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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Laurie Snow Turner named the Statesman and bleeds blue

In a state filled with reds (UofU) and blues (BYU), Laurie Snow Turner is a true blue. She was the editor of the Utah Statesman during the 1978-79 school year. That’s when she, along with Larry Baker, changed the name from Student Life to the Utah Statesman because it’s more professional. Laurie discusses how newsrooms survived […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Bulb Bandit

A bulb bandit is on the loose in Seattle. A squirrel is getting in the holiday spirit by stealing Christmas lights and burying them all over the neighborhood. Today is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of pearl Harbor. German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is under fire for wanting to ban full-face veils worn by […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Don’t eat yellow snow, it might have GMOs in it

The death toll of a fire at the warehouse-turned-arts-space, the “Ghost Ship,” has reached 36, and will most likely continue to rise as investigators continue their search of the area in Oakland California. On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump chatted with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen. Which is crazy because because no US president has taken a […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: National Fast Food Day

The word of the day is “sedulous,” which means persevering; eager and thorough. Today’s holiday is National Fast Food day. Though it’s a slam in the face because just yesterday Taco Bell decided to re-brand as a dine-in restaurant. They want to compete with Chipotle. #longlivetacobell #no Trump’s team and the Democratic party are shaking […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Trump is grounded from his own Twitter account

Your word of the day is “auriferous” (aw-rif-uh-russ), which means containing gold. A 5.0 earthquake rocked Cushing, Oklahoma, on Sunday. Scientists say it’s due to fracking in the Midwest. Today is the last day to vote-by-mail. You can turn in your ballots at any mail box or on the TSC third floor. If you use […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Everything you know about dinosaur rawrs is wrong

Scientists say dinos didn’t actually roar. A man nearly shot a person while hunting for zombies in the middle of the night, police allege. Fire safety week was last week. Voter fraud isn’t actually something that happens very often. And Dracula’s fortress in Transylvania will be open to visitors for Halloween Eve for the first […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Morgan meets #KenBone

Aggie Morning Word host, Morgan Pratt, met #kenbone at Evan McMullin’s town hall meeting. This is not a drill. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Utah Statesman reporters Shanie Howard and Alison Berg joined the show today to talk about the pending Torrey Green case and sexual assault on campus. The Aggie Morning Word […]