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The Utah State News Service publishes news content produced by students and curated by faculty of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University.

Scholarship providers to the department may republish Utah State News Service articles at any time without cost. Media entities that do not donate to the department's scholarship fund may also freely republish Utah State News Service articles, but are asked to refrain from doing so until 72 hours after initial publication. If used in whole or part, the authorship of the student reporter should be noted in a byline of tagline. To donate to the department's scholarship fund, visit

The service, which was first launched as the Hard News Café in 1998, is one of the oldest continuously operated internet news organizations in the Mountain West.

For more information, or to hire a Utah State News Service student writer or photographer for a specific assignment in Northern Utah, contact Matthew LaPlante at To hire a Utah State News Service broadcast student reporter or videographer, contact Brian Champagne at

Recent Articles

USU ambassadors help high school students navigate college during a pandemic


Utah State University's student ambassadors are attempting to paint an exciting college experience for potential Aggies, despite concerns over attending college during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disease investigator is concerned about student opinions on COVID-19 vaccine


Although COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to all Utahns over the age of 16 this month, some Utah State University students who have already had COVID-19 say they're in no rush — an attitude that has health officials worried.

Students protest removal of Aggie Blue Bikes


Utah State University's board of trustees compromised on its proposal to defund Aggie Blue Bikes after a protest on Feb. 18.

Latter-day Saint missionaries are adapting to new changes


For the first time in 11 months, missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be permitted to meet face-to-face with potential new members.

A chance for young people in Logan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine early was swiftly taken away


Cache County residents as young as 16 briefly had access to COVID-19 vaccines that were leftover from clinics, but a change in distribution procedures means they are waiting their turn again.

Rental assistance for COVID-19 relief now available for Cache Valley residents


Logan residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 could receive up to $2,000 per month in rental assistance.

USU fights COVID-19 with Tuesday Testing


Utah State University has implemented a new program called Tuesday Testing in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, but some students have been reluctant to participate.

USU releases information on 2021 study abroad opportunities


Utah State University plans to resume study abroad programs this year — with three European destinations on the docket.

Utah State University boosts mandatory report numbers as a result of Title IX changes


Utah State University has increased the number of faculty and staff responsible for helping inform students of their rights regarding sexual misconduct.

Local business is inspired by community support


After shifting its product and service offerings during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small business in Logan is starting to transition back.

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