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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARC A SF. VF.NDE VOLUME 30 ISSUE 29 QUOTE OF THE DAY mm . x Q r TT? TT i FT1T" "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F Kennedy - (Hfm """1 T"""1 j ; ; ill ! 1 111 ! I f f W V.. : ;i . i j L V i .-J .i ll BY AND FOR THE STUDENTS OF UTAH VAf iEV STATE COLLEGE Opinions: Page 5 I am grateful for... Sports: Page 8 Shhh, the team is playing NETXNEWS For more in-depth reports and all the latest news, dick on to netxnews.net. VALLEY WEATHER TODAY: Partly Cloudy - ' --High 48 Low 28 ' , Tuesday: J ' e:f" Sunny 'VVf High 50 Low 29 Wednesday: Sunny High 40 Low 30 on tPlym(LQth) Clock By Jonathan Mayne OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF When someone thinks of thanksgiving, they automatically think turkey dinner, football, and pie, not to mention a good nap in between each of the aforementioned items or events. We may even sit and wonder what yams are and why Mom has to make cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving, according to some, however, is more than binge-ing followed by a fight over the remote control; It stems from a long history. In 1620, after sojourning in Holland for a while, a group of 102 English colonists boarded a ship called the Mayflower and set sail for a new land to call home, These separatists were in search of a land free of British tyranny where they could practice their own religion and establish the "kingdom of God" as they believed was prophe sied in the book of Revelations. They also believed they could avoid a European Armageddon, which was foretold would soon take place. They often referred to themselves as the "chosen elect." In their religious pursuit, they came and landed on Plymouth Rock in the New England area in 1620 and began to settle, awaiting hundreds In 1621 ttie first Thanksgiving was held. It lasted for three days. of more ships that would sail their way later. The Wampanoag tribe of Indians would soon recog nize the Pilgrims' presence there. Squanto, one of -jthe Wampanoag, jwho had good experience with the British before and had even become a Christian convert as a result, became Courtesy Ptiot. the liaison between the two extremely differ- t: : I:-..:.... :. !' ent cultures. The separatists, having been victims of bigotry in England, and the Indians, having been at war with other Indian tribes, were refreshed to find peace among each other. In 1621, the first Thanksgiving feast occurred and lasted for three days. The feast was set up to ensure, by way of negotiation, that the Pilgrims would have a right to stay and secure lands. The feast became a symbol of a newly conceived nation and its supposed fundamental principle of religious freedom. The relationships between the Indians and Pilgrims did not always remain strong and the nation has since been embarrassed by its actions in some cases involving Indians and many others in its history. Malcolm X once said, in reference to one such embarrassing era in modern history, "We didn't . "Mayflower" continued on pg. 4 Foreign students fear holiday travel Student wins writing competition and full ride to Ivy League school By Justin Pritchard OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Nadia El- . Guendy faces an anguishing choice: If she doesn't return to Egypt next month, she may not see her 75-year-old father again. But if she leaves the country, she fears she might not be allowed to return and finish her Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Kentucky. As the holidays approach, the question of leaving the United States for a visit to their homelands is a deep concern to thousands of foreign students. With the U.S. government announcing stricter scrutiny of foreigners, especially visitors from Muslim nations, they fear the wrong answer could change their lives. Some have decided to spend the holidays in America. Others plan to carry extra documents. El-Guendy, 32, hasn't decided. Her answer lies with a friend who in December will try to go to Cairo and then return to the United States. If he can secure a visa, she will try to do the same. "I'm supposed to graduate in spring, and I don't want to risk it," says El-Guendy. "I heard rumors that they are not giving any more visas, but I think they are not true. Nothing is con firmed." There were 565,000 foreign students at 4,000 American colleges and universities in 1998, the most recent data available, according to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. While not all foreign students go home during breaks, many want to travel whether to care for an ill parent, reconnect with their roots, or present an academic paper overseas. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, a weekly newsletter updates students on travel information and tells them how to prepare. Among the advice: They should bring extra documents such as their current college transcripts, financial documentation showing they can support themselves, their original immigration papers, and even registrars' receipts showing they are full-time students who have paid their bills. "They ask, 'Will I be able to come back?" said Jane Havis, director of RPI's international student services office. "I tell them, As of today there should be no problems but all hell could break loose. We're dealing with the unknown." The clamor for tighter immigration controls following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has turned a spotlight on inter- By Danielle White OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Student wins national writing recognition. Ink: a writer's lifeblood. Words: their very soul poured upon the fibers of paper to forver be immortalized. Oft remembered, even revered. Immortalized eternally in UVSC history is Michael Hansen whose piece was recent- '-.A ly nationally recognised among the likes of Duke and Harvard's finest pens. His piece "Departures" (which was one of 200 entries) was awarded the Norton's Scholar Prize for which he received $1,000 and a full-ride ticket to Ivy league Sarah Lawrence in New York. "I spent a good deal of time on this essay," Hansen said. "Receiving this award gives me more confident that the essay waswell-written." Hansen, who wrote the paper while under the tutelage of Dr. Rob Carney, submitted the piece for competition Spring semester. He was already scouted to attend Sarah Lawrence when Carney received notice this semester that the manuscript won. "There is no doubt that Michael has talent," Carney said. "Michael was working for himself, not just for a grade. He kept working on this paper and showing me revisions even after the semester was ' over." "Departures" is an in-depth expository look into Louise Gluck's contemporary poetry. "It was a wonderful piece of work," Dr. Lucille Stoddard, vice president of academic affairs, said. "This is a reflection of the quality of both students and faculty how they have achieved in this way. I congratulate them." Reportedly, Hansen has been leaving the UVSC English Dept. in awe for two years. Dr. Laura Hamblin of the UVSC English Dept. said . she has worked closely with Hansen and is "amazed" by his "capacity to write from other's voices and have great empathy for others." "He's remarkable. When I I first worked with him as a freshman his writing was - at a master's level," Jshe said. "His content is rich and full. He is very gifted with words 1 and has a lot to say." Hamblin said she worked with Hansen in creative writing classes, and is "quite impressed." "What's so remarkable about him is that he can speak for others even in the voice of a married woman and I wonder 'How do you do that? How is it you can have their voice come through in your writing?' He's so sensitive," she said. "Writing" continued on pg. 4 Net Spot THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: 'NewsPolitics usatoday.com yourirvote2000.orgnews cnn.comALlPOLITlCS msn.com netxnews.net msnbc.comnews default.asp Entertainment: utahyalleymall.com musicutah.edupagessche dules utahvalleymusic.com moviefone.com 'Music Online: emusic.com liquidaudio.com mtv.com Student helps: makingcollegecount.com edu.com fastweb.com firetalk.com lycos.com Sports: uvsc.eduathletia majorleaguebaseball.com nfltalk.com nhl.com espn.go.com Sharing the warmth off a smile By Danielle White OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF She once said that if there would be any gift worth giving it would be the warmth of a smile. And she helped give 12 children the ability to share that warmth with others. "She is one vivacious lady," Julie Musselman, of the UVSC Nursing program and the Hirsche's Smiles Foundation, said of Brittany Wiscombe, service director for UVSC student government. "I am impressed with her enthusiasm and with how many projects she's involved with." Wiscombe, along with her assistant Jason Judd, presented a SI 700 check to Dr. Blayne Hirsche, co-founder of the Hirsche's Smiles Foundation, Tuesday. The money was raised through a thrift sale the ASU-VSC Service Committee hosted last month. "With volunteers like you, no wonder why this organization) continues to be successful," Hirsche said. "This money will go to help about 10-12 children (with cleft palates and other facial abnormalities."Hirsche, a plastic surgeon affiliated with Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, established the foundation along with Michael Chandler in 1993 to provide medical assistance to less fortunate children in. third-world countries. Since its founding, Hirsche's team has made about 10 trips across the world from Russia, Mexico, Ecuador, and Asia. Hirsche Smile's travels "Primarily, we help underprivileged children, but we help adults and we work in the surrounding areas, as well," Hirsche said. "Our goal is to help make children beautiful, make them look as normal as possible because they will have a better chance at a normal life that way." Hirsche works closely and intimately with the UVSC Nursing and Dental program, where students travel with him to gain hands-on medical experience pertinent to their majors. Their trip to Mexico Sept. 1-11 gave 20 students an opportunity to help 57 children receive corrective surgery. "It was an experience of a lifetime," Joan Rice, one of the volunteer students who went to Mexico, said. " I'd never get that experience in a classroom being able to donate my time and skills and get tons of practice was an experience of a lifetime."Musselman, coubtesy photo who was on- around the world tiling clett lips and other lacial abnormalities. Il;1ntl t0 asslst I lirsche throughout the 14 hour days spent in surgery while in Mexico, said the trip helps nursing and dental students. "It is a real eye-opener. T he students got a humanitarian side saw ..' . V v ' h is-. i that things are very primitive for many of the people they helped," she" said. Currently in the works is a trip to Guatemala March 23 and another expedition to Mexico in early May. The department is working with the newly revamped Volunteer Service-Learning program in enhancing the level of education provided and increasing service opportunities. Dr. Hirsche and his team provide all of the medical supplies used in the operative proceedures everything from bandages and i.v's to transportation arid lodging. "This donation makes it possible for children to receive the needed surgery that they otherwise may not be able to obtain," Musselman said. "It makes a big difference. Hirsche's Smiles is very much appreciative of UVSC's help and involvement, and all the donated money will go into equipping surgery supplies and so forth." The thrift sale, in its fourth year (it was first sponsored by Baron Rohbock when he was ASUVSC service director), was said to be "extremely successful." Correction UVSC proposes purchase of Vineyard Elementary On November 1, 2001 the news section incorrectly reported that UVSC had purchased Vineyard Elementary School, located just north of the main campus. While UVSC has proposed the purchase of Vineyard elementary, this purchase has not yet been approved. We apologize for any confusion we may have caused, and will continue to keep our readers updated on this proposal and itsoutcome.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-11-19|
|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, 2001-11-19|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|