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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...

Poetry Slam 2017

Poetry Slam 2017

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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The Poetry Slam is a celebration of students creativity expressed through lyrical word. It's a way to give students another creative outlet to use their voice. It is about an art form that is often untapped, so the slam gives students a place to present their art to others. Claire Birchenough and Molly...

St. Louis Elects New Mayor

St. Louis Elects New Mayor

Alex Lawrence, News Editor

March 8, 2017


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Last night St. Louis Alderwoman Lyda Krewson won the Mayoral Democratic Primary, effectively making her the next Mayor of St. Louis. Krewson beat out her nearest opponent, City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, by a mere 888 votes. Finishing with 32% of the Democratic vote, Krewson will go on to face the Republica...

Cyborg Cats Enter St. Louis Regional

Cyborg Cats Enter St. Louis Regional

Sam Dare, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


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The Westminster Cyborg Cats compete in the St. Louis Regional next Thursday-Saturday, and they have a legitimate shot at winning their second regional in their five year history. They will be highly scouted as a gear specialist, and they could easily seed in the top 3. The St. Louis regional has been won by an al...

Night of the Arts

Night of the Arts

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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Night of the Arts is a great opportunity to experience all the amazing fine arts Westminster has to offer while portraying the importance of Black History month. Westminster students use their abilities and talents convey the culture and traditions of Black History. Kathy Eichelberger, faculty staff...

Spirit Week 2017: Day 5

Spirit Week 2017: Day 5

February 3, 2017


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