Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-151
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WSU rugby downs Stingrays Sec pdge 2 (( y too 1L r 1 .'. 1 ro MM I M i L J Li U Tli p fC E PER state university a 7 Students take on the government at a Tax Day Tea Party in Salt Lake City By Jessica Sclireifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost Today from noon until 2 p.m., Weber State University students Blake Blackner and Adam Gardiner will be standing at the Federal Building in Salt Lake City protesting big government, along with thousands of others. "Basically, what is up is we are sick of big government," said Blackner, a business administration sophomore."We want lower taxes, smaller government and we are going to preserve our freedom." Gardiner and Blackner have worked for months helping to plan die Utah leg of a nationwide rally, called the Tax Day Tea Party. The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort that was organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and other online groups. This is the second nationwide 'tea party' rally, with over 30,000 Americans participating in the Feb. 27 rally. The organizers planned the event to correlate with the tax deadline. The goal of the rally is to protest against big government and high taxes with wasteful spending as a result. Anyone is encouraged to attend the rally, taking place at the Federal Building at 125 S. State St reel in Salt Lake City, and bring signs that tell their unhappiness with big government and big government spending. Gardiner and , Blackner have planned the event and invited people to join them through tire social networking Web site lacebook. As of Monday, 1,663 members have joined their group to protest big government. "It's great to organize an event with so much interest," said Gardiner, a political science sophomore. They have arranged for Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Rep. Rob Bishop and author Candace Salima to speak at the event. Gardiner said they cilso invited Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson because of his stance on taxes, but he declined dieir invitation. Gardiner emphasized that the rally was not about bashing a certain political party, but rather uniting together against a nation die participants feel no longer represents the people of the country. Gardiner emphasized die importance of WSU students being at the rally. "Weber State students must be interested and involved in diis because it is their future," he said. "They are the ones diat have to go out into die job market and find their careers." Blackner said he chose to participate in the rally because he felt it was die right Uiing to do. lie also said it was important for WSU students to be involved in die rally and care about what dieir government is doing. "Students at WSU need to be more involved in diings like this," he said. "Because diey are the voice diat gets heard. We are the future and we need to preserve our freedoms." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Hispanic senator SICt9 By Joshua Pedersen correspondent I The Signpost Vincent Longa was voted in as the new Hispanic Senator on Monday, by the student senate, filling the last vacancy in the student government and ending a 12-way tie for the position. Willi no Hispanic candidate on die ballot during the elections, 12 students, including Longa, wrote in their own names making it a tie. "Since they were all write-ins, they can't officially be elected to the position unless they fill out the paperwork," said Aaron Newman, advisor to the Student Involvement Center. In addition, Newman explained, with a tie, the senate must cast the deciding vote. The senate decision came easy, as only Longa completed the required paperwork thus disqualifying die other 11 students. Tara Sanpanit, Hispanic Area Council Administrative Director, said she was disappointed with the lack of involvement from the Latino students. "It seems like we have a lot of students that seem like they want to do it," Sanpanit said, "but then See Senator page 6 1 (2uD( 5 y ' 4. bOOKCt: MAI i fcLLIS Weber State University Spirit Squad celebrates as they are awarded first place at the NCANDA National Championships held at Daytona Beach, Florida, last week. They were the first Utah team to win. To read the full story, see Sports on page 2. YouTuhe sensation .coming to dance Convocations features "FootworKINGz" townV' footwork battle ch.am?s- . ine fooiworMiuz is tne onty professional ensemble in the world that presents Chicago's style of Chicago-style dancers this Thursday By Matt Leishman correspondent I 7Vie Signpost One of the most popidar hits on YouTube is headed to Weber State University this Thursday in the form of the Chicago FootworKINGz. This group of foot workers is taking the world of dance by storm. FWK was founded by Leida "Lady Sol" Villegas in 2007 as a professional dance company with a mission to attract global recognition to "footworkin'." Villegas describes her group's dance style as a unique, hyper-active street dance style that eveoled from House and Juke Music culture in the past 15-20 years. "This dance style," Villegas said, "is executed at lightning speed, and is very competitive and aggressive. It has been described as part tap, break and African. It is very colorful and exciting to watch." According to footworkingz.com, members of FWK have been featured on Ellen's Really Big Show for TBS, VII-1 Hip Hop Honors '07 Honoring Missy Elliott, WGCI and Power 92 radio, Chicago Tribune, WGN Morning News, Rolling Stone Magazine's "2007 Hot Issue," Verizon Wireless "Do The Juke" phone commercial, Dude En Em's "Watch My Feet" music video and MTV's "My Block Chicago." Footworkin' was called "Themade-in-Chicago dance craze" by the Chicago Tribune. Footworkin' is a dance style that is geared toward keeping up with music playing at 160bpm, making the moves a fast-paced array of energy. The FootworKINGz is an all-star dance ensemble that embodies the best of "Chi- footwork," Villegas said. "FWK have been performing together since 2007. Most of the members come from local battle cliques named Creation, Havoc and Heat Squad. My intention was to assemble the best foot workers in the city and establish a professional team." The group is headlined by Charles See Dance page 6 n i 1 j i f SOl'RCb: POOIWORWNGZ Three members of FootworKINGz, the masters of the 'footworkin' dance style. Stayin' Alive New campus club to prevent students automobile accidents . By Maegan Heiner correspondent I The Signpost Alive at 25 (AA25) is a program that is sponsored by the Utah Safety Council. It is a program that is targeted at 15 to24-year-olds to help them become better drivers and help the age group be alive at 25. The 15-24-year-old age group has the highest fatality rates in car crashes of any other age group. Alive at 25's goal is to reduce that statistic and help the younger generation become more conscious drivers. "Alive at 25 is a great program," said Brandee Sommers, AA25 director. "It's just diat nobody knows about it. What we want to do is get the local high schools, collegesuniversities and courts to become a part of diis program so diat we can get our information out to everyone." The Weber State University Public Relations Campaigns class taught by Dr. Mukbhir Singh on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons is taking on AA25 as their client for their PR campaign class. The class has been broken up into three groups to target all of the areas AA25 would like to cover. One group is responsible for targeting the local high schools, another is responsible for the colleges and universities and the third group is in charge of all of the local courts. Each group is contacting their See Alive page 6 Jens in Grief Esrth day e vents to last all next iveeSi Beginning April 18, Weber State University's Environmental Club will host a week of activities to celebrate Earth Day, which is April 22. April 18: A benefit concert, cosponsored by KWCR 88.1 FM, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. Ticket sales benefit the Environmental Club's effort to purchase trees. April 21: Dumpster diving demonstrations will be held at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. near the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza just north of the Shepherd Union Building. Club members will tip over garbage cans and separate items that were thrown away that could have been recycled. April24: Environmental Club members invite all who are interested to participate in aworld-record-breaking attempt at tree planting. Those wishing to participate should meet at 11 a.m. to meet at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza on the Ogden Campus or at the main entrance to the Davis Campus. The club plans to plant a fruit orchard of 30 trees, potentially producing up to 100 bushels of fruit a year. The fruit will be donated to Catholic Community Services. Additionally, the club will plant trees elsewhere on the Ogden Campus, the Davis Campus, Clearfield Park and 25th Stieet in Ogden. In order to set a new official Guinness World Record, the group will attempt to plant 100 trees in 60 minutes. Other Earth Week events at WSU include a screening of "An Arctic Tale" at noon and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater and a hands-on demonstration of how to make art out of recycled materials at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Shepherd Union Building Atrium. ElsstsricSsctsty presets Spring Lecture The Weber State University Alumni Association and the Weber Historical ' Society will present Spring Lecture Series 2009 "If We Had a Boat: River Running on The Green River," featuring University of Utah Multimedia archivist Roy Webb On Mon. at 7 p.m. In the WSU Lindquist Alumni Center. The event is free. For more information, call (801) 626-6706. Former Senator to sneak at Institute The. Weber State University Latter Day Saint Student Association will sponsor its weekly devotional with Former U.S. Senator and NASA Flight Payload Specialist Jake Garn at 10 a.m. at the Ogden LDS Institute of Religon. The event is free. For more information, call (801) 621-1800.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-15, Vol. 79, No. 88|
|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.|