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Wanted: Women in STEM

Wanted: Women in STEM

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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The cry for more women in STEM fields remains nothing new in our current culture. Increasing opportunities arise for females to enter science, math, engineering, and technology fields, and the gender wage gap even stands significantly lower in these STEM fields as an added incentive, according to the Off...

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Spirit Week Day 2: Recap

Spirit Week Day 2: Recap

Bridgette Grimm, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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It’s summer, it’s winter, it’s “swinter”! Whether it was swim trunks with a winter coat or snow pants with a hawaiian button-down, students definitely thought of some interesting combinations for day two of Spirit Week. The Spirit Stick, the award for the best dressed individual, was a...

For Some WCA Students, Safety First Means Spirit Last

For Some WCA Students, Safety First Means Spirit Last

Isabella Francois, Feature Editor

February 1, 2018


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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


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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...

Spirit Week Day 1: Recap

Spirit Week Day 1: Recap

Bridgette Grimm, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018


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It’s the most wonderful time of the (school) year: Spirit Week. This year, the annual, week-long tradition started off with class color day. A three-way tie for first place dress-up was split between the seniors, freshmen, and seventh graders. For individual dress-up, junior Mary Grace Fellows won t...

What Would War With North Korea Look Like?

What Would War With North Korea Look Like?

Gabe Caradonna, News editor

January 8, 2018


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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...

WCA Alumni Named Superintendent

WCA Alumni Named Superintendent

Bridgette Grimm, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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On December 1st, the St. Charles School District Board of Education announced Dr. Jason Sefrit, Westminster class of ‘91, as the school district's new Superintendent. For the past two years, Sefrit has worked as the St. Charles Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, but he is ready to take on the ...

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