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USU Observatory satisfies public's interest in space

Clouds parted Friday night, enabling spring’s first public observatory night at USU. The USU Observatory, located on the roof of the Science Engineering Research building, was open from 9-11 p.m. Students and families from around Cache Valley came to look at distant objects through the large telescope. Full story

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USU students 'fired up' about Science and Engineering Day

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers survives budget cuts, performs scientific experiments

After rescheduling twice, USU’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosted its annual Science and Engineering Day for children in fifth to eighth grade Saturday. Jose Campos, the club’s public relations chair and a junior in mechanical engineering, said although the event has occurred annually since 2011, this year was different. Full story

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Balancing school and family

USU mothers have more options for nursing on campus

Melanie Barlow isn’t an average student. She may be juggling a full class and work schedule like most students, but she’s also a full-time mom. Although she’s off the clock while in class, pursuing a degree in international business, her responsibilities as a mother are never on pause. Full story

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The moments of the year in athletics

A look back at the most memorable plays and achievements of the 2013-14 seasons

Over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, Aggies across 12 sports experienced a multitude of highs and lows. Some of the greatest moments came about through late victories, heart-breaking defeats and personal achievements. Shootout in the desert The Utah State women’s soccer team was the first team to experience Mountain West tournament play. Full story

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Bombs, blood and Bigfoot

Students, faculty, volunteers spend day learning to effectively communicate in crisis simulation

Bombs, car accidents and even Bigfoot sightings set the stage for the journalism and communication department’s day of simulated crisis, CommStrong, on Friday. Assistant professor and CommStrong organizer, Matthew LaPlante, said it is intended for the students to learn how to communicate in a crisis by playing an assigned media role while reporting on a series of staged crises for a whole day. Full story

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NFL mock draft

Houston: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Houston wants to trade this pick. It may be tempting to go for Clowney if they don’t, but they are more in need of a quarterback than anybody in this draft. It is a deep QB class, but they have to take one who can immediately make an impact, and I think that is Johnny football. Full story

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Humans of USU

The Utah Statesman asked students the question, “What is the first thing you are going to do to celebrate the end of the semester?” “I’m going to build my bike that I ordered. It’s in the mail. I’m going to build it and put it together and go for a bike ride. Full story