Author: Molly Gray

Students compete in 11th annual Westminster bouldering competition

Westminster College students of all skill levels and backgrounds gathered in the Dolores Dore Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center (HWAC) to compete in the college’s 11th annual indoor rock climbing competition on Nov. 15. Hyped up by a cheering crowd, students competed in a series of “heats,” wherein climbers were grouped together based on their skill level to allow for maximum time on the...

Annual ski swap raises money for Westminster’s alpine ski team

Each fall, ski and snowboard enthusiasts at Westminster College scramble to get rid of their old gear and replace it with something new, or at least something new to them. At Westminster’s third annual ski swap, which took place in the Dolores Dore Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center (HWAC) gym from Nov. 8-10, students were able to not only swap and sell their lightly used gear, but also r...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting ignites student discussion of hate crime, gun control, rising anti-semitism in the U.S.

Rabbi Avremi Zippel of Salt Lake City’s Chabad Lubavitch synagogue, located just below Westminster College’s campus, recited prayers to a solemn crowd. The gathering was nearly silent. Faces lit up by the flames of white Roman candles were bowed in respect, and quiet prayers honoring innocent lives lost were murmured. Attendees at the event were part of a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those ...

Production of “Men on Boats” challenges traditional acting roles

  A story about cisgender, white men is usually acted out by exactly that ー cisgender, white men. Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus’ “Men on Boats,” performed by Westminster College’s theater department, turns that notion upside-down. The play follows the 1869 expedition of John Wesley Powell and his entourage down the Colorado River. This was not the first journey of its kind but Powell and his men were...

Do’s and don’ts: dog policies at Westminster

From the outside looking in, Westminster College appears to have a lenient policy towards service animals, emotional support animals and pets. It may not, however, be so simple. Anybody who has taken a handful of classes at Westminster has probably seen a dog in the classroom at least once. The college has such a dog-friendly culture, in fact, that it there is a Westminster DogSpotting Facebook pa...