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oTThte I j) (Q) tS) IL Volume 66 Issue 7 wsusignpost.com Tuesday, July 29, 2003 INSIDE New Wildcat sports campaign, See page 7 57 5 :j j By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost Summer is a time for extra sleep, family vacations and, for most, fun in the sun. For many, spending time outdoors is enjoyable but some find excess exposure to the sun difficult to avoid. Although sunshine is essential for health and well-being, after 10 consecutive days of 100-degree weather, it can also be a serious safety hazard and the sun's ultraviolet A and B rays, UVAand UVB, can damage the skin. Sun damage to the skin is also known as photo damage and comes in varying degrees. Sunburn is a mild degree of photo damage and more common. Mmore serious damage includes a change in the skin's appearance or even pre-cancerous lesions and skin cancer. "Early skin cancer can look like lots of things," said Willard Maughan, a South Ogden dermatologist. "For example, when ' V Sun bathing is a popular summer recreation activity. Places like Cherry Hill, above, are packed during the hot summer months as people look to beat the summer heat. Skin cancer can be prevented by remebering to use sunscreen and other safety precautions. you start getting darker spots especially if they are rough, if it is kind of like sandpaper you may need to get it checked." Most skin cancer occurs on parts of the body repeatedly exposed to the sun; the head, face, neck, hands and arms are more susceptable. But skin cancer can occur anywhere. When the sun is unavoidable, protection can be provided by garments made of closely woven fabrics. "Longsleeve shirts work well, Maughan said. "Very often white shirts and clothing don't filler out the rays. Tightly woven clothing really works." Sunscreen is also a safeguard against the sun's rays. "Any sunscreen over a 30 SPF is pretty good," Maughan said. "It will protect 97 percent." Me recommended waterproof sunscreen, so despite sweat or water it will stays on skin. Another way to prevent skin cancer is to avoid sunlamps or tanning booths. "The tanning rays are the ones that are harmful UV rays," said Maughan. Other ways of darkening the skin are safer. Self-tanners and spray-on tan businesses are increasing in popularity. "There's fake tan but that doesn't come from light," he said. Megan Hunt works at Stacey's Hands of Champions Beauty College in Ogden. She works with the "Mist on Tan" part of the college which offers an instant tan sprayed onto the body. "If you come in here you won't age and (here's no risk of getting skin cancer," Hunt said. She said most ladies who use Mist on Tan are older women concerned with the health risks of tanning. "I'm more of the tanning booth type," Hunt said. "But, if I wanted to get a quicker tan that comes out darker and natural looking, I would use Mist on Tan." Some tanning booths use only beds with UVA rays. "UVA doesn't tan you as quickly but it's a longer wavelength so it docs penetrate more deeply," Maughan said. "The bottom line is they all cause damage. Tanning may or may not cause skin cancer, but I do know that it damages the skin and makes you look older." Even when the weather is cloudy, 60 to 80 percent of the sun's rays can penetrate through clouds. "We find UV goes right through clouds," Maughan said. "Also, the sun will bounce of the water, snow if you are skiing, concrete when you are playing basketball, and even green See Sun page 3 - :-.r.-Sf? ..... "' - . V V - - . : - - ' O ?'.:. TO '' ; i; - , , Z . - ' . . 5 I v jr . ' , i t ------ ' ., I Showing off soccer skills Sports trainer Shana Whipple from Weber State University examines Cacie Thompson's injured elbow Friday morning at the Show-off Classic Soccer Tournament. Thompson suffered her injury in the last 5 minutes of her final game of the day. Thompson plays for her team from Preston, ID. Vice president reaches out to India By Maria Villasenor asst. news editor The Signpost Anand Dyal-Chand, Weber State University vice president of student affairs, created the American Endowment for Education in India. He and his wife set up the endowment to create a K-I2 school for less fortunate children. Dyal-Chand is from Shimla India and has traveled to India often in the last few years. His brother, a John Hopkins medical school graduate, has lived in India for 27 years. "He had gone to do an eye camp and saw the dire need," Dyal-Chand said. "Newborns were dying, mothers were dying in large numbers. He had a tremendous impact as far as medical needs." Dyal-Chand has prepared to make his own impact and supply education. "My wife and I had gone to visit my parents." Dyal-Chand said, "and my brother kept telling us there is a real need for education. We never felt personally responsible for it until 4 years ago." On that visit an "odd-job guy" w ho helped his parents, invited Dval-Chand to his home a one-room hut with an earthen floor and tin roof. He sat in a corner with the man's little boy on his hip. "They'd given up." Dal-Chand said. "Education was nothing they can achieve. The little boy was the reason to come back." During the last two and a half ears the American Endowment for " .lJ.iMliiii.Mim mi i, ,mm!!!.i!iiv' i. .' -' ... A ".' '. ' ' r; ,' , ; .: X - r , ; s . . - . I;. ...... ' ' :t "X... 4 The American Endowment for Education in India, is proposing to establish a state-of-the-art co-educational English medium day-school in the village of Zalta. The AEEI was founded by Anand Dyal-Chad, vice president of student affairs at Weber State University, and his wife Alda. Education has collected $120,000. Dyal-Chand projects next year the school cari actually open its doors and teach kindergarten through fourth grade, and that it will add two grades each year after. "At one point, when we think to retire." Dyal-Chand said of he and his w ife, "we'll go back to the school and help ourselves. Our children have given us permission to do that." Dyal-Chand came to WSU in 1998 and has made his mark on campus. The nontraditional student center and University Village are both his creations. "There weren't any programs or services that were aimed at ihi.s set of people," Dyal-Chand said of the large number of married students with families and single parents at WSU. The UV was created to give students more sense of" community at WSU. "The older facilities outlived their usef ulness." Dyal-Chand said. "At the University Village, students live together and can be part of a community." A WSU community is a focal point in Dyal-Chand "s outlook. Apart from progressions in regular residential housing. Dyal ("hand is See India page .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-07-29, Vol. 66, No. 7|
|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.|