Monthly Archives: August 2018

Strong home debut for Westmont College Volleyball

After winning six of their first seven matches of the year away from campus, the Westmont College women’s volleyball team cruised in their 2018 home opener. Watch the Video

Easy win for Westmont College volleyball

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Make State Street Unique

Thank you so much for your honest coverage of what’s happening. I’m not local, but I love Santa Barbara and graduated from Westmont College. Been visiting as a “tourist” since I was 5 years old, over 60 years, when my grandmother would take me on the train. more

Mary Blanton: A gifted El Morro teacher pays it forward and back

Eight years ago, my son, a student at El Morro Elementary School since kindergarten, showed up for his 3rd grade year. His teacher, a woman named Mary Blanton. The sign on her door read “Club 54.” I had no idea then, but figured it out pretty quickly, that he was going to have one of the best scholastic years of his life. … Blanton tells me of how she spent this past New Year’s Eve. The Blantons – all of them – and two other families, made the trek to Westmont to spend the night with Noah. “He’s in college…I’m sure he had a lot of other things he could have been doing,” says Blanton, laughing. more

Lalo Delgado’s Work in Goal Helps Westmont Earn First Win

Lalo Delgado played a monster game in goal, and Panchito Castro scored in the second minute of overtime to give Westmont a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over visiting Rocky Mountain (Montana) for its first win of the season on Saturday. … more

Westmont Women Romp in Home Soccer Opener, 4-1

Westmont Women’s Soccer (2-0), ranked eighth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll, picked up its second win of the season with a 4-1 win over the Regals of California Lutheran. Sophomore Isabelle Berthoud and freshman Teagan Matye provided first half goals with junior Avalon Albright scoring twice in the second half. … more

Know Your Rights: T-U Features Writer, Matt Soergel

The sun has not quite appeared in full as I climb the hill near Hanna Park’s beachfront Dolphin Plaza and catch my first glimpse of the horizon. It’s a windless morning and the only activity interrupting an otherwise placid Atlantic Ocean is a solo seafarer, paddling south and facing east from atop a stand-up paddle board. The SUP’er is Florida Times-Union features writer, Matt Soergel, for whom I’ve risen at this ungodly hour to share a surf session with. … While earning an English degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara—a stone’s throw from Hammond’s Reef—Soergel was engrossed in the local surf culture, adapting many of the area’s esoteric style markers (black wetsuits, white surfboards). more



Beloved Santa Barbara artist Tony Askew, Westmont professor emeritus, offers a retrospective of new and old creations in an exhibition Aug. 30-Nov. 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening exhibition for “Looking Back/Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew” is Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. more

Westmont Men’s Soccer Drops 1-0 Decision at UC Merced

Westmont conceded an early goal and that was the difference, as the Warriors suffered a 1-0 men’s soccer defeat at UC Merced on Wednesday. … more

Freshman Sydny Dunn Provides a Spark in Westmont Sweep

Westmont Volleyball (6-1) completed its play in the La Sierra Tournament with a three-set sweep of Saint Katherine (0-3). Set scores were 25-8, 25-16, 25-11. … more