Opinion

Letter to the Editor: a clarification on unconscious bias

Dear Editor, Can a sign make a difference? Maybe. It likely depends on the effectiveness of the “visual” appeal (readability), the “curb” appeal (location/placement), and the “idea” appeal (message). ...Read More

How my month as a cheerleader convinced me cheer is a sport

I have played basketball, football, soccer, baseball and even did a bit of karate, however, cheer is the only sport where I’ve been kicked in the face. From my month as a cheerleader on the Westminste...Read More

Last names have disappeared from Westminster campus

Check the syllabus, check the roll call, even check your saved contacts and ask yourself: ‘where are the last names?’ At Westminster College, a mystery unfolded as students and teachers alike realized...Read More

Letter to the Editor: the ‘Know Your Bias’ campaign won’t work

The following Letter to the Editor does not reflect the views and opinions of The Forum or its staff and has been lightly edited for clarity. For information about Westminster College’s “Know Your Bia...Read More

Dance as conduit for community: How dance seniors awakened artistic opportunity in department despite limited resources

During the American College Dance Association conference this past week, I witnessed countless acts of genius in the form of movement artistry that engaged my passion for dance, education and experien...Read More

Trump’s Twitter attacks on the NFL show us he’s the one being “un-American”

Every Sunday, new stories and tweets appear offering updates on a protest that has caught the nation’s attention — players in the National Football League (NFL) silently kneeling during the National A...Read More

‘Whitelash’ after “Get Out” hits the screen

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” captures a satirical view of what it means to be black in today’s America — but it’s received plenty of backlash from (white) folks who criticize it for disrupting the status ...Read More

New song, same Taylor: “Look What You Made Me Do” embodies revenge, victimhood and refusal to take blame

Taylor Swift’s new music video “Look What You Made Me Do” set a new record, reaching 43.2 million views in the first 24 hours it was posted to YouTube.Some loved it and a lot of people hated it.After ...Read More

Reflections on anxiety and depression during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Disclaimer: When it comes to mental health and mental illness, I believe it is critical to talk about these things, how they affect us and about how our loved ones can support us. Talking, writing, mu...Read More

Your handy guide to understanding The Forum

In an ever-changing media landscape marked by massive amounts of noise and fake news, it can be hard to know how to engage with news organizations — especially for those of us who may have never been ...Read More