Author: Riley Levine

Westminster will receive smallest amount of funding from federal $2 trillion stimulus package

The CARES act, a $2 trillion stimulus package, has been passed by the federal government to aid the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Utah schools and colleges will receive over $200 million of this funding, with Westminster College getting the least.  Westminster will receive $1.8 million of the roughly $130 million allocated for Utah colleges and universities, according to Westminster’s Di...

Some graduating seniors fear entering workforce amid halts in economy due to COVID-19

Orders to stay at home and the closure of all “non-essential businesses” have halted the U.S. economy, concerning some graduating seniors about to enter the workforce.  Since Westminster College canceled all on-campus activity March 15, three weeks ago, a lot has changed. COVID-19 cases have increased into the hundreds of thousands and stay-at-home orders have been issued for all but eight st...

Westminster president holds student forum to gauge concerns around COVID-19

Westminster College President Beth Dobkin addressed COVID-19 concerns Tuesday through an open student forum on Microsoft Teams. Dobkin, along with other staff, discussed topics related to COVID-19 with undergraduate and graduate students. Among the topics discussed were the college’s plans for managing courses and timelines for returning to normal campus operations.  Students voiced their con...

Why students say you should carpool to your favorite ski resorts

Living in the Salt Lake valley, it’s likely to experience the heavy smog and pollution caused by inversion. A number of factors like industry, heating homes in the winter and geography play into this pollution.  However, the number one contributing factor to Utah’s poor air quality is mobile vehicles, according to Your Utah, Your Future. The non-profit reports that cars and trucks cause 55% o...

Your art major might lead to a job after all, one graduate says

Westminster College offers many art classes including painting, photography, art history and more. Students in-and-out of art majors can enjoy the benefits of taking these classes.  For some students, art will become their sole focus.  For Adam Tarr, a 2019 graduate from Westminster, art is an important part of his life. After graduating from Westminster with a focus in painting and draw...

Students feel pressure as aviation major approaches end date

Westminster College students in the aviation major are beginning to feel pressure as they near the official end-date of the program. The program will end in the Spring semester of 2021, so there is no option for students who may need extra time to graduate. For older students, this is less of a problem. But for second-year students, the pressure is on. Many students who started in Fall of 2018 wil...