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Master of Radiology graduates iciioiogy graauaies ■SJ" ??+' Second ClaSS page 4 H* **\ B? ^V* 'Cats advance to third round on record-setting night page 6 CALENDAR 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS & SCIENCE 4 SPORTS 6 HELP WANTED 9 WSU student places third on "The Biggest Loser" By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I The Signpost After months of workouts, challenges and weigh-ins on "The Biggest Loser" ranch, Weber State University theater student Jackson Carter lost 138 pounds and came in third place in the competition. Carter said that when he originally was chosen to be on "The Biggest Loser," he was confident in how far he would get on the show. "When I got called up on stage that very first night, I thought, T have this in the bag, I'm going to win this,'" he said. "Then the next day, we started our very first workout and I passed out off the treadmill, and as soon as I came to consciousness, I thought, 'I'm not going to survive the first week, I'm going to die.'" Carter said that once he hit the last workout of the season, he couldn't believe he had made it that far. "I definitely wanted the grand prize, but I was proud of my accomplishments; I was proud to be a finalist," Carter said. "There are only a SOURCE: JULIE TRUE Weber State University student Jackson Carter poses for before-and-after photos. Carter lost 138 pounds on "The Biggest Loser" and came in third place in the competition. handful of people who have been on the show, and only a small percentage of them can say they have made it to the final three. I'm one of the lucky few in this entire world who can say I was in the final three on America's toughest competition." He said that when he was on the scale during the live finale, he was only a little nervous about the results. "The fact that I was a second runner-up is incredible to me," he said. "A few people have said to me, 'I'm disappointed you didn't win,' and I was like, 'Why? I wasn't, I'm fine with it.'" While filming the show, Carter and the other contestants went through 12-hour production days for the show. This included workouts with the trainers, an hour and a half of interviews, filming "reality" — which is filming the contestants as they interact with each other in the house — and nighttime workouts. "Every single workout was tough; it never got easy, but we were able to recover better, we were able to do more, and I think that's why we kept going even though it was hard," Carter said. Now that the show is over, Carter said that one challenge he will face is being away from the ranch and staying healthy at home. "When you're on the ranch, not that's it's easy, but there is a gym in your backyard and you have personal training 4-5 hours a day," See Biggest page 5 Athletes compete in Special Olympics Utah PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN | THESIGNPOST Athletes competing in Special Olympics Utah line up to start a snowshoe race. By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost Surrounded by flags and snowy mountains, a crowd of people from Special Olympics Utah chanted, "Weber State! Weber State! Great, great, great!" after two athletes from Weber State University's team won silver and bronze metals at the snowshoe race. The Special Olympics Utah Winter Games were held on Saturday. The games included more than 125 athletes, who competed in winter sports like alpine skiing and snowboarding. The games were held in two locations in the Nordic Valley — North Fork Park in Eden and Powder Mountain Ski Resort. The closing ceremony was held in the ballrooms of the Shepherd Union Building. The ceremony included dinner and a victory dance, which, according to participants, is the most anticipated event of the games. Natalie Pruess, the co-director for the WSU team, said this year was her second time volunteering at the games, but her first year as head of delegations. "The athletes have to have a total of eight practices," Pruess said. Part of her job is to find volunteers to organize practice. "We've been practicing since December." Pruess said WSU's team has 10 athletes, but not all of them are students at WSU. She See Olympics page 5 WSU students to present research By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I The Signpost Students will be able to present their undergraduate research on Monday. The ninth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration will be held in the Shepherd Union Building. The event will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include presentations and performances from students. Posters will be displayed in the Shepherd Union Atrium. Students from most of the colleges at Weber State University will present. One student, political science major Matthew Glover, will present in the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Glover's paper is about the flaws and downfall of the League of Nations, which was created after World War I to prevent another world war. He will also talk about the creation of the United Nations. He will look at these concepts through both the realist and liberal perspectives of international relations. Glover makes the argument that the United Nations is a union between the two perspectives. "I've been involved with the Model UN project for years now," Glover said. "It's a big part of why I came to Weber State. I like the dichotomy with the two models . . . they compliment each other and conflict with each other." Glover was writing a paper on the topic for a senior seminar class when he decided to make a poster about the project for the symposium. "It shows that I know how to take a concept and an idea and research it," Glover said. "It also shows I can present to both experts and people who don't know about the League of Nations at all." There will be one performance during the event — by Weston Larsen, who composed a quartet for four violas. While violists play the parts, Larsen will observe and make changes. The rest of the presentations will be either poster or oral presentations. Throughout the day, there will be two oral and poster sessions. Comment on this story at wsusignpos t.com. News in Brief WSU to host 67th National Debate Tournament Weber State University will host the 67th National Debate Tournament, which will bring more than 500 students to Ogden from March 28 to April 2 to compete for the national championship in two-person academic policy debate. The National Debate Tournament is the oldest and most prestigious college debating tournament in the United States. Universities such as Dartmouth, Harvard, Emory, Northwestern, Wake Forest and the University of Southern California will be in attendance. For more information, visit www.ndt2013weber. com. WSU plants trees for Arbor Day To celebrate Arbor Day at Weber State University, the Landscape Office is inviting students and faculty to participate in a tree-planting session on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The event is part of the Tree Campus USA program, and for this year's annual Arbor Day celebration, participants will planting oak trees not common in the area. Students interested in participating should meet at the south end of the W8 parking lot (by the Kimball Visual Arts Center), and bring work boots and gloves. Shovels will be provided. In addition to beautifying campus and helping the environment, the event will teach some facts about oak trees, demonstrate good tree-planting techniques and discuss upcoming events for the Tree Campus USA program. Contact the Landscape Office at 801- 626-6653 for more information. CDU hosts panel on women in the military The Center for Diversity and Unity at WSU will host a panel discussion about women and their changing roles in the U.S. military. The discussion will take place on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and will address the Department of Defense's decision to integrate women into more combat roles. The discussion will take place in Room 232 of the Shepherd Union Building, and all are invited to attend. For more information, call 801-626- 7243.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2013-03-25, Vol. 83, No. 76|
|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.|