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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

“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 ...

Walk The Talk

Walk The Talk

Allison Eichenlaub, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At Westminster Christian Academy, we tend to be all talk but do not implement our words into our actions. Students tend to only serve to get their required hours, not because they want to serve in their free time. However, would anyone serve if they did not have to? Some people might disagree because t...

Is Social Media Censoring Conservative Ideas?

Is Social Media Censoring Conservative Ideas?

Caroline Hinrichs, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Most people can agree that free speech is one of the most defining features in the United States and its written constitution. From criticizing the government to organizing rallies, freedom of speech is one of the most underappreciated rights that people have in America that is not guaranteed in the m...

Maximizing Students’ Potentials

Maximizing Students’ Potentials

Luci Hillboldt, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Regardless of who you are, mornings always seem to be a struggle. Lack of sleep, stress built on the day ahead, and groggy mornings seem to be a part of everybody's daily routine. High school’s schedules are responsible for more than just the drowsiness of students. There are continual health risks...

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Isabella, Feature Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Oftentimes, when people hear news that upsets them, their first instinct is to blame the person that told them simply because they are the easiest person to blame. However, that person may not share the same view that they are reporting, they may just be doing their job.   This is the case for The Fe...

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