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Starting a legacy at Weber

Brisa Odenthal, Reporter January 31, 2023

Thirty-nine percent of Weber State University students identify as first-generation students. Weber State University has resources for these students to acclimate to university life, such as the First...

Students receiving their diplomas at their graduation ceremony.

A graduate’s guide to WSU’s convocation ceremonies: Fall 2022

Sky Mundell, Reporter December 6, 2022

As 2022 fall semester inches to its much-anticipated end at Weber State University, this semester’s graduates are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives and receive their diplomas during...

Decorations set out at grad finale along with graduation attire.

The many costs of graduation

Alma Bell, Reporter December 6, 2022

There are many costs associated with graduating. Many of these costs are well understood, like the application fee, the fee to walk, the cost of the gown and the diploma with its particular frame. However,...

Students flipping their tassels as they graduate. Photo taken in 2016.

A graduation gradient

Hunter Lindsey, Reporter December 6, 2022

Weber State University’s graduation commencement ceremony is taking place on Dec. 16 at the Ogden campus. When attending, one may notice graduating students wearing different colored tassels with their...

Weber State campus dorms can be found next to the Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center as well as the Dee Events Center. Photo credit: Summer Muster

The costs of living

Catie Weimer April 18, 2022

Gage Brinkerhoff isn’t at Weber State getting ready for final exams at the end of the semester. Instead, he’s working 40 hours a week to afford his monthly rent.“If I had gone through...

Graduation is a great time for reflecting on our journeys here at Weber State. Photo credit: Veronica Martinez

My life is a sitcom

Makayla Martinez April 11, 2022

My life is a sitcom. No, really. My father often jokes that there must be hidden cameras somewhere recording "The Kayla Show," like the Jim Carrey movie. Some of the shenanigans I find myself subjected...

Landaverde at the 2019 Fall Commencement after receiving her associate degree in General Studies. Photo credit: Lissete Landaverde

The Lisseteification of graduation

Lissete Landaverde April 11, 2022

My life and college story is no different than others. I was born and raised in Ogden, being the firstborn in a Mexican and Salvadoran immigrant household. From a young age, I was expected to pursue higher...

The view from the same walk I have taken every day for the last four years. Photo credit: Isabella Torres

Leaving my home away from home

Isabella Torres April 11, 2022

I have never been the type of person to accept change openly. For as long as I can remember, I have held onto experiences in life with an iron fist in hopes of never having to let go. Unlike my peers,...

Making it to college graduation is so surreal for me. I cant wait to graduate with a bachelors in Communication. Photo credit: Marisa Nelson

A leap of faith

Marisa Nelson April 11, 2022

As I sat down to write my graduation column for The Signpost, I couldn’t think of just one thing to say about my college experience. My whole life has been about proving to myself that I am where...

2022 grads will wear tassels on their caps that represent their area of study. Photo credit: istock photo

Estudiantes dicen “Sayonara”

Addison Weeks April 11, 2022

Las ceremonias de graduación han sido tradiciones en la cultura americana por mucho tiempo. Marcan el fin de un capítulo de la vida, y el comienzo de posibilidades interminables en el próximo...

Weber State University spring commencement, April 26, 2019. Photo credit: Weber State University

Students say “Sayonara”

ezra striley-weinman April 11, 2022

Graduation ceremonies are long-held traditions in American culture. They signify the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of endless possibilities in the next step of students’ lives, coming...

2022 grads will wear tassels on their caps that represent their area of study. Photo credit: istock photo

Tussling with tassels

Connor Hopson April 11, 2022

Traditions are often maintained by a unanimous agreement on a certain method, process or way of life, and even extend to the colors of the tassels graduates wear on their graduation day.Convocation ceremonies...

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