The Wellsvilles stand tall and white in this view from Providence's
north bench Thursday. / Photo by Nancy Williams
easily meeting recruiting goals during volatile world events
recruiters stationed in Logan cannot directly speculate about the
impact the war in Iraq and the attacks of 9-11 on recruiting, they
can say recruiting goals are being met or surpassed nationwide and
in Cache Valley. / By Earl Scott
of saving downtown Logan needs more input, say store owners
and the Downtown Alliance have drastic plans to revamp downtown Logan,
but according to some people with ties to downtown, the city is going
about it the wrong way. / By Scott S. Jardine
the 'Big One' shake Cache Valley?
It is hard
to imagine for Logan residents that the ground they are living life
on could rise up in heaving, violent convulsions during the next earthquake.
It could be a reality sooner or later in Cache Valley and around the
Wasatch Front. / By Shang Hun Lee
a growing concern
loan volume more than doubled from $16.4 billion to $37.5 billion
between 1990 and 2000, according to the American
Council on Education. The number of loans made also doubled from
4.5 million to 9.4 million. / By Mark Thatcher
launch new Rotoract Club
to supplement their higher education with hands-on service and leadership
opportunities, students at Utah State University officially formed
the Rotaract Club afgter their recent officer elections on campus.
/ By Ken Hadfield
Jay Black makes
a point about newspapers to a class at Edith Bowen Laboratory School.
/ Photo by Justin Lafeen
Bowen students learning power of print by producing own newspaper
next week, students at EBLS will read their very own student-written
newspaper. Mary Jackson-Smith, a volunteer parent heading the project,
said, "I have always loved writing and love to see kids express
themselves in writing." / By Justin Lafeen
Flyer to soar over Brigham City on historic Dec. 17 anniversary
State University Wright Flyer will take to the skies at the Brigham
City Airport between 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday, to celebrate the
100th anniversary of powered flight.
'dial up' to learn at virtual schools
their day just like any other traditional elementary school students.
They get dressed, brush their teeth, eat breakfast and head outside
to begin school. Then . . . they venture outside into the crisp Idaho
mountain air to start the generator and rush back to the warm house.
Now they can download. / By Alison Aikele
Bee' settling in as governor
"I've been pleasantly
surprised with how the news media has covered me. I look better in
print though," said Gov. Olene Walker, jokingly referring to her physical
appearance. / By Will Wheelright
seize chance of a lifetime in grassroots politics
are living in the chance of a lifetime in Utah politics. The 2004
Utah Governor's race is shaping up to be a dynamic and dramatic event.
/ By Callie Taggart
trying to show Colorado's ancient Indians strangely stayed put
years ago people who lived in what's now Colorado weren't doing something
everyone else around them were: Migrating, traveling or trading with
other tribes. / By Emilie Holmes
connection between environmentalism and literature
think about "poetry," they usually do not connect that term
with environmentalism and vice versa. On Thursday, famous American
poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder showed that they should.
/ By Matthias Petry
use $2 cookies to argue that affirmative action is legalized discrimination
for sale. One glance at the prices, however, might cause any white
male to rethink his decision to buy. "Two bucks for a cookie,"
one said. / By Jamie Karras
study effects of coercion in research
Subjects Perception of Coercion in Research Participation" is
the name of the study by Azure Midzinski and Professor Melanie Domenech-Rodriguez.
Their aim is to improve recruitment practices in research projects.
The primary part of their study is a questionnaire full of real-life-inspired
scenarios, starting with this one: "You are enrolled in a psychology
course. The syllabus explains that you can earn bonus points (worth
an additional 3 – 5% of your grade) by participating in research
outside of class and turning in a 1- page reaction paper to your professor."/
By Mark LaRocco
knows Cache Valley history, from Depression eggs to Dansante jitterbugging
never know what is going to happen," Alma Lavern Riggs said.
He has lived in Cache Valley all his life, in the town of Nibley.
He was born Aug. 29, 1927, and keeps the history of the valley in
his head. / By Ellie Riggs
Fixit boasts smart hands and fast feet
In the middle of Mark Jeppson's living room sits a 46-inch TV with
the guts hanging out, the circuitboard dangling by colored wires.
Three DVD players rest above the other huge TV, and a half-fixed digital
camera sits in an adjacent bedroom. "When something's not fixable,
he'll toss it," says his roommate. But he'd rather fix it. /
By Mark LaRocco
about divorce among teen-age friends
Six seventh-grade girls, teen-agers, eat their sandwiches and talk.
They're not talking about the boys playing basketball on the other
side of the gym. They're talking about divorce. It's a thread that
binds five of them. / By Jenn Carroll
studies ways for marketing's image to shed its darker tones
Marketing is more than getting people to buy what you have to offer,
Ken Bartkus says. It is putting the products people want and need
right under their nose. Bartkus considers this view of his profession
as being a "reluctant marketer." / By Jacob Moon
Pixie Stix to getting dumped, Nobody Special musician finds inspiration
It really was about 20 years ago when Michael Chidsey's father smacked
on The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers vinyl record and brought young
Mike's craving for music to life, while 5-year-old Mike was taught
the fine art of air-guitar by his father. / By Ellie Riggs
student services officer glad to watch his Aggies mature
There's a different gust of wind coming through the office of Utah
State University's student services department this year. One of the
doors is being left open a lot more -- and students are coming in.
/ By Emilie Holmes
activism touches history, biology, religion for Gordon Steinhoff
Gordon Steinhoff couldn't decide whether to go into philosophy or
biology, so he simply got a master's degree in both. / By Mark
to ace that job interview
Your palms are sweaty, your mouth is dry and your mind is blank. Your
usual charming, confident and qualified self is now bland and unable
to say an intelligent word. Why does this happen to so many young
graduates? / By Lara Louder
big myths about diet and exercise
I don't lift weights because they will make my muscles look bigger.
I exercise in the morning because I will burn more calories. When
it comes to exercise, more is always better. Have you heard these?
/ By Melissa Taylor
and graduating? How to find work and avoid post-grad depression
For those of you out to get the most of the college experience, and
even those out to party and have a good time, this guide can help
to avoid some long dreadful jobless months ahead. / By Karina
shopping? Wear a poker face, bring a calculator, stay focused
Car salespeople, particularly those who specialize in used cars, have
bad reputations for their high-pressure tactics and dishonest dealings.
"Many consumers have the impression that a car salesperson will do
anything it takes -- lie, cheat, misrepresent, flatter, beguile or
sweet-talk to make a sale," said John Seiter, a professor at Utah
State University and expert on persuasion and deception. / By
to USU's switchboard always answered by a real person
Dialing zero on a campus phone brings students to an all-knowing resource.
/ By Irene Hannagan
in a sweaty suit, yes, but being a sports mascot has its upside
one fan that arrives at every event early and always leaves late,
yet no one really knows who he is or what makes him tick. Nor will
they, because anonymity has kept him silent. / By Jake Moon
lover Stallworth hopes for shot as NFL receiver
a player. He's been a wide receiver for Utah State's football team
for four years and known for his athletic abilities in baseball as
well as football. Yet, he still can win a game of Halo, the X-box
game. / By Amber Bailey
blow shot at first victory, fall to Northern Colorado in OT
Up by five
with less than a minute to play, USU (0-5) looked to be in good shape
to put the game away. Guard Amber Elliott had other plans. / By
rivalry between Packers and Bears has roots 80 years long
is war," said Logan resident and Packers fan Graham Terry. "Those
guys understood that, back in the day when men were men." / By
What an obsession
are one of the hardest big game animals to hunt in North America.
Despite the many difficulties and obstacles that one faces in pursuit
of these great animals, thousands of craved lunatics swarm the mountain
sides of Utah in hope of finding that one great buck. / By Skeeter
A call to all loyal Aggies
a loyal Aggie or are you there only when times are good? All Aggie
fans should be excited to know that USU will join the Western Athletic
Conference in 2005. When joining a better conference, an institution
needs to have adequate facilities. USU currently doesn't. / By
on running? Local marathoners share their stories
marathons is a culture, a lifestyle, something that pushes individuals
beyond their expectations. One might be inclined to ask, "Why would
anybody be crazy enough to go through such pain?" / By Matt Hawks
ski resorts have much to brag about
Cottonwood Canyon resorts in Salt Lake City were the top American
resort and the second best in North America according to Skiing magazine, for the second year
in a row. / By Bart R. Liechty
want a six-pack by Spring Break? Start working out now
Start now if you want a flat stomach by March 8. / By Mike
and easy cooking cuts stress level
When hunger sets in during class and your stomach starts to
rumble you know you need food and fast. But who has time or the money
for something healthy? You grab a Pasta Roni or Cup of Noodles and
head to work. Sound familiar? It's the stressful, busy life of a student.
/ By Stacy Young
uniforms a benefit or a curse? Jury's still out
It's 7 o'clock
in the morning, time to get ready for school: khakis, a white button-down
shirt and black shoes are the day's attire, just like yesterday. /
By Jill Heffner
preserves memories for generations to come
There are as many scrapbooking stores in Cache Valley as copy
centers and those copy centers available carry scrapbooking supplies.
/ By Alison Huston
is just a plate of fortune cookies, maybe
I'm a fairly large believer in the truth of fortune cookies
-- well, OK, I think most of them are generic enough that they really
would work for anyone. / By Melissa Yardley
dreaming, just like you, of homemade soup at the end of a cold day
I've grown a little food obsessed; I'm always one to take advantage
of a free meal, and relish it. Plus, coming home after a long day
of classes and eating is one of the highlights of my day. / By
gourmet gallops from fridge to cold cereal cupboard
Today I ate cold cereal, generic Corn Chex, to be specific
-- again -- for "dinner." So, what's the big deal? / By Hilary
yoga aim to fix both body and soul
For many people, the days of vigorous, demanding workouts are
over; several contemporary exercises are bursting into the fitness
scene that focus less on the body, and more on the mind and soul.
/ By Shanna Nielsen
of USU students married at graduation, yes, but divorce common
Students at Utah State University are saying "I do" and taking
the plunge into marriage, on the flip side students are also saying
"I don't." / By Darlene Sallee
A quick and easy stress buster
The in and out routine of daily living often times can become
monotonous and often times very stressful. For college students the
change in lifestyle and continuing pressure of good grades while maintaining
a job can become overbearing. / By Brandie Davis
offers a clear-eyed look at breast cancer
You will never look at lemons the same again. Utah State University
instructor Corrine Ellsworth put together, Lemonland to dispel myths about breast cancer
for her graphic design thesis project last spring. The Web site uses
the fruit as a metaphor to describe the disease that is prominent
in women and likely in men. / By Julie Ann Grosshans
Making people happy, one truffle at a time
Aphrodisiacs, antidepressants, and antiseptics: who needs modern
medicine when a Hershey bar does the trick? Believe it or not, chocolate
has been used as these cures and more throughout history. / By
Partially hydrogenated may be deadly
If the words "partially hydrogenated" are in the list of ingredients,
don't eat it. / By Crystalyn Flitton
to remove the annoyance from moving
The organizing, packing, lifting, and hauling. It's enough
to make a grown man cry. / By Jody Long
and pay attention, even if it's only to your voicemail
anyone in the world today that you have a cell phone but that it's
rarely on -- better yet try telling them that, though you have the
phone, there is also no voicemail. / By Melissa Yardley
they are! Great life lessons I've learned in four years at USU
have I had to deal with the "senioritis" that struck when I realized
I only have to go to school 70 more days before I graduate in May
(yes, I am counting and yes, I know that is pretty sad), I have also
begun pondering what I have really learned in my four years at Utah
State. / By Myrica Hawker
dream of Dagwood
I was on
my way to displaying incredible brilliance once. Until I opened my
mouth. / By Hilary Judd
watch where you're going on campus
It's a nice
day outside; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and then WHAM!
The bicyclist going Mach 3 smashes into your arm. Not just a myth.
I can honestly say, from personal experience, that being hit by a
bike going downhill and incredibly fast does not feel good. /
By Ginger Kelley
don't they teach Flirting 1010 here?
As a girl,
understanding the male race has always been a mystery to me. Likewise,
I assume boys are utterly confused by girls, too. This is why I am
wondering why a university wouldn't offer classes such as Flirting
1010, or Communicating with the Opposite Sex 1050. /
By Holly Scott
suffer in Utah? Stop whining and look for an exit
I live in
Utah. I love it here and think that it is a great state. Over the
years that I have been here I have come to the realization that not
all people like Utah. Even to the point they would say that they hate
it here. But what I don't understand why all these people stay.
/ By Dane Bergeson
- LETTER: Article
on summer jobs gives a distorted picture (12/09/03)
To whom it may concern:
I just read an article written
by Jeff Burton back in 5/3/03, about Summer Jobs, and I didn't
think it represented the full picture about companies offering summer
jobs. I currently own Alliance Marketing, Int., and will employ
about 80 college students this summer. I am a USU graduate, and
operate my business in Logan. I do not feel represented by Jeff's
article; his stance was very negative about my type of business.
1. He used the example of Joe Burnard who made $20,000 as a sales
rep last summer, and compared it to being a little better than staying
in Logan working a minimum wage job. A person working minimum wage
in Logan would make $3,300 during the summer. That to me is a far
cry from $20K. Why would Jeff not point that out.
2. People work door-to-door summer jobs work hard to earn money,
but it is seldom about greed. Who is the smarter person? The one
who works in Logan for $4,000, and then must continue to work throughout
the school year to pay their bills . . . or . . . the person who
worked hard during the summer to make $16,000 and can focus 100
percent on school during the school year. It isn't about greed,
it's about maximizing your summer. Both people worked for 16 weeks
of summer, but one made $4,000, and one made $16,000. And the one
who made $16,000 will probably get better grades during the school
year because he or she doesn't have to work that after-school job
to make ends meet.
3. The issue of Gross vs Net. The person who made $4,000 still paid
taxes, meaning they only netted about $3,000. The person who earned
$16,000 will still take home at least $12,000, and that is if they
aren't able to itemize all their summer expenses.
4. There are some companies that might exaggerate their potential
earnings, and that is something that I wish could be controlled.
My marketing company prides itself for being for the "masses,"
in that most anyone with the desire to work hard will earn between
$10,000 and $30,000. Very few people have ever worked an entire
summer and made less than $10K, and very few first year reps have
ever made over $30K, but the most every sales rep has made between
$12K and $17K. At $12K, that person averaged about $18 per hour.
Housing was paid for, including furniture. Extra bonuses were given
daily and weekly. Try to find FREE housing, and an $18 per hour
job in Logan for the summer. . . .
5. Our sales reps have a chance to move up within the company, managing
groups of four to eight people, and working daily with high level
corporate clients. This job offers true career training, and their
pay will range from $20K to $80K depending on their position and
if they work year round. We raise up career employees as well as
hiring for summer jobs. The students give heed to what is written
about our industry, and it would be a shame for someone who could
truly benefit to never give it a try and be stuck working for their
$4K to $6K (GROSS) pay.
Doing homework on a company before you dedicate your summer is a
great idea, but so is doing your homework before you write an article!
From a concerned graduate. . .
Alliance Marketing Int.
2150 N Main No. 8
Logan, UT 84341
professor puts accent on quality
professor and voice coach Adrianne Moore said she isn't interested
in getting rid of someone's dialect, but to teach actors tools that
they can use at a moment's notice. Like speaking like Braveheart when
needing a Scottish touch. / By Amber Bailey
studies may provide bread, but art is the butter, artistic USU couple
on the floor next to the fireplace is more than life size. It's John's
bust. A pixilated photograph reflects in Penny's renovated mirrored
door on the opposite family room wall. This is home. This is also
John and Penny Pinnock's art studio, where ideas and inspiration abound.
/ By Jenn Carroll
Claus as a pop spiritual icon?
Christmas, in popular
culture, exists ideally with Santa Claus, but without Christ. /
By Alex Jackson
Bestor aims to counter bombs with peace and music
Christmas concerts don't have an official theme, this year the indirect
theme will be "Peace on Earth," says Utah musician Kurt
Bestor. "For every bomb that's dropped [around the world], I'd
like to drop a musical bomb," he said. / By Emilie Holmes
by John Hansen. / Photo by Jenn Carroll
of artist's face, father's gloves animate startling sculpture
rounds the corner, then stops quickly, surprised by the man sitting
on the floor with his head bowed and arms slumped over his knees --
Worn Out. The man on the floor is striking, solid, quiet.
Very quiet. He doesn't move as the patron leans forward to touch him
and ask if he's OK. / By Jenn Carroll
left feels strange: Greatest hits twisted by Bon Jovi
get with Bon Jovi's This Left Feels Right is anything but just
a "greatest hits acoustic" album -- it's more like completely different
songs that happen to have the same lyrics as some good old classics.
/ By Matthias Petry
cropped faces create 'conversation' in art
is worth a thousand words. Or, a dialogue. Jennifer Suflita, an art
major at Utah State University, paints faces in larger-than-life proportions.
Because these faces belong to people that are large-in-life. Her life.
They are all close friends. / By Amber Bailey
you're a music major?' If they only knew what it takes, talented USU
The halls are dark and the building is empty. The silence is tense
and eerie at times, but is broken with the dull hum of a Brahms concerto
on a distant violin. Each new hum shows signs of life in the Fine
Arts Building, even at 11:30 p.m. / By Jennifer Mortimer
winner captures light directly in 'purest form' of photo image
Light is the source of everything. Or so believes Shibata, an undergraduate
photography student at Utah State University. / By Jake Moon