News

Study Abroad Programs have been part of the USU Eastern curriculum for the past three years and additional students are needed to apply to go to Honduras in May 2018. Jamie Cano, Ph.D., and Tyler Agner were invited to Honduras to consult on its education system in the early 2000s. They learned that the education system itself is not the issue, it is the hunger the children faced everyday. Cano and Agner decided on their trip back to the United States that they had to do something.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:29pm
Study Abroad Programs have been part of the USU Eastern curriculum for the past three years and additional students are needed to apply to go to Honduras in May 2018. Jamie Cano, Ph.D., and Tyler Agner were invited to Honduras to consult on its education system in the early 2000s. They learned that the education system itself is not the issue, it is the hunger the children faced everyday. Cano and Agner decided on their trip back to the United States that they had to do something.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:27pm
A first-generation student who achieved the top nursing degree possible, spoke to USU Eastern student about going after your dreams. Dr. Danielle Pendergrass was born in Price, Utah and received two degrees from USU Eastern when it was College of Eastern Utah. Her father is a small-business owner and when the time came for Pendergrass to graduate from high school, her parents wanted her to use the $1,000 they had saved to by a car, not expecting her to want to attend college. “I’m gonna be a nurse!” she told them.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:17pm
Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month. This is a time when we as a country reflect on the struggle and achievements that African-Americans endured throughout their history in America. It has been 55 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech, and the power behind his words resonates just as strongly to this day.
Posted Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:48pm

Sports

Blanca Casamort Vila grew up in Sant Pere Pescador, Spain, where she learned to love basketball at age five. She said her parents got her in to the sport, and even though they didn’t know anything about it, they wanted her to play it.
Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:00am
Jordan Scoggins is the women’s basketball manager for USU Eastern. She is from Helper, Utah and has lived there her whole life. She is a graduate of Carbon High. At Carbon High School, Scoggins was involved in multiple activities. She competed in basketball four years, volleyball four years and track her last three years. Scoggins began her basketball career in second grade, where she developed a love for the game.
Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:59am
Hunter Lasko is a transfer student from the reigning conference champs; Southern Nevada. A Utah native for the last nine years, Lasko is from Olympus, Utah, where he played outfield and pitched for Olympus High School. He is entering his freshman season and will look to help out the Eagles pitching rotation.
Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:57am

Lifestyles

Jackie Robinson is known for breaking a lot of barriers, not only in baseball, but culturally as well. He was involved in multiple sports in high school, he played baseball, football, tennis, basketball and ran track. His career continued when he went to college at UCLA where he played baseball, football, basketball, and ran track. After winning multiple athletic awards at UCLA, he decided he wanted to play professional football. Robinson didn’t get far into his professional football career before he was drafted into the army at the beginning of World War II in 1939.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:24pm
A majority of the triumphs made during the Civil Rights Movement typically were credited to trailblazers such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. However, it was the efforts of countless average citizens that served as the vehicle for the movement. Each group, in their own right, was crucial to the advancement of the African-American lifestyle. However, it was the impact of sit-ins, freedom rides and marches that truly brought the conflict to the nation’s attention.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:17pm
Malcolm X was a civil rights activist who thought that equality is possible if the oppressed are able to defend themselves by any means necessary. According to History.com, Malcolm X was born in Nebraska in 1925. His family was threatened by the KKK, provoking them to move to Michigan. By the Age of six, Malcolm’s father had been murdered and government workers had taken him away from his mother. At twenty-one, X was serving a prison sentence of 10 years. During this time, he found the teaching of Muhammad and it changed his life forever.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:08pm

Viewpoints

The United States is suffering from an identity crisis, one that creates hostility from its citizens and pits their ideologies against each other on a daily basis. The crisis I'm speaking of involves the controversy over "political correctness," also referred to as the "PC" culture. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, being PC is basically acknowledging and avoiding offensive, or otherwise inappropriate language or actions that offend various groups of people.
Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:19pm
Ever since the third grade, I was force fed reasons why not to use drugs. In junior high, I remember sitting in class listening to D.A.R.E. officers say things like “drugs destroy your body,” “drugs are bad for you,” and “drugs are illegal.” My classmates and I would be shown graphic images of addict’s decaying bodies. We would see mugshots of regular looking people, then we’d see that same person after 10 years of doing drugs. It was disgusting, I must admit, especially in the eyes of a 12 year old.
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 8:06pm
When I was a child, I used to watch translated movies all the time after school, and at least 80 percent were produced in the United States. The image those movies built inside me was a fictional Hollywood-ian way of how it feels to be American. From high school comedies to presidential actions, I believed that the U.S was the place where everything happens. I also thought that it was unreachable to me.
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 8:04pm