For, Of and By the Students

Eichel Davis, Staff Writer

April 15, 2013


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“We The Students of the the Westminster Student Congress, vow, in the best interest of our students to behold, and bestow the gifts of this council to our students, present and future.” The first line of the Student Congress Constitution says it all. It time for this school to be for, of and by...

Cultivating Relationships Between Generations

Cultivating Relationships Between Generations

Audrey O'Neill, Staff Writer

April 15, 2013


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As the machines roared and construction workers toiled quickly and carefully, they watched it all unfold from their living rooms. The new campus was being built, and the citizens at Delmar Gardens West could see it every day just over the fence. Now, eighth graders are taking initiative to get acquainted...

Big Shoes to Fill

Big Shoes to Fill

Jill Coyne, Online Editor

April 12, 2013


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Around this time last year, news that saddened the hearts of many was revealed: Jim Marsh will retire after the 2012-2013 school year. For the past 28 years, Marsh has served as an outstanding leader, and many were unsure what a new headmaster would mean for the future of Westminster. But God’s plan...

Westminster Offers The STARS Program For Rising Juniors And Seniors

Sam Parham, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013


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STARS, also known as Students and Teachers As Research Scientists, is a program for sophomores and juniors who would like to expand their knowledge of science and complete one semester of ASR, Applied Scientific Research, over the summer. The program runs from the second week of June to the third wee...

Spring Round-Up

Christian Linhoff, Staff Writer

March 28, 2013


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On March 1, the 4th Annual Westminster Spring Event took place. “This has been a tradition in westminster for a while. It originally  happened in the fall, around carnival time, and used to be the biggest dance the school had.”said Blake Sutphen, Sophomore, S.T.U.C.O. Member . This event usually...

Upperclassmen Lip Sync

Megan Galvin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


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Second Place: Sophomores The sophomores performed the song “NYC” from “Annie” the musical. They tied for second with the seventh grade. Because they finished in second, they were able to come back on Friday night after the basketball game and perform again. “I loved performing it eve...

Film Project

Eli Parham, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


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Whereas Blue Man Stomp, Lip Sync, and Boys Poms seem to be the most anticipated performances  that define Spirit Week, the Spirit Week videos serve as understated side-projects. This is significant considering the great amount of work and artistic abilities required for such a difficult task of creating...

Art Board 2013

Chrissy Talent, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


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This year’s Art Board theme was “America”. Each grade chose their own city or state to represent on their art boards. Surprisingly, the eighth grade took first place with their decorative portrayal of Hawaii. The Seniors came right behind them with their L.A. beach, and the freshan secured third. The...

The Story Rules At ‘Blue Man’

Eichel Davis and Christian Linhoff

February 7, 2013


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Westminster students from all grades got a special treat from Blue Man Stomp this year, instead of doing regular rhythm fueled beats, almost all of the performances had a story to them. The Juniors went with a rhythm fueled tale of a convict’s time in prison, showcasing an opening that played a beat...

The Games

John Pottebaum, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


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Highlights: Balloon Stomp: The Juniors won with three teammates remaining, while the freshman came in second. Tug of War: The Seniors dominated, sweeping the Boys and Girls. Chariot Race: The freshmen won the event originally, but got penalized for not racing enough teams and were moved down...

Presenting This Year’s Hosts: Chris Knerr and Warren Smith

Jill Coyne, Online Editor

February 7, 2013


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And they’re back! Spirit Week’s favorite “dynamic duo” has once again brought their energy and charisma to the gym floor. Chris Knerr, upper school history teacher, and Warren Smith, upper school science teacher, were this year’s hosts, charming the crowd with their effortless, quality entertainment. Knerr...

Monday: Kids TV Character

Andrea Reed, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013


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Monday started the week off strong with wacky costumes and props based off the theme of “childhood characters”. Varieties of customized outfits walked through the halls of Westminster as Cindy Lou Who,  Winnie the Pooh and frineds, and Minnie Mouse. “It was so much fun dressing up. I loved...

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