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COVID-19 Chronicles: Ava B.

COVID-19 Chronicles: Ava B.

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

March 30, 2020

Wow, what a crazy world we live in. I never thought my second semester of senior year would look like this, and honestly, I never thought I would live through a global pandemic that would cause every school in the country to close, along with restaurants, universities, stores, and practically everyth...

COVID 19 Chronicles: Isabella

COVID 19 Chronicles: Isabella

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 25, 2020

My name is Isabella, and I have anxiety. This means that I often worry about little things, overanalyze everything, and begin to panic when I feel out of control. In everyday life, I manage pretty well; in fact, most people do not even know that I have anxiety.  But, when the national panic over COVID-19 ...

“Let’s Talk About… it.”

“Let’s Talk About… it.”

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2020

Sex. Now that I’ve captured your attention, let’s talk about one of the most awkward subjects in Christianity, and frankly conversation as a whole. But the sensitivity of the topic should not deter its discussion. If anything, it should be pushed even more.  As with the way in which WCA seeks to give s...

What’s the Deal with the Debt at Westminster?

What’s the Deal with the Debt at Westminster?

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

March 3, 2020

In order to truly understand the financial situation at Westminster, we have to go back to the beginning, when the first ideas of transitioning to the campus we are at today came about. Around 2002, the piece of property that we call home, formally West County Technical School, became available and th...

Go Get That Sticker!

Go Get That Sticker!

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

March 3, 2020

Every four years in November, the country is filled with anticipation, tension, and uncertainty as Americans anxiously wait to see who will win the presidency, who will be chosen to lead our country for the next term, who will institute his or her agenda in the coming years, potentially causing majo...

What Even is the Coronavirus?

What Even is the Coronavirus?

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

March 3, 2020

Here is a quick rundown of what we know so far. I did some of my own research to clarify what the disease is and how dangerous it actually is. First of all, the coronavirus is actually “a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle ...

Coronavirus: By The Numbers

Coronavirus: By The Numbers

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

March 2, 2020

How to Not Panic When You’re in Front of a Class

How to Not Panic When You’re in Front of a Class

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Arrive on time.  Arrive to class early to mentally prepare for the presentation. Being able to mentally prepare for the presentation can help with confidence. Arriving on time and early helps you prepare for the presentation or speech. Make sure you have everything ready and are organized with you...

Sophomore Boys Beat Senior Boys in a Shocking Tug O’War Upset

Sophomore Boys Beat Senior Boys in a Shocking Tug O’War Upset

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

February 21, 2020

During the Tuesday Spirit Week Assembly, the 10th and 12th grade boys faced off in a consultation round of tug 0’ war, with the whole school watching in anticipation. The senior boys were the favorite to win, with a team consisting of lineman and Yale commit Bennie Anderson, basketball star...

The Story of Spirit Week

The Story of Spirit Week

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

February 19, 2020

Seas of each color of the rainbow, students decked from head to toe in their class color, paint and glitter adorning their faces. Hours upon hours spent during late nights in the Arena and blue gym, practicing Lip Sync and Boys’ Poms until every move is perfected. Hallways and Art Boards are d...

When a Multibillion-Dollar “Death” Industry Captures the Living

When a Multibillion-Dollar “Death” Industry Captures the Living

Lea Despotis, Design Editor

February 1, 2020

In a gripping anecdote published in the New York Times, reporter Karen Brown exposed the heartbreaking account of her father’s death: the story of how a supposed painless exit was countered by a devastating reality. Stricken with terminal pancreatic cancer, Brown’s father sought in earnest a “good...

A Man of Many Talents: Mr. Hughes

A Man of Many Talents: Mr. Hughes

Maggie Lindstrom, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Without a doubt, every teacher at Westminster cares deeply about all their students. Westminster is known for having a wide variety of long-lasting teachers, and most teachers here have a comprehensive understanding of multiple different subjects. I spoke to a few teachers here about their teaching care...

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