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September 5, 2013
The Voice of the Students
United Way’s Annual Day of Caring Volunteers needed for the annual Day of Caring on Sept. 7 starting at 7:30 a.m bettering the community through productive service, and their biggest event of the year is Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 a.m. Over a 1,000 volunteers will gather at Fresh Market to begin United Way’s Day of Caring. Day of Caring began three years ago with 252 volunteers. Anna Lee from United Way says “our number of volunteers quickly multiplied to 752 our second year and we are now looking forward to having over
staff writer email@example.com Some students who just moved to Price are worried that they just came to the end of the Earth. What does Price possibly have to offer? Besides rodeos, international days and cheerful citizens Price has a community sponsor 32 years in the making: United Way of Eastern Utah. United Way is dedicated to
1,000 volunteers for 2013.” Lee said that United Way’s Day of Caring will have over 50 projects going and will involve community impact programs; including, of course, USUE SUN Involvement Center. Student volunteers are needed and will be doing a variety of projects. Painting and renovating buildings and clearing and weeding areas of recreation are some of the things volunteers will be doing to help better the community.
Terry Johnson, USUE SUN Center’s advisor says that “United Way has made much of what we do in the SUN Center possible.” United Way has been a proud sponsor of USUE SUN Center for many years, and their donations are much appreciated. Join in the fun to make the community in which you live a better place. And who knows, you may even come to love and treasure your new home of Price, America.
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Volunteer projects for the Day of Caring include harvesting from the community garden. Pictured above is Russell Goodrich.
Peter Iyere brings experience to VP positon
Running head first into fall semester
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org Meet Peter Iyere, Ph.D., the newest addition to administration at USU Eastern. With more than 20 years of experience as a professor and dean, under his belt, Iyere comes to Eastern already ambitious. He recently arrived in Price with his wife, and is the father of four daughters, all of who are continuing their studies across the country. He was born in Western Nigeria, where Iyere spoke his native dialect, Esan. It was through education that he and many others from his country gain their proficiency in English. Esan is a minority dialect from his village. When his father gave him his first novel, he (his father) insisted on hearing the story read in his dialect. His father loved the story so much as to purchase five more novels, which the young Iyere read and translated in one week. His father, who never attended higher
Orientation kick off
photo courtesy Tyson Chapell
Students spent the first weekend on campus enjoying activities including listening to a motivational speaker, watching an improv group from Cedar City and competing in numerous competitions. Check out the back page for photos from some of the events.
Residence Halls get new themes Shadayah Jones staff writer email@example.com
Residence Halls get a makeover
Many changes have taken place on campus at USU-Eastern in the past few years and they are not stopping anytime soon. In the residential halls, many changes have been made, and there are new plans and
ideas in the process. Something new this year for the residential halls will be new paint and carpet in the lounges, corresponding with the new hall themes. Burtenshaw was given the theme of “Comics.” The first floor will be Marvel comics, such as Iron Man, Captain America and the Incredible
education, made it a priority to raise his son in this way, thereby cultivating success. Growing up in Nigeria, his passion was “football.” “I would play soccer during the day, return home and be studying into the night.” His father had a substantial impact on who Iyere is today, giving him an impressive ability to recall and remember all that he studies.
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Vice President Peter Ivere
Chapell received outstanding faculty of the year award A professor who takes his wife on what he calls “cadaver dates” was recently named USU Eastern’s professor of the year.
Hulk, while the second floor will be DC comics, such as Batman, Superman and The Joker. The new theme colors for Burtenshaw will be lime green and purple. The lounge will be painted these colors and later the door frames. There are also plans to put in a new kitchenette for the residents to see residence halls page 3
Tyson Chappell, Ph.D., joined the faculty five years ago to instruct the biology and Anatomy classes. He specialized in studying the brain while working on his doctorate at the University of Tennessee, however when he arrived on campus, he knew his anatomy classes needed to work on a human body to understand the concepts he was teaching. Dissecting frogs and animal hearts did not prepare the students for human anatomy, he said. Where does one find a cadaver to rent? He searched the Internet and found that the University of Utah medical school had cadavers for rent. He completed the paperwork to secure the cadaver
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Eastern Utah hosted group of students from the Dominican Republic Eastern Utah. “The idea was is that they come here and be completely surrounded by the language and the culture,” s ay s K i m b e r ly Pratt, coordinator of Global Academy. “Global Academy is an English immersion program.” The program has been in operation since 2010 but
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org USU Eastern got a taste from the Caribbean as a group of nearly sixty students came from the Dominican Republic this past summer. While the students already spoke English with varying degrees of fluency, they were all here to improve their English skills plus experience living and viewing the beauty of Southern
this was the first year it has been implemented in Price, USU Eastern. The students were here because they were the brightest of their peers. They were sele ct e d from hundreds of applicants to receive a scholarship and come to America to have
the experience of their lives. At first, many of the students were skeptical of spending their summer in a small town, but as it has a way of doing, Price grew on them. “It’s great to be here. Everyone is so nice and everything is so organized” says Arturo Mendez, one of the students in a quote from the Sun Advocate. But just because they were staying on the Price campus, doesn’t mean they didn’t get to
What’s Inside . . .
For the first time in 75 years, every page of The Eagle will be in full color this year. The Eagle is being printed at the Ogden Standard Examiner printing facility and its publisher offered to print the full-color paper for the same cost as last year, which only had the front page and back page in color.
Up until the ‘90s, The Eagle was printed in black and white. Because of the extra price of printing color, it was used sparingly in one or two issues each year. A few years ago, color was added to all issues on only the front and back page. The photos on The Eagle
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59 • Welcome to USU Eastern • Freshmen Fears • Eagle Staff Whasssuppp?! • Calendar of events •page 3
Eagle goes full color
• Gallery East artwork • Earning a doctorate • Sun Center SCILs • Book Review •pages 4-5
• 100-innings of baseball • Volleyball season begins • New cheer coach • New basketball coach •page 6-7
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Freshman fears upon entering college Josephine Slade staff writer
email@example.com College is scary, there is no question about it. It is especially overwhelming for the young adults who are just entering what people call the ‘real world’. The freshman’s outlook on things you see every day can be different from your own. We have to remember that everyone is different, and impressions can range from wonderful to terrible. The number one scariest thing when entering college can very well be the fact that many freshman
are living away from home for the first time. Here at Eastern, the residence halls are not the number one asset but upperclassman talk down on them far too much. Kelsey Anderson, a new freshman, was quoted saying, “They are small, but cozy!”. Maybe they aren’t the Taj Mahal, but hey, we freshman are just happy to have a nice community of students to live with. A lot freshmen may be afraid that they will have nothing to do on campus. Luckily, the activities that are put together on campus have already given a great impression. “Activities are a great way to meet
people and build relationships,” Another freshman, Cheyenne Smith said about the many fantastic events on campus. These activities help freshman meet people and help us build a community here on campus. The overall impression of this aspect is positive, and considering that this can something that keeps people in college, this is fantastic! “The professors are crazy. I thought they were going to be mundane, but they are crazy and fun.” Hailey Babb said after her first week in classes. Going into college comes with many wonders, but none more interesting
than what to expect out of class. It may be frightening to face the new academic expectations of the college classroom, but the professors are extremely helpful and understanding. Though we all have to remember that we are no longer in High School when entering a college classroom. The first time a professor swore, I nearly fell out of my chair in shock. The classes and professors are an adventure, you never know what you are going to get or what to expect. Overall, the impressions that are gained from our first year at college range from positive to
negative. Though many adventures await us freshman, and we couldn’t be more excited! Here we come, real world. Look out and brace yourself. Wyntre Pierce says, “I’m going to know everyone really quickly and I can’t wait!” I suppose that’s the benefit of attending a two year Un iversity.
Welcome to USU Eastern
by The Eagle staff
USU Eastern student body president
ne thing that a college cannot survive without is an athletic program. This in a big way is what generates school spirit. As you all know from the meet the teams portion of your orientation we have four teams on campus, volleyball, basketball both men and women, and baseball. This year we are hoping to have a great and successful year for each of our teams. Why am telling you all this? Because our teams need you! Fans can make all the difference in a game. Take ownership, want to be to every game you can possibly be to and cheer like your team can’t win without you! Bottom line is, get out of your comfort zone! We don’t want to change your beliefs or anything personal to you, but we do want to make sure you are enjoying yourself. I was once told by a
We love all the painting being done on campus. The colors in residential life are awesome plus the addition of bean bags and hammocks is a nice addition for students. Enrollment is up - good news for all in the USU Eastern community. We love all the new faculty added to the campus community. We look forward to writing stories on each one. Tyson Chappell is one of our favorite professors. Thumbs up to getting named outstanding faculty of the year.
We like the newly painted white walls in the BDAC, but can they stay that way? There is nothing worse than looking at dirty walls that are not maintained. Already the “white” gym walls have lots of dirt and scuff marks.
very wise man, that great opportunities begin where your comfort zone ends. What does that mean? It means that we need to try new things! We shouldn’t be afraid of talking to new people. We shouldn’t be afraid to try playing intramurals if we have never played before. We shouldn’t be afraid of dancing at dances even if we are awful at it! What we should do is reach out and live life to the fullest. We do that by being anxiously engaged in worthwhile activities. Last week was a very exciting week for me as I was able to meet a lot of new faces on campus and also being reunited with a lot of friends from last year. We had a good turn out to almost every activity. The beginning of school is always exciting. I am anticipating this new year that we have to get to know each other more and more.
How do you know you love someone? James Justice
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org What is love? That’s a question I’ve asked myself too many times in my life. What is love? How do I know I love someone? Is love real? Is it possible to be with just one person for the rest of your life? These are all questions I’ve asked myself in the last six years since becoming single. This is a small opinion piece on what love should be to us, and if we choose to date how we should do it. A little about myself before I start this piece, I’m 32, disabled, diagnosed with MS, I live with my parents, I’m divorced from a truly wonderful woman, I’m a very opinionated person and have way too lofty-goals for my education. With all the trials in my life, I’ll write more about them in another article, I’ve learned that “love” is the only subject I have real passion for.
What is love? I’ve been here 32 years and still have no idea, nor do I believe that I’ve ever experienced it. Now, I’ve had plenty of women tell me they “love me,” I’ve told plenty of women that “I love them,” but love has to be more than words, doesn’t it? I know it exist because I see my parents, who have been married 47 years, who are totally devoted to each other. Or my grandfather, who upon losing his wife, shut down and couldn’t function – it’s been 21 years and that memory makes me cry to this day; I know love’s a real thing. And I know it has to be more than corny love songs, casual sexual relationships, or flirting. But what more, I don’t know. Well James, what should love mean to me? Let me try and answer that question; love should be our No. 1 goal in life, love and family should mean more to us than anything. BUT, it comes at a time in our lives. Marriage between the
ages of 18 and 25 hold a 41 percent divorce rate, while marriages between the ages of 25 and 34 hold an 18 percent divorce rate. Second marriages at any age hold a 60 percent divorce rate and third marriages hold a 73 percent divorce rate (http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/ blog/divorce/32-shocking-divorcestatistics/). If “love” should mean so much to us, don’t you think it’s worth waiting a few years so that we can grow-up to make sure we don’t end up divorced? If we wait, grow the hell up, know who we are, not only is it possible to be with one person, it would be enjoyable. We should all take dating slow and have tons of fun. Date lots of people. Realize that “sex” does not equal “love,” it’s really important to know that. If you choose to have a sexual relationship wear protection! Be responsible, but have lots of fun! Protect yourself, protect your partner, and don’t be selfish. If you choose not to have
Sept. 4 - 22 Monday
Intramural Football Amnesty 11:45 Volleyball vs Salt Lake @ 7 p.m.
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Baseball vs Salt Lake Gulls, home game @ 1 p.m.
Baseball vs SLCC @ 3 p.m. Drive in movie @ 9 p.m.
a sexual relationship, wonderful! Just remember everyone that dating should be a slow process, it should be fun, and you should date tons of people to see what you like about them all. There are people in this life that will easily find love, that’s not me. At this point in my life, I don’t know what love is and don’t believe I’ll ever know, because; I have major problems trusting people, acting normal or being friends. In fact, I can count the number of “real” friends I have on one hand… which is sad. I understand that as MS disables me more and more that I won’t be able to go out on dates, take walks, workout. So, I’ve decided that my dream of love, a wife, and children should stay just that. A dream. It wouldn’t be fair to that other person to bring them into my life. On a more personal note, today I was at the McDonald’s drivethrough and saw the woman of my
dreams. I said hi, asked how she was, flirted a little and drove off. This woman and I have a history and we haven’t talked since February. Now, I want to admit to everyone that I’m a cocky jerk, while at the same time I’m a huge coward and it’s hard for me to swallow my pride. I want to apologize to her; I hid everything about myself from you, I’m so sorry. I would love to be in your life again, you’re a great friend and I miss you more than words can say.
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A construction worker takes down the roof tiles in the library as work continues through September.
The evolution of USU Eastern’s library Nate Manley
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USU Eastern’s library is coming closer to aligning with Utah
State University, and moving into the modern age. The merger of 2011 perpetuated the funding, resources and necessity for upgrades. During the current phase of
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for USU Eastern, then asked his wife, to go on a date with him where they would pick up the cadaver in Salt Lake City and stop for dinner on the way home. He started with one male cadaver in his program and has since added a female cadaver. He keeps them a year and rotates each one for another one. He returns the cadaver to the U of U, where the body is cremated, placed in an urn and buried. “The rent mostly covers the cost of taking care of the body for its loved ones.” When he gets the cadaver body, he has to cut the skin from the muscles. He usually does this on the head and torso. “Students need to see what the muscles look like as they relate to the skeleton,” he said. “They need to see first hand how the organs fit together and they need to see what the brain looks like.” Seeing the cadavers for the first time has not set well with some of his students. “I have students pass out and get nauseous when they see the bodies. The cadavers are all preserved in formaldehyde before I pick them up so the only smell is from the preservative.” He has to spray the cadaver with a chemical to continue to keep it preserved. Chappell was raised in Loa, Utah, and when he was a junior in college at Weber State University, he decided to major in psychology. “I fell in love with the study of the brain and took every bio-abnormal psychology and neuroscience class I could. After graduation, he was accepted into a doctorate program at the University of Tennessee where he continued to study neuroscience and anatomy. His love of photography came when he purchased a three-megapixel camera to take photos of his daughter. At the same time, he was taking video imaging of
installing an automatic fire extinguishing sprinkler system, asbestos was discovered in the ceilings pipes. This unforeseen problem slowed the project down due to removal of the harmful mineral, but allowed the time needed for
the brain. “It was a perfect time in my life to get into photography because shooting digital was inexpensive compared to buying and developing rolls of film.” He paid for graduate school by taking photos of weddings and family shots. He continues to upgrade his cameras and equipment. “I love to shoot night shots . . . the Milky Way and star trails. They are so peaceful.” His favorite part of teaching is the challenge of students learning to conquer the study of anatomy and biology. “It’s tough, they struggle, but they learn. I think they appreciate learning the subject. That makes me really excited and appreciate what I do every day.” “I am really freaking crazy over these subjects,” he grins. “I am animated about the material I am teaching and hope the students feel the joy and excitement of studying the human body like I do.” Life’s meaning for Chappell is living in, appreciating, loving, respecting and accepting an evidence-based reality. “The challenge is to push my students for their benefit by having them understand the material and learn the critical thinking skills of living in the world of evidence-based reality.” His advice to students is to take a lot of classes, push yourself scholastically and find something you love to do that will benefit thousands around you. One must continue to keep learning. Every day is a great day for Chappell who appreciates the natural beauty of this area. “I want to continue to be a better person and do better things. Every day counts in always doing your best. You have to live in the moment because you never get a chance to live a day again.”
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web page have always been in color as is the PDF version on the web. “Now we have a college newspaper that few schools in Utah can match with all issues and pages in full color, that is
exciting,” says adviser Susan Polster. “The best part, it is not costing our budget any more for printing nor delivery costs.” Sun Advocate Publisher, Richard Shaw, struck the deal
for printing of The Eagle in full color with the Ogden company. The Sun Advocate recently added full color to all its pages and transports The Eagle to USU Eastern’s campus.
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surveying the library as a whole. Along with the sprinkler system, Eastern’s librarian, Lori Brassaw, has addressed other problems and solutions with Chancellor Joe Peterson and USU facilities, to ensure student’s success. Such solutions include stabilizing the temperature with an upgraded heating and cooling system, new carpet, fresh paint, securing bookshelves from floor to ceiling and various infrastructure upgrades. Ultimately, the decision was
made to tackle all of the construction needs at one time. Brassaw is most enthusiastic about the next phase with emphasis on remodeling the periodical area. She has been working with a professional interior designer, Jared Leatham, from USU to create a modern look for the library. Although the process to entirely transform the library will take years to complete, students can expect big changes in the periodical area within the semester. New collaborative workspaces
After completing a master’s degree in analytical chemistry in Nigeria, he became the founding professor of chemistry at Ondo State University, also in his mother country. There, he began with only 7 students, 4 of which went on to obtain doctorates in their given field. Today, the program he founded 30 years ago boasts an enrollment of over 2000. Leaving a legacy is a habit already developed. Prior to moving to Price, he candidly states; “I’ve been everywhere.” The opportunity was presented to him in the early ‘80s to study in the United States, and he quickly accepted, with aspirations already in mind. He arrived first in Boston, with paid tuition, room-and-board to boot. While in Waltham, Mass., he worked hard to obtain a Masters and Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Brandeis University. Then, with his degree in hand, his teaching took him to Tennessee State University. There he
will be installed, along with new electronic technologies, such as a kwikscan, for student use to help them with photocopying needs, giving students a much needed work area. The goal for Brassaw and other Eastern faculty and staff, is to make the library more accessible and welcoming to students. When students utilize the resources in the library, their academic success increases. The Library is focusing it’s efforts on creating a conducive environment for student learning.
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taught for 11 years. Packed with plenty of teaching experience, Iyere headed for the University of Arkansas as head of the department of chemistry and physics. Other stops he made along the way include Chapman University in Orange, Calif., Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana (as dean of the math and science divisions), and Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Nebraska. There, he was the dean of general studies shortly before coming to USU Eastern. His impact on students continues to ripple through time. Once, he presided over a general chemistry class for non-chemistry majors. One of his favorite pupils, with hard work and coaching from Iyere, went on to obtain his a medical degree, becoming a successful physician. At USU Eastern, Iyere serves as vice chancellor for student success. His responsibility is to ensure a quality education for all students. He aims to decrease
attrition, helping students from diverse backgrounds complete their desired degrees. As a “firstgeneration graduate,” he is passionate about the success of the students at Eastern. He openly invites all to visit him in the office and hear his story, warmly welcoming students; “Let’s talk.” Iyere is a pro-active leader. His goals include; “To be the best in what I do through my relentless pursuit of excellence in student success… promote inclusive excellence and internationalization of the culture and curriculum at Eastern… and be the spark that ignites insatiable desire for knowledge and achievement in students.” Maybe his passion can be attributed to his many collegiate degrees. Or maybe it comes from his past, back home in Nigeria. There, his father taught him through simple means, how to work hard and remember his roots. After all, “Iyere” in Esan does mean, “I Remember.”
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experience other aspects of Utah. During the course of the summer, students chose two of three academic tracks. These tracks consisted of the history of Utah, paleontology, and the study of American films. As part of the tracks, students had the opportunity to travel all over Utah on day trips. For the students in the film academic track, Kanab, also known as Little Hollywood was a favorite destination. “They went to Little Hollywood and there was actually a little show and a meal was provided for them.” Says Pratt, “and then they were so close to the Grand Canyon they decided to just keep going and see that too.” Other favorite destinations included the Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City, and of course, the Gateway Mall where students had the opportunity to shop, something they all enjoyed doing. The academic tracks provided a way that the students could see a bit of what was beyond Price, have
some fun, and all the while learn about the history and culture of this foreign place called Utah. Besides the tracks, students frequently had outings to see other significant places in Utah. The Arches National Park was one such outing. Students hiked to Delicate Arch as well as several other main attractions at the park. They took many pictures of the red rock to show their friends and families back home. They visited during the hottest part of the summer, so besides the beauty of the area, many will remember how it was a uncomfortably dry, hot heat. One student commented that it although his country is beautiful, it is a different kind of beauty because it is so wet there. Utah, he noted it is a different kind of beauty. It is a dry beauty. Different but still beautiful. That seemed to be what many students took back with them from their stay in Utah. They were glad to be going home to see their families once again, but all agreed that Utah now holds a special place in their hearts.
continued from page 1 use in the lounge. etc. The top lounge is named The Jock Spot, and Tucker Resident Hall was given the theme of the this will be a place for a USU-Eastern Athletic “Big Bang Room.” This hall will be getting items Hall of Fame. that are connected to the famous TV show “The By bringing these new ideas and themes to the Big Bang Theory” such as new posters of Sheldon, halls on campus, the residential life staff is hoping Leonard and Penny. It will also be decorate with to provide a sense of unity and community within items related to “Revenge of the Nerds” and other the halls. related themes. The Tucker lounge will be painted By providing an area where students want to black and scarlet red. hang out, it will help them develop relationships Aaron Jones was given the theme of “The Oasis.” and a sense of community with other residents in This hall will be given an earth theme and feel. their halls and on campus. Community building Many pictures of beautiful scenery around Utah is a huge part of living on campus. While going such as Arches National Park and Zion’s National to college students will develop relationships that Park will be provided within the hall. The lounge will last a life time and memories that they will will be painted light brown and forest green with never forget. new green carpet to give the feel of grass in the Fernando Alcantár, director of student life, exhall. Later the door frames will also be painted plains that “we believe two things that are proven by these colors and there is also plans to add barbeque experience and research. One, that a high number grills outside the hall. student living on campus equals a higher percentage Lastly, Session’s Hall, which is known for the of student involvement, and use of campus resources athletics, was given the theme of “Sports Bar.” (including dining services). Two, a good experience Their new theme colors are supporting our school in residence life will increase the retention rates athletic teams and showing school spirit and Eagle due to satisfaction, and enrollment due to better word of mouth from current students.” pride with navy blue and gold. Although all of the plans for the residential The first floor lounge will be named Emmet’s Place and there are plans to add a pinball machine halls will take time, many new changes are taking and dartboard and a bar for serving meals. Pictures place that are the building blocks and the stepping of extreme and fun activities will be added on the stones of great on-campus living. wall such as snowboarding and rock climbing,
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photo courtesy USU Eastern Art Department
Collodion processed photographs by David Hanson include Mask and Sunglasses, Ram Skull and Portrait. The exhibit will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 3.
A Method Called Collodion Unique photographic process opens academic year in Gallery East
Dave Hanson, owner and operator of Hanson’s Custom Paint and Body in Price, is showing his talent for work on metal, but not automotive metal. His artwork is a unique photographic process that produces an image on both metal and glass and USU Eastern’s Gallery East will feature his work in its first exhibit of the academic year titled “Images on Metal and Glass” from Sept. 9 through Oct. 3.
Hanson has chosen to work in the nearly archaic 19th-century method called the collodion wet plate process. Invented by English photographer, Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, this process used ferrous sulfate as a developer and potassium cyanide to fix the image. Though it required the photographer to use a portable darkroom, the images were exquisite. The exposure time is much
longer than one expects, but the collodion process produces beautiful and sometimes haunting images. Hanson says, “Wet plate photography is a tangible process, which is slow and methodical. Each image can take me up to 15 minutes to produce. It forces me to slow down and think the image making process through. In the end I am able to produces a unique object of art, representing a collaborative
moment of creative expression.” By the end of the 19th century, the collodion process was largely replaced by gelatin-dry plates and paper supports coated with an emulsion layer of silver halides suspended in gelatin. These newer processes resulted in faster exposure times and safer developing procedures, but the images are no less compelling. Though the process is historically obsolete, a
handful of skillful photographers like Hanson are trying to bring the collodion process back. Gallery Director Noel Carmack adds, “this is probably one of the few opportunities for interested viewers to see this unique photographic process outside of a museum.” A reception and gallery talk by Hansen about his work will be on Friday, Sept. 13 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Students, family and the public are welcome to attend. The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year on Monday through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located on the northwest corner of the old Student Activity Center. Any questions about Gallery East should be addressed to Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by email at email@example.com.
New theater hire does a “bang up” job Resume includes jobs at Dixie State University and Tuacahn Center for the Arts
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org Bang! Lights flash. Boom! The stage is hit by a technical explosion. The audience watches in fear as the zombies come back to life. Only a master of pyrotechnician understands how difficult it is to blow something up on stage without making it look tacky. But a man like Brent Innes already knows all the tricks of the trade. Innes is the newly hired faculty in the theatre department for 2013. He is a licensed pyrotechnician and has a master’s degree in fine arts from Utah State University. Before receiving his master’s degree, Innes completed his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at USU, and before that his associate’s degree in theater from what is now known as BYU Idaho. Innes attended the school when it was named Ricks College.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
During the week, Innes will work here on campus; on the weekends he will continue working at Tuacahn Amphitheatre. “I’ve lived in St. George for six years, where my wife Kim and children are still living, for now,” expressed Innes. He has four children with ages ranging from 5 to 20. Originally from Canada, he discovered his love for theatre and running special effects in high school. “I was always interested (speaking of special effects),” Innes stated. “However, in high school I wanted to become a conservation officer.” Luckily, he had some positive and influential mentors that helped him see his path. One specific mentor that he admires is his dad who just retired as a teacher. Another was his theatre teacher. “My teacher taught me how to explore and create,” Innes described. His hobbies include scuba diving and he likes to “build, ride and maintain motorcycles.” Corey Ewan, Ph. D, theatre chair, described Brent Innes as “laid back, personable, knowl-
edgeable, and someone with fun ideas.” Tracy Bedont explained, “The first thing you notice about him is his enlightening presence. I would say that he is a seemingly fun teacher with a sense of humor and any kids would have a good time with his class.” He is sure to be successful at USU Eastern. He will be in charge of set design and teach about technical subjects. During productions he will manage special effects. “We expect brilliance from him,” explained Ewan. Luckily, there is a well established theatre program on campus. Innes admitted, “I have the opportunity to build and expand here. There is already a good foundation to build on.” One of the most appealing aspects of the job was “potential growth.” He will have his hands full. The theatre department will be performing a number of plays including Zombie Prom, The Real Inspector Hound, Doubt, and Mouse Trap.
Brent Innes works on a set at Tuacahn Center for the Arts.
Book Re v ie w: Fahrenhei t 45 1 A world where books burn
editor-in-chief email@example.com Fun fact of the day: the autoignition temperature is the lowest temperature at which an object will spontaneously burst into flames in a normal atmosphere without any other source of ignition. Another fun fact: paper has an average autoignition point of 451 degrees Fahrenheit. Hence Ray Bradbury chose the name Fahrenheit 451 for his dystopian novel about a world where books burn. In an unspecified American city in an unspecified year in the future, jet cars race down the highways at incredible speeds, phenomenal televisions cover entire walls and skillful firemen begin fires instead of stop them. Firemen are ordered to burn forbidden contraband, and the most dangerous of these are books. If anyone is found reading or possessing the wrong kinds of books, the books are burned and the houses along with them. Reading is not outlawed, of course, but reading the wrong types of books can lead people
firemen are simply protecting the people, because if ideas contrary to the public belief are voiced, those thoughts could end up offending someone. The story follows fireman Guy Montag who is happy with his life until he meets his new neighbor, 17 year old Clarisse who is “a pedestrian in a world where nobody walks,” as Neil Gaiman states in his introduction of the book. Clarisse questions the world they live in and the morality behind it. In light of her interpretation of the world, Guy is forced to question his own perceived happiness. “He wore his happiness like a mask,” Bradbury writes. “And the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back.” At Guy’s work, when a woman refuses to leave her books and choses to let the firemen burn her along with them, Guy wonders what is so important in books that are worth dying for. What could be so dangerous that the government has ordered them to be burned? Fahrenheit 451 follows this particular fireman as he comes to realize the truth behind book burning.
parent as Bradbury writes about a world of people too busy to care about the censorship that closes in quietly around them. Alice Hoffman from the Boston Globe calls the book, “A glorious American classic everyone should read: It’s life-changing if you read it as a teen, and still stunning when you reread it as an adult.” The novel was written in the 1950s when communist ideals were considered extremely dangerous and books containing any such ideas were banned. Can the printed word be dangerous? Shouldn’t young children be protected from potentially harmful notions that confuse right and wrong? Can we protect ourselves from viewpoints that can compromise our happiness? As Neil Gaiman questions, “Why do we need the things in books...Stories are lies after all, tales of people who never existed and the things that never actually happened to them. Why should we read them? Why should we care?” In this modern world of cautious critics, this printed book may shed some light on unobtrusive censorship. However, be forewarned: it may be hazardous to your
September 5, 2013
“Zombie Prom,” the musical, opens Eastern’s fall theatre season
astern Utah Theatre Department will open the 2013-2014 season with Dana P. Rowe’s and John Dempsey’s Zombie Prom, a musical. It is a cross between Grease and Night of the Living Dead but without any brain eating, smiled its director Corey Ewan, Ph.D. Samuel French, Inc. describes the show as a “girl loves ghoul rock and roll off Broadway musical set in the Atomic ‘50s at Enrico Fermi High School, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal.” Sophomore Annie Zelasko
plays Delilah Strict, the principal. Pretty senior, Toffee, played by freshman Melisa Guzman, from Pineview High School, has fallen for the class rebel Jonny; who spells his name without the customary “h.” Jonny, played by Ryan Pettingill, Stansbury High School graduate, loves Toffee, but family pressure forces her to end the romance. Jonny is so distraught over the forced break up that he crashes “headlong into the main waste treatment silo of the Francis Gary Powers Nuclear Plant.” Completely irradiated, he is buried miles out to sea in a lead
lined coffin. But, love brings Jonny back from the dead as a nuclear zombie, ready to finish high school and win Toffee back. Will he win back her love? Will he be allowed to go to the prom? Is there room for a zombie at Enrico Fermi High? What could this zombie learn to become a productive member of society? Stop by and see for yourselves when the play opens Oct. 10 and runs through the 21 at the Geary Theatre with curtain time set at 7:30 p.m. Ewan said the cast is made up of predominately freshman with seven actors from throughout
Utah and Nevada. Sophomores make up four members of the cast with one student from Carbon High School. “They are a very talented group and are anxious to show off their talent. The songs are fun and reminiscent of the 1950s. Zombie Prom is a very tongue in cheek production aimed primarily at humor,” Ewan said. The cast includes Jennifer Thomas, Lesly Gaona, Libby Petereit, Ryan Pettingill, Braden Nelsen, Mckylin Rowe, Adam Bone, Josh Bone, Brynne Hunt, Josephine Slade and Braden Nelson.
Corey Ewan threatens actors with bodily harm as they begin rehearsals for Zombie Prom, opening Oct. 10 in the Geary Theatre.
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Sophomore actor Bradon Nelson returns to the stage for the first production of the theatre season.
The adventure Fun Sun Center Service behind the Holy Grail of degrees “full of confidence in my SCIL’s. They bring a lot to the table.” His time with the SUN Center has brought him the “deepest satisfaction you can experience,” and he hopes to share that satisfaction with every person on campus. Johnson also has great expectations for the SUN Center
technology VP this year. He is excited for the opportunity to have a “great learning experience.” Roberts is never too tired or busy to help out. He really cares about the individuals whe is serving. I say SUN, you say FUN! SUN! FUN! Makayla Chadwick is the SUN InvolveSUN! FUN! Go Service! This is the cheer ment Center motivational VP, and she came to start the 2013-2014 year off for the USUE to Price from Murray, Utah. SUN Involvement Center. Part of her responsibilities is Located on the second floor to keep the other SCILs motivated of the Jennifer Leavit Student through discouraging times. Center, we have 15 SUN Chadwick loves to longboard and Center Involvement Leadis excited to try out her skills on ers (SCILs) ready to make a and around campus. “Life is more difference through service. fun when you are serving people, The SUN Center is a camand when you have a longboard!” pus organization that aims to is Chadwick’s view on life. include students in commuThe president is Emma Rownity service activities. They ley. She is from Duchesne, Utah, collect volunteer projects and is loving her second year and encourage students to at USUE. Rowley hopes that be involved in the commu“everyone on campus will have nity. All ongoing volunteer the opportunity to participate in service opportunities can at least one service project, and be found on their website at have a fun time doing it!” eastern.usu.edu/SUN. So no worries about having Dakoda Lindsay, one fun this semester, if you are willof the SCILs says, “I love SUN Center Adviser Terry Johnson with SCILs Emma Rowley, Makayla ing to help the SUN Involvement being in the SUN Center Chadwick and Jacob Roberts. Center serve. The SCILs are excited because I can make a difference in peoples’ lives. I love putting smiles presidency. He says that “each member brings and full of energy. They welcome your ideas on people’s faces.” One of his project plans is a unique prospective and has already taken and input and hope you will have the best year possible. You can hear their cheer all around making school kits for less fortunate children. the lead.” Jacob Roberts is from Parowan and is the campus, “Go service!” Terry Johnson, SUN Center advisor, is
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Freshmen Orientation links students together Kate Tresner
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New Student Orientation was a weekend to remember for many students on the Price campus of USU. Students learned to be successful in college as they attended the event on the weekend of August 23-24. The campus of USU Eastern hosted many new students from a variety of different cities, states and countries, and bonded them together as a group to be successful in college. Kevin Hurst, the admissions advisor at USU Eastern, and the mastermind behind the orientation said in regard to the orientation; “The goal was three fold. 1) To help students become familiar with campus, meet professors, and learn about services available to them on camps o help them be successful students. 2) To help students meet other students and make some friends to take some
of the edge off of coming to an unfamiliar environment. 3) To get students excited about being eagles.” Students were involved in many groups, sessions and activities where they learned about the college itself, the resources that are available to students, student life, clubs, tutoring, etc, and that also promoted their getting to know peers and shape their college career through an inspirational speaker. The weekend started off with the students breaking off into groups and getting to know their fellow students. Then the fun began, as they were able to rotate through many sessions. These sessions consisted of different activities and speakers. Students learned all they needed to be a successful Eagle. The rotations included getting involved on campus, campus safety and other information, student advising and a campus tour.
To finish out the day, students relaxed and enjoyed food and games at a BBQ. Many activities were available – such as volleyball, a slip n’ slide and mingling with all who participated. The night concluded with a good laugh. An improv group called “Off the Cuff” from Cedar City performed live at the Geary Theater. The following day, motivational speaker Delatorro McNeal spoke to students giving resourceful tips specifically on how to master college by giving his own advice and experience. His philosophy was that a student should set 10 goals in 10 areas. These areas included: (1) academic, (2) health & wellness, (3) professional, (4) social, (5) financial, (6) love / relationships, (7) family, (8) personal (mental / emotional / self), (9) spiritual, (10) philanthropic / service oriented. In regard to setting goals, his motto was to “be S.M.A.R.T in your goal setting process,” or to
make your goals Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Bound. The class later bonded as McNeal brought all of the backgrounds of those who attended and connected them together through a group-bonding activity. The results of this activity ended with tears, joy, and an inspiration to move forward and master college as a class. After a day of bonding, inspiration, and good advice, second day of orientation closed with a pizza party at the wave pool. “I feel that we met our goals and orientation was successful,” said Hurst following the orientation. The result of the student orientation was that in the end, students who attended had the chance to become even more involved in the school, make friendships, learn about tools and resources available, and left having learned powerful life lessons. It was a blast for all those who attended.
A quest for the doctorate
they will probably mention this.” The effects of this crossover include “looking at the world in a while different format than you’ve ever been asked to do before. It nce upon a time at the makes you a much more open person to difference.” Eastern campus of Writing objectively is anUtah State University, other effect of earning a doctorate. there was a teacher who hungered “When you get to your doctorate, for more than a modest master’s you have to leave all personal opindegree. ions behind. You have to focus on Thus Anne Mackiewicz, Ed.D., what’s been done and what’s been set out on a five-year quest for the found. From that information you Holy Grail of college degrees: the can ask another question and study doctorate. Now the allotted years and find an answer for. But you have are complete and Mackiewicz’s tale to leave your personal perspective of coursework and research comes out of it.” to light. Thus MackieAs if a doctorate’s wicz furthered her degree is not tricky skills on her quest enough to obtain for a doctorate’s while devoting full degree. The quest time to it, Mackiewicz climaxed when the achieved hers by takhardest part of earning a distance-eduing her degree apcation program with peared: finishing the Utah State University. dissertation. “[The She sacr if iced dissertation is] the every weekend and final paper you have summer vacations to to write. You do the continue her quest for Anne Mackiewicz, Ed.D. research and write a doctorate while still the paper.” working as a fulltime instructor. But Mackiewitcz was up to the “You kind of give up your life challenge. “I would recommend for those five years where you’re getting experience first in whatever writing papers on weekends and area you want to get your doctordoing coursework and reading,” ate in because it makes it much Mackiewicz recounts. more meaningful than just going She realized after finishing her straight from a BA to a master’s master’s degree that there was more to a doctorate.” she wanted to learn. “I thought Now that the Holy Grail of there’s so much more,” Mackiewicz degrees has been acquired, Mackcomments. “There was so much I iewitcz is using it to enrich her didn’t know. This would be a good teaching. She is ready to assist any way to continue that education and of her students who wish to carry learn more.” on the adventure for the challengBut the journey for a doctorate ing degree. is hazardous, as it tends to cause “It’s really hard to do,” she says. what Mackiewicz calls a crossover. “But people can do it. If you’re “When you’re doing your master’s, really dedicated to doing it, you it’s very similar to your undergrad can accomplish it. I’ve found [the work,” Mackiewicz explains. “But degree] very valuable. I’m very when you start to work on your glad I did it.” doctorate, there’s this whole mind Thus ends the quest, with Mackshift that takes place. If you talk to iewitcz ready for many more adanyone who’s gotten their doctorate ventures that lie on the road ahead.
September 5, 2013
Joe Flacco’s banner on Broncos Stadium Having the Super Bowl MVP image on an opposing stadium is not cool Travon Langston
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Fifty-three players spend the Saturday of Labor Day weekend playing in 100 innings at CNCC in Colorado.
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100-inning start to the fall season Boyd Lainhart
sports writer email@example.com One hundred innings is a large amount of baseball for any frame of time. That verges on the ridiculous. But that’s exactly what the USU Eastern Eagle’s baseball team completed last Saturday, Aug. 31, at Colorado Northwest Community College’s park, from 10:50a.m. start time till the 100th innin g ended at 5:55 p.pm. Head Coach Scott Madsen plans this game as a fun way for his players to earn money by asking for sponsors for the game to pay for the fall season fee. The 100-inning game has been an annual event for the baseball team at USU Eastern, but this is the first time it has been played
another college. CNCC against had also been doing the 100-inning game during intramural sports in the past, but asked USU Eastern coaches this year if we’d be interested in coming to their park to play against them. After a week of practice and inter-squad scrimmages, the Eagle team took the three and a half hour trip to Columbine Park in Rangely, Colo., to face off against the CNCC Spartans. Because of its daunting length, the game had to have some rule changes to speed the pace and to minimize injuries. These included substituting the pitcher for a pitching machine and giving the batter only two swings to put a ball in play. To even further speed up the game, USUE coach Madsen told his players to run a lap around the field for every
pitch they let go by them without swinging. With these new rules, the nine innings that would normally last around three hours, only took about 40 minutes. The game was
played continuously from start to finish, lasting a total of seven hours and five minutes. “It was tiring – but we found a way to have fun and finished better,” said Isaia (ICE) Helg. The game gave players a lot of time to work on game situations
and opportunities to tryout positions they wouldn’t normally play. In the finial stretch of the game, USUE had innings where only players who normally would only play the outfield fill all nine positions, or only pitchers and catchers would go out. This rotated for the last 15 innings or so until the final out, when all players rushed to their bags to gather their equipment as fast as possible, eager to finally be done. There are 53 kids trying out this year for the team, which is slightly more then last years 45. “We are as talented or more this year, but it’s still early, we have a lot of kids with potential,” said Madsen “This summer’s tryout brought in a lot of talent and I wanted to bring
in more guys so I could see them longer.” With this many players trying out, its very competitive at each position, and while there is no limit on how many kids a team can have, a team is allowed only 26 players to suit up at each game. Madsen remembers being a little unnerved at seeing a team last year having over 40 players in the dugout, and would maybe like to do something like that this year. If you’d like to catch a little baseball this semester, the team has a short fall season starting September 5, at home against the Salt Lake Gulls at 1 p.m. A link to the full schedule can be found on the USUE athletics baseball page or at http://t.co/fvfp2DhnZv. Games are happening every weekend with most games happening at our home field on 900 North 1100 East until October 12.
Eastern’s Derek Young learns to “Pitch Perfect” One of the best local athletes will bring his abilities to USU Eastern
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Derek Young, Carbon High School graduate and USU Eastern freshman, was recruited for the baseball team this year. His
preferred position is pitcher, followed by first base. But the amazing aspect is that Young can still play baseball at all.
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Pitching at Carbon High School, Young plans to play two sports at USU Eastern: baseball.
A few years ago, Young had two plates and 13 screws wedged into his left arm. All through high school, Young played sports: four years of baseball, basketball and golf. His baseball career began way back with little league. Later he joined travel teams and played for three years in the American Legion. His junior year in high school, Young broke his arm playing basketball. Carbon Dino fans were devastated. No one could possibly fill in for “dunking D,” the centerforward. Doctors inserted two plates and 13 screws in his left arm to fix the problem. He still has the scar to prove it. Miracles never cease. Young recovered. His arm still functions. Young was pitcher in high school. After receiving a “metal arm,” he had to get used to catching the ball again. It was a little different at first, but he got the hang of it. Now he isn’t even phased when he catches. Not to mention he throws a mean fastball. In high school, Young received honorable mention statewide. He was also on team two for AllAmerican Region baseball. Where does he get his inspiration? He explained, “My parents. My family is so supportive.” Right now Young is continuing to live at home with his parents. He has one older sister that has moved away.
Young expressed, “I’m close to my immediate family. You know, aunts and uncles too.” He does not plan to play professional baseball. “I want to focus on academics after playing at USU Eastern,” explained Young. He didn’t even need a baseball scholarship because of his academic scholarship. “He has a drive for excellence,” commented Chantz Richens. “It’s really apparent in everything he does: sports, AP calculus, etcetera. He was always seeing ways to improve.” Young is thinking about pursuing engineering as his career. He is definitely a team player. He always attends practice and has a good attitude. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but it they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime,” was one of Babe Ruth’s bits of wisdom Young lives by. Sarah Barnett stated, “I like [Derek’s] positive attitude and that he doesn’t get cocky.” He works well with his teammates and coaches. George Deeter, previous girl’s basketball manager at Carbon High School, admitted, “He was able to compete alongside the same group of guys for several years and they worked together probably better than any group I’ve seen.”
How would you feel as a Denver fan if your team was beaten in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs by Baltimore, the eventual Super Bowl champions? Then, for the opening game of the next season, your stadium had the audacity to hang an image of Joe Flacco, Super Bowl MVP, on your stadium? Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco completed one of the most improbable touchdowns in playoff history in the final minute in Denver’s loss. Baltimore went on to win the Super Bowl. Most Bronco’s fans are still catatonic. What better way is there to make the Bronco’s fan more livid than hanging a banner? Wait! I have one, the banner is on the popular 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. The NFL, has a huge part of publicizing events, and making the issue more outrageous than it really is. Ravens and Broncos are involved in this year’s traditional Thursday night opening game. If this doesn’t get the Broncos, and the Bronco’s-fan hype, I don’t know what will. Bronco’s fans also took their anger to a “where everyone who is angry about something goes,” and that is Change.org, to file an online petition to get the banner removed from Sports Authority Field. The introduction of the petition to Roger Goodwell and the NFL, which was started by the Broncos Nation states: “How dare the NFL put a giant, 40 foot poster of Joe Flacco on our Mile High Stadium. How dare they! I will not stand for this grave injustice! We must join forces as Broncos fans, nay, as *Bronco’s Country* to put an end to this most audacious and detestable act. Send a message to the NFL by signing this most sacred change. org petition.” The banner of Joe Flacco, was dealt in an unfashionable manner. Vic Lombardi taped over the banner, and a reporter at CBS that is known in Denver. On the tape he wrote “not in our house.” ESPN’s Brian Dawkins calls it an insult. I tend to agree, and so do the fans. Here’s a Denver Broncos team that had come from bottom of the barrel team to land Peyton Manning and head into the playoffs with high expectations. The Broncos were three points and a ridiculous Rahim Moore blown coverage away from an AFC Championship showdown with the New England Patriots. Few losses hurt as badly as one of those. And there is no doubt that hanging Flacco’s image from the Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the proverbial salt on the wound.
September 5, 2013
New coach for Eagle’s cheer squad James Dubarry sports writer email@example.com
Members of the 2013-14 Utah State University Eastern Eagle volleyball team.
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Volleyball pre-season begins David Osborne Jr. sports writer firstname.lastname@example.org
This volleyball season marks the third year for Chelsey Warburton as the Head Coach of the USU Eastern Women’s volleyball team. Over the Labor Day weekend the team headed up to Salt Lake to participate in the Salt Lake Community College Invitational. Over the two day t ou r na m ent t he t e a m played four games, three against non-conference opponents and one against Nor th Idaho College. In the first game of the weekend the Golden Eagles lost to Eastern Arizona Col lege in four sets, 2 5 -2 0, 2 5 -2 7, 2 5 -2 0, 2 5 -14. Later on that day the team had to face Central Arizona College, taking the game to five sets before losing again, 18-25,
22 -2 5, 2 5 -19, 2 5 - 8, 15 -11. CAC is a tough opponent and although they are not in the Top 20 National Poll that came out on August 12, 2013 they were one of the five other schools that were receiving votes to be in the top 20. The next day for the first game the Golden Eagles faced their first in-conference opponents, NIC. The team dropped three straight sets, 25,17, 25-15, 25-17. In their final game of the weekend USU Eastern faced Northeastern Junior College from Colorado. The team lost after four sets, 29-27, 25-23, 29-31, 25-17. Ref lecting on the weekend Warburton said, “We need to be more disciplined on the small things, and limit our errors.” She also added, “We did have two starters out this weekend with injuries, on hamstring and one rolled ankle.” Poi nt i ng out how individuals did over the weekend Warburton said, “Jessica Wilcox, one of our captains and an outside hitter for us is always consistent.” Wilcox one of six returning sophomores leads the team in kills, with 34 so far and also leads the team in digs with 64. Taran Kennedy
Volleyball players running sprints at a daily practice in the BDAC.
another sophomore leads the team with assists with 30, averaging 3.0 a set. The 2013-14 team is c o m p r o m i s e d of t h e si x ret u r n i ng sophomores, o n e t r a n s fe r a n d s eve n f resh men. “T h is yea r ou r talent is good if not better then last years team. Mentally we are not where we need to be, we need to finish games,” remarked Warburton. Referring to the freshmen on the team she added, “The freshmen class [is] making improvements every week. They are adjusting to the faster pace of play and getting more comfortable with their teammates on and off of the court.” The Golden Eagles will head down to Scottsdale Arizona, Thursday September 13, for another tournament. Warburton said, “The Arizona Tournament is always good, we get some good wins and hopefully that will jump start us into our region play.” Region starts on September 27, 2 013 for the Golden Eagles when they host the NIC Cardinals.
The newly appointed cheer coach is Shanel Gray who has a passion for coaching that is overshadowed by little in her life. Having attended USU Eastern there was little to think about when the job opened for a new coach she was interviewed and offered the job and took it. Gray, having been a cheerleader herself all throughout junior high and high school and college has much to offer her students. Having coached since twenty, she is more than qualified to handle the role of coaching the women and men that make up the cheer program. Gray graduated from Carbon High School and moved on to USU after USU Eastern, where she continued to feed her passion for cheering as well as earning a bachelors degree in elementary and secondary education she currently works at the Wellington Headstart Academy. Being unfamiliar with the program as it is she wants to get a good feel for the way things work now and then make changes she sees fit from there. To increase the size of the program Gray will attend cheer competitions and contact high school coaches and athletes to let them know about the program the school has and the opportunities that are available for students here. The objective is to get the word spread as much as possible. The routines seen at sporting events this year will be choreographed by Gray as well as the men and women of the program. But to step it up even more she would like to hire professional choreographers to help make routines that will leave the crowd on the edge of their seat wanting more. The levels of cheering and what the differences are between the junior high, high school, and college level brought up a whole new subject of discussion. She was adamant that college is the next level, that it is where you need to step up your game and prove yourself. Gray managed to stress the difficulty of college cheering all the while refraining from demeaning the other levels of the sport. She expressed that the college level of cheering is all around more challenging but worth it. The squad has four practices a week for a total of six hours. Two at night during the week and two in the morning, each practice having a duration of around an hour and a half. The squad works extremely hard to provide the student body and athletic fan base with quality entertainment for the sporting events. Gray feels like the most rewarding part of being the cheer coach this year will be seeing the team grow together and work as a unit, as well as seeing the changes made by the individual athletes Shanel Gray over the course of the season.
New basketball coach brings experience Jordan Weihing sports writer email@example.com
This new school year brings new students, new teachers and even a new assistant men’s basketball coach. Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Brown comes from Chicago, Ill. He started playing ball at Paul Robeson High School with NBA player Jeremy Pargo. Out of high school Brown was recruited by South Plains College located in Levelland, Texas. In the 2006-2007 season Brown helped lead the Texans to the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) championship. After playing for the South Plains Texans, Brown continued his career with NCAA Division II school Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. There he continued to lead his team to championship opportunities. The two years that Brown played for the Southwest Baptist Bearcats they won conference championships. After finishing his playing career in 2010, he went home to Chicago to teach ninth grade health when he found an assistant coaching opportunity at his old school: South Plains. In 2011-12, his first season coaching they won a National ANJCAA Championship with a flawless record of 36-0. The next year they finished third in their division with a record of 22-8. Brown has an impressive resume including many championship opportunities. So what does he have to say about USU Eastern’s team this year? He says “I think we have a pretty good team - some sorts could be better and some sorts could be worse.” He spoke highly of Eastern’s guards this year. He believes they will be the source of the team greatest strength. Brown says, “we have focused on bringing good guards in that can play, guys that are versatile they can play three and four positions. We got some guys that can score” However, Brown worries about the team’s defense this year. He mentioned “only thing these guys know how to do is guard their man, that’s it, they don’t know about helping, getting back to their man and getting off the ball when the ball is way on the other side of the court…. That’s going to be a major focus for us, is guarding and h e l p i n g each other out.” Brown and Head Coach Adjalma Becheli will work together on both the offensive side and defensive side of the court, but Brown has made it his personal goal to help the team as much as he can defensively. He said, “I will focus more defensively, then offensively will take care of itself. Defensively, if we can guard people and make it tough on teams then offensively we will be fine.” Coach Brown is confident in the team’s potential and is sure that this year fans will see some fun basketball. So come out support our team this season.
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