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'litem TTIll!rTfK,t7 II lilllltlElllllllilll WjEe::;5s:y December 2, 1998 Volume 27, Issue 21 Opinion Don't he a victim of math crimes 7 Life! The exciting world of entertainment 8 Sports Pump up the iam-with creatine 11 Marketplace 14 MlliiMvD INSIDE me! Clean and Sheik Duncan Sheik played live at the Zepher Club last month. Life! Editor Randi Hofer and Morgan Mathews Net X News reporter report on their exclusive interview. Sea page 10 (all I a I lei Siale lull t j c n (?n mm m mmm m n. SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY The campus library will soon be open for those study-hungry students that want to make use of the facilities on the Sabbath. by David Noriega N E T - X - N E w s "Unless lightning strikes six or seven of us dead, I think it will be open next spring." "It" refers to the Utah Valley State College campus on Sunday and those were the sentiments of UVSC President Kerry Romesburg when asked about the chances of the library and writing labs being opened on Sundays for student use. The President's Council, which consists of the vice-presidents from all the different areas of campus as well as the president made this decision, although not unanimously. It will cost the school well over $10,000 dollars in heating alone each year to open the school as well as additional costs for staffing. President Romesburg has planned on hiring additional personnel to staff the library and computer labs on Sunday which would also add to the cost. "That's the problem with these kinds of decisions, but we make them", Romesburg replies. Romesburg made it clear that the decision became "real fuzzy" because of the connotation of the day in this area stating that "If there wasn't a religious component involved, there probably wouldn't be a debate." The majority of the administration feels that since UVSC is a state-owned school it should be available for students on Sunday. "Unless lightning strikes six or seven of us dead, I think it will be open next spring. " President Romesburg This isn't exactly well received by some students and library assistants. "I think it's a bad idea! I don't want to work on Sunday", comments Matthew Quinlan, library aide. Peter Manwaring. a UVSC student, said, "I don't think there's a need for it. No one's using it on Saturday now , why make people work on Sunday if they really don't want to?" Student James Wilson echoed his colleague, "I don't think thcre'd be enough people that would come on Saturday and Sunday for there to be a need for it". "I, myself, would prefer not having it open on Sunday simply because we would probably be here with three or four students. A lot of times they're only here to relax, they really don't come in to use the facilities". However, many share the viewpoint of fellow student Sarah Vreeken, "Friday and Saturday are my play days, you go and you want to play, so i never get anything done and on Sundays my apartment is always full. ..and I don't get any homework done. I think there is a need for it. I think a lot of people could benefit from it". And for those who do anxiously anticipate the grand opening, pray for sunshine. Snow College student drafts bill to restrict Internet access 'NET CENS-OR UVSC has no intention of following Snow College's suit of Internet restriction. by Chris Henrichsen & AP Wire Reports News Repo.rter While Snow College in Ephraim is spending thousands of dollars to install an Internet censoring program, UVSC has no intention of following down the same road. Snow has spent $10,000 on an Internet censoring program that blocks access to pornography. While the schools stated goal is to prevent Snow's computer network from being used fornon-academic purposes, a statement from the school said "the ban was also inspired because several pornography problems emerged on campus." Tom Rasmussen, assistant to the president for computer services at UVSC, said UVSC does not have anything in its computer system that would stop someone from accessing an Internet site. UVSC's official computer policy states that "interfering with the freedom of expression of others is unacceptable." As a state entity, UVSC cannot restrict Internet access unless it's offensive to someone, Rasmussen said. UVSC's policy states that users cannot "display images, sounds, or messages that are obscene, where others may be affected by them." Obscenity is defined by the policy as something that is "objectionable or offensive to accepted standards of decency" when applied to "contemporary community standards." Rasmussen said that if computer users were to violate the obscenity rule, they would have there Internet access restricted from certain sites. Tim Rowley, systems director for UVSC's library , said students who are approached about non-research uses of the Internet, such as viewing obscene material, are asked to allow others to use the computers for academic purposes. He said most have been willing to leave or stop viewing the material without confrontation. Internet filtering programs cause more problems than they solve, Rowley said. He said this is especially true in an academic environment; filter programs tend to get in the way of those doing valid research, he said. One UVSC student commented that while researching for a paper on censorship, he was, ironically, restricted by the library's computer system from accessing certain sites. This likely occurred while the library was testing and researching the effectiveness of filter programs, Kim Rollins, UVSC's public service librarian, SEE INTERNET CONTINUED ON PG. 4 Lesbian teacher wins case : Wendy Weaver, Spanish Fork teacher won a discrimination case against her lesbian lifestyle placed by the school district ; See page 4 Ml 0r SALT LAKE 2002 999 by Elizabeth Davis N e t - X - n e w s UVSC students have a chance to go to the Olympic games in 2002. The Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) held try-outs for the, US Bobsled team last week in the courtyard area. The SLOC has held try-outs in the Ogden area, on University of Utah's campus, and here on UVSC campus. Because the track is located in Park City, the committee is looking for potential olympians from this area. "We need someone here who we can pull into the program, start them training, and hopefully make the Olympics," explained Bob Bills, Director of Youth Sports. Organizers were scouting for potential team members with sprinting skills, strength and endurance. Bobsledding is new to most of those who participated. About 50 people tried out for the team. Those who qualify to train will know before Christmas if they will have the chance to be in the Olympics in 2002. Holiday service in full-swing BY H A V A I. A II GlIOL DSTON Executive News Editor At 6 a.m. on December fifth the Eastbay K-Mart will be inundated with over 300 volunteers shopping with a purpose. The mission? To provide families in Utah Valley with things they might not otherwise afford. The providers? Hundreds of volunteer students from the Orem Institute of Religion and Utah Valley State College who are giving their time to insure that needy Utah Valley residents get a little bit of Christmas. Members of the service committee at the institute have been planning for this year's fund raising and subsequent shopping, wrapping and delivery since before the beginning of the semester, according to Lena Ess. Ess is one of the institute students coordinating the project and has logged in innumerable hours since the planning began. It all comes to fruition on Saturday morning. At 6 a.m. the K-Mart will open for two hours when group leaders for the project will converge and fill the lists obtained from valley families. The K-Mart opens for those two special hours and generously grants discounts on various products in an attempt to do their part to help. At eight 'o'clock the students travel back to the institute building for a massive wrapping party then the goods are delivered. Ess said the work is hard but rewarding. "There is nothing like that feeling you get when maybe you haven't slept very much .since September but you know that someone's child has a winter coat because of work you've done." SEE SERVICE CONTINUED 0NPG.3 n . qW'B'... nMWiMM'.'.!g -. i ft v-1 : ,, ( " Crt c 1 V"' 9' .J.,-5f3 Courtesy Orem Institute ol Religion YOU KNOW, FOR THE KIDS: Families in Utah Valley reaped the service of students last year with the "Tute for Tots" project. cholarship scams deceiving students by Joseph Stone Senior Stakf Writes Jimmy Christopherson, an Engineering major at UVSC recently received a personalized letter claiming that he was eligible for a $7,500 scholarship. One catch, a $20 processing fee. Students interested in receiving scholarship money heed this word of advise: Do not use "schol-' arship search services" that require a fee. Applicants who have tried these services, better known as "scholarship scams," overwhelmingly report dissatisfaction, unrealistic requirements for applications, and lack of results, according to the Federal Trade Commission. "Anything with a fee attached to it is considered a scam," said Martha Magalei, scholarship advisor at UVSC. "Students should never pay a processing iee lor scholarship information." "There are a lot of mailers being sent out to UVSC and other students at this time that claim that the student is practically guaranteed a scholarship and they only need to send in $20 to $40 to process their application," said Rheta McCammon. financial aid adviser, "then. lat;r the company goes out of business." Why pay for a middleman? Carla Morgan, UVSC scholarship services said, "Basically students pay around $40 to some fraudulent company and all the company does is refer the students to us at the financial aid department." According to Magalei, the reason students are being deceived is because the mailers they get appear official and are even personalized. The companies most SEE SCAM CONTINUED ON PG. 3 L... W It A INSIDE Sports Columnists go bowling Keith Lobdell, Ben Ruesch and Tim Justice talk about the crazy antics of the 'bowl' season. See page 12 QUOTE OF THE WEEK "My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand-like Campbell's Tbmato Soup, or Bakers chocolate." Katharine Hepburn famous 1940's actress, reflecting on her personal strengths in life.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-12-02|
|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, 1998-12-02|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|