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Speaker recalls Japanese-American internment camps BY EDWARD RHODES news reporter | The Signpost @Rhodes_Edward When most people think of the Holocaust, the first thing that comes to mind is the fewish plight. The mistreatment of lapanese-Americans in the United States during World War II is often forgotten. Presented by the Weber State University Center for Diversity & Unity, Holocaust remembrance speaker Yukio Shimomu- ra discussed Utah's Topaz internment camp Wednesday morning. As part of the lecture, Shi- momura shared his own experiences living in a U.S. concentration camp. In an effort to calm the tensions after the Pearl Harbor bombing, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order relocating all Americans of Japanese ancestry to concentrations camps in the interior of the U.S. in February 1942. "You have to wonder howthings came together," Shimomura said. "From freedom to incarceration, we didn't really know what was going on." At this time, the total amount of Japanese people living in the U.S. was about 127,000. On the West Coast alone, there were approximately 110,000. In total, there were 10 "war relocation centers" in the U.S. that held Jap- anese-American civilians. According to Shimomura, when Executive Order 9066 went into effect, Japanese-Americans had to go to their designated camps, and could not bring along any of their belongings except for the clothing on their backs, See INTERNMENT page 5 I PHOTO BY KAITLYN JOHNSON | THE SIGNPOST remem- Yukio Shimomura discusses his experiences at Utah's Topaz internment camp for a Holocaust brance lecture Wednesday morning in the Shepherd Union Sky Room. Harris pursues student regent position BY RYAN DANGERFIELD news reporter | The Signpost @ryandangerfield13 Student senate president Brady Harris, having decided not to run for senate this year, will not be a member of the Weber State University Student Association for the first time in four years after this semester. "Brady has accomplished so much in WSUSA," said David Wilson, student body president. "I think it is time for him to be on a different stage and begin doing something bigger and better." Joe Favero, WSU hon- ors/BIS senator and the next student body president, said Harris leaving student government is similar to a professional athlete such as Michael Jordan retiring. "People are always wondering what are they going to do next." PHOTO BY JAKE ALVEY | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University student senate president Brady Harris has a conversation with WSU programming vice president Courtney Woodfield. Harris has decided to apply for the position of student regent with the Utah State Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is made up of 16 people, all appointed by the governor. There is only one student regent out of the 16 positions. "If I am selected, I would be really excited," Harris said, "not just to advocate for students at Weber State, but students all over the state of Utah." Harris's interview for the position is today. Six teen student body presidents from throughout Utah will be present at the interview, as well as representatives from Brigham Young University and Westminster See HARRIS page 5 Utah passes law to ban 'revenge porn' BY MICHAEL ANDERSON news reporter | The Signpost @alonewithAS Utah lawmakers have passed a new law banning what is commonly referred to as "revenge porn." House Bill 71 creates criminal penalties for disturbing intimate images with the intent to cause emotional distress or harm. The bill passed the House with only six members voting against it, and through the Senate unanimously. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law on March 29, and the law will go into effect on May 13, making the distribution of the images a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine. Repeat offenders could face felo ny charges. "Revenge porn" has recently become a form of retribution when people post intimate pictures of their ex-lovers on the Internet. State Rep. Marie Poulsen, the Cottonwood Heights Democrat who sponsored the bill, said she has heard many stories from women who have been victimized through publication of intimate or private photos. Prior to Herbert signing the bill, a victim could only take action through the civil court system. "Suing someone can be time-consuming and expensive," Poulsen said. "I wanted to provide another way for these victims to get justice." See REVENGE page 5 WSU hosts National Undergraduate Literature Conference BY KYA HADLEY correspondent | The Signpost Attendees and participants filled the Wildcat Theater yesterday afternoon for the 29th annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference to listen and share their favorite poems. Weber State University also hosted the 2014 Favorite Poems Project on Wednesday as part of NULC. The Favorite Poem Project is held to celebrate, document and encourage poetry's role in America's life. Robert Pin- sky, the 39th poet laureate of the United States, started the project in 1997. Readers included Clint Kingsley, NULC student intern; Sarah Vause, English instructor; Scott Rogers, associate director of English; Tim Eck, bookstore director; Bryan Hamblin, senior adviser in the Student Success Center; Craig Oberg, microbiology professor; Gail Niklason, director of institutional effectiveness, academic planning and evaluation; Colleen Packer, associate professor for communication; and Susan Matt, history chair. "I have been an intern for the past few years," Kingsley said. "It has been a marvelous experience." Authors Ron Carlson, Lisa Lenard-Cook and Bret Anthony Johnston read at the conference as well. "I am impressed with all of the talent here today," Lenard-Cook said. Carlson, a native of Logan, authored "The Signal" and "Return to Oakpine. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harpers and The New Yorker, among many other journals. He has been See LITERATURE page 5 - ^B i ^^\' N>* m wk Jk - V^^B^H B **• ^^H H 1W rv ^H j^M HrHvJwtf " iv ■ B B S£ I IS $&£;- PHOTO BY HAILEY MAYES | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University professor Chris Oberg reads at the 29th annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference in the Wildcat Theater on Thursday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2014-04-04, Vol. 84, No. 83|
|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.|