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A century of welcoming Ag USU students celebrate through song and dance BY CATHERINE BENNITT and JULIA STOCK editor in chief, staff writer

The International Student Office was formed 100 years ago when USU President John A. Widtsoe's Iranian friend sent his four nephews to USU, said Christian Orr, International Student Council president. • International students attended USU before 1912, but there wasn't an official place these students could go for assistance until this time, according to USU archives. Current Chinese, Indian, African and Armenian USU students, as well as a handful of other nationalities, gathered Saturday to celebrate a century of diversity and contributions to USU's academic and student life. The International Student Banquet featured performances by members of international student communities on campus, from belly dancing to vocal performance. Before the talent acts began, a slideshow was played, showing the progression of USU international programs. The slideshow included images of past USU presidents welcoming international students at the airport and a montage of international events throughout the decades. "The Iranian nephews coming to USU was the event that started what led up to the Cosmopolitan Club in 1916," Orr said. "And now we know it as the International Student Council." For the second year, the ISC gave the International Educator Award. Following with tradition, an international student and international organization received awards for their contributions in connecting a minority culture to USU's campus. For the first time, both the International Student Organization of the Year and the ALFREDO BALCACER PLAYS ELECTRIC at the International Student Banquet on Saturdat Jn International Student of the Year were from the TSC Ballroom, and was dubbed Mr. International 2012-13. The banquet marked I00 years since tht the same country - Saudi Arabia.

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International Student Office was organized in 1912 and showcased talent from several international: • student communities. MELODY SANCHEZ photo •

Outdoor Rec Program touts summer event=S ~

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USU students piloted canoes, kayaks and rafts at First Dam in Logan Canyon at the Outdoor Recreation Program's Demo Day on the Water eve~t Friday.

Walter Gould, who designs and executes student trips and courses for the ORP, said the event was a way to show students what gear is available to them through the ORP. "Right now, we figured, 'I bet not a lot of students know what watercraft we have,"'

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JOSEPH VIRGIL, A JUNIOR MAJORING in recreational resource management, slides a rental kayak into First Dam in Logan Canyon at the Outdoor Recreation Program's Demo Day on the Water. The ORP invited students to try out their water gear at the event. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

Gould said. "And so we came up with this idea that we would just let people play around on the pond down here for a while and get to know what we have." For no charge, he said, students could test out a sampling of the ORP's rental water gear. Kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayaks, rafts, canoes and new paddle boards were all there for students to try out. Logan Milsap, an undeclared USU student, said Day on the Water was the first ORP event he has attended, and it may encourage him use the program's services in the future. "We've talked about bringing kayaks or canoes and renting them from the ORP before," Milsap said. "This is nice because they just have all of the kayaks and canoes out, and you can just go and try them out and see what you like." Dominick Barratt, ORP shop employee, said Day on the Water is an introduction to what ORP will be doing this

summer at Hyrum State Park:~ "We'll actually be running:: : hourly rentals at the beach at Hyrum State Park," Barratt ;said. :.. The ORP was invited two • weeks ago by the park mana .i-:to hold the rentals, and the 1! ORP is also working with ot state parks, he said. Another kickoff event _ the ORP is hosting is a crate : stacking competition at 8:30 .., p.m. Friday in the Nelson :' Fieldhouse. Students will be~ belay the whole time, stackin milk crates on top of each ot~ to see who can make the tall tower. There will be a live deejay, performances by local ba F Dragon and prizes. ,__ The ORP has a lot of thing; planned this summer, said Pau Jones, student trip coordinator. One big event is a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., to run a whitewater section of the Sna River, something the ORP sta -...: ►)See ORP, Page 2

Service Week, A-Week coincide to mix fun and servic~., BY LIS STEWART staff writer

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picking up litter and also win a pair of glow-in-the-dark underwear as part of Service Week. This year, Service Week is combining with A-Week, making it an even bigger event with more service opportunities, according to Service Week committee member Amanda Allen. "There's so many opportunities to serve," Allen said. "There's a project to fit everyone's schedule. Anyone can make a difference on campus during Service Week." Service was part of the original tradition of A-Week, and now service will be a focus of the week again, said Andrew Gooch, the A•Week vice president in the

Student Alumni Association. "When A-Week began 102 years ago, a focus was on campus and community service," Gooch said. "Through the years, it has evolved and more and more activities have been added." Gooch said this year it was more sensible to combine the weeks because of limited resources. The week kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on the TSC Patio with peanut butter-and jelly sandwiches and games, according to a schedule provided by the Service Week committee. The Red Bull chariot race begins at 7 p.m. at the corner of 800 E. and 700' North, and students will compete for a trip to Austin, Texas. One of the big events of the week will be the campuswide

litter push, said Rickie Warr, a Service Committee member. Prizes will be given out during the litter push, in which teams and individuals will cover areas of campus to clean up litter, she said. Teams check in at the TSC Patio at 11 a.m. Tuesday and at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tuesday night, A-Week organizers will host a performance of mentalist Craig Karges, Gooch said. Karges performed on campus for the Mardi Gras celebration in 2011, he added. A Service Fair in the TSC International Lounge on Wednesday will showcase opportunities to serve at nonprofit organizations on and off campus. The Glow in the Dark 5-kilometer Undies Race begins 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Quad,

and modest clothing is requir~. According to the schedule, the• first 100 participants will rece1 glow-in-the-dark underwear. • Warr said there are project available to fit everyone's schedule, during mornings and afternoons. At 7 p.m. in the TSG International Lounge, humanitarian kits will be put together t send to Third World countries. A service fair will be held in the same place earlier in the day at 9:30 a.m. A beautification project of the steps by the Aggie Terrace near the Living Learning Center will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, and then Saturday includes a highway cleanup in the morning at the Alumni House and a ser-

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Poet recounts time with scientists in Antarctica BY LIS STEWART

staff writer Not only was Katharine Coles willing to write poems about science, she traveled to Antarctica to observe scientists in one of their most exotic habitats, Coles said. • Coles, a former Utah poet laureate, spoke on fostering understanding between science and art disciplines in an address to the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters at the academy's annual conference Friday, held at USU's Eccles Conference Center. "I am not a scientist -!.. I don't pretend to be a scientist," Coles said to the crowd of scientific and arts researchers, before she read poems written during an expedition to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation as a poet in residence. Coles said she drew from her experience traveling with scientists among research stations and observing the frozen world to write a book of poetry entitled Reckless. She often felt like an object of scientific observation during the journey, Coles said, and she described sitting next to an oceanogra- • pher on a bus through Chile on the way to their ship. "He was the first of many people who said, 'Oh, you're the poet,"' Coles said. Coles said she wrote a proposal to the National Science Foundation, asking it to send her to the world's least-inhabited continent.

Such a proposal is different for a poet than it is for a scientist, she said. "It's another matter entirely to pitch yourself as a poet or photographer or painter to a group mostly comprising of scientists - to persuade them they should send you down to Antarctica to hang out with the scientists there," Coles said. Her proposal to the NSF was not in poetic form, but Coles said she later wrote a poetic version in which she wrote symbolically about feeding animals out of the palm of her hand. Coles said in reality, treaties forbid feeding the animals in Antarctica. After her lecture, an audience member asked Coles, "What creatures did you feed?" "I fed no real creatures, but the creatures I was feeding in the proposal were the ones on the edge of the old maps where they say

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'There be monsters,'" Coles said. "You're not allowed to feed the creatures, and I was quite obedient to the treaty." When people heard about Coles' planned trip to Antarctica, she said she discovered there are two kinds of people in the world: "The kind of person that says, 'Oh, that's a wonderful thing. I'm jealous, I would love to go with her,' and the kind of person who says, 'Of course I support her, but is she out of her mind?'" Made possible by a grant from the NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, Coles sailed to Antarctica in 2010. To get there, the boat crossed the Drake Passage, which Coles said is a rough passage because it is where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. . "This is the best thing ever," she read from her poem "Sailing to Antarctica," attributing her stomach of steel to spending summers riding in the back of her father's Jeep. Coles talked about the differences between poets and sdentists. A poet tries to find one word that could mean many things, and a scientist uses a word with the intent that it can mean only one thing, she said. However, her goal in Antarctica was also to describe what she saw for the rest of the world, even if she had to be careful in what she said to comply with international rules and treaties,

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FORMER UTAH POET LAUREATE KATHARINE COLES speaks to researchers at the Utah Academy of Sciences.Arts and Letters annual conference Friday. Coles read poems and anecdotes from her trip to Antarctica that are meant to illustrate bridging the gap between art and science. Coles recieved the John and Olga Gardner Prize at the event. KELSIE MASON photo

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ORP offers summer programs

OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS ADJUST KAYAKS on the grass at First Darn in Logan Canyon during the Outdoor Recreation Program's Demo Day on the Water. The ORP provides rental equipment such as kayaks, life jackets and paddles to students. Over the summer, the ORP will organize activities including hikes in Logan Canyon, whitewater trips to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and a Wilderness First Responder class in Moab. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

would like to try more than once this summer. "We did that last summer," Jones said. "It was really, really fun to take students out and to surf some waves in the rafts even dump some people into the water." Jones said during the daylong trips, students can rent gear from the ORP as well as split gas money to get there. In early May, students can participate in a Wilderness First Responder certification class in Moab, Utah, which Jones said is similar to a wilderness EMT but not as intense. The ORP will be sponsoring several hikes up Logan Canyon this summer, as well as "canoecaching," which Jones said is like geocaching but takes place in marshes with GPS devices, a partner and a canoe. "You· can actually get pretty lost in there," Jones said. Jones said accessibility to the outdoors is one of the biggest reasons students should participate in ORP events. "If ypu want to really explore the outdoors and have a fun time, and you don't know how to do it, come to the ORP and we'll teach you how," Jones said. Jones, Barratt and Gould said they agree that the rentals offer~d through the ORP as well as ORP 'Clinics should be taken advantage of by students.

"The ORP is subsidized by student fees," Jones said. "Because of that, we offer discounted rental rates. So if you want to rent a canoe, it's going to be cheaper for you, as a student, at the ORP thi21t'ftli4\liuf• Al's (Sporting Goods) or some other place." Barratt said gear is available for every skill level, and a variety of clinics are offered by the ORP that teach the basics of different outdoor activities and how to participate in them safely. "In my mind, there's those who love the outdoors and those that don't realize they love the outdoors yet," Barratt said. "We're just there to help everybody understand the biggest purpose of the outdoors, and that's to be safe and have fun." Gould said students new to a particular outdoor sport shouldn't be hesitant to come on ORP outings. "You don't have to be a great whitewater guide to come on our rafting trips in Jackson," he said. "You don't have to be a leave-no-trace master to come -0n backpack trips with us, or even day hikes. You don't have to ever have gone snowshoeing to go snowshoeing with us."

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Banquet showcases talent of international students The Saudi Arabian Association was formed at the turn of this school year's fall and winter semester. The president of SAA, Hassan Al-Ishaq, was announced as the student of the year for his efforts to help fellow Saudi Arabian students and make them part of campus life, Orr said. Because Saudi Arabian students don't have the opportunity to attend SOAR, Al-Ishaq created a similar program that introduced them to USU, he said. aifeorganized a student orientation of ms own and invited individuals from each department to tell them about the rules and laws of academics," Orr said. Every year, four areas are taken into account when selecting International Student f the Year - academic success, cultural expression, service opportunities and leadership - and Al-Ishaq met each of these. African dance performers took the stage as the first act. The performing group included Ami Meite from the Ivory Coast, Changwe Ngosa from Zambia and Izzy Beyene from Ethiopia. As a part of their dance they held flags from their native countries. "We have been active in the USU international community and the international student council for a long time," Ngosa said. "There are also very few African students at USU so we usually try to represent our culture if we have a chance to." ,iiQg in a place such as Cache Valley, with not so much representation of different cultures it always gives us pride to be able to 9',lt (our) culture on the map and give people 3 chance to be exposed to something a little a1mtent, Ngosa said.

AFRICAN STUDENTS IZZY BEYENES, Changwe Ngosa and Ami Meite (above) dance in the International Student Banquet on Saturday. Also among the night's performers, Crystal Mason and Ritu Bisht (left) performed an act entitled "Bollywood Dance." The International Student Association provided entertainment and presented awards at the banquet. MELODY

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f From Page 2 Poet mixes art and science in book about trip to Antarctica ena, she said. "This, I believe I'm allowed to tell you. I'm not allowed to show you how it's done," she read from the poem about her visit. The academy presented Coles with the John and Olga Gardner Prize in the Humanities at the conference. Erin O'Brien, the academy's president-elect, introduced Coles to the group. "(Coles) is the epitome of the interdisciplinary nature of the Utah Academy, of $_c,iences, Arts and Letters," O'Brien saia.

Academy President Nichole Ortega said the academy creates an environment of support and mutual understanding. "The Utah Academy promotes distribution of knowledge across all disciplines, allowing members to strengthen their academic scholarship and individual roles in society,n Ortega said.

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Monday, April 16

Wednesday, April 18

•>10 a.m.- A-Week of Service Kickoff with free PB&J sandwiches on the TSC Patio •>7:15 p.m.- Red Bull Chariot race starting at 760 N. 800 East. Showing starts at 6:30 p.m.

•>9:30 a.m.- Community Service Fair in the TSC Sunburst Lounge •>2 p.m.- Campus-wide Litter Push on the TSC Patio •>11:30 p.m.- Undies Run midnight SK, meet on the Quad

Thursday, April 19 Tuesday, April 17 •>11 a.m.- Campus-wide Litter Push on the TSC Patio •>7 p.m.- Kraig Carges mentalist show in the TSC Ballroom •>7 p.m.- Humanitarian Project Night in the TSC International Lounge

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Fox Business Network host to speak at USU

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Coles said. Visitors to Terra Lab - one of the places Coles visited - have to gain security clearance and sign a waiver saying they won't reveal any secrets about the instruments housed there, Coles said. She wrote a poem about the instruments being able to hear lightning strikes and tell when a nuclear bomb goes off anywhere in the world. The lab has highly sensitive machines measuring weather, seismic and other phenom-

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•>8:30 a.m.- Aggie Terrace walkway clean-up, meet on the TSC Patio •>9 a.m.- Senior Day breakfast on the TSC Patio •>7 p.m.- Senior Hawaiian Luau Party at the Alumni House

Friday, April 20 •>10 a.m.- Day on the Quad •>11 p.m. - True Aggie Night •>11 p.m.- Cover the Night

Lip balm company to sponsor A-Day events Center. Clubs, food vendors and companies will set up booths Friday on the Quad for A-Day. This year, the Utah-based lip balm company Kisstix is sponsoring A-Day, including Day on the Quad and True Aggie Night. Students have chances to serve yearround in addition to the multiple opportunities during Service Week, Gooch said, referring to the Val R. Christensen Service Center as one place in particular that sponsors service. "There are so many great opportunities to serve here on campus," Gooch said. "I think that's what makes Utah State great, is our ability and ambition to help other people." Allen said students looking for service opportunities should inquire at the Service Center on the TSC's third floor. "USU has so many service organizations, and it's super easy to find one to join," she said.

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Dancing for lives

Bestselling author and Fox Business Network host John Stossel will deliver his talk, "No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - but Individuals Succeed," from 10:3011:30 a.m Thursday at in the Eccles Conference Center Auditorium. The lecture is co-sponsored by the , university's Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. The public is invited to . , attend and a book signing will follow. "We are hoping Stossel's talk will encourage people to think about • what the appropriate role of govern- , ment is," said Anthony Peacock, . professor of political science and co-director of the Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism. · "What should government do? What should it not do? Are there limita- • , tions to human knowledge that make any attempts by government . to solve complex social and political problems difficult?"

Film revisits 1857 massacre in Utah USU's department of art and design will present a showing of the film "Burying the Past: The Legacy of the Mountain Meadows Massacre" at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Manon Cain Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall. The director of the film, Brian Patrick, will be at the showing and will host a Q-and-A session immediately following the film. Patrick made the movie to "heal some of the wounds" experienced by the descendants of the families-.; .. involved in the 1857 massacre in ~southern Utah, he said. The movit.".details the history of the massacr~~ which involved a California-boun~ wagon train from Arkansas led by John T. Baker and Alexander • .. Fancher. The group was campeiin a val- ~ ley near Cedar City, Utah, wlien ! for reasons not fully understo6cl, a party of local Mormon settlers and ' Native Americans attacked and laid 1 siege to the encampment. At least 120 people died in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Seventeen children under the age of eight survived the ordeal and were eventually returned to Arkansas. For more information, contact USU's Department of Art and Design, 435-797-3460.

Museum presents multilingual tour~.j USU's Museum of Anthropology will unveil its new multi-language tours for several permanent exhibits at the museum Saturday. Museum • patrons can now view exhibits that 1 include "Dine: Weaving a Tradition ~ of Strength," "Obsidian" and "IceAge Peopling of the Americas" in various languages, including -I English, Spanish and Navajo. Throughout the Saturday activi:. • ties, tours of the exhibits will be • given in both Spanish and English and will take place every half hour• between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guests.·. will also have the opportunity to learn how to weave using a loom. ''As a museum, we want to be accessible to everyone in our community and the bilingual program allows us to reach out to our neighbors in the Cache Valley community who speak other languages," said Elizabeth Sutton, curator of the museum. The USU Museum of Anthropology is in the Old Main building, Room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. For more information on this event, call museum staff at (435) ~97-7545 or visit the museuill .. Web site at anthromuseum.usu.ed~ •

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V~LUNTEERS Kl~K OFF THE ~SU RE_L AY FOR LIFE event with a flash mob on the TSC Patio on Friday morning. Relay for Life events are coordinated nationally by_ the American Cancer Society to raise funds for cancer treatments and research. USU Relay for Life raised $19,500 through 405 participants. The top three fundra1smg teams were Circle of Hope, the Relay for Life Commitee and USU Volleyball. KELSIE MASON photo

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This summer, hundreds of USU students will leave °Logan to work as interns in a variety of fields across the country. Though the title "intern" often implies getting coffee and making copies, many USU students have found internships that allow them to do practical work in their chosen fields and explore their future careers. Taryn Rowe is a junior majoring in biology and a self-professed "germ freak," who said she loves bacteria. This summer she will intern at Virginia Tech. There she will be working with a project that monitors E. coli transmission in cattle and other hydroponic projects, she said. Rowe said she was anticipating entering dental school after graduating, until she discovered her passion for microbiology in a class she took. She said internships can be a great opportunity for students to explore different careers before choosing one to stick with. "It can be like a trial run for your career," she said. Though many students think internships mean unpaid work, Rowe said her program pays for housing, food and travel, as well as a stipend. "The chance to work on something that I really love is the most exciting part," she said. Carlie Morrison, a senior majoring in marketing and economics and Huntsman Scholar, Morrison said she'll spend four weeks in Prague at the University of Economics. Her time wlll be spent learning about marketing and management in postsocialist Eastern European bloc countries. ''I've wanted to go to Prague for so long," she said. "This just seemed like the

perfect opportunity." Morrison said she found her program through searching the Internet, then enlisted the help of the Huntsman Scholars program to help fund it. She also her employer to help pay for airfare. "I anticipated the whole process of applying and then getting everything ready would be a huge headache," she said. "But I haven't had to do it alone. So many people have been really willing to help." Morrison said she hopes her work in Prague will give her an advantage and a unique perspective as she pursues her future career in either foreign policy or veterans' rights. "Everyone learns in the classroom," she said. "The real advantage is for people who find a way to work outside of it." Amy Rohman, a junior majoring in ~onservation and restoration ecology, will take her third internship since coming to U~U as part of the Research Experience for Undergrads (REU), a National Science Foundation program. She said she will research questions about climate change on plants in the West, primarily in Idaho and Logan. She said the project was conceived when her mentor discovered old drawings that mapped plant plots' change over time. When her mentor went to check out the location of the plots, she said he discovered they were still there. Rohman applied to several REU programs across the country, but she said she believes being able to interview in person helped her stand out to Logan researchers. "It's important to do anything that makes you memorable," she said. "Know your professors and talk fo them, so that they can write you good letters of recomt'

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fAlbrecht loves valley's landscape, is ·True Aggie Agricultural Sciences Building. When on campus, Albrecht said his favorite part of the Aggie experience staff writer is attending basketball games in the · Spectrum . • Almost every USU student knows "Athletics isn't the most· important w'ho President Stan Albrecht is. Some room in the house, but it's the windo.w s(udents may have seen him getting through which many see what we're his hair cut at the Aggie Barber Shop doing," he said. "You see the commitwhile others may have spoken briefly with him in the library or in passing on . ment and enthusiasm of the university through the basketball fans." Qi1ad. Albrecht's career began as a sociolStudents may understand that being ogy professor at USU after completing tlie president of the university is a an undergraduate degree at BYU and d~manding, stressful occupation, but master's and doctorate degree's at wnat they may not understand is just Washington State University. how much of Albrecht's total week is After a few years on the"faculty, he spent thinking and breathing USU. left Logan for 25 years - during which Albrecht said, as president of a university, there is never a dull moment. time served as a academic vice president and associate provost at BYU. Before Though every day throws him different being appointed dean at USU, he also projects to tackle, each day is busy and spent six years lfs an administrator and full, he said. professor at the University of Florida. Albrecht said his days usually begin "We left Florida and came to Logan with breakfast with community memin January," Albrecht said. "There were bers or students, followed by a range of a few bitterly cold days that I asked tasks that include administrative planmyself if we made the right decision." ning meetings, meetings with donors Since that cold winter in 2005, and dealing with student and faculty Albrecht said he has never looked back. issues. In the evening, he usually enterHe said he is confident that he made tains guests and dignitaries visiting the the right choict! coming back to.serve s~hool or the community. as president of USU, and the beautiful Because students don't often see landscape of 'the valley never fails to Aibrecht, they may feel disconnected amaze him. to him, but Albrecht said he feels as "I never come through Sardine much of an Aggie as every USU student. Canyon without saying 'Wow,"' he His favorite Aggie Ice Cream flavor said. "The beauty of the valley is really is cookies and cream, though he has remarkable. Whenever we entertain developed a recent love for the newest guests, they say how lucky we are to live flavor - Sunshine and Chocolate, created to celebrate the opening of the new •)See PRESIDENT, Page 6 ijY MACKENZI VAN EN GELEN HOVEN

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CHILDREN OF THE NORTH performs at Logan City Limits music festival on Saturday.The band's first performance was at USU's monthly Poetry and a Beverage event. MELODY SANCHEZ photos

Pop-folk band spurred through campus event Si'nce their first performance at Poetry and a Beverage on the USU campus, the Logan music scene has given pop-folk band Children of the North an enthusiastic welcome. Tyler Andrews, who plays keyboard in the band, said fans showed their enthusiasm shortly after the Children of the North Facebook page went online last November. "We had almost 100 likes in the first night or something," he said. "It was like, 'Oh, maybe we should start this band."' Currently, the page has around 250 likes. The band started when singer and guitarist McKay Felt returned from an LDS mission last fall and persuaded his girlfriend, Emily Andrews, to sing with him and her brother, Tyler, to play keyboard. "We've dated for a long time," Felt said. "I'd always heard her sing in Tyler's songs, and I always tried to get her to sing with me, but she never would until I came back. So I had all these songs written, so we just put it together with us three at the start." Joe Hill joined the Children of the North in January 2012, playing electric guitar in most of the band's shows. Hill said the band usually plays with a drummer, but it hasn't added a percussionist as a permanent member. All four band members are students at USU. Tyler Andrews is a junior studying graphic design, Emily Andrews is a sophomore studying interior design, Felt is a freshman studying art, and Hill is a junior majoring in agriculture. To date, the band has played six shows, including two appearances at Poetry and a Beveta_ge and an acoustic set at Logan City Limi!S on Saturday. Felt said despite the

More time to prepare means the band can introduce more variety into its songs, Felt said. For some songs, members play different instruments, such as bass guitar and ukulele, and Emily Andrews has played electronic beats in some shows. "When we do have shows, we're thinking of any way that we could make them exciting and unique," Felt said. Rather than drawing musical inspiration from a particular band, Felt said Children of the North's sound is a product of the variety of musical influences each member brings. Tyler Andrews' style on the keyboard in influenced by electronic pop, Hill brings blues and rock-and-roll influences, and Felt is influenced by more calm influences like folk music, Felt said. Hill said the band's sound wouldn't be the same without each member. "There's kind of a structure of the song, but the song would sound very different if, individually, we were different people," Hill said. "If you look at the keyboard parts of the song, if (Tyler) didn't come from the background he did, musically, the keyboard sections of the songs, even though chords and basic stuff would be the same, they would sound very different." A few of the band's tracks are available online, but it has yet to release any albums. Felt said the band has been recording an EP, but because of Tyler's busy schedule it has yet to be completed. When an album is released, Felt said he would like to make it available both as a CD and as a digital download. "We'll definitely do both," Felt said. "I think there's an appeal to a digital album, but I think there's always something more lovable about a handmade, physical copy." The band will take a break over the summer, as two members will be out of state, but Hill said they plan to resume in

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"Ideas are going to be festering for the next four months, and then there's going to be a big explosion. And an album," Hill said. None of the band members said they had long-term plans for Children of the North. Hill said recording companies and others wishing to use the music for promotional purposes have approached him, but they haven't made any deals. The band came together because of a shared love of music, not because of a desire for fame, he added. Felt said he agreed. "We're serious about our music, but we're not serious about becoming famous," Felt said. "We do it because we love it."

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"We c:fon't 'want it to be over accessible," Felt said. "If you're always playing it, people can get bored of it." Felt said be would rather play fewer shows and focus more on preparation for ~ach gig. "I think it makes it a good experience, ~~use we put more into it," he said. "It ~r..ings a lot more energy to it." Jlill said he agreed with the quality@r.-.quantity strategy. "[f we play less frequently but prepare p,.re for each show," he said, "people ~11 fdnd of get this attitude of 'When I go see Children of the North, their shows are always awesome, but they don't come around that often, so I need to go when there is an opportunity.'"

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BY MANDY MORGAN staff writer The Mountain Meadows Massacre is not a topic works of art are usually based on, however, that didn't stop Julie Jensen, the playwright of "Two-Headed." Jensen, a USU graduate, wrote the play with two characters on stage to tell the story of those affected by the massacre, a highly contested event in Utah's history. The Mountain Meadows Massacre was a series of attacks on an Arkansas emigrant wagon train that passed through Iron County in 1857. Local men disguised as Native Americans killed more than 100 men, women and children. The play focuses on · two women' JULIE JENSEN - Hettie and Lavinia - who are friends, but oftentimes at odds, due to their religion, the practice of polygamy and the emotions surrounding how the massacre affects them each personally. Those producing the show at USU have adapted it to incorporate 12 people on stage - 10 actresses playing the two characters in five different decades, with two males playing instruments on stage. The show includes many other aspects besides just acting, said Mary Alley, a senior playing the part of 30-year-old Hettie. "This has been a fun, artistic endeavor," she said. "I've done a lot of productions at USU, but this one has so many different elements smashed together in one show." The show comprises a regular stage set along with a film shown on the wall behind the stage to depict certain additional aspects of the story, Alley said. "W,e are playing with music, dance, film and just the overall aesthetics for the show," Alley said. "We turned it into a 12-person cast with men and music. It's a rollercoaster of awesomeness." The show used to be presented in the Black Box Theatre, but this time it is being presented in the Morgan Theatre, said Jackson Si~mons. the show's stage manager. "It's been a really interesting experience, because we are doing an interesting spin on the show," Simmons said. "It's not just with two characters. We're doing it with what is now a large cast - musicians, singers, people making sounds." One especially impressive part of the set is the tree piece used on stage, Simmons said. It started as a metal frame the actresses could use to climb on and use dur. ing rehearsals and. is now a massive bunch of branches and wood twisted together. "There is a lot of action surrounding the tree," Simmons said. · There is a ladder on the back of the tree actors can climb, Simmons said.

"This is meant to show that pioneer life was physical - they were washing clothes, sewing," Simmons said. "At one point the sewing becomes very physical. It's as if the quilt is attacking and suffocating one of the girls. They are girls in conflict, and they just got physical with those things. "I think people hear Mountain Meadow and definitely have a reaction because of how we look at what happened," Simmons said. "But (the play is) not so much about the event itself but how it affected people." Younger and older performers play various roles in the show, and one of the biggest challenges for the actresses was being able to portray the same person, just at different points in time, Simmons said. "The process was very interesting to make them appear like the same person," Simmons said. Despite this, Simmons still said the show's producers still wanted to illustrate the changes that took place throughout each of the character's lives. "People evolve throughout the years, though - and not just over 10 years - but every year people change," Simmons said. For Katie Marsh, a junior majoring in theater performance, playing the part of 10-year-old Lavinia was the hardest thing to work out between all of the actresses, she • said. ; "At the beginning of the production we ; got together to see what we could bring that was similar for the character," Marsh said. "We all wanted to bring an essence of the character - it was a challenge." One thing that helped those involved in the production figure out the details of their parts was meeting the author, she said.

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"It was a real treasure to talk to the author and to dig into the details from her," Marsh said. "We got stuff from her that we wouldn't have gotten otherwise." '.'Two-Headed" opens at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Morgan Theatre at the Chase Fine Arts Center. General admission tickets are $13, senior citizens and youths are $10, faculty and staff are $8, and students with ID get in free. · - mandy.m.morgan@aggiemail.usu.edu

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can meet with him and bring any kinq of question or concern to him. "I thought I would hear stories about classes they couldn't get into or roommate problems," he said. "It's never been that. The students really want to talk about life and careers and where to get where they want to be." Albrecht said he also meets with international students on campus, learning about their cultures and how they · add to the USU community. He spends a substantial amount of time traveling, including three days a week spent in Salt Lake City, when the Legislature is in session. He works at the Capitol each year to increase Utah politicans' commitment to higher education. He also works closely with USU donors, as well as Utah senators and representatives in Washington, D.C. And is he a true aggie? "Of course," he said. "Though that goes back long · ~efore I was ever president." - m.van911@aggiemail.usu.edu


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process, from finding their first job on campus to finding internships and preparing for grad school or careers. "We are becoming a one-stop shopping destination for careers and employment," Crow said. Students seeking internships or advice on how to compile strong cover letters, resumes and references can schedule appointments with Career Services at any time, she said. Students can also use the Career Aggie account, a free career and internship Web search service for all USU students. Crow said all students should visit the Career Services office or website, where they can find helpful resources for becoming stronger internship candidates.

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Toney in the next at-bat, gifting a run to the Cougars. It was the first of eight straight runs. for BYU. The Cougars scored three from a bases-clearing double by right fielder Delaney Willard, in the bottom The Aggies suffered a couple of road losses, losing of the second, to go up 4-2. both games in the doubleheader Friday and dropping BYV's Megan Arnold hit a two-run shot to center, a lead going into the seventh inning Saturday. extending the lead to 6-2. · Utah State got its turn in the top of the fourth. USU6,BYU 15 With runners on first and second, freshman Jolene The Aggies started things off right, but the Cougar Koons hit a sacrifice grounder to seconcl, which allowed outfielder Amburlyn Orozco to score. In the bats proved too much to fight off. next at-bat, sophomore Christina Cummings did the In the top of the first, senior Lindsey Marquez same for junior J.(atie Bowdidge to cut 1he lead to 8-4. doubled to right field, driving in freshman outfielder Proton homered over the center-field fence in the Hailey Proton and junior first baseman Christine top of the fifth to give the Aggies two more runs. Thomsen. "We had to move our lineup arounq because of The lead lasted one inning. Aggie pitcher Mandy Harmon walked two batters · an injury, so Hailey was moved into the number four after BYU shortstop JC Clayton singled to right-center, loading the bases. Harmon hit second basemai:i 5,tacie •'?See AGGIES, Page 9 BY TAVIN STUCKI

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heavier weight class and I took it because I wanted to fight. I have just been eating pretty much the past week," Pacheco said. "I was at my top physicality point because I was trying to gain weight." Pacecho weighed in at 161 pounds and 5 feet 7 inches, whereas Swenson weighed in a\ 9 pounds heavier. • "Nine pounds doesn't seem a lot, but when it comes down to it, it matters," Pacheco said. "Swenson had a good fight and! I want to give him props." Brady Garner traveled from Bakersfield, Calif., to participate in the Clash. A Preston, Idaho, native, Gamer' background is in wrestling. Fighting in the 185-pound weight class, Garner wasted no time pounding Javier Mendoza

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class but what started out promising ended just 24 seconds into the first round. The referee called the bout after Jackson took a heavy right hand to the head, snapping his head backwards. Anthony Miller, a Richmond, Utah, native, went three rounds with Tanner Cohen also at the 155-pound weight class. After submission could not be gained, the decision went to the judges' score cards which gave the win the Cohen. Emmanuel "The Spider" Mendoza used his street fighting background to eliminate Andrew Christensen in the 170-pound weight class. Christensen started out strong, lifting Mendoza off the ground to throw him to the mat. Emmanuel Mendoza was not affected and came back to use a traditional boxing style to beat Christensen around the cage. The referee called the match for repeated strikes at 2 minutes, 49 seconds into the first round. Utah State student Ivan Pacheco tapped out to Nick Swenson after Swenson straddled Pacheco to deliver punches to the face. Just 2:17 into the first round, the 6-foot, 170-pound fighter had the lighter fighter pinned to the ground, with a bloodied nose. Pacheco's original opponent backed out just a week before the fight, giving Pacheco the option to fight in a heavier class. "My fighter dropped out but they offered me a fight in a

The No. 18 USU men's baseball dub swept its threegame series against Utah Valley University last weekend in convincing fashion, heading into its series against Weber State next week. The defending Northern Pacific East Conference champions began the twinbill Friday with a 24-0 routing of the Wolverines in the first game and a 11-1 victory in the second game. USU finished the sweep Saturday afternoon with an 18-1 victory. With the wins, the Aggies claim at least a share of first place in the conference. ,"The big thing is that we won conference gam~s, and it puts us 6-0 in the conference," senior center fielder Matt Stranski said. "The fact that we were able to stay undefeated in conference and take care of business is a big deal." . An 18-run fourth inning put USU in complete control, en route to the blowout victorr in game one. Senior outfielder Gavin Johnson had a grand-slam home run as part of the 18-run frenzy. Johnson also had a solo home run and a double, to round out his five-RBI performance. "I don't think I've ever been part of a team that has done that before," Johnson said of the 18-run inning. "It

~as a good week for everyone." Fifth-year senior first baseman Jake Bartholomew and junior pitcher Robert Garrett finished with three RBIs apiece. Also finishing with a multiple-RBI day was Stranski. ."We had great pitching, very solid defense and just had a ton of hitting," USU head coach Norm Doyle said. "All aspects of the game were working, especially the offense. They were just pounding the ball all over the place." Junior pitcher Kyle Durrant pitched a seven-inning shutout, allowing four hits in the first game Friday. "All three pitchers pitched super well this weekend," Stranski said. "Kyle Durrant pitched a shutout in the first game. Robert Garrett and Sixto Cabrera also pitched well. All three of those guys were fantastic. They only gave up two runs all weekend." Garrett allowed two hits and one run in the second game Friday, and Cabrera allowed four hits and one run : Saturday. ,. "Our pitching staff did an amazing job," Johnson said "They were hitting their spots, and when a player put the ball in, we did a good job of getting them out." Wolverine Jonathan Proper drove in UVU's only run ~ the second game Friday, and William Fajardo drove in a : run Saturday for the Wolverines. See UTAH STATE, Page 10


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staff writer The Utah State men's tennis team took to home courts this weekend against University of Idaho and the University of Hawaii. Dropping both matches, USU

is 4-11 in the season and falls 0-3 in Western Athletic Conference action. USU I, Idaho 6 USU jumped ahead in doubles action, but the Bengals roared back to capture two of

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the three pro-sets. "It was a lot closer than the results show. It boiled down to inch here, inch there, point here, point there," head coach Chris Wright said. "It was a few key points, but overall we competed well." Junior Sven Poslusny and freshman Marcus Fritz defeated Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos-Salazar for the only doubles win of the day at the No. 1 doubles position. Down three games, the duo made a comeback to win the pro-set in a tie breaker, 9-8. "We played well. We were down 6-3 and came back for the win," Poslusny said. "We play really good together, and we are really comfortable playing with each other." The pairing of brothers junior Lenny Whiting and sophomore Andrew Whiting fell to Abid Akbar and Andrew Dobbs in the No. 2 doubles position 5-8. Senior Nate Ballam and freshman Matt Sweet rounded out doubles action with a loss to Marius Cirstea and Filip Fichte! in the No. 3 doubles spot. The Aggies fell in a tie breaker, losing the match 8-9. Poslusny was the only one to carry momentum over from the doubles matches, as he dismissed Cirstea in straight sets at the No. 1 singles spot. The German native took the win 6-4, 6-3. "I played really well, very consistent and played very well in the big points," Poslusny said. "I served

really good and just played my game." The rest of the Aggies recorded losses, but it was not without a fight, as two threeset battles highlighted the rest of the day. Ballam lost the first set 5-7, the Logan native coming back to win the second 6-3. With the match already decided, the third set was replaced by a super tie breaker to 10 points. A fight to the finish ensued, as neither player gained an advantage over the other. "It was a heartbreaker very disappointing," Ballam said. "It's a little bit of a mental block now, because it is time after time (of tie breakers). But it gives me more experience than everyone else in those third-set tie breakers." The Aggie dropped his third straight third-set tiebreaker 11-13. "It would be better for me if we played the third set, but it's a very mental thing, the tie breaker," Ballam said. "I had the bottom hand, and it was very disappointing." Lenny Whiting also found himself in a three setter against Bendeck in the No. 4 singles position. The Aggie dropped the first set 3-6 but came back to claim the second 6-2. Whiting's efforts were not enough, as the deciding set went to Bendeck 2-6. Fritz was defeated by Akbar in the No. 2 singles position 2-6, 1-6, and Sweet also lost in straight sets to

Ramos-Salazar 2-6, 3-6 in the No. 3 singles position. Freshman Curran Wearmouth wrapped up singles action with a loss to Alan Shin, dropping in two sets 3-6, 4-6. USU 0, Hawaii 7 USU's woes continued as it met up with WAC rival Hawaii on Saturday. The Aggies were blanked by the Warriors, losing the contest 0-7. The Aggies got off to a rough start in doubles, dropping all three pro-sets to Hawaii. Going into singles action, USU could not find the momentum to make the come-from-behind win. "We came out strong in doubles, but we got broken, and that took the wind out of our sails a little bit," assistant coach Bryan Marchant said. "We were deflated and came out a little flat in singles after that."

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man Allison Lenzora singled up the middle, and Froton singled through the left side, two batters later. However, Marquez swung at strike number three, for the third out, and left her teammates stranded on first and second. The Aggies held BYU scoreless through the first two innings of game two. In the bottom of the third inning and with bases loaded, Manuma grounded out to second base but knocked in left fielder Tiffa Messerschmid and moved runners over to second and third. Aggie pitcher Dani Chaplin walked Toney on four straight pitches in the next at-bat, again loading the bases. Arnold hit a grounder back to Chaplin, but the Aggies couldn't turn the double play, and Clayton crossed the plate to put BYU up 2-0. In the top of the fourth, Utah State had another chance to score when Froton singled to left and was bunted over to second by Marquez. Catcher Sam Miller watched strike three go past, and Koons grounded out to third on the next two at-bats to leave Froton on base. Froton had two hits in three at-bats. Lenzora and Thomsen both went I for 3. The Aggies had four hits, three errors and six runners left on base.

Chaplin (3-5) struck out five batters, surrendered four hits and two runs, l}nQ,wJ1.lkedJour more in 29 batters faced. "'Dam pitched well," Millsap-Kala~d: !11er game on Friday night was impressive. She allowed us to stay close and kept us in the game. BYU is patient at the plate. Dani did a good job of being effective with her pitches and keeping BYU off balance. Overall, Dani did an excellent job against them in both of her outings." BYU's Tori Almond improved to 9-2 on the season, as she pitched seven innings, struck out six batters and gave up four hits in 27 batters faced. USU4,BYU6 The Cougars got started early in game three. After a pair of walks in the bottom of the first, Willard doubled to right-center, scoring Dugas and Clayton, to go up 2-0. Willard scored two pitches later when Manuma popped Chaplin's 1-0 pitch into right for an RBI single to extend the lead 3-0. In the top of the third, Thomsen singled and was driven in by Froton, who doubled to right-center. Froton crossed the plate on an error by Toney, two batters later, to make it 3-2.

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The next inning with runners on second and third, Lenzora reached on a fielder's choice and was credited with an RBI as Day "trossea the plate. Outfielder Annie Thomas ran home when Manuma made an error on the play to put the Aggies up 4-3. The lead lasted until the end of the seventh inning, when a pair of home runs by Willard and Toney put the Cougars up for good 6-4. "I am proud of my team," Millsap-Kalaba said. "I am especially proud of the way they came out to play today. To be honest, though, it is always disappointing to lose, especially to an in-state rival. We battled well against a good team this weekend and did a good job of putting ourselves in a position to succeed, leading most of the way 4-3, and came up just short in the bottom of the seventh." The losses drop USU down to 14-28. The Aggies will next face Idaho State at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Logan.

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slot and has done a good job," said Aggie head coach Carissa Millsap-Kalaba said. "She has good power and speed and has been effective in moving the runners and getting runs across the plate." BYU answered back immediately in the next two innings. First baseman Katie Manuma singled in Willard, and Toney hit a two-run homer to left field on the next at-bat. Those three runs invoked the mercy rule, and the umpires called the game with a score of 15-6. Thomsen led Utah State offensively with three hits in as many at-bats and two runs scored. "Christine is a tough out and has been consistent in her execution and adjustments at the plate," Millsap-Kalaba said. "She proved that again this weekend:' Harmon pitched two innings for the Aggies and was credited with the loss - her 14th of the season. Hannah Howell pitched six innings for the Cougars in the win. She gave up six runs on eight hits and struck out three batters in 28 faced.

Poslusny had the best effort against Jonathan Brooklyn in the No. 1 singles position. Poslusny and Brooklyn battled to gain the upperhand in the match, but neither did so successfully. The Aggie dropped the first set 5-7, as he scrambled line to line to stay in the rally against Brooklyn. "(Brooklyn) doesn't have a really big weapon - not a great serve or a really big shot - but he is really good on footwork," Poslusny said of his match. "I wanted to be aggressive and use my serve, keep the ball in and look for my chances to come in." The Warrior began to unravel in the second set, screaming out in frustration at the conclusion of multiple points he lost. Poslusny worked the court with well-timed drop shots and defensive lobs to take the second set 6-3.

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Fighters get another taste of Logan in second Clash and earned the win with repeated strikes, 36 seconds into the first round. Tiffany Anderson and Mackenzi Allen stepped into the ring at the 125-pound female class. Anderson, a mother of seven who debuted in the first Cache Valley Clash, tripped Allen on the inside to bring her down for the tapout 2:47 into the first round. Anderson's road to the Clash started 11 months ago when she decided to lose weight. "Last year I decided to lose some weight, I started at 180 pounds and now I am 125 pounds and have abs," Anderson said. "I feel great, I trained really hard and came here to win and feel good about it. I was confident that I was ready for whatever Allen could dish out." Gardner said that involving women into the MMA world has been positive for the sport as well as the women who participate in it. "This Anderson's second fight and Allen's first fight and to have them come in here and put themselves out there is great," Gardner said. "I think

it's a great sport to see the evolution in and it empowers women." The fight of the night came from Dustin Jenkins and Jelani Smith in the 155-pound weight class. Smith, from Denver, Colo., and Jenkins were the most technical MMA fighters in ' I' j' I l J I t the event, and exhibited a higher level of skill. After three rounds, the fight ( t ' ' ' j I I went the judge's scorecards which, ( I unanimously gave the win to Jenkins. "The best textbook match, evenly matched going toe-to-toe was Smith and Jenkins," Chambers said. "They went back and forth and they both spent equal time trading blows and I feel like it was an evenly-matched fight, which is what we look for in MMA." Gardner said the fight was not just about fighting, but about a comeback for Smith. "To see Smith and Jenkins go at ANTHONY MILLER, BOTTOM, GRAPPLES WITH TANNER COHEN, TOP, in the 155-pound match Saturday. it was great," Gardner said. "This is JAMIE CRANE photo , Smith's first fight back after a death it symbolizes what we put into it and came into the fight undefeated, but enal," Gardner said. "They are still of a friend and having him die has what we get out ofit." Foster took the fight within seconds. at an amateur level. It's a starting really affected Smith. To see that Mike Foster arid Robert La Cruix "The fights were stopped a little progress and a lot of debuts tonight." makes you realize what you have to wrapped up the Clash, fighting at early in a few of them, but in the end live for. Although it was only a fight, the 185-pound weight class. La Cruix of the day the fights were phenom- mega.bodi@aggiemail.usu.edu From Page 9

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USU'S WHITING BROTHERS take a breather during a match against Idaho on Friday. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo ►

With the momentum seemingly on the junior's racket, the match went into a third set tie breaker. Brooklyp and Poslusny battled at the baseline until an unforced error gave the Warrior a 7-5 lead. From then on, the Aggie could not break back to win the match, losing 5-7, 6-3, 7-10. "I think I fought hard. If it had been a regular set, it would have been different," Poslusny said. "(Brooklyn) came up with some really good tennis in the ·tie breaker." Straight set losses plagued the Aggies in the other matches, as Hawaii routinely dismissed USU's young team.

"Hawaii came out fired up today from a loss yesterday (to UI), we just got outplayed in that last part of the match," Marchant said. "The effort was good, but just getting more experienced." Fritz was dismissed by Dmytro Kovalyov 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles position and Lenny Whiting, filling in for injured Sweet, lost to Chas Okamoto 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 3 singles spot. Ballam fell against Nils Schuhmann 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 4 singles position and Wearmouth was defeated by Jared Spiker 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles. Seeing action for the second time this spring

season, sophomore Brandon Nielsen lost in two sets against Danilo Casanova in the No. 6 singles position. The Logan native was served a bagel in the first set and lost the second set 3-6 to conclude singles action. Utah State will conclude their regular season with three matches this week, starting with a rivalry matchup against Weber on Tuesday. "We just have to be ready mentally, come out fired up," Marchant said. "We are looking to beat them, always a good rivalry, looking to go down and get it done."

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Utah State outscores Utah Valley Wolverines by a combined 53-2 USU had a total of 57 hits over the three-game series, and there were at least five players who Doyle said deserve conference player of the week accolades. "We had five guys who were really tough at-bats," Doyle said. They just couldn't get them out." Fifth-year senior center fielder Brett Jensen went 5 of7 with a home run, while scoring 11 runs, and Stranski went 7 of 11 with a home run and six RBIs. Johnson totaled five hits in eight at-bats, including two home runs and eight RBI's, and Garrett went a perfect 7 for 7 with a double, home run and seven RBI's.

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Bartholomew rounded out the solid performances with eight hits in nine at bats, to go with a triple, a home run and four RBIs. "When we had runners in scoring positions, we came through," Johnson said. "We were able to get big hits to score them. People were coming through with timely hits. It made a big difference." USU has the goal of remaining undefeated on the season and repeating as conference champions, which may prove to be daunting task, Doyle said. "It puts somewhat of a target on our back,'' Doyle said. "Everyone knows that we're the defending champion6 of the conference, and everyone gets up for us a little bit more. It puts a little

more pressure on us, but I think we have a team that is capable of defending that title." USU faces Weber State on Friday and Saturday with a twinbill the second day at Lindquist Field in Ogden. "We've just got to remember not to get complacent," Johnson said. "We've gone on a stretch of winning, and we need to not let it get to our heads. We've just got to keep focused for these next games to do our very best and continue to have that momentum."

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Every continent is represented in USU's student body, though it often doesn't seem that way, because nine of 10 people we pass in the halls have white skin and American dialects. USU enrolls Mongolian, South African, Australian and Russian students, just to name a few. And this year, USU celebrated 100 years of international ties - a milestone for our diversity and national connections. Though a great majority of USU students recognize the presence of international students on campus, we aren't sure everyone really appreciates what these students add to our overall academic environment. While international students can surely learn from Utah culture, we have just as much to learn from their backgrounds. For instance, if you have ever eaten on campus in the Marketplace or the Junction, you may have seen groups of students from the Dominican Republic and Armenia sitting together. We've noticed they take time to enjoy one another's company and their meals, as many others rush in and rush out, only sitting down long enough to pound a bowl of cereal. There is no doubt that attending USU has required international students to undergo major and minor adjustments. Still, many of them gather the courage to involve themselves in councils and activities in their various colleges and organizations. Also, a large amount of these students are contributors to undergraduate and graduate research, helping make significant strides in industryadvancing projects. Luckily, USU has an International Student Council that feels passionately about helping these students feel welcomed and included in daily Aggie life. International students often seek help from the International Student Office when they are struggling in any capacity. While interacting with members of the ISC, we understand one of their specific goals is to connect international students with non-international students and prompt both groups to find common ground. However, this is rarely an easy task. This is only possible when both groups make a conscious effort to include the other. It is our challenge to you to initiate a conversation with a person in your class or living arrangement that comes from a different culture than your own. Ask questions. Let them know that you notice them and are interested in learning more about them. What better way celebrate 100 years of an internationally woven university that will only increase its international presence in years to come.

Forum letters Council doesn't fund green fee To the editor: Sam Taylor made some good points in his recent letter "USU Sustainability Doesn't Cut It," published on Wednesday, April 11, but I'd like to correct a misperception about the role of the Sustainability Council in the process. Taylor wrote, "The last round of projects approved by the Sustainability Council are hardly leading us forward." The Sustainability Council does not review, endorse or approve projects funded by the student Blue Goes Green fee. The Sustainability Council does not receive and cannot allocate or spend student BGG fees. Proposals submitted for BGG funds go directly to the Student Sustainability Office and are reviewed by a committee chaired by

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the SSO Director in the VP for Student Services Office. The review committee includes 12 students, including one representative from each of the eight colleges, and four additional faculty and staff members. Thus, more than 2/3 of the review committee are students. Chair of the As Sustainability Council I am one of the faculty members on the review committee. I view my role as helping the committee assess the scientific efficacy of the proposals. I also speak out strongly in support of those proposals that I believe will have an immediate and positive impact on a large number of students, and strongly against proposals that I believe benefit only a few or for which the benefits are not as immediate. The role of the Sustainability Council is to help the university lower carbon emisSee LETTERS, Page 12

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This year has been an exciting year of growth and innovation in ASUSU. First, I want to thank all of the officers for the tireless effort they have put into serving the student body. Their dedication, which often extended late into the night, is what made the successes of this year possible. I also want to thank the countless students who volunteered their time and energy to run each program and event. We have found that the secret to success in anything is having good people to plan, prepare and

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In every situation we find ourselves, there is always the choice to get through it or to get from it. As ASUSU officers, we saw student government as a great way to facilitate getting from college. With this in mind we set the goal to create more opportunities for more students to do just this. Each office has advanced this cause. One example is the Programming Office. This year, they implemented the Aggie event series and the Aggie cinema series in an See ASUSU, Page 12

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In the wake of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Florida's Stand Your Ground law has received increased scrutiny. The law - also referred to as a "Shoot First" law - gives a person more legal latitude, if they decide to use lethal force rather than retreat, when physically threatened. There are a few things I wish to say about such measures, which are not limited merely to Florida but have been enacted in more than 20 other states with, curiously, almost the very same wording, which I will address later. Guns are not in and of themselves evil, and I am not against gun ownership per se - though I see very little justification in owning automatic weapons or other heavy weaponry - nor am I against the use of protective force when defending yourself or your family from real danger and threats. Nevertheless, the burden of proof for the necessity of violence - let alone lethal force - is very high and always requires sufficient justification from its perpe-

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One evening while walking home alone you notice a large man following you. After picking up your pace to make -sure you aren't being paranoid, you see him pull out a weapon and start running after you. You have a pistol in your bag. Do you a) try to run, b) use your firearm, or c) stop and consider whether local laws permit you to fight or require you to flee and act accordingly? There's no right answer to the above scenario, but there is a wrong one. I couldn't find conclusive evidence as to whether Stand Your Ground gun laws reduce crime or simply result in more fatalities. For every statistic, there is another that supports the opposing view. If these laws - which permit individuals to use lethal force when under attack, without the obligation to retreat first do affect crime or fatality rates, they are negligible. Why? Because the wrong answer to the above question was the third option. When you're under attack, are you really going to stop See RIGHT, Page 12

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•> From LEFT, Page 11 trator. For example, shooting someone who jumped your fence and began swimming in your pool late at night is not sufficient justification, though, your property it may be. But someone breaking into your house and threatening your wife or husband is something else. In the case of George Zimmerman, Trayvon's shooter, he was explicitly told not to pursue Trayvon by the 911 dispatcher. He claims he shot Trayvon in self-defense, even though he was the one following Trayvon. If Trayvon really did attack Zimmerman, he must've equally thought he was acting in selfdefense. Can one really instigate a confrontation and then claim selfdefense when they begin to lose the fight? It is because of laws such as Stand Your Ground that Florida prosecutors

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•)From RIGHT, Page 11 waited nearly 45 days to charge Zimmerman with Trayvon's murder. I am against these laws for many reasons, the main reason being they are superfluous. There are plenty of legal precedents for avoiding prosecution if someone were in danger. And as I implied earlier, it is no accident that each state with Stand Your Ground laws has similarly worded legislation. The reason is because it was drafted with substantial input and lobbying from the National Rifle Association by the highly secretive American Legislative Ex.:change Council. ALEC is essentially a right-wing legislation mill that formulates bills and, because of its huge corporate base, is able to pressure legislators to vote in favor of them. Among its biggest donors are AT&T and Verizon, as well as Coca-

Cola, Pepsi, Wendy's - who recently rescinded their support - and major media companies such as Comcast and Time Warner. This may explain why you've never heard of ALEC. Some of their many projects have included measures to privatize Social Security and Medicare and enact restrictive voter ID, which curtails the voting rights of minorities and poor people. Stand Your Ground is yet another indication of how much sway corporations have in our political system and an indication that establishing checks on their power is necessary.

- Andrew Izatt is a sophomore majoring in economics and philosophy. Send comments to andrew.izatt@aggiemail. usu.edu.

and consider state legislation before determining your course of action? Of course not. When you feel yourself in life-threatening danger, safety is your primary concern. Let the law sort itself out later. Stand Your Ground laws are not about reducing crime or fatalities; they're about basic human rights. That humans have the right to defend themselves in an area they are legally permitted to be in, while engaging in activities they are legally permitted to, is a premise that needs no explanation. Nor is selfdefense a right granted by the state; it is intrinsic to all human beings. Stand Your Ground gun laws have wrongfully come under scrutiny recently because of the Trayvon Martin shooting. Instead, some have proposed Duty to Retreat laws, which require individuals to flee from assailants before using force.

Not only are these laws dangerous because they can unnecessarily expose a victim, they are morally backward. Requiring an individual to flee from an assailant before attempting to use force essentially places the life of the assailant above the victim. There are, in fact, stories of criminals suing their victims for retaliating with force under Duty to Retreat laws. Do I need to explain why that's wrong? But what of the Trayvon Martin case? Should charges against Zimmerman be dropped because of Florida's Stand Your Ground law? While the facts are still being released, the law would probably provide no protection to Zimmerman. Stand your ground laws do not protect those who initiate the conflict and are engaged in illegal activity. Based on current facts, we know Zimmerman was

pursuing Martin, even after he was told by the police not to, and he was most likely the assailant, not the victim. In reality these laws will have no impact on this case. So why are we fussing about it? Providing legal justification for self-defense will rarely, if ever, determine the actions of a defendant against an assailant. It does, however, clean up the legal mess that's sure to follow. Our laws should protect victims, not assailants. Enacting laws that require victims to flee, rather than giving them the option to defend themselves, is simply backward.

- Mike Burnham is a junio · majoring in internationa relations and economics Comments can be sen to him at mike.burnham~ gmail.com

•) From ASUSU, Page 11 effort to provide a more diverse range of fell in the No. 3 category. Throughout the A perfect example of this came in a meeting events that more students would enjoy. To year we made many changes to the previ- discussing rebranding USU. further expand opportunities in their office ous outdated ASUSU Constitution, updated Provost Raymond Coward said, "When they developed a brand new marketing Student Fee Policies, reworked the structure we are looking for professors to hire, we ask team, which has provided more opportu- of officers, re-allocated budget money and them how they feel about teaching undernities and a more efficient way to get the revitalized ASUSU programs. No matter grads vs. graduate education and research. word out about events. what the officers were told about what was If they ask how they can quickly get out of As I stated earlier, this year has been possible and what was not, they kept fight- the classroom and focus on research, that full of innovation. When this year's ASUSU ing to put students' interests first. They were person does not find a home at Utah State." Council members took office we took a never satisfied with what had been "good This is the type of dedication that our long, hard look at everything that was done enough" in the past. administrators have to our success. Because in the past. With each past decision made We are lucky to have a team of advisers of this, all the officers have been able to go we had to make one of three choices: Keep and administrators as USU who know that if to administration and let the student body's it how it is, throw it out or keep it and make you want to, have the best organization, you voice be heard. it better. Many of the things we looked at listen to the consumer and fulfill their needs. As this year ends and we transition to From LETTERS, Page 11 sions, cut costs, achieve efficiency and Unfortunately, due to heavy cuts to Anyone who chooses to refill a water address all three aspects of sustain- higher education over the past few bottle just two or three times a semesability pointed out by Taylor - environ- years, these savings have not resulted ter instead of purchasing bottled water ment, economics and social equity. In reducing tuition costs. But they will recoup their cost of the $3 GBB The university has worked diligently have played a major role in preventing fee. Can you say that about any of the to lower its operating costs by insti- tuition from rising even faster that it other initiatives that are supported by tuting energy efficiencies to reduce would have otherwise. your student fees? fuel and electricity costs, retrofitting In closing, I offer an observation on older buildings, and ensuring that new the $3 BGG fee that students imposed Nat Frazer construction meets LEED standards. on themselves. Students have a choice.

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- Erik Mikkelsen is the current ASUSU President. Comments on his column may be sent to statesmanoffice@aggiemail. usu.edu.

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