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Opinions Vary on Kavanaugh Hearings

Junior, Allison Hardin, watches the Kavanaugh hearings on YouTube.

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

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, Feature Editor

October 5, 2018

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

The near extinct Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

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

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

One of the main problems that students cite is stress.

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

September 21, 2018

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

Many Westminster students went to the PGA Championships to see their favorite golfers.

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

September 5, 2018

  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, Feature Editor

August 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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, Content Editor in Chief

February 20, 2018

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...

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