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.
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The Weber State offense battled their defense during the 2018 Weber State Football Spring Game on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Stewart Stadium in Ogden.
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.
Weber State battles North Dakota in game one and two of a three game series on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Weber State University in Ogden.
Actors performed during a dress rehearsal for the play “Class of ’94” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Weber State’s Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden.
Weber State battles Sacramento State during a women’s softball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Weber State in Ogden. Sacramento State went on to defeat Weber State, 4-3.
Select players from the Weber State football team went through drills and physical tests as part of Pro Day for NFL scouts at the Weber State Field House, in Ogden, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
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.
Ta’u Pupu’a travels the world as an opera singer. His long road to singing at a professional level included playing as a defensive lineman in the NFL.
Prizes, games and live performances entertained Weber State fans and more during a fundraising carnival for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society presented by the Strong Like Sara Team on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Weber State’s Marquardt Fieldhouse in Ogden. That Strong Like Sara Team consists of family and close friends of Sara Hill, the wife of Weber State head football coach Jay Hill. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August 2016.
The Weber State football team holds their first spring practice on Wednesday, March, 14, 2018, at Stewart Stadium in Ogden.
Governor Mitt Romney gave a guest lecture to political science, public administration and criminal justice students at Weber State University on Tuesday march 13, 2018. Romney is the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate for Utah.