BY CONNOR MUENKS
After losing five starting seniors in the past year, Westminster’s baseball team picked up more than 20 new players. This new-look squad took the field for the first time this season when it played a three-game series against the Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves at home this weekend. The defending St. Louis Intercollegiate champion Blue Jays split the Saturday doubleheader and lost the rubber game on Sunday.
The Blue Jays defeated conference tournament host Greenville 128-121 on Saturday to win their second consecutive SLIAC Tournament title. PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LOUIS INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE.
BY MADISON FELDEWERTH
After a long and arduous season, the Westminster men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament for the second consecutive season. The team went 17-8 during the regular season and added two more victories this weekend to clinch the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title.
All 22 voting members present at the Feb. 21 SGA meeting voted for the proposed reduction. PHOTO BY STEVEN TUTHILL.
BY STEVEN TUTHILL
Senators voted in favor of downsizing the senate body next semester in last week’s meeting.
BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Whether he is coaching a runner or guiding a student to make the right choices, Scott Mantooth is always striving to improve the lives of those he meets. Mantooth is the new assistant cross country and track coach and coordinator of the Student Conduct Board.
BY DAVID IMMANUEL, DYLAN OKENFUSS, CHELSEA SHARP AND HANNAH WISNEWSKI
When students come to college for the first time, many of them experience a newfound feeling of freedom. With fewer classes per day than in high school and little parental control for those living away from home, students can get caught up in their own worlds and lose focus on their academic responsibilities. This feeling can linger into later semesters, as some students try to cling to it as long as they can. There is hope, however. Below are five tips to help students maintain focus on academics during the school week.
The men’s lacrosse team lost 26-0 in the program’s first home game. PHOTO BY BEN CAMPBELL.
BY BEN CAMPBELL
The Westminster men’s and women’s lacrosse teams played in their respective home openers on Saturday against Benedictine College (Kansas). The women lost 22-1, and the men were shut out 26-0.
The Westminster Alumni House recognizes graduates with an alumni lounge and a tribute to students who served in World War II. Alumni giving is the backbone of most private college’s finances and has increased from 4 to 9 percent at Westminster over the last year. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE.
BY JIM MALVEN
In a town hall meeting on Tuesday, President Benjamin Akande said that the administration is “realizing measurable success in efforts to strengthen the college.”
Two areas he focused on in his address were external giving and student enrollment. He said that Westminster has received an increase in monetary donations during the past year and an increase in enrollment inquiries this semester.