Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-05-161
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. . . ' 1 100 years) , j j Monday, May 16, 1988 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 67 - WSC students win national DECA awards Ethan Yorgason News Editor Two Weber State students placed first at a national DECA competition in Salt Lake City. Dawn Janke took first place for her National DECA Week promotion and Mike Nordenstrom won the fashion merchandising category at the competition held May 4-7. Carl Grunander, who teaches distributive technology at WSC as well as being an advisor for Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) at WSC and for the state of Utah, said, "This is our first time to have any first place winner." Weber has had some second and third place finishes in past years, said Grunander, but never a national winner before. DECA is a student marketing association. Members are involved in learning about marketing, management and managerial skills. Two other WSC students placed in the competition. Darcy Morgan was a top-ten finalist in apparel and accessory marketing and finished in the top five in the personal selling area of her category. Steve Carter was one of about 20 overall finalist in general merchandise and retail marketing. He finished in the top five in - -t - . It's outa here Action has been intense the past week in the intramural Softball leagues played at the practice field below the Swenson Gym. This slugger Finished with a home run for her effort. (Signpost photo: Judd Bundy) After Hazelwood, campus officials trying to muzzle student papers (CPS) Censorship controversies have arisen at four different campuses in recent weeks, leading some observers to worry that a January U.S. Supreme Court decision has moved some administrators to try to gain control over student newspapers. During the last month, officials at Arizona's Pima Community College, at Western Kentucky University, at Texas's San Jacinto College and at Chapman College in California, have tried to alter and even halt student papers and productions. "It's hard to pinpoint," said Mark Goodman of the Student Press Law Center. "But there is a change in thinking." There is "more direct censorship" on campuses. "They're stonewalling us," said Barbara Stafford, editor of the Aztec Press at Pima Community College, of her school's top officials' efforts to publish more "positive stories." In explaining his April 11 decision to stop a campus literary magazine from publishing an article he didn't like, San Jacinto College Chancellor Tom Sewcll simply asserted, "I'm the publisher." The assertion echoes the Supreme Court's January ruling that school newspapers run as part of journalism labs arc not protected by the First Amendment. School officials, the justices said in what has come to be known as the "Hazelwood Decision," were "entitled to regulate the content of for-credit newspapers just as they could regulate what happened in any other classroom activity. Though the court specifically said its decision applied only to high school - not college papers, not all campus officials have recognized the limit "We'll hear a lot of horror tales about censorship in the next few years," predicted Dr. Louis Inglehart, author of several student press guides and journalism professor emeritus at Ball State University in Indiana. Just weeks after the ruling, for example, Edward Wagner, chairman of Pima's Board of Governors, suggested campus officials edit the Aztec Press more closely to prevent "shoddy reporting." "In view of the recent Supreme Court decision, we as the board have the right to edit or not to edit," Wagner said during a board meeting. "They want more fluff for the college," Editor Stafford says. "They want more positive news stories about the college, and less investigative stuff." Although Wagner has dropped his proposal that school administrators need to exercise greater authority, Stafford says that Wagner and other school officials refuse to grant interviews to Aztec Press staffers. "They're stonewalling us." In March, Western Kentucky University President Kern Alexander proposed replacing the students who edit WKU's campus newspaper and yearbook with faculty members. Then, perhaps to fit the Supreme Court's definition of a "lab newspaper," Alexander proposes giving student reporters academic credit instead of the small stipend they're now paid. (see HAZELWOOD on page 2) INSIDE: WSC Crime Lab See pages 6-7 Orchesis review See page 8 Rawhide fever See page 12 Student-golfer dies after fight at party Mark Doherty, a member of the Weber State College golf team died Saturday after injuries suffered in a fight in a downtown Ogden parking lot. Doherty, 21, of 3460 Brinker Ave., Ogden was pronounced dead at 5:34 p.m. at McKay-Dee Hospital, 16 hours after suffering severe head injuries in the fight. Police reports said the altercation occurred sometime around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when Doherty asked a man for a ride home after a Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity party at P.J. Kilpatrick's, a private club at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Ogden. Doherty and some friends were in a nearby parking lot looking for a ride home when a car with two occupants drove by and Doherty asked the driver for a ride but was refused, police reports said. Witnesses told police the driver and Doherty exchanged words and the driver got out of the car and hit Doherty twice in the face. Doherty fell backward and his head struck the concrete floor of the parking lot. The driver got back into the car and drove 1 ff. Police are looking for a light-blue or silver car and trying to identify Dohcrty's alleged attacker as well as the passenger. Doherty came to Weber State this year after transferring from Scottsdalc Community College in Arizona. A junior, Doherty was majoring in business with an emphasis in sales.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-05-16, Vol. 48, No. 67|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|