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The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

A running point tally is posted outside of the Student Life office at the conclusion of each days events

Is Spirit Week As We Know It Dying?

Isaac Boss, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Since 1989, Spirit Week has been one of Westminster’s most cherished traditions, adored by students, families, and faculty and staff alike. Recently, however, the fierce competition between grades, as...

Senior Boys Practicing Their Poms Routine

This One’s (not) for the Boys

Bella Thies, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Ever since Boys’ Poms was first officially implemented as a part of Westminster’s Spirit Week, it's been one of the most difficult events for students to organize. Between disqualifications, unfinished...

Nuclear energy is an extremely controversial topic in modern politics.

The Nuclear Energy Survival Plan

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Whenever the word “nuclear” comes up, whether attached to either of its partners “bomb” or “energy,” the same image comes to mind. Irradiated land, radioactive fallout, and deadly diseases...

Graph Depicting the Rise in Honors English Class Sizes Over the Past Four Years

Scrambling for a GPA Boost

Bella Thies, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

If you’ve recently taken an honors History or English class at Westminster, you may have noticed that the population of students in those honors classes is much higher than that of regular classes. This...

Students listen to David Ottolini during the beginning of chapel.

The Chapel Conflict

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

Many students and teachers walk into chapel looking forward to the end of it. For many, chapel means sitting (or standing) in silence for twenty-five minutes once a week. The intentions behind chapel are...

Woman holds phone with open Bible app and Plan B pills in same hand

The False Dichotomy: Christianity or Abortion Rights

Bella Thies, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

As the upcoming 2024 election rapidly approaches, abortion has become a more relevant topic of political debate than ever before. Since the overturning of Roe vs. Wade on June 22, 2022, pro-choice supporters...

Yearly change in the Consumer Price Index (how much the Average American spends) by percentage. Better known as Inflation.

Covid, Consumerism, and the Cruel Contrivances of Criminal Capitalists

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Do you ever reach to buy your favorite snack food then notice the price tag? Are you shocked by the criminally high prices? High prices due to inflation have been present ever since Covid-19 struck the...

Girl watches the beginning scenes of the Barbie movie on a tv.

Making Barbie-Land Real

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

“Men hate women. It's the only thing we all agree on." This line comes directly from a 2023 film that has grossed over 1.34 billion dollars worldwide. Can you figure out the film? I’ll give you a hint:...

Image with closed sign using photos of the american flag, dollar bills, and Capitol building, to show a government shut down.

How Far Can we Kick the Can

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

The United States government was hours away from shutting down on the night of September 30th. While this may sound like a plot straight out of a dystopian novel, it is unfortunately very real. To...

A college diploma being thrown into a fire.

The College Diploma: Expensive Kindling

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Many students consider a college education to be the only way to get a steady, fulfilling, and worthwhile job. However, after going to college and getting an education, finding a job suited to that education...

Image of a girl reading The Crucible surrounded by other controversial books such as Heart of Darkness

To Ban a Book

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

If you’ve taken any Westminster English classes, it's likely that you have come across a book with some controversial content. To name a few, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, and Heart of Darkness,...

A student taking a standardized test pays the price.

The “Cash Cow” that is Standardized Testing

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

During the month of October, juniors at Westminster took the ACT, a popular standardized test that can be necessary for college applications. However, very few students are unaware of the true corruption...

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