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a : Tto (afitotso. e&.T.?:(?jj pgp- ( EL BUEN PANO EN EL .RCA it Steve LundquistNetXNewi Body Image expert Nicole Hawkins spoke to a packed house last week about eating disorders, body image, and the effect the media has on people's self-worth. UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE i i SE V'ENDE i i Hilt sHlllLrt.UU liiriDTiviiii V Carolyn I 1 1 ' I i i I By Errin Julkenen News Writer Using the wheelchair ramp at the entrance of the Liberal Arts building was not an option for UVSC Women's Rugby player, Kat Bigncy. "I wouldn't even go down it in crutches," Bigney said, "It's too steep." Bigney opted to hop down the steps using the handrails for balance. Bui v b"t about people who don't have the option c: leaving their wheelchair? How do they brave :!.' ramp? Many choose not to. Johnson, a counselor u: l IT. i vccessi uihty Services office, :u:v t many people'in wheelchairs are dropped off at entrances with easieraccess;;-!-ity, even though they may be itir;.:or away from their classrooms or offices, just to avoid some of the more difficult entrances on campus. Even some of the more accessible entrances on campus have their problems. People who aren't in need of the automatic doors use them, oftentimes using ; lore force than is necessary, even hit-tir'g or kicking the buttons. When these cors break, entering and exiting the L . ilding can become quite difkc: ':. rip By Autumn Nielson News Writer Doctor Nicole Hawkins from the Center for Change spoke last Wednesday about how the media affects people's opinions of their bodies. Hawkins works at a clinic where people with eating disorders are moved to, in hopes of stopping the destructive diseases through physiological and physical treatment. Hawkins presented an hour-long lecture using a slideshow, several videos and numerous magazine ads. Dozens of interesting facts were presented, and many in the audience found themselves at loss for words when startling truths about our media were presented. Foremost in these facts was the discovery that the average woman in our country is 5'4" and weighs 144 lbs., which is roughly a size 14. The average model in this country is 5'10", weighs 110 lbs. and is a size 2. Many female faces were obviously surprised to - f ' . i ' - . ' 4 ' . f 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 h 1 1 1 1 1 "I've never had to deal with i ; these doors being broken." N'k:: Walsch said. "But "there are definitely inconveniences on this campus." These inconveniences were the same ones cited by Bigney and Johnson: real-rooms, elevators, and getting in and out of classrooms. Restrooms in i. ...::, ; u cf l':!::i,v,:s are particularly difficult for people vsi.h d- Silkies to negotiate. "All of the buihroo.il. i.i the student center arc horrible," Walsch said. "You have to go through two doors, neither automatic, yj t to get in to wash your hands." Johnson added similar comments, inough iauding the restrooms in the Liberal Arts building, for having open entrances. There are multiple problems wkh the elevators on campus. While Johnson stated that they rarely break d- w n. some buildings don't have enough to compensate if one were to fail. While people may be able to get around in the Student Center or Bu-'uus Building if one elevator !.:'. d. il would become an obstacle if the elevator failed in the Liberal Arts Building. n MS find out that only two percent of women in the world are genetically born to look like models, and yet 95 percent of women in our media are that underweight. Hawkins also presented a video on airbrushing, and its part in disguising media truths. Camille Burlingame, a mother who attended the lecture was "surprised at how much they airbrushed the photos. I thought only little blemishes were taken off." In fact, every model is airbrushed from head to toe, masking the wrinkles in her hands and feet, taking off two to three inches of her thighs, and adding lush eyelashes, cleavage and hair. Hawkins pointed out that even the underweight models do not present the "perfect" picture anymore. Hawkins has done research and has found that 20 years ago models weighed eight percent less than the average women, and that number has soared to 25 Til 1 1 kv I 1 1 - ...... . - Steve LundquistNetXNews David Ssejinja spoke about the horrors of famine and poverty that he has witnessed in his native Uganda. Students discuss limine;' in ttic world and at home By Vilate Nielsen News Writer Silence reigned on Tuesday at the World and Utah Hunger Forum when David Ssejinja, president and founder of the Ssejinja Children's foundation, showed footage of the suffering of his people in Africa; children who were starving and had seen tragedy and horror. Women are being raped, children are kidnapped VOLUME 33 ISSUE I7J Andy HuntNecXNews everyday, and hunger and starvation are rampant as the people struggle to survive the bloody civil war that has ravaged the country of Uganda. David remembers seeing such suffering himself, and feels privileged to be here at UVSC, receiving an education that others in his native country can't even imagine. Yet, he is not satisfied. He works now to raise funds to , Pf'j'r"'
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2004-11-22|
|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, 2004-11-22|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|