November 26, 2020

Day: November 1, 2012

Two metal plates and screws put Quiles back together again

Adalberto Quiles turned around when out of nowhere there it was, a season-ending injury. He fielded a ground ball and threw it across the middle when everyone exclaimed, “Heads up,” as he turned, a hard-liner hit from the bat of Kameron King screamed across the field and struck him in the jaw. In a whirlwind of pain and blur, Quiles could feel the blood rushing from his gums and lip, plus the sharp pain in his jaw.
Luke Madsen asked, “are you okay?” Quiles quickly replied, “It’s broken.”

My obsessive compulsive hobby

The Eagle spotlight this week is not on a student, coach or employee of USU Eastern. It is on the father of a baseball player who travels to almost every game and takes thousands of incredible photos of the team. Matt Meservey, is the father of Eastern’s athlete Jake Meservey, a pitcher for the baseball team. The elder Meservey met his wife in 1989, in the Idaho Falls area, shortly after graduating from high school.

Region tournament coming up

Every play and game is big in the SWAC. Each and every team needs to play to their best potential every game; any little confusion or mistakes can cause a team grief and stress for the whole season, due to such a tough conference.
All of the SWAC volleyball teams are battling for rankings in the last stretch of conference. All the games are big for every team. The USU Eastern women have a 11-14 record for the season and a 2-6 record in conference play as they enter the conference tournament this weekend.

Cryin’ Lions

On Oct. 9, 2012, former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison and a maximum of 60 years. The reports show that there were 52 counts of child molestation. Occurring between 1994 to 2009. A lot of these incidents came about from Sandusky’s youth football camps he held on the Penn State campus, for youth. Surprisingly this scandal went a lot deeper. There were many people involved with this within the school administration.

“Limitless amount of baseball talent”

Although his dream of playing baseball at the collegiate level for the 2012-13 season was nearly impossible, Luke Madsen has now been voted as team captain for the Utah State University Eastern Eagles.
Madsen returned from serving an LDS mission in Micronesia, Guam in May. He knew he wanted to play baseball. He went to the Cache Valley Showcase at Utah State University in Logan to see if a college team would pick him up.
Recruiting Coordinator, KC Smurthwaite, called Luke and requested a workout and afterward, offered him a spot on the USU Eastern baseball team.

Zombie apocalypse takes over USU Eastern campus

Students armed with Nerf guns and socks patrolled the campus all week, protecting themselves from an ever-growing horde of zombies. But don’t worry, it’s not really the apocalypse.
Alex Pierson, a surviving human, said, “My favorite moment in the game is the thrill of trying to avoid a herd of zombies on the way to class.” Chuck You Xu remarked, “My favorite part [of the game] was when I got to shoot zombies.”

Caine College of the Arts at USU Eastern presents a holiday production “A Christmas Story”

It’s nice to be home, states Kris Bushman, an alumna who is directing the holiday production of “A Christmas Story” for the Caine College of the Arts at USU Eastern.
A graduate of Payson High School, Bushman, attended the College of Eastern Utah from 1991-93 on a full-tuition acting scholarship. Instructor’s Lee Johnson, Grady McEvoy and Don Adams ran the theatre department when she was a student. While here, her first stage credits included “Damn Yankees” and “I Remember Momma” in the Geary Theatre.

Statewide Service Project

Exciting events are happening in the SUN Center throughout November. SUN Center President, Shanna Frame, decided to lead the college campuses in Utah in a statewide food drive competition. These campuses include: Utah State University Eastern, Utah State University Logan, Dixie State, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster, University of Utah, Weber State, Southern Utah University, and Utah Valley University.

Travel to Costa Rica in 2013

Just across the border to Mexico maybe? A cruise? Maybe it is time to consider somewhere a bit more exotic.
Picture yourself in beautiful Costa Rica next summer. Here you will have a chance to experience lush rainforests, the beach, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, and more.

Book Review: The Way of Kings

I am reading books that belong to a series. It allows more character and plot development. You can become more attached to characters. You cheer when the protagonist succeeds and groan when they fail. You wish that the antagonist will fail spectacularly. One problem with reading a series is waiting for the next book to come out. It sometimes feels like it will never happen. You just have to be patient and find something else to read. Maybe branch out into a new genre. You never know, you might like fantasy or mystery even though you have never read a book from that category.

Gallery East features conceptual drawings by artist Namon Bills titled “Spatial Relations”

An exhibit of drawings titled “Spatial Relations” by Orem, Utah artist Namon Bills will be displayed at Utah State Eastern’s Gallery East from Nov. 12 through Dec. 13.
According to Galley Director Noel Carmack, “Bills is a rising young Utah artist who is gaining a favorable reputation along the Wasatch Front for his conceptual paintings and drawings.” His large-scale paintings, based on the Hegelian ideas of synthesis, have received considerable attention in the Salt Lake art scene. “These drawings are representative of some of the collage compositions he is known for.”

Eastern Utah Wind Symphony

Music by women composers will be the highlight of the Eastern Utah Wind Symphony concert, a college-community concert band at Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Price Civic Auditorium. Also appearing will be a special guest ensemble, the Carbon Junior Honor Band, featuring outstanding students from Helper and Mont Harmon junior high schools.

Battle of the sexes

1. The outrageous compliment. This is the first mistake that guys make. Yes, females like to be flattered, but enough is enough. If a guy starts texting a female sonnets about how the color of her eyes make his heart soar, that is a major turn off. Over complimenting makes a guy sound insincere, and like he only notices a woman’s physical attributes. A female can only be called beautiful so many times before it loses its meaning. Ladies will appreciate it much more if a guy gets to know her and then gives specific compliments that really count.

Battle of the sexes

10. Facebook: It’s ironic that Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are all considered “social networking,” when the very definition of these words do not have anything to do with computers and everything to do with in-person face-to-face relationships. And then women wonder why they never get asked out on a date. How about you get off the computer and get to know a real person? What a novel idea.