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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...

Students, staff and faculty at Weber State University listen as Dr. Myisha Cherry, assistant professor of philosphy at the University of California, gives a lecture. Photo credit: Nikki Dorber

Rage against racism

Makayla Geddes November 17, 2021

Myisha Cherry highlighted rage, the way it affects anti-racism efforts and how it can be used productively to further a purpose, in a lecture on Nov. 11 at Weber State University.Cherry is an assistant...

Students holding signs during the protest at the Shepherd Union on Nov. 4. Photo credit: Caitlyn Nichols

Protesting for campus change

Jennifer Greenlee November 4, 2021

Protestors set up in the Shepherd Union on the morning of Nov. 4 in response to the white supremacist posters put up in at least the Shepherd Union and the Student Services building on the morning of Nov....

WSU professor uncovering discrimination in Ogden’s housing economy

WSU professor uncovering discrimination in Ogden’s housing economy

Elle Gord June 22, 2021

For centuries, this country was divided by race. During times of legal segregation, there were places you could or could not live as a person of color, and it was the same in Ogden. Although these limitations...

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on Thursday, June 17, 2021, surrounded by members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as the lead sponsors of the legislation in the Senate. (Evan Vucci / AP Photo)

Juneteenth becomes an official federal holiday

Caitlyn Nichols June 19, 2021

The United States House of Representatives voted on June 16 to make Juneteenth (June 19) the 12th federal holiday. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on June 17, making the movement official. While...

Peaceful protestors gather June 6, 2020, to stand together for the Black Lives Matter movement. Photo credit: Sarah Earnshaw

Inclusion can only be acquired through true improvement

Raymond Lucas April 21, 2021

In this country, each state has a reputation that may or may not be fair, but Utah is viewed as a seat of racism, and it’s up to the Beehive state to change that. On Feb. 5, Emily Anderson of the...

Azzam holds a sign reading, If you believe in gender equality, then you are a feminist! on March 14 in Ogden, Utah. (Brooklynn Kilgore / The Signpost) Photo credit: Brooklynn Kilgore

This is the many faces of feminism

Brooklynn Kilgore March 17, 2021

Do you identify as a feminist? Do you identify as LGBTQ+? Are you an ally of the LGBTQ+ community? What is feminism to you? How do you advocate for the issues you support? What change do you hope to see...

On Feb 25, 2021, University of Utah professor William Smith gave a presentation to Weber State on the education of Black History and why it is needed in society today. (ISRAEL CAMPA/The Signpost)

A discussion of scientific racism and racial battle fatigue

Kierstynn King March 1, 2021

University of Utah professor William Smith posed two questions during his virtual speech on Black History Month on Feb. 23: "Why do we need Black History Month?" and "Why do we need Black history?" The...

Ruby Bridges, civil rights activist, spoke to the WSU community on Feb. 18. Bridges was the little girl depicted in Norman Rockwells painting of the beginning of the desegregation of local schools in Louisiana in 1960. Photo credit: Weber State University

A walk back in history with Ruby Bridges

Lissete Landaverde February 22, 2021

In a webinar held by Weber State University for Black History Month, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges shared her story with the community over Zoom on Feb. 18. At six years old, Bridges was one of the...

A view of Ogden, Utah from the Waterfall Canyon Trail (Robert Lewis / The Signpost) Photo credit: Signpost Archives

The opportunity to serve locally this spring break

Kierstynn King February 3, 2021

The Alternative Breaks Team, hosted by the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), has provided Weber State University students with the opportunity to volunteer in trips around the country and the...

Ibram X. Kendi joins WSU President Brad Mortensen over Zoom to discuss antiracism. (Lissete Landaverde // The Signpost)

Ibram X. Kendi talks antiracist activism

Lissete Landaverde January 20, 2021

Weber State University hosted a Zoom webinar with author and antiracist activist Ibram X. Kendi and President Brad Mortensen on Jan. 13. The two discussed how to be antiracist and celebrate Martin Luther...

President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference on Oct. 4, which was available on several platforms from home. Photo credit: Caitlyn Nichols

Worshiping together while physically apart

Caitlyn Nichols October 12, 2020

The Conference Center in Salt Lake City sat devoid of attendees as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the state, country and world tuned in to watch the 190th semiannual...

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