The Horizon now blogging from the Santa Barbara Independent

The newsroom for the Horizon, Westmont College's weekly student newspaper, is inaccessible due to the Tea Fires. The Horizon is now blogging from the Santa Barbara Independent's website and reports will be coming in from student reporters and editors who were on the ground.

For a summary of what happened while students were in Murchison Gym last night and photos, see

Second-year and Spark-Radio General Manager Brandon Preddy says that at around 10:00 a.m. he left Westmont's campus. At that time, most students had already left campus and those remaining were also preparing to leave.

Reality Carpinteria sent a bus to Westmont's campus to help facilitate the college in removing students from campus.

Below is a picture taken by Brandon Preddy of the Westmont pond.

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