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Playing Cards: A Time for Fun and Bonding

Katherine Y., Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

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

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...

Dress Up Days: Do or Don’t

February 16, 2018

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

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...

Eighth Graders Look Back and Toward the Future

Skylar P., Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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...

West Paces Ferry Shopping Center: The Place to Be

Caroline B., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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

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

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

  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...

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