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Archive for December, 2010

Spice: What it is, how it works, and how it came to be outlawed

Friday, December 17th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Spice: What it is, how it works, and how it came to be outlawed

By Satenik Sargsyan LOGAN--Jared Green was skeptical about the new drug his friends were discussing. Spice was legal and easily accessible for everyone. One could go to the local smoke shop, spend $20 and get high. For Green (not his real name), ...

Avoiding Freshman 15

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Avoiding Freshman 15

By Erika Rasmussen Between classes, jobs, and social lives, there is no doubt that college students are always on the go. Unfortunately, gaining the Freshman 15 is an existing phenomenon at Utah State University, and its cause can be attributed to ...

DRC doesn’t make college easier, but helps meet students’ needs

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on DRC doesn’t make college easier, but helps meet students’ needs

By Max Parker Dahl LOGAN--Utah State University student David Stewart is a typical undergraduate who enjoys socializing, being involved with on-campus groups and activities, and attentively attending classes. Self-described as motivated, outgoing and eager to learn, Stewart has changed majors a ...

College freshman at 52? Utah State has made it possible, he says

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on College freshman at 52? Utah State has made it possible, he says

By Megan Allen LOGAN--Kevin Murphy has just finished his first semester at Utah State University. He is majoring in English with an emphasis in technical writing and dreams of becoming a freelance writer. He attended SOAR and took the Connections class. However, ...

Living in trash: How one woman tries to break the tradition

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Living in trash: How one woman tries to break the tradition

By Anya Aether CACHE COUNTY--Amber Olson has at least three generations of family members suffering from an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) subtype known as compulsive hoarding. After the recent death of her aunt Debbie, who was affected by the disorder, Amber ...

Mendon volunteer firefighters: ‘Somebody’s gotta do it; little communities can’t afford fire protection’

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon volunteer firefighters: ‘Somebody’s gotta do it; little communities can’t afford fire protection’

Story and photos by Storee Powell MENDON --The chief of the Mendon Fire and Rescue has seen it all, from the odd to the gruesome. For example, the incident where he unbolted a toilet seat with an adolescent boy stuck on ...

Students gear up for hard labor in Tijuana over the holidays

Monday, December 13th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Students gear up for hard labor in Tijuana over the holidays

By Alex Thatcher LOGAN—Despite their looming final exams and projects, the 40 students who gathered last week for a Charity Anywhere Foundation Info meeting were vibrating with excitement and anticipation. What they’re looking forward to is a week of hard labor. Once ...

‘Megamind’ reworks hero story to show there’s good in everyone

Monday, December 13th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Megamind’ reworks hero story to show there’s good in everyone

Review by David Bowman Megamind is an original take on the hero vs. villain story, with a splash of Superman inspiration. The film is about an infant who is sent away from his soon-to-be-destroyed planet and is knocked off course by his ...

Over-protective parenting a growing worldwide problem

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Over-protective parenting a growing worldwide problem

By Jakob Asplund LOGAN—The term varies—“helicopter parent” or “soccer mom” or “curling parents”—but no matter the label, the phenomenon remains the same and can be found worldwide. Is Logan any exception? The American “soccer mom” is refers to an overly protective parent ...

USU’s new veterinary program, UofU Med School compete for funding

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on USU’s new veterinary program, UofU Med School compete for funding

By Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—The next Utah legislative session may fire up the usual in-state rivalry between Utah State and the University of Utah, as they fight with each other over state funding for next year. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that University ...

Aggie athletes get holiday spirit as kids ‘Shop with a Jock’

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Ty Rogers LOGAN—It’s not every year that I can feel like I lived up to the “Christmas spirit” associated with the holidays. Each year it gets harder to do something good for somebody else, but what would Christmas be if ...

Frightful weather? USU’s biometeorologists are on the case

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Frightful weather? USU’s biometeorologists are on the case

By Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—Weather may seem commonplace to the average person, but there are some people, biometeorologists in peculiar, for whom weather is an intricate part of everyday life. Automated weather stations are one of the tools used to help understand the ...

Give Mr. Miller a recount, embarrass Sarah Palin

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Give Mr. Miller a recount, embarrass Sarah Palin

By Ben Zaritsky When will it end? Years ago Al Gore was mocked and ridiculed for asking for a recount on the presidential election. When Al Franken had a recount in Minnesota, people said that it was ridiculous and a waste of money ...

Cheating is big business in academe today

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off on Cheating is big business in academe today

By Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—As the pressure of school begins to take its toll on students—especially during finals week—it is no wonder that many students resort to cheating. But cheating now seems to have become a successful industry of its own. In a ...

Seven tips for sane holiday air travel

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off on Seven tips for sane holiday air travel

By Courtney Rhodes The holiday season is in full swing and that means it is time to travel. This peak season is one of the many times of the year airports see a rise in people flying. The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) ...

Rent, don’t buy, ‘Paranormal Activity 2’

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Rent, don’t buy, ‘Paranormal Activity 2’

Reviewed by David Bowman Paranormal Activity 2 effectively delivers the modern-day Gotcha! film. The film has roughly 20 moments that are intended to make the crowd jump in their seats or give audible exclamations. PA2 brings back the Sloats (Micah Sloat and ...

Bus driver job led Steve Siporin to a career in folklore

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Bus driver job led Steve Siporin to a career in folklore

By Ty Rogers LOGAN—After graduating from Stanford University, Steve Siporin spent a year living and working on a farm in Italy, and then lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a year. After his foreign travels, he decided to return to school ...

Advice for surviving final exams week

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off on Advice for surviving final exams week

By Alex Thatcher Even after five years as a college student, I still feel less prepared than I’d like to as we enter finals week. I still find myself putting in a few late nights and scrambling to finish a paper ...

History prof’s study of Elizabethan England contains lessons for today

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on History prof’s study of Elizabethan England contains lessons for today

By Caresa Alexander LOGAN—“It is not just about fancy costumes,” said Norman Jones, head of Utah State University’s History Department. His new book, The Elizabethan World, encompasses a wide range of topics, from government, politics, religion to Robin Hood. Jones and co-editor ...

New Arabic professor expands USU’s global horizons, perspectives

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on New Arabic professor expands USU’s global horizons, perspectives

By Satenik Sargsyan LOGAN—Now that the fall semester is history and students are busy cramming for final exams, few remember what used was one of the most exciting topics at the beginning of the semester—Utah State University started offering Arabic as ...