Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-07-111
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Q WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Movie review for Mongol rl .. ,..... m yii.,iiniiiu.iiii. iiyqii 111c i S9 ill TfD OS oD(g n L-J lJ L-J L- rD WSU grad qualifies for Beijing Olympics OQp Former Weber State University track star Lindsey Anderson races in the women's steeplechase at the Olympic Trials Thursday. Anderson, who is also an assistant track coach at WSU, placed second, qualifying for the Beijing Olympics next month. The Morgan, Utah native is the first WSU track and field athlete to ever qualify for the Summer Olympics. h: i f For full story see page 5 Corps Encore hits note at WSU By John Linford sr. news reporter I The Signpost A wall of sound pounds the stadium with thundering horns and drivingpercussion. Group after group of 150 top young musicians and performers take the field at Weber State University's Stewart Stadium in a keenly competitive event called Corps Encore. Event insiders have said Corps Encore is an event that the people of Northern Utah won't want to miss, and reserved seating tickets are on sale now. "This is the major league of marching music, the next step up from anything most people have ever experienced," said Fred Morris, Corps Director of the Casper Troopers one of several major drum corps competing at the July 10th event. George Lindstrom co-directs Corps Encore with WSU's own Tom Root, Professor of Music and Director of Weber State's Band. Lindstrom, whose background is deep in the drum corps phenomenon, said that groups like those performing at the 2008 Corps Encore are highly disciplined. "The discipline within the organizations is very strong. The roots of drum corps are military, and most groups operate on a semi-military sort of discipline," Lindstrom said. "In order to get as good as these kids are, to put on complex, exciting, and theatrical shows with 150 people, you have to have strong discipline." See Corps page 4 WSU stud upporc Fair crafters bolster funds for Multicultural Center holarshios with balloon By Shannon Johnson sr. news reporter 1 The Signpost This Fourth of July, the 8th annual Hot Rock'n 4th at the Ogden Stadium was a success, especially for Weber . State University students. Amid the hustle and bustle of a demolition derby, swimming at the Lorin Farr pool, Marcus Funny Man doing tricks, a "- : ' ,V'-, . " ' 1 r- If.-??', k"- . : " - - mum, M. m. 1 bungee tramp, a car show, food and a rubber duck fund raiser, groups and guilds arrived early to set up camp and wait for the crowd to come. Surrounded by vendors selling everything from Harley Davidson towels to lime-green bracelets, WSU multicultural services had their own table, and was almost always surrounded by children and families. Steven Pearce said the goal of the WSU group at the Hot Rock'n 4th was to make money for the Multi-Cultural Scholarship. "The University makes up a huge part of the city," Pearce said, "so it's good for WSU students to be seen in the community." WSU sophomore Veronica Ramirez said last year they sold tacos with carne asada to earn money. This year, families were walking away with balloon men instead. Devoted community member Porfirio Hernandez made the balloon men, which originated from Mexico City, to help support the Hispanic council community on campus. "You always see dogs and poodles," Ramirez said, "never these little men balloons. Kids are loving them." Event Coordinator Karen Gullo said each charity gets 100 percent of their earnings. This was a plus for the WSU volunteers and the scholarship they were working towards. Pearce added that financial support is important to students, helping with cost of living, food, and tuition. "We are raising as much money as we can," senior Mike Simpson said. "And a lot of people want to help, especially in today's economy. One person heard we were using the earnings for scholarships, and she gave us a $20 donation. She didn't even want the balloon. She just said she wanted to make sure someone who goes to school can be backed up with a scholarship." The Multi-Cultural scholarship will greatly benefit WSU students in more ways than one. Simpson said volunteering adds years to life. "You have a lot more fun when you volunteer." Simpson said. "First you are thinking about other people; you aren't stressed about yourself. Second, you are networking and meeting new people and friends; learning new things." The table; comprised of African Americans, Polynesians, and many others; proved to the community that WSU is diverse. "We are letting people know that at WSU there are students of color," Ramirez said. "We are showing that Weber's a good place to be." A few incoming freshman felt so accepted by volunteers that one even stopped to ask questions about WSU and talk about the programs available at the university. Senior Kalani Martin said he was invited to come to the event by a counsel member. He got the day off of work so he could support multicultural services. "We are promoting awareness of education opportunities for youth, and tuition assistance for qualifying students," Martin said. Overall, the Fourth of July at the Ogden Stadium seemed a success for everyone involved. "People have been very generous, basically giving us money for scholarships. That helps out tremendously," Simpson said. Balloons may not bring in money by the bucketfulls, but, as Pearce said, "All help is good help." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. SOURCE: MIKE SIMPSON Gravel masters tr Alumni use dump trucks for charity to collect food for the St. Anne's Center ucks collect food ror th e Fourth of July By Heidi LeBaron news editor I The Signpost As Dallin Minnoch cruised on his tricycle, ready to join in the bike section of the Ogden Fourth of July parade, he glanced at a truck that could tow 20 tons. He and his family looked forward to seeing another one in the parade. Though Dallin may .not have understood its purpose, his father, a former Weber State University football player, did. "It's for charity," Mike Minnoch said. "It's a cool thing they do." The Minnoch family is one of many families who notice the massive Gravel Masters trucks every year in the Ogden Fourth of July parade. Jessica Medelline, a WSU alumni worked with her father James Hammon to organize the event. Both serve as managing officers for Gravel Masters in Ogden. Medelline said they were glad to be in the paraade for a cause. "We do the parade every year." Medelline said. "It's a tradition. But this is the first year we've done it for charity." Medelline started the fund-raising event for St. Anne's when she heard that people aren't willing to donate as readily in the summer as they are at Christmas time. "It's really true," Medelline said. "We had a bit of a hard time." Getting the word out was the most difficult struggle. Nonetheless Medelline said that thev ended up with a good truckload of food, and Hammon drove tiieir trucks through the Ogden parade to raise awareness for their event. While Medelline and Hammon participated in the parade, driver and operator Brian Farr managed collections with a second truck parked in the North Ogden Smiths. "It's going to the poor and homeless," Farr said, "so it's for a great cause." Farr put on a show with the Gravel Masters Truck, attracting attention. He demonstrated how he could make the truck pull out, release an 18-foot boom, run a conveyor, and use a remote control to spread gravel. "It's great for safety because the operators can see," Farr said. "It's hard when you're in a big truck sometimes. This way we can see if a child or someone ran by." The only moment Farr had to be in the truck was when he turned the ignition. Everything else could be remote operated. He then moved the truck back to its original starting position, drawing attention to the cardboard collection bin for St. Anne's when Farr parked behind it. The truck came within inches of the donation box without disturbing it. "It really is neat," Farr said. Fie reinforced his commitment to the cause and willingness to help, even if it meant putting his plans on hold. "I was actually supposed to leave for a family vacation this morning," Farr said, "but when my boss called and said he needed someone to be here while they were out in the parade, I couldn't say no. It's a good tiling they do." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Li s PHOTO BY HEIDI LEBARON THE SIGNPOST Dallin Minnoch, son of former WSU football player Mike Minnoch rides past the Gravel Masters donation truck in the North Ogden.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-07-11, Vol. 79, No. 5|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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.|