Kamiya Peterson shares ins and outs of ski mountaineeringShot and edited by Forum staff reporter Sophie Killilea.
Kamiya Peterson, a senior outdoor recreation design major at Westminster College, is an avid skier and snowboarder who has lived up Big Cottonwood Canyon all her life. Peterson coaches ski mountaineering, or skimo, which is a sport approved for the 2026 Olympic Games, according to the United States Ski Mountaineering Association.
Peterson said her passion for skimo comes from her love of skiing and being in the outdoors. For those who are unaware of skimo, Peterson said it is similar to backcountry touring except people are racing against each other. She said backcountry touring is skiing out of bounds, not in a resort, where one also has to hike up the peak they want to ski down.
“Most people use skins while backcountry touring which attach to the bottom of your skis and allow you to hike uphill,” Peterson said.
What's your favorite spot off-campus?Recorded & Edited by Forum staff reporter Keely Carolan-Pratt.
In this VoxPop, Forum reporter Keely Carolan-Pratt asks Westminster where they most enjoy spending time off-campus.
What's your go-to meal in Shaw?Recorded & Edited by Forum staff reporter Kate Mackin.
In this VoxPop, Forum reporter Kate Mackin asks three Westminster students their favorite and least favorite meals in Shaw.
Westminster student brings heavy metal to community through impromptu concertsShot & Edited by Forum Staff Contributor Channing Gibbs.
Head banging, gnarly guitar licks, the sound of drums that could rupture eardrums: these are some of the characteristics that make metal music. Jay Gagne knows the last one especially well.
Gagne, a senior music major and gender studies minor at Westminster College, is the drummer for Blind Magus, a Utah-based metal band.
“I’ve always been intimidated by [metal music], but meeting Jay really normalized it,” said Jerica Bird, a Westminster alum and one of Gagne’s friends. “He and his bandmates are all just really cool dudes.”
What is the best purchase you've ever made?In this VoxPop by Forum staff reporter Brooklyn Covington, Westminster College students share the best purchase they feel they've ever made.
Prashanti Limbu shares culinary heritage, cooking adviceShot & Edited by Forum Staff Contributor Madison Covington.
As part of the college experience, many students realize that they have to learn how to cook for themselves.
College students find ways to make a home-cooked meal. One student in particular uses her family recipes when she cooks.
“Whenever I cook it reminds me of home -- it brings [the] comfort and love that I miss the most right now,” said Prashanti Limbu, an international student from Nepal and environmental studies major.
VoxPop: First-Year OrientationIn this VoxPop, The Forum discusses with two incoming first-years and one incoming transfer, how smoke from the recent Parley's canyon fire impacted their Orientation, and how ecological concerns impact their view of the future.
VoxPop: Covid-19 Protocols to Change with Upcoming SeasonFor this VoxPop, Forum reporter Lauren Shoughro interviewed Shay Wyatt, director of Westminster College Athletics; Jenteal Jackson, Head Women's Basketball Coach; and Kade Oswin, incoming first-year student and lacrosse player. In it, all three discuss the way that the COVID-19 pandemic affected last year's athletic season, and what they expect for the year ahead.
Rowing meets the Great Salt Lake: How one woman is sharing her love for the sportFilmed & Edited by Abby Mangum
Meghan Saunders fell in love with rowing the moment she tried it.
"It was easy," Saunders said. "I heard about rowing [from a friend], I went to the Great Salt Lake to row one day, and there was no looking back."
Saunders, a Canada native who came to Utah for school, quickly moved up the ranks of the Great Salt Lake Rowing Club from participant to coach within a year of starting.
That's What Happened Episode 3: AprilFilmed & Edited by Marina McTee & Marisa Cooper
In this episode of That’s What Happened, Video and Podcast Director, Marina McTee, breaks down all the biggest stories from April.
We’ll be talking about a Westminster College student who has been working to get people vaccinated against COVID-19, a cross-country athlete who was hit by a car and Westminster’s reaction to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial.
You can find the links to the full articles below and all of The Forum’s content online at wcforummedia.com.
Story #1: Public health student studies, tracks, supports fight against COVID-19
Story #2: Cross country athlete finds hope, healing after near-death accident
Story #3: ‘We must do more’: Westminster responds to Chauvin verdicts
Why are you excited to watch sports in-person again?Filmed & Edited by Emmaline Russell
The Forum talks with spectators at a Westminster College game to ask why they want to see sports in-person again.
Public health student studies, tracks, supports fight against COVID-19Filmed & Edited by Anthony Giorgio
Over the last year, many classrooms at Westminster College have been impacted by the news cycle. Tabitha Edson, a fourth-year public health student, exemplifies this impact both in her coursework and full-time job.
"I always say that I'm getting my degree in COVID, not public health because that's sometimes what it feels like," Edson said.