Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-11-281
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MMMfirtirV-- "fr iiVnnfY ---' r-- n m rt i fin Monday, November 28, 1994 Volume 57 Number 35 Clay, potter's wheel . . . where 's Demi? ? it ! V i ' 'w t . v v.- ' ' A V v. CHAD TUFTTHE SIGNPOST Art major, Rob Beishline spins a piece of pottery in the Collett Art Building Wednesday ROTC places at nationals By Taylor S. Fielding Signpost senior reporter Nine ROTC members from Weber State University finished third in the national "Ranger Challenge" competition, losing their title as 1993 national "Ranger Challenge" champions. The competition was held Nov. 18-20 at Fort Lewis, Wash. Before the competition, Capt. William Simril, team adviser, said the toughest competition at the national level would come from Texas A&M: It did. Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas placed first in the competition and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash, finished in second place. Gonzaga University, who WSU beat at the Regional Brigade competition two weeks before the national competition, returned to Fort Lewis with a vengeance, placing first in four of the events. WSU was neck and neck with Gonzaga at the regional competition before pulling ahead, and beat Gonzaga by a substantial margin. The WSU team won the national competition last year, and earlier this month WSU became the first team to repeat as regional champions in the "Ranger Challenge." The team also successfully defended its state championship title Oct. 28-30. The "Ranger Challenge" is an intercollegiate varsity competition among the 10 best ROTC teams of the 22 Western states, which make up the Fourth (Goldstrike) Region. Each nine member team placed either first or second in competition among teams in their geographical area to qualify for the See ROTC page 3 Rape awareness class prepares for encore By Jennifer King Signpost managing editor In response to the increasing publicity of domestic violence, Danielle Killian, integrated general studies student senator, proposed a bill to the ASWSU Student Senate to reinstate a rape defense and awareness class. Margaret Waterfall, who retired from WSU in 1992, originally taught the class. When she retired, so did the class, Killian said. "I wanted to bring the class back." Student senate unanimously passed the bill. Killian, along with Natasha Thomas, nontraditional student senator who supported the bill, are looking for financial and departmental support. "Last year there was a lot of concern about making campus safer, like cutting back the hedges and providing more lighting," Killian said. Environmentalists on campus criticized the idea of trimming hedges, she said. Killian said she also wanted to help students off campus as well. Providing more light and trimming bushes doesn't teach potential victims about what to do if being attacked and how to react to feelings after an attack or attempted assault, she said. The original class was a three credit hour class, one credit hour of -which was a physical education credit where students learned karate and wrestling defenses as well as aerobics. The other two credits were directed toward student awareness about rape. The original course also focused on communication skills, said Killian, who took the class in 1992. She said interest in the class was apparent. "There were two men in the class. I don't know if that was usual or not," Killian said. "A lot of the class consisted of people who had had a bad experience and wanted to know how to handle it better in the future." The text for the course, when taught two years ago, consisted mainly of a variety of videos and a study guide compiled by Waterfall. The course was proposed to both the physical education and women's studies departments, neither of which have available funding. Because the course doesn't involve a great deal of theory, it isn't a good Candida te for women's studies, and because it does have some theory, it isn't a good candidate for the physical education department, Killian said. Killian and Thomas are now looking for other departments to support the course. They hope the course, once reinstated, will be similar to that taught by Waterfall.At an October student senate meeting, where the bill was originally proposed, Kendra Howell, physically challenged senator, said she was excited about the idea of the class and felt the class was something she could really use. Quick Takes Q 0 S. ; 1 j A&E Scrooge ushers in Christmas with a big bah-humbug. See page 6 News Local park opens their gates to cross country skiers See page 3 Opinion Battle over prayer in public schools continues. See page 4 Sports Led by Hornacek, Jazz continue to play well at home. See page 9 Weather Monday Highs 30s lows 20s Chance of snow Tuesday Highs 30s lows 20s Partly cloudy 7"
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-11-28, Vol. 57, No. 35|
|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.|