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Archive for August, 2011

‘Degrees to Everywhere’—new magazine explains liberal education

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘Degrees to Everywhere’—new magazine explains liberal education

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Amid recent criticisms that a broad liberal arts education is a waste of time, money and resources, leaders of USU’s core liberal arts college decided to stand up to critics and speak out about the competitive and ...

CHSS students, faculty welcome new school year with candle-lighting

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on CHSS students, faculty welcome new school year with candle-lighting

By Cathy Morgan LOGAN—The College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its first “A Light on the Hill” ceremony for students Monday night to welcome freshmen and returning students to campus and to give them a chance to meet their peers ...

Dancing with Irene—JCOM student reports from New York’s hurricane

Sunday, August 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Dancing with Irene—JCOM student reports from New York’s hurricane

Story & Photos by Natasha Bodily HNC New York City correspondent NEW YORK—I was not initially worried about Hurricane Irene. Preceding the media’s overreaction to the recent non-eventful earthquake, I assumed the hype was merely built up excitement contributed by political motives, ...

North Logan proposes expanded sports facility on county land

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan proposes expanded sports facility on county land

By Megan Hoth LOGAN—North Logan Parks and Recreation Director Alan Luce presented a plan to the Cache County Council Tuesday night for sports fields in the Meadow View Park area behind the Eccles Ice Arena. Luce said North Logan and Hyde Park ...

Column: A survival guide for long-distance relationships

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Jakob Asplund Beyond the first months of the candy-and-flowers period, the butterflies and the sparks and all the breathless excitement, relationships aren’t easy. Some may look easier than others, but that usually means there is a lot going on behind ...

Monster lightning storm electrifies Cache Valley with booms, strikes

Saturday, August 6th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Mother Nature gave her Aug. 4 reply to the smoke-filled, gunpowder-fueled month of July by showering the Cache Valley skies with electrified flashes and lightning bolts for over two hours late Thursday. “That was a ...

Column: Obama, some Dems to join Republican Party

Saturday, August 6th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Martin Zook WASHINGTON – In a move that caught many Republicans by surprise, President Obama today dropped in the Rose Garden the announcement that he will immediately realign his party affiliation, becoming a Republican in time to enter the Iowa ...

Legendary Japanese guitarist reflects on new album, tsunami relief

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Legendary Japanese guitarist reflects on new album, tsunami relief

By Ben Hansen Special to The Hard News Café Salt Lake freelancer and regular Hard News Café music and arts contributor Ben Hansen recently had the privilege of sitting down with legendary intrumentalist and guitarist Tak Matsumoto of the Japanese band B’z. ...

Logan becoming destination for antique fans, history buffs

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Megan Hoth LOGAN—Home to at least five antique shops, Logan offers citizens and visitors the opportunity to explore history and tradition, and is also becoming a destination spot for antique travelers. “Cache Valley lends itself well to all of the antique ...

A Saturday Tradition—The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on A Saturday Tradition—The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market

Story & Photos by Megan Hoth LOGAN—For over 20 years, the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market has offered citizens a unique chance to support local businesses and farms—and to eat healthy. Held every Saturday from May through October from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

New Logan-Cache Airport manager flying high in ‘dream job’

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on New Logan-Cache Airport manager flying high in ‘dream job’

Story & Photos by Megan Hoth LOGAN—Stewart Hunsaker: retired highway patrolman, 25-year member of the Air National Guard, and now Logan-Cache Airport’s new manager. Hunsaker has always loved all things that fly. At first, he didn’t pursue an aviation career, but spent ...

USU Gay-Lesbian center regroups as longtime director departs

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Maure Smith-Benanti, revered by many as a friend, adviser, advocate and to some a literal lifesaver, has left her post as LGBTQA program coordinator for USU’s Access and Diversity Center for a similar position at the University ...

Music Review: A wealth and range of talent at Kilby Court, Gallivan

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Music Review: A wealth and range of talent at Kilby Court, Gallivan

By Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY—Reviews from unlikely venues that are exquisitely unique. I will admit that I’m not cool. Incriminating evidence; my first concert in Kilby Court was Tuesday. I have seen concerts at every other Salt Lake/Utah County—starting at ...

Pool hall-of-famer helps open new Legends Billiards Club in Nibley

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Pool hall-of-famer helps open new Legends Billiards Club in Nibley

Story & Photos by Cassidee J. Cline NIBLEY—Pool hall junkies gathered in Nibley over the weekend to celebrate the grand opening of the new Legends Billiard Club. Allan Cornia, founder and manager of the club, opened the doors Saturday with an exhibition ...