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Orientation: WSU Science Hikes provide unique perspective

Orientation: WSU Science Hikes provide unique perspective

In the summer of 2011, Weber State University students Sara Yearsley and Amanda Gentry teamed up with Ogden Weber Pathways and the WSU Geology Department to create the Science Hikes program. After a successful response from the community, the program continued in the summer of 2012 with an emphasis on botany, leading to the program […]

Plastic-wrapped comic books and mint-condition action figures surrounded two middle-aged men as they argued at Heebeegeebeez Comics & Games in Ogden. “He’s asexual!” one man said, flipping through the latest “Thor” comic. “No freaking way,” the second man said, pulling his receding hair in frustration. “Loki is a freaking god. There is no freaking way […]

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Weber State University chemistry major Amanda Barnes pulled her long black hair into a ponytail and quietly read the lab instructions. She stopped, walked to the reagent bench and read the instructions again. She stared at each glass stoppered bottle, scrutinizing each chemical name. “There,” she said. “That’s the one I used instead of ether.” […]

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For Weber State University graduate Scott Harris, elementary-school science meant making goo and musical instruments. Middle-school science objectives were to bake a cake to represent the earth’s layers. In high school, he dissected a frog. But in college, Harris said science lost the magic that once captivated him. “It went from fun, hands-on activities to […]

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Robots, WSU students practice surgery at Ogden hospital

Weber State University students and faculty stepped into blue surgical suits, gloves and masks to “test-drive” a Da Vinci surgical robot at Ogden Regional Medical Center on Monday night. The robot allows surgeries to be less invasive, which increases the patient’s recovery time through the use of small incisions. Dr. Amber Bradshaw, the first fellowship-trained […]

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Ogden Astronomical Society shows off night sky

Wide eyes turned toward the skies as darkness began to settle in on Antelope Island. Dim red lights and excited whispers scurried throughout the group as the first planet appeared. “Mom! Come look through this telescope! It’s Saturn!” a young girl yelled. The members of the Ogden Astronomical Society had been preparing for this event […]

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