The Horizon

Long-term effects shown in Santa Barbara students due to remote learning
Willow Martin, Staff Writer • December 7, 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Westmont College made a tremendous effort to ensure that in-person classes were available to its students. Since...

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Rick Ostrander on one of Westmonts downtown buildings
Rick Ostrander on Westmont Downtown and off-campus programs
Chloe White, News Editor • December 7, 2021

Dr. Rick Ostrander — director of the Westmont Downtown program and assistant to the president for global education, innovation and new program development...

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Intercultural Programs renew activities during fall semester
Chloe White and Willow Martin November 30, 2021

This semester, Westmont’s Intercultural Organizations (ICO), part of the umbrella of Intercultural Programs (ICP), put on a number of events to engage...

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How we talk about racism without talking about racism
Zab Potter, Guest Writer • December 3, 2021
The Kingdom of God is about the work of restoration and repair, and to live into that Christian vocation of restoration, we must first acknowledge the areas in need of repair — areas of hurt and brokenness and generations of white people stealing Black and Indigenous life, power, wealth and identity. 
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Medias alternative narrative.
The Rittenhouse case: A litmus test for truth and ideology
Micah Sapienza, Guest Writer • December 3, 2021
From the moment the shooting was acknowledged, the vast majority of news sources jumped on it, attempting to fit it into their narrative and rightfully assuming that most people would not fact-check or watch the trial. 
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Marc Broussard: musician, father & philanthropist
Kat Smith, Staff Writer • December 8, 2021

Marc Broussard brought his bayou soul to the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 7, for his first Santa Barbara show since the beginning of the pandemic. The...

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Salvation for All
Dr. Shasberger’s final Christmas concert celebrates salvation for all
David Shiang, Staff Writer • December 8, 2021

The Westmont orchestra and choir performed at the historic Granada Theatre on Dec. 4 and 5 for their annual Christmas concert, “Salvation for All.” The...

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Juggling work and school: Employment on and off the ‘Mont
Melody Rosales, Staff Writer • December 9, 2021

Students at Westmont discuss the struggles of having a job while in school, and the different challenges with on-campus and off-campus jobs. Second-year...

Kelly Vivanco
Kelly Vivanco: Finding good wherever God leads
Kristi Phillips and Lydia Cuomo December 9, 2021

As the middle child of a missionary family of seven in Mexico, second-year Kelly Vivanco grew up trying to fit in with her environment. From her childhood...

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Callie Smith
Callie Smith: The journey to healing 
Lydia Cuomo, Staff Writer • December 2, 2021

Warning: This article contains discussion of sexual assault and mental health issues.  ——— As you scroll through your feed, there are a million...

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