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Weekly News Briefing: Students elect new ASW board, C-Span visits campus and social media becomes art

Weekly News Briefing: Students elect new ASW board, C-Span visits campus and social media becomes art
The C-SPAN bus came to visit Westminster Wednesday, Feb. 27. C-SPAN producers told students C-SPAN presents unbiased, non-partisan information so viewers can make their own judgments. (Lewis Figun Westbrook)

The Weekly Briefing gives a small look into the stories The Forum has covered in the past week. This week, we covered the ASW elections, how C-Span is educating the nation on unbiased news and how some students are treating social media platforms as their art projects.

Men’s lacrosse secures first win of season

In the first lacrosse game of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Westminster men’s lacrosse team dominated Colorado State University-Pueblo Friday afternoon with a final score of 23-6.

Sophomore Chris Castiglia led the team with seven ground balls and Auger led the team with six goals and three assists for a total of nine points. Sophomore Spencer Whinery scored eight points with five goals and three assists. 

Students elect new ASW board

Campaigning for ASW elections began Monday for students to elect the student government board. There are seven candidates running for the five elected positions. 

Voting opened Thursday morning with the winners announced at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Read the bios of all the candidates here.

President: Obaid Barakzai
Vice President: Daud Mumin
Chief Justice: Chris Ooley
Clubs President: Vacant
Sophomore senators: Eva Anderson and Brynlie Green
Senator of the School of Arts and Sciences: Tristan Palmer

ASW is expected to hold a special election for the Clubs President position.

Students turn to social media as new art form

Moving into a new generation of art and all the categories that come with it, students at Westminster College are seeing social media become its own art form. Expression of character and identity is shown through many artistic platforms, one of those being social media.

Art forms and techniques are changing the way some people approach social media, some Westminster students said. Especially as social networks are being treated as a continuous art project. 

C-Span visits campus to educate on unbiased news

The C-Span mobile studio and Education studio made a stop at Westminster College Wednesday to raise awareness about civic engagement in the 2020 campaign and the importance of unbiased news. 

C-Span is the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a nonprofit public service. It televises proceedings of the federal government, as well as other public affairs programming.

Right now, the bus is focusing on educating voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election in November. The space allows voters to take quizzes and ask questions that can be passed along for future interviews with candidates. 

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