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A Different Perspective on Drug and Alcohol Addiction from FCD

Connor L., Staff Writer

April 24, 2017

Filed under Classrooms/School

Photo Courtesy of From March 27-31, two speakers from an organization called FCD, Freedom from Chemical Dependency, came to talk to the middle school about drugs and alcohol. FCD is an organization who he...

Students and Teachers Adapt to Closure of I-85 Bridge

Anand S., Staff Writer

April 10, 2017

Filed under Buckhead/Atlanta

On Thursday, March 30, catastrophe struck Atlanta, when a 40-foot fire collapsed a bridge on the I-85 highway. This well-traveled section, driven on by over 220,000 cars a day, caused traffic in Atlanta to increase drastically when the interstate closed for repair. Due to the ...

Eighth Grade Boys Begin PE Health Unit

William B., Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

Filed under Classrooms/School

One of the most important things when growing, as an eighth grade boy, is maintaining your health. Although plenty of students think of it as boring, others think that the health unit is completely necessary. Russell W., an eighth grade boy, is just starting the health unit. “It...

Storm Disaster

April 3, 2017

Easter Break: Eggs, Family, and Netflix

Anna B., Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

Filed under Classrooms/School, Student Life

  Easter is coming up, along with a four-day weekend full of candy and egg hunts. Sugar aside, many families have their own special traditions. “My family usually does an egg hunt,” said eighth grade student Brantley S. “Also, my mom tries to cook lamb and fails at it e...

A Cold Front During March?

Ryan G., Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

Filed under National/World

Frigid weather throughout the United States during winter is highly expected, although cold weather closer to the spring season, especially in the South is confusing to a multitude of middle school students at Westminster. Within the past couple of weeks, there has been a co...

Lent: 40 Days of Suffering for Some

Allie B., Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

Filed under National/World

Lent is the 40 days before Easter. It is celebrated by many Christians to honor Jesus’s suffering when he was living in the desert for 40 days with no food and no water. It starts with Ash Wednesday where many Christians attend mass or a church service and put ashes on their f...

A Mistake with Best Picture Award at Oscars Steals the Show

Amy Z., Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

Filed under News, Pop Culture

Recently, as many may know, the 89th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscar Awards, have been given to the best films produced and to the people who created them last year. Many people thought that different movies would win ...

Scientists Discover Seven New Planets

Anna B., Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Filed under National/World

Scientists around the world are rejoicing the discovery of seven rocky, Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star not too far from our solar system. This system is referred to as TRAPPIST-1, after the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile. S...

Bucks in a Box: Happiness on Valentine’s Day

Sidney N., Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Filed under Buckhead/Atlanta, Classrooms/School

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, middle school students worked hard on the Bucks in a Box project. This is an annual service project aimed to help the homeless that occurs during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day.   Brenda Cobler, a...

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