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Archive for October, 2010

The right to love and live free

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

By Satenik Sargsyan I don't remember when I decided to be heterosexual. It never occurred to me that I could choose my sexuality. All I remember was that as a teenager one day, I caught myself endlessly staring at the boy sitting ...

South African poet brings pain of apartheid to USU

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on South African poet brings pain of apartheid to USU

By Alex Thatcher Ingrid de Kok, one of South Africa’s most important poets, offered a reading of her poetry and a presentation for faculty, students, and the general public at USU on Thursday. Kok, a professor at the University of Cape Town ...

Monsters haunt Kingsbury Hall in ‘thrilling’ Halloween show

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Monsters haunt Kingsbury Hall in ‘thrilling’ Halloween show

Reviewed by Caresa Alexander SALT LAKE CITY—Terrified screams were heard as the Odyssey Dance Theatre presented “Thriller” at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. And that was before the show even started. Zombies roamed the audience and frightened unsuspecting patrons ...

‘Stuttering lawyer’ alumnus speaks out

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story by Alex Thatcher Photo by Mark Vuong LOGAN—For someone who has struggled all his life with stuttering, Utah State alumnus Marcus Mumford had no problem expressing himself Friday to an audience of about 150 students and faculty at the David B. ...

Wal-Martyred: Glimpsing humanity at America’s superstore

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wal-Martyred: Glimpsing humanity at America’s superstore

By Alison Ostler “Well, I sure picked the wrong line to get into,” an old man complained, slapping his half-thawed TV dinner onto the checkout counter while giving me a crusty stare. It was July 24—Pioneer Day—at Walmart, a time of dread ...

Animals play as their humans Sweat for a Pet at annual Humane Society fundraiser

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Animals play as their humans Sweat for a Pet at annual Humane Society fundraiser

Story & Photos by Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—Dogs and their humans crowded the Cache Valley Fairgrounds recently for the Cache Humane Society’s 2nd annual Sweat for a Pet fundraiser. More than 700 local animal lovers and their pets came out for the event, ...

Man arrested on suspicion of theft, forgery

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Man arrested on suspicion of theft, forgery

By Anya Aether LOGAN—Michael C. Dexter, 22, was arrested Tuesday morning in Providence on counts of theft, forgery, and possession of controlled substances. “It was reported that he had stolen some checks,” said David Bennett, chief deputy of the Cache County ...

Millville may become next city to ban spice

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville may become next city to ban spice

By Marissa Bodily MILLVILLE--The City Council is considering implementing an ordinance to ban the synthetic cannabinoid commonly referred to as spice. Sgt. Mikelshan Bartschi used a PowerPoint presentation at the council meeting Thursday to illustrate the dangers of spice and ...

Don’t dial 911 if it’s not an emergency, police say

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Don’t dial 911 if it’s not an emergency, police say

By Chelsee Niebergall LOGAN--There has been a nationwide push for “Save a life. Stop a crime. Report a fire” as guidelines for 911 emergency phone calls. “It is important to protect 911 integrity, but it is also important to know that you ...

Search for missing teen girl continues

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Search for missing teen girl continues

By Megan Allen LOGAN--The search is continuing for Katie Allison, 17, who went missing while staying at the University Inn with her mother on Oct. 15. Allison, originally from Racine, Wis., was attending Uinta Academy in Wellsville, a small residential treatment center ...

PR executive offers guide to professional success

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on PR executive offers guide to professional success

By Hanna Hansen LOGAN—A Salt Lake City media relations executive came to Utah State this week to give public relations and marketing students tips on achieving career success. “Have a racehorse mentality,” Tim Brown, a partner at Richter7, told about 35 students ...

English prof’s essay ‘bears’ and preserves story of uncle’s death

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on English prof’s essay ‘bears’ and preserves story of uncle’s death

Story & Photo by Mark Vuong LOGAN—Who “bears” stories and who’s responsible for doing so? Those are the two questions USU English associate professor Jennifer Sinor asked while writing “Confluence,” which will be published in the next edition of The Norton Reader ...

USU Art Guild hosts aliens for Halloween art auction

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on USU Art Guild hosts aliens for Halloween art auction

By Mark Vuong The auctioneer stands in front of the audience. A 4-foot-diameter UFO hovers above him. A beam of light engulfs him. Alien Abduction: the theme for this year’s Halloween art auction, an annual event since 1987, put together by a ...

‘Homeboy’ Sen. Hillyard hears requests from Smithfield council

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Homeboy’ Sen. Hillyard hears requests from Smithfield council

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--Senator Lyle Hillyard met with the City Council Wednesday to address the concerns of the council. The Smithfield native said how thrilled he was to be back in his home city, and had nothing but good things to ...

NPR’s foreign correspondent brings world to USU

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on NPR’s foreign correspondent brings world to USU

National Public Radio correspondent covered wars, diplomacy from Moscow to Baghdad LOGAN — Anne Garrels, senior foreign correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), comes to Utah State University Nov. 3- 4 to deliver a Morris Media & Society Lecture ...

Interview: Dave Ellefson won’t rust in peace

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Ben Hansen Special to the Hard News Cafe Ben – Now that you’re back with Megadeth, are we officially allowed to call you “Junior” again? Dave (laughs) – People have been calling me that since the beginning of the band, I guess ...

Remembering sights, smells of State Fair 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Remembering sights, smells of State Fair 2010

By Courtney Rhodes SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah State Fair has been a tradition since settlers held the first one in the 1850s. The fair offers Utahns the chance to showcase and sample the best the state has to offer, from concerts ...

USU ROTC cadets host 14-team Ranger Challenge

Monday, October 25th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Alison Ostler CAMP WILLIAMS—Utah State University’s ROTC program recently hosted teams of cadets from 14 colleges and universities at the annual Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams, near Herriman, Utah, for a series of military competitions. The day-long competition ...

$43 million Ag Building rising on Quad

Monday, October 25th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on $43 million Ag Building rising on Quad

By Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—The College of Agriculture’s new $43 million building has been under construction for the past five months on the east side of Utah State University’s Quad and is scheduled to be finished by January 2012. The 125,000-square-foot building will ...

Small goblins come out to play at Willow Park’s ‘Boo at the Zoo’

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Small goblins come out to play at Willow Park’s ‘Boo at the Zoo’

By Megan Allen LOGAN--Nearly 2,000 people, mostly Cache Valley residents, gathered at Willow Park Zoo recently to scare up some Halloween fun. At the seventh annual “Boo at the Zoo,” children, and some of their parents, showed off their costumes and ...