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The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

Juniors Chase Borage (left) and Casey Heironimus (right) watching this years film project video

Behind the Scenes of the Scenes

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

With the hype around spirit week big events (Lip Sync, Boys Poms, Film Project, and Art Board), each grade seeks to bring the best they have to offer. Film project, a mere 5 minutes, can greatly impact...

Images of Corinne Plumb participating in mattress surfing every year starting in 7th grade


Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

It all started in seventh grade. Like any other person, Corinne signed up for her first spirit week game, mattress surfing. As the name implies, mattress surfing is where one person lays on their stomach...

Featuring Westminster Artists

Featuring Westminster Artists

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

The middle school classes this year worked together to make a Harry Potter themed board. They pomped a massive field as their centerpiece, using a clever mix of lime green and yellow to really sell the...

Freshman Lip Sync prepares for Community Night

Meet the Leaders of Lip Sync

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

While Lip Sync is the most highly anticipated Spirit Week event, few people know what goes on behind the scenes. The people who understand the extent of the work and background of the routines are the...

Herrera bakes with her family

Tradition Recognition

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Picture this: it’s Christmas Eve. What’s your family doing? For me, my family eats cinnamon donut bites and watches Elf, a tradition that we’ve participated in for as long as I can remember.   Your...

Karen Pollack meets with Sadie Schmidt, Senior, in her office

More than an Acceptance Letter

Isaac Boss, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

“Prepare and equip more young men and women to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ” is Westminster’s self-proclaimed vision for its students. While every faculty and staff member at WCA...

Extra Credit, of course, should only be for students who have the regular credit done. And it’s not really supposed to be for somebody who wants to suddenly beef up their grade.

The Extra Credit Case Files

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Getting assigned an extra credit assignment is often seen as both a chore and a saving grace. Extra credit assignments are not required but can give a slight grade boost to those willing to complete them....

Peter Barrs shares his passion for cooking on the France Summer trip with his students

Teacher Feature: French (and Spanish) Edition

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Peter Barrs, beloved WCA French and Spanish teacher, shares his story.   “I grew up in England and was born in a small village, […] like 500 people. […] There was one shop, a gas station,...

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...

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