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They’re All In

  Teams often face a crossroads after a heart-wrenching loss on the biggest stage. The path chosen can lead to destruction or reconstruction. The Jesuit boys soccer team experienced a painful loss at the feet of Granite Bay in the 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championship which has defined the 2014 Marauders and their season-long quest. After giving up two late goals in the final minutes of a 2-1 overtime loss in the section final, Jesuit chose to come together rather than fall apart. “Individualism last year impacted our performance,” senior captain Gonzalo Garcia said. “In the section final, the leadership was not there and Granite Bay showed up, played well, and made us pay for that. … Garcia, the other co-captain, anchors the midfield and provides a presence much larger than his frame. The Westmont College-commit has six assists this season, but teammates point to his work ethic as an inspiration and motivation. more

San Jacinto College to host 208th Conference of the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium

Chemistry educators will have a chance to learn more about how to tap into creativity in the classroom as San Jacinto College hosts the 208th Conference of the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3 ) at the Central Campus Nov. 14-15….Pamela J. McInnis, Pasadena Police Department crime laboratory director, will follow that evening with “Inside the Crime Lab.” Dr. Nivaldo Tro, professor of chemistry at Westmont College, will present “Making Chemistry Relevant” on Saturday, Nov. 15. more

Student Housing Crisis Hits IV

As fall quarter began, students learned that finding housing in Isla Vista would be harder than they thought possible.While freshman were being accommodated and placed in dorms, international students from programs such as the International Study Programs, as well as continuing students, stressed over housing during the month of September and even at the start of the quarter….“It’s a combination of city college, [and] Westmont [College] coming back,” said Community Housing Office Manager Roane Akchurin. “There’s also a lot of building going on in the community.” more

The 106 Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges In America

If you’re looking for an intellectually stimulating environment and a tight-knit community, you may want to consider one of the following universities…. 89 Westmont College 1185. more

Eagles look forward to GSAC tournament

The Eagles’ momentum builds as they prepare to take on the postseason that will commence after their final game at William Jessup University on Saturday, Nov. 1. In the previous matchup between the Warriors and the Eagles, Biola dominated the game, winning 4-1. After two games in early October resulting in a tie, the Eagles were thrilled with their win against San Diego Christian College at home on Oct. 22….The game against Westmont College, who is currently ranked one place above Biola at fourth in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings, followed the game against San Diego Christian. more

Santa Barbara’s Ebola Scenario

If you’re freaked out about Ebola coming to Santa Barbara County, place the virus much further down on your worry list than both lightning strikes ​— ​which killed 29 people nationwide in 2010 ​— ​and the flu, responsible for 50,000 deaths every year. But if you’re still freaked out, area health officials said, agencies across the county are readying for the unlikely possibility that the disease ​— ​which has claimed the lives of 4,500-plus people in West Africa and one in the United States ​— ​could land here….Thoman and her colleagues have been working closely with health officials at UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, and Westmont, should any members of those campus communities contract the virus; none of the colleges reported having students or staff who have traveled to the affected countries since the outbreak. more

Eastside Catholic guard commits to Westmont College

Eastside Catholic guard Max Hudgins has committed to Westmont College.

The 6-foot-3 guard scored 12 points, dished three assists and grabbed four rebounds per game last year as a junior. Hudgins is also a 92-percent free-throw shooter. more

America’s top college player to play with the pros at Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships

Student-athlete-model Patrick Uretz will take the field Oct. 26 at the fourth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships at WestWorld of Scottsdale. … The multi-talented 22 year old recently won the “Collegiate Player of the Year Award,” and the “All-Star Team Award,” as the captain of the two-time national champion Westmont Men’s Polo Team, all while studying economics and business at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and modeling for the United States Polo Association. more

4 Questions to Identify a Repeat-Offender Church

How do you accurately assess a church that expresses interest in you, particularly if there have been serious problems in its history? At Titus Task Force, which provides interim pastors for troubled congregations, we suggest four questions to identify congregations likely to break your heart. …act like Legion in the swine. W hen I was on the faculty of Westmont College, I frequently drove to the campus on my Honda Gold Wing touring motorcycle along a beautiful, seven-mile stretch of the California…more

HTC Associates

HTC currently has student associates researching a variety of topics, including the intersection of labor rights and trafficking, country-specific human rights violations, trafficking interventions, and rescue and rehabilitation projects. …Sarah Davis is a first-year M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with concentrations in Forced Labor and Human Trafficking and International Security. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology from Westmont College. more

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