Author: Alexys Smith

Despite growing pains, organic garden still connects students together

In 2008 Westminster College welcomed the organic garden: the space available to hold classes and teach students about food accessibility. Christy Clay, chair of environmental studies and professor of biology, said students came up with the idea to host a garden on campus.  “The garden started with some students guerilla gardening, planting some plants in a backyard that the college owned and ...

Westminster housing still open for students who can’t return home

After the announcement campus would be closing, several students living on campus have been making adjustments to their living situations.  On Thursday March 12, President Dobkin asked students to not return to campus unless it was necessary. In an interview with The Forum, Dobkin confirmed accommodations would be made for those who had to stay on campus because they had nowhere else to go.&n...

Students say social media expresses character, identity as new art form

Moving into a new generation of art and all the categories that come with it, students at Westminster College are seeing social media become its own art form.  Expression of character and identity is shown through many artistic platforms, one of those being social media.  Shelby Volosin, an Instagram famous first-year student on Westminster’s campus, said social media is allowing artists...

Legacy Scholars Program helps first-gen students find community on campus

The Legacy Scholars Program at Westminster College creates opportunities for first-generation students to meet peers who have similar backgrounds.  Tiasha Baez, a second-year student at Westminster College, found her community of first-generation students through the Legacy Scholars program. As a first-generation student, there are often aspects of college that they are unaware of until they ...

ASW appoints new executive creative director

ASW appointed a new executive creative director to the student government team at the beginning of the Spring semester, after the previous student who held the position stepped down. ASW appointed Westminster College sophomore CK Padayao who manages the design projects completed by ASW Creative. These projects include branding for student clubs and other advertising needs on campus.  Before t...