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Archive for May, 2013

Only 23% of USU students drink; most who get in trouble are underage

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Only 23% of USU students drink; most who get in trouble are underage

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen LOGAN -- Not long ago Manda Perkins was a self-described party girl. While enrolled as a freshman at Utah State University last year, Perkins could often be found taking part in nights of underage binge ...

Second chances: Former prisoners struggle to get back into society

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Second chances: Former prisoners struggle to get back into society

By Tanner Simmons LOGAN – Finding a job these days isn’t easy, especially for people who have committed felonies. According to statistics from the Pew Center for the States, more than 1 percent of adult Americans are in prison. The justice ...

USU’s club sports win national championships but get little support

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU’s club sports win national championships but get little support

By Jonathan Larson LOGAN -- Players from the intercollegiate club teams at Utah State University have little hope of ever becoming  professional athletes in their sport. They receive little recognition, their events are sparsely attended and yet they continue to compete notwithstanding ...

Options for Independence moves to new space a block east of the old

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Options for Independence moves to new space a block east of the old

Story and photos by Dawn Otterby LOGAN -- Cheryl Atwood glanced around the cluttered parking lot, her eyes landing on the white brick building that housed Options for Independence for nearly 25 years. The building now sat empty and completely stripped ...

Pesticide contamination has ruined their lives, Richmond family says

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Pesticide contamination has ruined their lives, Richmond family says

By Shayna Marcure RICHMOND -- Josh was tired, lethargic, had severe headaches, numbness in his fingers, tremors and other relentless indicators that something was seriously wrong. "We were literally beside ourselves watching our son get sicker and sicker, with no direction ...

Do-Gooders—Many locals respond to bad news by pitching in to help

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Do-Gooders—Many locals respond to bad news by pitching in to help

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN—After times of national crisis and despair, it can be difficult to look past the evil that threatens our neighborhoods and communities. Events such as September 11th, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and the Boston Marathon bombings ...

Cherryn Girdwood: Idaho woman’s art roots her to the Earth, to life

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Dani Hayes RIGBY, Idaho—To see one of her paintings is to glimpse into her soul. Fragments of her life are cemented within each stroke of hardened paint on the store-bought canvas. When you buy a Cherryn Girdwood original, you are ...

Same-sex marriage: Officially banned, acceptance growing even in Utah

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Katie Swain LOGAN—Cary Youmans and Reid Furniss met for the first time while still in high school in Idaho, helping a mutual friend make a movie spoof. Furniss was convinced the two would meet again. [caption id="attachment_9432" align="alignright" width="240"] CHILDHOOD FRIENDS ...

Parking lot crash becomes big mess for Logan woman

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Parking lot crash becomes big mess for Logan woman

By Dawn Otterby LOGAN—A Logan woman was arrested April 24 after signing a false name to her written police statement. Logan Police Lt. Brad Franke said police were called to 412 N. 200 East to review a minor car accident between Rachel Vasquez, 28, and ...

Rush to early marriage feeds Utah’s higher-than-average divorce rate

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Rush to early marriage feeds Utah’s higher-than-average divorce rate

By Dani Hayes LOGAN—Utah has a higher-than-average divorce rate compared to the national average. According to a 2009 U.S. Census Bureau study, the national divorce rate is 3.4, with Utah slightly higher at 3.6. The state has a strong emphasis on ...

Sociology prof makes a difference before career move to Chicago

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sociology prof makes a difference before career move to Chicago

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN—Her students recognize her as one of their most influential professors; her colleagues recognize her as a valuable asset to their team and research. Her expertise and passion are said to have exemplified the purpose of academia and ...