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' "T- ., (in n".m in m "P . n . n m wi n liwrV "W ' i ' "in urn Hi- I i llil'i I i in i P I n' l l W'liif.,'T'' ' VOLUME 30 ISSUE 10 EL BUF.N PANO FN EL ARCA SE VENDE NETXNEWS QUOTE OF p p ('I II J O I i i i i y i i ill Iaj jJ.wkvj UUJ c , Larson's Law -A ot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.- BY AND FOB Tin STUniN'TS OF UTAH VAT 1 FY ST VI I (Ul(,V Skelctor and Slie-Ra pair Vup, butlleman gets in V " the way. p.g. 6 Share your opinions about articles in The College Times by writing to the editor. He'd love to hear from you. VALLEY WEATHER Mens soccer team starts a new season, how do they look? p.g. 8 TODAY: Sunnv Hmh 7fi I nw i? i Tuesday: Partly cloudy High 75 Low 50 Wednesday: Sunny High 76 Low 52 -' s ft T 5 .- i ...... vr " : ' PairkDimo Imit ot abiat torn r P ... r--- ii " i '.u ii 1 . ..... i in ' , , ? -. 5 , -. V ' y i i r; r Campus Essentials - Find the time, place, and day of activities going on at UVSC. p.g. 2 Opinions - With the Olympics coming to Utah our freedom of speech is put on the line, p.g. 4 By ANDREW ROBISON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF The increase of students enrolling at UVSC has also brought increased problems. One of the increasing problems is the parking situation. Many students are complaining about how crowded the parking lots are and how long it takes for them to get from their vehicle to their classes. In addition, some are not happy with the costs of acquiring a permit. UVSC Parking Services also offers free parking for students, but also requires them to obtain a permit. Parking Services are also making a great effort of increasing the available parking for students. Even though there might be some difficulties finding a place to park, there are multiple options for parking. An increase of parking lots is easing the problem. Also many students are using alternative ways of commuting to school. Many students are coming to school on their bikes w hile the weather is warm. Others are r d-ing the bus or getting rides from their friends. While there are those who live near the campus and only have to walk. A multitude of students are taking the majority of their classes at the University Mall, and taking classes on the main campus when there are not as many students at the school. Weekend classes are also available along with evening classes. A permit for a student taking evening classes is only five dollars. Although UVSC is not the only school that is having problems accommodating the vehicles of its 12,000 students. Neighboring schools also have crowded parking lots and long walks from their cars to their classes. BYU has a campus of multiple buildings and a large campus, which requires students to walk long distances. UVSC students enjoy the entire college being connected. Students can walk from class to class protected from the elements, with the classrooms in close proximity to one another. There are many who complain about the cost of acquiring a parking permit. The $60 annual parking permit is relatively modest compared to other schools across the nation. John Hopkins University imposes a $156 charge for only one semester. MIT charges $300 a year for a parking permit. Cornell University charges up to $530 year for parking privileges on the campus, and its faculty are charged over $275 for an annual permit.If you attend the University of California &821 1 ; San Diego, you have the opportunity of having a reserved parking space. The cost of this privilege will only cost you a minimum of $1100. BYU charges between $15 and 40 for an annual permit. University of Utah lowest costing permit is $120 and the disabled can be charged up to $390. They also offer reserved parking spots for a humble $1050. Parking is an obstacle for many who are trying to receive higher education. For most the benefits of being independent by having their own vehicle far outweigh the down sides of trying to find a parking space. Not all who attend UVSC have a problem dealing with the routine of parking and walking long distances. For those who do, it is only a regular practice in obtaining an education. 9 fa MELISSA DAKIESNETXNEWS Some students don't mind parking lar away from school, as long as they have the shuttle to ride. 3' 1Wi ' i MELISSA DAVIESNETXNEWS With expansion of buildings parking has been taken away, but It could be worse. is passed ffoir mmeiniteSiy ii By DANIELLE WHITE & STACEY BULLOCK OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF "It's a dark ride through a seemingly endless tunnel." Patty Duke, oscar-winning actress diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Pyriah. 21st leper. Such social stigmas surrounding mental illnesses tend to superseed understanding. And as the saying goes, "fear breeds the seeds of ignorance." While discrimination and inequality may persist, Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett areco-supporting the Mental Health Equlitiable Treatment Bill, which is slated to be cleared Sept. 30. Vicki Catrell, of the National Alliance for the Mentally 111 in Utah (NAMI-Utah) encourages local residents to speak out and write letters to senators pleading for their support of the bill. "Passing this bill is the right thing to do, people should look at mental illness as an illness and not a shameful thing," Catrell said. "We should understand that they're not second class citizens and more people are speaking out against this kind of discrimination." Approximately, more than 20 million Americans suffer from a form of depressive illness, whether it be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Bipolar disorder (also referred to as manic-depression) and the signs for these mental illnesses are prominent among young adults (18-30), according to the Association for Mental Health Alternatives (AMHA). Additionally, one in 10 adults experience some sort of disability due to a mental health condition (i.e., obsessive-complusive disorder OCD, attention deficiet disorder ADD). "Mental illness are brain disorders," said Ann Lickey, president NAMI-Utah. "Mental illnesses are disorders of the brain that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, moods, and ability to relate to others," she said. "Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are brain disorders that often result in diminished capacity for coping with ordinary demands of life." Mental illnesses are diagnosed by deficiencies or excess of vital chemicals in the brain and nervous system, (i.e., Bipolar disorder is caused by the lack of proper serotonin levels in the brain; a chemical responsible for managing moodemotion). While mental illnesses stem from natural causes, as do diabetes and cancer, Catrell says a lack of protection against discrimitive insurance policies for those suffering from mental illness still exists. Bill 31A-30-106, passed in 1997, requires that insurance companies provide means for people to seek professional helptherapy. Reportedly, insurance companies sought to implement an alternative to paying expensive medical bills by putting a cap (restriction) on the number of visits a patient could have. "mentally ill" continued on pg. 3 Does the By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF A low reverbrating voice offset by a murmuring drum defined the 70s. She reigned supreme as the "Queen of Pop" until Feb. 3, 1983 when she said "Good Bye to Love, "and life. Karen Carpenter may have put a face to anorexia nervosa, but the Center for Change in Orem is changing the face combating media saturated stigmas that, they say, is largely the instigator behind eating disorders. "An eating disorder, oftentimes, is an indication of a deeper, more serious problem," Dr. Robert Frost, said. Frost works with the patients at the center. "It's used as a form of control when, ironically, it is the controller." Frost's research indicates that approximately one million Americans males; eight million females will die of an eating disorder over the average lifetime. He added that an estimated 20 percent of women between the 12-30 have substantially altered eating behaviors and attitudes, partially if not solely due to media-generated ideals on what constitues a "perfect body." At least 25 percent of college women some type of eating disorder namely bulimia, Frost said. "The problem is that those who suffer from an eating disorder do not recognize that they hace a problem," said Molly (last name withheld), a former Center for Change patient. "When I was in therapy, the three and a half months I was there, I lied and cheated. I was hiding everything. I felt that people who were trying to help me were the enemy and the eating disorder was my friend," she said. "I compare people 'with eating disorders to people in abusive relationships;they just can't see the real problem." Eating disorders stem a from a wide range of causes mainly control, according to Frost. Those with eating disorders use the control of food as an attempt to compensate for the lack of control (or seeming lack of control) in their lives. "Often eating disorder victims harbor feelings of despair andor negative feelings of being flawed and defective," he said. "They are commonly victims of sexual or physical abuse." Molly testifies to such, saying she used anorexia to take attention away from personal family trials. body even exist? "I used anorexia to take attention away form my father's suicide and my insecurities," she said. "Funny thing was that I thought I had control over everything but pretty soon I looked horrible. I was the one being controlled." Molly said that one day she heard a crunching noise when she placed a hand over her chest and the print remained for three days. "I learned that the crunching noise was tissue grinding against other tissue and that's when I knew that my disease was out of control. I needed professional medical help." Warning signs of a possible eating disorder include: fear of gaining weight, constant exercising, denial of hunger, binging and purging, and a self-perception of being fat. Dr. Paul Harper, president of the Foundation for Change and education specialist for the Orem Center for Change, said that treating an individual with anorexia or bulimia is challenging as they generally deny a problem exists. "The best thing for a friend or loved one of a person with a potential eating disorder is to note ignore the symptoms and to not police them," Harper said. Heather Hawthorne of Yale University attests to that. "I had friend in high school suffer from anorexia following her mother's death and having been raped. All of us had to force feed her," she said. "When we suggested she seek medical help she promised to eat, and when everyone was watching she ate candy bars, but she still went from 1551bs to 1201bs in a couple of months. We just loved her through it." Harper said that unconditional support is key to helping a individual battling an eating disorder. "Just let them know you care about them, you are concerned about some of their behaviors, and that you're available to talk no matter what. The more accusatory someone is toward another with an eating disorder, the more that victim withdraw. Support and concern goes a long way in the recovery process," he said. For more information about the Center for Change andor various types of eating disorders, contact Pam at 224-8255 or log on to their Web site at www.centerforchange.com. The center is located at 1790 North State Street in Orem.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-09-10|
|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||UVSC: College Times, 2001-09-10|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|