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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

As telehealth counseling expands, privacy worries abound


Patient privacy has arisen as a major concern as psychological health professionals have moved their work online during the pandemic.

Kaysville officials surprised by the public’s reaction to April Fools’ Day joke


Kaysville officials were surprised by criticism they received in response to this year's April Fools' Day joke.

Mental health centers at USU see an increase in student participation amid pandemic


Since moving to telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State University's physical and mental wellness employees have noticed an increase of students utilizing their resources.

New Logan company creates made-from-scratch pies


An entrepreneurial baker has opened an online store that sells and delivers homemade pies to the residents of Cache Valley.

Virtual event brings unexpected benefits for students


Students attending an annual networking event at Utah State University were able to share the company of alumni from across the nation since this year’s event was held via Zoom.

A new convenience store gives students another way to use up their Dining Dollars before they expire


A new on-campus convenience store opened at Utah State University in early March, giving students another way to use their Dining Dollars by the end of the semester.

Many USU students changed their vote after a candidate faced criticism


Some Utah State University students changed their vote for student body president following the final debate between candidates Erik Fogth and Lucas Stevens.

Professors exhausted after not getting a spring break


Many Utah State University professors are drained as the semester pushes into its final weeks, without the spring break typically scheduled for this semester.

Utah State’s attempt to keep students from traveling has been unsuccessful


The loss of an official spring break during the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop Utah State University students from traveling.

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.

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