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i - U Weber State College Tuesday, November 24, 1987 Vol. 48 No. 17 I inn VCJPC - L A V -f-X j Students (CPS) -- A year before the 1988 elections, political analysts say they think college students are more likely to support the Republican presidential candidate than the Democratic candidate. The same analysts, however, caution that if the stock market continues to falter, or if conflicts in the Persian Gulf and Central America escalate, college students may turn against the Republicans. Barring that, Jesse Jackson seems to be the only Democrat with any measurable support on campus, while all the Republican candidates legitimately can claim pockets of college support. It's heartening news for the Republicans who are trying to translate Ronald Reagan's collegiate popularity in 1980 and o News page 2 Opinion page 4 Letters page 5 Entertainment page 12 Classifieds page 12 Comics page 12 Sports page 15 Sidelines page 15 Grid game winners page 20 Signature on ROTC on pages 6-7 See winter sports on pages 70 Wildcats finish high: 2 in football 3 in volleyball See details on page 15-16 lean to the right 1984 into long-term voting patterns. Young voters may have already begun identifying themselves as life-long Republicans, said Catherine Rudder of American Political Science Associations. Young Americans tended to vote Republican more than the rest of the electorate in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections. Young people, moreover, continue to be President Reagan's supporters, according to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Washington, D.C. think tank. Although the number of Americans who approved of Reagan's job performance dropped as a result of the Iran-Contra scandal, his rating held steady among 18-24 year olds, the institute reported recently. Or Qt special - 7 7 Analysts say that momentum gives Republicans a slight advantage in wooing the youth vote but that advantage is tenuous. The AEI's Karlyn Keene asserts college students find the Republican Party more appealing not because of its policies, but because of President Reagan. The only two presidents most students are old enough to remember are Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Keene noted, adding that "the Carter administration is seen as incompetent, while Reagan is seen ' as providing leadership." "Reagan offered more hope than the Democrats, " said Curtis Gans, the director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate. "But on the other issues, students don't agree with the Republican administration. The 1988 presidential election," explained Gans, "is not as likely to be as one-sided Republican as the previous two elections. "It could even turn out to be one-sided for the Democrats," he added. "That's up to how current events unfold. If the stock market continues to decline, students and the rest of the electorate will want a change." "An Iranian war would be unpopular with young voters," said Rudder. "The American public does not (see STUDENTS page 8) Weber Studies Studies has national following Stuart Knowlton Staff Reporter Weber Studies, an interdisciplinary humanities journal, has become WSC's first nationally recognized scholarly magazine. Copies are circulated to a number of university libraries on the West and East Coasts, including Harvard, . The journal, once an in-house publication under consideration of being discontinued due to budget restraints, is now listed in five reputable indexes, including Abstracts of English Studies, American Humanities Index, Sociological Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, and Index to American Periodical Verse. Last issue's contributors included such noted authors as John Barth, Ron Carlson and Dr. Walter McDonald. Weber Studies also boasts a national editorial board and a Library of Congress International ISSN. What me worry? This old torn turkey, who lives on holiday, it isn't likely that anyone the Jensen Historical Farm in Logan, would actually want to cook this old doesn't worry too much about this bird. For a few recipe hints on time of the season. Although most Thanksgiving delightsa see page 13. turkeys rue the Thanksgiving (Signpost photo: Larry Jensen). 3r Wit:' ? ; . . ' f if I . " j i ' j I-' '" 'V "Giving a publication an ISSN is like giving a person a social security number," said Dr. Ncila Seshachari, editor of Weber Studies. Dr. Seshachari took over as editor of Weber Studies in spring of 1987 and brought the journal to immediate national recognition. "The journal was billed as an interdisciplinary humanities journal to recognize substantial vocational programs and the publishing of book reviews, short fiction, poetry, biography and critical essays in the academic disciplines," Dr. Seshachari said. Articles submitted for publication are reviewed by an editorial board consisting of experts from the various fields of study. Some of the experts are from Utah schools, including Dr. Levi Peterson of Weber State. Others hail from Carleton College, the University of Colorado, Northeastern Illinois University, West Texas Slate University, Arizona Slate University, San Jose Su.Le and University of California, L.A. "
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-11-24, Vol. 48, No. 17|
|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.|