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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 has become one of the brightest stars at WCA.

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, Content Editor in Chief

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 scored 1,000 points.

Amanda Espy, Feature Editor

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

These little letters are considerd the best measuring stick of our personality.

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

Being Home-schooled provided me with many opportunities to explore and travel.

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

Aaron Cook finshed his senior year leading the team in points and steals.

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...

Strong Is

Professional steeplechaser Emma Coburn's Insta post about her victory in the 2017 World Championships Steeplechase.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018

A surge of excitement rushes through me as I scroll through the Instagram pages of professional steeplechasers Emma Coburn, Colleen Quigley, and Courtney Frerichs. Their posts, from their ab workout videos to their track victory pictures, inspire me to have a stronger physique and be better runner. Even...

High-School vs College

Kyrstin Pritchett (upper middle) with members of her sorority.

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

November 26, 2018

With the leaves changing and cascading down to the ground, the campus of Mizzou is surrounded in a flurry of color. Kyrstin Pritchett, a sophomore at Mizzou, walks through the campus on her way to class. Pritchett graduated from Westminster in 2017 and now that she attends a large state-school, she finds...

Petke: A Family Man

The Petke family.

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

November 5, 2018

As Westminster athletes sit cross-legged on the floor, ready for a talk about faith and how it relates to their sport, a small toddler squirms in between them, delighted by the attention. His smile lights up when he sees his dad walk into the room and he runs toward him. Dan Petke picks up his son and...

Hidden Under a Bushel?

What do Westminster Alumn do in college.

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 2, 2018

“This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine.” These few simple lines have echoed in the ears of most Christian children in church, school, or at home at some point in their young lives. Sure, it’s a peppy song with an encouraging, hopeful message,...

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