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Archive for February, 2012

Aggie BluePrint: 5 things you never knew we had on campus

Monday, February 27th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Lindsay Nemelka Aggie BluePrint is a new online student news website and print magazine. LOGAN—Sometimes we are all so focused on getting from one side of campus to the other in less than the five minutes that class starts, that we ...

The Blue Streak: What do students want from their candidates in 2012?

Monday, February 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on The Blue Streak: What do students want from their candidates in 2012?

The Blue Streak staff The Blue Streak is the online news site of the students of JCOM 1130—Beginning News Writing during their “Hell Week,” when teams report, write and post one story per day for a total of 11. LOGAN—This week, Utah ...

JCOM Scholarships for 2012-13. Deadline: April 2

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on JCOM Scholarships for 2012-13. Deadline: April 2

LOGAN—The Department of Journalism & Communication is soliciting applications from its best & brightest for scholarship support for the 2012-2012 academic year. Last year, a total of $21,000 in scholarships was awarded to 20 of our best students (and another ...

USU hosts 4th annual regional public relations conference

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU hosts 4th annual regional public relations conference

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN—Public relations students and professionals will discuss “Putting the PR in Professional” this week during the 4th annual Mountain West PR Conference, sponsored by Vivint Inc. and the USU JCOM Department, as students, faculty, professionals and sponsors come ...

Ancient history not only about cave men, archeologist tells crowd

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Ancient history not only about cave men, archeologist tells crowd

Story and photo by Josh Ruggles LOGAN -- The impact of women was the topic of archaeologist James Adovasio's lecture Saturday at the Utah State University Museum of Anthropology. But the females he spoke of were not of this generation or ...

Johnny Cupcakes’ secret to success: Work now, play later

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Tmera Bradley LOGAN -- Standing in front of an audience in his mismatched shoes and a black t-shirt, he may not look like a typical businessman. But Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle wasn’t voted America’s No. 1 entrepreneur of 2008 by Bloomberg ...

Prepare kids for kindergarten by reading to them, teachers say

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Prepare kids for kindergarten by reading to them, teachers say

By Tara Alvey HYRUM -- When a child enters kindergarten, it helps if they can recognize numbers zero to 10, recognize patterns, identify shapes and colors, and perhaps even distinguish between different times of the day, teacher Susan Rice told parents ...

Mechanic can get out of his wheelchair, back under cars again

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mechanic can get out of his wheelchair, back under cars again

Engineering students at Utah State adapt mechanic's creeper for disabled people. By Steve Kent LOGAN -- Albert La Bounty, a Cache Valley resident and paraplegic of almost 25 years, has been interested in mechanical repair for a long time. “At 14 or ...

Federal budget cuts threaten Nibley’s Maple View subdivision

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Federal budget cuts threaten Nibley’s Maple View subdivision

By Jessica Wilkinson CACHE VALLEY--After spending last week in Washington D.C.,  Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation’s Executive Director Kim Datwyler returned home frustrated and discouraged. With the release of President Obama’s  most recent budget proposal, the 2013 fiscal year threatens affordable housing ...

The Blue Streak: Zombies rise again at ‘Science Unwrapped’

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on The Blue Streak: Zombies rise again at ‘Science Unwrapped’

LOGAN—The College of Science at Utah State University hosted a zombie-inspired lecture Friday as part of this semester’s “Science Unwrapped” series—“End of the World as We Know It.” College officials said the so-called Zombie Apocalypse, a popular topic in pop culture, ...

The Blue Streak: Treating obsessive-compulsive disorders

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on The Blue Streak: Treating obsessive-compulsive disorders

LOGAN—When she organizes her craft room, Natashia Saurey makes sure that everything is in perfect order. Each item has to be arranged according to height, color and size. If she fails to do any of this, Saurey suffers from a panic ...

The Blue Streak: Cancer fighters, survivors, supporters Relay For Life

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on The Blue Streak: Cancer fighters, survivors, supporters Relay For Life

LOGAN—Alice Sterns had known several distant relatives who died from cancer. But it wasn’t until 2008, when her best friend was diagnosed with brain cancer, that she began to understand the depth of the disease. That was the year that Sterns ...

BluePrint: 2012 ASUSU elections behind the scenes

Friday, February 24th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on BluePrint: 2012 ASUSU elections behind the scenes

By Mandy Morgan Aggie BluePrint LOGAN—Most USU students understand that something is taking place on campus when that February week of ASUSU campaigning begins: Fliers, candy, A-frames and posters litter the grounds while people chatter at student-voters trying to cross the center ...

‘Gender gap’ may be more about motherhood than sex, says sociologist

Friday, February 24th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘Gender gap’ may be more about motherhood than sex, says sociologist

LOGAN—It’s called the gender gap. But Christy Glass, a professor of sociology at Utah State University, has found that this the gender gap is really an economic divide, prevalent in societies across the globe. It’s not just about sex—it’s about motherhood. “There’s ...

Betty Beecher: Musical excellence is born from love

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Betty Beecher: Musical excellence is born from love

Story & photos by Tmera Bradley LOGAN - After nearly 40 years of service to the music department, Utah State University emeritus professor Betty Beecher was honored Tuesday. Guests gathered at USU’s Performance Hall for an evening of music and memories ...

‘Out of Iraq’ to witness those affected by war on conflict’s anniversary

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Out of Iraq’ to witness those affected by war on conflict’s anniversary

LOGAN—The nine-year anniversary of the start of combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, will be the focus of a day-long series of panels and programs on March 19 at Utah State University. Spearheaded by Army Maj. Matthew ...

North Logan council OK’s 64-unit townhouse development

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan council OK’s 64-unit townhouse development

By Steve Kent NORTH LOGAN -- A new housing development near North Logan’s planned City Center is one step closer to construction. The City Council approved the concept plan for a group of townhouses in the Mixed-use General Zone in its meeting ...

Wellsville to offer emergency responder training to residents

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville to offer emergency responder training to residents

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- The Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the Cache County Response Team are offering an eight-week emergency training program for the community. The classes, which begin March 8 and end May 3, will be held Thursdays at ...

Albrecht confident in annual dance with Legislature: ‘We are so good’

Friday, February 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Albrecht confident in annual dance with Legislature: ‘We are so good’

By Natasha Bodily LOGAN—“I’ve been in a dark mood, so I wore a dark tie,” USU President Stan Albrecht quipped to a conference room full of student journalists Wednesday. Following his recent trip to the Utah Capitol, Albrecht was exhausted from ...

Hyrum council members seeking ways to revitalize trailer park

Friday, February 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Tara Alvey HYRUM--What could be done to renovate and revitalize the community? City Administrator D. Brent Jensen asked City Council members Thursday to drive through the city's mobile home park and consider that question. “If I recall correctly, about 70 ...