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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, ...

New Lower School Playground: Danger Zone or Fantasyland?

James H., Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

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With the new addition of the Lower School playground, most kids really like having more to do and to climb. To some, this playground seems like a dreamland. A researcher with Duerr Evaluation Resources from Website Imagination Playground said, "Playing (on a playground) promotes brain development and helps lay...

The Tape Invasion

Quinton E., Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

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The middle school is being invaded with mysterious art projects. Tape hovers and covers nearly every wall in Clarkson Hall. Recently middle school art students have begun new creative works--one of these is the blue tape project. Seventh grade boy Carson M....

The IT Department: A Bridge to the Future

William Y., Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

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Have you ever run into difficulties with technology? When you do, it feels like the bridge to the future is burned, leaving you stranded and helpless. Luckily, Westminster has a department dedicated to helping students and staff...

Spreading Christmas Spirit in the Middle School

Vincent B., Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

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