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ITSOG – Monday is Food Day!

Bridgette Grimm, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

ITSOG week is quickly approaching and the Westminster community is preparing its contributions to each charity. Every year, Westminster and its families spend the first week of November giving back to others by organizing drives to collect food, clothes, and toys. A food drive kicks off the week, and all don...

How to Email a Teacher

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features

Throughout the school year, a student is bound to have to send an email to a teacher at some point. Whether it is a question about homework, a notice about a sick day, or a request to meet for help after school, there is a proper way to email a teacher that students need to practice. Here is how to do ...

Return of the Force

Ryan Davis, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features

As the football game went to halftime I began to go full-on nerd. It was time for the thing I had been waiting for all night: the release of the final Star Wars Episode VII trailer. As one of the biggest Star Wars fans ever I knew I would be able to point out every little detail within the trailer. ...

From School to Home

Morayo Oginni, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Features

Imagine actually wanting to come to school and feeling like you are coming home to family. WCA claims to place an emphasis on their community, but in reality, how strong is it? After seeing flaws within the community, Enterpreneurship, a class taught by Jonathan Horn, is taking on the challenge to make Westm...

Can I Ask That?

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Features

The gymnasium was dead silent as the student body held its breath, eagerly awaiting the answers to their texted questions. Set in the format of a Q&A with a faculty panel, Chapel was different on Wednesday, September 23, allowing the students to ask whatever they wanted. Students submitted around 115 qu...

Missing Your Other Half

Madi Koetting, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Features

From driving to school in the brisk early hours of the morning, jamming out to concerts together, or simply getting a bite to eat, the time that siblings spend together is sacred no matter what the occasion. Brothers and sisters share a friendship that bonds them together in a way unlike any other rel...

The Faces Behind The Talent

Audrey O’Neill, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Cooler weather means drinking hot beverages, wearing cozy sweaters, and crunching fallen leaves under your feet. But to students at WCA, the arrival of the fall season is marked by Wildcat Weekend. During this festive weekend, parents and students attend events such as Pride Night on Friday, a community...

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Chef Deb Miller

Cate Hoogstraten, Print Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features

What was the most embarrassing moment of your life? D: When I applied for a job that I had no skills for. CH:  How did that go? D: (laughs) I got the job! What would you title the story of your life? D: Never Would Have Made It. When you meet someone for the first time, what do you really want t...

A Stellar Journey

A Stellar Journey

Lauren Bell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Imagine if Kansas City was being attacked, and you were forced to flee. This was the case for Stella Skorobogach, when terrorists threatened the area just 200 miles from her home in Mariupol, Ukraine. Stella was born in a small city in Ukraine. She is the third of four children in her family. “I ha...

Join the Club

MaryKate Kopsky, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Do you want to camp out in the Ozarks? Interested in playing board games with senior citizens? Always wanted to help out with Spirit Week? With over 20 different clubs that meet regularly and continually welcome new members, Westminster’s Clubs are appealing to a variety of student interests. One of these ...

Finding Your Mall

Bridgette Grimm, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Whether one needs a new outfit, or is just shopping for fun, the decision of which mall to go to is always a tough one. In the St. Louis area, West County Mall, Plaza Frontenac, and The Galleria are all popular malls, each of them with pros and cons. At the corner of Manchester and I-270, West County Mall is in a ...

The Untold Stories of Summer Seminar

The Untold Stories of Summer Seminar

Lauren Ramos, Print Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Broadcast, Features, Top Stories

Oregon On the second day in the Wallowa Mountains, they ran into some park rangers at a lake that was about a quarter of a mile from where they set up camp.  Unfortunately, the state law in Oregon is that people cannot hike and camp in a group of more than 12 campers, but the Westminster campsite had...

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