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Acknowledging the Worst but Hoping for the Best

Acknowledging the Worst but Hoping for the Best

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

September 20, 2019

As a pessimist, I am fully aware that I tend to focus on negative outcomes rather than positive ones. While most people think of pessimism as “bad” and optimism as “good,” it’s not that black and white or easy to define. Pessimism is expecting negative outcomes in life (seeing the glass...

Featured Artist from John Sarra’s Class

Featured Artist from John Sarra’s Class

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Featured Artist: Lily Wendel  Art is, according to the German painter Gerhard Richter, “the highest form of hope.” That being said, Westminster Christian Academy does not tiptoe lightly through art classes but instead offers wonderful opportunities for artists to grow. In an effort to highlight...

Have You Been Hacked?

Have You Been Hacked?

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Hackers nowadays aren’t just tying up wires to make free phone calls. They have created more creative ways to steal your identity, passwords, and credit card numbers.  The key to their success is through “keyloggers.” What are keyloggers you ask? Well, keyloggers are used over free and unsecu...

A Lack of Feminism

A Lack of Feminism

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

September 8, 2019

Dusty air fills the streets. The musky smell of curry, sweat, and waste cling to the throng of people making their way through town. Broken down houses slouch next to wealthy neighborhoods as cows roam free along the countryside. While this is one major difference between the United States of America an...

Growing The Academy

Growing The Academy

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

September 8, 2019

A new school year means new faces at Westminster, and while that includes students, it also means new teachers. This year Westminster welcomes six new faculty members, three returning staff members, and six brand new teachers.  One of those new teachers, Heather Laughlin, is a seventh grade English te...

In the Blink of An Eye

In the Blink of An Eye

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

March 22, 2019

Every conscious moment the human mind confronts a perpetual stream of decision-making processes with infinite possibilities and outcomes. In fact, an individual is tasked to make 33,000 decisions throughout the course of a day. That equates to roughly 2,000 decisions every hour—and one decision every...

Ella Polski: The Drama Queen

Ella Polski: The Drama Queen

Grace Skiljan, News Editor

March 19, 2019

Ella Polski, junior, steals the show in her recent production, Twelfth Night, and continues to pursue her love for theatre. The adrenaline pumps through the veins of the performers as they wait, standing behind the curtain. Ella Polski, junior, waits for the lights to come up and the show to start....

10 Ways to Survive Second Semester (Post Spirit Week)

10 Ways to Survive Second Semester (Post Spirit Week)

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Christmas and New Year’s are long past gone. Spirit Week has sadly come to an abrupt close. The rain and constant flurries struggle to break up the incessantly cloudy skies. But no snow days. Spring break is a distant hope in the future. Nothing to look forward to — no long vacations, no holidays,...

Kiley Mckee Makes 1000 Points Look Easy

Kiley Mckee Makes 1000 Points Look Easy

Amanda Espy, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Kiley McKee has been a top player on Varsity Girls Basketball since her Freshman year, averaging about 12 points per game for the last four years. Throughout her high school basketball career, she’s been working towards her goal of scoring 1000 points, and on Senior Night against Lutheran South, she...

What Princess Leia and I have in Common

What Princess Leia and I have in Common

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

February 12, 2019

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....

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, Feature Editor

January 31, 2019

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...

Where Are They Now: Aaron Cook

Where Are They Now: Aaron Cook

Koby Schmer, 800 Sporting Staff Writer & Podcast Host

December 12, 2018

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...

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