the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Alice Tao ’24
I had the great honor to sit down and chat with our new Head of School, Mrs. Elaine White. During the interview, she shared many insights and stories, and she provided some more texture to the person we are getting to know. I am so excited to share this with the Westminster community!
By Michaela Crabtree-Crowley ’22
Hi, I'm Michaela Crabtree-Crowley. Welcome to my crib.
By Alice Liu ’23
This year, new students from around the world are joining Westminster. Here are glimpses into their lives during their first month on campus.
By Sung M. Cho ’22
I was more nervous than my chapel talk. Really! I had prepared less, practiced less recitations, and had been spending more time worried about L’Hopital’s Rule and related rates than polishing Dragon Palace Express and Class, the two pieces I read at the Friday Night Reading on Oct. 8, 2021.
After a long and confusing past year and a half, Sixth Formers are beginning to submit their college applications. Some already know which schools they will be attending; some plan on meeting the October 15th and November 1st early decision (ED) and early action (EA) deadline; and some plan on waiting until January 1st to submit their application for regular decision. Through all of this, one question lingers: how the hell did we get here?
By Finn Seeley ’25
Was allowing college athletes to receive sponsorships a good decision? In short, yes.
By Alex Shao ’22
On October 2, Westminster hosted the Richard Miller Invitational on campus for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. On a sunny Saturday, 10 schools competed on the school’s trails in four distinct races, including the Seconds Boys’, Seconds Girls’, Varsity Boys’, and Varsity Girls’. Being the only home race of the season, the RMI was also a debut race for many members on the team who suffered from injuries in the first race of the year.
By Lara Connor ’22
It crept behind bookshelves during circle time
fizzed in glasses of lemonade
jarred like PopRox
Jane first named it to her brother
the Sad Sick Feeling
this thing that came, went
and left her cold inside
It’s simple as the color blue
How would you describe the color blue?
Paralyzing as red
polarizing as black, white
muting like shades of grey
fleeting as the time left to be happy
There’s ferocity in depression
crumbled between pillows, sheets and sequin
Because hey! Jane
if you don’t win Homecoming Queen
return to the king in your bedroom and never leave his side
Drop your clothes, soak a pillow, eat away the sad
Besides, the dress doesn’t have to fit anymore
By Lucy Wainwright ’25 and Chip Genung ’25
During her time at Dartmouth University, Abbey Cooper won seven NCAA D1 Nation Titles in the 3,000 meter, the 5,000 meter, and cross country, and is the only woman in NCAA history to win both the 3,000 meter and the 5,000 meter races. She graduated in 2014 as the most decorated Ivy League track and field and cross country athlete of all time. She competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she gained international spotlight for colliding with another runner and still completing the race with a torn ACL and meniscus. New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin collapsed right in front of her during a 5,000 meter race, taking Cooper down with her.
By Johnathan Li ’24
The following paper, under the discipline of anthropology, is written by the Professor of Human Studies of the University of Erëhwon, Johnathan Li '24.