• 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

Small fish in a big pond: A non-Mormon looks at Cache Valley culture

Monday, December 15th, 2014 Posted in Faith | Comments Off on Small fish in a big pond: A non-Mormon looks at Cache Valley culture

By Michael Royer LOGAN — There is no mistaking the beauty of Cache Valley. The city of Logan, nestled between the Bear River and Wellsville mountain ranges, provides a gorgeous setting for Utah State University. With Logan Canyon and the northern Utah ...

CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — Carrying a concealed weapon on Utah State University campus is legal, but on Wednesday carrying was part of a larger debate involving a feminist speaker and malicious threats made against her. Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic who gives lectures ...

ROTC at USU offers scholarship help, leadership training

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 Posted in Education | Comments Off on ROTC at USU offers scholarship help, leadership training

By Katherine Larsen HYRUM -- Normally M16 rifles don’t float and life rafts are not intentionally capsized, but when the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is at Hyrum Dam, what they do is anything but normal. The Utah State University ROTC completed ...

Illness crashed your semester? There’s help for that at USU

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 Posted in Education | Comments Off on Illness crashed your semester? There’s help for that at USU

By Christopher Farnes LOGAN - Andrew Haslem dreamed of flying for a living ever since he was a child. Five years ago, Haslem was a sophomore in Utah State University’s aviation program. As his third semester at USU progressed, Haslem continued ...

Only 23% of USU students drink; most who get in trouble are underage

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Only 23% of USU students drink; most who get in trouble are underage

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen LOGAN -- Not long ago Manda Perkins was a self-described party girl. While enrolled as a freshman at Utah State University last year, Perkins could often be found taking part in nights of underage binge ...

USU’s club sports win national championships but get little support

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU’s club sports win national championships but get little support

By Jonathan Larson LOGAN -- Players from the intercollegiate club teams at Utah State University have little hope of ever becoming  professional athletes in their sport. They receive little recognition, their events are sparsely attended and yet they continue to compete notwithstanding ...

Students propose recycling system for USU cafés

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Students propose recycling system for USU cafés

By Dawn Otterby LOGAN -- A group of Utah State University students is waiting for approval from USU Dining Services before implementing a recycling system in three campus cafés. John Papageorgiou, Shayna Marcure, Rob Gentillon, Eden Williams, Lindsey Mortensen, Morgan Jacobsen, and ...

Elizabeth Smart tells USU crowd of her ordeal

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Elizabeth Smart tells USU crowd of her ordeal

By Shayna Marcure LOGAN -- Over ten years have passed since the young Elizabeth Smart was rescued from a nine-month kidnapping, but a crowded Taggart Student Center quieted respectfully Wednesday to hear her story.“‘I have a knife to your neck. Don’t ...

Lights out? Cause of campus power outage still unclear

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Lights out? Cause of campus power outage still unclear

By Shayna Marcure LOGAN -- Concession gates down, computer labs closed, classes dismissed -- all thanks to the power outages that plagued Utah State University Wednesday  morning. At approximately 9 a.m., a fault occurred in USU’s electrical distribution system. According to Patrick ...

Deaf education program at USU on its way back after 2006 lawsuit

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Deaf education program at USU on its way back after 2006 lawsuit

By Brandon Fonda LOGAN – Jonathan Helgesen, a 28-year-old grad student, is the last of 12 former students who sued Utah State University for inadequate services for deaf students back in May of 2006. At the time USU – which used ...

Converting algae to biofuel with solar power? USU’s almost there

Friday, May 4th, 2012 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off on Converting algae to biofuel with solar power? USU’s almost there

'The beauty of using algae is that every part of it looks to be usable,' said Steve Hansen. 'You don't have any waste.' Story and photos by Steve Kent LOGAN -- When Ron Christiansen thinks of Cutler Reservoir on the Bear River ...

Recession plus increased tuition costs hit USU married students hard

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Recession plus increased tuition costs hit USU married students hard

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN -- In July, Utah State University student Joshua Harmison and wife Natalie found themselves jobless, faced with upcoming bills and tuition expenses in the fall. Both previous employees of CityDeals.com, Joshua and Natalie were laid off in ...

Veterinary science no longer a ‘man’s world’ – women now a majority

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Veterinary science no longer a ‘man’s world’ – women now a majority

By Rachel Kenley LOGAN - Kylie De St. Jeor loves animals. An animal, dairy and veterinary sciences major with an emphasis on bioveterinary sciences, Kylie grew up riding her family's two horses in Magna. “I want to be a vet because I ...

USU professor hopes to follow other faculty elected to public office

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on USU professor hopes to follow other faculty elected to public office

Story & photo by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN -- As a USU political science professor vies for a position on North Logan City Council, he becomes yet another member of university faculty to engage in local government in Cache Valley. Assistant professor ...

Egyptian grad student at Utah State phones home each day

Friday, February 4th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

'They used to try to show Egypt as supporting free speech and such, but when you get on the wrong side of the government - game over.' By Mariah Noble LOGAN--Live broadcasts and graphic photos pour into the U.S., illustrating the struggle ...

JCOM alum’s film picked for Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on JCOM alum’s film picked for Sundance Film Festival

A controversial documentary film about gay rights in Utah by a USU broadcast journalism alumnus is slated for its world premier at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City in January. Reed Cowan's documentary, "8: The Mormon Proposition" (http://www.mormonproposition.com/), was ...

Golden Spike—USU junior wins regional public relations competition

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Kevin Mouritsen LOGAN—She’s the best in the state, and Courtney Schoen Lewis has the Golden Spike Award to prove it. The Utah State University junior from Texas won those bragging rights after being named Utah Public Relations Student of the Year ...