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Archive for April, 2011

Peacenik-vegan-yogi embeds in Army, achieves unexpected balance

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Peacenik-vegan-yogi embeds in Army, achieves unexpected balance

Story & Photos by Natasha “Sarge” Bodily LOGAN—As the semester ends, I think it is about time I reveal my little secret: I was never actually planning to join the Army. As in: never in a million years. • Editor’s Note: JCOM ...

JCOM prof is no-nonsense, respected, loved, sometimes ‘dreaded’

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on JCOM prof is no-nonsense, respected, loved, sometimes ‘dreaded’

Story & Photos by Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—They either love her or hate her. That seems to be the consensus among Penny Byrne’s journalism students. Byrne has the reputation of being the “dreaded” mass media law professor whose class has a rumored fail ...

New York designer brings flare, color, inspiration to campus

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New York designer brings flare, color, inspiration to campus

By Heidi Hansen LOGAN—USU Interior Design students may think they’re good at what they do now, but according to a visiting designer who addressed students at the Performance Hall Wednesday afternoon, they are only going to get better. “You can make it ...

Trump, Obama ‘birther’ debate create dangerous distractions

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Ben Zaritsky Donald Trump has outdone himself. Again. “I’m proud of what I’ve done,” he said this week. Not only has he accused a president of the United States of being a liar, fraud and holding his office illegitimately, while at ...

Debate continues over ‘Utah Solution’ to immigration issue

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Debate continues over ‘Utah Solution’ to immigration issue

By Heidi Hansen LOGAN—While many are calling for the U.S. attorney general to sue Utah over its new state guest-worker program, others are looking at the “Utah Solution” as a model for national immigration reform, sparking another round in the immigration ...

Pitching in at animal shelter cures puppy withdrawal

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Ben Zaritsky My family has always had an EXTREMELY soft spot for helpless animals, and it shows. At one point, we had 16 cats, four dogs, three birds, two fish and a bunny. Since coming to Utah State, I’ve suffered from ...

White Pine school’s ‘Volleyball Smackdown’ leaves teachers in the dust

Friday, April 29th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on White Pine school’s ‘Volleyball Smackdown’ leaves teachers in the dust

For the first time in the school's history, the seventh grade team beat the faculty and staff. Story and photo by Kate Rouse RICHMOND-- Students at White Pine Middle School's annual students vs. faculty “Volleyball Smackdown” made history in February, beating the ...

Man sentenced for violating protective order

Friday, April 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Man sentenced for violating protective order

By Kate Rouse LOGAN--Jose Roberto Oyuela pleaded guilty to violating a protective order, a class-B misdemeanor, in 1st District Court Wednesday and was sentenced to 180 days in the Cache County Jail. Oyuela testified he had gone to his children's school to ...

Fat on campus: College life can be ‘perfect storm’ for obesity

Friday, April 29th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Fat on campus: College life can be ‘perfect storm’ for obesity

By Jamee Dyches LOGAN -- Before he got married in 2004, Ricky Harris ate whatever he wanted. His construction job kept him active, and he didn’t think about losing weight; it came naturally. After marrying his wife, Kimberly, and returning to ...

Course gets students in touch with their statistical side

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Course gets students in touch with their statistical side

By Cathy Morgan LOGAN—With the spring semester coming to a close, so is the first semester of the new JCOM premajor requirement, JCOM 2020—Communication Research Methods. The course marks a change in JCOM requirements—a major change for those  JCOM students who are ...

Aggie journalism students watch news made at SL Tribune

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Aggie journalism students watch news made at SL Tribune

By Rhett Wilkinson LOGAN—It was news time for 11 Utah State University journalism students Friday when they spent the afternoon touring the Salt Lake Tribune newsroom and talking with editors, columnists and reporters. Aggie alumnus Tim Fitzpatrick, the Tribune’s deputy editor, played ...

Pagans worship Mother Earth as part of Earth Day at USU

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Pagans worship Mother Earth as part of Earth Day at USU

Story & Photos by Heidi Hansen LOGAN—The USU Pagan Alliance stole the scene during A-Day with the performance of a public ritual to celebrate Earth Day around noon on Friday. Of the 25 participants, most were members of the Pagan Alliance, an ...

‘They blew it’—unemployed workers struggle as leaders dither

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘They blew it’—unemployed workers struggle as leaders dither

By Kevin Murphy LOGAN—Kim Christiensen looks the part of a construction veteran. The long hair and beard, old baseball cap, and paint-spattered work boots all speak to years of experience. For almost 40 years, he has helped build homes for families in ...

TV station looking for local talent to share music videos

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on TV station looking for local talent to share music videos

By Rhett Wilkinson LOGAN—Local television station KUTA TV-8 is seeking to develop a new TV show based on music videos produced by representatives from Cache Valley—and station manager Jeremy Threlfall and the team believe they have the right man to ...

Logan woman pleads guilty to selling marijuana

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan woman pleads guilty to selling marijuana

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN--A 19-year-old Logan woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling marijuana to a drug task force informant last October. Jessica Rose Lofland waived her right to a preliminary hearing at her 1st District Court appearance. The charge was lowered to ...

Arts and business mix it up at Earth Day street fest

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Arts and business mix it up at Earth Day street fest

Story and photos by Emily Pannell Johnson LOGAN—The go-green movement is about helping people gain a new perspective, it’s about inspiring people to change, and the Cache Valley Center for the Arts knows where that inspiration comes from. “I would say, almost ...

Woman sentenced to 5 years in prison after faking her drug test

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Mariah Noble LOGAN — After altering a urine analysis at the House of Hope Drug Rehabilitation Center and Bear River Health Department, a woman was sentenced to serve five years in the Utah State Prison on Tuesday. Andrea Shaw, 39, who ...

North Logan Easter egg hunt Saturday at 11 sharp – don’t be late

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on North Logan Easter egg hunt Saturday at 11 sharp – don’t be late

By Emily Pannell Johnson NORTH LOGAN—The 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be better than the first, and not just because of the weather. “Last year, that week we got six inches of snow, so we weren’t expecting anyone to ...

Logan men arrested on probation violations

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan men arrested on probation violations

By Teresa Nield LOGAN—Police received a tip Tuesday night that men on probation were drinking alcohol. Officer JJ Gabriel responded to the anonymous tip in the area of 1450 South and 250 West around 8:30 p.m. and found three adults and ...

Pair arrested in connection with botched beer theft

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Pair arrested in connection with botched beer theft

By Rhett Wilkinson LOGAN-- An adult male and a minor were arrested at 2:53 a.m. April 13 at the 7-Eleven at 405 N. Main St., following the pair’s attempt to steal a case of beer and a threat from the ...