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Theater horror doesn't cut it for students ... page 4 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 A&E 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 8 • VOL 81 ISSUE 28 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8,2010 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM 2008 Campus burglaries down By David Duarte sr. news reporter I The Signpost The Weber State University Police Department, under requirement of federal law, published last year's crime statistic numbers this week, showing mostly consistent figures with the previous year, but with burglary statistics down drastically on campus and around WSU. "Burglary was down from 28 to 12 (reported cases) this year," said WSU Chief of Police Dane LeBlanc. "We spend a huge amount of time community-policing and being very visible, and typically when you have a good community- policing program and you are visible and vigilant in your patrols, that will cut down on the number of burglaries." Reported crimes other than burglary included two sex offenses and two vehicle thefts in 2009, as well as four drug arrests and 26 alcohol arrests, up from 21 reported in 2008. LeBlanc mentioned a program called Community Education and Prevention (CEP), which has sought to educate staff and students about crime prevention, as well as outline a new policy toward alcohol on campus. "We've taken a no-tolerance, very aggressive policy towards alcohol," LeBlanc said. "And we've educated the RAs with the no-tolerance program. Usually in the beginning of a semester, you'll see a lot of arrests for alcohol, but then they drop down when people start to understand that it won't be tolerated on campus." Under the law known as the Clery Act, the police are See Burglaries page 8 -57.2% PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD I THE SIGNPOST Weber State University student Sarah Rumpsa has promoted a bike-a-thon this Saturday that will help bring donated bikes to Ghana, Africa. WSU to bring transportation to Ghana and Togo By Spencer Garn news editor I The Signpost A student in West Africa can spend as much as four hours walking to and from school each day without adequate nutrition, which is one reason why Bryan Dorsey, a Weber State University geography professor, is hoping people roll to Saturday's bike-a-thon to donate money and bikes for the people of Ghana and Togo. "I just recognize the importance of getting bicycles to people in both rural and urban settings in Africa," Dorsey said. "It can make a tremendous difference in people's lives." The bike-a-thon will begin at 10 a.m. on the soccer field west of the Social Science Building; however, participants should arrive at 9:30 to submit their registration forms. Dorsey who is overseeing the fundraiser, asks participants to make a minimum $10 donation or $2 per lap. A portion of donations will be used to ship about 50 bikes to Ghana in early spring. A group of 15-20 WSU faculty and See Ghana page 8 Coat drive to bring those in need out of the cold By Erik Olsen sr. news reporter I The Signpost Every year, residents of the Ogden area go without daily necessities. When the temperature drops, warm clothes are needed more than ever. "Because of the economy, we are in desperate need of donations," said Rich Soper, an employee at St. Anne's Center. Weber State University student leaders are organizing a winter clothing drive. In conjunction with Student Involvement & Leadership, drop-boxes for these winter clothing items will be placed around WSU's Ogden and Davis campuses. "We have a couple of bins in the Student Union Building, Elizabeth Hall, the education building and the Kimball Arts Building," said Kelsy Peterson, one of the students in charge of the clothing drive. "We will be putting more up in the other main buildings also." The bins can be found on the main level of each building. There will be two bins at the Davis campus, one at each entrance of the building. Coats and warm jackets are particularly important to donate; however, any and every See Coats page 8 Video game lab opens doors to gamers Three consoles and 39 game titles available By Thomas Alberts sr. news reporter I The Signpost In a darkened room in the Weber State University Stewart Library, students submerse themselves in a popular Mario video game as an assignment for their computer science class. The new Console Video Game Lab in Room 9 of the Stewart Library officially opened in September after being developed since last April. The move has gotten different reactions from faculty and students. The WSU Computer Science Department now offers a video game certificate as part of its major. As a result, there are now some classes that assign video game playing and analyzing as homework. The Console Video Game Lab was developed as a way to meet the needs of students who take those classes but don't have video games or equipment at home. The lab is open to all WSU faculty and students, however, not just those in the Computer Science Department. WSU junior lames Silsey said he supports the Console Video Game Lab. He said there are certain benefits that it could offer to both students and faculty. "I think it's cool and very cultural," Silsey said. "Video games are becoming more and more important in things like marketing." lason Francis, WSU Circulation Services coordinator, said that he See Game page 8 PHOTO BY CHAZALEH JAZI | THE SIGNPOS1 Students play Nintendo Wii Thursday afternoon in the Stewart Library's recently opened video game lab.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2010-10-08, Vol. 81, No. 28|
|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.|