The Horizon

Quarantine In Ocean View

Hadley Whittle, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

“It’s been a bittersweet sort of summer,” Mpho Mthethwa, a third-year Bio-Chem major, remarks. He, like many other international students, spent the chaotic past few months living in Westmont’s off-campus Ocean View Apartment...

‘Our work is not done’

Jada Fox, Students Editor

April 8, 2020

Emma Wade has a heart for justice. Her four years at Westmont have encompassed growing into leadership as the president of Gradient and grappling with Westmont culture through academics as a double art and communications major. ...

Continue the good work

Jada Fox, Students Editor

April 8, 2020

“I like intensity,” senior social science major and Urban Initiative Director Kayla Petersen laughs. Over her past four years at Westmont, Kayla has not been one to shy away from challenging conversations and work. For ...


Jada Fox, Students Editor

April 1, 2020

A note from the Students Editor: The class of 2020 has braved fires, mudslides, and now, pandemic. Needless to say, Westmont 2020 seniors have not had a typical college experience complete with an untimely end. As a graduating ...

The other half

March 25, 2020

For senior RA and economics and business major Andres Quiros, Westmont was a dream that God made his reality. Throughout the past four years, Andres has grown in his relationship with God and the Westmont community as an ...

The art of listening

Jada Fox, Students Editor

March 4, 2020

“I think that’s the first step if we’re fighting for reconciliation and justice. If that’s what we’re aiming for, then I think the first step is listening to other people’s stories to understand where they’re comi...

Standing in the gap

Jada Fox, Students Editor

February 25, 2020

Standing within the unknown does not daunt senior math and philosophy major Hannah Fisk, even as she approaches graduation. Though she began her time at Westmont with a seemingly clear and efficient vision of early graduation in a...

Beyond labels

Jada Fox, Students Editor

February 11, 2020

For senior sociology major and second time RA Alesha Bond, her time at Westmont has been full of paths she never anticipated she’d follow. Now in her senior year, Alesha has striven to step into her own identity. Before...

Living amongst nuance

Jada Fox, Students Editor

February 5, 2020

For Westmont student body president and history major Nolan Anderson, empathy and nuance are the core of his studies, service, and community at Westmont. History quickly became the learning grounds for understanding and bridging per...

A portrait of an aspiring publisher

Jada Fox, Students Editor

January 29, 2020

Bailey Baker did not start at Westmont planning to graduate in three years. Despite the unexpected brevity, Bailey has not let a single moment go to waste as she approaches graduation this May. “I wanted to be an English major since I ...

Abroad and back again

January 22, 2020

Eve Reiner straightens on the bench beside her bunk, animated as she speaks: “There’s just like this itch that I have in the small of my back and I always connect that to art and what I think is good or true art,” she rea...

Composing connection

Jada Fox, Students Editor

November 13, 2019

Whether through culture or music, connection is crucial for junior composition major Jared Clarke: “When I create I really want to create something that expresses my feelings in a way that can relate to others, cause I really l...

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