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Lights Out, School’s Out

Lights Out, School’s Out

Ava Bidner and Isabella Francois

August 13, 2019

The first day of school this year, August 13, was only one hour long after school was canceled due to a power outage.  When Westminster students walked into the Grand Entry this morning, they were greeted by dark hallways and chaos. Students were first ushered into the Arena to wait for a verdict. They then headed to a...

Leadership Changes

Leadership Changes

Isabella Francois, Editor In Chief

March 11, 2019

There are few things that high school students hate more than change. Whether it be the walls in the hallway being painted a slightly different shade of beige or even worse, classes being 51 minutes long instead of 50 minutes (and for those students who are currently freaking out a little bit after reading...

ITSOG 2018

ITSOG 2018

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

ITSOG is back the week of November 5 through November 9, and students are preparing for a week of giving to the community. Each day of ITSOG the Westminster community is asked to bring the items that fit the theme for that day. WCA is also collecting Operation Christmas Child boxes and athletic equipment...

Wildcats’ Running Game Shines in 57-14 Rout of Living Word Christian Wildcats’ Running Game Shines in 57-14 Rout of Living Word Christian

Wildcats’ Running Game Shines in 57-14 Rout of Living Word Christian Wildcats’ Running Game Shines in 57-14 Rout of Living Word Christian

October 16, 2018

Varsity Football defeated Living Word Christian on Friday night by a score of 57-14. Neither the rain nor the cold nor the Living Word defense could slow down the Westminster offense. On just the second play from scrimmage, Atlin Hall took a snap out of the Wildcat formation 62 yards to the house....

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

April 12, 2018

On Mar. 16 while the rest of Westminster students sit in class on a regular Friday, the sophomore class will be hosting a unique and impactful event for a group of students from several schools in the Special School District of St. Louis County. After the closing of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, the S...

Climbing to the Top

Climbing to the Top

Sam Dare and Preston Willis, Assistant Editors-in-Chief

April 10, 2018

After one-second place finish and 3 semifinalists finished in six years, the Cyborg Cats finally won their hometown regional to earn their way to the World Championship.   It was a roller coaster ride all weekend, and they made it all the way to the top. After having a practice day Thurs...

Westminster Students Featured in Art Show

Westminster Students Featured in Art Show

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Two well-deserving seniors, Bethany Holden and Mikey LeVar, have a unique opportunity to display their artwork at the St. Louis Artist’s Guild for the 2018 Young Artists Showcase where they each have a piece featured. “Mr. Sarra encourages his students to enter anything and everything, so he ...

Senior Art Board Redemption

Senior Art Board Redemption

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018

Not satisfied with their fifth place finish last year, the 12th grade art board team was determined to finish first this year. The theme was St. Louis attractions, so the seniors decided to portray the St. Louis Zoo. “We included a little bit of the nature aspect but still incorporated the memories ...

Out-of-This-World Costumes

Out-of-This-World Costumes

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Colorful, vibrant costumes fill the halls during Spirit Week, where students have transitioned from their usual various shades of navy and grey to become aliens, cowboys, and the occasional bottle of ranch dressing. While some students plan their costumes weeks in advance and have every costume read...

For Some WCA Students, Safety First Means Spirit Last

For Some WCA Students, Safety First Means Spirit Last

Isabella Francois, Editor In Chief

February 1, 2018

Senior Logan Montgomery bounces the ball once, ready to take his shot in the Half Court Shot game during the Monday Spirit Week assembly. The entire gymnasium goes silent as they watch the ball sail through the air and into the net. The seniors storm the floor, burying Logan in a dog pile. Moments like...

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Sophie Moser, Business Manager

February 1, 2018

Starting around 8:00 A.M. on Thursday morning, the senior class started a new spirit week tradition - a class color pancake breakfast. Hosted by Pawprint, students were welcome to come to the cafe and purchase pancakes in their class colors. Pawprint staff was running back and forth between the cafe and t...

What Would War With North Korea Look Like?

What Would War With North Korea Look Like?

Gabe Caradonna, News Editor

January 8, 2018

Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. have been on the rise for months now and it looks like war might be a possibility, but how would the two countries stand against each other? Both countries have been loading up on weapons for decades now, but which country is more prepared? This head to head...

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