Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-09-291
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O Weber State University SMACK DOWN. The NewWWE video game , Ni reviewed. See page 6 Volume 66 Issue 23 wsusignpost.com Monday, September 29, 2003 pes Re-carding the campus By Wendy Leonard editor in chief The Signpost Wildcards are getting a little wild these days. Word across campus is that new student activity cards are being issued to the entire campus community and the re-carding needs to be completed by the Oct. 13 deadline, when old Wildcards will become obsolete. "What students need to understand is that we're trying to . improve the liability and integrity of the student identification card," said Bill Fruth, director of the Shepherd Union Building and Student Life. Beginning Sept. 29, Weber State University Wildcard services and Student Union Building staff will be implementing the weeklong changeover process at the Lair in the Shepherd Union Building. Students will need to bring their current identification cards or other legally documented photo identification and their smile. "The card we're using now contains a low-code magnetic strip, and we're doing the maximum that we can using that code," said Vicki Andersen, WSU information center coordinator. "We're switching to a high-code magnetic strip that will allow us to do the same things but eventually add other services." Fruth said the future card will not only be used for identification purposes, but will also incorporate a declining-balance or debit system for use with vending and food purchases - .1 . m &-m 1..E. . . .. -u The Lair stands equipped and ready for today's process of issuing newly designed, high-tech Wildcards to the campus. and an access card used for secure areas on campus or specific parking lots. "The old Wildcard doesn't wear as well as it could, it doesn't carry the functions or capabilities that a campus one-card system would," Fruth said. "We expect the cards' uses will evolve over time, and this new system will allow members of the campus to have one card that does everything." Currently, Wildcards are required for use in on-campus computer labs, dining services, testing centers, library checkout and services, riding the UTA bus, and access to the gym and various athletic events. The new Wildcards will have all the same functions but will allow for development in some areas. See Re-carding page 3 P DO wd ltd (fj GOD tnDuDDSS By Paul Garcia managing editor The Signpost Eight students from across the Wasatch Front renounced all their belongings Friday night to be homeless. The students, who are members of local Free the Planet chapters, gathered in Liberty Park to raise awareness and funds for the homeless. In doing so, they were raising awareness for people like Robert Garza-Silva, 40, who has been homeless for the last seven years. "We're just down on the ground and can't get to it." Garza-Silva said. "We're not bad people though, we're just trying to make a living but we need more help." Garza-Silva was with about seven other men sitting on railroad ties in the parking lot of an empty store, which is overlooked by St. Anne's Rescue Mission in Ogden. He and the other men work odd jobs, living hand-to-mouth. "There's no money to buy a house," Garza-Silva said. "I make S50-S60, what's that going to buy me? A house? Buy me a truck? A car? Hell no." As Garza-Silva spoke, one of the men swept up dirt and cigarette butts in the parking lot, like he was making the area his own. "Now we're here, he cleaned it (the parking lot) so we got a right to be here," Garza-Silva said. Some of the men were on break from odd jobs they landed that day; soon they would be back out to earn their next meal. Many of them had just the clothes on their backs; the lucky ones had bikes. One man had a black dog tethered to a broken bar stool. The dog was fiercely loyal to his owner, barking at who approached the man. All are homeless. They stay in the shelter if they need to, but they don't like to; they want a place of their own. "It's hard for many to get a job coming right off of the street," said Clint Brown, Weber State University student and vice president of Free the Planet. He was the organizer for Utah's first-ever Homeless Experience Project. Participants walked around Salt Lake City and slept outside, in a safe, central location. There are four Free the Planet chapters in Utah: WSU, Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah See Homeless page 3 Descending through the atmosphere Skydiving offers students soaring skills By Beth Payne-Rhoades correspondent The Signpost Two miles above the earth, the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and the brilliant colors of the leaves on Mt. Ben Lomond are breathtaking; but so is the jump Erin Wilde, Weber State University freshman, is about to take. She had always talked about going skydiving, and once she aimed the legal age of 1 8 she signed up for the 20-minute ground class and the thrill of her life. "I was so excited to finally fulfill this dream." Wilde said. 'T didn't have any hesitations and I was totally relaxed as the plane was making its ascent, but once it circled Ren Lomond Peak and I could see Weber State University below, 1 started getting nervous." ,1 t . WSU student Erin Wilde skydives tandem with an instructor. Much preparation is needed before a skydiver actually jumps from a plane at 12,500 feet. The number-one priority for Skydive Ogden, a local skydiving company, is safety. Co-owner Brian Wallace said the first two jumps are tandem jumps. This means an experienced skydiver is hooked directly to the jumper's back, so he or she can experience the exhilaration of the jump without having to know all the details of when to open the parachute and exactly how to land. See Descending page 3 '4) (CFTCTHCS1 H .75 fm I f? nn for : 3m $125 si.75 -1 1; Servers at the Ogden Greek Festival dish up souvlaki to patrons tasting the foreign cuisine. The food festival was held at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, on 42nd Street in Ogden, in conjunction with the conclusion of the Weber State University Greek Festival. Hundreds of people paid the $1 entrance fee and waited in long lines to purchase different Greek foods and crafts offered at the festival. Items on the menu included souvlaki, dolmathes, spanakopita, pilafi, keftethes, fasolakia, bak-lava and more.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-09-29, Vol. 66, No. 23|
|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.|