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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY fJ1J0 Students SO r - , ' s evaluate ("n! j N online 2Ja WEDNSEDAY, APRIL 13, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 82 Radio host condemns mainstream media Mali showcases eco-fnendliness By HEATHER HUNT-WOOD news editor The Signpost . The 1948 Geneva Convention defined genocide as "acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group." Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, shared her experience with genocide and talked about the importance of independent media in a time of war for the 11th annual Weber State University Holocaust Commemoration. "I want to thank you all for coming out today and to be a part of a series on genocide," Goodman said to an audience in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. Goodman said she takes genocide very seriously, especially when it comes to how the media covers it. "I come from Pacifica Radio, which was founded 56 years ago by a man named Lew Hill who was a World War II conscientious objector," Goodman said. "When he came out of the concentration camps he said there has to be a media outlet run by journalists and artists, not by corporations that profit from war." Democracy Now! is a daily radio news program that airs on more than 300 stations in North America. In Utah, it can be heard Monday though Friday at 6 p.m. on the public radio station 90.9 KRCL. Goodman's two-day stay in Utah included a Monday afternoon live on KRCL, a speech Monday night at Westminster College and a Tuesday afternoon at the Wildcat Theater. Phil Cross, an Ogden community Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, speaks to a WSU communication class about the importance of independent media. Goodman spoke in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater Tuesday afternoon for the 1 1 th annual WSU Holocaust Commemeration. member, said he heard she was coming to WSU on KRCL. "I think she is a rather dynamic speaker and I thought it was unusual she made it to Ogden," Cross said. "I agree a lot with her ideals and about independent media." Salt Lake City resident Ryan See Media page 3 By MARIA VILLASENOR managing editor The Signpost Weber State University is getting a taste of Earth Day nine days early. More than a dozen agencies are gathering by the Stewart Bell Tower today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to inform students at WSU's annual Environmental Awareness Mall. The Ogden Nature Center will have a representative and information available. "There will be animals, and there will be information," said Martha Ann Albretsen, v o 1 u n t e e coordinate and community k program specialist at the center. Students can also learn about WSU's own moves toward environmental friendliness. "I arrived here eight years ago; we're starting to see some very significant changes," said Bryan Dorsey, WSU Environmental Issues Committee member and associate geography professor. "We're making great strides in a positive direction." Rick Wade, manager of services at WSU facilities management, willhaveinformation available to students about WSU's recycling program and water conservation. WSU implemented -a new recycling program last year to recycle plastic, paper and other materials. The program was initially used only at the WSU-Davis ':0 o litv i w5 VJC7 See Eco-friendliness page 10 Senator proposes election rules changes By NATALIE CLEMENS editor in chief The Signpost After several disqualifications plagued the student elections this year, action has been taken to change election bylaws. Business and Economics Senator Josh Borges presented BS2004-26 "Elections Rules," which would amend the bylaws to reflect three major election changes. "I've had a lot of questions come to me both within senate and outside of senate, and we've talked a lot about this in terms of all of the disqualified candidates that were running unopposed and those that are appointed the positions with minimal amounts of votes," Borges said. The first election change in Borges' legislation would 1 require that a write-in candidate obtain 5 percent of the votes in their constituency in order to be eligible to fill a position. Borges said that the 5 percent requirement makes the write-in candidate a valid person to fill the position. The second change would take the legislation that prohibits candidates from campaigning within 15 feet of a live polling place and make it more specific. Borges said the Supreme Court was-unable to uphold the legislation this year because of the vagueness of it. "So we've changed it instead of 15 feet from an active polling station, it would limit students to no campaigning within any WSU computer lab open or classroom," Borges said. The third change would Con C omfof t-n'-tn 10 Silent witnesses ft - L?rX V r a Services for Women Students placed red flags on the quad beneath the Stewart Bell Tower for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each red flag represents one out of 10 reported sexual assault victims in Utah in 2004.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-04-13, Vol. 67, No. 82|
|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.|