• 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

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Bureau of Land Management tests new way to control herd size of Utah’s Onaqui wild horses 

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Science | No Comments »

By Jillian McCarthy Saving Wild Horses The Salt Lake Bureau of Land Management will be trying a new process for controlling the herd size of Utah’s Onaqui wild horses. Starting in April, the BLM will be using darts to shoot mares with ...

Researchers use technology to monitor snowmelt

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Science | No Comments »

By Shelby Ruud Water Research at USU With snowpack levels below normal this winter, Utah State University researchers are paying closer attention to snowpack and snowmelt data provided by a research site located in the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest. Snowmelt provides about 80 ...

Engineer researches sustainable agriculture practice

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Science | Comments Off

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 ...

New student body president hopes to increase student involvement

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Politics | Comments Off

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 ...

Utah project reaches halfway mark

Friday, February 27th, 2015 Posted in Science | Comments Off

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 ...

UNICEF and Poetry and a Beverage team up to raise money

Friday, February 27th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Calendar, News | Comments Off

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 ...

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

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

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 ...

USU’s AggieAir to improve water data collection methods

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in News, Science | Comments Off

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 ...

Cache County Council moves to form water conservancy district

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in News, Politics | Comments Off

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 ...

Student votes increase from previous years in primary elections

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Politics | Comments Off

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 ...

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

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

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 ...

Utah State debate takes questions via Twitter

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Posted in News, Politics | Comments Off

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 ...

Film production degree now available at USU

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Education, News | Comments Off

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 ...

Primary election results: Vera leads business senator race

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

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 ...

HURD preps for Morrill’s final home game

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in News, Sports | Comments Off

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 ...

New video to be distributed for Love-A-Donor Week

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

A thank-you video has been added to the Student Alumni Association's annual Love-A-Donor Week, which began Monday and will continue until Friday. The video will be sent out to donors via email on Thursday. The video includes a range of students and ...

Farmers in Cache Valley face dry winter  

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

As the winter of 2015 continues to have higher than average temperatures and lower than average precipitation, farmers in Cache Valley are preparing for a growing season with less irrigation water than in previous years. “There’s going to be less water ...

Weather helping air quality in Cache Valley, but residents also play a role

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

Unusually warm weather has had a big impact on the instances of inversion this winter in Cache Valley — but that won’t change local and federal efforts aimed at reducing pollution in more typical weather years. From December to early March ...

Candidates attempt to win votes in Greek Town Hall

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off

Utah State University Student Association candidates gathered Monday evening in the Taggart Student Center to present their campaign platforms to members of the USU fraternity and sorority community at the annual Greek Town Hall. Candidates for all offices proposed a spectrum ...

Students to host benefit house concert for charity

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Calendar, News | Comments Off

A big living room and wood flooring were the first things Seth Merrill noticed about his new house in Logan. The Utah State student immediately thought his home would make a great venue for a live acoustic show. “I'm kind of ...