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COVID 19 Chronicles: Isabella

COVID 19 Chronicles: Isabella

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 25, 2020

My name is Isabella, and I have anxiety. This means that I often worry about little things, overanalyze everything, and begin to panic when I feel out of control. In everyday life, I manage pretty well; in fact, most people do not even know that I have anxiety.  But, when the national panic over COVID-19 ...

Going Waste-Free

Going Waste-Free

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

What is waste-free living? Waste-free living is the process of producing no waste at all (or as little as possible). Why go waste free? The average person throws away 4.4 pounds of trash a day and 1,606 pounds per year statics from https://www.saveonenergy.com/land-of-waste/. By going waste free you can decre...

Cookie Cravings

Cookie Cravings

Grace Skiljan, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Josie Christen, a senior at Westminster is well-known for her immaculate cookie creations. It all started at a Christmas cookie exchange two years ago. Inspired by pictures online, Josie decided to attempt to make them herself. After her successful beginning, she now makes them whenever she has an opportunity. “I...

Should You Fear Flying?

Should You Fear Flying?

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

As the kid of a pilot, I always had a fear lingering over me: What if something went wrong and the plane crashed and he died? As I’ve grown older and more capable of understanding the job, that fear has subdued for the most part. However, I know a lot of people are scared of flying - here’s why they s...

“Let’s Talk About… it.”

“Let’s Talk About… it.”

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2020

Sex. Now that I’ve captured your attention, let’s talk about one of the most awkward subjects in Christianity, and frankly conversation as a whole. But the sensitivity of the topic should not deter its discussion. If anything, it should be pushed even more.  As with the way in which WCA seeks to give s...

Three Low Maintenance Pets that Love You as Much as You Love Them

Three Low Maintenance Pets that Love You as Much as You Love Them

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Sometimes, you just need a friend who doesn’t talk. And while a dog most certainly fills this need, they aren’t exactly low maintenance. They’re definitely a large commitment. However, a goldfish, which is insanely low maintenance and cheap, doesn’t exactly fulfill the companion you’re lacking...

What’s the Deal with the Debt at Westminster?

What’s the Deal with the Debt at Westminster?

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 3, 2020

In order to truly understand the financial situation at Westminster, we have to go back to the beginning, when the first ideas of transitioning to the campus we are at today came about. Around 2002, the piece of property that we call home, formally West County Technical School, became available and th...

Go Get That Sticker!

Go Get That Sticker!

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

March 3, 2020

Every four years in November, the country is filled with anticipation, tension, and uncertainty as Americans anxiously wait to see who will win the presidency, who will be chosen to lead our country for the next term, who will institute his or her agenda in the coming years, potentially causing majo...

What Even is the Coronavirus?

What Even is the Coronavirus?

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

March 3, 2020

Here is a quick rundown of what we know so far. I did some of my own research to clarify what the disease is and how dangerous it actually is. First of all, the coronavirus is actually “a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle ...

How to Not Panic When You’re in Front of a Class

How to Not Panic When You’re in Front of a Class

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Arrive on time.  Arrive to class early to mentally prepare for the presentation. Being able to mentally prepare for the presentation can help with confidence. Arriving on time and early helps you prepare for the presentation or speech. Make sure you have everything ready and are organized with you...

Silence to the Suffering: How to Fall Asleep

Silence to the Suffering: How to Fall Asleep

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

You’re tired of being tired, tired of being ready to fall asleep and never doing so. You’re tired of going to bed exhausted and waking up exhausted. You’re downing nine milligrams of melatonin each night, which is the max, yet somehow you’re still not falling asleep until three a.m. What are you doing wrong?...

Teacher Speak with Coach Ribble

Teacher Speak with Coach Ribble

Benjamin Knisley, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

What do you like to do in your free time? Well, I don’t get much free time, but when I do I love hanging out with family and friends, and I love to read and watch sports. What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to play in the NBA. I had a deep passion for basketball and it is su...

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