Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-10-091
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THE Signpost WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY 1 - , .. - T - ?v 4 ir DAN IE IX E MAXY THE SIGNPOST The Spirit of Homecoming ... PERFECT WEATHER for homecoming is partially a result of scheduling it two weeks earlier. Though the earllness has given organizers frequent nightmares, the student body has responded with good attendance at the activities. Many report a noficiable increase in school spirit this year. Students and alumni have come together this week to participate in a renewal of old traditions. Major activities to come this week include the formal dance on Friday, a parade on Washington Blvd. Saturday and the football game against nationally-ranked University of Idaho that evening. ; iiwm special section Go back Into Homecoming days past. NEWS 2 New Technology director coming from Chattanooga. ARTS 7 Iphigenla from Taurls comes to Ogden. SPORTS 12 Nationally-ranked Wildcat Harriers chalk up another win. Many suspicious of magazine "Warriors" Magazine sales story doesn't seem to check out, while students who felt pressured can't get their money back. By JOYCE ZABRISKIE Staff writer of The Signpost Severed Weber State students have recently been approached on campus by "college students" trying to win a trip to Paris, London, Hawaii or other exotic places by selling magazine subscriptions.Attempts to link sales representatives to a legitimate organization have only turned up more questions about at least four men claiming to represent Warrior International Network of Houston, Texas. Meanwhile, several students have complained about the treatment they have received and want their money back. Clista McCashland, secretary of the Department of Communication, said that she received a call from a female student wanting a refund for magazines she had bought from Warrior. The organization's representatives said they were from KWCR and the Communication Department. "She was really upset, and I don't blame her," McCashland said. "She alleged they had awakened her in her dorm room by a man selling subscriptions. She bought one to get rid of him. She has tried to get in contact with these people to get her money back but has not been successful." McCashland said she told the woman to call security. Weber State Police said that if people would call them when they are approached, the police would do everything they could to remove the person or persons from the campus. A sign on the front doors of Promontory Tower states that solicitation is not allowed in the building. Resident Hall director Connie Hatch was unavailable for further comment about security procedures. The Warrior sales contract, in bold letters, warned of no refunds for purchases under $25. Tyson Hyatt, a WSU student, said the Warrior representatives told him they stay in an area for about two weeks. "They said they were staying at the Airport Inn in room 1 7 in Salt Lake City. They were leaving the area last Saturday for Seattle," he said. Attempts to contact Warrior representatives at the Airport Inn revealed that there is no room 1 7 at that hotel and that no one from a Warrior International has been a guest there. Hyatt said he did buy magazines from Warrior and said that the representatives did not say claim to be communication students. "They said they had a communications contest for students to try and win trips to London, Hawaii, Paris and other exotic places," he said. Student Donja Vallett said that she was first approached by two men in the parking lot of a local supermarket. 'They said they were from the Communication Department, and I was really interested since I work in the department. I asked Clista (McCashland) about the magazine sales and she knew nothing about it," Vallett said. (See MAGS page 2) One female student woke up to find a man at her door who claimed to be a communicationstudent wanting to sell magazine subscriptions.She bought one to make him leave.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-10-09, Vol. 52, No. 15|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|