the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Maya Tavares ‘24
The uncomfortable cold air and gray-colored landscape alter the mood of life on the hill. Because the sun is setting earlier, we are losing a great amount of light that shines through our community. Although there are multiple exciting activities to look forward to during the candlelight term, our campus needs some cheerful colors to correlate with the upcoming holidays. This is why, for the candlelight period and further on in the winter, we should…
LIGHT UP WESTY!
Just imagine walking back from practice at 4:45 in the afternoon, the sun already starting to set. Imagine looking out onto the quad and seeing the familiar triangle of trees with festive holiday lights glistening on the trunks. Imagine walking up the armor stairs to your 8:20 class and looking at twinkling colorful lights spirling up the staircase.
I asked some of my peers their thoughts on the idea of ‘lighting up Westy’, and here are some of the responses I received:
Jack Adams ‘23 quotes, “The lights bright up my inner child.”
Santino DiFazio ‘23 also states, "My love for the holidays would be rekindled by having lights on campus.”
Cole Raycraft ‘23 was thrilled by the idea, stating that “Lights mean everything to me; seeing colorful bulbs lighting up my campus’ trees would put a smile on my face every day.”
Lighting up Westminster would undoubtedly brighten everyone's mood before and after our winter break!