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Today's word on journalism

Monday, October 8, 2007

Celebrating Columbus . . .

"1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them."

-- Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), author, from Breakfast of Champions

(NOTE: Strictly speaking, this Vonnegut quote doesn't have anything to do with journalism. I'll owe you one. On the other hand, Columbus didn't have anything to do with discovering America, either, strictly speaking.)






USU researcher among experts in DiCaprio's 11th hour documentary
Utah State University researcher Joseph Tainter is among about 70 sustainability experts featured in Leonardo DiCaprio's upcoming eco-documentary, The 11th Hour.


.38 Special revs up the crowd at Cache Cruise-In
Classic cars and classic rock made for great memories with .38 Special adding some rock 'n' roll attitude to the Cache Cruise-In. / By Shannon Gibbs

Re-energized Tesla to rock Utah with concert, 'Real to Reel'
Editor's note: the concert at Great Saltair has been rescheduled for July 27. This tour also gives Tesla a chance to show where the band came from and where it is going. The Hard News Cafe sat with Frank Hannon, Tesla guitarist, for an interview. / By Shannon Gibbs

Viva Salt Lake City to bring hot show, seven bands for under $13 per ticket
Are you ready for the revolution? Viva Salt Lake City, baby!!! Viva Salt Lake City will consist of one Saturday (June 2) seven bands, one stage, one full bar, a handful of DJs, sponsors galore and more fun then thought possible at a single show. / By Shannon Gibbs

Clutch brings rock 'n' roll and a side of blues to Utah
A Q and A with Clutch's lead singer reveals the latest album is an analogy. Instead of going to purgatory, the band goes to Beale Street. / By Shannon Gibbs

Christian band Skillet rocks with message of peace
"I think we relate very well to lonely people, people who feel that they don't deserve a second chance or they have messed up in life," says lead singer John Cooper. A concert review and interview with Skillet. / By Shannon Gibbs

Wild Art

Photos from a Day of Welcome on the Quad, by Heather Routh


Local News

Dean of USU College of HASS to step down
As Utah State University enters a new academic year, it marks the final year for Gary Kiger's term as the dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. He steps down in July 2008 after five years at the helm of the university's largest college.

U.S. News & World Report ranks USU best in country for graduates with lowest debt
A new round of rankings mark the start of a new academic year at Utah State University, including "Best in the West" and even a No. 1 recognition by U.S. News & World Report.
USU recibió el mejor ranking en Los Estados Unidos

Whittier Center director working to bring in first-class playground
The empty field of yellow grass and asphalt outside the Whittier Center may be filled next year with a massive playground, designed partly by children in the neighborhood. / By Devin Felix

Months later, Hyrum raid echoing through elementary school
Nearly five months after the raid on the Hyrum Swift & Co. meat packing plant, in which 147 undocumented workers were arrested, Cache Valley schools are still feeling the effects. / By Devin Felix


Wikipedia and ethics in online journalism
Wikipedia is classified as a "tertiary source" for the purposes finding information to support a student's investigative report on a subject. That is, a student cannot cite a Wikipedia article as a source for information in a student paper. / By Barry Kort

The world is waiting for us to change -- has college prepared us for that?
Here I am just three credits from graduation; you think I'd be planning for life on the other side, as I have done for eight laborious semesters. Instead, from the vantage of hindsight, I find myself sorting through four years of Aggie memories. / By David Sweeney




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