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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...

WSUSA members ready to welcome dancer participants. (Marissa Wolford / The Signpost)

Dancing ‘Cats raise hands and money for children’s hospital

Alyson Johnson April 4, 2019

Weber State University concluded the second annual Dance Marathon, raising nearly $14,000 to donate to Primary Children’s Hospital. The six-hour event was full of music, food, contests and inspiring...

Dr. Alicia Giralt
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Renowned Spanish professor’s passing brings legacy to light

Jennifer Guzman June 11, 2018

Dr. Alicia Giralt, Weber State University Spanish professor and coordinator for the Latin American studies program, passed away on June 1. Her nearly two decades of teaching, community resourcing and commitment...

A fire truck passes by burning brush along La Tuna Canyon Road, closed to traffic, in the Verdugo Mountains north of Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Are You Current With Your News?

Abbi Crawford September 6, 2017

1. The White House requested $________ from Congress in immediate aid for the Hurricane Harvey aftermath. a. $7.9 billion b. $8.3 billion c. $7.1 billion 2. Californian record-breaking...

A newly developed computer program can detect cancer, and identify the type and location within the body using a small sample of blood. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Detecting cancer using small blood samples

Kellie Plumhof March 28, 2017

Medical science is constantly seeking new ways to detect disease early in order to begin effective treatment as soon as possible. Researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles have created...

A new study from researchers in Quebec said that e-cigarette vapors kill the cells in the mouth that are the first line of defense. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: Tribune News Service

E-cig vapors causing mouth cells to die

Kellie Plumhof November 23, 2016

In 2003 Hon Lik, a pharmacist, inventor and smoker, invented the first electronic cigarette that was commercially successful. Since its inception, the e-cigarette has grown in popularity. A team...

Russel Goodman, left, and Timothy Dunn, right, talk with guests about the dangers of testicular cancer and ways to give self-exams at the Testicular Cancer Awarenss Foundation booth on Novermber 4. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

A touching solution to testicular cancer

Ashton Corsetti November 6, 2016

Testicular cancer is most common among men ages 15–35, and more men with testicular cancer than women with breast cancer die from the disease, according to the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.The...

Photo credit: Maddy Van Orman

Grow-vember adresses a hairy situation

Jed Johns November 1, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, ready your razors — for an extended vacation, that is.Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been credited with attributes including wisdom, sexual virility,...

During October, we wear pink

During October, we wear pink

Cydnee Green October 13, 2016

Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, according to In 2016 alone, an estimated 246,660 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed within...

Graphic by Maddy VanOrman Photo credit: Maddy Van Orman

Skin cells turned into cancer hunters

Kellie Plumhof March 2, 2016

The world of medical science broke into new territory this week as researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center turned skin cells into...

(Source: Tribune News Service)

Science Weekly: Surgery has a new glow

Kellie Plumhof January 10, 2016

Doctors at Duke University are testing a new agent that will cause cancer cells present in tumors to fluoresce or glow. This will allow surgeons to more effectively remove cancerous tumors during surgery. Typically,...

Residente de Ogden ayuda a las personas con cáncer

Residente de Ogden ayuda a las personas con cáncer

Pascal Friedmann December 18, 2015

Los últimos tres años han sido los mejores de su matrimonio, dice Greg Thorpe, graduado de Weber State University. Hace casi tres años , la esposa de Thorpe, Jennifer fue diagnosticada con cáncer...

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