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Jasmin Cardenas told stories of her dreams of being an actress and how she met her life partner. Photo credit: Weber State University

Shared spaces, happy places

Tim Costello March 16, 2022

Many faculty and staff members gathered for the first time in several years at the Timbermine Steakhouse in Ogden to commemorate the 26th annual Weber State Storytelling Festival on March 1. David Byrd,...

Nearly 100 people gather on Zoom for the first installment of the Weber Historical Society Lecture Series. Photo credit: Adam Montgomery

Celebrando la vida de historiador local Bernard DeVoto

Addison Weeks January 31, 2022

El Weber Historical Society empezó con su primer evento virtual, con casi 100 personas asistiendo el 24 de enero.El primer evento de discurso para el semestre de primavera subraya a una de las figuras...

Nearly 100 people gather on Zoom for the first installment of the Weber Historical Society Lecture Series. Photo credit: Adam Montgomery

Celebrating the life of local historian Bernard DeVoto

Adam Montgomery January 31, 2022

The Weber Historical Society kicked off its first-ever virtual event, with just shy of 100 attendees on Jan. 24.The first event of their spring semester lecture series highlighted one of Ogden's most-awarded...

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...

Murder mysteries are a great way to spend a quiet fall afternoon. Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzales

Practically perfect plot holes

Breanna Hart November 3, 2021

Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn't mean murder mystery books aren't in season still. Fall and winter are the perfect seasons to read murder mystery books, but you might want to think twice about...

Curl up with a spooky murder mystery book this fall. Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzales

Mysteries of the murderous kind

Breanna Hart October 25, 2021

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is read a murder mystery book. I love reading these books in any season, but for some reason they just seem to hit the spot when I read them in autumn, especially...

The 24th Annual Utah Humanities Book Fair encourages participants to unplug from technology and immerse into literature instead. Photo credit: Alex Guzman

Take a look inside the book festival

Raymond Lucas September 22, 2021

In a world where technology dominates free time, the 24th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival encourages their participants to unplug and soak up the benefits of literature. The festival kicked off on...

Forrest Gander, Pulitzer Prize winner of 2019, visited Weber States Ogden campus on Sept. 14 to share experiences and poems. Photo credit: Weber State University

Gander in the outdoors

Raymond Lucas September 15, 2021

The sun shone on the faces of an audience with tent-shielded eyes fixated on Forrest Gander, as he explained to his listeners the connections he makes to the real world through his poetry. The event was...

Mary Mapes, an American journalist who is responsible for breaking the story that exposed abuses of prisoners at a CIA-run prison in Abu Ghraib, was a guest speaker at Weber State.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

On truth and journalism: former “60 Minutes” producer speaks at WSU

Caitlyn Nichols February 24, 2021

Nearly a year after she was first scheduled to come and speak at Weber State University, nationally-renowned journalist Mary Mapes presented on her story and about modern journalism over Zoom on Feb. 23.Mapes...

Ibram X. Kendi joins WSU President Brad Mortensen over Zoom to discuss antiracism. (Lissete Landaverde // The Signpost)

Ibram X. Kendi talks antiracist activism

Lissete Landaverde January 20, 2021

Weber State University hosted a Zoom webinar with author and antiracist activist Ibram X. Kendi and President Brad Mortensen on Jan. 13. The two discussed how to be antiracist and celebrate Martin Luther...

The upcoming book sale for Weber County Libraries will be held at the new location, Roys Southwest branch, for the first time this week. (Photo courtesy of Weber County)

Stocking up on from the stacks

Adam Rubin February 26, 2020

Weber County Library’s Used Book and Property Surplus Sale will be returning on Feb. 29 for the semi-annual event, and — for the first time — the sale will be held at the Southwest Branch...

David Brooks delivered a message of love, generosity and community during the speech he gave for WSUs Browing Presents! series. (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Discussions with David Brooks

Marisa Nelson January 16, 2020

In a small group meeting, students asked New York Times columnist David Brooks his thoughts on closing the political divide in America today. Brooks has visited 33 states over the last several years, trying...

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