Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-11-261
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Weber State University PO 1 HE SIGN ; r1 " r . n rrn 511 M A day in the life of a corpo rate executive See page 4 PHOIO BY MATT GLASS THE SIGNPOST Headline photo: Shoppers wait outside Michaels for the doors to open. The line extended out into the parking area. Above: Kathy Guthrie waits in WalMart's checkout line on Friday. Though Walmart was open all night, their post-Thanksgiving sale started at 5 a.m. Rina-a-lina By Cynthia Loveland managing editor The Signpost Early Friday morning, the WalMart on Riverdale Road was packed with pajama-clad people toting walkie-talkies, issuing commands to unseen cohorts to regroup and inventory their findings andpushingoverflowing carts through the over-stocked, aisles, while dodging pallets of discounted merchandise. Some hobbled out of the J ha-chinq store nursing bruises from the carts of over-exhuberant holiday shoppers. Debbie and Ashley Bennett . said they got up at 4 a.m. to hit the WalMart post-Thanksgiving sale. They said they saved between $100 and $200 on vacuums, a video game rocker and microwave. The sale started at 5 a.m. They left the store at 5:10 a.m. with two brimming carts. "There were two ladies fighting over one of these video game rockers," Ashley said. "One accused the other of taking it out of her cart, and they played tug-of-war over it for a few minutes." The checkout line stretched halfway to the back of the store. Kathy Guthrie and her pregnant daughter, Kristen Andersen "There were two ladies fighting over one of these video game rockers. One accused the other of taking it out of her cart, and they played tug-of-war over it for a few minutes" Ashley Bennett WalMart shopper stood side by side in the checkout line, each with carts laden with toys. Guthrie turned to her daughter. "What time did we go to bed?" she asked. "We didn't." She said WalMart was their second store that morning. They'd already been to JC Penney. The doors opened at 4 a.m., she said, and they were out of the store four minutes later, by 4:04 a.m. And there were more stores to go for Guthrie and her daughter. "Oh yeah," Guthrie said. "We have a whole list." And so did thousands of other shoppers. Jon Garrett was the first in line at Michaels Friday morning his cheeks flushed with cold in the 17-degree weather. He arrived at 4:25 a.m. to wait for the doors to open at 6 a.m. "It's actually my wife's birthday today," he said. "This is what she wanted. I'm blocking for her. She's sitting on the r PHOTO BY MATT GLASS THE SIGNPOST bench over there." Not far behind him in line, Denise and Alison Pingre and Corie Pitcher stood huddled in blankets. They had been waiting since 4:25 a.m. also. They said they had already been to WalMart that morning, but found nothing they wanted. They said they left WalMart empty-handed, but didn't intend to leave Michaels that way. With only minutes until Michaels' doors opened, they were making plans. "The problem is there's only six of everything we want," said Pitcher. So they decided to employ the divide and conquer technique. When the doors opened, they ran. ' It was that way all over Ogden. Hundreds lined up in the cold even camped outside stores like Best Buy and RC Willey. The lines stretched around the sides of buildings for hundreds of yards. At the Newgate Mall, shoppers waited outside Sears and Mervyns for the doors to open. Once inside, shoppers lined up outside Gamestop, but other than that, the mall seemed no busier than a normal See Cha-ching page 5 i i "i I J . . ; rn.i. "jet- r- : -A- R; ! . Jp i'i 1 U : .r-1 y ; Ah-.. : i r I ! " j - i ; ;..-. . -V ' ! . . : ,4 - ' 1 - anllx- sAiESi1 jL-itfli! ; jafitaaaJtexa PHOTOS BY CATHERINE MORTIMER JHt HCNPUbl Abstinence-only sex ed makes no difference By Jessica Schreifels sr. features reporter I The Signpost Jessica I lutcliison discovered she was pregnant when she was just a month-and-a-half shy of her eighteenth birthday. She was about four weeks away from graduating high school when she took a pregnancy test in a restaurant, so her parents wouldn't know. "I'm not even sure why I had taken the test, because I hadn't even missed my period," she said. "I looked at d.e test and kind of stood there for about two or tliree minutes and started to cry. It was weird; I felt sad, but kind of excited and scar ed." Hutchison is just one of an estimated 750,000 teenagers who get pregnant each year in die United States. A recendy released report on sex education in public schools, conducted by die nonpartisan National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, found diat abstinence-only programs have had "no impact on rates of sexual abstinence." The study was based on a reiew of research of teen sexual behaior. The study compared students who were not enrolled in sex education programs compared to diose enrolled in sex education classes. The results of the study showed diat die sex education classes had little to no effect on die students compared to die control group of students not enrolled in sex education programs. To many, diis equals wasted tax dollars on a program tiiat has no effect on young people. Currentiy, die spending bill for community-based, abstinence-only sex education programs for die U.S. is $141 million. The state of Utah allows abstinence-only sexual education in schools. Tliis program emphasizes abstinence from sex until marriage, and fidelity inmarriage.Discussionof sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) , condom use, teenage pregnancy, and sexual protection methods for gays and lesbians are not permitted as pan of the curriculum. Many are quick to point to the flaws of limited information for students. "Abstinence is an essential part of any sex-related curriculum," said Joseph Richards, die public affairs coordinator of Planned Parenthood in Salt Lake City. "I lowever, education tiiat is abstinence-only does not adequately equip teenagers for the decisions they have to make about dieir sexuality." lames Pliibbs, a Weber University sonhomore who studying business administration, also believes abstinence-only education is not completely effective. "My opinion is that sexual education needs to focus not only on abstinence, but prevention," he State is 5 -1? - ' t. . TV- PHOIOS BY CA7HIRINF MORTIMIR ( Sc,NrJ See Education page 5 The Wright family gazes at their favorite tree of the auction. The auction in the Eccles Center helped raise funds for the Weber School District Foundation. The foundation seeks to enhance the educational opportunities for students of the Weber SchoolDistrict. II t v. T i. t .V ;f ': s 1 lK V '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-11-26, Vol. 78, 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.|