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Is Juul Still Cuul?

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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,...

Jack and Diane

Jack and Diane

Rebekah Sems, Grace Skiljan, Staff Writers

October 3, 2018


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As the festive colors of Christmas decorate the Westminster Arena, Lance Johnson, junior, and Emery Iven, junior, sit side by side performing for the Christmas Banquet attendees. The couple had performed together plenty of times before, and have become well-known as some of Westminster’s favorite performers. Beside...

“What’s in a last name?”

“What’s in a last name?”

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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Flushed cheeks and eyes cast downward, Scout Fleming sits slightly uncomfortable in her seat at an authentic Chinese restaurant. Her caucasian parents sit on either side of her, while the curious eyes of the Chinese diners flit between the Chinese girl and her white parents. Like every visit to the restaurant,...

Chapel: Not a Routine

Chapel: Not a Routine

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

September 24, 2018


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Filing into chapel every Wednesday morning and singing worship songs may seem like a routine part of a Westminster student’s school week. However, for the members of the chapel band, worship is more than just a routine activity, but instead is a way for them to personally connect with God and show...

Hiking in the Holy Land: Making The Bible Actually Come to Life

Hiking in the Holy Land: Making The Bible Actually Come to Life

Ava BIdner, In-Depth Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As the cool water flowed over my head, turning my hair into a messy, golden mop and staining my clothes a dull shade of brown, nothing else in the world mattered. My head dipped back in the river, and along with the rush of water, a rush of adrenaline and faith overwhelmed me. My cousin lifted my head ou...

NYC Summer Seminar: A Redemptive Exploration

NYC Summer Seminar: A Redemptive Exploration

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


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The Big Apple. Known for its bustling crowd, busy tourist attractions, and bright lights, New York City is the metropolitan hub of America. The gem of this landmark, however, is the famous Broadway strip, lined with theatres and protruding with eye-catching advertisements to entice romantics and intelle...

South Dakota Wrap Up

South Dakota Wrap Up

Claire Sanden, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


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This summer, 26 rising seniors alongside 6 teachers went to South Dakota on a summer seminar. The students signed up for the trip back in the fall and had been looking forward to it all year. On June 8, the students arrived at school with all their clothes and all other supplies for the trip and ...

A Hike With Ike

A Hike With Ike

Allison Eichenlaub, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Andrew Eichenlaub and Bo Thomas, Class of 2015, set off for their long journey to Mexico on December 26th. Over the summer, the two hitchhiked across Europe and had some of the best times of his life. He was determined to have another hitchhiking experience, but this time he decided to not go to Europe....

Westminster Welcomes Wee Wildcats

Westminster Welcomes Wee Wildcats

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features

Teachers often seem like perfect, busy people that are always at school from early in the morning to late at night, whenever you need their help, constantly at your beck and call. But it is important to realize teachers also have lives, and they require time with their families and friends just like ...

Wanted: Women in STEM

Wanted: Women in STEM

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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The cry for more women in STEM fields remains nothing new in our current culture. Increasing opportunities arise for females to enter science, math, engineering, and technology fields, and the gender wage gap even stands significantly lower in these STEM fields as an added incentive, according to the Off...

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

On Mar. 16 while the rest of Westminster students sit in class on a regular Friday, the sophomore class will be hosting a unique and impactful event for a group of students from several schools in the Special School District of St. Louis County. After the closing of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, the S...

Go the Extra Mile

Go the Extra Mile

Bridgette Grimm, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features

As students at a West County, private Christian school, it is fair to say that we grow up in a bubble. When in St. Louis, we only go to the City for a sporting event or dinner, and stay in the County for almost everything else. When on vacation, we often go to Seaside for the beach and Breckenridge for th...

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