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Athletics are More Important Than We Think

Athletics are More Important Than We Think

Lucy Hilboldt, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As August approached and fall sports began, it becomes more evident that athletics play a major role in high school student’s social life. Students interests and concerns tend to revolve around sports. High School Athletics Participation Survey found that more than 7.6 million high school students in the US al...

A Teacher’s Chance to Transform Lives

A Teacher’s Chance to Transform Lives

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Teachers travel to schools all over St. Louis everyday, most with the intention of making an influential change in the lives of their students and others with an uncaring attitude, passing up their chance to make an impact. Whether they make it obvious or not, students genuinely care about their teach...

No More Snaps

No More Snaps

Bridgette Grimm, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I was distracted. From school, from work, from conversations with friends; I was distracted all because of an application that had priority over many things that should’ve been more important to me. This app, called Snapchat, grabbed my attention roughly three years ago as a fun, quick, and easy way ...

Forget History, and We May Repeat It

Forget History, and We May Repeat It

Samantha Huber, Opinions Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In the wake of the Charlottesville protests and the Confederate statue and flag debates, people can’t seem to come to an agreement on exactly how our nation’s history should be preserved and remembered. The most important aspect of this debate is making sure history is preserved. America must be v...

Private Education is the Clear Choice

Private Education is the Clear Choice

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Many parents ponder the important decision of sending their children to the local public school or paying the extra tuition to help them achieve a prestigious, private education that will give them the opportunity to go above the norm and fully engage in their learning. While students learn many o...

Has Hollywood Run Out of Original Ideas?

Has Hollywood Run Out of Original Ideas?

Caroline Hinrichs, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In a world dominated by media and television, you don’t have to wait long before you’ll see an ad or preview for yet another franchise movie. Whether it be Star Wars or various superhero movies, an incredibly large percentage of new releases each year have been confined to the “sequel” or “reboot...

Setting Yourself Up For Disappointment

Setting Yourself Up For Disappointment

Madi Koetting, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Contrary to popular belief, high school will not be the greatest time of your life. Similarly, senior year will not be the most epic year ever. Unless your peak in life is in high school, which hopefully it’s not, these years will only be sub-par. These four years will be memorable for a multitude o...

With Love From, The Liberal

With Love From, The Liberal

Katherine Yenzer, Editor-In-Chief

May 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

My name is Katherine Yenzer, and I am a liberal. While in most environments, this wouldn’t be newsworthy, in a place like Westminster, my political views are in the minority of thought. I have spent the past six years surrounded by people who disagree with me on most issues, and this is something I...

Cyberbullying: An Epidemic

Cyberbullying: An Epidemic

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Cyberbullying is prevalent everywhere, in private schools, public schools, camps, and much more. Cyberbullying has become a major issue because technology keeps evolving. People are on the phones 24/7 looking at the internet and social media. Today’s culture revolves around social media. This is wh...

Why Do Businesses Leave Saint Louis?

Chase Lottmann, Print Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the recent purchase of cafe powerhouse Panera by JAB Holding Co., the trend of large corporations buying out and moving the headquarters of Saint Louis companies has become more evident. Also, the recent purchase of Monsanto by Germany’s Bayer for a whopping 66 billion has added yet another tally...

Beauty and Beast Review

Beauty and Beast Review

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Beauty and the Beast is a classic animated film that has evolved into a modern day film loved by all ages. This film is guaranteed to put a smile on the audience faces. Beauty and the Beast is a mixture of romance, comedy, and just plain family fun. Westminster students Ann Borchelt, sophomore, and Jordan...

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

Katherine Yenzer, Editor-In-Chief

April 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

From the class of 2016, almost half of Westminster students chose to attend Christian universities. That’s almost half of the senior class that will be attending a university similar to their high school; they chose to remain surrounded by people who agree with their worldview. While there is nothi...

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