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

Westminster Its Been Real

Westminster It’s Been Real

Ellie Jones, Features Editor May 17, 2022

Joining the 800News staff was never originally part of my plan. Writing was never my favorite thing to do, and English was never my favorite subject. From seventh grade until Sophomore year, English was...

These musically talented seniors are going to Nashville to further educate themselves in music!  Stewart Geisz on the left, Xavier May on the right. (Christina English)

Three Musically Gifted People, One City

Christina English, First Year Newspaper Staffer May 17, 2022

Mr. Shwamb’s AP music theory class, which consists of three senior boys, are all going to Nashville for college–and they’re all majoring in music! These seniors are Xavier May, Stewart Geisz, and...

The Pawprint team gathers in front of their storefront in the academic hub.

Coffee Creating Community

May 12, 2022

This year, Westminster’s senior entrepreneurship class found great success in Pawprint, the completely student-operated coffee shop located in the Hub. From working with finances brewing unique coffee...

In what ways do the labels at grocery stores trap their shoppers?

The Grocery Labels Trap

Christina English, First Year Newspaper Staffer May 10, 2022

When people go grocery shopping, most likely, they will find some sort of label on the food that they choose to buy. These labels can range from being on meat products like beef or chicken to being on...

The Dark Side

The Dark Side

Elijah Schmidt, First Year Newspaper Staffer May 10, 2022

The Dark Side; A playful term used to describe teachers who become administrators. These teachers are going into the role of “the boss”. Making them separate and different from most in their community....

How do the cast members impact the magic and joy that happens at Disney?

Disney and its Cast

Christina English, First Year Newspaper Staffer April 29, 2022

Disney has been named one of the happiest places on earth for a good reason. Whenever people go to any of the parks or resorts that Disney offers, they most likely will have a fantastic experience. This...

Split Personality Disorder 101

Split Personality Disorder 101

Ellie Jones, Features Editor April 27, 2022

Split Personality Disorder, or, in more medical terms, known as dissociative identity disorder, is by definition the disorder characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality identities...

The Evolution of Style

The Evolution of Style

Ellie Jones, Features Editor April 1, 2022

We may be almost two decades past the original millennium,, but it can be weird to think of anything set in the 2000s as a period piece. From movies set entirely in the decade, like 2018’s Lady Bird,...

Being vulnerable is one of the most difficult things to do.

Embodying Vulnerability

Christina English, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 28, 2022

Navigating the social aspects of high school is hard. People can make friendships one day, and then break them some days later. People can be peer pressured into making horrible decisions. They can feel...

I talked to 5 members of companies upper management to get their tips on hiring.

Here’s the Deal on Hiring

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 28, 2022

Hiring new employees is a tedious process which is difficult for both the interviewer and interviewee. Often, CEOs, presidents, and directors need to make tough decisions between one candidate and another–but...

CollegeBoard and ACT Inc. are the 2 major companies which control the majority of college admissions.

College Board Controls You

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 28, 2022

Students in the college application and admissions processes are more highly-dependent on CollegeBoard and ACT’s resources than they even realize. What is the company that makes over $1 billion in...

Asking People Ages 6-71 Their Best Life Advice

Asking People Ages 6-71 Their Best Life Advice

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 24, 2022

“What’s your best piece of life advice?” It’s a simple question, but would you know your answer? Based on one’s experiences, this answer changes vastly depending on the person answering it. Everyone...

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