Slacklining event aims to increase student engagement with Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program staff organized a Slack and Slice event aimed at getting students interested in what the program offers on Sep. 13 by the bouldering wall outside Bassis Student Center, according t...Read More

Students, faculty express concerns over rising inflation, cost of living

As inflation continues to climb, today’s “broke college students” find themselves broker than their predecessors, according to a study conducted by Mo...Read More

Westminster community participates in Community Time with Clubs, Organizations Fair

Chris Ledyard, a junior undeclared major, said he and other students spent their afternoon signing up for clubs at the Clubs and Organizations Fair in...Read More

The Coffee Shop replaces Griff’s Roost amidst Westminster University, Sodexo partnership

Westminster University now offers espresso, chai and frappe drinks in Bassis Student Center where Griff’s Roost used to occupy, over a week after the ...Read More

Westminster community book club dives into ideas of “acceptable” bodies in “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love”

“Living in a female body, a Black body, an aging body, a fat body, a body with mental illness, is to awaken daily to a planet that expects a certain s...Read More

Climate activist shares “doing better” solutions for the climate crisis

Josie Gerritsen is a Media Writing I student who won the Aspiring Forum Journalist Prize for her work covering the Kim T. Adamson Lecture in Internati...Read More

Student engagement librarians offer resources, guidance for Westminster community

Katherine Tucker Paterson, a student engagement librarian at Giovale Library, said she encourages students to utilize the librarians’ guidance and ass...Read More

Westminster community explores ChatGPT, examines artificial intelligence in higher education

ChatGPT has sparked discussions across the country about the role of artificial intelligence in higher education and how institutions are adapting the...Read More

Less than 2% of the population: Westminster community unpacks, analyzes being Black at a primarily white Utah college

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misspelled Isaac Cortes. That error is now fixed. This story was initially written in Fall 2022 by former...Read More

Shaw brings back eco-container program, charges additional 50 cents for regular to-go containers

Bon Appétit reinstated their eco-container program in Shaw Dining Hall for Spring semester, an initiative which was discontinued in Fall 2020 as a saf...Read More

Griff’s Roost barista seeks to improve cafe for Westminster community

This story was initially written in Fall 2022 by former Forum reporter Madi Goddard. Chris Forbush, a barista at Griff’s Roost Cafe, said he would lik...Read More

First in-person Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Luncheon since COVID recognizes ‘Bodies on the Line’

The Westminster College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted the first in-person Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Luncheon since COVID-19 on F...Read More

Westminster Career Center equips students to enter a competitive workforce

The Kim T. Adamson Alumni House of Westminster College hosted a ‘Take a Griffin to Lunch’ tabling event Tuesday, where students were invit...Read More

Some students, faculty said they feel optimistic about proposed community hour

Dean of Students Glenn Smith proposed “Community Hour,” a time when students, faculty and staff “might gather informally or at structured events durin...Read More

Education, planning are crucial elements to safety in Utah’s backcountry, according to Westminster faculty, student

There’s nothing like the solitude in the wintertime that can be experienced through recreation in the backcountry of nearby mountains, according to We...Read More

Westminster student-athletes share their experience with home advantage

“There is definitely an advantage playing at home,” said Mailey Ballard, a sophomore sports management major on the Westminster College women’s basket...Read More

Westminster’s campus bookstore manager recommends top books, tips for students

Liz Anderson, manager of Westminster College’s campus bookstore, said she embraced her role to educate and aid students despite being a trained chef a...Read More

Westminster students reopen multipurpose art space in Sugar House

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story published misspelled 2006: Space Oddity. This error is now fixed. Westminster College students Kyle Picke...Read More

Westminster Alum elevates importance of name identity via photography project

“Call Me by My Name,” a collage of portraits photographed by Westminster alum Janessa Ilada, raises awareness about the importance of names to Asian A...Read More

Immersive theatre draws Westminster’s audience into Victor Frankenstein’s world

Originally planned for six shows, Westminster College’s theatre arts program added an additional four shows to accommodate the audience’s desire...Read More

Students, community question proposed gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon

A new change to the transportation system in Little Cottonwood Canyon may affect Westminster College student access to one of Utah’s most popular area...Read More

Staff, students say Westminster’s drinking culture is ‘unique’ and good for community

Westminster College’s wet campus is different from other Utah schools and brings a sense of community belonging at events, according to Carlie Hiatt, ...Read More

Veterans Day Ceremony honors past, present service members

Students, faculty, staff and the Center for Veteran and Military Services gathered to honor past and active service members during the Veterans Day Ce...Read More

Westminster community emphasizes importance of Midterm elections

As Americans across the nation prepare to cast their ballot in the 2022 Midterm elections, Westminster College students, especially those who are out-...Read More

Westminster community adjusts as Sugar House fire impacts the neighborhood

Westminster College residential students awoke to smokey air and charred debris on campus Wednesday morning after a fire erupted Tuesday night at 2188...Read More

Students climb to new heights with updated rock wall

Angular wood juts out in neat, modern patterns, dotted with multicolored plaster rocks, at the updated Bishop’s Wall in Westminster College’s Health, ...Read More

Geek Fest opens doors for scientific opportunities

With recent comic conventions, like FanX in Utah, some might assume ‘Geek Fest’ at Westminster College would involve costumes and merchandise featurin...Read More

Giovale Library is underused with lots of potential, according to circulation desk manager Mitzi Farnsworth

Giovale Library has resources for students that should be utilized more, according to circulation desk worker Mitzi Farnsworth, a 47-year-old history ...Read More

Westminster opens doors for diversity, equity with tuition-free program

The Westminster Commitment is a tuition-free Westminster College program with the potential to encourage college attendance for incoming students who ...Read More

Students grow a fruit orchard, courtesy of the Environmental Center

Westminster College students from the Environmental Center planted an orchard west of Black Bridge, which anyone in the community is welcome to take f...Read More

Westminster College performing arts facilities receive a makeover

When senior tech theatre major Briar Woodie first stepped foot inside the new Florence J. Gillmor Hall building earlier this semester, they “just kind...Read More

Students, faculty respond to Westminster University name change

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story published misspelled Django Clarke. This error is now fixed. Westminster College will become Westminster ...Read More

Students promote community-building, connection at Center for Centers Open House

Students weaved in and out of the Center for Centers open house, which featured a conglomeration of Dumke Center for Civic Engagement, the Environment...Read More

Westminster’s campus events see increased engagement, according to ASW Events President

Forum reporter Devin Logan discussed the increase in engagement for ASW events and how these activities bring the Westminster College community togeth...Read More

Students get a new taste of Shaw

Upon entering Shaw Student Center, the atmosphere is starkly different from the 2020–22 academic years when COVID-19 safety measures limited dining op...Read More

Students reflect on Westminster’s George Washington statue

Before any student from Stock Hall, Behnken Hall or Olwell Hall can walk to Westminster College’s residential parking lot, they must pass a 3 feet by ...Read More

Integrated Wellness Fair orients students with on-campus resources

Students and faculty members congregated into Shaw Student Center to learn about wellness programs provided on campus at Westminster College’s Integra...Read More

Climate change, education system are priorities for young adults, according to Forum survey

Dealing with climate change and improving education dominate legislature concerns for students at Westminster College, according to a recent survey co...Read More

May Term trips resume after two-year hiatus

May Term Study Experiences, including many study-abroad programs, will resume next month after a two-year hiatus. With vaccine rollouts and the pandem...Read More

Westminster College hosts State Boulder Competition Qualifier

Approximately 30 students  competed for spray-painted trophies and other prizes, with the opportunity to represent Westminster College for the fi...Read More

Diverse Book Fair spreads awareness with free, accessible books

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center hosted the Diverse Book Fair with books the center’s coordinators said encompassed their programs, and offe...Read More

Westminster community works together at Emigration Creek during Earth Day Clean-up

The Dumke Center for Civic Engagement and the Environmental Center jointly organized a Earth Day clean-up project, which provided 15–20 students with ...Read More

Students express “gender euphoria” at Westminster’s Queer Prom

During Westminter College’s Pride Week Celebration, a Queer Prom was hosted with the theme “gender euphoria.” Attendees were encouraged to come to the...Read More

Meau Brinley pursues full-time art career

At a liberal arts school like Westminster College, artists are abundant, and classes aren’t free. Some students said they are turning to alternative w...Read More

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 bus...Read More

Westminster artists curate Senior Art Exhibit

The air crackles with energy that can only be produced by the culmination of four years of creative work. Family, professors and peers amble between t...Read More

AmeriCorps VISTA leader serves the Westminster community through The Purple Basket

AmeriCorps VISTA leader Nayethzi Hernandez has served the Westminster College community through The Purple Basket since the start of the 2020–21 schoo...Read More

Westminster removes mask requirements in classrooms

Westminster College relaxed mask requirements on Monday, March 28. The new guidelines only require masks in Student Health Services and the Counseling...Read More

COVID-19 shows the necessity of accessibility in education

Disability and student wellness have become more of a focus at Westminster College over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Christie Fox...Read 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, I...Read More

RPG Night brings fun and games through role-playing

The Disability Justice and Board with Friends clubs collaborated to host RPG Night with micro-role-playing games, or single-session tabletop role-play...Read More

Pre-Professional Health Society hosts game night social

The Pre-Professional Health Society Society hosted their first game night social Thursday, March 17 to give students an opportunity to get to know mor...Read More

Queer bookstore creates safe, accessible, affirming space for LGBTQ+ community in Salt Lake City

Under the Umbrella, a queer bookstore located at the corner of 500 west and 200 south, opened in November 2021. It is the only bookstore catering towa...Read More

Meet the candidates running for ASW positions in 2022

ASW is hosting the 2022 election cycle and filling the positions of president, Vice President and clubs president. There are five students running for...Read More

Westminster updates mask protocols to align with new CDC guidelines

With continued drops in COVID-19 case numbers and lower hospitalizations in Utah, Westminster College announced in a Feb. 17 email it would be impleme...Read More

Russia invades Ukraine

On Feb. 24, the Russian military invaded Ukraine after months of build-up along their shared borders to the north and east. Russian President Vladimir...Read More

Westminster adapts to low enrollment

“I would never want to see our population grow so much that we lost the sense of personal connection, opportunity for students, small class sizes, all...Read More

ASW strategizes to increase interest in student government positions

Campaigning for the ASW 2022–23 election began Feb. 23 after ASW members strategized to increase interest for students to take up candidate positions....Read More

ASW releases budget, plans for financial code revision

In November 2021, ASW reported their budget for the 2021-22 academic year with certain line items zeroed out. This has initiated a revision in the ASW...Read More

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....Read More

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 a...Read More

Westminster College students submit their work to the Student Art Exhibition

With so many venues closing and many events canceling because of COVID-19, the Westminster College Student Art Exhibition will once again take place, ...Read More

Westminster’s Olympians travel to Beijing for the first Winter Games since COVID-19 pandemic began

In the 2022 Winter Olympic games, five Westminster College students, three alumni and 11 former students represent the United States, the Philippines,...Read More

New Appointed ASW Vice President Gaeble Jones confirmed Jan. 31

After previous Vice President Deaun Saxby graduated December 2021, ASW president and senior communication major Brendan Sudberry appointed Saxby’s suc...Read More

Counselors, students give advice for managing anxiety during COVID-19

As the Spring semester begins with a flexible start, students said they experience high levels of anxiety, with 75% of respondents saying their anxiet...Read More

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 peopl...Read More

Westminster’s MLK Celebration pivots to both in person, online

Westminster College annually holds a week of celebrations to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy, but this year’s hybrid approach to the...Read More

Women’s soccer team balances academic success and student life

More than half of the Westminster College women’s soccer team were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference All-Academic Honor Roll for the 20...Read More

Westminster provides N95 masks to community amidst Omicron surge

Westminster College announced Jan. 11 they would provide N95 masks, free for students, faculty and staff members to pick up in various locations aroun...Read More

Westminster announces Spring COVID-19 updates, flexible start to semester

Westminster College announced the first two weeks of Spring semester will “be flexible” to mitigate the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, acc...Read More

Florence J. Gillmor Hall construction delayed due to supply shortage

Correction A correction was made to this story Dec. 16 at 3:17 p.m. MST. A previous version of this story implied construction on Florence J. Gillmor ...Read More

Low student on-campus employment creates workplace difficulties

At Westminster College, many on-campus job positions remain unfilled despite being halfway through the 2021-22 school year, according to President Bet...Read More

Kayaker, paraglider Macie Brendlinger on managing risk, passion for extreme sports

Macie Brendlinger, a sophomore nursing major at Westminster College, has a zest for thrill, with paragliding and whitewater kayaking being her adrenal...Read More

First-year Westminster students face their first round of college finals

“Overall, my first semester went well,” said Kiva Call-Feit, a first-year elementary education major, in an email. “My senior year of high school was ...Read More

Westminster students say guilt-based eco-marketing is ineffective

Westminster College, like many schools and organizations, encourages eco-friendly behaviors through the use of marketing such as signage and stickers ...Read More

Annual Westminster Staff Council Pie Auction brings college community together

Only 15 minutes after the Annual Staff Council Pie Auction began in Bassis Student Center Nov. 19, over 40 people were in attendance. The reason? Atte...Read More

Supply chain disruptions impact Westminster community

“At [Shaw Student Center], we’ve seen disruptions with meat and produce due to production shortages or transportation issues,” said Tony DiRaddo, the ...Read More

Westminster implements revised course evaluation instrument to elicit more objective feedback

In the 2021 Spring semester, Westminster College implemented a revised course evaluation instrument after faculty voted to amend the previous survey-b...Read More

AAPI Life Night Market brings comfort and unity through food

Onigiri, red bean mochi soup, lumpia, spring rolls and kalua pork, all arranged neatly on tables adorned with red tablecloths. Smells of food wafted t...Read More

Westminster students say ASW Casino Night gives a glimpse into adulthood

What screams “adulthood” louder than gambling and mocktails? Attendees at ASW’s annual Casino Night Nov. 18, located in Westminster on the Draw, said ...Read More

Westminster student competes at Shred Fest

Shred Fest, a two-day winter kickoff festival, celebrated the start of the season with live music, film screenings, vendors, food trucks and breweries...Read More

Westminster College’s oldest neighbor: the Wasatch fault

Westminster College sits no more than 100 yards from the Wasatch Fault, meaning  students study and Salt Lake City residents live in a significan...Read More

Westminster Town Hall talks about COVID-19 booster shots, new normal

Westminster College students, staff and faculty met during an ASW Town Hall Oct. 26 to discuss questions regarding the future of Westminster in relati...Read More

Westminster students react to Snowbird’s new Fast Tracks system

Snowbird implemented a new system called Fast Tracks Nov. 1, which allows guests to pay an extra fee to skip the lift line, according to the Snowbird ...Read More

Aunika Woodbury shares passion for painting

“I think art is important because obviously it’s a really great way to express yourself, and put your feelings just down,” said junior art major Aunik...Read More

Celebration of Light honors diversity of faith traditions

“I’m hoping we come together in a new way, a better way and a closer way, then we ever have before,” said Jan Saeed, the director of Westminster Colle...Read More

Westminster student broadens horizons through frequent travel

“I’ve been to 23 countries and 49 out of the 50 States,” said Cole Porterfield, an avid traveler and senior international business and management majo...Read More

Gear repair clinic encourages sustainability, inclusivity

The Outdoor Program at Westminster College hosted a gear repair clinic a month after the used gear sale, in the Health, Wellness and Athletic Center N...Read More

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante restoration continues conversation surrounding land use

National Monuments Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante were restored by President Joe Biden Oct. 7, springing celebrations among Indigenous natio...Read More

Westminster professor Christy Clay describes food systems, climate change in local communities

“I think some really important things for students to understand — and this is where the nexus of the issue of drought and climate change come to be —...Read More

Westminster students celebrate Día de los Muertos

Westminster College students honored family, friends and loved ones during Día de los Muertos in the Bassis Student Center Nov. 2. Día de los Muertos,...Read More

How live theatre continues to go on in a pandemic

After a year of virtual productions, Westminster College’s theatre department returns to live theatre with new COVID-19 protocols, according to Abbie ...Read More

Walkways to Westminster fosters college opportunities for 1st-generation, underrepresented students

Walkways to Westminster is an after-school program for first-generation and underrepresented students in grades 5-12, and provides one-on-one life and...Read More

Pride Week Taboo Talk covers navigating spaces as a queer Black person

In honor of Westminster College Pride Week, a Taboo Talk covered what it is like to navigate self love, relationships and spaces as a queer Black pers...Read More

Westminster students create their Halloween costumes months in advance

Molly Kade, a senior sociology major, frequently browses the isles at JOANN Fabric and Craft in preparation for creating their elaborate Halloween cos...Read More

ASW member creates charter for senate

A correction was made to this story Nov. 5 at 10:22 p.m. MST. A previous version of this story used an incorrect title for Brynlie Green as “ASW speak...Read More

Pride Week drag show takes place at Shaw Student Center

Drag queens Gia Bianca Stephens, Ivy Dior Stephens and Kay Bye rocked the runway in Shaw Student Center Thursday night, according to Gaeble Jones, eve...Read More

New Disability Justice program sparks conversation of inaccessibility on campus

Disability Justice is a new program under the Student Diversity Inclusion Center created by Westminster College students who noticed campus is inacces...Read More

ASW events rebuild Westminster community

ASW Events President and sophomore neuroscience major Ashlee Szwedko said this year’s focus for ASW events is on tradition and partners from the Westm...Read More