Ben Dorger

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Farewell social for Weber State University president Charles Wight

A farewell social was held for Weber State University president Charles Wight in Tracy Hall Science Center on Friday, April 13, 2018. Wight will take a new position as president of Salisbury University in Maryland on July 1.


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WATCH: 'March For Lives' protest draws thousands to Utah State Capitol

WATCH: 'March For Lives' protest draws thousands to Utah State Capitol


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Students, counter-protesters show for 'March For Our Lives' in Salt Lake City

The national "March For Our Lives" protest demanding gun control included a rally in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 24, 2018.


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Northern Utah students compete in underwater robotics competition at Weber State

Students from Ogden, Weber and Davis School Districts compete at the SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition on March 8, 2018, at Weber State University.


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Alpine Church expands to Syracuse

The Alpine Church has added The "Syracuse" location in Clearfield and it is the church's newest location. Church members rent a space at "The Hangout" to hold their worship ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.


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Kegan McCulloch gets his first job as Santa's Elf at Newgate Mall

Kegan McCulloch gets his first job as Santa's Elf at Newgate Mall


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Kegan, Santa's Elf

Not many teenagers love Christmas as much as Kegan McCulloch. For the 18-year-old Roy High School graduate, the holiday is year round. “He’s had a Santa outfit since he was little,” his mother Heather McCulloch said. The spirit of the season can be seen throughout the McCulloch home. A bright white Christmas tree with glittering blue ornaments, a colorful Santa pillow proclaiming “Believe… in the magic of Christmas” sitting on the couch. Beaming photos of Kegan with Santa are displayed throughout the living room. When the holiday is done, the majority of the decorations head up to Kegan’s room until December comes again. For a young man living with Down syndrome who is nonverbal, Kegan has a lot to say. In a letter his mother helped write, addressed to North Pole Industries, Kegan asked for an internship as an elf. “I am proficient in the art of greeting people and making them smile,” the letter read. His mother decided why not. Her son should be an elf if he wanted to be an elf. After contacting Newgate Mall in Ogden, Kegan got the job. Dressed in his elf outfit next to his parents, Kegan peered intently at his phone as he typed into a voice app. The bells on his hat jingled as he looked up and smiled before tapping his screen a final time. “I work with Santa,” the electronic voice said.


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Photos of the Month: November 2017

Take a look at some of the best images of November 2017 by the Standard-Examiner photographers.


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Recipe: Enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers as a pizza this year

Recipe: Enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers as a pizza this year


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Thanksgiving recipes: Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving recipes: Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole


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