With professional (WNBA?) opportunities on horizon, soon-to-be bride Christensen struggles to balance basketball, faith

Devyn Christensen might just have it all. She is scheduled to get married in early April to Landon Petersen, a finance major expected to graduate after the summer. She will earn a degree from Utah State University in May. She’s also a major college basketball star—one of the best in the nation. Just weeks ago, she became her school’s all-time leading scorer, helping the Aggies in a march toward a possible NCAA Tournament bid. She’s good, in fact, that she may not just play professionally in Europe, but have a crack at the WNBA. The question, however, is if the … Continue reading With professional (WNBA?) opportunities on horizon, soon-to-be bride Christensen struggles to balance basketball, faith

Butterfield’s always been a Cache Valley type, but that doesn’t account for his outrageous energy

When the Utah State men’s basketball team’s season seemed certain to crumble, coaches didn’t ask it of him. His motivation was stirred in a Denver hotel room in mid-January, he could take center stage in salvaging his team’s season.  There was sufficient talent still within the Aggies’ eight-man rotation, after all, to make it worth it. Spencer Butterfield has since emerged from the Mile High City as an all-conference WAC player and a member of the conference’s all-newcomer team. He did it by increasing his scoring average by more than six points and five-and-a-half rebounds per game since then—the highest … Continue reading Butterfield’s always been a Cache Valley type, but that doesn’t account for his outrageous energy

Liz Emery: the polarizing Statesman columnist discusses her life’s course

Liz Emery and brothers at her brother Sam’s wedding. There was this one time when Liz Emery read the Book of Mormon. Actually, that happened about 15 times before her 18th birthday. Not to mention that, as a teenager, she was the president of her Beehive, Miamaid and Laurel Young Women groups for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And, as a high school student, within a semester from applying to BYU. Yes, Liz Emery—the same Emery that has polarized Utah Statesman readers with many of her columns and has perhaps set the newspaper’s all-time record as most-commented … Continue reading Liz Emery: the polarizing Statesman columnist discusses her life’s course

Dating detractions

Editor’s Note: The following article is one of opinion and humor. The opinions reflected in this piece are held only by the author and do not reflect any position of ABP. By Jesse Budd Staff Humor Columnist Involved. When did we start using the word involved to mean “dating?” “Are you two… you know… Involved?” Involved in what? A heist? When I think involved, I think along the lines of: “There was a burglary on 4th avenue, 3 gunman were involved?” “Chanel, you best get out of town. I’m involved in something serious…” And then there’s: “Are you two… involved?” … Continue reading Dating detractions

Experiential learning in the classroom provides students with new experiences

The Shamanism class is just one of many classes offered at Utah State University that features experiential learning. Photo by Rachael Steineckert By Rachael Steineckert Staff writer The room was emptied of desks and lit by candle as we gathered … Continue reading Experiential learning in the classroom provides students with new experiences

Fashionable Fall clothes can be as comfortable as sweat pants

Editor’s Note: The following article is an opinion piece written by an ABP staff writer. The opinion offered in this article is purely that of the writer’s and does not reflect any official position of Aggie BluePrint. By Marleyann Mcclune Staff Writer Ah my dear Aggies, it is that time of year again. The leaves are changing, football has started, and the temperature is dropping, which means the return of my most personal dreaded ensemble that students never seem to fail to wear around this time: the feared, sloppy, standard outfit of sweats. Now as much as it truly pains … Continue reading Fashionable Fall clothes can be as comfortable as sweat pants