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o A 71 L M kMiill,u)(U)SlL Wednesday, April 6, 1994 Volume 57 Number 67 . ... Between race Racers prepare their horses prior to a 25-mile endurance race on Antelope Island Saturday. Other riders took part in a 50-mile race and a 100 mile race. Coalition strives to give ASWSU back By Bryan Stephens Signpost campus affairs editor Several of this year's ASWSU election candidates 'have come together to form a coalition whose number one goal is to "give ASWSU back to the students." "I guess the best wav to describe it is a group of people who at least have common ideas on how to change student government," said Johnn Tan who authored The Progressive Student Coalition with the suggestions of several other candidates. Currently, six candidates Chris Thomas, ASWSU president; Johnn Tan, academic vp; t , , v. break 66 I guess the best way to describe it is a group of people who at least have common ideas on how to change student government. Danielle Killian, general studies; Eric Jones, Social science; Natasha Thomas, nontraditional students; and Wayne "Hoss" Preheim, natural science are running as a part of this coalition. Although these candidates are running as part of the coalition, Tan said they still have disagree V-.. STEVE CONLIN7HE SIGNPOST - Johnn Tan 99 ments on exactly what their platform should be. "This year we've been talking about getting people into office that at least would present new ideas and a new way of going about student government." This, Tan said, they can all agree on. Increasing the students avail Football's future examined By David Hill & Mark Forsberg Signpost staff writers Weber State University's football program may have a future beyond the 1994-'95 season if it meets requirements set by the Athletics Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Task Force in a meeting held Tuesday. However, "overwhelming support" is required to maintain the program at its present size, and according to committee recommendations, a 14,000 average home attendance and ticket receipts of $350,000 constitute "overwhelming support." "We don't think there is a snowball's chance in Hell that this is going to happen," said Bruce Handley, chairman of the athletics subcommittee. Handley added most of the subcommittee agreed with the opinion he expressed, but added the coaching staff felt they could meet the "overwhelming support" requirements and deserved a chance to prove it. The $350,000 ticket sales revenue would cover 80 percent of the $500,000 bill WSU would have to foot to keep the program alive. Ticket sales would also help solve Title IX gender equity requirements of the federal government by creating women's soccer and softball teams and increasing women's track, tennis and golf teams. The subcommittee developed two alternative plans for the football program if it did not meet the "overwhelming support" quotas. ' If "substantial but less than overwhelming support" is met by the football program, the program will be reduced to "something like 22-30 scholarships and three coaches to play in a manner similar to SUU's current program," See Football page 2 to students ability to the ASWSU student government should be a big priority to all student leaders, said Danielle Killian, general studies senate candidate. "Student officers need to be more available to students. Maybe if things were changed or if senators and executive officers were more willing to go and stand in front of the social science building and say, 'Come tell me your suggestions,' maybe things would change," Killian said. As part of their platform it is suggested that student hall meetings be held weekly, which would help increase the senators interac- See Coalition page 3 Quick Takes f !'. - : . A - t , A&E Salt Lake City's Tower Theater offers something other than your ordinary night at the movies. See Page 7 News International African students are putting together a student group. Read all about it. See Page 2 Features Through understanding of diversity all students benefit and reap the rewards. See Page 6 Sports Its finally open! Weber County's Ice Sheet celebrates new beginnings with a show. See Page 10 Weather THURSDAY Chance of snow High 50's Low 30's FRIDAY Chance of snow High 50's Low 30's i H ' H ?! .ft.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-04-06, Vol. 57, No. 67|
|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.|