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“Fish are Friends, not food”

“Fish are Friends, not food”

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A quick scroll through Instagram or a stroll down a grocery store aisle yields an abundance of vegan or vegetarian recipes and options. These diets have become both more popular and more accessible over the past few years, and people all over the country and globe are choosing to try them. Adding labels...

Strong Is

Strong Is

Ava Hollmann, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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A surge of excitement rushes through me as I scroll through the Instagram pages of professional steeplechasers Emma Coburn, Colleen Quigley, and Courtney Frerichs. Their posts, from their ab workout videos to their track victory pictures, inspire me to have a stronger physique and be better runner. Even...

Thinking Outside The Bubble

Thinking Outside The Bubble

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In a bold assertion in my previous article The over-committed, over-pressured, almost-college student, I claimed that students today are under siege. Plagued by the demands of excessive pressure and over-commitment, students edge closer to the precipice of disaster. As teens tirelessly pursue the narrow...

High-School vs College

High-School vs College

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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With the leaves changing and cascading down to the ground, the campus of Mizzou is surrounded in a flurry of color. Kyrstin Pritchett, a sophomore at Mizzou, walks through the campus on her way to class. Pritchett graduated from Westminster in 2017 and now that she attends a large state-school, she finds...

Petke: A Family Man

Petke: A Family Man

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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As Westminster athletes sit cross-legged on the floor, ready for a talk about faith and how it relates to their sport, a small toddler squirms in between them, delighted by the attention. His smile lights up when he sees his dad walk into the room and he runs toward him. Dan Petke picks up his son and...

Time to “Spill the Tea”

Time to “Spill the Tea”

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Dating back to ancient Chinese culture, the quintessential cup of tea has been a universal product touted for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Laden with a medley of exotic spices and hints of floral extracts, the endless variety of teas remains a cross-cultural favorite. According to the Tea...

Three Sixty Rooftop Restaurant

Three Sixty Rooftop Restaurant

Allison Eichenlaub, Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Among one’s lifespan, everyone at least has the desire to dress up for a night and go out with their friends or family to feel fancy. Whether or not you want do anything about that desire is your personal choice. But, if you want to achieve that wish and have an elegant dinner with a spectacular view,...

Powderpuff Preview

Powderpuff Preview

Tommy Briner, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As fall sports wind down at the Academy, the 800 Sporting staff decided that one of the most important upcoming events on the calendar worth covering was the annual Powderpuff Football Game between the Juniors and Seniors. For those who don’t know, here’s some context. Powderpuff is a 7-on-7...

Cuplifiting Coffee

Cuplifiting Coffee

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2018


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Rushing through the Grand Entry after a hectic morning, with an expensive Starbucks drink in hand, a Westminster student might glance forlornly at the spot where the former Pawprint Coffee stood last year, wondering if the coffee shop would return. Luckily for Westminster students, their favorite...

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

October 8, 2018


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Last April, with my eyes opened wide about the struggles of vaping, juuling, and substance abuse even at a Christian school like Westminster, I wrote a story about these issues and the effects they have left on our community. Five months later, I want to know what, if anything, has changed. In short,...

Let’s Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Mental health is a topic not many people are comfortable talking about. However, the issue of mental disorders impact a wide range of people and should be addressed more openly in schools, especially Christian schools like Westminster. While, most are unaware of the significant number of teens that...

Jack and Diane

Jack and Diane

Rebekah Sems, Grace Skiljan, Staff Writers

October 3, 2018


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As the festive colors of Christmas decorate the Westminster Arena, Lance Johnson, junior, and Emery Iven, junior, sit side by side performing for the Christmas Banquet attendees. The couple had performed together plenty of times before, and have become well-known as some of Westminster’s favorite performers. Beside...

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