Author: Cami Mondeaux

ASW Senate approves funds for sexual assault survivor support

ASW Senate approved a request of $2,500 toward the Student Survivors of Sexual Violence Fund during its general session meeting Nov. 5. The request is in response to a resolution that was passed in the last Senate meeting, supporting the creation of the fund. Vice President Kenzie Campbell presented the request, noting the importance of providing support to sexual violence survivors outside of the...

ASW Senate passes resolution supporting creation of women’s club soccer team

ASW Senate passed a resolution supporting the creation of a women’s club soccer team at Westminster College during their monthly meeting Nov. 4.  Through this resolution, senators said they hope to create an environment with equal opportunity for everyone.  “We as ASW aim to create environments and opportunities that promote equitable treatment and empowerment of all individuals,” said A...

Impeachment 101: What you need to know

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, bringing the behind-the-doors investigation into the public eye.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Sept. 24, 2019, dividing the country on whether he should be removed from office. Pelosi initiated the inquiry after ...

Elaborate costumes, heavy makeup, broken arms: Inside the life of haunted house actors

Several customers wind down the dark hallways, squinting their eyes through heavy smoke to prepare themselves for the next jump scare.  They walk past a wooden wall with uneven holes carved out and arms reaching out to grab their next victim. A frightened customer screams, kicking one of the arms in reaction.  Crack. The girl gets away. The arm? Fractured.  This is common for many h...

ASW Senate passes resolution to create resources, support for sexual violence survivors

ASW Senate passed a resolution to create resources and support for students affected by sexual violence during a general session meeting Oct. 7 in the Health, Wellness and Activity Center (HWAC). Through this resolution, Senate is pushing to establish a survivor fund that is independent from the Title IX office, providing a complete list of campus counseling resources and addressing any gaps that ...

Heritage Series lecture creates ‘healing space’, discussion on border dehumanization

Several students and members of the Westminster community packed into a full room to discuss the dehumanization at the southern border in Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Sept. 26. Daniel Cairo, who lead the conversation, said he wanted it to be a “healing space” because the conversation concerning the border and deportation is heavy.  “I pictured people coming together to be able to ta...

Lawmakers move to ban e-cigarettes, students speak out against sensationalism

With a rise in lung illnesses and deaths related to vaping, some Westminster College students are speaking out against government officials and the media for sensationalizing the issue. National and state governments are calling for a ban on devices such as electronic cigarettes and nicotine pods — despite not having a definitive cause of these vaping-related hospitalizations.  The CDC has co...

An activist, a travel buff, a humanitarian: 3 first-year students run for ASW Senate

Three first-year students are campaigning for two open positions on ASW Senate and the opportunity to spark change at Westminster College. Online voting for first-year senate elections opened Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. on Canvas.The election closes Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. with the results being posted on ASW’s office Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. ASW Senate has senators representing each academic year on campus who are ...

Summer research program shows science, art are interconnected

Students in the art and science majors got to collaborate during a summer research program through a grant partnership of the Great Salt Lake Institute (GSLI) and Westminster College.  The program Scientists and Artists Learning Together, or SALT, mixes interdisciplinary students and faculty to discover connections between art and science. They did research, created art products and practiced...

WATCH: The interim dog policy isn’t the end of a “dog-friendly” campus, says administration

The interim dog policy at Westminster College went into effect August 1. The policy addresses how non-service animals (NSA) should be handled when coming to campus. Although the policy is “new” it is not that different from the prior rules and regulations. The policy requires that NSAs are registered before being brought to campus and are leashed at all times. It also must be a short-term visit. T...

New budget should allow for larger projects, say ASW officers

Disclaimer: ASW is allocated funds based on the college’s enrollment, so the budget is tentative until the school year starts and students have paid their fees.  ASW is hoping to fund more student projects and enliven the campus with events through the 2019-2020 budget, according to ASW officers.  The budget is money that goes toward special projects on campus and can be used by students...

Students react to National Climate Assessment, Trump’s denial

After the release of the National Climate Assessment, President Trump remarked publicly that he does not believe climate change is man-made or that the effects actually exist, according to the Washington Post. The assessment details how climate change will impact different areas of the U.S. over the next few decades. Its release sent shockwaves throughout the country and started renewed conversati...

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