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I Y The n Former WSU golfer now models in IV" X Wildcat women win again see page 8 i :f , Las Vegas -'-A V-.A see page 5 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2004 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 39 Students face hazard when walking to school By JASON STALEY asst. photo editor The Signpost Although it is not the Surgeon General's warning, walking to or from school may be hazardous to one's health. Many Weber State University students walk, all or part of the way to school, but walking to campus has one major hazard: automobiles. With . vehicles going to and from the campus, some students find it difficult to cross the street. "It is a pain, especially at noon when the lunch traffic gets out," said WSU student Jenny Eckenbrecht. "I don't know, it's just crazy." Living 10 blocks from campus, Eckenbrecht rides the bus to school in the mornings and walks home in the afternoon. The walk is not always a nice stroll. Eckenbrecht said she comes close to being struck by a car about once a week. Her latest narrow escape was last Wednesday. She was crossing 36th Street at Birch Avenue when a car rushed past her. "Since Kindergarten, we have all learned to look both ways," Eckenbrecht said. "I go -. Sai .1- I' 4 Weber State University senior Norman Allen walks across Harrison Boulevard Friday afternoon. to cross the street and about halfway there, some guy just comes flying down the hill and just about nails me and I swear he gunned it; that is the worst part. Eckenbrecht is not the only person who struggles when traveling to or from school. After parking her car on 36th Street, WSU student Libby Sciker walks the rest of the way to school. "Getting out of my car I have See Hazard page 3 Campus moves on after election battle By BECKY PALMER sr. news reporter The Signpost Both major political parties on campus must now face the bittersweet realities that follow the election process. College Democrats will have to continue under administrations they have opposed. They will have to unite both with one another and with the country as a whole. College Republicans will have to find direction and work toward unity as well. Theirs is the challenge of choosing to support those policy decisions that will help their party remain in favor. "I feel that nothing has changed nationally," said Jason Allison, president of College Democrats. "Republicans still control the house, the senate, and the presidency." See Battle page 10 Human Rights Week activities to focus on crisis in Sudan By HEATHER HUNT-WOOD asst. news editor The Signpost More than one million civilians have been forced to leave their homes due to killings, rape and the destruction of villages in Darfur, the western region of Sudan. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell condemned the atrocities in Sudan as genocide. On Nov. 15 through the 19, Weber State University's Amnesty International student group and International Humanitarian Student Advocacy present Human Rights Week. The crisis in Sudan is the focus of the week. Senior Jeremy Barnum is the WSU Amnesty International student group leader. "We can't expect the world or the government to make it (the crisis in Sudan) a priority if we don't think it's a priority," Barnum said. "It starts with the people." Barnum said Human Rights Week is meant to inform and encourage people to get involved. "When you live in a relatively stable, peaceful place like Utah, sometimes it's hard to remember the struggles of other people," Barnum said. WSU senior Paul Williams is a member of the Amnesty International student grour that meets every other Wednesday Human Rights Week activities MONDAY: "Lost Boys of Sudan" documentary at 1 p.m. in the Wildcat Theater TUESDAY: A Panel of Sudanese Students will discuss crisis in Sudan at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB Ballroom A WEDNESDAY: The Annual Hunger Banquet will be held at noon in the SUB Ballroom A THURSDAY: Honors Issues Forum will feature Augustino Mayai, Sudanese "lost boy," at 10 a.m. in the Wildcat Theater FRIDAY: Walk for Hunger will be held at 3 p.m. near the Stewart Bell Tower at noon in Room 235 of the Social Science Building. "I am willing to volunteer because I want to help increase knowledge of the See Rights page 3 Midday musical madness ' J ,v lib " J v.. f - "A, . A TfL .((Hi O Scott Odekirk (right) jumps up and screams improptu lyrics about going to class when the Stewart Bell Tower rings, while Rob Roake (left) does some spontaneous jamming on his guitar Friday afternoon near the Shepherd Union Building. The two self-proclaimed "spontaneous street performers" said they try to perform as often as they possibly can. Students walking near the SUB by the bridge during the performance also heard Oderkirk sing an improptu song about cell phones.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-11-15, Vol. 67, No. 39|
|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.|