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Book Review: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

Peace Like a River is one of the most provocative and elegantly written books of all time.

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

One of the beautiful things about life is the millions of books at disposal. The downside of this, however, is that some of the most important books disappear amongst the sea of published stories. Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to discover one of the most provocative and elegantly written books...

Tackle Your Problems: Take a Hike

Journaling, exercising, and spending time outside provide numerous mental benefits.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

Anxious thoughts about school, sports, and college ricocheted around in my head, transforming my conscious into a pinball machine. After a month and a half of my senior year, I was already more stressed than I thought possible. And as an introvert, my way of processing it is to internalize, which the...

Is There Something to Pop?

A visual representation of the WCA and Parkway South bubbles, all containing Christianity and ultimately within the Christian bubble.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2019

Recently, I decided to attend my first Friday night football game, at Parkway West. While at the game, however, I was much more focused on the atmosphere of the event than the game itself. This was because, for a solid couple of hours, I felt a sensory overload; the sights and sounds were different th...

Thrown into the Deep End

A key verse relating to Westminster's approach to education and student growth/development.

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

Have you ever seen someone struggling to keep their head above the waves in the ocean or desperately pumping their legs to stay afloat in the deep end of a pool? Maybe you have experienced this battle yourself — the physical and mental game of keeping yourself from being dragged into the undertow or...

5 Life Skills Every High School Student Should Know

5 Life Skills Every High School Student Should Know

Lauryn Rhodes, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

High school is, arguably, the most pivotal time in any teenager’s life. In just four years, through exciting moments and interesting experiences, students can learn just as much outside of the classroom as they do within it. While many highschoolers are convinced that school is pointless, they are o...

How 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

Playing instruments like the guitar can improve memory and problem solving skills.

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Picking up an instrument for just fifteen minutes a day, whether it be the guitar or the trumpet, has been proven to substantially improve people’s math skills and problem solving abilities, along with alleviating some struggles of memorization. But that’s not it: athletes can benefit from this ...

Who Are You Wearing?

A colorful representation of the five different styles of Westminster.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

August 20, 2019

Visions of navy, plaid, and khaki come to mind when initially considering what students at Westminster wear on a normal school day. However, with more concentration, images of Chacos and checkered Vans materialize as well. Suddenly, it is obvious that, despite the semi-homogenous Land’s End uniforms,...

Reclaiming Character

Reclaiming Character

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

April 2, 2019

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

Online School may have its benefits but it will never replace an actual classroom set up.

Ashley Mollenhoff, Opinion Editor

March 18, 2019

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

Realationships in high-school while fun in theory are destined for failure.

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

March 18, 2019

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 MIzzou Sexual Harrasment case has sparked a major debate on the importance of Freedom of speech.
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Bennie Anderson, 800 Sporting Online Editor & Podcast Host

February 12, 2019

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

is education fostering creative thinkers.

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

November 26, 2018

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...

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