A collection of reflections from students and faculty on the Westminster Expedition, a semester long academic road trip around the American West
Dos estrellas y una flor
Processing the complexities of the west.
Today Lexa handed me a leaf. On one side it was a warm faded gold, and on the other the color of old tea. The edge seems to have decomposed in the dry…
A joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) is a tree-like species of yucca confined mostly to the Mojave Desert of the southwestern United States. This creature…
Pondering humanity's place in space
The desert is a quiet teacher. Sure you can learn things about the ecosystem and history of the desert from a textbook or Wikipedia page, but to really…
(A quick note, we’re back from our time on the road, but we’ll keep publishing some reflections as we wrap up the semester) When our professors told us…
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Dispatches from the Expedition