May 24, 2024

CEU history through The Eagle: racism, animal torture, BB win

The year was 1992, Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States, John Gotti was sent to prison and the LA riots were making national news. This edition of The Eagle had articles about the budget, helping others, freedom and the Eagles’ big win in men’s basketball.

In an article, “Budget increase tops CEU agenda,” it talks about how President Michael A. Petersen went to the legislature to discuss several issues. Petersen talked about the budget for the upcoming year including increasing the operating budget and increasing the faculty and staff salaries.

The salary was increased by three percent recommended by the board of regents so salaries can be more competitive with others paid by community colleges in the rest of the nation. 

“Every year we do a survey to compare the faculty’s salary here with those of similar institutions and our salaries at CEU are 25 percent below salaries of faculties at comparable institutions around the country,” said Petersen. 

Additional funds were also needed for urgent student support to facilitate the increase in enrollment. The current funding allowed for 1,350 full-time students, which was going to increase by 90 students. An increase of $230,000 was needed for those students; and a four percent tuition increase was needed. There are other priorities as well, including library funds, programs for the educationally disadvantaged and funds for CEU’s satellite campus. The total request for the budget increase was $916,000; which is a 13.6 increase in budget. The governor’s budget was said to be less than what Petersen wanted for CEU.

“Help those who cannot help themselves is an article about our disposable society and the problems it creates for animals. It talked about how animal torture is used for human ailments. Gillete shaves the hair of rabbits until they bleed and then put shaving cream on them; General Motors uses small dogs and cats as test dummies for cars accelerating at high speeds. 

The article says that you should be proud of yourself if you are upset by what is happening to these animals because we are taking a egotistical stance when it comes to the ability to control the fate of another living being and that this problem comes from our throw-away generation. 

In room 111 of the science building, there are animals from mice to foxes, all created by a taxidermist. CEU offered taxidermy 090, which does not count towards any degree.  The writer questioned the need for this class and said students should boycott it. The article ended stating students need to boycott products that torture animals so they can appreciate things that were not created by and for men and women. 

In an article called “Racism then, racism now,” Shannon Sweeten talks about how we all know about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his death and his fight for civil rights. It talks about key times in the Civil Rights Movement and about racism existing in the ‘90s. 

 It bothers Sweeten to think about brave people being brutally murdered by fellow Americans, but what really bothers her is that it’s not over yet. She said that on a business trip to North Carolina she wanted to go to the bank on a Monday, which was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The bank did not observe the holiday. 

Sweeten said everything was great except for a conversation she overheard at the bank. A customer was telling a bank employee he was pleased they did not observe the holiday, but in vulgar language. 

She said racism is still a part of life for some people and that in 1992, it’s astonishing that racism still exists. The article says that people who cling to their racist ideals are dangerous because they spread a disease that has killed more people than heart disease, drunk driving and cancer combined. This disease is called hate. 

Sweeten said she wants to hate those who hate, but won’t become like them and let her soul turn towards hate. She would rather lose her life that lives in the mind and soul in which those who hate live. The article closed by saying that the next time this holiday rolls around, be compassionate. 

In “Eagles win big,” it talks about how the Golden Eagles basketball team took a big stp in their quest to host the region tournament at the end of the season. They did this by defeating two opponents, Utah Valley Community College and Salt Lake Community College.

The number-10 ranked UVCC Wolverines with a 16-1 record, led by Coach Duke Reid, came to Price to play the CEU Eagles with a 13-3 record, led by Ronnie Stubbs. The final score was a 21-point victory over UVCC, 97-76. The Eagles played the SLCC Bruins, where they had a 72-53 victory over them. The two victories brought the Eagles into first place in the southern conference at 3-0; they were also 3-2 in region.