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Just in Time Part 2 of 6

Catherine Bakewell, Entertainment Editor

December 16, 2013

Vienna, 1786 The two women were no longer in that musty, crowded attic, but in a dank, cramped alleyway, wet cobblestones beneath their feet. Julianne found difficulty in standing in high heels on such unsteady ground, but it was Mida who experienced the most shock. She looked about her, about this ...

Powderpuff

Powderpuff

Megan Galvin

December 2, 2013

The most anticipated girls’ football game of the year finally arrived -- the annual powderpuff game. Due to their larger team and intense practice schedule, the seniors won 49-35. The seniors had six practices where they worked on everything from lining up to trick plays. The senior coaches, Jordan...

Across the World and Back

Sixteen: sixteen people, sixteen pictures, sixteen awkward smiles and almost unintelligible “thank you”’s. Sixteen: the number of times the tourist became the tourist attraction. As I smiled into the camera of another stranger begging to take a picture with me, I reflected on my slightly bizarre situation. To these citizens, it may have been their only chance to ever see a westerner in their entire lives. I was rare, an oddity, and unmistakably out of place. I was conspicuous, a novelty, and easily caught their curious eyes. I was strange, peculiar, and obviously foreign.  A blonde-haired, blue-eyed alien had entered their midst, and whispers of “piào liang” or “beautiful” followed my every move.  They stared, and I smiled, never before feeling so foreign and so famous.

Elisabeth Harding, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013

Traveling across the world and back, I discovered the vast land of China and the fragments of Chinese culture. As I explored this remarkably different society, my view of America drastically changed. What started as a trip for a family member’s wedding in the beginning of October, led to so mu...

Just in Time Part 1 of 6

Catherine Bakewell, Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2013

The New Year’s party carried on downstairs while the four of them sat around the hearth, safe from both the cold outside and the undesirables downstairs. A few drops clung to the bottom of their champagne glasses, and except for the muffled chatter from down below, the group remained silent. It was easy ...

Breaking Tradition

Annie Schlafly

Reed Montgomery, Sports Editor

October 30, 2013

The Westminster varsity girls’ tennis team broke new grounds last Thursday with an impressive win in the district championship over Visitation Academy.  Visitation, the four-time defending state champion, has been crushing Westminster’s chances to win state for many years, but the girls were able...

The iPads are Here!

Lauren Ramos, Print Editor

October 29, 2013

While the tranisition into seventh grade is already a big deal, the current seventh graders had a new opportunity to add to the adjustment.  For the first time this year, each family was required to purchase an iPad for their son or daughter to use as a learning tool to further their education.  The iPa...

STUCO Marches On With New Sponsors

Members of STUCO meet.

Austin Benefield, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

For the first time in years, the Westminster Student Council is finding itself without an official sponsor.  Because Susie Pike, former sponsor, is no longer at Westminster,  Student Council is left without a labeled leader. The official position left is being replaced by a collaboration of teachers...

Finding the Missing Puzzle Piece

Morgan and Nicole Winkelmeier. Photo courtesy of: Morgan Winkelmeier.

Bria Paxton, Feature Editor

October 29, 2013

For more than 16 years, Morgan Winkelmeier, junior, has felt as if something or someone was missing in her life. Winkelmeier knew from an early age that she and her biological sister, Nicole Jeffrey, whom she had never met, were adopted and separated. Recently Jeffrey and Winkelmeier met each other...

Varsity Football Starts the Year 6-1

Varsity Football Starts the Year 6-1

Scott Rupprecht, Design Editor

October 28, 2013

Beating a team that they haven’t beaten since George W. Bush was in the middle of his 2nd term, starting off with a 6-1 record, and having a quarterback that plays just as good of defense as offense, are all characteristics of the Westminster Varsity Football team. The Football team this year started...

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