The School Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

Cherish Where You Are & What You Have Now

Cherish Where You Are & What You Have Now

Morayo Oginni, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features

Every stage of life has its ups and downs Elementary school kids believe that middle school life will be so much better, middle school kids think that high school is the dream, and high schoolers learn to hate high school and can hardly wait for college life. “The grass is always greener o...

Life Skills Over Logarithms

Life Skills Over Logarithms

Samantha Huber, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Features

Although Westminster offers a wide range of academic classes for students, they fail to offer any classes in the areas of shop, home economics, or other more hands on classes. Students want these kinds of classes not only to give their brains a break but also to learn common sense skills such as cooking...

Missing School is Fun, Makeup Work is Not.

Ashley Peterman, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Features

  Day by day, week by week, the work increasingly piled up for Hallie Hull, junior. A typical Westminster student gets stressed making up work for a day or two of missed school, but Hallie is no typical student. It all started with a fall that gave her a concussion, keeping her out of school for a...

There Isn’t a Pay Gap After All

There Isn’t a Pay Gap After All

Isabella Francois, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features

The largest argument used by equal pay activists is the statistic that women earn 79 cents only for every dollar a typical American man makes, but this statistic is largely false. According to a study by PayScale, first published in The Atlantic, “the wage gap nearly evaporates when you control for o...

Missed Memories

Isabella Francois, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Features

Starting as early as age 50, people with Alzheimer’s start to forget their families, friends,and the things they love the most. “Many people with early onset are in their 40s and 50s. They have families, careers or are even caregivers themselves when Alzheimer’s disease strikes. In the United ...

Preparing for College Applications

Preparing for College Applications

Sophia Moser, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features

As Westminster’s juniors craft their college research papers this spring, college is on the mind of many students. Many of this year’s juniors will start working on their essays and applications during the upcoming summer, so now is the time for juniors specifically, but younger students as well,...

He’s Doing What He Said He Would

He’s Doing What He Said He Would

Samantha Huber, Staff Writer
March 5, 2017
Filed under Features

  President Trump’s campaign was built on high-reaching slogans, but people question if he really can follow through on the promises he made. Needless to say, his voters will be extremely upset if he does not follow through. Although he has been in office less than 40 days, the public and media...

How Certain Foods Can Help With Your Complexion

How Certain Foods Can Help With Your Complexion

By: Natalie Ford, Staff Writer
February 26, 2017
Filed under Features

Certain foods can help clear your complexion. Such as olive oil, tomatoes, dark chocolate, kale, green tea, and avocados. These foods/drinks help you complexion because they have special nutrients and fats that will help clear, radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft. “There’s a...

The Top Five Healthiest Fast Food Places

The Top Five Healthiest Fast Food Places

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer
February 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Adda Bjarnadottir, MS says on Authority Nutrition that “fast” does not necessarily equal “unhealthy.” Most fast foods are based on cheap, unhealthy ingredients. However, many fast food places have now started offering healthy alternatives. There are even some major chains that focus exclusivel...

Not Just Horsing Around

Not Just Horsing Around

Ashley Peterman, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Dedication and determination are two qualities that have made junior Emma Fiala the talented equestrian she is today. For the last 11 years, Emma has been riding 6 days a week, and she even sacrifices sleeping in on Saturday mornings to wake up at 6:30 to go to the barn. For 2-3 hours every day she rid...

New Students’ Survival Guide to Spirit Week.

New Students’ Survival Guide to Spirit Week.

Savannah Mathews, Social Media Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Features

Breaking News? More Like Breaking Down Society’s Mental State

Breaking News? More Like Breaking Down Society’s Mental State

Isabella Francois, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Features

Every time we turn on the TV, check our phones, or go online we are bombarded with breaking news about shootings, plane crashes, terrorist attacks, and crimes. Studies show that this constant feed of violence can lead to this generation becoming numb to brutality and can even lead to larger mental heal...

The School Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy
Features