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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 ...

Biblical scholar Jolhn Crossan lectures and Westmont

Nick Jensen, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Last Thursday, Westmont partnered with UCSB to host the renowned biblical scholar, Dr. John Dominic Crossan. In the Global Leadership Center (GLC), the DePaul University professor emeritus discussed the apostle Paul’s subversion...

President Trump acquitted day after State of the Union Address

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Last week was eventful for American politics, as the 2020 presidential election cycle officially began, and President Trump’s impeachment trial concluded. The week began Monday night in Iowa, which was the first state to be...

Measure to increase Lompoc sales tax added to 2020 presidential ballot

Wesley Brown, News Editor

February 12, 2020

The Lompoc City Council recently voted unanimously to place Measure I2020 on their 2020 presidential ballot. The controversial Measure would increase their sales tax by 1% up to 8.75%. The proposed policy would generate nearly $5...

Storage Shed to be converted for use by homeless community

Madison Smoke, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Could a transitional storage unit alleviate homeless in the Santa Barbara community? Members of the Santa Barbara community are currently raising awareness about a potential storage unit that would store the belongings of the ...

Homeless man maintains parole after breaking and entering

Ransom Bergen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

One might expect a court of law to be a solemn and silent place, yet on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 28, Department 2 of the Santa Barbara Courthouse is surprisingly noisy. A 94-year-old door opens every other minute, screeching ...

Falconers defend Miramar from invading seagulls

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Nobody wants a beautiful day of rest and relaxation ruined by the constant seagull banter of “Mine! Mine! Mine!” and the potential “treats” that the birds drop as they fly around. Management of the Rosewood Miramar Beach i...

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