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Keynote Speaker Rev. DeForest B. Saories Jr.

A discussion of religious diversity

Alma Bell, Reporter October 11, 2022

Weber State University’s 24th annual Diversity Conference was held on Oct. 6 and 7. The theme was religious diversity. WSU wanted to encourage people to be open and accepting of others’ religions and...

Women dance a cultural dance with buckets placed on top of their heads.

Afro advocacy

Trish Maponga, Reporter September 29, 2022

GK Folks Foundation’s second annual Afro Utah Festival was held on Sept. 24 at the Gallivan Center. The festival is a cultural event that celebrates pride and heritage while promoting diversity, inclusion...

The front window of the KWCR radio station.

A communication breakdown

Brisa Odenthal, Reporter September 22, 2022

On Sept. 15, the office in Shepherd Union that housed the KWCR Wildcat Radio was cleared out to make space for the expansion of the Center of Diversity and Unity. The plan is to expand space to make another...

Newly elected President Ashley Potokar (left) hugs VP of Activities Colette Mortensen (right) tightly in celebration. (Bella Torres / The Signpost)

New year, new leaders

Lucas Moore March 13, 2022

The Weber State University Student Association announced the results of the student body election during the annual Weber’s Got Talent on March 4.In between the individual talent displays, WSUSA...

With the music playing in the background, these performers enter the stage and start a traditional Chinese dragon dance. Photo credit: Hannah Moore

A dancing display of Asian cultures

Lexie Andrew February 7, 2022

The Asian Student Involvement Association at Weber State University held an Asian Cultural Performance, which celebrated the different cultures in Asia, on Feb. 4 at the Browning Center as the final event...

The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month. Photo credit: Pixabay

Black health and Black history

Connor Hopson February 2, 2022

Black History Month at Weber State University kicked off with keynote speaker Bryan Hotchkins, where he addressed Black health and wellness by framing all seven sections of his newest book, “My Black...

Eric Cech presents a graph breaking down the percentage of different racial and ethnic groups who have a bachelors degree, a doctorate degree and those who are employed. Photo credit: Lexie Andrew

An imbalance in STEM

Lexie Andrew January 31, 2022

Confronting topics of diversity and equality in the STEM field, Erin Cech, an associate professor of sociology and mechanical engineering departments at the University of Michigan, held a lecture over...

Activist Deja Gaston speaking to a crowd of protesters in front of the Salt Lake City & County Building. Photo credit: Lissete Landaverde

A message of love

Lissete Landaverde January 26, 2022

In honor of Martin Luther King Week at Weber State University, the Office of Diversity hosted a virtual showing and panel discussion of the film "Beloved Community Project" on Jan. 19.According to the...

Terri Hughes and Myniah Vaa take part in a protest about racial equality by pumping their fists in the air at the end of Hughes protest speech. Photo credit: Kennedy Robins

Calling for more than conversation

Noah Lutman January 14, 2022

A student protest interrupted the Promoting Student Success series lecture where speaker Tia Brown McNair, vice president of diversity, equity and student success at the Association of American Colleges...

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...

Weber States Orchesis dancers perform dances choreographed by an African dancer they call Zim Zim. (Nikki Dorber/The Signpost)

Communication through dance

Lexie Andrew November 22, 2021

For centuries, dance has been used by a multitude of different cultures as a way of communicating. "Where Dance Breathes" was this fall's dance performance by Weber State University's Orchesis Dance Theatre...

Each outfit worn by participants from a previous Pow Wow event displays not only their personalities, but their heritage. Photo credit: Signpost Archives

Amplifying indigenous voices

Lexie Andrew November 15, 2021

Native American Heritage Month, which spans the whole of November, brings with it a new focus to the Native American community, along with an acknowledgement of their resilience and continued involvement...

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