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Weber State professor of political science and philosophy, Leah Murray, presenting the Midterm Election lecture.

A Midterm with Murray

Adam Rubin, Reporter November 17, 2022

As part of the Weber Historical Society Lecture Series, Dumke Legacy Hall hosted a lecture on Nov. 14 titled “The Meaning of the 2022 Midterm Elections.” The lecture was presented by Leah Murray, director...

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were long time collaborators of Marvel Comics. Photo credit: Coby Crisler

The Black history of Marvel Comics

Coby Crisler February 14, 2022

Stan Lee, widely regarded as a comic book revolutionary, found inspiration from many sources and went on to create gods and heroes of all types. Specifically, Lee looked at the society of his time, taking...

The purple map proposed by the legislature. Photo credit: UIRC

Dividing the red, blue and you

Jennifer Greenlee November 10, 2021

Gerrymandering might be a buzzword you hear thrown around quite often in politics. The process behind the word "redistricting" is often overlooked, especially when it has happened behind closed doors for...

Same-sex marriage was recently made legal in Switzerland this past week. Photo credit: Pixabay

Do you know your news? Sept. 28

Joshua Kamp September 27, 2021

1. On Sept. 27, a federal judge approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr., the man who was institutionalized after he attempted and failed to assassinate which U.S. president? a. George...

A volcano erupted in the biggest explosion yet on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean on April 12. Image from Pixabay

Do you know your news? April 13

Marisa Nelson April 12, 2021

1. Early in the morning on April 11, two men were shot where in Salt Lake City?a. Temple Squareb. A boxing gymc. Walmart parking lotd. In the street2. As the state-wide mask mandate ended on April 10,...

Weber States Ballot Box is just outside of the Stewart Library on the main campus in Ogden, Utah. This is one of the many things that WSU has to help students and the surrounding community vote during elections. (BriElle Harker / The Signpost)

WSU named Voter Friendly Campus

Joshua Kamp March 29, 2021

Weber State University has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus, a title offered by a program started through the partnership of two organizations, the Campus Vote Project and the National Association...

The now Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted to acquit Trump in the second impeachment trial, putting our democracy at risk. Photo credit: Aubree Eckhardt

Loyalty over democracy: the cowardice of the Republican Party

Rebecca Gonzales February 24, 2021

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends,” George Washington said in his farewell address, given Sept. 17, 1796, “they are likely in the course of time and things to...

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...

Do you know your news? Jan. 19

Do you know your news? Jan. 19

Marisa Nelson January 15, 2021

1. How many of the attendees of the Washington D.C. riots have been identified and placed on the FBI terrorist watch list? a. Thousands b. Dozens c. 300 d. None 2. What rare animal from...

Image courtesy of student protestors for A Moment of Silence for American Unity

Student protestors call for unity in divided time

Kierstynn King November 5, 2020

A group of Weber State University students majoring in social work held a protest and display — called A Moment of Silence for American Unity — on the Ogden campus on Election Day, Nov. 3.The...

Dr. Leah Murray, Professor of Political Science and Academic Director Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service, Weber State University was the co-host for Voter Education Week. Photo credit: Catie Weimer

There’s no “I” in change: collective problems need collective action

Catie Weimer October 12, 2020

Leah Murray, a professor of political science and the academic director for Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, led a conversation on collective action problems, climate change and...

Weber State Votes logo. Photo credit: Weber State

Vote smart

Francia Benson September 28, 2020

When we were children, bullies threatened us to give them our lunch or money. As adults, bullying is much less straightforward. One form of bullying now is political cyberbullying, where online accounts...

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