New Year with new resolutions

Pierson Klein, Columnist

January 29, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Politics

It’s that time of year when everyone’s mistakes magically vanish as if wiped away with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. We start fresh, beginning the year with new resolutions and novel ways of sticking to them. This year, I set m...

Basketball teams start strong, look to region matchups

Jack Minson, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Both the varsity girls and boys basketball teams are finding amazing success this year and hope to continue that success as they move forward through the rest of their seasons. The boys currently have a record of 16-2 and rece...

JanTerm internship program allows exploration of possible careers

Cartie Werthman, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under News

Shadowing surgeries, perfecting legalese at a law office, and running food to tables: these activities might seem uncommon for high school classes but have become daily work for the students in the JanTerm internship program. Part...

College trips take over

College trips take over

January 29, 2016

Freshman PDC creates stress for female students

Eliza Normark and Anna Tarkenton, Guest Writers

January 29, 2016

Filed under News

PDC, or Pre-Debutante Cotillion, a 43-year-old privately held dance that has become an Atlanta tradition, sent widespread panic among Atlanta-area freshmen when the first invitations to the freshman dance came out on Jan. 6.  ...

24-hour relay raises awareness for cystic fibrosis

Aveed Mantifar, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under Sports

As exams concluded the first semester and winter break commenced, the 24-Hour Relay has again come and gone at Westminster. This decade-old tradition is a school running event where about 10 people form a team and take turns ru...

Alby’s tourney journey

Albert Zhang, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Sports, Tennis

Jan. 15. Aurora, Il, just outside of Chicago. The Aurora Cup, a four-star international table tennis tournament. As a nationally ranked player, I have grown accustomed to traveling to play: Chicago, Beijing, D.C., Baltimore, De...

Students create violins and art

Katie Greene, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under Arts

A new JanTerm course this year, “The Art and Science of Violin Making,” centered on teaching students the process of making a violin along with allowing them to explore the science involved in music. At the end of the course...

Letter from the Editor – January 2016

Catherine Benedict, Head Editor

January 29, 2016

Filed under Letters From the Editors

JanTerm 2016 is over. That’s right- it’s been 14 school days, 3 food trucks, and countless hours of community time- but it’s over. Done. We’ll speed on to the second semester without a second thought, right? Cram our mind...

Community time serves as outlet for teaching vital life skills

Jehan Ramji, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under Arts

As a new addition to JanTerm, activities have been set up during community time that teach students life skills that they would not normally learn during the school year. Not only is this an opportunity for students to obtain new...