|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
November 19, 1982 Forum letteRstothe editor; Alls Well That Prints Well This the first, or at least one of the first letters to be posted on this prestigious board. I will be very pleased if it is the last (though I dont spend time entertaining such hopes). The board's stated purpose is to be applauded I for suppose. It is indeed important to have a public medium student opinion. My major grievance with this Opinion Board is that the editor of this space is the Executive Cabinet of ASWC. That really troubles me. How ironic that in this academic environment (where principles are ideally promoted to unrealistic heights), we find our beloved student government acting as guardian of our views. Its obvious that there is no sense of repression affecting Westminster. I frequent the coffee shop and library too often to believe that, but I still find this situation offensive. To quote (I have been dying to use this line) Shakespeare: Mcthinks, thou art a general offense, and every man should heat thee: I think thou Uast created for men to breathe themselves upon thee. -- Alls Well That Ends Well, Act ii, Scene 3, 1 The board came about when the Forum suggested it as an alternative publisher of students views. Im still left wondering what the Forum was doing. Why even pretend to have an editorial page if solicitations are not readily encouraged and published. Letters to the editor provide a vital channel for correspondence between the readers, and between the readers and the paper. The editorial page is not restricted to the objectivity required of news stories; it is free to have opinions: reasonable or otherwise. So long as the letters are not libelous or slanderous, the paper need not be concerned with the murmur that may arise: a well defined editorial policy assures this. This desirable stirring is what involves the readers; they respond either favorably or adversely to what they have read. Without this involvement, the paper declines into a lifeless newsletter. I want the opinion board taken down and ASWC to go back to the fearful (perhaps even awesome) tasks of student government. There has been no mad rush of opinionated people clammering to use this board. I dont think that anyone will mind seeing the Forum take back its proper responsibilities from ASWC. Perhaps, then, we would be able to look forward to an interesting, lively dialogue in the paper every week, in addition to the enthralling scoops on campus affairs. Without bored opinions, of-thes- -- e ly chopping block and printed. As a result, sometimes there are some deficiencies. But what better way to learn, especially journalism? Isn't that what school is about? As a member of the reporting staff, I want to say this is not an excuse, but merely a statement of fact. Steps to better the paper are expeditiously being taken. The green box in the Shaw Center used for E! ipsis submissions has been put on loan to the Forum staff. The intention of the box is to solicit stories from all students. If you feel you have a story (news, feature, or editorial), the staff urges you to submit it. If you have a story, but feel you dont have time to write it, submit your idea and, if possible, it will be assigned to a staff member. If you have an idea other than a story that you think will aid the quality of the paper, put it in the box or approach a staff on the member with it. The Forum will only live up to its name if you participate. Give the Forum your ideas. Do it! . . . ? Maybe should write something for the Forum." Ch arles Johnson I Westminster Activities Nov. 19 Nov. 22 Art Exhibits Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 19 ' Nov, 20 -- In Concert Nov. 19 - Nov. 20 Nov. 23 Nov. 20 Whats Happening Faculty, Staff, Administration Talent Show ASWC Sadie Hawkins Day Party (Costumr) Montana Art Fair; Salt Palace Sutton Finch, Wildlife Artist and Michael Halverson, Artist of the Great Northwest; Laughing Horse Gallery Utah Symphony, Varujan Kojian conducting; Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. Kingston Trio; Hotel Utah Grand Ballroom, 8 p.m. Silence, jazz; Crompton s Roadside Attraction Westminsters Travels Through Time Westminster College Heritage "The Christian Church and the Christian College have marched side hy side across the centuries. ' 1 The Westminster College enterprise was considered to be the natural outgrowth of that Christian education which had been carried on in Utah, upon a missionary basis, for over 30 years. It preceded the free public school system by more than 20 years, and prepared the way for that system. The opening of the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute as an Academy, by Professor John M. Coyner, in connection with his efforts to establish a college, helped to inaugurate a new educational epoch in Utah. All these efforts culminated in the generous offer of Reverend Sheldon Jackson. Salt Lake Acting Company; 2 p.m. 8 p.m., Sunday Thursday Saturday Memorial Theatre, Pioneer "Clwrky'j Aunt,; 2 p.m. 8 p.m., Saturday Monday Saturday Wet Side Story,; Shire West, 8 p.m. Wednesday - Friday Grmim, Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 19 - Dec. 1 1 Dance Nov. 20 Nov. 19 - Nov. 20 To complete the system of Christian education already represented by 23 Mission day schools and four academies. These academies were considered to be the natural tributaries of the College, and without them this educational system would have perished. 2. To put the advantages of a Christian college education within reach of the young men and women of the inter 1. whole-heartedconsidered. paper will be Unsatisfied students must understand that the Forum acts as an educational tool for the school, as well as a communication device. Granted, stories are sometimes journalistically incorrect or suffer from some other imperfection. However, it should be understood that for many of the students, writing for the Forum is their first exposure to journalistic writing. If these people knew all there was to know about newspaper writing, they would be writing for the L.A. Times or the Washington Post. Westminster is one of the few schools that gives level-on- e journalism students the opportunity to have their work put "Is it the paper that stinks , WESTMINSTERS OBJECTIVE Kelly Morrison Whats the Scoop? The Forum staff has been recently informed by a number of students of certain inadequacies of the school newspaper. Poor journalistic techniques, layout problems, and insufficient story coverage are the most protested problems. Indeed, some complaints are valid -- The staff members of the agree any suggestions to better the Page 3 Jazzin Dance Company; Tri'Arc TraveLodge, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Ririe'Woodbury Dance Company; Capitol Theatre, 8 p.m. mountain area. A Christian college also made it unnecessary for young people to patronize the higher institutions in Utah which are out of sympathy with evangelical Christianity. 3. Through a Christian college, to secure to this western region those great benefits of intellectual and moral leadership which made the New England and middle states such a power for good in our national history. CHRISTIAN BUT NOT SECTARIAN While some Christian denomination was responsible for the management and support of every Christian institution, the intention was to make the College earnestly Christian, like Princeton, Amherst and Dartmouth, but not sectarian in its policy and training. The name, Westminster, represents at least three Christian denominations. The College still had no buildings or equipment, but continued to meet in the buildings of the Salt Lake Institute. In 1902 and 1903, offers for the location of the College began to come to the Board of Trustees. With a generous donation of a tract of land by Colonel William M. Ferry, in December 1901, the College now had something definite upon which to act and to build. Colonel Ferry donated twenty acres to the College on the condition that: (1) it shall be a college site; (2) it shall never bear any financial incumbrances; (3) that the Bible shall be regularly used as a textbook; (4) that the teachings be in harmony with Presbyterian doctrine; (5) that a building costing at least $25,000 be erected within five years; and (6) that it shall be a womans building and managed by a Womans Board. The Trustees accepted his offer and this site continues to serve as the College campus. Mike Black Campus Ministry will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Service in Nunemaker Place on Wednesday, November 24, 1982, at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate.