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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...

Mary Mapes, an American journalist who is responsible for breaking the story that exposed abuses of prisoners at a CIA-run prison in Abu Ghraib, was a guest speaker at Weber State.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

On truth and journalism: former “60 Minutes” producer speaks at WSU

Caitlyn Nichols February 24, 2021

Nearly a year after she was first scheduled to come and speak at Weber State University, nationally-renowned journalist Mary Mapes presented on her story and about modern journalism over Zoom on Feb. 23.Mapes...

Mormon dating through trial and error

Mormon dating through trial and error

Chris Nichols June 22, 2018

As a young, single member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I will echo a sentiment felt by other singles: dating is the actual worst.Single members of the LDS church between the ages...

Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Do you know your news? June 11

Jennifer Greenlee June 11, 2018

1. NASA planned to launch a new crew to the International Space Station from which Middle Eastern country on June 6? a. Kazakhstan b. Syria c. Iran d. Yemen2. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 4 that...

Maria Contreras-Sweet during the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference held Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Javier Rojas/Prensa Internacional/Zuma Press/TNS)

News quiz Feb. 15

Kara Mitchell February 15, 2018

1. What has former White House senior aide Rob Porter been accused of?a. Embezzlementb. Lying under oathc. Domestic abuse2. Former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet is in talks to buy...

Women sing along as thousands pack the streets for the Womens March on Washington rally outside the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. A new study has found that social and structural barriers continue to obstruct the advancement of female members of Generation X and millennials. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Check your current events: June 27

Ashton Corsetti June 26, 2017

1. This country threatened to treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft as targets after a Syrian government warplane was shot down:a) Iranb) Russiac) North Korea2. The Senate Judiciary Committee argued on June...

Correspondent of New York Times, Mark Scott, discusses Who Controls Your Digital Identity at Weber State University on Oct. 11. (Source:

The Digital Age: The line between freedom of speech and the right to privacy

Alexis Rague October 13, 2016

"The digital age is in full swing," said New York Times European Technology Correspondent Mark Scott on Tuesday."Digital data now runs pretty much everything we do on a day-to day basis," he said, "Data...

Constitution protects the right to offend and criticize

February 1, 2015

It was one of the oldest essays I had to study for my English 2010 class. Written by one of the premier essayists of his time, the work in question lent itself well to the study of argumentative and...

Embrace the freedom to speak your mind

January 20, 2015

Words are some of the strongest tools we carry around with us every day. With them, we can inspire and empower, or we can infuriate and provoke. We are given unbridled freedom of speech and expression,...

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