Rewiring Intelligence

Rewiring Intelligence

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

Today we stand at the juncture of a revolution where the product of our own inventiveness has the ability to alter the course of history. In an era of smartphones, Amazon Alexas, and Google assistants, there is no doubt technological advancements have cast rippling waves and driven generational shifts....

Homeschool Versus Westminster: The Pros and Cons of Each and my Own Experience

Homeschool Versus Westminster: The Pros and Cons of Each and my Own Experience

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

My paddle slices through the clear, blue water of the Baja. Red cliffs jutt out at odd angles, emerging from the water. I glance behind me to see my sister paddle the kayak along with me as we push the pedals of the kayak to glide across the smooth, glassy surface of the water. My brothers race each...

SPIRIT WEEK DAY 2 PHOTOS

Emma Gustafson, Head of Yearbook Staff

January 31, 2019

Is St.Louis Really “Better Together”?

Is St.Louis Really “Better Together”?

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2019

On August 22, 1876 St. Louis voters cast their ballots and it was decided that St. Louis City and St. Louis county would become separate entities with separate governments. Today, 143 years later, this issue is finally being revisited with the “Better Together” initiative. In order to better...

Where Are They Now: Aaron Cook

Where Are They Now: Aaron Cook

Koby Schmer, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Number 10. How can we forget? As a Division I basketball recruit, Aaron Cook will go down in history as one of the best basketball players to ever come out of Westminster. In his senior season, Cook was in the top ten for points scored in the St. Louis area, scoring 464 points on his way to averaging...

“Fish are Friends, not food”

“Fish are Friends, not food”

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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