Accepting Koch money will cost university
To the editor:
USU’s acceptance of the Koch money will be its own punishment. As USU transforms into the Center for Climate Change Denial, professors who don’t want to be associated with the profit made from destroying the future will leave. Employers who want educated graduates, not anti-science ideologues, will hire elsewhere. Eventually parents and students will get the picture, leaving the Koch-purchased professors talking to themselves.
Mountain Crest act alienated this fan
To the editor:
I attended the Ridgeline-Mountain Crest football game last night and it was definitely a night I will remember for a long time. It was a game I was really looking forward to. I went to the game feeling like I could cheer for both teams. After all I’ve always been “Proud to be a Mustang” alumni. My husband is an MC alumnus. All of my siblings graduated from Mountain Crest. I have two daughters who graduated from MC. My son was a proud member of the Mustang football team until his senior year when he put on the new beautiful silver and blue Ridgeline uniform. And I know when he did, it was with very, very mixed emotions. It was TOUGH for those kids to put away their orange and blue and move forward with full allegiance to Ridgeline. After all they’d been mustangs since they were old enough to know. But the lines had been drawn on the map and the school was finished and it was time to move forward. But man I felt bad for those kids at MC. I’m sure they felt they’d gotten a raw deal. They were left a 30-year-old school and old uniforms, and to add insult to injury, their coach had walked out on them. My heart hurt for them.
But now! New coach, new uniforms — they’d moved forward with a great team! I was excited for them. And then they decided it would be OK for them to mosey right through the Hawks’ warmup. What’s up with that? And the fan shirts? Why the blood feud? We were brothers. Family. Not a single shirt made up or worn by Ridgeline students that insulted MC. Half the student body at Ridgeline were Mustangs before they were ever Hawks. The hatred just isn’t there. Or at least it wasn’t — until last night. Mountain Crest made sure of that. And I guess I don’t feel too bad anymore they have a school that’s showing its age — after last night I can see they don’t deserve nice things. They don’t know how to treat them with the respect. Just like the fading loyalty that Ridgeline students may have still had for them. They don’t appreciate it and they don’t deserve it. I still feel glad that MC finally has a good team — they have earned it. But I don’t know what will happen next year when their entire starting line-up graduates. Or what will happen in the years to come- — it could have been fun watching both schools play against each other. But I know in my heart I will never again cheer for Mountain Crest. And you can thank Mountain Crest for that.