Author: Cami Mondeaux

Lights installed at Dumke Field, increasing opportunities for athletics

Students gathered at Dumke Field Tuesday night for the unveiling of new stadium lights, which were officially installed mid-September. However, the installation has been long-awaited from student-athletes, who say the lights will make practice and game scheduling more flexible. The project was entirely funded through donors, according to Westminster College. The installation was completed in order...

A voter’s guide to the candidates on the 2020 ballot

With only six weeks until Election Day, The Forum is launching its ‘2020 Vision: Election Watch’ countdown to inform our audience of the biggest issues they’ll vote on this year.  Here’s a comprehensive list of the big names Utahns will see on their ballots this year — ranging from the presidential race to Utah’s statewide and congressional offices. Jump to: Presidential raceUtah govern...

Rep. McAdams seeks to defend his seat; emphasizes importance of bipartisanship

The race for Utah's 4th Congressional District is deemed one of the most competitive in 2020 -- and is gaining national attention.

Behind the Ballot: Democrat vies for attorney general, promising to ‘pay attention to what voters want’

Before Greg Skordas began his career as a private law practitioner, the lawyer said he dedicated his life to public service. After eight years at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Skordas left the public realm — without intentions of returning.  Now, he’s running as the Utah attorney general, noting he never expected to re-enter public service. However, he said after bein...

‘Westminster Advocacy’ and ‘Survivor’ Instagram pages provide platform to share stories anonymously

Two social media accounts emerged offering Westminster College students the opportunity to share their stories dealing with assault.

Kael Weston: ‘If you don’t vote, then it’s on you’

However, before he threw his hat into the ring to serve in Congress, Kael Weston had already been a familiar face to Westminster College’s campus.

Westminster reports 2 cases of COVID, clarifies ‘not all’ are residential students

Westminster College confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 among students following the first week of school. However, not all students are residential. This comes after several news organizations reported coronavirus cases on college campuses, citing two students among the residence halls at Westminster. This information was attributed to the Salt Lake County Health Department, which did not immedia...

Behind the Ballot: U professor vies for governor in effort to overturn one-party rule

All eyes are on the Governor’s Mansion this year, as the 2020 election promises a new state leader for Utah. Incumbent Gov. Gary Herbert (R-UT) announced in 2019 he would not run for re-election, leaving the seat open for the first time in over a decade. Chris Peterson, a law professor from the University of Utah, is vying for the seat in an effort to govern the widely GOP-lead Utah as a Democrat....

Students required to download contact tracing phone app for Fall semester; details remain vague

Students at Westminster College will be required to download a new tracking app — called “Westminster Safe” — during the Fall semester in an effort to track and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the school announced Aug. 10.  However, details surrounding the app remain vague as the school has not released information on where to download the system or how it will enforce usage. As...

ASW defends response times to national events

ASW leaders defended their actions after student concerns on lagged response times to national events. Rather than issuing hurried statements, ASW President Obaid Barakzai said the student board conceived specific action items before drafting a statement, which accounted for the delay.  While implementing these items takes more time, ASW leaders said it’s crucial to include so they don’t risk...

Speakers emphasize resilience, seizing opportunities in first-ever virtual convocation

Students and faculty gathered remotely Monday for the college’s first-ever virtual convocation ceremony, where speakers offered different pieces of advice centered around resilience and making the most of the college experience. The ceremony was a mix of some new and some old. Faculty and administration members still wore their traditional regalia — but this time, sporting Westminster ...

Utah Congressional candidate: College students must vote in ‘election of your lifetime’

Utah’s 3rd congressional district seat has been held by a Republican since 1997. This year, however, Democratic candidate Devin Thorpe says it’s a “fair fight.” Thorpe advanced straight to the November ballot from the party’s state convention, advancing with a majority of the vote. He will face incumbent Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), who was elected to the seat during a special election in 2017. Curtis...

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