Community wrestles with implications of DACA

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

November 21, 2017

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As students walked into a Hispanic Heritage month assembly on Thursday, Sept. 28, some noticed a change in atmosphere. Instead of the usual hit songs playing from the speakers, singer Manolo Alayeto’s melodious voice welcome...

Chance of formal homecoming stirs up controversy

Annie Kong, News Reporter

November 21, 2017

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With the transition from summer to fall comes preparation of a well-loved tradition – homecoming. Westminster partakes in all the standard parts of homecoming: spirit week, the dance, and, of course, the football game. However...

Students explore new JanTerms

Alison Wilkinson, News Reporter

November 21, 2017

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From an 11 day all-expenses paid trip to Israel to exploring how racing cars work, the JanTerm catalog is practically bursting at the seams with new courses for students this year. Every year, Upper School students peruse the Ja...

Apple’s latest creation excites technology world

Phoebe Liu, News Reporter

November 21, 2017

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This autumn marks midterm grades, early admissions deadlines for colleges, and sweater weather, but also the debut of a new technological innovation characterized by glass, light, and a computer chip. For Apple’s 10th annivers...

Students offer support to hurricane victims

Mason Arbery, News Reporter

November 7, 2017

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Harvey. Irma. José. In fewer than three weeks, each of these hurricanes struck North America, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation behind them. An estimated 200 people died in these three hurricanes, with hundreds more...

“Prepare for anything”: Westminster travel Closer Analysis of Chewonki

Eric Wang, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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Westminster students have numerous great privileges that almost no other schools have. These include the extracurriculars, clubs, and of course, the best of it all: JanTerm. JanTerm is a course that most students take, and ma...

Charlottesville

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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One person killed. Fourteen others injured. The aftermath from the car that hurtled into a crowd of counter protesters on Saturday, August 12, in Charlottesville, VA, left Americans with difficult questions to answer about histo...

Circle of Women plans project in Peru

Alison Wilkinson, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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“Our current project [is] actually the first time a [high school] chapter of the national Circle of Women organization has taken on their own project,” said junior Jessica Lao, a leader of Westminster’s Circle of Women chapter. Th...

Upper school witnesses anticipated eclipse

Phoebe Liu, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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Hundreds of upper school students and faculty taking a break from second period stand, sit and stretch out on the warm green grass of Broyles Field. 2:35 PM, an eerie, diffuse, muted daylight covers the school like a blanket. Shad...

Students on Running Through History Learn, Grow, and Bond

Mason Arbery, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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On June 4, 2016, 29 adventurous students, as well as four faculty chaperones, took off from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, en route to London. Glancing outside of the windows, the students caught their last glim...

Westminster students explore interests in internships

John Guerry, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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While most students devoted their summers to sleeping, vacationing at the beach, or preparing for the return of school, several Westminster students poured their passions into various internships. Setting the example for all of ...

The Dean Team

Ananya Ganesh, News Reporter

October 2, 2017

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The new school year brought many exciting changes for both students and faculty, the reorganization of the deans of the upper school being one of them. The office of the dean of students of the upper school hitherto consistin...

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