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I’ve often heard people claim they are taking a break from dating and are “dating themselves.” This statement always earns a heavy eye-roll and sounds more like a cry for attention than anything else. How does one even “date themself?” The idea behind it is to “treat yo-self.” It’s supposed to be therapeutic. People claim they discover new things about what they like and don’t like, and it can be relaxing. I was one of those people who decided to pause on dating others for a while and focus more on me and yes, it is as pretentious as it sounds.
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:59pm
Frank Ori Jr., a former assistant coach for the USU Eastern baseball team, adjunct instructor and alumni, suffered a stroke at age 43 in December. He is recovering at Utah Valley University. Ori was part of the USU Eastern baseball program for over 15 years. He was also the voice of the Eagles athletics games on the radio for many years.  Even though he no longer is able to be involved as much as he would like to, he still makes an appearance whenever possible. 
Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:43pm
Everyone talks about how marijuana should be legalized, as I do believe it should be, but what about all the other drugs? The United States has an opiate crisis on its hands and in 2016 there were more than 60,000 deaths from overdoses. The U.S.’s approach to dealing with this drug problem is to incarcerate the people who are using the drugs. This is not working as the number of deaths continues to rise.
Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45am
The sex education system in Utah could use some work. Utah has what is known as an abstinence-based sexual instruction system. This means that while instructors can teach contraception and sexually transmitted disease prevention, they must focus on a strong abstinence message. This is not the same across the state. Four counties, Canyons, Jordan, Nebo and Provo, are abstinence-only. Their students are not taught the bare minimum of safe sex.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:48pm
University of California and Janet Napolitano v. US Department of Homeland security outlines the history of laws like DACA, which offer a stay of deportation. The common fact of all the laws is there is almost no path to citizenship. The lack of a path takes away the freedom to choose one’s own lifestyle. In the document, the history of deferred action started 1975. Immigration had the option of postponing deportation and giving parole. This was granted to people that immigration deemed in need, or beneficial to sociality, temporary access to the US.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:16pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a mere human. He was also a man who was tired of seeing his community in shambles all over his country. What made him great was his approach to the overarching racism filling the country at the time. King knew that if only black people and the black community were angry and yelling about racism, no one would listen. But if all people from all backgrounds marched together, then maybe we as a country could get somewhere, and there’s no better way to get people to care than through kindness.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:24pm
In my living memory, I can’t recall ever making a New Year’s Resolution. Not once have I succumbed to the annual peer pressures of making the foolhardy attempt to —gulp— better myself. Yet lo, dear reader, I have repented of my stubborn ways and have decided, after 30 years of orbiting our fair sun, that I would engage my stubborn self in a New Year’s Resolution. Unfortunately, that was the easy part, deciding to actually do it. I hadn’t the foggiest idea what exactly I was resolving to accomplish.
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:18pm
In 2010, the College of Eastern Utah merged with Utah State University. This move saved a financially challenged institution from closure. The merger brought the former rural community college into USU’s statewide campus system and provided a viable business model which has, since 2010, injected new vitality and much needed funding into the Price Campus.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:26pm
When I started at Utah State University Eastern spring semester 2016, I honestly had no idea I would be where I am today. I was fresh out of Advanced Individual Training for the United States Army and decided to come to Eastern to follow my friends Rodrigo Leon and David Rawle, both of whom, I met in high school debate.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:20pm
The Internet is a place where we can meet new people, plan events, hold meetings, interact, read the news or learn about almost any topic in human history; all at our fingertips, from the comfort of our homes. The Internet has been one of the biggest developments in modern history and like with any other great thing, people want to know how to make the most amount of money off it, regardless of the price.
Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:53pm

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