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MAR. 20 As part of WSU’s Engaged Learning Series, a discussion on the stereotypes and myths of vaccinations will take place in the Shepherd Union Atrium on Wednesday, March 20. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAR. 21 As part of brain awareness week, Dr. Jeffery Kutcher from The Sports Neurology Clinic in Michigan, will visit Weber State to host a discussion on “Beyond Discussion: Understanding Athlete Brain Health.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Lindquist Hall, Room 101. WSU’s Art Learning Collaborative presents the Monarch Butterfly: Arts and Sciences in the Classroom, as part of the the learning series. The event will take place in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Shaw Gallery on Thursday, March 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. WSU’s Sustainability Practices and Research Center will host the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit on March 21 and March 22. Keynote speaker Paul Hawken, will join entrepreneurs, business professionals and non-profits to work to improve our communities, environment and economy.


1. Following his court appearance last week, Manafort could have been charged with up to 24 years in prison, the recommended sentence being between 19 and 24 years. How many did U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis in Alexandria, Virginia, give him? a. Less than five years b. Between five and 10 years c. Between 10 and 20 years d. The maximum sentence of 24 years 2. In President Donald Trump’s latest move in his fight for the border wall, he has requested funding to build the wall under the new fiscal year starting in October, in addition to the $6.7 billion he has planned to reroute from other programs

under the national emergency he has declared to circumvent opposition. How much more money did he request in addition to the $6.7 billion? a. Less than half of $6.7 billion b. $6.7 billion in order to match the spending c. Over $6.7 billion 3. Trump has declared a national emergency in response to blocks by Congress in order to fund the border wall, citing record-high illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border from Central America. In February, how many migrants were, on average, arrested coming into the U.S. from Central America per day? a. Between zero and 1,000, a record low in the last decade b. Between 1,000 and 2,000

c. Over 2,000, a record high in the last decade 4. Which House member recently decried capitalism as valuing profit over people and the root of income inequality? a. House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi b. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez c. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney 5. Which female singer’s music is headed to Broadway in a musical named in reference to one of the singer’s hit songs? a. Britney Spears b. Rihanna c. Janet Jackson


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On March 1, Jordyn Woods did what Tristan Thompson has not and cannot do: she faced the music. Bombarded with hate from the media, the public and a family who once took her in as their own, 21-year-old Woods sat with Jada Pinkett Smith to tell her truth surrounding cheating allegations. On Feb. 19, news broke that Thompson, father of Khloe Kardashian’s child, was caught cheating with Woods, Kylie Jenner's best friend. This was not Thompson’s first cheating scandal. Days before Kardashian gave birth, videos circulated of Thompson with two women. When the news broke, the attention immediately went to Woods. She was slut-shamed, called a homewrecker and people began to make fun of her for losing “the easiest job” in being Jenner’s best friend. Meanwhile, where was Thompson? Thompson, a forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, last played on Jan. 16. The team is statistically the third-worst in the NBA. Since the Woods scandal has died down, he has been seen with other women. And yet, initially, Kardashian let out her frustrations at Woods. After Woods appeared on Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” show, Kardashian tweeted, “If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, instead of calling me privately to apologize first, at least be honest about your story. By the way, you are the reason my family broke up!” Despite repeated allegations against Thompson, Kardashian decided to go after Woods and place her family’s downfall on her. Kardashian’s best friend, Malika Haqq, rolled with the name-calling, replied to a fan alluding to Woods having “coward-like behavior.” These women and others who stood up for Kardashian have been embroiled in cheating allegations themselves. But as long as they have the strength-in-numbers and security within their squad, they won't shy away from bringing a woman down. This behavior happens all around the world. The Oxford Dictionary defines slut-shaming as “the action of stigmatizing a woman for engaging in behavior judged to be promiscuous or sexually provocative.”

Girls are taught from a young age that their behaviors define their worth. Women who do not meet standards and expectations are considered radical and dangerous. Society shames women for being open, honest and adventurous with their sexuality. Shame is a threat to a person’s reputation and can lead to isolation and a decrease in self-worth. Women cannot stray off the path or have a lapse in judgment without repercussions. We live in a world where women are asked “What were you wearing?” and “Were you intoxicated?” when they say they’ve been raped. An office relationship can be seen as a woman sleeping her way to the top. In Woods case, a kiss — initiated by a man — can result in losing friends, career opportunities and a hit on her image. For the exact same behavior, men will be congratulated. A jock who sleeps around is considered “the man.” Kevin Hart cheated on his pregnant wife, like Thompson, and was almost the host of the Oscars and continues to gain momentum within the film industry. Jay-Z cheated on Beyoncé and his career remains the same. Slut-shaming can be harmful to women because once they’ve been labeled, they can become a target for sexual assault. If a woman is referred to as “easy” or “dirty,” but then she rejects a man when approached, some men’s egos are so fragile they will spread rumors or in some other way hurt the woman because they did not get their way. Women do not have to be sexually expressive or active to have these labels thrust upon them. Anyone can decide to sexualize or objectify a woman and the label can stick. Telling women to be abstinent is not a solution to the problem. It boils down to the fact that we allow men to be assertive, but women cannot. Kardashian’s frustrations are understandable, but she went after the wrong person. It takes two to cheat, and Thompson has not learned from previous experiences. He, a few days shy of being 28, decided to host a party after being at the club with 21-year-olds. Thompson decided to cozy up with Woods. He decided to kiss her when she was leaving. Yes, Woods was a participant, but Thompson deserves his share of the blame. If women continue to act like Kardashian did when they find out their partner cheated on them, we will continue to live in the cycle of shaming women and ostracizing them while men continue to live their lives. Comment on this story at


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In their opening matchup of the Big Sky Conference tournament, the Weber State University women’s basketball team experienced a problem that plagued them throughout the regular season. The Wildcats were competitive in a majority of their games, but one poor quarter usually doomed them on the way to a last-place finish. WSU led against Eastern Washington University after three quarters in Boise, Idaho, but a hot-shooting Eagles team came out in the fourth quarter and blew the doors off. EWU made five three-pointers in the final ten minutes while scoring 33 points to defeat the ‘Cats 81–74 and end Weber’s season. “I’m proud of my team,” said Wildcats head coach Velaida Harris. “It was a long season but I think the most important thing is we were in every game. We could

have easily just given up, but the leadership of our seniors was critical for them to keep pushing.” It was the last game for seniors Emily Drake and Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman in Wildcat uniforms. The guards did their part to keep WSU in it, as Welch-Coleman finished with 30 points and Drake scored 16. “It was a good experience these last four years with Jai,” Drake said. “Through the biggest ups and downs, we have stuck together and that is something special. It was emotional to come off the floor, but sooner or later, it needs to be done.” The Wildcats defeated the Eagles in Cheney to close the regular season 48 hours earlier. EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said redemption was on the minds of her squad. “Saturday was emotional,” Schuller said. “It was senior day, and there was a lot going on. We learned a lot from that game about what we could and couldn’t

do on both ends of the floor. Our team did a great job applying it.” Freshman guard Jessica McDowell-White was the hot hand for the Eagles, going five of six from beyond the arc while tying for the team lead with 19 points. The first quarter was fast paced with each team using a different formula to get on the scoreboard. The ‘Cats worked the ball inside often, driving to the basket for field goals and also going 5–6 from the free-throw line. Meanwhile, the Eagles were on fire from beyond the arc, making six three-pointers in the opening stanza as they led 24–21. Weber State continued to viciously attack the hoop in the second quarter. They converted on nine free throws in the first half, and then Drake made the first long ball of the game for the Wildcats, as they took a 34–31 lead with three minutes left in the half. EWU took a brief lead, but Welch-Coleman hit a stepback three-pointer for the

last bucket before halftime to square it up at 37. The ‘Cats went on a 10–1 run in the early stages of the third quarter, keyed by two three pointers by freshman guard Kori Pentzer. The native of Melba, Idaho, just 40 minutes away from Boise, helped give her team a seven-point lead. WSU kept the momentum for the rest of the quarter and led 54–48 with 10 minutes remaining. With the loss, Weber State finishes the 2018-19 season with a record of 6–25. “It was a very disappointing loss because I think it was a game we could have won. It was in our control,” Harris said. “But when it comes down to it, I’m just proud of my youngins.” Eastern Washington improved to 12–19 and will face the third-seeded Idaho State Bengals on Tuesday at 9 p.m. Comment on this story at JOSHUA WINEHOLT | The Signpost | March 14, 2019 | 7




WSUSA’s student voting officially opened at midnight on March 12. Less than 12 hours later, the first irregularity with balloting popped up. A handful of students were able to vote in any Senate election, not just the ones for which the voting student is a constituent. The bug came up only when students attempted to vote on their mobile phone. Students who used were directed straight to the Canvas page for Student Elections with no restrictions — there was no sign-in prompt. Dr. Jessica Oyler, the Director of Student

Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, set up the elections and coordinated with a Canvas administrator to set up the online course. “Due to a bug in the Canvas, for a short period of time this morning, 30 individuals were able to vote without logging into Canvas. Those votes will not be counted because the students did not log in. If you logged into the app or via Canvas, your vote was counted,” Oyler said in a statement. “This only occurred if you were not prompted to log in. The bug has been resolved, but if you were one of the 30 individuals who voted, please log in at weber. edu/vote or visit your Canvas courses page

and cast your ballot under your login.” While the bug has been fixed in the system, Oyler and her team are unsure of how the glitch occurred and are looking into it. Because there was no way of knowing who the 30 votes came from, Oyler has no way of contacting the individual students to let them know their votes are invalid. This is the second straight year the Canvas balloting system led to an issue. In the 2018 elections, then-Diversity and Unity Vice President candidate Weston Lee was left off the ballot for an unspecified amount of time. According to Oyler, the issue last year related to the student report used by Student Affairs. The report was not properly

updated to reflect the present student body. Despite the mishaps, Canvas still allows easy of access for elections. “Canvas truly seems to be a pretty robust and accessible platform for elections,” Oyler said. “We’ve absolutely seen participation in elections grow because it’s a system that students are used to using.” Oyler has been in contact with Tara Peris-Caputo, the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, and elections chair Clinton Yingling abut the issue. Voting will end at noon on March 14. Winners will be announced the following night at Weber’s Got Talent. Comment on this story at

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Jovany Bahena-Rosario addresses the crowd gathered in the Union.

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The Weber State University student body will soon know the successor for President Jordan Slater. After spring break, students and faculty gathered in the Shepherd Union Atrium on March 11 for the WSU Student Association presidential debate between candidates Bret Alexander, Jovany Bahena-Rosario, Scott Lund and Julio Otay. The event overall had around 30 students and faculty in attendance. Moderated by Andrew Waldrip from the Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, candidates were given the opportunity to explain why they should be elected president in a series of questions regarding platforms, leadership experience and common issues found on campus. “With four candidates, I think it’s good for people to see what the issues are and hear from the candidates themselves because a lot of people don’t always know who the president is,” Chairman of the Election Committee Clint Yingling said. The debate opened with the four men stating why they decided to run for president along with an overview of their platforms. As a whole, they all indicated a need to address student mental health as well as the lack of resources on campus that help with anxiety and depression. “After student body presidents last year declared mental health a state issue, we need to keep that ball rolling,” Alexander said. “I love how all of the candidates up here are for that.” The four additionally tackled the issue of parking on campus by offering different solutions that would give students a better experience commuting to class. However, the candidates also had their own specific topics that they wanted to address.

Alexander and Bahena-Rosario both emphasized the need for campus unity and plan to act as a voice for the voiceless in the student body. “What I want to do is make Weber State feel like home,” Bahena-Rosario said. “Hearing your guys’ opinions for the first 100 days, what are the biggest issues?” Otay’s platform focused on retention at Weber State and facilitating clear communication between students and faculty. “Many people are dropping school because they don’t have the resources,” Otay said. “They don’t feel that sense of belonging in the university or they are suffering from mental health problems. I just want to make sure that everyone knows what are those resources.” With a background in business, Lund expressed that he will work to create more career opportunities for students struggling to land internships or jobs in their field of interest. “I think that Weber State students can do anything we want to do, but I don’t know if we necessarily provide ourselves with the opportunities to do that,” Lund said. Following their statements regarding goals for executive office, the candidates were asked what experiences have prepared them for presidency and what sets them apart from the others running. Both Alexander and Lund’s answers centered around their time spent in leadership roles at Weber. Alexander emphasized that he has worked his way up by serving in a variety of positions including his current duty as Leadership Vice President in WSUSA. On the other hand, Lund mentioned his experiences as Senator of the College of Business and Economics as well as his past management of organizations such as The Salt Lake Bees and Megaplex Theaters. Taking a more personal approach, Otay and Bahena-Rosario listed the character-

istics they believe make them best suited for the position. Otay recalled his past experiences serving in nonprofit organizations and university programs while also noting that the election should not be a popularity contest. Bahena-Rosario expressed that he would be a fair leader and refrain from any biased opinions in his executive duties. In addition, he reiterated to students that he is not a rookie in regards to being qualified for the job. At the end of the debate, candidates were asked to give a closing statement in one sentence. While most of the candidates used the sentence to summarize their platforms and provide closure, Alexander took the opportunity to get a few Weber State chants in before leaving the stage. “I think that the biggest thing for president is energy,” said former Activities Vice President Colton Bell. “We have Jordan right now who’s very soft spoken, but when it comes down to it, he can pump almost anyone up.” This election week, voting opened on March 12 and will close at noon on March 14 and is available on Canvas. The election results will then be announced March 15 during Weber’s Got Talent which begins at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. Comment on this story at

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Weber State University freshman Josh Davis has been named Utah’s Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year by the Utah Sports Commission as part of the Governor’s State of Sports Awards. Davis, a Sandy native, helped the Wildcats make another deep playoff run and win their second consecutive Big Sky championship. Davis set several freshman records, including seven games with 100 yards rushing and two games with 200 yards. After being a standout athlete in high school, having earned two KSL MVPs, a 4A MVP and was a former Gatorade Player of the Year. His 2018 season just adds to his impressive on the field resume. Davis was the first Wildcat to receive the Jerry Rice award, which recognizes the National Freshman of the Year. Despite such a stellar high school career, Davis wasn’t heavily recruited. And to pair this with a season-ending injury to start his collegiate career, it would be an understatement to say that he had a chip on his shoulder. “I had walk-on offers to USC and Cal,” Davis said. “But I wasn’t going to have my parents pay for a 65 grand education when I could come to Weber and get it for free.” In the 12 games, Davis rushed for 1,363 yards and nine touchdowns on 250 carries. He also added 30 receptions to go along with 14 punt returns to give him 1,779 all purpose yards on the season, which is the current record for a WSU freshman. He contributed 60 points to the ‘Cats total 362, which was second on the team. Da-

vis was also the only player aside from Rashid Shaheed to record over 1,000 all-purpose yards, in addition to being ranked 10 in the country in all purpose yards a game with 148.2. Davis’s best game came against in-state rival Southern Utah University. He plowed through the defense for 225 yards on 36 attempts and added two touchdowns. However, his longest run came against Northern Colorado as he galloped down the field for a 95-yard-touchdown run — the longest run of the season by any running back in the Big Sky. Davis led all FCS freshman in rushing yards and yards per game. His efforts earned him Big Sky Freshman of the year and he also received AllBig Sky Honors. Davis wasn’t even supposed to get starting reps this season. After starting running back Treshawn Garrett went down with an injury, Davis’s number was called. And during the duration of the season, he rewarded his coaches and teammates faith in him, including running backs coach Quinton Ganther. “Coach Q had faith in me,” Davis said. “I knew the plays.” Going into his sophomore season, Davis’s goals are simple, he wants to get bigger, faster, stronger and make the playoffs. And despite his historic season, pressure and expectations aren’t phasing Davis. “It’s not pressure,” Davis said. “I’m there for my bros.” Davis will be presented with the award by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on April 10 at the Vivint SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City. Comment on this story at

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Four neuroscience and psychology students from the graduate program at the University at Utah came for the Neuroscience Lecture Series to talk to prospective graduate program students in those fields. Sometimes, the best way to learn about a program is to hear from people in the thick of it, so the panelists took questions and described their work in the programs. The first panelist was Keith Jones, from the neuroscience Ph.D. program. Jones was the sole representative of the neuroscience department to make the trip. He described his program as very research based, with no clinical work. His research is practically-minded, focusing on looking into treatment-resistant depression in order to develop new treatments. “(We use) imaging techniques such as MRI and EEG to explore the biological mechanisms underlying antidepressant response,” Jones said. The second panelist, who represented the cognitive side of psychology, was Erica Barhost-Cates, from Psychology Ph.D. program — Cognition and Neural Science. “My research aims to understand the effects of experience on spatial cognitive abilities, including visual perception and navigation,” Barhost-Cates said. Barhost-Cates uses real, and virtual-reality, techniques to measure the differences in movement experience, giving the ex-

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amples of sports and dance training, and measures the effect of vision loss on spatial thinking and navigating. Robert Vilsides-Henry, one of two Clinical Child and Family Psychology students in the Ph.D. program, focuses his research on transition points throughout life. “My research goals are focused on understanding the biosocial impact of transition points throughout the lifespan, on emotionally unregulated individuals,” Vilsides-Henry said. He gave the examples of birth, puberty and young adulthood transitions. He is looking at these moments in the human life through a developmental psychopathology standpoint, examining the effects of transitions across multiple levels of analysis. His examples of those levels were peripheral psychophysiological markers, and moment-to-moment observational coding. The other clinical psychology panelist was Robyn Kilshaw. “I’m interested in developmental consequences of early adverse experiences, in particular childhood maltreatment and other interpersonal trauma,” Kilshaw said. She is currently researching the role of the traumatic experience in the development of callous-unemotional traits and delinquent behaviors in juvenile justice centers. After the first year of graduate school for neuroscience and psychology, in which students closely focus on a field of research

like each of the ones panelists described, students take a capstone exam. The panel explained students are already expected to have joined a lab by that point in the degree. After a student joins a lab and a research project, a graduate student is expected to be actively writing grants for research. Ph.D. students are required to be writing, researching and thinking about their dissertation, as well as doing their other research. For Clinical Psychology graduate school, the research aspect is not as important as being immersed in a clinical setting and actively working in the field. Therefore, a year-long clinical replaces the intense research portion. The panel laughed when asked about the usefulness of a master’s degree in these fields. They said if an individual wants to spend their career in these fields, a master’s simply isn’t enough. Because of this, they said the vast majority of students just go straight for their Ph.D. The panel explained what graduate school looks like for each of the three variations they are currently pursuing and the differences between them. The main similarity was the length of the Ph.D. program: about 6 years, with the last three mostly spent in the field, doing internships, clinicals and research. The panel also agreed that, generally, programs don’t want students having a job outside of school. Schools usually give stu-

dents a stipend to perform research or be a research assistant or a teacher’s assistant while they’re finishing their degree. “Cross Ph.D. programs off your list that don’t provide stipend because plenty do,” Barhost-Cates said. Because programs want students focused on research, most of the time students take under five classes, with those classes focusing on teaching that helps research skills. Exams are rare. The audience also asked about ways to stand out when applying to competitive graduate programs. “Even though grades and the GRE don’t matter the most, they are the first hurdle,” Vilsides-Henry said. The panel explained even though advisers push standing out, if a student’s grades and test scores aren’t there, none of that matters. They noted a computer sorts through the applications and automatically eliminates those with low GPA or GRE scores. However, after that process, standing out from the pack becomes much more important. “Your life story matters,” Barhost-Cates said. They agreed the most helpful thing students can do to stand out would be directly contacting advisers, mentors, professors and researchers at the institution they’re applying to and introduce themselves. Comment on this story at



From teaching in elementary schools to leading the next generation of educators. The Weber State University Board of Trustees selected Kristin Hadley as the new dean of the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education on Feb. 14. March 15-17 (Three Day event) Hadley is currently the department chair and will take on the position as dean on July 1 for the start of the 2019 academic year. The College of Education includes the following departments: Child and Family Studies, Teacher Education; Featuring bands Tail Light Rebellion and Murphy the Giant. Heath, Physical Education, and Recreation; Athletic TrainMusic starts at 9PM. Friday is ing and Nutrition; Master of only a $5 cover. Keep your Education; Master of Science wristband for $5 entry both in Athletic Training. Saturday and Sunday. Hadley said the position as department chair prepared her for the dean position by focusing her responsibilities on SUNDAY collaborative efforts between all of the departments. Texas Hold’em “I focused on fostering a collaborative environment when I MONDAY came on as department chair,” Comedy Open Mic Hadley said. “We have a collection of competent people TUESDAY who have experience working in a variety of schools in differPoker Night ent settings, grade levels, and content areas. We’re working WEDNESDAY in an organization with fast exBingo & Trivia Night pertise that we need to utilize and encourage and work as a Thursday team to make teacher education better.” Karaoke Night Hadley received her bachelor’s and masKaraoke Night ter’s degree from Utah State University and began teaching in public schools as an elementary and junior high math instructor, later becoming an assistant principal for the following 20 years. March 15


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me to talk to them and to learn about the resources that the College of Education provides to students, such as the Laboratory School and Charter Academy. They give me hands-on experience and prepare me for life after college.” Hadley said she hopes students know the College of Education supports its students by helping them be successful through the opportunities each program has to offer. “It’s important to the faculty and staff here at the College of Education to know that students know we support them,” Hadley said. “It’s our job to listen to students, to help them find solutions to their questions and conflicts, and to sometimes make hard decisions, but done so deliberately.” Weber State student Maysen Fetters said the professors at the College of Education take the time to get to know their students on a personal level which has helped influence her decision making. “I haven’t experienced many other professors during my academic career who take the time to get to know their students like the professors at the College of Education,” Fetters said. “The small classes and group work make all that possible.” Hadley said the College of Education is running strong and hopes to continue its legacy of success for future Weber State University school years. “Weber State is the best their classes. college in Utah for students to pursue this Weber State student Elissa Prestwich kind of work,” Hadley said. “It’s time that said the College of Education and its fac- we stopped being ‘the best-kept secret’ in ulty provide the support and resources she Ogden and get that word out that Weber needs to be a successful student. State is a great place to be.” “There is a lot of support from academic Comment on this story at advisors,” Prestwich said. “It was easy for | March 14, 2019 | 13

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QUIZ ANSWERS FROM PAGE 2 1. a. Ellis charged Manafort with less than five years in prison; in fact, according to Bloomberg News, Manafort got less than four. The Los Angeles Times reported that Ellis called the recommended sentence excessive when he sentenced Manafort. On March 13, Manafort faces another sentencing in Washington D.C., for two counts of conspiracy. Manafort pled guilty to both cases, and could face five years for each. 2. c. Trump requested $8.6 billion in new funds, according to the Los Angeles Times. This money breaks down to $5 billion for Department of Homeland Security fund-

ing to continue building the wall along the Mexico border and $3.6 billion for Department of Defense military spending to build more portions of the wall. 3. c. On average, 2,300 migrants were arrested per day, according to the Los Angeles Times: 66,450 people in total over the month of February. The number was among the highest in the past decade, but the Los Angeles Times notes the low statistic historically. Throughout 2018, nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants were arrested, and from the 1980s to the 2000s, the number regularly broke 1 million, with a high of 1.6

million arrests in the year 2000.

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4. b. During the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, on March 9, Ocasio-Cortez called capitalism an “irredeemable” system that values profit over people, according to Bloomberg News. Ocasio-Cortez has been critiqued by Republican lawmakers as trying to push the country toward socialism by her frequent criticisms of the institutional policies in play in America today. Bloomberg News cited Ocasio-Cortez as saying capitalism’s biggest goal is the “concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit” at the expense of peo-

5. a. It’s Britney. According to the Los Angeles Times, producers announced on March 12 that Spear’s music will be featured in a Broadway Musical titled “Once Upon a One More Time” referencing Spear’s hit “… Baby One More Time.” The musical features a group of princesses together in a book club who come face-to-face with modern-day feminism.

Manafort was sentenced with less than the recommended sentence as Ellis believed the recommended was excessive.

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The Signpost Thursday | March 14, 2019 | Volume 89 | Issue 53  

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The Signpost Thursday | March 14, 2019 | Volume 89 | Issue 53  

The Signpost - Weber State University - Ogden, Utah Ogden, United States Weber's first newspaper came from the Acorn, a literary publication...