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A selfie taken before I covered my very first event as a reporter for The Signpost. (Photo provided by Kellie Plumhof) Photo credit: Kellie Plumhof

Farewell to Weber State, farewell to The Signpost

Kellie Plumhof April 14, 2017

I first set foot on Weber State University's campus three years ago in April. I was eager to see the school, and Ogden, before I committed to transferring from Dixie State University.While I enjoyed my...

Researchers have found that those who are creative have more connections between the right and left hemisphere. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Creativity is all about connections

Kellie Plumhof April 11, 2017

Researchers from Duke University and the University of Padova have hammered another nail into the right-brain creativity myth. They suggest that the increased communication of both hemispheres is what...

As part of the March 31 SheTech Explorer Day, attendes participate in a tech challenge: each team brainstorms and design a way of shopping in the future, one which allows consumers to have the convenience of online shopping and tangible benefits of brick and mortar stores. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

All-female STEM conference blazes trail for women in STEM

Kellie Plumhof April 4, 2017

Weber State University transformed from college campus to STEM central on March 31, while over 400 high school girls, volunteers and mentors flooded the campus for the first ever all-female STEM conference:...

Prozac is commonly prescribed for those with depression. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Science Weekly: Getting rid of guesswork in depression treatment

Kellie Plumhof April 4, 2017

A new blood test might help to eliminate the trial-and-error game that physicians currently play while prescribing antidepressants to those suffering from depression.Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, lead researcher...

No matter what type of planner you prefer, I would suggest having two. (Photo Illustration by Emily Crooks / The Signpost)

Plan each day, keep chaos at bay

Kellie Plumhof April 2, 2017

  Two planners, a pocket calendar, two phone apps and a small notebook. It seems excessive, but for me, it's just part of staying organized. I have to be organized — to a fault — and...

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How to escape a sinking ship

Kellie Plumhof April 2, 2017

Failure isn't inherently bad, but it comes with consequences. And in an academic setting, where money and time are involved, the consequences can be long-lasting. If you can tell in the first few...

Weber County Sherrifs Office, Thursday, March 30. (Dalton Flandro/The Signpost)

WSU students step outside of the classroom, look inmates in the eyes

Kellie Plumhof March 30, 2017

Most days in class are routine and predictable, which is why the days when the course breaks away from traditional lecture become the most educational and memorable for students. That was the case...

A newly developed computer program can detect cancer, and identify the type and location within the body using a small sample of blood. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Detecting cancer using small blood samples

Kellie Plumhof March 28, 2017

Medical science is constantly seeking new ways to detect disease early in order to begin effective treatment as soon as possible. Researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles have created...

Women make up 26% of STEM related fields, according to United States Department of Labor. SheTech, an upcoming conference at Weber State University looks to encourage high-school-aged girls to get involved in STEM. (Fuente: Tribune News Service)

SheTech, la primera conferencia femenina de STEM que se realizará en Weber

Kellie Plumhof March 26, 2017

  El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos (DOL por sus siglas en inglés) informó en 2016 que el 57 por ciento de las mujeres participaban en la fuerza de trabajo y que las mujeres...

Women make up 26% of STEM related fields, according to United States Department of Labor. SheTech, an upcoming conference at Weber State University looks to encourage high-school-aged girls to get involved in STEM. (Source: Tribune News Service)

SheTech, first all-female STEM conference debuts at Weber

Kellie Plumhof March 26, 2017

The United States Department of Labor reported in 2016 that 57 percent of women participated in the workforce, and that women make up nearly half of the entire workforce. Despite the large number of...

Apple debuted a special red edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on March 21. (Graphic by Maddy Van Orman / The Signpost)

Painting the iPhone (RED) for a worthy cause

Kellie Plumhof March 24, 2017

Earlier this week, Apple rolled out a special red-colored edition of their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple enthusiasts will be able to order PRODUCT(RED) starting on March 24. While the release of...

Pluto was declared a dwarf star, instead of a Planet, in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Scientists push to redeem Pluto’s planetary status

Kellie Plumhof March 21, 2017

In August 2006, Pluto lost its planetary status when the International Astronomical Union officially declared Pluto a dwarf planet. For those who grew up with nine planets, not eight, the news came...

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