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1 SU grad opens new theater space page 4 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 SPORTS 6 HELP WANTED 9 Geography Club raises money By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I The Signpost The Geography Club is raising money to pay for a bicycle rack for a local elementary school by selling coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods. The club had a table set up outside of the Social and Behavioral Science Building on Wednesday. This was the club's second fundraiser for Ogden Preparatory Academy. It is raising money for two bike racks, one for the elementary school and one for the junior high. "I think it's important because parents, instead of drive their kids to school, they have a healthier alternative way to transport their children to and from school," said Hannah Rice, a member of the Geography Club and a geography major with an environmental stud ies emphasis. "We're doing like a dollar suggested donation, but if people don't have a dollar, the change in their pocket works as well," said Shauna Wolfgram, who is also a member of the Geography Club with an emphasis in environmental studies. Wolf- gram said someone traded them an orange for some food. Rice said the club needs to raise around $1,000 in order to buy the bike racks. The first fundraiser was earlier this semester when they raised about $160, and Rice said they will probably raise about the same amount of money the second time. The club will have a few more fundraisers in the spring, and Wolfgram said they hope to raise the money by the end of spring semester. See Geography page 5 Wildcats discuss election results By Cozette Jenkins editor-in-chief I The Signpost Although elections are over, the conversation concerning the results and implications of Tuesday night's events are far from over. Many Weber State University students said they were happy with the election outcomes. "I am happy Obama won the re-election and that the Democrats took the House," said WSU student Travis Barber. "They seem to have the good values of helping others that can't help themselves. If I had the power to help people, I would." Kristie Wiliamson, a WSU senior, said she supports President Barack Obama because change takes a while and doesn't happen overnight. Others said they were relieved because they were wary of Mitt Romney's foreign policy plans. "I am really happy that Obama won," said Anya Kietzman, a WSU soph omore who is originally from Ukraine. "First of all, I think he is a good president, and second of all, I felt that with Romney, we were going to get into a lot of wars with other countries. I felt it wasn't going to be peaceful if he was president." Nate Lower, a WSU junior, echoed Kietzman's concerns about Romney. "I had mixed feelings about both candidates, but I did feel Obama was the better of the two, because the impression I got off Romney was that he seemed a little war-happy," he said. However, others said they were disappointed with the election results and expressed their fears about the future. "It's going to be another four years like the previous," said Chris Higgs, a freshman. "The deficit is going to increase, and the taxes will get higher." Ashley Larsen, another freshman, said she thinks Romney would have been more capable of helping Library hosts annual book sale By Tyler Saal news reporter I 7/7e Signpost Friends of the Stewart Library hosted its annual book sale at Weber State University this week. The sale began on Thursday and will continue into next week, taking place on the lower level of the Stewart Library inside the west entrance. The proceeds of the book sale will go to Friends of the Stewart Library, an organization that helps support and finance events, exhibitions and new resources for the library. The sale See Library page 5 PHOTO BY KENNY HAEFFELE I THE SIGNPOST Students browse the annual book sale at the Stewart Library. Proceeds will go to Friends of the Stewart Library, an organization that helps support and finance events, exhibitions and new resources for the library. Nontrad Center to host holiday gift activity By Tucker Garrett correspondent I The Signpost Many nontraditional students might not have extra funds to buy holiday gifts, so the Nontraditional Student Center is hosting an activity focused on creating inexpensive gifts. The Super Saturday Craft Day will be Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Shepherd Union Building. "We were hoping to involve nontrads in activities other than in the classroom, because we know those can be kind of stressful for people," said Brenda Smith, a peer mentor in the Non- traditional Student Center. Debbie Cragun, the coordinator for the Nontraditional Student Center, said the center's staff wanted to plan an activity that was focused more on fun than education. However, some students might still learn a thing or two about crafts. All participants must preorder and prepay for craft projects online before Nov. 2. According to the flier for the event, there are no exceptions to the deadline. Supplies for the activity will be provided according to orders made, so no extra supplies will be provided at the activity. To order crafts, students must go to http:// weber.edu/estore and click on the "Nontrad Store" link. The Super Saturday Craft Day projects are all listed within the e-store. "People do need to get in and sign up as quick as possible for some of them, because there is a limit on purchasing some of them," Cragun said. Within the online store, students can select the color and quantity of the crafts they would like to make. A picture preview of each completed craft is provided. One of the activity's materials costs more than is being charged, so the Nontraditional Student Center budget is covering the remaining cost. The prices range from $2-20. Cragun said all the money goes to reimbursing the materials, so no profits will be made. She said she didn't want to charge more than $20 for each item. Smith said the goal of the Super Saturday activity is to not only provide nice holiday gifts at low cost, but to double as a stress-reliever. According to Cathy See Nontrad page 5 Larsen "Mitt Romney is a businessman who was balanced and could show he could work across the table." — Ashley Larsen WSU freshman '7 felt that with Romney we were going to get into a lot of wars with other countries." — Anya Kietzman WSU sophomore the economy. "Mitt Romney is a businessman who was balanced and could show he could work across the table," she said. "I don't think the next four years Kietzman are going to change that much." She also said she is glad Sen. Orrin Hatch will See Elections page 5 Student veterans receive awards By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost For the service they have done for the nation, Weber State University and the community at large, five individuals were honored at the first Veterans Appreciation Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon. The awards ceremony was designed to honor military mem bers, student veterans and support organizations. The Military Outreach and Veterans Education program helped to initiate these awards. Tyler J. Baranowsky, a Marine Upward Bound student, and lacob A. Pipkin, a sergeant in the US Air Force, both received the 2012 Outstanding Student award as part of the ceremony. See Veterans page 5 PHOTO BY CADE CLARK | THE SIGNPOST Benjamin Johnson, left, and Nathan Cragun, right, showcased their World War II artifacts as part of an exhibit for the Veterans Appreciation Awards Ceremony. Johnson and Cragun have been collecting since they were 16 years old.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-11-09, Vol. 83, No. 37|
|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.|