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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...

Kay Walker speaks at a Stop The Hate event in the Center for Diversity and Unity on WSUs main campus. (Robert Lewis / The Signpost)

How children view the world through TV

Sharon Valverde Vargas November 14, 2019

Weber State University students likely grew up watching shows like “Sesame Street,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Courage the Cowardly Dog” and “Mister Rogers’...

THE VOICE -- Blind Auditions Episode 1704 -- Pictured: James Violet -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

Violet’s Voice venture

Danya Gil October 10, 2019

On the heels of a “whirlwind” week, James Violet’s — known around Weber State University as Jacob Waller — family just wanted to get their hands on Celine Dion tickets. The...

How The Bachelor brings in a more diverse era of reality tv

How ‘The Bachelor’ brings in a more diverse era of reality tv

Danya Gil August 29, 2019

For over 17 years, "The Bachelor" franchise and its spin-offs have attempted to help people find their soulmates. The journey to love, however, has often lacked racial diversity and stuck to a heteronormative...

Weber graduates are in this together

Weber graduates are in this together

Daryn Steed December 12, 2018

Four years ago, I sat down for my first class at Weber State. It was intro to literature, and my professor didn’t make us go around the room to share fun facts that aren’t ever fun, so we were...

Change the channel on objectification

Change the channel on objectification

Tiana Pack November 10, 2018

In 1965, Congress passed the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, which required tobacco companies to issue a surgeon general’s warning on cigarette labels, stating that smoking may be...

13 Reasons Why season 2 (Netflix)

“13 Reasons Why” You shouldn’t watch this

Harrison Epstein July 3, 2018

I’ve seen all 26 episodes. I watched the first season on recommendations from people close to me and chose to watch the recently released second season within two days of its release. In the hours, days,...

From left, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley backstage at the 75th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

75th Golden Globes goes black for a night of solidarity

Madeline Thorpe January 11, 2018

The 75th Golden Globes, which took place on Sunday night, was more than awards and designer gowns. In fact, there was very little designer recognition at all when it came down to what the attendees were...

Gabrielle Union poses for photographs at the ESPY Awards on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Brian To/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)

BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ cancelled prematurely

Jason Lumpris October 27, 2017

After four seasons, BET is set to pull the plug on one of it's hottest shows, "Being Mary Jane." The show is expected to end in 2018 with a two-hour movie finale.According to, when...

This story has been redacted

The Signpost September 28, 2017

After receiving reader feedback and going through editorial review, we have redacted this column and cover graphic. We realize that the combination of the two stigmatizes people of color and contributes...

Jodie Whittaker is the first female actress to play The Doctor on Doctor Who. (wikimedia)

Doctor Who makes history casting a female in lead role

Chris Nichols July 16, 2017

The BBC announced on July 16 that the next actor to play The Doctor on the network's show "Doctor Who" will be female actress Jodie Whittaker. This new casting is a landmark decision since the character...

The Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan (6) battles the Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward for a rebound in the first half of Game 1 in the Western Conference quarterfinals at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Not so thank you, Utah

Cydnee Green July 10, 2017

Over the last few weeks, the Utah Jazz have made more changes to their roster than most fans are used to seeing in the NBA off-season. While some changes have been heartbreaking, others have been a breath...

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