Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Westminster is Using ‘Green Dot’ Program to Help Prevent Sexual Assault

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Students in a four-hour training session for Green Dot on Dec. 3. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE RULO.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON AND SYDNEY SEXTON

As part of Westminster’s growing effort to prevent sexual assault, 34 students participated in a Dec. 3 training for Green Dot, a comprehensive program that shows bystanders how to intervene when they witness acts of power-based violence.
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Award-Winning Take-A-Friend-Home Program Now Seeking Applicants for 2017

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BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

If you’re interested in traveling to another country, experiencing a different culture or making life-long memories with a close friend, consider participating in Westminster’s Take-A-Friend-Home (TAFH) competition, a cultural immersion program through the Churchill Institute for Global Engagement.
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Students, Faculty and Staff Approach End of Semester with Focus on Service

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Over the past few days, staff members have given various items to the Center for Faith and Service’s toy drive for S.E.R.V.E. The toy drive will remain open until 9 p.m. Dec. 12.  PHOTO COURTESY OF MAEBA JONAS.

BY JIM MALVEN
ASSISTANT EDITOR 

When Lori Anderson, Westminster’s student information coordinator, celebrated her birthday last Wednesday, she did not get traditional gifts. Instead, she received what she had requested: nonperishable food items, which she then donated to the Westminster Blue Jay Food Pantry the following day.
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Campus Activities Board Hosts First Annual Westminster Voice Competition

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Final contestants Jack DeArmy, ’19, Kellie Kavanaugh, ’17, and Destiney Speech, ’19, watch eventual winner Caroline McEwen, ’18, spin the “wheel of death” to find out which song she will sing. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
STAFF WRITER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted a singing competition modeled after the popular show “The Voice” in JCI Tuesday night.

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Students Donate over $1,400 to Westminster on Giving Tuesday, Akande Pledges 2-1 Match

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Student donations exceeded $600 by 1 p.m. and totaled $1,402.23 overall. The board indicates that the funds will be allocated to several different areas, but Akande stressed that they will be used solely for faculty development. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER STUDENT AMBASSADORS.

BY JIM MALVEN
ASSISTANT EDITOR 

Students more than doubled the $600 goal set by Student Ambassadors by donating over $1,400 to the Westminster Fund last Tuesday as part of Giving Tuesday, an internationally recognized day of philanthropy held each year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday’s website states that the day is intended to start the “charitable season,” following the high consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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The 155-Year Protest of the U.S. Government’s Rejection of the Confederacy Versus the 2016 Protests of the President-Elect

In the months leading up to the presidential election, some Trump supporters began flying a version of the Confederate Flag bearing Trump’s name.

BY AUSTIN SMITH
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

I do not post on social media or speak out like this often, but I want to make a couple of points about some things that have been bothering me lately. A few weeks ago, I came across a sponsored post on Instagram that advertised free “Confederate flags” or Tennessee battle flags, if you simply covered postage. This advertisement, along with many other posts that regard the protests of Donald Trump’s election, inspired me to write this article.

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