Author: Davis Lentz

Communication professor appointed Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Associate Professor Dr. Tamara Stevenson, a current professor of communication, has been hired as Westminster College’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Stevenson will be the second person to ever hold the position. After the departure of Marco Barker in February, Stevenson was nominated by her peers, interviewed by a search committee and finally offered the position of Interim Chief Diversity Off...

Women’s basketball plays for their first conference title with active NCAA status

Westminster College’s women’s basketball team is to compete in the conference championship tournament for the first time since receiving National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II status this past summer. “We are excited for the chance to keep playing with this group and see how long we can extend games and the season,” said Shelley Jarrard, head coach of the women’s basket...

College administration responds to hate speech signs posted on campus

Members of a white nationalist group placed a banner reading “End immigration!” at the University of Utah’s block U on Saturday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. “Oh shit I didn’t know about that,” said Sloane Gordon, 20-year-old marketing major at the University of Utah. “But honestly, it doesn’t surprise me. We’ve had a lot of political tension on our campus in the past year, especially with ...

Vagina Monologue performance is a ‘roller coaster’ experience, according to students

The Vagina Monologues performance provides both a serious and humorous approach to women and female-identifying experiences, students said. According to Westminster College’s website, the Vagina Monologues advocates ending all violence against women and girls. “It’s a wonderful tradition and a really great way to fundraise for the Rape Recovery Center,” said Emma Thompson, V-Day club preside...

Canyon conundrum: Utah’s “greatest snow on earth” causing traffic problems to resorts

On Jan. 19 a local skier was accused of assaulting a police officer after learning the parking lot at Brighton Resort was full. The skier is currently facing two felony charges, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. With an increasing overall population and growing numbers of people looking to ski on “the greatest snow on earth,” Wasatch local and professional photographer Jay Dash said it’s no surp...