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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The Q SlOTLBOSt National Youth Sports Program See page 6 Summer 1 do's' Some are 'l iHnn 'tc' -: : r See p.me f TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 2 ': ;.: ( ? ... ' V Internet filters not always abreast of standards Useful information blocked by government-required filtering software at public libraries By CYDNEE HOWE correspondent The Signpost Breast cancer is an inappropriate topic of study, according to the Weber County Library's Internet filter system. In public access Internet terminals such as the ones located at Weber County's libraries, filters are set to curb use of inappropriate sites. Library officials say the filters work, but they work too well. "A patron was looking for information on breast cancer," said Faith Zschiesche, Weber County "Library assistant branch manager. "This should be accessible, but it had the word 'breast' in it, so the filter wouldn't let it be accessed." The Internet is a source of information as well as entertainment. The target of filters is to keep unsuitable sites from reaching children. Many, however, are seeing filters keeping ' them from legitimate information. WSU's Stewart Library provides public work stations for students, faculty and staff, but currently uses no filter system. "Filters do not work correctly," said Kathy Payne, Stewart Library head of reference and information services. "They block out some things but not others, including hate sites and medical information." Payne said the v Stewart Librarv has JVX an "Acceptable ( Use Policy," j which states the v ) I appropriate use of A "X the public access f stations includes y .J instruction, study, research and personal enrichment. Inappropriate uses include interfering with the work of others, wasting recourses, using resources for economic purposes, gambling, obscenity and child pornography. "As a library, we believe in academic freedom, which includes tolerating and respecting other's privacy rights," Payne said. Mel Wiharana. a WSU senior majoring in Information Systems & Technology, said he's often seen people in computer labs watching pornography, but he never cared about it until June 9. That day he was in a study room of the Lampros Hall with his 3-year-old daughter, Hannah. Mel noticed See Filter on page 3 Feminist display targeted by vandals mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmimtmn . '..:,::j;v.t;! win : ' - 1 ' ;r - - ' " ... .. '' 7 V 2 ' : . , , ; n . . : ' . v. - , ' 5 , , ; . By MARIA VILLASENOR editor in chief The Signpost A display in the third floor of the Weber State University Social Sciences Building was def'ired in lute April to read"S--- at FEMIN1SW." The culprits are unknown and the display was soon restored to its original " What is it? FEMINISM" saying. "I was angry that someone would be that immature to change that to something like that," said Lisa Schultz, Feminist United Network president. "In college, we have different ideas, we have different theories and things like that. And college is a place to hear those." Schultz said campus police was involved, but with no surveillance cameras in that area nothing could be done. The possibility the vandalism was done by high school students at a debate tournament hosted at WSU wasn't ruled out, either. The display was The display was an evolving feature Schultz and other WSU students put up. It first included quotes about feminism with the words "feminism" or "feminist" removed and a question of "What is it?" The answer was later put up, but on April 25, Schultz and others found their work was changed over the weekend. "By itself, people are afraid of the word 'feminist' or 'feminism, "' said Schultz, a senior majoring in social work. "They have this connotation that it's very negative and they don't understand what it is at all. To me, feminism is basically saying 'Women deserve the same respect that men get.'" She said the people who altered the display are ignorant. "They don't want to know." Schultz said. "They already think they know, so they are going to disagree with it without looking in to it." "S at FEMINISM" was not the first , vandalism incident against the WSU Womens Studies Department or FUN. See Vandals on page 3 A display board in the southeast corner of the Social Sciences building contains an obscene message rmea out, eitner. i ne display was c ,. n....,.,,. nr CI fivoH orH 1 ic ciill thn cnnthn'jct OlUUieS LtpdrimLIH OT I U left by vandals. Faculty was notified and the board has since been restored to its original format. mea ana 11 ls SUJI ai ine iouintdSl corner of the floor. See Vandals on pag Students get real life work experience through internships program. The program is meant to develop and learn how to improve on the good Bv TREVOR WARNER the student as a person and in his or her thines thev have done." V,r.. r-n't By TREVOR WARNER sr. news reporter The Signpost Suniniertime brings with it the dismissal of school, fun in the sun and, of course, summer work. Some people choose to work at a golf course, grocery store, or even scoop ice cream at their local ice cream shop. For some college students, the summer is a great time to get an internship done, which may be necessary to graduate. Two Weber State University students, Gary Rodgers and Steve Brown, chose to take an internship in Dearborn, Mich, at the Ford Motor Copany. The Ford Motor Company Summer Internship is a prestigious internship to receive. Preferred candidates have exceptional leadership and communication skills and have completed the sophomore year of an undergraduate program or the first year of a graduate the student as a person and in his or her career. "The job will help me after college because it helps lay down a foundation for my future success and career," said Steve Brown, a WSU senior. "I hope to continue working for Ford when I graduate and this opportunity helps me with that because it gives them a chance to view my skills and for me to view them as a company." Gary Rodgers is another WSU senior lucky enough to land a spot in the Ford Motor Company Summer Internship Program. Rodgers said he doesn't feel like working for Ford is a job, though. "It's more of an educational experience. You're just lucky enough to get paid; this opportunity is giving me an idea of what I want to do for my career," Rogers said. "This opportunity is giving me an idea of what I want to do for my career. Through this internship, you meet a lot of new people and you can learn a lot from them and try not to make the same mistakes they made things they have done." Both Rodgers and Brown moved from Ogden to Michigan and said that it shows the Ford Motor Company a lot by doing so. "Traveling about 1,700 miles shows the company that you are willing to sacrifice for a good job," said Brown. Rodgers said the biggest thing he learned is that you get out of it what you put into it. "You can't expect people to just give you something, you have to earn it," Rodgers said. "You have to tell people what you want and have the desire to get it." Closer to home, Cyndee Becker, a21-year-old WSU junior, has been given the opportunity of doing a summer internship for Crime Scene Investigation in Ogden. Becker says that she had spoken in class with Russ Dean, a WSU assistant professor of criminal justice. Dean told her about the CS1 internship and said she should apply. "I had to go down to the sheriff's office and pick up about a 30-page packet so they could do a background check," Becker said. You can't expect people to just give you something, you have to earn it" Gary Rogers, WSU internship student "They take everything pretty seriously." Becker said her internship would help her a lot after college because it will show employers she has actual real experience on the job. "You have to have a strong stomach to work at CSI because there are a lot of gntesome things you will see," Becker said. "Being a part of the CSI is what I want to do the rest of my life, so this is a great way to make sure of my decision. I am thankful to have an internship like this." You can leave a message tor reporter Trevor Warner by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-06-21, Vol. 68, No. 2|
|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.|