Weber battles Fremont during a boys varsity soccer match Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Weber High School in Pleasant View.
Clearfield battles Weber during a girls varsity softball game Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Clearfield High School. Clearfield went on to defeat Weber, 6-4.
Community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Ogden on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Weber State put on a Take Back the Night event at the Ogden Amphitheater, with protesters marching down 25th Street, on Friday, April 13, 2018. The goal was to spread the message about ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence.
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.
As part of the GOAL Foundation’s Young Runners Program, 31 pairs of running shoes were handed out Wednesday, April 11, 2018, by GOAL staff and representatives from Granite Construction Co. at Heritage Elementary School in Ogden.
Roy’s soccer team makes a comeback 3-2 win over Woods Cross High School in overtime on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Sandridge Park in Roy.
The past month in Northern Utah was busy with spring sports, family activities and a wave of student-led protests.
Take a look at some of the best images from March, 2018 by the Standard-Examiner photographers.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attend the first session of the 188th Annual General Conference on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Fremont battles Northridge during a boys varsity baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018, at Fremont High School in Plain City. Fremont went on to defeat Northridge, 8-3.
Weber Co. schools battled during the Burchell/Armstrong Memorial City-County Track Meet Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Bonneville High School in Washington Terrace.
When opera singer Ta’u Pupu’a performed at Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, he was singing less than an hour from the house he grew up in.
But the trip to that stage involved countless miles with many twists and turns.
Pupu’a moved from Tonga to Utah as a child — the youngest of nine siblings.
Growing up, his life was filled with two things: football and music.
“My parents would always take us to church, and they would always sing in the choir,” Pupu’a said. “Music was always around the house and always around me.”
As a teenager, football took on a larger role. Pupu’a went to Weber State University on a football scholarship. After two years in Ogden, he was drafted to the NFL, but after playing for two teams and suffering multiple injuries, Pupu’a left football behind and moved to New York to pursue opera.
At first, this meant working as a restaurant host across the street from the Metropolitan Opera, but later it lead into studying at the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center.
Today, Pupu’a travels full time and performs from Iowa to San Francisco to Beijing.
In March 2018, Pupu’a returned to Utah for a one-night performances with Chamber Orchestra Ogden.