Fires continue to burn in the Amazon Rainforest

Clara Johnson, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

         Alongside millions of others, students and faculty at Westminster remained shocked by the news circulating about the Amazon Rainforest fires. The Amazon Rainforest, what many consider to be the “lungs of the world...

Spotlight on Anna Bradford’s Trip to China

Toby Liu, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

While most of us spent our summers in relaxation, senior Anna Bradford was hard at work on a government-run immersive language program in China. Bradford was one of 18 students from all over the country to be chosen for the selective...

Remembering Emmett Wright

Eleanor Knight, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

     Emmett Wright Jr. passed away on August 26, 2019, in Orange, Virginia. During his time at Westminster, he taught Advanced Placement American History and coached varsity basketball for The Westminster Schools and West Fu...

Spotlight on Dr. Pace’s Trip to Germany

Khushi Niyyar, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

     After a long year of working and learning at Westminster, Dr. Pace was selected to participate in an eye-opening program in Germany over the summer. Through the Transatlantic Outreach Program, Dr. Pace had the chance to see ...

Hong Kong: the fight for democracy

Noah Chen, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

     Under President Xi Jinping, Beijing and the Chinese Central government have begun chipping away at Hong Kong‘s independence. Formally existing as a British Colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997, under a new ...

Upper School English teacher wins writing award

Sara Kapasi, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

     Upper School English teacher Mario Chard was recently named a 2019 Georgia Author of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association. Notable recipients of awards by the Georgia Writers Association include President Jimmy Carter ...

College Board abandons newly implemented “adversity score”

Copeland Block, News Reporter

September 27, 2019

For the past several years, College Board has been experimenting with new ways to gather more information about students taking their standardized tests. In May of 2019, College Board announced that it would implement the Environmental...

Virginia governor receives calls to step down among racism scandal

Charlie Benedict, News Editor

February 28, 2019

On February 1st, the right-wing website Big League Politics leaked a picture of two men at a party, one wearing blackface and the other sporting a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. The picture was on Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph...

STAR Student Jessica Lao recognized

Kerrie Lou, News Reporter

February 28, 2019

For senior STAR student, Jessica Lao, writing and art has always been a passion and even a potential career path. This past January, Lao was honored with the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Award for her critical essay The Wordsmith...

The State of the Union

Walker McPhail, News Reporter

February 28, 2019

“Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans,” President Donald J. Trump’s voice resonated across the house chamber. On February 5th, the 45th president...