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 Volume XlII: Issue 10                                                                       WWW.WesTmINsTeRFoRum.NeT                                                                                                                                              JANuARY 27, 2009



Black history month spans February
Inauguration of Obama precedes celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NADIA AFRIDI and KALEEN BECKER




                                                                                                                                                      Photo Courtesy of sarah Pike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Staff Writers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Freedom, motivation and determination may seem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         like simple words, but these three words defined a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cultural movement. A cultural movement that was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conducted by African-American slaves who decided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enough was enough, and is celebrated mightily today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is not our usual celebration, as 2009 is a record
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         setting year. For the first time in U.S. history, the nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         has inaugurated a black president. This is not only a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         memorable event which will be recorded in history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         books, but President Obama’s victory only proves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the importance the education the nation has received
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         during Black History Month, spanning the month of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         February, is. “Obama has already affected Black History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Month in that he made history,” said communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         major Ashley Gober. “However, I wouldn’t go so far as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to say that because we elected a black president we are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         free from racism.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First and foremost, remember and thank the creator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of this great month: Dr. Carter G. Woodson. In 1926,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Woodson, an African-American historian, was upset
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that African-Americans were absent from the nation’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         history books. Woodson felt it was time that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         African-American population received recognition.
Crowds gather in front of the White House as they wait for the Presidential Inauguration to begin.                                                                                                                                                              Continued on page 8



Lending a voice through the power of image
Michael Friberg and his Northern Uganda experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to be used as child soldiers or sex slaves.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy of michael Friberg




JENNIFER FOWLER                                                                                                                                                                                                             An art major with a photography emphasis,
Staff Writer                                                                                                                                                                                                             Friberg documented his experience through the lens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of a camera. During his trips to Uganda in 2007 and
    Westminster alum, Michael Friberg, had no idea his                                                                                                                                                                   2008, Friberg captured the social landscape using a
life would change after making one phone call during a                                                                                                                                                                   mixture of film and digital format images.
humanitarian trip in 2007.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friberg said “as a photographer, I feel I have a
    While on a flight headed for Uganda, Friberg met an                                                                                                                                                                  personal responsibility to give voice to those who
American teacher who told him about Northern Uganda                                                                                                                                                                      would not otherwise be heard.”
and the war torn region. Friberg was not planning on                                                                                                                                                                        He recently sold all of his digital camera equipment
traveling into Northern Uganda due to the instability                                                                                                                                                                    and now only shoots photographs using various film
of the area, but the teacher inspired him to visit the                                                                                                                                                                   equipment including his Hasselblad camera.
region. One phone call later, Friberg was witnessing                                                                                                                                                                        After a year of processing and printing his
the displaced lives of over one million people.                                                                                                                                                                          photographs, Friberg’s Northern Uganda pictures are
    Northern Uganda is almost entirely comprised of                                                                                                                                                                      on display at Finch Lane Gallery. Most of the images
a tribe called Acholi. For the past two decades, the                                                                                                                                                                     in this gallery were taken with Friberg’s Hasselblad
Northern part of the country has been ravaged by a                                                                                                                                                                       camera. Although some images were originally in
brutal civil war. Nearly 90 percent of the population                                                                                                                                                                    color, all of the images have been transformed into
has been displaced; these people now sit in Internally                                                                                                                                                                   black and white prints.
Displaced Persons camps waiting for the next food                                                                                                                                                                           Westminster senior, Blair Kelly, recently visited
shipment.                                                                    Michael Friberg in front of his photos displayed at Finch Lane Gallery                                                                      Finch Lane Gallery. “I noticed the intimate and
    The Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group, has spent                     violent acts. Along with displacing millions of people,                                                                                     peaceful nature of [Friberg’s] photos,” she explains,
the last twenty years ravaging the area and committing                       the group has abducted an estimated 60,000 children
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                      Bennett Vying for                                                                   Westminster Women’s                                                                                                                      “For the Love of Polaroid”
                      Mr. Westminster Crown                                                               Basketball Ranked No. 20 in                                                                                                              Gallery Stroll Feb. 20
                                                                                                          Nation
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                                                         Campus
Mr. Westminster returns to campus
Pageant last held in 1950s finds new life in 12 contestants
                                                                                    the ASWC, and Vandersteen. Each category has been




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cami Gerber/The Forum
CAMI GERBER                                                                         carefully applied to subjects such as rape, body image
Staff Writer                                                                        and other judgments that women may face on a daily
                                                                                    basis.
    “So they can feel the pressure that girls feel with body                            The swimwear was added to illustrate the strain that
image,” Alyson Vandersteen, publicity and marketing                                 young women feel with the societal expectation on
director of the Associated Students of Westminster                                  physical beauty. “Body Image is such a huge thing, a girl
College (ASWC), described the swimwear portion of                                   has to be stick thin and be perfect,” said Vandersteen,
the Mr. Westminster pageant. The pageant was held                                   “it kind of reverses the role a little bit.” Vandersteen
once before at Westminster in the 1950’s, but did not                               also said at least one candidate would be competing in
form a firm tradition .                                                             a Speedo, although the men are not limited to Speedo’s
    This year’s Mr. Westminster competition is an                                   in the competition.
effort to make the V-Day events less of a gender                                              Other categories the men will be judged on
specific occasion by creating additional roles for men                              are dance, talent and interview. In most pageants all
to participate. For the past four years, the ASWC has                               contestants are required to participate in a beginning      Students hang photos of Mr. Westminster Nominees.
participated in the date night auction in order to raise                            dance, this competition is no different. “The dance is to       The 12 men will also be featured in a calendar to raise
money for the Rape Recovery Center and to kick off                                  get the audience more involved, it’s light hearted and      additional funding for the Rape Recovery Center. Each
the V-Day events. This event, along with others, left                               it’s a way to introduce the different candidates, “said     contestant will pose for the calendar and be highlighted
little room for men to become involved.                                             Vandersteen.                                                during their birthday month. These calendars will be
      Most V-Day activities are all female events that                                  For the talent category of the competition,             available for purchase at the Mr. Westminster pageant.
raise money for women. Vandersteen said, “[The                                      Southworth said this was important to include because,      No price has been set at this time.
pageant] allows for more guys to get involved.” Initially                           “girls are forced to have some kind of a skill.”                 The contestants will be judged by four outside
the competition started out with the competitor’s                                       The last category judged will be the interview. The     sources to eliminate biases for the candidates. Mr.
peers nominating them for the pageant. All of the                                   questions each contestant will be asked will have to do     Westminster will be crowned at the pageant held on
Westminster male student body had the opportunity to                                with things concerning rape, body image and women.          Jan. 28 at 8pm in the Health, Wellness and Athletic
be nominated. Of the 22 nominated this year, 16 were                                    A change drive was also held in order to narrow the     Center. There is no entry fee, but they are asking for
willing to participate in the pageant.                                              preliminary 16 candidates down to the final 12. Students    a two dollar donation. Students can also win prizes at
       Each category of competition was chosen very                                 could nominate a candidate by donating money in their       the event by purchasing raffle tickets at the door for a
carefully according to Alex Southworth, president of                                name. Just from student change, $463 was raised.            dollar.
                                                                                                                                                   “I believe Mr. Westminster will reconnect a variety of

Bennett vying for crown                                                                                                                         groups that attend our college,” said Vandersteen of the
                                                                                                                                                upcoming pageant. Both Southworth and Vandersteen
                                                                                                                                                also agreed that the event was for a good cause. They are
Great grandmother always said he should be in a pageant                                                                                         also hoping that this event will encourage more students
                                                                                                                                                to become involved with the V-Day activities.
                                                                                                                                                   Cindy Taylor, education and outreach coordinator
WALTER DENISON
                                                                                                                                                of the Rape Recovery Center, said all proceeds from
Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                the Westminster pageant will be used to provide direct
                                                                                    without vocals. He has some skepticism about this           services for victims of sexual violence. f
                                                         Walter Denison/The Forum




                                                                                    because, he said, “people probably won’t care about
                                                                                    how fast I can play, but how well I can sing, and I            “Mr. Westminster” Nominee:
                                                                                    don’t plan on singing…but I’m going to give it my all.”
                                                                                    Friend and peer of Bennett, Mitchell Vernon, a senior
                                                                                    in Aviation Management, said that Bennett is “really            Robin Hill
                                                                                    good at playing the guitar.” Bennett has been playing
                                                                                    the guitar for the last seven years.                            Taylor Wueth
                                                                                        Bennett, standing five foot seven inches, says,
                                                                                    “Because I’m able to disclose my height, I have no              Bryan Craven
                                                                                    qualms about my appearance, but, even though I work
                                                                                    out, I question how I’ll look in a swim suit.”
                                                                                        Bennett, who frequents the campus Free Speech               Chris Ciancone
                                                                                    board, went to a high school where there was much
                                                                                    emphasis put on the Constitution—something that                 Chad Dunsmore
                                                                                    he may bring up in the interview portion of the show.
                                                                                    Bennett is currently not releasing any other information
                                                                                    about any part of the show, and said he wants to “save          Brody Leven
                                                                                    it for the day of.”
Bennett brings “diversity” to competition.
                                                                                        Secretary of the Bowling Club and a campus hall             Wyatt King
   Westminster’s Associated Residents of Westminster                                monitor, Bennett says that, “Although I’m not having
College (ARWC) “Mr. Westminster” candidate and                                      women throwing themselves at me because of the
nominee, Forrest Bennett, was nominated by friends,                                                                                                 Karl Gerner
                                                                                    competition, I am still enjoying being part of the ‘Mr.
peers and faculty of the college for a chance to compete                            Westminster’ competition.”
against 11 other nominees.                                                              He said because he has been a commuter for the past         Sam Hill
   Bennett, a junior in the communication and film                                  three years, he might have a slight advantage over the
programs, is originally from upstate New York and has                               competition “I’m pretty sure that will set me apart from        Harry Cross Jr.
been living in Salt Lake for the past nine years. He said                           all the other candidates.”
he has some reservations about the competition, but                                     Marketing director and Public Relations manager of
doesn’t doubt his abilities.                                                        ARWC, Alyson Vandersteen, says that Bennett makes               Nick Mijic
    Bennett—for the talent portion of the show—plans                                a good candidate because “he seems like he’ll bring a lot
to play an Iron Maiden song on his guitar,                                          of diversity to every portion of the show,” something           Forrest Bennett
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Power of image




                                                                                                                                                                           Photo Courtesy of michael Friberg
                                 Continued from Page 1
“his passion to help the Uganda people was evident in       photographs with a 4 x 5 camera. Upon completion
every picture.”                                             of the documentary, “Acholi Crossroads,” Friberg
    Suzanne Simpson, adjunct professor for the Art          is interested in traveling to the Middle East to take
Department and one of Friberg’s former instructors,         photographs or exploring U.S. consumerism through
holds his artistic abilities in high regard. In response    the eye of a camera.
to Friberg’s Uganda photographs, Simpson “values                Friberg also hopes to begin work with a Tennessee
the honest expressions in each image. He has a way of       Adoption Agency this spring. Through this agency,
capturing magic from the people he photographs.”            Friberg wants to capture the lives of non-traditional
    When composing his Uganda photographs, Friberg          families who have opened their homes and adopted
wanted to take a formal approach rather than a candid,      children.
photojournalistic style. In the future, Friberg wants to        “Friberg is definitely a person to watch,” says Suzanne
move towards a “fine art” method in order to capture a      Simpson, “he has a lot of initiative.” Simpson’s early
new perspective.                                            impressions of Friberg were always positive; she knew
    Along with taking still photos of his experience,       he had the capacity to go far.
Friberg is also working on a documentary about the              Although Friberg admits that it has been difficult to
Acholi Tribe and the people’s pursuit to recover            balance his photographic work with the time it takes to
from displacement and return to a normal life.The           produce a documentary, his passion keeps him focused.
documentary also features the story of Ocitti Denis         His advice to fellow photographers is -- “find something          A farmer captured on film in Uganda.
Omoya, an ex-child soldier who has conquered adversity      you’re excited about to shoot to keep you motivated.”
to become a school teacher.                                     Finch Lane Gallery will feature Friberg’s
    Friberg explains that after two years of stability,     photographic series from Uganda through Feb. 20.                  “As a photographer, I feel I have
“many people are beginning to make their way back to        Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.                a personal responsibility to give
their original home villages.”                              to 5:00 p.m.
    The documentary is currently in production and               “Acholi Crossroads” trailers may be accessed by              voice to those who would not
Friberg hopes to return to Uganda in the spring to film     visiting vimeo.com/acholicrossroads.Friberg’s work can   f        otherwise be heard.”
follow up stories.                                          also be viewed via his website michaelfriberg.com.
    Along with filming the rest of the documentary in                                                                                      -Michael Friberg
Uganda this spring, Friberg plans to shoot more still




Keep tapping
UTA unveils new system tied to student IDs
CHRISTY COOPER
Staff Writer

    Have you tried it yet? Tapping on and tapping off a     they are riding UTA to Westminster and have used the          be gathered through the system will allow UTA to
bus or train is the new way for Westminster students,       Tap On / Tap Off reader.                                      improve service to better reflect the actual travel
faculty and staff to ride UTA.                                 Heather Hicks, a political science major, was              patterns of its riders.” Does this mean that UTA
    On Jan. 1, 2009, Utah Transit Authority                 loading her snowboard into her car when stopped and           is tracking its riders? No personal information is
implemented a “Tap On / Tap Off” electronic fare            questioned. She said her Ed Pass works just fine. The         collected by the readers, assures UTA. “We want to
collection system. The month of January is a live test      only problem she’s had                                                        know where people are traveling,”
phase, so don’t be concerned if “tapping on and off”        is with her season ski-                                                       Inglish said. “We don’t want to know
doesn’t work perfectly right now. UTA is still in the       bus pass.                                                                     who is riding. The system is designed
process of adding data to its computer system from             Ling Ling Yun, an                                                          to make it impossible for us to do
large schools with Ed Passes, such as the University of     MBA student from                                                              so.”
Utah and Westminster College and large businesses           China, said she had no                                                           Is it quick and easy to Tap On / Tap
who have issued Eco Passes to their employees.              problem and got a green                                                       Off? UTA has made it convenient for
    How does “Tapping On and Tapping Off” work?             light. Zhou Mi, also                                                          busy people in a hurry. Card readers
Your activated Westminster ID card now serves as            an MBA student from                                                           are located by the door when entering
your fare to ride UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner           China, said she got a                                                         or exiting a bus. What about hurrying
trains. Just tap your ID card on the readers located        red light, but still rode                                                     to catch a TRAX train? UTA has
at the front and rear doors of UTA buses, or on the         with no problem. And                                                          strategically placed four Tap On
platforms where passengers board and exit TRAX or           Dong Bo, an accounting                                                        / Tap Off readers at each TRAX
FrontRunner trains.                                         student from China,                                                           station platform for easy access when
    Getting a red light after tapping your ID card is no    said he got a red light,                                                      boarding and exiting the train.
cause for worry. Just show your valid Westminster ID        but the bus driver didn’t                                                        “Thanks for using the Tap On /
card to the bus driver. While UTA is still in this live     stop him from riding the                                                      Tap Off system” said Bott, asking just
test phase, there will be a few glitches here and there.    bus.                                                                          one thing of everyone at Westminster
    “Ignore the red light for now,” said UTA spokesperson      Why       did    UTA                                                       who rides UTA: “Keep tapping every
Brandon Bott. “Keep tapping—it’s important to get in        implement this new Tap                                                        time you enter or exit the bus or
the habit of tapping on and tapping off.”                   On / Tap Off system?                                                          train.” f
    Twenty-one Westminster students were asked if           In a press release issued                                     UTA Tap On/Tap Off System
they rode UTA and if so, had they tried “tapping on         Jan. 2, 2009, John Inglish, UTA general manager,                    Christy Cooper/The Forum
and tapping off” yet.                                       explained. “The EFC (electronic fare collection) system
    Five said they don’t use UTA or TRAX. Eleven said       will help UTA better determine ridership patterns and
they rode UTA last year, but not recently, so they hadn’t   be more responsive when planning service.”
tried the new system. Just five of the 21 students said        According to the press release, “The data that can

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                                                                                     Forum
2009 Resolutions?                                                                                                                                Keeping blackberry selfish
Reflections on the New Year                                                                                                                       act for Obama
                                                                                    one resolution. Who did I think I was, Oprah?
                                                                                        As I revised my list to make it more practical, I        MARGARET MICELI
                                                                                    became oddly disgusted with myself. Why did I feel the       Daily Collegian, Penn State
                                                                                    need to write down things like “eat healthier” or “work
                                                                                    out more” and “make new friends”? These are not the              Newly elected President Barack Obama is said
                                                                                    core topics for me bettering my year.                        to surround himself with a circle of close friends and
                                                                                        God, I felt lame.                                        advisors at his new address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
                                                                                        It kills me that American society automatically makes    But his most trusted companion may be a 50 x 106.7
                                                                                    everyone’s resolution to lose weight. Commercials for        mm black smartphone -- his ever-present BlackBerry.
                                                                                    weight loss pills and gym memberships are at their               Obama’s attachment to his precious BlackBerry is
                                                                                    peek. Do we all absorb this information and think to         legendary -- throughout the campaign, he was rarely
                                                                                    ourselves: “Ya, if I lose 20 pounds I’m bound to have an     seen without it strapped to his belt. Aides reported it
                                                                                    awesome year.”                                               was constantly abuzz with a stream of messages, and
KRISTIN LANE                                                                            Who made up resolutions anyway? I could swear            Obama checked it incessantly. (Lest we think these
Contributing Writer                                                                 it is some government or religion based conspiracy to        were all matters of national importance, The New York
                                                                                    encourage people to be better citizens. Well if so, I fell   Times reported Obama often sent messages like “Sox!”
   What a relief—2009 is here!                                                      for it and have been brain washed into believing that I      when the Chicago White Sox won a game.)
   I’ve never been one of those people who invest so                                must set a resolution.                                           Like all past sitting presidents, Obama assumed
much of their happiness into the New Year, until now.                                   As far as the “make new friends” resolution, well        he would have to give up his personal e-mail address
     I guess it took one really bad year to make me                                 that’s just kind of pathetic.                                because of security concerns upon taking office. But
superstitious enough to believe that it’s the “year’s                                   I saw that friends come and go, living healthy will      White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced
fault” life was treating me so poorly. From a totaled                               always be a must and dating will always be horrible,         Thursday that Obama would not have to be separated
car, a series of unfortunate health events, money and                               at least to some extent. Many of my resolutions were         from his BlackBerry after all. A compromise with
my pathetic attempt to obtain some demented idea of a                               completely out of my hands. A control freak, yes—but         White House officials will allow Obama to keep the
love life—it was nothing short of a bad year.                                       a realistic one at best. So for the last two weeks I’ve      device, though its use will be limited to close personal
   So when 2009 rolled in not only did I sigh with relief                           thought about how I really want to live in 2009.             friends and White House senior staff, Gibbs said.
(as if all my troubles were over), but I felt like a new                                 A month into the New Year and I feel pretty much            Obama will be the first sitting president to even use
person. I was positive that 2009 was a huge eraser to                               the same as I did in 2008. The good thing is that I’ve       e-mail, let alone e-mail on a mobile device, according to
my slate of 2008 bullshit. So I did what we all do at                               narrowed my list down to one resolution: make the most       the Associated Press. Even as recently as 2001, former
least once in our lives, I made my list of resolutions,                             out of every situation. If 2008 taught me anything, it’s     President George W. Bush was forced to give up his
(emphasis on resolutions).                                                          that as much as I would love to have control over my         personal e-mail address when he took office
   Turned out that by the end of my feverous attempt                                life—I don’t. Cards are dealt and I have to play my hand.     (Al Gore, however, used a government e-mail address
to make my life…better, I ended up with 32 resolutions.                             I just hope that this time around someone shuffled. f          in the later years of his vice-presidency. I guess it helps
In the past, I haven’t even managed to successfully fulfill
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Parking enforcement on the rise
Growing student body, lack of parking mean more citations
BRUCE CUMMINGS
Staff Writer
    As student enrollment increases, so do the number parking permit on their vehicle under the supervision lane Campus Patrol will try to find the vehicle’s owner,
of vehicles without parking permits. Westminster of a Campus Patrol Officer.”                                                       but if not moved immediately (within 5-10 minutes)
Campus Patrol is increasing their effort to make sure             Nicole Sharpe, 23, of Bountiful found a parking Campus Patrol will be obligated under the law to have
every vehicle on campus has a parking permit by ticket in her window last week as she had a vehicle the vehicle towed, said Long. A standard tow charge is
increasing the number of ticket issuances.         Bruce Cummings/The Forum
                                                                                                                                    $173.00, with a $15 daily fee. If you catch your vehicle
    Drew Long, director of Campus Patrol, said                                                                                                   in the process of being towed there is an
that they would continue to press forward with                                                                                                   $80.00 drop charge just to get the vehicle on
parking permit enforcement this semester.                                                                                                        the ground again.
“We are not interested in the money, we just                                                                                                         Again, Long said towing is a last resort
want everyone to be in compliance,” he said.                                                                                                     and is avoided if all possible, but there needs
    Long is aware of the recent lack of parking                                                                                                  to be a line drawn.
due to the building of the Meldrum Science                                                                                                           Long gave recommendations for students
Center, but still believes in everyone on campus                                                                                                 parking on campus without a parking permit.
having a permit to park for the safety of the                                                                                                    First of all, get one if you do not have one.
school and their student/faculty population.                                                                                                     But he said there are a few students that
Recently, there has been an increase in students                                                                                                 like to carpool off campus leaving vehicles
from the University of Utah parking by the                                                                                                       without parking permits behind. This is ok
Foster building, Long said. He continued,                                                                                                        if you receive a temporary parking pass from
and said the college needs to keep as much                                                                                                       Campus Patrol, said Long.
space as possible for Westminster student and                                                                                                        Long also said that the parking enforcement
faculty vehicles.                                                                                                                                hours are from 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and vehicles
    From spring semester forward, Campus                                                                                                         without a pass will not be ticketed after 5:30
Patrol will increase their efforts in enforcement                                                                                                p.m. except for any vehicles parked in the
of parking permits in so much that if a vehicle                                                                                                  Foster parking lot. He said that students and
is to receive over three tickets in a row, a boot                                                                                                faculty need the first opportunity to parking
placed on the vehicle. Furthermore, if the                                                                                                       the Foster parking lot come 6 a.m.
vehicle remains unclaimed or is parked in an Westminster Campus Patrol has increased their efforts to promote safety by issuing parking citations. For added convenience, parking tickets may
area in which it needs to be moved, Campus Patrol will without a parking permit. “I didn’t think Westminster now be appealed through the college’s website. There is
have the vehicle towed at the owners expense.                was enforcing that,” she said.                                         a list of information to fill out and submit to Campus
    In light of this increased enforcement comes many             Long provided a list of specific grounds for the Patrol. If all outstanding violations are satisfied,
generosities. If a student/faculty member is given a issuance of a parking ticket. If a vehicle is parked Campus Patrol will dismiss the citation.
parking ticket, they are permitted to appeal that ticket without a parking permit, in a fire lane, in reserved                           While appealing a parking permit violation online,
with little resistance.                                      parking stalls, in metered stalls with a parking permit, there is a space to type in a permit number. However, an
    “I just simply want a parking permit in all vehicles obstructing traffic, handicap stalls, in no parking zones offender must visit the cashier’s office prior to appealing
on Westminster College premises,” Long said. “I will or parking in the Foster parking lot after midnight that and obtain a parking permit, free of charge, and place
be more than happy to dismiss any and all violations vehicle will be ticketed and is subject to being towed.                        the permit number in that space in order to have the
cited when a student/faculty member places a free                 If a vehicle is obstructing traffic or parked in a fire violation dismissed. f



Students Speak Out
What did you do on Inauguration Day?
By JEANETTE MOSES
Staff Writer
                                 “In my math class we                                              “I watched the inauguration                                     “I went snowboarding,
                                 talked about how exciting                                         in Shaw.”                                                       but had two free cups of
                                 it was for Obama to be                                                                                                            coffee at the inauguration
                                 president and how signifi-                                                                                                         breakfast before going
                                 cant it was that he took his                                                                                                      snowboarding.”
                                 oath on the same Bible that
                                 Abraham Lincoln took his
                                 oath on.”

                                 Alex Trager                                                       Emily Schuml                                                    Jordan Rymer
“I skipped my first class                                         “I woke up about a half                                          “I was in San Diego on
to watch the inaugura-                                           hour before he was sworn                                         inauguration day with
tion. When I talked to my                                        in. I didn’t cry nearly as                                       my family. We made fruit
professor later in the day                                       much as when he was                                              and cheese blintzes for
he told me we watched it in                                      elected, but I did cry when                                      breakfast and watched it on
class.”                                                          Dianne Feinstein mentioned                                       television.”
                                                                 Dr. Martin Luther King’s
                                                                 dream finally echoing off of
                                                                 the Washington Monument
                                                                 all the way to the White
                                                                 House.”
Keenan Burkley                                                   Mary Enge                                                        Thomas Troshynski
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                                                                Sports
A winning team
Westminster women’s basketball ranked No. 20 in nation
SARA LOTZENHISER
Staff Writer

   The Westminster Women’s Basketball team won




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their fifth straight game in a row on Saturday Jan. 17
in Behnken Field House with 83-56 as the final score.
The Lady Griffins dominated the game. Teamwork,
dedication and pride are a few words that come to mind
when these women take the court, and no one is more
proud than Coach JD Gustin.
   During warm ups’ it was clear that the women meant
business. They moved effortlessly through each warm up
and gave each other encouragement. The women also
showed great sportsmanship as they were announced,
they ran over and shook the hand of the opponents and
their coaches and the game was underway.
   As Behnken Field House slowly filled up across the
court ‘The Nest’ formed and began to cheer the women
on. The Nest is a group of students that come to every
home game to have a great time and give support.
   “One game at a time, and enjoy every practice and
every game that we play” is what Gustin said when
asked what the secret to their success was. Gustin has
been with the team for five seasons and is pleased with
the teams progress.
   The team has four captains this year Mara Hoskins
#4, Shannon Evans #11, Alexis Tucker #14, Elisa
Leader #30. There is plenty of talent and experience
on the team. Shannon, Alexis, and Elisa are All
Conference players. All four women are excited about
the team’s national ranking.
   “It is amazing to be on a team that has accomplished     Players Huddle
so much. Being ranked 20th nationally is a huge honor;


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being ranked among one of the top teams in the nation
not only shows the skills and talent each player has on
our team but it also shows us how well we have grown
and accomplished as a team this season.” Hoskins said
in an e-mail interview.
   Also in an e-mail interview Tucker said “It is bitter-
sweet. It is fun to be ranked, but I also feel that we
should be ranked higher. We are a very good basketball
team, and we lost some games that we shouldn’t have.
I am glad we are ranked, but I do think it should be
higher, and by the end of the year I think we will be.”
   Gustin said, “Last season the girls ended their season
ranked 18 and have remained in the top 25 for the last
three years.”
   The day after the game, Gustin was pleased with the
way the season was progressing. He said “The girls are
having a pretty good year, lost a couple in the preseason
but all and all doing really well.”
   With the season moving right along, it is amazing
how the girls balance school with basketball. Leader
                                                            Introductions begin at a recent Griffin home game.
said in an e-mail “I am very passionate and dedicated to
basketball however, I strongly believe in education and
the importance of it. So I guess I would say I can juggle                                          Women’s Basketball Schedule
the two due to me pushing myself. I know I have to get
my schoolwork complete before I can relax and enjoy                   Date                        Opponent             Time                                    Place
myself on the court.                                                 Jan. 31                      Lewis Clark State   5:30 PM                                  Home
   “These women are amazing athletes. Westminster
                                                                     Feb. 5                       Great Falls         5:30 PM                                  Home
students should be proud of them. The team will return
home on Jan. 31 to play Lewis-Clark State; Feb. 5 to                 Feb. 7                       MSU-Northern        5:30 PM                                  Home
play Great Falls, and Feb. 7 MSU-Northern. All games                 Feb. 13                      Montana Western     6:00 PM                                  Dillon,MT
will be played in the Behnken Field House at 5:30 pm. f              Feb. 14                      Montana Tech.       6:00 PM                                  Butte,MT
                                                                     Feb. 19                      Rocky Mountain      5:30 PM                                  Home
                                                                     Feb. 21                      Carroll             5:30 PM                                  Home
                                                                     Feb.28                       Lewis-Clark State   6:00 PM                                  Lewiston,ID


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New coach, new team, new season
Alpine ski team is 12th intercollegiate athletic team at Westminster
SARAH LYMAN
Staff Writer

    “A little bit of a shock to come back to class that      athletic teams. The ski team competes under the                                    Sweetser looks forward to the opportunity to compete
first day,” said Westminster freshman, Sam Sweetser.         USCSA and in the Grand Teton Conference, which                                 on a collegiate level. He has spent his ski racing career
This nontraditional student spent six years between          includes Montana, Wyoming and Utah. The team                                   traveling and competing as an individual and is excited
high school graduation and his college freshman year         competes regionally and nationally against 178 other                           to be a member of team. “Even if you have a crappy day,
competitively ski racing and traveling with the US Ski       colleges.                                                                      you can still have the opportunity to win if your team
Team. Sweetser chose Westminster for its proximity                                                                                                     skis well enough,” said Sweetser, “It is nice to
to world-class training and joined the Westminster                                                                                                     have less pressure on myself and just focus on
ski team in their inaugural year.                                                                                                                      ski racing.”
    This is the first year for the Westminster ski                                                                                                        When asked what is the most difficult aspect
team and Westminster’s Athletic Director Shay                                                                                                          of being a student athlete, Sweeter said time
Wyatt is very excited about it. There has been a                                                                                                       management. He is readjusting to a busier
lot of interest in the program and it has attracted                                                                                                    schedule and enjoying the challenge. “Being
international students as well as enthusiastic locals.                                                                                                 constructive with my time will be important
Westminster ski team is composed of 19 student                                                                                                         this winter while I am traveling so much,” said
athletes, seven women and 12 men.                                                                                                                      Sweetser.
    “The first year of a program is always challenging                                                                                                    The team will be traveling to Red Lodge,
but we are off and running,’’ said Wyatt. The success                                                                                                  MT and Wolf Mountain, UT for it’s upcoming
of the team is in large part thanks to Westminster’s                                                                                                   races and then hopefully on to Winter Park,
supportive administration.                                                                                                                             CO for the National Championships in March.
    It is the administration’s goals not only to put                                                                                                   Until then, the team will be training at Park
together a viable athletic team but to also produce                                                                                                    City Mountain Resort, Alta and Snowbird.
a strong group of student athletes. All 250 of                                                                                                            Westminster ski team has already seen
Westminster’s student athletes had a GPA of 3.3 or                                                                   Photo Courtesy of Johanna Haskell success this season by winning their first

higher according to Wyatt.                                 Sweetser joined the Westminster ski team in their inaugural year.                conference meet. The ski team will host a conference
    The ski team’s Head Coach Chris Hendrickson, has                                                                                        meet at Wolf Mountain, Jan. 31 through Feb. 1. f
great expectations for his team. “Standards are high
here, academically and athletically,” said Hendrickson.
He went on to say that the support from Westminster




                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo Courtesy of Johanna Haskell
and the ski resorts where the ski team trains is crucial
to their success. “Win as a team, when one shines, we
all shine,” said Hendrickson. Hendrickson is excited to
represent Westminster this upcoming season.
    “We are very pleased to have Chris join the
Westminster Athletics program,” said Wyatt. “I believe
his experience will enable us to establish a quality men
and women’s Alpine program. Coach Hendrickson
shares the vision we have for our athletic program
and has the drive and commitment to reach the goals
we have set forth both academically and athletically,”
Wyatt said earlier this season in a press release.
    Hendrickson is a graduate of the University of Utah.
He was an assistant coach to the US Ski Team’s A team,
head coach at Sierra Nevada College and most recently
Boise State University. In 13 seasons at Sierra Nevada,
his men’s teams won 13 consecutive United States
Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA)
national championships, and the women’s teams won
ten national championships.
    The addition of the men and women’s alpine ski
team will give Westminster a total of 12 intercollegiate
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                                                                                                                                                  Feat
Black History Month
                                    Continued from page 1


                                                                 The famous African-American activist Malcolm X was born
                                                                 in Omaha, Neb. in May 1925. After losing his father at a
                                                                 young age he headed towards Boston where he began pimp-
                                                                 ing and doing drugs. He was arrested in 1946 for committing
                                                                 burglary and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

                                                                 Introduced to Islam in prison, he traveled to Muslim Coun-
                                                                 tries because their lack of racial bias appealed to him. Upon
                                                                 returning he realized that being racist was not an inherited
                                                                 trait, it was learned. Now wanting to co-operate with white
                                                                 groups he formed the Organization for African American
                                                                 Unity and changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El Shahbazz.
                                                                 Before his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New
                                                                 York City in Feb. 1965, he believed that powerful people
                                                                 within the US government and the Nation of Islam wanted
      El-Hajj Malik El Shahbazz                                  him dead. Unfortunately, only members of the Nation of
      AKA: Malcolm X                                             Islam were tried in his case.
      (May 1925 - March 1965)


He launched “Negro History Week,” celebrated during            feeling and bond.” By celebrating black history, we are
the second week of February in honor of both President         not only defining a country, but a diverse people of a
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birth dates,           single nation.
since both men made countless efforts in their time to             Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “I say to you that
help African-Americans. Negro History Week soon                our goal is freedom…the goal of America is freedom.”
evolved into Black History Month.                              However, his dream was simply that, just a dream. He
    Reflecting on Black History Month today, Martin            asked the African-American people only to appreciate
Luther King, Jr., may be the first person who comes to         the respect he awarded them by respecting themselves.
many people’s minds. “Yes, I think Martin Luther King,         In turn, Dr. King’s sacrifices have been ignored. While
Jr. practically invented the month. Or, at least, he is the    African-Americans have triumphed and overcome
key figure in most people’s minds when it comes to the         most of the diversity in our country, they still struggle
history of black Americans,” said Rebecca Rodriguez,           to become equal with the rest of the nation.
an accounting major. The images we see of Dr. King                 With the new political scene the country is awaiting
help us believe and contribute the efforts made by past        a change, a change that will make America believe
individuals to him. Dr. King is most remembered for            that Dr. Kings’ efforts will not go to waste. Newly
defining a nation when he and thousands of others              inaugurated President Barack Obama is coming into
marched in Washington, D.C., protesting segregation.           this with a new vision and a dream for our country.
     “Why do blacks get their own month?,” said Tim            Born to an American mother and a Kenyan father, he
Wise in his book White Like Me: Reflections on Race            understands and embraces the cultural differences in
from a Privileged Son. “What those people fail to              our nation. He has not only given African-Americans
realize is that white people get the whole year.” These        hope, but all other ethnicities as well.
individuals fail to understand how important Black                 “President Obama is the embodiment of what
History Month is. They forget how much better it               America is evolving into,” said Keith Embray, program
has made our generation and those that follow. Black           coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program. Being
History Month is as important as a doctor getting              able to embrace all cultures, Obama has painted a clear
yearly training on new techniques, as important as a           picture for the future of America. “Obama is something
teacher learning new methods of problem solving and            to look up to as a whole standard to try and be like,”
as necessary as research on new medications which help         he said. Embray is fascinated that the “melding” of the
become cures for previously incurable diseases. If we do       generational divide is because of one man. “America is
not continue to educate people they would assume it            not a melting pot, America is a salad and every ingredient
acceptable to be intolerant. Black History Month gives         has its own flavor,” said Embray. The imperfections
knowledge and understanding about a people, their              in the United States today are what make America the
culture and beliefs. This knowledge is very important in       country it is.                                               Araminta Ross
order to have a country which is united.                           Westminster is aiming for new alternatives to            AKA: Harriet Tubman
    The dictionary definition of the word country is the       incorporate black history into student’s day-to-day          (1820 - 1913)
people of a district, state or nation, while “people” refers   lives, not simply once a year. With the Black History
to individuals of any race, color and ethnicity. Black         Month events celebrated last week, the efforts of the
History Month made it so that this perspective can be          college are shining through. The Diversity Council
changed.                                                       works year round to ensure that the student body takes
    “The meaning of country is a shared vision. You            part in this historic month. While it seems like the
and I have a common dream. It’s not about color or             celebrations were minimal, they are putting through
individuality,” said Dr. Michael Mamo, assistant               efforts to increase the activities for the upcoming year.
professor of economics at Westminster. “It’s important         “Westminster is doing what it needs to be doing, they
to know each other’s vision and history to create that         always begin with intent,” said Embray.


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                                                      Ralph Bunche was born in Detroit, Mich. in 1904. He was
                                                      the most important role model for African-Americans before
                                                      Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived. Working his way through
                                                      college he taught at Howard University and wrote his first
                                                      book: A World of Race.

                                                      While working for the Office of Strategic Services and the
                                                      State Department, he began his long career with the United
                                                      Nations. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the
                                                      UN Palestine Commission and later became under-secretary
                                                      and under-secretary-general for the United Nations. Bunche
                                                      was best known as the peacekeeper for the United Nations.



                Ralph Johnson Bunche
                (1904 - 1971)



                                                              Students participated in important humanitarian         will receive the first Allies Coalition stickers, which will
                                                          activities both on and off campus. Many students            be given on the arm of a teddy bear. The bears will be
                                                          donated their time to the “MLK Jr. Day of Service” at       distributed just after Valentine’s Day.
                                                          the Utah Food Bank. They collected hygiene kits for                   It is easy to join the Westminster Allies
                                                          the International Rescue Commission, which provides         Coalition. Students, faculty and staff need only to
                                                          support and services to refugees within Salt Lake City.     come to regularly scheduled meetings and contribute
                                                          The MLK Day March was very successfully, with               to the Allies Program. For more information about the
                                                          students and community members commemorating                program, contact the Diversity & International Center
                                                          King’s legacy by marching from Westminster’s circle         at 832-2807 or stop by there office in the lower level of
                                                          to the University of Utah’s College of Social Work          Shaw.
The abolitionist Harriet Tubman,known as “the Moses       Auditorium. A Candlelight March from the University                   With the start of a new year and the
of her people,” was born around 1820 in Bucktown,         of Utah to Kingsbury Hall followed.                         inauguration of a new president, Black History Month
                                                              The college saw a number of students, as well as        has been redefined. With President Obama now in
Md. In 1844 she was married to John Tubman, a free        Embray, travel to Washington, D.C. to witness and           office, many people in this country believe we will
black, who was against her plans to free the North.       be a part of the presidential inauguration. The campus      soon become truly united. While black history began
In 1849 she escaped alone through the Underground         celebrated this historic inauguration event with brunch     with hardships, it will continue on in the future with
Railroad and over the next decade saved nearly 300        hosted by the African-American Student Club. The            improvements. It is our fortune to be part of this history
Maryland slaves.                                          televised broadcast was shown during the brunch, with       in the making. Our children will look at this moment
                                                          many anxious to see the new president sworn into office.    and say what we are saying about Martin Luther King,
                                                          Embray made efforts to document the inauguration for        Jr. today. We can only restate events as seen through
In 1859 she helped John Brown organize the raid on        a later showing on campus.                                  the eyes of others. Yet, this memorable event, which
Harpers Ferry, Va. spying for the Union behind enemy          In efforts to show how diverse Westminster is, the      took place in our lifetime, is one which makes us proud
lines and bringing slaves to the army was what she did    college has introduced the new Westminster Allies           as an individual, as a country and as a nation. f
frequently in the Civil War. Before her death she was a   Program. According to Bridget Newell, director of the
                                                          Diversity Council, “The Allies Program is an educational
devotee to relatives, former slaves and received many     and activist project undertaken by the Allies Coalition,
contributions for Freedmen’s schools and a home for       a group of students, staff and faculty who are, want to
elderly blacks.                                           be, or need allies.” The program is intended to focus on
                                                          what it means to be an ally.                                “We must not be guilty of wrongful
                                                                    The kick-off for the Westminster Allies           deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our
                                                          Program begins with the unveiling of the new
                                                          Westminster’s Allies Coalition logo in February.
                                                                                                                      thirst for freedom by drinking from
                                                          Students from Professor Rulon Wood’s MPC 630 and            the cup of bitterness and hatred. ”
                                                          COMM 206 classes designed their own logos, as a final                  -Martin Luther King Jr.
                                                          project last semester, to be voted on by the Diversity                 “I Have a Dream” speech Aug. 28, 1963
                                                          Council. “This logo will be put on stickers that people
                                                          can display in their rooms, offices, etc. to reveal that
                                                          they are allies, people who can be counted on to work
                                                          toward equality and equity,” said Newell.
                                                                    While participating in the college’s Black
                                                          History Month activities, the Allies Coalition will allow
                                                          the Westminster community to nominate and vote for
                                                          other students, faculty and staff that they believe truly
                                                          embody the meaning of the word ally. The nominees


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                         Beyond Campus
Nowbrow features Craft Sabbath
Market brings residents unique handmade gifts
                                                                                                                                                              of the founding artists of Craft Sabbath––discovered a




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JEANNETE MOSES                                                                                                                                                book called Handmade Nation.
Staff Writer                                                                                                                                                      “The entire book documents people who banded
                                                                                                                                                              together to sell their locally made wares,” she said. “We
   Sunday, Feb. 1 marks the introduction of Craft                                                                                                             were inspired to do the same and Craft Sabbath was
Sabbath––a monthly craft boutique presented by a                                                                                                              born.”
group of local artists and crafters at Nobrow Coffee and                                                                                                          The name of the event is a play on words “It was
Tea (351 E. 300 South) from 12 – 6 p.m.                                                                                                                       derived from our love of the kings themselves––Black
   Craft Sabbath will feature affordable handmade                                                                                                             Sabbath––and the fact that we live in an extremely
accessories from five local artisans. Each artist has been                                                                                                    religious state and are holding our event on a Sunday,”
creating and selling their goods for over five years and                                                                                                      she said.
many of their handmade items can be found in local                                                                                                                Craft Sabbath is the first indie craft boutique
shops around Salt Lake City.                                                                                                                                  established in Salt Lake City, but similar events already
   Meghann Griggs, of the Lewd Quill, will be selling                                                                                                         exist in other states. Evans, who lived in Oregon before
handmade feather hairclips and headbands. Tim                                                                                                                 moving to Salt Lake, was disappointed by this void.
Thompson, of True Gage, will be selling custom made                                                                                                           “I went to lots of similar events in Oregon and there
brass and derline (a type of acrylic) gauges for stretched     Meghann Griggs, a founder of Craft Sabbath, displays one of her feather                        really isn’t anything like that here,” she said, “There is
ears. Kali Mellus, of ByKali, will be selling leather belts,   hair clips
                                                                                                                                                              no [store] in Salt Lake that sells 100 percent handmade
bracelets, belt buckles and necklaces. Sonya Evans, of         majority of their items through the online handmade                                            crafts.”
Bean Child and The Full Spectrum, will be selling hand         marketplace etsy.com                                                                               Craft Sabbath aims to fill the niche. The event is
screen-printed clothing and kitchen accessories. Mary             Last December, the artists set up two very successful                                       focused on supporting locals in the community. “We
McClaughtery will have a variety of crafts for sale––          limited engagement holiday boutiques at Kayo Gallery                                           have the sole state of mind to support local businesses
everything from stuffed monster toys to drink coasters.        to sell their unique items for the holiday season. A few                                       and artists,” Griggs said.
   Mellus and Evans craft full-time and sell the               weeks after their final holiday boutique, Griggs––one                                              Her words ring true––the event is held at locally
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Bravo for Bevalo
Organic coffee and tea available at new sustainable shop
                                                                loose-leaf teas from Rishi. Aren’t a fan of espresso, but




                                                                                                                                                                                                                           matthew Wennergren/The Forum
MATTHEW WENNERGREN                                              love your drip coffee? Bevalo brews drip coffee by the
Staff Writer                                                    cup, which means when you order a cup they grind
                                                                it and brew it right then and there so you don’t get
                                                                a cup that has been sitting in a pot for a few hours
    If you’re looking for a coffee shop a step above and a
                                                                which makes coffee go stale. If that weren’t enough,
little outside the norm in Salt Lake City, Bevalo may be
                                                                they also bake all their own pastries, which are also
just the place for you. Located at 123 East 200 South,
                                                                organic, in-house.
in the heart of downtown and very near the Gallivan
                                                                    Bevalo is also, as mentioned, focused on
Center, the unique venue makes for the ideal stop after
                                                                sustainability. The company recycles all the materials
ice-skating or a concert.
                                                                in the shop that they can, and features some unique
    Bevalo has several standout features. First, they
                                                                sustainable building features. The main counter in
are the only coffee shop in town brewing all-organic
                                                                Bevalo is made from pressed recycled paper, and the
Barefoot Coffee Roasters brand coffee. Barefoot Coffee,
                                                                plastic wrap around the main counter is made from
based in Santa Clara, CA (barefootcoffeeroasters.com),
                                                                recycled plastic. Along with using sustainable materials,
is a micro roaster that focuses on fair trade and organic
                                                                Bevalo is also in the process of becoming a member
coffee.
                                                                of Salt Lake’s E2 organization. E2 is Salt Lake’s
    Micro roasters are small companies that are intently
                                                                sustainability program for businesses that focuses on
focused on quality beans and flavor. Many larger
                                                                sustainability, pollution reduction and reducing the
companies will take beans from all over and mix them
                                                                effects of global warming. They promote alternative
together when they are sold. Micro roasters don’t
                                                                transportation, water conservation, high-performance
do this, as they recognize that coffee beans produce
                                                                green building and green house gas reduction.
different flavors depending on some very small variables
                                                                    If you like your coffee shops to be green, Bevalo is
like elevation and humidity. So, they only take the best
                                                                your place.
of the best, and Barefoot Coffee is a prime example of
                                                                    The atmosphere in Bevalo is relaxed and inviting,
this practice.
                                                                yet maintains a very modern feel. Seating is small
    Barefoot is also a member of the slow food nation,
                                                                tables and chairs and an area with some couches and
a group that focuses on sustainable foods and helps
                                                                chairs. For ultimate relaxation, they even provide a
consumers understand where their food is coming from
                                                                few board games—in case you like Monopoly with
and why it’s important. They deal directly with coffee
                                                                your espresso. For homework and studying, Bevalo
farmers all over the world, so your espresso comes
                                                                features free Wi-Fi and a quiet atmosphere.
from the farm, to Barefoot, to Bevalo. For example,
                                                                    Overall, Bevalo is a new, hip, high-quality coffee
one coffee the shop serves is Finca San Jose which, an
                                                                shop that brews and bakes some of the most unique
exclusive from Barefoot. The select coffee was grown
                                                                coffees, teas and pastries in town and it does it all
and harvested on a third generation farm that is all
                                                                with an eye on being green. It’s proximity to most of
female owned. You aren’t going to get that at Starbucks.
                                                                Salt Lake’s main attractions and inviting atmosphere
I think the quality is is summed up by owner Andrea
                                                                makes it a standout choice for anyone looking for
Maize’s statement: “The ultimate goal is does it taste
                                                                quality coffee and a nice place to drink it. f
good? That is what we are focused on.”
    In addition to organic coffee, Bevalo features organic,
                                                                                                                                                              Bevalo offers organic products and promotes sustainability.

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Local company offers healthy personal care products
Bubble & Bee organic eyes growth, enjoying success
ALEX WAY
Staff Writer

   Students looking to buy local organic personal care      common personal care products that are harmful to the                                                            toxins,” said Greenwood. “Knowing what we now
products including deodorants, soaps, shower gels,          human body. On the company website,                                                                              know, there’s no way we couldn’t try to spread the word
lotions and lip balms may want to check out Bubble          bubbleandbee.com, Greenwood has compiled an                                                                      about these things.”
& Bee Organic. This Bountiful, Utah-based company           extensive database of some of these 16,000 chemicals                                                                 Many “organic” personal care products contain the
stands firmly by its pledge, “to use certified organic      and describes them in detail. She posts articles such as,                                                        harmful chemicals Greenwood warns about. “There
products whenever possible…(and) never use synthetic        “Organic Labeling Lies,” “The Top Ten Reasons to                                                                 are so many phony ‘organic’ companies out there that
ingredients.”                                               Avoid SLS” and many others in her blog. She plans to                                                             it’s confusing to people,” said Greenwood. In order
   Bubble and Bee Organic products have been                add another blog onto the website entitled, “Chemical                                                            for a product to be truly organic, it must contain 95
displayed at kiosks in Whole Foods Market locations         of the Day.”                                                                                                     percent or more organic content. “Many companies
and in the Salt Lake City Farmers Market. Products             “It’s our personal mission to educate people about                                                            have ‘organic’ in their name, or graphics to hint that
such as “Pit Putty” deodorant, Mint Tea soap and “Chai      the harmful effects of xenoestrogens, neurotoxins, skin                                                          they’re organic, but they are mainly chemicals with a
Guy” scented lotion bars are among the company’s                                                                                                                             few organic ingredients thrown in,” said Greenwood.
hottest selling items.                                                                                                                                                           Bubble and Bee Organic also strives to be a “green”
   Stephanie Greenwood, the company’s co-owner,                                                                                                                              company. Steve Thomas, co-founder and marketer for
said that most of the company’s products are 100                                                                                                                             Bubble and Bee Organic, said the company makes




                                                                                                                                  Photo Courtesy of Bubble and Bee organic
percent organic. “We are truly organic and natural,” said                                                                                                                    all of its labels in-house. “We use papers made from
Greenwood in a recent e-mail. “We make everything in                                                                                                                         limestone (no trees at all) with hand powered/cranked
small, fresh batches by hand.”                                                                                                                                               machines with non-spraying adhesives that are actually
   Bubble and Bee Organic has a wide range of products                                                                                                                       edible,” Thomas said via e-mail. The company also uses
that appeal to college students. Greenwood personally                                                                                                                        recycled shipping materials for its shipping purposes.
recommends they use lotion sticks. “The lotion sticks                                                                                                                            Greenwood and Thomas have big plans for Bubble
are a great choice for college students because you can                                                                                                                      and Bee Organic. They recently began to sell products
throw it in your backpack,” said Greenwood. “It’s like                                                                                                                       in states including Colorado, New Mexico, New York
an oversized lip balm. It’s great for protecting hands                                                                                                                       and Virginia. The first Bubble and Bee Organic retail
when you’re out in the cold.” The lotion also does not                                                                                                                       store is set to open in time for Valentine’s Day at
wash off, unlike liquid lotions that contain up to 80                                                                                                                        Trolley Square. Greenwood and Thomas plan to make
percent water.                                                                                                                                                               products on-site and allow customers to make their own
   Bubble and Bee Organic was established over a year                                                                                                                        products. They also plan to offer classes and reading
and a half ago when Greenwood—a former chemistry                                                                                                                             areas for customers. New facial care products, body
student at the University of Utah—decided to use her                                                                                                                         butter, body sprays, and make-ups, are in development,
classroom knowledge to start making her own personal                                                                                                                         as well.
care products. “Our recipes are not complicated,” said                                                                                                                           Bubble and Bee Organic products can be found at the
Greenwood. “In fact, armed with common cooking                                                                                                                               Sugarhouse Whole Foods Market and in other Whole
experience and patience there are several of our products      Bubble and Bee offers organic personal care products such as deodorants.                                       Foods Market locations around Utah. They may also
we could teach anyone to make for themselves.”                                                                                                                               be purchased on the company website, bubbleandbee.
   In addition to making products for customers,                                                                                                                             com. f
Greenwood educates customers about chemicals in




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                                 Continued from page10

owned Nobrow Coffee and Tea. Kelly Green’s Cake              “We as a city can sustain a
Walk Baking Company, located in Woods Cross,
will provide vegan pastries. Local folk musicians Cub        thriving economy if we choose
Country will provide music throughout the day.               to support those within it.”
   “We as a city can sustain a thriving economy if we                                          -Meghann Griggs
choose to support those within it,” she said. “All five
[artists] are dedicated to providing quality handmade       Thompson said. “There are a lot of locals making really
products at affordable prices.”                             great things.”
   Although the founding artists of Craft Sabbath              Ultimately, Craft Sabbath will be a quirky event
are all very interested in eventually expanding their       that Salt Lake residents are incredibly fortunate to
craft boutique, they’re also realistic. “I think that’s a   attend. Check out Craft Sabbath on the first Sunday
long way away,” Thompson said. “We need to solidify         of every month at Nobrow Coffee and Tea to find the
our standing as an event first,” Griggs said. They do       perfect gift, some unique pieces for yourself and most
intend to mix up the music, though. The group plans         importantly to support local people in the community.
to showcase a different local band or musician every        For the most updated information visit myspace.com/
month.                                                      craftsabbath. f
   “We just want to share our talents and crafts with
our local community while listening to good music
at a local shop,” Griggs said. “And getting people to
support the local city instead of large corporations,”
                                                                                                                                                                             Lewd Quill feather feathers and ByKali accessories will both be for sale
                                                                                                                                                                             at Craft Sabbath
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    Arts & Entertainment
Keeping Film Alive
Saans set to debut “For the Love of Polaroid”




                                                                                                                                                                                Photo Courtesy of elizabeth soule
ANNE HOWELL                                                    Entries are open not just to locals, but to Polaroid
Staff Writer                                                lovers all around the globe. “We have entries from
                                                            India, France, England and all over the world,” Cooper
   Polaroids of romantic landscape settings, figurines      said. She explained because of savepolaroid.com the
posed and strawberry margaritas will soon line the walls    word has been spread quickly about their show, and
of local Saans Photography Gallery. “It’s a different       Polaroid lovers are eager to get their pictures exposed.
aesthetic,” Shalee Cooper, curator and photographer            With digital photography growing at a fast pace,
at Saans, said.                                             Cooper explained why photographers are attracted to
   On Jan. 20, the studio will hold the opening             Polaroids. “It makes people really think about what
reception of “For the Love of Polaroid” during gallery      they’re shooting rather than just going snap, snap, snap,
stroll. “We decided to do the show in February, since       snap.”
February is love month,” Cooper said.
   Polaroid film was discontinued in February 2008,           “Polaroid is like magic. You
and Saans wants the show to highlight their appreciation
for this unique form of photography. Recent reports           push a button and in about a
show a company will soon be reproducing Polaroid              minute you have a picture.”
film.                                                                                       -Elizabeth Soule
   Saans will feature six main artists, which include
                                                               Polaroid film is limited to 12 shots per roll. Cooper
Joshue Ray Caldwell, Amanda Moore, Mickey
                                                            explained that artists tend to be more selective about
Murphy, Steph Parke, Elizabeth Soule and Sean
                                                            what they shoot because of the limited amount of film
Turbrid.
                                                            per roll. Cooper said one purpose for the show is, “to
   The Gallery will also feature an open entry to the
                                                            keep film alive and encourage people to slow down.”
public. Public Polaroid entries will be lining two walls,
                                                               Featured artist, Elizabeth Soule said, “Polaroid is
top to bottom.                                                                                                          Polaroid photo of elephant on map.
                                                            like magic. You push a button and in about a minute
   “The subject matter will be all over the place—but a
                                                            you have a picture. It appears right before your eyes.”
representation of Polaroid,” Cooper explained.                                                                                                               Continued on page13



Twenty-Five years of Sundance
Staff picks of the festival’s pioneering films
                                                                                                                        and white comedy won crowds over in 1994. The
KRISTA SMITH                                                                                                            film’s deadpan delivery of vulgar humor is hysterical.
Staff Writer                                                                                                            Director Kevin Smith continues to work as a writer,
                                                                                                                        director and producer in both television and film. His
   After 25 years, the Sundance Film Festival has                                                                       television credits include Clerks and Reaper. Film
become an icon of the American film industry. While                                                                     credits include Dogma, Clerks II and Zack and Miri
the festival is not without its naysayers, it has brought                                                               Make a Porno.
me some of my favorite films. The following is a list                                                                      1999—The Blair Witch Project
of successful films either in box office sales or Oscar                                                                    In 1999, the most financially successful Sundance
wins that originally appeared at Sundance. Then again,                                                                  film of all time premiered, The Blair Witch Project.
it might be on the list just because I love the film.                                                                   Audiences raved about the pseudo-documentary even
   1989—sex, lies and videotape                                                                                         though it was in the after midnight category. The film
   In 1989, a film entitled sex, lies and videotape                                                                     launched with a website and the filmmakers built on
premiered at Sundance. The darkly disturbing picture                                                                    the mythology of the found-camera. Some consider
of lovers John and Anne would put Sundance on the                                                                       the film’s handheld camera work groundbreaking, for
map. The film earned the Audience Award at Sundance                                                                     others it’s stomach churning. After the film made
and an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay later that                                                                  $140.5 million in theaters, it’s still Sundance greatest
year. Director Steven Soderbergh continues to have a                                                                    financial success. No wonder you can’t talk about
successful career with films like Erin Brockovich and                                                                   Sundance without mentioning BWP.
Ocean’s Eleven. Soderbergh’s professional success                                                                          2001—Donnie Darko
makes him one of Sundance’s most famous alumni.                                                                            By 2001 the world was ready for weird and
   1992—Reservoir Dogs                                                                                                  Donnie Darko got us talking. Jake Gyllenhall’s deeply
   Then another Sundance alumnus, Quentin Tarantino                                                                     disturbed character captured and repelled viewers.
came along with a film that was big on violence and                                                                     Not many people knew what to make of Richard
loud on laughter. Tarantino’s distinctive Reservoir                                                                     Kelly’s disturbing tale involving a prophesying bunny
Dogs premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.                                                                      foretelling the end of the world. But anyone who has
The film became a cult favorite after its DVD release.                                                                  seen the film knows it’s a disturbing picture of life that
Tarantino’s violent style continues to enthrall audiences                                                               stays with you. Although, the film received a lukewarm
with films like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Grind House.                                                                reception in theaters it became DVD cult classic.
This director/writer keeps a tight script with carefully                                                                   2004—Napoleon Dynamite
directed shots always telling the audience exactly what                                                                    It took a few years for the next big film to catch on
he wants them to know.                                                                                                  at Sundance and this time it was the comedians turn.
   1994—Clerks                                                                                                          The 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite enjoys a love/hate
  Two years later the world was treated to another                                                                      relationship with moviegoers. There are two schools of
DVD cult classic with Clerks. This surprising black                                                                     thought on Napoleon: One, the film’s deadpan humor
                                                                                                                                                            Continued on page14
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   Polaroids
                                      Continued from page 12

      Cooper agreed. “There is something beautiful about           Westminster and featured artist, Amanda Moore, said.




                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo Courtesy of elizabeth soule
   it. You’re taking something from the person that is                 Moore said she thinks in some instances the
   getting their picture taken, and then you’re giving it          emulsion gives Polaroids an almost three-dimensional
   right back to them.”                                            effect. Photographers are drawn to this effect and also
      Although many love the instantaneity of the                  note the different colors that Polaroids give off, thus
   Polaroid, other photographers take great amounts                giving it a one-of-a-kind look.
   of time to create settings for the instant photo. One               After the show is all said and done, Saans will
   featured artist, Sean Tubridy—whose set is called Toys          complie a book of all of the show’s Polaroids. The gallery
   on Roids—makes whole scenarios with small toys, then            is located at 173 East and Broadway (300 south), and
   takes a picture close up to make them look life size.           For the Love of Polaroid on Friday, Feb. 20. f
      “There is something magical about taking something
   that takes so much time, but the shot is instant all in the
   same,” Cooper said.
      Other photographers love Polaroids’ timelessness.
   “I think because of the narrative nature of Polaroid
   photography, and because it has been around so long,
   many people relate to it because it reminds them
   of a certain period in their life,” adjunct professor at



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Bennett                            Continued from page 2
that nominees must have. She says nominees should               “If I could only have two foods to eat for




                                                                                                                                                                                         Walter Denison/The Forum
also be a good representation of what Westminster is.        the rest of my life, they would be pizza and
   Bennett says he’s not sure about the how’s and why’s      sushi,” says Bennett. Bennett, true to his New
of his nomination. He is not even sure who nominated         York roots, frequently wears a New York
him. After consulting his family about the nomination,       Yankee’s baseball hat around campus and to
he decided to accept. “When I found out that it was          class. His favorite sports include, but are not
basically a men’s beauty pageant, I was thinking my
                                                             limited to, baseball and hockey. His favorite
late, great grandmother has finally got her wish.”
Bennett continues, “My great grandmother always told         genres of movies are a combination of horror
my mom that I should be in one of those child beauty         and science fiction.
pageants when I was a kid…and now that she’s passed             The “Mr. Westminster” show will be held
on, she’s got her wish posthumously.”                        in the Health and Wellness building on Janu-
   Bennett, who has been collecting comic books since        ary 28, at 8 p.m. All proceeds go to the Rape
he was in kindergarten, says that he likes to keep all       Recovery Foundation. f
his comics in some kind of sequential order. On the
day of the interview, he rearranged all his comic books
into alphabetical order. His favorite comic book is                                                            Bennett not sure why he was nominated but accepts challenge.
“Batman.” “Sure anybody can say they’re a ‘Batman’
fan, but I think I take it to a whole other level.”




Sundance                                                                                                                    BlackBerry                              Continued from page 4
                                 Continued from page 12

is brilliant with genius writing and directing. Or two,      process. Alan Arkin won Best Actor for his role as the         to have invented the Internet).
the film is poorly acted, horribly scripted and Jared Hess   grandpa and Arndt won Best Original Screenplay. The               Obviously, the security concerns inherent in using
has no clue what a film is supposed to look like. But        film was also nominated for Best Picture.                      any type of computer messaging are worrisome.
after earning more than $40 million in the box office           2009—???                                                    Aides have said security will be enhanced on Obama’s
it’s safe to say Hess and Jon Heder are pleased with the        One of the most intriguing films this season is We          BlackBerry, and only a few trusted counselors will have
success of “Give me some of your tots.”                      Live in Public. The documentary follows the life of Josh       access to it. But no computer is completely safe, and
   2005—March of the Penguins                                Harris. “Josh is the greatest Internet innovator, you’ve       any communication sent from one could potentially
    The only true documentary to make this list, The         never heard of,” said filmmaker Ondi Timoner.                  be intercepted. Also, if the BlackBerry were to be lost
March of the Penguins premiered at the festival in 2005         Harris created a community in New York City’s               or stolen, the messages stored on it would be of high
as The Emperor’s March. The Antarctic penguins are           underground where every movement of 100 artists                interest to terrorist organizations.
beautiful in this lyrical narrative. The film was released   was captured on camera. After the community was                   But of greater concern to the country than security
to theaters nationwide and is one of the most financially    shut down by FEMA as a Millennial Cult in 2000, he             issues should be Obama’s apparent dependence on the
successful documentaries of all time earning $77             paid his girlfriend $30,000 to live with cameras in their      device. When asked in November if he would willingly
million in theaters and an Oscar for Best Documentary                                                                       give up his BlackBerry, Obama reportedly replied,
                                                             apartment. The 32 motion activated cameras followed
Feature. Do you need any other proof Morgan Freeman                                                                         “They’ll have to pry it from my hands.” This statement,
is God?                                                      every movement in their apartment from the bathroom
                                                                                                                            coupled with the reports from the campaign trail, paint
   2006—Little Miss Sunshine                                 to the bedroom with a wall of constant online viewers.         a picture of a man so attached to his BlackBerry that
   Sometimes it takes a family to prove how human            Eventually their relationship ended, “It was at that           he finds it extremely difficult to be away from it -- the
we all are. In 2006 Little Miss Sunshine showed the          moment I realized I had my people,” said Harris.               very definition of an addiction. Is it really a good thing
world why road trip comedies are still funny. The            “And she had her people.” Describing the interactive           for the President of the United States -- a man who
dysfunctional family brought life to Michael Arndt’s         arguments he and his girlfriend had with their online          routinely makes decisions our lives may hinge upon --
screenplay and earned two Oscar nominations in the                                                                          to be addicted to anything?
                                                             chat room viewers. f
                                                                                                                               Obama emphasized his tech-savvy during the
                                                                                                                            campaign, and it’s part of what won him the election.
                                                                                                                            Obviously, it’s important for a president to be
                                                                                                                            comfortable around technology. But there is such a
                                                                                                                            thing as becoming too dependent upon technology
                                                                                                                            and putting the country in danger by sending sensitive
                                                                                                                            e-mails or becoming fixated on a time-wasting device
                                                                                                                            may be crossing the line. In the middle of a tense
                                                                                                                            showdown with Putin or Ahmenajad, do we really want
                                                                                                                            Obama to be distracted by friends updating him on the
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BlackBerry
                                  Continued from page 15
latest Chicago sports teams’ scores?
    Being the president of the United States is not a job;
it’s a lifestyle. Like it or not, when you take the oath of
office you give up certain rights and privileges enjoyed
by average citizens -- and every president-elect knows
it. Obama holding on to his BlackBerry even in the face
of such overwhelming national security concerns is the
height of selfishness, and Americans should recognize
it as such. f




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