Three graduates of Carbon High School will serve as the top of their graduating class at USU Eastern’s 76th commencement exercises on Saturday, April 26, in the BDAC. All three achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00pm
Twenty-two outstanding students will be honored by their departments at the annual USU Eastern Academic Award Ceremony on Friday, April 25, in the Jennifer Leavitt Multi-purpose Room at 7 p.m. All honor and high honor graduates will receive their honor cords at the ceremony by Peter Iyere, vice chancellor of student success.
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:01pm
Automotive student, Jorge Lascano’s father, Edison Lascano, shot the lunar eclipse from 10 p.m. April 14 to 4 a.m. April 15. He shot an image every 10 minutes to show when the moon passed directly behind the Earth and into its shadow. This occurs only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned with the Earth in the middle. A lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. According to Wikipedia, the type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes.
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:03pm


Former USU Eastern basketball coach Chris Craig found himself in trouble again with the law after causing a disturbance at Castle Heights Elementary School on Friday, April 11.
Craig was arrested for driving his car, covered with spray-painted bible verses, through the bus turn around, jumping the curb and traveling across the playground before coming to a stop outside one of the classrooms.

Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio Di Jinero, Brazil, in 31st summer Olympics. Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics. He is to return to the pool with his eyes on the 2016 Olympics. USA Swimming star and 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ari., on April 24-26.
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:44pm
Coming from a small town filled with a winning tradition and high expectations, the USU Golden Eagles have six players from Spanish Fork, Utah, striving to carry on this same precedence. They may differ in age, but they all have the same objective, winning. Cooper Beck, Cortlen Nielsen, Hadley Thorpe, Greg Money, Cameron Money and Chase Castleberry all grew up playing baseball in Spanish Fork.  They spent their summer days on fresh cut grass hitting and throwing a ball around a baseball diamond. 
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:46pm


Finals week is upon us, it is the time to learn the material we have put off learning the entire semester. Here are some tips to get you through the long hours of studying and plentiful essays.
Put your phone away
Turn it off and leave it in the next room or locked away in a safe if you have to. Electronics are a large part of today’s society and can be very useful, but can hinder our study time. If possible, refrain from bringing your laptop to study. Print out the study material and that way you can stay off the social media or games that are addicting.

Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:20pm
Caroline Ficher was vital member of the USU Eastern women’s basketball team. Disappointment struck the team when halfway through the season, it was discovered that she had torn her meniscus and would be unable to finish out the season. When Head Coach Dave Paur was asked about how her injury may have affected the season he said, “When we are 5-3 and then she goes down you lose probably the best three-point shooter in the league… that is going to hurt you.”
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:20pm
Theatre student Joshua-David Solomon Zelasko always wanted to design a set for a theatre production. Under USU Eastern’s Brent Innes, he got his wish. At the start of the Spring 2014 semester ‘theatre special problems’ was given as an option to one student: Joshua-David Solomon Zelasko. The class was offered to the student because he wanted to study set design under Innes. The class only holds the one student and eventually paid out for him.
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:23pm


The path of my life has taken me on some interesting journeys. Most of these adventures would simply be memories that would fade with time if I did not write down exactly what happened. I am a faithful journal writer and have not missed writing in my journal the events of every day for more than six years. As I read past entries, my soul is filled with deep and tangible nostalgia. On February 6, 2013, I had a small moment in time that guided my path to where I am today. That day I found myself surrounded by a group of people who were asking me for advice on love.

Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:09pm
I would like to thank the Eagle staff, not only for only making me feel welcome, but for opening my mind up to writing about news that affects people’s daily lives. Being able to write about things that people care about and read means a great deal to me. Being at USU Eastern has been a great learning experience for me. This school has a great learning environment. If I would have jumped right into a large university, I honestly believe I probably wouldn’t have made it as far as I have now. I have made so many friends here.
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:10pm
Normally in a last will and testament, you leave behind objects to your loved ones or those that are close to you. I am not going to do that for two reasons. First, I still need to use all of the items that I would potentially give away and second, I want to leave behind some advice to those reading.
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:11pm