Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-04-031
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Mon. Apr. 3, 1989 Weber State College Vol. 49 No. 58 CLUB COCA-COLA BOUNCERS pose before the giant video screen at the "Party for Special Olympics" held Friday night in the UB Ballroom. The dance was co-sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Weber State College Activities Board. (The SigJipost photo: Peter Avion) I ' - r :s o , . ! : i; fM '11 ft If' ifv . Dance proceeds for Special Olympics By Jill Titensor Managing Editor and Peter Avion Asst. News Editor Weber State students danced the night away at the Club Coca-Cola Video Dance held Friday night. The Coca-Cola Company has pledged to earn S2 million for the National Special Olympics with their deadline sometime early next year, according to Dcbra George, chairman, Campus Relations and Services (CRS). "This year, Special Olympics is celebrating its 20th anniversary," she said. "Special Olympics is committed to providing both recreational and competitive activities for physically and mentally handicapped children and adults." Unlike the regular Olympics, Special Inside News page 2 Interior Design club supports March of Dimes Opinion page 4 Quayle's grades looking up Signature page 5 Greeks Greeks and more Greeks Sports page 7 Showalter wins at golf X- ITU ' X Olympics doesn't receive any government or federal monies. Special Olympics isaprivate organization that operates off private and corporate donations, George said. The Coca-Cola Company is one of the donors. The college activities board (CAB) "The more you give, the more you realize your capacity to continue giving." Debra George CRS, chairman contracted out for Club Coca-Cola to bring their Party for Special Olympics to WSC. According to Christine Breidt, coordinator for student programming, CAB had to guarantee $1500 would be collected. Otherwise, CAB would have to pay the difference. Breidt said there were approximately 360 people who came to the video dance. At S3 per person, that's $1,080, leaving CAB about $400 to come up with. Club Coca-Cola will donate that money ($1500) to the national Special Olympics. Money collected on soft drink sales will go to Weber State's Special Olympics. LDSSA was to be a co-sponsor of the video dance but pulled out due to a concern that the music videos would be too provocative for LDS standards, according to Breidt. CAB negotiated with Coca-Cola who was willing to work with them and the DJ said he'd gotten memos from the head office to choose carefully what music he played. He was specifically told not to play "I Want Your Sex" by George Michael. The Signpost was unable to reach LDSSA officials for comment. Several events have been sponsored for Special Olympics so far this year. Last month their was a bowling tournament, and a Special Olympics track meet is scheduled for nexlmonih. Jodi Bulleris thcchairofWSC's ' Special Olympics'. ' ' - ' According to George, "Special Olympics has been a really good vehicle for showing that even those who are handicapped have the same wants and desires as we have. They have the same desire to compete, to excel at something, to make new friends and to be noticed as unique individuals." She continued, saying: "Once a student gets involved in Special Olympics, they want to keep volunteering. They come back year after year because working with these children gives them the chance to realize what's really important and that everybody needs love and attention, no matter who they are." "The more you give, the more you realize your capacity to continue giving," George said. Students ban protest South (CPS) Mount Holyoke College students have voted to kick Coca-Cola products off campus. Students at nearby Smith and Amherst colleges reportedly are trying to organize similar boycotts in protest of the Atlanta corporation's tics to segregationist South Africa. Ninety percent of the students at Mount Holyoke's Northampton, Mass., campus turned out at a Mar. 6 referendum, approving the measure by a 2-1 margin. The results, however, are not binding on the campus food service department. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), which has been trying to gather support for a Coke boycott on various campuses, argues the company which sold most of its South African holdings in 1987 still pays taxes to the Administration nixes 3000 watt increase. Future of KWCR uncertain By Ray Eldard Senior Reporter The Administration has decided against increasing the wattage of KWCR, leaving the future, role of the student run radio station in question. KWCR received approval for the 3000 watt increase from the Federal Communications Commission last April, but was told by administration officials earlier this year to cease efforts to fund the project. Kathy Mohr, program director at KWCR, said the college has 18 months to increase the wattage at which time the station may file for an extension. If no extension is filed at that lime, or if the wattage is not increased, the FCC will revoke the approved increase. The decision not to increase the wattage could prove costly to KWCR which has depended in the past on student fees for its "The student fees allocation hearings were a real eye opener," said Mohr. KWCR faced heavy opposition from the fees allocation committee who questioned the station's service to the student body and the campus. Mohr said it is difficult to fully service the student body with the station's present limited range. Stephanie Jessen, ASWSC president and a member of the student fees allocation committee, said the committee considers KWCR a "valuable entity" on campus as a lab, but was skeptical of the station's contribution to the student body as a whole. "I see KWCR necessary as a lab experience, but it must improve in its underwriting," Jessen said. "The station (see KWCR on page 3) Coca-Cola to African ties South African government on its licensed products. Mount Holyoke was the first campus in the country to endorse the boycott, AFSC organizer Arthur Serota said. Officials at Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta declined to comment In further research on the matter, The Signpos; contacted Dennis Willigan, an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Utah. Willigan teaches a course on South African Apartheid at the U. As far as the ban at Mount Holyoke, Willigan said, "They're pretty bright students there, so I imagine there must be a basis for their ban." "Coke is particularly vulnerable on this issue because they have massive international sales," Willigan said. "I suspect that's why they're not commenting."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1989-04-03, Vol. 49, No. 58|
|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.|