Author: Michael Dougherty

Westminster snowboard team finishes season with unusual races

During the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., Westminster College’s snowboard team raced in five events: Giant slalom, slalom, boardercross, rail jam and slope. But because the team usually competes in rail jams and slopestyle, the new events left some of the riders feeling slightly out of place, said Cal Aamodt, who films the snowboard tea...

ASW Senators seek to increase on-campus minimum wage

ASW Senate passed a resolution at its meeting Feb. 26 to propose advanced wages for students working on-campus jobs — but it could be an uphill battle to actually make that happen. Students working on campus at Westminster College currently make the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. That’s $2.25 more than the state individual poverty wage of $5 an hour but $4.23 less than the individual livin...

Salt Lake’s first cat cafe might reflect an increase in “cat-centric” environments

It could cost you only $8 to meet your new best friend. Tinker’s Cat Cafe, located on 302 E. 900 South, opened last November and is Salt Lake City’s first ever cat cafe, where customers can purchase coffee and drinks and then hang out with cats. Cat cafes serve a dual purpose: They allow people to spend time with cats and offer a friendly environment for adoption. “I saw opening a cat cafe as a wi...

Westminster student battles scoliosis with rock climbing

For many students at Westminster College, rock climbing is a way to relieve stress and have fun. But for Cole Cooper, a junior political science major who was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at age 7, it has also become a way for him to overcome the problems with his back and spine. Scoliosis — an abnormal curvature of the spine — affects 2 to 3 percent of the population, or an estimated six t...