Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-101
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Li Weber State College Tuesday, November 10, 1987 Vol. 48 iVo. 13 300 gather to protest Aryans I: Pete Tesch Staff Reporter Approximately 300 students from BYU, U of U and Weber State College gathered Saturday morning to protest the proposed move by the Aryan Nation to open a group in Ogden. "We're here to inform people. What we're doing today is just the beginning," Mike Otto of the BYU College Democrats told supporters. The demon-stration, organized by several BYU student groups, drew support from various groups, including Weber, as well as local citizens. Apparently none in support of the Aryan Nations attended, although they were given opportunity to speak. The demonstration began with a few chants by those in attendance. "No more hate, no more fear, Si "I GCD ?.".-'il'.',T ' 'i - - ' - . V 5 PROTEST SIGNS express views at Saturday's demonstration. (Signpost photo: Pete Tesch) Nazi's are not wanted here." Songs like "Every breath you take," Come Ye Children of the Lord," and If I had a Hammer," were sung in between the more than fifty speakers who took advantage of the open microphone. Although the demon-stration was peaceful in nature, the protestors were adamant in their opposition. "The saddest thing is that they indoctrinate their children," said Jennifer Phillips of BYU. Chuck Warren, of the BYU College Republicans, added, "Tell your friends to spread the word. We don't want them around." On Sunday, the Reverend Robert Harris of Ogden hosted a similar protest at the Marshall White Center. The crowd consisted mainly of local citizens. Student senators oppose white supremists 'Hal Davis Asst News Editor The ASWSC Student Senate Tuesday unanimously opposed plans of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nation) to open a branch office here in Ogden. The resolution came upon the heels of a protest attended by Weber students Saturday in downtown Ogden. The resolution also opposed ."racist-dogma of any kind." The Student Senate also approved a resolution calling for the college administration to install Braille room numbers and faculty names under the current visual signs. The resolution's sponsor, Arts and Humanities Senator Richard Hoggan, said the cost of implementing such a plan would amount to less than $100 in materials . Although the resolution has no binding power, it will be presented to the administration in the form of a lobbying effort Tabled until next week was a resolution making the student activities sticker good for the quarter after its issue. The logic behind this ,says residence halls senator Randall Bateman, is to bring equity to those who do not attend Weber on a normal three quarter schedule and do not receive the full value of their money. Bateman said that spring quarter stickers are good throughout the summer. Upcoming on next week's agenda will be a committee report on international student issues. Tomorrow Is Vet's day President Reagan has proclaimed Wednesday, November 11, as Veterans Day and has called upon all Americans to recognize "the hardships and sacrifices demanded from and faithfully accepted by the millions of men and women who have defended our land in war and peace." On the Weber State campus, Upward Bound, Veterans Affairs and ASWSC are co-sponsoring a display with refreshments for the veterans in the Union Building lobby. Jim Kopecky of Veteran Affairs invites all veterans to "come have a donut and some coffee or punch. We'd like to meet the veterans on campus," he said. Kopecky also encouraged veterans to wear their uniforms on Veteran's Day. o News Opinion Entertainment Sports Classifieds page 2 page 4 page 7 page 9 page 12 Cl Q ' m. - ' fc..-- - ALLZt . 3 m arcxi I TUB UM Firmage expounds views See page 2 Sanders breaks records See page 9 Williams forsees future Reva Smith Asst. News Editor "We are explorers to such an extent that we risk our lives all tf the time," said Gurney Williams, III, former editor of Onni magazine, who spoke at Thursday's convocation in the Austad Auditorium. Williams gave the audience an overview of trends and technologies that will face our society in the future. These included the use of superconductors for walking on air and interaction with software verbally. "In 1964, the baby bcom ended, and those people are now coming into middle aje. That is one-third of the population. This will be a powerful impact on our society," said Williams. According to Williams, some of our society's future trends ere a return to faditional marriages, but with both partners working for income; emergence of Ihe heme as a switchboard to the whole world to an even greater extent than at present, via television, modems and telephones; and increased unisexuality and independence. In addition, :he futire will see more people staying up late.- at night. "Tl e night is analogous to the old frontier," said Williams. In fact, he saic, this vill lead us into the "age of incessance ' wherein nothing will stop over a 24-hour period. Whether you need your car fixed, your !iair done cr groceries p:;kei up, services will be available 24 hours a day. Williams also discussed the possibility of individual persons flying. One way to do this is using sim'.:l?.tcrs that give the actual feeling of ilyir.g without the possibility of being hurt. Another way is through implantation of superconductors somewhere in the body. When superconductors a"c in a cool state, they float above magnets. "Someday you'll be able to walk down a Salt Lake City street simply by floating over the magnetic sidewalk. The technology is in place; it's just a matter of working it out," Williams said. Another aspec: of the future will be use of "teamwork." Williams gave the example of a 10-month-old baby who had been severely burned in scalding water. Because a number of people specialized in different medical procedures worked together as a team, the baby survived. Williams said that five-to-ten years ago the baby would have died. Finally, Williams broached the question of miracles and the beginning of the universe. "Physicists are increasingly talking like theologians and philosophers." "It's possible our universe started in someone's basement," he said, adding that classical physics won't work if you want to build a universe. Some sort of accident is necessary. "A universe starts as a quantum tunneling accident," Williams said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-10, Vol. 48, No. 13|
|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.|