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Dive into Summer Reading!

Margot C.

May 17, 2019

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  Campus Bookstore features a table full of summer reading books, which students can purchase before the school year is over. Also found on the table is the full list of summer reading for each grade level so people know exactly which book(s) to buy....

Spring Exams Comin’ in Hot

Mack T., Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

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It’s that time of year again; 20 percent of each student’s grade depends on finals. Westminster students have been working tirelessly towards spring exams the whole semester, and they are finally just around the corner. In fact, the first exam is on May 20. Although ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Changes to Homeroom

James H., Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

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In this past year, homeroom has changed, and almost everyone thinks that it has improved significantly. Although some say it is a bit unorganized, it will be even better next year. All grade levels have different types of gro...

Printers in the MS: Newer but Fewer

Will Y., Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

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Gone are the days of students walking across the building for one sheet of paper and the bookstore stocking 12 different types of printer cartridges. On April 15, middle school teachers and students gained access to 18 new...

Biology and Bible: The Semester Switch

Kiera S., Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

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In seventh grade, Biology and Bible classes are semester-long, non-exam courses, so students switch after the first semester. For some this transition was difficult, but others found it easy. Sylvia B., a seventh grade girl...

The New and Improved Collaboration Station

Margaret R., Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

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The Collaboration Station is new and fun hang out spot in the Middle School, located on the second floor between the Innovation Lab and the sixth-grade boys locker commons. The creators,  Natalie Brandhorst, Jenny Baker, and Dana Notest...

Clarkson Hall Third Floor: Old vs. New

Ireland M., Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

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During the Summer of 2018, the third floor of Clarkson Hall was renovated. Windows from the classroom into the hallway and carpet were added, along with tables and chairs for more learning space. Students and staff around the...

Office Hours: A Time for Learning and Growth

Will Y., Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

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If you visit Westminster after school, you may be puzzled to see numerous students remaining in classrooms, learning long after school officially ends at 2:45 p.m. These studious pupils are attending Office Hours, an opportunity to work on homework, study, or ask questions they did not ...

Insights of the Wildcat Experience

Kiera S., Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

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The Westminster Middle School held two open houses called the “Wildcat Experience,” where students and parents from different schools came to see the campus and what the school is all about. Some students enjoyed having...

You Be the Chemist: A Passport to Science Education

Will Y., Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

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Have you ever wondered how balloons float? They are filled with helium, a substance that is lighter than air. If you like to learn the science behind elements like helium, the You Be the Chemist Challenge can help you do so. You Be the Chemist is a chemistry competition that all eighth graders are encour...

Hard Class, Hard Work

Kiera S., Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

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In seventh and eighth grade, many students are selected for advanced classes among the middle school. French, Spanish, and math are the only courses where this opportunity is offered. Are advanced classes a lot different from on-level classes? Are they too hard for some students to keep up, ...

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