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A selfie taken before I covered my very first event as a reporter for The Signpost. (Photo provided by Kellie Plumhof) Photo credit: Kellie Plumhof

Farewell to Weber State, farewell to The Signpost

Kellie Plumhof April 14, 2017

I first set foot on Weber State University's campus three years ago in April. I was eager to see the school, and Ogden, before I committed to transferring from Dixie State University.While I enjoyed my...

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TruGolf simulator improves golfers’ game year round

Darryl Denby April 7, 2017

Mastering your technique, or sharpening your tool as the saying goes, is part of athletes' daily routines to improve their sport. While athletes use all different methods to do this, the Weber State University...

As part of the March 31 SheTech Explorer Day, attendes participate in a tech challenge: each team brainstorms and design a way of shopping in the future, one which allows consumers to have the convenience of online shopping and tangible benefits of brick and mortar stores. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

All-female STEM conference blazes trail for women in STEM

Kellie Plumhof April 4, 2017

Weber State University transformed from college campus to STEM central on March 31, while over 400 high school girls, volunteers and mentors flooded the campus for the first ever all-female STEM conference:...

Prozac is commonly prescribed for those with depression. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Science Weekly: Getting rid of guesswork in depression treatment

Kellie Plumhof April 4, 2017

A new blood test might help to eliminate the trial-and-error game that physicians currently play while prescribing antidepressants to those suffering from depression.Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, lead researcher...

No matter what type of planner you prefer, I would suggest having two. (Photo Illustration by Emily Crooks / The Signpost)

Plan each day, keep chaos at bay

Kellie Plumhof April 2, 2017

  Two planners, a pocket calendar, two phone apps and a small notebook. It seems excessive, but for me, it's just part of staying organized. I have to be organized — to a fault — and...

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How to escape a sinking ship

Kellie Plumhof April 2, 2017

Failure isn't inherently bad, but it comes with consequences. And in an academic setting, where money and time are involved, the consequences can be long-lasting. If you can tell in the first few...

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...

Women make up 26% of STEM related fields, according to United States Department of Labor. SheTech, an upcoming conference at Weber State University looks to encourage high-school-aged girls to get involved in STEM. (Fuente: Tribune News Service)

SheTech, la primera conferencia femenina de STEM que se realizará en Weber

Kellie Plumhof March 26, 2017

  El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos (DOL por sus siglas en inglés) informó en 2016 que el 57 por ciento de las mujeres participaban en la fuerza de trabajo y que las mujeres...

Women make up 26% of STEM related fields, according to United States Department of Labor. SheTech, an upcoming conference at Weber State University looks to encourage high-school-aged girls to get involved in STEM. (Source: Tribune News Service)

SheTech, first all-female STEM conference debuts at Weber

Kellie Plumhof March 26, 2017

The United States Department of Labor reported in 2016 that 57 percent of women participated in the workforce, and that women make up nearly half of the entire workforce. Despite the large number of...

New research has found an association between brain structure and ADHD. (Illustration from Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Links between brain structure and ADHD found

Kellie Plumhof March 1, 2017

A study published in “The Lancet Psychiatry” has linked attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with brain development delays. This is the largest study surrounding ADHD to date, with...

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Nevertheless she persisted, and I will too

Kellie Plumhof February 26, 2017

  "I need a couple of strong boys to help me carry these boxes to the office," I remember my third grade teacher said to our class. Without hesitation, I walked right up to the teacher's...

Research has found a link between brain shape and personality. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Brain shape linked to personality traits

Kellie Plumhof February 21, 2017

Brain shape might play a role in behavior and mental health disorders, according to new research from a group of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom and Italy.Antonio Terracciano, professor...

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