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In an ever-changing media landscape marked by massive amounts of noise and fake news, it can be hard to know how to engage with news organizations — especially for those of us who may have never been trained on what the news should do and what we should expect from it.Though Westminster College is small in size, the confusion consumers experience when interacting with the national media is present...

Students share Sugar House homeless shelter site opinions

Earlier this year, Salt Lake City determined not to move forward with a site on Simpson Avenue in Sugar House that had been under consideration for a new homeless shelter. Though the conversation about homeless shelters has since moved away from Sugar House, some students said the backlash from residents when the site was under consideration point to larger societal problems in views of individual...

Meet your ASW candidates

Before you vote for your ASW candidates for president, vice president, chief justice and clubs president, learn more about the individuals and their platforms. Voting takes place today and tomorrow on Canvas. The following responses were provided to The Forum via email and have been edited for clarity and conciseness.

Westminster community addresses President Trump’s executive orders on immigration

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending entry of all refugees into the United States for 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely and citizens from seven Muslim-majority populations for 90 days, members of the Westminster College community released statements responding decrying his actions as oppositional to the college's core values and mission statement.Read the unedited...

Campus leaders across the state pledge to create safe communities during Trump Presidency

Campus leaders at Westminster College, the University of Utah, Dixie State University and Salt Lake Community College came together to write a letter of support for safe communities and diverse populations in a Trump presidency. Read the letter here:In light of the divisiveness of the recent election, as a community, Utah campus leaders choose to stand united and challenge our community to do the ...

Griffins’ post-grad plans

The Class of 2016 graduated this morning, as 859 students walked across the stage clad in robe and cap, earning 548 bachelor and 311 master degrees. The Class of 2016 represented 37 states and 31 different countries with ages ranging from 19 to 60 years old. The class was made up of 487 females and 372 males.Take a look at the plans of these post-grad Griffin in this Forum...

Westminster aviation program is on the rise

Westminster’s aviation program continues to rise after the Cessna Aircraft Company recognized it for its exemplary understanding of aviation and dedication toward the industry.  The college was one of four schools accepted into the Top Hawk Program. Each school was awarded its own custom-branded Cessna 172 aircraft.Kristi Weeks, sophomore aviation flight ops major, worked in tandem with John ...

Student workers on campus

The Forum photo team asked student workers what their favorite part of their on-campus job was to show the range of student jobs. See what the students had to say here:  

Behind the scenes of Bon Appétit

Ever wonder what the Bon Appétit kitchen looks like in the Shaw Student Center? The Forum photo team went behind the scenes to take a closer look. See more: 

Dogs of Westminster

The Forum photography team found students and faculty with their dogs around campus and wanted to find out more about their furry friends. See the dogs of Westminster here: 

How do you take your coffee? Orders in Bassis

The Forum photography team found students at Griff's Roost in Nightingale Hall and asked what drink or coffee they ordered and if that drink was different from their regular order. Here's what the students had to say:

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