The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

A science student struggles while working on a lab.

To Take or Not to Take

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Some classes at Westminster are notoriously infamous for their difficult content and near impossible tests, drawing smaller class sizes every year. What are these classes? With advice from juniors and...

A very full class of older students.

Providing a Vision: African Vision of Hope

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

One of Westminster’s most significant international partnerships is African Vision of Hope, an organization based in Zambia with the mission of bringing education and the Gospel to hopeless children...

Intense rivalries start at the Esports Club.

A Composite Compendium of Club Creation

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Westminster has a rather large number of clubs, both athletic and academic, each designed to enrich the lives of students. From archery to bowling to chess, the diversity is incredible. Despite these options,...

Kate Beste (Junior) in class with a coat and blanket

How to Survive the Cold 101

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The temperature is dropping rapidly. As you enter the science wing, it’s as if you’re walking straight into Elsa’s Ice Palace. How are you expected to sit still and take notes if the only thing you...

Three vases that were fired in Mrs. Dierking’s pit-fire kilns

Back to the Stone Ages

Bella Thies, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Have you ever wondered what life was like in the ancient world? Perhaps you wonder what people in the ancient world ate, what their society was like, or maybe how they created the artistic artifacts we...

Millie and her owner, Mrs. Brown, laughing.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Westminster’s best aren’t the valedictorians or the star athletes–they’re dogs.   Every student knows Millie, the Academy’s very own therapy dog. But not many know of other faculty-owned...

Two Scholar Bowl Members Discussing the Answer to a Question

The Story Behind Westminster’s Least Recognized MHSAA Sport

Bella Thies, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

What state has the largest ice maze in America? What movement in the church was initiated by Martin Luther’s posting of 95 Theses on a church door in 1517? What attractive force causes objects to accelerate...

Screenshot of a TikTok home screen with a women talking about the “Roman Empire”.

What is Your Roman Empire?

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

How often do you think about the Roman Empire? If you're a male the answer is likely often and if you're a female well, chances are it hasn’t crossed your mind in a while.    This strange...

A selection of certain clubs of interest that will be available at this year’s homecoming carnival.

Wildcat West: A Booth Feature

Bella Thies, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Every year, the homecoming carnival offers a plethora of different booths to visitors. Whether you want to grab a bite of delicious food, or play a unique game there’s bound to be a booth for you to...

One of the many small ensembles gather in a practice room.

Adventures in Lab Band

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

Simply put, a jazz band is a musical group that plays music in the jazz style which encompasses complex harmonies, syncopation in rhythms, and often abundant improvisation. Westminster’s very own jazz...

Maddox Rosenberg looks into the camera *with rizz*

Putting the “W” in Westminster

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

Do you find yourself alone on Saturday nights? Are you planning on going to homecoming “with a group of friends”? Do you constantly get told you have “L Rizz”?   Westminster is full...

A group of PC girls sit around during a meeting.

Students Become Teachers

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Being the new kid at a new school can be difficult and overwhelming at first, especially when you don't know anyone. To remedy this, the PC program was created over 30 years ago with the goal of connecting...

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