Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-07-221
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O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Wildcat pitcher honored as All-American See page J V Elcns in Dricf I K If BUbnmm -X... m) .1?-1 By Jessica Schreifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost When South Ogden Police Chief Val Shupe spoke at the graduation of 11 Northern Utah Regional Training Academy police cadets at Weber State University last Thursday, he gave them plenty of advice. "You want to be safe," he told the graduating class. "Make sure SOURCfc: ULtA LT.J. EUCHS Utah Law Enforcement Academy Graduates: (Top Row) J. Davis, W. Kehl, Capt. K. Burton, J. Olson, K. Christensen (Middle Row) Srgt. D. Mac Innes, J. Howey, N. Boyette, J. Kelley (Bottom Row) B. Wells, C. Carlson, Director J. Richards, Lt. J. Fuchs, J. Brock you are taking care of yourself. Don 't cover up what you know is wrong." He stressed the importance of being a police officer and the social responsibility they would carry. "Other than your family and God, this piece of tin (in reference to an officer's badge) is the most important thing to you," he said. "Honor the profession you've been given. You are held to a higher standard in the public's eye." Jack Richards, director of the Utah Law Enforcement Academy at WSU, emphasized the importance of staying clean. "A police officer is a leader," he said. "Stay honest and keep your integrity." Shupe said the problem internet crimes and the continuing. He said didn't deal with those issues at the beginning of his career, but he said they face them every day. The graduating cadets endured a 17-week course in which they became proficient in physical fitness, using firearms, and improving their output in academics. Many of them received awards at graduation for their excellence in these categories. Joshua Brock and William Kehl earned an award for superior physical fitness; Kevin Christensen, Jed Davis, Jeremy Howey, Jamie Olsen, and Brody Wells received excellent physical fitness awards. They awarded Chad Carlson with the overall fitness award, and chose to give him the overall achievement award. Kehl was recognized as most improved shooter, and Wells received the award for best shooting score overall. Kevin Burton received the academic award for having the highest test scores. After , certificates of achievement were given out, and the diploma presentation concluded, the 11 graduating men lifted their right hands and recited the code of ethics, which graduating cadets in Utah have recited since 1968. Christensen, one of the graduating cadets, spoke at the end of the ceremony, sharing memories of goof-ups and moments the cadets shared in their 17 weeks together. "They are all going to make excellent officers," he said. "They have good hearts and want to do good in their community." Christensen emphasized their graduation served as a small step in their careers. "Today is not our victory," he said. "One day when we save a life or help our community, that will be our victory." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Viacom attacks YouTube Court case shows accessibility of private search engine info By Gina Barker asst. news editor I The Signpost The corporate giant Viacom succeeded in winning a lawsuit against YouTube in early July, granting them access to millions of users' histories. The information totals twelve terabytes, roughly the equivalent of the entire printed works in the Library of Congress, in video history, usernames and IP addresses of those who have used the site. Judge Louis Stanton ordered Google, owner of YouTube, to hand over stored information about every video ever watched on the site. Viacom intends to use the information to make a case and prove YouTube uses a majority of copyrighted material to gain profits from advertisers. Viacom stated the company won't seek legal action against YouTube users who have either uploaded or downloaded their copyrighted works; material belonging to Viacom includes clips from many popular network channels like MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central, and movie studios such as Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks. The company agreed to cooperate with Google recentiy in allowing all the removal of information that may reveal an Internet user's history from the records, but YouTube users' video history will still be handed over. Internet users and privacy-rights activists remain concerned over corporate tracking of Internet history, including the IP addresses the court originally mandated would go to Viacom. ' 'r I - V- "' -.' "! r X - - ' "" - - -..A. 1 . ... ......... PHOTO BY HEIDI LEBAKON THE SIGNPOST WSU Graduate student Erin Hill-Dowdle searches for make-up tips on YouTube, information some businesses try to access. "Everybody I talk to seems to bring up some video on YouTube," said Jordan Archibald, an incoming freshman to Weber State University and auto mechanics major. "It's a very, very popular site." Alexa.com currently ranks YouTube as the third most popular web site on the Internet with Google and Yahoo occupying the first two positions. With the Internet's increasing popularity, a growing concern over privacy rights arises. "The IP address is connected to the ISP" said Patrick Beck, a technical support specialist for WSU, "and that is the person you get your Internet connection from. So they know who the person is and the IP address that goes with the person. It's very easy to track." With such an enormous - database of user history stored, some wonder if Viacom can be trusted and if any company should store an extensive history of so many Internet users. The company keeps every Google search from every IP address on file along with storing and recording YouTube histories. Student opinions on campus show concern over Viacom's actions against YouTube. "YouTube has given out so much free publicity that Viacom has probably made more money just by having YouTube around," said WSU political science major Taylor Shupe. As students become more aware of major corporations watching their YouTube histories, the videos students watch may change. "I will be careful of what I do on YouTube now and be sure I'm not watching copyrighted materials," said Communications major Jan Taylor, "Now I'm paranoid about accidently clicking on something that has copyrighted materials in it and not knowing until I'm watching the clip." Still, some students claim' they will continue to watch the same types of clips as before. "I'll definitely be paying more attention," Archibald said, "but this probably won't change what I will watch. I'll be thinking about it, though, whenever I log on." With private Internet history legally turned over from one company to another, privacy could diminish. As the court case continues, college students need to keep an eye on the future of YouTube and the impact their own YouTube history will have for the site. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Perking permit sales open Tuesday, Mi 22 Seniors will be able to access the permit purchasing system beginning Tuesday, July 22nd at 12 noon, and will have until Tuesday, July 29th at 12 noon to make their selections and submit their requests. Random permit assignments will take place shortly thereafter. On or after July 30th, Seniors can log back onto the system to see what permit lot they received, if any. If randomly selected, payments for permits assigned during the lottery must be made by Friday, August 8th by visiting the "Pay for Permit" link or the permit will be forfeited. In the event that any "A" permits remain, we will host a one day lottery for all underclassmen on August 11. Please check the Parking home page http: departments. weber.eduparking for any updates. WSU summer strir.3 project performs This Tuesday, July 22, the Weber State University Summer String Project will present a concert intended for the enjoyment for the entire family. The concert will take place at the Ogden Amphitheater at 8 p.m. The concert is a free, and is not a ticketed event. Event contact is Caril Jennings at 801-626-6431 or e-mail crjenningsweber.com Ccnstrution closes campus entrances As of July 21, the redesigned 3850 South entrance to WSU's Ogden . campus has reopened. At the same time the 4100 South entrance off Harrison Boulevard has been closed. The south side of campus can be accessed by using Taylor Avenue off 42nd Street.Due to road construction, the north entrance to campus at Edvalson Street will remain closed until late August. Edvalson Street can be accessed off Dixon Drive via the 3850 South entrance. The north side of campus also can be accessed by using Birch Avenue off 36th Street or along Skyline Drive. UTA bus routes that usually run along Edvalson Street have resumed service to those stops. All other UTA bus routes that serve the WSU campus are using the A9 parking lot south of the Val A. Browning Center as a pickup dropoff stop. War separates newlywed WSU students By Jordan Ringler sr. reporter I The Signpost Waking up at 6: 1 5 every morning, Jessica Ringler gets ready to go to work. Although it is early, she said she looks forward to the clock striking 8 every morning because halfway across the world, in Kuwait, her husband Mathew will call her before he begins his night shift as a National Guard mechanic. They keep in daily contact, despite the nine-hour time difference. "Mathew calls me at 8 a.m. here," she said, "when it is five p.m. there." But this will only last through the end of August, until her morning classes at Weber State University start again. "I won't be able to talk to him in the mornings," she said, "so I don't know when I'll be able to talk to him," Jessica and Mathew have been married for only six months, but have been dating since their senior year of high school; They met through a mutual friend their junior year and dated through their 2006 high school graduation. They continued dating while Mathew joining the military and going to basic training and Jessica flew out to Fort Jackson, South Carolina to attend Mathew's graduation. They married on January 19th, a month before Mathew was scheduled for deployment on February 20th. Jessica knows when he left, but is not sure when he will come back. She said she knows that he will not be back in time for the spring semester, because he will be too late to register. Jessica and Mathew both chose to go to WSU because it was close to home and close to each other. They would often ride to classes together, Even though Jessica will have to find someone else to carpool with she said she is content with Mathew's career choice. "I fully support what he does," she said, "It's his job. I'm proud to be a soldier's wife." Although she said she is happily married and supports her husband, she does fear for her his safety. "The greatest fear any wife would have," she said, "that's dying." Hoping that her greatest fear does not come true, Jessica said she looks forward to hopefully graduating in 2009 with a communications degree, with an emphasis on family. Mathew, upon returning, will either get involved in the Criminal Justice Department or possibly go the Police Academy. She said he also loves cars, so he might work with mechanics. Ringler currendy lives with her mother and said she unsure of where they will live when he returns. For now, Jessica said she passes most of her time by riding her horse and working two jobs. However, she said it's not enough to keep her busy. "Nothing really helps me keep my mind off of him," Ringler said. "He's the love of my life. I cry a lot. But I take it one day at a time. I'm just thankful he's alive." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. I L 7 Matthew and Jessica Ringler gradutated high school to gether in 2006. Now married, the WSU students struggle to stay close as Matthew serves overseas in the military.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-07-22, Vol. 79, No. 7|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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.|