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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...

A Basic Breakdown of the WCA Budget

Alex Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


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With a student body of 1,017, the cost of maintaining a school such as Westminster is a detailed endeavor. For the 2015-2016 school year, tuition is listed at $14,950 per student, a number that is actually lower than the average cost to educate a student. The actual cost per student is $18,825, a nu...

Middle School Soccer

Mike Alldredge & Sam Dare, Sporting WCA Staff Writers

November 23, 2015


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Interview with Brock Daniels MIKE ALLDREDGE: What inspired you to play soccer? BROCK DANIELS: My dad used to play for his highschool and all through his childhood. He set lots of records and I have always been determinded to break them. MA: Who influenced you the most in your soccer career? BD: Defin...

Faculty Feature: Q & A with David Johnson

Faculty Feature: Q & A with David Johnson

Cate Hoogstraten, Print Editor

November 23, 2015


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What was the best thing you’ve ever eaten? I would have to say it was a prime rib! It was from a dinner with my wife. If you had $10,000 what would you do with it? Actually, my church is really in need, financially. I would have to donate a portion, perhaps the majority portion to my church...save...

Texting and Driving

Sarah Ragsdale, Features Editor

November 20, 2015


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For Others, Not Us

Chase Lottmann, Online Editor

November 20, 2015


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On Saturday, Nov. 7, students loaded up the bus and departed to Carver Elementary, of the St. Louis Public Schools District. This year, the John Prentis III chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) headed to Carver elementary to clean, paint, and put together gifts for teachers and faculty. “Dr. Schwamb’s c...

Building and Bonding

Building and Bonding

Morayo Oginni, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


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Smooth dirt paths weave through a myriad of lively green trees, arriving at a majestic castle which stands tall beneath a clear, open sky. This comforting setting is a common occurrence in fairy tales, the stories we were told as children which still find ways to stir our hearts. Fairytales create a magi...

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