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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 71 Monday, April 19, 1993 elections Take a look at the candidates. See page 2. --3 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH 51 1 f ' t f Supreme court hands down first decision WSU court unanimously rules in favor of Whiting, places name on ballot By ERIC MORROW SIGNPOST government affairs editor In a unanimous decision, after two hours of deliberation, the ASWSU Supreme Court made its first decision of the year on Friday and allowed student Biff Whiting to run for social sciences senator. In response to the court's decision, Whiting said, "I thought the supreme court did a very thorough review, to the point of ad-dsing other ambiguities of the constitution and the wording of the election packets by-laws." Whiting, a part-time, non-traditional student, had challenged the student government eligibility guidelines that said he had to be a full-time student to run for student senate. He said the guidelines were unconstitutional because the ASWSU Constitution says any student with a constituency can run. When the matter went to supreme court he questioned the experience of the justices, who were appointed this school year and had never made a decision. But he said Friday after the decision, "In light of the decision, which was written without any professional legal assistance, my concern was obviously an invalid projection of my own ignorance of appellate -w-" According to Article I, Section II of the ASWSU Constitution, "any person who is a member of any officially recognized constituency" can run for office. But student (See Court page 6) Senate to vote on role of WSU supreme court Student senate to discuss job description By NATALIE BOSWELL Signpost staff writer The student senate is expected to vote by next month on job descriptions of student supreme court members, said ASWSU President, Melinda Roylance. Although the justices in the Weber State University student supreme court have been appointed since the end of winter quarter, their job descriptions have never been generated. The court dissolved in the last few years because there was little or nothing for it to do. Recently ASWSU reactivated the court to give it a chance to work. If it still has nothing to do, it will be done away with, Roylance said. New justices were appointed last quarter to give it another try and their jobs were re-evaluated, she said. - - ' 5 t'" 1. ' i . - - - , v . U - t. I i '( V ' ' f -.; " mum."' """ " 1 ; 1 " -: -" .w.-x- -- i -: p danVllTmakVw'CnT the mountains. For story, see page 7. r - - - - -vj . ". 4 ; -! '.' ' ) " ; ' - - ' ' - - : ! 1 , 1 - '". . li Aging well Right: The grand opening of the Dinosaur Park Saturday attracted people of all ages who came to see the featured constructions like these footprints of various dinosaurs. Above: The camptosaurus, which means "bent lizard", has a fixed view of Learning leadership R.A.'s build sense of security The job of the supreme court is to determine whether bills passed by the student senate are constitutional. The work in this area is limited because the senate doesn't pass many bills throughout the school year. The court also hears complaints regarding concerns on other constitutional issues brought up by students. Student discipline issues, such as cheating, are reviewed by another committee in student services. If the supreme court finds a bill unconstitutional, the bill is rendered null and void and the supreme court develops a course of action on each case. Roylance says she would like to see the justices become invol ved in the reviews to providedecision-making unity on constitutional issues. (See Role page 6) By SANDY SOWERBY SIGNPOST senior reporter :; Building a sense of community, serving as a resource for students and promoting student growth, self-reliance and responsibility are all part of a resident assistant's job. Residential assistants, or R.A.s, have "one of the most intense leadership opportunities on campus," said Dennis R. Colestock, assistant director, resi dence life. Many former R.A.'s have put their experience to good use as they go on to other campus leadership positions, he said, noting that Melinda Roylance, current student body president, was an R.A. Students who apply for R.A. positions are required to complete Communication Studies 480, a two-hour class Colestock teaches each spring quarter. The class emphasizes all forms of communication from the "basics to the deepest definitions" and "offers people an opportunity to become better communicators," Colestock said. Students learn to interpret body language and deal with confrontational situations through role-playing. R.A.'s must fill out forms and reports by hand and sometimes the reports end up on the desk of a university vice president or dean, or the local police. "The reports must reflect well on the R.A.," Colestock (See Leadership page 6) T ODAY'S EWS i 1 ABTS. Indian legends, beliefs and religion focus of interest throughout the years. See page 8. PORTS The former All-Stars defeated the 1993 All-Star team, 148-144. See page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-19, Vol. 53, No. 71|
|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.|