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 ...

Talking About Evolution

Katherine Yenzer, Managing Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2016


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It’s your first day of your freshman year at Mizzou. You walk into your eight o’clock Biology class, less than thrilled that you signed yourself up for morning courses. Your teacher wastes no time beginning class. You’re surprised to see that the first topic of discussion is evolution. After raising...

All About Poli Sci

All About Poli Sci

Cate Hoogstraten, Print Editor

March 21, 2016


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What exactly is Poli-Sci? How is it different from regular government? KG: “Poli-Sci is different in almost every way. You’re essentially on your own in this class. In regular government you do all the learning in class, but in Poli-Sci you do a lot of your learning over the summer.”      ...

A Night to Remember

Sarah Ragsdale, Features Editor

March 21, 2016


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A world-wide prom. What a crazy idea. Just a few weeks ago, over 200 churches in 48 states and 7 countries made this a reality. Night to Shine, a prom night for people ages 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities organized by the Tim Tebow Foundation, took place on February 12. ...

Say Goodbye to the Scholar’s Diploma

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


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Starting next year, the Scholar’s Diploma, a special award for seniors who complete a certain amount of academic requirements before they graduate, is no longer going to be offered. In previous years, incoming freshmen have been given the option of choosing to follow this track for driven academic ...

#rememberJD

#rememberJD

February 5, 2016


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In loving memory of John David Wiese, who was called home to be with his Lord in Heaven on February 3, 2016. If you have any pictures of/with JD that you would like to be shared here, please email them to [email protected] and we will do our best to post as many as possible. ...

What’s Your Type?

MaryKate Kopsky, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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Are you ISFJ, ENFJ, or INTP? Do you wonder why some of your friends cry over the littlest things that don’t matter to you? Or why you prefer to work alone while other people cannot focus without collaboration? The answer to these questions lies within your personality test results. These tests offer in...

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