Soccer warms up for new season ahead

Grant Pinkston, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Soccer, Sports

As winter sports wrap up, the athletic focus shifts to spring sports. One of the most anticipated of these sports is soccer. Coaches Snyder, the boys varsity coach, and Meyer, the girls varsity coach, both look forward to a great se...

CatFish end successful season with strong finish, state win

Nathan Zhu, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Sports, Swimming and Diving

With its 45 state championships, the varsity swim team has been one of the most successful teams in Westminster sport history. This season has lived up to the team’s winning expectations. The boys varsity swimming and diving te...

Denver Broncos storm Carolina Panthers to take Super Bowl 50

Casey Monyak, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Football, Sports

2016’s Super Bowl marked the 50th anniversary of the annual football game, an American sporting event so large that nearly 120 million football fans tune in each year. This year, the game featured the staunch defense of the Denver...

Lacrosse teams start season strong, hope to win state

Sarabeth Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The boys and girls lacrosse teams have a history of success.  In the 10 years since lacrosse was recognized by GHSA as a full-fledged championship sport, the girls lacrosse team has made the state playoffs eight out of those ten ...

Intern breaks gender stereotypes in weight room

Jack Minson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Sports

Westminster recently hired Katelyn Peterson, a new female strength and conditioning coach, to intern with current strength and conditioning coach Eric Lougas. She is currently studying at the University at Idaho and is joinin...

Students, coaches anticipate successful track season

Miles Davis, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Sports, Track and Field

As winter sports are wrapping up, track and field prepares athletes and coaches for the new season ahead. Starting back up over the past few weeks and led by new head coach Gary Jones, the season has been an eventful period for ne...

Election heating up

Vicky Zhang, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Politics

Morning car rides mean different things for different people. For those who don’t drive, it’s a time to catch up on sleep, eat breakfast, or finish homework. My dad has consistently been listening to NPR during our morning d...

Winners and losers of a dramatic Bachelor season

John Sheehan, News Editor

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinions

As the winter of 2016 comes to an end, so does the 20th season of the drama-packed show The Bachelor. This series, lauded by critics far and wide, pits young women against each other in an all-out brawl for the approval and love of o...

Symphony concert to showcase band, orchestra

Aveed Matinfar, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Arts

At 7:00 pm in McCain Chapel on March 1, the Upper School symphony orchestra will host a concert. The concert will include performances by the third grade Allegro orchestra, fourth and fifth grade Presto orchestra, Middle School...

The Oxbow School inspires, captures art students’ interests

Simran Patel, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Arts

Each year, along with the many foreign exchange programs offered to the Upper School, students particularly interested in visual art are able to apply to the Oxbow School. A single semester art school for juniors and seniors l...

StageCats attend Georgia Thescon, compete for awards

Katie Greene, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Arts

From Feb. 4 to 6, the Westminster Players attended Thescon, the Georgia Thespian Conference based in Columbus, attended by theater troupes from all over the state. At the convention, students were able to watch shows, attend classe...

Kanye West: Arrogant, inept rapper or hip-hop genius?

Spencer Breitzke, Guest Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Most of America does not like Kanye West.  They do not like his recent demeanor, antics, and apparent ignorance. However, behind the mask that shows a man who can’t seem to give the media enough reasons to ridicule him lies on...