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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...

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...

The Operation Toussaint documentary film follows Tim Ballard in an undercover mission in Haiti to rescue sex trafficking victims. (Courtesy of Operation Underground Railroad)

Operation Underground Railroad working to take down human trafficking

Ally Nelson November 18, 2020

The human trafficking industry makes roughly $32 billion each year, according to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. The Polaris Project, the organization that handles the U.S. National Human Trafficking...

In the past, Alzheimers Foundation of America has been able to hold their educational conferences in person. (Courtesy of AFA)

Educating America about Alzheimer’s disease

Kierstynn King November 2, 2020

November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, and on Nov. 10, The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will host a free, virtual, educational conference for Utah residents as part of its national Educating...

International students can utilize the International Student and Scholar Center at WSU main campus in Ogden, Utah. (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Integrating international students into the “new normal”

Ally Nelson October 5, 2020

With the continued stress COVID-19 has caused students, faculty and staff at Weber State University, international students have had to push through the semester all while living away from their families,...

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....

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