Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-04-031
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- 11 1m Monday, April 3, 1995 Rawhide! This year-old bisoni calf seems to not know which way he wants to go. Unfortuately for him, the chute he's in is a one- way trip to the doctor. About 100 calves were given veterinary checks before rejoining the herd at Antelope Island. Students By Jennifer King Signpost editor in chief Demonstrating on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill was one of the highlights of spring break for four Weber State University students who traveled to the nation's capitol to lobby for the preservation of Utah's wilderness. The Sierra Student Coalition, a student division of the Sierra Club, sent Andrew Connors, Carol Nelson, Becky Gay and Alison Villarruel,all WSU students, back east for a week-long conference focused on preserving wilderness. With seven students from Brigham Young University also at the conference, Utah was the state with the most students in attendance, Connors said. Calves rejoin Antelope By Taylor S. Fielding Signpost asst. news editor Approximately 100 bison calves weaned from their mothers after last November's 8th Annual Antelope Island Bison Round-up were worked through the state park's handling facility from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Satur-day.The calves were kept in two groups of about fifty over the winter in two separate pens near the handling facilities. The calves were push wilderness bill The coalition wanted to have a strong representation from Utah, Nelson said. Approximately 75 people from across the nation participated in the conference which was designed to allow students to express their views to members of the House of Representatives, he said. Workshops on lobbying, anti-environment legislation and organization were also part of the two-day conference. "They taught how to work on wilderness issues in our own locales and how to generate more support," Nelson said. Three bills dealing with wilderness land throughout the northwest were the focus of most of the workshops and discussions run through the handling facility so they could be given health check-ups and vaccinations. The process started in the tri-lanes, three triangle shaped pens, all of which have gates leading into a corridor. In this area, the large groups are broken down into three smaller groups, one in each pen. The problem on Saturday was because the bison have a natural herding instinct, and were kept in a pen for five months, the individual members of the large group o at the conference. The students from Utah concentrated their efforts on the establishment of 5.7 million acres of wilderness in Utah. America's Redrock Wilderness Act, H.R. 1500, sponsored by Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) states that it was established to protect Utah's spectacular canyonlands. The towering cliffs, complex redrock canyons and badlands and wild rivers of Utah are threatened by mining, oil and gas drilling, industrial development and road construction. The entire Utah congressional delegation has united and announced their plans to develop a so-called "wilderness" bill by June, See Wilderness page 3 Island herd refused to split up into smaller groups. Finally, using a back-hoe with a modified gate attached to the front bucket, people working the bison were able to get the la rge group to split up. A cheer from spectators watching from a nearby hill top sounded when the group was finally split up. The long corridor connects the tri-l.mes with the tub, a large cylindrical chamber with a swinging door. The swinging door of See Herd page 2 A RYAN SHUPE7WE SIGNPOST Russia humbles students By Jared Page Signpost managing editor Joint efforts by the Weber State University nursing and history programs enabled 65 students to see their desired careers in a different setting Russia. Before returning Tuesday, the group spent a total of 12 days experiencing Russia first-hand. Stopping in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novgorod, history students were able to visit Russia's schools and historic sites, while nursing students spent time in its hospitals. "It's not like going to the Hawaiian Islands or anything like that, but it's stimulating, it's learning and it's seeing another culture that's totally alien," WSU history professor Dr. LaRae Larkin said. For Larkin, it was one of more than 20 trips to Russia and her second involving WSU students. She took a See Russia page 2 Volume 58 Number 63 Quick Takes A&E Chris Farley draws hefty laughs in 'Tommy Boy See page 7 News Students have special tax needs. See page 6 Features There are traditional students at Weber State University? See page 6 i Sports ! Estonian native is getting the swing of college life in Utah. See page 9 Weather Monday Partly cloudy j 40s20s Or Tuesday ( Partly cloudy " 40s20s I VT; & .mi t" ' : j, IT ' 1 1..
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-04-03, Vol. 58, No. 66|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|