Author: Melissa Reeves

Choosing favorites: Why students favor some Utah ski resorts over others

Temperatures dropping, clouds rolling in and skiers driving into the mountains.  As winter approaches, Westminster College students are preparing for a fresh season of skiing and snowboarding at local resorts.  Recently named one of the top snowboarding colleges in the United States, Westminster is a perennial hotspot for skiers and snowboarders alike.  But as runs open and lifts ar...

Zoom theatre performance provides relief, inspiration for Westminster actors

“Fefu and Her Friends”: a story filled with such emotion, it seeped through the computer screen. Behind Zoom screens, actors recited lines not from a stage, but from the comfort of their own spaces.  Performing arts events may take on a different form amid the pandemic, but that didn’t stop actors from putting on an elaborate show.  As a result, Westminster College Theatre Arts presented...

Dancing in the dark: Westminster dancers create way to perform during pandemic

When the pandemic hit, many in-person dance classes turned into online Zoom links. Group performances were soon solo practice. Large performances were suddenly canceled.   “We went so long without performing, so it’s still really cool that people get to come and view dance again,” said Claire Mischel, a sophomore biology major. Despite the chilly weather, the Westminster College campus w...

House Hunters: The search for off-campus living amid a pandemic

Two college students, two states, one realtor.   Anna Zielinski’s summer was anything but normal. After being granted an off-campus exemption, she and her roommate began their search for a place to live.  They enlisted the help of a local realtor to help them land a place to live as they were out-of-state during the summer.  The Westminster College sophomore accounting major tu...

Art professors adapt to the pandemic

While Westminster College students were on summer break, art professors carefully planned the Fall semester as the school announced its plan for in-person classes.  As Westminster began the semester, many professors anxiously waited to see the outcome of their planning. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many art professors reconfigured class structures to suit their students and subjects.  D...

New strength coach hired at Westminster amid national athletic department furloughs

Alex Wetmore did not expect to be defending his Ph.D. dissertation during a pandemic — and he certainly did not expect to be finding a job during one either. Wetmore was hired Aug. 1 as the head strength and conditioning coach for Westminster College Athletics. His journey to Salt Lake City did not come without its trials, as the entire hiring process was done under COVID-19 restrictions.&nb...

ASW Events looks to connect students through hybrid events for Fall semester

ASW events at Westminster College may not look the same as they were in previous years, as Salt Lake City safety guidelines limit the number of people able to gather at one time to slow the spread of COVID-19.  However, the ASW Events team said they would be experimenting with hybrid events, implementing both in-person and virtual elements.  “We are planning on doing a lot of hybrid even...