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r Interviews reveal candidates' views By Michael Tupa ".We feel it was a moral victory."This statement was made by Doug Harris, campaign manager for the Moench, on the 11-vote total of-lhe revered statue in the primaries last week. He also PRESIDENTIAL Mike Arave Candidate Volume 40 Issue 45 but may have We want By Robert Whetten "This is American land and if you want us to leave, then we must," said WSC International Students Association President Jim Hajimamen, an Iranian. "But you are a country of human rights. Give us the benefit of the doubt." WSC's Iranian students faced President Carter's decision to cut diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran with views ranging from despair to mixed optimism, although most expressed a desire to remain in America. One Purpose . . . "We are here for one purpose . . . to gain a better education and cultural experience," Hajimamen explained. "Iranian ' TOH1Vl3 WEBER STATE COLLEGE fl ... fe o n I 1 i 1 J I l V I J 1 1 -J V - J l.r ... J L-J J QGDEN UTAH IRANIAN STUDENTS crowd the Union Building cafeterias to discuss their fates in light of the latest news reports. said, "we'll be back," in the finals today. In other election campaign news, the candidates for the four offices not involved in the primaries interviews about their campaigns, and sought after offices. Among the offices included were academic vice president, administrativce vice president, activities vice president, and seats on the academic senate. The one candidate for academic vice president is Jeff Stuart, who said he's running because, "I thought about it throughout the whole year," and wants to further some programs passed by the academic senate this year. He would like to arrange financial awards for master student as vice president. Master students is a new program where each of the seven main schools selects an outstanding student in their department each quarter. As an to leave to stay, " students know that whoever follows and obeys the laws, being a full-time student and working only with permission, cannot be harmed." Hajimamen pointed out that the Iranian students who criticized Hassan Ghaibi, another WSC Iranian student, for airing his views on television have no right to threaten him, because in America one can say what one wishes. Ghaibi said he believes 85 percent of the Iranian people are not agreeing with Khomeini's government on KUTV Channel 2 News Tuesday evening. One student said that action would be taken to force Ghaibi to return to Iran, but Hajimamen said the other students do not have this power. academic senator this year Stuart voted for this program. He said he'd also deal with student complaints and problems. Final elections for seven ASWSC offices and seven Academic Senate seats, one representing each of the college's schools, will be held today and tomorrow. Primary elections have narrowed the field in four of the ASWSC races, including the race for the presidential position. Students with a current activity card may vote in any one of the polling places in the Social Science building, Natural Science building, library, Education building, or Promontory Tower. Brian Jorgensen and Cory Larsen are facing each other for the post of administrative vice president. Jorgensen said that, "In the past there hasn't been a lot of opinion research," which is a duty of this office. April 15, 1980 say WSC's Iranian "I want to stay here," one Iranian student said, who asked not to be named because of the fear that other Iranians would turn against him. "I enjoy the freedom here; it is not the same in Iran, but I think we will all be forced to leave soon." Hajimamen agreed that speaking against the Iranian government in Iran is not allowed. "I won't support any government if it says not to speak what I want," he said. Hanta Yo author describes spiritual aspects of Indians By Michael Tupa Author of Hanta Yo Ruth Hill, spoke in the WSC convocation Thursday., She spoke in connection with Indian Week on her book which details Dakota Indian life in the 16 and 17th Century. She said the book was about the "roots of the continent," and referred to the Indians as the "caretakers of the earth." "My effort in writing Hanta Yo was not to relate the Indian to artifact or artifake," but to concentrate on the spiritual aspects of Indians. A Sioux Indian who accompanied Hill on her 33 year study of the Dakota Indian, Chunksa Yuha, explained some of the spiritual aspects of their religion as it existed for many years. He said they believed humans About this past year, however, the office has been run well, he said. He also said he'd have to wait to get in office, to see what problems there are. The priorities of his leadership would be to conduct research on student opinion about the ASWSC budget, and how it should be spent. He's been a vice president in Beta Theta Pi, and went to a leadership conference last year. Larsen gave two reasons for running. First, he has been involved with other leadership opportunities and "the intrinsic things," or experience is worth it. Second, he said, "I really am concerned that not enough people get involved in student government."Among the issues he wants to pursue are development of the Association of Chartered Organizations and more participation of women in ASWSC and other things. There is much "male domination" on campus in Inside News briefs KWCR music Editorials 'Cats sign recruits Memorializations. Hajimamen said he is a Moslem, but "religion and government can never mix. I am Iranian first and Moslem second." Hajimemen had earlier said that Iranian students should join together and not say anything that would hurt the cause of Iranian students in this country. But at Brigham Young University several Iranians were quoted as saying they support Carter's plan to not approve visa renewals. are composed of two bodies, one physical and one spiritual. In the after-world growth in both counts. "We have been overeducated," he said, "and don't have enough balance between our intellectual and spiritual growth." As the spiritual body grows it creates a literal type of energy which is a "realm of consciousness," Yuha said that only Jesus Christ had been able to develop himself as one should, and that when he reached out to heal somebody what he did was to extend his literal energy to rouse the curative value inside the person. He said these views aren't under any particular religion. Hill wanted to present these aspects along with accurate views I 1 PRESIDENTIAL Candidate John Stiltner these areas, he said. Most of the candidates don't have the background to fill their offices, Larsen said, and all they can promise is to put in time and work which he says he will. continued on page 2 Today page 2 page 3 page 4 page 10 page 12 students Another WSC Iranian scoffed at the idea of Iranian unity. "Khomeini is a maniac," she said. "Just because he is wrong is no reason for us to follow him and be wrong also." Several of the Iranians said the revolution was a revolution for the poor and the religious not for the middle and upper middle class. "They don't want us back there," one student said, "and we don't want to go back." of Indian life. Hanta Yo came out February 1979. She said it has created a great deal of controversy among "a very small percentage of young Indian people." Included among the dissidents are members of the American Indian Movement, whom Hill has criticized for their action at Wounded Knee a few years ago. During a recent college' speech, Hill said that several Indians shouted obscenities. This has happened before, Hill said, and apparently the WSC officials didn't want to take any chances, two policemen were present. She said, "I will keep my contracts," and "I'm not afraid." At the conclusion of her speech Hill said, "Ruth Hill has listened for 33 years," and that she also likes to talk.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-04-15, Vol. 40, No. 45|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|