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What’s the Deal with the Debt at Westminster?

What’s the Deal with the Debt at Westminster?

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 3, 2020

In order to truly understand the financial situation at Westminster, we have to go back to the beginning, when the first ideas of transitioning to the campus we are at today came about. Around 2002, the piece of property that we call home, formally West County Technical School, became available and th...

Go Get That Sticker!

Go Get That Sticker!

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

March 3, 2020

Every four years in November, the country is filled with anticipation, tension, and uncertainty as Americans anxiously wait to see who will win the presidency, who will be chosen to lead our country for the next term, who will institute his or her agenda in the coming years, potentially causing majo...

What Even is the Coronavirus?

What Even is the Coronavirus?

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

March 3, 2020

Here is a quick rundown of what we know so far. I did some of my own research to clarify what the disease is and how dangerous it actually is. First of all, the coronavirus is actually “a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle ...

The Story of Spirit Week

The Story of Spirit Week

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

February 19, 2020

Seas of each color of the rainbow, students decked from head to toe in their class color, paint and glitter adorning their faces. Hours upon hours spent during late nights in the Arena and blue gym, practicing Lip Sync and Boys’ Poms until every move is perfected. Hallways and Art Boards are d...

When a Multibillion-Dollar “Death” Industry Captures the Living

When a Multibillion-Dollar “Death” Industry Captures the Living

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

February 1, 2020

In a gripping anecdote published in the New York Times, reporter Karen Brown exposed the heartbreaking account of her father’s death: the story of how a supposed painless exit was countered by a devastating reality. Stricken with terminal pancreatic cancer, Brown’s father sought in earnest a “good...

The New Normal

The New Normal

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 27, 2020

“BEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEP. A DISTURBANCE HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE BUILDING. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELF IF NECESSARY.” As blinds are pulled on classroom windows, doors are securely locked, lights are turned off, and students huddle in the corners of their classro...

Your Permanent Record: Can You Erase It?

Your Permanent Record: Can You Erase It?

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

November 25, 2019

It was 2013 when a catalytic shock reverberated across the digital world. Notorious whistleblower Edward Snowden toppled the American intelligence establishment with a single revelation that led to his demise: “You are being watched and recorded.” Initiating one of the largest security heists in ...

In Response To. . .

In Response To. . .

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 23, 2019

Dear Dr. Henneberg, My name is Ava Bidner, and I am a 17-year-old senior in high school. I recently read your article in The New York Times titled “When An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother,” and after rereading it several times, I felt compelled to write you this letter and make an effort to ...

Power Down

Power Down

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

September 8, 2019

As Westminster students were welcomed back into the building this year for the first week of school, they were confronted with several new changes. From all of the new faces to the presence of a student council to new leaders and teachers, Westminster is prepared for a fulfilling upcoming 2019-2020 s...

The Fall of Feminisim

The Fall of Feminisim

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

April 2, 2019

To say that the word “feminism” is a controversial word, in 21st century America, would be an understatement. In fact, the debate over what feminism is or is not has become a topic of debate among people of all ages, especially within high school students. Students often take a stand for one side...

The Finals Feud

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

February 1, 2019

Pure exhaustion. Anxiety. Stress. Worry. Caffeine. Sleep-deprived brains. Study guides and notes galore. And test after test after test. The worst week(s) of the year, but you power through with the knowledge that if you just get through your finals you will be compensated with a much-needed break, whether...

Rewiring Intelligence

Rewiring Intelligence

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

January 31, 2019

Today we stand at the juncture of a revolution where the product of our own inventiveness has the ability to alter the course of history. In an era of smartphones, Amazon Alexas, and Google assistants, there is no doubt technological advancements have cast rippling waves and driven generational shifts....

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