Words of Warriors

A Westmont Student Blog: About the students, by the students.

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  • Grocery Store Showdown

    It’s a Sunday, and like usual, I walk into Trader Joe’s after church. We all love Trader Joes for many reasons: the snacks, the dark chocolate almond butter cups (not sponsored, just very passionate), and the decent prices. As I passed the ninth Westmont student on my weekly TJ’s run, I started to wonder: Is Trader Joe’s really the best spot to grab groceries in Santa Barbara? 

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  • A Letter to the Spring Semester

    Dear Spring,

    There are many things I’d like to say to you. First of all, thank you for finally arriving! We were all getting pretty tired of 2020. I would like to request, though, that, you do much better than last year. It would be great if you could give us Spring Sing, graduation, and maybe even the end of a pandemic. In exchange, I am willing to make a few new-semester-resolutions. I will try my best to follow through with them.

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  • Reflections from a Windy Classroom

    “This isn’t how I expected my last semester at Westmont to go,” I reflected, as my papers swirled away from me in the wind and the tent poles above me creaked ominously. I briefly weighed whether or not this tent would blow down a second time; it collapsed during Christmas break, which was why I was sitting in the gym parking lot and not on Winter lawn. “I’d give it a 30 percent chance,” I decided.

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  • The Best Four Years of Your Life?

    College is the best four years of your life...right?

    Coming into my first year, I remember arriving full of a giddy delight in all things college: new friends, a new city, and a long-awaited new sense of independence and adventure. I was really going to have the best four years of my life. And I still believe these four years are wonderful and important: a sweet season of life.

    But even at a place like Westmont, life can still be hard. Maybe this year you have been overwhelmed with classes, never having had to put in effort for an A (or even a C) before.

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  • The 12 Days of Christmas: COVID Edition

    Feeling down that you have to cancel big holiday plans? Don’t worry, because we have your ultimate holiday-at-home bucket list! 

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  • What's Up with the Enneagram, Anyways?

    When you first get to Westmont, there are lots of people to meet and plenty of small talk to be had. You know the drill: “Oh, hi! What’s your name? Where are you from? What’s your major?” If you’re a first-year student (or just live under a rock), you were probably caught off guard the first time you heard this one: “What’s your Enneagram number?” For those of you still perplexed, here is a quick Enneagram 101 lesson.

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