Surviving R. Kelly documentary sparks newfound awareness of sexual assault

Hadley Foust, Arts Reporter

February 1, 2019

Since the release of the the documentary Surviving R Kelly, society proves more aware than ever of the reality of sexual abuse in today’s world. The series of interviews sparked cultural respondents to rape culture and sexual...

Gilet Jaunes stir protests in France

Meimei Xu, News Editor

February 1, 2019

At the outbreak of the gilets jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement in France on November 17, 2018, many people didn’t see a cause for alarm. “I didn’t think anything of it initially,” said AP French teacher Robin Oliver. “It...

Alumni winter lunch reconnects recent graduates

Walker McPhail, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

Over winter break, Westminster hosted several alumni events geared at bringing former students back to the school to see old friends and teachers. This year’s College Holiday Lunch, hosted for college-age alumni, was held on...

Land of Fire’s Impact On the Westminster Community and Beyond

Hugh Trotter, Arts Reporter

February 1, 2019

One of the many things that attract parents and students to Westminster is our school’s involvement in the community outside of the front and back gate. From community service groups to JanTerm field trips, students spend a...

Students React to 2019 College Football Playoffs

Lauren Kennedy, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2019

The number of teams in the College Football Playoff could soon be increased to eight from the original four, according to rumors circulating in the world of sports. The debate of the right number of teams in the playoffs happens...

Cyntoia Brown: a 31-year-old woman just granted clemency sparks discussions nationwide

Siya Kalra, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

Cyntoia Brown, a 31-year old woman convicted of murdering a man and thrown in jail when she was 16, has recently been granted clemency after 15 years of her initial 51-year jail time. She will be released in August 2019....

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Poses a Threat to the Democratic Party

Payton Selby, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Since the 2018 Midterm Elections, a wave of progression seems to have fallen over the Democratic party, energizing millennial voters and further engaging many into politics. The new Democratic freshman congressional class is the...

New JanTerms enlighten and inspire students

John Guerry, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

A consistent favorite of Westminster students is JanTerm, the three weeks in January where students pursue one class of their choosing. This year, the course offerings included The Holocaust: The Human Capacity for Good & Evil,...

Why mindfulness is the best thing you can do for your studies

Ansley McNeel, Photography Editor

February 1, 2019

In a school like Westminster where students rush from AP classes to varsity practices to heaps of homework, it is often a non-starter to ask students to leave their work alone for ten minutes during a break. Many students go...

Trump’s Wall: Reinforcing Social Divides with Concrete Dividers

Phoebe Lariccia, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Five billion dollars. Imagine what you could do with that money—Would you buy a couple mansions with bowling alleys, movie theaters, and twelve-car garages like 21 Savage? Provide clean water to every developing country? Create...

Partial Government Shutdown Sparks Uncertainty

Woods Curry, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

As President Donald Trump’s government shutdown remains in effect, all Americans are uncertain about the future of the country. The shutdown remains the longest in the history of the U.S. at 34 days as of January...

20 Under 20 honors students for community service

Nishka Bahl, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

Westminster has never given its students mandatory service hours to fulfill, yet so many of the school’s students still engage in giving back to the community. Atlanta Intown recently published the 11th annual 20 Under 20 honorees...