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Academics in the MS: Eighth Graders Note Changes from Seventh Grade

Wyatt L., Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

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Photo taken by Wyatt L, Staff Writer. Eighth Grade: is it a warmup for high school or a cool down from seventh grade? Current eighth grade students notice quite a few differences in the workload as they move up the ranks. “I thought the work in eigh...

Middle School Students Have Busy Mornings

Annie J., Staff Writer

September 20, 2017

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Mornings start with the beep from an alarm clock anywhere from 6 to 6:30 am, and middle school students spend their time in a variety of ways. Before school starts at 7:55, students can be anywhere from enjoying a nice br...

Roadblocks: Not Literally, But Digitally

Henley T., Staff Writer

September 20, 2017

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To many, middle school is the stepping stone to responsibility. With responsibility comes privileges and freedoms that weren’t available before. Some argue that middle schoolers deserve more freedom when it comes to blocked apps o...

Words of Wisdom from the Wise: Top Study Tips

Helen M., Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

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Since Westminster is an academically challenging environment, middle school students have developed various study and homework tips which help them survive. In their first year of middle school, sixth graders might be in need...

Starting Back Up: Thoughts on the First Day of School

Kathleen H., Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

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Just a couple weeks ago, on August 15, school started back up. Everyone had their own thoughts on this exciting event. Henley T., a returning eighth grader, said, “The first day of school was really awesome because Westminster just eases you into the commun...

New Latin Department Shake Up

Hunter W., Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

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Photo by Hunter W. The new school year has brought many new faces into the halls of the Westminster Middle School, both students and teachers alike. The Latin department has been greatly affected by one new teacher, Ms. Cynthia Sw...

Is Exam Review Week for Exams or Review?

Sai T., Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

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Photo by Sai T. The seventh and eighth graders are required to take their language oral exams during review week with the written portion given on the assigned day during exam week. Many students find the overlap of preparin...

Spanish Exam Shake Up

Russell W., Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

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As the school year comes to a close, the MS Cats prepare to take exams. However, Spanish teacher Señor Jorge Perez has military obligations two weeks prior to the end of the school year. How will his students handle it? Listen...

Eighth Grade Math: A Challenge, a Party, or Somewhere in Between?

Anna B., Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

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In eighth grade, students are given a choice between two math courses: College Prep Algebra I and Honors Algebra I. Although both cover the same concepts within algebra, there are a few differences between the two. “Most of the time, Honors and CP cover the same material. They’ll get to the sam...

Exam Studying Tips

Ella J., Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

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Spring exams are just around the corner for middle school students at Westminster. It is important to find a study routine in order to go over all topics and stay organized to end the semester strong. Middle school students have tried and true advice on what they...

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