By Rachel Jones, photos by Marcus Catlett Loud crowds of excited, chatty people eagerly gather around Block A. It stands adjacent to Old Main and is decorated with bright, vibrant lights on the base. Anticipation fills the air as couples and singles … Continue reading Kissing through the decades: True Aggie Night is a Utah State tradition
By Jeffrey Dahdah, photos by Marcus Catlett and Jaesea Gatherum The trouble with calling it a snowball effect is that it might melt. But that could also make the metaphor perfect: In a way, the idea of sustainability is to keep the … Continue reading Sustainability Grows: Campus organizations watch their carbon footprint
by Ariell Allred, photos by Nick Carpenter First-generation and low-income students are more than twice as likely to drop out during their freshman year than their collegiate counterparts, according to the Pell Institute. But first-generation college students who keep going despite … Continue reading Branching Out: First-generation college students develop new roots
by Jeffrey Dahdah, photos by Nick Carpenter In late March, Utah State University found itself in the media spotlight on sexual crimes. Hayden Wiechers, a former USU football player, was charged with sexual battery on March 18. A week later, … Continue reading Close to Home: A look at sexual assault at USU
by Chelsea Hunter, photos by Jamie Duke As a red-shirt senior, Taryn Rose knows what it takes to be a successful student athlete, and it’s no cakewalk. This defender balances classes, practice, studying, traveling and exams while working part-time. “At the beginning … Continue reading Leveling the Playing Field: A look at campus resources given to student athletes
By Rhett Wilkinson In many ways, Randall Paul’s subscription to Mormonism is based in its absence. “The (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is the only true church because it doesn’t matter if it’s the only true church,” he said in a telephone interview following the ninth annual meeting of The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, held last semester at the University Inn on the Utah State University campus. It marked the second time in the conference’s history at USU, the first coming in 2005. For Paul, the president of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, certain of the church’s … Continue reading Philosopher: LDS Church is true because “it doesn’t matter” if it is
By Rhett Wilkinson Aggie BluePrint staff writer There’s been this big hoopla about a woman praying in a General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it apparently never has happened before. An initiative called “Let Women Pray” involved hundreds of letters sent to the church’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, comparing their plight to one given by women of Israel in the Old Testament to Moses. The Salt Lake Tribune broke the story less than 90 minutes ago that a woman will indeed pray in the church’s semiannual conference in early April. Here’s my frustration (and … Continue reading I knew it.