The Wildcat Roar

Why Teens Should Hit “Snooze”

girl sleeping doing homework

Kaitlyn Butler, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Sleep is a necessity, not a privilege.

STEM: The Biggest Disappointment of the 21st Century

The traditional acronym for STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Moorea Atkins, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

"Our current STEM initiatives are failing, and disappointing millions of students every year."

Soulmates: Do they exist?

I believe that my parents, pictured above, are truly soulmates.

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

May 27, 2020

Ever since I was young, I always dreamed about having the ultimate best friend. Someone who liked all the things I liked, who was good at all the things I was good at, and who would always be around for me to hang out with. As I got older, I realized that what my younger self was after was to b...

Thirteen and Me

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

May 27, 2020

Well, this is not how I thought I’d leave WCA. At the end of this year, I was supposed to have a fun, chill week with my teachers and friends. After this week, I was also supposed to have a track season, with rainy, early morning relays, hot afternoon practices, and personal best times under ...

COVID-19 Chronicles: Jack

COVID-19 Chronicles: Jack

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

As I begin yet another day of sitting in my house, I will do more of the same. I will wake up late, eat breakfast, and waste countless hours on my phone. As an introvert, I initially welcomed the idea of being stuck in my house for an extended period of time, but after just a few days, I am already bored...

Faith and Facts Over Fear

This verse says that because we know God, we do not have to fear the things of the world, because we can find strength in Him.

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 5, 2020

Breaking News! “20 people quarantined for coronavirus concerns in St. Louis city and county” read the headline of a KSDK article on Friday, Feb. 28. This headline has caused concern and panic in the St. Louis area, and not without reason.  Coronavirus is a serious disease that should be a caus...

To Skip or Not to Skip?

The senior class gathered at Kyleigh Ford's house for breakfast on Senior Skip Day.

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, the seniors participated in a classic high school tradition: Senior Skip Day. Having decided spontaneously the night before to have Senior Skip Day on this Monday because it was during MSHSAA’s (Missouri State High School Activities Association) “Dead Week,” meaning less students ...

Beast Mode

The senior class on Class Color Day.

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

Teen rebellion may be common, but it is caused by many different things. Photo by: Emma Harris

Emma Harris, Co-Editor In Chief

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

Earrings do have risk, but they add so much to the uniform of everyday. Photo By: Maggie Lindstrom

Maggie Lindstrom, Co-Editor In Chief

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

Tony Wagner’s view of the essential skills to be gained from education.

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...

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