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What Princess Leia and I have in Common

What Princess Leia and I have in Common

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Personality types describe how different people interact in situations and what makes them have those unique traits. Personalities are a unique part of each person’s life and impact major areas in relationships. In my own life, I have taken personality tests such as the Myers Briggs 16 Personalities....

The Finals Feud

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

February 1, 2019


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Pure exhaustion. Anxiety. Stress. Worry. Caffeine. Sleep-deprived brains. Study guides and notes galore. And test after test after test. The worst week(s) of the year, but you power through with the knowledge that if you just get through your finals you will be compensated with a much-needed break, whether...

Rewiring Intelligence

Rewiring Intelligence

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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Today we stand at the juncture of a revolution where the product of our own inventiveness has the ability to alter the course of history. In an era of smartphones, Amazon Alexas, and Google assistants, there is no doubt technological advancements have cast rippling waves and driven generational shifts....

Homeschool Versus Westminster: The Pros and Cons of Each and my Own Experience

Homeschool Versus Westminster: The Pros and Cons of Each and my Own Experience

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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My paddle slices through the clear, blue water of the Baja. Red cliffs jutt out at odd angles, emerging from the water. I glance behind me to see my sister paddle the kayak along with me as we push the pedals of the kayak to glide across the smooth, glassy surface of the water. My brothers race each...

Is St.Louis Really “Better Together”?

Is St.Louis Really “Better Together”?

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2019


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On August 22, 1876 St. Louis voters cast their ballots and it was decided that St. Louis City and St. Louis county would become separate entities with separate governments. Today, 143 years later, this issue is finally being revisited with the “Better Together” initiative. In order to better...

Where Are They Now: Aaron Cook

Where Are They Now: Aaron Cook

Koby Schmer, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Number 10. How can we forget? As a Division I basketball recruit, Aaron Cook will go down in history as one of the best basketball players to ever come out of Westminster. In his senior season, Cook was in the top ten for points scored in the St. Louis area, scoring 464 points on his way to averaging...

“Fish are Friends, not food”

“Fish are Friends, not food”

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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A quick scroll through Instagram or a stroll down a grocery store aisle yields an abundance of vegan or vegetarian recipes and options. These diets have become both more popular and more accessible over the past few years, and people all over the country and globe are choosing to try them. Adding labels...

Strong Is

Strong Is

Ava Hollmann, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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A surge of excitement rushes through me as I scroll through the Instagram pages of professional steeplechasers Emma Coburn, Colleen Quigley, and Courtney Frerichs. Their posts, from their ab workout videos to their track victory pictures, inspire me to have a stronger physique and be better runner. Even...

High-School vs College

High-School vs College

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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With the leaves changing and cascading down to the ground, the campus of Mizzou is surrounded in a flurry of color. Kyrstin Pritchett, a sophomore at Mizzou, walks through the campus on her way to class. Pritchett graduated from Westminster in 2017 and now that she attends a large state-school, she finds...

Petke: A Family Man

Petke: A Family Man

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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As Westminster athletes sit cross-legged on the floor, ready for a talk about faith and how it relates to their sport, a small toddler squirms in between them, delighted by the attention. His smile lights up when he sees his dad walk into the room and he runs toward him. Dan Petke picks up his son and...

Cuplifiting Coffee

Cuplifiting Coffee

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2018


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Rushing through the Grand Entry after a hectic morning, with an expensive Starbucks drink in hand, a Westminster student might glance forlornly at the spot where the former Pawprint Coffee stood last year, wondering if the coffee shop would return. Luckily for Westminster students, their favorite...

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

October 8, 2018


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Last April, with my eyes opened wide about the struggles of vaping, juuling, and substance abuse even at a Christian school like Westminster, I wrote a story about these issues and the effects they have left on our community. Five months later, I want to know what, if anything, has changed. In short,...

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