Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-04-101
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R ETRACTION An editorial in the Tuesday, April 7, Signpost entitled "Officers Called Thieves" contained misleading references to the student body government at Weber State College, as well as school President Rodney Brady. We wish to apologize to the people offended in this editorial; also to the student body as a whole. The editorial in question was in extremely poor taste. It was intended as a satirical piece on student government, but fell far short of it's intended purpose. It was an example of untrained and overzealous journalism.In addition to this public retraction, personal apologies have been made. Those persons offended have been offered space in this newspaper to make whatever replies they care to make. In addition, we are printing several of the letters to the editor that we have received from incensed students concerning our actions. We would like to make a specific apology to the four people who are currently student officers and are campaigning for positions next year. If we damaged their chances for winning in the primary election held this week, we sincerely regret it and are sorry there is nothing that can be done to repair that damage. Charles R. Pomerleau Signpost Managing Editor Volume 42 I mnm iiiiiiiui.iii.. ..in in ii i r n dJ LP Issue 38 WEBER STATE COLLEGE m in imii n i in w O O April 10, 1981 u QGDEN UTAH Mills Addresses WSC Convocation by Maggi Holmes In connection with Indian Emphasis Week at WSC, this week's convocation featured speaker Billy Mills and performances by Miss Utah, Jean Boulard, and her sister and brother-in-law. The performances by Miss Utah and company opened the convocation activities. A medley of songs was done, including "Go My Son", which was done in hand language. A hoop dance performed by Terry Goodell climaxed with him shaping the hoops into a ball on his legs, removing it and holding it above his head for the audience's response. The three performers are members of the Limby Indian tribe. Billy Mills, a Sioux Indian, was the featured speaker and showed a film clip and radio broadcast of his 1964 Olympic gold medal-winning run in the 10,000 meter competition. Mills is the first and only American to ever win this event. Mills explained the need for personal philosophy and goals in sports as well as other fields. He said philosophy keeps individuals from quitting. "Quitting is a human response but with philosophy you come back," were his words. Mills used his experience at the Olympic race to clarify the need for philosophy. It is also important to have people that believe in you to succeed, he said. "Most choices you are asked to make don't include you," he said. "When you're not included, step forward. You will be on your own terms, which is a stronger position," he continued. He related this to the present position of the American Indian in society. ASWSC Responds To Editorial by Faye Hardy, ASWSC Public Relations V.P. "HE THAT ROBS FROM ME RICHES ROBS ME OF SOMETHING - NOTHING. BUT HE THAT STEALS FROM ME MY GOOD NAME ROBS ME OF SOMETHING THAT IS RICH INDEED..." Julius Ceasar . In the last issue of this p?pr we officers were imjustiy accused of being, among other things, commie dogs. From my knowledge the only communist connection I have is my boss' son is going on a trip to China this summer- maybe he will put in a good word for me. As for the car thief accusation, maybe when we were youngsters one of us stole some playmate's matchbox car. ' I hope that the students on campus would be concerned enough to find out the facts for themselves rather than relying on satirical editorials. I would strongly encourage you to attend Legislative Council meetings and see for yourself what we at ASWSC are trying to accomplish. We are working on student concerns and have made headway in a lot of areas. Come talk to the officers. We have an open door policy and welcome your input at any time. At the time I'm writing this editorial I have no idea what effect the recent negative editorials had or will have in the election outcome. I hope you would not let poor journalism influence your opinions of the various candid? tes. This is a very touchy subject right now as we are in the middle of elections, but I feel the students deserve to know the facts - not speculation. It is a disservice to the students to have only one side of an issue presented. I feel that a responsible journalist should print facts and investigate the issues, not misuse the power of the printed word to smear people with malicious, unfounded gossip. I feel we have tried hard this year to help students with their concerns. Students need a voice on campus and I feel we have represented that voice., Whatever the outcome of the elections - whether the candidates you support win or lose -1 hope you will support next year's officers and air your opinions and concerns to them. Thank you. n, 1 " Y. ' " " . IfT I i X S, . i: v y 'iu ' Inside Science Museum 2 Miss WSC Contest 3 Editorials 4 Letters 5 Air Supply 6 Players Sign 7 Unclassifieds 8 QUO TABLES "Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic." Jean Sibelius In connection with Indian Emphasis Week at WSC, Miss Utah's brother-in-law performed the Indian hoop dance at convoca tion Thursday. In this dance, the performer spins almost continuously, maneuvering the many hoops into shapes and designs.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-04-10, Vol. 42, No. 38|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|