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Baby, It’s Called Context

Baby, It’s Called Context

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

January 11, 2020

At Westminster, students have become very familiar with a phrase repeated in each grade: “context is king.” Most often this phrase refers to Scripture and determining what the passage from a book written thousands of years ago meant then and what it means for us today. However, this simple ...

Champions of Speaking Fast

Champions of Speaking Fast

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

This year has been very successful for the Westminster debate team. A debate team is usually set up in several pairs, and what distinguishes the varsity team from the novice team is the number of years of the pairs have debated. So, the whole debate team is made up of smaller pairs of two, altho...

Not So Happy Holidays

Not So Happy Holidays

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

January 10, 2020

From decadent Thanksgiving feasts to holiday parties to Christmas dinners to New Year’s resolutions, what is supposed to be a time of joy and fun can spiral into a time of panic and self-loathing for those struggling with or recovering from eating disorders. As someone who has struggled withd...

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 28, 2019

Teacher Speak with Jonathan Horn

Teacher Speak with Jonathan Horn

Benjamin Knisley, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Q: What do you do in your free time? A: I am a husband and father of four, which takes up most of my time, but I like being with them and coaching but also like to watch the Chiefs and Royals. But what I really like to do is play fantasy football which I have won 3 times, and I am back-to-back champs. Q:...

Your Permanent Record: Can You Erase It?

Your Permanent Record: Can You Erase It?

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

November 25, 2019

It was 2013 when a catalytic shock reverberated across the digital world. Notorious whistleblower Edward Snowden toppled the American intelligence establishment with a single revelation that led to his demise: “You are being watched and recorded.” Initiating one of the largest security heists in ...

The Suppression of Creative Expression

The Suppression of Creative Expression

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

At Westminster Christian Academy, hair colors that aren’t naturally occuring are banned. This means no bubblegum pink hair, no bright teal hair, and no emerald green hair — if your hair is dyed any color of the rainbow, you will be issued a detention. Not even dip-dyed hair is allowed at WCA. Here is...

Where Your Demons Hide

Where Your Demons Hide

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

November 24, 2019

What would you do if someone were to tell you he hears voices whispering his name? You would probably take a few steps back and regard that person as crazy. In fact, hearing voices say your name is a symptom of schizotypal personality disorder.  According to Mayo Clinic, “A personality disorder is a type of...

In Response To. . .

In Response To. . .

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 23, 2019

Dear Dr. Henneberg, My name is Ava Bidner, and I am a 17-year-old senior in high school. I recently read your article in The New York Times titled “When An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother,” and after rereading it several times, I felt compelled to write you this letter and make an effort to ...

The Road to Success

The Road to Success

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 19, 2019

For months, seniors are focused on standardized testing, writing, and then, once everything is submitted, waiting. In every class, “Where are you applying?” and “Did you get in?” are questions that make regular appearances in conversation. And every day, nay, every hour, e-mail inboxes are impulsively...

Sebastian Lacassie Mentors Preschool Students Through Service at Kirk Day School

Sebastian Lacassie Mentors Preschool Students Through Service at Kirk Day School

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

November 17, 2019

Westminster Christian Academy and Kirk Day School have already had a special relationship, with many sixth grade students from Kirk transitioning to Westminster for seventh grade. In order to build relationships for that transition, Westminster seniors serve at Kirk in order to help the students begi...

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

There is one person who has dominated the music industry like no other, and his name is Bob Dylan. A folk artist, rock artist, and even a folk-rock artist, this Nobel Prize in Literature winner is insightful and tells important lessons through his lyrics. His lyrics should be a fundamental part of any...

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