Seniors Brandon Moore and Verdis Lee, Jr. were recognized before Wednesday’s match for Senior Night. PHOTO BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD
BY EVAN LEMASTER
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.
The team recognized seniors Danielle Williams, Tylere Goans, and Danielle Smuczenski on Senior Night. PHOTO BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD
BY EMILY KESEL
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.
Glenn Teubner, Jesse Edwards, and Daniel Lindaman all earned points for the Blue Jays at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge. PHOTO BY ALYSHA HODGE
BY EMILY KESEL
Men’s and women’s track and field closed out the indoor season on Friday at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge at the University of Missouri, wrapping up a season full of record breaking.
The front side of “The Colmunsh,” published in Nov.1955. Click on the picture, scroll down, and click “View Full Size 3072 x 4608” on the bottom right to view full sized picture.. PROPERTY OF WILLIAM WHITLOW
The back-side of “The Columnsh” published in Nov. 1955. Click on the picture, scroll down, and click “View Full Size 3072 x 4608” on the bottom right to view full sized picture. PROPERTY OF WILLIAM WHITLOW
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.
Sophomore Allison Biggs will be a key to the Blue Jay offense again this season. PHOTO BY ALYSHA HODGE
BY EMILY KESEL
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:
Veronica Tuthill, ’16, demonstrates what half of her time writing essays over in Winchester actually consists of.
BY VERONICA TUTHILL
Veronica Tuthill, ’16, usefully comments on the differences between American and British essay writing standards, beneficially serving her own need to procrastinate on an assignment.