Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-031
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The f 1 VEDER STATE UNIVERSITY Nye of the tiger See page 6 n n rzr nnn Mi i fo V S , J L J V J L.J V J Holocaust Commemoration organizers arrange for presentation on the healing power of music amid horrors t ' I v L -ll l Rabbi Jeffrey Summit spoke at Weber State University Thursday on the music that came out of the German Holocaust and its meaning. i 1 ' It: 1 ' 1 I - - : . -w, , 5 ' . 2 I 1 i - - e . -j -J k . . . i .in u Don't go n Students lead campaign to avoid Salmonella outbreak By Maegan Heiner conesponclont I The Signpost Since most college-aged students are considered adults, most Weber State University students have done some grocery shopping. Whether it's stopping for a quick snack on the way to class or going to Wal-Mart and spending hundreds on grocery items, most have spent some money on some type of food product. However, according to a survey taken by a WSU class, most WSU students were not aware of the bacteria that could have been in the food they were purchasing. A WSU Epidemiology and Riostatistics class was given the assignment of researching the recent Salmonella outbreak in several peanut butter products and one particular brand of peanut butter. The class was broken up into groups to cover several different aspects of the investigation. One particular area they were focused on was if WSU students were aware of the outbreak. The class wanted to find out if the media was doing a good job or a bad job informing the public about the outbreak. The class created surveys and distributed them to WSU students. Their findings were as PI IOIO BY BkVAN BUTTERFIELD It iC,'Ui uis over follows: 84 percent of students surveyed were aware of the outbreak while the other 16 percent of students had no idea of any outbreak at all. They also found that 60 percent knew that peanut butter or peanut butter-containing products were the contaminated food type but only 55 percent of the total students surveyed knew that salmonella was the actual cause of the outbreak. "I knew we were not supposed to be eating peanut butter and stuff with peanut butter in it but 1 didn't know it was because of salmonella," said WSU senior Cody Wade. "Now I really will be careful and pay more attention." The contaminated peanut butter comes from the Peanut Corporation of America (I'CA) in Blakely, Georgia. The actual brand is called King Nut Peanut Butter. This brand of peanut butter is not sold in grocery stores, but is distributed to long-term care facilities and schools. However, the peanut paste that the PCA manufactures is sold to many companies that use the paste to make their products, which are then sold in local grocery stores. The I DA has ev idence to show that the PCA plant is the only plant that has contaminated products. The plant in Georgia is not currently operating and they have recalled every jar of peanut butter and all products with their peanut paste in them from July 1, 2008 until the present. See Peanuts page 5 By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost "Once a means of spiritual escape, today these songs help us re-enter a world that's almost impossible to grasp," said Rabbi Jeffrey Summit when he spoke Thursday at Weber State University on the music of the German Holocaust. WSU's 15th annual Holocaust Commemoration's theme is "Music that defied the Holocaust.' Summit's lecture entitled 'Cabaret at the Edge of the World: performing in the Shadow of the Holocaust" was one of four presentations that took a further The current art exhibit in the Union Building Gallery features the beauty of bikes combined with stylized landscapes. peani I . ( ;: ", . look into what the music written and performed during the 1 Iolocaust meant to its performers and audience. "The song allowed die singer composer to experience one of the only freedoms that was available during the Holocaust artistic freedom," Summit said. "The song became one of the few vehicles for resistance. Today many people are surprised to learn that popular entertainment flourished during this period. Not only in the difficult years leading up to the holocaust in the early 1930s, but also in the ghettos and even, even in the concentration camps themselves." Summit, an associate professor at Tufts University and Executive Director of the Hillel Foundation, used a variety of songs written 'Cats taste fife in homeless box Popular event coming back next week By Spencer Gam sr. reporter I The Signpost A homemade of cardboard is hardly the American dream, but too many Americans desperate for shelter call a cardboard box home. On Wednesday, April 8, the Weber State University Community Involvement Center is sponsoring a Cardboard Campout to raise awareness and build support for the homeless community of Ogden. Ariana Escalante, the WSU volunteer involvement program director, said she hopes the Cardboard Campout will help students gain "a sense of personal understanding of those struggling in the community." Escalante said one of the underlying goals of the campout is to get the students interested and aware of what's going on so that they wall be motivated to volunteer. "Come with an open mind and an open heart," Escalante said. "The best part is hearing from the homeless people themselves." Students are invited to meet at the Bell Tower at 6 p.m. next Wednesday to begin a night of activities intended to shed light on the experience of the homeless. Attendees will hear homeless community members share their experiences, and will also learn about the service opportunities and programs available at local homeless shelters. Students gather around a garbage-bin fire trying to keep warm during the Cardboard Campout fall semester. Students competed in shopping cart races and listened to speakers about homeless living. during the time of the Holocaust to emphasize the importance of addressing and maintaining firsdiand accounts of die horrors of the Holocaust and how diose who were forced into the ghettos and concentration camps endured tiieir sufferings. "When performers sang Blue Skies," Summit said, '"Blue skies shining at me, nothing but blue skies I see', the lyrics are infused with the irony of being shoved into a grey world. A world that was challenged by hunger, by disease and by death." Summit focused on die Cabarets throughout the time period and how they are one of die only records of how men and women made it through die difficult times. See Music page 5 In addition to the speakers, live music will be played, shopping carts will be raced and barrel fires will be provided so students can cook their own "hobo dinners." After the activities are complete, students are encouraged to take up residence for the night in one of the cardboard boxes that will be provided. It is ' recommended that participants bring warm clothing, blankets, a sleeping bag and a sleeping pad. Escalante said to bring non-perishable food donations to be collected at the campout. The commodities students have been asked to bring are not usually available to the homeless. Last week, two homeless people were found frozen to death after they spent a cold and windy night in Salt Lake City without any tarps or sleeping bags. Many people in the Ogden area also struggle to have their basic needs met. For example, in 13 years in and out of homelessness, Robby, a local transient, has been forced to eat from dumpsters to keep alive. But it's not just material things that homeless people like Robby lose. As severe drug addiction ran its course, Robby "burned bridges" and lost ties to his family. He has since found some solace at the Ogden Rescue Mission. "Coming here has done wonders for me," he said. "I've- See Homeless page 5 PHOIO BY FRANCES KELSEY I 1 1 II M.M'OST Hons in Brief Ficl cficr.ee fcrvct:."3 OUiuwkil tiiuOUuiiJ Weber State University Student Association Elections conclude on Friday, April 3. Students are encouraged to cast their ballot for Student Body President, Legislative Vice President, Programming Vice President, Diversity Vice President and Davis Vice President. This is the first election where a Davis Campus Vice President is on the ballot. All students, not just those enrolled at the Davis Campus, can vote for the Davis Campus Vice President.In addition, students will cast a ballot for a Senator representing their field of study and a Traditional or Non-Traditional Senator. Non-Traditional students are considered as those who over 25, married, a parent, divorced or widowed. Although voter turnout has been minimal in the past, WSU elections officials have made it easier than ever to vote. Many students received an e-mail through their Wildcat accounts with a link to online voting. Students can also vote in person in Room 326 of the Shepherd Union Building. The whole process takes just a few minutes. All polls close at 2 p.m. on Friday. Winners will be announced Friday evening during a "Rock the Bell Tower" celebration. American Indian Emphasis week The WSU American Indian Emphasis Week is going on next week, from April 6-11, and will host various events to celebrate it throughout the week. The first day will start out April 6 with a sunrise ceremony at 8 a.m. at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza. That event will be followed by the Fifth Annual Native American Symposium, which starts at 9 a.m. with a keynote address by Stephen Greymorning in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. After other events during the week, the emphasis week will conclude April 11 with the 38th Annual Powwow from 1-8 p m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. Admi'ssion is $4 per person or $3 with a donation of a non-perishable food item. All donations will be donated to the Sail Lake City Indian Walk-in Center. For more information contact Jeff Simons at 801-626-7333, or at jsimonsZ''weber.edu. Pfprrrrtfoio nirtn phot WSU 's I in vi ron m en t al Issues committee will host a panel discussion on April 15 from noon to 1 p.m., free to the public. The discussion will be held in Eccles Hall in Elizabeth Hall. The discussion will feature Shane Schvaneveldt, WSU professor of business administration, Randall Tolpinrud, director of Pax Natura, and Brooke Williams, an independent scholar and will be based on economics, business practices and the environment, with a focus on issues of climate change.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-03, Vol. 79, No. 83|
|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.|