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The women who inspire WSU ...page 4 Softball team picks up three wins ...page 6 Pres. Millner discusses probable tuition increases ...page 10 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 FEATURES 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 Students train for upcoming caucus meetings By Lauren Gardner correspondent I The Signpost A meeting was held Monday at Weber State University to educate students and community members on the importance of the caucus system and voting in local elections. Speaker lames Seamon's main point in conducting the informational lecture was to answer students' questions on how to get involved in the nation and state's political process. Seamon said the most important idea to take away from the lecture was to attend local caucus meetings. Caucus meetings for both Republicans and Democrats will be held later this month. "Voting for delegates is essential to the political process," Seamon said. "Even if you do not agree with either candidate or consider yourself a libertarian or a different political party, you can still become involved and choose a neighborhood delegate to pick or nominate the candidate that you agree with the most." Statistics show that Utah has struggled in recent years with voter turnout, something Seamon said is a huge problem. In the 1960s, Utah had one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country, but in 2010, Utah had the See Caucus page 5 'Cats win, earn finals berth PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD | THE SIGNPOST Damian Lillard drives through the lane during the Wildcats' 69-63 victory over Portland State University Tuesday. The 'Cats will advance to the tournament finals Wednesday at 7 p.m. For complete, live coverage of the Big Sky Conference tournament, visit www.wsusignpost.com. Senate to vote on 'Mustache March' By Laurie Reiner correspondent I The Signpost A resolution was brought to the Weber State University Student Senate on Monday regarding Mustache March. If the resolution is passed, then the senate will observe Mustache March as "the most wonderful month ofthe year." "President Neville and Brady Harris (Davis campus senator) were talking about the importance of Mustache March, and that students need to take an official stance on whether they support it or not," said co-sponsor Andrew Gardiner, the senator of business and economics. Harris was the sponsor of the resolution, and Shalie Barnes, the social and behavioral science senator, was a co-sponsor. "There is so much controversy surrounding Mustache March that we as representatives of the student body of Weber State Uni versity need to take a stand on this one way or the other," said Senate President lustin Neville. "I think that in order to have the most scientific result possible, a resolution is going to be a means to that end." Mustache March first started in the U.S. Air Force. Some members would grow mustaches in March out of protest against the facial hair regulations. Now, many men grow mustaches starting the first of March and shave it once April begins. "This is an opportunity for men to grow their mustaches without fear of persecution," Neville said. "Assert your manhood, assert your manliness, your maturity, your refinement." Neville has participated in Mustache March before, and Gardiner is thinking about growing a mustache as well. "Some that are maybe think- See Mustache page 5 Students relieve stress PHOTO BY AIMEE SMITH | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University students pet dogs from Intermountain Therapy Animals. The dogs were on campus as part of WSU's annual Stress Awareness Fair. WSU hosts annual Stress Awareness Fair By Stephanie Simonson managing editor I The Signpost For the stressed student, various resources for stress management and relief were all in one place yesterday. Weber State University's Counseling and Psychological Services hosted the fifth annual Stress Awareness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Atrium. A group of six WSU students were heavily involved in organizing the event for their senior capstone project in health promotions. Susanna Lindeman, Ashley Ottley lulie Madsen, Alexis Bathemess, Katie Kerr and Lori Greene were in charge of finding out what booths would be helpful to students. "We surveyed 200 students at Weber State to see what causes them stress and analyze all of that data," said Lindeman, who was in charge of securing vendors and assessing data, "and then we also had them write down what they would like to see as far as stress relief goes, and then we chose all of our vendors with all of that in- See Stress page 5 Uganda war survivor tells story By Thomas Alberts asst. managing editor I The Signpost Grace Nimaro visited Weber State University with countless cards, posters, stickers and bracelets promoting the Kony 2012 campaign. But this was no presidential candidate she was promoting. Nimaro hails from the northern part of Uganda and grew up during loseph Kony's rebellion in her country. Kony has been waging a war for 26 years in Uganda, Congo and the Central African Republic, kidnapping children, forcing boys to become child soldiers and forcing girls into sexual slavery. During this time, many of Nimaro's relatives and friends were killed or abducted by Kony's rebel army. "This really kept me in a lot of fear, thinking who would be the next person who would be abducted or killed," Nimaro said. During this time, Nimaro missed two years of school but never gave up studying. Afterward, Invisible Children, a movement to stop the use of child soldiers in Uganda, came her way and paid for her to continue her education. She has now graduated at the college level, majoring in business computing. Now she is traveling around the United States to promote the See Uganda page 5 PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN | THE SIGNPOST Uganda war survivor Grace Nimaro meets with WSU students Monday night.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-03-07, Vol. 82, 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.|