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No new building again USU Eastern was the only institution of higher education snubbed by the legislature in terms of buildings and/or one-time funding. Administrators hoped for the long-standing request for an art and education building to replace its music and theatre buildings that are listed as some of the state’s most dangerous in terms of how much their structures have decayed. In a combined statement by USU Eastern theatre instructors Grady McEvoy and Dr. Corey Ewan, they wrote, “It is always disheartening that we are constantly overlooked. It would be helpful if they would even give us planning funds to truly get the process started and allow us to formulate a concise plan of attack. Given where we are now, it is unlikely we will be considered until the college enrollment doubles, we find external funds to help match or at least incentivize the legislature to look our way, and we can show community support via fund raising and outcry. “We struggle competing with other institutions because we have so little to offer in terms of money. We have a great deal to offer in terms of opportunity, quality, potential and program advancement given the merger with USU. The powers that be, apparently do not consider quality, potential or opportunity in the funding process. They will always rely on numbers and the bottom line. Our institutional numbers look like growth is happening but we are still struggling compared to others around the state. Perhaps part of our struggle is the fact that our facilities are constantly in the news about how run down and poor they are. “Yes, these facilities need to be replaced; however the work we do is outstanding and we will continue to do what we do best. Produce theatre at the highest level possible given the resources we have. The one thing which may change this would be complete failure of the Geary Facility and according to the state experts, it is not that unlikely that we would lose the Music building and/or the Geary Theatre in a natural disaster situation. We can only hope no one is in the building.” The legislature agreed to fund seven buildings and a land purchase in its state-funded building projects. This included a $31.6 million Davis classroom building for Weber State University in Layton. The 110,000-square-foot building will add 30 classrooms, essentially doubling Weber¹s Layton campus. They agreed to provide $25 million for a State Hospital consolidation, $14 million for a USU Business Building Addition, $10 million for a Tooele Applied Tech college campus, $12.8 million for a Washington County Veteran¹s Nursing Home and a Utah County Nursing Home, $5 million for an Archives and DATC Warehouse and $3 million for Salt Lake Community College Herriman land purchase. This totaled $101,216 million. Lawmakers offered bonds for several state building projects, including the U of U South Jordan Hospital which will be purchased for $66 million, U of U Healthcare Medical Service Building $25.9 million, U of U Athletic Center expansion $20 million, and U of U Ambulatory see Snubbed page 6

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Eagle staff rules at UPA As USU-CEU’s Eagle newspaper was officially inducted into the Utah Press Association this past year, its presence was felt immediately when the newspaper earned three first-place awards, three second-place awards and three third-place awards Saturday at the press association’s annual convention in St. George. Eagle Sports Editor David Osborn Jr. won first place for Best Sports Column for his “Next on the Tee” series. Second place went to the Emery County Progress’ Gary Arrington for his “Sports Stuff” columns. The Eagle won the Best Website

Design created by Les Bowen, former Eagle editor. The Emery County Progress won second. The final first place award brought mixed emotions to the staff. But, heck, a first place plaque is worth its weight in gold, right. The Eagle staff won Screw Up of the Year for the photo of a USUCEU student in a black T-shirt with the words “I have a Ph.D. ” printed on the front as he ate in the cafeteria. The Eagle’s Homecoming photo page brought the staff a second place finish in the Best Photo Page category with Mt. Pleasant’s The Pyramid earning see Eagle page 2

Eagle editors: Kelli Burke-Gabossi, Jessa Love Adams, David Osborne Jr., Mae Goss and Carlie Miller.

Truth in Tuition hearing

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USU-Eastern tuition set to go up 10% Kelli Burke-Gabossi senior editor k.burke@eagle.ceu.edu

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Jessica Lester, Casey Olsen, Thai Phi, Josiah Safley and Jonathon Watterson are students in Jon Krum’s biology 1620 class who participated in a service-learning activity over spring break. They went “bear denning” with the Department of Wildlife Resources personnel to check on vitality of a she bear and change the radio collar with one that had fresh batteries and was larger in size.

Bachelor’s in business available at USU-Eastern Kelli Burke-Gabossi senior editor k.burke@eagle.ceu.edu

Students can now obtain a bachelor’s degree in business at USU-Eastern. With a business degree, students can pursue business careers. “Business majors make it possible for students to gain employment by applying for a job with another company or create their own job,” stated Dan Allen, an associate professor in the management department at Huntsman School of Business for USU.

According to Allen, small businesses represent more than 99 percent of all employers. They provide 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs annually. They are 53 percent home-based and 3 percent franchises. They account for 97 percent of all U.S. exporters of goods. They produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms. Allen teaches general business courses: marketing principles, operations management fundamentals, marketing research and developing entrepreneurial competencies. He has owned several businesses before he became an educator.

All business students are required to take a core set of courses. For the business degree, students need the following classes: ACCT 2010, ACCT 2020, BUS 3110, BUS 3400, BUS 3500, BUS 3700, BUS 4880, ECON 1500, ECON 2010, ECON 3400, MATH 1050, MATH 1100, MHR 2050, MIS 2100, MIS 2200, PSY 1010, SOC 1010 and STAT 2300. “We would like to encourage more business majors to stay here and get four-year degrees. Students who have enjoyed the many advantages of CEU may continue their business education

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1,300 elementary students learn biology 1010 Kelli Burke-Gabossi senior editor k.burke@eagle.ceu.edu

Think how cool it would have been when you were in elementary school to see, smell and touch actual body parts of humans and animals. Students in the Carbon School District elementary schools got to do just that, thanks to USU-CEU biology associate professor Tyson Chappell, Ph.D. Chappell took some of his students to all Carbon District elementary schools for the USU Eastern Elementary Biological Science Exploration from March 7 – 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. While Jon Krum, Ph.D., had the original idea, Chappell planned the event. He has taught at the see Biology page 6

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Women’s Conference set for April 1 Life coach Connie Sokol and Salt Lake Community College President Cynthia Bioteau will keynote USU-CEU’s 32nd annual Women’s Conference from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1 in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. Theme for the conference is “Movers and Shakers” and it features 12 workshops on topics applicable to today’s women. The workshops include “Looking Better, Feeling Better” by Dr.

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Kelton Wells shows a group of elementary students what a human brain looks like.

Karen Ra d ley, “Living a Gluten-Free Diet” by Sh a n ny Wilson, “Death by Chocolate” by Jeanette P a r k e r, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau “Canning 1010: Your Garden in a Jar” by Colleen Marsing, “Quilting 1010” by Jan Guptill, “Sleep… What’s That” by Nataniel Woodward, “Movers and Shakers in Politics” by Laurie Pitchforth and Christine Watkins, “Getting Organized When You Don’t Have Time” by Carol Sokol, “Wills and Trusts for Women” by Christian

Bryner, “Cooking Greek: Baklava” by Pam Cha and “Herbal Gardening” by Hillary Gordon and Tammy Hansen. The morning keynote is Dr. Bioteau who has served as president and CEO of SLCC since 2005, the first woman to hold the position. She has over 35 years in the education, mental health and business fields and has converged the expertise and attributes of all three into her passion for accessible and critical education for all community members. She created the Women’s Business Institute at SLCC to provide programmatic and financial support to women entrepreneurs.  In 2010 she received the YWCA’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Education, the Salt Lake Chamber’s Athena Award and was recently named by the Utah

Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Utah. Presid ent Bioteau is known Carol Sokol for her passion for positioning the community college at the core of economic and workforce development and building partnerships with business, industry, education, community and governmental agencies. Her experience as an educator and administrator has helped her serve in educational, mental health and community-

Students continue to have to reach deeper into their pockets as the burden of paying for higher education shifts from mostly state support to student support. At USUCEU, tuition and fees will go up almost 10 percent for the 2011-12 academic year. Chancellor Joe Peterson consulted USU-Eastern students about the components of student costs at the Truth in Tuition hearing on Wednesday, March 16 from 2:30 to 3 p.m. The legislature made a 2 percent cut to higher education this year. “We’re going to have to make painful reductions. And we don’t know yet what they will be or where they will be,” stated Peterson. Among the main discussions were tier-one increases where the board of regents approves a percentage common to all institutions. The increase is projected to be five percent in Utah. Tier-two increases are proposed by the institution. They vary by institution and are projected to be four percent for USU (including USU-CEU) Last year, general student fees were $200 per semester. They are estimated to increase to $225 per term. Peterson explained reasoning for tuition increases, as well. The college receives tax money from the state and tuition dues from students. The ratio for USU-Eastern is approximately 20 percent tuition costs, 80 percent taxes. This means that for every one dollar a student pays in tuition, the state contributes four dollars. According to Peterson, this ratio of state funding is the highest in Utah. Last year, tuition increased 8.9 percent. It will increase 9.7 percent this year. These numbers are not unusual compared to other universities and colleges around the state. Peterson mentioned that see Tuition page 6

based institutions throughout the eastern U.S., most recently in North Carolina. She has addressed national audiences on the importance of community colleges to regional and national economic development and recovery at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Labor. Among her many professional honors, Dr. Bioteau received the 2002 Boston Public Schools Higher Education Partnership Service Award and the 2001 Outstanding Developmental Program in New England Award.  Her contemporary publications include: Critical Transformations: Essays of Voice for Nontraditional Adult Learners; Beyond the Open Gate: Influences on Student Success; The Community College as a Catalyst for Change; Creating the see Conference page 6

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third and Sanpete Messenger earning first. In the Best News Photograph division, The Eagle won second place for Scott Frederick’s team photo of the men’s basketball team winning the SWAC championship with the heading “45-year drought ends.” Funeral photos of a fallen coach and a veteran won first for Tremonton’s The Leader and third for the Sanpete Messenger. A second place awa rd for Best Feature Series was won by The Eagle staff for its “‘Sweeney’ scheduled to please audiences” series. First

March 24, 2011 place was won by The Leader for its series on “The Great Salt Lake” and third was won by Southern Utah News for “Potter’s Pond evolves into Jackson Reservoir.” Eagle photographer Jessa Love Adams won third place for Best Sports Photograph for a volleyball photo. The Leader took second and third place for a football and basketball photo. The USU-CEU Eagle staff won third place for Best Sports Page for their SWAC conference pages. The Manti Pyramid won first and Sanpete Messenger won second place in this category. The Eagle staff placed third overall for Best News Series on the “Stench in the SAC.” The Sanpete Messen-

ger placed second with a series on “Top Stop defendants ask for dismissal from lawsuit” and first place was won by Southern Utah News’ series on “Deputy Harris shot and killed: four-day manhunt ends early Monday morning.” “The best part about winning any award in the UPA contest is that USU-CEU students compete against professionals in the journalism field. Kudos to The Eagle staff,” adviser Susan Polster, Ph.D., said. The newspaper was judged on issues from spring 2010 with Erin Page serving as editor; and fall 2010 with Mae Goss and Kelli Burke-Gabossi serving as editors. The Eagle was judged in group one of the four news-

paper categories that includes all weeklies. The dailies are judged in the fifth category. Group one includes newspapers up to 2,500 in circulation. The college newspapers that are part of UPA include Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah State University and USU-CEU. The Utah Press Association was created in 1893 to represent Utah’s publishers. The organization is Utah’s oldest trade association. The Eagle staff thanks Rick Shaw of the Sun Advocate who paid $1,000 to sponsor them in UPA. Without his help, the staff could not have been as successful.

Battle of the bands 2011

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Levi Howa, formerly of Price, was part of the band Snap Whistle Scream which won the Battle of the Bands and $500. Second place went to Mark Swink of Price and third Ember Ridge of Orem.


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The tale of Abraham Lincoln, emotions and social chaos As a species, humans are very sociable. We require contact from others of our kind in order to survive in a somewhat stable universe. Whether it be a hug, a handshake, a smile or even a wink, these forms of communication are vital to social stability. Without communication, chaos ensues or something goes terribly wrong. Even with constant communication, we have “bad” and “lost” versions of this societal building block. I n Joh n Cleese’s documentary series “The Human Face,” he explores facial expressions and how they relate to social status, viewpoints editor cultural traits and comc.miller@eagle.ceu.edu munication. As society

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changes, we adapt by, among other things, changing how we communicate, but sometimes we do not and issues arise. Cleese presents the idea that “road rage” is one such problem. He discusses how, even when we are not aware of it, we are communicating constantly with our facial expressions. When one passerby bumps into another, they say their apologies or the simple facial expression given is enough of one. When the automobile was invented, drivers lost subtle forms of communication through quiet words and facial expressions. When one driver upsets another, he cannot verbally apologize or give the “I’m sorry” look so the other driver knows he did not purposely commit the offending action. Because of this, the other driver may easily take offense and will come to the conclusion that the upsetting driver did it on purpose, just to make him angry. Today, little has changed since a driver’s only form of communication is his car horn and a wave of his hand; both are insufficient and so “road rage” remains present in our society. So what does Abraham Lincoln have in common with “road rage”? Nothing, but he is in the conversation about this

next form of communication that helps to prevent miscommunication on the Internet. Emoticons. You either loathe them or use them profusely. A quick background explanation before we continue. Emoticons (the combination of the words “emotion” and “icon”) are a form of communication called glyphs, which are visual representations of characters that cannot be spoken and are created using present keystrokes. Emoticons have been around since the late 1800s when many were trying to come up with ways of putting more emotion into text. The first known emoticons published were from Puck Magazine and were symbols for the emotions of melancholy, indifference, astonishment, and joy. They were made popular by Scott Fahlman, a Carnegie Mellon University professor, in 1982 with a simple “smiley face” on an online message board (though the “smiley face” was invented in the 1960s, it was not used as part of text communication). Since that time, emoticons have been used frequently online and in texting to insert certain feelings that cannot be see Emoticons page 6

Prisoners of the mind: a SAD story Indecision, anxiety and fear. These are the three constants of people that suffer Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), a disorder that causes intense fear and anxiety when exposed to social situations. According to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, over 15 million Americans have SAD, making it one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the country. SAD is believed to start at birth with 7 percent of the population being born with it in a year. The statistics rise even higher if either parent have any mental disorders. Those who suffer from SAD are actually terrified of other people (with the

Cassidy Scovill staff writer c.scovill@eagle.ceu.edu

Lying: a way of life Henry Rudolph

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USU-CEU becomes USU-Eastern Tadd Mecham

guest writer

Two monkeys walk into a bar, both equipped with twin-barrel shotguns and the ability to shoot bullets out of their flaming fists… See what just happened? This is called lying. Monkeys aren’t allowed into bars, nor do they have the ability to purchase firearms or shoot bullets out of non-existent flaming fists. Though lying is a common occurrence among our society today, for the sake of a joke or to avoid offending our girlfriends, it has also become a matter of survival in our competitive, animalistic world. Before dismissing this as the banter of an angry college student, understand there is a method for the madness expressed here. How often have fellow students lied to a professor in order to turn in an assignment late? How often does a fellow co-worker slander another in order to achieve a higher prestige, or consideration for promotion, reward, recognition or funding? As high school students, we ignored these happenings by calling it “high school drama.” We are desperately hoping to escape the backbiting, two-faced encounters, and for lack of a better word, drama in this world after receiving that document saying you are of average intelligence (a high school diploma). However, the incidents do not evaporate, nor do they decrease. They instead become what we now refer to as politics. Not politics in the sense of health care, capitalism or any other governmental concern, but in the simple sense that in order to get anywhere in life, one must “play the games.” In order for someone to be cast in a play, they must become friends with the director/ producer and brown nose, regardless of talent.

exceptions of a small amount of close friends), making any social situation that involves strangers an anxiety-filled nightmare. What makes a person with SAD tick: A near constant barrage of internal thoughts confusing issues and making them far less likely to ever actually interact fluidly with another person. The fear of being judged by strangers prevents them from ever interacting with another human being without being constantly self-conscious. Suffering from SAD stretches beyond anxiety attacks and an incredible fear of all things involving other human beings. It also affects careers; according to a Social Anxiety Center, 31 percent of SAD sufferers actually maintain full-time employment when compared to 54 percent of people without psychiatric disorders. They are more likely to have poor grades and are also more likely to drop out of school. There are methods of getting help with SAD. Unfortunately, the nature of SAD can and will prevent people from seeking help. Therapists can help treat SAD, but being as SAD is the

staff writer t.mecham@eagle.ceu.edu It seems lately, we’ve all been a little confused about what students are supposed to call our college since the merger with Utah State University. Everyone has just become so accustomed to the usual College of Eastern Utah title. For a while now, the new name seemed to be set on Utah State University- College of Eastern Utah, and everyone was fine and dandy. Unfortunately, due to some recent discoveries, this name is not going to work; at least the acronym definitely will not work.

See, if the hyphen in USU-CEU is slightly rearranged, it becomes USUC-EU. Or “You Suck EU.” With two hyphens, the very name of the school heckles itself. This situation was somewhat unavoidable since not many people could foresee that the slandering of the name was possible in such an easy way. The situation is also pretty funny, so no one should feel guilty if they had themselves a little chuckle. I know I did. With U-SUC-EU making its presence known, the problem of an improved school name was brought back to square one. Fortunately, a new name has been chosen.

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Marriage: making big decisions Life is full of choices: small choices, big choices, insignificant choices and choices that change your life. I don’t know about most people, but after that “most important” decision, I pretty much figured Henry and I would just always be on the same page for the rest of our lives. I mean, that’s why we married each other, right? So it’s been a pretty strange experience for me over the last 9 months. I’ve realized that a lot of the things I thought I had decided have needed to be compromised. Just so we’re clear, I don’t mean compromising as a bad thing. I’ve discovered that many of the things I thought I wanted aren’t the best things for me or for my marriage. For example, since I was 12, I’ve known I wanted

kids as soon as I got married. I’m talking honeymoon babies. But with Henry’s help, I’ve realized that children

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Jenna Rae Rudolph staff writer j.rudolph@eagle.ceu.edu

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Letter to the editor The art of the pre-emptive no

Okay, while the title might seem like an oxymoron, it is possible to say “no” to a date without ever being asked; but, going back to my previous article, “Why in the good Hell would you ever want to!?” Throughout my dating experiences, I’ve come up with a few key ideas to help ladies with the pre-emptive no. First Key Idea- When you don’t want to be asked out, do something disgusting in front of the guy. Some of the things I’ve seen are: no showering, no deodorant, don’t do your hair, don’t do your makeup, pick your nose (even though 99.9% of us do it), or my personal favorite, eat a can of beans the day before and be a stink-pot in class. While some of these things seem really silly, they do work. Next Key Idea- Swear like a sailor. I know in my travels, one of the main things I’ve noticed is that we’ve lost the femininity in the better sex (women). So many of our beautiful women today strive to be like men, why? There isn’t that much to men: sex, food, beer and sex. (Yes, ladies all men love beer. I don’t care what his personal religious affiliation is, it’s bred into us). Men--(not boys)-are looking for a woman to compliment them in their life. If you’re swearing like a sailor and acting like a man; why would any self-respecting

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The Eagle — The Voice of the Students is an awardwinning, school-sponsored student newspaper, published bi-weekly fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays) at College of Eastern Utah (CEU). A complete list of publication dates can be found online. • Distribution - The Eagle is distributed in all nonresidential buildings on the Price, UT campus, as well as at the LDS Institute of Religion. • Content - Eagle editors and staff are CEU students and are solely responsible for the newspaper’s content. Opinions expressed in The Eagle do not necessarily represent those of CEU, its staff or students. Columns & letters are the personal opinions of the individual writer. Funding comes from advertising revenues and a dedicated student fee administered by the Eastern Utah Student Association (EUSA). Information concerning advertising rates is available by e-mail at ads@eagle.ceu.edu or in the advertising section of The Eagle Online. • Ordering The Eagle - Subscriptions must be prepaid. Forward all subscription correspondence, including change of address to the adviser, Dr. Susan Polster via e-mail to susan.polster@ceu.edu or mail care of The Eagle. The first issue is free, others 50 cents. • Submissions - We welcome comments, complaints, suggestions and recommendations. Send letters to the editor to articles@eagle.ceu.edu. All submissions must be received in The Eagle office no later than 5 p.m. the Friday prior to publication. All submissions become property of The Eagle and cannot be returned. All letters must be signed by the author(s). Also include contact information (telephone or address). No anonymous letters will be printed.

Mae Goss editor in chief m.goss@eagle.ceu.edu Kelli Burke-Gabossi senior editor k.burke@eagle.ceu.edu David Osborne Jr. sports editor d.osborne@eagle.ceu.edu Carlie Miller viewpoints editor c.miller@eagle.ceu.edu Jessa Adams photography editor j.adams@eagle.ceu.edu Dr. Susan A. Polster faculty adviser susan.polster@ceu.edu artist/cartoonist Megan Roach m.roach@eagle.ceu.edu

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Gallery East features 50 years of Shakespeare

photos courtesy of Gallery East

Photos taken from the play featured in the Shakespeare festival throughout the years. Exhibit runs from March 16 through April 7.

USU Eastern—Gallery East presents We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On, an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Running from March 16 through April 7, this exhibit features photographs from years past and provides an educational history of the award-winning festival. This commemorative exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Utah Shakespearean Festival as seen through

the eyes of its artists, audiences, and community. From its beginnings in 1961, to an internationallyknown professional theatre company which received the 2000 Tony Award for “Outstanding Regional Theatre,” the Utah Shakespearean Festival has provided education, enrichment and entertainment for Utahns and thousands of visitors. The pieces in this traveling exhibit trace the evolu-

tion of this internationally-recognized theatre company. The exhibit features some thirty photographs documenting history of the festival and includes a number of images showing the colorful productions which have been produced on the festival. The title of the exhibit is taken from the character Prospero in The Tempest, and it suggests the kind of creativity and dramatic spirit that has fueled the work-

ings of the Utah Shakespearean Festival for decades. The images in the exhibit illustrate the many talented actors and participants in this widely enjoyed festival. Attendance at Gallery East is free and open to the public during the academic year from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays. Contact Noel Carmack at 435.613.5213 or e-mail at noel.carmack@ceu.edu for additional information.

New residential life coordinator is welcomed with open arms Kristen Zarucchi-Mize staff writer k.mize@eagle.ceu.edu

Blaney Hanvey has replaced John Haky as the residential life coordinator. She is excited to be working with the students living in the residence halls. She says it gives her an opportunity to see the different side of students, apart from how they run their academic lives. She heard about the position through the college website and applied in January. She graduated from CEU and wanted to return to a comfortable working place.

Hanvey thinks that since USU-Eastern is a smaller school, it provides a lot of opportunities to students and gives everyone a chance to be involved. She is looking forward to going to the resident hall activities to get to know students living there. Since she has started the new job, she has learned a lot about regulations and rules to make residential life run smoothly. All departments such as the housing directors and residential advisors have to work together in order to deal with the concerns of students. When she first started working here, Alex Herzog, Sharon Jones and the rest of the staff welcomed her with open arms. She said that the opportunity to call the previ-

ous residential life coordinator, John Haky, for any questions about her new position is available to her at all times. Hanvey has a master’s degree in student affairs and was a residential advisor at Southern Utah University’s campus, which she attended. She says that not a lot of students know her yet. She feels that because she came in half way through the year, students are already set in their routines. She added that she would like the students to know that they are welcome to come in to her office if they have any concerns or ideas. Her office is located on the second floor of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.

Book signing with author, James C. Wilson Mae Goss

editor in chief m.goss@eagle.ceu.edu

Signing will be on March 28 in the JLSC.

Who says life is fair? James C. Wilson, author of a book titled Who Says Life Is Fair?, knows all about the unfairness of life. Wilson has become friends with a devoted and loving father, whose relationships with his adult children are lost to him, but who leads a rich and rewarding life in spite of that fact. Wilson was intrigued by this man’s unique story and undertook to chronicle the drama of his life, as well as the uplifting victory he has had over misfortune and loss. He believes that there is no more important role in life than parenthood. Loren Temple, the father of the main character in Wilson’s book, believes the same thing. Temple’s marriage survived 20 years before it ended. However, he realized this after six years, when the realization hit him that it would never work out between him and his wife, as he felt like he was finishing raising his wife rather than being married to her. Though the marriage had

complications, both cared for their two children, unconditionally. Wilson said this book was written to, first of all, get on the record for all time what really happened and, secondly, as a contribution one life can have for the world. He has been writing for many years and has loved expressing himself with writing. Wilson started writing Who Says Life Is Fair? because, as the story goes for Temple, “There’s not too much worse that can happened to a person than to lose your children. But it doesn’t have to wreck your life.” As advice to aspiring writers, Wilson said to, “Keep at it! There can be some really mean people . . . criticism is a good thing, but brutality is not. Suck it up and tough it out.” In response to his book title, Wilson said, “No, it’s not. But none of that really matters as long as it’s possible to be happy.” His marriage is a successful one, with 15 happy years on the books and many more anticipated. Wilson will be selling his book on the USUEastern campus on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the JLSC. His book is also available on Amazon.com.

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Battle of the Bands: Attack at the BDAC VI

Kelton Wells guest writer

The sixth annual Battle of the Bands took place in the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center on the Price campus of USU-Eastern Saturday, March 19. The brain child of Associate Professor of Communication Troy Hunt, the Battle of the Bands is sponsored each spring by the campus radio station, 89.7 The Edge, and was cosponsored this year by Castle Valley Entertainment. Several community businesses were also responsible for the success of the event. “We had a wonderful outpouring from the community,” stated Hunt. “Numerous local businesses including A Cut Above Salon, Bicycle Works, Charlie’s Pawn, Lee’s Music, Marsha’s Sammich Shop, Price Floral Group, Skin Ink Tattoo, and Supreme Auto Center all provided support in the form of cash and material donations

to 89.7 The Edge.” This year saw, for the first time, the participation of 11 bands (the event is normally limited to 10), and also for the first time, the participation of a solo artist, Mark Swink. Each band is allowed to play a 15-minute set and are then judged based on the following criteria: overall presentation, artistic impression, talent and musical expertise, overall sound and mix, visual presentation, crowd response and adherence to time constraints. This year’s four-member judging panel was comprised of Carl Potter, Tammy Erikson, Mallery Dunn from Mornings with Mallery on KRPX The Peak and Jordan Buscarini from Drive Time Sports on KOAL. Winners at this year’s battle were First Place, Snap Whistle Scream; Second Place, Mark Swink; and Third Place, Ember Ridge. The winners received $500, $300, and $200 prizes respectively. see Battle photos page 2

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Final theater performance

The Odd Couple

Mae Goss

editor in chief m.goss@eagle.ceu.edu As the semester enters its final weeks toward the end, the Geary Theater will have its last play of the season produced in it: The Odd Couple. Director Todd Olsen said he chose this play because you can’t go wrong with Neil Simon, playwright. There are two versions to this play, female and male, and he chose to do the male version because the female version didn’t have, “as strong of a script. The comedy seemed more forced.” A basic story line of The Odd Couple is it opens with a weekly poker game in motion. There is one player who is missing, Felix Unger, and the other players are worried about him. He finally shows up and tells the group that his wife has kicked him out of his apartment and he doesn’t have anywhere to go. One of the group members, Oscar Madison, offers Felix to stay with him. The conflict comes when Felix, a headstrong clean-freak, finds that Oscar is a very messy person. Throughout the play, they must learn to live outside of their shells.

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Photos (L-R) TJ Revas plays Oscar Madison and Wilford Woodruff plays Felix Unger. Playing cards are: Jared Clark, Scott Westwood, Andrew Mahlick, Woodruff, Troyal George and Revas. The Odd Couple opens March 31 and runs through April 5.

The moral of the story could be said to make good on your promises, Olsen said. All of the characters are well rounded, Olsen said, though he, himself, identifies with Felix more.

Olsen said the cast is strong and that they’re doing well. “They have to make these characters live . . . The biggest challenge is maintaining the pace that is mapped out.”

“The audience should just have a good time, sit back and let it happen,” Olsen said. “Theater enriches life. Theater gives ultimate ability to connect to the world.” The cast consists of Scott Westwood, Andrew Mahalik, Jared

Clark, Troyal George, TJ Revas, Wilford Woodruff, Lisha Michel and Bethany Gilmour Woodruff. The stage manager is Anne Morey. The technical crew consists of Grady McEvoy, Scott Westwood, Diana Cox, Seth Burgess, Scott

Zaborski, Trent Kinney, Leisl Cope, Jamin Smith and Shala Jo Pitchforth. The play will run March 31, April 1, 2, 4, 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sat. at 2 p.m.

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in her favor. Her parents TJ and Heidi Nunley were given an editor in chief option to do chemotherapy or keep a close watch on m.goss@eagle.ceu.edu it.  With the influence of their doctors, they opted out For one who does so much for the students of USU- of chemotherapy at this point.  Eastern and the Price community, a local woman has Hailie seemed to be doing great, but at 17 months gone over and above, once again. Becky Archibald, of age, doctors found that the cancer had come back in during the cosmetology department’s annual Locks of the same place in her kidney.  They had it completely Love drive, cut off and donated 10 inches of her hair. removed and she started chemotherapy and radiation Her story revolves around Air Temp Heating, to keep the cancer gone.  whose owner does the maintenance and repairs for She had six treatments of radiation and went the college dining services. Archibald found out, through 25 weeks of chemotherapy.  Her last chemo through the past year and a half that the owner, TJ treatment was two weeks before her second birthday.  Nunley, has a young daughter, Hailie, who has been She continues to go to Primary Children’s Hospibattling cancer for the second time. She asked him if tal to make sure the cancer stays gone and so far, so it would be okay to donate her hair in honor of Hailie. good.  She is now a very healthy three and half year “Nunley said he would be honored if I would,” old who loves life.  Archibald said. “I cut my hair to celebrate Hailie’s victory with Hailie was first diagnosed with a wilms tumor cancer; so her story could be told and maybe strengthen (kidney cancer) the day before she turned six months another child,” Archibald said. old March 28, 2008.  Locks of Love is based in Florida and makes wigs After a few days of tests, she had her right kidney for people with cancer or health reasons and have removed at Primary Children’s Medical Center.  lost their hair. USU-Eastern donated 900 inches of Since she was so young, everyone felt the odds were hair this year.

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From Scotland Aberdeen, Bethany Rose GilmourWoodruff was born to a family of seven siblings. She is the middle child with two brothers and three sisters. Both of her parents are high school teachers. Her passed away three years ago. She remembers her dad as the normal dad. “He was quite strict.” “Although he was strict, we still knew he loved us,” Gilmour said. She said her mother is very pretty and the strongest person she has ever met. She had a busy childhood. There was always something to do with the family. She was looked after well and taught right from wrong. She was allowed to learn from her mistakes. Gilmour has always dreamt of coming to America. She wanted to go to Brigham Young University because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ran it and they had high standards. She always wants to be around people or places that makes her better than she is. She is a member of the LDS Churh, the only member of the church in her high school of 3,000 students. She had never heard of Price, Utah. She heard of the school through Brandt Peacock who was a USU-Eastern Ambassador and served his LDS mission in her ward in Scotland. She was nervous, but excited to come to USU-Eastern. The thought of coming to America and college overwhelmed her. She saw USU-CEU as the stepping-stone to other schools. Finally she landed in Price, Utah. Those she met have treated her really nice. And she soon began to like it. She said as compared to when she came, student activity and involvement has increased a lot. At first she wanted to keep to herself, but at the same time wanted to put herself our there. After a while, she met Wilford Woodruff who helped her figure out the American coins. She said unlike many guys, he was himself around her. It was obvious he was not trying to impress her. “Willy,” she said was the first guy she was intrigued by.” They became friends and began dating. “I was 18 at that time and afraid he would marry me. But if I let him go, I was afraid I wouldn’t find a guy like him,” she said. After careful thoughts and prayer, she realized she was being selfish. They dated for six months until they were engaged and married four months later. She said, “Married life is not what I expected. It is not all hunky-dory. But I won’t change it because there

are many moments that make it worth it.” She has learned a lot about herself and where she wants to be since she got married. Gilmour said Woodruff is reliable and serviceable. “He serves me all the time. He cooks and cleans a lot,” she added. Gilmour wants to major in theater. She started to dance and sing when she was 9. She has always loved to act and sing when she was in elementary school. Her mother is her inspiration. She also sings. She believes she has realized her talent at USUEastern. “Because it is a small school, my teachers see my potential and are willing to work with me.” She is sensitive and wears her heart on her sleeves. She has found ways of expressing her emotions in plays. She said she channels her emotions and feelings into her roles. She finds the ways in which she and the characters she plays are the same and that helps her act the part well. Acting is an art she has discovered and appreciated. It allows her to be creative. It is her way of venting and relieving stress. Gilmour believes she has earned some roles, not because she is the best, but probably because her teachers see in her something she does not. She believes her nationality and the perspective she brings also accounts for the parts she earned in many plays. “I read scripts with a different perspective that others may not.” Acting has helped in her maturity. She said it has given her a chance to grow and feel she is forever progressing. She hopes to act on Broadway and in Hollywood some day. Gilmour said if she does not have kids in the next five years, she would be acting and working. She thinks this time is her prime time to act and to gain experience. Someday she wants to teach drama at either high school or university level. Like everyone, there are things she wishes she had done differently and one is how serious she took her classes. Although she did not fail, she wishes she had been a little more serious. Todd Olsen said he is inspired by her decision to leave her country to go to school in America. He said, Gilmour is one of the most genuine people he has met. “She is what she is; she does not pretend.” He said she has a lot of potential and has not even considered many of them yet. “Gilmour has earned the roles she has played because of the role choices she makes, and she is good...She always surprises me.” Gilmour believes that life is not all about you. It is about others. She said she has learned from her experience that giving more to others brings more to you.


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Boys & Girls Club provides safe environment for teens Valeria Moncada staff writer v.moncada@eagle.ceu.edu

The Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County is an after school and summer program for ages 6 to 18. The club’s main purpose is to provide a safe place for students to be that is fun and where they can just go to be a kid. The club in Price is a program for teens, currently open and serving students 13 to 18 years old. “Although, we do hope that in the next couple years we can add the 6-12 year olds to our daily programming,” said McKell Warburton, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County. Warburton has been working for the Boys & Girls Club for the past 7 years. Before coming to Price, she worked in Ogden for the Weber-Davis Boys and Girls Club. “When they opened the position here, I applied because one, I love the program; but two, it was the next step for me. I grew up in this area. I knew that there was a need for a positive place for teens, something that they could call their own, something that would keep them away from the things that show up in small towns sometimes,” she said. Warburton wanted to get back home, but she really wanted to help the kids. “I love working with kids, especially the teen population. There wasn’t a lot here and there still isn’t a lot here, but it’s something to keep them busy, I’m excited the Club is here and is open to

them, grateful to get the program up and running and continuing to keep it stable for them,” said Warburton. The Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County has been open since Aug. 30, 2010. Although it is new, the preplanning has been in the works for the last three years. Some clubs across the United States have been around for 50+ years. “I am excited to work on an organization that will last a really long time,” said Warburton. There are 49 members in the Club as of now; there is a goal set to have 100 teens registered into the Club by the end of the school year or even over the summer months. “We have a lot of volunteer opportunities and we love our partnership with the Sun Center at the college. We really rely a lot on volunteers,” Warburton said. If anyone is interested they can contact her at 435-613-5766 or e-mail at bgcccmw@gmail.com. Applicants must complete an application form, background check and interview. “We have to make sure that everyone is screened and safe to be around the kids. We also work with their current schedules and are

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otherwise, but by lengthy description. Take for instance, the phrase “How are you?” If it contains the emoticon “:)” for “smile” or “:D” for “big smile” suggests a friendly question while “:(“ for “frown” or “:O” for “sad” and “shock” denote concern for the receiver’s wellbeing. Though I do not use emoticons often, I can see the benefits of using them in certain situations to promote accurate communication. An interesting note on emoticons, according to the May 2010 issue of National Geographic Magazine, cultural differences are pronounced in these simple figures. The article “Say it with Parentheses” compares eastern (Asian) emoticons with western (Europe, U.S.) emoticons. The eastern symbols focus on the eyes (ex: sad is “(;_;)”) while the western versions are “bigmouthed” (ex: sad is “:(“) this shows what features each culture considers most important to facial communication. Also, some suggest that the sideways forms of the west is due to the efficiency of typing the emoticon compared to the more elaborate eastern emoticon, meaning that westerners are more in a hurry and that time is a bigger factor in the west. Now we come to the part about Lincoln. In 2009, The New York Times discovered something very peculiar in their transcript of a speech given by Lincoln in 1862. The

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man want you? Third and final Key Idea- Don’t act like yourself. Men--(not boys)--can tell when a woman is faking something, (Yes, I just went there). One of my biggest pet peeves is when people try to be someone else around a group of people to gain acceptance. Men don’t want to be around fake people; men don’t want to play games.

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Mosaic of Community Literacy; and Gateways to Empowerment. The accomplishments Bioteau values most are the two adult children she shares with her husband of 37 years.  Together they enjoy family, fly-fishing, kayaking, hiking and gardening.

The afternoon speaker is Sokol, a national presenter, author and Internet radio host of “LIFEChange Live!” She is best known for helping women create and live balanced and beautiful lives. A regular columnist for the Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine, she is a former host of “Ask a Woman” for Bonneville Communications and TV

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controversial text was, “…you being here yourselves, (applause and laughter ;) and I offer…” see anything unusual? Imbedded in the line is what looks like the emoticon for smiling and winking (“;)”). At first, many thought it was simply a typo, but Vincent Golden, of the American Antiquarian Society, said, “At that time, type was still set piece by piece. So the typesetter would have had to pick up the semicolon and set it in the line then pick up the closed bracket and set it next. My gut feeling is it wasn’t a typo.” Others agreed, saying it would be easier to leave something out than to accidentally add a typo. Still, there are those on the other side of the debate who claim that the printer was running out of brackets (which are used frequently throughout the article) and had to use parentheses while others say it was a typo because the printer mistakenly switched the places of the semi-colon and the parentheses. Though we may dislike emoticons or take them for granted, they are an important part of our society as we adapt to the world of new technology and communication, they are like a whispered apology or a look of contrition for those interacting with people a room or a half a world away. And what of Lincoln? Did the printer of that 1862 address create the first emoticon or was it a simple mistake? The debate rages on, but there is one thing for sure, Lincoln will always be tied to emoticons by at least one string, this: “=]:-)=”. The great man himself is summarized into his own simple emoticon.

If you find yourself at home on a Friday night without a date; maybe, just maybe, you’re doing one of the 3 Key Ideas of the pre-emptive no. Let’s go over them again for all my hard of learning friends; If you don’t want a date: 1. Have no Hygiene. 2. Act like a drunken red-neck and drop the “F” bomb every other word. 3. Have no self respect for who you are. There are 3 really key ideas that you can use when trying to get a guy not to ask you out. Just make sure you use them

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She admits that surpassing her passion for LIFEChange, she marinates in time spent with her family consisting of six children and eating decadent treats. Besides speaking at national and local professional and community conferences, she has taught at Utah Valley University’s continuing education, Thanksgiving Point’s LIFEChange series, Brigham Young University’s Education Week and Best of Especially for Youth. Cost of the conference is $20 and includes lunch. Register online at www.ceu.edu or send a check to USUCEU Women’s Conference, 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501. For information contact Dr. Susan Polster.

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elementary schools in previous years for his children’s grades. Krum thought that they should expand on this learning experience. Chappell and his anatomy assistants visited grades two through six for Castle Heights, Wellington, Creekview, and Sally Mauro Elementary schools. The first grade class from Castle Heights was also included in the workshop. “I thought that it would be much more beneficial to let small groups of students actually get to see and hold and unfortunately smell the science of anatomy and physiology up close. So each grade was broken down into four groups which then rotated through the

students, “We see you as partners. We are eager to do as good a job as we possibly can. We’re eager to save you and your families as much money as much as we can. We’re playing all the angles.”

tables for 15 minutes each,” Chappell said. USU Eastern students involved were: Trisha Larson, Kelton Wells, Corey Roberts, Daniel Quick, Hannah Lartey, Sheridan Hewitt, Miranda Gold, Kaitlyn Reaves, Laren Kulow, Julie Mathews, Kristie St. Pierre, Jennifer Chiara, Sarah Kenison, Kaitlin Reeves-Taylor and Tanner Hackney. They talked for five to six hours straight each day. “I’m happy we did it. It was a lot of work, but my students held strong,” stated Chappell. Four booths were set-up to display body parts: 1) human brain, sheep brain and cow eye; 2) elk heart, pig heart and sheep heart; 3) plastic torso model for the structure and function of the basic internal organs; and 4) plastic bones. Chappell’s students discussed the anatomy and physiology of certain organs as well as the different regions of the brain that are responsible for personality, higher cognitive processing, thoughts,

which are gender specific awareness programs; Triple Play, and other Sport, Fitness and Recreation activities to try to get its members to be active and healthy. The club tries to do a service project at least once a month. The goal is to teach students to give back to their community. There is also a games room or social recreation where they can relax and play all sorts of games. “We just want them to have fun and be kids. There is a lot of pressure, but it’s nice for them to relax and be kids while they are at club,” said Warburton. Any teen or child can participate. There is a $20 membership fee but the club will work with families if there is an issue in paying the fee. Anyone interested in registering for the club will need to complete an application. Applications are available at the following schools: Carbon High, Lighthouse Learning Center, Mont Harmon Junior High, Helper Junior High and Pinnacle Canyon Academy. They can also be found in the administrative office for the club which is located at the BDAC in RM 115. The club is held at Mont Harmon Junior High in room 115, Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. Transportation is available to and from the club each day. For more information please contact McKell at (435) 613-5766. “I’m excited to be here and appreciate the college and the students because they are so willing to work with us and what we do,” Warburton said.

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In order for a program to receive funding, they must develop connections with the authorities that dictate where the funding goes. In order for one to receive a promotion in a job, it may very well come down to who buys the drinks this weekend. It is life. Though we complain and dislike it, we know deep inside, that there isn’t a way to escape it. For instance, in our economy there is a better chance for someone to get a job if they have a connection in the company, rather than cracking open the classifieds and having an immaculate resume. As this is so common, we hardly think of it as politics or playing the game, but it is. To simplify, life is high school, exactly the same, excluding brick walls and mandatory physical education classes. So, to all of the readers that are great politicians, I salute you. To all of the people who are not, I sympathize. Those of us that are elitist and feel we are too enlightened to play into the hypocrisy, unfortunately, have some serious struggle ahead of us. Hopefully we are of the small numbers of people that are exceptional in whatever it is we wish to pursue. Otherwise, we better invest in some chap stick for the butt kissing we will need to do in order to survive.

wisely because more than just him maybe watching. In this article you saw me refer to the difference between a “man” and a “boy.” What makes a man is not the money he makes, the car he drives, or any other worldly possession. It’s the ability in our hearts to love our fellow man, or woman. That’s the measure of a man and the main difference between the two. One more thing is bothering me; people calling me names or telling me to shut my mouth. One of the most basic principles

host for “Standing Up.” She quips that with her left toe she wrote “Are You Ready for a LIFEChange?” and “Life is Too Short for One Hair Color,” as well as numerous talk tapes. She is president of LIFEChange, an online coaching program helping women.

that if enrollment decreases, money will decrease. As for academic scholarships, two-year scholarships will still be honored according to the original commitment. Peterson reassured

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open to volunteers coming in anywhere from one hour a week to several hours a week. If any students or community members are interested, we would love to have them,” Warburton said. The biggest accomplishment for the Boys & Girls Club is opening the doors, Warburton was hired in May 2010 and worked over the summer to promote and market the club. “Just getting doors open was a big thing for us,” she said. The daily programs are based off of five core areas: Character & Leadership, Education & C a r e e r, Health & Li fe Skills, the Arts & Sports and Fitness & Recreation. Every day the kids get at least one activity from several of these program areas. Every day it’s something new, something different. The club also provides tutors to help the students with school work during the daily Power Hour program. They provide a cooking club to teach basic cooking skills in case they are on their own. They also have art, photography, pottery, a drum circle and club tech, which teaches the basics of a computer. The club has WiseGuys and SmartGirls,

of freedom we have is free speech. Free speech is one of the things that separate us from places like Russia and China. Does it bother me that you don’t know me but call me names and tell me to shut my mouth? Yes. Will I call you names or tell you to shut your mouth? Never. I will protect your right to call me names all day and night. This is what America is all about; the freedom to have a different view without being wrong or right and the ability to express those views. So grow up. -James Justice

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are a long way off for me. We have a lot of things we’d like to do before committing 18 years to a new life. Besides, Eeyore is enough for us to handle right now. As it turns out, Henry knows as much about what’s good for us (and me) as I do, even though sometimes my ego doesn’t always want to admit it. So I’m trying really hard to be open minded about the plans I’ve always been kind of set on, like when Henry told me we should take a year off school and move to California. At first I was a bit mortified: another year of putting off school, another year before our bachelor’s degrees; this seemed like a very silly idea. But the more we talked about it, the more I understood that this was exactly what I wanted – time to chase my dreams with no strings attached. Henry knew this about me even as I was blinded by what I thought I wanted. The biggest decisions I’ve made in my married life have been very different than what I thought they would be, but just like the decision to spend my life with Henry, I am pleased and excited about all of them. dreams, the cortical areas responsible for our senses of touch, smell, vision, audition and more. The elementary students reacted positively for the most part. According to Chappell, a few students did not seem to enjoy the workshop; a small percentage became a little sick and light headed; only two threw up; and nobody fainted. There were about 1300 students in all that were able to participate in the demonstrations. “I hope they’ll be more interested in science. We hope we left a good impression. We’ve heard a lot of positive feedback.” They have received e-mails of thanks from parents. According to Chappell, the elementary students learned a lot. “They seemed really interested and asked really great questions.” Chappell expects next year’s subject to be chemistry or physics. They’d like to rotate the subject each year. It was a very positive way to spend spring break.

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The name of the school is now officially Utah State University-Eastern, or USU-Eastern. A name that both recognizes the new, while keeping in touch with its College of Eastern Utah roots. A name that I believe we can all be happy with. So there is no more need to wonder what exactly this college’s name is anymore. Everyone can sleep easy knowing that the merger didn’t strip the school of its identity and leave it nameless and confused. USU-Eastern is a fine name. And those that want to discover some hidden message lying within the new name are probably going to have to work a little harder and be much more creative.

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fear of interacting socially, it prevents many people from going down this road. So when therapy is not an option, people with SAD have two methods of seeking help: the first one being self-help books that will teach methods of overcoming SAD (teaching control of the over active thoughts); or there are several Internet forums created so people with SAD can work out their issues with other sufferers and experts without stress and anxiety. So the next time you’re scared of standing in front of that classroom, imagine how much worse it would be to feel like that any time you have to talk with a stranger.

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without leaving Price,” stated Allen. Most business courses are taught from USULogan and offered through interactive broadcast at the Price campus. Thanks to Allen, students have the chance to enroll in face-to-face interaction classes. Students interested in pursuing a business degree should speak with Dan Allred, the business adviser. Few students enroll in upper-division business classes on the Price campus. In the past, students have transferred to other colleges or universities around Utah to obtain their bachelor’s in business. Now students have the opportunity to stay. The goal is to see more students achieve their bachelor degrees from USU-Eastern. Opportunities are available constantly for students with business degrees. Allen noted that students will “have the ability to go as far as your ambition and your dedication to hard work is going to take you. There are a lot of employment opportunities in any of the areas. It provides a background for students to be prepared to step into good job opportunities.” It is no longer necessary to transfer to receive this four-year degree and studying at USU-Eastern is cost effective. “Business is really the prime source of employment. It’s oriented toward preparing you for a career,” Allen added.

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Care Complex parking $16.3 million. Utah Valley University can bond $40 million for a Student Wellness Building and $8 million for a parking structure. Snow College can bond $15.7 for student housing, WSU (Davis) classroom building $8.4 million, USU Athletics practice facility $7.5 million, Art Barn renovation $2.5 million and Farmington Courthouse $3.9 million. Division of Natural Resources Lee Kay Archery Center $2.3 million and UCAT Administration and Training Building $1.2 million for a total of $228 million. In one-time funding, $2 million was given to USU Animal Sciences, $50,000 for USU’s music department and $500,000 for Southern Utah’s Shakespeare Festival. The legislature approved consolidating funding for the U of U Health Sciences and added $2.3 million in one-time funds. Operating and maintenance funding was given to the U of U Business School Building, USU Agricultural Building, UVU Science/Health Science Building, Dixie State College¹s Centennial Commons and SLCC¹s Digital Design/Communications and Instructional/Administration Complex.

Students from Japan discuss their homeland after quake Kristen Zarucchi Mize staff writer

On March 11, 2011 the biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast, generating a tsunami that swept away everything in its path and killed at least 10,000 people. The earthquake had a magnitude of 9.0 and the Japanese National Police Agency has officially confirmed 8,805 deaths, 2,628 injured, and 12,664 people missing across eighteen prefectures. 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe structural damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse. Imagine all of this destruction and devastation going on in your home country; meanwhile you are attending school in another part of the world. This is the scary truth for a few students attending our college. Many of USU Eastern Japanese students have the daily fear of worrying about their family back in Japan. They wonder if they will be ok and they deal with the frustration of not being able to help their country. Yuko Watanabe, a student who attended CEU last year, remained in contact and provided information about her country during the events of the earthquake and tsunami in her country to one of her friends here in Utah. Her story will be in the next Eagle newspaper.


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Baseball starts slow, team wins two in Colorado

Photos: above: #4 Justin Ortin Sprints to first base during the last home baseball game. Right: Tory Ullibarri, a left-handed pitcher, throws during last week’s game.

Kris Sanford & Jordan Cunningham staff writers k.sanford@eagle.ceu.edu

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SU Eastern baseball team struggles in the first part of the season as they are tied for fourth place with Colorado Northwestern Community College. With a record of 2-10, the Eagles got their first two victories this past weekend which could turn around their losing streak. On March 4, USU Eastern played the College of Southern Idaho. The score was 1-14 with the only run being scored by the center-fielder, Craig Brinkerhoff, who went two for three with a triple. The Eagles struggled on the mound as they went through three pitching changes during the six-inning game. Kody Christofferson received the loss, giving up seven runs in the first two and one third innings. Collectively the team gave up 15 hits, 13 runs. The Eagles faced CSI for the second time on March 5th and were beat again, 1-8. Designated-hitter Rob Smith scored the Eagles only run. EU had another tough game,

with three hits and four errors. However their pitching improved from the previous game, allowing 10 hits and eight runs. Colby Tidwell pitched for three and one third innings, giving up six hits and five runs. Both Smith and Brinkerhoff went one for three with a double. Tyler Slesk went one for three with the only RBI for USU Eastern. In the first of four games against Western Nevada Community College, the Eagles lost 4-7. Colter Moore went 5 1/3 innings recording five strikeouts, giving up five hits, three runs and walking five batters. However, Moore received the loss. John Morgan, Anthony Gustin and Nuho Kraja finished the last two innings, giving up four runs. Slesk and Kort Christofferson both went one for three with a home run and two RBIs. USU Eastern suffered another tough loss against WN losing 154. Kody Christofferson went six innings, had five strikeouts, four walks and gave up eight runs recording the loss. Slesk leads the team with a batting average of .403, went three for four with two doubles, one single, scoring two runs. Slesk said “it’s nice to hit well even if we lose by 11.” Karja also hit well going

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This week’s Sports Editor’s Choice David Osborne Jr. sports editor d.osborne@eagle.ceu.edu

Game, after game, after game, it doesn’t get much better than this. March really is one of the most wonderful times of the year. With 16-college basketball games in one day makes it wonderful, not to mention the fact that if you don’t win, you go home. Buzzer beaters and Cinderella-story upsets make it a great time to watch a game, or two, perhaps three. Professional basketball continues

and is starting to come down to the wire to see who will go to the play-offs and who will miss the cut. Golf is in the middle of Florida right now and the new generation seems to be showing up on the leader board more often than not. Now, onto this edition of the sports editor’s choice. 5- Presidential pick In historical tradition, the president of the United States of America makes a March Madness bracket for both men’s and women’s college basketball teams. As president, Obama has a record of 1-1. He picked North Carolina

two for three with a double and an RBI. Brinkerhoff went two for four with a single and a home run. The Eagles struggled on the mound as they gave up 15 runs off 15 hits. It was the same story in the batter’s box, the Eagles went nine for 34. Game three of their four-game series was their best showing against Western Nevada, even though they lost 5-2. Kort Chistofferson pitched five innings, giving up four hits and three runs. He also recorded four strikeouts and walked three batters. Despite holding WNCC to three unearned runs through the fifth, Kort Christofferson received the loss. Kody Christofferson and Mason Hollingsworth both went two for three with one RBI. Hollingsworth also had a double and scored once. On March 12, USU Eastern got hammered in their fourth bout against WNCC losing 16-2. The Eagles pitching was less than satisfactory going through five pitchers in five innings. Jordan Hepworth received the loss, giving up five runs in the first two innings. Kody Christofferson went one for two with a double. Brinkerhoff and Slesk both went one for three with a single. Coach Scott Madsen was disap-

pointed after a four-loss weekend and hopes their hitting will improve. March 18-19, the Eagles played a four-game series against Colorado Northwestern. The games ended in a split, with two loses and two wins. The opening game against CNCC, the Eagles lost 8-4. However the Eagles out hit CNCC 11-9. The second game against CNCC, The Eagles pulled out their first conference win 13-9. Tory Ullibarri was the winning pitcher. He faced one

to win in 2009, and in 2010 picked Kansas, but Duke walked away with the trophy. Obama has picked that the National Championship will be between the number-one team in the tournament: Ohio State and Kansas. The prediction this year is that Kansas will win it all, and the Jayhawks will once again claim the title. 4- Ineligible and unacknowledged There are lots of rules when it comes to college football. Many things can make a player ineligible, to play and if they play while ineligible the coach is the person that gets in trouble because they should know what is going on with their players. The Ohio State Buckeyes had to suspend five of their players for the first five games of 2011 season. Now not only will they be without those players for the beginning of the season,

but they will be without their coach, Jim Tressel because he knew that those players had improperly taken benefits. In a statement by Tressel, he said, “Throughout the entire situation, my players and I have committed ourselves to facing our mistakes and growing from them; we can only do this successfully together.” 3- Lockout Players once again show absolutely how selfish they are by demanding more money and not recognizing that the rest of the world doesn’t make that much money. The players are complaining how owners want to give them a fixed salary rate which would keep players from making more money on the projected revenue growth of the NFL. I would just like to point out that these NFL players are going to make the rest of us suffer by not playing because they want

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Player Highlight

Name: Colby Tidwell Number: 27 Position: Right-handed pitcher Hometown: Las Vegas, NV. Major: undecided Hero: My brother Andy Something most people don’t know about you: I am Native American Favorite thing about CEU: My wife Favorite thing about baseball: Striking people out Plans after CEU: Finish school and have kids Favorite moment while playing baseball: When Rob ran over the catcher from Colorado

batter and allowed one hit. The Eagle’s offence produced 13 hits and 13 runs. The following day, game three; USU Eastern defeated CNCC for the second game in a row. This game was over after five innings due to the ten run rule. The final score was 12-2. He eagles produced on offence bringing in 12 runs with 9 hits. On defense they produced as well; Colby Tidwell was the winning pitcher he threw for 3.2 innings

to pull in a couple hundred thousand dollars more. So all of those blue collar cities that keep moving forward because they live based on their football teams like Detroit, will now shut down. Personally, I wish that these players were a little less selfish and a little more giving. 2- Who is number one? World rankings are based on money earned while playing in tournaments around the world; at least it is that way in golf. If you ask Tiger Woods, he says he is still number one. In an interview, when asked who was number one, Woods replied, “When I have my swing dialed in.” Then asked if he was referring to himself, he smiled and just gave a nod. Woods’ goal is to still break Arnold Palmer’s record for most major tournaments won. Woods believes that he can do this, even though he has

allowed three hits and two runs. In the fourth and final game the eagles were defeated 8-13 but once again out hit CNCC 11-6 This coming weekend the Eagles play at home against the number two team in the nation, Salt Lake Community College. “Splitting with CNCC was a low point in my life, so the only way to go from here is up,” said Kort Christofferson. It’s still early in the season so there is plenty of room for improvement.

not won a major tournament since 2009. 1- Time to go mad March Madness, need I say more? The tournament started, upsets have already been experienced, and of course, most games come down to the final seconds because nobody wants to go home quite yet. Many people are picking Ohio State to win the whole thing, but there are certainly many other teams that can take home the trophy. Most analysts have Ohio State, Kansas, Texas and Pittsburgh in the final four. Of course, those are only predictions and no one will know what will happen for sure until the games are played. Personally, I had the University of Connecticut against Pittsburgh for the National Championship. UConn wins by a final score of 63 to 57. Unfortunately that won’t happen since Pitt was knocked out early by Butler.

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March Madness underdogs

Missed free throws/threes at SWAC: a team who could’ve, would’ve, should’ve

David Osborne Jr.

Kris Sanford and Jordan Cunningham

sports editor d.osborne@eagle.ceu.edu

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#21 Bryant Crowder goes up for a shot against Salt Lake Community College during the SWAC tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho.

to breath.” Trevor Bamgartner also played 23 minutes with an injured foot. With both starting guards injured, the team had a rough time running offense. “It’s tough to win games when both starting guards are not 100 percent,” said Barton. On a more positive note, Mills signed with Chicago State University and received first team all-conference. Trevor Bamgartner and James Kinney received second team all-conference. Kinney also has several D- I offers. “I have a few schools talking to me, but still haven’t taken any official visits or signed with anyone.” Brady Hurst and Maxim Zakharov both received honorable mentions. Hurst was offered a full-ride scholarship to BYU Hawaii, along with Cameron Evans. Hurst said “I don’t really care that it is a D-2 school … it photo courte sy of Jessa Love Adams /The Eagle

USU Eastern’s Golden Eagles entered the Scenic West Athletic Conference conference tournament as the number-two seed. Even though Coach Brad Barton and his team were predicted to win the tournament, they lost their first game, eliminating them from play. However, many of Eastern players will move on to D-1 universities, or return to play for the Eagles for another promising year. The Eagles lost their final game of the season to Salt Lake Community College 86-72 in the quarterfinals of the SWAC tournament. Barton said, “We had a tough game and didn’t catch many breaks.” However, several players had a good season-ending game. Maxim Zakharov led the team in with 28 points and six rebounds and played all 40 minutes. Jonathan Mills followed with 13 points and 19 rebounds. Bryant Crowder also played well scoring nine points and bringing down seven rebounds. The Eagles faced a few obstacles that the Bruins did not have to worry about. James Kinney played the first half in a UFC sparring helmet to protect his broken jaw. Kinney said, “It was tough and hot playing in the helmet, but it was tougher playing with my jaw wired shut. It was hard

feels right and I’ll be in Hawaii for two years.” Aaron Hawk Harris signed with Northern Colorado University, where he will play for former CEU Head Coach Chris Craig. Bryant Crowder has signed with Southern Mississippi University. Coach Barton looks forward to hopefully having another successful year with a few new faces on the team and a couple returning athletes. He said, “It will be tough to replace the four solid bigs we are losing, but both Neveij Walters and Maxim Zakharov are returning and they are both first-class athletes.” Chase Flint is also returning after he attended in 20082009. Flint returns as a freshman because he was a medical redshirt with a broken elbow his first year, Coach Barton said, “Chase is a hard worker and one of the best people I know.” Overall the Golden Eagles had a successful season going 23-8. He said, “Overall our guys played well and I’m definitely proud of how they played and the season we had.” With it being coach Barton’s first season as a collegiate head coach, his results were well above expectations as the Eagles finished 10-5 with the second-best record in the conference. The SWAC boasts the two first place NJCAA winners: CSI for the men and North Idaho for the women.

How faithful should Utah fans be to sports? Trenton Kinney staff writer t.kinney@eagle.ceu.edu

If you have not heard, Brigham Young University is in the Sweet 16. I’m sure I didn’t need to tell you, I’m sure the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint membership has been updating you with every half of ball. With Jimmer leading the way, their season quickly became the “hot topic” in Utah.

I am not from Utah and honestly can say I hate BYU. I’ve been told I need to cheer for BYU though because I live in Utah...won’t happen. Why is this expected? I promise there are people who have been born and raised in Utah and won’t cheer for the Cougars. They are the Utah Ute fans. Is it expected for them to cheer for another Utah team, although they are rivals? So this got me thinking, if you live somewhere, do you have to root for the team in your state, no matter what? Before I begin, let me tell you some of my opinions about BYU. I like the Jimmer story and think he is a good college basketball player, but if I shot 50 times a game, I think I could have 40 points a game. Not to mention having him go to the NBA, can you say bust? When you have the games they had to get into the Sweet 16, it’s not to impressive.

Congratulations to the College of Southern Idaho men’s basketball team for winning the NJCAA tournament March 19 in Hutchinson, Kansas

CSI defeated Redlands 77-65 CSI defeated Tallahassee CC 77-65 CSI defeated Midland College 72-64 CSI’s Pierre Jackson MVP CSI’s Steve Gosar, Coach of the Tourney Season record: 32-4

Congratulations to the College of North Idaho women’s basketball team for winning the NJCAA tournament March 19 in Salina, Kansas

We will see how they do when they play a team that knows what defense is and who has more than 2,000 students enrolled. But that is not here, nor there. Sorry BYU fans. Back to the point of the article. When I hear BYU fans telling Utah fans they need to cheer for them because they live in the same state, I just shake my head. Come on guys, that’s like saying the Yankees and the Red Sox are in the AL East so cheer for one of them. You can’t cheer for those two teams just because they are in the same division. A better example for me is telling you if Oregon State was in the national championship, I would cheer for them, if you know me you know that it will never happen. The only Oregon team in my heart is the Ducks. If people want to make this rule about the same state cheering, then why doesn’t the baseball team and the scream team drive

to SLCC next year when they have games? Maybe that can bring the baseball team and the Scream Team closer. Being an opinionated writer, I’ve found a lot of people don’t share my same views. They complain about my opinion, and I know tons of people will disagree with me on this one. They’ll say the only reason I wrote this is because I don’t like BYU, or because I just want to stir up commotion. Which I hope to do. But before you say that just think BYU fans, if Utah was in and BYU was out, who would you be wanting to win? I bet 90 percent of you would love to see the Utes get beat. There are tons of factors that go into cheering for your team; family members, location, friends, where you go to school, etc. But the most important thing that makes your choice, is your heart, not where you live. GO VCU!

Lady Eagles have successful season Katie James Bigelow sports writer k.james@eagle.ceu.edu

Region 18 of the NJCAA Division-1 Scenic West Conference had a battle of games over weekend of March 3-5th. On March 3, Utah State University Eastern Lady Eagles put up an incredible fight with the Snow College Badgers. The see-saw game ended with the Lady Eagles’ down 63-59. Head Coach, Dave Paur said, “It was disappointing, I thought we were going to win. If anyone wanted to see a good basketball game, it was the game to watch.” The lead score was constantly changing possession. By halftime the Eagles led by five. “We were ahead by five at the half. Threes can break a team and they hit a few. The lea d

NIC defeated Georgia Perimeter 78-48 NIC defeated State Fair 66-38 CSI defeated Pensacola 90-75 NIC beat No. 3 Trinity Valley Community College of Texas in the championship game 90-81 Season record: 32-3 photo courtesy of Jessa Love Adams/The Eagle

changed seven times in the last 10 minutes so it was a great game. Anybody could have won it,” said Paur. Defense Coordinator, Dan Allen, said, “Our defense was solid through most of the game with the exception of the last few minutes. I thought that we got tired and missed some key shots when the game was on the line.” Paur said, “They hit a couple and we hit a couple. We had the last possession and didn’t hit our shots. We truly thought we could win and didn’t.” With 15-seconds left on the clock, the Eagles had the possession. Coach Paur called a time out and Offensive Coordinator, Adjalma Becheli, [Coach Vando] put in a special play. It came to crunch time. A missed shot allowed

Snow to get the rebound. In attempt to get the ball, the Eagles fouled. Snow went down and made two-foul shots putting them up by five in the last few seconds. “We held Snow to 63 points, which was well below their average, but we did not stop them at the end of the game. The energy level that cost us on defense also hurt our offense in the second half,” said Allen. Paur added, “The next night, Snow went out and almost won in the last few seconds against Salt Lake Community College but lost with a couple of seconds left.” The Region 18 Champion was North Idaho. “I think that North Idaho was the best team in our league, so I was pleased to have them win the tournament and represent us at the nationals,” said Paur.

March may be one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is getting warmer which means golfing, there is a playoff race in the National Basketball Association, and it is time for the college basketball tournament. With the college basketball tournament we get what has been dubbed “March Madness.” It is the time of the year when you either win or go home. If you lose there are no more games, the season is over and you can start cleaning out your locker. However if you win then you keep playing, with that being the case there is always bound to be an upset. The same teams seem to win year after year, which makes it all that much easier to cheer for the teams that never seem to go all the way, the team that shouldn’t win because they aren’t tall enough, fast enough or strong enough. The team that is the David in a “David versus Goliath fight” just because they are unknown and have never been in this position before. Everybody knows of teams like the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils, the University of Kansas Jayhawks and finally the University of Kentucky Wildcats. There are other teams that have dynasties in the world of college basketball, but most people seem to be in the same boat as me which is that they want the underdog teams to win and create waves in the brackets and create lots of talk amongst the analysts. In recent years there have been many different underdog teams that have upset brackets. In the 2010 Tournament, the bracket busters were the Butler Bulldogs, they seem to be doing the same thing this year. Since 2006, the George Mason Patriots have been regular at upsetting higher-ranked teams. Even though they continue to make it to the tournament, they never have a higher enough seed to be considered a threat to anyone and continue to be overlooked. Of course the 2011 tournament has been no different with plenty of upsets to go around. Butler continues their streak from last year, and have already knocked out a number-one seed which was Pittsburgh. There have definitely been other bracket busters this year. The University of Richmond has already beat Vanderbilt and Morehead State to punch their ticket to the Sweet Sixteen. Marquette also made some ripples in the brackets. Not only do they have stylish jerseys, but on top of that, they know how to beat bigger and stronger teams with big-game experience. Although the Cinderella team that is catching all of the attention is the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams. The Rams have only won one game in the National Tournaments before. This year they have already won three. The Rams started the tournament as one of the first four teams in and had to beat the University of Southern California just to make it into the bracket. As the madness and the tournament continue this year and in years to come, here is to the underdogs and the upsets they cause. They make watching college basketball worthwhile; after all they do the unexpected and keep everybody guessing as to what might happen next. This is why underdogs during March Madness have been Next on the Tee.


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Welcome Spring Eagle Photo of the week

Layout by Kelli Burke-Gabossi Photos by Jessa Love Adams

USU Eastern’s photo of the week was submitted by Mae Goss and taken at the Grand Tetons. If you want a chance to see your photo printed in The Eagle, e-mail a jpeg to Kelli Burke-Gabossi at k.burke@eagle.ceu.edu. The next issue will print April 7.

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SUN Center Breakaway Trip: huge success Austin Ashcraft staff writer a.ashcraft@eagle.ceu.edu

Over spring break, you would imagine students going on vacation, taking road trips and relaxing. Not so for the USU-Eastern Breakaway Club. This year’s group of 22 students traveled to the Navajo Reservation and spent the week in service. Trading beaches for old orchards that need pruning, service-savvy students willingly left the comforts of home to help the people on a secluded part of the Navajo Reservation, Navajo Mountain. Their week was spent pruning orchards, painting

and digging holes for septic tanks. Navajo Mountain is a sacred site to the Navajo. The site has a Navajo name of “Naatsis’áán,” which means “head of the earth.” It is located near the Utah-Arizona border, about 15 miles south of Lake Powell. Because the site is difficult to reach (about an eight-hour drive each way), it served as a sanctuary and refuge site for the Natives when westward expansion drove many others out of their lands. The group spent time learning about Navajo history and traditions from their guide, Hank Stevens led the group into canyon orchards and to remote farmland and took several members of the group to visit ancient Anasazi ruins.

The service was appreciated by those on the reservation, with one woman telling students that they were the hardest working group to ever help her. She was grateful and wants the group to come back next year. Volunteers returned exhausted, but were grateful for the opportunity to serve. Those who participated were Kathy Murray (Adviser), Kent Keele (Engineers Without Borders), Anna Macdonald, Austin Ashcraft, Autumn Sutton, Benoni Sowah, Courtney Reynolds, Dallen Garvin, Daniel Luke, Elcio Dutra, J.J. Glasson, Julia Potts, Keera Allred, Katie Cloward, Kami Johnson, Lance Deeter, Miranda Parkinson, Mindi Bowman, Rachel Ryan, Ryan Giles, Tori Frame and Webb Whatcott.


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