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itap nn 1L iiUilliviytaJ i:"- mm -I! I all hi lei Stale College r K) m WEDHESDAY OCTOBER 28, 1998 Volume 27, Issue 17 Opinion Paul Thompson warns against car auction scams ? Lite! Twelve habits of hiahly.cffcctjye shulcnts 5 SppjteJlM'KPuniversions;' a p Marketplace . 1 2 I Till - x : i w It 1 i f I i V - I 1 tuesday 03 nov 98 The College Times Staff Report Tuesday. November 3 should bring Utah voters out to cast their ballots for U.S. Senate members and congressional district seats. Also on the docket are six propositions that include womens' property issues and the much talked about Proposition 5 which would change the way in which wildlife management issues are initiated and legislated. This year the Governor's office has prepared a Utah Voter Information Pamphlet to in an effort to encourage voters to make informed and educated decisions. Details of that handbook will appear in this newspaper. Other state-wide efforts have also been made by other major news organizations in attempts to promote involvement. The Salt Lake Tribune presented their "People Proect" over the last several weeks and even teamed up with KSL and oilier sponsors to present all of the candidates platforms. Debates were also staged on public television. With many strong candidates on the ballot, Utahns will have difficult decisions to make come election day. Dr. Scott Leckman. a Democrat running for Senate, has visited the UVSC campus several times in the last two months. Student gov- ernment and the College Republican club sponsored a forum for some of the Republican candidates. Leckman is challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett who is currently the chair person of the Y2K Planning Committee in Washington. There are also many seats to be filled locally such as state school board, judicial retention. What is Promos ftion V3S and state legislature. N t This election day there will be six propositions on which to vote. However, a specific proposition x has been the source of much debate andcontro-Vvfc- versy. Proposition 5 has been vigorously campaigned for in the last couple of s veeks. most notably by Congressman Mci rill Cook. Cook has joined with mem- bers of both major political parties, wildlife biologists and professors of law in vehement opposition to the proposition which is aiming at If rennirinp a two-thirds maioritv vote Jry to change thiough initiative, state i" $ f 1JS regarding wildlife manage- 1 J tv rnent in the Utah. rV The Utah Constitution current ly grants legislative power to both the Legislature and the people of the state. One of the ways "the people" are able to use legislative power is through the initiative process. That process consists of registered voters proposing and submitting a law for approval or refection by a vote of the people. If "the people" propose by initiative the adoption of a state law, then the law in question becomes subject to a statewide vote which would require a majority approval. In turn, the current law states that "an initiative proposing the adoption of a state law relating to the taking of wildlife or the season for or method of taking wildlife would be subject to a statewide vote requiring approval by a majority vote." Passage of Proposition 5 would amend this law to only require a two-thirds majority for initiative passage. Source: Luih otcr Information Pampl .d. L SUj'e 0nliluliun - : .v a : ' ; V1 X;J!ft. ' St $ 44 4 v X vV: W4 -". . $ v -3. - v r? .MS, v. ft X& . .P- am ere omtici sm author fs from stydeirats Steve Carter Senior Staff W r i t f r Every scholar is used to receiving criticism about her work, but sometimes the criticism comes from a completely unexpected direction. Such criticism welcomed Susan Griffin when she came to the UVSC campus for the Women's Issues Conference a few weeks ago. The criticism came from many students who have taken Dr. Laura Hamblin's Literature- and Philosophy by Women course, and was aimed at Griffin's anti-pornography book Pornography and Silence:- Culture's Revenge 4 i ... 1 ft, 5- JJ'J-J J KAKEfi Asirrcn i:sor.o Bsteefiied philanthropist Karen Ashton : revived the, tPlxceJlence- in Ethics"., award last week See pags 3 Against Nature. It comes as a surprise that an anti-pornography book would come under attack in, of all places, Utah Valley, the very valley that ousted topless dancing from its precincts. The reasons why Griffin's book-was criticised are intriguing. Griffin defines pornography as more than just girly magazines. The word pornography, in Griffin's vocabulary, means the attempt to separate the body of a human being from his or her soul. "To split spirit and matter is destructive. The 60's made a real mistake throwing religion out. We are a selfish people; we deny the consequences of our actions. Selfishness is a form of deprivation, our bodies love to give," said Griffin. Such things as rape, sexual abuse, racism, patriarchy, and the so-called "selfless woman" are shown in Griffin's book to be instances where the woman, or any discriminated group, is made into the embodiment of the things the pornographer despises, and what the pornographer despises is nature. Nature is the one thing that humans can't control, says Griffin. Therefore the pornographer, in order to fulfill his or her desire to subordinate nature, projects it onto the womanother. Thus, the only aspect shown of a woman in a pornographic situation is her body, and it is often a body that is being restrained somehow, symbolic of the pornographcr's supposed victory over nature. SEE GRIFFIN CONTINUED ON PG.4 Passionate debate, vote ends without approval BY K E I. I I E E N G I, E II A R I) T Editor in C ii i f f The Associated Students of Utah Valley State College elected not to pass a proposal to make the Inter Club Council President run for office in the general elections of the executive body. The student council was split over the decision, seven members voted for the change, there needed to be nine for it to pass. Several members of the council felt that there was not fair representation of the change the effect it would have on the clubs. The split decision caused quite an impassioned discussion among council members. "1 think it is sad that we are representing 18.000 plus and that the clubs represent over 2000 students and we are not going to vote in favor of who we represent," said Baron Rohbock, ASUVSC director of public relations and service. In an ICC meeting held on Oct. 20 only three of jhe clubs voted agajnst the change. Some members of council felt that the vote given in the ICC meeting was "skeptical" and that the clubs were not given enough of the facts with a 50 minute presentation of pro's and four minute presentation of con's for the change. Part of the debate presented was that some of the clubs on campus, such as the Institute have a larger vote because it's membership status as the largest club organization on campus. In an ICC meeting held on Oct. 13 the overall opinion of the change was positive, although a few clubs did have some concerns. The first being that as an organization on campus they might by loosing their voice and that clubs would not have as extensive of a relationship with their president. In a student council meeting held Oct. 15. the positive and negative aspects were discussed. The council felt that the change would bring about a more unified team as an executive council and that they would share more common goals because the ICC president would be elected by the student body. They also felt that by including the ICC president their would be more awareness of ICC to the student body and more voting by clubs. They also thought that it might bring about more candidates and fresh people in office, giving a wider representation of the student body and club involvement in the election process. However, student council could also see that the pendulum could swing the other way as clubs would feel a threat of loosing power and independence from ASUVSC. They also felt that there might be a lack of knowledge among clubs as to what the role of the ICC president is. They thought it might take away the voice that clubs have in the decision making process. Traditionally the executive council runs for election as a team, the ICC candidates would be able to run as an independent candidates. Student government officials also felt that the office shouldn't be limited to members of ASUVSC or ICC and that anyone could run for the office. SEE DEBATE CONTINUED ON PG. 3 Ivs '' INSIDE Sports BYU shoots themselves in the foot Star Ohio State quarterback Joe Germaine was knocking on the door of BYU football this time last year, now he's a Ilcisman candidate. See page 10 '" " u - jl ii ii -i QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Feminism sort of has a negative connotation. It makes you think of women that don't shave their legs.' Sarah Michelle Gellar actress, who plays the title role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," in an interview with USA Weekend magazine.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-10-28|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 1998-10-28|
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