Monthly Archives: February 2015

Men’s Basketball Presidential Weekend Roundup

Seniors Brandon Moore and Verdis Lee, Jr. were recognized before Wednesday’s match for Senior Night.  PHOTO BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD

Seniors Brandon Moore and Verdis Lee, Jr. were recognized before Wednesday’s match for Senior Night. PHOTO BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD

BY EVAN LEMASTER

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

While some people chose to relax over the Presidential weekend, the men on the Westminster basketball team did not have that luxury. The Blue Jays started their weekend with a 54-50 victory over Eureka College on Saturday, then hosted Iowa Wesleyan in a 63-55 loss the following Monday. Then on Wednesday, the Blue Jays took on Fontbonne University for Senior Night, ending in an 86-80 loss for Westminster.

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Following 17-7 Season, Women’s Basketball Enters Postseason as Number Two Seed

The team recognized seniors Danielle Williams, Tylere Goans, and Danielle Smuczenski on Senior Night.  PHOTO BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD

The team recognized seniors Danielle Williams, Tylere Goans, and Danielle Smuczenski on Senior Night. PHOTO BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD

BY EMILY KESEL
SPORTS EDITOR

With a record of 14-4 in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) play, the Westminster College women’s basketball team will enter the postseason tournament as the number two seed.  The Blue Jays ended the regular season with a loss to top-seeded Spalding University, but before that, they managed a comeback win over Fontbonne University on Senior Night.  The team ends its regular season with an overall record of 17-7.

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Copies of Underground Student Newspaper Unearthed

A copy of the underground Westminster student newspaper, “The Columnsh,” was uncovered last week by Alumnus William Whitlow (’69) in his personal Westminster Historical Archive. This particular issue of “The Columnsh,” was published in Nov. 1955. It is unknown how long the paper was in publication, or how many issues were produced. The articles of the paper satire campus events and figures while others feature depictions of outlandishly violent acts, such as cannibalism and terrorism by a totalitarian New World Order.

Although little information about the paper is available, artifacts such as this demonstrate that Westminster has historically possessed a strong dissident student voice.

New Season, New Team: 5 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Softball Season

Sophomore Allison Biggs will be a key to the Blue Jay offense again this season.  PHOTO BY ALYSHA HODGE

Sophomore Allison Biggs will be a key to the Blue Jay offense again this season. PHOTO BY ALYSHA HODGE

BY EMILY KESEL

SPORTS EDITOR

The Westminster College softball team is under new management this year, following the departure of Coach Shelli Manson for a position at Wayne State College.  Stepping in to take over the head coaching role is Coach Joe Henderson.

With 40 years of coaching under his belt, Henderson said he hopes to share the softball knowledge he has accumulated over the years with his team and continue building the program that has seen great improvement in recent seasons.  The Blue Jays have played their way to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship tournament, falling just short of the title in 2013 with a loss in the final game to Fontbonne University.  Under the guidance of Coach Henderson, the team is looking to take that last step in 2015 and make it to the NCAA tournament.  The team has been ranked fourth in the SLIAC preseason coach’s poll.

Here are the five things Coach Henderson wants everyone to know about his team before the season kicks off on February 28:

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