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One building on campus has a roof that is nearly covered with solar panels. Photo credit: Summer Muster

Shining a light on solar power

Simon Mortensen April 18, 2022

Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres has said the world needs to be carbon-neutral by 2050, and it's sources like rooftop solar that will play a part in reaching that goal, while...

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...

Sen. Mitt Romney addresses questions from viewers and from other panelists. Many of these questions are about the vaccine and Chinese influence in Utah. (Israel Campa / The Signpost)

Sen. Mitt Romney holds town hall on China relations

Adam Rubin March 31, 2021

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition held a virtual town hall with Sen. Mitt Romney regarding the foreign relations between China and the U.S. on March 30. The town hall dove into how these topics impact...

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 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...

The 9/11 Memorial has been placed for all to see within the NewGate Mall.  (Rebecca Gonzales/The Signpost)

Traveling exhibit commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

Rebecca Gonzales February 24, 2021

The Newgate Mall in Ogden recently welcomed a traveling 9/11 exhibit courtesy of nonprofit organization Honor365. The exhibit commemorates the upcoming 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It was first...

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...

Dr. Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health for the Council on Foreign Relations, directs the Global Health Governance roundtable series. (Israel Campa / The Signpost)

The complicated issue of vaccine diplomacy

Adam Rubin February 17, 2021

The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy hosted a Zoom-accessible event on Feb. 10. Dr. Yanzhong Huang, a leader in vaccine diplomacy and global health and the founder of Global Health Governance, explained...

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...

WSU Athletics set up the voting booths at the Weber County Fairgrounds and helped facilitate the voting process on Election Day. Photo credit: Weber State Athletics

Wildcat athletes pounced into action for Weber County voters

Miles Shaw November 11, 2020

In the midst of the elections last week, voting was on the forefront of many people’s minds. At the same time, major parts of Weber State University's Athletics were helping out in the community....

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...

On Oct. 17, Hugo Caicedo presented on African Latin Americans and their contributions to Latin culture. (Lissete Landaverde)

African Latin Americans: The overlooked group in the Latino community

Lissete Landaverde October 19, 2020

Hugo Caicedo gave a presentation on Oct. 17 via Zoom about how African Latinos, who make up a large portion of Latin America, have contributed to Latin American culture and impacted the United States. This...

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