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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...

You Be the Chemist Preview

You Be the Chemist Preview

February 24, 2017

Discovering Discovery and New Upper School Classes

February 14, 2017

Filed under Classrooms/School

                                                   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

Filed under Classrooms/School

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

Filed under Classrooms/School

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

Filed under Classrooms/School

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? ...

Trump: First Two Weeks of Office

Ben M., Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Filed under National/World, News

Photo Courtesy of White House Staff Member Within the first two weeks of entering the Oval Office, new President Donald Trump has already taken action in order to fulfill the promises that he made during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. On Friday, January ...

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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