June 18, 2021

Month: October 2012

Begin your fall workout schedule with new equipment

If you like to exercise on state of the art equipment, the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center has added new and improved equipment. All the equipment was received and ready to go on Sept. 24. It was approved and funded by last year’s student government’s legacy fund. The total of all the equipment was $32,000.

“Don’t dream your life, live your dream”

The Eagle spotlight this week has landed itself on one of USU Eastern’s volleyball/basketball athletes, Kathy Collette. She is the baby of her family with seven older siblings, four brothers and three sisters. Along with being the baby of the family means she is also known as Aunt Kathy to thirteen nieces and nephews. “Nothing makes me more happy than hanging out with those little padawans,” said Collette of her nieces and nephews.

Ups and downs of fall

Golden Eagle Baseball’s fall scrimmages continue with ups and downs.
On Saturday October 6, the USU Eastern baseball team took their talents to Rangely, Colorado. The squad faced off against a tough Colorado Northwestern Community College team. Also know as CNCC.
The first game was a hard fought game. It was nearly a spectacular comeback as USU Eastern went down by nine runs early. They fought back and took the lead 11-10 in the top of the ninth, but gave up five runs in the bottom of the inning to lose with a final score of 15-11.

“I like them well enough”

USU Eastern men’s basketball is off to a strong start both on and off the court. Although, as Jeff Perkins states, “Life is like a Sudoku board, so dang hard to figure out,” the 2012-2013 team is well on their way to doing just the opposite: figuring it out. The team began their preseason adventure at the Salt Lake City Jamboree. Faced with both mental and physical obstacles, the coaches and players were able to overcome all challenges and pull together as one, a team united proudly as Golden Eagles.

Chance of a lifetime

Traveling thousands of miles to play baseball seems pretty scary, but for two Puerto Rican’s it was the chance of a lifetime. Adalberto Quiles plays shortstop for the Golden Eagles and bats from both sides of the plate. Jonathan Santiago plays first base and bats from the left side.

The Pursuit for the Heisman

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, perhaps one of the greatest trophies in college sports is definitely the most coveted trophy of all the college football players. It is up there with national championship title. The thing with the Heisman is that this trophy is given to the most outstanding player, not a whole team. This award is given to the player in college football, who has been voted the best overall player in all of collegiate football and has shown the best integrity and hard work.

Getting better and better

The tough competition in the SWAC makes every team battle for their hope of being in the rankings, and rough conference makes every single game mean a lot and count for everything.
Coming into the Eagles’ first home weekend, they knew that they had a tough weekend ahead of them facing off against two of the best teams they will see all year, but Paige Peterson adds, “we knew we had a lot in us to offer and felt that we could compete if we just played our game.”

Geology students learn about igneous rocks at Brighton

Fifteen of USU Eastern’s physical geology students have been learning about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks this semester under the leadership of assistant professor Michelle Fleck.
Carbon County has plenty of examples of sedimentary rocks, but very few igneous and essentially no metamorphic rocks.  “We travelled to Big Cottonwood Canyon to see some exposures of 700 million year old metamorphic slates and quartzites, along with some 300 million year old marbles that are exposed near Brighton ski resort,” said Dr. Fleck.

Geology students learn about igneous rocks at Brighton

Fifteen of USU Eastern’s physical geology students have been learning about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks this semester under the leadership of assistant professor Michelle Fleck.
Carbon County has plenty of examples of sedimentary rocks, but very few igneous and essentially no metamorphic rocks.  “We travelled to Big Cottonwood Canyon to see some exposures of 700 million year old metamorphic slates and quartzites, along with some 300 million year old marbles that are exposed near Brighton ski resort,” said Dr. Fleck.

What’s going on, where am I going, and what am I doing in this classroom?

The biggest cause of stress with college, other than the cost, is taking tests. There was another workshop at the USU Eastern this Thursday, but this time it was for tips on test taking.
The most common methods for test taking is to make an outline of the subject, a line by line representation showing how ideas relate to one another. It’s good for studying, keeps things organized, shows levels of material, it’s easier to review, allows on to skim the main points quicker.

What’s going on, where am I going, and what am I doing in this class room?

The biggest cause of stress with college, other than the cost, is taking tests. There was another workshop at the USU Eastern this Thursday, but this time it was for tips on test taking.
The most common methods for test taking is to make an outline of the subject, a line by line representation showing how ideas relate to one another. It’s good for studying, keeps things organized, shows levels of material, it’s easier to review, allows on to skim the main points quicker.

Through rain, sleet, and hail, Odyssey Day prevailed

The downpour of rain, the onslaught of sleet, and the hellfire of hail couldn’t keep the Second Annual Odyssey: National Alternative Fuels Day from proceeding last Friday as the convention was moved inside the diesel and auto mechanic labs.
The theme Decade of Difference: Driving Change Across America certainly came into play as vendors presented demonstrations on fuel cells, solar and wind energy, waveform patterns, diagnostics, and five-gas analysis. Information on low resistance tires and energy efficient oil was available as well.

Book Review: Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

It may be pretty cliché; a young hero who lives a normal life is suddenly thrust into a world and adventure that isn’t his own. It seems to happen in just about every book that has anything to do with a hero and fantasy. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as the similarity stops there. If the story quickly becomes its own then it is worth reading.