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MONDAY OCTOBER 2 2006 i SPORTS Women's Soccer UVSC women's soccer has been at home for a long home stand. See how they are doing and when you can watch them next on page B7 Hockey After a disappointing season last year, the hockey team returned to the ice to face in-state foe Utah. See page BIO IF?"? i ; 1 utt.LS LIFE School for Scoundrels Can Napoleon Dynamite take down this Bad Santa in the School for Scoundrels? Read about this gentlemen's competition on page B6 Student Spotlight Is it ridiculous to follow your biggest dreams? Meet one student who followed them to success on pageBl uuuuu OPINIONS War on terror Is the safety of Americans worth the price of '.orture ? Find out on page A7 NEWS Crucial numbers How imporstant is your G.P.A.? Learn everything you need to know about the pivitol two-digit number. Stylin' Breakdancing isn't just another element of hip-hop. Who knew exercise could have this much style? See page A2 . ..V- ! :.tn-"-v i I ' ' 1 1 ith w 1 i 1 ii u u First lady Keyra Kristoffersen News Writer "I don't understand, but what can I do to help?" is the theme of Utah First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman's life. UVSC, the Office of the President, and the Center for the Study of Ethics, hosted wife of governor Jon Huntsman as she spoke on "Empowering You." Her speech, Friday Sept. 29, was focused on helping students overcome depression, achieving dreams, developing a positive attitude, and finding power within to tackle life's challenges. Inspiring the audience to "be proud" and "stand up for who they are," Huntsman shared stories of youth r The final Concert held in Grande Ballroom for the benefit of Ugandan orphans Spencer Shell News Writer Utah Valley State .College held a concert featuring local artists for the Ssejinja Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by UVSC alumnus and Ugandan native David Ssejinja, Sept. 22, in the UVSC Student Center Grande Ballroom. Throughout the night they raised $2,500. All proceeds will go toward helping orphans and widows in Ssejin-ja's native country of Uganda. "The money will provide education and health care to improve the children's welfare," Ssejinja said. "People need to know there are prob THE STUDENT VOICE OF UTAH VALLEY inspires students at devotional who had faced incredible odds and "dealt positively with what life has handed them." Huntsman helped to found "Power in You" and "Bag of Hope," which began when her f daughter contracted juvenile diabetes. The groups branched out to include cancer patients, drug abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy and a host of other issues that youth face today. She asked, "Who are we when we are anonymous?" The programs gather those who have suffered or who are suffering from the diseases and asks them what those who are newly diagnosed need. This allows both sides to help each other. For those who are not suffering and cannot fully under J&l(c;iyojjc; Ashley Robertson News Editor ross was the term used most frequently during last weeks UVSC Fear Factor, sponsored by ASUVSC. In the Student Center, all attention was on the 20 partici- . pants competing in the moststomach-turning events for the grand prize of a six-foot Cuddle Bag. "It's kinda gross, but it gets more exciting everyday," said Fear Factor contestant Robert. The competition series tipped off with a mild Fear Factor pizza eating contest. The pizza contained hot sauce, sardines and live worms which caused three students to give up, made five others sick and ultimately weeded out 10 contestants. Round two consisted of digging three live cockroaches out of Jell-O by mouth and eating the last of the three. round found the last five contenders eatins 4 See FEAR A5 lems in other areas of the world, many problems they can help to solve by donating time, resources and a caring heart." The mission of the Ssejinja Children's Foundation, according to their website, reads, "Our mission is to bring a new hope to these children by helping to meet their basic needs. Staggering numbers of Ugandan children have been orphaned by war and the HIVAIDS pandemic that is sweeping Africa. Many of these children are struck by tragedy at a very early age and are left to raise themselves and their siblings. Often survival acts as the dominant factor in their lives, pushing their futures and education out of the picture." STATE n stand but want to help, the idea is to "give purpose and make people matter." "She has really helped Utah's youth to understand that power "There is nothing more important in life than character, integrity and honesty," Mary Kaye Huntsman to become and achieve what they want," said Elaine Englehart, professor of philosophy and distinguished professor of ethics, who was instrumental in bringing the first lady to the UVSC campus. Ssejinja, having been orphaned after the death of his parents during civil unrest, knows the challenges that the orphans face. "It is very hard to be an orphan," Ssejinja said. "You have no parents, you are starving and you have no hope for the future. All my efforts and energy goes to help the children in the villag-" es to educate them so they can have high hopes for the future." Since the inception of the foundation four years ago, Ssejinja has accomplished many of his goals. In addition to providing personal items such as clothing, books and food, AIDS awareness programs have been See ORPHANS A5 VOLUME XXXVI NO. 12 J- 1 J Huntsman was awarded the Excellence in Community Award, due to her outstanding community service in programs such as Utah Coalition against Sexual Assault, Violence against Women and Families Cabinet Council, the Governor's Commission on Literacy, and most recently "The Jason Foundation," which is aimed at reducing the youth suicide rate in Utah. She is determined to help others understand the "value of human life." When asked how she felt her message was being received by Utah's youth Huntsman said that it's "changing lives, one story at a time" and they've found "great success-inspiring kids to lean down and lift others up." Marine opposes war John Ditzler Executive Editor Former US Marine Corp. Corporal Jeff Paterson, accompanied by several members of the national organization Veterans for Peace, visited UVSC Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 to speak about his experience as a conscientious objector during the Gulf War in 1991. Paterson said he joined the Marines when he was 1 8 because he didn't have good grades in high school and was tired of jobs in the fast food industry. "When I talked to a recruiter," said Paterson, "he told me I could get good job training whici I'd be able to use for the rest ol my life, good steady pay with benefits, and best of all, they'd make a man out of me." Paterson said he answered, "Okay, I wanna be a man. I wanna be a Marine for the rest of my life" and subsequently joined up, spending the next four years of his life in active duty for the Marines, stationed in the Philippines, Okinawa and South Korea."I signed up for four years," said Paterson, "and did my four years. And when my four years were up, the Gulf War started. Under the military's 'stop loss' policy, I was informed of the military's decision to send me on a tour of duty in Iraq." Paterson said during his four years in the Marines, he slowly began to feel differently about the US military's role around the world. "However, when you join the military," Paterson said, "nobody is really interested in your individual opinion anymore." Although Paterson 's leanings toward pacifism had been steadily growing as his term of service in the Marines progressed, he remembered one incident in particular where he first thought, "Maybe I actually need to say 'no' to the military." Working in the artillery, Paterson was trained to deploy, should the situation call for it, a battlefield tactical nuclear warhead called the "silver bullet." "Our commanding officer pulled us all together," said Paterson, "and said 'We're going into Iraq. We're gonna kick their ass, and take their gas, and be home by Christmas. And if they give us any real problems Corporal Paterson here is gonna discharge the silver bullet and we'll nuke 'em until they glow.'" See ARMY- A4 -------"--r""irlliii--J''
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2006-10-02|
|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, 2006-10-02|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|