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lJ Have you got your's yet? If not, the Festival of the Trees can fill your dreams with trees and all the trimmings. Friday, November 21, 1997 www.weber.edusignpost Volume 60 Number 30 See page 7. Anti-Claus advocate wreaks havoc on Christmas - By Angela Wadman news editor-The Signpost Santa Claus is from the influence of blatant capitalism, Satanism, evil, and misguided thinking in which our society has changed Christmas from a time of celebrating and worshipping Christ to a Santa worship, according to Weber State's University sociology professor, Kay Gillespie. "It is my goal in life to give the truth to you," Gillespie said. With the Christmas season dawning, Gillespie would like Christians to re-evaluate their lives and values. "Why would anyone be willing to sacrifice the parentchild relationship with a lie?" Gillespie said. Santa is an American tradition. The churches of the Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists wanted nothing to do with the Catholicism and its version of St. Nicholas. Instead they created a version that is more closely tied to the mythology of Nimrod, who is a defiant hater of God (i, - . - - - - .4 ,: ' H X - 4 - ' ; j l ' J 7: . 5 Si WSU gets firsthand look at Mars By Darrell Dickson news writer-77ie Signpost The Deputy Project Manager of the Mars Pathfinder, Brian Muirhead look Weber State University students on a tour of Mars at Thursday's Convocation. Although students did not actually get to travel to the mysterious "red planet." they were able to see Mars up close in a 3-D slide -show presentation. Students also learned about specific details of the Mars Pathfinder's mission and what the future of Mars exploration will be. "This was a very high risk mission, and it actually worked much belter than we had ever dreamed," inside post news see page 2&3 and Satan's earliest effort to produce Anti-Christ. In 1945, psychiatrist Dr. Brock Chisholm said, "Any child who believes in Santa Claus has had his ability to think permanently injured." According to Gillespie's scientific theory, there is not one species of reindeer that can fly. Santa Claus has 31 hours of work, has to visit 91.8 million homes, and has to travel 3,000 times the speed of sound. When the average reindeer can only run 15 miles an hour. Also, Gillespie points out that Santa would need 2,140,200 reindeer to pull his slay, and that when Santa takes off to flight, it would be impossible to survive. They will have to travel through 323,000 tons of air which will cause the reindeer to burst into flames every 4.26 thousandths of a second. "So if there ever was a Santa Claus, he is dead now," Gillespie said. From the criminal justice view, Santa has committed several felonies Muirhead said. This mission was much different from any other mission NASA had ever done. It was the first time airbags were used to cushion the landing of a probe. The bags surrounding the Pathfinder were 19 feet in diameter. The impact on the surface of Mars was at 60 miles per hour. When the Pathfinder landed it bounced at least 15 times and pulled about 30 G's, Muirhead said. But the lander was not damaged. The airbags did the trick. Once on Mars, the Pathfinder's mission was not to find Martians. "This mission was not looking for life, but it was trying to understand the basic geology of Mars enough so that future missions could szo to the editorial see page 4 and misdemeamors, which include invasion of homes, in which one can be sentenced to five years to life in prison if convicted. Santa has not followed the child labor laws. He is accused of accepting bribes, and voyeurism (which is usually 6 months in jail). "We never brought OJ to justice, what about Santa," Gillespie said. He added that it would be impossible to find a 12-man jury that would convict Claus. "I know that I will make a lot of enemies. All you Christians who believe in forgiveness are going to hate me and go to hell." Santa is considered the antithesis of Christ or the anti-Christ. By rearranging the letters of Santa one can spell Satan. Contrasting Santa, or in other words Satan, to Christ, one can see the symbols. Christ represents the purity, through whiteness, Santa's main See Santa page 8 Darn! It's not x-ray visions Two-colored glasses were distributed at Thursday's Convocation so students could experience the 3-D slide show that Brian Muirhead presented on the Mars Pathfinder Mission. Brian Muirhead is the deputy project manager of the mission. Students were fascinated with the information given and the glasses. right places," Muirhead said. Evidence from the mission seems to support the theory that Mars once had water on its surface. Water is the "one single element that is necessary for life to form on the surface of this planet," Muirhead said. If water was once on the surface of mars, Muirhead believes that it may be frozen beneath the crust of the planet. The Pathfinder did confirm that water vapor clouds cover the atmosphere of Mars. This mission was paid for by tax dollars. The total cost of the mission was $171 million, "which See Mars page 8 ct&e seepage 7 ft "." .7 '77 -71 Go ahead, cry and shout, there's no Santa to single you out. Condom hot topic Morality versus health issues causes clash between senators By Jason YVhelan news writer-The Signpost The ASWSU Senate had its first taste of a sizzling debate Monday, when the student senators discussed whether to allow condom dispenser machines in restrooms on campus. The resolution, RA97-3. "Student Protection," which was introduced by science senator, Hans, Jenkins, recommends placing prophylactic vending devices in the restrooms of the Shepherd Union Building and the residence halls in order to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The resolution immediately sparked a hot debate between several of the senators when lines were dr.awn as differing opinions clashed. One senator opposed to the resolution, Will Rodgers, Veterans Student Senator, feels the condom machines encourage irresponsible behavior and have no place on campus.Roque Manzanares, Applied Science & Technology senator, in favor of Jenkins' resolution said. "We have to think about the health SpOftS seepage 10 ui : f cz -2 : l dispensers in senate WSU Heaith News of our students rather than the moral issues.behind it." During the debate, Jenkins claimed the installment of the condom vending machines would not cost the university any money to install but that the vending machines would be operated and maintained by an outside vendor. "This is a very touchy subject because it's a separation of my moral values and what I believe to be a serious health issue," said Angella Dutson, Residence Halls senator. "I've spoken with a lot of students in the residence halls, some were repulsed, some were strongly in favor. It was about even. I've asked the RA's residence assistants to talk to their floors and find out how they feel." Shannan Bean, Students with Disabilities senator, said. "It is hard to put the genie back in the bottle." The resolution, which is still under debate, will be voted on Monday, at 1:30 p.m., in Shepherd Union Building room 352. Students who wish to express their opinion to their senator may find them in the student activities office in the Shepherd Union Building, room 250. Classifieds . . . .seepage 12 j3caution unprotected!
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1997-11-21, Vol. 60, No. 30|
|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.|