Westminster Celebrates Valentine’s Day in Lovely Fashion

Mason Arbery, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

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As February rolls around each year, students look forward to Valentine’s Day with increasing anticipation. The holiday conjures up beautiful heart-shaped decorations, spending time with loved ones, and of course boxes and b...

2018 Welcomes Historic Flu Season

Phoebe Liu, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

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Whether it be homework, sports, performances, or standardized tests, it’s easy to find something that occupies Westminster students. However, 2018 has seen the rise of a completely new concern for students: staying healthy. ...

U.S.-North Korea relations grow icy amidst Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Annie Kong, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

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On Feb. 9, nearly 3,000 athletes from around the world gathered in the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang county, South Korea, for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, kicking off 16 days of competition between 92 count...

College counselors prepare for a new class

Ananya Ganesh, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

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By May 1, all 198 members of the Class of 2018 will have committed to a college of their choice. For them, it is the culmination of a process that started when they were juniors paired with one of Westminster’s college coun...

Grammys, Golden Globes reach new heights of politicization

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

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On Jan. 7, actors and actresses appeared in all black at the 2018 Golden Globes awards in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement for victims of sexual assault. In her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille award, entertainment ic...

#MeToo movement rises

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

January 26, 2018

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When the New York Times first reported rape allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 5, 2017, many felt that a new era had begun. Then, on Oct. 15, actress Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter, “If you’ve been ...

Losing sight of MLK day significance

Alex Bradham, News Reporter

January 26, 2018

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Has a day dedicated to a commemoration lost its purpose? Once a celebrated holiday devoted to remembering the monumental work of civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King Jr., MLK Jr. Day has b...

Global JanTerms extend campus learning opportunities

Phoebe Liu, News Reporter

January 26, 2018

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During the month of January, Westminster’s campus expanded from the 180-acre plot of land nestled comfortably in Atlanta to a global learning experience stretching 6500 miles to Israel, 8000 miles to Kenya, and several hundr...

Juniors transition back to campus life after Chewonki

Julia Rhee, News Reporter

January 26, 2018

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At Westminster, learning is not restricted to the confines of an Askew classroom, or even the 180 acres that define campus, as the school provides its students with unique opportunities and experiences that allow students to l...

Kadadi finalist in Khan competition

Annie Kong, News Reporter

December 1, 2017

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Over 5,000 competitors entered the Breakthrough Junior Challenge this year, an annual contest open to students ages 13-18 around the world. These students were challenged to explain any difficult math, physics, or life science-...

Transition to fake plastic Christmas tree

Anna Wilkinson, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2017

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An icon of Christmas is, of course, the Christmas tree: a great big pine conjuring up images of snow-dusted hills, hot chocolate, and maybe even the mystical Santa Claus. Westminster has, in past years, set up a live Christma...

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