Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-10-231
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Friday, Oct. 23, 1992 VOLUME 53, ISSUE 20 riThe nnn V V II IJfl V V. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH Renown artist Glugio Gronk Nicandro to bring his diaristic artwork to WSU lecture. 3 r- ..m t y-: r.-"' - J j'T T '3 -r . -j ,f 7 X" -'- X :. i J rift f '""""n , - XxJ ; '' ' . I , j ;'X..4.';. II ' I i I "' xsx.. I ; . ( ( v. Xi f X x' "x U V U r-' 1: ' . . " 4. i .,. i ' ' - f .. x , - r--Xx f k al : , MARK STEVENS THB SIGNPOST BILLIARDS EXPERT Jack White dazzles WSU students once again with trick shots and snappy repartee. WSU -experts' and amateurs were invited to try'their stick! agafnS hifmalrnlttained students hth.. he Union Bui,din9 and demonstrating his skills for as long as anyone can remember. Abortion and women's rights debated during Convocations By JENNIFER HARDING ; i Signature editor of The Signpost The government denigrates women's rights by forcing them to carry out a pregnancy to term, basically leaving women under subordination. This view was one of many ? opinions offered by this week's Convocation's speaker Janet Benshoof, who addressed the issue of "Abortion and Women's Rights," at Thursday's Convocations. A Harvard graduate, Benshoof is a lawyer who represents private reproductive rights cases. She was recently hailed as one of the top 100 lawyers in the United States and has also represented two cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently she is challenging the abortion ban here in Utah. "In the 15 minutes I have talked here, five women have died of illegal abortions," Benshoof said. "This is because we are in a country which precludes a woman's right to have an abortion." She added that approximately 500,000 women have died of illegal abortions. Benshoof said abortion has been one of the most controversial topics in our country, due to the fact that it has not only divided families, but also is a volatile issue all the way into the executive branch of the United States. She said often the issues debated surrounding abortion aren't usually about women's health issues. Instead they are argued in the religious context. She believes the abortion issue should be left out of religion. Depending on the religion, there aredifferencesinthestance each takes. An example Benshoof gave is the Reformed Judaisms belief that the fetus is not a human being. If a woman is in danger of losing her health or life, then she is required, as a result of her religious belief, to have an abortion. "One feature that distinguishes our (See ABORTION on page 2) Approximately 500,000 women have died of illegal abortions and approximately 12 women die every hour due to illegal abortions. Friday, Oct 23 Accu-Weaiher forecasl for daytime conditions and high temperatures Ogden 7l Salt Lake City 71 . I & I Provo 73 j nev. Ar colo. . I Cedar City I 70 I v - Freedom changes lives says Lithuanian, German DEMOCRATIC WHEELS: Freedom in Eastern Bloc compared to getting out of prison. By TYSON HIATT News editor of The Signpost Students from Lithuania and Germany spoke to WSU students Thursday on what freedom means to them and how being free has changed their lives. Rosita Rankelyte,a Lithuanian exchange student, spoke to students at Open Hour's Senate Activities on what it is like to be free and the responsibilities of freedom. "I think of it as a responsibility," Rankelyte said. "It's more than just doing what you want. It's doing the right thing." Rankelyte said truly being free comes from inside. She said the Lithuanian people had no freedom for about 50 years before they gained their freedom in 1989. She said gaining freedom and democracy was a slow process. Glasnost under Mikhail Gorbachev allowed freedom of the press and debate. Then came the reinstatement of the Lithuanian flag and a democratic election. Rankelyte said these things took time but the Lithuanians didn't give up. She said she was proud of her people for being strong in the face of adversity; they now know the value of freedom. "Freedom is not given, it is earned," she said. "Getting freedom challenged the Lithuanian people," said Thomas Manguen, another Lithuanian student. "It is like getting out of prison." Manguen said getting freedom gave hi m control of his life and that was what he felt (See FREEDOM on page 2) Steven T-flcms Rxn Flwrvs Snim Ice Surmv PI Ocudy Oouly UaAssoaMdPnssGnvnaNel Ci 992 Accu-WaWr. me. Inside The Signpost Arts: Signpost Sports editor Cory Sovereen tries his hand at music review with rap's MC Serch. Sports: Weber State football invites a catfight this weekend as the Wildcats host the Bengals of ISU.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-10-23, Vol. 53, No. 20|
|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.|