Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-11-091
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Senior Project To Aid Industry by David B. Oswald Staff Reporter Nineteen students from the WSC Manufacturing Technology Department are building a satellite dish as their senior project. They hope to build a satellite dish that will be smaller and more efficient than the ones now produced by commercial industrial corporations. This will help the industry become more cost-efficient. According to department faculty member George Nunez, about 800 dishes a month are manufactured, but the students building this dish are trying to find out if improvements can be made in assembly time and corrosion prevention. A ten-foot diameter is the current standard for satellite dishes. The WSC students are studying the possibilities of trimming the dish down three feet, and getting rid of the support struts without decreasing the satellite's strength. The students are also studying a method to cut down on the mathematics involved with fine tuning the satellite dish. Nunez said that Kremco, an Ogden satellite dish corporation, donated a steel mesh and tubing satellite dish to serve as a model from which the students will build a "prototype" model. Once the prototype model is completed, they will evaluate the building methods and experiment on three more models. "Industry produces the satellite dishes in an assembly line and then ships them out without testing them to see whether they'll work." The students plan on testing their product and finding an efficient way to help industry do the same. By producing the satellite dishes, the students are applying practices of newly formed corporations. see "Project" on page 2. t . f .x " ,, r it - - - 1 f f - I Signpost photoMatthew Brown Looking for the plug? Students out for an afternoon "spin" find that the going is easy for their canoe. As they row across the duck pond, they realize that the island they had intended to picnic on no longer offers much room. Yesterday's rain storm left huge puddlgs across campus and impeded the progress of many class-bound students. Weather reports depict colder temperatures and snow by Saturday. Anderson Evaluates '84 Campaign by Stephanie DeGraw Senior Reporter John Anderson Pocket book, personality and polls made up the 1984 elections, said John Anderson, the 1980 Independent party presidential candidate. Anderson spoke to a large audience at the Weber State College UB Ballroom during Thursday's convocation. "Just because a person has money, they shouldn't be able to buy their position," said Anderson amidst audience applause. Anderson advocated that a spending limitation should be put on all campaigns. He said public opinion looks down upon those candidates who overspend. Anderson gave the example of North Carolina candidate Jesse Helms who ran about 5,800 TV commercials in the five weeks before election day. Anderson said, "Many people were sick of the campaign and glad to get the whole thing over with." The pocketbook of the public was another concern. Anderson commented that 80 percent of Americans believe they are better off now than they were four years ago, according to recent surveys. Anderson said that was misleading as lower income families make up one fifth of America's population and their income was cut. In contrast, he said the in comes of 20 percent of the affluent families in America went up at the same time. This underlined the theme that the rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer. Anther disappointing part of the '84 campaign, according to Anderson, was "the knock-out punch of the primary campaign attacks by Gary Hart and John Glenn (who sought the Democratic nomination) on Mondale." Anderson said the Democrats did a "number on Mondale" when they called him the one in favor of "old arrangements" and ways of dealing with national politics. He said the whole campaign turned into a personality issue. Anderson said, "I'm very disappointed with the discussion of the bags under Mondale's eyes." The personality aspect of the campaign came out, according to Anderson, because of "the distressing lack of national dialogue on the issues." Anderson said voters were more concerned about their personal feelings for the candidate. "The medium has become the message," he said. "You would have thought issues would have emerged but by and large, evidence indicated that the issues were of minor importance." Anderson briefly touched on the many polls that were conducted that could have swayed the votes. see "Anderson" on page 2.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-11-09, Vol. 45, No. 12|
|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.|