Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-261
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News Arts HfBl Signature r Austad Hair scare gjUj Drugs, booze, legacy in Utah lpl P you lose --- Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1988 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Vol. 49, No 14 i V V f I l; ," s , fit, K ! s , -'- ? rv r P'1 ' - ill j; v i - t ? "' I r " i iu ) f I IT t ! k : ' r OGDEN SHOWS ITS SUPPORT for Weber parade that will line the street with WSC State. Banners line Washington Boulevard students, faculty, staff and Ogdenites. (The in preparation for the Homecoming Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) Victory bell a'peals1 to senate By Scott Summerill Managing Editor The ASWSC Senate took fast action at Monday's meeting to pass a bill to let Weber State's victory bell ring out at all home football games. Physically Challenged Students Senator, Melvin Feller, introduced a bill to extend the use of the bell. The 1000 pound bell has traditionally been used during the Homecoming games. Feller's proposal will bring the 34 inch bell out for all home games, and its peal will be heard at every WSC touchdown. Physically challenged students are the caretakers of the bell and will continue to keep it in harmonious condition, according to Feller. During the games, the WSC cheerleaders will make sure the bell resounds with each Wildcat touchdown. Traditionally, any proposal brought before the senate must wait until the next scheduled meetingbefore it can be voted on. However, the rules were suspended to allow a vote on the bell bill, which passed unanimously. As a result of the senate's fast action, the WSC Victory Bell will begin ringing out at this Saturday's Homecoming game with the University of Montana. Amnesty International spreads human rights message to Weberites By Joe Grainger Contributing Writer Shih Ming-Teh, a political prisoner being held in Taiwan, has been on a hunger strike since April 22 of this year. According to an Urgent Action appeal, Ming-Teh was originally arrested January 8, 1980, for organizing a demonstration that turned violent with clashes between police and demonstrators. Supporters claim that Ming-Teh neither used nor advocated violence and that reasons for his imprisonment are unjust. Ming-Teh went on the hunger strike in protest that he was not included in a presidential amnesty, granted April 22, which released several prisoners being held in Taiwan. Ming-Teh's situation is common to hundreds of other political prisoners who, like Ming-Teh, are imprisoned for speaking out against their governments. It is the aim of Amnesty International (A.I.), a nonprofit, London-based organization, to gain the release of such "prisoners of conscience" through non-violent means. Speaking to alarger-than-expected group of Weber State College students, Tim Hill, president of Amnesty International at WSC, explained how Amnesty International works. "Public pressure in the form of letters is placed upon government officials," Hill said. "And the more they believe that the world community is aware of the prisoner, the more likely it is that the prisoner will be released." A 25 year-old organization, A.I. bases itshuman rights stand on a united Nations declaration signed in 1948 by every member nation. Called the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" this document, still in force, was designed to bring about greater individual freedoms, including the right to protest against the government. A.I. uses its 700,000 members in over 150 countries to collect reports of human rights violations. When an individual, such as Ming-Teh, is singled out, an "urgent action" memo is sent out world-wide requesting letters be sent to the government in protest. From there, local A.I. leadership provides addresses and pre-paid mailers to members who in turn write the letters and send them. Do the letters work? A released prisoner from Vietnam wrote A.I. to say, "We ;could always tell when international protests were takingplace . . . the food rations were increased and the beatings were fewer. Letters from abroad we're translated and passed around from cell to cell, but when the letters stopped, the dirty food and repression started again." Amnesty International of WSC is requesting your support and help by attending meetings to be held every third Thursday in the Union Building, room 338. Dr. Nancy Haanstad, political science instructor, is the advisor for Amnesty International at WSC. She encourages all interested students to contact her at her office in the Social Science building, room 292 or by calling Ballet not the only excitement By Scott Summerill Managing Editor The highlights of the Arts and Humanities week activities were the performances of the Moscow Classical Ballet. But, there were other exciting things that got lost in the shadows. Heather Forsgren, arts and humanities senator, said that last week's activities came off better than she had expected, considering the little snags that always accompany a function that size. "I was too close to it," she said. "I want to criticize it because I know all the little things that went wrong. But, I think it all turned out well." "We tried a lot of different things," said Forsgren. One of the most unique was poetry reading every day at lunch time in the Sky Room. "It was unfortunate thatnotmany people went," Forsgren said. "But for those who did go, they had a good time." The poets were all members of the Ben Lomond chapter of the Utah Poetry Society. The poets received T-shirts as a small gratuity for their participation. "They really liked those," she said. "We still have some too."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-26, Vol. 49, No. 14|
|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.|