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First Ballot

Chase Lottmann, Print Editor

January 25, 2016

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, Opinions Editor

January 25, 2016

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, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2016

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

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

     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

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

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, Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2015

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...

Here’s My Thoughts: All I Need for Christmas

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

December 14, 2015

I know this is going to come as a shock, but I have some thoughts about Christmas.      As the Christmas tree goes up in the Grand Entry, 102.5 starts playing Christmas music, and everyone is still buzzing about Christmas Banquet, it’s hard not to think about this all-consuming American holida...

Holiday Stress Relief

December 14, 2015

“Christmas break is way too short!” A complaint every teacher and student hears at least ten times on Monday after break. However, I’d argue that the problem is not the actual length of the break we get, but the amount of rest we get over it.      For the entire month of December, we tie ourselves to a rocket o...

Where Do You Stand On Gun Control?

Katherine Yenzer and Cate Hoogstraten, Managing Editor In Chief and Print Editor

November 23, 2015

Disclaimer: There has been a lot of controversy surrounding gun control lately. Heated discussion has been stirred up because of this, and some people unfortunately view this as an opportunity to set people against each other by forcing them to pick between two opposing sides. While this quiz was de...

Almost an Atheist

Hilary Hightower, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

During my first year at Westminster, I almost stopped believing in God. It was very hard switching to WCA for 8th grade and it was such a shocking doctrinal change from my previous Catholic school that it left me feeling confused in my faith. Being a Catholic in a non-denominational Christian school was a ...

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