Author: Marisa Cooper

Westminster Thinks Big opens conversations on campus

Westminster College’s community examined a variety of topics — such as entrepreneurship, perfection and the connection between art and public health — together Friday night at Westminster Thinks Big, a student-run event in its seventh year. Mekenzie Deneault, a junior communication student, described Westminster Thinks Big as “mini TED talks.” The event consisted of six 15-minute presentations by ...

With DACA program in peril, Westminster supports Dreamers

Westminster College officially supported Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), joining 164 other higher-education institutions in signing an amicus brief backing the issue, as of October 8, 2019. President Trump’s administration announced its intent to rescind the DACA program in September 2017. DACA began in 2012 under the Obama administration to protect young undocumented immigrants who...

Westminster Stories: Outdoor Program Movin’ on Up

Tiana White, Westminster College’s director of the outdoor program, has made the program into a source of community for students. The outdoor program has recently grown that community via a bigger office to base their trips out of. She encourages students to stop by their new office in the Health, Wellness and Athletic Center to say hello. REQUEST CORRECTION

Equal opportunity lacking in club soccer, say women athletes

Westminster College does not have a women’s club soccer team despite support from students.  The men’s club soccer team is well-established, according to Westminster soccer players, but no resources are set aside for a women’s club team. A club soccer team allows athletes who aren’t a part of an NCAA team to continue cultivating their skills and love for the sport with less pressure.  Ka...

Salt Lake’s Classical Greek Theatre Festival brings story of Prometheus to Westminster

Salt Lake City’s Classical Greek Theatre Festival brought the story of “Prometheus Bound” to Westminster College’s Courage Theater for its 49th season from Sept. 5-14.  “Prometheus Bound” is also the same play that was first produced to kickstart the festival in 1970.  Although the festival aims to attract a younger audience to Greek mythology, director Emilio Casillas said “there are pe...

Westminster adapts to another year of 1300 East construction

Salt Lake Public Utilities is doing construction work on 1300 East that no one could miss.  The original plan was to finish the portion of the road in front of Westminster College’s campus before the end of the previous academic year. But work continued through the summer, and has now been a part of Westminster’s move-in day for the second year in a row. The Westminster community has felt the...

Glow-in-the-dark paint and yoga gives yogis more freedom and self-exploration

James Hardy hated yoga when he first tried it in high school. Now he and his fiancée Shazzy Tapias lead Salt Lake City yogis through flow yoga routines while covered in glow paint, listening to a singular artist’s repertoire.  The idea started while Hardy was in yoga teacher training and found himself blasting Led Zeppelin while practicing. In 2011, he was about to lead others in this practic...