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KMh VMEiK WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1990 Signpost VOLUME 51. ISSUE 36 WEBER STATE COLLEGE ir"o"c dL JL JLii Jm- l- :wtuowr,uKij ltMt Mhif .Ainu inM ar nfil fiiiinid liMiimiMKJiijai Student and part-time mountain man to perform 7 Acrobats to "Shanghai" Weber State fans j Signature 3 The American family: for better or for worse? Sports 3 Lady 'Cats pound Utah State Aggies J ft: -" i i ;J" .... 11 Smoking debate heats up at WSC Separate ventilation systems in Junction subject of heated public hearing By Joyce Zabriskie Staff writer of The Signpost The burning debate over whether or ot smoking should be allowed in the Union Building was heatedly discussed during a public hearing Tuesday. Some in attendance feared they may lose the right to smoke in the Junction, the only room on campus that has an area set aside for smoking. Brad Wilson of the Union Building Advisory Board said the reason for the hearing was due to the discovery during recent renovations on the building that the Junction did not have separate ventilation systems as believed. Once the error was discovered, the advisory board wanted the input of the students as to how best approach the problem. Smokers, however, saw the hearing as another attempt to remove smoking all together from the Weber State campus. Last year, student Gary Price introduced a proposal to eliminate cigarette sales from the campus, stating that cigarettes and thesecond-hand smoke they generate were detri-. mental to the health of the students. Smokers in the Junction complained the hearing was a "back-door approach" to the situation, feeling that the advisory board had already made up its mind and was merely going through the motion of setting up a ! J 4 - v b BRIAN SCHIELE THE SIGNPOST BRIAN SCHIELE THE SIGNPOST "I also should not have to pay to remodel the ventilation system to accommodate smokers." Christa Graham WSC student hearing to look good. Alan Wiese asked how many members of the board smoked. No one raised their hartal just wish that the board had been more up front about the issue to let usbecome more aware of the studies," he said. "It felt like a back-door attempt to ban smoking. We don't know all the information about the systems and we'd like that information." Wilson responded by saying, "If we had "I just wish that the board had been more upfront ... It felt like a back-door attempt to ban smoking." Alan Wiese WSC student already made up our minds there would have been no point to the meeting. It is really a 'catch 22' where no matter what decision we make someone is not going to like it. But, we are doing the best we can." Jill Fifield assured those attending the meeting that the board had not already made up its mind. "This is not an attempt to ban smoking," she said. "There is a lot of money (See SMOKE page 2) Resolution could expand class breaks from 10 to 15 minutes By Sue Richey Staff writer of The Sgnpost The length in between classes could be stretched to 15 minutes if resolution 91-5, "Adequate Walking Time," passes the ASWSC Senate. The" senate debated the proposal during their meeting Monday. One concern voiced by the body was reduced class time. Scott Robinson, who sponsored the resolution, said, "The Board of Regents mandate that class time will be 50 minutes. Class time will not be reduced." Robinson explained that if the new schedule is implemented, it will expand the class schedule time. For example, an 11:30 a.m. class under the old schedule will start at 11:50 a.m. under the new schedule. Robinson also said that Utah State University and the University of Utah allowed 15 minutes in between classes. Dave Hall, traditional senator, expressed concern that the expanded schedule would adversely impact working students. "It would take extra time away from their jobs," Hall said. Arts and Humanities Senator Ari Hunsaker asked if the resolution would affect night classes. Robinson responded, "Night classes are usually run in two,two-and-a-half hour blocks and would not be affected by the change." One concern which would affect Robinson's resolution is the expansion of afternoon class schedules. He said that while researching the resolution, he met with Dr. Marie Kotter, vice president of Student Services, who informed him that the administration is "seriously considering" implementing an expanded afternoon schedule. "I feel the ASWSC Senate needs to make a statement on their support of the 15 minute time between classes so the administration will consider this when they plan the new afternoon schedule,'" Robinson said. One senator who supports the proposal is Bill Vicars, physically challenged students senator, who said, "My constituency fully supports the expanded time between classes." The resolution was sent back to the policy committee to give (See ASWSC page 6) P "ft - r " "7 V " z. 1 1 4 ; 4 v BRIAN SCHIElEfHE SK3NPCOT Ride 'em, cowboy WILLIAM BONNEY, who works for a local carpeting contractor, saddles up on a roll of carpet Tuesday as a truck tows rt across campus to Its new home In the Union Building. Such rldershlp comes naturally for Bonney, who says he's the great-grandson of none other than the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid, making him Billy the Kid's kid's kid's kid.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-11-14, Vol. 51, No. 36|
|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.|