Feature Story Archive:

Stronger Together: Courage and Kindness

Published: Spring 2018
Stronger Together: Courage and Kindness

Protected from fire and flood, Westmont seeks to serve a devastated community THE FIRE The Thomas Fire exploded in the early evening of December 4, 2017, more than 40 miles away, but Westmont quickly felt its might when the... Read More

Gratitude for a Successful Strength for Today Campaign

Published: Spring 2018
Gratitude for a Successful Strength for Today Campaign

Where Leadership and Learning Transform Lives A Thankful President Our generous community of alumni, parents and friends made Westmont’s Strength for Today campaign our most successful ever. We far surpassed our $75 million goal, raising more than $155 million.... Read More

The Consequences of Disruption: Current Threats to U.S. Security

Published: Spring 2018
The Consequences of Disruption: Current Threats to U.S. Security

Former intelligence chief Michael Hayden offers his perspective on world affairs.   General Michael Hayden, an expert on domestic and foreign affairs and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency andNational Security Agency, offered his personal lens to view... Read More

Recovering Presence and Place in the Digital Age

Published: Spring 2018
Recovering Presence and Place in the Digital Age

Sociological and Theological Reflections on Technology by Felicia Wu Song, professor of sociology The Cultural Confession Being a good Anglican, I feel compelled to start with a confession that only makes sense within the context of what my Baptist... Read More

La Caminata

Published: Fall 2016
La Caminata

Soon after 9 p.m., about 12 hours after we entered Mexico, we walked into the immigration checkpoint that separates Nogales in Arizona from Nogales in Sonora. One passport scanner didn’t work, but at that hour the foot traffic was light... Read More

The Enduring Servant Leadership of David Winter

Published: Fall 2016
The Enduring Servant Leadership of David Winter

  Although David K. Winter died in 2015, his legacy lives on at Westmont. He served as president for 25 years (1976-2001)—longer than any other president—and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-2007. Under his leadership, Westmont became... Read More

A Political Scientist Talks Politics

Published: Fall 2016
A Political Scientist Talks Politics

  Editor’s Note: The 2016 presidential election has confounded many, including pundits, political scientists and people who don’t like either of the major party candidates. In the aftermath of the vote, Westmont political science professor Tom Knecht shares some personal observations... Read More

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare in Other Languages

Published: Summer 2015
The Rough Guide to Shakespeare in Other Languages

In the past decade, my professional activities have centered on presenting, producing, curating and directing plays by William Shakespeare in languages other than the early modern English he spoke. Eleven years ago, Lit Moon Theatre Company, the locally based... Read More

A Deep, Deep Breath: The Practice of Sabbath

Published: Summer 2015
A Deep, Deep Breath: The Practice of Sabbath

Early one autumn morning I set out for a run in Vancouver. Although it is Saturday I have an extraordinary amount of work to push through today, the result of chronic over-commitment mingled dangerously with mismanaged expectations. But before I... Read More

The Moral Leadership of American Presidents

Published: Summer 2015
The Moral Leadership of American Presidents

I find that again and again, no matter what the subject is, we return to the question of leadership. Moral leadership is in fact the central task of our presidents when it’s done correctly,” said Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read More