Wildcat Press Xpress

Dress Up Days: Do or Don’t

February 16, 2018

Filed under Student Life

On normal school days, most Westminster girls wear jeans and a shirt, and boys mainly wear khakis and a collared shirt, but for four days throughout the year, students are required to dress up when they come to school. During these chapel assembly days, the dress code is changed so that teachers and stude...

Snack Foods: BEWARE

Virginia M., Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Filed under Student Life

According to Webster's, a snack is a light meal or food eaten between regular meals. They come in a variety of forms including packaged or processed snack foods, as well as items made from fresh ingredients at home. These options also have different nutritional...

Stupid Challenges Lead to Serious Injuries

James S., Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Pop Culture

What would happen if a can of aerosol and a flame mixed? A dangerous homemade flamethrower that could cause severe burns. But for some teens, the temptation to make a video to post online is too hard to resist. The internet...

Eighth Graders Look Back and Toward the Future

Skylar P., Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Student Life

As they are in their final semester of middle school, many eighth graders are starting to feel the pressure of transitioning to high school and are looking back on all the memories of middle school. Whether they came to Westminster...

Last Player Wins: Games of Choice in the MS

Neil P., Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Throughout the middle school people have been playing a new genre of games called Battle Royale. The first official Battle Royale game–PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, more popularly known as PubG–came out in 2012. Ho...

All About Wildcat Pets

Ryan T., Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Filed under Student Life

After a long, hard day of school, for many middle school students it's refreshing to come home to a pet. Friends may come and go, but pets are always there. The pet-trade has a large variety of animals to choose from. This...

Stressed Out in the Middle School

Ella F., Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Stress is a big problem in the middle school for some. People feel it and deal with it in different ways. Helen R., an eighth grader, said, “I get really stressed when I have lots of papers and tests due around the same time.” Seventh grade boy Tyler Harris said, "I hate when we have a bunch...

Bucks in a Box: Packed with Love

Ella W., Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Filed under Clubs

For the past three years, the service council has been getting together around the end of January and planning a service project called Bucks in a Box. For Bucks in a Box, middle school students donate a shoe box with five dollars in it. Once all of the donations have been collected, the service council uses the money to buy fo...

West Paces Ferry Shopping Center: The Place to Be

Caroline B., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Ever wondered where Westminster students like to hangout after school? The West Paces Ferry Shopping Center, about five minutes away from school, is a hangout for many. Popular places include Willy’s, Starbucks, Yogurtland, and Goldberg’s. Most students visit ...

Middle Schoolers’ Must-See Movies

Ruthie H., Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Watching movies has been a favorite activity of teenagers for years. But what people are watching and how they are watching it is changing. In a recent middle school survey, 28 percent of students said Star Wars: The Last Jedi was their favorite, but just behind it w...

The World of Favorite Fruit Break Snacks

Katherine Y., Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Fruit break is a time for middle schoolers to take a break, eat a snack, and talk to friends. Years ago a student suggested putting this break into the routine, and since then students have appreciated the time. It takes place...

New Nurse’s Office; Saving Steps for the Sick

Ethan R., Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under Student Life

  Westminster added a new nurse’s office in the middle school on September 1st, 2017. Before, middle schoolers had to share a nurse’s office with the high school in Pressly Hall. The new nurse’s office is located on the third floor in Clarkson Hall, much closer to the middle schoolers, leaving the old nurse's office for...

The news site of The Westminster Schools
Spotlight on…