Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-10-041
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i neius featuring It's the simple things that help WSU win football games, page 10 Slim Building 1 is a "problem child" for students due to lack of adequate space, page 6. Sports editor Jose Carvajal profiles Carla Miali, a member of the volleyball team, page 12. n the fall sports section. Volume 63 Issue 1 9 Wednesday, October 4, 2000 3 - - ys. i' ft M V mm E A yJ SlGNP OST W E B E R STATE. UNIVERSITY W peQOcjf H cootl tleiraiini stl&naileiratls' GdoitdoIJdQs Veterans Affairs will terminate benefits of those who fail to check in on a monthly basis. By Leo Tyson Dirr special assignments editor The Signpost Weber State University's Veterans Affairs office has implemented a policy that will terminate the benefits of students who fail to check in on a monthly basis to verify their enrollment status. In September, the first month the policy was enforced, 72 students failed to contact the VA office. Of those, 48 students are active duty and have to report monthly to the regional office in Muskogee, Okla., regardless of WSU's policy. If they do not report, officials at the regional office will terminate their benefits. John Vickroy, former coordinator of WSU's VA office, said he is terminating the benefits of the other 24 students who violated the new policy. "I haven't actually done it yet," Vickroy said. "But I'm going to have to, and I hate to." VA officials are implementing the policy because students who fail to report dropped classes are collecting more money from the government than they are entitled to. The VA determines the amount of each student's monthly benefit check based on .... gllni ,- , . .. - - imm Expressions that stick ... Students on WSU's campus have many ways of expressing themselves, one way being colorful bumper stickers. Bumper stickers give cars personality By Lisa Roskelley ' editor in chief The Signpost This guy is advertising cheese. He's advertising cheese with a "Mozzarella Madness, the finest Italian cheeses money can buy!" sticker on the rear window of his blue Nissan truck. Eric Greenwood didn't even put the sticker on his truck, his brother's friends that work at a pizza joint did. However, he did contribute several of the other "six or so" stickers that adorn the Weber State University student's vehicle. "I don't know why, I just do," he said. Then there's Terry Sands, whom most deliberately chose the sticker that's on the rear window of her Ford Explorer. "I'm not a bitch, I'm THE bitch," the sticker announces to the world for Sands. "We were in Vegas and I thought it was cute," Sands, who works in the Junction in the Shepherd Union Building, said. Whether it be covering up rust, taking a political stand or advertising skis, a campus tour finds that bumper stickers and the like adorn cars all around campus. Using humor, intimidation or simple lecture, bumper stickers around campus sometimes reflect techniques used by professors around campus too. Introducing themselves Many people choose to use their car, or more specifically the rear bumper or window, as an extension of their personality. People like WSU sophomore Melanie Cheney whose "Never underestimate the power of a redhead" license plate frame gives any passerby in a parking lot or passing lane a clue to the owner of the car. ' "I thought it was really cute," Cheney said. "I get a lot of comments about it." Also several "Born to be Wild" or "90 Angel" stickers can be found on the tour of campus lots. But oftentimes stickers go beyond physical traits to hobbies and likes of a person.. Immortalizing activities Steve Day's nine stickers on the back of his white Subaru Legacy all revolve See Personality page 3 credit hours. Students who have a full class load at the beginning of the semester and drop classes are entitled to less money than if they had maintained a full load. Each semester, nearly 10 percent of WSU veteran students change their enrollment status without informing the VA, Vickroy said. The government attempts to collect over-See Benefits page 7 It's rally around the leader time By Lisa Roskelley editor in chief The Signpost Tuition hikes are pretty much always unwelcome for college students. But talk of extreme hikes this year have gotten a lot of students riled up. Riled up to the point of rallying. The Utah Council of Studentbody Presidents is planning a rally for students from all of the nine higher education institutions Oct. 27 at Weber State University. The rally is coinciding with a Board of Regents meeting also held at WSU that day to discuss tuition increases. 'Truly my belief that students' effect in the process of tuition increase is much much more effective when we go into it together," said Jess Dalton, student body president at the University of Utah. The intent for the rally is to let Regents know of the concern students feel about the sharp rise of tuition and how that will affect availability of quality education for students around the state, according to Dee Hansen, WSUSA president. "It is important for students to attend to show the Regents that its not just student body presidents doing their own thing," he said. "But that they're representing students from all over the state." The Regents' final decision on tuition is really a long way off. The board said they would make their decisions at the November meeting, and those go on to the Legislature. Since then, that meeting has been canceled and replaced by a series of phone calls and conference calls. "We feel skipping the November meeting is, in a way, an attempt to shut the voice of the students out," Dalton said. So, this is one of the last chances foi students to get together and be heard bj the full board before their decision will gc to the Legislature. 'This is the last opportunity students wif have to join as a body," Dalton said. 'The effect is immense; it tells Regents and legislators we're united as a student body, nol only as institutions, but as a state." The details for the rally have not all been worked out. Students interested in more information can contact Hansen in the student activities office in the Shepherd Union Building.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2000-10-04, Vol. 63, No. 19|
|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.|