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How to be Successful in High School

How to be Successful in High School

Tierra Allen, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

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

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...

Follow Your Heart or Follow Your Mind?

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

April 11, 2016

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

     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

  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, Print Editor

April 5, 2016

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, News Editor

March 21, 2016

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, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2016

“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

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...

#RememberJD

March 21, 2016

Wednesday, February 3 was a day that left the entire Westminster community with heavy hearts. Hallways and classrooms throughout the campus were silent as students and faculty tried to understand the tragedy that had just been announced. But we could not understand. So we mourned.      Those who di...

Winter Blues Can Be Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Hilary Hightower, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

Experiencing feelings of sadness and fatigue is passed off as normal during winter time, and consequently avoiding the reality of these emotions can lead to other serious forms of depression and anxiety. The most common form of moderate depression is Seasonal Affective Disorder also known as “SAD” ...

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