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Aggies advocate for change of fate

Students gather to raise awareness of the consequences of microaggressions

Holding signs that read, “You’re too pretty to be gay,” “You’re not Mormon? But you’re such a nice person” and “You’re smart, for a Mexican,” USU students marched through the TSC on Wednesday to raise awareness about microaggression. “We are all capable of saying these types of statements and not knowing how they affect people,” said Lacey Haggan, a marriage and family graduate student who helped plan the event. Full story

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Handing out end-of-year accolades

Playing in its inaugural year in the Mountain West Conference, Utah State Athletics saw a handful of high-quality performances resulting in a number of postseason accolades. Here’s a look back at the Aggies’ first season in the conference with the annual Utah Statesman Sports Awards. Full story

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Dam model provides real-life experience

A USU model dam is providing data and research about a new design for the Isabella Dam in California, giving engineering students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real-life problem. Rhen Thurgood, a graduate student in civil engineering who is on the dam research team, said the dam, located at USU’s Water Research Lab, is one-third the size of a football field and a 1:45 scale model of the actual Isabella Dam. Full story

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ATOMICA gears up for final local show

Local band faces 'bittersweet' end

Local alternative rock band ATOMICA will celebrate its two-year anniversary, its debut album and hold its final local show Saturday at The Factory Pizzeria at 9 p.m. The band was founded in Logan by USU student and lead guitarist Nikolai Croft, USU alumnus and bass player Francisco Herrero and drummer Steve Cook. Full story

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Business world adapts as Information Age changes

The last few years and the next few years have been referred to both the Digital Age and the Information Age. With the explosion of the Internet and technology, the world is changing, including the business world. Technology used in business “The explosion of mobile technology has been one of the biggest changes to have impacted business over the last many years,” said Sriram Varadan, a master’s student in management information systems. Full story

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Softball: Aggies drop series

In a three-game series with Boise State on Tuesday and Wednesday at home, the Utah State softball team was swept by the Broncos. The Aggies lost the first game 5-1, the second game 11-9 and the final game 10-1. With the three losses, USU drops to 17-27 overall and 5-10 in the Mountain West. Full story

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USU choirs to be showcased on Temple Square

Director excited about opportunity to highlight talent and allow

The USU University Chorale and USU Chamber Singers are joining forces to tackle a performance in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The choirs were invited to perform alongside five other choirs from all over Utah at the Temple Square Festival of Choirs. Full story