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

Hidden Gems in Curriculum

Hidden Gems in Curriculum

Alyssa Greco, First Year Newspaper Staffer November 16, 2022

All students at the academy are required to take the basic core classes. Seventh to twelfth-grade students go through year-long classes that entail English, history, science, math, and an elective of choice....

(L-R) Scott VonderBruegge, Warren Smith, Dan Legters, and Chris Knerr pose in their spirit week costume at the old campus.

Back in the Day…

Anna Grace Likes, Editor-In-Chief November 16, 2022

Any junior or senior knows that, when going on a college tour, they always share some information about the dorms. There’s usually 2 general options: a modern or a community-style dorm. The guides rave...

A nice rainbow trout caught at Busch Wildlife on fly tackle

Fishing in the City

Ahren Muehleisen, First Year Newspaper Staffer November 16, 2022

Every November through February, the Missouri Department of Conservation periodically stocks urban lakes with Rainbow Trout to provide opportunities for urban fishing. These trout provide a fun opportunity...

The uselessness of school has been a topic of debate for several decades now.

The Assumed Uselessness of School

Raquel Herrera, First Year Newspaper Staffer November 14, 2022

Students find themselves feeling miserable when having to wake up at 6 am each morning, arrive at school, sit at a desk, and listen to lectures for 7 different subjects until 3 pm. School can be seen as...

Three girls sort out items for ITSOG.

The Organizations of ITSOG

Jack Nelson, First Year Newspaper Staffer November 9, 2022

ITSOG, the iconic week-long donation drive where our community comes together to support those in need, is back in full-swing right now.   “ITSOG is important for so many people in our community,...

The issue of plastic waste in our ocean could be dangerous to the well-being of our planet.

Are the Alternatives to Plastic Effective?

Raquel Herrera, First Year Newspaper Staffer November 8, 2022

Plastic waste has been a global predicament since the 1960’s. When plastic debris was first found in the ocean, it was observed that the world, during this time period, “produced 7 million tons of...

How have food shortages been impacting people around the world?

Where Did All the Food Go?

Christina English, Second Year Newspaper Staffer October 31, 2022

In recent years, there has been more news about the fact that some food products are becoming harder and harder to find in grocery stores and local markets. However, there have always been food shortages...

Dan OBrien: Guardian of the Grass

Dan O’Brien: Guardian of the Grass

Ahren Muehleisen, First Year Newspaper Staffer October 27, 2022

Imagine you are riding through a wide-open prairie in a no-door suburban with a 1 ton beast only yards away. This is what the South Dakota summer seminar experienced this past summer at Wild Idea Buffalo...

An illustration showing a man hiking

Top 5 Hiking Trails

Ahren Muehleisen, First Year Newspaper Staffer September 15, 2022

While some may think of St. Louis as a metropolitan area congested with city streets and sidewalks, it actually contains some beautiful hiking trails that are only a short drive away.   Trail...

These are some of the options of clubs this year.

Club Fair: A Opportunity for Community

Jack Nelson, First Year Newspaper Staffer September 15, 2022

There was an opportunity to see the many Clubs available to join, and see what they celebrated last Thursday during Club Fair, September 8th. The options for clubs that were at Club Fair are as follows:...

(L-R) Charlotte Roberts (10th), Patrick Howard (12th), Zach Leeker (12th) and Lily Evans (12th).

New Leadership in Chapel

Anna Grace Likes, Editor-In-Chief September 15, 2022

Those who lead chapel at Westminster have an impossible task: engaging an audience of over 900 judgy middle and high school students. Each year, the chapel band has to find new and exciting ways to get...

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