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As Black History Month winds down in the next couple weeks, it is critical that our commemoration of those involved throughout African-American history does not as well. We should keep in mind the brave and heroic men and women of the Civil Rights Movement and channel that passion and diligence when presented with circumstances that need to be overcome. For all the blood, sweat and tears shed throughout the struggle for equality, we owe it to them to keep the spirit of the movement alive.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:33pm
John Lewis is a Congressman that looked death in the face and kept walking. His protests alongside Martin Luther King created and moved non-violent protest for voting rights of African-Americans. Lewis was born in Alabama with little books in his home, according to Biography. com. The challenges that come with living in the racist south did not stop him from joining and leading different protests.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:26pm
Six women will take center stage of the Peterson Black Box Theatre for the next two weekends when Utah State Eastern's Theatre Department opens with Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias". Written in 1987, the title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias, but strong as steel.” It was adapted in 1989 into the “Steel Magnolias” movie with Sally Field, Dolly Pardon, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julie Roberts sharing the leads.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:21pm
Born and raised in Salt Lake City and an alumna of the University of Utah is Utah State University Eastern’s newest addition to the Eagle family, Linda Hapsmith. Hapsmith is the newly named director for the GEAR UP program on Eastern’s campus. GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a seven-year federal grant program that provides services and assistance for under deserving students in order to help them successfully graduate from high school and prepare for college.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:23pm
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a free concert on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Utah State University Eastern’s Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center. The band presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-pro le events for over 85 years. Collaboration with celebrities has become a hallmark for the Concert Band.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:49pm
If the USU Eastern women’s basketball team had a No. one fan, surely it is Cecilee Karns. She attends most of their games and leads the fan section in roaring cheers. One of Karns’ favorite part of the day is rebounding for members of the team. She came to USU Eastern as an ambassador. She travels to high schools throughout Utah to recruit students. She helps them enroll and figure out specifics about USU Eastern. Karns also hosts high school students on campus for tours and events.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:21pm
If you remember and/or a fan of ‘60’s music, “A Tribute to the Beatles, Remembering the Fab Four,” is a concert not to be missed. It features a Beatles tribute band set for Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Utah State University Eastern’s Geary Events Center. audio-visual work of art and a spectacular world-class production.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:07pm
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