Wildcat Profile on Soumia Vellanki

Camryn Brewer, Columnist

January 27, 2020

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2019 Fall Sports Overview

Allie Woods, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

The Batcats, led by head coach Joanna Kay and assistant coaches Bill Caldwell and Lauren Carter, started off their season with rigorous training in the month of July in order to sharpen their skills and strengthen their teamwork. ...

2019-2020 NBA Season Preview

Russell Wagman, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

The 2018-2019 Season was historic for the National Basketball Association, as a team from outside of the United States won the NBA Championship for the first time: the Toronto Raptors. Led by all-star Kawhi Leonard, ...

Sophomore qualifies for Olympic trials

Ann Wright Guerry, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

Westminster sophomore Gigi Johnson recently qualified for the Olympic trials this past summer during her national meet in California. Johnson has been swimming for many years at Swim Atlanta where she attends many practices ever...

College recruitments in the Upper School

John Guerry, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

Westminster students not only excel in the classroom, they also excel on the sports field. This year, Westminster has a large number of athletes committed to play in college for everything from baseball to lacrosse to soccer ...

California unveils new “Pay-for-Play” model

Julia Rhee, Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

In 2014, Todd Gurley, then a star tailback at the University of Georgia, was suspended for four games after it was found that he had received $3,000 in exchange for signed autographs and memorabilia. Three years later, UCF kicker D...

Previewing and predicting the 2019-20 Atlanta Hawks

Jack Hunter, Columnist

November 17, 2019

After a 29-53 2018-19 season filled with many up’s and down’s, the Atlanta Hawks look to make another step in their rebuilding process as they continue to add new rookies and develop their franchise cornerstones. The Hawks’ 2018...

Ten years is just not enough for Guyger to serve

Maya Smith, Guest Columnist

November 17, 2019

On September 6, 2018, Amber Guyger, a police officer coming home from work mistook the apartment a floor above hers, Botham Jean’s apartment, as her own. This little mistake had deadly consequences for Jean as Guyger shot him twi...

The Trump-Ukraine controversy unfolds

Sara Kapasi, News Reporter

November 17, 2019

Recently, allegations towards President Donald Trump emerged based on a whistleblower report regarding a phone call Trump had with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zolensky. Trump’s actions are unparalleled, concerning House Democrats abou...

Westminster’s Pride Week Celebration

Helen Moseley, News Reporter

November 17, 2019

“One of our recent discussion topics was how to be a good ally, and most meetings are centralized around giving advice to those who are a part of the club,” said sophomore Spectrum member Sophie Oberle. Although both Spectr...

Police brutality in Dallas, Texas

Aanya Chaganthi, News Reporter

November 17, 2019

On Sept. 6 2018, Amber Guyger walked into the wrong apartment and shot and killed her neighbor, Botham Jean.  Guyger, a former Dallas police officer, had returned home, exhausted, after a long shift at work, only to walk int...

Relieved students enjoy the newly-restored Thursday dessert tradition

Carter Snyder, News Reporter

November 17, 2019

For many years at Westminster, a delicious dessert has been served every Thursday at lunch. However, the 2019-2020 school year got off to a funky start, with this widely enjoyed tradition being momentarily canceled. While som...