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Polishing Up Your Paper

Polishing Up Your Paper

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

8:50 am

I get it: sometimes you’re just not happy with your paper. You can’t trace this feeling back to anything in particular, you just don’t like it. And here’s the cherry on top: it’s due tomorrow. Panic ensues because it is simply too late to rewrite whole chunks, but you need a good grade, whet...

Study Hall: Hard Work or Hindrance?

Study Hall: Hard Work or Hindrance?

Lauryn Rhodes, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

It’s no secret that the average teenager is under a lot of pressure. After spending hours shifting from class to class at school, students are expected to go home and dedicate even more of their time to school-related work - which takes up three and a half hours on average according to the Los Angeles...

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2019

It’s Monday morning, and as YouTuber Cody Ko says in his “Epic Morning Routine” video, “Rise and Grind.” At 5:00 a.m. sharp, I wake up ready to run. After devouring some energy gels, lacing up my bulky trail running shoes, and strapping on my headlight, I head out the door to do my easy earl...

Book Review: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

Book Review: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

One of the beautiful things about life is the millions of books at disposal. The downside of this, however, is that some of the most important books disappear amongst the sea of published stories. Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to discover one of the most provocative and elegantly written books...

Tackle Your Problems: Take a Hike

Tackle Your Problems: Take a Hike

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

Anxious thoughts about school, sports, and college ricocheted around in my head, transforming my conscious into a pinball machine. After a month and a half of my senior year, I was already more stressed than I thought possible. And as an introvert, my way of processing it is to internalize, which the...

Is There Something to Pop?

Is There Something to Pop?

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2019

Recently, I decided to attend my first Friday night football game, at Parkway West. While at the game, however, I was much more focused on the atmosphere of the event than the game itself. This was because, for a solid couple of hours, I felt a sensory overload\; the sights and sounds were different...

Thrown into the Deep End

Thrown into the Deep End

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

Have you ever seen someone struggling to keep their head above the waves in the ocean or desperately pumping their legs to stay afloat in the deep end of a pool? Maybe you have experienced this battle yourself — the physical and mental game of keeping yourself from being dragged into the undertow or...

5 Life Skills Every High School Student Should Know

5 Life Skills Every High School Student Should Know

Lauryn Rhodes, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

High school is, arguably, the most pivotal time in any teenager’s life. In just four years, through exciting moments and interesting experiences, students can learn just as much outside of the classroom as they do within it. While many highschoolers are convinced that school is pointless, they are o...

How 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

How 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Picking up an instrument for just fifteen minutes a day, whether it be the guitar or the trumpet, has been proven to substantially improve people’s math skills and problem solving abilities, along with alleviating some struggles of memorization. But that’s not it: athletes can benefit from this ...

Who Are You Wearing?

Who Are You Wearing?

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

August 20, 2019

Visions of navy, plaid, and khaki come to mind when initially considering what students at Westminster wear on a normal school day. However, with more concentration, images of Chacos and checkered Vans materialize as well. Suddenly, it is obvious that, despite the semi-homogenous Land’s End uniforms,...

Reclaiming Character

Reclaiming Character

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

April 2, 2019

What a sad moment our society has witnessed when corruption, deceit, and fraud surge through the distinguished campuses of America, forcing people to ask the troubling question: who got in where—and how? Last week, a nation-wide college-admissions scandal dominated news headlines, ensnaring CEOs,...

The Fall of Feminisim

The Fall of Feminisim

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

April 2, 2019

To say that the word “feminism” is a controversial word, in 21st century America, would be an understatement. In fact, the debate over what feminism is or is not has become a topic of debate among people of all ages, especially within high school students. Students often take a stand for one side...

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