Faculty Feature: Q & A with John Sarra

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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If your house was on fire, what two items would you grab? Sarra: Well, I’d be inclined to stay and put out the fire.  But in the spirit of the question, I’d grab my wife and daughter.  I’ve got big hands, so I think I could carry three cats and a dwarf hamster, too.     What is something about yo...

How to Change a Tire

Cooper Moore, Business Department

December 15, 2015


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It’s Christmas break at Target. Snow is pouring down and the roads are getting icey. You walk out of Target to quickly hop in your car, but you see a mom with two kids struggling to put her groceries away in the cold when you see she notices one of her tires is flat. Would you be able to help her? ...

How to be Well-Rounded

Savannah Mathews, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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1.) Be involved in the community. College scouts are not only looking for academically sound students, but also students who are involved in their community. Go on a mission trip. Coach a youth sports league. Volunteer at a local animal shelter. Whether it is in a small town or a big city, there are ...

How To Post-Christmas Banquet DTR

Madi Koetting, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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Scenario 1: Just Friends For most, the ideal CB date is not about how romantic the night is, but rather to attend with a close friend because it avoids any possible awkwardness. By just attending as friends, there are implied boundaries before the date, so defining the relationship is not necessary. Thi...

How to Ace an Interview

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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     1.) Show up on time. If you show up late, it tells the interviewer that you don’t care. To avoid this, set an alarm or arrive ten minutes early. That way, if there is traffic or any situations getting there, you will still be punctual.      2.) Dress up, not down. Though looks may not be everything, it certainly i...

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Robert Murphy

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Robert Murphy

Sarah Ragsdale, Features Editor

December 15, 2015


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What did you do while living in Korea? R: I went to the second half of eighth grade and then all of high school there. So pretty much if you just imagine Dead Poet’s Society but with all black hair, then that would be my life. How did you become a Christian? In Korea in 1995, I had a very cool t...

Behind the Scenes of CB

Behind the Scenes of CB

MaryKate Kopsky, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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After the Christmas Banquet festivities end, girls hang up their glittery dresses, guys put away their festive ties, and for most kids, the event quickly fades away into the rest of the school year. For senior Sophie Dunlap, however, when the night is over, preparations for the next CB quickly begin...

STLNFL

Chase Lottmann, Online Editor

December 15, 2015


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Amid recent NFL owners meetings, the instability of the Rams’ future in St. Louis still lingers in the minds of fans in the metro area. Diehards fear the potential departure of the Rams, and many hope for a sparkling new stadium to appear on the riverfront.  Aside from the fact that the Rams desire a nearly 1 billion dollar ...

Crafternoons

Lauren Bell, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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A new smell, that of hot glue guns and fresh paint, is beginning to flood the eighth grade hallway. Thanks to a Crafternoons, a recently developed club at WCA, students have the opportunity to craft together. Open to any new members, this club meets every other Wednesday in Kristin Janssen, eighth grade ...

All I want for Christmas is…

Cate Hoogstraten, Print Editor

December 14, 2015


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Serving Above and Beyond

Bridgette Grimm, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


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A theologian Frederick Buechner once said, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” God has given everyone unique gifts, and with using those gifts the world can become a better place. Whether it is playing basketball, gardening, or spending t...

Eighth Grade Leadership Team Serves Their Community

Eighth Grade Leadership Team Serves Their Community

Madi Koetting, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


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Leadership plays a prominent role throughout the walls of Westminster, and a new and upcoming group of eighth graders are paving the way to truly leading with a servant’s heart.                         “The team of eighth graders gather about once per week to discuss how we can help ou...

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