• 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 ‘Arts and Life’ Category

USU students perform ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on USU students perform ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

By Sarah Keyes Starting Tuesday evening and concluding with two shows on Saturday, students of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University performed “Sondheim on Sondheim” at the Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan. The cast of nine Utah State ...

Sundance 2015: ASCAP music café a week-long iPod shuffle

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance 2015: ASCAP music café a week-long iPod shuffle

ASCAP music café opens with thrills from every genre By Noelle Johansen PARK CITY—People peeled off their winter coats as they crowded into the cozy venue, taking a break from film hopping by warming their insides with booze and swaying to the ...

Sundance Review: ‘Last Days in the Desert’ humanizes Jesus

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance Review: ‘Last Days in the Desert’ humanizes Jesus

By Mariah Noble  PARK CITY—This film was definitely unique. Based off an interpretation of what might have happened while Jesus Christ spent time in the desert, “Last Days in the Desert” stars Ewan McGregor in the roles of both Jesus and the ...

Dining Services and Aggie Radio team up for Trivia Night in the Hub

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Dining Services and Aggie Radio team up for Trivia Night in the Hub

By Erin West Utah State University Dining Services and Aggie Radio held a trivia night for students on Thursday. “It was a team effort,” said Karli Salisbury, the manager of one of Dining Services’ on-campus cafes. “We divided and conquered between me ...

Annual chocolate festival fundraiser approaches

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Annual chocolate festival fundraiser approaches

By Parker Atkinson The 28th annual Valentine Chocolate Festival will be held today. Participants in both the amateur and the professional categories are invited to enter their culinary confections, which will be auctioned off. The yearly fundraiser, started in 1987, donates ...

Sundance Review: Jack Black can’t keep ‘D Train’ on track

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance Review: Jack Black can’t keep ‘D Train’ on track

By Katie Swain PARK CITY — Earnest, dorky, obsessive, overly-friendly in the way that somehow produces no friends . . . and after about 15 minutes you find yourself wondering how Jack Black is playing the same character in yet another ...

Sundance Review: David Foster Wallace at the end of his tour

Sunday, February 1st, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance Review: David Foster Wallace at the end of his tour

By Mariah Noble PARK CITY—In “End of the Tour” at Sundance, David Foster Wallace is the author of a book called “Infinite Jest,” which made him so successful that he drew the attention of David Lipsky, a reporter for Rolling Stone. ...

Sundance 2015 Review: ‘The Resurrection of Jake the Snake’

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance 2015 Review: ‘The Resurrection of Jake the Snake’

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Café PARK CITY—A new year is upon us, and many of us start to think about changes that we’d like to make in our lives. Sometimes change is difficult, and sometimes people ...

Child’s desire to help hungry people becomes Families Feeding Families

Monday, December 15th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Child’s desire to help hungry people becomes Families Feeding Families

By Katherine Larsen Lambert CACHE VALLEY -- It began with a diaper bag in Chicago, Illinois. After having lunch with her husband at the Richard Daley Center, Jaymee Avery noticed something about the homeless population. “When everyone went back to work, the ...

Snow falls as ‘Starry Night’ charity concert raises $12,000

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Snow falls as ‘Starry Night’ charity concert raises $12,000

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN —Despite a series of unusually warm winter weeks, snow fell inside the Caine Performance Hall at the third annual Starry Night Christmas concert the first weekend of December. Though the musical tradition is three years in the making, ...

All ya need: VanLadyLove packs Christmas Box benefit

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on All ya need: VanLadyLove packs Christmas Box benefit

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN—A decade ago, a Utah band reaching international fame was little more than a pipe dream. However, after local groups Neon Trees and Imagine Dragons paved the road to success, Provo’s VanLadyLove could be the next in line. [caption ...

Cache Food Pantry gears up for the holidays

Friday, November 7th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Cache Food Pantry gears up for the holidays

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — It’s the beginning of November, the season of giving. And the Cache Community Food Pantry is reaping the benefits. “Our contributions and donations are easily up five times in November and December than other ...

Pumpkin Walk entertains folks for 22nd year in North Logan

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Pumpkin Walk entertains folks for 22nd year in North Logan

By Sierra Copeland NORTH LOGAN -- A tradition since 1982 continued this year as hundreds of Cache County residents lined up outside of Ida Beutler’s farm for the annual Pumpkin Walk, celebrating its 22nd year. The air is cold, but hearts are warm as ...

Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

Story and photos by Katherine Larsen WELLSVILLE -- Cows and haunted river trails may seem unrelated, but the Little Bear Bottoms Haunted River Trail's opening night of the season would not have been possible without bovine intervention. The hundreds of acres of corn ...

Story time at Hyrum Library feeds joy of reading

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Story time at Hyrum Library feeds joy of reading

Story and photos by Michael Royer HYRUM ­— Huge smiles spread across many of the children’s faces could have made anyone think the kids were walking into a candy store. They weren’t. They were walking into Hyrum Library for Story Time, a program ...

Hyrum’s Family Support Center, only 1 year old, already expanding to meet needs

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on Hyrum’s Family Support Center, only 1 year old, already expanding to meet needs

Story and photos by Michael Royer HYRUM — The Child & Family Support Center in Hyrum currently shares its  space with Dr. CJ Graham. That is all about to change. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="446"] Esterlee Molyneux, left, Child & Family Support Center ...

Loaves and Fishes: More than food, it’s about community

Monday, September 8th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Loaves and Fishes: More than food, it’s about community

Story and photos by Sierra Copeland LOGAN -- It's lunch time on Saturday, and people are coming to First Presbyterian Church on Center Street. What started out as a Christmas day dinner for needy locals has become a bi-monthly celebration of ...

Willow Park Zoo gets ready to welcome new animal exhibit

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Willow Park Zoo gets ready to welcome new animal exhibit

By Sierra Copeland LOGAN -- Willow Park Zoo workers can scarcely wait for Sept. 13, the day they'll swing open the gates and reveal a new animal exhibit to the community. Staff and volunteers are bubbling with anticipation, ready to ...

Aggies leap from hot-air balloons, set insane ‘rope swing’ record

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Aggies leap from hot-air balloons, set insane ‘rope swing’ record

By Sarah Romero, BSJ ’14 SOMEWHERE ABOVE THE NEVADA DESERT—The bulbous hot-air balloon, blue with red and white stripes, rose slowly. I stood at the edge of the wicker basket, my heart racing as I prepared to jump into the empty ...

An unlikely lunch craze delicacy on a stick—World’s Best Corn Dogs

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on An unlikely lunch craze delicacy on a stick—World’s Best Corn Dogs

Story & Photos by Noelle Johansen LOGAN—The hotdog mustard-yellow truck parked outside a plumbing supply company off Center Street drew a growing line of hungry patrons queued up at its single side window on recent weekday. Everyone wanted one thing: the ...