Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

The Justice League takes on the Tumor Tower of Doom®

It sure does feel good to be back again for another year at the College of Eastern Utah. But we can’t help but notice that some things aren’t quite the same as when we left last year. They say that if you are not progressing, you are digressing. After seeing some of the changes that happened around campus over the summer, we must wonder about the direction that CEU has taken.

Show me the money: A breakdown of the $167 student fees

Over $500,000 was spent out of students’ pockets for student fees this year. Each CEU student is required to pay $167 dollars for student fees.
The biggest chunk of funds goes into paying for the College Center which is $44 per semester and another $5.50 for operations of the center. Student activities get $30 each semester.
Paying for Burtenshaw Residence Hall is the third largest fee with $28 appropriated followed by the athletic department with $25 given per semester to run the intercollegiate athletics.

Scott Madsen takes over as interim coach

The CEU baseball team has a new baseball coach this year. Scott Madsen, 24, has taken over this position from his older brother, Eric Madsen.
Scott was the pitching coach for the Eagles the last four seasons and said that he is excited and anxious to get the season started as the new head coach. Scott also pitched for the CEU baseball team in the 97-98 season and then again in the 98-99 season.
Coach Madsen said that the team looked very strong this year as he had eight sophomores coming back from last season and 28 freshmen coming into the program.

Around the world in 80 seconds

Hey, sports fans! Here’s the skinny on the top stories in sports this week. If any of you have suggestions for this column, feel free to contact me.
Basketball: the United States are playing in the Olympic-qualifying tournament this weekend. They are 3-0 so far in the tournament with one game remaining in the first round. The United States most recently routed the Virgin Islands 113-55 despite the fact that Tim Duncan elected not to play against his native country (the Virgin Islands).