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By Timothy R. Olsen, '09, M.B.A. '18 Chari Hawkins clearly remembers the day in February 2019 when she realized she could no longer just “live” with her panic attacks and anxiety. By that point, it was something the former Utah State University All-American heptathlete had battled with during every competition for

Editor’s note: This article discusses suicide and may be distressing for some readers. If you or someone you know is impacted by these issues or is considering suicide, a list of resources is available by contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or visiting Jeff

By Timothy R. Olsen, '09, M.B.A. '18 Mental health concerns are on the rise across the United States throughout all demographics. Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System shows nearly 16% of adults nationwide report “frequent mental distress” — a more than 4% increase

By Georgie Corkery '24 and Lael Gilbert '01 Utah is a place of outdoor wonders with iconic arches mountains framing picturesque communities, otherworldly salt flats, birding hotspots, and some of the greatest snow on earth. And yet, the state has another, less appreciated outdoor treasure of world-class status — a vast,

By Marcus Jensen If there is one thing that can be predicted with certainty, it is that life can certainly be unpredictable. Oftentimes, students feel like they have their higher education journey figured out. But then, unexpected opportunities and challenges pop up that can derail those plans. However, with one of the

By Jeff Hunter '96 Life was a challenge for Emma Heare in 2013. But help came in a rather unusual form. Following the birth of her third child, the 2004 graduate of Utah State University found herself struggling with post-partum depression. But one day amidst another daily mental battle, a long-forgotten scene

By Andrea DeHaan While most national and international feature stories about Greg Carr focus on his connections with Harvard and Boston as well as his extensive philanthropic efforts in the African nation of Mozambique, the Utah State University graduate still spends much of his time in his quiet hometown of Idaho

Sabau brings a wealth of experience from leadership positions with the Big Ten conference and The Ohio State University By Jeff Hunter '96 Creating a sports strategy is nothing new for Utah State Director of Athletics Diana Sabau. In the yearbook from her senior year at Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, New

USU assistant professor Andy Harris hopes to shed light on key factors that contribute to our sense of social responsibility By Logan Jones '18 What drives a high school student, immersed in the tumultuous and often overwhelming world of adolescence, to spend their weekends volunteering at a food bank? Why are some teens

Handling more than 1,000 annual events is no easy task, but USU's Event Services team has created a one-stop-shop By Timothy R. Olsen '09, '18 It’s 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, the start of a beautiful fall morning in Cache Valley, though the sun is still 90 minutes from rising over