Letter from the Editors – September 2016

Katie O'Neal and John Sheehan

September 30, 2016

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Three years ago we never would have thought that we would be where we are today. As ninth graders, John was wallowing in the spectacular failure of his first article as a sports reporter for the Bi-Line, and Katie hadn’t even...

Westminster students take on the Governor’s Honors Program

Phoebe Liu, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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Thoughts of summer tug at memories of clear waters and bright sunlight at the beach or lingering in bed until early afternoon. Students who attended the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) had their share in relaxing with...

Jack Cahillane: From Middle School lacrosse to pole-vaulting star

Sarabeth Hoffman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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Dictionary.com describes pole-vaulting as “a field event in which a leap or vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole”, but senior Jack Cahillane will tell you that it is so much more. Cahillane, also...

Wildcats victorious in American Football Showcase in Ireland

Jack Minson, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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This season, the Cats’ football team participated in the American Football Showcase  in Dublin, Ireland, an overseas American football tournament featuring college and high school. The tournament’s mission statement is to...

Obama approval ratings could predict Trump loss

Will Spillman, Columnist

September 30, 2016

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The question that many Americans will be asking themselves at the ballot box this November will be, “which candidate do I dislike the least?” In an ideal world, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be spending most of their...

Meet the new teachers: Upper School welcomes 15 faculty member

John Sheehan, Head Editor

September 30, 2016

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Westminster has a number of new staff members this year! Click the link to find out more about them: page6and7final

New clubs attract many students

Jessica Lao, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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From coding to competitive Pokémon, the flyer-filled mayhem of this year’s club fair was marked by the appearance of several new stands.  Whether recreational, competitive, or somewhere in between, the start of school this...

Faculty exhibit showcases summer artwork

MeiMei Xu, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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For the visual arts faculty, this summer meant painting, building, photographing, and experimenting with new ideas. The Faculty Art Show in Broyles showcased the works that the art teachers produced this summer. The show ran from...

Strokes’s 2001 perfect ten album: Is This It

Mason Wright, Columnist

September 30, 2016

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At the beginning of the millennium, Pop and DJ-focused songs dominated the music industry. That was until five teenagers from New York City formed the influential rock band, The Strokes. The band consisted of lead singer Julian...

Habitat for Humanity continues to succeed

Grace Cohn, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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A tradition now in its 25thyear at Westminster, the annual Habitat for Humanity build with partner schools Pace, Marist, and Woodward is now underway.Beginning on Sept. 10, seven Westminster students as well as two faculty members...

Students explore summer internships

Ryan Suddath, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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While most people view summer as a time of vacationing, tanning, and binge-watching, some Westminster students disagree. Rather than spend their precious spare time for leisure, a select few juniors and seniors devoted their summers...

Bringing back a classic with Bye Bye Birdie

Jehan Ramji, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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Set in the 1960s and based off of Elvis Presley’s life, the Upper School’s production of Bye Bye Birdie has a lot in store. Conrad Birdie, a teen pop star, gets drafted into the army to fight in the Vietnam War. In turn, this...