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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 15 Monday, Oct. 12, 1992 Jamie Martin breaks all-time Big Sky passing record. See page 10. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH (OThe H ; ; . . ft 5 Weber spirit I 1 4 - CHUCK BOWHAYWf SIGNPOST Th spirit flag Is carried across the Weber State University football field before Saturday's homecoming game. Weber went on to win the game against the University of Montana 24-7. WSU student faces issue of higher education By TIA MONSON Staff writer of The Signpost Although at one time they were both WSU students, Republican Doug Peterson and DemocratByron Anderson are now competing for seats on the state legislature. Peterson said, if elected, he hopes to increase the strength of his party on the state level. Anderson was unavailable for comment. "I am running because I feel my area hasn't been represented well enough," Peterson said. Peterson feels higher education is facing a critical challenge. "I can represent this area as well as anyone in the legislature," he said. A key element in Peterson's plat-formaddresseshighereducation. This platform ties public and vocational education strongly with higher education.The correlation between higher education and publiceducation stems from the lack of funding available on the university level. In order to accommodate the number of incoming students, Peterson feels there needs to be an equal number of graduating students as well. Peterson said educating on the public level can reduce the number of unprepared students. As a legislator, he would push for the increased use of community and vocational facilities."Students that can't be accommodated on a university level arc still guaranteed a place at the vocational level," Peterson said. "Our system is a time-based system instead of knowledge based," he said. (See PETERSON page 3) INSIDE News: Distinguished alumni awarded for service. Page 3 Editorial: Homosexuality as a way to fight overpopulation is ludicrous. Page 4 Arts: Part three of the series on censorship: visual arts. Page 5 Sports: Women's volleyball: WSU vs Eastern Washington. Page 1 1 Schools teach false interpretation of Columbus By LAURIE M. WIRTH Editor in chief of The Signpost Although some will celebrate Columbus Day, others will mourn the event, Henry Ibarguen said during an Open Hour presentation of "Colum-bus...l492."History is not just gathering facts, but is an interpretation of facts. "The interpretation of events in the past have developed a sort of consensus as being the truth," said Ibarguen, who is from Guatemala. The problem with saying Columbus "discovered" America is that there were approximately 100 million people alread y here, he said. But even in texts, the principal interpretation is that Columbus discovered America. "We know and have known this history, but it isn't the history being taught in schools today. I think this interpretation should be remembered," he said. Ibarguen told of how the natives, whom Columbus called Indians, were knownastheconqueredand theSpan-iards as the conquerors. The conquerors made natives get down on their knees and thank them for giving to them wheat, irrigation systems and government, he said. "See, if it's not European civilization, it's not civilization," he said, mocking the way "conquerors" imposed their wayson theNativeAmericans. But Americans can thank the Indians for introducing chocolate, beans, peas, string beans, peanuts, tomatoes and squash, Ibarguen said. The conquerors also brought Christianity, "the only true religion." "When we send missionaries and tell these people they will go to hell for practicing their faith, not the 'true faith,' we are doing the same (thing the Spaniards did)," Ibarguen said. During the Mexican revolution, a new movement evolved, which was that of the Mestizo, the offspring of a Spaniard or Portuguese a nd an American Indian. The mixing of races has continued and currently about 10 percent of the (See COLUMBUS page 2) Although some will celebrate Columbus Day, others will mourn the event. The problem with saying Columbus discovered America is that there were approximately 100 million people already here.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-10-12, Vol. 53, No. 15|
|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|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|