Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1965-01-291
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VJEE3ES2 STATE COLLEGE January 29, 1965 Organization Asked To Submit Reauests For '65-'66 By Feb. All organizations on campus in order to insure some priority in obtaining dates for activites for the school year 1965-6G, are asked to submit their preference by February 1. This is especially important if the organization is planning to use the Fine Ails Center for its activity. The schedule for the FAC is made up in February, and will be worked on a "first-come, first-served" basis. If the request for dates is not submitted on time, the organization cannot be guaranteed its pre-fered date. Each request should include three dates: one preference and two alternatives. Requests should be turned in to Sharron Lunctgreen in Mr. Far-rel Shepard's office, Room 208 of the Union Building. A letter has been sent to the leaders of tliev arious organiza tion on campus to notify them of the deadline. Frosh Students Takes Honors Mac Coonrod was named win ner and Diane Edwards took I second place in the noviate ex- I temporaneous speech contest held I Jan. 21. Other finalists present were Marie McKinley, Van Harris, and Bill Tenberthy. These Ifinalists were chosen from 30 freshmen in the preliminary round held at the end of last Iquarter. The contestants spoke on na tional and international current Iiffairs. Each was given one hour o prepare his speech and from l ive to seven minutes to deliver Judges from the Humanities I department were Carl Green, the hairman, and Delmar Dickson jind Glen Wiese, instructors. The winners will face two up- Ierclassmen in the Barker ex-emporaneous contest on Feb. 17. his contest was started by fames Barker, a former profes- or at Weber. BULLETIN Weber Tromps St. Joseph 91-75 V. 1 Ann Thomas, Ann Anderson and Jane Bennett in a scone from "Medea." Sophomore Queen Candidates to be Chosen Voting takes place in the UB today for a Sophomore Queen to reign over the Orchid Ball. Can didates are the Misses Nancy Wilson, Susan Davis, Tamara Bailey, Dixie Taylor, Marilyn Thomas and Pat Nelson. The traditional Orchid Ball, sponsored by the Sophomore Class will be held Jan. 30 from 9 p.m. Admission is $1.50 per couple. Dress is semiformal. Men will Vying for the title of Sophomore Wilson, Dixie Taylor. (Back row) Queen re (left to right, front row) Marilyn Thomas ami Tat Nelson. Tamara Bailey, Susan Davis, Nancy Ogden, Utah '""Si, wear suits, women cocktail dresses; corsages are not necessary. For the occasion, the UB will be decorated in the color scheme of the orchid. Decorations are under the supervision of Ned Favero, owner of the "White House" reception center. Anyone interested in helping with the decorations on Saturday morning is asked to contact class officers, Doug Twede, president Orluff Opheikens, vice president, Shirley i f 0 i l i Classic Greek Tragedy Has Much To Say to Weber State Theatre will present its second arena production of the season on February 2 at 8:15 p.m. when it raises the curtain on Euripides' Greek classic drama, MEDEA, a play made famous in this day by Judith Anderson's production of the Robinson Jeffers version. This translation by Frederic Prokosch will be directed by T. Leonard Rowley, associate director of Weber State Theatre. U of U Grants Laurels For WSC Forensics Weber State College made several high placings in the annual University of Utah Forensic meet sponsored by the Utah Chapter of Delta Sigma Rho Tau Kappa Alpha. Inl debate Max Briem, Ray London, Cheryl Lorence and Colema Scheuller each won three and lost two contests in which several Utah colleges and universities were represented. In extempore contests Susan Stanfield won a superior rating and Ray London and Gerald Hard-castle won excellent ratings. In impromptu speaking excellent ratings were achieved by Brent Gardner and Max Brien. Sycamore, secretary, or senators Winslow Hurst or Nancy Wilson. "This is our biggest function of the year," said Doug, "so we urge all sophomores to attend. Last quarter we presented the Soph Sock Hop, which was a real success with 480 people, and we anticipate an even bigger success on this one." Music will te supprtea Ty the Weber State College Stardusters, a group of 14 players under the leadership of Louis May. i i ', t t -J t Volume 7, No. 14 The dominating theme of the Prokosch translation is the consuming fire of hatred. Medea is a woman who destroys herself with hate, and her self destruction is accompanied by the destruction of those who have been most dear to her. Yet .t is not only Medea's selfwill in her intense desire to bring revenge upon her unfaithful husband that destroys the family. Jason, by his weakness in honor and his lack of fundamental morality, contributes to the magnitude of the tragedy. Although the play was written nearly 2400 years ago, it has much to say to a modern audience. Writing near the close of the great "Golden Age" of ancient Greece, Euripides was con cerned about the slow decay of the culture in which he had been brought up. He was concerned about the lack of personal integrity in the individual and its influence upon his country. Many of his comments, aimed at an audience of ancient Greeks, find particular meaning in our country in our own time. Several themes are particularly significant. Medea is an outsider. Although she's a princess in her own right, she is no longer acceptable to her husband, who has political ambitions. In this con text, she' speaks one line which takes on significant meaning: "An outsider should, above all, know his place." Another theme is developed through the words given to a group of Corinthian women who attempt to offer comfort and advice to Medea. In almost lyric language, these women attempt to convince Medea that any excess is unhealthy, that moderation is superior to extremism. Yet this group of women offers more than a few words of sage advice. Since the group becomes a mouth piece for the playwright, it offers a statement of some philosophical attitudes held by Euripides, many of which sound strikingly familiar. They are statements which might have come from the pen of a late twentieth century advant garde playwright. One says: "... those who are wisest among all men, and probe most deeply into the cause of things, they are the ones who suffer most deeply! For believe me, no man among mortals is happy; if wealth comes to a man, he may be luckier than the rest; but happy nevpr "
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1965-01-29, Vol. 7, No. 14|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|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.|