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1. 7r Monday, Oct 24, 1988 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial vol. 49, No 13 Pizza heats up spicy controversy By Reva Smith Editor-in-Chief Pizzas have become a hot issue at the College Activities Board. "We've taken our student resources, with very little money, and arranged to have Domino's Pizza provide our Halloween party with pizza at a total cost of $49," said Robert Porter, CAB Special Events Committee Chairman. deration r or me pmihi in J88 Gentennial Homecoming "We really wanted to make this party a big deal." Porter arranged for Domino's Pizza to donate the first 500 pieces of pizza to the Oct. 31 party, with additional pizzas to be purchased by CAB at cost up to a total of $49. In addition, Domino's would provide the bash with free soft drinks. Porter said he made these arrangements in accordance with an ASWSC policy sponsored last year by then Arts & Humanities Senator Rich Hoggan, and approved by WSC Dining Services. According to the ASWSC policy, "Dining Services must be used for all campus catering with the exception of purchases for a specific activity totaling under $49.00." Weber State's official catering policy is outlined in the Policy and Procedures Manual. Policy No. 5-30a states "All contracted catering of food products that takes place on the campus shall be provided by the Weber State Food Services unless they determine it is more feasible to contract off campus." - The policy further states, "It is recognized that ASWSC and registered student organizations will have a number of on-campus fund-raising or other student activities involving food products but not using off-campus professional caterers." In spite of the ASWSC $49 policy, Dining Services said no way to the pizza donation. Dean of Student Life Rick Sline, who oversees Dining Service's operations, supports that decision. According to Sline, the $49 policy was a "gentleperson's agreement" between ASWSC and Dining Services. "It started with Open Hour programs. The different schools wanted cookies and donuts for the open houses, and didn't think they could pay Food Service's prices." "The $50 $49 amount was a compromise agreement based on her Dining Services Director Mary Anne Preece assessment that orders valued at $50 or less won't hurt food services because of lost revenue," said Sline. "I believe that Rich Hoggan, in good faith, was operating under that understanding." Referring to CAB's pizza arrangement, Sline said "I don't see it (see PIZZA on page 2) A bowling first: Heavy traffic on the lanes' of friendship By Peter Avion Asst. News Editor It was a first in many ways. Members of the Moscow Classical Ballet bowled for the first time in their lives. Weber State students met citizens of the Soviet Union for the first time in their lives. And the Wildcat Lanes was host for an unconventional, but special 'peace conference'. In essence, it was one big party of a very unusual kind; the type most people only dream about, and fewer yet get to realize. "This is great," said Weber State Police Officer Lt. David Hestand, who served as escort to the company during their three-day stay in Ogden. "They're just the friendliest people I've met." The sentiment was echoed by the Soviets as well. "We were all impressed by the beauty of the mountains and the fresh air," said interpreterLara Bushell, "and the people," she added. The party began shortly after the company finished their final performance of "Swan Lake" at the Browning Center. Requested by the dancers, and hosted by ASWSC, it started as a semi-formal affair and soon broke down into a fun-for-all, with members of the student body teaching the finer points of the game to their Soviet counterparts. The Soviets were quick studies though, and soon many of them were bowling spares and strikes. "We're teaching them how to bowl,"said ASWSC Vice-President Kristen Olsen. "They're so gracious. They're trying so hard. When they get a strike and turn around, their faces just light up." That kind of joy was apparent all throughout the room, as cultural and political boundaries melted away. The terms "Russian" and "American" had no place at this party. "It's so neat to realize they're just people," Olsen said. "We've traded addresses with them." Addresses however, were not the only things exchanged. According to Lt. Hestand, the Soviets learned a uniquely American s : V j (The Signpost photo: Peter Avion) gesture the "high-five". "We taught them the Tiigh-five' at the Radisson Friday night. At first they went to shake hands, and we had to tell them, 'no, high-five high -five'," he said. Members of ASWSC and the ballet also exchanged some personal gifts. Students received commemorative pins from the Soviets, and gave Centennial sweatshirts in exchange. "Nina just cried when she got her sweatshirt," said Olsen, of one of the dancers. The Soviets also had the opportunity to indulge in the greatest known public capitalist vice shopping. Saturday afternoon, they went on a shopping spree in Ogden. "We are taking quite a few souvenirs back with us," said Bushell. "We all bought bags of little monsters," she continued, referring to Halloween novelties. Halloween is not celebrated in the Soviet Union, according to Bushell, and the company was fascinated with the decorations in local stores. "Especially the ghosts," she said. The fun is over though, and the company will be returning to work on Sunday, when they leave for San Francisco. When asked if they would return, Bushell replied, "We hope so. It's up to you to invite us back." If the last three days are any indication, the invitations should be in the mail very soon.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-24, Vol. 49, No. 13|
|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.|