Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-09-131
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INSIDE Volume 65 Issue 13 Activities aboundfor Sept. 1 1 anniversary By Jennifer Larson news editor The Signpost Wednesday, students along with faculty, staff and members of the community participated in a night of remembrance. Walking to the beat of a lone drum at the Freedom Walk, participants were asked to ponder the meaning of freedom in their lives while honoring those who died and those who are paying the price for freedom. "September 1 1 should be a day of remembrance where we serve others, not a day of holiday," "Margaret Wahlstrom said. Wahlstrom's sister-in-law and mother-in-law were in the first plane that crashed into the first tower. Many people, old and young, of -different nationalities and faiths were in attendance for Weber State University's patriotic celebration of freedom. Brody Barnes, WSU's student body president, began the vigil with a moment of silence in honor of Sept. 11 and those it affected. Speakers at the vigil focused on remembrance: remembrance of the innocent victims who died that day, remembrance for those who gave their lives on Sept. 11 and remembrance for those in the armed forces still fighting to preserve freedom in the United States. Mike Denso, a student from Africa, spoke of international students coming to the United States for a chance for a better education. Whether they have U.S. citizenship or not, Denso said, they felt "as astonished and scared and as helpless as Americans did." "We mourn with you, we shed tears with you," Denso said. "May we never let the light of remembrance fade." Wahlstrom, not wanting to focus on her and her family's tragedy, focused and remembered other victims of the Sept. 11 attack. Student Terry Smart and her two children, Cameron and Katie, participated as a wav to be a part of the community. oThe 11 m( ) T(J) www.wsusignpost.com ? "We mourn with you, we shed tears with you. May we never let the light of remembrance fade' Mike Denso WSU international student "I thought this was a great idea to get together to show community," Smart said. Cameron Shekarforoosh, who is of Middle Eastern heritage, participated to show his patriotism for the United States, regardless of race. "I am Persian, and being here proves that I am an American," Shekarforoosh said. Others said they felt it was a way to show respect for the events that occurred and those affected. "Wednesday is a tribute to those who lost their lives," said Aaron Ames, a WSU student. Justin Clark, also a WSU student, said it is "a day we should never forget." Sept. 11, 2002 was not only a day of remembrance, but also a day of service. Barnes encouraged all WSU students to participate in service projects. Not wanting it to be a one-day-a-year memorial to 9-1 1 and the Wahlstrom family, Barnes asked students to donate one hour a week to local elementary schools. He said volunteers should spend that time playing games and reading with the children of those schools. As part of a service project, attendees of WSU's recent leadership retreat packed and donated 6,500 backpacks to local elementary students. The backpacks were delivered to Lewis Elementary students Wednesday morning as part of the day's remembrance and call for service by Barnes and Wahlstrom. The rest of the backpacks will be delivered to three other schools in the community in the next couple of weeks. Those students interested in participating in the project can sign up in the WSUSA offices in the Shepherd Union Building. Wahlstrom said she is someone who has donated her life to teaching children and, along with Barnes, wants to encourage others to donate a part of their lives to service as well. You can reach reporter Jennifer Larson by calling626-7655. n Friday, September 13, U The candlelight vigil wrapped up 'ODD Community, students honor Sept. 1 1 ' Mir- r 'i 3 - s i ' "Where is it on Weber?" Identify the place and win, See page 7 2002 nil O Weber State University's activites " " ...WM ..... , , ,, , , . . M ..VJ..P.W.V '.'.' ,,,,,,,,, , MM,,. . A it - f Wi : ( n ? I - P'J i ' x i . " . ; t ' . ' , i -:: r ! t . S' 1 : .... .' : .t . .. - v' , . . . ri n C LA UU LJ LJ J V- I honoring Sept. 11 Even Wildkittens, such as Mark Castleton, participated in some of the events planned throughout the day to commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11 (right). Paramedic Mike Slater, Captain Steve Gunnell and Steve Finder (left to right) attached names of those who died Sept. 11 to a balloon. The length of the string attached to the balloon was equivalent to the height of the World Trade Towers before the attack.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-09-13, Vol. 65, No. 13|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|