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Deliberative Democracy Day focuses on athletics BYSKYLERPYLE news editor | The Signpost @SkylerPyle Athletics was the topic for the sixth annual Deliberative Democracy Day at Weber State University, held yesterday. Panelists answered questions ranging from budget distribution to the exploitation of college athletes. Prior to the panel discussion, students met in focus groups to discuss various issues in collegiate athletics, including Title IX, the Education Amendment of 1972; laws and details of institutions classified under the NCAA Division 1, which WSU is in; the impact WSU athletics has on the Ogden economy; and things athletes in college are subject to. The focus groups allowed students the opportunity to engage with their peers, gather various opinions and learn specific details associated with athletics. WSU welding engineer Ryan Whiteford said he has never been into athletics and doesn't know much about them, but because he was able to facilitate one of the focus groups, he found the event helpful. "I definitely learned a lot and got to hear a lot of different opinions," Whiteford said. "It was interesting to hear where the money is going, and I know a lot of students question if we are losing money, but they answered that they haven't gone below their budget." Panelist Amy Crosbie, WSU associate athletics director and senior administrator, said the athletics department has successfully balanced the See DEMOCRACY page 5 City Cycle opens doors as Ogden's newest bike shop SOURCE: ONLY IN OGDEN Drew Johnson, lifetime cyclist and owner of City Cycles, cuts the ribbon on his new shop in Ogden on Wednesday evening. With the assistance of Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell, an avid cyclist himself, as well as other Ogden officials, Johnson welcomed the public into Ogden's newest bicycle and accessory retailer. The bicycle shop, located at 2371 Kiesel Ave. at the Ogden Junction, celebrated the grand opening with special deals on bikes and gear, a raffle and a party. Golden Key inducts Pres, Wight, 56 new members BY MICHAEL ANDERSON news reporter | The Signpost @alonewithAS The Golden Key International Honour Society inducted 56 new members Tuesday evening in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms, including five honorary faculty members from Weber State University, one of which was WSU President Charles Wight. Militia Earl, public relations officer for Golden Key, said the society chose Wight because of his dedication to the university, his accessibility and his expansion of the Dream See GOLDEN KEY page 9 PHOTO BY JAKE ALVEY | THE SIGNPOST Militia Earl, public relations officer for Golden Key, inducts Weber State University President Charles Wight into the international honor society Tuesday. Panel discusses gender inequality issues in education, careers BY EDWARD RHODES news reporter | The Signpost @Rhodes_Edward When it comes down to boys versus girls, studies are finding that there might be favoritism for one gender over the other in the American education system. On Thursday afternoon, as part of the Stop the Hate panel series presented by the Center for Diversity and Unity, a panel and a group of students discussed how to "Stop Gender Inequality in Education." The event focused on breaking down the definition of gender, generally defined as the socially constructed roles, behaviors and activities attributed to certain people. No matter what school students attend, studies suggest women are being pushed to the side for their male counterparts. There is even un- derrepresentation for women at Weber State University. WSU has 31 women executives, which makes up only 16 percent, while the remaining 84 percent are male. "It's disheartening that we still see gender roles in jobs," said WSU junior Kate Sorben. "You'd think by now, especially in education, that women could play a bigger role in multiple fields. You'd think it'd be something like 50/50." In 2009, in a briefing in STEM education, David Sadker, a lead researcher in gender and equality in education, said a woman with a college degree makes just a little more than a man with a high school degree. "(A) University of Michigan study recently discovered . . . parents are still buying more science toys, more math toys and actively engaging with those toys with their sons rather than their daughters," Sadker said. "... Has anyone been to a Toys 'R' Us See GENDER page 5 Men's basketball prepares for Arizona BY TYSON JEX asst. sports editor | The Signpost @tysonjex On Friday afternoon, the Weber State University men's basketball team met with the media in San Diego as they prepared for their second-round match-up with the University of Arizona. The Wildcats qualified via winning the Big Sky Conference Championship last week and were selected as a 16th seed in the West Region. WSU has a tough task of stopping one of the best teams in the nation this year. But head coach Randy Rahe said he is confident that his team is not going to back down from the challenge that hundreds of 16th seeds have faced, which is to beat the No. 1 seed. The Wildcats have grown since the early struggles they faced while playing a tough non-conference schedule. This game may mean a little more to them to the few WSU players from Arizona. Senior Kyle Tresnak grew up idolizing Lute Olson, the legendary UA coach, and had dreams of playing for UA. Those dreams are now gone as he and his teammates gear up to take down UA. Tresnak and Ioel Bolomboy will try to contain the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Aaron Gordon, a player who causes match-up issues for most teams in the nation. Davion Berry said he knows he has a tough task ahead of him, as he will try to slow down Nick lohnson, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, who comes in as the leading scorer for UA. Berry said he doesn't feel their game styles are too similar, but they are both able to get to the basket. Berry will have to continue his impressive form if WSU is going to have a chance of winning. See Page 6 for a more detailed look at the upcoming men's basketball game. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com SOURCE: WEBER STATE ATHLETICS Weber State University men's basketball players talk to a child during their official sendoff Wednesday morning. The team will face the University of Arizona on Friday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2014-03-21, Vol. 84, No. 77|
|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.|
|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.|