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Archive for February, 2013

Fire damages USU ag building, no one injured

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Fire damages USU ag building, no one injured

By Shayna Marcure LOGAN – A fire Tuesday night is to blame for an estimated nearly $50,000 in damages to the  AGRS building at Utah State University, said Teryl Roper, head of the department of plants, soils and climate. “USU’s security responded just ...

Redefining ‘beauty’—USU grads take on sexism in SI swimsuit issue

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Redefining ‘beauty’—USU grads take on sexism in SI swimsuit issue

By Dani Hayes LOGAN—Lindsay and Lexie Kite have taken aim at one of the top icons of male chauvinism—the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue—as part of their campaign against media sexism. [caption id="attachment_9049" align="alignleft" width="382"] Lindsay & Lexie Kite take on Sports ...

Crowd packs County Council hearing, demands action for better air

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen LOGAN—Dozens of concerned Cache Valley residents— many bearing protest signs— converged on the Historic County Courthouse Tuesday evening for a public hearing and opportunity to voice outrage over polluted winter air. The throng filled the ...

CNN reporter comes to USU to talk about compassionate journalism

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Danielle Manley The Utah Statesman LOGAN—CNN enterprise reporter Jessica Ravitz will be on campus Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Agricultural Science Building as part of the Morris Media and Society Lecture series. Ravitz is well known for her coverage of the ...

Coughing Cache residents protest Council inaction on air pollution

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Coughing Cache residents protest Council inaction on air pollution

Story & Photos by Dani Hayes LOGAN—Wearing medical breathing masks, protesters gathered in front of the Cache County Historic Courthouse on Tuesday to demand government action against increasing air pollution in the valley, specifically vehicle emission tests. The County Council was ...

Paradise wants $80,000 from RAPZ tax fund for work on park

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise wants $80,000 from RAPZ tax fund for work on park

By Dawn Otterby PARADISE -- The Town Council will ask the Recreation, Arts, Parks and Zoos tax fund for $80,000 this year, and put any money received toward a new town park. Jason Summers, the Paradise resident who has been overseeing the ...

ATV News: Old Main Hill, napping Aggies, sports and weather

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ATV News: Old Main Hill, napping Aggies, sports and weather

By the Aggie TV News Staff LOGAN—On Aggie TV News this week: sledding, hunger, video games, shuttle buses, campus café options and Aggies caught napping. Old Main sledding is a Cache Valley tradition—but really dangerous! reports Courtney Robinson. Years later, one injured ...

Under the sea . . . USU students dredge up biotech solution for implants

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Under the sea . . . USU students dredge up biotech solution for implants

By Mary Taggart, Sam Bennion, Landon Kohler, Hannah Heninger and Amanda Ahlman The Blue Streak LOGAN—Inspired by aquatic creatures like sharks, whales and shellfish, and tested on the hulls of ships, microtexture has become an important addition to the medical field. Soon, with the help of ...

Ouch! Overcrowded Nelson Fieldhouse poses threat to students?

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Clayton Leuba, Tessa Italasano, Ileana Borunda and Cale Patterson The Blue Streak LOGAN—Limited space and resources in Utah State University’s main athletic building, the George Nelson Fieldhouse, have created an environment that is crowded and prone to user injury, some students have said. According to ...

Aggie ice cream lobbies Legislature with creamy treats

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Aggie ice cream lobbies Legislature with creamy treats

By Zach Waxler, Bradley Thatcher, Jordan Groff and Caesarea Kritz The Blue Streak LOGAN—On March 21, representatives from the Associated Students of Utah State University and other university officials will travel to Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City for the annual Aggie Ice Cream Day. ...

USU hockey, en route to nationals, awaits opponents to qualify

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on USU hockey, en route to nationals, awaits opponents to qualify

By Ileana Borunda, Clayton Leuba, Tessa Italasano and Cale Patterson The Blue Streak LOGAN—The Aggies are headed to the national tournament again — they just don’t know who else will be there. The American Collegiate Hockey Association’s West Regional Playoffs will take place ...

Logan draws line in the air to combat valley air pollution health risks

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan draws line in the air to combat valley air pollution health risks

By Jessica Hinrichs, Grady Smith, Seth Merrill and Teresa Gutierrez The Blue Streak LOGAN—Logan can no longer ignore the tremendous public health crisis posed by air pollution in the Cache Valley, Mayor Randy Watts said Tuesday. That’s why the mayor will join ...

Logan residents are ready to go wild for buffalo wings

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Logan residents are ready to go wild for buffalo wings

By Cameron Etherington, Rebecca Walker, Connor Comeau, Lilibeth Salvador and McCall Bulloch The Blue Streak LOGAN—Things are about to get a little wilder in Logan. That’s the plan, at least, for a popular restaurant chain and its fans. Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the ...

Friends of the Elderly club connects with seniors on Presidents Day

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Friends of the Elderly club connects with seniors on Presidents Day

By Tricia Olson, McCarty Hatfield, Rhys Stephens, Brooke Larsen and Landon Graham The Blue Streak LOGAN—For many people, Presidents Day represents a chance to take a long weekend in the middle of a long winter. For Beverly Brown, it was a chance to ...

Fun Park refocuses on core service: Fun

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Fun Park refocuses on core service: Fun

By Curtis Lundstrom NORTH LOGAN—The Cache Valley Fun Park thinks new staff and a recommitment to customers will redefine fun in Cache Valley. “It’s a different type of customer service,” says BreAnn Skivy, the new general manager. “We get to play and ...

CVTD and Richmond City Council discuss improving bus service

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on CVTD and Richmond City Council discuss improving bus service

By Shayna Marcure RICHMOND – Progress and potential of the Cache Valley Transit District was the main focus of Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “We want to improve service in the face of hard economic times,” said CVTD board member Diane Bush. “Two ...

Request for student help with Providence ‘hero list’ runs into trouble

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Request for student help with Providence ‘hero list’ runs into trouble

By Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE— Dissonance was evident at the Providence Historic Preservation Commission's meeting Tuesday. Kathleen Alder, a representative for Providence Pioneer Heritage Inc., spoke to commission members about her organization’s sponsorship and activity plans for the annual city-wide Spring Creek ...

Providence residents ask why change west end of 200 South?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence residents ask why change west end of 200 South?

By Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE—More than 25 citizens and community members turned out for a recent City Council meeting, referred to by several as “a heated exchange.” Public attention was set on the council’s discussion regarding removal of the cul-de-sac at the ...

50¢ more for Aggie Blue Bikes, but fee board rejects other requests

Monday, February 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 50¢ more for Aggie Blue Bikes, but fee board rejects other requests

By Kyle Heywood LOGAN—Student fees at Utah State University are increasing—by 50¢. After a $41 fee increase this year, the student fee board rejected most of the new fee requests it received, but approved an additional 50 cents to support the ...

Banquet-goers go hungry to raise awareness, combat poverty

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Banquet-goers go hungry to raise awareness, combat poverty

By McCall Bulloch LOGAN—USU’s Students Together Ending Poverty will serve up its annual Hunger Banquet on Wednesday, and many will leave hungry, guilty or inspired. Banquet director Sarah Menlove, a sophomore journalism major, said the purpose of the event is to raise ...