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Basketball season kicks off page 6 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 SPORTS 6 HELP WANTED 9 Clubs host free soup day By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost Soup lines and soup kitchens are no longer a Depression-Era custom. In these post-1930s times, the Weber State University Clubs and Organizations are recognizing the needs of hungry students by providing soup and bread- sticks on the 26th day of each month. This is the third year that Sodexo and Clubs and Organizations are sponsoring the once-a-month meal. Soup will be served in the atrium of the Shepherd Union Building from 12-2 p.m. "We realized that we needed to do something to contribute," said Abe Saucedo, the vice president of Clubs and Organizations. "We recognize that there are hungry students on campus and we want to help out. And even though it's only once a month, I think it does still help." Saucedo said Sodexo splits the cost evenly with Clubs and Organizations, and that the soup is usually the same as the soup of the day served during lunch in the Wildcat Room. According to the Dining Services Office in the Shepherd Union Building, the chef decides what soup to make. The selection of soup changes each month, and will be beef stew or something beef-based. The free soup for students also doubles as a way for WSU clubs to showcase meetings and events they have going on and what they do on campus. Nine clubs will be sponsoring the free soup line today. Every 10-15 minutes, a club member or president will make an announcement about the soup line and talk about his or her clubs booth. Six chairpersons delegate all of the different clubs and organizations on campus. William Ec- cles, one of the academic club chairs, is in charge of October's free soup day. Nine science- and See Soup page 5 WSU to participate in national day of service By Thaina Cavazotti correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University students will have the opportunity to participate in Make a Difference Day this Saturday through projects in the community hosted by the WSU Community Involvement Center. Make a Difference Day is the nation's largest day of community service. This year marks 20 years since it was founded by USA Weekend magazine. WSU has been participating in Make a Difference Day for several years. This year, WSU will do two service projects in honor of Make a Difference Day, both of which will be done off campus in an effort to clean up the community. Chelsea Bacon, Special Olympics chair for the Volunteer Involvement Program, helped put the event together. She said she thinks do ing service in the community is just as important as doing service on campus. "It is important to give back to the community, because they do a lot for us," Bacon said. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in the S4 parking lot on the Ogden campus to do maintenance on trails and workout areas located east of the Facilities Management Building. Participants will clean up the trail and exercise areas, fill in some areas with mulch, and repair and replace trail signs. The rest of the event will be held at Antelope Island beginning at 10 a.m. Shuttle service will be provided for students from the first part of the event and all others can meet at the park's boat dock. Laura Preece, Special Service and Events chair, said it will be a source of See Service page 5 Students practice self-defense By Thaina Cavazotti correspondent I The Signpost An event presented by the Center for Diversity and Unity and the Weber State University Student Association taught students how and in what circumstances to use self-defense on Thursday in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. Megan Gour, the college program chair for the center, organized the event as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She brought in Officer Robin Helton of the WSU Police Department to teach when it is appropriate to physically defend oneself and also Thomas Bakke, a martial arts instructor, to teach self-defense techniques. "I thought it was important to bring in both of them so that people know how to use these physical techniques, but they know that there is also a legal side to it," Gour said. Helton taught participants that it is OK to stand up for themselves and fight back when they are attacked, but that deadly force is rarely necessary and can have legal repercussions for those who use it when it is not appropriate. "You have the right to defend yourself up to PHOTO BY THAINA CAVAZOTTI I THE SIGNPOST Thomas Bakke, a kenpo martial arts instructor, taught participants at the self-defense class ways to defend themselves. The class was part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, put on by the Center for Diversity and Unity. the point where you get away and call someone," she said. According to Helton, many people make the mistake of thinking they won't be the target of an attacker, either because they are physically strong or because they don't put themselves in dangerous places or situations. She said there is no guarantee of safety in the world. "Crime can happen to anyone, anywhere, any time," Helton said. "Understand that, at some point in time, you will flash in a predator's mind as prey." After Helton's presentation, students gathered in an open area in the ballroom to learn and practice key self-defense techniques. Bakke began by showing students the correct stance to be in when someone attacks, and explained that body language alone can scare away an attacker. He taught students how to deliver basic punches andjabs and how to get away when a predator attacks from behind. Both Helton and Bakke taught that, in a situation that requires self-defense, the victim needs to be able to use verbal as well as physical self-defense. Helton suggested learning how to speak to an attacker, especially if the attacker has a weapon of some sort. Bakke said that if someone can scream and draw attention to themselves when they See Self-defense page 5 PHOTO BY CADE CLARK | THE SIGNPOST Trail cleanup continues as part of Make a Difference Day, presented by the Community Involvement Center. WSU talks water issues By Stephanie Gonzales correspondent I The Signpost If humans go one week without water, they will literally cry blood. According to Blue Gold: World Water Wars, a documentary shown in the Wildcat Theater, some experts believe that in 50 years, there will likely be a collapse of the earth's water source if there is not a change made to the way the system is currently being run. The Sociology Club and Water Works, a campus-wide theme, collaborated to present a showing of the documentary yesterday. Afterward, the Sociology Club held a discussion about the film. Anthony King is a sophomore at Weber State University who attended the documentary showing and discussion. He said what surprised him most about the documentary was "probably how simple the solutions were. ... It was as simple as digging holes to allow ground water to seep into the ground to replenish and recharge the aquifers and to demolish any dams that might be left. It's that simple." The documentary addressed the issue of a "global crisis." According to the documentary, 3 percent of the water on the earth is safe to drink. More children die from drinking polluted water than from malaria, AIDS and wars. Auto industries and automobile exhaust contribute to the pollution of the water supply. The film proposed a solution to automobile pollution by creating roads that protect See Water page 5 PHOTO BY KENNY HAEFFELE I THE SIGNPOST Students discuss water issues with members of the Sociology Club as part of the Water Works project.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-10-26, Vol. 83, No. 31|
|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|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University of Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|