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wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 45 zsr WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1,2004 wsusignpost.c Faux marriage on campus stirs up students By BECKY PALMER sr. news reporter The Signpost The Gay Straight Alliance held a "faux wedding" Tuesday at the Stewart Bell Tower in protest of Amendment 3. First, three couples in wedding attire and a pastor marched to the steps of the Bell Tower to ceremonial music. One of the couples was made up of two men, Richard Littledyke and Josh Curtis; one was made up of a man and a woman, Daigo Kawai and Rachel MacFarland; and the last couple consisted of two women, Jillayne Meyer and Quaila Denning. The display caught the attention of passersby, though many ignored the event, laughed or seemed incredulous. "I don't really know what they're doing, but they have their choice," said student Ryan Rees. "I think they're protesting but my concern is the adoption of children. Its just one of those things that I don't necessarily agree with." When the couples were in place, the Rev. Matthew 4l;lfC ; tl See Marriage page 3 The Rev. Matthew Cockrum conducts three mock marriages Tuesday morning at the Stewart Bell Tower. The three couples being "married" represented a gay, a lesbian and a heterosexual couple. Students reflect on life of peer By SIGNPOST STAFF Weber State University student Krista D. Bradford loved to take pictures of virtually everything she saw. Now, pictures are what her friends and family have left to remember her by. The WSU student was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. One of her concerned roommates contacted University Village Wednesday, Nov. 24, when she could not contact Bradford. At approximately 1:30 p.mrWednesday, Bradford was found dead in her dorm room by a UV resident assistant. A WSU junior, at 22 years of age, Bradford left an impression on many of the people she met. "She was one of those people who put others before herself," said WSU student Joey Crammer. Crammer had known Bradford for approximately three years and worked with her See Life page 3 Chi Tester reservation system may alleviate testing center lines BY SHANE FARVER news editor The Signpost A Chi Tester reservation system that is in a pilot phase at Weber State University could make long testing center lines a thing of the past. The system, which is currently being tested at the Lampros Hall and Health Professions testing centers, enables students to find available terminals for electronic testing and reserve a spot for a given day and time. "The intention is to reduce the lines in the student centers so that students don't have to wait for two hours," said WSU Web Developer Luke Fernandez. "They can just show up at their appointed time and take a test." Fernandez has been instrumental in implementing the reservation system. The reservation system will work in the form of a link on the Chi Tester home page. Students can click on the link, enter their student ID and register for a test at an available time of their choosing. The link also offers a calendar that students can view to see what days a particular test is being offered. According to Fernandez, the Chi Tester system will also benefit test administrators. He said administrators will no longer have to escort students to a terminal and type in a password; they can siniply check students into a "The intention is to reduce the lines in the student centers so that students don't have to wait for two hours. They can just show up at their appointed time and take a test' Luke Fernandez, WSU web developer terminal via computer and the students can then sit at the designated terminal and begin the test. Fernandez said with the reservation system, students can let a professor know if a scheduled test does not appear on Chi Tester without entering a testing center. "(Currently) if students show up at a test center and the instructor hasn't configured their test correctly ... the student will show up at test center, maybe having driven 20 miles from Davis to the main campus, and they can't take the test," Fernandez said. "If they were to go to the reservation system beforehand, the reservation would alert See Tester page 7 Warming after the storming a ..- " ... a v.'"V...- J tY i & ' ' l ' " it' J " Three hundred blankets out of a stated goal of 1,000 have been collected so far during the Share the Warmth blanket drive. The blankets will travel to Florida hurricane victims in need.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-12-01, Vol. 67, No. 45|
|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.|