The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

The Student Newspaper of Westminster Christian Academy

The Wildcat Roar

It’s time

It’s time

Maggie Lindstrom, Managing Editor In Chief May 16, 2022

With that, my 17 years of being directly a part of the Westminster community, it is time to say goodbye and move on. So with that here is my review of my time here as a WCA Wildcat.  Westminster has...

The Dark Side

The Dark Side

Elijah Schmidt, First Year Newspaper Staffer May 10, 2022

The Dark Side; A playful term used to describe teachers who become administrators. These teachers are going into the role of “the boss”. Making them separate and different from most in their community....

Tiktok stars can now rise to fame more quickly than any social media star in the past.

A New Age of Fame

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer April 26, 2022

Since the early 2000s, social media continues to rise as the world’s most powerful and influential form of persuasive media. This has led to the rise of the “influencer,” defined as “a person who...

Dr. Lis students gathered around her at a theme park in China to listen to her life story.

Remembering “Li Laoshi”

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 28, 2022

As the Westminster community grieves the loss of beloved Chinese teacher Dr. Ming Li, classrooms feel a new stillness. On Tuesday, March 22nd, Ming Li lost her short battle with breast cancer. This came...

Asking People Ages 6-71 Their Best Life Advice

Asking People Ages 6-71 Their Best Life Advice

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 24, 2022

“What’s your best piece of life advice?” It’s a simple question, but would you know your answer? Based on one’s experiences, this answer changes vastly depending on the person answering it. Everyone...

pressure and expectations being put on teens in the 21st century

The “Pressure Epidemic”

Lucy Knerr, First Year Newspaper Staffer March 1, 2022

Here’s a crazy number for you: youth athletics grossed over 19.2 billion dollars in the year 2019 alone. Even crazier, college tuition prices have increased over 231% as recorded in 2020. As a result...

Athlete Spotlight- Casen Lawrence

Riley Heironimus, Broadcast Reporter, Level Two February 21, 2022

Medication for mental health is still stigmatized, but its okay if you need it.

You need medicine to make you okay? That’s okay.

Emma Harris, Content Editor February 16, 2022

Our society has come a long from the 1950s, the ’70s, and even the ’90s regarding mental health. Different disorders are understood far better, treatment is more advanced, and the attitude regarding...

Weed can prevent the necessary development of the brain and destroy your body

The Effects of Weed on the Brain

Emma Harris, Content Editor February 15, 2022

According to GoodRx, Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the U.S., making it no surprise that many young people use it. A survey in 2020 found that 11.4% of 8th graders had used cannabis in...

Having a chronic illness makes everything harder. Its a big burden to carry.

What It’s Like To Have A Chronic Illness

Emma Harris, Content Editor January 28, 2022

I’m technically an adult. I’m eighteen now. But never in my life have I felt more like a child, unable to perform the simplest task, unable to fix or help myself. I’ve heard it gets better, but right...

The statue of St. Louis stands guard outside of the St. Louis art museum.

Best of the Best in the Midwest

Anna Grace Likes, First Year Newspaper Staffer January 20, 2022

St. Louis–once known as the “Gateway to the West” and the beginning of freedom and opportunity in America–now is most widely known as an average midwestern city. It may be most famous for its shockingly...

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