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INSIDE tm oTlie Football and other weekend sports news, See page 5 Volume 65 Issue 35 wsusignpost.com Monday, October 28, 2002 n I ( JD 1 I U irQDIrD UOIn Physiological response may explain popularity By Mike Mitchell special assignments editor The Signpost Never fear: if a dinner date goes stale mid-bite, drop the forks and catch a horror flick. According to Lauren Fowler, a neuroscientist and psychology professor at Weber State University, the human body responds to fear and love in similar ways. "There is a relationship between these two, but it is a tenuous one," Fowler said. "And I would say it is more lust than love." Fowler, in her four years on campus, has taught a number of psychology courses including biopsychology and physiological psychology. She said frightening events trigger specific responses in the brain. 2s l V J Ifll Hm(B cmol feaF "There is a relationship between these two, but it is a tenuous one. And I would say it is more lust than love' Lauren Fowler neuroscientist and psychology professor "Fear increases sympathetic nervous system arousal," Lauren said, "which is what makes it possible for you to run from things when you are scared. It is called the 'fight or flight' system, since it prepares you to escape or fight for your life." Arousing the SNS makes the body bump up the heartbeat, constrict pupils and sphincters and wring the sweat glands. Sounds like love, no? Horror films try to elicit these responses. ' 1 " ' j " , ......... , i t ' "i .: X ' ' X ... i r . - -12 - - - - - ...... .. .i - See Fear page 3 Horror movies have become a significant part of culture since early Hollywood. Spudn wis come nome 'vfi Ml V Students and the community turned out en masse to check out the new Tasty's on Harrison Boulevard over the weekend (above). One of Tasty's specialties, the Spudnut, is a donut made of potato flour. Chris Petersen, a donut baker at Tasty's, cuts donuts to keep up with the steady demand made by customers during the weekend opening (right). In addition to donuts, Tasty's also has sandwiches, soups, drinks and breakfast items available. r . . . -"v 1 Time change has history Setting clocks back dates from WWI By Wendy Leonard correspondent The Signpost As all good things must come to an end, so must long summer days. Last weekend, daylight-saving time ended. "At our house, we have to change 15 clocks twice a year: two digital alarms, two analog alarms, a cuckoo clocK, an anniversary clock, a microwave clock, an electric stove clock, two VCRs, a mantel clock, two watches, and dashboard clocks in two cars. Each has a different method of setting the time ronunaieiy, ine computer x rh.nnpps itself" snirl fnrlpnt Na1 Don Hook. Love it or hate it, daylight-saving time means a big decision for students: to sleep or not to sleep? According to a recent Gallup poll, most Americans will probably squander the opportunity to get more sleep. The survey found 54 percent say they will spend that extra hour doing something else: 26 percent will watch TV, read or use the Internet, 17 percent will work or study and 5 percent will socialize or stay out late. Fewer than 40 percent plan to snooze the hour away. In the winter it gets dark at about 5 p.m., making ev enings long and dark. During summer daylight-saving lime, the evenings are long because the sun doesn't go down until about 9 p.m. The phrase "spring forward, fall back" helps people remember how daylight-saving time affects their clocks. The main purpose of daylight-saving time is to make better use of daylight. Daylight-saving time began in the United States during World War I, primarily to conserve fuel by reducing the need for artificial lighting. The claim of helping fanners is also true for the summer months. When daylight is longer it means more work can be done . "The farmer's only concern is consistency. Dairy farmers don't like it if you keep changing the animal's milking time," said Booth vV. wancmuie, lcu oi me Utah Farm Bureau. 2 t There arc several , issues surrounding 1 J the acceptance of Jdaylight-savinc time, which was not tt,n,.,r,i:-i,.,l until 1986. Energy conservation and safety concerns are important topics to consider. Daylight-saving time conserves energy. The U.S. Department of Transportation, which has jurisdiction over daylight saving time in the United States and the seven U.S. time zones, has found daylight-saving trims the country's electricity usage by less than one percent each day. "Wc save energy both in the evening and the morning because we use less electricity for lighting and appliances," said RobThumgcxx, Utah Department of Natural Resources. Another assumption is that daylight-saving time saves lives .md prevents traffic injuries. "These data show that small changes in the amount of sleep that people get can have major consequences in See Time page 3 II " '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-10-28, Vol. 65, 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.|