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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...

#RememberJD

March 21, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Opinion

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” ...

First Ballot

Chase Lottmann, Online Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

2016. The year which may prove to be the most important in our young lives. Nearly all seniors and some juniors at WCA and across the country will be participating in arguably the biggest election in American history.   Youth voters play a serious role in an election. As a matter of fact, candidates...

New Year, Same Routine

Madi Koetting, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Day one, you wake up and roll out of your warm and cozy bed motivated to conquer your goals for the New Year. Day two, continuing to stay positive and motivated, but longing for relaxation. Unfortunately, by the end of the week this becomes the normal routine in accomplishing New Year’s resolutions. ...

Be Prepared

Morayo Oginni, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Christianity is the largest religion in the world with over 2.4 billion followers. People willingly dedicate their lives to a God who the world rejects, and suffer persecution for His sake. Why? What would make all of those people believe what they believe? And how do they know it is true? Why are you a...

Here’s My Thoughts

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If you were in Saint Louis at all over break, you probably got a Watery Christmas instead of a White Christmas.      Some people drowned this Christmas. Not physically—as far as I know—but mentally or materially, people lost their livelihood. Now, as we recovering from the crisis, it is import...

It’s Time to Start Again

January 25, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorial

     5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year! After the parties, noise makers, and fireworks, we find ourselves in the midst of 2016. The switching of the calendar year marks the transition from the painful and eventful 2015 into the bright, hopeful future. A new year means a new beginning.      2015...

When Can You Start Celebrating Christmas?

Lauren Ramos and Katherine Yenzer, Print Editor and Managing Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

After Thanksgiving... Every year, people try to make Christmas “happen” earlier than it should. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and it is my favorite holiday. However, isn’t it a little excessive to start putting up Christmas decorations the second Halloween is over? It seems almost as if...

I’m a High School Senior, and College is Scaring Me

Jake Schroeder, Sports Editor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Since my first day of freshman year, I’ve been chomping at the bit to be a senior.  Large amounts of stress, tears, and vocab quizzes later, now I’m here. It’s exciting being a senior (for all you underclassmen, it’s as great as you’ve heard).  One of the best aspects of senior year is that...

Making Room for Empathy

Morayo Oginni, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It is easy to sympathize with those who have been hurt and those who have lost their loved ones. Most feel the pinch of pain associated with family members lost to war. These things provoke feelings of sadness, but is there anything that can be done from the comfort and safety of a living room? Althou...

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