Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-211
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nrUp WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY i Hockey team rolls three-game weekend sweep See page 6 y l l ;i 1 ' f . & i , ! t 4 J. V . . . ? - , -"' v ' ; . . - . Av 1 .... "' ' 1 vj 1 i .? - V A v ' .-V , !i ' t " , ' r- ,.. " , . . s- . , , . : L. i i SOUKCt: AP tXU-IANOE WSU reacts to Obama inauguration By Eric Call sr. news reporter I The Signpost Yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 20, The United States of America watched as its 44th president took the oath of office. President Barack Obama was welcomed by the cheers and applause of millions of Americans in Washington D.C. and millions more across the nation watching on TV Dr. Forrest Crawford of Weber State University was in attendance in D.C. and said he was amazed by the number of people there. "They just never stopped arriving," Crawford said. "The last estimate I heard was between two and three million." Crawford also said that the atmosphere was incredible. . "It was very positive," He said, "the people were very upbeat, you could see hope floating among tire masses." PresidentObama'sspeechwascheered both in Washington and at Weber State University, where students and teachers gathered in the Shepherd Union Building to watch the ceremony live on television. "He's a very good speaker," said WSU sophomore Andrew Jordan, a political science major. See WSU page 8 -A- SOURCE:: AP t,U IAiMjE ,.,.T,.WB,.pi ,. .......i i i : f . 1 PI iOICJ BY FKANChS ktLStY IHt iCN'Oi 5f r . 1 1 iUUKLt: Al h,U IANGE Top: As his wife Michelle holds the Bible and his two daughters stand at his side, President Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America. He and his wife stand on the steps of the capital building (above right) with Vice President Biden and his wife and salute the crowd. Students from Weber State University gather in the Student Union Building Ballrooms watch on a jumbo screen as President Obama delivers his innaugural address Tuesday, Jan. 20 (bottom left inset). eyond compare; beyond capacity Massive inauguration turnout results in problems By Gina Barker correspondent I The Signpost In the early hours of Tuesday morning, train station platforms were filling with people ready to make the trek into the heart of Washington D.C. to catch a glimpse of America'ssoon-to-be-president, Barack Obama. The inauguration of President Obama drewunprecedented numbers into the city, putting strain on the city's resources and causing confusion on inauguration day. According to an Associated Press article, numbers approximated more than 1 million people packed into the mall and along the short parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue leading to the White I louse. While the ceremony went off without a hitch, security lines into the ceremony were packed with ticket holders trying to make their way in. TSA employees screened each incoming person with a ticket before they were allowed to enter into the mall. The crowded lines began to appear on Friday and throughout the weekend when thousands appeared at the Capitol offices of their representatives to pick up their tickets. Hilary Stokes, a 2008 WSU graduate, working in Congressman Rob Bishop's office said that the high traffic made getting around the city, and into the office, nearly impossible. "People had been in line for three hours trying to get their ticket," Stokes said. "The building was wrapped around, maybe twice on some buildings, with people trying to get in. It went as well as it could have gone considering how many people showed up. I'm not sure they anticipated as many people that really came." Each state was allotted a set number of tickets to be distributed by congressmen and senators to the people of each state. The tickets were designated for an up-close view of the whole inaugurat ion, right in front of the Capitol. Most tickets went fast as requests poured in from every corner of the country. But as Tuesday proved, a ticket in hand did not guarantee a spot in the crowd for the inauguration, a fact thousands of ticket holders from as far as California discovered See Beyond page 8 I r - r t i ' Vv . i : V'.- i Mx'kl I.. At' !:.' IANIA Above: Police restrain spectators eager to capture a pholo of President Obama as he passes by. Below: The mall between the capilol building and the Washington monument crowded with hundreds of thousands of spectators jockeying for position to watch the inauguration. sot 'k u: k i i wr.r .i . . - . . r ii iil- -iff -v -" W " - . Local woman, 99, remembers racism; touched by inauguration By Joshua Pedersen sr. news reporter I The Signpost Velma Saunders took her young daughter to a professional photographer, and after waiting for three hours, he refused to take their picture and sent them away. He told her they didn't "take pictures of black babies." "I couldn't eat at any restaurants, I couldn't try on a dress in the store and hotels were definitely off limits," Saunders said. Saunders, a 99-year-old Ogden resident, said she remembers being told she could only walk on the North side of 25th Street in downtown Ogden. Saunders said that after moving to Ogden in 1936, she couldn't drink out of a water fountain on the street, and when the Harlem Globetrotters came to town, they weren't allowed to stay in a hotel. "I remember they hung a man because he was walking with a white man," Saunders said. "You could be put in jail if you were caught on the street after 9 p.m." She said it was the violence by the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Panthers that inspired her to choose a lifetime of community service. "When I bought my home," she said, "I couldn't live East of Grant Avenue." Black people had to live on Wall Avenue or below, she explained resentfully. Concerned that her children and their friends didn't have a place to play in central Ogden, she led the efforts to secure funding for and build the Marshall White Community Center, an after-school program and youth recreation facility "I fought for six years to get that center," Saunders said. "It wasn't easy." Saunders suggested the center be named for Marshall White, an Ogden police officer who was killed in the line See Racism page 5 1 i m;w, ..I I'l luiu M SlbfANIt WILLIAMS HIL 5K.M (JI Velma Saunders, honorary doctorate recipient from WSU, lived through the evolution of discrimination in Ogden. Hens in Dricf KiulUJ Witl LuaaaiiJ Preiser a succe ss The Weber State University Billiards and Bowling Clubs hosted a food drive this Monday. Free billiards and bowling were offered to those who brought in non-perishable food items between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Patrons brought in 745 pounds of food throughout the day, resulting in 518 bowling games being played and the equivalent of 84 hours of billiard table use. When the wait for bowling lanes reached an hour and twenty minutes, . people were turned away but not empty handed, they were given free passes for billiards or bowling. Attendance at the event reached around 700. The clubs will be accepting more donations throughout Wednesday and make a final run to donate the food on Thursday. Tecftsrcfft3Yscr ulliiuuuulid tpuil The Dr. William Strong Utah Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (UCTELA) Utah English Teacher of The Year Award is accepting nominations. The award, which has been given out 27 times since 1982, celebrates three outstanding Utah English educators (first place and two runners-up) ' each year. Winners will be honored with a cash award and a plaque at the Utah English Teacher of the Year Banquet in May 2009. Nominations may be submitted by e-mail or snail mail to the UCTELA Teacher of the year Chair at sbutlerweber.edu WliitiliuuwtHO ItumwaJ fcr service c::cn!s The Community Involvement Center, in joint with the Utah Campus Compact, UCC, an organization that promotes service among college students, asks for nominations of faculty, staff, students and community partners for each of the four awards: the Service-Learning Engaged Scholar for WSU faculty, the Campus Civic Leader for i WSU staff member, the Civically Engaged Student for a WSU student, and the Committed Community Partner for a community member. The winners will be presented with an award from the Utah Campus Compact at a statewide recognition event on April 7 and again on April 10, in the WSU Union Building. Nominations are due by Feb. 16 and Nominators need to provide contact information forthe people they are nominating and a brief explanation of their nomination. For more information and nomination forms, see www.weber.edu Communitylnvolvement Awards.html. Or contact Kari Petersen, Community Involvement Center Co-Director at 801-626-7737.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-21, Vol. 79, No. 56|
|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.|