Author: Cami Mondeaux

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...

After 20 years, Westminster community says Vagina Monologues still provides an important opportunity for conversation

“My vagina is mad. My vagina is rrreeeaaalll mad.” That’s what Daisy Sherman, a student at Westminster College, belted onstage through the Vieve Gore Concert Hall on Feb. 10 as a part of the V-Day club’s 20th annual production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. The show aims to spread awareness about issues facing women and their bodies, and all proceeds from the event go to the Rape Recovery Cent...

The dream lives on at Westminster’s Martin Luther King Jr. March

A crowd of Westminster College community members gathered in front of Converse Hall on Jan. 15 for an annual march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Huddled together in unity, the participants wielded signs as they marched together down the streets of Sugar House to give a voice to those who have historically been silenced. Police officers had the area blocked off, and cars honked in encouragemen...

Some first-year students fear Westminster’s Four-Year Guarantee

Westminster College’s Four-Year Guarantee is an academic plan that ensures students complete their degree in that time frame — or the college pays their tuition for the fifth year.  Though this may seem beneficial, it can be stressful for some incoming first-year students trying to decide whether to sign the contract.The guarantee requires students to declare their major by the end of their s...