Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-121
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News Opinion Letters Entertainment Sports Classifieds page 2 page 4 page 5 page 8 page 10 page 12 See Veteran's Day 'V Signature ' . f See Preview of UNR-WSC football game on page 10 Sigr on page 6-7 Thursday, November 12, 1987 IT Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 14 saw v - WSC students learn from nation's best Mark Hadley Senior Reporter A new program at Weber will provide faculty and students with an opportunity to hear discussions by and ask questions of some of this nation's leading authorities in politics, business and science. Afterwards they can even watch rock concerts. This year, Weber joined the College Satellite Network (CSN), which airs live discussions on topics ranging from this year's presidential elections to the effect of AIDS on sexual practices among college students. After the discussions, the network also broadcasts the Pepsi Satellite Concert Tour. WSC student government coordinator Colleen Garsidc and Weber's student senate were responsible for bringing CSN to the campus. They believe Weber's students and faculty will benefit by having access to the network. CSN can help students gain different perspectives on important issues from experts involved with those issues on a daily basis, Garsidc said. In addition to viewing the discussions, students can participate in the them by phone. "Last year (Senator) Alan Cranston (Dcm. - Calif.) did a segment on 'The Congress: Is It Working?,'" Garside said. Viewers were given an opportunity to call in with questions. "For someone at Weber State to be able to call Alan Cranston and talk to him about an important issue, well that's a neat opportunity they probably wouldn't get elsewhere." she added. Garside explained that the student senators decided to purchase the rights to the network from senate funds at $500 per year. They decided to buy after receiving a year's free trial of the network. The programs are usually aired at night when most of the student body is off campus. Garsidc said the college was able to negotiate a special contract to tape the programs when they're aired. (see NETWORK on page 3) r Catch tonight's intrasquad game at the DEC 7:30 p.m. Students get in free with Activity Card 'aw .. V ... Climbin' the Walls This VVcber State student, no doubt frustrated with school work or midterms, blows off some steam by trying to climb one of the Science Building walls. (Signpost photo: Judd Bundy) Weber hosts Olympians Monica Ray Contributing Writer The "U" does it. The "Y" does it. Utah State does it. And so does Weber State College. Does what you ask? Hosts part of the Utah Special Olympics. Aided by the strong involvement of the Associated Students on campus and chaired by Josie Lopez, this year's Utah Special Olympic's State gymnastics meet is scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 14. Over 2,000 children and adults participate in events throughout the state, and over 450 participants are scheduled to take part in Saturday's meet. This is 75 more than participated last year. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. in the Swenson Gymnasium. Events will run until 5 p.m. when the closing ceremonies will take place. Volunteers are the key to the success of any of these events. Around 250 people will help with score keeping, hugging and general cheering on of the athletes said Bruce Nielsen, Assistant Executive Director of the Utah Special Olympics. Some volunteers also serve as host t families for athletes who come from as far south as Cedar City. "We are very appreciative of the support we get from WSC," said Nielsen. (see OLYMPICS on page 3) Vietnam was different for everyone Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief Perceptions of the Vietnam War are varied. The different viewpoints bring a smile to Jim Kopecky's eyes. They also cause him to pause in reflection at the sad circumstances. Kopecky is a 20-year veteran who now serves as coordinator of the Veterans Upward Bound program at Weber State. For 12 years, he worked as a civilian in Military Intelligence and off and on in Vietnam during that time. The recent notoriety of the Vietnam War gives him cause to look back on his experiences. "Every GI had his own Vietnam. In World War II, we all went as a group. But in Vietnam, nothing was alike. Talk to 20 guys about Vietnam, and you'll get 20 different ideas. Kids went over; old men came back," said Kopecky. Kopecky likes some of the movies about Vietnam. He sees the good, but wonders about some of the other things. Movies like "Rambo," which glamorize the war, have no place, says Kopecky. "After all, Stallone spent the Vietnam years in Switzerland teaching aerobics." Other movies, like "Platoon," made good attempts, but had phony things in them. "War is not John Wayne. The only glorious thing about war is when it is over," he added. Kopecky says that people today arc now really getting interested in Vietnam, more so than they were in 1972. He is busy now each day organizing veteran programs on campus and across the state. Yesterday, he took part in activities across the state, pushing for recognition of prisoners of war. According to Kopecky, 40 states give POWs special license plates to honor them. He hopes to get similar legislation through Utah's legislature. Kopecky says Governor Norman Bangcrtcr (see VIETNAM on page 7) Vets contribute at WSC Hal Davis 'Asst. News Editor According to figures provided by the Veterans Affairs Office, veterans make up about 10 percent of Weber's student population. There are about 1,000 veterans at Weber, 600 of which arc currently receiving educational benefits from the government. Just those receiving benefits pay almost $200,000 in tuition and student fees per quarter. Add to this ficure the 400 some vets not claiming benefits and those on active duly at Hill Air Force Base and Ogdcn Defense Depot that arc on tuition assistance, and veterans make a sizeable financial contribution at Weber. Weber shows its appreciation of veterans, whether receiving benefits or not, by allowing them to register first along with seniors. If your registration form docs not say "veteran" on it, and you are a veteran, then take your discharge certificate rr DD form 214 to the veteran's affairs office and they will stamp it.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-12, Vol. 48, No. 14|
|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.|