the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Tarapi Pyo ’24
At Westminster, there are a good amount of study rooms available in the library. Students can find two small rooms on the first floor and two more small rooms on the second floor. These smaller rooms are hidden away and are more secluded. Three walls and a transparent glass door enclose these four rooms. Next, there are two medium study rooms on the library's second floor. These rooms have a large window that offers the sun's warmth when it is out. Most times, if there is enough natural light, students use the sunshine and turn off the lights in these rooms.
By Meiyin Ren ’25
Antibiotics are a type of medication that is specifically used to treat bacterial infections, rather than viral ones. They cure infections by destroying or stopping bacteria from reproducing and are applied in several ways, including preventing infections before surgery or treating infections relating to germs.
By Kimi Weng ’24
The woolly mammoth, an extinct species of elephant, is known for its large size, fur, and imposing tusks. Woolly mammoths were about 3-3.7 meters tall and weighed about 5,500-7,300 kilograms with thick fur covering their skin. They thrived during the ice ages but slowly decreased in number due to climate change following the end of the last ice age. Woolly mammoths were largely extinct about 10,000 years ago and possibly last seen around 4,300 years ago.
By Hannah Small ’25
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the temperature of a chilly day is only 60 degrees. Spring is on the horizon, and everything is lighting up with joy. Does the warm weather really affect your mood? Or is it all a scam? Honestly, that is a choice you make, and I can only help persuade you that warm weather contributes significantly to your mood. When your eyes glance at the spring sun, and your body feels the long sunny days, your melatonin levels are affected.
By Chip Genung ’25
“Peer Leader” a title that has been circulating around campus, after recent applications. You may ask what makes them different from our peer facilitators? Different from the student council? Different from the prefect board? What are all these leadership positions? What do they mean? So many questions to answer. We have found ourselves surrounded by a web of positions, and slowly getting more tangled. So let me help you understand the vast leadership positions offered at Westminster. Ultimately the Peer Leader Program, started by Mrs. Hall and Mr. Rasheed, attempts to consolidate the leadership offered at Westminster. Simplifying the structure of authority for Westminster students.
By Margee Mahoney ’24
For years, as long as Westminster has had a campus, students have been plagued with a certain disease. It runs rampant through dorm hallways, classrooms, and literally, the air. My freshman year, it was COVID-19, perhaps the biggest, baddest plague we’ve experienced firsthand.
By Alice Tao ’24
Over the past weekend, student journalists from all over the country gathered at Harvard University for the annual Crimson Journalism Summit. The Harvard Crimson is the nation’s oldest continuously published daily newspaper. Founded in 1873, The Harvard Crimson covers top stories in the Cambridge area and has become recognized as one of the most prestigious college papers in the country.
By Alice Tao ’24
Spring break is a time to relax, reset, and rejuvenate. However, for some Westminster varsity teams, the break was filled with preseason excitement, intense training, and team bonding. Jackson Raymond ’24, Captain of Boys Varsity Lacrosse, and JJ Hurley ’25, member of Boys Varsity Golf, sat down with me to talk about their preseason trips!
By Alice Tao ’24
The sun’s warmth caressing my face,
The scent of hay and grass, a sweet embrace.
By Carolyn Cheng ’24
standing at the crosswalk letting the wind frost
all over me,