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( 1 Weber State University A day in the 1 7 I! 1 r jlife of a f-onffittioner ? sie page 4 . CZik 1 H 1 I x i 1 s 1 L 'EZim ?n ho o uii lu a kid again' By Shaela Wall-Grange correspondent I The Signpost Students gatliered at the Weber State University Stromberg gym Friday for this semester's late night activity and shared an evening of competition and fitness. Matt Parker, who works at the gym as night supervisor, said the event had the best turn out so far. I Ie credited the rise in numbers to the activities diat were made available, "They offered better programs . this time," Parker said. As opposed to the swimming and aerobic activities that were offered at the last late-night Stromberg activity, coordinators this semester took a more playful approach. This week's activities featured an organized dodgeball tournament as well as free access to the rock wall and racquetball facilities. Whitney Jaques, president of Delta Chi Omega, organized a dodge ball team made up of Greek sorority and fraternity members for Friday's competition. "I think the last time I played dodge ball was in fifth grade PE class," Jaques said, "but it's fun to come be a kid again." Jaques said that her favorite team from the tournament was made up entirely of children. "I'm guessing they were all about eight years old," Jaques said, "but they were so cute and put up a pretty good fight." Stomberg coordinators were also excited about the young participants. "I think it demonstrates the great response we've received tonight," Parker said. "We have seen a good representation of both the students and the community. Everyone has come together to have a fun night and we're pretty happy about that." Emily Davies, intramural coordinator at the Stromberg Center helped to coordinate and put the late-night activity together. "We hope to continue to get our numbers up in the future as more people hear about the event and the activities we offer," Davies said. "We want students to be able to come and check out some of the equipment, see the rock wall-and get involved." Even after the Top Gun team was declared winner and given free t-shirts, participants of the dodge ball tournament continued playing on into the night in what spectator Dan Schwab referred to as "good clean fun." WSU sophomore Jennifer Broadbent agreed that the tournament was enjoyable to watch. "I've seen lots of competition, good sportsmanship, and a little smack talking out here tonight," she said. "But it's all been very exciting." Also there enjoying the playful spirit at Friday's activity was Darin Stromberg. As the name implies, Darin's family is closely associated with the Stromberg facility Stromberg's own grandfather served as an inspiration behind the name of the gymnasium. "I took a rock climbing class here on campus and thought I'd take advantage of the opportunity to come try it again for free tonight," he said. "We've all appreciated the free rock wall and pizza." Coordinators of the late night at the Stromberg activity plan on hosting more similar events in the future and are telling students to watch forflyersand announcements for the next late night-party. Comment on this story at wsusignp ost. com r' V il I" I I I IIT, III I ill I , Weber Slate University students help liuilil houses for ll.iljil.it for Humanity in Oregon. n . " J i - Models at if, '4 Co Models pose in local artists' fashions at a show in the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building Ballroom C. The show was held to raise money for genocide victims in Darfur. Four thousand Davis Campus hosted Easter activities By Alyson Robinett correspondent I The Signpost On Saturday morning, the WSU Davis and Ogden Student Councils organized an Faster activity at the Davis Campus, where approximately 400 children of WSU students and community came to find Easter eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, make crafts and watch "Bee Movie." At 9 a.m., hundreds of children, parents and grandparents lined up on the west side of the Davis campus building for the Easter egg hunt. The Easier Bunny performed a ceremonious cutting of the caution tape, and the crowd took off in a mad dash to the lawn behind the WSU Davis campus. Codyann Hicks, codirector of nontraditional students at the WSU Davis campus, described the swarms of egg collectors. "It looked likea luigelawn mower just went across the lawn sweeping t r i t -m is i U t H 1 I ! ! WSU strut, up all the eggs," Ricks said. "I can't believe how fast they got them all. In a matter of five minutes, all the eggs were picked up." Ricks saiil committees from both the Davis and Ogden campus worked countless hours putting this activity together. "I swear we spent all of Spring Break stuffing eggs," Ricks said. "We stuffed 4,000 of them to put out today." WSU.students as well as community members were invited to come lo this event free of charge. "I checked out a lot of different Easteregghun Is because I wanted to take my family lo one," said Michell Call, a WSU art teaching major. "Hut of the ones I researched, I liked this one best because it wasn't just an Easter egg I unit, but (hey have oilier activities too." Call's daughter-in-law, Lindsay Call, was said she glad she found oi it about the hunt. "I heard about this from my molher-iii-law who's a student here," Lindsay said. "My husband is in Iraq right now, so it's good to have things like this lo do willi my Kids. They are having so nun h fun." After the egg hunt, families went inside lor ihe remainder of the activities. Spring Break Hy Shaela Wall-Grange ( oirespondenl I Ihe Signpo;l A group olTiO Weber Slate I Iniversily students worked haul lo avoid Ihe all loo familiar post Spring Break blues this semester by selling onl lo make a dilleieuce in the world with llieii scholastic freedom last week. While I lie majority of WSI ) students ; 1 1 c now looking, back over the p.r.l bleak's activities willi reiuoise as they levisil Ihe ueglei led Spiing Bleak lo do lisls, these sludenls aie taking pi ide in 1 1 el i lei H If ills aim H II it s ol lime and in need. "Il nieiiiiii and I n i i (i i r raise money for Sudan h 4 I'M! Ill I Hi HKIl t HUM H M( .,' eggs swept up "We didn't make it to the hunt, but just came for the movie and the craft," said Nikki Malay, a WSU business student, while making a craft with her daughter Brooklyn. "We were glad Brooklyn got to see the Easier Bunny, too." Children and families gathered in two conjoined classrooms to watch "Bee Movie," where it was shown on two projection screens to accommodate all who wanted lo see. Movie wall hers were given complimentary refreshments as they watched the show. Dirk Smith, a WSU business Kids check out goodies after Ihe Weber Slate University Davis Campus Taster egg hunt on. Saturday. Approximately 400 people alledendod not just for partying laleuls lliey olieied to oilier.' was he I'lealesl, mosl al ile expi'i ieni e of my life, wish il could have lasled so much longer," said WSI I sophomore, Robert I lnldeii. "I i rally had lo gel out ol my same old loiiliue, and allow myself lo inleiael with new people that I have never met, and I hail mi idea thai il would lui u into one ol the gi ea I esl e pel iences ill my life." Students pal III ipaling in Mils ye, ii 's alternative spiing lueak n n mwmm By Kellen McAffee sr. news reporter I The Signpost Fashion and politics were fused to ignite a sparkling array of color and good vibes Thursday night at a runway fashion show in the Union Ballroom at Weber State University. Awareness about the ongoing genocide in Sudan was the thread that tied it all together. A diverse blend of more than 150 people opened their designer purses and clutches to raise more than $2,000 for die cause. Cameron Morgan, president of STAND, die student organization sponsoring the event, kicked things off by thanking sponsors and calling attention to the ongoing genocide in the African nation of Sudan. "We are here to raise money for the millions that have been killed or displaced by tiieir own government because of who they are," Morgan said to the packed audience. Other campus organizations sponsoring the event were Amnesty International and the Muslim Student Association. The music of Bono added a humanitarian flair to the global cultures represented in the clothing styles. Becca Dupaix, a model in the show, WSU theater arts senior and member of STAND, said she loved the fashion and the politics. "I love clodies tiiat are bohemian, fun, funky," Dupaix said. "Not your usual Ogden fare." Dupaix also said mixing politics and fashion is a good way to raise awareness about issues that are not normally in die spotlight." "This event takes two radically different approaches to life in order See Show page 5 administration major, came to the Easter activity witii his wife and two children. As his son, London colored an Easter Bunny while waiting for "Bee Movie" to start, Smith described his experience at the hunt. "We were here at the beginning when everybody started running for the eggs, but I think Landon was so cokl he couldn't run fast enough," Smith said, "but we still got plenty Comment on this story at wsusignposl.com. v I I li Hi I H An M N KOHINI II 11,1 Mi , S activity submitted applications at the beginning of the semester, and paid a $100 fee lo cover liauspoi lalion, food and lodging for the entire slay. Many sludenls made sacrifices such as missing, out on activities and I. iking time oil woi k. "I think ihe biggest sactifice I made was missing out on homewoi k lime and missing, out on woik," said WSU lieshinaii, kayla Slelson. Though the evpeiieni e lequiied time Sec Break page ' lens in Dricf Author speaks for women's history The Willa Cather professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Carole Levin, will be speaking March 24 at Weber State University. Levin will be speaking in conjunction with WSU's observance of Women's History Month. Levin's presentation, "Princess Elizabeth Travels about Her Kingdom in Life, in Text, and On Stage," is part of WSU's History Lecture Series. The event, which is free to the public, will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m.' in the Lindquist Alumni Center on WSU's Ogden Campus. Levin has taught at Nebraska-Lincoln since 1998 and is an early modern English historian. Levin specializes in cultural history and women's history and is the author of numerous books and articles. Marine reunited with dog he rescued SAN DIEGO - A SanDiego-based Marine major was reunited on Saturday with one of his closest war buddies a 2-year-old dog named Nubs. Nubs greeted Maj. Brian Dennis at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station when the fighter pilot returned from, . Iraq. It was the first time the two were together since Dennis' family and close friends helped raise $3,500 to fly the dog to San Diego about a month ago. Nubs wasn't allowed to stay on base in Iraq. Dennis, 36, of St. Pete' Beach, Fla., had spotted the mongrel dog while on patrol in Anbar province and later nursed the animal back to health after finding him stabbed with a screwdriver.He named the dog Nubs after learning someone cut the ears off believing it would make the dog more aggressive and alert. Missouri town's new lsveehc!dsasr.:.vcst fights spring floods VALLEY PARK, Mo. Residents of small towns along the Meramec River breathed a sigh of relief Saturday as the stream finally crested following days of flooding caused by torrential rainfall across the Midwest. At Valley Park, the river rose to a peak of 37.8 feet Saturday morning, well above the flood stage of 16 feet but still below the record of 35i.7 feet, according to the National Weather Service. It was the first trial of the town's $151 million levee, which stands a few feet above Saturday's crest and was designed to withstand the biggest flood that might be expected in a century. "It's a 100 year event, and it's a 100 year levee," said Army Corps of Engineers Col. lewis SetlilT. "It got tested, and it passed." I lsew heie, ri ei s et c still lising in southwest Illinois and pails of Aikansas, chasing, people front their honies and into shelters. Riveis had mostly begun weeding in Ohio. At least Iti deaths have been linked to the weather over the past week, and two people aie missing in Ai Kansas.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-03-24, Vol. 78, No. 76|
|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.|