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Utah State University Eastern will discontinue its preschool program at the end of the current semester, mainly due to costs and student demand. The program was originally established as a laboratory for instructing college students to be workers in child care. Despite a concerted effort by USU Eastern to promote its associate of applied science in child development degree, only one student actually completed the necessary requirements for the degree in the last 10 years, said Peter Iyere, USU Eastern vice chancellor for student success.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:21pm
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As any dedicated businessperson can attest, long- and short-term goals are important for success. The same holds true for the campus at Utah State University Eastern. On Feb. 5, USUE held an open house, at which suggestions for a 10-, 30- and 50-year “master plan” for campus additions and renovations were unveiled. This project, which was kicked off Nov. 5, 2014, is focused on campus growth and enhancing curb appeal.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:15pm
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After much debate, the Utah House of Representatives narrowly passed Rep. Lee Perry’s, R-Perry, seat belt amendments. HB79, the Safety Belt Law Amendments, was brought to the floor of the house for a vote to determine whether Perry’s bill would inch closer to becoming a law. The bill passed 41-32. During the debate, democrats and republicans alike discussed either their support or their opposition to the bill.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:13pm
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The 12 men’s and women’s basketball teams from the SWAC will converse in Price to see who the best team in the conference is and who will represent the conference at the NJCAA in Kanas. Other schools besides USUE participating include Salt Lake Community College, College of Southern Idaho, Snow College, North Idaho College and Colorado Northwestern Community College. The history of SWAC goes back to 1986 when nine schools decided to resume round-robin competition after is was discontinued in 1985. SLCC didn’t start playing until 1987, and the current name was adopted in 1990.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:05pm
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Sports

A professional basketball player who played at College of Eastern Utah from ’94-’96 was killed in an automobile accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico, Feb. 16. Tyler Wayman Newton was recruited to CEU from Kent, Wash., by head basketball coach Ronnie Stubbs. The six-foot, 11-inch center graduated from Kent-Meridan High School in ’94 and was named to the Washington All-State basketball team.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:23pm
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USU Eastern ended region play on a good note, with a three game winning streak against Colorado Northwestern Community College, the College of Southern Idaho and North Idaho College. They continue to keep the same mentality and stamina from those games as they prepare for the SWAC region tournament held in the BDAC on Feb. 26-28.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:15pm
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It’s a family tradition to play sports at USU Eastern, formerly the College of Eastern Utah, with Jasmine Covington following in her father’s footsteps of playing in the BDAC.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:21pm
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Lifestyles

Combining gambling and Shakespeare on the main stage of USU Eastern’s Geary Theatre seems like an oxymoron. However, the last two weekends in February, the cast of “Merchant of Vegas” will do just that…play slot machines and recite Shakespearean lines as the production unfolds into the classic comedy.
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ISIS, 9/11, Al Qaeda, The Taliban, Jihad, mass executions, these are the terms and names that come to mind when most say the words Islam or Muslim. But, there is another side to the story.
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Desire is our first step to obtaining our wishes and dreams. What we desire consciously influences our sub-conscious mind. In return, our sub-conscious mind consistently influences us. If we influence our sub-conscious mind in acquiring our goal, then we will acquire it much faster than if not. This article will expound on how to speed up this training and bring about lasting results. To embed our desire into our hearts, to put it into the process of making it a reality, you will need Faith. Some may argue and ask how faith can help reach their goal. Let me explain.
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Viewpoints

Some people like big, loud parties. Others prefer scrolling through Tumblr. A few find joy in both. Some are a bit scared to make friends, despite their desire to be around people. It’s an interesting dynamic, to say the least. Wanting to be around people, but being too shy to make friends—such is the life of the shy extrovert. Or to put it into perspective, such is the life of yours truly; Katrina Ashlie Wood. I like being around people.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:28pm
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a wood-burning ban for several northern Utah counties including, but not limited to, Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Tooele. The suggestion first came from the Utah Air Quality Board, and Gov. Herbert first mentioned the ban in late 2013. Utah legislature voted on it late last year and opened the issue to public commentary on Jan. 1, 2015
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
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In Iran, two-thirds of the 78 million population was born after the 1979 revolution. Much of this population is young and living in an oppressed society that Americans cannot understand. In Iran, gathering in large groups on the streets, singing in public and verbally yearning about love is forbidden. The day-to-day things we do would get us killed in Iran.
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:25pm
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