Yearly Archives: 2018

Not perfect? Perfect! Westmont College freshman emphasizes self-esteem and anti-bullying messages in ‘Stand Beautiful’

Chloe Howard suddenly felt ashamed.

“At lunch one day in November 2014, I was at a new school,” the 18-year-old Westmont College freshman explained recently at the News-Press. “I was called over to another lunch table (outside), and these girls said, ‘Chloe, take off your shoe.’ And I said ‘no.’ I said ‘no’ several times.

“They said, ‘Fine, we’ll take off your shoe.’ I was restrained, and the two perpetrators ripped off my shoes and exposed my deformed foot to a group of their friends,” Miss Howard said. She was recalling the assault that took place in her freshman year at a high school in Los Gatos, near San Jose. more

Kicking It at Home: Gauchos set record for largest margin of victory against local rival in season opener

Junior forward Ignacio Tellechea got the UCSB men’s soccer team going early in Saturday’s exhibition match against Westmont, and the Gauchos kept it going from there.

Tellechea, a 6-foot-1 striker from Madrid, Spain, scored from 8 yards on the right off assists from fellow forwards Noah Billingsley and Rodney Michael in the 12th minute, as UCSB rolled to a 7-0 win in front of 1,587 in attendance at Harder Stadium. more

UCSB Shows Off Firepower in 7-0 Soccer Win Over Westmont

UCSB erupted for four goals in the first 30 minutes and ran over Westmont, 7-0, in the annual Bryant & Sons Cup men’s soccer exhibition before 1,587 fans at Harder Stadium on Saturday night. … more

Westmont Volleyball Finishes Strong at Hope Summer Slam

After sweeping No. 24 Northwest of Washington (1-3) in the early afternoon, sixth-ranked Westmont Volleyball (3-1) rallied from a two-set-to-none deficit to defeat NAIA seventh-ranked College of Idaho (2-2) on the final day of the Hope International Summer Slam.   … more

Carol Anne Bartel Ohman: Obituary

Carol Anne Bartel Ohman, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Fleming Island, FL, after a long struggle with the autoimmune disease Scleroderma. … Carol and her husband, Dr. Robert Ohman, moved to Santa Barbara in September 1977 so that Bob could be the Chaplain at Westmont College. more

Westmont Women’s Soccer Scores 4-0 Win in Season Opener

Starting the regular season off on the right foot, NAIA 8th-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer recorded a 4-0 blanking of Benedictine (Ariz.) on Thursday in Mesa … more

Westmont Volleyball Splits Pair at Hope Summer Slam

Middle blocker Libby Dahlberg tallied 25 kills over two matches as Westmont Volleyball started off the 2018 season by splitting two matches Wednesday at the Hope International Summer Slam in Fullerton. … more

Susan Miles Gulbransen: Poetry in Santa Barbara — Putting Pen to Paper, and Local Happenings

Do you or have you thought of writing a poem? In this world of sound bites and texting, poetry offers a balance, a way to convey experiences and thoughts — broad and deep, big and small — through imagery with words used like music. Poetry allows us to focus on details in small poems like haiku to large matters in poems like epics. … Paul Willis, popular English professor at Westmont College and former poet laureate (2011-13), has two books out, both reflecting his love of the mountains and walking/hiking while the mind studies life, including the good and sometimes difficult. more

OHMAN, Carol Anne Bartel

Carol Anne Bartel Ohman, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Fleming Island, FL, after a long struggle with the autoimmune disease Scleroderma.

Carol was born in Louisville, KY, February 14,1938 to missionary parents. At an early age she lived in China with her parents and attended the American Lutheran School in Kikungshan, which was later moved to Hong Kong in 1947 as Chinese communist forces moved south. Living in China as a child fostered her interest and love for Christian Missions as an adult. She attended the Hampden DuBose Academy in Zellwood, FL, and was a 1958 graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL with a B.A. degree (with Honor). Carol and her husband, Dr. Robert Ohman, moved to Santa Barbara in September 1977 so that Bob could be the Chaplain at Westmont College. more

Lodi Mile brings blazing times, community feel to Hutchins

Running fans who dropped in on Hutchins Street Square on Sunday weren’t treated to the 4-minute mile the organizers of the Lodi Mile were hoping for, but they were treated to a pair of exciting professional races on the streets of Lodi. … In the Open race, Westmont College runner Blake Fonda, a Lodi High grad, won at 4:34. more