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The Aggies fell to 3-5 in conference play after their comeback attempt against Wyoming fell short on Saturday.

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WOMEN’S MARCH 2018 USU students, faculty join community as they ‘look back to march forward’


Utah State University students and professors

braved the frigid temperatures with other com-


munity members as they participated in the Women's March Saturday in Logan.

Utah State University President Noelle Cockett

Women, men and various dogs gathered in

released a “resource guide” Thursday to guide

front of the Historic Cache County Courthouse

faculty and staff through helping distressed stu-

carrying signs. Some were seen wearing pink

dents, specifically those dealing with mental

hats representing “The Pussyhat Project.”

health or sexual assault-related issues.

Multiple USU students, professors and com-

The guide, which was sent via email to all uni-

munity members spoke before the marching

versity faculty and staff,


comes at a time when

Karina Hernandez, president of Theta Nu Xi,

mental health and sexual

USU’s multicultural sorority, spoke about how

assault are at the forefront

people from other countries, like her parents,

of societal topics, Cockett

are “guests” in the United States.

said, mentioning the issue

“In my home, being a guest means being a ser-

is situated “With growing

vant to your host because it’s an expression of

awareness about the prev-

gratitude. That is changing,” Hernandez said.

alence of mental health

Hernandez also said seeing her parents’ hard

issues and sexual violence on college campuses.”

work and service growing up influenced her

Though university faculty and staff have long

value for service today.

been required to alert the school’s Affirmative

“From their example, I was taught to relent-

Action office of “any allegations of sexual mis-

lessly serve those around me without asking for

conduct,” the guide serves to provide its recipi-

anything in return,” she said.

ents with telltale signs of students in distress, as

Gonca Feyza Soyer shared her experiences as

well as resources to help the student and protect

a Muslim woman living in America. She said

the safety of those around them.

she was naive when she first came to the United

The four-page electronic document first lists

States eight years ago.

USU’s “Think, Care, Act” slogan, encouraging

Soyer said she came to the United States with

those faced with distressed students to notice

a dream — to get her graduate education. She

warning signs of dangerous behavior or trou-

is a Ph.D. candidate with the University of

bling circumstances, show care for the student

North Texas and works as an instructor at USU.

and contact appropriate resources.

Soyer said she thought she could come to the

“Your expression of concern may be a critical

U.S. to get her education and nobody would

factor in saving a student's academic career or

judge her for wearing her headscarf.

even their life,” the document states.

“I wasn’t allowed to be myself in Turkey, where

The document emphasizes the necessity of fol-

I’m from, and have an education,” Soyer said.

lowing official procedures — such as reporting

Soyer added that she wanted to be herself,

sexual misconduct to Affirmative Action, as well

wear a headscarf and have an education. She said she is noticing change.

“Last year I realized that I am being acknowl-

edged, and I am not alone. There are women

and men out there supporting what I do, what

I believe in, and who want me to be myself,” Soyer said.

Colleen O’Neill, an associate professor of his-

tory, spoke about how events in the past are still happening today.

O’Neill brought up iconic instances from the

past where women have spoken up against abusers.

“Women have been seeking justice and seek-

ing men’s accountability for a long time,” she said.

O’Neill added that it seems the difference be-

tween the past and the present is that women

are speaking up and abusers are being held to

Cockett unveils guide aimed at helping students in distress

PHOTOS BY Kyle Todecheene (Above) Protesters listened to speakers at the Logan women’s march on Saturday. (Below) Protestors held signs supporting the #MeToo movement among others during the demonstration.

as filing reports with the “Behavior Intervention

Team” and contacting USU Police when necessary. It also recommends faculty and staff “Al-

task for their behavior — such as men losing

“We managed to win.”

ways document your interactions with distressed

cial media in 2017.

March showed their support for the message it

chair/supervisor after any incident.”

their jobs after the “Me Too” movement on so-

“The Women’s March last year has made an

impact on women running for office,” O’Neill

USU students who attended the Women’s


students and consult with your department Similarly, the document reminds faculty and

“I want to continue the progress we had last

staff “The Family Education Rights and Privacy

ple coming out and marching in response to the

student of concern in connection with a health

Joshua Johnson, a junior studying internation-

dent’s conduct or statements made by a student

to be an individual who can help others feel

In addition to listing resources, the document

said. They are “organizing their communities

year, where we had the largest numbers of peo-

Act (FERPA) permits communication about a

including homelessness, police brutality.”

election of Donald Trump as President,” said

and safety emergency. Observations of a stu-

al business and global communications. “I want

are not FERPA protected.”

they are supported in their efforts.”

points out “distress indicators” of students in ac-

and campaigns to challenge layers of injustice, O’Neill added that women are demanding

rights for the LGBT community, clean air, the protection of land and “reproductive justice.”

O’Neill talked about the “small victory” last

year at Standing Rock.

“For months, thousands braved the harsh

weather and endured the violent tactics,” she said of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.

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ademic and personal circumstances. Though it focuses on the USU Logan campus, the docu-

ment also points out resources and protocol for regional campuses.

While outlining procedures and warning signs

for faculty and staff, the guide also lists confidential resources for students, such as:


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Sundance Respect Rally

Festival Celebrity Sightings By Shelby Black STUDENT LIFE WRITER

Celebrities were partying it up in the snow this

weekend and the Utah Statesman was on the

lookout. We may have been a little starstruck. Here are a few notable sightings we had over the weekend.

Day One 1/19/17

Desmin Borges, stars in FX’s comedy drama

“You’re The Worst,” was spotted in a cafe on Main Street.

Later on at “Chase on Main,” “Stranger

Things” actress Cara Buono was hanging around.

While enjoying pizza at Main Street Pizza &

Noodle we also got close to Lena Waith from

“Master of None.” Waith is the first black woman to win a Emmy award for writing.  

That night, the Statesman staff passed Robert

J. Strauser aka Limo Bob, owner of Limo Bob

Enterprises and Guinness Book of World Record holder for the longest limo.

Day Two 1/20/17

Park City hosted a respect rally that was open

to everyone and even some stars came out to

support. Speakers at the rally included Gloria PHOTO by Megan Nielsen Sundance Film Festival attendees took a break from watching movies to celebrate women’s rights at the Park City Respect Rally, Jan 20, 2018. The women’s march is a response to President Trump’s inauguration.

and I were able to experience a Respect Rally at

president that respects our humanity, that treats

rally was celebrated by people coming together

must continue to gather and tell each other’s

the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The


all of us with dignity,” Thompson said, “we

to fight for equality in all aspects. Hundreds of

Jan 20 marks a year since President Don-


people showed up with inspiring posters, pins

ald Trump’s inauguration. It is also the first

anniversary of the women’s rights marches that

occurred all over the United States. Last year,

men and women alike rallied together in cities

like New York, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.

The overlapping dates are no coincidence. The

marches were a response to Trump’s rise to

Female rights activist, Gloria Allred, took the

Also in attendance at the rally was actress

Chloë Grace Moretz who is headlining the festival film “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” Later that afternoon the statesman staff ate

lunch side by side with “American Horror Story” stars Evan Peters and Emma Roberts.

nary sight to see.

come here for respect, for women, for equal

er” Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds and Neon

ers. Actress Tessa Thompson, whom you might

our sisters and our aunts,” she said. “This

cold dominating Park City, it was an extraordi-

“Why have we come here today? We have

We heard from an amazing variety of speak-

rights, for all of our daughters, our mothers,

recognize from her role in “Thor: Ragnarok” or

marks the end of fear being used as a weapon see “Respect Rally” PAGE 3

“Until we see legislation and policies, and a

Today, members of The Utah Statesman team

son, Jordanian Princess Firyal and Lena Waith.

stage next with an inspiring speech.

and clothing. With the heavy snow and bitter

“Creed,” opened up the rally.


Allred, Jane Fonda, Common, Tessa Thomp-

That night at the premiere of the film “Believ-

Trees Tyler Glenn were in attendance. —shelby.black@aggiemail.usu.edu @shelbsterblack

PHOTO by Megan Nielsen Actress Chloë Grace Moretz attended the Respect Ralley at the Sundance Film Festival last Saturday. The respect rally featured other prominent celebrities who spoke about issues such as diversity and equality.

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On-campus mental health club sees rapid growth By Ayanna Likens STUDENT LIFE WRITER

With mental health being known as a rising

International student, Mahdi Talaki, said he

is thankful that there are clubs like this are offered here.

“Moving to a new country was one of biggest

crisis, Utah State University student Bremen

challenges of my life and it really took a toll

about it.

nice to know that there is someone there if I

Accord, decided he wanted to do something In March of 2017, Accord created a club

called NAMI which stands for National Alli-

on my mental health,” Talaki said, “but it is need some help.”

The club is growing rapidly, and has reached

ance on Mental Illness.

400 members.With that large of a team Accord

additional resource for students who might

within the short amount of time the club has

Accord said he started the club to provide an

said they have been able to accomplish a lot

have some experience with mental illness to

been around.

well as an opportunity for involvement on

mental health week, stress reduction week,

the student body.

ity event next month.

to get some support groups going on campus,”

formal dance at the Lundstrum Student Cen-

NAMI has four members that have received

to support mental health at Utah State and in

receive help and support from their peers, as campus to help advocate, educate, and help “One of my biggest goals from the start was

NAMI has planned a stigma free campaign,

suicide awareness week and is holding a charThe event will be held February 9th with a

Accord said.

ter. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going

professional training in Salt Lake and they are

the community.

now beginning regular support groups start-

ing this Friday and every Friday for the rest of

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the semester.

“Respect Rally” FROM PAGE 1 to silence women and to deny our rights. Do you agree?”

the facts, help them understand who is really

on their side, and then get them registered and motivated to vote,” Fonda said.

Delivering a male voice to the Respect Rally

The crowd agreed with chants and yells of all

was musician and actor, Common. He de-

Allred has a documentary that premiered at

supported a “world that the women run.”


the Sundance Film Festival. “Seeing Allred” focuses on her devoted life of fighting for

equality. It will be available to stream on Netflix starting Feb 9.

Prodigious and renowned actress, Jane

Fonda, made a big splash at the rally, as well.

She is a two-time Academy Award winner and hard-working feminist. A documentary about

her activism entitled “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” debuted at the festival.

Fonda focused her time on the importance of


“Our democracy’s survival and the Earth’s

survival depends on our ability to get people

livered lyrics of a song he was writing that Nothing is more motivating and inspiring

than realizing that you are part of a team. This is the first time I felt that way, finding women

and men who supported each other to my left and right. The Respect Rally in Park City was

also my first attendance to a women’s rights assembly. As we froze in the snow, I felt nothing

but pride in my fellow man. We felt warmth in

that crowd. That day showed me that goodness still exists in so many people.

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Former Aggie to show documentary on human trafficking By Thomas Sorenson MANAGING EDITOR

Utah State University alumnus Casey Allred

will be presenting his documentary “Stolen Innocence” in the TSC Auditorium on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The documentary uncovers the illicit sex

trade in India and shares the stories of the women and girls who were forced into that world.

Allred — a 2012 graduate of the Emma Ec-

cles Jones College of Education and Human Services — worked on the film in partnership with Utah-based director Chris Davis begin-

ning in 2014. The film premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London in September.

During his time at USU, Allred began making

regular trips to India to build schools. Those trips evolved into a nonprofit organization — Effect International — which was eventually rebranded as effect.org.

A question and answer session with the film

crew will follow the showing of the documentary on Wednesday.

Tickets to the event are available for free at


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PHOTOS by Sydney Oliver The Aggies overcame a 22-point deficit to claim a lead late in the second half, but were unable to hold on as Wyoming claimed the victory in Logan.


the second half)… if we firm up and get a cou-

“It is a topsy turvy league. I think you’re gon-

the Spectrum. If that game is indeed canceled

of us, we have to look at it, it’s so cliche, but

court on Saturday at Fresno State. Tipoff is

ple of stops.”

na see teams fluctuate,” Duryea said. “In terms

Utah State was unable to pull off another mi-

would. We basically got it down to six points in

one game at a time, meaning that every game

on Saturday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spec-

win the game. Then we had the bad stretch

the first half before storming back to take the

The team built off their run to close out the

“We got into it quicker than I thought we

raculous comeback, losing 85-77 to Wyoming

a hearbeat. I thought from that point, we could

trum. The Aggies trailed by as many as 22 in

where we had too many errors.”

lead in the second half, but were unable to

first half, scoring the first seven points of the

The first half was a struggle for USU in almost

the first five minutes of the second half, using a

cent from the field, and only 30.8 percent from

gap to 54-52 with just under 14 minutes left to

close out the visiting Cowboys.

second half. Utah State steamrolled through

every facet of the game. The team shot 28 per-

27-12 to open the second stanza to close the

deep. Even at the free throw line, the team shot



sary to close the gap, the Aggies couldn’t seem

petitive fire from most of us,” sophomore guard

The teams traded baskets and free throws, with

After a 3-pointer from freshman Daron Hen-

casions, but USU was unable to build a lead

minutes and 38 seconds without a field goal.

final lead at 64-63 before Wyoming went on a

span to open up a 42-20 lead.


Diogo Brito said. “Defensively, we were just un-

shooting from the field. Sophomore guard Koby

defense. They were getting too many transition

with 17 points and 12 rebounds, shooting a

A small 5-0 run at the end of the first half built

Brito, junior forward Dwayne Brown Jr. and

a less-than-mediocre 58.3 percent in the first “For most of the first half, there was no com-

After expending the amount of energy neces-

to muster enough to fully put away Wyoming.

can get you started on another path.”

Utah State’s upcoming





blurred picture. The Aggies are scheduled to play Air

Force at the Spectrum on Wednesday night, but all Air Force athletic events have

been canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future as a result of the recent government shutdown.

“All we can think about is

Sam Merrill said.

Utah State even taking the lead on multiple oc-

the next 40 minutes and

son gave the Aggies a 15-14 lead, USU went 11

larger than one point. The Aggies grasped their

win that game, whether it’s

Wyoming went on a 28-5 run during that same

9-2 run from which Utah State was unable to

“The first half was just bad,” sophomore guard

Merrill led the Aggies with 19 points on 7-10

able to communicate and get matched up on

McEwen posted his first career double-double

points and that gave them a pretty big lead.”

perfect 10-10 from the FT line during the game.

some slight momentum and confidence for the

freshman forward Daron Henson also scored in

Aggies heading into the locker room, but the team still trailed 42-25 at the break.

“I thought that gave us a breath of life,” head

coach Tim Duryea said. “We felt like we could

go into halftime and get back into the game (in

double figures for the Aggies.

The loss was Utah State’s fourth in a row and

dropped the Aggies to 10-11 on the season and

3-5 in Mountain West play. USU now sits at ninth place in the conference.

how we have to prepare to

home or road,” Duryea said. “Then we can play it and see where we are. That’s the attitude we’re gonna try and

keep. Next game marks our halfway point (in the conference season), we have not

had a bye and we have two of those coming which we

could really use, but we need to get on a one game winning streak.”

Tipoff for USU’s game ver-

sus Air Force is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7 pm at

or postponed, the Aggies would next take the scheduled for 5 pm MST.



Aggie hockey battling team illness By Jason Walker SPORTS STAFF WRITER

November and December.

region rankings. A drop that, if it holds, would

break), Utah State lost just once in nine games

if they want to have a spot at nationals (the top

From Nov. 8 to Dec. 8 (the last day before the

The USU hockey team has been battling more

– to division one University of Utah – and had an

to a bit of a rough stretch at the start of the cal-

above the team’s current average. For the entire

Coming out of a nearly one month break for the

The hiccup in Utah State’s play led to them

force the team to play in a regional tournament two teams in the rankings get an auto-bid to na-

than just opposing teams so far in 2018, leading

average goal difference of +3.7, a clear step


endar year.

season, the Aggies have a +2.8 goal differential.

health could play a larger role than normal for

holidays, the team is battling sickness while also

dropping from second to third in the ACHA West

said he plans to give his players some extra rest,

With just five games left in the regular season,

the Aggies as they look to finish strong. Eccles

admitting he may have pushed his players too hard in last week’s practices.

“We’ll have a good rest here,” Eccles said of the

coming week. “We probably won’t practice on

Monday, we’ll just go Tuesday-Wednesday and then we’ve got a three-game weekend.”

Utah State will play all three of the last regular

season games at home this weekend. They will

occur in a three-day span starting Thursday.

getting themselves back into shape in prepara-

tion for the crucial final stretch of the regular

season. Following the team’s 3-0 win over BYU, defenseman David Higgs noted the level of sickness on the team.

“We’re all trying to battle some sickness right

now,” Higgs said. “We’ve all kind of gotten colds or strep throat or something like that. We’re battling through that, trying to get healthy.”

Head coach Jon Eccles also mentioned sickness

following the BYU game, saying several players were unable to practice once during the week.

Eccles also talked about how much the team’s four-game Colorado road trip a week after coming back from the break affected their opportunities to practice and get back in shape.

“We’ve only skated five times, maybe six, and

we’ve had six games,” Eccles said. “And so, they

are getting in shape but it’s a gradual build up. We’re trying to get them gradually build back up, get them strong because that’s a long break,

three weeks off. And when you don’t skate for three weeks, it really affects you, your condition-

ing. But the guys are working hard, they’re not complaining.”

Despite the sickness and below-average condi-

tioning, the Aggies have had a decent start to the new year. Along with a solid winning record (4-

r1-1) and a decent average goal differential .

(+1.5), the Aggies already have wins over two

top-10 teams in the West region, Northern Colo-

rado and MSU-Denver.

However, the team has looked slower than they

did before the break and something seems to be

PHOTO by Sydney Oliver The Aggies are 4-1-1 in 2018 with wins over two other top-10 teams. Utah State defeated BYU 3-0 n its most recent game.

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Soap box: The day the government ‘shut down’ conjecture.

suspended and the White House sits empty

term “shutdown.” If it were a true shut-


My imagination takes off when I hear the

down, by the terms of my imagination, anything and everything owned and

operated by the federal government would stop. That includes:

All public land — national parks, BLM

lands, national forests, national monuments, most of DC — close down and

become inaccessible. That’s over 60 percent

of all land in Utah, by the way. The feasibility of complete inaccessibility is up in the air, but imagine the number of vacations

except for the First Family, no Secret

during the time of the shutdown be-

comes federal-tax free. Now that is something we can all get behind, right?

This list isn’t comprehensive, and it’s not a

acting, maybe they should be the ones to bear more consequences. If I locked the doors at my job and went home to do

of the finger-pointing. I don’t care what the

ty” to “represent” us as law-abiding,

cars with the steering wheel on the wrong

not doing their jobs. Midterm elections are

jobs half decently to avoid closing the

may not make it in the two-day Prime

federal doors? Notice the quotation marks, they’re there to leave plenty of room for your interpretation of those words.

It appears age and position don’t mean a

thing when it comes to maturity these days. “No matter your current political affiliation, I think we’re in agreement that

turning the government off and back on

again isn’t going to reboot our country’s problems.”

Again, quotation marks. We call it a

shutdown and yet countless federal em-

ployees are still working, military opera-

tions, bases and exercises around the world and at home are still in full swing, and our

side don’t move and our Amazon packages window. UPS and FedEx just got some more business.

The power supply hits a massive shortage

or prices skyrocket. In some areas of the

recipients of federal subsidies that keep prices low.

Airports shut down without TSA agents to

check underneath your clothing. Flights are

grounded, people can’t get home or to their destination impacting business and leisure

...Because it has been pulled out from under

the polls to elect people who have proven their up to the task.

Leave your comments, come to my office

with me. What do you think of when the you the most?

Richard is a senior studying International

residents of Logan.

The Logan City Library is at the center of a

heated controversy in Cache Valley these days, ever since the previous mayor, Craig Petersen,

— richard.poll@aggiemail.usu.edu @richard_poll

along with city planner Russ Holley, carelessly

across the street, all totally approved by Logan

“sustainable downtown”, “catalyst”, “plenty of

is pending. Seems to be the way developers

maneuvered the city into a bind during his less

North is the showcase “City Block”, the ‘western

previous mayor, the equally careless, and many

property includes City Hall, the Police Station,

than stellar term as mayor. Many say it was the say egotistically mindless, Randy Watts, who put this all in motion. Makes sense. Both of

these guys are failed businessmen. Well, Petersen was a retired business professor at Utah

State University which equates to the same

gateway’ to Logan and Cache Valley. The block the U.S. Post Office and the City Library, and is adjacent to the historic Logan Court House.

The northwest corner of the block had previously been vacant and used as parking.

Petersen and his Logan City brain trust sold

thing. The proof is in the pudding. Petersen

that most valuable corner property in Logan to

Ya think?

value Donald Trump would be jealous. Sold it

announced he would not run for a second term. The newly elected mayor, Holly Daines is now

at bat. We’ll get to her later.

Meanwhile, Logan City’s ‘Downtown Business

Developer’, the effervescently benign Gary

a shyster developer for so far under market

for around $900,000. Logan City bought it for $1.3 million 15 years ago. Wow, that is one sweetheart deal!

I say shyster business developer with all the

Saxton, continues to hang on to his job by

sentiment the term implies. Matt Weston,

to him about how a new Hampton Inn will

across the street from the 200 North corner,

blowing smoke to anyone who will listen or talk create a “vortex” of business activity in down-

town Logan. Vortex? Gary talks like that, like a 1950’s advertising guy ...‘run it up the

owner of the Weston Inn on Main Street just recently sold his Weston Inn for $5.2 million. However, he failed to inform the new owner

that he was going to build a Hampton Inn right

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hint. @ me if you want.

Elected representatives don’t get paid,

Thanks, Gary, you can sit down now.

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his favorite candies, if anyone wanted a

aircraft land and ships anchor. I’ve heard

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Letter to the editor: There is no rug at the Logan library it, and sent to the cleaners along with the

Letters must be topic-oriented. They

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some scary rumors about the reality here.

lar letters.

coming up in a few months, and I’d hope

government “shuts down”? What concerns

Maybe a government shutdown is really who are too comfortable, but that’s just

GOP or the Dems say, too many people are

owned by the federal government or the

exercises at home cease. Bases close,

just an excuse for a paid vacation for those

I’m frustrated and disappointed. I’m sick

hours, tell me why you agree or disagree

lawmakers are still on the clock. That clock seems to be timing a round of 18 for some.

nothing, I’d get fired.

US, this may not be a concern, however, a

good portion of power plants in the US are

taste, redundancy or volume of simi-

being as petty as both sides seem to be

graze their livestock.

tax-paying citizens can’t seem to do their

or rejected for reasons of good

can’t do their jobs, and if they’re really

Don’t we all love it when grown “adults”

Mail service stops. Yep, those little box

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is said and done, if those in Washington

ruined, the livelihood of certain towns put

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City! This is a crime, no? Obviously, a law suit and the city roll around here.

The self-serving Weston, fooling both himself

and the city fathers, but not all of Logan, is

quoted as sentimentally saying, “I wanted to do it in my hometown.” Many Logan residents

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would have preferred he do it somewhere else. Then spray afterwards.

If you’re following this setup you’re asking

yourself, “So, John, cut all the descriptive adjectives, what about the Library and the rug?” The current library sits adjacent the new

Letters can be hand-delivered or

Hampton Inn which is now in mid construction.

mailed to The Statesman the TSC,

community” to pull the rug out from under the

statesman@aggiemail.usu.edu, or

Logan City has “prodded the development

library and submit proposals for businesses to replace it assuming they will draw business

from the Hampton Inn when it’s completed. A “vortex” of business. Oh, by the way, there is

already a Hampton Inn just 2 miles down the road...

— Read the rest of John Kushma’s letter to the

editor at http://usustatesman.com/letter-editorno-rug-logan-city-library/

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