Reclaiming Character

Reclaiming Character

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

What a sad moment our society has witnessed when corruption, deceit, and fraud surge through the distinguished campuses of America, forcing people to ask the troubling question: who got in where—and how? Last week, a nation-wide college-admissions scandal dominated news headlines, ensnaring CEOs,...

The True Benefit to School

The True Benefit to School

Ashley Mollenhoff, Opinion Editor

March 18, 2019


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Sitting in bed at 11 am working on math homework would be a lot better than sitting in an uncomfortable chair trying to understand at a pace that the teacher likes. Many argue that online school is better than going to class, but is online schooling the best way to learn? Online classes are based...

High-School Romance

High-School Romance

Ava Hollmann, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


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We all know parents who are high school sweethearts, recent grads that stuck it out together after graduation, and the impossibly mature senior couple who seem to have been born married to each other. These couples are the end goals of many teenage relationships, and to many, high school is the pearly...

The Death of The Freedom of Speech

The Death of The Freedom of Speech

Bennie Anderson, Media Editor

February 12, 2019


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The society that we live in has become so focused on making sure that we appease the masses. We’ve come to try and accept and make everyone feel safe, which is a good practice.But at what cost? While our society attempts to appease everyone, it actually appeases no one. In this world, it’s...

Thinking Outside The Bubble

Thinking Outside The Bubble

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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In a bold assertion in my previous article The over-committed, over-pressured, almost-college student, I claimed that students today are under siege. Plagued by the demands of excessive pressure and over-commitment, students edge closer to the precipice of disaster. As teens tirelessly pursue the narrow...

Time to “Spill the Tea”

Time to “Spill the Tea”

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Dating back to ancient Chinese culture, the quintessential cup of tea has been a universal product touted for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Laden with a medley of exotic spices and hints of floral extracts, the endless variety of teas remains a cross-cultural favorite. According to the Tea...

Opinions Vary on Kavanaugh Hearings

Opinions Vary on Kavanaugh Hearings

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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In the afternoon of August 27, a hearing was held for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in his alleged sexual harassment of Dr. Christine Ford. Dr. Ford leaked the details of the high school harassment only days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was to vote on Kavanaugh’s spot in the Supreme Court. At...

Let’s Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Mental health is a topic not many people are comfortable talking about. However, the issue of mental disorders impact a wide range of people and should be addressed more openly in schools, especially Christian schools like Westminster. While, most are unaware of the significant number of teens that...

A Lament for George W. Bush’s Favorite Sandwich

A Lament for George W. Bush’s Favorite Sandwich

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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Peanut Butter and Jelly, a timeless school-lunch favorite. The rich, creamy peanut butter coupled with the tangy, gooey jelly is enough to make any adolescent smile with delight. Unfortunately, some students are unable to consume the better half of this classic sandwich, the peanut butter, because of...

In A World Where TV Rules

In A World Where TV Rules

Ashley Mollenhoff, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2018


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TV has become noticeably more popular as time goes on, from Netflix shows to Hulu and even television itself. The general people are known to cling back to their comfort show than to sit down and watch a full movie. Why is this people might wonder? Humans are known, romantics. The reason Netflix has...

The over-pressured, over-committed, almost “college” student

The over-pressured, over-committed, almost “college” student

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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Have you ever talked with parents about their high school experience, ACT exam, or college applications? Chances are, they did not spend four years of high school and seven days a week completely consumed with costly standardized test preparation programs, challenging “college-level classes”, and...

Well Worth the Wait

Well Worth the Wait

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

September 5, 2018


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  While sitting in traffic in the Westminster parking lot that caused my normal 10 minute commute to cross country practice take around 40 minutes, I, like many other students and staff, wondered why the school decided to allow people en route to the 100th annual PGA Golf Championship to catch ...

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