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EL BUF.N PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 30 ISSUE 4 WHATS INSIDE NET NEWS Opinion: Pornography, the media "date rape drug. " 'Life Mormon tunes rock at Pearl Awards. Sports: Photos of UVSC basketball. Marketplace: Lots of classifieds. wit; vU VI; J J lXJriA!J . . r iJ J .1 ; V 0 j '.V -W.r.. ''f .S' 2L2 BY AND H)R THE STUDENTS OF UTAH VMM Y STATE ("OI.I.ECiE Thumbs up, baby: Nintendo thumb good for massage pg. 5 Monday July 16, 2001 Angels in the outfield: a look into Provo Angels season pg. 6 News: Keep your eyes peeled for the Times' orientation issue.We'll feature keys to success, guide to classes, etc Sorry for the inconvenience! Our Web site is currently under construction. It is expected that we will have our new, revamped site up by Fall U VSG student WBointed to n&tl By Danielle White OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF The rubber tree ant depicted in a popular children's song had "high in the sky hopes." So did Dylan Todd. Both were comparatively small in amongst their vast surroundings, but they were large in personal stature. They had the tenacity to succeed, and thus they did. "If you keep plugging away and be persistent, eventually people will catch your vision and you'll make a difference," Todd said. "If you can make one person see their potential, their voice, it will ripple and touch others." Todd, a senior at Utah Valley State College, was appointed president of the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) June 18, a national organization designed to integrate instill effective leadership among individual college student governments, and lobby issues to congress as a means of facilitating the needs of higher education.Easing into the position has been smooth sailing for Todd so far, as he feverishly puts into action his initial goals of "creating close knit unity among each of the states." "We have done some restructuring of the organization," he said. "I want to see all the schools have a state representative with whom they can directly communicate their concerns and have direct participation in the leadershipprocess--for them to be active in their education." ASACC currently represents 180 colleges nation-wide. The institutions are classified into nine regions, where three vice presidents serve three regions each. The member schools have an individual student government officer communicate with the state representative, which hence works directly with the region vice president and from there, the executive board, of which Todd is a member, addresses elected political officials in Washington D.C. u u "We train students how to take control of their education. We tell them, if they turn on higher education, it will turn on them. We show them how to petition the legislature, to write letters to political leaders, and essentially to be the key driving force behind obtaining the most out of their college experience because that experience will shape them for real world," Todd said. ASACC, established by Frank Mensel about a decade ago is based on a three fold mission: student advocacy, lobbying, and scholarships. The new ASACC president says that funding is paramount. While Pell grants, work study, and child care were the main issues presented to congress in March, funding, holistically, is the top priority. "Funding is all-encompassing... making sure schools get the money they need for programs, providing opportunities for students to afford an education. ..funding is paramount." Dylan has been heavily involved with student government (ASUVSC) throughout his college career. He served as the technology and trades senator last year, where he discovered his passion for politics. "I have no plans to run for public office in the future thus far but I am very passionate about empowering students tobe actively involved with the political process to enhance their educational experience," he said. Future plans for the ASACC president do include, however, graduating in April with a bachelors in behavioral science and perhaps working in leadership training for a public facility. "Specifically right now, I am extremely passionate about getting ASACC organized to a point where it serves students efficiently. Our goal is to incorporate 900 new colleges into the organization and make this grow to its fullest potential. It's amazing to see what students can do and how much influence they have politically," he said. may post I ; j 1 V i "-"- v i . C.ai ' n- ' V PHOTO COURTESY OF ASUVSC Recently elected president of the Associated Students of American Community Colleges, Dylan Todd, Is a veteran of student government. Todd hopes to serve as an advocate for students. Utah cracks down on sexual violence SOURCE: NATIONAL VICTIMS CENTER Utah ranks 12th in the nation in rapes; more than New York, Washington and California By Danielle White OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF The myriads of brilliantly colored lights at Temple Square create a tranquil picturesque scene. Yet, amid the glittering glow, lies a darker underlining issue. Sexual violence. Reports indicate that the overall state crime rate is gradually improving, but sexual violence continues to be an ever-exploding epidemic. Lawmakers are seeking to crack down on rape, through significantly improving evidence collection. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says acquaintance rape is on the rise. He told The Deseret News recently that some extremely dangerous perpetrators are being released because evidence was either not taken in a timely fashion or wasn't strong enough to hold up in court. And with rapes up 5 percent from last year, the Health and Human Services Interim Committee have decided to seek an estimated $100,000 from lawmakers at a January legislative session. Utah ranks 12th in the nation in rapes; more than New York, Washington, and California, according to the National Victims Center For the past two years, the overall sexual violence crime rate in Utah was higher than the national crime rate. The Rape Recovery Center in Salt Lake City, a crisis intervention counseling service, reports than in 1999 it dealt with 2,250 new clients; 2,486 in 2000. Among those, an estimated 70-percent are "primary victims." The remaining are family members affected by the crime. The Deseret News reported that 80-percent of the victims did not report the assault immediately to police; 87-percent said they knew their assailant. Holistically, about 90-percent rape cases are "acquaintance rapes," according to the National Victims Center. "You are more at risk hanging out with friends or on a date on a Friday night then in a 'stranger situation' i.e., walking to your car at night," said Sarah Moore of the Utah County Rape Crisis Center. Case and point: continued on pg. 3 see "Rape" In January 2000, former UVSC student went on trial for the Oct. 12, 1999 rape of an 18-year-old Provo woman after he allegedly laced the victim's drink with an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned substance called Re-Generize (which is molecularly similar to the "date rape" drugs Rophinal and GHB) while at a friend's party. He plead not guilty to the charges of forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony. The case, initially, was, difficult to prosecute due to the lack of evidence (though once police found several hundred dollars worth of empty Re-Generize bottles in Telona's apartment, it helped prosecutors) which Jamee Roberts, executive director of the Rape Recovery Center, says is an all too common scenario. "We are losing cases because of protocol of evidence collection is incomplete and inconsistent," she said. Paul G. Cassel, case analyst and author of commentaries urging reform of Utah laws concerning sex offenses, agrees. He said that victims often report that the distress following an assault is almost, if not equal to the trauma of the actual attack. "The reluctance to report sexual crimes is, undoubtedly, enhanced by the perpetuation of a judicial system that conceals the truth," he said. Cassel was referring the Michael Doporto case. In 1988, Doporto was arrested for allegedly raping a child, but it took several years to bring him T (D Be clear and direct. If you want the person to stop, there is no better word than "NO." Look the person in the eye Make your voice firm Put both hands in front of you in a "stop'position If you can walk away Keep your message clear . say, "No, this in not OK with me," Offer an alternative. Say, "Let's go to a movie or a party instead. SOURCE: WELLNESS CENTER Remembering UVSC student Gregg Andrews By Ryan Mendenhall OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Occasionally there comes into our lives unexpected moments that can change the course of our futures. Such has been the accident and death of a UVSC student last month. On the 28th of June, Gregg Andrew Muirbrook was hit while riding his motorcycle. He was thrown and killed on impact, having suffered severe head injuries. Gregg, a 19-year-old honor student attending the college on a Gunther Trades Scholarship in Automotive Technology, left behind him a legacy of love and learning. As a Provo High School student, Gregg lettered in both football and wrestling. He was awarded JV Lineman of the Year. Before graduating he was awarded the Presidential Outstanding Educational Improvement Award. Continuing his excitement for education at UVSC, Gregg made the Dean's Honor List the last two semesters. He earned a 4.0 in the Fall and a 3.9 in the Spring, which contributed to the renewal of his scholarship just prior to his death. Gregg thoroughly loved to restore and work on old cars. He had dreams of owning his own garage. And an old Ford Galaxie stands as a memory of his abilities and dreams. As a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, and friend, Gregg was admired and loved by many. Memoriesof his smile and personality will be cherished and remembered forever. As operators of motor vehicles, attentiveness while driving not only can save lives, but goals and dreams as well. Truly unexpected, Gregg's death hopefully will encourage all to reach daily for the potential they have within. Our hearts go out to Gregg's family and friends as well as others who have experienced the loss of loved ones. Beijing is awarded the 2008 Olympics By Larry Siddons AP news writer MOSCOW (AP) Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics on Friday, winning the games for the world's most populous country for the first time despite criticism of its human rights record. The International Olympic Committee picked China over rival bids from Toronto; Paris; Istanbul, Turkey; and Osaka, Japan. Beijing won on the second round of a secret ballot by receiving 56 votes, three more than a majority. It set off an official celebration of fireworks, songs and flag-waving by thousands of people in Millennium Square in the western part of the Chinese capital. Traditional lion dancers joined a group of ballerinas after the announcement as spotlights and green lasers swept the sky. "Comrades! We express our deep thanks to all our friends around the world and to the IOC for helping to make Beijing successful in its Olympic bid," President Jiang Zemin shouted to the crowd after he and other members of the cabinet and Communist Party politburo appeared briefly on stage in Beijing. Toronto got 22 votes, Paris 18 and Istanbul nine on the final round. Osaka was eliminated in the first round of voting, with six votes, when Beijing led with 44. "I want to express the gratitude of the International Olympic Committee to all five candidate cities for their excellent work," IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch said just before announcing the winner. Then came the words the Chinese capital had waited seven years to hear: "The games of the 29th Olympiad in 2008 are awarded to the city of Beijing." Washington, Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., who introduced a bill in Congress opposing China's bid, denounced the selection of Beijing. "This decision will allow the Chinese police state to bask in the reflected glory of the Olympic Games despite having one of the most abominable human rights records in the world," he said. "China lacks political, religious and press freedoms, and it is an absolute outrage that the IOC has decided to reward China's deteriorating human rights record by giving Beijing the honor of hosting the Olympics." IOC officials also said China deserved the games because it is a rising sports power which has been a force in the Olympics since returning to the games in 1984 after a 32-year absence.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-07-16|
|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, 2001-07-16|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|