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  • A $5,000 prize will be given to the college student who submits a video with the best elevator pitch. The Best Elevator Pitch Contest caps an interac-tive, online event sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) this week. Its something to give stu-dents an opportunity to highlight their personal brand and get a little cash on the way, said Amy Thompson, director of campus recruiting at PwC. An elevator pitch is a short speech often used to market a product or an idea by highlight-ing its best details in a short amount of time. Personal Brand Week 2.0 is a week-long program on PwCs

    website. Its purpose is to teach students the ways to stand out from the crowd in a job search. This year, the elevator pitch contest is a new ele-ment of Personal Brand Week. Undergraduates can submit a 30-second video pitching their personal brand using techniques learned throughout the week. The deadline for submissions is March 25. Personal Brand Week 2.0 kicks off Monday, Feb. 7 and goes through Feb. 11. Every day is geared to teach a new aspect of building a personal brand or image. On Monday, students learn about building personal networks from a video featuring PwCs U.S. and Global Talent Leader, Paula Loop. She will high-light three steps on how to build a

    Utah detachments of Air Force ROTC from Utah State, BYU, and the University of Utah competed Saturday in the Nelson Fieldhouse for the sixth annual tri-detachment competition.Each detachment brought their best, brightest and bluest to com-pete in detachment-wide and personal events. The skills are related to wearing the uniform as well as indi-vidual and team strengths, both mentally and physically, said Lt. Col. Rob Herndon. These cadets will be officers for the Air Force, have to be very well-rounded; academic, athletic, on the ball with uniform and show utmost professionalism. Rules were clearly defined, and no exceptions were made. This is a chance to show what we are made of, said Wing

    Commander John Fleshman, who leads the detachment at Utah State. USU is historically strong compared to the nation, so winning this competition would be a feather in the quiver for us. Detachments participated in team sports, uniform inspection, marching formation, personal fitness and a knowledge bowl. The winner of each event received three points, with single points also awarded for the Warrior Games. BYU took first place, scoring just one more point than Utah State. We could have tied if we would have won one of the warrior games, said Cadet Cameron Baker, because we won the most events. But in the games, we got owned. Utah State was awarded first place for the uniform inspection,

    f light-drill evaluation marching in formation -- and the knowl-edge bowl. Points were deducted during the uniform inspection for missing details or failure to comply with dress standards. The Warrior Games included teams from each detachment for a tournament of ultimate Frisbee and dodgeball. Utah State was unable to win enough individual games to get the three points for first place. The 16 knowledge bowl questions were taken from the field training manual and could have included an array of topics from

    According to a survey conducted by The Utah Statesman, 92 percent of students approve of the overall performance of ASUSU President Tyler Tolson. ASUSUs Executive Council also received an overwhelmingly positive approval rating of 87 per-cent and ranged from 70 to 85 percent on individual responsibility categories. Tolson said he became aware of the survey being conducted and couldnt help wondering how he would fare. I thought of any time when I may have offended someone, Tolson said. I hoped to make at least 50 percent. Tolson, currently in his second term as president, scored the highest of any question on the survey. The lowest score, 70 percent approval, went to ASUSUs administration of student fees, something that didnt surprise Tolson. I think its two-pronged, Tolson said. The first prong is because fees

    typically have a negative connotation. The other is we havent done a good enough job about getting the infor-mation out there. Tolson said this informa-tion gap is one thing he feels bad about from the last year and half that he has been in office, and said improving transparency is a focus for the remainder of the year. Student fees are like taxes, Tolson said, in that no one enjoys paying them but they are necessary and produce benefits for everyone. On a more positive note, Tolson said the highlight of his presidency has been the involvement hes had with the various student plan-ning groups. The groups that Ive worked with have done a great job of thinking outside of the box, Tolson said. ASUSU Programming Vice President Tom Atwood said, Our number one goal was to make events memora-ble. We started off the year extremely well with Week of Welcome and wanted to continue with something unique, something fresh. We wanted things done in a different setting. Nothing has ever been done like the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

    concert where we shut down the street, it was a first. I think students were refreshed by the creativity behind the events. Tolson used the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus street concert as an example of when ASUSU was able to do something original and suc-cessful. There were a lot of hoops we had to jump through and Tom Atwood and the whole council did a great job, Tolson said. With the student body seemingly unanimous in their support of Tolson, The Statesman couldnt resist asking the junior whether he had considered an unprec-edented third term in office. Tolson admitted that the

    thought had crossed his mind, but laughed off the subject. Its an amazing experi-ence and I have loved it, Tolson said, but its time to move on to other things. Members of the executive council were pleased with their high approval as well. Im really happy to hear that our approval was so high, said Executive Vice President Brent Crosby. It is really hard to know students reactions because people dont know what my council does. When people think ASUSU they think of programming, and ask me how planning for the Howl

    is going. Crosby explained that the

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    BRENT CROSBY (LEFT), ASUSU EXECUTIVE vice president, Tyler Tolson (middle), ASUSU president and Keenan Nuehring (right), ASUSU administrative assistant, discuss upcoming events during an executive council meeting. ALISON OSTLER photo

    Contest teaches students how to market themselves

    Chocolate therapy for charity

    LOGANS CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL was held Saturday at Hamiltons restaurant to benefit Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and the Logan Health Center. Those who attended tasted fine chocolate confections for $10 a person. CARL R. WILSON photo

    Utah State ROTC loses to rival team by one point

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  • One dead, 11 hurt in fraternity shooting YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Two men involved in a dispute at a fraterni-ty house party fired shots into a crowd early Sunday, killing a Youngstown State University student and injuring 11 other people, a police chief said. Youngstown police Chief Jimmy Hughes said the house just north of the Ohio campus had been bustling with 50 or more people. Six of the injured were students, authorities said. These guys were in the location for a little while before the shooting occurred, he said. They had some type of altercation. Investigators are trying to identify the shooters based on accounts from eyewitnesses.

    3 Americans charged with spying in IranTEHRAN, Iran (AP) Two Americans accused of spying appeared in a closed-door Iranian court session Sunday to begin trial after an 18-month detention that has brought impassioned family appeals, a stun-ning bail deal to free their companion and backdoor diplomatic outreach by Washington through an Arab ally in the Gulf. All three two in person and one in absentia entered not guilty pleas during the five-hour hearing, said their lawyer, Masoud Shafiei. He described the jailed Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal as appearing in good health and said they sat next to him during the trial session. I hoped the case would have ended today, Shafiei said.

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    Green Bay defeats Pittsburgh 31-25 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Capping one of the greatest post-seasons for any quarterback, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to their first NFL championship in 14 years Sunday, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers reclaimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for their legendary coach who won the first two Super Bowls and is making his own star turn in New York these days in the play named after him. Rodgers, the games MVP, thrilled his legion of Cheesehead fans with a spectacular six-game string that should finally erase the bitterness of the Brett Favre separa-tion in Green Bay. Hes now equal with Favre in Super Bowl wins, and he extended the Packers record of NFL titles to 13, nine before the Super Bowl era. Its what I dreamt about as a little kid watching Joe Montana and Steve Young, Rodgers said, and we

    just won the Super Bowl. The Packers QB threw for three touchdowns. He threw for 304 yards, including a 29-yard touch-

    down to Jordy Nelson, who had nine catches for 140 yards to make up for three big drops. Then the Packers held on as Pittsburgh (14-5) stormed back. Few teams have been as resource-ful as these Packers, who couldnt wait to touch the trophy honoring their coach and their title. Several of them kissed it as Roger Staubach walked through a line of green and gold. Vince Lombardi is coming back to Green Bay, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said as the silver prize was handed to the team. After sitting for three seasons, Rodgers took the Packers to two late-season victories just to make the playoffs as a wild card. They barely survived a sensa-tional rally by the Steelers, who still own the most Super Bowl rings with six in eight tries. But Pittsburgh failed to get its third championship

    in six years with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback. Not even a decidedly black-and-gold crowd, with Terrible Towels swirling throughout the $1.2 billion stadium, could make a difference for the mistake-prone Steelers. Their two biggest defensive stars Defensive Player of the Year safety Troy Polamalu and outside lineback-er James Harrison were virtually invisible. The offense didnt seem to miss outstanding rookie center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle injury), but Roethlisberger only occasion-ally made key plays until the second half. The biggest plays were left to Rodgers, Nick Collins with a 37-yard interception return for a TD, Jennings, Nelson, and the rest of the guys in green and gold. This is a great group of men here, a lot of character, Rodgers said.

    Stocks stop moving in lockstep on Wallstreet NEW YORK (AP) Its a stock pickers market. For 1 1/2 years, individual stocks moved with the broad market with little regard for the prospects of the companies behind them. Would they make big profits? Were they in indus-tries that were shrinking or growing? Was the CEO a bumbling idiot? It didnt seem to matter. But now some stocks are zigging while others are sagging, and know-ing something about the companies, themselves, is important if you dont want to lose money. You cant shove all your chips on the roulette table anymore and expect to win, says Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at BNY ConvergEx Group, a stock brokerage. You have to watch your portfolio carefully. Until a month ago, for instance, you could have bought all manner of consumer-products companies and made money. Stocks of companies that make soap and cereal and other staples rose in lockstep with stocks

    of makers of discretionary goods like jewelry and perfume and cigars. So far this year, though, stocks of the sta-ple makers have barely budged while those of discretionary companies have risen 2.1 percent. To some on Wall Street, the new disarray is welcome. When everything is up, its frus-trating, says Charles Blood, senior equity strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman. You do all the work, you figure out whats better and worse, and theres no reward. The folks who run stock funds pore over financial statements for hours, parse CEO comments like Kremlinologists, project profits down to the penny and get paid a lot to do so. But why pay them if the stocks they pick do no better than the broad mar-ket? The typical mutual fund thats actively managed by a pro charges $1 or so annually for every $100 invested. That might not seem like much until you consider that $100 stocks have

    gained $8 or $9 in value annually on average over the long run. Index or exchange-traded funds that passively mimic the market often cost 50 cents or less so you get to keep more of your money, and allow it to compound those returns each year. Its no wonder that fund managers were already under fire by studies showing they dont earn their keep. A University of Maryland study of 2,076 funds over 32 years through 2006 found that actively managed funds lagged passive index funds by a risk-adjusted 0.97 percentage point a year, after accounting for those steep fees. Then the stock market crashed and investors pulled money out of U.S. equity funds. Whats more, the money that stayed in went more and more into indexes and ETFs. One sign of the times: A book touting passive investing that was co-written by a reformed Wall Streeter The Investment Answer just hit No. 2 in the advice category of the New York Times best-sellers.

    Now Wall Street is abuzz with news of falling correlations. The term refers to how tightly prices and other financial measures move togeth-er. A recent report by ConvergExs Colas shows a correlation between consumer staple stocks and the Standard & Poors 500 index of 41 percent, which means they move together 41 percent of the time, down by half in one month. Other stocks that are moving to their own rhythm now: utilities, telecoms and energy. Gold is going its own way, too. When investors buy gold, a sort of Armageddon currency, they usually sell stocks, and vice versa. But theyve been buying and selling the two in tandem until recently. The correla-tion was 57 percent three months ago but has since plunged past zero. That means the two more often move in opposite directions now. Some Wall Streeters are skeptical the synchronized dance is over. Most stocks still track the market nearly three-quarters of the time.

    Cheney calls Mubarak a good friend, ally SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a good friend and U.S. ally, and he urged the Obama administration to move cautiously as turmoil continued to shake that nations government. Cheneys comments came a day after President Barack Obama pressed Mubarak to consider his legacy and exit office in a way that would give his country the best chance for peace and democracy. Cheney said the U.S. should take measured steps in public, and suggested that too much pres-sure could backfire. There is a reason why a lot of diplomacy is con-ducted in secret. There are good reasons for there to be confidentiality in some of those communica-tions. And I think President Mubarak needs to be treated as he deserved over the years, because he has been a good friend, Cheney said at an event commemorating the centennial of President Ronald Reagans birth. Cheney noted it can be difficult for some for-eign leaders to act on U.S. advice in a visible way

    without appearing compromised in their own countries. The bottom line is, in the end, whatever comes next in Egypt is going to be determined by the people of Egypt, Cheney added. Cheney, looking markedly thinner than during his days in Washington and sitting throughout his remarks, said Mubarak helped the U.S. get military aircraft into the region in the 1991 Gulf War, and committed troops to fight alongside U.S. forces in the liberation of Kuwait. Hes been a good man, a good friend and ally to the United States, Cheney said. We need to remember that. As huge protests continued Friday, Obama said discussions have begun in Egypt on a turnover of the government, and he called for a transition period that begins now. We want to see this moment of turmoil turned into a moment of opportunity, Obama said in Washington. Asked about a possible outcome in Egypt, Cheney said, I dont know.

    FORMER VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney speaks guests at the Reagan Ranch Center on Saturday, Feb. 5 in Santa Barbara, Calif.. AP photo

    THE GREEN BAY PACKERS Aaron Rodgers poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLV foot-ball game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. AP photo

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  • Getting from A to B should be a straight line but every commuter knows a host of factors can derail the best laid itinerary in the blink of an eye. Utah State University computer scientists are employing the power of observation, probability and computation to give transit managers a leg up on heading off ugly traffic snarls. Omar U. Florez, a doctoral student in USUs Department of Computer Science, and his faculty mentor Curtis Dyreson are recipients of a $20,000 IBM Scalable Data Analysis for a Smarter Planet Innovations Award. IBM initiated the university com-petition fall 2010 to foster design and development of systems and solutions to address issues in such areas as transportation, energy, buildings, water, security and urban life. The credit for this award goes to Omar, who is a very smart and independent student, says Dyreson, assistant professor. Hes already made several contri-butions to the state of the art and I anticipate hell be a leader in this field in the future. The teams proposal involves streamlining ways of searching and analyzing data from video traffic cam-eras to determine and predict patterns of commuter

    behavior. The aim of the project is to provide transit managers with reliable data to guide transportation management decisions, as well as access to real-time information to respond to problem situations. Were examining causal relationships for example, drivers stop at intersections and pedestrians cross the street, says Florez, who completed under-graduate studies in systems engineering in his home country of Peru. We cant assume that participants in the transportation system will always follow the rules of the road. Transportation systems are very complex and influenced by rapidly changing condi-tions. Because video cameras are already in place in many urban areas, they provide a cost-effective and convenient method of data collection, he says. The drawback is that most video streams are massive, so special algorithms are needed to distill usable data, Dyreson adds. Omar is interested in solving difficult problems in searching and analyzing video data. To do this, Florez is developing a computer pro-gram using a probability distribution known as a hierarchical Dirichlet Process to analyze each trans-action in a given transportation system. Hes develop-ing computer models to discern frequent actions of

    moving objects and to explain how, with rules, they interact with each other. Having this information could be valuable to city leaders, particularly in crisis situations, including the heavy snowfall weve recently seen in such cities as Chicago, New York City and Boston, he says. An urban centers transportation system is its lifeblood. Florez completed a four-month internship in service science research this past summer at IBMs Almaden Research Center in California and hopes to pursue a career in the field. During school breaks, he returns to Peru to organize conferences to enable fel-low Peruvian graduate students studying throughout the world to present their research to undergraduates. Its a great way to share experiences and encour-age undergraduates to pursue similar opportunities in graduate study, Florez says. Were trying to foster a research environment. The conferences literally change peoples lives. Little computer science research takes place in Peru, he says. We basically consume technology but do not produce it, Florez says. I want to eventually return to Peru and change that.

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    -Compiled from staff and media reports

    UNLV speaker warns of internet criminals Cyber criminals are climbing in your computer, snatching your infor-mation up. So, hide your identifica-tion. Hide your credit card numbers. And hide your photos, too, cause thieves are after everyone out here in cyberspace. Utah State Universitys stu-dent chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery hosts 2011 ACM Distinguished Speakers Program lecturer Hal Berghel of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 10, on campus. Berghel presents Crime.Com: Post-Modern Criminal Behavior at 3 p.m. in Old Main, Room 121. The lecture is free and open to all. Hal Berghel is a renowned expert in law enforcement against digital crime, cyberterrorism and information warfare, said Dan Watson, associate professor in USUs Department of Computer Science and advisor to the USU ACM chap-ter. His talk is not just for computer scientists but for everyone with an interest in cybersecurity. Berghel is professor and director of UNLVs School of Informatics. He previously served as director of the School of Computer Science and associate dean of the College of Engineering. Berghel is the founding director of the Center for CyberSecurity Research and the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Research and Operations Center. For nearly 20 years, ACM has con-ducted its Distinguished Speakers Program as an outreach service for ACM chapters and their communi-ties.

    Tutors and professors involved with Utah State Universitys Rhetoric Associates program will gather Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in the Haight Alumni Center in celebra-tion of its 20th anniversary. The reunion is an opportunity for those who worked in the program since its inception to renew friendships and recognize its new name as USU Writing Fellows. This change will improve name recognition as well as clarify the programs purpose, said program director Julie Foust. Writing Fellows assist students with their writing and communication skills. The Writing Fellows program began in 1990 when Joyce Kinkead, professor of English at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, recognized the students across campus needed writing assistance.

    Green Canyon used as a teaching tool Chris Conte, associate professor of history at Utah State University, recently led a group of undergradu-ates off campus and into Green Canyon to better understand how the people of Cache County have shaped the landscape since its set-tlement. He wanted to find out how Green Canyon has been used in the past in order to help preserve it for the future. The canyon is a mainstay of the people of Logan, Conte said. They have been using it for 100 years, and only one reason is recreational. Students in his Environmental History class collected the oral his-tory of Green Canyon from North Logan residents, examined artifacts from a 1940s archaeological dig, reviewed historical surveys con-ducted by the U.S. Forest Service, and analyzed the area using typo-graphical mapping. They will share their findings with the community Feb. 8 at the North Logan Library and open the f loor for discussion afterward. A lot of people have very differ-ent opinions about how the canyon should be used, Conte said. We hope to learn more from the audi-ence. We hope to follow up in subse-quent courses.

    RA program will mark its 20th year

    Saturday, Jan. 29

    USU Police responded to the Stan Laub Training Center on a suspicious incident. A group of indi-viduals were inside the building without authoriza-tion. All individuals were contacted and escorted from the building.

    USU Police assisted the North Park Police with a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot. Officers made contact with the vehicle and determined that it was a business owner working on his laptop computer.

    USU officers contacted an individual that was pointing a laser at a vehicle. The individual was educated regarding the unlawful use of laser point-ers.

    Sunday, Jan. 30 USU Police assisted Logan Police on a noise complaint where several students were arrested for drinking underage.

    USU parking and Transportation came into the Police Department with a set of scriptures and advised us that they had found on a USU bus. The owner was located and will come pick up his scrip-tures at a later time.

    Monday, Jan. 31

    USU Police responded to the Merrill Cazier Library in five minutes for a student having prob-lems in a computer lab. It was discovered that the student had a medical condition. No further action

    was taken by police.

    USU Police responded to Wasatch Hall for a Fire Alarm. A student did not remove a pizza from the box before he cooked it. The Officer educated the student on the proper way to cook a pizza and how to deal with smoke in the kitchen. The alarm was reset.

    Tuesday, Feb. 1

    USU Police provided workplace violence training to a group on campus.

    USU Police responded to the Merrill Cazier Library in five minutes for a report of a suspicious e-mail sent to the library. A report was filed with USU police.

    Police responded to Convergys on a found property report. A bike was left on the property for approximately two weeks. Police were able to identify the bike through a Utah State University registration sticker and release the bike back to the original owner.

    USU Police recieved a report from a student in regards to an argument they had with a friend.

    USU Police received a report of a student that was receiving harassing phone calls. This investigation is continuing.

    Police received a report of an individual sleeping in a lab on campus. Investigation is continuing.

    Wednesday, Feb. 2

    USU Police responded to a loud stereo complaint. The renter was contacted advised of the noise prob-lem. No further action taken.

    USU police department received a crime report of a front license plate being stolen from a vehicle while parked in the southwest parking lot of Aggie Village.

    USU Police located an unsecure door on the East side of the Geology building. The door latch had been taped open so the door would not lock. The tape was removed and the door was secured.

    USU Police contacted an individual that had been evicted and trespassed from the Living Learning Community. The individual was escorted from the building.

    Thursday, Feb. 3

    USU Police assisted the Logan City Police with a vehicle that hit a deer. The deer was badly hurt and the officers were forced to terminate the animal.

    USU Police removed a bottle of Rum that a resident assistant found in a students room in the Living Learning Community. The bottle was full of apple juice, but was still in violation of Housing policy. The bottle was destroyed.

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    This Saturdays Anthropology Museum event showcased Islamic culture and was hosted by repre-sentatives from the Logan Islamic Center. Its different; its difficult to come here from the Middle East to live here with the different culture and different people, said Basma Al-Molani, a volunteer from the Islamic Center. But I like it here. Al-Molani was the main speaker, and covered various topics on Islamic culture, and the fundamen-tals of Islam. The five pillars of Islam as well as the life of the life of prophet Mohammad, who founded the Islamic religion, formed the cornerstones of the presentation. Al-Molani said one of the differ-ences between Muslim and Islamic is the belief that women in Islam are not allowed to drive cars. This is, in fact, an example of Saudi Arabias laws and not an explicit rule written in the Quran, he said. After the presentation, there was a question and answer period. All the representatives from the Islamic center answered ques-tions regarding Islam and Middle Eastern culture and clarified mis-conceptions people may have had. The vast majority of the ques-tions revolved around further clarifications between cultural laws and what is written in the Quran. Questions about the political tem-perament in the Middle East were also very common. One question asked involved the rights of women seeking a divorce. Abdelhahaleem Khader, A Ph.D. student in civil and environmen-

    tal engineering, said the reasons under which a woman could seek a divorce included neglect, abuse and other personal reasons. Another question was about the tension between Islam and Judaism. Abdulkafi Albirini, assistant professor of Arabic and linguistics, and the president of the Islamic Center, said the tension that exists is more political than religious, and that the conf lict is over the land in Israel not over the differences in religious beliefs. The community here is very supportive, Khader said. I hear in the days of 9/11 Muslim com-

    munities around the countries were attacked, but here in Logan the community as a whole and the community leaders, supported the Muslims here. The Islamic Center set up activi-ties and displays to show different aspects of Islamic life with the help of the museums staff. Some of the childrens activities included a craft to remind them of the five pillars and the primary beliefs on which Islam is founded. This included writing their name in Arabic and learning simple Arabic words. For adults, free literature was available, as well as displays of

    outfits worn by people living in Islamic countries. The Islamic Center is the pri-mary religious center in Logan. It offers prayer meetings, as well as Sunday school for children.It also offers Arabic classes for the chil-dren. The majority of the Islamic communities here in Logan are actually students from other part of the world, Albirini said.

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    Event reveals Muslim and Islamic differencesBy RANDALL HENRYstaff writer

    BASMA ALMOLANI OBSERVES a Muslim praying dress called a hajj which was displayed at the Museum of Anthropology, Saturday. A replica of the Quran was also on display. ANI MIRZAKHANYAN photo

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    lobbying and being heard at the Capitol to keep higher educa-tion a priority. Referencing recent changes in legislators men-tality, and a lack of tax revenues, there is a proposed 7 percent cut to Utah States budget. A lot of students know that tuition will go up, but dont know why, Crosby said. Crosby said raising student awareness is challenging. Between personally meeting with more than 20 legislators to provide them the universitys stance on the value of higher edu-cation and effects that significant budget cuts would create, he must then convey the information to students by having cook-ies and punch set up to encourage students to write a legislator. We only reach a certain crowd, Crosby said. Politics just dont interest people. We have able to do a great deal of good,

    but it has required a great deal of sacrifice. Crosby was pleased that voter registration doubled this year, which he said is an even greater accomplishment given that 2010 was a non-election year, and he encourages students to become informed and involved with politics. Its so easy with technology to get informed, Crosby said, just google search a couple issues and youll be better informed to make a decision. Then go out and vote! Lowest approval ratings were attributed to the administra-tion and allocation of student fees. Its never fun to see any type of increase, large or small, but these increases are necessary to grow as a university and sus-tain itself, Atwood said. An example he cited of a necessary fee increase was the

    shuttle bus system on campus, and a survey that was conducted to improve the system. The number one complaint was how crowded it was. It serves a lot of students, and a fee increase would help remedy the problem. We want to help enhance the programs in areas that students recognize there is a need, Atwood said. Another complaint heard from stu-dents doing the survey was the amount spent to bring The Office writer BJ Novak to campus. With BJ Novak, it was something that had never been done before and it brought exposure to the Arts and Lecture Series that it has never had. Whether stu-dents agree with it or not, it was memorable, and it got them involved in voicing their opinion about the Arts and Lecture Series that they never would have cared about before, Atwood said. The fact that they were involved was an extremely posi-tive thing. We as student leaders cannot better serve the stu-dents unless they come to us with suggestions and feedback. Atwood said in his opinion, he has delivered on the prom-ises he made during his campaign. I wanted to bring a headlining act to the Howl, and had We The Kings play; and bring touring talent to Utah State, which we had in Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and with Katchafire coming in April, Atwood said. One regret Atwood expressed was the line at the Howl. I think about it often. I am pleased that we have a system in progress that will make sure next years howl has an effi-cient line process. But thats something that really bothered me this year, the way the line was handled. At the same time, Ive done everything I could to make things right in giving refunds to students who were unable to attend, and having plans to remedy the line situation for next year. Atwood also asked students to get involved in student gov-ernment: As incoming freshman, you didnt take part in last years elections, but its important to know who is serving, and what you can do to get involved in student life, Atwood said. Right from the beginning, know that if they want their voice to be heard, there is a way for their voice to be heard. We take feedback it to heart, because its students who were are answering to and serving, and we ultimately want them to be pleased.

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    good network that helps with a job search. Its about opportunity, Thompson said. Networking is how you do that. Its friends, fam-ily, the people you know and they know. Personal branding is an essen-tial way to gain the attention of prospective employers, Thompson said. With the lingering effects of a recession and a job outlook that is still bleak to many college grads, Thompson said students should work on a personal image that is unique and shows their best side. Tuesdays event is on effective writing skills. On Wednesday, students get the chance to ask an expert questions about personal branding, and learn about building a professional online image. Thursdays event is called View from the Other Side: Getting the Job. Making a good first impres-sion is important in a job inter-view, said David Herrmann, USU management senior lecturer. Oftentimes the person doing the interview makes their decision about you in the first two min-utes, he said. Friday is dedicated to learning about the elevator pitch. Herrmann said the term eleva-tor pitch is an idea that could, theoretically, be explained on an elevator ride in such a way that the right people will be convinced it has value. He gave an example of a lowly company employee who has a great idea and only one chance to explain it. One day they (the employee) come to work and get on the elevator and on steps the CEO, Herrmann said. And theyre going

    to the 40th f loor and hes got two minutes with the CEO to pitch his idea. No props, no nothing. The key in an elevator pitch is to capture interest without going into too much detail. Herrmann said to look for the hook. Its really about personal sell-ing, and charisma, Herrmann said. And it also involves under-standing your product or service that youre pitching. PwCs contest asks students pitch the idea of themselves, rather than a product or service, Thompson said. Its similar to the question thrown at many during interviews: Tell me about your-self. Personal branding can help students distinguish themselves in the workplace, she said. Thompson said she hopes peo-ple will become excited about per-sonal branding and submit their 30-second elevator pitch when Personal Brand Week 2.0 ends. Its about taking the time to really think about what is their (the students) personal brand and how to portray that in a very precise way, she said. Herrmann said confidence is a key factor in an elevator pitch and a personal brand. At the end of the day, its confi-dence, clarity and being genuine, Thompson said. In January of 2011, PwC was ranked as a worldwide busi-ness consulting leader by the International Data Corporation. According to PwC.com, PwC has over 160,000 partners and employ-ees in 154 countries.

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    Air Force organization and history questions as well procedural ques-tions. The individual physical portion included sit-up and push-ups, and a two-mile team relay run. Single points were given for individuals, and the university detachment with the most winners was awarded three points. These cadets impress me every day; its fun to watch, Herndon said. We have been pushing our guys, but we always end up second to BYU

    by a sliver. These officers will be serv-ing together in the Air Force after school, so it is not as big of a deal as long as we are having fun. It was still a blast, and its okay to come in sec-ond when they compete this hard. BYU has an ROTC nearly double that of Utah State and the University of Utah. Because of their numbers, Herndon said they have an advantage because they can have specialized cadets who are strong in one particu-lar aspect and do not have to compete in any other event. USU has approxi-

    mately 93 cadets and Utah, 90, while BYU has 200 cadets, Herndon said. Herndon will not be at Utah State for next years competition, but will still have indirect contact with Utah State in his new assignment. He has participated with the university and this competition for the past three years. Baker and Fleshman will both commission as officers in the Air Force in May.

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    Student qualifies for horse trainer challenge

    Utah State University student Jason Romney qualified for the Annual Utah Horse Expo March 11-13 at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan, Utah. Romney qualified for the event after being selected from 10 competitors at the Third Annual Utah Horse Trainers Challenge Jan. 15 at the Golden Spike Event Arena in Ogden, a premier horse trainers event spon-sored by the Utah Horse Council. Romney is the youngest of the four finalists and the only college student among the competitors. For the com-petition, he will bring a young, untrained horse to South Jordan with only 60 days of permitted training time. The winner of the Utah Horse Expo takes home, among other awards, a saddle and $5,000. Matt Bartlett, president of Utah Horse Council, said Romney was well-deserving of the finalist position and feels that Romney has a great chance at winning. Jason rides a lot like someone who trains reigning horses, where the horse needs to move fluidly at speed, said Bartlett, who is glad to have Romney a part of this years competition since Romney used to volunteer at the Horse Expo when he was younger. Jason obviously has experience like that. With a compact body, the horse is built for this style of riding. Its an opportunity for someone who also takes a full load of classes while continuing other training responsi-bilities in Benson, Utah. I think its a great opportunity for trainers in Utah to share how good we are and what we do, said Romney

    with regard to what it means to represent the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department, the College of Agriculture and the university in general. I like to push my limits and to see how far I can get with my horse. At the Utah Horse Expo, contestants are asked to per-form a variety of skills, including roping cows, maneuver-ing through obstacles and cutting logs with chainsaws, all feats of talent and training that usually take several more months, even years, to develop. It is a process that Romney said is unorthodox com-pared with the typical procedure of equestrian work, due to the short amount of time to refine such a raw product. From early on, hes had a passion to do what hes doing, said Thomas Bunch, associate department head of the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department. Hes been doing this for years and years. Hes a perfect fit. What he does, you cant find in a textbook or a single class. Its something he has a talent for and hes learned by doing. In his own right, hes become an expert. Collette Tebeau, a Logan Equine Education Center manager and USU Extension 4-H youth equine specialist who has often worked with Bartlett, couldnt have agreed more with Bunchs assessment. Hes not afraid to spend the time to get to a good communication level with the horses or with other rid-ers, she said. Hes very careful not to give any type of message while training and competing that can be misin-terpreted. He speaks to the horses and riders in a way that they completely understand what he expects.

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    The winners of the 17th Annual Diversity Awards were recently announced. They will be rec-ognized later in the semester by President Stan Albrecht.

    Dr. Scott Hinton, admin-istrator Scott Hinton, dean of the College of Engineering, is rec-ognized for creating a more embracive environment for members of each race, ethnic-ity and gender. Hinton works with department heads to ensure faculty evaluations are unbiased. As a result, the inter-national faculty has tripled and female faculty has increased by 50 percent. Perhaps the most important accomplish-ment over the past eight years has been the creation of a climate of acceptance, Hinton said. He supports increasing opportuni-ties for female students with a Women in Engineering Seminar and the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. Hinton also helped to fund and operate Engineers Without Borders, which allows stu-dents to solve third-world country problems. Hinton said he hopes the college will continue to improve its diversity until it exceeds national averages. He said he realized that no group of people holds all the answers and diverse teams have a bet-ter chance to create the best solution. I strongly believe that every person should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential in this life, regardless of their back-grounds. The choice for them to improve should be theirs alone, and not those that sur-round their path through life, Hinton said. This is a lesson that needs to be learned and

    taught by both our students and faculty.

    Dr. Julie Smart, faculty Julie Smart, professor of special education, has developed a general education course,

    Society and Disability, and has written two editions of the textbook Disability, Society, and the Individual. Her book explains the history of preju-dice and discrimination for those with disabilities. She will release a new book, Disability Across the Developmental Lifespan. The Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling cited Smart as the most prolific author on mul-ticultural issues in rehabilita-tion. Students of her Society

    and Disability class have said it should be required.

    Smarts nominator Zan Merrill said, Without question, Dr. Smart is a tireless advocate for diversity. She has developed 10 CDs for Counseling Racial/Ethnic Individuals with Disabilities. Smart explained that there are more disabled people in the world and why it is a good thing. Because of changes in definition, medical treatments and acceptance, more disabled people are accounted for and have longer life expectancies.

    Smart said she will continue to advocate for those with disabilities and she hopes more students will enter the rehabilitation counseling major. She said the major is the only rehabilitation-counseling program in the state of Utah and is a greatly needed profes-sion.

    Jeannie Pacheco, staff Jeannie Pacheco, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars and

    Vice Provost for International Education, received nine indi-

    vidual nominations for her recognition. Dave Ottley, affirmative action/equal opportunity

    director, said all of her nominators empha-sized Pacheco goes the extra mile to assist the international community. Pacheco said she grew up in a diverse neighborhood and learned early the impor-tance of integrating with people different from herself. She has worked with many on-campus organizations including the International Student Council. She has orga-nized activities to help international students adjust to a new environment and encourages them to share their culture with USU stu-dents and the community. In a globalized world, it is imperative that we take initiative to understand others and embrace their differences. There is much to be learned from those who come from dif-ferent parts of the globe. I think global intel-ligence is now and will continue to be require to move forward successfully in todays world, Pacheco said. If I can be instrumental or inf luential in making this happen, I am deeply committed to doing so. She said she will continue serving on com-mittees to promote diversity and cultural awareness and understanding. I have always and will con-tinue to promote involvement with persons of a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, values and perspective, she said. I want to embody and model the cultural tolerance and appre-ciation required to successfully do that.

    Brooke Evans, student Brooke Evans, a senior in geography and French, has been involved with Aggies for Africa since her freshman year and studied abroad in Ghana. During her time in Africa, she taught and mentored orphan children and she is still involved with the Ungana Foundation. Evans participated in the Multicultural Messiah performances and tutored immi-grants at the English Language Center. She is involved with the Polynesian Student Union, the Black Student Union, the Fair Trade

    and Human Rights Club and the Invisible Children Club. She is now the co-director for Aggies for Africa and works with Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP). Evans said she hopes to get the community and campus involved in the Hunger Banquet on Feb. 16. This will be a great event to raise aware-ness about global hunger, she said. She recognizes that, to get beyond the talking stage, someone has to act, Robert Schmidt, service learning coordinator said. (Brooke) leads by example. She recruits by persuasion. She molds by enthusiasm. Evans said she does not like to talk about herself, but that diversity is important because it is what makes people unique. If we didnt have differences, what would we learn in this life? She said she came from a nontraditional background, which gave her a different perspective of the world and global issues.

    Rigo Chaparro, community Rigo Chaparro served as the president of the Sky View High School Community

    Council for two years while heading the Sky View Latino Student/Parent Support group. He said he was determined to enable a better education sys-tem for Latino students. Chaparro said he has always had the desire to help educate and promote the benefits of education to Hispanics. He has reached out to USU, Bear River Health and BATC to increase the knowledge base of the Latino population by educat-ing the Community Council as

    well as Latino parents and stu-dents about how to prepare for

    the future. I have learned the great opportunities this great country has to offer I want to help others see these opportunities, he said. Chaparro said he wants to help others reach their potential and that often, people want to succeed but do not know how to.

    Faculty, student and community awarded for diversityBy NATASHA BODILYstaff writer

    DR. SCOTT HINTON, ADMINISTRATOR

    DR. JULIE SMART, FACULTY

    BROOKE EVANS, STUDENT

    -See WINNERS, page 7

    Hardware Ranch brings research opportunities to students

    In Cache Valley, it sometimes gets old breathing in inversions and for some USU students Hardware Ranch is one place to escape and enjoy wildlife and nature. Shoat Roath, a senior dual-majoring in agricultural systems technology and agribusiness, has worked at the ranch for four winters. He began as a freshman and mostly works driving horse-drawn sleighs and feeding the elk. I get to work with horses, look at elk and talk to people all day long, Roath said. Very few students know about it, but its an awesome place to get out of the inversions. There are also very few places you can get this close to wild elk. Allison Baadsgaard, a senior in speech pathology, volunteers with Roath driving teams at the ranch. I like the draft horses a lot and seeing the elk is just a perk, Baadsgaard said. Ive learned a lot about them. The ranchs renown is recognized both by locals and outside Cache Valley. Junior Shawn Pendleton, a Salt Lake City native studying exercise science at USU, remembers his familys annual tradition of climbing in the car on Super Bowl Sunday and driv-ing for almost two and a half hours to get to the ranch. When I was little, I would go hunting and fishing with my family, and wed see animals from far away, Pendleton said. But

    BETWEEN 300 AND 600 Rocky Mountain Elk return to Hardware Ranch yearly. When taking a sleigh ride, visitors get within feet of the animals. Because of the amount of elk, USU students are able to hold positions that pertain to their major and allow them to do research. MARIAH NOBLE photo

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    to hop on the sleigh and go out and be up close and personal with the wild elk just being a few feet from a big bull elk was something I always liked. Pendleton said after a few times, his aunts and uncles joined the group. He said they con-tinued the trip as a family until he was 15, but he and his siblings still make an effort to go when they can. Assistant manager Marni Lee said there are about 300 to 600 Rocky Mountain elk on the ranch each year, depending on the severity of the weather. Lee has worked at the ranch for eight years and lives there year-round. My favorite part is probably the education program those moments when people learn something they didnt know about, Lee said. And watching the elk is fun, too. Lee said 25,000 to 35,000 people visit the ranch each winter, but most new visitors hear about Hardware Ranch through word of mouth. Were state-run, and we dont have a big budget to advertise, Lee said. Donation money stays here at the ranch, but money spent on rides and things goes back to the state fund. Lee said the ranch was originally purchased by the state of Utah in 1945 to pacify farmers who disliked the elk coming into Cache Valley to find food. The feeding program was soon implemented at Hardware Ranch, eliminating the need for elk to migrate into the valley during the winter. These elk go through about 300 tons of feed in the winter, Val Carter, a driver for Hardware ranch, said. They sit out here and eat all day long.

    Carter said its hard to keep track of the elk from year to year. The male elk, called bulls, get their first horns when they are about 1. After that, the horns vary depending on the particular elks stress and genetics. The horns are the fast-est growing tissue on the elk. Elk will lose their horns in March, but theyll be back in 90 days, Carter said. Carter said the ranch will sometimes tag the elk with different colors each year to keep track of them. Kelly Pitcher, an information technician at the ranch, said many USU masters and doctor-ate students use the ranch and its resources for their work. This is probably the most studied elk herd in the world because of USU students, Pitcher said. Some studies have checked the cows (female elk) for tuberculosis and measured their weight and size during pregnancy. Pitcher said in addition to big game studies, students examine other parts of the ranch, like water temperature, the effects of beaver dams on water temperature and spider populations. Depending on weather conditions, Hardware Ranch is open for visitors from mid-December to late February. Its located in Blacksmith Fork Canyon near Hyrum, Utah. For those who wish to see the elk up close, sleigh rides are offered from 12-5 p.m. on Fridays and Mondays or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets for rides cost $5 for adults (ages 9 and up), $3 for children (ages 4-8) and are free for babies and toddlers.

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    Utah Statesman: What is your most embar-rassing childhood memory?Jacob Anderson: I was wearing athletic pants walking down the hall in fifth grade and they had snaps on them and some football player kid ripped them off of me in the middle of the hall.

    US: Describe the most uncomfortable date youve ever been on.JA: After I went on a date I didnt walk the girl to her door, I just shook her hand and said goodbye. I was tired that day; I didnt really even want to go, but I felt bad after.

    US: If you could be a celeb-rity, who would you be and why?JA: Id be Robin Williams because he ages really well and he is hilarious.

    US: When you eat out in Logan, what is your favorite dish and why?JA: I love coconut korma at Indian Oven, and Im vegetar-ian. It has contradicting f la-vors and I love it.

    US: What is the best cure for stress?JA: Running really fast in the woods, that way there is no one around. Its very chaotic and calm at the same time, and my stress just leaves.

    US: What is the most disgusting thing about your roommates?JA: No matter how much me and my other roommate clean the toilet, my third room-mate always leaves little brown spots. Its kind of nasty.

    US: How do you keep warm during a Logan winter?JA: I always wear thermals under my clothes literally, always because Im really skinny and I get cold easy.

    US: What USU building to you like the most

    and why?JA: I like the natural resource building because there are plants everywhere. It brings a good vibe.

    US: Describe the best kiss youve ever had.JA: I was 16 and I was in Thatcher a little podunk town by Tremonton and we met at 8 in the morning to go hiking up this mountain because she lives on the side of the mountain. We got all the way to the top by noon, but, anyways, we talked all afternoon on a little cliff ledge and she kissed me. I didnt really kiss her, but I went with it. I was very f lat-tered but nervous. It was my first kiss and best.

    US: What is your biggest pet peeve?JA: People who talk all the time about things

    that dont even matter. I feel like you need to censor your-self a little bit and say impor-tant things sometimes. Its kind of rude, but

    US: What movie or book has made you cry and why?JA: Ive actually cried during a lot of movies, Im not going to lie. I cried in Air Bud when he yelled at his dog to get away from him, because they were such good friends.

    US: What is your favorite article of clothing that you own and why do you like it?JA: Probably my thermals, still, because they keep me at a warm temperature all winter long. They are like an extra layer of skin, pretty much.

    US: What is the most expensive thing youve ever purchased?JA: My drum set. It was like $600. I saved up for like two summers in a row mowing lawns when I was a kid. It was awesome and worth it even though I didnt have any rhythm.

    US: Describe the worst job youve ever had.JA: I was a nurses aid and it was a really rewarding job, but you have to do some pretty nasty, degrading things. You know, stuff with old people. Changing colonoscopy bags isnt that fun.

    US: Describe the most beautiful landscape youve ever seen.JA: I would have to say the salt f lats, espe-cially because at night the sky and the ground become one. You start to feel like you are

    f loating in space.

    US: What is the one thing you regret doing more than anything else?

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    JACOB ANDERSON, A FRESHMAN from Tremonton studying biology, said being a nurses aid was the worst job hes had. Anderson also wishes to be like Robin Williams and wears thermals with everything. STERLING BOIN photo

    THE ELK AT HARDWARE RANCH are, according to Kelly Pitcher, some of the most studied elk in the world because of the ranchs proximity to a university. Anywhere from 25,000 to 35,000 people visit the ranch each year, some even making the treck a family tradition. MARIAH NOBLE photo

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    By CATHERINE MEIDELLnews editor

    Walking in a winter wonderland can wreak havoc on your hands

    With winter in full swing and summer nowhere in sight, spring semester is far from, well, spring. Blizzards have been wreaking havoc across the east coast and frigid temperatures have made a comeback in Logan. Canyon winds, icy sidewalks and red-air days have once again made trudging across campus a feat. Hiding under all that clothing, its easy to forget about skin care. Out of sight, out of mind, right? However, maintaining healthy, luminous skin is not only simple, but also important. Despite the lack of sunlight, your skin can still get UV dam-age, which can lead to sunburns, cancer and wrinkles. Hands, cuticles and lips are the most prone to damage due to the cold, dry air. These winter skin care tips will help you look your best throughout the winter months by keeping your skin moisturized and protected. Dont say goodbye to your sun-screen! Just because you cant feel the sun doesnt mean its not there. Before you leave your house, apply sunscreen and facial moisturizer with an SPF of 20 or more. This will protect your skin from both the cold and the sun. Always carry a lip balm with you. In cold weather, lips can easily dry and crack. Make sure your lip balm has SPF and natural ingredients, such as beeswax, olive and almond oils. Natural scents and ingredients will be less likely to irritate already damaged skin. Exfoliate weekly with a gentle scrubbing cleanser. This will help get rid of dead skin cells and keep your skin healthy, fresh, and soft. Dab (dont rub) your face with a soft towel and always follow up with an SPF moisturizer. Avoid harsh peels, masks and alco-hol-based astringents, which can strip natural oils from your skin. Instead, use a mild foaming cleanser and masks that are hydrating, rather than clay-based, which tend to draw moisture from your skin. Keep lotions with hydrating ingre-dients in your backpack, car and near sinks. It will make it easier to apply throughout the day. Because cuticles can often crack and bleed with cold win-ter air, be sure to give them extra atten-tion. Wearing gloves will also help hands stay protected and moisturized. Add a little blush or bronzer to your makeup routine. It will perk up dry, dull skin and make it look fresh and glowing. Because its natural to be a little pale dur-

    ing winter, always go one shade lighter. You want to look natural, not clown-ish. Drink lots of water! Coffee is great on a cold winter morning, but it can also dehydrate you. Skip the morning coffee a couple days a week, and sip on herbal tea instead. Skip the soda during lunch and carry a water bottle

    instead. Youll feel healthier, and your skin will benefit. Pay attention to your diet. Winter can make you go into hibernation mode and crave fatty foods, which can wreak havoc on your skin. Make sure to add some antioxidants, omega-3s and fruits to your winter diet. All of these will help keep your skin and your body healthy. Invest in a humidifier. Central heat-ing constantly blasts dry air, which is harsh on skin. A humidifier will help dis-tribute moisture into the air and keeping your skin from feeling dry. Stay away from super-hot showers. While it may seem like a good idea, hot showers can actually dry out your skin by stripping it from its natural oils. Keep the water temperature lukewarm, and your time in the shower short. Adding oatmeal and moisturizing bath oils to your bath are also great ways to quench thirsty skin. One of the most important things to keep in mind, is that you need to change skin products with the seasons. Your skin needs a lot more moisture in winter than in summer. When buying skin products its not only important to know your skin type, but also the difference between products. Lotions are lightweight and best for people with normal to slightly dry skin. Balms and creams are thicker than lotions and ideal for people with dry skin. Gels are ideal for individuals with oily skin and are great to use on your face. If you are acne-prone, look for oil-free products which wont clog your pores. Before you invest in a moisturizer or lotion make sure to read the ingredients. Plant oils, mineral oils, shea butter, cocoa butter and lanolin will all help retain moisture. Although it seems as though winter is here to stay, at least for a little lon-ger, dont let the frigid weather get you down. Battle the signs of winter damage and get ready for the skin-bearing styles of summer. Healthy-looking skin never goes out of style.

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    Chaparro said: It is better that a race be educated so they can help increase productivity and help create a better society. He said he would accept the award with humility and con-tinue to help the community.

    Combined efforts of The Uintah County School District Board and the Ute Tribe Education Board, com-munity: Dr. Charlie Nelson, former district superinten-dent, Joanne Cowan and Perry Taylor, Uintah School District board, Ramalda Guzman and Raymond Murray, Ute Tribe Education board In 2006, an elementary school and middle school were threatened with closure, Ottley said. Both schools had 100 percent American Indian enrolled students and were central to the Ute Indian Tribe Reservation. Nelson, Cowan, Taylor, Guzman and Murray voted to fund a restructuring project for K-8 grade school to combine both schools and rename it Eagle View Elementary School. With the new name, the school board said they wanted a new spirit and a new reputation for excellence. The school has become a coveted place to observe master teachers at work and to experience student teaching with a diverse student population. The bottom line, however, is that Native American children in Uintah County now have more opportunities for a quality education, one nominator said. Mark Dockins, Uintah Basin District superindendent, said, this happened because of the dedication and tenacity of many people representing several communities.

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    JA: Aw man, I ran away from home once when I was 14 and went to Salt Lake. It was pretty scary, I wish I hadnt done that. My parents freaked out way bad. We stayed there for like three days in this little hippie colony.

    US: If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal?JA: Definitely asparagus and rice. I love asparagus. I put lemon pepper on it just to make it a little more pizazzy.

    US: What is your favorite thing to do when you are winding down over the weekend?JA: I just like to sit in my room and zone out and play guitar just play what I feel.

    US: What would your dream house look like?JA: It would definitely be a very minimal, run-down shack in the middle of a forest thats very inaccessible and has no electricity. It would challenge me to live out in the wild, but maintain a nice home.

    US: What is the downside to the field of work you want to go into?JA: Lots of things. I like thinking abstractly and as a biology major you have to think very scientifically, quantitatively. You have to study a lot more too.

    US: What is your favorite physical feature and why?JA: I would say my ankles are my best physical feature because they are sleek and bony.

    US: Are there any current national issues that you have a strong opinion about?JA: Im really passionate about recycling reducing your waste as much as possible. I want the earth to stay beautiful for as long as possible.

    US: What is your favorite family tradition?JA: Well, in my family, I have really little sisters and older sis-ters, so every Christmas, me and my older sisters watch Its a Wonderful Life and set out all the Santa Claus gifts.

    US: What is your quirkiest hobby? How did you get into it?JA: I like beat boxing and playing the harmonica at the same time. I got into it because me and my friend went to this awe-some harmonica festival. I like hip-hop music so I combined my two loves.

    US: Who was your first best friend and what are they doing now?JA: This is kind of a sad story, but my first best friend was Robert Watson. I met him at Girl Scouts, because our parents worked there. He got in a car crash last year, hes still recover-ing from that. Hes in a wheelchair.

    US: What is one quality you wouldnt be able to tolerate in a spouse?JA: Probably snoring. I would not want to be disturbed at night. Once I start sleeping I dont want to stop. My dad used to snore a lot and if my wife did that I would not like it.

    US: If you could be a cartoon character who would you be?JA: I would be Doug Funny, because he is super awkward and I kind of am too, and plus everyone has super cool skin colors.

    US: What has been your best experience at USU?JA: A month ago me and my friend went camping, we didnt go in a tent. We made a lean-to out of tarps. It snowed and we ate soup. There was a storm and we got soaked. We didnt sleep all night because we were cold. It was the most delicious soup Ive ever had.

    US: Where is your favorite place to hang out?JA: Spoon Me; me and my friends like to play at the open mic sometimes.

    US: If you could live in another country, where would you live and why?JA: I would live in India because their food is delicious, their religion is awesome and so is their music. They have cool ani-mals and I just love the culture. Ive been to the Indian temple in Spanish Fork and its awesome.

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    Student employment options for all

    On or Off Campus? When Tyson McBride applied for a full-time job at UPS at the end of 2009, the company told him thanks, but no thanks. Because he was a full-time stu-dent, had classes during the day and his hours were limited, UPS instead offered him a job as temporary seasonal employ-ee, a lower end position. McBride, who has now been at UPS for over a year, is still on the wait list for a full-time job. Although he could have got-ten an on-campus job that worked with his schedule, he said this job is providing him with steady pay and real world expe-rience. He is also getting a benefits pack-age not offered by on-campus employ-ment. (Youre) going into the real, profes-sional world, said McBride, a sophomore in psychology. Your schedule has to meet their needs. As students struggle with the expenses of college life, many opt to work full- or part-time to make ends meet. According to USUs budget tuition and fees chart, the cost of tuition has more than doubled in the past 10 years. Due to budget cuts and demand, this is on track with rises in tuition for four-year public colleges around the country, but it still puts a strain on student wallets. Paula Johnson, human resources coordinator over student employment, estimates USU employs 6,300 people in a given year. She also estimated the average pay is around $8 per hour, slightly above minimum wage. By finding on-campus work, she said, students may find jobs more f lexible and specific to their major. Ashley Lee, a freshman in dietetics, works in the card office in the TSC. She cant have more than 20 hours a week, doesnt have to work holidays, and can work on homework when the office is slow. Its nice to not have to drive any-where, she said. The people who work here are awesome. I was lucky to get this job, Although Lee suspects she would get better pay at an off-campus job, she loves the office environment and making ID cards and selling tickets. Ill probably work here my whole col-lege life, she said.

    Not just 9-5 When sophomore Wendy Fugal found Etsy.com, she wasnt looking for a job. While taking a year off of school, she found herself bored and slightly restless. When her sister-in-law introduced her to Etsy, a website that allowed her to use her f lair for graphic design to make some extra cash, she was instantly hooked. Etsy is a virtual craft fair that allows users to buy and sell homemade goods. In

    Fugals case this translates into small sew-ing projects, hand-melted farm crayons, and her best sellers, printables. Printables are items like invitations, gift tags and cards Fugals buyers can print out at home, ending the hassle and cost of shipping. These are Wendys big-gest profit-makers because they cost noth-ing to produce. With other projects like sewing, she said, the cost of materials add up fast often leaving the producer with little profit. On a normal basis, Wendy works 1-2 hours a week and pulled in around $1,000 profit last year. Dont be afraid of starting a store, she said. List things often and make things that are fun to make. Even if youre making money, if youre miserable its not worth it. On Etsy, if items dont get sold within the first few days they often take three to four months, Fugal said. For those looking for faster cash, Biomat USA is a popular place for college students to make a quick buck by giving plasma, the yellow liquid component of blood. The process is the same as taking blood, and according to Biomats website, plasma regenerates quickly, within 24-48 hours, and the pro-cedure has few or no side affects. Josh Kamerath, a medical supervisor at the Logan Biomat center, estimates 70 percent of those who come into the Logan center are students. All you need to get started, he said, is a social security card, a photo I.D. and proof of residency. Plasma can be given twice a week, with at least 24 hours between donations. Biomat gives $20 the first time in a week and $35 dollars the second. This is a potential $220 a month, a helpful stipend to any college budget. For some students, this money is text-book or tuition money, but for freshman Courtney Toolsen, a speech language pathology major, its just a easy way to make quick cash. I want an iPhone, so Ill come here four times a month, she said. For Daniel Tanner, a sophomore in business, its a way to earn some spending cash. I just enjoy it because its fast, he said. This is my mad money.

    A not-so-average summer For some, said Patrica Schiess, a gen-eral manager at the Bar T 5, Jackson is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, but for stu-dents it can be a summer job experience theyll never forget. Founded in 1974, The Bar T started as a dinner and horseback trip up Cache Creek Canyon. In the early 80s, wagons replaced horseback, more similar to what the company does today. The Bar T runs two shows a night from late May through early September which include dinner, a ride up the canyon and a performance with live music by the employees. The employees, many college age, are often cross-trained so everybody learns how to do everything including to cooking and driving a wagon. The only requirement, Schiess said, is to come will-ing to help. They come at night in their boots, hats and chaps and its an adventure these kids will never get get do anywhere else, she said. In addition to the nightly show, the Bar T also runs a four-day trip into the Teton Mountains. Besides the cooking and greeting positions, The Bar T also offers positions in management, accounting and desk work. They also offer internships. You get to spend the whole summer in Jackson Hole with people from all over the world, Schiess said. Its a really neat experience and you make life-long friends. The Bar T 5 hires students from all over the state, but draws especially from USU. They are represented at USUs sum-mer job fair yearly, Schiess said. Their biggest recruitment though, is word of mouth. Friends tell friends and brothers and sisters often work side by side. We become family throughout the summer. It gets in your blood and is a big part of life as you move on, she said. The summer job fair will be held Feb. 8 in the TSC. Many companies such as Bar T 5, The National Park Service and Convergys will be on-site explaining and interviewing for summer positions.

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    By ALLEE EVENSENstaff writer

    Logan un-employment rate: 5.0% as of December 2010

    Utah un-employment rate: 7.5% as of December 2010

    U.S. un-employment rate: 9.0% as of January 2011

    Information gathered from Bureau of Labor Statistics website, bls.gov.

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    The Utah State Hockey team took to the ice Saturday night to face off against BYU for the third time in two weeks. USU defeated the Cougars 8-0 and with this win completed the sweep on the season. Saturdays game started off with physical play from both teams. For much of the first period, it looked as if the Aggies were out for revenge. BYU plays a little soft, Utah States Chase Allington said. So we knew we had to come out and play hard, hit hard and take bodies. And thats just what the Aggies did, dishing out huge hits and com-ing strong again and again at the Cougars. So much so that Utah State outshot BYU, getting 20 shots on goal and holding the Cougars to just four shots in the first period. It was only a matter of time before shots started falling for the Aggies. Brendan MacDonald got the Aggies f irst goal of the night with 12:16 left in the first. But the BYU defense stepped up and the physi-cal play continued for another six minutes before USU was able to score again when Allington buried the puck in the back of the net. Three minutes later, Jeremy Martin took a cross-ice assist from Matt Hamilton and put the puck past BYUs goalie, Scott Mehr. Another three minutes later, USUs Kent Arsenault added another point the Aggies score with 23 seconds left in the period. The Aggies three late goals prompted BYU to switch goalies dur-ing the first intermission, giving Josh Antoniuk a chance in net. It didnt take long for Utah State to figure out the new goalie, though. At 16:57, USUs Rylee Orr capitalized on a bad rebound and netted the first goal of the second period.

    Even Utah States 5-0 lead did not succeed in easing the physical-ity of the play as the Aggie defense delivered hit after hit. It was BYUs defense however that held off a f ired up Utah State team for the next 10 minutes. At 6:45 USUs David Wyman added another point to the total, giv-ing both Jay McFadden and Goalie Bryce Scherschel assists. BYU got their best chance of the game in the third period with a break-away causing Scherschel to make a diving save leaving the goal wide open. The Aggie defense stepped up and helped their goalie out preventing a goal. Utah State scored two more times to finish out the game with a goal from Brandon Blauer and a goal from Seth Armitage with 48 seconds left. Every period we just kept going at them and going at them and never backed off, USU coach Jon Eccles said. The Aggies looked strong all game long. Everyone including the younger players stepped up and did their part. With a short bench they have to step up and play hard, MacDonald said of the rookies performance, as Utah State was once again bat-tling against both injuries and game misconducts earned in the Northern Arizona game on Thursday. With the Aggies top three lines getting ready for regionals, it is important for other players to step up and take some of the pressure off. Were trying to get a few guys in that dont get a lot of ice time but we have to be prepared going into regionals, Eccles said. Another improvement on the Aggies part was the amount of pen-alty time Utah State served. Neither team earned any penalties in the game which was surprising consider-ing the intensity of the play all night. All season Utah State has been

    fighting their penalty time, but on Saturday they were able to keep their tempers in check and play clean. It just shows that we came to play and had our minds set, Eccles said. The Aggies will be back on the ice for their last home game on Feb. 18 versus the University of Utah. With

    just two regular season games left before regionals, USU is looking to keep the intensity from this game. Regionals are looking good right now, said MacDonald. Were get-ting ready to come out hard.

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    Wesley scores 22 as Aggies demolish Boise State

    The No. 21 Utah State mens basketball team couldnt have played much better against the Boise State Broncos Saturday night. Even Aggie head coach Stew Morrill couldnt find much to complain about. Senior forward Tai Wesley scored a game-high 22 points on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting to lead the Aggies over the Boise State Broncos, 77-49 in front of a sold out Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Saturday night. Not only did the Aggies smother the Broncos offense, they put together what might be the most complete game they have played all season. I dont have a lot to complain about tonight, Morril said. We played a pretty good all-around game. We opened up with mak-ing shots and playing hard jumped on em early. I had no idea that it would be that kind of game, but it was pleasing for us. True freshman forward Thomas Bropleh got an easy lay-up on the Broncos (12-11, 5-6 WAC) but thats where the Broncos good fortune would stop. Wesley would get an easy lay-up on the ensuing possession to spark a 15-2 Aggie run capped by two free-throws from junior guard Brockeith Pane. Wesley scored six points of those points and senior forward Nate Bendall, who finished with eight points and seven rebounds, scored four of those points. We wanted to establish down low, Wesley said. They werent really doubling very hard. Us post guys get excited about that, and we go do work. The entire Aggie (22-2, 11-0 WAC) offense went to work against the Broncos, as they shot their best shooting percentage of

    the season at 64.3 percent from the field. Utah State also shot a blazing 62.5 percent from the 3-point line, which led a 22-point Aggie lead by halftime. They were a juggernaut coming out of the gate, Broncos head coach Leon Rice said of the Aggies. You can see why they have a 30- or 40 game-winning streak, or whatever it is. They were dialed in. When they are like that they are a machine, and are hard to stop. They looked like the Lakers there for a while. They are turning it up and playing really well. The Aggies held the Broncos to 33.9 percent shooting from the field and 22.7 percent shoot-ing from 3-point land. USU was also able to hold Broncos leading scorer LaShard Anderson with-out any points. They were ready to go tonight and that was nice to see, Morrill said of his Aggies. It was nice not to have to come in at halftime and raise hell, cause we played a good half. It may be as good of an all-around game that weve played. Thats awfully positive. The Aggies put the Broncos away for good in the second half, as a lay-up from Wesley would spur a 17-7 run to give the Ags their biggest lead of the night at 62-28. Coach has really been on us about putting two halves together, senior forward Pooh Williams said. This year it has been pretty tough for us to do that. We havent been able to play a full 40 minutes of Aggie bas-ketball. Tonight, we were really focused and determined to put together a 40-minute game. The Broncos would go on a 10-0 run over a six minute span after the Aggies got their biggest lead of the night, but it was too little too late for the Broncos as they didnt come within 20 points

    of the Aggies the rest of the night. Its not very often that youre not really threatened in a game, Morrill said. We were a large part of why it didnt go well (for the Broncos). Aside from Wesleys 22-point performance, the Aggies were able to get very balanced scoring. Williams and Pane finished with 10 apiece, while junior forward Brady Jardine finished with eight points and Tyler Newbold fin-ished with seven points. Thats the way we want to play, Newbold said. Thats when were at our best, when were bal-anced like that. The other team cant just concentrate on one guy, and they werent really doubling our post guys very much tonight and they played great. With the win over the Broncos, the Aggies extended their current winning streak 17 games and their current WAC winning streak to 25 games. Morrill said earlier in the season that his Aggies would get better as the season progressed. As the end of the season approaches, the Aggies seem to be hitting their stride. Its February; you cant fade, Morrill said. I talk about those kinds of things all the time. One of the strengths of our program through the years has been guys being able to focus late in the season. Thats been one of our strengths. We cant lose that or we see everything. The Aggies head on the road for one game this week before coming back to the Spectrum on Saturday. On Wednesday the Aggies will travel to Moscow, Idaho to face the Idaho Vandals in a nationally televised game. Tip-off is slated for 9 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN2.

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    By TYLER HUSKINSONassistant sports editor

    SENIOR FORWARD TAI WESLEY led the then-No. 21 ranked Aggies with 22 points on 8-11 shooting in a 77-49 blowout of Boise State Saturday at the Spectrum. The win was Utah States 17th con-secutive victory and marks the third straight season in which the Aggies have compiled a win streak of 17 games or better. TODD JONES photo

    No. 19 SUU too much for Aggie gymnasts

    For the second week in a row, Aggie gymnastics competed against the No. 19 Southern Utah University Thunderbirds, this time in Cedar City. The Aggies got their second highest score of the season Friday, finishing with 192.125, but it wasnt enough to beat the T-Birds who came out at 194.000. Were slowly doing a little bet-ter, head coach Jeff Richards said, but we just havent been able to get it all together yet. The Aggies opened the meet on bars, led by junior Nicole Simoneaus score of 9.825. This gave Simoneau the bars title for the night, and made for four of the seasons five meets that she has won or shared that title. The two teams swapped appa-rati for the second rotation, with the Aggies heading to the vault. Junior Rebecca Holliday started it off with a 9.600. Freshman Paige Jones and senior Jackie Dillon both posted 9.700s, and senior Lyndsie Boone rounded-out the rotation with a 9.575. This gave the Aggies a total of 48.200 on vault and leaving them down 96.350-96.100 at the half-way point of the meet. On floor for the third rotation, freshman Christina Nye notched a 9.675. Senior Jackie Dillon tied her season-high score with a 9.775. Senior Lyndsie Boone was back in competition Friday night

    By MEGAN ALLENsports senior writer

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    Aggies complete season-sweep of BYU with 8-0 winBy MEREDITH KINNEYstaff writer

    UTAH STATE CENTER BRENDAN MACDONALD scored the first of eight total goals in Utah States win over BYU Saturday. The Aggies completed a season-sweep of the Cougars with an 8-0 win in the sixth and final match-up of the year between the two teams. CARL R. WILSON photo

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    It wasnt the 28-point blowout the mens basketball team rained down on the Broncos, but it was close. Sparked by a career eve-ning from sophomore guard Devyn Christensen, Utah States womans basketball team soundly defeated Boise State 84-69 Saturday night, winning their fourth con-secutive conference game and dropping the Broncos (11-12, 2-7 WAC) virtually out of the conference race. More impor-tantly, perhaps, was the fact that coach Raegan Pebleys team completed a two-game road sweep of conference opponents. Whenever you can win on the road in our conference its just awesome, said Pebley, whose Aggies are just a half game back of Fresno State for second place in the WAC. Its even better when we were able to get two wins this week on the road, against two teams that are really aggres-sive and have great home court records. Im really proud of our teams tough-ness and our defense on the road. Christensen, making just her third career start, tallied

    a career-high 25 points, and also grabbed four rebounds and tallied four assists as the Aggies (12-10, 6-3 WAC) recorded their longest confer-ence winning streak since the 1975-1976 season. Playing in front of 842 fans in her hometown, the sophomore from Caldwell, Idaho was filling in for the injured Ashlee Brown. Christensen did not disap-point fans and family mem-bers in attendance, playing assuming what Pebley called a confident demeanor in leading the Aggie offense. She was great, Pebley said. She played very con-fident, and also smart. She played within our system, and Im just really excited for her. Shes from really close to Boise and I know she wants to beat any opponent, shes just so competitive but its nice for her to be able to win in front of her hometown. The Aggies fell behind the Broncos early, but after tak-ing a 13-12 lead at the 13:54 minute mark in the first half never looked back. Aside from Christensen, senior guard Alice Coddington led the way for USU, finishing the game with a season high 17 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and a perfect

    6-6 from from the free-throw line. Two other Aggies senior Amber White and junior Maddy Plunkett fin-ished with double-digit scor-ing totals, throwing down 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Aggies extended their lead through the middle part of the first half, going up by as much as 13 points follow-ing a White 3-pointer at the 8:46 mark. Whites three was one of four in the first half and seven 3-point shots made by the Aggies on the evening, with the team finishing 7-of-19 from beyond the arc on the night. Boise State hit just three 3-pointers all night, f inishing 3-of-19. According to Pebley, 3-point shooting percentage, as well as overall f ield goal percentage, helped USU pull away from the Broncos. We were pretty selec-tive in our threes, Pebley said. We got open threes, and they were good shots. We rushed them with their threes, and I think in the end, if you can shoot well on the road it just really helps your chances of getting a win. Taking a 41-32 lead into the half, the Aggies kept the foot on the gas in the second half, keeping the Broncos scorers at bay and even man-

    aging to push the lead to 75-55 12 minutes through the period. Despite a strong per-formance by center Janie Bos (9-of-10 from the field) Boise State couldnt chip away at the lead, with Utah State holding on to a comfortable lead. The win puts Utah State in strong position to fin-ish out the WAC schedule, securing their third-place position in the conference, and putting them two and a half games back from WAC leader Louisiana Tech. With seven conference games left in the season the WAC peck-ing order is still anybodys guess, and for the time being, Pebley is just happy that her team has put themselves in position to compete. It is crunch time, and its just such a grind this part of the year, so whether you win at home or on the road youll just take every win you pos-sibly can, Pebley said. Its huge, and well take it wher-ever and whenever we can get it.The Aggies return to the court this Wednesday night against Idaho (12-9, 5-4 WAC) at 7 p.m.

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    after spending two weeks out on injury. She landed a 9.750, contributing to the total score of 48.550, the teams second-best score of the season. The balance beam has been the apparatus hold-ing the Aggies back this season. Though it was still the lowest-scoring event of the night, scores went up once again. They are slowly working their way up to where they would like to be. Led by Dillons 9.725, her season-high, and just short of her career-high score, the team score was up a little more from last weeks competition against Brigham Young University, Iowa State University and SUU with a total of 47.475. The Thunderbirds had a very mixed perfor-mance, scoring the teams season-high on vault with 48.950, only to then go and get the season-low 47.700 on bars. Fridays meet was a bit of a homecoming for coach Richards, who graduated from SUU in 1995. Opposite of him, T-Bird head coach Scott Bauman graduated from USU in 1990. Both coaches began their careers as student assistants to USU legendary gymnastics coach Ray Corn. Richards spent some of his career as an assistant coach to Bauman during his time at SUU. Richards said he really enjoys competing against SUU and being with everyone again. Its a great time, he said. Theyre a good team so it makes for good competition. Its a lot of fun to go back there. This was the third time this season the Aggies

    and Thunderbirds have competed against each other, and they arent done yet. The Aggies will make one more trip to Cedar City to compete in a tri-meet with SUU and the University of Iowa. A week later, both teams will head to the WAC Tournament in San Jose, Calif., where they will compete one last time. As the Aggies get ready for their next meet, they will be spending a lot of time in the gym working on little things that can make a huge difference in their scores. Were going to be working on handstands on bars. Were going to be working on finishes on every event, making sure our dismounts are more solid and that were really finishing strong, Richards said. Were just trying to get mentally tougher. This week will be the fourth away meet in a row. Though it isnt quite at the same level as it is for other sports, Richards said the home court advantage defi-nitely exists in gymnastics. The equipment has a different feel to it, theres a different look to the gym. There are a lot of different variables, he said. Its a little bit tougher, but they can get through it and just do their gymnastics like they do every day. The Aggies continue their road swing with one last away meet at Sacramento State Friday, Feb. 11. The next week, they will finally return to the famil-iarity of the Spectrum, taking on the Broncos of Boise State on Feb. 18.

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    Aggie women win fourth-straight with big win at BSU

    UTAH STATE GUARD DEVYN CHRISTENSEN drives for a layup during a game earlier this season against the University of Mary. Christensen has averaged 20.6 points per game over the past three contests, including a career-high 25 points in Saturdays win at Boise State. TODD JONES photo

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    Utah States Mens Tennis team won both of its two home matches this weekend in Logan, extending their current winning streak to five matches. They got things started things off on the right foot Friday night, defeating the Mesa State Mavericks in shutout fashion. They swept doubles play with wins from all three duos. Sven Poslusny and Bryan Marchant opened with a decisive 8-1 win over Jaco Gerbrands and Joseph Aragon. The Aggies are undefeated this year when Poslusny and Marchant win their opening match. Fredrik Peterson and Alex Thatcher fol-lowed with a narrow 8-6 win, while Jakob Asplund and Nikita Ryaschenko beat Jonathan Casson and Issac Brown, 8-4, to stay unde-feated as a team on the year at 4-0. USU went up 1-0 early and kept things rolling right into singles competition. In singles, the Aggies dominated entirely. The men handled the Mavericks by taking all six singles matches in straight sets. Poslusny snagged another win over Gerbrands in two sets, 6-2, 6-1. Asplund won easily in two sets 6-1, 6-3, in the No. 2 singles spot, while Peterson topped Hernandez 6-2, 6-1 in the No.3 pairing. Marchant won his match 6-2, 6-0. Cache Valley Native Alex Thatcher ousted Isaac Brown 6-2, 6-1, and Ryaschenko also claimed a victory, winning 6-4, 6-2 over Casson. Fridays win was USUs first shutout victory on the year and second consecutive 7-0 win over Mesa State overall. The Aggies stayed at home on Saturday and got another victory to improve to 5-2 on the year as a team, and remain undefeated at home at 2-0. Saturdays battle against the Montana State Bobcats was much closer and a lot more heated than their previous victory. USU head coach Christian Wright said, MSU is tough year-in and year-out. Them and Sacramento State are always at the top of the Big Sky. Wright was happy with the way his men played as a whole on Saturday. It was a good test. In several matches MSU went up quick but our depth came through. The Aggies opened play against MSU with

    three wins in doubles competition. Poslusny and Marchant got another win, this time over Bobcats Fletcher Keyes and Pawel Turzanski, 8-6. Thatcher and Peterson won over Alberto Fuentes and Prithiv Sivasubramanium, 8-1. In No. 3, Asplund and Ryaschenko extended their season mark to 5-0 with their victory over Alexander Jewett and teammate Campos Contreras, 8-3. Winning the doubles point was critical for USU as they went into several tough matches in singles play. Poslusny let MSUs Turzanski get out to an early lead in the first set of the No. 1 singles pairing, but stormed back and won in two sets, 6-3, 6-1. Wright said, Sven played great. He had to play a kid who hits big and plays at a different tempo. Asplund lost to Keyes 6-3, 6-4, but put up a great fight. Peterson lost to Fuentes 6-3, 6-4. Marchant got a much-needed win at No. 4 with his two set 6-3, 6-3 victory.

    Its great to see Bryan getting his confi-dence back up, Wright said of Marchant. After Marchants win, the Aggies were atop the Bobcats, 3-2. Alex Thatcher controlled his match in the No. 5 spot over Jewett, gain-ing a 6-2, 6-3 victory and sealing the victory for USU. Ryashchenko came out on top in his three-set match with Sivasubramanium. Ryashchenko won the opening set 6-3 and Sivasubramanium took the next by the same score. The third set was an epic battle going deep into a tiebreaker, which Ryashchenko won 10-7. Ill take it! Different people are always stepping up, Wright said of the wins. The men head to Las Vegas next week to take on UNLV, as well as UC Riverside. UNLV is always tough. Same with Riverside, Wright said.

    bret.clapier@aggiemail.usu.edu Utah States womens tennis team worked hard in a near clean sweep of non-conference oppo-nent Portland State University Saturday evening. Right out of the gate, each of USUs doubles teams conquered with ease, with the duo of Taylor Perry and Julie Tukuafu gaining a shut-out victory, 8-0 against PSUs Masha Los and Nayantara Vadali. The rest of the match was a series of tough sets that the Aggies would overcome to win. Senior Hailey Swenson would finish her match quickly with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Anya Dalkin. After that first victory the Aggies never let go and won all but one of the rest of the matches en route to a final score of 6-1. Head coach Christian Wright said, I am glad for the challenges during this match with all the different playing styles of PSU, and how that will prepare us for our next match in Las Vegas. Junior Romina Nedakovic fought through an extremely physical match against the Vikings Caitlin Stocking closing her out in the first set 6-0 and finishing her off in the second 7-5. The lone loss by the Aggies team was a hard fought match by sophomore Jaclyn West who was beat out by the Vikings Yuki Sugiyuma 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles pairing.

    Overall, the victory is a welcomed one after the Aggies marked up its first in-conference loss against Western Atheletic Conferecne rival Boise State Friday morning. The Broncos, who were ranked 39th prior to the match and USUs highest ranked opponent, fell behind to Aggie doubles teams early in the match. The Aggie momentum was short lived though as Boise State came back to win all three of the double matches. I thought that we came out and started very well. I felt that we lost focus after Boise State scored a few points on us, and they took the momentum, Wright said. Hailey Sweson a senior ranked as the Aggies No. 2 provided an amazing come back win against Boise States Sonia Klamczynska. By winning the her first set 7-5 and losing her second 5-7, she won the match by rallying from a 7-1 deficit to a 11-9 victory. Boise State had already played a few more matches than us so they were a little more match tough and ready than we were, but we are making adjust-ments to be ready for next our next match, Wright said. After this weekend the USU Womens Tennis team has a 2-1 season record and a 0-1 in confer-ence play. Their next matches will be against the UNLV Rebels Feb.18th and the UC Riverside Highlanders Feb 19th.

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    UTAH STATES HAILEY SWENSON serves during this weekends home-opening matches against Boise State and Portland State. The Aggies dropped Fridays match versus Boise State, but rebounded with a win Saturday. CARL R. WILSON photo

    Men sweep weekend, win sixth straightBy BRET CLAPIERstaff writer

    USU SENIOR JAKOB ASPLUND returns a volley during last weekends matches against Mesa State and Montana State. Utah State won its fourth and fifth consecutive matches against the two visiting teams. CARL R. WILSON photo

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    These days, its starting to get so one cant read very far into a paragraph about Utah States track exploits without hearing the name of one Clint Silcock, the high jumper spear-heading the Aggies track attack in recent histo-ry. Silcock highlighted in red his performance amongst a slew of breakout performances from the Aggies at the New Mexico Classic this weekend. Not only did Silcock bring home the lone first place medal back to Logan, but also secured the school indoor high jump record in the process, with a jump of 7 feet, 4.25 inches. I was happy with the last jump of 7-2. I was hoping for 7-2, and I was really happy with that. My goal for my senior year was to be able to get (the high jump record), so it was a great feeling. I changed my approach and put a lot more speed into it. I think Ive got figured out. Im not gonna be too worried about jumping too low or having somebody beat me going into these next meets. Added to that, Silcocks jump was the automatic qualifying height for NCAA Indoor Nationals in March, and thats a performance USU head coach Gregg Gensel can hang his hat on. One of the things you become an athlete for is to improve. When you do something like break a record its like the culmination of

    everything for an athlete at this level, Gensel said. The old high jump record, held by Dave Hoffman, has been around since the 90s. Ive been involved with the careers of both athletes, Gensel said. The quality that they have thats the same is that theyre both passionate about what they do, and they work hard for the gains they got, so its even sweeter to see that when they attain it. Of course, Gensel didnt just have eyes for Silcock during the two-day meet in Albuquerque, N.M. He was all accolades for the many promising marks set by rookies and veterans alike. Senior James Allred blazed to a very close second place with a conference-leading time of 1:50.6 in the 800-meters (altitude-adjusted). Close on Allred heels was fellow senior Jason Holt, closing in 1:51.61. In the females race of the same event, Kyli Hirschi also took second, with a career-best time of 2:14.68. Hirschi also took part in the 4x400-meter relay, which ran an all-time top-10 Utah State time of 3:47.08, good for second place in the meet. Not to be outdone, the men also notched a top-10 time, finishing third in 3:16.58. Rounding out a solid representation from the Aggie mid-distance squad was Ruth Hilton, bringing home a solid third in the mile run with a time of 5:07.45. Preseason top 50 athlete Sonia Grabowska saw action in the seeded section of the pole vault. In one of the more competitive events at

    the meet, sprinkled with athletes with inter-national competitive experience, Grabowska nabbed fifth with a height of 129.5, about a foot below her personal best. I wish I could be a little higher, Grabowska said. I just hope to start getting better soon. I think I have a pretty good chance to jump higher. Its easier to jump higher with people who are better. All those girls are really good jumpers. I know all of them and its always great to jump with those girls. Also of note is a career best by male vaulter John Johnson, tabbing fifth in the seeded sec-tion with 16 feet, 7.25 inches. Keeping with what seems like a long-time Utah State tradition of bringing a strong show-ing to the sprint events, freshman Parker Bluth is catching on quick after running the third fastest preliminary time in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.85. Bluth stayed close on the heels of veteran sprinter Armahd Lewis, who continued his promising senior season finish-ing third in the 200-meter with 21.49. Bluth was less than a step behind, finishing in 21.55. The Aggies will be back to work in less than a weeks time, splitting action at the Boise State Open and the University of Washington Open, which will be their last tune-ups before the WAC indoor championships, which start Feb. 23.

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    Utah State head soccer coach Heather Cairns announced Fridaythat six players have signed letters of intent to play for the Aggies in the 2011 season. I am excited to welcome this newest group of Aggies. We set out to recruit a diverse class that would add talent to each of our positions, one whose members expe-rienced success, while competing at a high soccer level and one that was accustomed to performing well in the in the classroom, Cairns said. This class possesses a solid foundation that will allow them to helpcontinue the Aggie soccer tradition of suc-cess both on the field and in the classroom when they arrive in Logan. Midfielder Kylie Dibb from American

    Fork, Utah (American Fork HS), midfielder/defender Brooke Larsen from Springville, Utah (Springvillle HS), defender Ambryn McCallson from Salt Lake City, Utah (East HS), midfielder Lexie Morgan from Draper, Utah (Jordan HS) and forward Jade Tarver from Sandy, Utah (Jordan HS) have all signed national letters of intent. Goalkeeper Kassidi Nudd from St. Jacob, Ill. (Triad HS) signed a letter of acceptance. Utah State returns nine starters and 18 letterwinners from last seasons squad that posted a 9-7-5 record. The Aggies posted a 5-2-1 Western Athletic Conference record en route to their second WAC regular-season title in three years. USU does bring back 2009 WAC Offensive Player of the Year, Shantel Flanary, and 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, Natalie Norris.

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    Many of you may have noticed the suggestion boxes popping up around campus with suggestion forms that say Start, Stop, and Continue on them. Whether you came across this hap-hazardly or were walking down the hall in the TSC and heard Keenan Nuehring, administrative assistant to ASUSU President Tyler Tolson, announcing free donuts and hot chocolate for your input, you may be asking yourself, What is this sug-gestion box all about? Recently, the Presidents Cabinet has started a campaign called Start, Stop, Continue, and it is a way for you, the student, to stay in better contact with the school in letting them know what you would like to see done here at Utah State University. We wanted to give students an outlet to voice their concerns that will have a direct impact on the way Utah State is run today, Nuehring said, who has headed up the project in his role on presidents cabinet. It just seems to me that students have really good ideas and are extremely passionate about Utah State, and often their ideas go unnoticed. Wed like to change that, and this is how we are doing it. As part of the office of Student Advocate, I often deal with students who have unresolved issues with Utah State. Whether it be with the administration, the auxiliary units, the faculty or simply the policies and procedures here at our fine university, many students are very passionate about how they feel things should be done here on cam-pus and the school is listening. That is one of the things that I love most about Utah State. When you look at other

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    This is in response to the articles, by Jepson and Barlow, in the Statesman (Feb. 2) about the proposed $5 increase in student fees for the Caine College of the Arts. Whether you prefer to watch teammates work together to create a great play or musicians work together to create beauti-ful music, you are far more likely to attend the event if it is free of charge. That is the spirit of student fees you pay a lump sum at the beginning of the semester, forget about it, and then attend campus events for free with your student ID. If I read correctly, this proposed fee increase would ensure student entrance to performances, just as other fees ensure

    Arts deserve the same privilege

    student entrance to sport-ing events. Barlow made it sound like the student body would be paying for the art students paint-brushes. Also, it is not safe to assume that the Athletics fee pays for all the costs associated with the Fieldhouse and HPER facilities. There is a sepa-rate Building fee and a sep-arate Campus Recreation fee that each student pays in addition to the Athletics fee. In Jepsons article, it was mentioned that instead of a fee increase, the student fee board felt it would be fair to have the stu-dents who attend the per-formances help shoulder the cost, rather than charg-ing students generally. But wait, each typical student pays $123.22 a semester for the privilege of get-ting into sporting events, whether you attend every time, once in a while,

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    Every department at Utah State pays for speakers to travel to Logan and shed brilliant insight on topics varying from cycles of rain water to the connections between the Bible and feminists. With all the money USU pumps into these speeches, let us tell you, not nearly enough people are attending. More often than not only the first few rows are filled and the majority of those attending are faculty and staff. It appears as though students are not taking full advantage of their education, and therefore have been given the gift of one hour to do just this. Common hour will surely give us the oppor-tunity to cram a little more information into our skulls between classes, and honestly these guest speakers know their stuff. They have Ph.D.s, are thriving business owners, mad scientists, authors and professional athletes. Too bad the time these speakers will be scheduled is at noon the exact time we tend to load up on soup and bread in the Skyroom. In truth, we editors probably appreciate a good lecture more than the average person. We listen to many of them in order to tell the rest of the student body what they missed in our semi-daily issues of The Statesman. Even when not on the job, we appreciate the information and ideas presented and are sad when schedules do not allow us to attend. Our question is: Why does it have to be slapped right in the middle of the day? What if we have jobs to get to? Weve been told that classes will not be scheduled any earlier than they already are, and there will be enough rooms to accommodate classes that would have been scheduled at noon. However, were not really understanding where these empty classrooms will appear. Really, we shouldnt be complaining, its the professors who should 16 percent of them will need to readjust their schedules. For the past week we have been asking stu-dents to vote in our online poll regarding their support for common hour. While the results are less than scientific we got a whopping 66 votes the numbers do talk. Of the 66 votes, 41 per-cent were in total opposition of common hour whereas 18 percent supported it in its current state. Furthermore, 18 percent said they did not have enough information to say yes or no and 23 percent agreed with us that common hour has merit though we dont see why it has to at noon. Common Hour is not bad, thats not what were trying to say. What is bad is tripping over it right in the middle of the day. Get ready for the zoo at noon, everyone. Hopefully, students dont decide to run rampant for an hour, and do take part in the academic bonuses USU offers weekly.

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    States have nullfication up sleeves W h e n politicians in Washington, D.C. have gone too far, what are the people and the states to do? By too far, I mean passing laws that are unconsti-tutional. The primary response is to chal-lenge the law before the Supreme Court. However, states have another option nul-lification. States have the right to nul-lify federal laws when the state determines the federal govern-ment is beyond the scope of the constitution. It is a right that has been undermined repeatedly by the federal gov-ernment, but one that we the people must reassert to keep the government in check. Why shouldnt we the peo-ple, or the states, need another means beyond the Supreme Court to question federal laws? Should we always expect the Supreme Court, chosen entire-ly by the other two branches of the federal government, to not have a bias in favor of granting power to the federal government? As states reserve the right to sovereign authority not explicitly granted by the constitution to the Congress of the United States, they also may determine when Congress has over-stepped its bounds. The federal government has expanded its power enormously in the last few decades. In response, concerned states are once again considering nullification. What exactly is nullification? It is the doctrine that a state has a right to declare a federal law uncon-stitutional. And, having done so, to refuse to enforce it. The federal government has effectively quashed this right several times. However, the last few years have seen a large resurgence of support for nullification. And we all ought to get on board. Both Presidents Bush and Obama have championed unconstitutional bills that many states have worked to nullify. For Bush, it

    was the REAL ID Act. For Obama, it is, of course, ObamaCare. Half the states in the union, including Utah, passed bills effec-tively nullifying REAL ID and implementa-tion of the bill has stalled indefinitely. As for ObamaCare, 12 states have already intro-duced nullification bills. In addition, Arizona introduced a bill to create a committee that would review federal law and recommend nullification bills to its legislature. First, there is the question of whether or not these bills are, in fact, constitutional. Such may be the subject of another col-umn.

    The question here is wheth-er nullification is a justifiable doctrine. Do states have the right and authority to nullify federal laws? Would an asser-tion of such a right not be an endorsement of general law-lessness, an effective nullifica-tion of the union itself? If we look to the con-stitution, what do we find? The word nullification never appears, but neither does the notion of judicial review, whereby the Supreme Court derives its authority to deter-mine the constitutionality of laws. What did the founders have to say on the matter of

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    or never. Shouldnt the College of the Arts have the same privilege of let-ting all students, if they choose, come to perfor-mances without paying at the door? Or, in the name of equity, shouldnt the students who attend the games help shoulder the cost, rather than charging students generally? Currently the Athletics fee makes up 30 percent of the $400+ spent by poor college students each semester, while the Music and Theater fee is costing each student a whopping $6.84, a mere 2 percent. For humanitys sake, let the College of the Arts have an extra $1.75, or even $5.00. Id rather pay for paintbrushes anyway. After all, some of us like sports, but not all of us.

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    Spend Spring Break in Moab! Take Cycling (PE 1550) and earn credit while having fun in Moab. This one-credit course is for all mountain bikers beginning - advanced. Register using CRN 21897. For more info contact Tommy Murphy: t.murphy@aggiemail.usu.edu or (435) 787-8556. Bring out your inner rock star! The 2nd Annual Honors Rock Band Idol is being held on Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the USU Ballroom. Come for food and fun - and bring your friends! Love playing online video games? USU researchers from the Department of psychology need your help! Take a 10 minute survey about playing online video games and enter to win a $50 gift card!All online players are eligible for the survey. Email Brady DeHart at usuvideoga-mestudy@gmail.com Craig Wagner Guitar Concert Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for USU students. Spring fever? It is time to get started with seeding and transplant-ing. Get weekly up dates on what you can do at the Student Farm. Always a blast! studentfarm@lists.usu.edu. Come find out more about our humanitarian trip to Agua Prieta, Mexico at our information session Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Library Room 302. That 70s Concert Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall. Tickets are $8 general admis-sion and free for USU students. SHRM Lunch Lecture Series Feb. 14. Business building OC Tanner Lounge, 9th Floor. 11:30 - 1 p.m. Valentines Day Evening Concert in the Richmond City Theater, located at 6 West Main Street, in Richmond, Utah. The concert is Feb. 14 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are just $10.00 each, and may be purchased at Cache Valley Bank and at www.JeremysMusic.com. The Cache Valley Stargazers are holding their monthly meeting at 7:30pm on Feb. 11 in room 244 of the SER Building. The meeting will feature a talk by Michelle B. Larson entitled Here Comes the Sun, There Goes the Sun: Tracking the Suns motion in the sky.