Preview: Beauty & the Beast

Preview: Beauty & the Beast

Morayo Ladejola-Oginni, Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A beloved, kind-hearted young woman who takes care of her father -- the only family that she has. An arrogant prince who cares only about himself yet is handsome on the exterior. She is smart and beautiful on the inside-out. He becomes a ghastly beast cursed for the ugliness of his heart. This is Beaut...

Why I hate Valentine’s Day

Why I hate Valentine’s Day

Jesse Charles, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

February is the month of Mardi Gras, the groundhog always seeing his stupid shadow, and most importantly, Valentine’s Day. A day of overpriced chocolate and heart-eye emojis, this polarizing holiday is at the forefront of most people’s minds come mid February. Either you love it or you hate it, and...

How to be Successful in High School

How to be Successful in High School

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When high schoolers hear the word success that automatically think the have to be the best of the best to have ultimate success. They're all different types of ways to have success in high school. Many people gain success by taking several routes to achieve their goals. It takes a lot to maintain succ...

Tooting the La La Land Horn

Tooting the La La Land Horn

Jesse Charles, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Whether you have actually seen the movie or not, you have probably heard the name of the newest hit movie, La La Land. If you were rooting for any other film to win at the latest award show, you might have wondered why this movie has seemed to get literally all of the Golden Globe awards. Well, ther...

Tips & Tricks on Planning College Visits

Cate Hoogstraten, Print Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Follow Your Heart or Follow Your Mind?

Madi Koetting and Katherine Yenzer, Staff Writer and Managing Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I’m sure we’ve all heard a teacher say “grades don’t define you.” This is usually the response most kids get when they are stressing about their B+ or asking for extra credit. While grades certainly are not a testament to your character, grades do define you in the eyes of college admissions. O...

Here’s My Thoughts: Empathy

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

     By this time in the school year, every high schooler has read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. While the entire book is filled with wisdom, one of the most essential lines to the story is when Atticus advises Scout that to truly understand a person, we have to “climb into someone else’s skin...

Calling All Overachievers

April 5, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorial

  We were all created with unique passions, and our individual interests are part of what make us different from each other. As Dan Parris from Speak Up Productions said in chapel on January 27, we must find “what breaks our hearts and what makes us come alive.”      Every year, there seems...

My Right to Listen is not Trumped by your Right to Free Speech

Chase Lottmann, Online Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Westminster students who pay attention to politics were able to witness the recent protests outside of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rallies in St.Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Phoenix, and other various places across the country. Thousands of people gathered, whether they were ins...

Death Has Lost Its Sting

Alex Lawrence, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I am no longer afraid to die. Growing up, I used to think about how scary it must be. To leave this world and all the earthly possessions, comforts, and relationships behind. To one day, just stop physically existing on this planet. I have always believed in heaven, but it used to intimidate me to think a...

Not Your Typical Spring Break

Not Your Typical Spring Break

Savannah Mathews, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“Where are you going for spring break?” is a question frequently asked around WCA this time of year. Spring break is a well-deserved time off. However, not everyone has an extravagant destination in mind.      Many WCA students are breaking the social norm by ditching the stereotypical spring...

Here’s My Thoughts: It’s Not Too Late

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was, upon first hearing it, quite disheartening. “Don’t worry, because the people you’re best friends with freshmen year are not the people you’ll be best friends with senior year.”      If this was your first year at WCA, and you have just found your...

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