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Around 70% of WSU freshmen enter college with AP or CE credit. Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzales

Comparing the costs of credits

Rebecca Gonzales April 18, 2022

Around 200 Utah high schools offer Advanced Placement classes, and over 20,000 Utah students take these classes every year, according to the Utah State Board of Education. In these classes, a single end-of-year...

Even though Hank was only with us for a short while, he left a lasting legacy on our hearts. Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzales

The memeing of life

Rebecca Gonzales April 11, 2022

Memes bring us together.They’re like modern-day editorial cartoons; they poke fun at people or issues or events and are a communication shorthand. Plus, they’re funny.Despite their funniness,...

When reading between the lines, you never know what you might find. Photo credit: Emilie Hart

Not-so-Signpost: Translating a treasure

Rebecca Gonzales March 31, 2022

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Diverse books are often the target of censorship in school libraries. Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzales

Bewildering book bans

Rebecca Gonzales January 10, 2022

A parent in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah, sent out an email in November requesting certain books be removed from school library shelves because of concerns about their content. This resulted...

To prevent dumpster divers from finding usable products in the trash, retailers destroy goods by cutting them with scissors or pouring bleach on them. Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzales

Wasting wares and trashing treasures

Rebecca Gonzales November 17, 2021

You’ve seen the videos: unsold Coach bags slashed and tossed in the trash, reusable Old Navy masks cut to pieces and thrown out at the height of the pandemic, perfectly good clothes purposely ruined...

The now Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted to acquit Trump in the second impeachment trial, putting our democracy at risk. Photo credit: Aubree Eckhardt

Loyalty over democracy: the cowardice of the Republican Party

Rebecca Gonzales February 24, 2021

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends,” George Washington said in his farewell address, given Sept. 17, 1796, “they are likely in the course of time and things to...

The 9/11 Memorial has been placed for all to see within the NewGate Mall.  (Rebecca Gonzales/The Signpost)

Traveling exhibit commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

Rebecca Gonzales February 24, 2021

The Newgate Mall in Ogden recently welcomed a traveling 9/11 exhibit courtesy of nonprofit organization Honor365. The exhibit commemorates the upcoming 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It was first...

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