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Let’s Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

  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 ...

Sleep or School?

Sleep or School?

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Sleep is an important and fundamental part of every person’s life and is especially crucial in the lives of teenagers and students. Unfortunately, the early start time of school does not allow for students to get enough sleep the night before. Without plenty of sleep, students cannot perform to the ...

Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

Luci Hilboldt, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In St. Louis alone, there are 175 private high schools. The average tuition for all St. Louis Private schools is $16,809. Many parents insist they put their children in private schools for the religious benefits and a better education. While it is clear that children enrolled in public schools often...

A Lost art

A Lost art

Caroline Hinrichs, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone enjoys music. Although we may appreciate different styles and genres, music is constantly in the background of our lives whether we are driving to school, doing homework, or sitting in a restaurant. It is something that brings strangers together and eases tensions while also helping us to exp...

The Fall of Snapchat

The Fall of Snapchat

Nicole Chelew, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Whether it’s Kylie Jenner’s tweet bashing the app or the new update, Snapchat’s popularity is rapidly declining. Recently after Kylie Jenner tweeted, “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me….ugh this is so sad,” Snapchat’s stock went down more than 8%. With 24.5 mi...

Why I Won’t be Walking Out

Why I Won’t be Walking Out

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has sparked protests and calls for lawmakers to make significant changes. Demonstrations have been happening around the country and are expected to continue to happen at schools, even Westminster. Although Westminster set aside a t...

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, Top Stories

“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...

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