Author: Mackenzie Quarry

Westminster hosts annual hunger banquet to bring awareness to food insecurity in Utah, worldwide

Westminster College hosted its Annual Hunger Banquet last night in Dolores Dore Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center (HWAC)’s special events room. The interactive event also included a presentation from Utahns Against Hunger. At the beginning of the banquet, each participant drew an income level at random which divided the room into the three classes — low income, middle income and high inc...

Westminster students discuss emergency notification system in wake of University of Utah shooting

University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was shot and killed on campus On Oct. 22. She was found after police responded to a report of a possible abduction around 8:00 p.m. Students at the university received a notification of a suspected shooter at 9:57 p.m. on Oct. 22 through the University of Utah’s Campus Alert System. The message included a physical description of the suspect and promised ...

Community member powerlifts in dress clothes to overcome personal struggle, honor his identity

Students, faculty and staff might recognize Steven Seril by his signature dress clothes which he wears to lift weights on campus. Seril is a four-time 1st-place award winner in powerlifting, according to Open Powerlifting, and regularly competes in events sponsored by the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) and the American Powerlifting Federation (APF). Seril’s connection to Westminster...

Wage, work hour restrictions make it difficult to pay tuition students say

Westminster College’s minimum wage and work hour limits push some students with on-campus jobs to look for additional sources of income, according to students. Which leaves them with little time for schoolwork or other activities. Michelle Vainright, a junior outdoor education and leadership major, said she works hard to make ends meet while also trying to be a full-time student. “I’ve been ...

Westminster’s shrinking maintenance team struggles to keep up with demand

Some years Westminster College’s maintenance department has seen over 150 work orders in one weekend said Kenton Gregory, a maintenance foreman at the college. In 2017, $4,000 worth of property damage was caused by a single incident when students living at Westminster on the Draw rampaged through the hallways of the building destroying exit signs and ceiling tiles. Gregory, who has worked at Westm...