Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-03-071
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to 1 Y0 P 1 'Cats prepped for playoffs Weber State University A - ojCj uni 1 K )7 W ji if O l'hK See page 6 n 00 i J Tuition Increase By Year WSU president reports By JJ Trussell sr. news reporter The Signpost Money seems to be getting tighter around campus, and with the prospects of a 5 percent tuition increase in store for next year, the university looked to tire legislature to lighten tire load for students. After die final legislative session was over, WSU President F. Ann Millner presented tire results form die late-night vote. "This really was a better-tliaii-average year for Weber State University," Millner said, "I'm not sure that it was an average year for higher education, as you look across all the 10 institutions." One of die main reasons for the lack of funding for higher education, according to Millner, was that revenue projections were cut nearly $340 million, and that made this one of the hardest legislative sessions she has been involved in. The main WSU-exclusive increase from the legislature was about $171,000 for fuel and power, and aldiough diat amount may seem insignificant, it has real meaning to WSU students, according to See Money page 5 air rockers i V- kj- , .. I I III. . 1 M A The bookstore at Weber State University sponsored Rock Band-a Rama in the Wildcat Theater; the bands played to approximately 125 people. . Jnewinner of the contest was the band Team Ramrod with their version of the song "Dead on Arrival" by Fall Out Boy. By Ryan Larsen correspondent I The Signpost The lights were dimmed, the fog machine was turned on.andtheinstruments were put into place on the stage. The crowd was stirring with anticipation, waiting to be entertained. The only thing left was for the band to arrive on stage and . . . turn on the Xbox360? The Wildcat Theater was a-buzz late Wednesday morning for "RockBand-A-Rama," a battle 'of the bands of sorts, only the bands were playing the latest hit-video game "Rock Band." Ten bands signed up for the event thatv only allowed six, and the extra bands were encouraged to come anyway to be See Rock page 5 raDuMG) Sit! mm 2nd Lt. Jefferson Worden of the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion wrestles with Ogden army recruiter SSG Casey Mceuin during a demonstration put on by the ROTC in the Shepherd Union building on Thursday. Campus loves military, military loves campus By Kellen McAffee sr. news reporter I Tha'Signpost In contrast with recent protests and violence against military recruiting stations nationally, WSU is very welcoming to its military recruiters and Reserve Officer Training Corps. In an apparent protest early Thursday morning, a bomb exploded in the military recruiting station at Times Square in New York ( Jty. No one was injured. In February, thecity of Berkeley California saw protests after (he City Council voted (j-'i (o send a letter to (be U.S. Marines Corps saying thai its local recruiting office "is not welcome in our city, and if recruiters choose to slay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders." ihe move ignited a nationwide controversy. I lie count il later amended the letter to acknowledge the recruiters' right to be (here and express support for military personnel and their families. Senator Jim I JeMinl, fl! SO) is proposing a bill that would - trip Berkeley of 2. 'i million dollars in earmaiks in response to the council's letter. Senator liaibara lioxcr (I) fx -- :-":S -a a ' . . : ' -. ,-, - ..n.ij. ,..-.,. .i.i.s.iU. .;;;: j,.:;rau CA) stated on her Web site that she would "vigorously fight any effort to cut funding," referring to DeMint's bill. WSU veterans coordinator Charlie Chandler disagrees with the Berkeley council's message but said they have the right to express their views. "The wonderful thing about America is (hat you have the right to defend the nation or to speak out against it," Chandler said. "Protesters are kind of like a mosquito on an elephant it's kind of annoying but only for a minute." Chandler said that people at Weber are great to veterans and ROTC and has not seen protesters here. Nick Cobourn-Palo, a WSU graduate who now (caches in the San Francisco area supported the council's resolution. Cobourn-I'alo said recruiters need to be more truthful and said recruiters get people to enlist based on "false promises." "There needs to be truth in advertising. People's lives are at slake," Cobourn Palo said. Cameron Morgan, president of "Save Darliir," a student group focused on ending the genocide in Sudan, said military recruiting ads are "completely dishonest." " They don't show the horrors of warfare, the bleeding, the lost limbs, the civilian casualties," Morgan said. "Recruiters depict war like it's a video game where no one really gets hurl." The Ogden active duly Army recruiting See Recruit page .' Huckabee out, McCain on top Democrats vote may split By Jestina Clayton sr. news reporter I Ihc Signpost The Texas and Ohio election primaries have come and gone, but the fight for the Democratic ticket remains as ambivalent as ever, and the Republican Pat ty now has a presumptive nominee. Despite Senator Hillary Clinton's wins Tuesday, Senator Barrack Obama leads by 1520 to 1424 delegates in the Democratic presidential race. Unlike the Republican Party that has a winner-take-all approach, the Democratic Parly practices proportional representation, wherein a candidate is given the percentage of the vote he or she receives at primaries. For instance, Clinton got 51 percent and Obama got 47 percent of the Texas delegates, as per 'Tuesday results. "H's good that the race in (he Democratic Parly will continue," said Cary Johnson, Weber Slate University professor who teaches American government and institutions in the political science department, "because they'll bolh have to articulate their stances in detail." Chad Osborne, a WSU sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering technology, agreed wilh Johnson thai the debate between (he presidential candidates could benefit Americans. Osborne, who calls himself a Republican, said his priorities are the economy, health care and social security, Johnson said the neck-lo -neck race between Obama and Clinton will further benelil America because il would force Ihe candidates lo explain t licit policies, which would allow people Id make a comparison between the two ami choose who they think is (he best. "Democratic Parly has a history of snatching defeat from Ihe jaws of victory," Johnson said. Johnson said the Democratic Party has had a history of producing weak candidates in the last 50 years. However, he said all the current presidential candidates have "solid qualities" that the country could benefit from. Johnson said both Obama and (Minton have strong policies on healthcare, the economy and Iraq (hough Senator Obama may withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq quicker than any of the other candidates. Johnson said Senator McCain, who is now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Parly because Baptist preacher Mike 1 luckabee withdrew from the race on Wednesday, has a strong national defense policy. 1 lovvever, Johnson said McCain has said America could remain in Iraq for the next 100 years. ( )n Wednesday, Senator Clinton sail 1 on Sec Primary page 5 - 1 " " ' ' f I I.. .l. H-l.llll.-. !, I..H.HH.I. I.I.....P- d St H I K I . 'SM M I'M I I 1 I'KI SS r -.. John Mi Cain ILBBiicoBira Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks on historical president By Molly Bennett editor in chief I The Signpost In the 10 years she spent with Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin said she never imagined she would laugh so much. "He could be a match for Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert," Goodwin said. As a presidential biographer, Goodwin has spent many years studying several former presidents of the United States, including Lincoln: She is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of several best-selling books. Her latest work, "Team of Rivals," is based on Lincoln. She said in his pictures, Lincoln always looks so sad, but the "melancholy man" really had a great sense of humor. Goodwin has an extensive background in American history. She helped Lyndon B. Johnson write his personal memoirs, and was a Harvard University professor. She is currendy a news analyst and has been interviewed numerous times on national news programs. Goodwin will come to Utah to speak at the Davis Conference Center on March 13 as part of the "Davis Reads" program. The lecture is tided, "Leadership Lessons f r o m Abraham Lincoln." Despite the fact that there have been around 14,000 books written about Lincoln, according to Goodwin, she said she took a leap of faidi thinkingshe could find something would 3 be Abraham a different Lincoln way of talking about him in "Team of Rivals." She said die major focus in die book, and inspiration for the title, is Lincoln's unparalleled decision made after his election in I860: He appointed all his election rivals, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron and Edward Bates, as his cabinet. Goodwin said the diaries of these men were the best "untapped" source in really getting to know Lincoln. His cabinet members wrote letters to their families describing Lincoln's mood day-by-day. She specifically mentioned Seward's letters to his wife, Frances. "Those letters are just fabulously detailed about what Lincoln did," Goodwin said, "what his moods were." Because of the dynamics of his cabinet, Goodwin said every decision Lincoln made was better because he listened to all the different points of view before he made up his mind. "He was willing to listen to opposing points of view right inside his inner circle," Goodwin said. "There's too much tendency in modem presidents to make cabinets of like-minded people and not have that dissent right in their own official family." Goodwin said she knew when she started willing the book respected him as a great statesman, "But," she said, "1 just didn't have any idea what a brilliant politician he was." In relating Lincoln's election to modern day presidential elections, Goodwin said Sec Goodwin page r Doris Kearns Goodwin ) V'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-03-07, Vol. 78, No. 72|
|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.|