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PUT AWAY YOUR TOYS: Sunday brought perfect weather for hot-air ballooning over the Old Mendon Highway -- but when it's over, you still have to pack up. / Photo by Nancy Williams

Today's word on journalism

Monday, October 30, 2006

"Of all the unhappy trends I have witnessed -- conservative swings on television networks, dwindling newspaper circulation, the jailing of reporters and 'spin' -- nothing is more troubling to me than the obsequious press during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. They lapped up everything the Pentagon and White House could dish out -- no questions asked."

--Helen Thomas, "dean" of the White House press corps, 2006

AUGUST 2006

ARTS & LIFE

Features

Alaskan Postcard No. 3: Watching the human parade
As I wait in Greyline's 14-passenger Freightliner for the passengers to finish their float plane tour, I stare out the window at the cars, tourists and workers as they pass by. / By Ginger Warburton

Alaskan Postcard No. 2: A new room, complete with roommate and chicken bones
"The coolest thing about your room is the amazing view!" Lisa said as she showed me my room. It was a small rectangle with a stained twin mattress in the center. She took me to the window and opened it, there was no screen and I leaned outward to look at the wide short waterfall that crashed into a small pool below. / By Ginger Warburton

Living large with a short leg named Chester
Eighteen-year-old Amanda Christensen is just as active as other teenagers, if not more. The difference is, Amanda's right leg is shorter than her left -- almost 3 inches shorter -- but when asked if it slows her down, Amanda replies, "Never!" / By Jed C. Christensen

Wild Art

Week of Welcome fun on the Quad: Photos by Mikaylie Kartchner

Blue sky, red rocks: Photos of the last getaway of summer at Moab

NEWS

Across Bridgerland

Water wise for 40 years and going strong
Water is a key factor in life in the arid West and since Utah State University’s beginning in 1888, water has been a key research focus. When the university dedicated its new Utah Water Research Laboratory in December of 1965, USU took its place as one of the world’s leading water research universities in the nation.

2006 JCOM grad's video to be broadcast internationally
Coreena Payne, a 2006 graduate of the journalism and communication department at Utah State University, has had a five-minute video accepted for international broadcast by the Christophers, a religious organization.

Local News

JCOM professor publishes 'Military and the Press'
August 31, 2006 | The Military and the Press: An Uneasy Truce, a history of press-military relations in America by USU journalism Professor Michael S. Sweeney, has been published by Northwestern University Press.

New registrar aims to alter office's reputation for red tape, slowness
"The biggest charge I've been given is to serve the students," said John Mortensen, the new USU interim registrar of the Registrar's Office. / By Liz Livingston

OPINION

Putting environment higher on national and local radar
Recently at the G8 summit in Russia, President George W. Bush used an expletive while speaking to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. / By Jason Givens

SPORTS AND RECREATION

 

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