Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Staff’s TOP-10 Eagle articles of 2018

“USUE Chancellor Peterson retiring June 30”
Utah State University Eastern saw its longtime chancellor, Joe Peterson, step down in June. After eight years at the helm, he felt it was the right time for someone else to fill his role. “It’s their turn.”
Peterson reflected fondly on his time at USU Eastern and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and work with students and help them grow in their college careers. “I’m very happy about the number of junior-and-senior level students we have here at USU Eastern.”
Unfortunately, Peterson’s departure marked the end of a full-time chancellorship at the Price campus as Logan is in the process of phasing out the position.
“U.S.-6 closure forces students to take an alternate route”
The end to the summer of 2018 saw numerous wildfires across Utah and none was more unrelenting than the series of fires in Spanish Fork Canyon. From Sept. 6 to Oct. 7, the Pole Creek Fire covered over 100,000 acres of land and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in the area.
During this time, the canyon shut down and the effects of the fire were felt in Price. Visible, thick bellowing smoke dimmed the skies and ash accumulated on cars, even blowing through resident’s air conditioners. The USU Eastern commuting through the canyon was rerouted, adding upwards of 90 minutes to their trips.
“Bike sharing program coming to USUE Jan. 2019”
Perhaps the most positive article on this list, the “Blue Bikes” program is near its completion and will provide countless students a mode of transportation by which they can travel on campus, or around Price. Kirt Jenson, a graduate assistant who worked with then interim Chancellor Gary Straquadine on the project, is excited to get the project going. “Our ultimate goal is to get the whole community involved and excited about bikes and getting outside and staying fit.”
This endeavor will employ mechanics to repair the bikes and teach students to work on their own. The finishing touches are being made, but stay tuned for updates as the “Blue Bikes” will roll out in 2019.
“JLSC to become a real student center”
Continuing with the theme of the betterment of USU Eastern, the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center went through a sort of facelift over the summer of 2018. The changes, from the moving of One-Stop Advising to its own building, to the creation of the Nexus gaming room, put students at the center of the building’s ecosystem.
Aside from the reshuffling of staff and faculty offices inside and out of the JLSC, more changes included the creation of a café in the BDAC and minor changes to the cafeteria. The Nexus proved to be a hit with students and the atmosphere is already changing the JLSC into a student-centric space.
“What would you like to see more of in today’s society, equality or equity?”
This article explains the difference between equality and equity. Kelshaw, the writer of the article, points out that society focuses too much on equality when they should pay attention to equity.
Kelshaw Alexander Jr. wrote in his editorial, “My guess is, you would prepare for differences in learning styles in order to reach each student. This cannot be done through equality because equality states that we give or treat everyone the same, which as we see is not the best option because everyone is at different levels. So that leaves equity! Which is what we should all strive for if we intend to see an improvement in our society.”
How does USU Eastern compare to other Schools? USU Eagles vs. Trailblazers/USU Eagles vs. Aggies
In this editorial two students who have attended USU Eastern and two other universities write about their experiences. One started at Dixie State and returned to her hometown of Price to attend USU Eastern. Vanessa Manual wrote in her editorial about the Trailblazers, “Eastern is a friendlier atmosphere because it’s a smaller campus and you can run into your friends wherever you are on campus…”
The other student started at USU Eastern and after finishing his second had to transfer to Logan to finish his degree.
Alex Holt wrote in his editorial about the Aggies, “While many are thinking about transferring to the main campus, and some have to in order to complete their majors, the biggest take away is that life is going to change as you continue your educational career. Make the most of it wherever you decide to go.”
Are we patriotic or nationalists?
In this editorial the Eagle’s managing editor writes about Trump and his claim to nationalism. He examines Trump’s attempts to be patriotic and explains how he goes too far and turns our American patriotism into nationalism.
Scott Froehlich wrote in his editorial, “The United States needs to return to the time when is had a reputation, as George Washington put it, “to receive not only the opulent and respected stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…” As it stands now, the only message the country is sending is that there is no room at the inn.”
“Men stun No. 4 ranked SLCC on Jan. 27 with an 83-79 win.”
They lead at halftime, 46-33. “We played well as a team, shared the ball and executed our game plan, Landon Swartz, said. He led the team offensively with 16 points, seven rebounds and an assist. “We controlled the pace of the game making SLCC play at our pace instead of theirs, Rafael Monteiro said. He led defensively with eight rebounds and contributed 14 points and two assists. Neema Namdar said it was a team effort, who added 13 points and two assists.
Sophomore Sophie Cannon may be the fiercest, strongest and bravest person on USUE Campus.”
Cannon was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia ( ALL) on Feb. 17, 2017. Since then she has had to undergo various procedures, blood transfusions and a tough maintenance phase. Cannon started chemo treatments after she started having joint pain. Cannon was a senior at Karl G. Maeser Prep Academy a member of the soccer team and was voted prom queen. Since the diagnosed Cannon graduated high school and undergone seven months of chemotherapy. For the next two and a half years ,she’ll undergo maintenance treatment.
“Dance National Champions”
The USUE Dance team returned from a trip to Anaheim California with a championship trophy. 28 USUE athletes attend ed the United Spirit Association’s Collegiate Championship Expo, The Eagle dancers beat Sacramento City College to take first in the two-year hip-hop dance routine. They also placed second in the two-year college open dance. Their routines were judged on choreography, execution and performance.
Never bringing a mascot to represent USUE, the dacne teem decided last minute to bring theirs. Emmett the Eagle faced competition from both two- and four-year colleges. The top mascot was from Boise State University. Emmett placed second for his skit about competing in numerous sports at the Olympics.
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