The Wildcat Roar

Seniors Looking Back

April 12, 2016


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First Thing’s First

Savannah Mathews, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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Junior Senior banquet has been a time to commemorate the seniors and a time for Westminster girls to splurge on a dress that they will most likely only wear once. In years past, the administration has solely been in charge of the dinner portion of the night, but this year they are trying something ...

It’s Not All About the Dough

Alex Lawrence, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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A closer look at donut sales at Westminster

College Prep, A Relative Term

Morayo Oginni, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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It’s that time of year when juniors are applying to colleges, and seniors are making decisions about which college to attend in the fall. Many are wondering if attendance at WCA will be preparation enough for what’s ahead. It is often assumed that Westminster is a college preparatory school, but t...

To Exempt Final Exams, There Must Be a Plan

Hilary Hightower, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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At some schools, students do not have to take end of the semester final exams if they have a high enough grade in the class. Typically, they may be exempt from taking finals if they meet the required curricular achievements as well as stay within the number of maximum tardies allowed. All WCA students tak...

Seniors Take on Russia for Spring Break

Seniors Take on Russia for Spring Break

Lauren Ramos, Print Editor

April 12, 2016


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Who was the trip through? ES:  “We traveled with Randy Mayfield and a team made up of mainly Central Presbyterian Church members. We went to Russia to work with the Comfort Foundation which provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to orphans and children in poor family situations.” ...

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Peter Barrs

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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As a kid, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up? Various different things. I think at one point, I wanted to be a firefighter. At another point, I thought about being a doctor because there was a doctor I knew that I really admired in life. What are some of your hobbies outside of school? I...

Bracelets to Remember

Hilary Hightower, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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In response to the passing of a fellow teammate and close friend, sophomore Katie Jackson who attends John Burroughs, began selling infinity bracelets online in honor of JD and donating the proceeds to the Westminster swim team. “I knew JD a really long time ago. He was always really quiet but we ...

JD’s Tennis Legacy

Markus Cicka, News Editor

March 22, 2016


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JD had a passion for tennis and the spirit for JD’s love of the sport will be shown in Westminster’s season this spring. The tennis uniforms in the spring will have the initials “JDW” on them to remember the talent that JD could have brought to the team. As the boys tennis team starts back u...

Swimmers Honor JD

Bridgette Grimm, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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The Westminster varsity swim team went into the conference swim meet with a different mindset than usual. Just a week prior to conference, the swimmers lost a beloved friend and member of the swim community, JD Wiese. As imagined, sorrow and depression filled the hearts of many, and the swim team see...

To Do It Better

Chase Lottmann, Online Editor

March 22, 2016


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Aside from students, JD Wiese touched the lives of many faculty at WCA. Teachers wrote paragraphs on the mark JD had left on them; however, due to the amount of space, here are small pieces of the kind words for JD JD was an avid learner especially in the realm of literature class. “Not only that, JD was...

Swim-Sational Seniors

Swim-Sational Seniors

MaryKate Kopsky, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


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Swimmers, take your mark. Go!  Who can you find diving into the chilly waters after school every day, swimming for two hours straight, struggling to breathe through their eightieth lap, and rewarded when finished with hair freezing on the journey back to their car? The answer is fifty girls on the WCA ...

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