The Wildcat Roar

Beast Mode

Beast Mode

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

February 23, 2020

It’s the last first day of the best week of our lives. The time for talking is over. And war, WAR, is upon us. Upon arrival at the parking lot, we are perplexed to see a mass of pink. Tailgate parties are strictly reserved for the seniors, as written in Section 15 of the Spirit Week Constit...

Black Leather Jackets & Cigarette Smoke

Black Leather Jackets & Cigarette Smoke

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

We all know of the classic, perpetuated stereotype: a rebellious teen who sneaks out at three a.m., makes the most irresponsible decisions you could possibly think of, and constantly clashes with any authority figure without even the slightest regard for rules. And while it’s unfair to match this st...

The Pros (and Cons) of Piercings

The Pros (and Cons) of Piercings

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

When I was younger, my mom said I had to wait until my twelfth birthday to get my ears pierced, which seemed like an eternity as a ten-year-old. My sister got her ears pierced when I was four and she was twelve and then she got her doubles when I was ten. My sister has always been someone I looked up t...

Welcoming Discourse

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 28, 2020

Proverbs 18:15 — “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.” As you flip through this issue of The Wildcat Roar and read the stories written by our staff, you will likely notice that this issue contains several serious, complex, and even controversi...

Don’t Get Good Grades

Don’t Get Good Grades

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2020

For much of my educational career, I, like many students, have held the expectation that good grades = good college = good career. Even as a pre-teen, I would drive past campuses like WashU and Mizzou with this equation in mind. But even more than this, I loved to learn and challenge myself. So, upon...

Baby, It’s Called Context

Baby, It’s Called Context

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

January 11, 2020

At Westminster, students have become very familiar with a phrase repeated in each grade: “context is king.” Most often this phrase refers to Scripture and determining what the passage from a book written thousands of years ago meant then and what it means for us today. However, this simple ...

The Superior Season

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 11, 2020

Listening to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” in the car as I drive down snow-dusted roads. Carefully hanging my handmade ornaments from kindergarten on the evergreen in my living room as I reminisce about my childhood. Belting out “Joy to the World” during the candlelit C...

Chill Out

Chill Out

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

January 10, 2020

As a Christian in America, the Christmas season is blown way out of proportion. While of course this means that the “reason for the season”- the birth of Jesus - is usually muddied in this mess, I personally can’t even find much fun in the distraction. In other words, I find the season stre...

It’s Your Choice

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

January 7, 2020

“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” — Luke 2:6-7 (ESV) This special Christmas edition of the staff ed comes in ...

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 28, 2019

The Suppression of Creative Expression

The Suppression of Creative Expression

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

At Westminster Christian Academy, hair colors that aren’t naturally occuring are banned. This means no bubblegum pink hair, no bright teal hair, and no emerald green hair — if your hair is dyed any color of the rainbow, you will be issued a detention. Not even dip-dyed hair is allowed at WCA. Here is...

The Road to Success

The Road to Success

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 19, 2019

For months, seniors are focused on standardized testing, writing, and then, once everything is submitted, waiting. In every class, “Where are you applying?” and “Did you get in?” are questions that make regular appearances in conversation. And every day, nay, every hour, e-mail inboxes are impulsively...

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