The Wildcat Roar

Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

Luci Hilboldt, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In St. Louis alone, there are 175 private high schools. The average tuition for all St. Louis Private schools is $16,809. Many parents insist they put their children in private schools for the religious benefits and a better education. While it is clear that children enrolled in public schools often...

A Lost art

A Lost art

Caroline Hinrichs, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone enjoys music. Although we may appreciate different styles and genres, music is constantly in the background of our lives whether we are driving to school, doing homework, or sitting in a restaurant. It is something that brings strangers together and eases tensions while also helping us to exp...

The Fall of Snapchat

The Fall of Snapchat

Nicole Chelew, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Whether it’s Kylie Jenner’s tweet bashing the app or the new update, Snapchat’s popularity is rapidly declining. Recently after Kylie Jenner tweeted, “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me….ugh this is so sad,” Snapchat’s stock went down more than 8%. With 24.5 mi...

Why I Won’t be Walking Out

Why I Won’t be Walking Out

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has sparked protests and calls for lawmakers to make significant changes. Demonstrations have been happening around the country and are expected to continue to happen at schools, even Westminster. Although Westminster set aside a t...

The Future Written in Red

The Future Written in Red

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Your heart starts to thump quicker and quicker in your chest as you squirm in your seat, anxiously waiting for the letter scribbled in red at the top of your test. Your body is filled with adrenaline, the kind that forces you to strive for success as a student and desperately fear failure. You experience th...

Followers Don’t Equal Voters

Followers Don’t Equal Voters

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“You get a car! You get healthcare! Everybody gets government healthcare!” So far, Oprah Winfrey’s main qualification to run for president in 2020 is a good speech at the Golden Globes. It seems people don’t care about or pay attention to policies anymore, but rather focus purely on peopl...

A Step Towards Service

A Step Towards Service

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As students in a Christian school, we are expected to use our God-given gifts and abilities to serve in our school, our churches, and our communities. Many of us are required to fulfill a certain number of hours for various teams or organizations we are a part of, but as Christians and teenagers wit...

“It Will Only Take a Minute”

“It Will Only Take a Minute”

Kara Galakatos, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

People might think they do not spend much time on their phones and catch themselves saying “I’m just checking my phone” or “I’m just gonna have a five minute break.” Well, all of those breaks add up. Most would be surprised how long they spend on their phones on a weekly basis. It might ev...

A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A new school year means new stipulations for Westminster students and teachers. The hot topic this year is the changes to the semester final. Finals are now required to be cumulative (this includes having cumulative semester finals for AP classes), ninety minutes long, and students have to stay in th...

Decking the Halls…in November?

Decking the Halls…in November?

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a child, the Christmas season was hands-down my favorite time of year, and I have no doubt that Christmas will remain “the most wonderful time of year” for the rest of my life. The happy and familiar music, the mouthwatering food, the sparkling decorations, the time off school, and the occasi...

O Come to the Controversy

O Come to the Controversy

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

 Christian music used to only be slow, gentle hymns sung in worship to God on early Sunday mornings, and many believe that is the place it still belongs. However, today, Christian music has worked its way into top charts, huge concert venues, and even some of the top radio stations all over the cou...

NOT MY FAULT BY: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

NOT MY FAULT BY: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With the release of her new book, What Happened: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton expertly outlines how her 2016 election loss was an obvious product of everyone being pitted against her. She cannot be held accountable for her comments about the “deplorable” Trump supporters and her blatant neglect ...

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