Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-10-101
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r QlfjCioQl? WE-GFR STATE COLLEGE T"1 z- r - ---- o r o o Lrpj ; I j LJ L- LJ 1 1 ,n ) L j L J L-J I j OGDEN UTAH X - , .. i-J INSIDE TODAY NEWS U4 EDITORIALS 5-6 FEATURES 7-fi SPORTS 10-11 V- KWCR Gives Practical Experience Is Nuclear by Marty The invention of the first tool, and from there, the evolution of more complicated machinery, has been one of the keystones in the development of culture. But, the availability of energy by which to run that machinery has been a decisive factor in that development. As technology and populations have increased, the demand for energy has accelerated drastically. Fossil fuels that were taken for granted a few short years ago are now growing very scarce and expensive. Until recently the fuel supply was able to keep up with the demand; but now the United States, among others, is slipping into a crisis situation. New energy sources are being sought. No longer can the fossil fuels be relied upon to meet man's need. One highly controversial source which is being considered as a possible alternative to fossil fuels is nuclear energy. Nuclear energy was first observed at the end of the 19th century with the discovery of radioactivity, but was not recognized until 1911 when the nuclear theory of the atom was developed. ' Fusion the Answer? In 1905, Albert Einstein had postulated that mass and energy were, in some way, equivalent; but it was not until 1939 that a practical method of converting mass to energy was developed. Two approaches had been considered, but for two reasons only one was selected. One method considered was the combinations of lighter nuclei through a method called "fusion." The other method was the division of the heaviest nuclei into two roughly equal parts through a process called "fission.'" Each method was capable of producing more energy than was consumed in the process of its creation. But only one method could be developed in time to aid in the war effort (WWII): fission. And only one method would guarantee the ability to monopolize the basic materials, thus eventual profit: again fission. Thus, for military, and perhaps more importantly, for commercial reasons, nuclear fusion fell behind; a poor and neglected relative. Unfortunately, fission turned out to be a rather dangerous and dubiously beneficial first choice October 10, 1980 by Dorothy Alsup Weber State broadcasting students, have an excellent opportunity to learn the necessary skills which will enable them to survive in this very challenging field. It comes in the form of radio station KWCR FM 88, a progressive rock station. KWCR is a non-profit, non-classified organizaiton, with no fundings or advertising promotions. It has been in buisness since November of 1965, and serves the immediate Ogden area, west to Roy and north to North Ogden. The station plays mainly new rock, but does have an educational hour from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Mondays-Fridays. which, in spite of concerted propaganda efforts, has-taken many lives and come seriously closeat times within portions of a second-to creating a major catastrophe. For reasons not relative to this article, the news media has been very reluctant to probe into these near misses, but published reports and other official documentation abounds in easily accessible archives. Dr. Marie Curie, a pioneer in the field of nuclear research along with her husband, died from Leukemia contracted as a direct result of her work, as did her daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie. It is rather macabre that the basic unit of radiation measurement is named after this husband-wife team: the Curie. Another case of radiation poisonining was the death of the watch-dial painters in the 1920's who died as a result of pointing their brushes on their tongue. Detroit, Michigan once came within a split second of landing in Fort Wayne, Indiana.While all these tragedies and near-tragedies continue, and while sincere people align themselves pro and con nuclear energy, an alter- The station is part of a program, used to teach students the basics of the broadcasting field, while allowing them the freedom to create and use individual styles. Students are taught how to find, write, edit, and report the news; do live sportscasting of football and basketball games; produce and air a program; as well as music programming. According to station manager, Steve Johnson, the only area the student cannnot receive practicle experience, is in commercial airtime, because of the non-profit status of the station. "Working with the station is an excellent way to learn broadcasting, if a ,,iilt JiBliSl BMP ill X Mr 5? s John Akpaete and Elijah Udoka (left to right) demonstrate authentic Nigerian dance. Music, dancing and entertainment will all be a part of the annual "Nigerian Banquet" October 11 at WSC. the public is invited free of charge. (See page 3 for complete story.) student wishes to pursue a career in this area." The station is on the air Mondays to Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. -1:00 a.m.' Fridays from 7:30 a.m. -3:00 a.m.; Saturdays 12:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m.-l:00 a.m.. McKay to Address Students The Current Events Committee will host Congressman Gunn McKay at their lecture series on Monday October 13. Congressman McKay will be speaking outside on the grass between Building 1 and the Social Science Building. jlllif Mr if XS: v li -L X -5s 5- -?XIP 1MMH ssi!
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-10-10, Vol. , No.|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|