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Westmont plans to shift from online learning to outdoor classes

Kelli Burell, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

After much patience and perseverance, the students of Westmont will finally return to campus with in-person classes beginning on Monday, Sept. 28. Most classes will be held in various outdoor venues around campus, while others wil...

State Street remains lively while ensuring health and safety guidelines

Madison Smoak, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

The return of the National Football League has brought a long-awaited sense of energy to businesses on State Street. For many typical sports hotspots, business had declined since the Super Bowl in February due to restrictions...

New program seeks to create an inclusive LGBTQ+ community on campus

Chloe White, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

LGBTQ+ students and Westmont’s community guidelines are two historically separate yet important parts of the Westmont community. Now they are being united through a new on-campus ministry called Nexus. Announced during last...

Local mental health organizations adapt to serve patients remotely

Maddy Simonsen, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues, including suicide attempts, anxiety, and depression, have increased in the Santa Barbara region. To alleviate these problems, Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), the Mental We...

The scoop on move-in: student information about going back

Chloe White, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

As the time draws near for students to repopulate campus, everyone is in a frenzy to know exactly what’s happening in order to be most prepared. That said, there has been much speculation and uncertainty about what it will ...

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...

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...

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