Author: Rylee Brown

The challenges of learning a second language in college during a pandemic

“I’ve seen throughout my travels and stuff, how language is such an amazing tool to connect people,” said Cole Porterfield, a senior international business and marketing major. He and Mikey O’Hearn, a sophomore communication major, are both taking Spanish III at Westminster College, and said they value learning a second language. “[Knowing a second language] makes the world more inclusive and more...

Westminster track and cross country break 5 school records at Idaho competition

The Westminster College cross country track and field team broke five school program records between Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 at their meet in Pocatello, Idaho at Idaho State University, according to the Westminster College Athletics page.  The five program records were set by: Saydi Anderson, first in the 5000-meter run with a time of 17:08.45  Katie Brotherson, second, prelims in the 400-me...

Thrift collective pop-ups return, encourages culture of reciprocity

The Westminster College Environmental Center hosted its first pop-up thrift collective since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the Bassis Student Center. Clothes are purchased on a pay-what-you-will basis and proceeds for the Valentine’s pop-up event went to Under the Umbrella, a new LGBTQ+ bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Clothes can be purchased during regular school hours and the pop-up se...

Dumke Center for Civic Engagement highlights revolutionary community love through Valentine’s Day service projects

The Dumke Center for Civic Engagement celebrated love Feb. 14 on Valentine’s Day with an emphasis on community through projects aimed at groups that are sometimes stigmatized or vulnerable, according to Sophie Caligiuri, a co-team lead for the Dumke community engagement team and senior philosophy major.  Incarcerated individuals, health care workers and Sarah Daft senior citizen residents are...

Students don stylish masks to cope with new normal

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, masks double as a piece of personal protective equipment as well as an accessory to everyday fashion. Some people said they find adding personal flair into their mask helps bring normalcy to an abnormal time.  Spencer Potter, a Westminster theatre professor, said wearing the Westminster logo mask is a great way to create a sense of community. “Even if it&...