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Music Recommendations

Music Recommendations

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

January 24, 2020

Don’t Go to College

Don’t Go to College

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

January 20, 2020

The beginning of the second semester can be surreal for seniors in high school as the reality of graduation sets in. This can be overwhelming and exciting for several reasons, and while plenty of seniors are thrilled about moving on to their dream colleges and starting their new life, others are confused...

Champions of Speaking Fast

Champions of Speaking Fast

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

This year has been very successful for the Westminster debate team. A debate team is usually set up in several pairs, and what distinguishes the varsity team from the novice team is the number of years of the pairs have debated. So, the whole debate team is made up of smaller pairs of two, altho...

Not So Happy Holidays

Not So Happy Holidays

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

January 10, 2020

From decadent Thanksgiving feasts to holiday parties to Christmas dinners to New Year’s resolutions, what is supposed to be a time of joy and fun can spiral into a time of panic and self-loathing for those struggling with or recovering from eating disorders. As someone who has struggled withd...

Teacher Speak with Jonathan Horn

Teacher Speak with Jonathan Horn

Benjamin Knisley, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Q: What do you do in your free time? A: I am a husband and father of four, which takes up most of my time, but I like being with them and coaching but also like to watch the Chiefs and Royals. But what I really like to do is play fantasy football which I have won 3 times, and I am back-to-back champs. Q:...

Where Your Demons Hide

Where Your Demons Hide

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

November 24, 2019

What would you do if someone were to tell you he hears voices whispering his name? You would probably take a few steps back and regard that person as crazy. In fact, hearing voices say your name is a symptom of schizotypal personality disorder.  According to Mayo Clinic, “A personality disorder is a type of...

What’s in your Locker?

What’s in your Locker?

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

A locker is a small box-like space that is given to every student in the school. No matter the size, students are responsible for their own lockers. Some people choose to keep their lockers super clean and organized and even decorate them while others do not care about their space as much, leaving old...

The Great Candy Debate

The Great Candy Debate

Lauryn Rhodes, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

With the final day of October creeping up, many are growing excited for the long-awaited holiday, Halloween. This widely celebrated day is loved for a number of reasons: scary movie marathons, haunted houses, the freedom to dress up as anything or anyone, and most importantly, candy. For one night, those that participate in this tradition are able to shame...

Practicing Confident Pluralism

Practicing Confident Pluralism

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

October 29, 2019

On Sep. 24, 2017, many of the Pittsburgh Steelers kneeled during the national anthem after President Trump openly expressed his opinion that players should remain standing. The Steelers coach Mike Tomlin responded, “We’re not going to play politics.” The reality of that statement, however, is ...

The Cliff of Recovery

The Cliff of Recovery

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

October 29, 2019

Imagine being afraid of heights and having to go stand on the edge of the cliff three times a day. This type of fear is a reality for individuals struggling with eating disorders. My friend, who wishes to stay anonymous, is in recovery from anorexia nervosa and has agreed to share her story with me....

Stuck? Give These a Listen!

Stuck? Give These a Listen!

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

October 22, 2019

Everyone at some point in their life knows what it’s like to get in a rut when it comes to music. Often times we get stuck listening to the same five songs over and over again until we can’t handle it anymore. Personally, I know the struggle of not knowing what new music and artists to check out...

What More Do They Have to Deal With?

What More Do They Have to Deal With?

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

When someone comes back from the buffet with five cookies or two slices of cake, there’s a recurring joke: “Be careful or you’re going to get diabetes!” What I don’t think people realize is that diabetes is much more complicated than that — there are actually two types. There is the type mo...

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