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Don’t get good grades

Don’t get good grades

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2020

For much of my educational career, I, like many students, have held the expectation that good grades = good college = good career. Even as a pre-teen, I would drive past campuses like WashU and Mizzou with this equation in mind. But even more than this, I loved to learn and challenge myself. So, upon...

Baby, It’s Called Context

Baby, It’s Called Context

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

January 11, 2020

At Westminster, students have become very familiar with a phrase repeated in each grade: “context is king.” Most often this phrase refers to Scripture and determining what the passage from a book written thousands of years ago meant then and what it means for us today. However, this simple ...

The Superior Season

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 11, 2020

Listening to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” in the car as I drive down snow-dusted roads. Carefully hanging my handmade ornaments from kindergarten on the evergreen in my living room as I reminisce about my childhood. Belting out “Joy to the World” during the candlelit C...

Chill Out

Chill Out

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

January 10, 2020

As a Christian in America, the Christmas season is blown way out of proportion. While of course this means that the “reason for the season”- the birth of Jesus - is usually muddied in this mess, I personally can’t even find much fun in the distraction. In other words, I find the season stre...

It’s Your Choice

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 7, 2020

“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” — Luke 2:6-7 (ESV) This special Christmas edition of the staff ed comes in ...

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 28, 2019

The Suppression of Creative Expression

The Suppression of Creative Expression

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

At Westminster Christian Academy, hair colors that aren’t naturally occuring are banned. This means no bubblegum pink hair, no bright teal hair, and no emerald green hair — if your hair is dyed any color of the rainbow, you will be issued a detention. Not even dip-dyed hair is allowed at WCA. Here is...

The Road to Success

The Road to Success

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 19, 2019

For months, seniors are focused on standardized testing, writing, and then, once everything is submitted, waiting. In every class, “Where are you applying?” and “Did you get in?” are questions that make regular appearances in conversation. And every day, nay, every hour, e-mail inboxes are impulsively...

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

There is one person who has dominated the music industry like no other, and his name is Bob Dylan. A folk artist, rock artist, and even a folk-rock artist, this Nobel Prize in Literature winner is insightful and tells important lessons through his lyrics. His lyrics should be a fundamental part of any...

Descent into Madness

Descent into Madness

Grace Skiljan, News Editor

November 2, 2019

Everyone knows and loves the malevolent character that is the Joker. The antagonist to Batman, Joker’s insanity has not had an explanation until today. Making his first debut in Detective Comics in 1951, Joker earned his name from his disfigurement after jumping into a vat of chemicals because of his r...

The Beige Cycle

The Beige Cycle

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2019

  From 7:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we are zombies on steroids. We walk around the beige hallways in a lifeless haze, chugging coffee for a semblance of alertness, and buzzing about the stress of the test calendar. In this time frame, work for one class is done in another unrelated class, and tests...

Old School

Old School

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 23, 2019

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