• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Engineer researches sustainable agriculture practice

February 28th, 2015 Posted in Science | No Comments »

A Utah State University environmental engineer is hoping his research in aquaponics might someday help developing-world communities build sustainable agriculture systems. Aquaponics is a rising trend in agriculture that uses the waste products of fish to provide fertilizer for plants. Those same plants then put out bacteria that purify the fish’s water. “Fish poop and that feeds […]

Business Council supports raising tuition for business students

February 28th, 2015 Posted in Business | No Comments »

Not everyone is in favor, but a group of students representing the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University sent a letter on Friday to the USU board of trustees supporting a tuition increase for the business college. In the letter from the Business Council, Sen. Scott Laneri wrote that the rise in tuition was […]

USU students featured in concerto evening

February 28th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

Fifty-eight students sat positioned with string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments at the ready. Carly Ewell entered, saluted the audience and then turned to her harp. Sergio Bernal raised his baton. What came next had the audience at the Kent Concert Hall applauding even after Ewell left the stage. Ewell was one of five musicians […]

New student body president hopes to increase student involvement

February 28th, 2015 Posted in Politics | No Comments »

With a narrow victory now behind him, newly elected study body present Trevor Olsen is turning his attention to the goals that were part of his campaign platform. The senior in international business and finance at Utah State University received 50.44 percent of the vote in the general election that ended Thursday — 145 votes […]

Utah project reaches halfway mark

February 27th, 2015 Posted in Science | No Comments »

Utah researchers this month passed the halfway point of a five year research effort dedicated to gathering information about Utah’s water resources. iUtah is a collaborative project shared between Utah State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, along with other universities in the state, said Professor Douglas Jackson-Smith, one of the principal […]

Business students London-bound for spring break

February 27th, 2015 Posted in Education | No Comments »

From Logan to London, students from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will explore international business this spring break. Fourteen undergraduate students from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will leave for a trip to London on March 7 as part of the Global City Breaks program. The trip […]

Aggie gymnasts looking to equalize against Southern Utah and Denver

February 27th, 2015 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

The Utah State University women’s gymnastics team posted its second best overall score of the season on Feb. 20 — but it wasn’t enough to beat Southern Utah University. Tonight the Aggies will get a chance to equalize. Utah State will face SUU and Denver University in the Centrum Arena in Cedar City, Utah, just […]

UNICEF and Poetry and a Beverage team up to raise money

February 27th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Calendar, News | No Comments »

Utah State University’s monthly open-mic night will be the setting for a UNICEF fundraiser on Saturday. This will be the first time Poetry and a Beverage, also known as PoBev, will team up with UNICEF at USU to raise money for impoverished children. The event will be held in the Taggart Student Center International Lounge […]

Health official: Legal pot in nearby states might lead to increase in use at Utah State

February 26th, 2015 Posted in News | No Comments »

Nearly half the states in the union, including four of six bordering Utah, have legalized some form of marijuana use — and a Utah State University Wellness Center staff member has predicted that could lead to more drug-related cases on campus. Oregon’s recreational marijuana laws are set to go into effect in July. Colorado legalized […]

USU’s AggieAir to improve water data collection methods

February 26th, 2015 Posted in News, Science | No Comments »

Improvements being made to the Utah Water Research Laboratory’s data collection methods are helping to better monitor water usage in Cache Valley this winter. The Utah Water Research Laboratory is combining environmental information collected by AggieAir, an aerial surveying drone, with satellite data, said Alfonso Torres-Rua, a staff member and research engineer at the lab. […]

Cache County Council moves to form water conservancy district

February 26th, 2015 Posted in News, Politics | No Comments »

Facing lower than average precipitation levels and a rapidly growing population, the Cache County Council reiterated its goal to form a Cache County specific water conservancy district in a meeting on Jan. 13. “A water conservancy district is a legal entity that will protect our water rights and you’re able to do more with funding […]

Student votes increase from previous years in primary elections

February 26th, 2015 Posted in Politics | No Comments »

Utah State University students cast 20 percent more votes in this year’s primary election over last year’s primary. By the time voting ended on Tuesday at 3 p.m., more than 3,000 students had cast a vote. “Usually we have anywhere from 2,000 to 2,500,” said Whitney Fletcher, the USUSA public relations and marketing director. “We’ve […]

Backcountry film festival features nine new films

February 26th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

Local organizations Nordic United and the Utah Conservation Corps will host the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center auditorium. Erik Syrstad, a board member of Nordic United who helped coordinate the film festival, hopes the festival will bring awareness to the human-powered winter experience. “This […]

USU men’s golf gains practice time for spring tournaments 

February 26th, 2015 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

Due to Logan’s unusual mild winter, the Utah State University men’s golf team has had additional practice time to prepare for upcoming spring tournaments. “We usually start practice sometime in the middle of March, on average,” said Grahm Schmaltz, a senior on the golf team who set a university record with a second-place finish in a […]

Speaker asks young entrepreneurs: ‘What is your Everest?’

February 26th, 2015 Posted in News | No Comments »

Martin Frey has spent decades in the business world, but when it came time to give advice to the Utah State University Entrepreneurship Club on Wednesday, he turned to the top of the world. The former managing director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development told club members gathered in Huntsman Hall that the […]

Utah State debate takes questions via Twitter

February 25th, 2015 Posted in News, Politics | No Comments »

The Utah State University Student Association’s election committee turned to Twitter on Tuesday to take questions from audience members to participants in a student government debate in the Taggart Student Center Hub. “We’ve done Twitter in past elections to update people on dates of events and general information about elections,” said Chris Glaittli, the public […]

Film production degree now available at USU

February 25th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Education, News | No Comments »

The Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University announced this semester the addition of a new bachelor of fine arts degree. The new degree will allow students in the Department of Theatre Arts to study film production within the design and technology emphasis program. This is the first time a film degree has been […]

USU women’s soccer hosts new tournament

February 24th, 2015 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

The Utah State University women’s soccer team held a new off-season tournament Saturday against teams from three other schools. The tournament, which provided an opportunity for the teams to play during a time usually limited to conditioning and single-team practice, was held in the Stan Laub Indoor Training Center on campus. The visiting schools included […]

Primary election results: Vera leads business senator race

February 24th, 2015 Posted in News | No Comments »

Marketing and finance junior Ben Vera amassed nearly half the votes in the Utah State University Student Association primary election for business senator. Aaron Bytendorp, who took about a fifth of the votes, came in second and will face Vera in a final election starting Wednesday. The primary results were announced at 5 p.m. on […]

HURD preps for Morrill’s final home game

February 24th, 2015 Posted in News, Sports | No Comments »

The HURD is stirring. The raucous Utah State University student fan group has begun preparations for the evening of March 7, when men’s basketball coach Stew Morrill will coach his final home game. “We are working to make this a special game for Stew,” said Thomas Rodgers, a HURD committee member. “We want to celebrate […]