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What is Net Neutrality

What is Net Neutrality

Isabella Francois, Features Editor

November 17, 2017


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Painkiller Culture

Painkiller Culture

Isabella Francois, Feature Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Last week I tripped while out on a run and sprained my ankle. It was nothing serious, but it was sore and so I took two Advil. Then 8 hours later I took another dose. The next morning my ankle still hurt so I took another dose and this continued on for another two days. However, after my ankle was fee...

The Bridge in the Corner

The Bridge in the Corner

Isabella Francois, Feature Editor

November 3, 2017


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Hidden deep in the corner of the Grand Entry lies the business office, a mysterious place where people work in cubicles and do….something? Students have long wondered what goes on in the business office and many may think that offices, like at a parent's accounting firm, seem out of place at Westminste...

Westminster Student Talks Robotics Strategy for Georgia Tech

Westminster Student Talks Robotics Strategy for Georgia Tech

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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Robotics strategy was the topic of the talk that Sam Dare, senior, gave for Georgia Tech on Oct. 14. “I viewed it as a chance to teach people about strategy in FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition)” said Dare. He talked for forty-seven minutes to a crowd of over one hundred people. Unfortunately, Georg...

Fall Sports Highlights

Fall Sports Highlights

WCABroadcast

September 15, 2017


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Survival Flight

Survival Flight

Jimmy Obertop, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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On Thursday morning I was supposed to act as a person who was involved in a distracted driving accident and once the paramedics arrived on the scene, they had to cut me out of the car because I was in critical condition. They called a helicopter to come get me and take me to the hospital. In ...

When the Classroom Becomes the Course

When the Classroom Becomes the Course

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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After a morning full of difficult tests and extensive papers, seven eighth-graders gathered in their fifth-hour class, pushed the desks to the side, and began laying down tape and wooden blocks, creating a miniature golf course. As part of their geometry and angles unit, the students were required to ...

The Age of Technology

The Age of Technology

Emily Lytle

August 25, 2017


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Westminster is heading towards becoming a “paperless” school in the upcoming years as the iPad becomes the most common tool for students in grades 7-11. When researching the reason for iPads in all grades, Westminster’s website articulates that, “simply stated, with the iPad, classroom w...

WCA Community Experiences Totality

WCA Community Experiences Totality

Samantha Huber, Editor

August 22, 2017


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On Monday, St. Louis experienced its first total solar eclipse since 1442. The WCA community took some time out of their school day to recognize and observe this special event. Needless to say, it was exciting for both students and faculty who had been waiting in anticipation for this once in a lifetime eve...

Project Scorpio Details Finally Released

Project Scorpio Details Finally Released

Markus Cicka, Online Editor

April 13, 2017


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Following months of teasing, Microsoft finally released details about its Project Scorpio this week. First, Project Scorpio will be the most powerful home console. Project Scorpio will feature eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, 40 Radeon computing units running at 1172MHz, 12GB of GDDR5 memor...

A Big Fail for Saint Louis

Chase Lottmann, Print Editor

April 11, 2017


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Proposition of 2: “Shall the use tax paid by businesses on out-of-state purchases and derived from the one half of one percent increased use tax, which corresponds to approval and levy of an Economic Development Sales Tax in the City of St. Louis, be used for the purposes of minority job traini...

Scientists Putting Their Heads Together For The First Head Transplant

Scientists Putting Their Heads Together For The First Head Transplant

Natalie Ford, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


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In December of 2017, Italian neuroscientist, Dr. Sergio Canavero, is going to perform the first head transplant. If the surgery is approved, then the procedure would likely take place in China or another country outside of Europe or the United States, The Atlantic reports, as it would not be approve...

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