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Police Blotter 11/21

Sky Mundell, Asst. News Editor November 21, 2023

Elevator trouble On Nov. 9, just after noon, the Weber State University Police Department dispatched an officer to the Shepherd Union building on reports that someone had become trapped inside the northwest...

Utah’s lack of suicide resources

Utah’s lack of suicide resources

Hannah Moore, Contributor April 18, 2023

Content Warning: This story deals with suicide/self harm. If you or someone you know are thinking of hurting yourself, call 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline for help. Utah has one of the highest rates in...

Utah’s teenage suicide rate increases

Utah’s teenage suicide rate increases

Kenna Gough, Contributor January 10, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you or someone you know is experiencing harmful thoughts, please seek help. Help is available at 1-800-273-8255, 801-587-3000 or Utah’s teenage suicide...

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...

The enemy we know

Nikki Dorber September 23, 2020

Our world has an enemy; one so powerful that even the largest military force cannot stop it. It doesn't care about location, gender, status or race.It is responsible for taking 132 lives per day, according...

The state-wide primary elections for governor are on June 30.

Whose position is it anyway?

Jennifer Greenlee June 22, 2020

With the state-wide election primaries drawing near, many are looking at their ballot and wondering who to vote for. With a record four gubernatorial primary candidates on the Republican ballot for the...

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February 25-29 Previews

Alyson Johnson February 22, 2019

23rd Annual Storytelling Festival Weber State University will host the annual storytelling festival Monday, Feb. 25 to Wednesday, Feb. 27. The festival, which is the largest youth storytelling festival...

WSU Davis Campus (Weber State University)

Sculpting the fate of the future

Jennifer Greenlee September 14, 2018

Once a month, the powers-that-be convene to determine the fate of all Weber State University students. Well, they at least discuss the finances, academic changes and policy changes at WSU. These powers-that-be...

Dr. Jonathon B. Singer speaks about Suicide problems, solutions and strategies.( Mustafa Alshilat/ the signpost)

Breaking myths and gaining understanding about suicide

Alyson Johnson February 23, 2018

Weber State University hosted Jonathan B. Singer, a clinical social worker and associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, to speak about suicide awareness and prevention on Feb. 20. In...

Do your know your news? Nov. 30

Jennifer Guzman November 29, 2017

1. Which actress recently made the news for her engagement to Prince Henry of Wales? a. Nina Dobrev b. Chloe Grace Moretz c. Meghan Markle 2. Which social media platform will...

Young women hold a photograph of a loved one lost at a suicide prevention candlelight vigil in 2015. (The Signpost Archives)

Suicide rates climb, Utah’s rates among the highest in the U.S.

Doug Manifold September 15, 2016

Suicide is a growing problem in both the United States and Utah. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 43,000 people in the country commit suicide each year.The...

Excessive social media use linked to depression

Excessive social media use linked to depression

Kellie Plumhof April 12, 2016

Social media use has become an integral part of daily life for many young adults and new research has now found a possible link between depression and excessive social media use. Brian Primack, director...

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