Yearly Archives: 2018

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

New students flock to Westmont College orientation to open school year

It was a first day of smiles and sunshine for incoming Westmont College first-year students at the school’s orientation and move-in day Thursday.

“Everyone here is just so nice,” said Jennifer Huang, a first-year student from Brazil. “[Everyone here] welcomed us in.” more

Westmont welcomes diverse class

Westmont College welcomes one of its most racially diverse classes for orientation today.

According to a college news release, the 420 first year students hail from eight countries and 31 states. Nearly 18 percent identify as first generation college students and 37 percent identify as Hispanic, Asian, Black, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Native American, and/or mixed-race. more

Home For Good seeks to assist State Street homeless

The United Way is spearheading an effort to assist the homeless population in downtown Santa Barbara. The man on the front line is Jeff Shaffer, director of community engagement for the nonprofit’s Home For Good program. … Home For Good will also try and build off the work done by groups like Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps, People Assisting Homeless (PATH), State Street Ambassadors, the county Behavior and Wellness team, and shelter providers, among others, while also getting others like UCSB and Westmont, and local nonprofit Hustlers for Humanity involved. more

Westmont Opens La Sierra Tournament With Two Wins

Westmont Volleyball, ranked sixth in the NAIA, recorded two wins on the first day of the La Sierra Tournament to extend its record to 5-1. The Warriors swept both Aquinas (25-16, 25-14, 25-20) and La Sierra (25-21, 25-23, 25-19). … more

Bradley Logg (1965-2018)

Bradley John Logg, 53, of South Pasadena, CA, passed on July 24, 2018. He was born on July 16, 1965 to John and Nancy Logg and is survived by his mother, Nancy; his brothers Chris and Gregg; and his nieces and nephews Mia, Andrew, Christopher, Natalia, Axel and Lukas. Bradley graduated from South Pasadena High School (’83) and continued on to Westmont College where he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. more

Gauchos Shut Out Westmont 7-0 in Promising Exhibition Opener

One year ago, the UCSB men’s soccer team was upset by Westmont College 2-1 in their annual exhibition game– a shocking result that gave the Warriors their first win over the Gauchos since 2000, in addition to foreshadowing a down year for Santa Barbara.

On Saturday, Coach Tim Vom Steeg and the Gauchos returned the favor in style, dominating Westmont in all facets of the game en route to a 7-0 blowout victory. more