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COVID-19’s effects on social media

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Over half of Americans get their news from social media, and because of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, reliance on social media as a news source is affecting many Americans.  According to multiple Pew Research Center su...

Effects of COVID-19 on Santa Barbara

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

The first COVID-19-related death in Santa Barbara County has been confirmed. Officials have not released a great deal of information about the patient, but this event may serve as an awakening to many residents in the county wh...

Mitch Vance Appointed Chair for Board of Advisors

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

This spring, Westmont appointed a new chair for its team of Board of Advisors. On Thursday, Mitch Vance of Newport Beach was officially announced as the replacement for Peter Thorrington, who was Chair of the Board since 2014. The spring s...

The Beloved Community Project: Faculty and Staff Taking Part in Racial Climate Conversations

Kat Marquez, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

In light of continuing the conversations on campus racial climate, a group of about sixty faculty and staff members continue to meet in what is called the Beloved Community Project, or BCP. This group of faculty/staff was insp...

Response to homeless in midst of COVID-19

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Nearly three weeks have passed since Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order for all Californians to stay home. The community in Santa Barbara most affected by this order is none other than residents without homes. For many, the CO...

Letter from the Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health

March 31, 2020

March 30, 2020 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also your neighbors, friends, and the local doctors who may diagnose your child's ear...

Students lead protest against administration

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Students of color at Westmont are no longer the only voices being heard, or silenced, in their fight against racial inequity on campus. On Friday, March 6, over 100 students and faculty took a silent stand outside of Murchison Gym ...

Student body and faculty adjust to off-campus life

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

  Almost two weeks have passed since Westmont decided to move to remote instruction in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. With the latest information and governmental decisions emerging daily, often hourly, the colleg...

Westmont Delegation Attends SCORR Conference

Kat Marquez, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

This past weekend, 35 students and six staff members from Westmont College attended the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) at Biola University, an annual event with the mission to “empower attendees to become ...

Increased local and on-campus focus on human trafficking

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and in response, members of the Westmont and greater Santa Barbara communities have sought to bring awareness to an issue that is much bigger than many people realize. Human t...

Borderline reborn a year after tragic shooting

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

It is scarcely possible to prepare oneself to experience the violence, confusion, and grief that comes from enduring a mass shooting. Survivors of the Route 91 shooting in Vegas learned this in 2017, and the survivors of the ...

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