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Women's soccer comes up short in WY... page 6 Mission Improvable brings laughter to WSU ...page 4 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS & SCIENCE 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 Wildcats hit the water More students going green By Laura Stevenson correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University students are bleeding a new color this semester, and it's green. The WSU Environmental Club has experienced a surge of new members, inspiring the club to take on new projects like a proposed Green Fund on campus. The proposal consists of adding a few dollars annually to student fees that would go toward green initiatives on campus. "The vision is to have some cash to back up what we're talking about to get real results and better results," said Leroy Christensen, the current president of the club. The idea behind the Green Fund is nothing new. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, dozens of universities across the country have "As students SOURCE: DANIEL TURNER WSU students laugh and chat with one another while relaxing on a trip to Snake River, breaking from their regular academic routines to battle the rapids. The WSU Outdoor Program hosted the trip for students to navigate the Lunch Counter and Big Kahuna rapids of the river. Weber State students fight Snake River rapids on weekend trip By Dakota Hyde & Amy Fiscus correspondents I The Signpost In a much-anticipated contrast to their regimented school schedules, 16 students from Weber State University battled white water rapids last weekend on the Snake River near Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday. "It was exciting," said Shelby Batchelor, a WSU freshman. "The first time we went down, it wasn't that bad. It was pretty easy. Then, the second time it got a lot scarier." Batchelor fell out of the raft on the first rapid and pulled WSU sophomore Amanda Nielson out with her. "It was my fault but I think she was actually the one that ended up grabbing me (out of the water)," Batchelor said. "So I'm kind of glad she was in there with me because I don't know what I would have done." Nielson — who has been down the snake three times —was ready. "We were about to hit the rocks, so I grabbed her and pulled her away from the rocks because she was just in shock...It was cold," Nielson said. The group camped near the river Friday night. They obtained approval to float the Alpine Canyon section of the "It's the river, it doesn't get any better/' river twice on Saturday. "This is a great avenue for (students) to meet new people to hang out with on campus," said James Provence, the lead coordinator for the trip. With three rafts and one inflatable kayak from the Outdoor Program, they navigated rapids, including Lunch Counter and Big Kahuna, two of the best-known rapids on the river. "It's the river; it doesn't get any better," said Ben Bauter, a boat captain for the trip. He emphasized that it was a great opportunity for the students because the Outdoor Program is the only organization in the WSU area that can guide and outfit people for this type of excursion. See Rapids page 5 — Ben Bauer boat captain instituted similar programs, including a few in Utah. Since 2004, the University of Utah has been adding $2.50 a semester to student fees as part of its Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund. The money is made available to any student who applies are deciding where to go to school, sustainability is becoming more and more a part of their decision making. // — Leroy Christensen Environment Club with an idea for a sustainable project on campus. Last year, Utah State University students passed the Blue Goes Green Fund, which added $3 to student fees. The money will be used to fund projects geared toward conserving resources. "As students are deciding where to go to school, sustainability is becoming more and more a part of their decision- making,"noted Christensen. "That is what the Green Fund is all about - not just more enrollment but improving (environmental) study areas for Weber State." The proposal is unfinished, but the club hopes to officially present the Green Fund to the Student Senate by the end of this semester. In the meantime, members are doing research See Sustainable page 5 Student Senate discusses solution to compliance issue Concern raised after student with disability couldn't access building By Connor Harrison correspondent I The Signpost Student senators discussed how to solve a possible compliance issue with the Americans With Disabilities Act in response to an incident last year. A student raised the concern after a student traveling from campus to the Lindquist Alumni Center for an annual leadership academy was unable to get to the alumni center due to accessibility issues in front of Promontory Tower, specifically the area in between the sidewalk dropoff and the alumni center driveway. "The student was so upset, she left before the event had even started and did not attend," said Aaron Newman, assistant director for student involvement and leadership, who also coordinated the event. "She had been to every one we had, and it's unfortunate she didn't attend this one." Since the issue was raised to the senate, members have been trying to rectify it by including administration in the discussion. "We want to resolve it as a senate body," said Brady Harris, the Davis campus senator helping to resolve the issue. Don Guthrie, director of Services for Students with Disabilities, has also been included in the discussion, and has begun working with facilities management to See Accessible page 5 ^^^^^M M^M H *j| / mLj ' |«i" ^5 * ■' W^WL *— 1 ^■^••^^ -3 AjJ [ R! ^** ^^ "*■- /* TW PHOTO BY AIMEE SMITH I THE SIGNPOST WSU Student Senate discussed in their weekly meeting the possibility of adding signs to a easily-missed ADA regulation path.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2011-09-14, Vol. 82, No. 18|
|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.|