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The good, the bad and the banned: Book censorship

The good, the bad and the banned: Book censorship

Lexie Andrew, Asst. culture editor November 3, 2022

The tradition of banning and challenging books is once again gaining traction. Richard Price, an associate professor of political science at Weber State University, held an event on Oct. 26 in the Honors...

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,...

Children attend the Weber State University Storytelling Festival in March 2017. Photo credit: Signpost Archives

Twenty-six years of stories

Tim Costello February 9, 2022

The Storytelling Festival has been part of Weber State University history for the past 26 years. It originally occurred as a one-day event on across the lawns on campus in 1996. However, a pipe broke and...

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...

Sometimes the best plan is having no plan at all. Photo credit: Aubree Eckhardt

My plan is . . . that I have no plan

Kierstynn King April 5, 2021

The amount of times I’ve attempted to write this column is thoroughly embarrassing. I’m not great at goodbyes — I suck at them. That's what this column feels like: a lengthy goodbye that...

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Poet laureate finds creativity in tragedy

Tori Waltz October 26, 2018

“What is the power of art to represent some of the worst things that can happen to us?” Paisley Rekdal, a University of Utah english professor and esteemed poet, asked the audience at a poetry...

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Storytelling: Changing the world one brain at a time

Zac Watts November 9, 2017

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is perhaps one of the most important books in American history. Enraged by the injustices perpetrated against African American slaves and laws that would...

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The world is a bookstore: National Undergrad Literature Conference

Jeweliette Cordero April 6, 2017

Around 160 students from all across the U.S. and Canada came to showcase their work in the 32nd National Undergraduate Literature Conference, held annually at Weber State University, with an opening banquet...

Adding lights is an inexpensive way to make your dorm feel more at home. (Abby Van Ess / The Signpost)

Decorate your dorm on the cheap

Jeweliette Cordero September 12, 2016

It’s the new school year and that often means a new room. Whether you’re a new or returning student living in the dorms, the sigh of moving is a shared reaction. Although moving is rough and...

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