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Setting Yourself Up For Disappointment

Setting Yourself Up For Disappointment

Madi Koetting, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Front Page, Opinion

Contrary to popular belief, high school will not be the greatest time of your life. Similarly, senior year will not be the most epic year ever. Unless your peak in life is in high school, which hopefully it’s not, these years will only be sub-par. These four years will be memorable for a multitude o...

With Love From, The Liberal

With Love From, The Liberal

Katherine Yenzer, Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

My name is Katherine Yenzer, and I am a liberal. While in most environments, this wouldn’t be newsworthy, in a place like Westminster, my political views are in the minority of thought. I have spent the past six years surrounded by people who disagree with me on most issues, and this is something I...

Cyberbullying: An Epidemic

Cyberbullying: An Epidemic

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Cyberbullying is prevalent everywhere, in private schools, public schools, camps, and much more. Cyberbullying has become a major issue because technology keeps evolving. People are on the phones 24/7 looking at the internet and social media. Today’s culture revolves around social media. This is wh...

Why Do Businesses Leave Saint Louis?

Chase Lottmann, Print Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the recent purchase of cafe powerhouse Panera by JAB Holding Co., the trend of large corporations buying out and moving the headquarters of Saint Louis companies has become more evident. Also, the recent purchase of Monsanto by Germany’s Bayer for a whopping 66 billion has added yet another tally...

Beauty and Beast Review

Beauty and Beast Review

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Beauty and the Beast is a classic animated film that has evolved into a modern day film loved by all ages. This film is guaranteed to put a smile on the audience faces. Beauty and the Beast is a mixture of romance, comedy, and just plain family fun. Westminster students Ann Borchelt, sophomore, and Jordan...

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

Katherine Yenzer, Editor-In-Chief
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

From the class of 2016, almost half of Westminster students chose to attend Christian universities. That’s almost half of the senior class that will be attending a university similar to their high school; they chose to remain surrounded by people who agree with their worldview. While there is nothi...

Coming to America

Coming to America

Cooper Moore, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

America is a nation of immigrants, but how we assimilate those newcomers has become a big problem. Historically, becoming a legal immigrant means entering a social contract with the government, much like joining an athletic club. Political activist and Indian immigrant Dinesh D’Souza explains this...

Top 5 Movie Franchises of All Time

Top 5 Movie Franchises of All Time

Gabe Caradonna, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This list will contain the 5 most successful movie franchises of all time from the 5th ranking franchise to the 1st. These franchises have climbed to the top through their accumulating profit and popularity. Coming in at number five is the Tolkien Saga. This franchise includes the Lord of The Ring m...

5 Reasons Why a Jailbroken iPhone is the Way to Go

5 Reasons Why a Jailbroken iPhone is the Way to Go

Markus Cicka, Online Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Customizing the home screen: Once you jailbreak your phone, you can have access to thousands of custom theme for your phone, from classic modern colors to retro designs, you can fully make your phone your own. You can also modify the battery icon to anything you can imagine or change the wifi st...

We All Scream for (fried) Ice Cream

We All Scream for (fried) Ice Cream

Jesse Charles, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

While I eat most of my ice cream out of paper cartons from Target, this Sunday I took a trip to The Snow Factory in the Delmar Loop. Although out of the way and a bit on the expensive side, I can assure you that this ice cream is worth the drive and the cash in exchange for the modern atmosphere and...

Gun Free Zones Don’t Make Crime Free Zones

Gun Free Zones Don’t Make Crime Free Zones

Markus Cicka, Online Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

People seem to believe criminals will follow the law, but the law only applies to those willing to follow them. Across America, every mass shooting has occurred in a gun-free zone where carrying citizens could not stop the attack with their own weapon and criminals use this to their advantage. For example...

The Top Five Best Coffee Shops Besides Starbucks

The Top Five Best Coffee Shops Besides Starbucks

Isabella Francois, Staff Writer
March 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Kaldi’s Coffee Shop- Kaldi’s Coffee, whose flagship location is located in Clayton is a staple in St. Louis. It’s welcoming atmosphere that attracts students, young and old professionals, and longtime residents combined with it’s sustainably roasted coffee and vegan/vegetarian pastries that make K...

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