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The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

Kenneth Eugene Smiths final words before his execution by nitrogen gas

Live and Let Die

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

At 8:15 p.m. on January 25th, 2024, the curtain to the witness room was closed on the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith, signifying the end of the first nitrogen hypoxia execution and the rise of a new...

Nuclear energy is an extremely controversial topic in modern politics.

The Nuclear Energy Survival Plan

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Whenever the word “nuclear” comes up, whether attached to either of its partners “bomb” or “energy,” the same image comes to mind. Irradiated land, radioactive fallout, and deadly diseases...

Mr. Knerr, a History Teacher at Westminster, Walks Away From Sub Plans

“Sub”-Traction: Westminster’s Struggle To Find Substitute Teachers

Bella Thies, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

At the academy, just like any other school, it’s inevitable that there will be some days when teachers get sick or have urgent matters to attend to. On days like these, substitute teachers typically...

A very full class of older students.

Providing a Vision: African Vision of Hope

Carissa Mitchell, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

One of Westminster’s most significant international partnerships is African Vision of Hope, an organization based in Zambia with the mission of bringing education and the Gospel to hopeless children...

Students unload and organize ITSOG donations in the Grand Entry.

In the Season of Giving – to Who?

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Nearly every student contributes items to ITSOG, Westminster’s yearly holiday season item donation. Some are motivated by competing against other grades; others by this year’s new reward of a day off...

Image of a girl reading The Crucible surrounded by other controversial books such as Heart of Darkness

To Ban a Book

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

If you’ve taken any Westminster English classes, it's likely that you have come across a book with some controversial content. To name a few, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, and Heart of Darkness,...

A gun sits ominously at the center of the frame.

If It’s Good Enough at School, It’s Good Enough at Home

Gideon Schwamb, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Imagine an unknown person, entering your home in the dead of night. In the event of a break in, what would you do? Do you ponder escape, mapping the quickest route to your door? Do you grab your phone,...

Maddox Rosenberg looks into the camera *with rizz*

Putting the “W” in Westminster

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

Do you find yourself alone on Saturday nights? Are you planning on going to homecoming “with a group of friends”? Do you constantly get told you have “L Rizz”?   Westminster is full...

A Pawprint worker waits diligently on a customer.

Mornings Just Got Better

Sadie Schmidt, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

Attention all coffee, smoothie, and tea addicts, Pawprint is back.    On Wednesday September 20th Pawprint, a student run coffee shop, will have its grand opening in the morning in the hub....

A girl throws trash behind her into the 9/10 Commons at WCA.

I Don’t Get No Respect

Elise Snyder, Staff Writer September 16, 2023

Westminster is being grossly disrespected by students and perhaps even faculty who leave messes behind them wherever they go. These unnecessary cleanups cause extra work for our already busy, understaffed...

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