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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

Goats relaxing on Teggiano, Italy, about 140 miles from Alicudi

Italian Island Offers Free Goats

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

Alicudi, a small island off the coast of Italy, has been known for many things, including LSD bread, sailboats, and 17th century cathedrals. However, it is quickly becoming known for another reason: goats.   The...

Image of Nebraska road sign and a yellow hazard containing the text “winner takes all” with a red x over it.

Nebraska Does It Different

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

In preparation for the 2024 election, some may find themselves looking back at the electoral map and plotting out a path to 270 for their favorite candidate. However, glancing at the state of Nebraska,...

An African artifact sits on display in the Chicago Institute of Art

The Underappreciated African Artistic Wonders

Elijah Schmidt, Editor-In-Chief April 25, 2024

The Acropolis and the Notre-Dame de Paris are considered architectural masterpieces that display the excellence of Western artists. Not only that but they are a testament to the innovative societies that...

Russian censorship affects many aspects of life, but external social media sources circumvent the oversight.

Do the Russians Love Their Dictator?

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Americans love to hate Russians. It’s become a part of our identity, with Russians appearing as villains in popular media, modern or otherwise. However, are all the evil attributes we attach to Russians...

Image of Brandon Lake’s album coat of many colors picturing him standing in a colorful jacket

3 Lesser Known Artists Who Are Lighting Up Their Genre

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

If there is one thing that many people can relate to, it is music. In a study done by, 90% of participants reported listening to music on a daily basis. People are constantly on the hunt for...

School buses used for field trips

Field Trip Pros and Cons

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

Not many people would argue against the opportunity to go on a field trip. Getting out of the classroom is not only fun, but also educationally beneficial.   The enrichment values from any field...

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...

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