News

Every college needs a steady growth in their enrollment. A healthy number of incoming students means more funds for the college, more opportunity for the to grow and increases the demand for improved or expanded programs within the school. Thriving colleges, especially those in small towns like Price, attract people to seek a higher education and creates a sense of community between the college and the residents of the town. Utah State University Eastern embodies this relationship and the school has been a cornerstone of Price for 80 years.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:32pm
Logan was rated the second best college town in the U.S. in 2014 by Utah Public Radio. When choosing the top college towns of America, they look for the number of professionals that live and work in the area, the amount of activities outside of the campus and the dining options in town. UPR writes, “Logan’s well-educated population, high employment, and affordable housing helped give the college town its high ranking.” The Eagle surveyed a few students from Utah State University Eastern to find out what they think would make Price more of a college town.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:50pm
A USU Eastern associate theatre professor is being recognized for his work in Utah theatre as well as his service to the Utah Theatre Association on Jan. 19 at the Davis Conference Center. Corey A. Ewan, Ph.D., is being presented with the award for his contributions as a theatre professional in promoting theatre in education and community arenas. Ewan earned an associate degree at the College of Eastern Utah, bachelor’s at USU and doctorate at Brigham Young University.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:46pm
The unveiling of the $6 million renovation of Utah State University Eastern’s Geary Events Center showcased an unbelievably beautiful theatre, stage, dressing rooms and scene building addition on Jan. 17. “It takes my breath away . . . it’s the WOW factor when I walk in,” said Corey Ewan, associate professor of theatre.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:42pm

Sports

Meet Kristupas Totoris. The 6-feet-7-inch shooting guard from Vilnius, Lithuania, is a sophomore at Utah State University Eastern. After proving himself as one of the best 3 point shooters in his freshman season on the SWAC Athletic Conference, the expectations are high for Totoris to have a successful future. He had a season high of 23 points last season in the conference semi-finals against Snow College. This year, Totoris has already scored in double digits in eight of the 11 games he has played.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
Sophomore softball player from Manti, Utah, Madi Blauer is excited for the spring. “The team looks very good this year and it should be a great spring semester, we have made many improvements and have been working very hard, this spring will be our proof of that,” she said. Blauer played centerfield and was a four-year letterer and a two-time state champion while at Manti High School. “Winning a state championship is a feeling unlike any other, it’s very surreal and filled with excitement. All I wanted to do after was hug my mom.”
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:37pm
Magna, Utah’s, Akosita Tuitupou joined Utah State University Eastern as a center for the women’s basketball team. A freshman this year, she graduated in 2017 from Cyprus High School. She plans on starting the season strong and progressing throughout the year and finish even stronger. Anxious for the season to get going, she stays mentally focused by working out every day and trying to improve her game.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:34pm

Lifestyles

Emma Thacker Ever been to an event or dance on campus? Emma Thacker has been to most, if not all events last semester, and has more than likely been in charge of making the playlist or playing music at the event. Born and raised in Richmond, Utah, the 18-year-old is a cosmetology student and an operations manager for student government.
Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:54am
Bitcoin gained enormous media attention in 2017, compared to the years before. It is not a coincidence though. At worth less than $1,000 dollars in the beginning of last year, Bitcoin reached an all-time high of almost $20,000 dollars. What is Bitcoin though? Does it even have a future?
Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:51am
Price, UT—Utah State University Eastern presents the 2017 Utah Watercolor Society, a Utah Arts & Museums Traveling Exhibition, from Jan. 8 through Feb. 2 at Gallery East. The works in this exhibition illustrate the variety of ways that watercolors can be employed in painting. “We are really pleased to have this exhibit at Gallery East this year,” says gallery director Noel Carmack. “It’s a highly coveted show, and I think our visitors will appreciate seeing the wide-ranging skill in watercolorists from around the state.”
Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:48am

Viewpoints

Everyone talks about how marijuana should be legalized, as I do believe it should be, but what about all the other drugs? The United States has an opiate crisis on its hands and in 2016 there were more than 60,000 deaths from overdoses. The U.S.’s approach to dealing with this drug problem is to incarcerate the people who are using the drugs. This is not working as the number of deaths continues to rise.
Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45am
The sex education system in Utah could use some work. Utah has what is known as an abstinence-based sexual instruction system. This means that while instructors can teach contraception and sexually transmitted disease prevention, they must focus on a strong abstinence message. This is not the same across the state. Four counties, Canyons, Jordan, Nebo and Provo, are abstinence-only. Their students are not taught the bare minimum of safe sex.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:48pm
University of California and Janet Napolitano v. US Department of Homeland security outlines the history of laws like DACA, which offer a stay of deportation. The common fact of all the laws is there is almost no path to citizenship. The lack of a path takes away the freedom to choose one’s own lifestyle. In the document, the history of deferred action started 1975. Immigration had the option of postponing deportation and giving parole. This was granted to people that immigration deemed in need, or beneficial to sociality, temporary access to the US.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:16pm