The Wildcat Roar

To Exempt Final Exams, There Must Be a Plan

Hilary Hightower, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016

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, News Editor

April 12, 2016

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, Print Editor

April 12, 2016

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

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, Online Editor

March 22, 2016

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, Editor-In-Chief

March 22, 2016

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, Print Editor

March 22, 2016

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

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

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, Editor-In-Chief

March 21, 2016

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, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016

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, Print Editor

March 21, 2016

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 ...

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