Author: Anthony Giorgio

Westminster Dance Company explores dance in both real and digital space in ‘One Shot’

“One Shot,” the dance-for-film showcase by the Westminster Dance Company, debuted April 16 via livestream with three distinct pieces: “Campus Accumulation,” “The Bewildering Beauty of Losing One’s Way,” and “Simultaneously Soloing.” The showcase was filmed and directed by Carly Schaub with assistance from Cam Welch, with the intent to combine stage performance with screen dance.  The first an...

Public health student studies, tracks, supports fight against COVID-19

Over the last year, many classrooms at Westminster College have been impacted by the news cycle. The pandemic-related recession has crept its way into economics classrooms, inequity in medical care into justice coursework and ethics dilemmas abound in philosophy and honors classes — but no major at Westminster has been impacted as heavily as the public health major. Tabitha Edson, a fourth-year pu...

Economics professor optimistic for post-graduation jobs despite economic downturn

One year ago this week, the coronavirus pandemic that Americans watched wreak havoc overseas landed full-force on the people of the United States and its economy. Despite a year of catastrophic downturn that saw the closure of small businesses nationwide, and job-loss numbers in the millions, Westminster College professor Michael Mamo is optimistic about the future. Mamo is the chair of the econom...

Westminster joins other Utah colleges in opposing bill that would bar transgender girls from female sports

President Beth Dobkin signed a joint letter with other Utah colleges Feb. 27 opposing HB302, “Preserving Sports for Female Students.” The bill, which is under consideration in the Utah Legislature during the 2021 session, would bar transgender girls in K-12 schools from participating in female sports at their schools. HB302, proposed by Rep. Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan during the third week of the se...

Weekend concerts keep Kilby Court afloat through pandemic with limited attendance

Kilby Court, a popular live music venue among Salt Lake City locals, began offering limited capacity shows in October 2020 to adapt to the demands of a live music venue during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Operated by Will Sartain and Lance Saunders through their production company, Sartain & Saunders, Kilby Court opened its doors to the Salt Lake community as a live music venue in 2003. As o...

University of Utah begins Eccles Inclusion Week

On Feb. 1, 2021, the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah kicked off their third annual Eccles Inclusion week, shifting this year’s lectures into a virtual format. The series will continue through Feb. 5 and feature a diverse array of speakers from business, academic and activist backgrounds. This series of 12 different seminars on diversity, equity and inclusion may seem fami...

At Camp Last Hope, community protects unsheltered people

Posted to a wall underneath the I-15 overpass near 900 South, a banner reads “We are all related.” The sign oversees a mid-sized campus of unsheltered people on couches and lawn chairs, tents and teepees. The smell of campfire smoke and hashbrowns wafts its way eastward. Camp Last Hope represents a new approach to organizing around homelessness in Salt Lake City. Rather than supporting unsheltered...