despite having recycled 525 tons of paper, plastics, cans, cardboard, glass and metals last year, the USU Recycling Center does not make enough money to be self-�sustaining, a fact recycling coordinator Nate Schwartz is trying to change with re-�evaluating strategies like RecycleMania. The annual student-�led competition held every spring between on-�campus housing to see who can recycle the most may not continue if it is not making a difference, Schwartz said. “There’s still quite a bit that goes to the landfill,� Schwartz said. “If you look in the garbage cans around campus you’ll see paper sitting in there, you’ll see aluminum cans, you’ll see plas-� tic bottles.� About the size of a small community recycling opera-� tion, USU’s center still depends on campus subsidies to operate, Schwartz said. The campus recycling center makes money from the sale of compacted bales of recyclable material col-� lected in bins around campus. “The opportunity cost may be ‘Hey, we don’t make money, but we keep a lot out of the landfill that otherwise would go to the landfill,’� Schwartz said. The university has to pay to send garbage to the landfill, Schwartz said. Schwartz said it is fairly com-� mon for a university recycling

Albrecht asks Legislature for higher ed cash

BY LIS STEWART staff writer

Terry Johnson was looking for. “We needed fresh blood,� Johnson said. “I believe the success of a place like this is that they have to have fun with the kids. When it gets to where you’re grinding down to the point that it’s a job, we’ve gone astray.� Johnson appointed Skivy, a 22-�year-�old student with a dual major in elementary education and early childhood education, as the new general management. He said he hired her for her bubbly personality that electrifies everyone around her. Along with new management, renova-�

USU’s experimental learning techniques, which include massive open online courses — MOOCs — and open-�entry, open-�exit courses, had the attention of law-� makers during President Stan Albrecht’s presentation to the Utah legislature’s Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Friday. Albrecht said the university opened its first MOOC last fall and ended up setting the cap at 500 students when the STAN ALBRECHT class filled up well before the closing date. The class was an introduction to multimedia course. “The challenge here is going to be how do we deliver these MOOCs, but at the same time deal with the issue of assessing student learning and providing credit as a result to that,� Albrecht said. MOOCs are typically open to anyone to take online, have a large number of students and do not always offer credit. Universities across the U.S. have been open-� ing MOOCs, including Stanford University and Harvard. Sen. Howard Stephenson, a member of the committee, asked Albrecht why USU chose to use its own resources rather than lectures from universities like Harvard. “Are we embracing what’s already out there rather than cre-� ating our own video classrooms that’s not a perfect lecture?� Stephenson said Albrecht said the reason USU is creating its own MOOC is to find better ways to teach those types of courses. Another way the university is looking to make education more accessible is through open-�exit, open-�entry courses, which will be available this fall, Albrecht said. Students can start a class after the semester starts and still finish in time to join full classes at the beginning of the next semester. A student could also finish a class sooner. Albrecht said this will allow returned missionaries to get start-� ed on college as soon as they come home rather than wait for the next semester to begin. USU is tailoring its education offerings to meet changing indus-� try needs by designing more cours-� es in energy, life sciences, financial services, outdoor recreation and computer sciences, Albrecht said. Sen. Stephen Urquhart, who chairs the committee, commented on the good this would do. “This is a huge position for our committee,� Urquhart said. Albrecht said the university is changing admission weights to better reflect high school students. Additional credit will be given for finishing Math 1010 or having high Advanced Placement Test scores. Albrecht said the university is considering having students take a math diagnostics course, where math is presented in a modular form and they take the part of the course they struggle with. Albrecht ended his presenta-� tion with a request for funding for USU’s graduate program, which provides the workforce for much of the research done by the university,

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TIN CANS ARE DUMPED into a holding area as part of the separation process from plastics and bottles. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

center to be subsidized by its school in order to keep it from going out of business. “You can go out of business really quick in recycling if you aren’t careful,� Schwartz said. “If you try to take on too much and there are not markets for stuff, you can sink really quick.� Since taking the job of

recycling coordinator in June, Schwartz has been looking for ways to increase the number of recyclables the center collects and eventually make the center self-�sufficient. “I come from the busi-� ness side of recycling,� said Schwartz, who holds a degree in business administration and has worked in recycling for 17

years. “That’s why I have a dif-� ferent perspective.� It may take a more direct approach to educate people on what can be recycled, Schwartz said. In a garbage audit, a group of students collects the contents of garbage cans in a specified

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Canal rebuilding digs up negative reactions BY ASHLYN TUCKER AND LORI SCHAFER staff writers

The Logan northern canal broke due to a landslide on Canyon Road three and a half years ago, killing three people. Construction to rebuild the canal enclosed in six miles of underground pipe is ongoing. Andy Neff, a contractor with JUB Engineers and a member of the Cache Water Restoration Project Team, said the story goes back to July 2009 when the landslide caused a breach in the canal. “It stopped irrigation clear to Smithfield,� he said. After the disaster, Neff said the first step to reconstruction was to work with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to prepare an environmental impact statement. Neff said the statement was finished in 2011 and construction has since begun. Rebuilding the canal is a very important project for the City of Logan. Mark Nielson, public works direc-� tor for the city of Logan, said the canal is used for irrigation in most of Cache Valley. “It irrigates peoples’ gardens and every-� thing from Logan to Richmond,� he said. Neff said farmers with fields along the canal have been affected the worst by the

THE CANAL AT LUNDSTROM PARK is under construction to enclose the waterway. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

broken canal. “There has been some temporary water but it has put a large financial burden on the farmers along the canal,� he said. “It has affected the economic health of Cache Valley.� Because of the strain on the farmers for the last three years, the canal team hopes to have the project completed by spring. “We hope that we will have water run-�

ning through the pipes by the time the irrigation season starts in May,� Nielson said. Neff said there are several other ben-� efits to containing the canal in an under-� ground pipe. “Not only will we be able to restore water to the shareholders but we will

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New owner, look for Fun Park BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM sports editor


The Cache Valley Fun Park has appoint-� ed new management and begun renova-� tions to improve facilities. “It’s a different type of customer service,� said newly-�appointed general manager BreAnn Skivy of the staff’s goals. “We get to play and have a good time with them. It’s not just get them in, get them out and get them on with their thing. That attitude is the number one reason we’re revamp-� ing.� With the variety of entertainment options, revamping is exactly what owner


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RECYCLE: Aggie center helps landfill, hurts university wallet From page 1 area for several weeks then sorts through them to see how much of the waste is actually recyclable. They then present their find-� ings to the department where the garbage cans are located and work on strategies to make sure less recyclables are thrown away. A typical recyclable goes through many hands before it is actually recycled. For example, a plastic bottle gets tossed in one of the blue containers on cam-� pus. Later in the day, a collection crew comes and empties the con-� tents of the bin into other bins, puts them on the back of a truck and drives to the USU Recycling Center.

Once the plastics bin is filled with various collected items from campus, it will be taken inside and lifted above a conveyor belt where items are pulled down by rake and sorted by workers into large cardboard boxes according to type. Recycling worker Cindy Curtis said the hardest part of her job is sorting out the garbage. In her nearly two years working at the center, she said she has seen small improvement in less garbage being tossed in recycling bins. Sorting garbage from recycla-� ble products takes the most time and is one of the center’s major costs, according to Matt Wallin, a worker at the center.

“It is a lot of just kind of sort-� ing what is and isn’t recyclable,� Wallin said. “It makes a differ-� ence when people know what goes where and are more edu-� cated.� Though most items from the recycling bin make it to the sort-� ing box, occasionally they are too good for workers to pass up. A picture of a sheep staring head-� on, a plastic Halloween witch’s cauldron and two cardboard cutouts of leprechauns adorn the recycling center’s shelves. “There’s been a saxophone once, a mannequin head, there’s been money sometimes,� Wallin said as he waved his arm at the collection of objects displayed on the shelves along the walls of the

recycling center. With a box filled, the con-� tents are dumped into a baler, squeezed together into a cube, wrapped and placed in a large overseas container outside with others of its type. It will sit there until the container is filled with 30 to 40 bales of the same type and then will be sold to the high-� est bidder. The center depends on the market for recycled goods, much of which is in China, Schwartz said. “It’s very tough to make money recycling,� he said. The center sells bales of cardboard, white paper and magazines to companies who sell them to other recycling centers.

When Schwartz took the job last year, he added a more profitable category of mixed paper called total office product. Newspapers and paperboard are sold to a company in Hyrum that uses them for housing insulation and glass bottles go to a company in Smithfield. Knowing what happens to bottles and paper tossed in the blue recycle bins seems to help students, Schwartz said. He said he has talked with students who come to the center and they are surprised at the effort put into recycling. – Twitter: @CarpetComm

CANAL: Project will enclose many formerly open waterways in Logan From page 1 also increase public safety and reduce maintenance costs, not to mention the conservation benefits of decreasing evapora-� tion and seepage,� he said. While many residents realize the canal must be fixed, some are upset about the way things have been going. Nielson said citizens are mostly upset about the changes enclosing the canal will make in their yards.

“They have enjoyed a nice open canal for 100 years and now we are enclosing it, so it will be very different from what it used to be,� he said. Dennis Hassan, a resident along the canal and a professor of theatre at USU, said the city did not want to listen to their concerns. “We proposed ideas of how they could fix it, but when it came down to it they said this is what we are doing and said there wasn’t time to debate and

just pushed it through,� he said. “All we want is to keep some of the beauty of it.� Neff said the city wishes to appease the wishes of the residents as much as possible, but legal rights to the canal belong to the canal companies who built the sections of canal affected by the incident. “They have what is called a prescriptive easement,� Neff said. “It states that the canal company has the right to main-� tain the canal and the area

immediately around it.� Neff said they have made landscape restoration agree-� ments with the residents along the canal. The trees will be replaced and Neilson said there will be a new water feature to help keep the residents happy. “There was a point when it was going to be much worse than what it is now,� Hassan said. “I have to give it to the city for their dedication to help maintain the beauty we lost. We’ll still have some water

above ground and there is sup-� posed to be a nice walkway for the public around it too.� Nielson said the project is being funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service along with the canal company, the cities of Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park, Smithfield and Cache County. – ashlyn.tucker@aggiemail.usu. edu,

FUN PARK: New management aims to bring back quality customer service From page 1 tions are being made to improve the facility over the next several months in preparation for the company’s 15th anni-� versary. Johnson and Skivy agreed while the physical changes will have a positive impact, the real difference will be made by the employees and their role in creat-� ing a positive atmosphere. “We’re getting back to a personal feel,� Skivy said. “We’re a commodity in Cache Valley. There’s nobody else that has what we have entertainment-�wise. Logan Lanes with bowling, but that’s it. Everything else, we don’t have competition and that’s something we need to take one and run with.� Some of those forms of entertainment include laser tag, country swing danc-� ing and roller skating, but activities also include arcade games, a soft-�play facility, bowling, billiards and zumba. Costs range from $2.50 for five min-� utes of laser tag to $6 per hour for a pool table. Andrea Choate of Hyde Park said she comes to the Fun Park because it’s an inexpensive way to entertain her three kids, especially during the winter months. “We like the fun park because it’s cheap,� Choate said. “It’s cheaper than the Jump Zone. It’s cheaper than driving to a hot springs. It’s cheaper and easier to get to is the main thing. I pay for the soft play and my kids earn money for the arcade.� Group rates are also available when set up in advance for business, church or other groups, but Skivy said the staff takes extra pride in working with school groups. “We really accommodate to schools and

ARCADE GAMES AT THE FUN PARK are one of the attractions for student entertainment during Cache Valley winters. The Fun Park also houses a bowling alley, laser tag arena and dance floor. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

do our best with Title One,� Skivy said. “It gets to our key demographics. They go back to mom and dad and say ‘It was so much fun,’ and then we get the whole families coming in. We make schools happy.� Johnson said they’ve worked with schools in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming to provide coupons and discounts, but they’ve put emphasis into USU as well. “The university is a critical part,� Johnson said. “For years we’ve been the facility they bring people to when they’re recruiting. When they have their parties

they come here and we show them a good time.� Coupons for bowling and roller skat-� ing appear each semester in the campus coupon book, and many students take advantage of Tuesdays when all activities cost $2. The Fun Park also works closely with the USU swing club in conjunction with country swing nights on Mondays and Wednesdays, offering the entire facil-� ity for its use. Special offers are posted via the Fun Park’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter, and students and

residents are encouraged to ask what dis-� counts are available when they go. “It’s not just to bring in money,� Skivy said. “It’s to remind the community that we’re here for you. It’s a locally owned business. We’re like a mini Disneyland to the kids of Cache Valley. We offer that simplistic, good, clean fun that is not any-� where else. It brings families together.� More information can be found online at – Twitter: @CurtisLundstrom

LEGISLATURE: Albrecht hopes to enroll returned missionaries right away From page 1 including on the USTAR campus. The wirelessly charged electric Aggie Bus, recently awarded Innovation of the Year at the Governor’s Energy Summit, came out of USTAR, Albrecht said.

In order for USU to continue to be competitive and receive the kind of research grants and contracts it does for commercialization, it needs more gradu-� ate seats, Albrecht said. There is an additional benefit to hav-� ing a large graduate workforce, Albrecht

said. USU recently added a sports medicine graduate program, allowing a trained sports medicine person to be at every athletic practice and event on campus. This came in handy when bas-� ketball forward Danny Berger collapsed at a practice last December.

“Had there not been an immediate response by someone who was a product of this program, Danny Berger would not be with us today,� Albrecht said. – Twitter: @CarpetComm

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Dillard’s to close, student jobs end Briefs Campus & Community


Kiger features Latino Voices

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Dillard’s in the Cache Valley Mall will close its doors and say goodbye to Logan at the end of March. Dillard’s has roughly 55 employees, including many USU students, who will find themselves out of a job. Dillard’s will offer the option to employees to trans-� fer to another store either in Utah or another state. However, this option does not work for many of the employ-� ees, especially students in Logan. There are companies in Logan hiring new employees. With the number of people leaving on missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-�day Saints, companies are losing employees and beginning the search for new employment. Alexa Coleman, a Dillard’s employee of more than two years, said many of the cur-� rent employees are transfer-� ring to the Dillard’s in the Fashion Place Mall in Murray. “There are many people working who have families to support,� Coleman said. “This closing is going to impact them a lot.� Julie Bull, the company’s spokeswoman, said there have

SIGNS ADORN THE DOORS at the Dillard’s store in the Cache Valley Mall. The store is set to close at the end of March. MICKELLE YEATES photos

been a few other store closings both in Kansas and Virginia due to lack of sales. “The Logan branch actually had a really good last quar-� ter,� Bull said. “Due to previ-� ous performance and sales, we decided that closing the branch was the best thing to do.� Bull said the closing of the stores in Kansas and Virginia and the Logan store is part of a process called strategic store closing. “We look at the perfor-� mance of the store and a num-� ber of factors and a decision is made by our senior manage-�

ment team,� Bull said. “We don’t like to close locations.� Dillard’s must clear out all inventory by the end of March. The store is selling everything, including clothes racks, mirrors and hangers. The department store occu-� pies two of the three depart-� ment store sections of the mall, while JCPenney occupies the third section. The Cache Valley Mall has plans in progress concern-� ing what to do with the space opening up. Dewey Richardson, general manager of the Cache Valley Mall, said this closure was

anticipated and mall manage-� ment has been working on attracting other retailers to buy and occupy the vacant space. The department store was a ZCMI until it was purchased by Dillard’s in 2001. Dillard’s has five other Utah stores in Murray, Sandy, Ogden, Provo and St. George. The company, founded in 1938, has 304 stores nationwide in 29 states. None of the other stores located in Utah are scheduled to close. –

Utah State University’s acclaimed Latino Voices Project will start including stories from local youth. The project aims to capture what it means to be Hispanic in northern Utah through personal narratives housed in the Merrill-�Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives. Three Utah State University scholars will discuss the collection at Kiger Hour on Thursday at CafÊ Sabor. The Latino Voices Project was established in 2007 by folklore cura-� tor Randy Williams after she found they were underrepresented in the archives at USU. Williams felt they should be included in Northern Utah Speaks, a collection of oral his-� tories designed to capture the stories of all the region’s citizens. A community advisory board was created and native Spanish-�speakers were hired to help co-�direct the proj-� ect. They held a workshop training bilingual community members to identify, collect and record the oral history of 45 Cache Valley’s Latinos with various professions and back-� grounds. Interviews covered topics such as family traditions, cultural identity, religion and employment. In 2009, the Latino Voices Project won a Human Ties award from the Utah Humanities Council.

CHaSS to present Lillywhite award The CHaSS Dean’s Office is seek-� ing applicants for scholarships for Ray L. and Eloise Hoopes Lillywhite University Scholars. The Lillywhite endowment is an extraordinarily generous one which has benefitted dozens of students in past years. Lillywhite Scholars are charac-� terized by being undergraduate students who demonstrate merit and need. Typically, they should be upper-�division students attending full time. Lillywhite Scholars are expected to be enrolled for both fall and spring terms. Students selected for this honor agree to express their gratitude to the endowment trust-� ees. Each scholar will receive $2,000 divided between the two terms. Those wishing to apply should submit the online application found on the Dean’s website on or before March 1.

Aggies pick up new coordinator

UNIVERSITY ROTC CADETS participate in training exercises. Photos courtesy USU Army ROTC

Female cadets eligible for future combat roles BY SARA DAVIS staff writer

Recent changes in Washington are beginning to change the face of the United States military. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the military will allow women to serve in combat positions. Prior to this, women’s ground combat experience has been lim-� ited by legislation put in place in 1994. Women were allowed to serve in a small portion of military assignments due to many factors including strength, stamina and living conditions. Military women will be able to move up in military positions requiring combat experience in order to be promoted. Maj. Ammon Campbell of the USU Army ROTC said the program is a leader-� ship development program with its lower-� division courses open to any student want-� ing to develop skills to be a better person and leader. The ROTC also offers upper-� division courses for juniors and seniors. The ROTC program is established in 273 primary universities and has hundreds of other satellite locations. After completing the ROTC program, cadets can enter one of the 16 basic branches of the military. Before the decision, women were allowed to serve in certain branches or areas of the military. They were excluded from branches such as infantry, armor and artillery. “Today we are acting to expand the opportunities for women to serve in the United States armed forces and to better

align our policies with the experiences we have had over the past decade of war,� said Gen. Martin Dempsey during a press con-� ference following the announcement Campbell said opportunities upon leaving USU will be expanded for female cadets as units and positions open their doors to women. Some will take more time than others due to factors such as modify-� ing physical tests and job requirements. Female cadets have new options for when they graduate from the ROTC pro-� gram. Campbell said they will be able to enter the army from the ROTC and become a supervisor over a platoon.

“The young women who have tended to gravitate toward combat engineer, which is the toughest job available to them at the time,� Campbell said of female cadets at USU. Campbell said the military’s role in instituting changes has long been at the forefront of integration. “There will be both good or bad,� Campbell said. “There will be changes we can’t foresee. In the Army, there will be few instances where there will be an issue.� –

Todd Orlando, who has 17 years of coaching experience including eight as a coordinator, has been named Utah State’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach it was announced Sunday by Aggie head coach Matt Wells. In all, Orlando has coached in eight bowl games during his pro-� fessional career and has been a part of two conference champion-� ships. Orlando has spent the past two years as the defensive coordinator at Florida International, helping the Panthers to the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. During his two years at FIU, Orlando mentored five play-� ers who earned various all-�Sun Belt Conference honors a total of seven times including safety Jonathan Cyprien and defensive lineman Tourek Williams who both earned first-�team all-�league honors this past season. During Orlando’s first year at Florida International in 2011, the Panthers’ defense ranked among the top 30 nationally in five sta-� tistical categories. In 2012, FIU ranked 36th nationally in rushing defense with 140.83 yards per game.

ClarifyCorrect The policy of The Utah Statesman is to correct any error made as soon as possible. If you find something you would like clar-� ified or find in error, please contact the editor at 797-�1742, statesman@ or come in to TSC 105. Compiled from staff and media reports

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Illustration courtesy of Bob Winward

Designing the future BY HAILEE HOUSLEY staff writer

Students in the graphic design program are getting a chance to showcase their skills in a real-�life setting. A class in the department has paired with iFrogz, a local company that makes mobile cases and acces-� sories. “Students need to learn how to develop new ideas,� said Robert Winward, associate pro-� fessor of art and design. “It’s all about innovation. In this world

when anything can be turned into an algorithm produced on the computer, where there’s so much technology available, really the only thing that is left is innovation and new ideas.� From the beginning, the project has helped students open their minds to new ideas, according to Chance Nelson, a senior majoring in graphic design. “When we first started that assignment, he gave us a speech on how can we change the world with an iPhone case,� Nelson said. “He’s trying to make us use

our minds, expand our minds in creative innovative ways.� Working on actual designs for companies was exciting, especially if they already had ideas on what they wanted to do, Nelson said. “I was pretty excited to find out that we got to work with iFrogz,� Nelson said. “I had my idea for the iPhone case anyway and I was probably not going to do anything with it anyway, but this actually forced me to put my idea into motion and I realized how good the idea was when I was working on it.�

Students from the class did design work for Skullcandy four years ago. “I know in the previous years they worked with Skullcandy, and I was kind of always a little jealous of those students because they got to work with a cool company,� Nelson said. “They got to make like headphones and stuff and I always thought I wanted to do that someday.� Although many businesses from the community would like the program to design for them, very few companies end up receiving the opportunity,

Winward said. “We get a lot of requests from the community to design projects, but I’m very careful to make sure of two things,� Winward said. “One: It has to fit the curriculum. It’s supposed to meet the requirements of what they are supposed to be learn-� ing in class. Two: We want to be careful that we don’t compete with local design studios.� If the class started to design for more businesses around the valley, they would be jeopar-�

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USU librarians come from all disciplines


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When students think of a librarian, they may picture a old woman with gray hair in a bun, glasses placed halfway how her nose with her finger to her mouth in order to keep silence. This couldn’t be further from the image of the librarians at USU’s Merrill-�Cazier Library. If anything, they are the dif-� ferent from the stereotypical figures portrayed in movies and TV. In the lower level of the library is the Special Collections Department where the library houses and curates a number of different collections of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs and other valuable items that have been purchased by the library over the years or even donated by various patrons. The oldest items kept in Special Collections are three Sumerian stone tab-� lets, written in cuneiform. The tablets date back about 4,000 years. “Those are exceptions because they are from the Middle East, so obviously they aren’t from around here,� said Clint Pumphrey, manuscript curator in special collections, about how the majority of the items in the libraries collections typically deal with regional culture, and folklore. “There wasn’t a record of this area until the 1800s, so most of our stuff is from the 1800 to the 1900s, especially in my area,� Pumphrey said. In the manuscript area, Pumphrey and his colleagues collect items in three major categories: regional history, Mormon history and environ-� mental conservation history. Under each of these categories, the collections include old pioneer diaries, collections of letters, financial records from early businesses and even old canal documents and the Sierra Club papers. Among the most used of the collections is the Leonard Arrington collection. “Arrington was an LDS church historian for a number of years,� Pumphrey said. “He

taught at Utah State University, and so his papers came here and they mostly consist of his personal journals and research files, so a lot of Mormon his-� torians will come to see what Leonard Arrington had col-� lected about whatever topic they are researching.� Special Collections plays host to a number of different historians and students who come from USU and Utah, but also from places such as the University of Colorado and even Yale. “We have a very broad range of patrons that use our collec-� tions.� Pumphrey said. “A lot of undergrads do come in a use our collections, but we also have a lot of graduate students who are going research for their thesis or dissertations.� All of the departments at the Merrill-�Cazier Library make it their purpose to help students to learn how to research as effectively as possible. In order to make this process as acces-� sible as possible, the library has assigned a specific librarian to every department to give special help to students in that depart-� ment. “Most of the library faculty has subject liaison responsi-� bilities, meaning we work with different departments to select appropriate materials,� said Sandra Weingart, agricultural sciences and veterinary medi-� cine librarian. “We work with students in those departments to help teach them informa-� tion and literacy skills. We work with the faculty members to help integrate that into the curriculum to assist them with their research.� Weingart is responsible for working with the students and faculty her department and is available to meet with stu-� dents in one on one sessions to help them research effectively. Weingart and the other refer-� ence librarians are assigned to help students navigate the library in a general sense. “We all teach rather inten-� sively with the English 1010 and 2010 sequence general informa-� tion and literacy skills, whereas the stuff we do in the majors

Relaxing cat nap? Not for the rest of us Steve Schwartzman

Overheard by Steve

'0-284914,6)= the Manuscript Curator at the Utah State University special collections department, looks at The “Tramp� Diary by Jack London. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

is tool specific to that major,� Weingart said. With a staff of eight librar-� ians working specifically in the reference department along with four student peer works, the library’s front desk is generally always staffed to help students find what they need, Weingart said.

“Everything we do in the library comes down to serving our patrons,� Weingart said. “That includes faculty, staff, and students. So whether you’re in charge of overseeing the col-� lection development, all of the materials or you check in seri-� als, or we have our fastest grow-�

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A funny thing happens when you make it a driven habit to people-watch on campus: You become what some call “hyperobservant.� Essentially it centers around this idea that over time a person becomes so well in tune with their sense, so immensely focused, that certain senses become so intense they almost take on a life of their own. To best illustrate this, it is a lot like each sense being a member of the Mighty Ducks, but over time, the Ducks — senses — see the need to form a focus on one sense and attack from that front, so they form a Flying V and just like that, hyper- obser vance takes over. I bring this up because I ran into such an experience in a very vivid way recently. The main twist this time around is, for once, the observance process sped itself up because in one way or another, it was thrust upon me. Picture if you will, myself, plopped on a couch in the student

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Friends of the Elderly connects old and young BY BROOKE LARSEN staff writer

USU Students are making time to befriend elderly people in nursing homes. For some, the friend-� ships can be a little addicting “That’s what gets people ensnared,� said Michael Long, director of USU’s Friends of the Elderly club. “They go once and make a connection with one of the residents and keep coming after that.� Long is a junior major-� ing in bio-�veterinary science. He got involved with the club last year after hearing about it at Day on the Quad. Friends of the Elderly meets twice each week, visiting Williamsburg Retirement Community and Carl Inoway Senior Housing. The residents’ alluring backgrounds and inter-� esting stories are always entertaining, Long said. “One stole a plane in Russia, one was a model in Hollywood and one was a race car pit chief,� he said. “They have amaz-� ing stories and love to tell them. The best thing about it is the personali-� ties of the residents.� The students aren’t aware of what effects their efforts have, he said. “A lot of people don’t realize the service and help that visiting them is to the residents,� Long said. “A lot of them don’t get visitors or have activi-� ties to do. They are very alone. One of the main functions of the club is to help end the loneliness aspect.� Long said living in seclusion is unfortu-� nately normality for the residents and making a change to their daily lives is important. “They are kind of shut away in this box where they don’t get to interact with many people,� Long said. “We try to break up the monotony and try to make the golden years a little more golden.� For Williamsburg Retirement Community resident Boyd Leishman, the amity is appreciated. “I like the friendship,� he said. “I like being able to talk to them and have friends come visit me each week.� Leishman, a Wellsville native, has been at Williamsburg for three

years. “We like to chat,� he said. “They like to talk to us about our past way back and we like to hear about theirs’ also.� LaVon Anthony, origi-� nally from Idaho, is also a resident at Williamsburg and has been there eight years. She said the stu-� dents are persistent and said Long has come directly to her room to see if she was there. “Some students will even go knock on the doors to our rooms if they know the person they want to see is home,� she said. “Mike has done that many times to me. They are all very thoughtful about that.� Anthony said the weekly visitation from the students is a necessity and said she especially enjoys getting the hugs each week from the young men. “I keep going each week because actually, we need something like that,� she said. “I enjoy it because I think it’s good to be interacting with younger people. One of the great-� est things that can hap-� pen for people here is to have young people come and associate with us. “ “It’s one of the more fun ways to get involved

at the university,� Long said. “To a lot of people, it doesn’t feel like service. You are having fun and playing games with the residents.� Friends of the Elderly is a non-�profit organization run by the service center and gets funding through the university. “Before winter break we had about 45 regular volunteers, but after com-� ing back from the back we are down to about 25,� Long said. “It’s cold, and a lot of people aren’t brav-� ing the storms. Hopefully when the weather warms up, more will start com-� ing.� The consistent number of students serving each week allows Friends of the Elderly to make visits to two elderly homes. “We were only going to one retirement home at the end of last year and had to expand our options when more people started coming, but we are really excited about it,� Long said. Relationships devel-� oped with the residents keep the student volun-� teers interested, Long said. “I’ve gotten to know the residents from going every week,� he said. “I usually kind of stick to

STUDENTS MAKES VALENTINES with a resident of Williamsburg Retirement Community. The students belong to Friends of the Elderly, a campus club. Photos courtesy of Abi Christian

hanging out and talking with the same residents each time because of how close I’ve gotten with them.� Long said students do not need to contact him beforehand and can just show up at the proper

place and time. “I just encourage you to come whenever you want,� Long said. It’s nice to just get out and meet some new people and have a lot of fun. It’s important for student’s

health to get involved in some way. College life is stressful, and if you can find an outlet it would help a lot. Service is one of the best outlets there is.� – brookeelarsen@gmail.

IFROGZ: Students gain experience From page 4 dizing possible future jobs for students who would like to design professionally, Winward said. “We don’t want to cannibalize the future for our design students that would want to work around here, so we take on projects if they meet those two criteria,� Winward said. “But it’s a project that no one around here in the area can work on.� Winward said there is no lack of busi-� ness in the community wanting something designed for them. “Literally, my phone fills up every single day of people in the community wanting us to design things for them. Everybody wants a logo for a new business,� Winward said. “They all think that every student needs a portfolio piece. Well, they end up with plenty of portfolio pieces. There is no shortage of portfolio pieces, but it’s great for them to have real experience, and so if there is something where we can make this a good partnership between us and the community, then it is great for the stu-� dents it’s great for the community.� Even though iFrogz is a local company, design companies in the valley can’t offer them what they need for this project, Winward said. “No one around here is doing 3D ren-� derings and there is no place that they can come to get 40 great ideas of what new products could be and what the particular demographic here on campus is,� he said. After the students design the iPhone cases, they are evaluated by iFrogz and

sent to China. “They will send five of them to China to be actually produced as mockups,� Winward said. “They will actually make them for real. They’ll take it and test market them and see which ones work the best, which ones buyers are interested in.� Sam Nelson, a senior majoring in graph-� ic design, said many ideas can lead to a final piece. “As far as the process goes though, it’s kind of crazy,� Nelson said. “The first thing you really do is brainstorm and vomit out all of your ideas. You just try to think of as many random possible things as you can. It’s not one final idea that leads you to your final decision. It’s a collection of various ideas.� Designing can be a constant search for a solution which the artist knows he cannot find, according to Nelson. “The way Bob presents the problem, he almost makes it seem like it’s impossible,� Nelson said. “There is no absolute solution and you’re constantly searching for that solution. You can’t come up with a solu-� tion for a problem, but it will never be a finished design. Everything can always be better there is never a finished design.� Sam said the constant search for a solu-� tion is like the search for the perfect soul-� mate. “It’s like searching for the perfect soul-� mate it doesn’t exist,� Nelson said. “The perfect soulmate, the perfect design.� —

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‘Flight’ never gets off the ground Great Weddings begin

pelling human drama present to justify its bloated runtime and meandering pace. At some times, it’s quite “Flight� thrilling and engag‡:HGGLQJ,QYLWDWLRQV ing. At others, it’s a Grade: C+ DQGDOO:HGGLQJ certifiable chore to sit through. 3DSHU*RRGV Plane Captain Will “Whip� Whitaker, ‡5HVXPHV played by Denzel ‡)OLHUV‡&RPPHUFLDO Washington, is pre3ULQWLQJ paring for a flight into ‡'LVVHUWDWLRQV Atlanta. After a night Good grief. You of extensive drinking know a movie probably and partying, Whip doesn’t have much to snorts cocaine to stimuoffer when only a min- late his senses so he can ute into the film, the perform his job withgratuitous sexual mate- out appearing drunk rial already finds its way or otherwise impaired. on screen. It’s not a Boarding the plane, great setup for a drama, he laughs with flight especially when this attendants Margaret same setup has virtually and Katerina, played nothing to do with the by Tamara Tunie and rest of the film. Nadine Velazquez, and Despite how effec- nonchalantly sneaks tive Denzel Washington some vodka into his can be, “Flight� is at orange juice before least 30 minutes too takeoff. long and there isn’t After encountering nearly enough com- some harsh turbulence,

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the plane’s rear rudder malfunctions, causing the whole aircraft to go into an uncontrollable dive. Whip, drunk and high on cocaine, calmly goes through standard procedures with his crew and the passengers and manages to completely invert the plane and level the trajectory hundreds of feet above a rural area. He then flips the plane back over into a gentle glide and crashes into a field, preserving most of the lives onboard. Whip later wakes up in a hospital and befriends Nicole, played by Kelly Reilly, a prostitute with a drug problem of her own. Sensing an investigation will soon be coming his way, Whip returns home and dumps all of his booze and shacks up with Nicole for moral support. He then hammers out a solution to try and avoid jail in coopera-

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tion with his union boss Charlie, played by Bruce Greenwood, and lawyer Hugh Lang, played by Don Cheadle. Whip must be sober before a safety commission hearing, but his substance abuse may finally catch up to him. Unfortunately, aside from the appallingly long runtime, “Flight� is bogged down considerably by characters that simply aren’t particularly deep. Nicole is supposed to be a foil to Whip, but her presence isn’t as strong or memorable as it could be. She appears almost out of nowhere near the beginning of the film and her development is weak. We know that she is a troubled drug addict, but her motivations for changing are somewhat tenuous at best. Leaning on Whip as an emotional crutch just doesn’t sell well, and the liaison they develop is laughably bad. Adding insult to injury, many of the characters are wholly unlikable and the tone of the film is often just plain mean-spirited. It’s difficult to build sympathy and create appealing human drama this way. Whip routinely lashes

out at just about anything. His drug dealer Harling Mays, played by John Goodman, practically cheers on Whip’s self-destruction and even the lawyer who is trying to help Whip encourages unrealistic and entirely unethical behavior for the sake of the company. To his credit, Denzel Washington gives everything he has for this role, and his effective moments are indeed noteworthy. Playing a troubled, heartbroken, proud and rebellious pilot produces a couple of solid scenes and he clearly shows why he is one of the finest actors working in Hollywood today. The scene where he drops by his ex-wife’s house in a drunken stupor to see her and their son resonates and hurts us almost as much as it hurts the character. Don Cheadle and Bruce Greenwood also turn in solid if unspectacular performances. Their concern for yet visible antipathy and distaste for Whip becomes apparent early on. A meeting with the three in a restaurant shows just how many walls and barriers must come down if they

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– Sam McConkie is a senior in the technical and professional writing program at USU. He is a keen writer and has been a dedicated gamer for years. Sam can be reached at sambonemcconkie@

LEARN: Library focuses on students From page 4


are to have a chance at preventing jail time and a large number of lawsuits from hitting the company hard. And when it comes right down to it, this is the kind of material the film seriously needed more of: robust character development, clear direction and a tight focus. Nicole could have been cut from the film entirely and more interactions with Whip’s son and ex-wife would have been nice. There is a good movie trying to claw its way out of this mess. Sadly, “Flight� is simply a mixed bag and missed opportunity for Director Robert Zemeckis to reestablish himself as one of the more intriguing and fun filmmakers in Hollywood. As much as I don’t like to say it, his glory days of “Back to Future� and “Forrest Gump� seem well behind him.

ing department which is digital initia-� tives where we are digitizing a lot of our print materials to make them a lot more available. So all of those things are to make information available to people.� The library has made it a priority to be on the cutting edge of communica-� tion so students can always get a hold of a librarian during office hours, accord-� ing to Erin Davis, a library coordinator for Regional Campuses and Distance Education and an English subject librar-� ian. “The nice thing is there is almost always someone sitting at the desk,� Davis said. “There is also, if you go to the library website, there is a little chat widget. Then a librarian will write back really quickly.� In addition to chatting online with a librarian, Davis said there is service

where students can text a librarian. The number to text is found on the library’s main homepage, and students’ messages are sent to a librarian’s chat program. From there they are able to walk through any patrons questions or concerns. “The biggest thing is that students have a wealth of information available to them,� Davis said. “They have the same kind of information as a student at Harvard or Yale or an Ivy League school would have available to them. We have books and hundreds of databases that have scholarly or peer reviewed articles. I just don’t think students are aware of the vastness amount of resources or the fact that librarians are here to help them with their research. And they are not bothering us.� –

HEARD: Sleeping can go wrong From page 4 center, equipped and prepared to do what I’m sure every member of society does on a frost-pelted afternoon: study, sip a Pepsi and do some where-are-they-now research on the cast of “My Brother and Me.� A quick scan of the environment around me tells me this is generally the case, save one individual, who has very much ridden, if you can call it that. No, he isn’t hunched over a computer, cell-phone nestled snugly between outer thigh and couch cushion like us, and he runs a different ship this afternoon. He has a backpack flopped just by his feet to signify immediate departure, back straight, feet shoulder width, hands in lap, head back and to the left, eyes closed and mouth open. That’s right, general reading public: We’ve got ourselves a sleeper. Get ready for a ride. As it always does, it started off innocently. Nobody ever judges the public sleeper. I mean, he has to have a motive, right? Somewhere down the line of his academic ventures, his professional ventures and his “My Brother and Me� ventures, he lost a few rest hours. We can all adjust a little and give him his peace. That was, until the noise. It started with breathing, which became heavy breathing, which then became wheezing, which turned into a light roar. Then, before any of us could list the main nations involved in the initiation of World War I, the snoring began. The snoring wasn’t overly intrusive at first. It was a light rumble, much like the noise of flipping through a Rolodex that still has old rice grains stuck in it from an unorganized house-moving experience. Then came the snort stop. Now, you know the snort stop, right? It’s that inharmonious union of

a hard snore, met with so much air intake that nostrils flutter into a nose snort so painstakingly violent it has been known to for caterpillars to prematurely pop into butterflies, all followed by a stirring silence equating itself with the moment in every horror film when the protagonist thinks they will find the slasher behind a corner but only sees the cat. The silence means one of two polarizing things. After a natural couch-area wide nod that somehow signifies me as their anti-publicsleeping union leader, I looked over in hopes of option one: the wake up. Seeing no sign of one deep inward breath, facing shaking or fingers squeezing eyelids, all leading to him checking the time, I unfortunately had to silently inform my union that option two was upon us. Yes, our sleep is due any moment to become the sleeping lumberjack. And so he did. He began sawing snore logs so loud, continental drift stopped. I felt like what everyone must have felt life during all parts of “Speed�: all that noise and no productivity. What made it worse? It echoed up the halls, up the stairs, to every known corner of the building. For years doctors have wandered through hours of study if snoring could form its own PA system. The answer, signified blatantly by the swiftness of our silent couch union’s departure, is yes.

– Steve Schwartzman is a senior in communication studies and linguistics. When he isn’t trying too hard to make people laugh he is usually watching sports, watching 90’s cartoons or experiencing all things Aggie Life. Got a good idea for Steve to rant about? Hit him up at steve. or on Twitter @SchwartZteve

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The best NBA player Curtis 0YRHWXVSQ Livin’ the dream

Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Michael Jordan. It’s a 17-year-old debate, or ever since Bryant was hailed as the next Jordan when he jumped straight from high school to the NBA in 1996. Lebron joined the discussion when he followed suit in 2003. Rage all you want, but Air Jordan is the original, the god of basketball, and at this point in his career, the nickname of “King� James fits, which makes Kobe Bryant the prince. There’s no doubt the trio are clear and away the most revolutionary players to play the game, but his royal airness is unmatched. Consider this: Bryant has yet to match Jordan in career points, steals, blocks and rebounds despite having played 16-and-a-half seasons to Jordan’s 15. He’s still 1,000 points, 800 steals, 300 blocks and 200 rebounds away. Even though they both have had the ball in their hands for the majority of time throughout their respective careers, Jordan has 700 fewer turnovers. The James-Jordan comparison is a bit tougher since King James has five and a half seasons to go before he equals Jordan’s time, so let’s use their averages. Jordan has a better career field goal shooting percentage and a higher average in points per game, steals, blocks, offensive rebounds and a lower turnover average. James has the best average of the three in defensive rebounds, total rebounds, assists and the lowest average of fouls per game. So statistically, James still has a realistic chance to surpass Jordan as the greatest player ever, while Bryant’s chance is gone. Let’s throw in accolades. Thus far, James has one NBA championship in three tries, nine All-Star appearances, is a 3-time regular season MVP, onetime NBA Finals MVP, 2-time All-Star game MVP, has won one NBA scoring title and was Rookie of the Year his first season. Bryant has five NBA titles in seven appearanc-

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Sweet revenge in Battle of the Aggies BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM

sports editor A little less than a month after taking a beating in Las Cruces, the Utah State bas-� ketball team never trailed this time around against New Mexico State. Led by 24 points from junior Jarred Shaw, the blue-�clad Aggies held on for a 73-�69 win Saturday in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to snap a three-�game losing streak against the maroon Aggies. “It’s really a good win for us,� head coach Stew Morrill said. “Our guys battled hard and I thought deserved to win. We really competed. It’s nice to see them rewarded for playing that hard. We’ve played that hard a couple times and lost close ones. It’s nice to win a fairly close one.� USU raced to an early lead behind the mid-�range play of Shaw. The 6-�foot-�10 Dallas native scored six of Utah State’s first nine points en route to an early 19-�5 lead. With 7-�foot-�5 Sim Bhullar down low for New Mexico State, Shaw took to the mid-� range to give the Aggies an early lift. “I worked a lot on that this week because I knew I had a big guy,� Shaw said. “I’m just happy and blessed to make those shots.� NMSU stormed back with an 11-�0 run to cut the deficit

utilizing second chances to score 17 points on 11 offen-� sive rebounds in the first half, but USU never quit. Sophomore center Jordan Stone gave the Aggies a much needed lift to stop the bleeding with four straight points and Utah State stretched its lead back to six before taking a 40-�37 edge into the locker room on a 3-�pointer from Marcel Davis right before the break. Utah State pushed its lead to as many as 11 in the second half, helped by the stellar play of Shaw inside. “We outrebounded them, which is quite an accom-� plishment with their size and athleticism,� Morrill said. “I feel pretty good about it. Jarred played so much smarter. He was just really smart on his shot selection. Jarred had a great game right when we need it so it was a good deal.� Up nine with two minutes to go, USU struggled against the NMSU full-�court press. The blue clad Aggies com-� mitted three of their 11 turnovers in the final two minutes to make it interest-� ing before time ran out on New Mexico State. Utah State improved to 18-�6 overall and 9-�5 in WAC play after shooting 47.5 per-� cent from the field and 75.0 percent from the free throw line.

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MARVIN JEAN AND JARRED SHAW collide on offense during Saturday’s win over New Mexico State. Shaw scored a game-high 24 points. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

In-state showdown: USU vs BYU BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM sports editor

JUNIOR JARRED SHAW scores two of his 24 points in the Aggies’ 73-69 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

More than two months after the original meeting was scheduled, the Utah State men’s basketball team will make the trek to Provo for an in-�state showdown with BYU on Tuesday. “Obviously it’s a quick turnaround and an odd time to play this game,� said head coach Stew Morrill. “This is usually a November game, December latest, so it’s unique circumstances for both teams to play it right in the middle of conference at the tail end of conference play, really.� On the eve of the Aggies game with the Cougars Dec. 4, USU forward Danny Berger collapsed during practice and as a result the game was postponed, creat-� ing a late-�season non-�confer-� ence matchup and a chance for both teams to boost their tournament resumes. BYU enters the game at 19-�8 overall and 9-�4 in the West Coast Conference

after a pair of losses to San Diego and San Francisco hurt the Cougars at large chances for an NCAA berth. The Cougars bounced back Saturday with a 86-�72 win over Portland. Sophomore guard Tyler Haws led BYU with 28 points in the win to increase his season average to 21 points per game. “He’s a really good player,� Morril said. “He’s got a scorer’s mentality. They get him the ball in lots of differ-� ent areas. We counted about 10 or 11 plays they run specifically to get him the ball and once he gets it, he scores it. He’s very impres-� sive with the percentage he shoots, the shots he makes. He makes open shots but he also makes contested shots.� Led by Haws, the Cougars average 78.3 points per game on offense — the 11th highest average in the country. BYU also ranks 11th nationally in assists per game with 16.5 per game. “Offensively they push the ball like they always have,� Morrill said. “It’s not just


about Haws and Davies. They’ve got a lot of really good players. Carlino could have a big night. They’ve got good shooters. It’s a typical BYU team, just a really good basketball team.� Slowing Haws and the rest of the offense will be key for the Aggies, especially play-� ing short-�handed with just eight players. “I think you can safely say that we’ve improved our defense a little bit,� Morrill said. “It’s a back-�against-� the-�wall kind of thing. The only change you have to stay in games is to play harder. You’re down personnel. It was one of those deals when you had to respond if you were going to have any chance at all to compete.� USU will need to continue its strong offensive play against the primarily zone defense from BYU. The Cougars have allowed 69.2 points per game this season, average a plus-�2.7 turnover margin and aver-� age nine steals per game,

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Coach Dubose receives contract renewal BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM sports editor

It’s the school year that keeps on giving at Utah State. Adding to the list of sign-� ings and contract extensions already this year, the Utah State Athletics Department announced Friday that wom-� en’s volleyball head coach Grayson DuBose has been given a new contract that will keep him at Utah State until June of 2017. “I am grateful to Scott Barnes and executive associ-� ate athletics director/senior women’s administrator Jana Doggett for allowing me the opportunity to continue to be the volleyball coach at Utah State,� DuBose said. “I enjoy the chance to coach wonderful student-�athletes. I also want to say thanks to Jeremiah Larsen and Taubi Neves. They are wonderful assistant coaches and men-�

tors for our team and I feel fortunate to get the chance to work with them each day.� Dubose is fresh off his sec-� ond WAC Coach of the Year award in his seven seasons at the helm, thanks in large part to his leading the volley-� ball team to a regular season conference title this season. The Aggies went 21-�9 this overall this season and 15-�4 in WAC play to capture the school’s first ever regular season title. DuBose also coached the 2010 team to the school’s only WAC tourna-� ment title with an upset of then-�No. 3 Hawaii. “The momentum in our women’s volleyball program has continued to build under Grayson’s leadership,� said USU Athletic Director Scott Barnes. “We are delighted to know that he will be here to guide our program as we transition into the Mountain West Conference next year and beyond.�

The second winningest coach in Utah State volleyball history, DuBose has posted a 113-�98 record, including a 63-�49 mark in WAC competi-� tion. He was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2012 and has posted two seasons of 20 wins or more. DuBose graduated from BYU in 1993 and earned his teaching certificate at Utah State in 1995 before coaching at both schools — men’s vol-� leyball at BYU and women’s at USU. In his four seasons with the Cougars, DuBose led them to a 90-�30 record that included a national title in 2004. On top of the team achievements, individual on-�court awards are also numerous in DuBose’s tenure at Utah State, as Amanda Nielsen and Liz McArthur bother garnered All-�American honorable mentions. Nielsen, McArthur and senior Shay Sorensen

also received all-�region honors during their careers, while Chelsea Fowles and Elle Brainard were both named WAC Freshman of the Year under DuBose. DuBose’s success has also translated to off the court, exhibited by 27 different players achieving academic all-�conference honors 55 times in seven seasons. “I think Utah State is mak-� ing a really smart decision to keep Grayson around,� McArthur said. “He has obvi-� ously proven his ability to build a successful program and he’s been improving the program since he arrived. I had a great experience at USU playing for Grayson and am excited for him and the future of the program.� – Twitter: @CurtisLundstrom

HEAD COACH GRAYSON DUBOSE looks on during a home match this season. DuBose led the Aggies to a regular season conference title and 20-win season. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo


USU falls to SJSU on road BY DANIELLE MANLEY staff writer

FRESHMAN DESTINY EZELL competes on the vault during the Aggies’ home meet against Air Force on Feb. 8. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

USU’s gymnastics team finished second with a score of 193.225 in a tri-�meet against San Jose State and Brown University over the week-� end. “Well, we started off good,� said head coach Jeff Richards. “Our next two events were not so great. We finished really strong on vault.� The Aggies scored a 48.625 on bars for their first event and stumbled a bit for the next two events, scoring 47.700 in floor exercise and 48.075 on beam. The girls wrapped up the meet with a strong finishing vault-� ing score of 48.825. “We started out really well on the first two events,� said freshman Stefanie Daley. “Actually, we did really well on bars and ended well on vault and then beam and floor were pretty shaky. That’s where we had our falls. That’s where most of our mistakes were.�

Two gymnasts from USU competed in the all-� around. Junior Paige Jones grabbed third place and sophomore Sarah Landes placed fourth. Landes had her career-� high vault score of 9.875. Freshman Kinzey Martinez tied for second with a score of 9.825 and took home her fourth event title. Martinez scored a 9.725 on beam with Michelle Yasukochi matching her score. Martinez said beam was a little shaky for the team, but she and some other girls competed in this event for the first time. “Beam has somewhat been our nemesis,� Richards said. “Our beam team is a good beam team. We added Kenzie Martinez back to our beam lineup and that really helped us out this weekend. We’re gonna run some lineups and see if we can hit all in a row.� The floor exercise rou-� tines also posed a bit of a problem for the gymnasts. Hayley Sanzotti took a hard fall and injured both of her knees, bringing her

score down to a 8.925. “Hayley missed her second pass and hyperex-� tended both of her knees,� Richards said. “She’ll be out, but we’ve got two kids that could step in and do that for us.� Richards thinks the rea-� son the floor exercise had some bumps is because of injuries. “Floor we’re quite good at, but we’ve been nursing a few injuries so it’s been touch and go,� Richards said. Friday posed a problem for other gymnasts with injuries as well. In addition to Sanzotti’s new injury with her knees, Martinez has been deal-� ing with a herniated disk in her back. “They told me as long as I do gymnastics, my back isn’t going to heal,� Martinez said. “So it’s just a matter of competing and dealing with the pain. They told me something I can do is work through the pain.� Despite the pain, Martinez still performed well with her career-�best and top score for the Aggies on bars with a

9.875. She tied for second on vault and scored a 9.725 on beam. Richards said he hopes to run Martinez in three events for their next meet and add the fourth event in two weeks, putting her back in the all-�around competition. Though she isn’t nurs-� ing a painful injury, Daley felt out of her element during the tri-�meet. “I wasn’t feeling too good before the meet.� Daley said. “I was sick, so I was a little worried. I knew that my team needed me and I wanted to perform well for them. I had to put all of my energy into that one beam routine and that’s what I did and it turned out well.� Daley finished with the top USU beam score of 9.850. The Aggies will travel to Denver on Feb. 23 to compete against Rutgers and Denver University at 7 p.m. – daniellekmanley@gmail. com twitter: @daniellekmanley

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something the Aggies have struggled with this season. “One thing I’ve told our guys is let’s keep trying to get better and see where we’re at when the conference tournament rolls around, see if we’ve gotten better to have a chance to compete in that thing,� Morrill said. “We’re competing now with the top teams in our league. We’re not always winning but we’re competing with them, so games are good. Let’s see if we can keep get-� ting better.� Tipoff between the Aggies and Cougars is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday with USU’s next game being another non-�conference matchup against Illinois State in an ESPN Bracketbuster game Saturday. “It’s an odd circumstance to step out of conference for a week at the tail end of February, but we need to have fun with it,� Morrill said. “We need to play hard and have fun with it. We’ll keep trying to get our bas-� ketball team better.� – Twitter: @CurtisLundstrom

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Aggie trio keys win in weekend split BY JASON BORBA staff writer

Led by the duo of seniors Devyn Christensen and Jenna Johnson and junior Jennifer Schlott, the Utah State wom-� en’s basketball team split its pair of weekend games with a thrilling double-�overtime win against Denver and a loss to New Mexico State. New Mexico 106, Utah State 94 Putting its eight game win streak on the line, the Utah State women’s basket-� ball team was in Las Cruces Saturday night taking on New Mexico State in the battle of the Aggies. Unable to rebound from a slow start to the second half, USU fell 106-�94, snapping its winning streak. “You have to give credit to New Mexico State. They were waiting for us,� said head coach Finkbeiner. “It was a lion’s den and they came out and kind of just ran us off the floor. Our tongues were hanging out by the end of the game. It was a well played game from their perspective.� The Aggies were looking to break the school record for most consecutive wins in a season but came just short against NMSU. With the loss, USU falls to 14-�11 on the season and 11-�3 in conference play. The loss coupled with a Seattle win means the Aggies

fall from first place in the WAC behind the Redhawks. Senior Devyn Christensen had a good all-�around game with 23 points and seven rebounds. Junior Jennifer Schlott had 18 and sopho-� more Franny Vaaulu chipped in with 16 points. Stefanie Gillbreath of New Mexico State had a double-�double and led all scorers with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Kelsie Rozendaal also had a double-� double with 14 points and 12 boards. It was a tough night defen-� sively for the Aggies as NMSU was able to out rebound them and scored 27 second-�chance points. Utah State 92, Denver 89 2OT Both the men and women’s basketball teams were in action on Valentines Day, but the day of love was only friendly to one of them. While the men lost an over-� time thriller at the buzzer, the women did exactly the opposite as senior Devyn Christensen hit the game-� winning 3-�pointer to lift the Aggies 92-�89 over Denver in the Mile High City. “It was a hard fought game and we have had a few of these this year, and I’m really proud of the girls,� Finkbeiner said. Christensen drained the game winner with two

seconds remaining in the second overtime to secure the win and run USU’s streak to eight straight wins. It was the Aggies’ fifth overtime game of the season. They are now 4-�1 in those games. After starting the season at 2-�8 USU has got on a hot streak and have improved to 14-�10 and 11-�2 in the WAC. The eight straight wins ties the school record for most in a season. The Aggies also maintain their lead atop of the WAC standings. The Aggies were led by their three-�headed monster of Christensen, senior Jenna Johnson and junior Jennifer Schlott. Johnson poured in a career-�high 28 points and Schlott finished with 27 before fouling out in the first overtime. Christensen chipped in with 21 points. “Those three stand out in the stat sheet, but I would have to give credit to Elise Nelson and Pualei Furtado,� Finkbeiner said. “If it weren’t for those two girls, we wouldn’t have had a chance to win in the second overtime.� USU will take on Louisiana Tech and UT Arlington on Saturday, March 2 for senior night. Both games are sched-� uled for a 7 p.m. tipoff at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. – Twitter: @jborba15

SHAW: Junior shines in home win From page 9 In what could be the final meeting between the two teams, Utah State improved to 36-�30 all-�time against New Mexico State, including a 23-�8 record in Logan. “It’s nice to get them back for the loss they put on us and

taking down a couple of our guys,� Butterfield said. “We’re just as aggressive, I mean we don’t back down from a chal-� lenge. We’re a better team.� USU travels to Provo Tuesday, Feb. 19 for an in-� state showdown with BYU. The Aggies and Cougars were

originally scheduled to play Dec. 5, but the collapse of Danny Berger the day before resulted in postponement. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. – Twitter: @CurtisLundstrom

CURTIS: MJ is the greatest ever From page 7 es, 15 All-Star appearances, was regular season MVP once, Finals MVP twice, All-Star MVP four times, with two NBA scoring titles and one Slam Dunk title. First and foremost, Jordan was 6-for-6 in NBA Finals appearances, winning Finals MVP all six times, a 15-time All-Star selection — he sat one year due to injury — won five regular season MVP awards, had three All-Star MVP awards, won the scoring title 10 times, the

Slam Dunk contest twice and was Rookie of the Year. In case this isn’t enough to convince you, for good measure let’s throw out the fact that Jordan is one of seven players in history to win an NCAA national title, an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal. So while James still has a shot at being the best player ever statistically, the all-around edge goes to Jordan by a landslide. There’s plenty more awards Jordan received, but there’s not a single

award James or Bryant have won that Jordan didn’t, and Jordan won them all more times for the most part. There’s no one who can match Mike. Every kid growing up, Kobe and Lebron included, fit the phrase “I want to be like Mike.� He’s simply the greatest ever, no matter how you look at it. – curtislundstrom@gmail. com Twitter: @CurtisLundstrom

FRESHMAN MAKENLEE WILLIAMS dribbles past a San Jose State defender during WAC action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo

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Recycling is about a different kind of green The USU recycling center isn’t making money. The program relies on subsidies to sift through our recyclables and sell the usable portion on the market, but often the market isn’t fantastic. It’s not surprising, though. Other recycling companies struggle with fickle supply and fluctuating global demand — It’s not easy to know how much cardboard China will need next An Editorial Opinion month, and it’s probably harder to know how to teach people which items go in which bins. Our recycling center has to comply with an entire set of policies on safety, hiring and wages that other companies either don’t have or can more easily ignore. Regardless of whether the center is selfsustaining, it’s not going anywhere. USU sees itself as an example in sustainability, and a university-run recycling center isn’t cutting-edge — it’s becoming standard. And a recycling center has a purpose beyond profitability. As consumerism soars and land runs out, sending trash to the landfill will grow more expensive financially and environmentally. USU may be paying to recycle, but at least we’re paying less to the landfill. And while recycling is a good thing, part of the reason we do it is the staggering amount of trash we produce. The U.S. is recycling more than ever, but we’re also consuming more. The greenest choice between a flash drive in recyclable packaging and a similar drive in non-recyclable packaging is to forget the drive and save your files online. Rather than worrying about getting a paper cup into the right recycling bin, use a water bottle and skip the soft drinks. There are many ways to help the environment, but few are as rewarding as introducing less garbage to your life.

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Erroneous credit reports may impact thousands The following editorial appeared in Sunday’s Washington Post: A look at what The next time you others are saying apply for a credit card, a car loan or a mortgage, a threedigit number will determine whether your would-be lender will give you a sweet interest rate — or point you to the door. That number, of course, is your credit score, and three big national credit ratings agencies keep the files on you that factor into it. Lots of them. The ratings agencies take in updates on more than 1.3 billion credit accounts across the country every month. And, the Federal Trade Commission just found, mistakes happen. FTC investigators determined that at least a fifth of consumers have a material error on at least one of their credit reports, and at least 13 percent have one that affected their credit score. For at least 5 percent of consumers, fixing the problem would nudge them into a more favorable risk category, making it easier to open new credit lines and to secure more favorable interest rates. The industry argues the numbers show their files are generally very accurate. Critics say they are evidence of an indefensibly sloppy industry happy to rake in $4 billion a year while investing too little in preventing or fixing inaccuracies, with sometimes massive consequences for those burdened by an unfair credit report. The reality is that the ratings agencies can and do take on many — but not all — complaints. The FTC found that they modified the files of 79 percent of consumers who filed disputes. But it did not try to determine which of those consumers who got no modification or only partial modification deserved more consideration. Post business columnist Michelle Singletary points out, even a smallsounding error rate multiplies out to millions of Americans affected. For them, the stakes are high; the error rate must drop, and dispute resolution must also improve. More worker training and better systems to move supporting documents between those involved in a dispute would help. The industry insists that it is investing in both. But it shouldn’t stop there — how about random audits of consumer files? The industry claims that there’s only so much they can do when creditors submit bad information about consumers. But it can at least limit the mistakes for which it is directly responsible and find better ways to arbitrate when consumers and lenders make contrary claims. Federal rules, in fact, oblige it to. As the FTC’s report shows, the government has started keeping closer track of the ratings agencies. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, too, recently began monitoring them and the creditors who fill their files with information on their customers. The agencies’ work should help the public monitor the progress — or lack thereof — from here.

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Spending cuts can mean revenue loss Peter Daines Political Profundities

In Utah, we hear a lot of blame going around for our budgetary woes. We like to blame California Democrats and New York Democrats. Massachusetts Democrats are a favorite target. No good debate is complete without a little Obama-bashing. But mostly, it is just Democrats in general. We understand they have big hearts, but our big brains tell us their policies just don’t work — for balancing the budget, that is. The argument generally boils down to something like this: Since transactions rarely occur without both parties benefitting, money continually multiplies in value as it cycles throughout the economy. Money is continually being pulled from the economy by the government and funneled into bloated bureaucracies which fail to re-multiply it. Thus, government should be minimized to those bare functions which we deem necessary to the continued operation of the free market. This is a great argument, I admit. I am fully convinced spending should be cut. I also admit freely Republicans have, for all intents and purposes, deforested a slim strip of rainforest in Brazil with the amount of oxygen and paper they have consumed in their endless pleas for spending cuts. Nevertheless, for the massive expansion of the federal government that has occupied the past half century, the greater part of the blame lies squarely with the Grand Ol’ Party. First, I will address the massive expansion of the federal government that has resulted from Republican policies. Remember Ronald

Reagan, the hero of the conservative movement? Ronald Reagan, who was so popular he won all but a few states both times he ran for president and set a popular vote record that would not be matched for decades? Ronald Reagan, who was so influential he realigned America from a blue-leaning nation to a red-leaning nation for three decades? That same Ronald Reagan presided over the biggest expansion of the federal debt in the past half-century, increasing the debt by 189 percent during his two terms. This was done partly by slashing taxes on wealthy individuals to about half their previous rate and partly by overseeing a massive expansion of federal spending. Compare this to the measly 60 percent record Obama is taking crap for. Worst case scenario, by the time Obama leaves office he will have increased the debt by 100 percent. President George H. W. Bush increased the debt by 55 percent while in office for one term. President Clinton, with by far the best record, only increased the debt by 37 percent during his combined two terms in office. President George W. Bush signed into law Medicare Part D, which The American Conservative referred to as a “far larger expansion of the welfare state� than what Obama has done and increased the debt by 89 percent. Keep in mind Obama inherited a larger deficit than any of his listed predecessors — more than $1 trillion — and an economy that had just fallen off of the biggest cliff since the 1920s. I’d say he’s done pretty good. Next, I want to bring your attention to a particularly detrimental mentality pervading conservative orthodoxy which has actually accomplished the exact opposite of its intended purpose. I am referring to the “starve the beast� mentality. The idea is simple. Think about the federal government as a giant beast, always hungry for our money. If we keep

feeding it, then it just keeps growing, and we can never, ever get our money back. So instead of feeding it, we should starve it. If we cut taxes and let the deficit grow large enough, then chaos will ensue that will be the Democrats’ fault. Finally, when economic collapse is imminent, the Democrats will negotiate with us and we can cut the budgets of popular social welfare and unemployment programs that otherwise would never be considered. Sounds reasonable, right? Just one problem. Renowned economist and late chairman of the libertarian Cato Institute William Niskanen published a paper in 2002 showing evidence that from 1981-2000 there was actually a strong negative relation between the relative level of federal spending and tax revenues. In other words, the more you cut taxes, the faster spending grows. This may seem counter-intuitive, but think about it this way: the public is judging the value of social programs compared to the taxes they are paying to subsidize them. If taxes go up, then some of those social programs start to look a little less attractive. Congressmen respond to the signals they receive from their constituents, so it makes sense the system would respond by cutting spending when taxes are high. So what does this imply for the “starve the beast� mentality? It implies it is severely misguided, it causes numerous harms and it fails to accomplish any reasonable goal. It is like playing roulette, except instead of betting your life on a pile of cash, you are betting the entire global economy on nothing. – Peter Daines is a senior in the political science department. He has been involved in the leadership of multicultural and diversity clubs such as the Latino Student Union and Love is for Everyone. Send comments and questions to

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Dedication: Tausha Heiner, a sophomore majoring in political science from Ogden, Utah.

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