News

Another arrest for former College of Eastern Utah basketball coach Chris Craig who was taken into custody in Utah County. Craig, 36, of Saratoga Springs, has a history of mental illness and was convicted of threatening to blow up an elementary school in 2016. According to court documents, authorities said he stopped taking his medication as ordered by a judge, threatened his family and prompted the school he terrorized two years ago to be placed on alert again.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:02pm
Emma Campbell news editor Sometime between 1- 10 a.m., Thursday, April 12, the USU Eastern baseball complex was broken into and thousands of dollars worth of equipment and clothing were stolen. When Head Eastern Baseball Coach Scott Madsen arrived at the complex that morning, he noticed the door to the concession stand had been pried open. In a room adjoining the concession stand, a storage room with three laptops, bank checks, a shotgun, a radar gun, a DVR camera and personal items were missing.
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:25pm
USU Eastern’s “The Eagle” newspaper staff won 17 awards, the most ever, at the Utah Press Association’s annual newspaper contest in Salt Lake City on April 14. The staff competed against student newspapers from Utah State University, Weber State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:19pm
On the second floor of the Reeves, past the birds and the biology labs, is USU Eastern’s greenhouse. Although unsure of its age, Assistant Professor of Biology, Wayne Hatch has been tending to the garden for the past three years. He first learned of its existence at the beginning of his employment at Eastern. He and other professors took care of the garden, but for a time the duty was Dr. Hatch’s alone.
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:12pm

Sports

Multiple Utah State Eastern athletic teams earned NJCAA Academic Team Awards with 29-student athletes earning NJCAA All-Academic Awards for their work in 2017-18. The NJCAA announced in June that five teams from USU Eastern earned Academic Team Awards for the 2017-2018 school year. The following teams earned honorable mention academic team awards: men's basketball, 3.2 overall GPA; women's basketball, 3.51 GPA; women's soccer, 3.08 GPA; softball, 3.12 GPA; and volleyball, 3.52 GPA.
Posted Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:45am
Former USU Eastern assistant coach, Justin Brown, accepted the assistant coach position with Eastern Illinois University moving on to the Division 1 ranks.
Posted Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:30am
In August 2017, Utah State University Eastern added another member to the athletic training team: Raberta Johnson, who started working part-time as assistant athletic trainer and is working part time. She was a perfect addition and works well with Jess Brinkerhoff, head athletic trainer.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:51am

Lifestyles

Three students from USU Eastern’s FBLA-PBL program won 10 awards at the state leadership conference/state business competition held at Snow College recently. Eastern competed against Snow, University of Utah, Utah Valley University and Southern Utah University. Chloe Wilson, Springville, partnered with Ian Thompson, Tooele, to take second place in management analysis and decision making; second in business presentation and fourth in organizational behavior and leadership. Thompson placed third in management concepts and contemporary sports issues.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:39am
At 20, USU Eastern Emma Vivian Howard, passed her state exams and is ready to begin her career as a cosmetologist in any Utah Salon. She completed 2,000 hours of schooling and passed her written test as well as her practician to get her license. “I’m sad that school is ending because I love to be with my friends here. I learned a lot during this two years but know that now is time to get a job and show the world my skills.”
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:38am
Let’s be honest, fast food is exactly that: FAST FOOD. It is the food you can get to go, whether it is late at night and want an easy dinner, a fast fill-up if, a snack or if you want a quick stop on a road trip. The age old question is which fast food restaurants are the best? Time Magazine recently published an article titled, “This is the best fast food chain in America.” This article focused on the average cost and how people would rate the service on a scale of 1-5.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:34am

Viewpoints

It is crazy to know my time at Eastern has come to an end. It seems like yesterday I was driving to Price for the first time. As I drove down Indian Canyon after spending a summer in Altamont, I had no idea I was going to visit a place that would change my life. Everything felt different then, like I was on another planet, but it felt oddly familiar. I remember driving back up Indian Canyon, eating a slice of Kuluan Pig Pizza, knowing Utah State Eastern was right for me. That night I signed up for classes and two weeks later I was moving my stuff into Burtenshaw Hall.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:26am
The increase in school shootings and consequential media coverage led people to propose possible solutions. One concept proposed is arming teachers to better protect and deter a would-be shooter. My knee-jerk reaction was to be against this concept. It seemed like a traditional “fight fire with fire” bad idea. After that, I did not give much thought to the idea.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:36pm
The aftermath of the shooting in a Parkland, Florida, high school intensified the debate over guns. Many Americans called upon state and federal legislators to take action curbing such violence. Some suggested raising the purchasing age of so-called “long guns,” while others argued that “military-style” guns should be banned. Despite bipartisan support for the measures, Pres. Donald Trump again raised the stakes with a controversial pitch that would bring more guns into students’ lives.
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:34pm