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The primary goal of the Human Rights Club is to foster education on the suppression of human rights. Photo credit: Weber State University

Students unite for human rights

ezra striley-weinman January 31, 2022

Weber State University's Human Rights Club announced its relaunch on Jan. 24. This club is the WSU branch of Amnesty International, a student-led club whose primary goal is to foster education on the suppression...

Associate Professor Erin Cech spoke on Jan. 25.

Passion, privilege and problems

Catie Weimer January 26, 2022

Erin Cech, associate professor in the sociology and mechanical engineering departments at the University of Michigan, spoke about her research on passion in connection to work on Jan. 25 for Weber State...

A photo of Hoover Schools first grade class of 1944 is shared for all members of the Zoom call to see. Photo credit: Lissete Landaverde

The overlooked story of the first step toward desegregation

Lissete Landaverde March 31, 2021

It is well-known that the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case led to the desegregation of schools across the country. Less well-known is another case that came before that paved the way for...

Dr. Jason Cowell of University of Wisconsin, Greenbay, explains his studies of the neural development of moral judgment and moral action of children.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Exploring morality and fairness through the minds of children

Lissete Landaverde November 23, 2020

The WSU Neuroscience Program and Club wrapped up their Neuroscience Lecture series on Nov. 19 by hosting a lecture presented by Jason Cowell, "Empathy, Morality, & Fairness in the Brain," via Zoom. Cowell,...

Lunafest film festival celebrates women’s rights

Ally Nelson October 26, 2020

Weber State University’s Women’s Center presented their fifth annual Lunafest film festival Oct. 21. Lunafest features films by, for and about women.Of the 175 cities in the country who participate,...

Image by Sharon McCutcheon

Banning conversion therapy would have been a shock to Utah’s system. But it didn’t pass.

Daryn Steed March 18, 2019

On March 4, Utah was on the cusp of becoming the most conservative state to ban conversion therapy, the psuedoscientific programs designed to change a person's sexual orientation. HB 399, the legislation...

Human rights activists held flags in support during the march. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost) Photo credit: Kelly Watkins

Championing change, enacting equality

Danya Gil January 20, 2019

Women and allies rallied to raise awareness, embrace diversity and empower future generations during Utah’s third annual Women’s March on Jan. 19 at the Utah State Capitol. As women’s...

LGBT Equality: The Struggle Continues

LGBT Equality: The Struggle Continues

Tanoya Poulsen December 2, 2015

The LGBT community, allies and proponents of equality rejoiced on June 27, 2015. The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in favor of legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states....

A pledge to humanity

Tanoya Poulsen October 6, 2015

By way of introduction, I am black, female, a STEM major, adopted and bisexual. How many minority groups can I name? I am proud of all of these distinctions, but I refuse to be defined by any one of...

Age is just a number

October 14, 2014

Most college kids are 18 or older. Then there's the NUAMES kids. It seems like we're always the exception, doesn't it? Some people seem to look down on us because we're younger, but they should give...

An 8-bit Conversation: Misogyny in geek culture

September 2, 2014

On May 23, 2014 a man by the name of Elliot Rodger decided to go on a killing spree because the beautiful women of the University of California, Santa Barbara would not give him the time, attention...

Equality Awareness Week focuses on transgender community

November 21, 2013

Weber State University’s LGBT Resources and Gay-Straight Alliance presented Transgender Equality Awareness Week, a national movement to bring awareness to the transgender community, throughout the...

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