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CALENDAR 2 EDITORIAL 3 SCIENCE&TECH 4 SPORTS 6 HELP WANTED 7 Ogden holds annual festiva BY TYLER SAAL news editor | The Signpost South Ogden City held its annual South Ogden Days festival throughout the past week, honoring the town, spotlighting local community members and organizations, and giving its residents an opportunity to relax. The festival began June 17 and ended yesterday, featuring a variety of events, including an "Amazing Adventure Race," basketball, golf and mud volleyball tournaments, 5K and mile races, a parade, a car show, and a carnival featuring rides, live music and fireworks. "It's really been something that's been en- joy(ed) by all the citizens of our city, and I'm one of them," said South Ogden City Mayor James Minster. "I enjoy South Ogden Days." Minster said the event used to be held on the Fourth of July, but since there were so many small cities holding festivities around that time, South Ogden opted to change the date years back. "We finally got to a point where it's as large as we would like it to be, and we've been using that format for the past eight PHOTO BY TYLER SAAL | THE SIGNPOST Cousins Owen (left) and Tavin Davidson (right) ride an attraction together at the South Ogden Days carnival on Saturday evening. Hundreds of families and individuals attended the annual celebration, which took place throughout last week. years or so,"Minster said. South Ogden Days kicked off June 17 with the Amazing Adventure Race, a two-person team race in which participants followed clues to different "pit stop" locations around South Ogden, where they com pleted various challenges. Teams were scored on each challenge, with the top team winning $1,000 in prize money. Residents also had the opportunity to show off their athletic skills throughout the week with a 3-on-3 basketball tour nament, a mud volleyball tournament and golf tournament. Thursday night was family night at the South Ogden Nature Park. Mountain Ridge handed out popcorn for attendants watching "Rise of the Guardians," a family movie screened in the park. Thursday also featured a Kid's K, one- mile Nature Trail Walk, and 5K twilight fun run. Perhaps the highlight and biggest day for the festival was Saturday. "I really enjoy the See SOUTH OGDEN page 5 Company cites WSU as good investment BY SKYLER PYLE & TYLER SAAL asst. news editor, news editor | The Signpost According to a recent study by Affordable Colleges Online, it pays to be a Weber State University student, and apparently it pays fairly well. ACO just released its 2013 "Most Affordable Colleges — Low Cost/ High Salaries" list. WSU was ranked 17th out of 58 institutions. The National Center for Education Statistics shows WSU's 2012-13 in-state tuition and fees, without books, at $4,768, which puts a baccalaureate degree at costing an estimated $21,728. ACO also shows the average starting salary for a WSU graduate is $45,500. This data suggests WSU has a high return on investment for its students. ACO claims WSU ranks in the top 20, along with institutions such as New Mexico State University's main campus, ranked See INVESTMENT page 5 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY WSU Four Year Degree Cost $45,500 WSU Bachelor Degree $44,800 Oklahoma University Bachelor' l>egree $31,000 Associates Degree $26,000 H.S. Diploma $18,500 NottS. Diploma LADDER OF SUCCESS $ GRAPHIC BY FELISHA LARSEN | THE SIGNPOST Ogden to start offering glass recycling GRAPHIC BY AUTUMN MARIANO | THE SIGNPOST BY TYLER SAAL news editor | The Signpost Beginning in July, Ogden residents will have another avenue to help save the planet with the implementation of glass recycling in Ogden City. Glass recycling bins will be in place at three locations around the city, and the containers marked "glass recycling" should be in place by July 15, located at Bonneville Park (360 Monroe Blvd., Ogden), the green waste disposal site (1845 Monroe Blvd., Ogden) and Ogden High School (2828 Harrison Blvd., Ogden) in the south parking lot. This will mark the first time glass recycling is available in all of Weber County. "It's long overdue that we finally get some glass recycling in place, so we're excited," said Jennifer Bodine, sustainabil- ity coordinator at Weber State University. The recycling will be managed by Momentum Recycling, a company aimed at helping the greater Salt Lake community reduce landfill waste, specializing in items that are often more difficult to recycle, such as glass or organic waste. John Lair, the president of Momentum Recycling, said glass is one of the more difficult materials to recycle in a communi ty like Ogden because of the economics behind it. Glass tends to be heavier than plastics or other recyclable materials, and because of the smaller size of the Ogden community, gathering and transporting glass to a recycling facility can be expensive. Lair said his company is working on solutions for some of these problems, solutions See GLASS page 5 WSU NEWS -in- BRIEF Parking permit registrationopen Students can now register their vehicles for parking permits for the 2013-14 school year by logging into their eWeber accounts. Vehicle information (license plate, state, make and color) is required to register. 'W permits are $71 per year, or $56 per semester. 'RW permits are available to resident students only and are also $71 per year, or $56 per semester. 'DEC permits are $23 per year or $18 per semester and allow for parking at the Dee Events Center. 'A permits, if available, are $111 per year, or $83 per semester. Permits can be paid for online and picked up at Parking Services in Annex 5, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WSUWestholds brainworkshop The Weber State University West Center is offering a workshop to discover inner potential and improve health, body, mind and energy. The workshop will be Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, email Ga- lynn Mook at gmook@ weber.edu or call 801- 689-4978. Students return fromGuatemala Fifteen students will return on June 26 from a two-week study-abroad trip to Guatemala, where they helped Mayan women start and improve their small business ventures. Foreign language professor Alicia Giralt started the microfi- nance program five years ago. WSU preserves rare buttercup Weber State University faculty and students collaborated with The Nature Conservancy to plant 350 autumn buttercup seedlings near Panguitch, Utah. The endangered and rare plant project began two years ago. The seedlings were planted in their home soil and brought the wild population back to a healthy number.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2013-06-25, Vol. 84, No. 4|
|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|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University of Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|