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We are excited to introduce for the second time, The Byline, USU Student Media’s first ever e-newsletter. The Byline was created specifically for alumni of USU Student Media. Its purpose is to keep alumni involved, up-to-date, and engaged with USU Student Media, Utah State University, and the journalism industry. You will get to know current students, the top trending stories in the Statesman, and the top trending entertainment from Aggie Radio. We’ll keep you updated on graduating seniors, awards received, student elections, alumni, and all other events and opportunities we are apart of. Enjoy the read!
Accepting Alumni of the Year Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the Alumni of the Year award as part of our annual awards banquet. This is an award given to a former student, employee, contributor, or member of the Utah Statesman who has enhanced the community and society in a positive way; an individual who has shown significant dedication to the development of the Utah Statesman staff and the organization’s success and reputation in the past year specifically.

To nominate someone for the award please email or
Volunteer for the Student Media Advisory Board

USU Student Media needs volunteers for the Student Media Advisory Board. This board is responsible for the hiring of student leaders. Time commitment is a couple of hours two or three days in a year. Calling in is available.

For more information, or to express interest, contact Nathan Laursen at 435-797-1757 or
Statesman Alumna, Wall Street Journalist
Visits Student Media

Natalie Andrews, a Wall Street Journal social media editor and reporter, spoke as part of the Morris Media and Society Lecture on Monday, February 27. Her lecture "2016: What the Hell Just Happened?" was presented at the USU Merrill-Cazier Library upon an invitation from the Journalism and Communications Department.

Andrews, who graduated from USU in 2006, was also involved with The Utah Statesman during her time as an undergrad, getting paid a whopping .65 cents an inch to write for the paper. (Don't worry, the pay rate has since changed).

Preceding the lecture Andrews visited our new USU Student Media Center. With just a handful of students from managing editor to reporters, Andrews discussed social media and how to improve, skills journalism students should have upon graduation, and insights into the world of professional journalism. Thank you, Natalie!

If you are interested in visiting our new Student Media Center or speaking with our students, email Marissa at or call 435-797-1775.

Student Media Covers USUSA Elections 

Final results for the USUSA elections were announced Friday, March 3rd at noon. Amidst grievances and drama, the Statesman covered elections starting by interviewing candidates. All candidates running for positions within the Executive Council were interviewed by video in the Student Media Center.

Shanie Howard, a senior news writer, prepared the elections insert with bios, qualifications, and platforms for each candidate.

The Statesman debate was conducted by Shanie Howard and Alison Berg on Wednesday, March 1 in the TSC Hub.

A couple of articles, an editorial and a news article, were published regarding grievances that some candidates received, the latest one published the night of Thursday, March 2. Two USUSA positions are still undeclared due to unresolved grievances that Statesman reporters are currently covering.  

Aggie Radio Goes FM

Aggie Radio FM 92.3 KBLU-LP has expanded its reach.

In May 2016, the station began streaming as an FM radio station. The network, owned and operated by Utah State University, purchased the needed equipment, set up contracts and successfully placed it on the station’s new radio tower. Because of this, Aggie Radio has expanded its reach beyond the internet and into Cache Valley.

Station Manager Mikey Kettinger, Media Programming Coordinator Nathan Laursen, and Technical Director and sound engineer Tyler Thorn oversaw Aggie Radio’s expansion into Low Power FM 92.3 (Logan, UT). Thorn said this change will help Aggie Radio expand its reach toward the community.

“It will give community members the opportunity to get involved,” Thorn said.

Kettinger said this change will also bring inclusivity among locals. “We value the voices of community members who are listeners just as much as student listeners,” Kettinger said. “Expanding into the FM world makes Aggie Radio more accessible to them.”

Laursen said this will also improve the station’s programming schedule immensely and allow it to host more podcasts, concerts, live shows, and play-by-plays for club sports.

“By getting FM secured, we’ll be able to get more people involved and fill our programming schedule,” Laursen said. “Aggie Radio will develop more talent, good on-air personalities, and get more community members involved and doing shows.”

Aggie Radio 92.3 KBLU is Utah State University’s college radio station. The station provides diverse programming with news, sports commentary, lectures, podcasts, radio theatre, and specialty music shows. Listeners can tune in either through FM 92.3 KBLU,, or the TuneIn smart phone app, which provides free streaming of radio stations around the world.

Trending Podcasts & Songs

1. Your Say on USUSA: The Greek Vote w/Liz Rumball

2. Your Say on USUSA: What the Big Blue is this?

3. Your Say on USUSA: A Review w/Hadley Burton

4. "Living in Logan" by Emotional Disturbance

5. "Party in Your Honor" by little Barefoot

Top February Articles

1. Torrey Green: Life before the jumpsuit

2. Torrey Green: The stories behind the accusations

3. As USU students we should feel safe to disagree in class, right?

4. Coach Spencer Nelson has been "home run hire" for the Aggies

5. Twenty-five years and still fighting: The Captain Aggie story
Upcoming Events

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March 6-10:
Spring Break; Mountain West Tournament

March 10: USU Women's Gymnastics vs. Southern Utah
March 17: St. Patrick's Day
March 18: PoBev
March 20-24: SJ & Jesse E. Quiney College of Natural Resources Week
March 27-31: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Week
April 1: Men's Rugby

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