Powderpuff Preview

Powderpuff Preview

Tommy Briner, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

A Lament for George W. Bush’s Favorite Sandwich

A Lament for George W. Bush’s Favorite Sandwich

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

Peanut Butter and Jelly, a timeless school-lunch favorite. The rich, creamy peanut butter coupled with the tangy, gooey jelly is enough to make any adolescent smile with delight. Unfortunately, some students are unable to consume the better half of this classic sandwich, the peanut butter, because of...

“What’s in a last name?”

“What’s in a last name?”

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Flushed cheeks and eyes cast downward, Scout Fleming sits slightly uncomfortable in her seat at an authentic Chinese restaurant. Her caucasian parents sit on either side of her, while the curious eyes of the Chinese diners flit between the Chinese girl and her white parents. Like every visit to the restaurant,...

In A World Where TV Rules

In A World Where TV Rules

Ashley Mollenhoff, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2018

TV has become noticeably more popular as time goes on, from Netflix shows to Hulu and even television itself. The general people are known to cling back to their comfort show than to sit down and watch a full movie. Why is this people might wonder? Humans are known, romantics. The reason Netflix has...

Chapel: Not a Routine

Chapel: Not a Routine

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

September 24, 2018

Filing into chapel every Wednesday morning and singing worship songs may seem like a routine part of a Westminster student’s school week. However, for the members of the chapel band, worship is more than just a routine activity, but instead is a way for them to personally connect with God and show...

The over-pressured, over-committed, almost “college” student

The over-pressured, over-committed, almost “college” student

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Have you ever talked with parents about their high school experience, ACT exam, or college applications? Chances are, they did not spend four years of high school and seven days a week completely consumed with costly standardized test preparation programs, challenging “college-level classes”, and...

Hiking in the Holy Land: Making The Bible Actually Come to Life

Hiking in the Holy Land: Making The Bible Actually Come to Life

Ava BIdner, In-Depth Editor

September 11, 2018

As the cool water flowed over my head, turning my hair into a messy, golden mop and staining my clothes a dull shade of brown, nothing else in the world mattered. My head dipped back in the river, and along with the rush of water, a rush of adrenaline and faith overwhelmed me. My cousin lifted my head ou...

Top Movies of the Summer

Top Movies of the Summer

Gabe Caradonna, News Editor

September 5, 2018

During the summer, my friends and I took advantage of Marcus theaters in Des Peres $5 Tuesdays and saw many great movies. I’ll be going through the movies I thought did the best. The first major movie of the summer was Deadpool 2. The funniest “superhero” is back and this time he has a change of ...

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