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Economics prof, joins D.C. think CSU overpowers WSU AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS&SCIENCE 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 Wildcats run, not walk Weber State 5K raises money for Guatemalans participated in this weekend's 5K run thought. With a $15 registration fee, students were signed up for the 5K Tour de Weber. The campus became a track with a path carving across Weber State University The event was put on by the WSU Spanish Club in hopes to raise money and awareness for a Humanitarian project currently under works. The project would build a learning center and museum in the town of San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala, for local women. The women the project is aimed at live See 5K page 10 PHOTO BY XAVIER SMITH | THE SIGNPOST Participants of the Tour de Weber take off from the Bell Tower on Saturday to raise money for the Spanish Club. WSU has an Epiphany Non-traditional literary journal released Friday By ShayLynne Clark news editor I The Signpost Weber State University serves many students frommany different walks of life, but the group with the highest enrollment is the non- traditional student population. With its continual growth year to year, WSU seeks to offers them artistic outlets such as the literary journal Epiphany, which is filled with literature written exclusively by non-traditional students. Epiphany's latest issue was released last week. "We cater specifically to the non-traditional students because if your competing against someone who's younger — if they have one piece that's really good, they're more than likely to get accepted into a journal because they're younger," said Jayrod Garrett, Epiphany's managing editor. "Older people need to have more on their resumes to be able to compete with the younger kids." Epiphany's self-described purpose is to showcase and further encourage the creative talents of nontraditional students of WSU, and that's exactly what they have done. See Epiphany page 10 Festival of colors hits WSU Davis By Gina Barker editor-in-chief I The Signpost The countdown slowly ticked away. Chalk packets in hand, Weber State University students and community members took aim. Then, in a sudden explosion, brightly colored chalks — neon yellows, deep purples, vibrant greens — hit the air in a spill of tie-dyed chaos. The WSU Davis campus celebrated its second annual Festival of Colors, a Hindu festival that celebrates the coming of spring. The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, uses brightly colored chalks like a water balloon fight, where the participants are drenched in color instead of water. WSU student Jessica Bickley was splattered with colored chalk, like spring- themed war paint. "Everybody was just throwing chalk at each other," Bickley said, "...we were just trying to get as much chalk on people as possible." WSU's version of the festival has more than doubled since last year, when it had roughly 30 participants to now over 90. Tiara Collins, the Davis Campus diversity director, coordinated the Festival of Colors as a way to get students involved at Davis as well as allow them to experience another culture. "It's really simple," Collins said. "It's a fun way to celebrate spring coming in. For Easter, you go out and do egg hunts. Well this is just how they celebrate spring." Holi dates as far back as the 7th century in India, and finds its roots deep in Hindu legend. The story goes that a demon king named Hiranya Kashipu conquered Earth and the Universe. Having defeated all other gods, Hiranya Kashipu commanded everyone to worship him alone. But his son Prahlad refused, worshipping Lord Vishnu over his father. Hiranya Kashipu tried to kill his son, but Lord Vishnu came to the boy's rescue every time. The demon king asked his sister Holika, who had been blessed with the gift of immunity to fire, to burn his son to death. Holika sat in a great fire and coaxed Prahlad to come sit in her lap. Finally, he obeyed as he fervently prayed to Vishnu. What Holika didn't know was that her gift only worked if she entered the fire alone. The demoness burst into flames and was consumed. Prahlad, on the other hand, was protected by Vishnu for his devoted prayers and came out of the flames unharmed. Holi derives its name from Holika, celebrating the victory of good over evil. Though not all, or even most students knew the story, the festival bridged the culture gap with success. Bickley said her interest in Indian culture might have See Colors page 10 PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University students enjoy throwing around color at Davis Campus's Festival of Colors. For more photos, look to page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2011-03-28, Vol. 81, No. 70|
|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.|