8 Unexpected Things to Pack for Westmont
- Rain gear
- Bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes at the very least, and consider a rain jacket (it might help keep your backpack dry, which is always a challenge). It WILL rain, and you WILL be very sad if you don’t have any of these things. Westmont is not built for rain, and all the paths instantly turn into rivers.
- Rain gear
The Beginning After the End
T.S. Eliot once wrote, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” My cohort and I discovered this quote during our final weeks abroad this past Fall. We were warned that, coming back to Westmont College, we’d notice things we had never noticed before and see things in a far clearer light. To be honest with you, I was not optimistic about the clarity I would have, as I figured I would experience a distaste for our culture upon my return.
So You Want to Be a Chem Major: Surviving the Sophomore Triad
When I tell people I am a biochemistry major, I get two reactions:
"Hey, me too. Welcome to the No Sleep Club”.
“Oh gosh, that sucks. I’ll wave to you as I pass by your lab on my way to the beach.”
How to Deal with F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out)
Even if you don’t know the name, you know the feeling. Your roommate bustles around the room as (s)he gets ready for a night out. Your friends all start going to a new club that meets during one of your classes. You’re three-quarters of the way through college and you think you’re missing the “college experience” all your parents’ friends raved about. Everything is happening—but without you. You are experiencing F.O.M.O., or the “fear of missing out.” This type of anxiety occurs when the billion things you aren’t doing dominate your thoughts.
Try this, You’re Home: Why You Should Get Involved in Spring Sing
So, Spring Sing is just around the corner. You’re probably either through-the-roof excited or want absolutely nothing to do with it. If the former applies to you, fantastic, we’ll see you center stage come Saturday, March 30th. If you’re the latter, however, hear me out. I’m sure you have valid reasons for wanting to stay away. Maybe you’re too busy, or maybe you just don’t have the slightest desire to collaborate with the people in your dorm. I get that, trust me.
When Being a Christian is "Normal"
What does it look like to truly follow Jesus at a school where being Christian is "normal"?