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Jianzi: A Time for Exercise and Fun

Ethan R., Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Filed under Clubs

Jianzi is a popular club in the Middle School. Students attend this club four times a month and attempt to beat their records each Friday. Jianzi is a traditional Chinese national sport in which players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies, apart from the ...

Playing Cards: A Time for Fun and Bonding

Katherine Y., Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Card games are a form of entertainment that have been played since the 9th century. According to an article by Adam Wintle from the website The World of Playing Cards, in the past cards were not only used to play games, they wer...

Christian Emphasis Week in the MS: Blessed

Alex L., Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Filed under Student Life

This year’s Christian Emphasis Week theme is “blessed.” The week is dedicated to celebrating Christian ideas and values and teaching others about the religion. It is a time for Christians to celebrate Christianity and for people of other religions to learn about it. Reverend Tina McCormick, the Middle School c...

Star Wars Future starts with Solo

February 28, 2018

Filed under Pop Culture

Han Solo is one of the main characters in The Star Wars Series, and he is finally getting a spin off. “He is the most intense character in the series,” said Margaret R., a seventh grade girl. During the Super Bowl, Solo, the newest Star Wars ...

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...

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