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Physics department attracts community involvement ...page 4 / Season opens with Purple and White scrimmage ata glance 2 fi EDITORIAL 3 •••Mdye ° BUSINESS&SCIENCE 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 Petition to cut tuition 40Kift£ PHOTO BY SPENCER CARN | THE SIGNPOST Students sign petitions Thursday afternoon outside the Latter-Day Saint Institute of Religion building to advocate their support for an education first initiative. The signature drive is to ask the legislature to make education a funding priority during the next legislative session. Education First wants students to stand up for higher education By Spencer Garn editor-in-chief I The Signpost Students have until next Friday to sign their names to a petition asking the Utah State Legislature to put education first when they convene for the next legislative session in January. "If (the legislature) wants the economy to come first in our state, then education has to come first," said Kyle Braithwaite, Weber State University's student body president. "The state really should feel obliged and obligated to pay for a good 60 percent of the tuition, 65 percent in order for more students to get the higher education they need." The signature drive is one of the first initiatives of Education First, a statewide, political-action committee organized to empower students by engaging them in the political process. The drives goal is to collect and submit 20,000 student signatures to the legislature by Nov. 4. The WSU Student Association's goal is to account for 5,000 of those signatures. Braithwaite estimated WSU has 1,900 signatures after nearly 2 weeks of collecting. However, the first week they couldn't collect as quickly because they were still organizing and planning for the drive, Braithwaite said. The committee says it is dedicated to "securing the economic future of (Utah)" by pressuring lawmakers to put education first. "As students, we need to recognize the reality that, traditionally, policy makers don't take us seriously," said David Smith, a University of Utah student who acts as a student See Petition page 7 Organization aims to end trafficking By Sarah Gribble correspondent I The Signpost The Center for Diversity and Unity teamed up with the Red Thread Movement to host a lecture-based event in the Wildcat Theater on Thursday to bring awareness to the movement, which focuses on stopping human trafficking. "It's relevant to students because it is happening here in Utah," said Keeley Bierwolf, the president of the Red Thread Movement at Weber State University. "The movement mainly focuses on young girls in Nepal, but it happens everywhere and is still a huge problem that people don't know about." During the lecture, the documentary The Day My God Died was shown. It talked about the lives of young Nepali girls who were victims of human sex- trafficking. Following the documentary, there was a discussion with a ques- tion-and-answer period on human sex-trafficking in Utah and the United States given by an officer of homeland security. "Many people believe that it's not our problem because it couldn't happen here, but they need to realize that it is happening here in our backyard," said Mannie Alvarado, who is the Common Ground chairman for the Center of Diversity and Unity. "All we need to do is open the discussion to make a difference." The Red Thread Movement's mission is to bring global awareness to the human rights crime of sexual slavery that affects many young girls and women. Members try to raise the funds to help end human sex-trafficking, particularly in Nepal, and to educate girls in Nepal See Trafficking page 5 Journalist says more spending is needed New York Times journalist Floyd Norris discusses his solution to economic recession By Brandon Arnett correspondent I The Signpost The government hasn't spent enough to recover from the current economic recession, according to Floyd Norris, an economic correspondent for the New York Times. As part of the Ralph Nye Lecture Series in the Goddard School of Business, Norris spoke about the troubles of the American economy. " The New York Times has a reporting philosophy in respect to the economy that's fairly specific," said John Hoffman, business instructor at Weber State University. "He's a man who is close to decision-making in financial assistance that the government feels necessary in stimulating the economy, including the jobs field." The lecture was put together by the Sociology Club, which Hoffman is also involved in. The club has worked with The New York Times in the past and has brought journalists periodically to make presentations at WSU. Some of the articles have become a part of the curriculum in the business and social science departments. "The school has a relationship with the Times, but more through the social sciences college," Hoffman said. Norris has been involved in many different aspects of the newspaper business and journalism. Since the 1990s, he has worked in the financial aspect. His ideas were presented to a packed crowd in the Smith Lecture Hall. Many issues were brought up through the presentation. Norris brought up Herman Cain, a presidential candidate, who said, "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks. If you don't have a good job, and you're not rich, blame yourselves." Using this quote, Norris said Americans used to take for granted government efforts to improve the economy. He said they did this instead of trying to find good jobs. During the lecture, stimulus plans were discussed, and some participants described how people come up with an attitude toward the plans that didn't work before, which keeps others from working. They said Congress also seems to block any new job proposals. Norris said he disagreed with this viewpoint and pointed out that America See Economy page 5 PHOTO BY CRYSTAL CHARRIERE I THE SIGNPOST Floyd Norris lectures about his ideas to improve the ailing economy. Weber State University's Sociology Club worked with the New York Times journalist to put on the speech.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2011-10-28, Vol. 82, No. 36|
|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.|