The Wildcat Roar

Here’s My Thoughts: All I Need for Christmas

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

“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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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 ...

Hypocrisy Over the Holidays

Alyssa Shikles, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It seems almost ironic that only a few hours after the holiday of thankfulness, the largest consumerism event of the year occurs. Meant to symbolize the start of early Christmas shopping, Black Friday is not necessarily a negative thing in and of itself.  However, though Black Friday may be a perfect tim...

The Fear of Family Time

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

   As it nears the holidays, families gather around the dining room table and actually sits down for a meal. Suddenly, we’re hit with the social anxiety of family dinners. Because--oh hey--I haven’t gotten past the “how was your day” conversation with my mom or dad in three months.    ...

We Are Not Afraid

The Roar

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, the world watches in fear to see what happens next. Over 100 people died in this devastating event, and the whole country of France and the surrounding world feels the weight of the tragedy. As tensions rise, so do conflicting opinions on the refugee crisis, Islam...

Are fantasy sports ruining professional athletics?

Andrew Montgomery, Business Manager

October 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Ever since fantasy sports stepped into the picture, they have exploded in popularity.     Professional sports are the most watched programs in the U.S. and fantasy sports are making them even more popular. Fantasy sports are not ruining the professional sports experience, but enhancing.     I ne...

Thinking Outside the Box

Sarah Ragsdale, Features Editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Along with pleas for bathroom breaks, water runs, and locker trips, the question, “Can we go outside today?” rings in the ears of teachers often. Sitting in chairs for the majority of the day with extremely minimal movement not only promotes restlessness but is also unhealthy for students. The workplace has be...

Here’s My Thoughts: It’s Not Right But It’s Okay

Mary Grace Barber, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

No, I’m not talking about the Whitney Houston song. I’m talking about abortion laws. Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, it is irrefutable that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that having an abortion is legal. It is permissible. In simple terms, it is “okay.” Recently, I read an article on Buzzfee...

Finding the Joy in Fall

October 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Fall is here, and with it comes the usuals: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and absolute exhaustion. We are about to reach the two month mark of the school year, and school is starting to get really tiring. With exhaustion comes procrastination, and far too often we end up trying to write a five page essay wh...

Fall Concerts

Cate Hoogstraten, Print Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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