Westmont welcomed Dr. Scott Lisea as the new campus pastor this semester. Lisea is certainly qualified for the position: he graduated Westmont in 1988, earned both a doctorate and a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and worked extensively with Young Life ministries for 23 years. Dr. Lisea’s arrival coincides with Westmont’s new emphasis on diversity. In his own words, Lisea has “always appreciated Westmont’s diversity,” adding that “we are more diverse and more internatio...


New pastor, new push for...

by Liz Macias

Time to read: 4 minutes
14 days ago

Becoming a Resident Assistant is a responsibility not meant for the weak of heart and mind. It requires substantial work and compassion, as well as leadership skills. Imagine all of the things that your RA does for your section: from opening your door when you lock yourself out to spending weekends on duty, working as an RA is a heavy responsibility for college students. I ventured through Page Hall to figure out the motivations and requirements behind becoming a Resident Assistant. As the t...


New RA staff steps up

by Bree Hopper

Time to read: 2 minutes
14 days ago

When you walk into the office of the new Armington RD, Tim Miller, you will see several unique features. The painting above his sofa, created by his sister, portrays one of his favorite spots on Wheaton College’s campus, where he earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees. The wooden desk is also a gift and is where he wrote his whole master’s thesis. The book on his desk, “On the Incarnation” by Saint Athanasius, is a “classic that deeply imprinted [his] heart.” Next to the book is a...


Tim Miller joins RD staff

by Lauren Hayward

Time to read: 2 minutes
14 days ago

Westmont recently welcomed the class of 2022, and its new students have already received quite the reputation to fulfill. The diversity of the incoming class, however, may be more exaggerated than the numbers would suggest. Westmont’s Instagram account posted the first public announcement of the diversity of the incoming first-years. The post described the class as “among the most racially diverse, intelligent and best looking in college history!” adding the notion that “two out of three ai...


Diversity numbers depend...

by Rebekah Beeghly

Time to read: 3 minutes
14 days ago

China’s revised codes on family planning China is taking its most progressive stance on family planning yet, with the exclusion of any mention of the matter in its newly drafted civil code. In their previous codes, families have not been allowed to have more than one child. The infamous “one child policy” began in 1979 to help reduce the astronomical birth-rate in the country, but has since created a large gender imbalance and a shrinking workforce. Changes to these family planning policies ...


International News updat...

by Brandon Jones

Time to read: 2 minutes
14 days ago

Macy Cannon Staff Writer One-fourth of the Santa Barbara population lives below the poverty threshold, and the city now has the third highest poverty rate out of California’s fifty eight counties, according to The Independent. The percentage of children below the poverty line is up to 26.3 percent. Much of this poverty is due to the way that wages for full-time jobs have changed since 2000. While areas that were more well-off have only suffered a yearly loss of around $21, areas with higher...


Child poverty in Santa B...

by Macy Cannon

Time to read: 3 minutes
14 days ago

This past weekend featured a big GSAC match for the men’s and women’s tennis teams as they collided with the Arizona Christian University Firestorm. Coming into this match, the women had lost three consecutive matches. On the plus side, they had beat- en the Firestorm 8-1 in their previous meeting this year. Starting at doubles #3 were Delaney Roche and Tatum Phil- lips, at doubles #2 were Cade Pierson and Taylor Cheung-Da- monte, and lastly at doubles #1 were Isabel Lee and Peyton Trebisk...


Facing the Firestorm

by Caleb Soto

Time to read: 3 minutes
5 months ago

The final match of the GSAC season for Warriors' tennis was this past Saturday, as well as Senior Day for luke Whalen, Christian Mathis, and Austin Lee. First up on the day were the women as they took on San Diego Christian, a team they lost to 2-7 the last time they faced off. At Singles #1, Isabel Lee lost a tough three setter 7-5, 0-6, 1-6. Playing at Singles #2 was Cade Pierson, who lost 4-6, 2-4. Peyton Trebisky played at Singles #3 where she won 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). Tatum Phillips lost at...


Men win, women lose to SDCC

by Caleb Soto

Time to read: 3 minutes
5 months ago

This past week, the men’s and women’s tennis teams played in the annual GSAC (Golden State Athletic Conference) tournament. Unfortunately, despite their tremendous efforts, both teams fell just short of winning the title. On Thursday, the women’s team, who has an overall record of 9-11, took on Arizona Christian in the opening match of the tournament. The Warriors started their first match on a positive note and went 3-0 in doubles. The Warriors continued playing with the same intensity d...


Settling for second

by Christa Kurkjian

Time to read: 3 minutes
5 months ago