Category Archives: Q&A

Reflections and Lessons from the Class of 2016

PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE.

PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE.

BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

This Saturday, the class of 2016 will walk through the columns one last night time as graduates of Westminster College. The Columns asked three students, Jordyn Williams, Lori Hoertel and Jamie Striler, to reflect on their time as undergraduates as they look forward to their futures and post-grad life.
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The Benefits and Challenges of Studying Abroad: Q&A with Cooper Smith

Cooper Smith

PHOTO COURTESY OF COOPER SMITH.

BY LUKE GERAU 
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Business communications major and Westminster soccer player Cooper Smith, ’18, has been studying abroad at the University of Winchester in England this semester. To learn about Smith’s experience in England, I talked with him via video chat. Portions of our conversation have been edited for clarity.

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Students Share Their Perspectives on Christmas

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BY JIM MALVEN
STAFF WRITER

The month of December not only means finals, but also the beginning of many winter holidays. Westminster students celebrate these days with a wide variety of customs and traditions. Here is a look at Christmas — the winter holiday most commonly celebrated at Westminster — from the perspectives of three students: Jon Antel, ’18, from Columbia, Missouri; Isaac Coronel, ’17, from Mesa, Arizona; and Manfredo Flores, ’18, from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Read more

Meet the New SGA President

BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Zach Stafford, ’17, has been elected Westminster’s 2016 President of the Student Government Association. Stafford is from Belleville, Illinois, and is majoring in environmental science and history and minoring in geology. He is also the Geologian President and a member of Phi Delta Theta and the History Club. Before being elected SGA President, Stafford served on SGA as his Sophomore Class President and Junior Class Senator. The Columns caught up with Stafford to learn more about the new president and his plans for the upcoming year. Read more