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Forrest Gander, Pulitzer Prize winner of 2019, visited Weber States Ogden campus on Sept. 14 to share experiences and poems. Photo credit: Weber State University

Gander in the outdoors

Raymond Lucas September 15, 2021

The sun shone on the faces of an audience with tent-shielded eyes fixated on Forrest Gander, as he explained to his listeners the connections he makes to the real world through his poetry. The event was...

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Jennifer Greenlee March 1, 2021

Woodshop. English. Math. Firearm training. This is what high school students' class options might look like next semester if HB 258 passes the Utah House of Representatives and Senate and is signed...

Pokemon Go players during the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago on July 22, 2017 (Wikimedia Commons).

As a mediocre Spider-Man once said, let’s do this one last time

Nic Muranaka November 16, 2020

I’ve been here awhile.I started at Weber State University in fall 2015, a reluctant college student. I took courses to finish an associate’s degree until I stumbled into an Intro to Literature...

Weber graduates are in this together

Weber graduates are in this together

Daryn Steed December 12, 2018

Four years ago, I sat down for my first class at Weber State. It was intro to literature, and my professor didn’t make us go around the room to share fun facts that aren’t ever fun, so we were...

From 140 to 280: Twitters expansion offers flexibility

From 140 to 280: Twitter’s expansion offers flexibility

Chris Nichols November 22, 2017

Have you ever had to shorten a tweet because you ran out of room? The new character count presents Twitter users with new space for creativity. When Twitter’s maximum character count for tweets was...

Graphic by Madison Osborn

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...

Salim Khalifa poses for a photo at the ESL lab at Weber State University. (Mujtaba AlRashed / The Signpost)

ESL at WSU: Thousands of students, more than 30 years

Francisca Flores October 6, 2016

The LEAP Department has now been serving Weber State University for over 30 years, guiding thousands of international students.The acronym LEAP stands for “Learning English for Academic Purposes.”...

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, and Green Eggs With Ham by Dr. Seuss in Spanish. Research shows that the best time to learn a new language is between ages two and thirteen. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: Tribune News Service

Children have an edge when learning new languages

Leah Higginbotham September 27, 2016

Most who've tried to learn a second language as an adult will attest to its difficulty. But why is it so hard?According to Discovery News, the ideal age to learn a second language is the sensitive period...

The not face is made up of a furrowed brow, pressed lips and raised chin. (Photo Illustration by Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)

‘Not face’ transcends language barriers, researchers discover

Kellie Plumhof April 5, 2016

You know that face you make when you’re ready to pack it in and call it a day? Well, researchers now have a name for the expression, and it’s just as scientific as you would think — they...

Esther Houston works on coding during CoderGirl, a meetup sponsored by LaunchCode, for women who are interested in programming on November 19, 2014, in St. Louis. (Cristina Fletes-Boutte/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Computer literacy, going beyond the basics

Tanoya Poulsen December 17, 2015

Computers are used every day for just about every task imaginable, including work, school and recreation. In fact, most people carry one around their pocket. However, as ubiquitous as they are,...

Weber States renaissance man

Weber State’s renaissance man

Tyler Hoffman December 17, 2015

Professor Eric Swedin is a long time faculty member of Weber State University who has taught in four different colleges on campus. Long-time friend and colleague, Mark Stevenson, described him as a polymath,...

Interest in humanities going strong at WSU

February 4, 2014

Despite a common perception that interest in the humanities is declining, at Weber State University, students are still interested in humanities classes and majors. In fact, according to the National Center...

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