Monthly Archives: April 2017

Westminster Wins Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge for Second Time in Two Chances

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced earlier this month that Westminster finished first in a conference-wide fundraising competition for the American Cancer Society. Westminster collected nearly $1,800, while Fontbonne University finished second with over $800. The $1,800 raised accounts for almost two-thirds of the $2,739 raised by all 10 SLIAC schools.

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African Formal Celebrates the ‘Essentials of Africa’

PHOTO COURTESY OF TENZIN TSUNDUE.

BY CHELSEA SHARP
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

This year’s African Formal’s theme was “Made in Africa.” The event took place last Saturday at 6 p.m in Backer Dining Hall. The two previous African Formals before had the theme of bringing all students together and sharing their cultures. However, according to African Union Organization President David Immanuel, ’17, whose group sponsored the event, “It was time that we showed the essentials of Africa”

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Students Present Research Projects at Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Students observe poster presentations in the Coulter Science Center Atrium. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum is a yearly event highlighting undergraduate student achievement at Westminster, Westminster’s website says. Featuring presentations by more than 150 students representing nearly every department on campus, the forum allows faculty, staff, alumni and trustees to recognize the scholarship taking place at Westminster and celebrate the students’ work.
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Opinion: Blue Jay Band Performs Spectacular Show at Fulton State Hospital

From top to bottom, left to right, Westminster’s Blue Jay Band is comprised of: flutist Lydia Colvin, ’17; clarinetist Sawyer Young, ’17; drummer Eric Woytus, ’19; trumpeter Jarod McKee, ’20; tenor saxophonist Jon Chandler, visiting professor of British History; trombonist Dr. Cliff Cain, professor of religious studies; trumpeter Neil Hunt, transfer credit coordinator and instructor of Westminster seminar; bass guitarist Jack Perdue, ’20; and director and trumpeter Alan Nellis, former Wellness Center administrative assistant.  PHOTO COURTESY OF LETICIA FERREIRA.

BY ERIC WOYTUS
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

In the past, the Westminster Blue Jay Band has performed at sporting events, pep rallies and even nursing homes, but our recent visit to the Fulton State Hospital was unlike anything the band had ever done. This semester, the band enters its fourth year of service to Westminster since its humble commencement by then part-time Wellness Center administrative assistant, Alan Nellis.

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The Separation of Sex and Gender: Why Gender Roles are Irrelevant

BY HAIDEN DESHONG
ASSISTANT EDITOR 

Gender is a social construct.

This is a statement that many have heard, in politics or in the headlines of progressive social forums on the internet. “Gender is a social construct,” an easily dismissed comment, unless you fall under the umbrella of sexual identities not captured by the blanket-binary terms of ‘’male’’ or ‘‘female.”

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