Author: Madi Goddard

Westminster Alum elevates importance of name identity via photography project

“Call Me by My Name,” a collage of portraits photographed by Westminster alum Janessa Ilada, raises awareness about the importance of names to Asian American and Pacific Islander’s identity, according to Ilada.  Ilada unveiled the portraits and spoke about her advocacy work during a speaker event Nov. 9 in Bassis Student Center, hosted by the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center’s AAPI prog...

Staff, students say Westminster’s drinking culture is ‘unique’ and good for community

Westminster College’s wet campus is different from other Utah schools and brings a sense of community belonging at events, according to Carlie Hiatt, a senior psychology major.  “Being able to come together and explore a culture more, or listen to a band play music on campus with a glass of wine makes the Westminster culture so much more unique compared to other campuses,” Hiatt said in an em...

Veterans Day Ceremony honors past, present service members

Students, faculty, staff and the Center for Veteran and Military Services gathered to honor past and active service members during the Veterans Day Ceremony held Monday in Richer Commons. The ceremony signified the opening of the veteran center’s gallery to celebrate the veterans part of the Westminster community, according to the Westminster College website.  Samara Thorell, an ROTC student ...

Giovale Library is underused with lots of potential, according to circulation desk manager Mitzi Farnsworth

Giovale Library has resources for students that should be utilized more, according to circulation desk worker Mitzi Farnsworth, a 47-year-old history major. Farnsworth said she has worked at the library since last February and is currently completing an internship with the archives.  “If you need a laptop, or if you need to log into the computer, or you’re trying to print something, or you ne...

Westminster opens doors for diversity, equity with tuition-free program

The Westminster Commitment is a tuition-free Westminster College program with the potential to encourage college attendance for incoming students who are statistically left out due to financial barriers. “I think [The Westminster Commitment] covers a really distinctive way for students in Utah to take a look at Westminster, particularly for those who might not take a look at Westminster because of...