Author: Raffael Breu

Motivation, focus: former giant slalom athlete transfers his drive into successful academic career

Will Gregorak, a 28-year-old philosophy senior at Westminster College, was one of the best alpine ski racers in the world. By the time he was 23, he was ranked the 32 fastest giant slalom skier in the world. After a severe knee injury in 2014, Gregorak was not able to come back to his old strength and was forced to quit his athletic career. For the last four years, Gregorak was studying philosophy...

Westminster pushes initiative against excessive use of plastic straws

Bon Appétit, Westminster College’s primary food vendor, is fighting against the unnecessary use of single-use plastic, along with many other businesses in Utah and across the U.S., by removing plastic straws from its cafes and restaurants.E Environmental impact of plastic straws Between 170 and 390 million straws are used in the U.S. every day, according to the New York Times. Considering an avera...

News about the Loo posters effective way to reach students, Career Center staff says

It’s Friday morning, and as Westminster College’s campus slowly fills up with students, faculty and staff, somebody is visiting every bathroom on campus to exchange 190 yellow “Career News in the Loo” posters. “Career News in the Loo” is a flyer posted in every bathroom across campus. The fliers are composed by the Career Center, to inform students about job offerings on and off campus as well as ...

The ground shakes. What next?

The ground starts rumbling, buildings start crumbling, students and professors seek protection under desks, an earthquake has just hit Westminster College. Scenarios like this are possible because the entire earth’s crust above the western United States is stretching. As a result, parts of the crust are cracking and this leads to earthquakes, said geology professor Dave Goldsmith. “It’s sort of li...

Poetry series celebrates 25 years with overflowing crowd

Westminster College’s Anne Newman Sutton Poetry Series began Spring 2019 with a “good crowd” on Monday. The event took place in the Kim Adamson Alumni House with readings from two published authors and drew more of a crowd than organizers were expecting. Celebrating 25 years, organizers of the poetry series invited seven authors from in and out of state to read from their books over the course of ...