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A Different Perspective on Drug and Alcohol Addiction from FCD

Connor L., Staff Writer

April 24, 2017

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Photo Courtesy of www.fcd.org/whoweare 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...

Eighth Grade Boys Begin PE Health Unit

William B., Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

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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...

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...

Bucks in a Box: Happiness on Valentine’s Day

Sidney N., Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

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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...

You Be the Chemist Preview

You Be the Chemist Preview

February 24, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Discovering Discovery and New Upper School Classes

February 14, 2017

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                                                   Photo courtesy of the Discovery Program With the class of 2021 making the transition into upper school, talk about classes next year is already in the air. Grade chairs, being the primary advisors to middle school students, have already explaine...

Homework: A Balancing Act

Vance E., Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

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After students come back from Winter Break, they are hit with the stress and anxiety of homework. Students fear that their teachers will increase the homework load from first semester. However, according to many in the middle school, the homework load did not rise, but mostly stayed the same. Ev...

Electives Everywhere, so many to choose from

Beck E., Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

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Each year new students and teachers join the Westminster community, but what about new classes? In the sixth and seventh grade, students choose their fine art and language, but in eighth grade, students select two more electives that are semester-long classes. With many new electives to choose from, e...

Journalism: EXPOSED

Anna B.

February 6, 2017

Filed under Classrooms/School, Student Life

Many people visit the Wildcat Press Xpress for their news, and while they may see eighth graders walking the halls with a badge and a laptop, not many actually know what goes on inside the Journalism classroom. Journalism is...

Middle School Bible Class: Students’ Perspectives

Anand S., Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

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Photo by Anand S. Every year seventh grade students of all religious backgrounds take Bible class for one semester.  This experience can be fun, exciting, and useful, but how do students really feel about taking Bible class? ...

Middle School Bible Studies

Evie E., Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Filed under Classrooms/School, Student Life

  Middle School Bible Studies In the Westminster middle school, Bible studies provide a great way for students to get involved, better understand their faith, and get advice from upperclassmen. These Bible studies are offered to both boys and girls, with multiple gr...

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