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  • Dozens of USU students and alumni liv-ing in or visiting the East Coast last weekend stocked up on supplies and prepared for the worst as Hurricane Irene shook up the eastern United States. Natasha Bodily, who studied at USU for three years before moving to New York City this year, said, At first I wasnt anxious about it at all, because I didnt think it was going to be as bad as everyone was saying. But then my parents and aunts and uncles and cousins kept calling me and freaking out. They were actually quoting, word-for-word, Anderson Cooper on CNN, so I started to get pretty nervous. The biggest hurricane to hit the states since Katrina in 2005, Irene received exten-sive media coverage with weather advisories issued and evacuations ordered up and down from Florida to Maine. The worst of the storm occurred on Aug. 27 and 28, about six years to the day when Katrina ravaged the Southeast. This time, many more were prepared. The landlord told us that we should sleep in the living room so that the tree in the back wouldnt fall down and crush us, Bodily said. She said that she and her roommates personally prepared by stocking up on flash-lights, food and water. Jenny Corry, who attended USU her fresh-man and sophomore years of college and was in Washington DC at the time, said that hundreds of people there had the same idea. All of the local stores sold every single water bottle and flashlight until nothing was left, she said. Corry said the most exciting part of the storm was mainly the anticipation. She said,

    The day of the hurricane, I played flag football with a bunch of friends in the mud and the rain and that evening is when the storm really picked up. There were really strong wind gusts and it rained for about 18 hours straight. Some students, such as junior Michael Berry, had family members in hurricane areas. Berrys brother-in-law, USU alumni Trent Merrell, lives in Concord, N.H. Berry said that Merrell posted the follow-ing on the familys website: So far so good. We have plenty of water (both to drink and coming down from the sky outside) and all of our stuff outside is tied down. The wind is blowing pretty hard and at times it is raining side-ways, but we are doing well and it hasnt been scary, yet. We lost power for a few hours this morning, but we were all sleeping. Berry said, When Hurricane Irene was projected to go through his area, of course I was a little worried, but not too bad consid-ering that he is quite up north, and the news said that it would be downgraded. So I wasnt too worried. The storm claimed the lives of 43 individuals and destroyed the homes of thousands more. The New York Times stated that Irene will likely be one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nations history, with industry estimates suggesting $7 to $10 billion of damage due to heavy rainfall and flooding, crop destruction, sapped power and a negative impact on tourism. Some USU students who experienced the effects of the storm said that it wasnt nearly as bad as predicted, but many were not living in areas where the damage was particularly bad. Bodily said when the storm hit, it was mainly just incredibly windy and rainy. The

    UtahFriday, Sept. 2, 2011


    StatesmanThe Hurricane Irene touches USUBY ARIANNA REESstaff writer

    HURRICANE IRENE struck the states along the east coast, causing deaths in Florida, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. AP photos

    &-'='0)70-2)8,)6%14 on the east side of the Taggart Student Center. Bike thefts have been increasing over the past few years. Police say students should lock their bikes with strong locks at approved racks to avoid theft or removal. CODY GOUCHNOUR photo

    Freedom to think, learn and share ideas are just a few of the ideologies the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean John Allen said are behind the name of the colleges new biannual alumni magazine Liberalis. The inception of this new publication comes as another one of several steps, he said, that the colleges administrators have taken to ensure students, faculty members and doubters of the validity of liberal arts degrees that USUs humanities and social sciences curricula are here

    to stay. The brand is: A premiere liberal arts college in the midst of a land-grant university, in the mountains of Utah, with scholar teachers as the faculty, said Allen, a professor of rural sociology and a former journalist. I want people who are engaged in their scholarship or creative activity, but they love teaching. He said students who graduate from USU with a bachelors degree in any major, or combi-nation of majors, stewarded by CHaSS will argu-ably find better success, over time, than students who earn more typical professional degrees such as business or engineering.

    In March, The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Utah legislator Sen. Howard Stephenson said students majoring in degrees such as his-tory, liberal arts, sociology and philosophy are squandering funding and other costly resources by pursuing degrees to nowhere. I was pretty new when (Stephensons) com-ment was made, said CHaSS public relations specialist Kristen Munson. Talking to students, people were upset about it, and they werent upset at him. What they were upset about was that they knew that it wasnt true.

    CHaSS releases Liberalis magazineBY D. WHITNEY SMITHcopy editor

    Milne: Bicycle thefts on the rise The USU Police Department received a call Thursday, Aug. 23 concerning a missing Aggie Blue Bike that belonged to the department of natural resources. Later, a different Aggie Blue Bike which was registered to the Health and Wellness Center was found in its place. Someone had taken their department of natural resources Aggie Blue Bike and switched it with an older version, said Capt. Steven Milne of the USU Police department. David Griffin, the shop manager at Aggie Blue Bikes said they are trying to figure out what

    happened, but he doesnt think it was a theft. I almost feel like its not a theft, Griffin said. He said there is probably someone who knows what happened with the bikes and that they were switched on purpose, but they arent sure what happened yet. Many bikes are stolen from USUs campus. Milne said that 29 bikes were reported stolen in 2010 and 33 have been reported stolen so far in 2011. He said many more bikes were probably never reported. Griffin said that there has been a rise in bike thefts. Its something that is becom-ing more of a problem, he said. Ive been here over three years,

    more thefts probably this last year, more people coming in ask-ing if weve seen their bike than in the previous two years. Milne said students need to lock up their bikes. Most bike thefts, he said, are crimes of opportunity. We encourage people to lock their bikes up, use the bike lock. The majority of the ones that are taken were not locked at the time that they were stolen, Milne said. Griffin at said students should also be sure to use a quality lock. This year lots of them have been locked up. Usually, its a cheaper lock and somehow theyve managed to crack the lock or cut through it. You have to have power tools, in all hon-

    estly, to get through a good lock, Griffin said. Griffin said there are several ways to lock a bike and some are more effective than others. He said the lock needs to attach the bike frame to the bike rack. He also said students should lock up anything that has a quick release function. Milne said that joyriding is also a big problem on campus. Well find a bike that was shoved in the bushes somewhere. We find out that the owner had never reported it stolen to start with but noticed it had been missing and somebody had used it to ride across campus and then stashed it in the bushes, Milne

    BY CHRIS LEEnews senior writer









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