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December 7, 2017

What’s the Buzz with MS AQT?

Sophia R., Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Filed under Clubs

The Middle School Academic Quiz Team, also known as AQT, is a club on the rise. The tournaments started in October, and the team has already attended two competitions. Much like Jeopardy, AQT is a quiz-based activity where...

Is Homework over the Holidays Allowed?

Helen M., Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Homework is assigned to students mostly every night to review and practice what they learned in class. On average, homework for exam courses takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. But, is homework allowed to be assigned during...

Thanksgiving: Friends, Family and Favorite Foods

Annie J., Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

Filed under People

Imagine this: it's Thanksgiving morning, and the smells of warm food are already filling the air. From pumpkin pie to mashed potatoes or just the classic turkey, the mouths of middle schoolers are drooling for Thanksgiving dinner. Out...

Yellow Jackets Swarming the Middle School

November 13, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Yellow jackets have been swarming around many of the trash cans, lured by the foods and drinks around the cans. Students have been stung, and some have allergies to these insects, which are blocking the way to dispose of trash. ...

Winter’s Cool Down Begins

Winter’s Cool Down Begins

November 13, 2017

Students Donate for Homes and Hurricane Relief

Sarina D., Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Filed under Student Life

What does it take to see a favorite teacher in a chicken suit? And who wouldn’t want to have a donut or Willy’s party at school? During October, middle schoolers brought in cash to try to win these prizes and donate to a good cause. The annual Habitat for Humanity fundraiser is a Westminster tradition where s...

Social Media: What Apps Appeal Most to MS Students

Allie G., Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Filed under Student Life

                Across the middle school, students use social media to communicate, connect, and stay up to date. Which apps are the middle schoolers currently using and why? Seventh grader George M. said, “I use Snapchat and In...

Sisterhood in the MS: The Big Sister Program

Taylor G., Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Starting middle school can be very unnerving, especially when coming to Westminster brand new. To sixth graders, the eighth graders can appear very intimidating, but with the help of the Big Sister Program, eighth grade girls...

MS Students Bring Back Old Trends

Caroline D., Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

As time flies by, so do the popular trends of that particular year. Each August, students arrive with something new. Sometimes it is wrist wear, shoes, or books. Middle Schoolers bring these new fads to school, catch the eyes...

Halloween Scares and Excites in 2017

Ashley V. and Kathleen H., Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

On October 31 excitement rushed through the school. Everyone was waiting for the bell so they could go home and change into their costume for the night. Students and teachers could barely contain their wide range of emotions in getting ready for Halloween. Halloween originated mainly in Ireland in the fi...

Is Homework Really Worth the Hassle?

November 8, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Homework is something all Westminster middle school students have to do in their lives, but is that a good thing? For most teachers, homework is a routine for students on a daily basis, but it takes time to grade, not to mention all the time it takes the students to complete it. According to a recent surve...

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