Author: Channing Gibbs

Utah Oktoberfest promotes cultural understanding for Westminster students

After a year-long hiatus, Westminster College students gathered at Snowbird to celebrate friends, food and culture at the 49th annual Oktoberfest. Utah’s Oktoberfest — a festival rooted in German culture — runs from Aug. 14 to Oct. 16 and hosts a number of activities, including mustache and beard competitions, as well as traditional German food, music and dancing, according to the Snowbird website...

Westminster student brings heavy metal to community through impromptu concerts

Head banging, gnarly guitar licks and the sound of drums that could rupture eardrums: these are some of the characteristics that make metal music. Jay Gagne knows the last one especially well. Gagne, a senior music major and gender studies minor at Westminster College, is the drummer for Blind Magus, a Utah-based metal band. “I’ve always been intimidated by [metal music], but meeting Jay really no...

Westminster gives $2.6 million in emergency funds to students

Westminster College is allocating $2.56 million in Higher Education Emergency Funds, “HEERF III,” to students with financial need. The funds give qualifying students emergency grant money, which can be used for costs associated with tuition, rent and food expenses, according to a college announcement. HEERF III is part of the American Rescue Plan and is the third installment of funding due to COVI...