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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The Mac is back and looking forward to a new season! see page 5 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 , 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 9 BIPOSf k l ... I.. it! pretet, guppsfS fm a n n m - r - . .. -e X y irNiifv mm jlp 1 1 m" . ,. : -; ; V ...... , J ' , ... -. - i-fc-...-' -- Jo ' ' t - t - - - J- Protesters march at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Aug. 22 when President Bush spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in the Salt Palace Convention Center. By Cory Ducios asst. news editor The Signpost The war in Iraq sparked several emotions over the last few months and students are having mixed reactions. Last week, President Bush visited and spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An estimated 2,000 people gathered in Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park to protest the war in Iraq and criticize President Bush. Neil Brandvold, Weber State University political science major, attended the protest with some friends. He pointed out U.S. foreign policy as the primary reason he protested. "The United States has historically been one of the largest hinders of state-sponsored terrorism," Brandvold said. "And if we truly want to end terrorism we need to stop being terrorists." Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson helped organize the protests, hoping to show opposition to Bush even in a traditionally conservative state. "I think it was interesting to see that there was 2,000 like-minded people in Utah and they say it's the reddest state, or the most conservative state, but there is a voice of reason in this state," Brandvold said. Pioneer Park protestors rallied for many reasons. They supported the causes of people like Cindy Sheehan, who had camped outside Bush's Texas ranch in protest They claimed they supported the veterans, but not the war. Some WSU veterans disagreed. See Protest page 3 Student senate revamps its constitution By Chris Ripplinger campus affairs editor The Signpost Students will soon vote on a new Weber State University Student Association constitution. The WSU Student Senate continued its overhaul of the WSU Student Association's constitution on Monday during its weekly meeting. The WSU Student Senate comprises elected student representatives who create legislation and coordinate activities. The constitution outlines the student association's rules and regulations. "The constitutional revisions are needed to avoid repetition and, instead, to be purposeful and direct," said Chris Russell, legislative vice president. A constitutional revision meeting will take place during each weekly student senate meeting. Three bills and other amendments were discussed in Monday's meeting. These revisions and amendments must be completed by Nov. 21, at which time it will be available to all WSU students. Following student feedback and further revisions, the student body will vote on ratification of the document. The majority of other universities in Utah already have combined student government activities committees. In a letter dispatched to all leadership scholarship recipients, the Wildcat scholar mentors and chief of staff described a change that has taken place in the WSU student government: "This year is a groundbreaking year because of the merger between Student Activities and Student Government, now called the WSU Student Association. As a student at Weber State, you are already a member of the Student Association. The Student See Constitution page 9 Senators connect with students By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Weber State University's student senators use area council meetings to meet with their constituencies and touch base with the students they represent. The monthly meetings are places where students can bring up issues for their senators to present in weekly senate meetings. "I know there were a bunch of issues that were brought up because of area councils," said Chris Russell, current WSU See Connect page 3 "What would you do for an 'A' pass?" A : .A Baron Henell, a tight end for Weber State University's football team, swims in the fountain pond at the Stewart Bell Tower Tuesday afternoon for the "What would you do for an 'A' Pass?"contest The contest, sponsored by Student Activities, promises an "A" Pass to the student who performs the most outrageous, odd or funny stunt One coveted pass will be awarded to a winner every day of Welcome Week.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-08-31, Vol. 68, No. 9|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|