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French Club Attends the Festival of Nations

French Club Attends the Festival of Nations

Morgan Koetting, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2013


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On Saturday, August 24, WCA’s French Club, led by Morgan Koetting, senior, made their first public outing, going to the Festival of Nations held in Tower Grove Park. A St. Louis annual event since 1920, the Festival of Nations celebrates a variety of cultures from around the world.  Oddly enough, howe...

Sophomores Sam Thomas and Caleb Miller Make 750 Weightlifting Club

Sam Parham, Staff Writer

May 27, 2013


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This year a record-breaking ten weightlifters made the 750 pound club under the guidance and instruction of Coach Schall. Of these ten, two of the lifters, Caleb Miller and Sam Thomas, made the incredible achievement of qualifying as sophomores. In order to make the club, Miller and Thomas had to benc...

Thirteen Sophomores Honored with Ten Pillars Awards

Eli Parham, Staff Writer

May 27, 2013


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On May 16, Jim Marsh, headmaster, Jim Sefrit, upper school head, and many coaches and parents, honored 13 students for their exceptional character and leadership on and off the field. The students receiving the "Ten Pillar Award" varied from swimmers to runners. The event consisted of an informal dinn...

Improv: Past, Present, and Future

Maggi Eachus, Staff Writer

May 27, 2013


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On Friday, May 17th, the final improv of the year took place. For this special show, both alumni, present improv participants, and future improv participants took part in the show. Alumni included Ian Farmer and Jake Hughes. Billy Bubenik hosted the show. The show started with a pretend town meeting w...

WCA Makes Significant Budget Cuts for 2013

Jill Coyne, Online Editor

May 16, 2013


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Debt is something that affects countless American people and businesses. When faced with such a problem, individuals can make one of two choices: keep spending money and not worry about the consequences, or look at the situation practically and make cuts. Sadly, the average American goes with the first,...

A New Job, Not Retirement, Up Next For Jim Marsh

Robert Davis, Staff Writer

May 16, 2013


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When one thinks of Westminster it is hard to help but picture Jim Marsh, head of school, walking the halls or collecting trinkets from seniors as they walk across the stage at graduation. But next year he will move on from Westminster to become the Director of the Van Lunen Center. The Van Lunen Center...

Duck, It’s a Flying Taco Truck

Audrey O'Neill, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013


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On April 11, 2013, the Cha Cha Chow food truck rolled into the Westminster parking lot to sell tacos and give a demonstration on how to make their Salsa Verde (recipe included below) along with a tour of the truck. Their menu included three different types of tacos, Curried Sweet Potato, Beef Shor...

Duck, It’s a Flying Taco Truck

Audrey O'Neill, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013


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On April 11, 2013, the Cha Cha Chow food truck rolled into the Westminster parking lot to sell tacos and give a demonstration on how to make their Salsa Verde (recipe included below) along with a tour of the truck. Their menu included three different types of tacos, Curried Sweet Potato, Beef Short Rib,...

Tenth at Regionals

Eli Parham, Staff Writer

April 15, 2013


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Westminster’s FIRST Robotics team, the Cyborg Cats, took tenth place at this year’s regional competition which took place March 4-6, ending their season successfully, though falling short of qualifying for Worlds, the FRC international competition. “The team did very well. We placed tenth out...

Tightening the Slack

Summer Smith, Community Editor

April 15, 2013


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Gone are the days where students could bring guests from other schools as their date to Christmas Banquet and Junior Senior Banquet and celebrate with a party afterwards. Westminster is tightening the slack on social events, even the ones that are not associated with WCA, but planned by PAW, Parents...

12 Angry Magnolias

Andrea Reed, Staff Writer

April 15, 2013


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Westminster has decided to unveil a new idea in theatre history. WCA’s two directors, Helen Scott and Jim Butz, are pitting the boys against the girls in two same-gender plays: Steel Magnolias, and Twelve Angry Men. With only a limited time allotted for these two productions, practices are at the...

For, Of and By the Students

Eichel Davis, Staff Writer

April 15, 2013


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“We The Students of the the Westminster Student Congress, vow, in the best interest of our students to behold, and bestow the gifts of this council to our students, present and future.” The first line of the Student Congress Constitution says it all. It time for this school to be for, of and by...

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