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It was a fateful day in January 2009, when Barrack Obama walked on the stage to be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. Now eight years later, Obama’s legacy is coming to a close. During his presidency, President Obama has had to fight wars, rebuild an economy, deal with the most unproductive Congress in history, push equality, enact reforms and unite the nation. While he is a controversial figure in today’s politics, history will eventually remember Obama as one of the greatest presidents of all time.
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:36pm
The Eagle, USU Eastern and the surrounding community mourns the passing of our dear writer, colleague, student and buddy Daniel “Danny” Pike who was killed in a automobile accident on US-6 on Sunday, Oct. 2016. Danny has been a main-stay at The Eagle for several years, who demonstrated an over-qualified skill as a news writer and overall go-getter. Danny was always there to pick up the slack and deliver when the staff needed him most, often putting his friend’s needs above his own.
Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 - 3:35pm
The world is full of behaviors and views that simply baffle me. I try my hardest to wrap my head around them, regardless of how foreign or primitive they seem to me, but every now and then something comes up that simply perplexes me and I’m left with my mouth agape and scratching my head. While there are a good many customs I don’t understand, I none-the-less appreciate them for their staying power and tradition, however, something that has popped up, rather emphatically is a disconcerting movement against “political correctness.”
Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 - 3:32pm
Discrimination at Utah State University Eastern is not an issue. That doesn’t mean discrimination is not a problem. The small comments and conversations that involve discriminatory rhetoric has been swept under the rug and ignored. Conversations involving ableist, misogynistic, homophobic and racist content is not rare in Price, Utah.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:03pm
I doubt anyone who is reading this knows who I am, but I was a student at USU-Eastern, back when it was the College of Eastern Utah. It’s been nine years since I was a student there, but not a day goes by that I’m not thankful for the time I spent at CEU (I know, I know, it’s not CEU anymore. But, it’ll always be CEU to me.) Today, I accepted a job as a content producer for a radio station. As I think back on my work history, I can trace every bit of success I have had to the time I spent as a student in Price, Utah.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:55pm
Like many of the European nations, the United States is also asking itself the Syrian question. Should we allow these refugees into our country? Conservatives like presidential nominee Donald Trump believe allowing these refugees into our country spill disaster and it opens the doors for terrorism to spread with unprecedented speed. This fear persuaded at least 31 governors to ban the “resettlement” of Syrian refuges within their states despite not having legal authority to do so and many other governors to be openly against and hostile to the idea of refugees.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:52pm
On June 23rd, 2016, the United Kingdom made a historic announcement to leave the European Union.
Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:25pm
With summer drawing to a close, I am wrapping up what, for me, was the best summer of reading I’ve ever had. I’ve always enjoyed books, especially biographies. But this summer I wanted to mix things up and give myself a range of genres to cover, to test the waters and see if I would enjoy something I had not previously thought I would. I started with “The Pelican Brief” by John Grisham and found myself thoroughly enjoying it. Next I went way out there and read “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner, I found it a little tedious, but insightful, certainly not my cup of tea.
Posted Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:16am
What an incredible time it is to be an Eagle with the 2016-17 school/athletic year here. Welcome back to another year of growth, school spirit, and athletic competition and student advancement. With any luck students had an ideal summer vacation and are restless to take on the year and challenges that wait in college.
Posted Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:35pm
I moved to Price two weeks before school started. I didn’t know anyone coming into school. There wasn’t a glamorous move in day for me. I had my parents with me and nobody else. I learned quickly that I enjoyed Price. There might only be two streets and a terrible lack of Chick-Fil-A, but the town has charm. I worried that a city girl like me was making a terrible mistake in moving to Carbon County, but the damage was done.
Posted Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:31pm

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