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Chill Out

A firm thumbs down in the Christmas section of a retail store.

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

The debate on the enumerated right to freedom of speech in the First Amendment.

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 28, 2019

The Suppression of Creative Expression

Unnatural hair colors at Westminster may encourage more creativity and individuality.

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

College as the path to an uncertain career.

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...

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Bob Dylan, one of the greatest song writers of all time.

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

There is one person who has dominated the music industry like no other, and his name is Bob Dylan. A folk artist, rock artist, and even a folk-rock artist, this Nobel Prize in Literature winner is insightful and tells important lessons through his lyrics. His lyrics should be a fundamental part of any...

Descent into Madness

The Joker  is made into a real person with feelings and severe emotional damage in this new film.

Grace Skiljan, News Editor

November 2, 2019

Everyone knows and loves the malevolent character that is the Joker. The antagonist to Batman, Joker’s insanity has not had an explanation until today. Making his first debut in Detective Comics in 1951, Joker earned his name from his disfigurement after jumping into a vat of chemicals because of his r...

The Beige Cycle

The four stages of a WCA student's day, with the most amount of effort put into the night study time, as depicted by the Beige Cycle.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2019

  From 7:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we are zombies on steroids. We walk around the beige hallways in a lifeless haze, chugging coffee for a semblance of alertness, and buzzing about the stress of the test calendar. In this time frame, work for one class is done in another unrelated class, and tests...

Old School

Old School

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 23, 2019

Polishing Up Your Paper

Five tips for high schoolers to improve the quality of an English paper.

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

I get it: sometimes you’re just not happy with your paper. You can’t trace this feeling back to anything in particular, you just don’t like it. And here’s the cherry on top: it’s due tomorrow. Panic ensues because it is simply too late to rewrite whole chunks, but you need a good grade, whet...

Study Hall: Hard Work or Hindrance?

Study Hall: Hard Work or Hindrance?

Lauryn Rhodes, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

It’s no secret that the average teenager is under a lot of pressure. After spending hours shifting from class to class at school, students are expected to go home and dedicate even more of their time to school-related work - which takes up three and a half hours on average according to the Los Angeles...

Into the Woods

The symbols associated with a cliche WCA cross country runner.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2019

It’s Monday morning, and as YouTuber Cody Ko says in his “Epic Morning Routine” video, “Rise and Grind.” At 5:00 a.m. sharp, I wake up ready to run. After devouring some energy gels, lacing up my bulky trail running shoes, and strapping on my headlight, I head out the door to do my easy earl...

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