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Rising Above the Flood Waters

Lauren Bell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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Flooding is not uncommon in the St. Louis area, but the recent flood has left an unprecedented mark on our cities community. On the night of Christmas Eve, the rain began. It did not start out as much, but it continued nonstop for several days. Rivers, such as the Mississippi, reached its crest at 31 f...

The Class of 2016 Enters the Spring Semester With a Change to the Annual SIP Project

Bridgette Grimm, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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After the announcement was made, mixed emotions from joy and relief to concern and frustration filled the senior hallway. They had just learned that they would not have to complete the end-of-the-year Senior Integration Project. This meant that unlike previous grades, they were free from having to spe...

Westminster and Saemmul Build Community

Westminster and Saemmul Build Community

Audrey O'Neill, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016


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About 6,682 miles (or 10,753 kilometers) away from WCA is a sister school that is remarkably similar in its mission to give students a Christian education and prepare them to engage the world for Jesus Christ. For the month of January, 23 students from Saemmul Christian Academy in Yongin, South Korea ...

Breaking It Down

Alex Lawrence, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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BreakDown STL is a student driven organization in the greater St. Louis region whose mission is to “educate, equip and empower teens to make positive life choices regarding relationships, sex, alcohol, drugs, bullying, self-harm and suicide by providing culturally relevant preventative health educat...

Syrian Civil War Timeline

Markus Cicka, News Editor

December 14, 2015


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Christmas Festivites in St. Louis

Christmas Festivites in St. Louis

Madi Koetting, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


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Missouri Botanical Garden: Christmas Garden Glow: The Christmas themed garden glow features thousands of lights decorated within the park that contributes to the overall Christmas mood of the season. Date: November 21-January 2 Hours: 5:00pm-9:30pm Cost:November 21-December17:$16adult, $10child November 18...

Parking Lot Upkeep Costs Upwards of $17,000

Parking Lot Upkeep Costs Upwards of $17,000

Markus Cicka, News Editor

October 19, 2015


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Driving to school is a cherished rite of passage, and the parking permit is second only to the driver’s license in the suburban teen’s Declaration of Independence from mom and dad. Yet it comes at a cost. Specifically at WCA it comes at the cost of a $50 parking pass required of all students wish...

You’re Late For Tea

Maggi Eachus, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2015


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On Thursday September 6th, several teachers gathered in the junior hallway during sixth hour for an impromptu tea party.  A table was pulled out of upper school spanish teacher Kelly Gilbert’s room and covered with a Mexican blanket and a British flag. Next, Peter Barrs, upper school Spanish and French...

PG-13 vs R

Ryan Davis, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinion

In the world today, movies based off of books, whether it be a novel or comic, have become a common thing, young adult novels most of all. However, the scenes/topics in the book and the intended audience make it hard to give a rating for the movie. “The Hunger Games”, for example, is a book about...

Shooting Straight into Controversy

Shooting Straight into Controversy

Markus Cicka, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The “American Sniper.” The hit Iraq war movie has caused more controversy about the combat-hero, Chris Kyle.  Chris Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL and a veteran of the Iraq War. He is the main character of the film “American Sniper,” which was released about a month before the two year anniversar...

Parking Passes: An Unpopular Necessity

Jack Andrews, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014


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Early class times, homework levels, and school lunches all serve as a catalyst for discussion on how the school day should be run. Opinions vary between students, yet the discussion rarely escalates beyond the normal flow of ideas. However, one issue stands out from the rest. The words ‘Parking Pass’,...

ACT & SAT

Lauren Ramos and Megan Galvin

October 29, 2014


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ACT: The ACT test has many benefits which boost students’ scores.  First of all, ACT questions are often easier to understand in the short time given for the test. On the SAT, you may need to spend time figuring out what you’re being asked before you can start solving the problem.  For instance,...

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