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At the voting booth

Officials say new ASUSU campaign rules didn’t affect turnout


Handshakes were fre-� quent, pats on the back were given among oppo-� nents and victory parties were held last week as USU students decided and voted on student body representatives for the 2013-�2014 school year, but the number of vot-� ers in the ASUSU general elections was down sig-� nificantly from 2012. There were 3,890 stu-� dents who voted in the general election this year. In 2012, 5,272 students cast a ballot. Some mem-� bers of the election com-� mittee believe this stems from this being the first year since 2010 where no initiatives appeared on the final ballot. “In my opinion, this is primarily because we did not have any fee increases, referendums or initia-� tives that were on the final ballot,� said Abigail Kingsford, ASUSU public relations director. “We

STUDENTS CAMPAIGN on campus during ASUSU elections in February. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

did have a higher turnout in our primary elections than we did last year. I think the reason why we had a higher turnout in the primaries this year than we have in the past

is because we had more candidates than we have in the past.� There are a lot of fac-� tors influencing voter turnout each year, accord-� ing to Academic Senate

President Jordan Hunt. Students are less likely to vote in an election when there aren’t any big initia-� tives on the ballot. Last year’s campaigning for the Aggie Health and

Wellness Center and the Aggie Recreation center was extensive, Hunt said. Many students showed up to express their point of view and voice their support or contempt for

those initiatives. This year, there weren’t any such proposals drawing student concern. Revisions were made to election bylaws in December. Rules were instituted forbidding “couponing� – a practice in which candidates hand out campaign fliers print-� ed on coupons to local businesses. At the time the changes were made, members of the bylaws committee didn’t know what effect the change would have on voter turn-� out. The committee is now confident the changes to the bylaws didn’t directly affect the number of vot-� ers. “I don’t think bylaws were a determinant of voter turnout,� Hunt said. “I have not heard of anyone who didn’t vote because they didn’t get a coupon.� With elections now over, the committee will begin reviewing and

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Pow Wow vital to Native American culture BY LIS STEWART staff writer

Members of the USU Native American Student Council worked to keep cul-� ture alive in hosting the 40th annual Pow Wow on March 1-�2 in the Fieldhouse. Jason Brough, NASC presi-� dent, said events like the Pow Wow show the world that Native Americans are not going anywhere. “Native Americans, you know, we have suffered many generations of cultural and physical genocide,� Brough said. “The fact that we’re still having our powwows, the fact that we’re having our sacred ceremonies is extremely vital to the survival of our culture.� Dancers and drummers from Utah, Idaho and as far as Washington competed in

different categories over the weekend. Vendors lined walls inside the Fieldhouse, selling jewelry, clothing and food as drummer groups sang and the dancers competed in their various categories. Stacie Denestosie, recently crowned Miss American Indian USU, led the Grand Entry, or first dance of the PowWow. Even if Native Americans at USU do not come from a background that teaches them about culture, they can participate in NASC and learn more, Denestosie said. The Pow Wow is a place to teach the youth, she said. “Lead by example. The youth see their elders there dancing and representing who they are, and where they come from, and I think that’s just a really good platform for the younger generation to get

involved,� Denestosie said. A Navajo, Denestosie lived on a reservation the first four years of her life and then moved to Smithfield. She said she stays connected to her culture through her extended family, which is very tradi-� tional. Her family raises live-� stock, and she went through a womanhood ceremony when she turned 15. Culture and not necessar-� ily traditions are important to Blade Garlow, a freshman lacrosse player who grew up on Cattaraugus Reservation in New York. Garlow lived on the reservation until he was 14 and moved to Utah to play lacrosse for USU. The reservation Garlow grew up on is well off and members living there have benefits like not having to pay taxes, free health care

SHAUNA SAUER, mother of deceased USU student Taylor Sauer, tells her experience of the night Taylor Sauer died and encourages people to put down the phone while on the road. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

and training for athletes, he said. Other than the benefits, living on the reservation was like living anywhere else, Garlow said. However, one reservation differs from another, Garlow said. “I think our rez is really well off, so it’s not a big dif-� ference as compared to out West,� Garlow said. “Our rez has a lot of nice stuff and a really lot of nice resources.� Denestosie, who lived on the Navajo reservation, said education is different there than in the public school she attended in Cache Valley. “They have a lot more edu-� cation based around being Navajo and just integrating that into everyday school,�

A POWWOW DANCER PERFORMS during USU’s 40th annual Pow Wow. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

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Family of deceased USU student urges others not to text and drive LORI SCHAFER staff writer

On Jan. 14, 2012, USU student Taylor Sauer was driving while messaging a friend on Facebook. She was killed in a traffic collision. Friday, Sauer’s family put on an awareness meeting at The Junction called “Put it Down: Don’t Let Your Send be the End,� to promote safe driving and prevent others from suffering the same loss they did one year ago. Sauer was on her way to her house in Idaho and was driving 80 to 85 mph in a 75 mph zone when she collided head-�on with a truck going 15 miles an hour. There were no signs of Sauer touching

the brakes. She was killed instant-� ly. Her final message to her friend was “I can’t discuss this matter now. Driving and Facebooking isn’t safe!� The friend Sauer sent her last words to was unaware Sauer was driving until he received the mes-� sage. “Don’t do anything you’re uncomfortable with,� said Kali Phillips, a sophomore majoring in health education. “Don’t ever be uncomfortable, because that’s the biggest sign something is wrong.� Phillips was with Taylor on her final day. She had been dropped off back at her residence hall shortly before Taylor left to return

to Idaho. “We had the discussion with Taylor, ‘Put the stinking phone away,’ but it’s a college student,� said Shauna Sauer, Taylor’s moth-� er. “You guys live on your own. It’s a choice you have to make. You’re going to make your own deci-� sions.� The Sauer family began speak-� ing out about their cause and telling their story on Taylor Sauer’s birthday on April 19, 2012. “Someone asked if we were interested. We met as a big extended family to decide if this was something we wanted to do,� Shauna Sauer said. “We knew if

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ASUSU DIVERSITY VP CANDIDATE BLAKE DEVRIES uses a computer at an ASUSU voting station near the Hub in the Taggart Student Center in February. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

ASUSU: Some new election rules worked, some didn’t From page 1 determining what changes worked well and what needs to be further amended, Hunt said. Riley Bradshaw, ASUSU engi-� neering senator and elections committee member, said he felt this year’s elections went much smoother than in the past, but there is always room for improvement. “I think the changes we made were a step in the right direc-� tion at the very least,� Bradshaw said. “The process will always be hindered by the general apathy of our student body in regards to its student govern-� ment, but I think we are mak-� ing progress.� Bradshaw, who ran three times before securing office, said changes to the bylaws were overdue. “It had been a while since the bylaws had been touched and we’ve now placed them on the table for discussion,� Bradshaw

said. “I think that over the next year or two we will continue to see changes that make elections a more satisfying — or at least less painful — experience for both candidates and voters.� Kingsford agreed progress has been made but knows there are still some changes that need to be implicated. She plans to meet with the elections committee in the near future to make changes and prepare for next year. “I think that the changes that we made this year made for a better experience for both candidates and constitu-� ents in the elections process,� Kingsford said. “There were a few things that we would like to see changed as we saw that they posed more problems during the elections process.� Bradshaw said any changes made are always “a work in progress� and the committee went into this year’s elections realizing many of the changes made to the bylaws were an

ASUSU CANDIDATES AND SPECTATORS chat after a debate in the Hub in February. Doug Fiefia, wearing a blue lei, won the ASUSU presidential race. TAVIN STUCKI photo

experiment. “We will definitely be meet-� ing again — likely multiple times — over the rest of the semester to review and revamp,� Bradshaw said. “Those of us on

the committee took special note of how things went and already have some ideas. If things didn’t turn out the way we hoped, we’ll make some changes and try again.�

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DANCE: USU Pow Wow helps Native American students find roots From page 1 Denestosie said. The Pow Wow not only helps Native Americans con-� nect to culture but also teach-� es the public, said Gabrielle George, a junior in food tech-� nology and NASC secretary. “I feel like students don’t really have a good idea about different tribes,� George said. “They kind of have a broad idea of what Native Americans are and where

they’re from, but I feel like if we can get more people involved with our club, they can experience the culture, and if they come to the Pow Wow, they can experience many different types of cul-� tures and tribes and talk to different people.� George, a Navajo who grew up in South Ogden, said she stayed acquainted with the culture through attending powwows with her mother, who runs a booth selling


food. Being Native American affected former Miss American Indian USU Lindsay June’s choice in major. June said the biggest thing to her about being Native American is that she wants to be a chiropractor because of the connection she feels to nature. “I believe the earth has everything we need to cure ourselves and heal ourselves,� June said. “It provides every-�

thing for all of our needs.� “My grandma always stressed knowing where you come from, knowing your roots, knowing your clan and knowing stories,� Denestosise said. “I think that’s really important.� “It’s just something you are,� June said. “I don’t know really how to describe it, I guess. We’re just like every-� one else.� Being Native American is cool, Garlow said.

“I represent it hard,� he said. “It’s where I’m from. It’s where I grew up.� Brough, the NASC presi-� dent, stresses understanding what it means to be Native American as well as know-� ing stories and speaking the language, George said. Native Americans cannot practice certain traditions while at USU, so events like the Pow Wow are more spiritual, she said. “There’s a spirituality that

you just don’t get in modern society,� Brough said. “You know, you get technology and everyone’s focusing on that nowadays. It’s good for us when we have our powwows, for us to come home and get away from all that for a little bit, just to hear the prayers, just to hear the drum, to have that healing occur.� – la.stewart@aggiemail.usu. edu Twitter: @CarpetComm

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TEXT: Students encouraged not to text and drive From page 1 we said yes, we all had to be in it together. Taylor definitely had more to say to the world. She wasn’t done.� About 15 relatives of Taylor Sauer’s — siblings, parents, cousins, aunts and uncles — speak to different groups of people to share Taylor’s story. Each time the family is invited to an event, they see who in the family is able and willing to go speak and send different combinations of family members. “I miss being able to hang out with her and telling her everything, but she made a bad choice and isn’t here anymore,� said Emerson Sauer, Taylor’s 12-�year-�old sister. “Please think twice before you pick up your phone while you’re driv-� ing.� Taylor Sauer’s story helped legislators pass a bill on April 5 making it illegal to text and drive in Idaho. This law will go into effect July 1, and anyone caught texting and driving will receive a fine. Malivanh Soumpholphakdy, former USU stu-� dent and roommate of Taylor’s, said she texted and drove before the accident. “But since, never. My phone is always off or in the backseat. I don’t even consider it,� Soumpholphakdy said. “Recognize your choices have consequences. When we text and drive, we try to get things done so fast. She made a bad choice. People care about you. You’re not alone. Be safe. Your choices affect other people.�

Following the stories given by Taylor’s family members on their personal experience of the tragedy, the attendees were provided two bikes and were invited to drive through an obstacle course while texting. The text they were supposed to send read, “As a student at Utah State University I am commit-� ted to not text and drive.� A year after the death of their family member, Taylor’s family still struggles. “Find something that makes you think twice before you pick up your phone after it beeps when you’re driving,� Shauna Sauer said. “Maybe it’s a sibling or not wanting your parents to ever have to plan your funeral. I miss Taylor so much. She was such a turd, but I miss her. She was my turd. It’s so much quieter without her. Please think twice.� Shauna Sauer said the 18-�year-�old was into dance, music, softball and her phone. Taylor Sauer was a distinguished scholar and was in National Honor Society. She wanted to be an elementary school teacher and make a difference in kid’s lives. Taylor’s father Clay Sauer said she was loud, funny, obnoxious and was the glue that held their family together. “Anytime she wasn’t in a good mood, I’d force a hug on her,� said Hudson Sauer, Taylor’s 16-�year-�old brother. “She would get mad and push me away and punch me, but I’d do the same to her. But I’m glad we forced those hugs because what we didn’t know was that those hugs were

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SOPHOMORE KASSI BRANDOW CYCLES WHILE TEXTING at The Junction during the Sauer family presentation Friday. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

limited.� Taylor’s family pushes forward to keep her memory alive and do what they can to spread awareness and prevent similar events from occurring. “We’re just a normal family dealing with a tragedy,� Sauna Sauer said. “We’re working towards our new normal.� – lori_schafer@yahoo.com

MISS CACHE VALLEY FINALISTS pose following the pageant. From left to right, 2012 Little Miss Cache Valley Izabelle Rudd, third runner-up Brittany Infanger, first runner-up Allie Howe, 2012 Miss Cache Valley Lindsey Lopez, 2013 Miss Cache Valley Mallory Henderson, second runner-up Karlie Major and Sydney Mecham, Cache Valley honorary Little Miss. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

Miss Cache Valley crowned BY KATRIEL WILKES staff writer

Mallory Henderson was selected as Miss Cache Valley 2013 at the Ellen Eccles Theatre on Saturday in Logan. She will continue on to compete to become Miss Utah in June, and if she selected as the new Miss Utah, she will go on to Miss America for 2014. David Fannin, Radio DJ on Q92, co-�hosted the pageant with Miss Cache Valley 2012, Lindsey Lopez. Fannin quoted a line from “Miss Congeniality�: “After all, this is not a beauty pag-� eant. It is a scholarship program.� Lopez disagrees with the movie character. “It’s not a scholarship program,� she said. “It’s a legacy.� The new Miss Cache Valley received a $1,000 scholarship while the runners up received $700, $500 and $300 prizes, but Lopez hoped Henderson would carry on the legacy left by her and her predecessors. “I was the most seen Miss Cache Valley in the last 20 years,� Lopez said. Lopez had 400 hours of recorded commu-�

nity service and appeared in press and media throughout 2012 at different events. In one of the final events during the competi-� tion, each contestant was asked an on-�stage question from an assortment of topics. However, before the contestants drew their question, they were first asked to explain their platform. Their platforms reflected what they wanted to do to improve the community in Cache Valley. Lopez’s platform was the Dove campaign: Real beauty is on the inside. “I didn’t put on airs as Miss Cache Valley,� she said. “I am who I am.� During her year as Miss Cache Valley Lopez was active in the community. Henderson will be able to leave her own footprint in the commu-� nity. “I want to create community service opportu-� nities for the youth,� Henderson said. Ten contestants were judged on a private inter-� view for 25 percent of total score, their lifestyle and fitness — the swimsuit competition — for 15 percent, a 90-�second performance of their chosen talent for 35 percent and a modeling around the stage in an evening gown for 20 per-� cent.

PoliceBlotter Friday, Feb. 22 ‡8683ROLFHUHVSRQGHGWRWKH//& building E on a noise problem. Police contacted the occupants of the apart-� ment and advised them of the com-� plaint. The occupants stated they would be more mindful in the future. Saturday, Feb. 23 ‡$FRPSODLQWDQWUHSRUWHGWR868 Police that he was being followed by a vehicle with its high beams on and sev-� eral individuals hanging out the win-� dows and using profanity. The suspect vehicle was located and the driver was issued a traffic citation. ‡8683ROLFHUHVSRQGHGWRDQHOHYD-� tor alarm in the Aggie Terrace. Police found no one in need of assistance but

“I spent a lot of with the girls,� Lopez said. “They’re all beautiful, intelligent, talented girls. It’s going to be a hard contest.� There were five different judges from different backgrounds from around the country. They all had some prior experience with beauty pageants. Throughout the pageant, Fannin and Lopez said, “I’m glad I’m not judging.� The 10 young women lined the stage, awaiting Fannin to announce the winners. “Will you read it, already?� Lopez said. “I can’t take the suspense.� The first runner-�up was Allie Howe, the sec-� ond runner-�up was Karlie Major and third was Brittney Infanger. They all received tiaras from Lopez and a bou-� quet of roses handed to them by Cache Valley’s Little Miss 2012, Izabelle Rudd, and Cache Valley’s Honorary Little Miss, Sydney Mecham. Henderson’s name was announced as Miss Cache Valley and Lopez placed a four-�point crown on her head. “You totally deserve this,� said Juliet Tietjen, Miss Utah 2012, to Henderson. – katrimw@gmail.com

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that someone burnt matches and wrote on the wall of the elevator. Two juve-� niles were caught on camera in connec-� tion with the crime.

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Utah State University is turning 125 this year and is celebrating by honoring alumni and friends at the annual Founders Day Ceremony Friday, March 8. The USU Alumni Association Executive Board presents Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni who have best applied knowledge, initiative and indi-� viduality in service to the uni-� versity, the public or his or her profession. The Distinguished Service Awards are given to indi-� viduals or couples who had made significant contributions to their community, the university or the world at large. The 2013 award recipients are Rick Haskins and Michael Sutton who will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Awards; and Sally and Jack Keller and Brian Tarbet, who will receive Distinguished Service Awards.

Aggies present to Brigham City

Students from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University will present master plan designs to Brigham City offi-� cials and stakeholders on March 7. Each year, cities, towns and regions contact LAEP asking for assistance to improve environmental planning and design issues in their area. To address these concerns, a charette is held giving students “real world� experience. This year’s project began in the fall when associate profes-� sor Michael Timmons met with Brigham City’s mayor and selected landscape design areas needing improvement. Freshmen students then completed site analyses of vari-� ous locations. During the last week of January, LAEP students were divided into 15 teams, each one led by a senior. Teams were assigned a project to complete, including expansion of the FrontRunner sys-� tem; parks, recreation and trails; and historic, cultural and art oppor-� tunities. After a one-�day fieldtrip to the area, the teams were given one week to prepare suggestions for enhancing their specific projects. Once the presentations are com-� plete, the city can plan how and when to act on the various desgin ideas.

Flight program celebrates women The Utah State University Aviation Technology Program will celebrate Women of Aviation Worldwide Week with a Fly It Forward event for women interested in aviation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Women of Aviation Worldwide Week is an annual, international week of awareness and outreach cel-� ebrating all women of aviation and their contribution to the betterment of the air and space industry. USU Aviation will offer women and girls the opportunity to fly in one of USU’s Diamond Aircraft planes for 30 minutes at a dis-� counted rate. The cost will be $40 per individual or $50 per aircraft. The aircraft rate allows approxi-� mately three individuals to fly in the aircraft. This flight opportunity is available for females only. Free, guided tours will also be available for those who want to learn about the professional pilot and maintenance management degree options at USU. Visitors will experience the USU facilities at the Logan-�Cache airport including the hangars, flight simulator lab and maintenance facilities.

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

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WILL YOU ACCEPT iď ŠTHIS ROSE?jď Ş Students from Snow Hall host a parody of the popular TV show, ‘The Bachelor’

BY STEVE KENT editor in chief

FRESHMAN ANDREW KENNEY holds a rose in his formal attire. Kenney and 17 female neighbors from Snow Hall star in their own version of ‘The Bachelor.’ DELAYNE LOCKE photo

Most roommates are content to make fun of reality shows from the couch, but a group of USU freshmen decided to share their jokes with a larger audience. Erik Dalton, a freshman studying broadcast journalism, recruited one man and 17 women from among their neighbors to film a parody of ABC’s “The Bachelor.� The show’s premise is similar to the reality series it’s based on — 17 women vie for the affection of Andrew Kenney, a freshman majoring in economics and finance. The plan is to eliminate the contestants over several epi-� sodes. “Snow Hall Bachelor 2013,� pre-� miered Sunday to more than 40 peo-� ple crowded in the dark front room of a dorm on the fifth floor of Snow Hall. Viewers sat on the floor, on couches, the armrests and backrests of couches as the episode played — The women, wearing dresses, introduced themselves one by one to Kenney, who wore suit and tie. The contestants whispered to each other about strategy and the other women to create tension during a mocktail party in Snow Hall. Though the contestants were act-�

ing, the scenes weren’t scripted, Dalton said. “It would be really hard to script this thing,� Dalton said. “It’s just Kenney talking to the girls.� Dalton said he expects to produce an episode weekly until the end of the semester, not including spring break. He said he wanted to post the first episode on YouTube on Monday, but the upload failed. He said they’ll try to get the episode online some time Tuesday. Much of the show’s entertainment value comes from the contestants’ ad-�libbing, said Nick Menendez, the show’s director and a freshman majoring in business administra-� tion. “The girls are funny. They’re just genuinely funny. People should be laughing when they watch it,� Menendez said. “We just tell them to keep the mindset, like ‘You guys are here to win,’ and they just go with it for the rest of the night.� Unlike the actual Bachelor series, “Snow Hall Bachelor 2013� won’t end in marriage. Kenney plans to leave on a two-�year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-�day Saints in June. Dalton said they’re considering letting the winner write

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International students cope with cultural differences BY DERRICK SAUNDERS staff writer

International students can face chal-� lenges when they come to the United States for school, but this doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy their experience. Alex Tekere and Lindy Sabau, natives of Harare, Zimbabwe, know exactly what it’s like to be somewhere entirely different for a university edu-� cation. Tekere, a freshman majoring in biological engineering, arrived in the U.S. this semester and was welcomed by Logan’s freezing cold and snow. “On the website there are spring pictures and they said it’s spring semester, but you come and it’s cold,� he said. “I came dressed in summer clothing.� Tekere applied to USU through the College Board, a website for college planning and preparation. He and his parents chose USU for its safety and academic performance. Sabau, a freshman studying jour-� nalism and public relations, said she and her parents chose Logan for its safety. “It’s Logan,� she said. “Nothing happens in Logan. It’s very closed and sheltered and safe.� Sabau had been to America before,

but never to Cache Valley. She said adjusting was difficult. “To be honest, it took me a while to get used to it,� she said. “I didn’t expect that some of the people here would be so religious. It’s almost like a lifestyle. That shocked me.� Despite cultural differences, spe-� cifically in the interaction of young people, Tekere and Sabau found many similarities between their culture and the culture of the United States. “America is the leader of the free world and most of the people follow them,� Tekere said. “For example, in Africa, all of our popular culture is influenced by America.� “My roommates were amazed that I was on my iPhone texting friends or on Facebook,� Sabau said. “They said, ‘You listen to Beyonce?’ Of course I do. The youth culture is the same around the world.� Sabau and Tekere said they experi-� ence stereotypes as international stu-� dents. “Some people almost expect me to live in a hut or something,� Sabau said. “When people say things like that you have to just laugh about it, and then you can educate them.� “People always assume that if you’re African, you can’t speak any English,� Tekere said. “Whenever I speak, some-�

one always mistakes me for a British person because of my accent.� Despite the challenges, Sabau said she is adjusting well to student life at USU. She said she enjoys sporting events, especially football games, which was her first exposure to the sport. “Last semester was difficult,� she said. “It was very cold and I was a little homesick, but I went out, made more friends and decided not to go home.� Tekere said he also had a tough start. “I arrived this semester two weeks after orientation so classes had already started,� he said. “I had no idea what was going on or where buildings are on the map — kind of like having to ask people where Old Main is and you’re standing two feet away from it.� USU has programs and adminis-� tration specifically for students who come from foreign countries or cul-� tures. Mario Vasquez, multicultural program coordinator, works closely with international students. “One of the biggest challenges they have to overcome are stereotypes, and as bad as this sounds, the ignorance,� he said. “I think it’s great that they’re here so they can educate us a little bit

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As summer nears, some students have more than midterms on the mind: They are thinking of warm-â&#x20AC;?weather plans. This can mean more than thoughts of a day at the lake or vacations: It can also include plans for finding a place to live for the summer and into next year. Students move off-â&#x20AC;?campus for various reasons, but some students are met with surprises as they start the hunt for off campus housing. Hailey Donley, a freshman studying pre-â&#x20AC;?physical therapy, had trouble when making plans for next year. She and four other friends wanted to find house where they could move in together. Their plans were set aside when Donley her friends learned of a policy which prohibits more than three people from living together if they are not relat-â&#x20AC;? OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING PRESENTS CHALLENGES for students seeking to ed. reside with more than three people who are not members of their family. JESSICA FIFE Like Donley, some students find them-â&#x20AC;? photo illustration selves in a similar situation when they Brandon Binggeli, a sophomore major-â&#x20AC;? The 2009 Analysis of Impediments to decide to move off campus. ing in business, said he had a similar â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to live in a place that Fair Housing report by the City of Logan problem when he moved to Utah. was basically like the dorms again,â&#x20AC;? said was created to assess whether or not â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to move in with a good Lyndsay Dorris, a sophomore studying there was housing discrimination within friend from high school who was a girl,â&#x20AC;? pre-â&#x20AC;?dental. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would want to move in the city. The report stated the most com-â&#x20AC;? Binggeli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everywhere we went, they mon complaint from renters was they with friends.â&#x20AC;? kind of didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like that we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mar-â&#x20AC;? In addition to the relationship issue, received questions regarding religious ried.â&#x20AC;? Donley had another problem: Several of affiliation and family status asked by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think religion influences a lot her future roommates were male. landlord during informal interviews. of things in Logan, including what is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having guys and girls together and it â&#x20AC;&#x153;One guy flat out told us that legally acceptable housing situations,â&#x20AC;? Dorris being in Utah is also kind of a struggle,â&#x20AC;? he could not stop us from renting but said. Donley said. that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it and to try some-â&#x20AC;?

where else,â&#x20AC;? Binggeli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very surprised.â&#x20AC;? Donley, a native of Lawrence, Kan., said the rules and regulations in her home town are very different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You would think that students living together would be a pretty normal thing, even in Logan,â&#x20AC;? she said. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development states under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings and in other housing-â&#x20AC;?related transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability is prohib-â&#x20AC;? ited. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is all a bit ridiculous,â&#x20AC;? Binggeli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand that there is a certain culture, but still.â&#x20AC;? Offer is For some students, this culture contin-â&#x20AC;? Discou ues to be a problem and making plans online bo can become difficult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not looking forward to trying to find a place to live here in a year or so,â&#x20AC;? Dorris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I might haveNot to val make some compromises in order to find a place.â&#x20AC;? Binggelli said they eventually found a landlord who was willing to work with them and rented there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know a lot of people who live togeth-â&#x20AC;? er despite the policies,â&#x20AC;? Dorris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met someone who has been caught yet.â&#x20AC;?

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ZIMBABWE: Overcoming stereotypes From page 4 about their cultures. By seeing those differ-â&#x20AC;? ences we can also see the similarities that we have with each other and we can realize that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not as different as we thought.â&#x20AC;? Vasquez works primarily with students of diverse cultures born in the U.S. and is the advisor to the African Student Association. This involvement gives him a unique perspec-â&#x20AC;? tive on the lives of diverse students on campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that people often see our multicul-â&#x20AC;? tural students and might be afraid to approach them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish that more USU students would be open to getting to know them more. All it takes is a smile and for someone to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hi.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Despite the differences, Tekere and Sabau said they are grateful for the help and support theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school is very friendly to international students,â&#x20AC;? Tekere said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want us to feel at home as much as possible.â&#x20AC;? Sabau encouraged students to overcome ste-â&#x20AC;? reotypes and get to know others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make friends with students from other cul-â&#x20AC;? tures,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helps so much to overcome stereotypes and ignorance. You have to be open to getting to know students and their cultures.â&#x20AC;? Though their families are far away, Sabau and Tekere said they feel at home at USU. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; derrick.saunders91@aggiemail.usu.edu

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letters to Kenney as a prize. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to be compared to the real Bachelor, because they have these, you know, big studs on the show, but most of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joke,â&#x20AC;? Kenney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m leaving in four months. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really looking for love.â&#x20AC;? Dalton said the show is a parody, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been sur-â&#x20AC;? prised at the competitiveness of the competitors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joke and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be funny, but some people, you know, it actually kind of seems like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little real.â&#x20AC;? Dalton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After filming the first episode, I think some of these girls are really into Kenney. They want to win it.â&#x20AC;? Dalton said it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long from the time he had the idea to the premiere of the first episode. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all watch the bachelor as a room together,â&#x20AC;? Dalton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One weekend I was thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How fun would it be to have our own bachelor here at Snow Hall?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I just followed through with it.â&#x20AC;? The day after he had the idea, Dalton made a Facebook page titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrew Kenney, Snow Hall Bachelor 2013.â&#x20AC;? Ten days later, they had finished film-â&#x20AC;? ing the first episode and posted a trailer on YouTube. The weekend after the trailer was posted, it attracted more than 1,000 views. Kenney said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already been recognized on campus as the Snow Hall Bachelor once, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen people around campus looking at the Facebook page. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it to get very big at all,â&#x20AC;? Kenney said. Kenzie Bowhuss, a contestant on the show and a USU freshman, attended the premiere. She said for the most part, she liked how the show came together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they did a good job of appealing to the audi-â&#x20AC;? ence, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a little bit upset about it.â&#x20AC;? Bowhuss said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew what went on behind the scenes, and they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include things from everyone. They only picked segments that were funny or that would appeal to the emotions of the audience so that they would either hate this girl or love her or think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really pick the normal girls who probably have the best chance.â&#x20AC;? Bowhuss said she had a hard time knowing how to act on camera. She understood the show was filmed for entertainment, but the producers encouraged the con-â&#x20AC;? testants to treat it seriously. Interacting with Kenney on camera was also complicated, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to act like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never met him before,â&#x20AC;? Bowhuss said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of us are already friends with him. Faking a first impression is a little bit hard.â&#x20AC;? Kenney said the first impression scenes were awk-â&#x20AC;? ward, but he expects the awkwardness to decrease over the span of the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a little awkward in the first episode,â&#x20AC;? Kenney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was going to be that way no matter what, but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not awkward when I see them in the halls.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; steve.kent@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Building addition accomodates growth


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The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is adding a new build-â&#x20AC;? ing to help with the increase in business students. The building will be built next to the George S. Eccles Business Building as soon as the funds are acquired. The George S. Eccles Business Building has endured the wear-â&#x20AC;? and-â&#x20AC;?tear of students for 38 years, so a new building is defi-â&#x20AC;? nitely needed, according to Dean Douglas D. Anderson. George S. Eccles has been the name of the USUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business build-â&#x20AC;? ing since it was built in 1970. Because of Ecclesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; generosity, the building has become a focal point for students on USU campus. The building is expanding to meet the needs of the growing Huntsman School. Enrollment of Huntsman business students on campus has grown from 1,141 students in the fall of 2006 to 1,415 students in the spring of 2012. This is almost 30 percent growth on campus over the last six years, according to Ken Snyder, executive dean and chief administrative officer for the Huntsman School of Business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This building wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meant to hold this many students,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have more students than we are able to deal with in this building.â&#x20AC;? The state of Utah gave USU $14 million, one-â&#x20AC;?third of the total funds for the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial projected cost of $30 million. The other two-â&#x20AC;?thirds is to be funded by donors, according to Snyder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We identified our needs and realized we needed a lot more money for our building,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. The new projected cost for the whole project is $42 mil-â&#x20AC;? lion. Snyder said in one of their construction meetings, someone coined the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;go big or go homeâ&#x20AC;? in reference to the size of the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s build the right build-â&#x20AC;? ing that will last 15 to 20 years,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. According to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business blog, the terrace on top of the new

CONSTRUCTION NEAR THE BUSINESS BUILDING continues as campus officials raise funds. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo

Huntsman building was taken out of the architectural plans. However, it was put back into the plans because of its popularity amongst donors, Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect place to have a club barbeque or a faculty get-â&#x20AC;? together,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see a lot of different uses for it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great space and the donors love it.â&#x20AC;? Despite the features of the terrace, Snyder said he looking forward to a different building feature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What am I most excited about in the new business building? Teaching in those new class-â&#x20AC;? rooms,â&#x20AC;? he said. The classrooms will be made with three tiers, rounded seating patterns, two aisles, swivel chairs and a lot of open space. Sound baffles will be added to the ceil-â&#x20AC;? ing and walls to act as a sound killer between rooms while at the same time amplifying the teach-â&#x20AC;? ers voice, Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be twenty new

classrooms,â&#x20AC;? said Jeffrey Parker, business senator for the Huntsman School of Business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is going to do incredible things for students.â&#x20AC;? The new classrooms will be ideal for case methodology teach-â&#x20AC;? ing, Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best way to teach business is through experiential learning,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The second best way to learn is to study other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences. That is called case methodology.â&#x20AC;? The build and dynamics of these classrooms is to make the space very open to provide dynamic discussion capabilities. Students will discuss the pros and cons of different real life business situations. This is very important so students can make smart deci-â&#x20AC;? sions once they are employed in their professions, according to Snyder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never black and white,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is there a one right price for a product? No. Most

business decisions are in the gray area.â&#x20AC;? A lot of time and effort has been put into the current model of the new Huntsman build-â&#x20AC;? ing, according to the Jon M. Huntsman Business blog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The architects presented us with tons and tons of different ideas,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They actually made 40 to 50 different concepts and made each of them into mod-â&#x20AC;? els to look at.â&#x20AC;? The concepts and designs for this building have been thought out and edited multiple times. The new buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design ensures natural light is maximized on every floor. The final model has everything the business depart-â&#x20AC;? ment wanted, Parker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all just gravitated to the same model and were like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yeah, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Everyone loved it,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was unanimous with everyone from the business school that was there and all the faculty that were there.â&#x20AC;?

The space in the new build-â&#x20AC;? ing was strategically thought out through an architectural process called programming, according to Snyder. Programming is when all the different spaces and their func-â&#x20AC;? tions in the existing building are listed and then the projected needs over the next 15 to 20 years are mapped out. The existing space is then allotted for and all the extra rooms needed are then made into the new Huntsman building, Snyder said. Mr. Huntsman has directly influenced a lot of the new build-â&#x20AC;? ingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design, Parker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was very adamant there will be plenty of private spaces for students to meet together and learn from each other,â&#x20AC;? Parker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He felt that students work-â&#x20AC;? ing together on educational proj-â&#x20AC;? ects is critical for their future.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; rachel.lewis@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Bear with me here. I have very little dating experience compared to the rest of the Statesman staff, all of whom are either married, in commit-â&#x20AC;? ted relationships or just plain know how to woo the singlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ward. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t date much in high school, and my work-â&#x20AC;? load in college hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t helped my social life either. Still, I do have some advice to give when it comes to dating. For starters, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to ask a girl out. I was pretty shy in high school, but when senior prom rolled around, I threw caution to the wind and just flat out asked a girl who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d known for a while if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to go with me. She said yes, we had a great time at prom and continued to date for a little bit until it was time to ship off to col-â&#x20AC;? lege. Having confidence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if you only have a tiny shred of it, like me â&#x20AC;&#x201D; can go a long way. Second, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to surrender your man card if you let a girl pay for a date, or at least go Dutch. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve offered and been prepared to pay for every date Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on, but if the lady wants to pay every now and again, let her. If you are so worried about looking masculine by paying for everything on the date than actually worrying about the date itself, you probably arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t setting yourself up for anything long-â&#x20AC;?term. Finally, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let religious or cultural barriers get in the way. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a relatively non-â&#x20AC;?religious fellow from a Las Vegas, a fairly diverse place, attending school in a rather culturally-â&#x20AC;?homogenous area, so I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had much luck in the dating department, needless to say.

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Senior night success for Aggies BY JASON BORBA staff writer

It was senior night on Saturday when the Utah State womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bas-â&#x20AC;? ketball team hosted UT Arlington. Fittingly, the Aggies came away with a lopsided 81-â&#x20AC;?57 vic-â&#x20AC;? tory led by seniors Devyn Christensen and Jenna Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you win on senior night and win convincingly, I think it is the icing on the cake for the seniors that we have,â&#x20AC;? said USU head coach Jerry Finkbeiner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have stuck with us and I think they are playing the best ball of their careers. It has just been a good night.â&#x20AC;? After the game, USU celebrated the careers

of its four seniors Christensen, Johnson, Pualei Furtado, and Banna Diop, who missed the entire season due to injury. Each player was given a gift and Finkbeiner gave a speech about each of the players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is definitely a lot of emotions,â&#x20AC;? Christensen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to focus on the game and focus on the team right now. I would be so sad to live here at the Spectrum for the last four years. Night and day always coming in and getting extra workouts, practices, ice baths, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mat-â&#x20AC;? ter what. The Spectrum has been basically my home, so it is sad to leave. It has been an awesome experience and I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trade it for anything.â&#x20AC;?

assists. Johnson had her ninth double-â&#x20AC;?double of the season with 17 points and a career high 14 rebounds. Junior Jennifer Schlott chipped in with 12 points and seven assists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It went by really fast but I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out a better way,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We won by too many points to even know, but we had fun together. We played as a team and through the long stretch, we had fun.â&#x20AC;? The Mavericks had two players score in double figures in Desherra Nwanguma and Laila Suleiman. Nwanguma finished with 12 points while Suleiman had 11. Furtado got the start-â&#x20AC;? ing nod for her senior night. It was the second

start of her career, and the Aggies played all 12 of their dressed players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have started games like somebody let us out of a cage,â&#x20AC;? Finkbeiner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are out there and we are going. I like that attitude. We are in a good place right now.â&#x20AC;? It was a hot start for USU as they took the lead and never looked back. The first 10 minutes of the first half was a defen-â&#x20AC;? sive clinic by the Aggies. They forced UT Arlington into eight turnovers and held them to just 16 per-â&#x20AC;? cent shooting to go up 22-â&#x20AC;?5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been preach-â&#x20AC;? ing defense wins champi-â&#x20AC;? onships,â&#x20AC;? Finkbeiner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the ability to

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This senior class will go down as one of the best in school history. Christensen leaves USU as the all-â&#x20AC;?time womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer. Johnson is currently third on the all-â&#x20AC;?time steals list, and Diop ranks third all-â&#x20AC;?time in career blocks despite having an injury ridden career. The game itself was a great one for the Aggies as they lead from start to finish. USU improved to 16-â&#x20AC;?11 overall and 13-â&#x20AC;?3 in the WAC with the win. The loss pushed UT-â&#x20AC;?Arlington to the bot-â&#x20AC;? tom of the WAC at 3-â&#x20AC;?13 in conference and 6-â&#x20AC;?21 on the season. Christensen led the charge with a game-â&#x20AC;?high 24 points to along with eight rebounds and four

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When the men are on the road, the Utah State womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team takes the court at the Spectrum. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play in front of sold out crowds, there is no student section cheering them on and there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even a band â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but there is a team of young women who play their heart out game in and game out. This team has an all-â&#x20AC;?time USU scoring leader in senior Devyn Christensen, they have another senior Jenna Johnson who is 21st in the nation in steals and they have a freshman named Makenlee Williams who is looking to follow in the footsteps of those seniors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not everyday when a freshman straight out of high school can make the jump to Division I starter, but that is exactly what Williams has done. USU head coach Jerry Finkbeiner is impressed with how she has adapted to the new gameplan and playing more defense, which she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t asked to do in high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really enjoy coaching Makenlee Williams. She is a very good athlete and wants to be a great player,â&#x20AC;? Finkbeiner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think she has the skill set to be a great player in our program and her transition to college ball has been like any freshman especially being thrust into the starting lineup. When you look at it all, she has had quite the fresh-â&#x20AC;? man season.â&#x20AC;? Williams is a homegrown player. She played her high school basketball in Syracuse, Utah, where she earned all-â&#x20AC;?district and all-â&#x20AC;? state honors during her senior season. She helped her team to state titles in 2010 and 2012. Williams signed her letter of intent on on Nov. 9, 2011 after attending a camp at

USU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was in the recruiting process, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really focused on Utah State. It was more schools down south,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I came here for their camp and walked down the tunnel, I knew I was sup-â&#x20AC;? posed to be here. I committed later that day before I left and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine being any-â&#x20AC;? where else.â&#x20AC;? Williams has had a good freshman cam-â&#x20AC;? paign, averaging seven points per game in 22 starts. Finkbeiner said Williams has the potential to be freshman player of the year and make all the all-â&#x20AC;?freshman team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought the most important offseason for any athlete is between their freshman and sophomore year,â&#x20AC;? Finkbeiner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now they know what needs to be done and now they have to work on it and make great improvement. That second year sets them up for the rest of their career.â&#x20AC;? USU has been in a lot of close games this season, but none have been closer than their game against New Mexico on Jan. 17 at home. With the Aggies down one, Williams showed late game heroics by hitting the game win-â&#x20AC;? ning 3-â&#x20AC;?pointer at the buzzer to push USU over NMSU 65-â&#x20AC;?63. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was something I will remember for the rest of my life,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have never hit a game-â&#x20AC;?winner in high school, let alone ever, so when something like that hap-â&#x20AC;? pens as a freshman, at a D1 level, and in a big game like that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable.â&#x20AC;? Finkbeiner said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if she came up with another big shot this season. Finkbeiner gave Williams high praise when it comes to her ceiling and what she can accomplish at USU. He expects her to achieve

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Road woes continue for short-handed USU BY CURTIS LUNDSTROM sports editor

The woes continued for the injury-‐ridden Utah State men’s basketball team on its final road trip of the season. Down to seven players, the Aggies suffered a 61-‐46 loss to the University of Texas-‐ Arlington on Saturday. “We were inept offen-‐ sively,” said USU head coach Stew Morrill. “We were totally inept. It’s really frustrating. You have to be a basketball player at a Division 1 level and make a basket. We played hard defensively, we played well enough defensively and well enough on the boards to have a chance to win, but we were totally inept offensively.”

Playing without Spencer Butterfield, who was injured Thursday against Louisiana Tech, the Aggies struggled shooting the ball and the Mavericks used an 11-‐0 run in the early part of the second half to turn a their halftime lead into a 41-‐26 advantage. USU shot 30 percent from the field and com-‐ mitted 16 turnovers, lead-‐ ing to 15 Maverick points including a game-‐high 21 from Kevin Butler. Marcel Davis scored a team-‐high 15 points to lead the Aggies, TeNale Roland scored 12 and Jarred Shaw added 11 in USU’s first trip to Arlington. “I think we played good at times and bad at times,” Davis said. “We need to take care of the

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ball. A lot of our turn-‐ overs were dumb. The ball would slip out of our hands or dribbled off our own leg. It was unforced turnovers.” It was the second con-‐ secutive game in which USU failed to shoot at least 40 percent after hit-‐ ting 38 percent against the Bulldogs on Thursday. Butterfield re-‐injured his hip against Louisiana Tech and was carried off and taken to the locker room. Butterfield was the sev-‐ enth Aggie to be injured or leave the team this sea-‐ son, something Morrill said shouldn’t be an issue. “I know we don’t have all of our people,” Morrill said. “I’m very well aware of that, but the people that got have been recruited to Utah State to play basketball. They have to believe they can play.” But despite the lack of offense and the plethora of injuries, Davis said the Aggies will grit it out. “We got here as a team so we’re going to stay in it as a team,” Davis said. The 46 points was a season low output for the Aggies, who fell to 1-‐2 all-‐time against the FRESHMAN GUARD MARCELL DAVIS attempts a layup against Illinois State on Mavericks. Feb. 23 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. DELAYNE LOCKE photo Utah State fell to 19-‐9 overall – including 7-‐5 “They’re Division 1 know how else to put it.” Tipoff for both games is on the road – and 9-‐7 in scholarship basketball Utah State concludes scheduled for 7:05 p.m. WAC play, remaining in players,” Morrill said. the regular season with the fifth spot leading up “Step up and play better a pair of home games – curtislundstrom@ to the WAC tournament. offensenProfessional than that. You can against UTSA and Texas gmail.com Quality The Aggies and Mavericks tell I’m not happy. That to State on Thursday, March Twitter: @CurtisLundstrom Printing will face each other in the me was just inept. don’t 7 and Saturday March 9. nBusinessI Forms first round.

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The Utah State baseball club continued to shake off their winter rust over the weekend, going 2-‐2 at the Swing into SpringX tourna-‐ ment in Mesquite, Nev. “We had hoped to go and win four games down in the Swing into Spring tour-‐ nament in Mesquite,” said head coach Norm Doyle. “We ended up winning two and losing two, but we 630 West really played well all four games.” 20 0 Nor t h Club president Garrett Schiffman also felt the team gave a solid effort MEMBERS OF THE USU CLUB BASEBALL TEAM celebrate a win during last each time on the field season’s national title run. File photo against four tough oppo-‐ nents. “Our starting pitcher contest. The Aggies reeled were in every game that we “When you’re No. 1, threw one bad pitch that off runs in five of the next played, and sometimes the everybody’s kind of gun-‐ game and it ended up being seven innings, including a ball didn’t roll our way.” ning for you,” Schiffman a three-‐run home run,” four-‐run effort in the sixth First baseman Jordan said. “We have some Doyle said. “That cost us.” that tied the game. Hansen said the Aggies improvements to make, The Aggies then pulled “A 9-‐0 lead is not impos-‐ are happy with what they but we’re right on track to off their first two victo-‐ sible but it’s very difficult, learned. where we want to be. We ries of the season Friday. tough to come back on,” “It gave us a good look Utah State pummeled Doyle said. “I was really at where we’re at,” Hansen Western Washington in proud of the guys how they said. “It’s early in the sea-‐ the first game 14-‐3, led by did it.” son, so no one’s hitting the Shawkey’s three RBIs. Oregon struck back in panic button.” “That was the first time the bottom half of the sixth Schiffman was especially this year that we really with two runs of their own pleased with the play of played how we’re capable of and the Aggies were unable infielder/pitcher Andrew playing and how we played to finish the comeback. Shawkey and shortstop last year,” Doyle said. “We had the tying run at Brandon Peterson. Utah State followed up second base with no outs “Shawkey hit the ball with a 5-‐2 victory over but we just couldn’t get him really well,” Schiffman Montana. The Aggies held in,” Hansen said. “That was said. “I was really a slight lead for the major-‐ a good game for our team, impressed with his plate showed a lot of character appearances and his mettle ity of the contest until opening things up in the about what we can do.” to drive the ball and bring bottom of the sixth inning Doyle thought the runners in. That was cru-‐ with three runs. Pitcher Oregon game was impor-‐ cial of him.” Jaren Tyler went the full tant for the team’s progres-‐ The Aggies fell to UC seven innings, giving up sion. Santa Cruz on Thursday only four hits. “Biggest thing we’re 4-‐2. Utah State jumped out “Some really good timely going to take away from to an early 2-‐0 lead in the hitting. Guy came through this is knowing that no third inning with an RBI in the clutch, exceptional matter what we’re never from Schiffman. UC Santa pitching,” Doyle said. really out of a game,” Doyle Cruz closed strong, how-‐ Saturday saw a major said. “We know we can ever, with a four-‐run sixth comeback against a tough beat them. If we see them inning and held on for the Oregon squad, but Utah in the region tournament, victory. State eventually fell 11-‐10. they’re going to have some Doyle said one bad pitch The Ducks scored nine first doubts.” ruined an otherwise stel-‐ inning runs before relief lar performance by pitcher – m.hop@aggi-‐ Sixto Cabrera in a game the pitcher Tyler Berry was brought in and shut them email.usu.edu coach felt they should have down for the rest of the Twitter:@legendarymhops won.

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Landes wins all-around, but USU falls to BYU BY DANIELLE MANLEY staff writer

SOPHOMORE SARAH LANDES performs a floor exercise routine Monday against BYU. Landes won the individual all-around title. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

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USU: Seniors leave strong legacy for future Aggies MAK: Freshman phenom From page 7

play good defense when we focus our minds to it. We are very explosive offensively but we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put both together for an extended period of time, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where our ceil-â&#x20AC;? ing is.â&#x20AC;? The second half began just like the first one did with the Aggies playing fierce defense on one end of the court and making shots on the other. UT Arlington finally started making some shots and went on a 7-â&#x20AC;?0 run to get within 21 points with 14 minutes to play. UT Arlington would not get any closer than 20

points for the remainder of the game. USU pushed their lead to 29 on a cou-â&#x20AC;? ple of occasions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came out with the emotion of the night,â&#x20AC;? Christensen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just wanted to get it over with and enjoy the moment of the win and senior night.â&#x20AC;? The Aggies final two games of the season will be on the road when they take on Texas State Thursday and conclude their season Saturday with a matchup against UTSA.

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; jborba@aggiemail.usu. edu Twitter: @JBorba15 SENIOR DEVYN CHRISTENSEN dribbles past a LA Tech defender Feb. 28. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo

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all-â&#x20AC;?league awards and reach 1,000 points in her career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would not be surprised if she broke Devynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record some day,â&#x20AC;? Finkbeiner said. Although the scoring record is not something Williams is striving for, it is a goal she would like to accomplish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is definitely a goal of mine,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Devyn worked really hard for it and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be hard for me to do, but any-â&#x20AC;? thing can happen.â&#x20AC;? It was a rough start to the season for the Aggies and Williams as the team began 2-â&#x20AC;?8. Since then they

have turned it around and are 16-â&#x20AC;?11 on the season and second in the WAC. With just two games remaining in the regular season before the conference tournament, the team and Williams have turned their attention to the championships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we would figure it out and we did,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are doing pretty good, not where we want to be yet, but we are still work-â&#x20AC;? ing on it. We are getting ready for the WAC and hope-â&#x20AC;? fully the Big Dance.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; jborba@aggiemail.usu. edu Twitter: @JBorba15



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Stash the electronics when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driving We at The Statesman find it incredibly silly that conversations encouraging people â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially university students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to put down the phone when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driving still need to take place. As if Taylor Sauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 2012 wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tragic enough, the chilling irony of her last words is enough to make any cell phone addict think twice about checking that notification. An Editorial Opinion â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discuss this matter now,â&#x20AC;? Sauer wrote to a friend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driving and Facebooking isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t safe.â&#x20AC;? She died doing the very thing she proclaimed dangerous. We all know driving with a cell phone can be deadly, whether texting, Facebooking, tweeting or even looking at the map to see which exit is on our assigned travel route. And yet, most people continue the dangerous behavior despite multiple warnings. No matter how comfortable people may feel about multitasking in the car, every task adds to the likelihood of an accident. The big debate used to be whether or not people should be legally allowed to talk phone while driving. Now, it seems like using the primary purpose of a cell phone is the safe alternative to texting. It amazes us at The Statesman how many people feel the risk of severe disfigurement and death outweighs the opportunity to send 160 characters to their BFFs. The real issue is that people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to warnings and think â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, that would never happen to me,â&#x20AC;? which must be true or there would be infinitely more traffic accidents caused by inappropriate cell phone use. To be frank, telling people to not text and drive is like warning someone not to step on a rattlesnake, poke a grizzly bear with a short stick or ride a Razor scooter down 8th East. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a lot like warning smokers of health risks connected with smoking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; OK, maybe without addiction factored in. The point is, people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to warnings, but you the reader can buck that trend. Think of the people you would leave behind if you suffered an accident like the one that killed Sauer a little more than one year ago. Think of your family standing around a casket that had to be closed because what was left of your face was too badly mangled that no one could recognize it. Think of the other people you might injure. Imagine someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families around that casket. Think of how you would apologize to them for the pain you caused. Do yourself a favor: Next time you want to check your phone while driving, hand it over to a passenger or ignore it until you arrive at your destination or can pull off the road. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it for yourself, do it for the people you might kill with the 3,000-pound force of destruction youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re riding in.

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ForumLetters Performers need audienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s respect To the editor: On Feb. 7, the Fry Street Quartet gave a concert in honor of Dan C. and Manon Caine Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resident Quartet Endowment. Eighteen students and alumni accompanied the quartet. The purpose of this event was to thank the Russells and show appreciation for their transformative generosity. To have a professional quartet in residence, working regularly with students, is no small thing. Local interest and support was so strong that the concert sold out and many people were turned away. The music was excellent, and it was a fine evening. But this is a letter to the editor, and there is, of course, a fly in the ointment. While students attended the concert in large numbers, many left at intermission. This concert was given to show appreciation for supporters of a string program for USU students, and yet USU students publicly walked out. Most importantly, people who wanted to attend this concert, to hear this music and show their support, were denied the opportunity. This behavior was widely noticed. It is nothing new, nothing more than a continuance of the old routine. However, it is disrespectful, and as a student community, we may want to consider our behavior and its effects. We are clearly part of a strong community that values art and music. On Feb. 7 we celebrated this commitment and showed our appreciation for its continuance. The support and hard work of everyone involved will continue to

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than one might expect at a Kent Hovind, Ken Ham, or Ian Keller Ray Comfort presentation, if such exercises in profescolumn sional lying might be graced with the term.

Creationist uses old ideas only

John Cronin

To the editor: I grew up in a strong Christian, or at least in a strongly Christian household. In my endlessly and exuberantly inquisitive youth, fortunately encouraged by many of the adults around me, topics of philosophy and theology were not just idle musings to me. They were subjects of intense, yearning study, in my own fumbling and limited way. They promised to me knowledge and understanding that I craved, needed as strongly as I needed water and air. Though some topics, mostly theology, for example, have since become more akin to hobbies than driving forces in my life, I have never forgotten what I learned, or lost my fascination with and interest in those questions. I tell you this so you might appreciate just how disappointed I was in Richard Wintersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; article â&#x20AC;&#x153;Debating the ultimate question.â&#x20AC;? After a lukewarm introduction, he tells us that he plans nothing more than to share a few thoughts in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rational and logical manner,â&#x20AC;? which is generally a good cue to expect anything but. He then goes on to regurgitate the same old, tired and tiresome creationist and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;intelligent designâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arguments that have been rehashed and recycled for decades, replete with citations of philosophical authority that demonstrate only the most cursory, and in some cases distorted, familiarity with the things they actually wrote. He expresses nothing more engaging, insightful, edifying or uplifting about the divine, our relationship to it, or our place in the cosmos

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The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: Has American medicine gotten too good at treating pain? The profession once took pain to be a positive sign of healing. As recently as 50 years ago, even patients recovering from surgery went without medicine to relieve the ache and discomfort. Today, when patients complain of pain, doctors listen and respond, and in many ways thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing. It has brought about a new problem, however: an epidemic of overdose from opioid painkillers. The number of deaths â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 16,651 in 2010, according to statistics

released last month â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has tripled since 1999 and is now greater than fatalities from heroin and cocaine combined. For every fatality, there are 35 emergency-room visits and 161 other reports of abuse or dependence. Statistics show that the rise in abuse has tracked a rise in doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; orders for the drugs. To fight back, the federal government is expected to soon tighten the rules for prescribing a popular subset of painkillers, those containing the narcotic hydrocodone mixed with acetaminophen (Vicodin is one of these) or with ibuprofen. This would be a matter of moving hydrocodone combinations up a notch from Schedule III to Schedule II, the most-restricted category of legal drugs, as recommended by an expert panel. Then, no refills will be allowed; patients will be able to get additional pills only by new prescription, either written or prescribed through an

electronic system. This change may help a little. The real hope is that it will prompt a wider shift in the medical world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one that puts the risks of addiction and abuse on par with a patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pain and recognizes that painkillers can end up, intentionally or not, in the hands of a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children, spouse or friends. Notably, more than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from family members or friends. Information is key. One promising strategy to reduce prescription drug abuse has been to give doctors, pharmacists and police more information via electronic databases. For a decade, Congress has helped states fund such prescription drug monitoring programs, and at this point almost every state either has one or is planning one. Studies so far suggest they can prevent â&#x20AC;&#x153;doctor shoppingâ&#x20AC;?

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Editorial Staff: Steve Kent Allee Wilkinson Delayne Locke To the editor: Tavin Stucki Eric Jungblut To begin with, I am not Curtis Lundstrom taking a stance in the debate Cale Patterson as to whether or not God exists. Science can explain About letters the how, but not the why. Â&#x2021; /HWWHUVVKRXOGEHOLP That is left up to you, the ited to 400 words. reader, and your beliefs. My intentions are simply to point out the factual inaccu- Â&#x2021; $OOOHWWHUVPD\EH shortened, edited or racies alluded to in Richard Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article published rejected for reasons on Feb. 28 of this year entiof good taste, reduntled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Debating the Ultimate dancy or volume of Question.â&#x20AC;? similar letters. The fundamental flaw with Richard Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s argument is the misunderstand- Â&#x2021; /HWWHUVPXVWEH topic oriented. They ing of abiogenesis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the formay not be directed mation of life from simpler toward individuals. molecules. The calculations which support creationist Any letter directed to theories were formed by a specific individual deriving the probability of a may be edited or not 300 molecule long protein printed. from forming spontaneously. The odds of this happening are about 10390, which Â&#x2021; 1RDQRQ\PRXVOHW ters will be published. certainly would be imposWriters must sign all sible. However, abiogenesis occurs the same way specialetters and include tion occurs. It was a very a phone number or long process that occurred e-mail address as well in small steps all of which as a student identifiwere governed by chemistry cation number (none and natural selection. of which is pubThe smallest self-replicatlished). Letters will ing molecule of life is theonot be printed withrized to be only 32 amino out this verification. acids long. The probability of this occurring randomly is only 1040. To be fair, this Â&#x2021; /HWWHUVUHSUHVHQWLQJ is still a very large number, groups â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or more however the oceans of early than one individual â&#x20AC;&#x201D; earth were literally filled with must have a singular amino acids, resulting in bilrepresentative clearly lions of trials occurring simul-

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by ensuring that each prescriber knows if the patient has recently been to another one. The monitoring programs havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been as effective as they could be, however, because so many are voluntary and allow doctors and pharmacists a lag time in reporting prescriptions. In Pennsylvania, for instance, the database can be accessed by law enforcement agents only, not doctors or pharmacists. That means an emergency room doctor treating an unfamiliar patient canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t log into the system to find out if the person has already been getting painkillers. In addition to full access, monitoring programs need to operate in real time, so that the ER doctor can know if the patient filled a prescription as recently as an hour earlier.


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LETTERS: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Evolution not a beliefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; From page 10 taneously. Even if the concentration of amino acids in early Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oceans was a mere 10-6M â&#x20AC;&#x201D; very dilute â&#x20AC;&#x201D; then 1031 self-replicating amino acid chains would be created in under a year, let alone millions of years. Once life is seeded, there is no stopping it. Life grows and changes finding new ways to continue living. Ask anyone that works in a hospital and they will testify to the pervasiveness of evolving bacterium. So, to reiterate Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question, where does the finch come from? Tracing back the fossil record of birds leads us to the archeopteryx, a bird like dinosaur that lived 150 million years ago. Likewise we can trace dinosaurs back to amphibians, and amphibians to fish, and so on. Through this same process, we can trace the human lineage as well, but I will not go into this in any detail as it can be a very touchy subject for some. For those interested, I highly suggest looking into the research for yourself and arriving at your own conclusions. Jason Cronquist

Creationist opinion alienates students To the editor: Religion here at USU is



often a shared experience between students. I have no issue with this. Some choose to pursue the study of religion at an academic level. I have no issue with this. Richard Winters, however, has chosen to use the Statesman to downgrade evolution to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;scientific plausibility.â&#x20AC;? As a biology major, I have an issue with this. Evolution is not belief, evolution is not incompatible with religion, but it is not a religion itself â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when filling out forms I do not put â&#x20AC;&#x153;evolutionistâ&#x20AC;? in the religion box. Evolution is an extremely well-studied phenomenon that it seems Winters knows very little about. For example, the key idea of the Galapagos finches studied by Charles Darwin is a bit more complicated than â&#x20AC;&#x153;these finches changed over time as a result of natural selection.â&#x20AC;? Certainly, this happened, but the point of the observation that these birds have a range of different beak sizes, but are very similar in other ways demonstrated that the birds evolved from a common ancestor and adapted to different diets, and by natural selection evolved different beaks to eat these diets more efficiently. If Winters understood this concept he would have no need to ask â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where did these finches come from?â&#x20AC;? They come from an ancestral finch

with a generalized plain boring beak and divergently evolved into the many different, yet similar, species seen today. I am bothered that this newspaper promotes such talk. Students attend USU to discover subjects like astronomy, biology, political science, computer science and philosophy and explore them in a non-religious context. We have the Logan Institute of Religion to ponder such questions as the existence of God. Winters states that he has â&#x20AC;&#x153;no intention of preachingâ&#x20AC;? but closes his piece with â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of existence testifies of (God) and logic and reason defy any other thought.â&#x20AC;? If the Statesman continues to run things that insist that feminism and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rights arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worth supporting, homosexuality is immoral and that we must â&#x20AC;&#x153;understand that we have more in common with God than a gorilla,â&#x20AC;? then it undermines this universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation as a place of learning, critical inquiry and acceptance of all people. I like this school and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want that to happen. I understand that this is just an opinion column, but I feel that The Statesman is not the place for opinions that alienate so many of our students. Chelan Rogers





















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to abuse. Crush-resistant capsules â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for example, the new form of the painkiller Oxycontin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; deter abuse by making it impossible to inject the drug. Also promising are combinations of opiate agonists and antagonists, still in the works, that would relieve pain but block the opioid effects when taken in larger-than-prescribed quantities. And as Medicare, Medicaid and the private insurance industry experiment with new models of paying for health care, they should devise ways to ensure that doctors are reimbursed for spending the time it takes to treat patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pain properly and to address signs of overuse and addiction. No one wants doctors to stop caring about pain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; only to ensure that the treatment doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring another kind of agony.

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Native Americans from through-â&#x20AC;? out the West gathered to celebrate their cultures during the 40th annual USU Pow Wow. The event, held March 1-â&#x20AC;?2 in the Nelson Fieldhouse, featured food, dance and traditional craft. To many, the event is more than a celebration. Members of the USU Native American Student Council, which sponsors the annual Pow Wow, said it is an opportunity to strengthen ties between genera-â&#x20AC;? tions of Native Americans and to educate others about their culture.

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 Making it Through Hard Times Workshop, TSC 2-â&#x20AC;?3 p.m.  Free Crystal Hot Springs Admission, 6-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m.  Flute Studio Recital, Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall 7:30-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m.

Today is Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Juel Odulio, a sophomore from Portland, Maine, majoring in nursing.

Almanac Today in History: In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, for-â&#x20AC;? mer British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policies in Europe and declares, â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron cur-â&#x20AC;? tain has descended across the continent.â&#x20AC;? Churchillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech is considered one of the open-â&#x20AC;? ing volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War.

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WednesdayMarch 6  Annual Spring Book Sale, Library 9 a.m.  Eating Disorder Awareness Week Q&A Panel, TSC Auditorium 11:30-â&#x20AC;?12:45 p.m.  The Joy of Depression Workshop, TSC 310B 11:30-â&#x20AC;? 12:30 p.m.  Aggies with the Times, Library 101 11:30-â&#x20AC;?12:30 p.m.  Friends of the Merrill-â&#x20AC;?Cazier Library Spring Lecture, Library 7-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m. 101  Financial Planning for Women, FL 7-â&#x20AC;?8:30 p.m.  Pizza Soiree with Intercollegiate Studies Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emily Buck, Ag Science 141 5-â&#x20AC;?6 p.m.

ThursdayMarch 7  Annual Spring Book Sale, Library 9 a.m.  Healthy Relationships Workshop, TSC 310 10-â&#x20AC;?11:30 a.m.  Healthy Sexuality Workshop (5), TSC 310 12-â&#x20AC;?1:30 p.m.  Group Meditation, TSC 335 12-â&#x20AC;?1 p.m.  Stress Management and Wellness Workshop, TSC 310 1:30-â&#x20AC;?3 p.m.  USU Yarncraft Guild, TSC Juniper Lounge 7-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.  Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball vs. Texas State, Spectrum 7:05-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.  Keep Kim Home (Logan Out Loud), TSC Auditorium 7:30-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.  Politics of the Golden Rule, ESLC 3-â&#x20AC;?4 p.m.

FridayMarch 8  Last Day To Drop Classes (W transcript) P/D+/D/F option  Spring Break: Rock Climbing in St. George, All Day  Annual Spring Book Sale, Library 9 a.m.  Founders Day, Performance Hall 7-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.

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USU Theater Student, Gwendolyn Dattage directs Top of Utah Entertainmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Murder Room.â&#x20AC;? Show times are Feb. 28, Mar. 1-â&#x20AC;?2 and Mar. 4-â&#x20AC;?5 with a matinee on the 2nd. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the matinee. For ticket res-â&#x20AC;? ervation or for more information, please call 435-â&#x20AC;?797-â&#x20AC;?8022 or visit arts.usu.edu. Performances will be at the Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students Entrepreneur Leadership Series featur-â&#x20AC;? ing Dan Clark, founder of Clark Success Systems will be at 6 p.m. in Room 215 of the George S. Eccles Business Building at Utah State University on Mar. 6.Dan Clark has been named one of the top ten speakers in the world by Achievers North America and Achievers Europe. He will speak on building an international speak-â&#x20AC;? ing business. The event is free and open to the students, faculty and members of the public. The Wassermann Festival is hosting Amit Peled, guest cellist and acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumental-â&#x20AC;? ists performing today, in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall. Peled is a strong advocate of breaking boundaries between performers and the public as well as promoting and sharing classi-â&#x20AC;? cal music with wider audiences. He will be performing the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn and others. Tickets are $24 adults, $20 USU faculty and staff, $5 students with ID. The African Student Association (AFSA) is organizing the event: Annual African Banquet 2013 -â&#x20AC;? Celebrate Our Africa. This event will take place on Mar. 2 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The price is $12 Students and $15 Non-â&#x20AC;?Students. This price includes a show and dinner. There will be performances from AFSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own members, from Idaho State University and from the Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burundi Drummersâ&#x20AC;?. Some of the pro-â&#x20AC;? ceeds from this event will be donated to the English Learning Center (ELC) here in Logan.

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Financial Planning for Women is a free monthly educational program offered in two time slots; registration is not required). Join us at 11:30 in TSC room 336 (bring your lunch. The program is free and open to everyone. The program is repeated in the evening 7:00-â&#x20AC;? 8:30 at the USU Family Life Center, free parking adjacent to building. For more info go to www.usu.edu/fpw, call Jean Lown at 435-â&#x20AC;?797-â&#x20AC;?1569, or email her at jean. lown@usu.edu. The Music Department flute program is presenting their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 in the Balcony of the Tippetts Exhibit Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center, showcasing the hard work and dedication of students. This event is free and open to the public. Christy Ivie and Karen Moss will be pre-â&#x20AC;? senting their senior voice recital March 6 at 7 p.m. in the USU Performance Hall. Admission is free.

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