Yearly Archives: 2018

Bai Best Named Daily Observer’s New Managing Director

Over the weekend the staff of Liberia’s oldest surviving newspaper, the Daily Observer, witnessed the transfer of authority to Bai Sama G. Best by his father, Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Sr., publisher. … Bai is a graduate of Westmont College (2001), Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in Communication Studies. more

Wrestler Will Yamasaki, Water Polo Player Piper Smith Named Athletes of the Week

Big performances by Will Yamasaki of Dos Pueblos and Piper Smith in CIF postseason competition have earned them Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week honors. … The other female athletes that were candidates for the award include Grace Raisin (Santa Barbara High water polo), Faith Tedesco (Santa Barbara High water polo), Ryann Neushul (Dos Pueblos water polo), Sophie Trumbull (San Marcos water polo), Sierra Palladino (San Marcos soccer), Lily Zanze (Cate basketball) and Morgan Haskin (Westmont basketball). more

Westmont Presents ‘Die Fledermaus’ With Several Twists

Johann Strauss, Jr.’s comedy Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is often relegated to performances on New Year’s Eve when its set and lilting waltzes, polkas, and sung champagne toasts are appropriate. But now, collaboration by Westmont College’s departments of theater arts and music gives the frothy gem a modern makeover, Westmont said. more

Westmont Conference Examines Liberal Arts in Post-Truth Age

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts will host the 17th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Knowledge in Crisis: Liberal Learning in a Post- Truth Age, March 22-24 at Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Double-doubles abound for UCSB

Drea Toler and Drew Edelman recorded double-doubles to lead the UCSB women’s basketball team in an 82-55 victory over UC-Irvine in a Big West contest at the Thunderdome Saturday night. … Westmont, 19-5 overall and 11-1 in GSAC play, won with balanced scoring led by Morgan Haskin with 13 points, Lauren McCoy with 11 and Jae Ferrin with 10. McCoy and Joy Krupa both had 10 rebounds, as Westmont dominated the boards by a 44-20 count. more

Warriors trampled by No. 1 Mustangs

A first-place showdown with The Master’s — the top-ranked team in the latest NAIA Division 1 poll — slipped away from Westmont in the second half as the visiting Mustangs pulled away for a 101-82 Golden State Athletic Conference victory on Saturday night at Murchison Gym. more


Johann Strauss, Jr.’s exuberant comedy “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”) is often relegated to performances on New Year Eve when it is set and its lilting waltzes, polkas, and sung champagne toasts are intoxicatingly appropriate. But now, a collaboration by Westmont College’s departments of theater arts and music gives this beloved, frothy gem a modern makeover. more

No. 1 Master’s Uses Red-Hot Shooting to Defeat Westmont

In battle for first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, Westmont couldn’t cool off a hot-shooting The Master’s men’s basketball team and dropped a 101-82 decision on Saturday night at Murchison Gym. more

Westmont Women Shut Down The Master’s to Claim GSAC Title

Wesmount held The Master’s to 15 points in the second half and claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season women’s basketball title wth a 54-41 victory on Saturday at Murchison Gym. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos open with blowout defeat

San Diego State hammered the UCSB baseball team with a five-run second inning on the way to a 9-1 blistering in both teams’ season opener at Tony Gwynn Stadium. … Travis Vander Molen hit two homes runs, driving in three, to lead Westmont to victory in the opener of a three-game road series between rival Warriors of the Golden State Athletic Conference. more