The Wildcat Roar

Unwrapping Afghanistan

Parker Briden - Staff Writer

October 30, 2009

People remember where they were when they heard that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. Most were in school although some parents decided to pull their children out of school for fear that they would be affected more greatly than others. While most teenagers can reminisce...

Mission Possible

Mari Knehans - staff writer

October 15, 2009

“If Dad is not singing at the top of his lungs or doing some killer concrete work with Uncle Virgil, he is love’n on people, that’s just how he is,” states Jeremy Ackerman. Virgil Mead, President of Mercy Ministries International (MMI), and Jeffrey Ackerman, Secretary of MMI, two men with...

Respect on the Decline

Ashley Segrave - Associate Editor

September 30, 2009

Respect for authorities is not what it used to be. It could be argued that forty years ago students feared people in positions above them. Although this is not a way to form a healthy relationship with others, it still emphasizes that fact that those in a higher ranking than students have earned their...

A Numbers Game

Danielle Cicka - Associate Editor

September 30, 2009

Stacks of books listing numerous colleges and their requirements line the shelves at Borders, but students can only attend one college. To determine the school of their choice, students take a lot of information into account, including a college’s ranking. But how students use these rankings in choosing...

Attack on Allergies

Danielle Cicka - Associate Editor

September 30, 2009

Red blotches begin to appear as the skin starts to swell. Subsequently, irritating itching is acknowledged with intense scratching. Hives are just one of many serious allergic reactions. Allergies are a normal part of many people’s lives, but the precautions the school takes for the serious allergies...

Class Presidents Take Charge

Kelsy Cline

September 30, 2009

As the leaders for the student body at Westminster Christian Academy, class presidents take on the role to motivate and serve their class. Every May, students in grades eight through eleven contemplate whether they want to run for a role to lead his or her class for the following school year. Last Spring,...

Speaking Up as the Plane Goes Down

Laura Tarantino - Staff writer

September 18, 2009

If Dan Parris isn’t editing his latest footage, he might be dumpster diving for food. You might find him hitchhiking across Europe, or walking through the slums of Africa. In 2008, Parris started Speak Up International, an organization whose mission is “to make documentaries and narratives that...

Freshman Fun: Class of 2013 Retreat

September 15, 2009

Bleary-eyed freshman awoke Friday morning with one less groan in their mouths because instead of spending another repetitive day in school they would be out in the sun bonding with their small groups at freshman retreat. The student leaders of the class of 2013 outlined the day from the moment of arrival...

A Different Kind of Unforgettable

Christina Dohr - Features editor

September 9, 2009

Hiking through the downpour of North America’s largest temperate rainforest, watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, climbing to the penultimate summit of Mount Rainier, rafting for days on the Deschutes River valley in eastern Oregon, and never once taking a shower, just barely scratches the...

Seniors Already Looking to Next Year

Alex Cacciarelli - Staff writer

September 9, 2009

For Westminster Seniors, May 1, 2010, is a very important date. This is the date in which all high school seniors must choose which college they will be attending in the upcoming fall. While the date is still very far away, the decision marks a life changing commitment for each and every senior at Westminster....

Miss Determined

Tony Thompson

August 24, 2009

She can be found almost anywhere: Taste St. Louis events, Radio Disney, magazine covers, community centers, school, pageants, to name a few. She can showcase her talents to make a difference in the world. Madison Burke, senior, is on a mission to set herself apart. From fall to spring Burke is bombarded...

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