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If someone would have asked me five or ten years ago where I thought I would be today, I sure wouldn't have guessed that I'd be a college student living in Burtenshaw among hundreds of young students. As a single and non-traditional student, and having never been to college before, living in a dorm was never a consideration when I first started looking for an apartment in Price, Utah. However I must tell you that after living of campus for the first couple semesters, and at a distance from the college, it is now for me the only way to go, at least for now.
Posted Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 12:00am
It's no secret that the College of Eastern Utah needs more students plus needs to retain its students each semester. It's also not a secret that fall 2003 semester's third week full time equivalent (FTE) enrollment was down 180 students from fall 2002 (a drop of 9.2 percent). It was one of three schools that saw enrollment decreases; Snow lost 109 students (4.1 percent) and Utah Valley State College lost 17 students (one percent). Six of the remaining Utah colleges saw enrollment growth.
Posted Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 12:00am
The holidays have been a time to reflect on what makes us good, to think upon those things that enable our society, and to do things that are genuinely charitable. When we have the opportunity to actually do those things, we can make the world a little better. Isn't that what the holidays are all about?
Posted Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 12:00am
So you have decided to go to college but aren't sure what you want to do for the rest of your life. That makes choosing classes and setting definite goals much harder. At CEU it is very common to find students who have no real purpose. This being the case it is much more difficult to stay focused and remain motivated. If you don't know where you are going, you will eventually look back on your life and regret the years that were wasted.
Posted Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 12:00am
I want to comment on the appalling behavior exhibited by the dance department chair at the production of The Grinch on Monday, Dec. 1. Apparently someone took a picture during the first scene. At the end of the first scene, a woman came on stage, rudely yelled at the audience and demanded the person taking a photo to bring the camera to her. She refused to continue with the production until the person came forward with the camera.
Posted Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 12:00am
This last semester as a traditional student opened my eyes to the flaws within the college. I have complained about dorm policies, cafeteria food and even suggested a campus boycott. These notions and ideas will continue to be the downfall of not only myself, but for the college experience of many students. I am tired of questioning why some administrators treat us like four year olds when we complain or think of us as whiny two year olds. The problems are not going to just magically disappear, yet be the reason why certain departments disappear.
Posted Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 12:00am
There was hostile tension regarding my "True Eagle" article with some members in ASCEU leadership. This was a definite misconception of the entire article and my purpose for writing it. I wrote the article to attack the integrity of the event and criticize the school for endorsing such an event. I want to be the sensitive soul I am and extend an apology for my article not only to Jed Lloyd, but also to the entire ASCEU leadership. I decided not to make problems worse with other organizations of CEU, rather to try to tackle problems that are pertinent to the interests of the students.
Posted Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:00am
I would like to take this privilege to express my love and appreciation to Almighty God for bringing me to this far of my schooling at CEU. I am so happy to get to know the wonderful people in this school. I would like to take this time to show my appreciation, my gratitude to the school, President Ryan Thomas and his wife Ann, the admission, staff, Dave Paur, Jane Johnson, Bill Osborn, Brad King, Steve Burge and all the professors in the college as well the as the campus police Phyl Johnson and James Prettyman and the ASCEU leadership.
Posted Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:00am
The Federal Communications Commission recently ruled that Bono's use of the ubiquitous F-word at a Golden Globe Awards ceremony was not in violation of guidelines regarding obscene or vulgar language. This ruling is based upon a litmus test that takes into account "how" the word is used. So apparently, every time I had my mouth washed out with soap, I had been using the F-word incorrectly. I can't wait to go home and tell my mom!
Posted Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:00am
Les can say what he wants Say What? was originally written by Les Bowen and Jonas Harmon. Then B.J. took over his little brother's position. He's been too busy saving lives (see the story on the front page of this week's Eagle), so he hasn't had time to write. Although, he did give us some of the fodder for this week's column, so we can't take his name off the article. So Jeff is stepping in for an issue or so, which means that Say What? is now a collaborative effort by three people. Hey, anyone want to join the newspaper staff? We'll let you help write Say What? That'd be grand.
Posted Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:00am

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