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COVID-19 Chronicles: Jack

COVID-19 Chronicles: Jack

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

As I begin yet another day of sitting in my house, I will do more of the same. I will wake up late, eat breakfast, and waste countless hours on my phone. As an introvert, I initially welcomed the idea of being stuck in my house for an extended period of time, but after just a few days, I am already bored...

Faith and Facts Over Fear

Faith and Facts Over Fear

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 5, 2020

Breaking News! “20 people quarantined for coronavirus concerns in St. Louis city and county” read the headline of a KSDK article on Friday, Feb. 28. This headline has caused concern and panic in the St. Louis area, and not without reason.  Coronavirus is a serious disease that should be a caus...

To Skip or Not to Skip?

To Skip or Not to Skip?

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, the seniors participated in a classic high school tradition: Senior Skip Day. Having decided spontaneously the night before to have Senior Skip Day on this Monday because it was during MSHSAA’s (Missouri State High School Activities Association) “Dead Week,” meaning less students ...

Beast Mode

Beast Mode

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

February 23, 2020

It’s the last first day of the best week of our lives. The time for talking is over. And war, WAR, is upon us. Upon arrival at the parking lot, we are perplexed to see a mass of pink. Tailgate parties are strictly reserved for the seniors, as written in Section 15 of the Spirit Week Constit...

Black Leather Jackets & Cigarette Smoke

Black Leather Jackets & Cigarette Smoke

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

We all know of the classic, perpetuated stereotype: a rebellious teen who sneaks out at three a.m., makes the most irresponsible decisions you could possibly think of, and constantly clashes with any authority figure without even the slightest regard for rules. And while it’s unfair to match this st...

The Pros (and Cons) of Piercings

The Pros (and Cons) of Piercings

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

When I was younger, my mom said I had to wait until my twelfth birthday to get my ears pierced, which seemed like an eternity as a ten-year-old. My sister got her ears pierced when I was four and she was twelve and then she got her doubles when I was ten. My sister has always been someone I looked up t...

Welcoming Discourse

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 28, 2020

Proverbs 18:15 — “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.” As you flip through this issue of The Wildcat Roar and read the stories written by our staff, you will likely notice that this issue contains several serious, complex, and even controversi...

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 ...

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