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2 3 4 6 11 O T H E 1 9 3 4 Qi i'eiy 'C tfnt.J 20 09-10 -j ' Fin WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM AT A GLANCE EDITORIAL BUSINESS & SCIENCE SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS VOL 80 ISSUE 77 H McQuilkin: The reform helps prevent bankruptcy due to medical costs By Candis Parkinson news reporter I The Signpost Many Americans have formulated their own opinions about the recently passed health care reform. Those who have only been getting information from only one source and haven't taken the time to read through the bill may be missing information that completes the health care puzzle. Many Americans have voiced their disapproval for the bill, while others have said it is the best thing to happen to America in many years. For some, especially parents, the passing of this bill may mean the difference between getting their children treatment or getting their children turned away from a life-saving operation or medication. "The healtwwwh care reform will protect you and yours," said Dr. Shawn D. McQuilkin, medical director and clinic physician at j See Reform page 5 Pills are counted in WSU's Student Health Center pharmacy. I , Si i K $ 1 I X j i I 1 -: I it 1 1 v I Thaina Cavazotti paints a promotional sign for the Las Vegas-style night by the Bell Tower Plaza on Monday, March 29. The Las Vegas-style night will take place on Friday, April 2 at Promontory Tower (PT). The event will feature a Las Vegas casino-style PHOIU BY NATHAN CAUIFORD THtSICNPOSI nightclub feel. There will be casino tables set up for poker, blackjack and craps. The event will include a dance and be on the base floor of PT. The event is sponsored by WSUSA, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Chi Omega and Pi Theta Zi. Sophomore finishes; first nationally Musician wins at MTNA Steinway Young Artist Performance Competition By Jonah Napoli a&e editor I The Signpost Last Wednesday, March 24, Weber State University sophomore and pianist Fan-Ya Lin won first place at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Steinway Young Artist Performance Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "I was really surprised," Lin said. "I was aiming for third, so when I didn't hear my name when they announced the third-place winner, I thought I wouldn't get anything." Lin's( piano playing won first place in both statewide and divisional competitions and competed against six other music students from around the country. "In the national competition, there are seven finalists coming from the whole country, and usually those players are from really big-name music schools with very well-known teachers," r -J " r ) , r HKJIUin NAIHAN LAULi UKU Fan-Ya Lin playing the piano. said Yu-Jane Yang, WSU professor of piano studies and Lin's teacher. "For young people in the collegiate level, before they are able to do professional competitions, this is the most competitive event in the country." Lin, who has been play-i ing since age four and prac-" tices a minimum of six hours a day, played a number of pieces at the competition, See First page 5. Offering students discounts in community: Senate discusses advertisements for food services By Thomas Alberts news reporter I The Signpost On Monday, the Weber State University Student Senate met to begin the process of finishing up the semester's work and preparing issues that could not be finished this semester for next fall's incoming senators to resolve. One of the topics most discussed was the issue of students being provided with discounts on food services at and around WSU. One aspect of this discussion everyone seemed able to agree on was the need for further advertisement for student discounts. "I really suggest doing the advertising either way, regardless of what we decide on discounting," said legislative vice president Elene Kvernadze. "That is part of our role, to inform students of that opportunity and things like that that they can have." However, the issue of how exactly to provide students with discounts was still up for debate. "There are a lot of restaurants and businesses in the area that already offer discounts to students," Neville said. "So I think maybe we just take more of that informative role again and just let those students know what those businesses already are. That makes less work for us, and it's also rewarding for those businesses who offer those discounts of their own goodwill." Arts and Humanities Senator Jordan Bailey also suggested introducing a second card system that would offer food discounts to students at various businesses for free. This proposed card would co-exist with the Purple Pak Card, a $20 card that already provides students with food discounts. However, Senator Michael Shaw questioned how this proposal would affect those already using the Purple Pak Card. "This is just a question to inspire thought, I suppose," Shaw said, "but wouldn't it be a competition with lowering the rates of people who join Purple Pak? Because if that is a perk for being on Purple Pak, we'll have basically pulled that right out from under them." ' Education Senator Amanda Pace also questioned whether or not adding another card would be a good idea and instead supported the idea of increased advertising. "This is just my thought," Pace said, "but we already have the coupon books, and we already have those cards. I don't see why we need to 'reinvent the wheel' when there already are so many businesses like, Costa Vida offers 15 percent off with your Wildcard. There are businesses that do that. That is why we need to take the informatory role rather than trying to find new businesses to offer discounts and things like that. I think it would just be wiser to inform." Earlier in the semester the senators attempted to initiate a discount program with a local grocery store to provide food for WSU students. However, because of corporate red tape with even the smallest local businesses, the senators were unable to get this particular idea off the ground. "Originally our idea was just one big grocery store that people that live nearby could go to," Kvernadze said. "But since that doesn't seem like it's likely to happen, I think our best bet is to just do a little campaign to kind of raise awareness for how many places that students can get discounts at though that would be something that would happen next year." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. i - J Si! :i eoif j K1A bill KMA.S lilt ill,. ','() Elene Kvernadze talks with members of the WSU Student Senate on Monday, March 29.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2010-03-31, Vol. 80, No. 77|
|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.|