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EU basketball slapped with probations KC Smurthwaite editor-in-chief email@example.com
The USU Eastern men’s basketball team (9-2) enters this weekend’s match up with Colorado Kings as a top 25 team in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Unfortunately, the season will end March 3, 2012, no matter what the Golden Eagles’ accomplish during the season. Last week the NJCAA handed down another set of probations against USU Eastern’s men’s basketball team, which includes a post-season ban for the 2012 season. The latest probation was given due to the ineligibility of star forward Maxim “Max,” Zakharov from Russia. The latest probation states, “all wins must be vacated from the
Members of the USU Eastern basketball team huddle around Coach Brad Barton’s coffin as they pay their last respect for him in October in the Farmington, Utah cemetary. Coach Barton’s untimely death was the No. 1 story in The Eagle in 2011.
Stories that made the year KC Smurthwaite, editor-inchief for the 2011-12 school year starts the list with this story discussing the new coaching situation for the USU Eastern men’s basketball team. Brian Edelstein was named as the interim head coach for the team after head coach Brad Barton died on Oct. 4, 2011. Women’s head coach was named the associate head coach to help Edelstein with the day to day operations of running a team. Edelstein said in the story, “I am humbled and gratified for the confidence the administration has
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The spring and fall semesters of 2011 were full of important stories for “The Eagle” and for the Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah campus. There were breaking news stories, tragedies and sports stories. To end 2011 The Eagle staff compiled the top-ten list of the most important stories for USU Eastern. 10- New basketball coaches unveiled
shown by my selection as interim head coach of such a successful basketball program.” Smurthwaite also tells the background of the individual coaches and how they ended up at USU Eastern. 9- CEU who? A team who could’ve, would’ve, should’ve The final article about the 2010-11 men’s basketball team was much more somber than many people on campus and in the SWAC anticipated, and was written by Kris Sanford and Jordan Cunningham. USU Eastern entered into the confer-
Barton’s livin’ the life bracelets Tadd Mecham
staff writer .email@example.com Valeria Moncada, a student at USU Eastern was having breakfast at a local restaurant one morning last October. She looked down at her bracelet, one that had been purchased for the purpose of donation, and got an idea. She remembered, one of the hardest moments from this semester has been the loss of Brad Barton, the men’s basketball coach. So Moncada came up with the idea to make bracelets both to honor Coach Barton and to help the college’s athletic
department. The bracelets read: “Coach B. Livin’ The Dream” and also has the number 23 on them, which was his college-jersey number. They are blue and yellow and are sold at the
college bookstore, the BDAC and the SUN Center. Each bracelet is priced at $3. All of the money collected goes into the athletic scholarship fund. Years down the road, this money will be given to currently enrolled students in the athletic department. Moncada felt these would be a productive and beneficial way to always keep the memory of Coach Brad close with students. She said, “I know they will sell a lot because of the fact that they are for Brad. Every time someone puts one on, they will think of coach and it’ll help keep his memory alive.”
ence tournament as the two-seed behind the NJCAA champions to-be College of Southern Idaho. USU Eastern was knocked out in their first game of the tournament by Salt Lake Community College, losing 86-72. Head coach Brad Barton said of the lose, “We had a tough game and didn’t catch many breaks.” The article was not all doom-and-gloom, but ended on a more positive note talking about the accomplishments by the players. Jonathan Mills was named to the first team all-conference, and
2010-2011 season, and no postseason tournament play for this year’s squad.” The wins must be vacated because Eastern played an ineligible player in Zakharov during the 2010-2011 season. The probation was given in late September, but Eastern filed an appeal to allow the men’s basketball team to at least, allow the team to participate in post-season play. The NJCAA rejected the appeal late last week. “That was a hard thing telling the players about the probation, they were devastated,” said Athletic Director and Associate Head Coach Dave Paur. Brad King, associate vice chancellor that oversees athletics, said, “I was disappointed, I feel bad for the players. We have three players who were part of last year’s see Basketball page 3
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Eastern men’s basketball team hit hard with latest sanctions.
What The Eagle staff wants for Christmas Move over Rock Elmo and Leap Frog LeapPad, USU Eastern Eagle staff students want everything from world peace, less stressful days and, of course, lots of stuff. KC Smurthwhite- My Christmas Wishlist: A winning baseball season, my two front teeth, Red Ryder BB gun, a raise, time to relax and a Baltimore Orioles sweatshirt. Yeah, Santa and I have a good relationship, I think it’s because I am easy to shop for. David Osborne- I would like a Scotty Cameron Monterey Putter, fully custom so that it is
a Junkyard dog putter. But since that is a little too ambitious to have a wonderful first Christmas with my wife that we can remember the rest of our lives will be perfect. To have that would be the greatest Christmas gift that I could ever receive. Valeria Moncada- I would love for my daddy to be home safe from Mexico for the holidays. I would also like for all of my family to get together and forget all of the grudges they hold for each other. I want to be able to see old friends and make new ones as well. But most importantly I want
to be able to wake up Christmas morning and see my mom and dad happy, and be able to thank God for allowing me to spend one more Christmas with my family. But since people tend to ask for Christmas presents I guess waking up to a brand new iPad and a Nicki Minaj Barbie doll wouldn’t be too much to ask. Karli Morris- All I want for Christmas is to spend it with my family and friends, and to travel home and back to school in the sunshine with dry roads! However, if I HAD to ask for something, I would ask for pearls see Wishes page 3
Elegante retires from financial aide office Valeria Moncada features editor firstname.lastname@example.org
“Thanks for the memories and friendship,” said Charmaine Elegante, when she decided to retire
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from USU Eastern, after working here for 26 ½ years in the financial aid department. The reason for this is because when the college organized student services, her position was posted at a lower salary and she decided it was time to leave. Elegante was born and raised in Carbon County. She was offered a job to transfer with JC Penny company to California. Elegante took the offer, and lived in California for 10 years. After seeking adventure, she decided to come home to Carbon County. She has two children and five grandkids, “I decided that after I retire, I can stay home and take care of my grandchildren, and maybe find a part-time job somewhere,” she said. Before Elegante began work-
ing, she always wanted to become a journalist and write for a newspaper. “That dream slowly faded away,” Elegante said. She was looking for a job and CEU called her with an offer to work in the financial aid office, “I had recently been laid off from the power plant, so I took it,” she stated. Elegante wants to take a ride on the Orient Express after retiring. “I want to ride that train because I’m adventurous and like to do things that aren’t normal,” she added. Working at USU Eastern helped Elegante raise her two kids; she also traveled to many places she wouldn’t have been able to without the job. “I met a lot of good people and made many good friends, and now it’s just time to leave,” she said.
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The student engineering group that won the Balsa Bridge Competition in November were Bryton Hess and Jeridi Price from Emery High School. Their bridge held 58 kilogram or about 128 pounds. Associate professor, Kyle Larsen, sponsors the competition for high school and USU Eastern students.each fall.
- Final testaments - Santos soars...again - Price is in my heart - Kicker’s paradise - Place made me who I am - Men’s team falters late - Calendar of events - Last “On the Tee” •page 3
- Scruffy beards - What every guy should do - Steve Nelson visits Cuba - Residential advisers needed •pages 6-8
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Three sources of stress all college freshmen should know about Even trying to coordinate your schedule so that you can take the classes you need and the classes you would like to take can be stressful. Social stress is the stress of being away from home for the first time for most, then having to share a room with someone that you just met. You have to create a new network of friends because not everyone from your high school goes to the same college as you. Then, of course, school events like basketball games and dances can give anyone a bad case of heartburn. You want to make sure that you are seen and can talk and hang out with people, without putting yourself too far out there. College is like high school except you do not know most of the people and you are supposed to be more mature. The other stresses are things like wor-
viewpoints editor email@example.com Stress in college for some is not bad, for others it might be unbearable. Stress is something you do not know how to define because there are so many things that stress you in college. Classes, members of the opposite sex, tests, members of the opposite sex, papers you have due and, of course, members of the opposite sex. An article called The Many Causes of Stress in College, talked about the three main categories of stress in college: academic stress, social stress and other stresses. Academic stress is the stress of the classes themselves; homework and the papers, tests, reports and presentations.
rying about studying for a test or doing laundry because it really stinks, but you do not have money for a card or for detergent. Some students might stress about finding a part-time job to take care of some of their expenses like food, cell phone bills, car insurance or gas. Students dealing with a lot of stress allow themselves to become overwhelmed and dropout or fail college. Others gain the “freshman 15.” Studies show that some students in their freshman year gain 10 - 20 pounds, others lose weight at a rapid rate and a small number of students develop eating disorders. Something you can do to manage stress is play sports. When there are intramural games, get involved and get on a team, it will be fun and will help relieve stress. If you do not feel that you would be good on
a team then go to the gym and workout. Your body will release endorphins that will make you feel better. Writing can also be a great stress reliever, writing about how angry or sad something made you. Crying is also proven to be a good reliever of stress and it feels good to cry when you are really having a tough day. You can choose to let stress run your life or you can run off stress.
Last will and testaments for two Eagle staffers This little place made me who I am
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Editor’s note: at the end of every academic year, it is the tradition that The Eagle staffers write their last will and testament about their experience at USU Eastern. Tadd Mecham and Jessa Love Adams’ are completing their last semester.
This school, in my mind, will always be remembered as CEU. Not as any of the other names after the merger, just CEU. This school holds a lot of memories for me. Some of them really good, some of them really bad, but all of them helped shape me as a person. As weird as it is to say, I wouldn’t be who I am today without CEU. I’ll keep the gripes to a minimum, but was disappointed in the financial aid department and dance in culture class. On the positive side, I had the privilege to be taught by some of the most amazing faculty I will ever come across. I’d like to thank them for making me love school again. Larry Severeid, for being a total hard-a** and making me learn and work for a grade that I want, all the while being one of the funniest people I’ve ever come across. Jennifer Truschka, for giving some of the best lectures I’ve ever sat through and just being an all-around cool person. Melanie Nelson, I owe
her everything that I’ve learned in math. When I came to CEU, I had never even looked at an algebra problem. She is incredible, and just a sweet woman. Susan Polster, for being my CEU mom for the last three semesters, and for always dressing and looking amazing. Pam Cha, she’s just such an awesome teacher and is always willing to work with me even if missing deadlines was my fault. And, of course, Jason Olsen, for making me feel like maybe I can write and take myself places with it. I’m just sad the first class I took from him was during my last semester. I have been blessed with the friendships I have made here. Some of them have been crazy people, but most have been amazing. Mae Goss, even though we outgrew each other under strange circumstances, I will remember how helpful she was to me when I needed someone the most. Kristen Zarucchi, is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met and glad she found happiness. Sterling Anderson, things started in a weird way, then ended on an awful note. Scotty Zaborski, probably the funniest and most vocal person I have ever met, and also an incredible actor. Ciara Allen, she has become one of my best friends, someone I can tell anything to, and one of the weirdest people I’ve ever met. I’m really glad she came here, I love her. Grace Wilson, she’s so genuine and so open-minded about everyone and everything, I’m so glad we became friends. She’s going to make someone lucky one day
and I’ll cry my eyes out at her wedding. Lisha Lynn Michel, she is Vogue, she is Glamour. Michel is gorgeous and talented and can never fail to make me laugh. I feel like I’ve known her forever. Lil Kalekale and Sel Maatemate, these two are incredible and “annoying!” and “hella ghetto!” They are the nicest and most beautiful girls on campus, and always have something ready for me to eat if I’m hungry, even if it’s 3 a.m.; Cauldron of Alfredo and gallons of punch anyone? Val Moncada, for being a true G. Who else could walk down the street in a pink tracksuit holding the leashes of 15 Chihuahuas and still look like she stepped out of a salon. Only Moncada and Daylan Jones make me giggle about guys on campus or Facebook photos, the cricket in the light fixture and the pink cheetah. And who could forget Cher herself? Miss Jessa Love Adams, from the moment we laid eyes on each other I knew we were in love! Not sexual boyfriend/girlfriend love, but a type of Fried Green Tomatoes Iggy and Ruth kind of love. Adams and I were friends in another lifetime. I can’t wait for her and Brett Call to tie the knot. If you feel like I’ve missed you and are feeling bad I didn’t put you in, suck it up. You know I love you. This place was worth it solely for the faculty and the friendships I formed here. There are memories I will never forget that come straight from this awful little town on this awful little campus. Thank you CEU.
cooperation with all the practices I have interrupted. These two and a half years have been a blast, and I know I will never forget them. I’ve improved as a photographer, student and person. I’ve danced my a** off, watched disturbing movies, wrote an awful musical. I’ve had awesome nights and bad mornings. I watched a lot of trashy T.V, eaten frozen éclairs, had one awful but hilarious road trip to Idaho, I’ve wasted a lot of gas and kissed a few people. I’ve killed bamboo plants, blasted Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. I’ve watched Pirates of the Caribbean three too many times. I met Joshua Radin and had my fair share of Cookie Zookies, chocolate-covered raisins and zebra cakes. I’ve sang Cher at the top of my lungs and got yelled at because it was production night and I’ve gone to the D.I. about a million times. The people I want to thank most are Susan Polster, without her I don’t I would have had half the experience that I have had. Tadd Mecham, thank you for the dancing, math parties and allowing me to bring out my true inner queen. Daylan Jones, thank you for being my best friend, for the awesome naps, and late nights, for all the borrowed clothes and the journaling. A special thanks to Mark Jones. Valeria Moncada, thank you for being my other best friend and for being my partner in crime, for the awful nights at Anthony J’s, the warm bed and Mexican food. Scott Frederick, thank you for helping me improve my photography skills,
for giving me the support I need, also for crap you gave me for being a slacker. Diana Marie Phillips, thank you for being my first friend at CEU, for the fun you have brought to my life through your awkwardness, and being here for me through the hard times. Jan Thornton, thank you for always helping me deal with myself and my dramatic bull crap. Glenn Frederickson, thank you for always believing in me. And thank you for all of you who know you are a favorite. These people have blessed my life in so many ways, and I know we will forever remain close. My hope is that I made one small dent at CEU. I love you.
Never thought Price, Utah, America, would hold a place in my heart Jessa Love Adams photography editor email@example.com
I can’t believe that I’m writing my farewell article. My two and a half years at CEU (USU Eastern… whatever) have flown by. I also can’t believe how much I’ve changed in only two and a half years, the people I have grown to love and the countless memories I have made. I know that I’m going to miss this place. I never once thought that Price, Utah, America, would ever hold a place in my heart. I’m also excited to turn the page and start a new chapter in my book called Life. I will forever love my experience working as a staff member to The Eagle. I have learned so much and can honestly say, I’ve never laughed harder than I have anywhere else. I have such pride and dedication towards The Eagle. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I know I’m going to miss the long hours, lack of sleep, the swearing, yelling, crying, unhealthy food and last minute photos. Because of The Eagle, I have had the opportunity to meet EVERYONE. I’ve grown close to the theatre department, the basketball and baseball teams, the dance department, and I want to thank them for their patience (Corey Ewan) and
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Ten things a man should do before he dies Kyle Van Amen
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Grow a Beard- All Great men who have accomplished things throughout history all had beards. Form our founding fathers to men like Robert Redford who had us captivated by there manliness and bushiness. A beard is a sign of dignity and demands respect. Therefore you must have one. 2. Get Married- At some point all great men have to settle down… but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. A wife can be a great accessory to any man’s collection. She
can be a companion on your quest, help in decision making, cooking, and upkeep of the man cave. Thumbs up for any man who has a wife. 3. Go number 2 in the woodThis really doesn’t require any explanation. Using the little boy’s room or in this case, some leafs is awesome, let alone if you are where your ancestors were. There is just something about hearing the wind through the trees and dropping a deuce that cannot be beat. Overall an experience worth the list. 4. Have a Son- Every man deep down wants to be a dad. He wants to play catch with his son, teach him how to grow his own beard and to
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and clothes. I also want hats, movies, and someone to do my hair seven days a week, and of course, world peace! Seth Richards- I know the goodie-goodie request for holiday gifts would be something along the lines of world peace or the expulsion of Palestinians from the Holy Land. A slightly more impulsive but still saintly child might ask for another dreidel or a better fitting yarmulka. I should probably request something so unassuming for the holidays, and with so much poverty in the world, it would be wasteful to indulge in vice or personal enjoyment more than the comfort of well-fitting headgear or a game that nobody remembers how to play. However, I have been good for nearly half a year and feel entitled to a wee bit of what my mother decried for years. So this holiday
season, I would like to ask for women, power, money, real estate, big trucks, loud guns, and anything else that comes with a fat price tag and brings bad karma to those who believe in karma. Tadd Mecham-This Christmas I don’t really want much. As long as there is a thrift store around, I’m fine on clothes. I want a lot of movies, but until I have somewhere to put them I’m going to chill out on that one. I wouldn’t mind a MacBook, but that is something my entire tax return will be blown on because they’re so expensive. So this Christmas all I’m really going to ask for is my degree…and maybe a gift card of some sort. Oh, and some candy. Kate Johnson- There are a few things I would like this year like a food processor, a new deep fryer or a new iPod speaker doc. I realize, however, that money is tight
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team, two new coaches and they are the ones who are taking the punishment.” The NJCAA does not grant eligibility to any international players who have played professionally internationally. According to the NJCAA Basketball handbook in Article V Section 11.A.8.c.v, states “An individual loses amateur status and thus shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition in a NJCAA certified sport if any of the following criteria applies: (v) Competes on any professional athletics team, or on a team where any member of the team is considered professional, even if no pay or remuneration for expenses
signed to play with Chicago State University. Trevor Bamgartner and James Kinney were both named to the second team all-conference. Brady Hurst and Maxim Zakharov both received honorable mentions. 8- EUSA leadership receives $95,000 in student fees What seemed to be at the forefront of news articles last year were budgets and how and where money was being spent by all auxiliaries. The article by former editor-in-chief Mae Goss says, “It is disappointing to students when they are assessed student fees that, with the years, see to steadily grow. Wouldn’t it be nice to where your $200 fee goes each semester?” Now to highlight a few areas and their overall budget, intraand extramural sports received $14,266.344 for the 2009-10 school year from student fees, had -$176.18 from other forms of income and had a balance of $713.04. In 201011 they received $13,282.94 from student fees, $658.00 from other forms of income and ended the year with an overall balance of $3,395.61. EUSA received $95,390 for the 2009-10 school year from student fees and made $3,053 in other forms of income and ended the year with an overall balance of $68,539. In 2010-11 EUSA received $88,445 from student fees and made $3,369 in other income and ended the year with a balance of $160,223. 7- Funding for USU Eastern last in SWAC and After 1998, Snow College’s enrollment doubles USU Eastern In the seven spot there is a tie for who is the victor. David Osborne Jr., sports editor, wrote the story about USU Eastern’s athletic budget being the last in the conference. The article says, “With all of that excellence the
was received.” This legislation was passed by the membership in March 2010 and implemented on Aug. 1, 2010. While the NJCAA and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have similar rules in regards to player eligibility, they differ on this particular rule. In the NCAA, a player is only considered a professional if they are paid money when playing with a professional team. Two summers ago Zakharov played two minutes for CSKA Moscow, a professional team in Russia. Those two minutes that were played nowhere near Price, Utah, cost him his NJCAA eligibility, and Eastern’s
athletic department has the lowest budget in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, when compared to conference schools competing in volleyball, baseball, and both men’s and women’s basketball.” The school that is closest to USU Eastern is Colorado Northwestern Community College which has a budget of $825,475, USU Eastern is allotted $609,428. The enrollment article was contributed by The Eagle staff and discussed the differences of enrollment between USU Eastern and Snow College. In the last two years, Snow attracted 500 students from Utah County (the largest growing county in Utah 2009-10) whereas USU Eastern has only attracted under 100 from the same area. 6- Eagle staff rules at UPA In 2011, The Eagle was inducted into the Utah Press Association, and immediately they were a force to be reckoned with. The Eagle brought home three first-place awards, three second-place awards and three third-place awards. David Osborne Jr. took first in Best Sports Column for “Next on the Tee,” Les Bowen won for the best Website Design and finally the staff won for Screw Up of the Year for running a photo taken by Jessa Love Adams. The Homecoming Photo page took second in the best Photo Page category, Scott Fredrick won second place for Best News Photograph of the men’s basketball team winning the SWAC Championship, the final second place came from the series, “’Sweeney’ scheduled to please audiences,” in the Best Feature Series. Adams won a third place award in the Best Sports Photograph category for a photo taken of volleyball. The staff brought home another third place award Best Sports Page for the pages dedicated to the SWAC
be there for him as his own father was. Most importantly keep your name and your blood line going. You need to leave behind your legacy, this is way a man should have a son before he dies. 5. Go hunting- It doesn’t matter what animal it is, big or small, it just needs to die by your hand. You need to go back to when you’re father, grandfathers, great grandfathers, etc., walked the Earth and hunted for food and see how that shoe fits. I’m not saying be the animal equivalent to Ted Bundy, just a squirrel will do. 6. Get in a fight- Every man needs to learn how to defend his
land, hut and woman for this you need to fight someone. I would recommend fighting someone who is smaller than you to give you a little more confidence for when you really have to throw down. Its great practice and will show women how strong you are. It will add to your man arsenal. 7. Save a life- To save a life gives you some of the greatest feelings you will ever have. It’s hard to put words of how it feels to give life back to someone. There are a lot of benefits to saving someone’s life; take for instance reserving your spot in heaven. Nothing shows God that
you are a good person better than saving some life. For that reason it made the man list. 8. Skydive- In order to die a man you need to stare fear and death in the face and laugh. Skydiving is one way of doing this, there are other ways but this seems to be the most available form of almost dying there is. So cross deaths line and come back. 9. Make a mortal enemy- If you look throughout history every great man since the beginning of time all had one thing in common…they all had a nemesis. So in order to die a man you need to find a person that you
absolutely loth and make them feel the same. Then do things to make each other’s lives a living hell. They will be more than just an enemy; it will give hatred a new, deeper meaning. 10. Make sure that the Earth is round- All your life your teachers have been saying that the earth isn’t flat, its round. As a soon to be man, you need to learn to not trust anyone. So what does this mean? Find out stuff for yourself. Travel to the North and South Pole, inspect the world make sure that what your teacher said is the truth. Once you have done this you can die a man.
in our home and I haven’t even really thought of Christmas. The only thing I really want is for our family to be together and for all our prayers to be answered. Sammie Fugate- There are four major things that I would like for Christmas this year. The first and most important to me is that my boyfriend, who lives four hours away, will come home safely and to spend time together. We don’t go on many dates because of the traveling distance, both are attending school, not having a ton of money for gift giving. We decided that our present to each other this year would be a classy date night. I’m excited for this. The second thing that I would like is time with my family and going through our usual holiday traditions. I would also like the materialistic tangible objects. I’m a part of what is referred to as the “Harry Potter Generation” meaning I grew up obsessively reading all the
books and stood in line for hours waiting for the movies to premier and sadly that all came to an end last July. However; there is still one last Harry Potter entity that I have to look forward to, and that is that the wrapped present addressed to Sammie under the Christmas tree houses the complete 8-disc DVD box set collection of Harry Potter films, That along with a nice, new, cozy set of pajamas to wear to bed on Christmas Eve then to breakfast Christmas morning (one of our family traditions). Daylan Jones wants everyone to be safe this Christmas and for everyone to remember the true meaning of Christmas Jessa Love Adams wants a kitten and hair extensions. Nikole McCarty wants her kids to have a great Christmas and that they get everything they want. James Justice-This year for
Christmas, my needs and wants are simple; there are five things: the first major thing I want is a hug. Not from just anyone though, I’d like a hug from Audrey Hepburn. I know she’s been dead since 1993, it would be weird, but I’d still like it, (Corpse Bride style). The second thing is a movie quality Chewbacca mask; cool right? I want people to realize that beauty is only skin deep. I want the world to see people for who they are, what they stand for, their morals and beliefs. That and I want some smoking hot mail order Czechoslovakian brides, $29.99 on http://czech-bride. com plus $9.95 S & H. The fourth is a mystery and the fifth I cannot put because I am censored by the USU Eastern Internet policy. Shadayah Jones - This year I have been a very good girl! So I think I deserve a brand new 2011 Mazda
3. It has to have a black exterior with chrome rims and the interior has to be red and black. This is my dream car! I think a new car is just what I need. In all reality I will not in any way be getting this for Christmas, which is really sad. So instead I just want my family to get together and have a memorable holiday. It is not much but this something I have wanted for years. It seems every year something comes up and we cannot all be together at the same time. I just want to be with my family like the holidays are supposed to be. Brandi Sitterud- I want a million dollars. Then I want another million dollars. I want 12 cars with free insurance, a huge house and a yacht. I want my own mountain. They would name it the Brandi’s Mountains instead of the Andes Mountains. Colby Tidwell- I want a new truck, F-250 Turbo Diesel.
2010-2011 season. “It is not by any means Max’s fault, we were given false information while recruiting Max,” said Paur. According to Coach Paur last year a North Idaho College athlete played professionally overseas, but was grand-fathered into the new ruling. Because of this North Idaho College did not receive a penalty. Zakharov was heavily recruited by USU Eastern, North Idaho College and College of Southern Idaho. Last season, CSKA Moscow wrote and confirmed he only played for the junior team, and never reached professional status during his stint with the organization. Zakharov, was granted NJCAA eligibility last season, averaged 12 points and named honorable mention by the
conference. At some point last season a number of teams within the Scenic West Athletic Conference garnered information that Zakharov played professionally with CSKA, this information was never reported to the NJCAA, nor to USU Eastern, until late this summer. Because nobody alerted the SWAC or USU Eastern on the information about the eligibility of Zakharov until now, it forced a stiffer NJCAA penalty against USU Eastern. The Golden Eagles are not going to allow the latest setback ruin their season for them. “It will be easy to quit. The hard part is fighting through the adversity,” said interim head coach Brian Edelstein. “New changes will be made
within both the men’s and women’s basketball programs in terms of recruiting. We have new additional resources that we are going to utilize to prevent this from happening again. We will have to get smarter in the new recruiting technology in order to protect the institution and the athletics department,” he said. The season is not at its midway point, and the team has already suffered a death of head Coach Brad Barton week’s before the season and now tack on these probation’s. Due to the probation; Zakharov now has three years of eligibility left, but will not be allowed to use it at the junior college level. He has high interest from several division one schools, including University
of Hawaii, but no decision has been made. The men’s basketball team will continue their season without Zakharov, and several other players who have not received eligibility from the NJCAA due to grades, or for other undisclosed reasons. The Golden Eagles hopes to reach the national tournament, or even win the SWAC Championship have been dashed, but the future is bright. Whoever is offered the permanent headcoaching job for the team next season will be walking into a different situation. But one thing is sure; the new coach will be starting with a clean slate, but will inherit a mentally tough team that has suffered much.
conference pages. The final third place came in the Best News Series for the “Stench in the SAC.” 5- Snow removal causes student to miss class Snow is something that we all must deal with living in Utah, and Mae Goss found out that for Kris Sanford, a student attending USU Eastern in 2010-11 made life more difficult because Sanford is in a wheelchair. Sanford missed a couple days of class due to not being able to get around because snow had not been removed from the sidewalks or wheelchair ramps. Sanford said, “I wouldn’t have been able to get to class without my friend. Most people just step over ice or snow, but my wheelchair simply does not go over any piles of snow or ice throughout the main parking lots.” Jan Thornton, director of disability resources said, “I would like to see us prioritize our snow removal and do a walk-through with the disabled students, to see what they need, specifically.” 4- Campus to triple in size; thanks to land from donor USU Eastern was given a 25acre gift and Karli Miller reported it. The land is to be used as an Energy and Education Research facility. The city of Price has also donated $500,000 towards building a road to the facility. “There are no immediate plans for the building. A lot of partners and significant donors will be needed to move it to the next level, but does open up a lot of possibilities for us in the future,” said Brad King, vice-chancellor for administration and advancement, about the land donation. The building will be used for research projects to study energy and coal. 3- Student Government up fees $25, cut newspaper and police USU Eastern had a 12.5 percent
increase in student fees instead of the original 25 percent that the Student Fee Allocation Committee had originally intended. Along with those increases there was feasting for some campus groups and then there was famine for others. Including those that were cut was the student newspaper The Eagle and the campus police. The Eagle staff wrote, the newspaper budget was cut by 10 percent while campus police were cut by 4 percent. Many were upset by the budget cuts and Susan Polster, advisor of The Eagle said, “Not one SFAC member came by to interview me about my program. We have not purchased a new computer in three years and purchased a used-camera last year. All our furnishings came from other department’s discards. There is no fat in our budget.” 2- Student Services restructured Enrollment this semester has dropped 310 students and because of this the school hired an enrollment management consultant firm (Scannell and Kurz) to analyze the enrollment process. Because of the results found by the firm, everything in Student Services is restructured and Tadd Mecham was sent to report the story. Three new departments will be added to help the enrollment process. The Department of Enrollment services is responsible for effective recruitment and admission strategies. The Department of Student Success is responsible for the improvement of student success. And finally the Department of Student Life, Leadership and Involvement is responsible for creating a campus that will entice new students and retain students already here. Those working in Student
Services were informed of this on Nov. 4, 2011, and were given two weeks to decide whether they would apply for a re-hire or if they would move on. 1-USU Eastern h ead BB coach Brad Barton dies at 31 “I’m living the dream,” that was always Coach Brad Barton’s mantra. He was found dead in his Price, Utah, apartment. A beloved figure on campus, was apparent by looking at his Facebook after word got out that he had passed. Hundreds of people,
including friends, family, faculty, staff, students and athletes expressed their feelings towards Barton. Nick Thompson’s thoughts sum up everybody’s feelings the best, “I would not be the man I am today without you. You taught me so much. I will never forget all the times we had man. You were one of my best friends. Every time I step on a court [or see one], I know you will be there.” Barton’s life was basketball and he spent his life doing what he loved.
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“Dang, she’s tall” Abigail Ericson & Joy Malone
rooke Taulupe Slade was brought into this world on Aug. 16, 1993. The world sure was good to her, because she is tall. Slade is 6 foot 3 inches to be exact. Her parents are Chris and Kathy Slade and she has three siblings; Vanessa, Kristy, and Shawnee. Slade is from Taylorsville, Utah, where she graduated from Taylorsville High School. During her stay at Taylorsville, Slade participated in basketball and golf. Her favorite basketball memory was, “beating Bingham at their house. It was awesome!” Her favorite golf memory was the time when, “I shot an 82 at a real hard course… yeah. It was awesome.” Slade is on the women’s basketball team at USU Eastern. She plays center, and is number 31. Basketball is her favorite sport. She says, “I’ve been playing it since I was little, I honestly just love it.” Her favorite moment of the season so far is “[giving] Whitney a bruise and Shelby a bloody nose. That was all in one game.” Following this statement, Slade erupted in laughter. Tandy Thackeray says of Slade, “She is a hard worker and is always willing to get the job done. A really great friend, basically awesome. She has some pretty sick post moves, you know, cause she’s really tall.” Thackeray continued to claim that she was one of Slade’s heroes. However, that is a lie. Slade’s real heroes are Dwight Howard and Michael Jordan. Why are they her heroes? Well, the reasons would be, “Dwight Howard because he is an awesome post player and I look up to him (literally), and Michael Jordan because he was one of the best players in the NBA.” Every morning when Slade wakes up, she finds her way to the bathroom. She attends all her classes, her favorite being music, and goes to basketball practice. Every night she “chills with Tandy and Hailee.” This is her favorite part of the day, and according to her, she is most definitely an evening person. Her bed time is 11 p.m., and she never wavers. We engaged in a random question interview session with Slade. When given the choice between Nike and Adidas, Slade will always choose Nike. Waffles were found to be preferred over pancakes, her toothbr ush is purple and white, and if she could go anywhere in the world she would go to New Zealand. She likes to sing in the shower, “not at school though, it’s not as comfy as at home.” She doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up, and her most prized possession is her family. Her idea of the perfect date, “I’d have to say April 25, because it’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold. All you need is a light jacket. I honestly don’t know, nor care, as long as he pays. That kinda makes me sound like a gold digger.” Guys, if you’re looking to take Slade out on a date, make sure you’ve got the cash to back it up. Slade is a tall, talented athlete. Her presence is definitely loved and adored by her teammates and friends at USU Eastern.
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After starting the season 6-0, the men’s basketball team headed to tournaments in Nebraska and Wyoming and then played one game in Price. Since the beginning of the season the team has only been on their home floor five times and looked impressive each time. On Nov. 18, 2011, the Golden Eagles played McCook Community College in a tournament hosted by Western Nebraska Community College. Head coach Brian Edelstein said, “We came out really slow, we just didn’t come ready to play.” The team got behind by 11 early on when the score was 15 to 4. “We did a great job playing through adversity, when the chips are against you and you are able to respond, that is a good thing and we did a good job responding.” The end of the first half, MCC led by 2, 41-39 over USU Eastern. The second half was a different story and the men came out on top with a final score, 86-82. The Golden Eagles had four players with points in double figures, Neveij Walters and Dashaun Wiggins lead the team with 19 points apiece. Walters also brought down 13 rebounds, 5 of them being offensive rebounds. Travon Langston led the team in assists with four. The next day, Nov. 19, they played the hosts of the Nebraska Tournament, Western Nebraska Community College. The men looked like a different team from the day before, having the largest lead over WNCC when the score was 34-22. WNCC was able to fight back and end the first half were down by 4, USU Eastern lead 49-45. The second half was the same story and the Golden Eagles pulled out a win over the home team, 100-89. “They [WNCC] tried to extend the game by making us shoot free throws, we did a good job, shooting 21 for 26 is as good as it gets,” said Edelstein. The team had 38 points from the charity stripe and shot 74 percent. USU Eastern had five players in double figures and were led by Wiggins for the second day in a row. Along with 11 points, Chase Flint had 11 rebounds for another double-double making it his third of the season. The final score was 100-89. The weekend of Thanksgiving break, the men headed to Wyoming to play in a tournament sponsored by Western Wyoming Community College. On Nov. 25, the team played Central Wyoming College. Reflecting on the game Edelstein said, “We controlled the whole way through, we were just solid.” USU Eastern once again had the largest lead of the night early in the second half when they led by 16 and the scoreboard read 41-25. The team had three players that had point totals in doubledigits which is always a good thing, Demetrus Richardson led in that category with 19, going a perfect 8 -8 from the free throw line. Flint added 11 points, while bringing down 7 rebounds and
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Demetrus Richardson passes the ball during a previous game in the BDAC.
dishing out 4 assists. At the end of the game, the scoreboard had the Golden Eagles beating the Rustlers 64-56. On Nov. 26, the team was geared up to play Western Wyoming Community College, the host of the tournament and a team that dealt last year’s Golden Eagles an early loss. The teams got off to a slow start once again, but were down by 7 at half time; WWCC lead 30-23. At one point, WWCC had a 21-point lead, but as they have many times before, the Golden Eagles clawed and fought their way through the adversity. Unfortunately this time, the adversity was a little much to overcome and time expired. The final score was WWCC 79, USU Eastern 73. Reflecting on the game and his first loss as interim-head coach, Edelstein said, “We got away with some bad habits at
the beginning of the game, once we got going and got a little tired, those bad habits bit us in the butt. Our shot selection was terrible and our mindset was just terrible.” He added, “It was the first game where I felt like we didn’t have that ‘team’ mentality.” Despite not playing their best, the team had four players in double figures in the points column. Walters led the team in points and rebounds with 19 and 9 respectively. On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, the Golden Eagles hosted WWCC in Price, hoping to avenge the previous week’s loss. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, WWCC had different plans. Eastern opened the game slow and the Mustangs capitalized on that. At halftime, the team was down by 6, with the scoreboard showing 40-36. The second half was going well for USU Eastern as they kept
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At 12, Neveij Walters saw his brother playing basketball and decided he would give it a try, and has loved the game ever since. “I saw my brother playing and thought it was the coolest thing, right then and there I fell in love with the sport, nothing else mattered.” Walters was born and raised in Jamaica, but moved to Price in 2010 to attend school and play basketball at USU Eastern. He says he likes living in Price; the people are friendly and he can focus on his school work. Jamaica will always be home to Walters though. “Home is where the heart is. You never forget where you’re from. Home is where your family is, and that is Jamaica.”
Walters played for Team AAAH (Amazing Athletes at Heart) while in Jamaica. Then received a scholarship to Belair High School to play basketball with Coach Mike, his coach with Team AAAH. He was a part of an under-19 division team that won their region undefeated. The team went on to the All-Island Tournament where they left undefeated with the title of “champions.” After high school, Walters went on to play basketball at Knox Community College in Manchester, Jamaica. There, his team went on to win the intercollegiate tournament. Walters came to USU Eastern last year to play for the men’s basketball team. He returned again this year as the “undersized center” for the Eagles and to further his education. In addition to basketball, Walters is also a “fantastic student,” as he was described by Coach Brian
Edelstein. “He has a bright future ahead of him,” Edelstein said. His academic goal is to pursue a career in the field of computer programming. He hopes to use basketball as a way to continue to pay for his education. His goal is to earn 1 million U.S. dollars before returning home to his family in Jamaica. Walters says, “the ultimate objective is to go back home and help my family; everything else is just a stepping stone.” He said his inspiration for playing basketball is his brother. Even though he never had as much success in the sport, he was always supporting his younger brother. “He supported me all my life, and inspired me to become better.” Walters showed extreme passion for the game when he told his favorite thing about basketball, “there can’t be one thing. It is the
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pulling closer and closer to the Mustang lead. Unfortunately for the team, there were a few arguable calls and arguing resulting in a technical foul on the team. At the end of the game, USU Eastern had dropped their second game to WWCC. Walters led the team in points and rebounds, earning another double-double with 26 and 13 respectively. Flint lead the team in assists and also added 18 points to the team total. Edelstein said, “In this conference, it is going to be hard to get a win on your home court if you give up over 50 percent shooting to the other teams.” This weekend, Dec. 9-10, the Golden Eagles again take the court at the BDAC at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday, the team plays host to Atwater Select and tip-off is at 5 p.m.
whole experience. I treasure every moment. When you step on the court and have the opportunity to compete against a talented team, it is more addictive than any kind of drug. I’ve got a gift; I should use it.” Coach Edelstein describes Walters as “talented.” Saying that, “if he decides that he wants to do it; he’ll do it. When he’s aggressive and decides that he wants to dominate; he will dominate.” Walters’ teammates also had some things to say about the “Jamaican Tiger” as they all call him. Eric Hansen said, “He’s a good teammate on and off the floor.” McKay LaSalle said, “He was one of the first people I met here and he was very welcoming and nice. He made me excited to come here (USU Eastern).” “I look up to him, he gives great advice and he is a role model,” said Travon Langston.
Sports in their entirety consist of many things. Epic comebacks, underdogs that never should have been, highs and lows, along with theatrics and dramatics. “Next on the Tee,” and my time as sports editor has been no different, which is fitting because of my love for sports in every aspect of the word. So now I make it official, next semester I won’t be sports editor, but it is okay because I will still get to write. The only downfall is that I will no longer get to write, “Next on the Tee,” the column that I have been dedicated to and spent many hours on trying to perfect. “Next on the Tee,” has been in 21 issues of “The Eagle,” and has covered a vast array of topics that have come from throughout all of sports, but I hope that it has been more than just a sports column. I hope that it has become what I hoped it would be, a column with its base in sports, but hopefully teaching life lessons along the way. There have been many different things discussed covering a vast range. The column has covered many topics ranging from the idea of T-E-A-M to the year of oddities, covering the weirdest sports stories of 2010, then across the spectrum to the importance of honesty, then on to what made good leaders and finally, my personal favorite, the importance of moments with the greatest opening I have ever written, “One-one thousand …” But before I close “Next on the Tee,” for the final time, there is one last life lesson I would like to discuss and that is bowing out with grace. Bowing out with grace is something that I believe everybody has to learn in their life, or suffer the consequences like Brett Favre. Although Favre was one of my favorite football players to watch throughout his career, towards the end of his career (and the two not long lasting retirements), he became one that was made fun of more than revered. Had Favre retired in 2008 and stayed retired, he would have been heralded as one of the greatest and most successful quarterbacks in the NFL. Instead, a year after his retirement, the NFL is flooded with jokes about how certain teams needing a quarterback could still give Favre a call. Michael Jordan, all though the arguably the best player in the NBA, was another player that should have stayed retired when he retired the first time. Jordan hit a buzzer-beating shot in the 1998 NBA Finals to beat the Utah Jazz capping off a spectacular career, and there would have been no better way to end the career of a legend. Instead, in 2001 Jordan re-entered the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards. In the two years that he was in Washington, Jordan was dominated by the younger guards and to make things worse, he never made it to the playoffs again. To bow out with grace requires many things like attitude and acceptance, but most certainly knowing when it is time to go. Even though Favre didn’t go when he should have gone, there are many examples of players knowing when to go and leaving as the best. Think of players like David “The Admiral” Robinson from the San Antonio Spurs or John Stockton from the Utah Jazz. Both had outstanding careers and are known as some of the best at what they did. Robinson was the anchor for See Next on the tee page 6
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Lady Eagles finish off tough pre-season Katie Bigelow
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he past three weeks have been up and down for the Utah State University Eastern Lady Eagles. On November 17-19, 2011 they traveled to Central Wyoming to play Northeastern Junior College, Casper College and Colby Community College in the Casper Pizza Hut Invitational. Over Thanksgiving break the Lady Eagles played Treasure Valley Community College, and Otero Junior College. NJC out of Sterling, Colo. came out hard and aggressive against USU Eastern. Head coach Dave Paur said, “Northeastern Junior College came out with a good defensive game.” They double-teamed Priscila Santos and the team struggled to run their offense. “They took us out of our game. In the past 10 games, this was the only team that has shut Priscila down.” At half time, USU Eastern was down 36-18. The second half proved to be better. The Lady Eagles were outscored by 7 with second half scores being 22-29. Final score of the game was 4065. Santos had 11 points, with Abbie Kay and Caitlin Nelson contributing 7 points. Nelson had the team’s 4 blocks and the team had 11 steals. Casper College came strong and fast against the Lady Eagles. “Casper might be the most aggressive defensive team we have played,” said Paur. At half time, the Eagles were down 38-26. Eastern would get within comeback position and Casper would hit a three. Paur added, “they had very good perimeter shooters, about five of them were three-point shooters.” The second half scores were 34-30, with Eastern still out scored. The game ended with a Casper win, 72-56. Paur said, “Casper worked hard and were aggressive from the start. The refs let them play that way too.” The team struggled with turnovers, racking up 41. Santos had 34 points and Amy Abron had
Smurf Turf: Kicker’s Paradise KC Smurthwaite editor-in- chief email@example.com One of the worst feelings for me is to watch a kicker stroll onto a field for a game-winning field goal attempt. I don’t trust them. Granted, the Smurf has a secret desire to be able to kick field goals, but for fun, not for the gut- wrenching outcome of the game. I think every reader should be thankful the Smurf isn’t lining up to nail a game winning field for your favorite team. Many kickers are actually good at their chosen craft, players with ice water in their veins who can hit the space between two yellow poles from 50 yards out and 100,000 fans screaming at him. These are the guys who make a living kicking, and a good living it can be. In the NFL the average salary for a kicker is at $ 868,000
Amy Arbon soars to pass during a previous game in the BDAC. The ladies play at home this weekend.
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7 points. The team had 19 steals and 6 blocks. Colby was the final set of the weekend in Wyoming. After the rough two losses, the Lady Eagles came out with fire against Colby. “Colby actually played Casper and Northeastern better than we did. They almost beat NJC,” Paur said. Eastern’s defense was solid
and offense worked out great. The first half had the Eagles up 42-19. Not letting down in the second half, Eastern held Colby under 50 points. The team allowed Colby 26 points to Eastern’s 35 in the second half. The final score was an Eastern victory, 77-45. Coach Paur said, “we beat them handily. It was our best defensive effort
this year.” Santos scored 40 points and Shelby Carson contributed 7. The team had 21 steals: 5 from Katie Bigelow and 4 from Arbon. 19 assists were racked up by the team, Hailee Perry and Arbon had 4 each. Thanksgiving was an on-andoff weekend for the Lady Eagles. Treasure Valley was a solid win
with Otero being a hard loss. Treasure Valley let the Eagles come in and force their tough defense on them. “It was Treasure Valley’s first game this year against us. They were inexperienced,” said Paur. Half time score had the Eagles up 40-21. Second half scores were close with the Eagles 36-33. At the end of the
year. (Oakland Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski recently signed a four-year, $16 million contract. Included in the deal is $9 million in guaranteed money. For kicking a football. That’s more money than astronauts, brain surgeons and most college professors earn.) Maybe I chose the wrong profession. The perks aren’t bad at the college level, either. A free education, housing, food, semi-posh lifestyle, fees and books. All just to kick a pigskin between those tall, yellow poles. And practices are a breeze. Just kick the ball, over and over. No contact drills, no wind sprints, no tackling. You even have a grad student shagging the football for you. It’s a sweet life. Right? Not really. There’s a downside to kicking, especially if you’re the kicker for Oklahoma State, Utah, Oklahoma, Alabama or Boise State. All of those teams had kicking disasters this year. Oklahoma State’s kicker, Quinn Sharp, missed horribly on a 37-yard field goal that would have sealed a victory for the then-undefeated Oklahoma State when they played Iowa State earlier this. That missed kick almost assuredly kept the Cowboys out
of the BCS championship game early next year. Lowly Iowa State forced overtime, and upset the second-ranked team in the country because of Sharp’s shanked boot. It’s a kick that probably cost the school millions of dollars. The biggest groan when Sharp smoked it wasn’t from the fans. It was from Oklahoma State’s athletic director, school president and coaching staff. They were kissing millions good-bye. University of Oklahoma? Their undefeated season, and national championship dreams were crushed as they were upset by Texas Tech in late October 41-38. Kicker Michael Hunnicutt missed a 39-yard-field goal in the first half and a 28-yarder off the right upright with 2:52 left, sealing a victory for the Red Raiders. When topranked Louisiana State University met number-two ranked Alabama on November 5, the world eagerly tuned in this year’s “game of the century.” (A quick side note: the Smurf, having his priorities mostly right, was at his sister’s wedding reception that night, a gathering in which he noticed many male figures, including himself, frequently checking IPods in the corner. It was a nice reception. At least the
parts I can remember.) Back to the story. Alabama lost 9-6, and the Crimson Tide kicking duo of Cade Foster and Jeremy Shelley went 2-6 on field goals. At the time, it knocked Alabama out of a shot at the national championship, but thanks to many upsets (a few due to game-winning field goals) the Tide is back in the hunt. Let’s hope Shelley and Foster have been practicing extra hard. The fate of kickers is fickle. You’re a hero one week, and the next, your own mom might not even claim you as her own. Kicker Coleman Petersen of Utah knows the feeling. He was the Pac-12 player of the week for his stellar performance against Washington State, which included a game-winning field goal in overtime. Then, the horrible Buffaloes of Colorado, winners of a paltry two games all year long, came to Salt Lake City to face Utah. The Ute’s were riding a four- game winning streak and somehow found themselves in place for a chance at the division championship. Colorado’s senior class had never won a road game, losing 23 straight. Seemed like a sure bet that Utah would make easy work of the outmanned Buffs and send the senior class
home winless. Enter Peterson’s right foot. A week after being the hero, he missed three field goals, one from a measly 26 yards out, a distance most high school kickers routinely put between the uprights. Needless to say, the Buffaloes are on a one-game winning streak heading into next season and Utah is headed to a bowl game that will be played before Christmas against a team from a middle-sized Midwestern university that has a good ag program. But let’s save the best for last. Or the worst, depending on your point-of-view. The Cinderella team, yep, the Boise State Broncos. For two years in a row, BSU has ridden an undefeated season and potential Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game going into the last few weeks. Last year kicker Kyle Brotzman missed two short field goals in a 34-31 loss in overtime to Nevada. That loss knocked Boise State out of the BCS. This season? Same story only with a different kicker and different team. Dan Goodale missed a 39-yard field goal (from the middle of the field) that sailed into another zip code against Texas Christian University. The kick missed as time expired
Name: Katie Bigelow Number: 15 Position: Guard Hometown: Newcastle, Wyoming Major: Health Science Education Hero: My mom and my coach Candice Cotral Something most people don’t know about you: I’m left-handed Favorite thing about Eastern: Writing basketball for David Osborne Jr. Favorite thing about basketball: Fastbreaks and getting an “and 1” Plans after Eastern: Finish degree somewhere Favorite moment while playing basketball: Hitting a halfcoart shot at the buzzer, and the dog play
game the Lady Eagles won 76-54. Paur commented, “we had good defense. Treasure Valley will get better, but at this time they were not a match for us.” Santos had 30 points with Jasmine Petit producing 10. The Eagles had 20 steals, 5 from Santos and 4 from Perry. Again, the team had 19 assists, 5 from Arbon. To end the holiday weekend, Eastern played Otero. “Otero was a 10-0 solid ball club. They had a good inside game and had previously beaten Salt Lake the night before,” Paur said. The Lady Eagles played solid defense and displayed good execution on offense. Half time showed Eagles down by one, 22-21. The second half was rough and Eastern was out scored 24-15. Even with the tough defense the team lost 46-36. Paur said, “we played with tenacity and good defense. We held them 30 points under their average and lost.” Santos scored 16 points, and the team had 11 steals. Over the preseason schedule, Paur commented, “In 23 years of coaching, this might be the toughest preseason schedule I’ve had. Never before have I played the fifth, sixth, and seventh teams in the nation.” Those national teams were Midland, Texas; Casper, Wyoming; and Central Arizona. “Northeastern’s record was 30-2, Otero is 10-0, we haven’t played anyone easy. Even the allstar team hasn’t lost to a junior college yet. It would be nice to play an easier schedule, but it just hasn’t happened. We have to fight our way out,” said Paur. The team has solid stats that do not reflect their record. “Over ten games and hard competition, we held our opponents to a 53-point average. North Idaho has held their opponents to 58 points, but they’ve only played four games. We are leading defensive rebounds, the best foul-shot shooting team, and averaging 40 percent in the field in the league. We held teams to 15-percent from three-point range, but average 21 turnovers. With those stats we should be 7-3,” added Paur. Individually, Santos is the leading scorer and defensive rebounder in the league. which allowed TCU a narrow 3635 victory over fifth- ranked Boise State. (Just a thought here for the BSU coaching staff: Recruit a good kicker in the off-season. A very good kicker.) Those two kicks have been estimated at costing Boise State $10 to $15 million dollars in bowl game money. Ouch. Kicks are costly. They can cost a school millions of dollars. The last phrase any coach wants to hear in a close game is “wide right.” But it’s part of the deal. Kickers know going into any game that, with thousands in the stadium cheering or jeering you, millions of fans rising from their couches in agony, tens of millions of dollars maybe riding on your foot, with eternal fame or infamy seconds away, that it’s anything but paradise. No q u e s t io n about it. I’d rather be an astronaut.
Player Highlight Name: Demetrus Richardson Number: 22 Position: Combo guard Home state: Delaware Major: General studies Hero: Mom Something most people don’t know about you: Really outgoing Favorite thing about Eastern: The people Favorite thing about basketball: Screaming fans and getting an “and 1” Plans after Eastern: Wherever my journey takes me Favorite moment while playing basketball: Having a good time, getting my teammates involved and when we put on a show
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Photos taken of Cuba and the service project Nelson hopes to take students on next year.
Spanish teacher participated in Cuba Service Project
Every year an organization called “Pastors of Peace” organizes a service project to take supplies to Cuba Shadayah Jones staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking Spanish came in handy for USU Eastern associate professor Steve Nelson last summer when he joined a humanitarian mission to deliver much needed supplies to Cuba. According to Nelson, in 1962 the U.S. government placed an embargo on Cuba. It is the longest trade lasting embargo in modern world history. Since the time the embargo began, the U.S. has not been able to sell anything or travel to Cuba because technically, it is against the law. The U.S. government does not enforce this law when it comes to humanitarian aid and every year an organization called “Pastors for Peace” organizes a service project to take supplies to Cuba. “Because of the embargo on
Cuba, the economy is suffering. They are in dire need of humanitarian aid to help provide supplies and medicine to the country. A lot of Cuba’s poverty is due to the fact that they cannot trade with the United States,” Nelson said. Pastors for Peace is an organization that collect humanitarian aid throughout the country and Canada and take it to Cuba once a year to help with the needs of the Cuban citizens. They collect anything from medical supplies to educational and mechanical equipment. This trip is approximately two weeks and costs about $1,500. The Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba starts in the North America, where they then travel to Mexico to fly to Cuba. The caravan must do this because, due to the embargo, it is illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba from the U.S. without a
license. The trip to Cuba is the biggest caravan put on by the organization. The caravan has 14 different routes and they travel by brightly painted buses. When all of the buses that have been collecting aid finally meet, they are in McAllen, Texas. All of the materials that have been collected are unloaded at a Lutheran Church in McAllen where they are manifested and packed. Manifesting is a process where all of the items are labeled and recorded on a sheet of paper in English and Spanish. This is an important process because at the border, the caravan needs to provide a list of all they have with them. The caravan spends two to three days in Texas manifesting and learning about Cuba. During this time, the leaders of Pastors for Peace are also preparing the
volunteers for their trip to Cuba. Then the caravan crosses the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Crossing the border takes an entire day because the caravan has to deal with the U.S. and Mexico officials. During this process, all of the supplies donated are inspected. After crossing the Mexico border, they arrive in a town called Reynosa. The caravan always stays the night. They are not allowed to travel in Northern Mexico at night because of the danger. They wake early the next morning and drive across Northern Mexico with a police escort to Tampico, Mexico. Here the donations are loaded into containers, which are placed on a boat, and shipped to Cuba. While the supplies travel by boat, the volunteers fly to Cuba. When the volunteers arrive in Cuba, a government office called the “Cuban Institute for Friendship
with the People” take over. They plan about a week and a half of learning opportunities for the volunteers to learn about the Cuban culture and history. They consist of visits, tours, presentations, etc. During this trip, Nelson was able to attend a graduation of medical students. He was also able to talk to survivors of Guantanamo Bay. He learned about the production and processing of sugar cane. Nelson also learned about the tourist industry and spent many days on the beach which according to him was the best part. “It was the Caribbean beach: white sand, warm water.” He also attended different festivals, museums, art exhibits and presentations. At the end of the trip, the volunteers fly back to Mexico, stay in Tampico, and go back to Reynosa. At this time Nelson says “the volunteers march from their
hotel to the border and declare that they have been to Cuba as an act of civil disobedience.” This is an act stating that they disagree with the law and the embargo on Cuba. This group, Pastors for Peace, travel every summer to do this service project. Nelson says, “this was a really unique experience, I felt really safe in Cuba. “You learn a ton about a neighbor that is 80 miles away that we know nothing about and it is really informative. “You can relax; you don’t have to go to the presentations, you can just go to the beach. It is really a learning experience more than just a vacation.” If anyone is interested in joining in on this service project to Cuba next summer, contact Steve Nelson at steven.nelson@usu. edu. He hopes to take a group of students to Cuba with him next summer.
General consensus on the amount of sleep adults need: six to eight hours James Justice
staff writer email@example.com Being a college student, I am always looking for more time: time for socializing, time for studying, time for work, etc. One area in my life I’ve noticed that I am not prioritizing is sleep. If we live 90 years on this planet, on average, we are sleeping for 30 years of that. I have found myself in a stupor lately, thinking, “there has to be a better way.” When we talk about sleep, we need to realize that there are two main types, REM and non-REM, along with five stages. Four of these stages of sleep are directly related to non-REM sleep, while one is directly related to REM sleep. We know that REM sleep is the most “important” type of sleep. This is where we change short-term memories to longterm memories, our bodies do the greatest amount of healing and our muscles’ relax, reports the website www.end-your-sleep-
two reasons: one, you are asleep awake 730 more hours , that’s 30 in the episode; “Personal Develdeprivation.com. There’s a general consensus when other people are asleep. Two, days, a whole month according opment for Smart People.” This among doctors on the sleep cycle is about forcing amount of sleep we need the body to get into REM as adults: six to eight hours. sleep quickly and stay there This is because, on average, for a short time, enough time it takes an adult six to eight to get the rest needed to last hours to cycle through the till the next nap—about four five stages of sleep. They hours away. call this sleep cycle, the On average, people who cycle where you get your are on a Polyphasic-Sleep sleep in one six to eight hour Cycle take six naps a day, chunk, a “Monophasicfour hours apart, with each Sleep Cycle.” This is the one being around 20 minsleep cycle I talked about utes, (for those of us that before, the sleep pattern aren’t math majors, that’s where you sleep a third of only two hours of sleep a your life away. day). Another way to get Now, there are side efneeded sleep is a cycle fects; you have to schedule called “Biphasic-Sleep everything around your photo by Jessa Adams/The Eagle Cycle.” This cycle is where nap time, no driving long we break up our sleep into Student takes advantage of 15 minutes between classes to take a nap distances without someone two separate shorter times; who can drive during your nap midnight to 4:30 a.m.—6 p.m. to if you sleep anything over six to www.lifeslittlemysteries.com. times, you have to be able to be by 7:30 p.m.. This would be an ex- hours currently, you can easily cut The sleep study that has caught yourself; because, you are awake ample of a Biphasic-Sleep Cycle, down that sleep to six hours, giving my eye is the, “Multi or Polypha- when other people are sleeping. On (take notice that you sleep about you the possibility of becoming a sic-Sleep Cycle.” For those who this system, you save an amazing four hours in the morning and than more productive member of so- don’t know what this is right off six hours of sleep a day, accordan additional hour or two at night.) ciety. If you saved just two hours the bat; this cycle is the one that ing to www.lifeslittlemysteries. This way of sleeping is great for a day on sleep in a year you’d be the hit show Seinfield plagiarized com/bustin-the-8-hour-sleep-
myth-1362/>(That’s 91 days, three months in one year). The Monophasic-Sleep Cycle is the most common form of sleep, with Biphasic being a close second and Polyphasic being a distant third according to www.stevepavlina. com. Now, before you grab your torch and pitchforks, come after me for blaspheming against sleep, please stop and think to yourself, “what could I do with this extra time? ” Maybe it will be time to hold a child, fall in love with that friend you never thought of before, get that first kiss, ace that class, go to the funeral of a special loved one, smoke that cigar while enjoying that special glass of wine. Maybe it will be a time to help your neighbor, bring a smile to your special someone, or have your heart crushed when they say they don’t love you anymore. To me, all these moments are priceless. They are the greatest things that can happen. I have my mind made up on how I am going to start sleeping, how about you? Let’s all start living more.
Residential advisers needed in housing spring semester As fall semester winds down, the office of residential life is looking ahead to the 2012-13 school year to appoint resident advisers. The housing staff has the unique ability to lookout for students who have the potential to be resident advisers, but housing also needs your help identifying other students who have that potential. Our goal is to reach out to those students and be able to provide them with the necessary information so they know how to pursue the position.
Next on the Tee years. Stockton was the same for the Jazz. The phrase “Stockton to Malone,” was not uncommon to be heard when the Jazz were playing, and because of this Stockton set the record for all time assists along with setting the record for steals. Now I am not saying that had Robinson or Stockton stuck around for one or two more years, they would have been the butt of jokes or that they would
Resident advisers are student leaders who serve in a variety of roles in the residence halls. Some of these roles include; student, community builder, educator, role model, crisis manager, administrator and diversity resource person. Being a resident adviser not only allows for leadership development but free room and board. A former RA stated, “College is all about growing up and experiencing new things and learning about yourself and how you handle situations. Being a part of residential life definitely
helps you learn life lessons.” To be eligible for a resident adviser position, students must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours), maintain a 2.75 GPA during employment and complete SLSC 1150 (college student affairs) with at least a C average during the spring 2012 semester. For more i n for mation on t he speci f ics of the resident adviser position, please visit http://www.ceu.edu/students/htm/housing. If you know of a student who could excel in these
areas, I encourage you to forward their name and contact information to residential life so we can send them information about the position and how to apply. Referrals will remain completely anonymous. This is an incredible opportunity for students to develop an array of leadership skills and to aid social development of their fellow students. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Blaney Hanvey at 435.613.5448 or blaney. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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be remembered for ruining their careers, but they knew when it was time to go and went. Another athlete that retired in his prime was Bobby Jones, the greatest amateur golfer in the history of the sport. Jones won what golfers call the “Grand Slam,” winning the U.S. Open, the British Open and the U.S. Amateur Championship in the same year – 1930. He retired from competitive golf in 1930 to
focus on his law practice. Between 1923 and 1930, Jones won 13 0f the 21 major championships that he entered. The best thing about bowing out when the time is right and leaving with an air of grace is that you are remembered for the great things that you did, not the times that you became the laughing stock of humanity or ruining your career.
I would like to thank all who have made this column possible, and my time as sports editor amazing. A special thanks to my wife, Shala Jo Osborne for the story ideas and allowing me to bounce ideas off of her all of the time and helping me understand that change is okay. Thank you to “The Eagle” staff, many late nights and lots of pizza has
formed a special bond and I consider them all family. A thanks to Susan Polster, she has formed me into the writer that I am. Thanks to my family, immediate, extended and in-laws, they have all inspired me in different ways. With my final thanks to my grandfather, John Boswell, he worked at USU-Eastern back when it was CEU and created a wonderful name that I have tried
to live up to on campus and in the community. He also helped me to realize that it was my time to bow out so I could leave with grace. And so now comes the time for this column to bow out with grace. Not saying that there couldn’t have been a few more column topics, but it is time for me to leave with “Next on the Tee” and move on. This has been the last “Next on the Tee” bowing out with grace.
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Presentation is everything Learn how to write a resume professionally from USU-Eastern Business Club James Justice
staff writer email@example.com The USU Eastern Business Club recently hosted a seminar on how to create professional resumes and win interviews. Among the speakers were, Dr. Elaine Youngberg, Associate Professor of Business in the Business Department; Stan Martineau, Associate Professor of Automotive Technology; Kevin F. Axelgard, President of Les Schwab Tire Center of Price and Cori Axelgard who has worked in the job placement industry. “The resumé has to be perfect,” states Youngberg. “Target your resumé to the company. The cover letter and resumé should look packaged so that you can ‘win’ that interview.” Before you get a first interview, sometimes known as a “initial interview,” Youngberg suggests, “practice your phone interview, explain gaps in your work / education history to yourself in front of a mirror, practice,
practice, practice… Be perfect in that interview.” “Presentation is everything,” Cori Axelgard says. “I’ve seen so manypeople show up for interviews in a ‘wife beater and jeans,’ makes me think ‘do they really want a job?’” She goes on to talk about the application process, “make sure, if you’re applying for a position that requires you to fill an application out that you fill everything out, front and back, then go back and double / triple check it. You won’t be hired if you don’t fill out the paperwork, employers are just too busy to spend time dealing with someone who can’t follow basic instructions.” “Never, never, never bring a cell phone into an interview,” says Martineau. “If it rings, we’re done… There are more people in the interview than just the people you’re talking with, so always treat people with respect.” Martineau went on to say that when he was hiring he always looked for the respect people showed to
his secretary, the janitor, the door greeter, etc. “Always dress above what is expected… You can dress above, but never dress below what is expected.” Meaning, if the job requires a “Blue Collar Shirt” and “Tie,” don’t come dressed to the interview in overalls. “Honesty is the key,” states Kevin Axelgard. “Be yourself, but don’t be cocky. Paint the picture of why I should hire you, but don’t over paint it… Sometimes resumés are too glorious which turns me off. Write the resumé for the job. Don’t use a cookie cutter resumés and never use a cookie cutter response to a question.” A few more things he likes in his applicants, “give me a good solid hand shake, look me in the eye, never look at the floor and tell me why you’d be a great, not good, but great fit for my company.” There were a few things all presenters agreed on; first impressions are a big one, “you never get a chance to meet someone for the
Full menu of services at Health Center
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A student getting a check-up at the Health and Wellness Center in USU-Eastern’s Old SAC Building.
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org Students have easy access to a full menu of services in the USUEastern Health and Wellness Center for $20 per visit for students and $30 for community members. The health and wellness center is all but invisible between the testing center and the radio booth in theStudent Activities Center.
Made visible by catchy literature on the wall and a sign advising that it is the wellness center, the door is extremely passable for those not interested in Planned Parenthood or who are secure that they are normal for a person of their gender. There is little to suggest that behind the door is a world full of flu immunizations, STD tests and easily accessible medical assistance for a number of maladies that do not require emergency assistance. Nurse Practitioner Doris Chris-
tensen has taught nursing and emergency medicine at the College of Eastern Utah since 1977. For the past four years, the campus clinic has been under her purview. With the Health and Wellness Center RN, Christensen provides medical assistance free of the insurance nightmare that one would find in a hospital. The 30-35 students per week who enter the wellness center are usually those most troubled by headaches, rashes, or a desperate need to get some generally innocuous object removed from their arm. Relatively few people take advantage of this campus resource for their physicals, flu immunizations, or referrals to off-campus medical professionals. “This is a great resource for the college, for both the staff and the students here” said Christiansen. “To be able to have somebody that can see them quickly right here on campus.” Students and faculty are encouraged to visit the campus Health and Wellness Center when in need of medical assistance or references to medical personnel.
editor-in-chief email@example.com Scruff, grizzle, and gruff all come out for No Shave November. The popularity of the man tradition has grown over the past few years via social media and MTV. The rules are simple; don’t shave during November. Females are invited to participate in No Shave November, but the majority do not. There is more to No Shave November than ditching the razor for the month. No Shave November, is a spoof of movember, a tradition involving growing mustaches in November to raise awareness of prostate cancer. The movement, which began in 2003, raised close to $42 million
dollars last year. The No Shave craze even hit the USU Eastern campus as the Tucker Apartment Complex had a contest for best beards. Results were not available at press time, but one thing is for sure, the results were probably hairy. Anciently, being clean-shaven was a sign of dishonor. For example the Spartans would partially shave citizens who broke the law, which brought public shame to the individual. Today, beards are generally accepted, but in professional situations it is preferred to be clean-shaven. “It’s been a ritual I have done since I could grow facial hair. The [baseball] team thought it would be fun to participate in No Shave
first time again,” states Martineau. Knowing your strengths verses your weaknesses is another big one. But, the biggest, and far greatest, is knowing the company you’re applying with and the position you’re applying for. “If you want to be noticed, do your homework on that company,” says Cori Axelgard.
“Show that you care about my company, I’ll care about you,” says Kevin Axelgard. “Appropriate questions about the company will set you apart, [and] make me remember you,” Martineau says. “Doing your homework on a company, asking direct knowledgeable questions of that com-
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pany, while following all of the other rules set out here will almost always guarantee you a position,” says Youngberg. If you’d like to know more about upcoming events hosted by the USU Eastern Business Club contact David Cassidy, Ron Vogal or Dr. Henning Olsen.
Optimistic words from the president Seth Richards
staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org Progress has been made and student government will likely deliver on their promises. Student Association President Thomas Garvin is optimistic about the upcoming semester after the progress made in the first. Progress can be seen visibly as more students take part in school activities, more student issues are brought to light, and on paper, the college is getting closer to the construction of more buildings. These were among the major goals
of the current student association leadership when they took office last spring semester. There is no doubt planning and excitement is happening in the minds of Garvin and his vice-executives. The student association has found the recent reorganizational layoff protests, True Eagle Night, Education-First Drive, among other events to be extremely successful as far as participation. With these successes, student government has great hopes for a plethora of upcoming events such as the white-out dance this weekend. In spite of the change of student association adviser; reorganization
of student services, and changes in the number of ranking members of EUSA, Garvin feels that progress will continue to be made throughout the next semester. Among the goals most pertinent to most students, the student association intends to lower the student fees next year by $25 to make USUEastern the most cost-efficient college in Utah. Other goals include, raising the scholarships offered to future student government officials, moving the college closer to having a smoking center plus a music and education building, and creating a more amicable environment for students.
A lifestyle: “No Shave November” KC Smurthwaite
Stan Martineau,Elaine Youngberg, Cori Axelgard and Kevin F. Axelgard were the featured speakers of a resume writing workshop sponsored by the business club.
November,” said sophomore Matt Gochis. Matt Adams, a sophomore from Lindon, UT took a more economic approach to the month, “it saves money on razors, shaving cream, and time in the mornings. I can get out the door quicker during November.” Whether you grow your beard for fun, to save money or to garner donations for men’s health, No Shave November gives us an excuse to have some fun. Hairy Facts: Males on average grow 5.5 inches of facial hair per year. The average man will spend 140 days of his life shaving. Egyptians dyed their beards and, if they were wealthy, would weave gold in them. Alexander the Great forced his soldiers to be clean-shaven.
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Gary Bergera talked about his research on Everett Reuss in Gallery East. The exhibit continues through December.
The romantic death of Everett Reuss Seth Richards
staff writer email@example.com When, on that fateful day in 1934, the dark mysteries of nature combined against a romantic passing through Southern Utah, the impetus behind those deadly forces alone could have known what a lasting impact a young man’s life and death would make. This life and death were the themes of the Nov. 18 presentation on Everett Reuss given by Noel Carmack, assistant professor of art, and Gary James Bergera, co-author of the book On Desert Trails With Everett Reuss. Together these historians painted a verbal picture, to accompany the copies of the block prints made by the wanderer, as displayed in the Gallery East in the USU-Eastern Student Activities Center. Reuss was the son of a block
printer and Unitarian minister. Getting that itch to explore the wilderness, he left his cushioned California surroundings to wander aimlessly throughout the wilderness in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. A prolific author of letters and other texts, Reuss continually drew the wild Southwest as the ideal retreat for romantics like himself in his written and carved works. Traveling through the unmapped region-at the time, territory of the Southwest- Reuss and his mules would show up here and there, sometimes disappearing for long enough to incite doubt as to their state of mortality. These travels culminated in the disappearance of Reuss near the Colorado River at the age of 20 in 1934. His mules were discovered in Davis Gulch in the Escalante Canyons with much of his gear, but Reuss was never found. Included in the most popular
theories about his disappearance are: passive suicide, perhaps a purposeful climb up a crumbling wall; murder; an innocent accident; or even the assumption of an alternate identity and a long and productive life as a tradesman in Arizona. Whatever the cause of his disappearance, Reuss’ face became a symbol of the national wilderness conservative movement. His romantic views of the mysticism and beauty of the country through which he traversed opens the eyes to the wonder and clarity of youthful imagination so often corrupted by the prospect of tainting that piece of the world for personal gain. Carmack and Bergera, using their own words on top of many written by Reuss, painted a picture of the wilderness and one of the many romantics who lived their brief lives in an effort to become part of it.
Look what’s new in the USU Eastern Bookstore this month
Bookstore in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center today! Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
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eagle photo of the week
USU Easternâ€™s Terry Johnson took this photo in Southern California. He enjoys taking pictures and likes this photo because of the action of the waves and the sailboat in the background.